This editorial title and this 'informed opinion' is a load of horse hockey. Rehashed Republican talking points that rate high in outrage and low in facts.
Prayer in this country is not in danger. One can pray all they want in every private moment of the day. The question the people of Hamilton County are facing is whether their politicians should be allowed to pray "in Jesus name" during the conduct of the people's business in an avowedly political and public forum. I say the latter should not be allowed because it lends the "authority" of the Hamilton County Commissioners to a particular (read: Christian) religion. Now this doesn't say the commissioners are not allowed to be Christians, but they should not do so at the expense of other people's and religions in the county of whom they are supposed to represent. What the commissioners are trying to do is clearly unconstitutional, which is why they are now trying to walk it back by installing what they are calling a "compromise." They would have been better served by simply going with a moment of silence. But hypocrites never do the sensible thing.
President Obama certainly has issues in office. He has not been strong enough on different issues where Liberals wanted him to press harder on. Re: single payer on the health care debate for instance. However, it is correct to say that the majority of the problems of this recession started under W. That is simply fact. Also, the economy has made gains under Obama. Just not enough as many of us liberals would argue.
But, Sage1, please, please use a dictionary! its spelled M-O-R-O-N!
It seems Mr. Fricke, that you partake freely of Glenn Beck's Kool-Aid. You might want to check your facts, before you put pen to paper, or rather, digits to keypad.
It's the same as those posters that outline worker rights that are usually posted in company cafeterias. No one is coercing people to join the union, its simply providing workers with information. Especially since many people, especially here in Tennessee, don't own computers or use the internet.
Too bad that Lulyn and Pattyk seem to be afflicted with Obama derangement syndrome, because they can't even keep their facts straight when it comes to the president. You don't have to like him, but c'mon, the idea that he doesn't put his hand over his heart when he recites the pledge is an outright lie. This "fact" is completely unsupported and false. As to the notion of his birth certificate, get a life! If he wasn't a legit citizen, he would have been thrown out of the nominating process and all those Republicans who hate him would have been holding the door. This is just stupidity and nonsense. If you want to beat Obama, do so with facts please, not this claptrap.
Dee Gordon was called out after being hit by a pitch. Does anyone know what rationale the ump used? it led to a "vigorous" discussion between him and Subero.
I have to chuckle at "Rolando's" comments about how successful VW has been as a company. Check your history, it wasn't that long ago that VW was a fading brand in the U.S. after the heyday of the original Beetle lost its luster. And lest you forget, they shut down a state-of-the-art plant in Pennsylvania not that many years ago because they couldn't get anybody to buy the Jetta or Golf. And oh, by the way, they have received billions over the years in subsidies from not just the U.S. government but the German one as well.
However, as to the point about "best workers" I would make one observation.
If you have applied for work on the VW site, for a the position of, say, "Administrative Assistant" did you know that with your high school diploma you would be expected to be fluent in both English and German. Granted the company's headquarters are in Germany, and I would expect the top level assistants working with German execs to have that skill. But to expect any high school graduate to have complete fluency in both languages is unrealistic at best. Administrative assistants are usually "entry-level" positions. No matter what you think of American love or disdain for languages other than english, That skill set would only be likely in a college grad,... and only in one who studied German_which by the way, is a very small percentage of American college students.
Lt. Gov. Ramsey's pandering to the lunatic fringe of the Republican party does a great disservice to the people he's supposed to serve. The whole "birther" nonsense, is just that, nonsense. Many people, much brighter than Ramsey is apparently, would have been very quick to use this bit of information (if true) during the election, because it would have immediately derailed Obama's candidacy as illegitimate. Perhaps preventing Ramsey from sticking his proverbial foot in his mouth.
Besides, this red herring does nothing but muddy the political waters and increases the polarized atmosphere in the country. The people who continue to cling to this ridiculous notion, I suspect, have more of an issue with Obama's ethnic heritage and liberal-leaning politics, but find themselves outnumbered by the majority of their fellow countrymen. So instead they cling to the idea that by some miracle he'll be "found out" as some sort of Marxist sleeper agent and he'll get tossed out on that account.
I guess its okay to have a dream. But wouldn't it be something if it weren't so pitifully pathetic?