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obviousman said...

The conservatives on this discussion are right. Nobody cares about Romney cutting some kid's hair. It happened years ago, GET OVER IT! Real Americans care about real issues of today, such as Barack Obama eating dog meat.

May 14, 2012 at 10:48 a.m.
obviousman said...

This is probably the most accurate cartoon you have drawn.

January 28, 2012 at 12:21 a.m.
obviousman said...

11states said... "and the patrons can drink"

It is a dry club. No alcohol is served or allowed to be brought into the club. No smoking is allowed.

December 27, 2011 at 2:20 a.m.
obviousman said...

“Nobody told me, ‘Robin, don’t run,’ during this process.”

Clearly she didn't ask me, any of my friends, co-workers or most of the persons in the 3rd Congressional District, or she would have been told, many times, "Robin, don't run."

December 2, 2011 at 10:54 a.m.
obviousman said...

This article is a near repeat of a previous Chris Carroll article, that ran about 7 to 10 weeks ago. So either Carrol is lazy and his editor has a short memory or they both have an agenda.

November 23, 2011 at 12:51 a.m.
obviousman said...

David Ingle, 26, said the group needed to focus on a few demands: re-enacting the banking regulations in the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, taxing day trading, and regulating banks. Instead, they were talking about abolishing the electoral college and legalizing marijuana, issues he didn’t care about.

Is seems that every Occupy group across the nation is suffering from fragmentation within its own group. This is further compounded by fragmentation between the various groups across the nation. In other words, this is not a nationwide protest as the protesters claim. Instead, it is a bunch of independent groups, with inconsistent demands, that happen to be protesting at the same time.

This lack of cohesion will be the reason this movement will fail. In the story a protester mentioned that at one time people thought slavery would never be abolished. However, the members of the Abolishment Movement had a clear message and a consistent demand all across the nation... end slavery.

The Women's Suffrage movement had a clear concise objective all across the nation... give women the right to vote.

The same for the Civil Rights Movement.. focusing on equality.

Until and unless the Occupy movement can establish a clear, concise and limited objective, they are doomed to failure. It is sad, as they started out with the goal of reforming Wall Street and the Banking Industry, but the movement was quickly infiltrated by people who wanted to protest every perceived wrong that ever existed. With each additional protest issue their message becomes more diluted.

Because of disagreement over demands, the group decided not to come up with a list until they had a permanent place to camp.

This is a testament to Occupy Chattanooga's lack of organization. I would compare this to changing the windshield whippers on a car that doesn't have a windshield. It is an exercise in futility. It may make you feel better, but is does nothing to address the real problem.

November 13, 2011 at 11:28 a.m.
obviousman said...

Am I the only one who finds it insulting that the commission held a (potentially illegal) meeting to figure out what to do with the protesters on Veteran's Day? You know, the day that honors veterans. The same veterans who have stated, "I may not agree with your message but I will defend to my death your right to speak it."

The county commission took an oath when the took office to uphold the Constitution. Part of that is their duty to support the people's right to freedom of speech and the people's right to criticize the government. The commission's duty remains the same whether they agree with the protesters or not.

If the county commission truly has a problem with health issues, due to lack of facilities, the answer is NOT to shut down the protesters, instead they should lease a port-o-john for the protesters.

If the government can shut down any protest by declaring it a health risk (too many people in an area, too loud, wrong hours, cold and flue season, etc...) than they can find a reason to shut down any protests and we don't have freedom of speech.

I am not a supporter of the protesters, as I think their claims are based on a misunderstanding of facts. However, like my brothers in the military I will defend to my death their right to protest.

November 12, 2011 at 11:47 a.m.
obviousman said...

miraweb & moon4cat, so following your reasoning it wasn't Greece's out-of-control debt that caused their financial ruin, it was the investment bankers hiding that debt? Ridiculous!

Hiding the debt didn't help the problem, but the problem was their initial debt. Without the huge debt they wouldn't have needed to hide anything.

Greece's path to financial ruin was paved with costly government health care and other social programs. The only thing the investment bankers did was delay the inevitable.

November 6, 2011 at 11:46 a.m.
obviousman said...

If this had been a man stabbing a women under the same conditions, he would have been charged with attempted first degree murder.

October 31, 2011 at 6:07 p.m.
obviousman said...

Emersization said...

Perhaps a new law should pass to make people stay in school much longer than the current threshold.

You may be able to force unwilling student to attend school, but you can never force an unwilling student to learn.

October 29, 2011 at 12:26 p.m.
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