Spoken like a true leader - not a coward.
Hi Chris Brooks -
Still (and for the 8th week now) waiting for your facts and proof on "corruption." That is a word you shouldn't us lightly.
9,000? Count again my friend.
And James, you are totally right. Your group has injected enough fear into the community to last a lifetime. Won't argue with you there.
James (or Jim)
Raising taxes for the first time in nine years is hardly breaking a promise. It is a difficult thing that all cities face. I might suggest moving into the woods, where taxes are far less of a burden.
I am not sure about the liberal use of quotation marks in your letter, but that is beside the point.
Your suggestion that the mayor should simply bow out of his job if 9,000 of the 155 thousand people that live there buy into your bamboozle is ambitious to say the least.
Gee gm1220 - It's actually pathetic that you'd even suggest that I can't defend my own father because I live in Denver. I'd defend him anywhere and everywhere if I lived in Japan. Even more pathetic that you don't even have the spine to put a name with your comments. Funny that so many recall folks were given names like gm1220, youbet12345, and such. Did your mother and father name you gm1220? That's a mighty odd name, I must say. Let's get it straight - as an American and a native of Chattanooga, I am certainly qualified to comment on Chattanooga any time I please. I'm not surprised at all that it bothers you to read a legible, intelligent argument with a real man's name behind it when you can't seem to muster up enough bravery to even sign a real name to your misinformed nonsense. I actually don't blame you. I wouldn't sign my name to things I have no idea about, and haven't taken the time to research, either. I grew up there, graduated high school there, my family lives there, and still am a native of Chattanooga no matter where I live. I'm sorry that it bothers you to have someone make a sensible argument that you disagree with, and that you are such a coward that you can't even understand why a son might stick up for a man he has known to be a good man for his whole life. I'm also sorry that you can't even seem to come up with a better response than saying I shouldn't comment because I don't live in Chattanooga. That is probably one of the most sorry excuses for an actual debate I've ever read in my life. I'm surprised you could even find the letters on the keyboard to type it. What you call "facts' are laughable - so there is no wonder you won't use your real name.