The Fix Is In For Chattanooga Mayor - And Response

Monday, December 17, 2012

For anyone that questioned if the power elite control the media in Chattanooga, it should be clear now.  Our local paper views Mr. Berke as the only viable candidate for mayor, discounting any other potential candidate.  They have refused to give more than the slightest attention to the only person who was qualified to run until just the other day:  Guy Satterfield.   

I met Mr. Satterfield.  I talked to him.  This man worked for the city for over 30 years.  He can tell you with firsthand knowledge who, where and how the taxpayers have been robbed by the people put into office by a small power group in Chattanooga.  This is a man that knows what is wrong and how to fix it.  

But, the big money power people in town are going to make sure they get another bought and paid for politician into office so they can keep the big money deals going.  Just look at the names and money that were right there from the start of Mr. Berke's campaign.   

The local media will ignore anyone but Mr. Berke.  There will be signs everywhere with Mr. Berke's name.  There will be ads promoting Mr. Berke.  Mr. Berke will be our next mayor.  And, we will keep getting what we have been getting, increased taxes and bloated spending.  Just like the federal government, we elected the same people that wouldn't fix our fiscal problems before the election and actually expected something would change?  

I'm going to vote for the man that knows what needs to be fixed in our city even though he will not have the resources to compete and likely lose.  Because it is the right thing to do.

Jenny Moore

* * *

I agree with Ms. Moore.  Guy Satterfield is who we need to fix this city.  I plan to vote for him as well.  

His original post here outlining his views when he announced his candidacy told me that he knows precisely where the problems are that need to be fixed and how to unite the populace in moving forward to fix them with common sense and an eye on his budget.  

Wouldn't it be news for the nation if Chattanooga could elect Mr. Satterfield without his having to rely on big money to get elected and still have his bank account in tact after the fact.  

Charlotte Parton


2 Constitution Amendments Needed

I have just sent my federal and state representatives the following message:  "Dear ...,   First, let me thank you for your service.  Since the Declaration of Independence lists life as the first inalienable right and since the family is the fundamental unit of society and in accordance with Article V of the U.S. Constitution, I would respectfully request ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Tydings Is A Winner

One week from tomorrow the most important educator in the future of our community will start work as the new president of Chattanooga State. While I am normally cynical of beard-strokers and foundation-hungry dreamers who have little or no concept of the real world, I am convinced Flora Tydings will become the best thing to happen in our community in years. A grandmother with ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Rejects 10-Cent Tax Rise For Lake Forest MS; Firefighters Get $3,000 Raise

With a small crowd of demonstrators sitting in the back of the room with signs that read, “Vote no on property tax increase,” the Bradley County Commission on Monday night finally rejected a proposed 10-cent property tax increase that would have added funds to the construction of a new academic building at Lake Forest Middle School.   Funding for renovations at ... (click for more)

11 Attorneys Apply In 2nd Round For Replacing Judge Stern

Eleven attorneys have applied in the second round of applications to replace Rebecca Stern as judge of Criminal Court's Division II. The applicants are: Christian J. Coder Chattanooga Tracy Cox Signal Mountain Amanda B. Dunn Chattanooga Ardena Juanita Garth Chattanooga Thomas Clifton Greenholtz Ooltewah Andrea DeFay Hayduk ... (click for more)

Dalton Edges Stuart Heights To Conclude Unbeaten Regular Season

The Dalton Dolphins had several key goals when the 2015 Chattanooga Area Swim League season began on the first day of June and they can put a big check mark by the first one, which was to go undefeated in the ever-competitive Blue division. They accomplished that goal before dark on Monday as they defeated a much-improved Stuart Heights squad by a 404-386 final that may have ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Hosts Nashville Friday In NPSL Playoffs

Chattanooga will host this weekend's National Premier Soccer League Southeast Conference playoffs. There are two semifinal matches on Friday with the two winners meeting in the Championship match the following night. “We’re very proud of the team for winning home field advantage,” said board member Krue Brock. “Now that every game is a must-win situation, it will be a big help ... (click for more)