Comfortably Numb - And Response (2)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Is there anybody out there? Or, have we all become comfortably numb? The apex of hypocrisy? The nadir of morality?  

Does one laugh or cry at something so totally incongruous as this sale to a media company sponsored by one of the largest carbon footprints in existence? Of course, Big Al isn't concerned , laughing his way to the bank , no doubt, but , what the blazes is happening to our country?  

Every cloud has a silver lining , and perhaps this one has its own: Al Jazeera will probably broadcast a more truthful version of the U.S.A. than does any of the big stations. One can only hope.

Hutch Smith 
Signal Mountain

* * *

Al Gore’s sale of US communications assets to our known enemies that govern by Sharia Law is an act of treason in my opinion. 

I am not numb yet. Gore cites that this was a business decision, and was not illegal. Do we need laws that specifically cite, “don’t throw your country under a bus?” 

Hutch, God and Country have left the building. 

April Eidson

* * *

Kudos to Time Warner for dropping Current TV after their sale to Al-Jazeera. 

I have already contacted Comcast (who owns 10 percent) and DirecTv telling them that I will cancel my service with them if they decide to carry Al-Jazeera. 

It's bad enough that we are in debt up to our eyeballs, borrowing money to give away to our enemies in Pakistan and everywhere else. Now we are selling our media to these anti-American groups. Way to go Al, I consider you a traitor and you should suffer the destiny of all traitors. 

Ronnie "Rock" Land


Mark Siedlecki Will Run A Fair, Efficient Assessor's Office

As a 21-year-old student, it might be easy for my elders to assume that I don’t pay much attention to politics. Most people my age don’t vote in even the presidential election, let alone local races. And as someone who is not originally from Chattanooga, it might also be easy to assume that I am less invested in this city. But all of that could be further from the truth. This election ... (click for more)

Why We're Voting For Kathy Lennon

Why would someone want to run for elected office in today’s highly abrasive political environment? Why would someone be willing to subject themselves to the possibility of personal attacks, smear campaigns and unbelievable distortions of the truth that we see on an unprecedented scale across all political spectrums?  In regards to Kathy Lennon, candidate for Hamilton County ... (click for more)

Baylor School Tennis Coach Charged With Buying Meth In Whitfield County, Ga.

A Baylor School tennis coach has been arrested on charges of buying meth in Whitfield County, Ga. Phillip Johnson, 51, of Ooltewah, was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with attempt or conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and use of a communication facilities during drug transactions. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Whiskey Company To Construct Large Distillery At Former Site Of Newton Chevrolet

The Chattanooga Whiskey Company has begun construction on a larger production distillery in the former Newton Chevrolet property at the corner of MLK Boulevard and Riverfront Parkway near the Tennessee River. Once fully operational, the Riverfront Parkway facility will be capable of producing upwards of 14 (53-gallon) barrels per day, making it one of the largest craft bourbon ... (click for more)

Williams Hired To Lead Restart Of Owls Boys' Basketball

Jay Williams has been hired as Ooltewah’s head boys’ basketball coach, a program rocked by a rape scandal last December that eventually led Hamilton County School officials to disband the varsity team and cancel more than half its schedule. Williams, who has strong ties to Ooltewah High School, previously coached at LaFayette School and Northwest Whitfield high schools in Northwest ... (click for more)

TSSAA Sets Future Division I, Division II Classifications

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s Board of Control has released the minutes from Wednesday’s meeting in Hermitage pertaining to football classification period for the 2017-18 and run through 2020-2021 1.  Roll Call 2.  Division I and Division II Classification The Board of Control voted the following for the classification period that ... (click for more)