Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Don Ho once sang:

Tiny targets
On our behinds
Make us unhappy
Make us drink too much wine

Tiny targets
Make us warm all over
With a feeling that we're gonna
Wonder when we'll finally hit that threshold of pain

Oops... he sang about tiny bubbles, sort of like nitrogen narcosis.

The IRS targeting individuals and groups for political reasons. An administration scratching around covering up its messes like a cat in a litterbox.

Congress too. Administration spying on private citizens and news media alike. Congressmen like our own Tennessee Homie, Congressman Scott DeJarlais, MD, spending just as much time pontificating about those horrible Democrats as he does asking questions during a hearing to discover why true heroes died for no reason other than administrative incompetence.

And the list goes on...

Our Congress is charged with the responsibility of both administrative and judicial oversight in our Constitution. It's an absolute, inexcusable dereliction of duty for them not to do so. But they'll feather their own nests while Joe and Jane Schmuckatelli pick up the tab... possibly losing their jobs and homes in the process. Congressmen and women are all about protecting our children, don't you know, even if they're out on the street.

Our best and brightest march off to war while political elites pontificate about abortion, too many guns, drugs on the streets, shortages of oil and a plethora of other commodities, while they send food and our, accent on O-U-R, treasure to two bit dictators who hate us. Congress stands around doing nothing while our nation, this greatest nation to ever grace the face of Planet Terra, is over run with illegal aliens who suck our economy dry through the welfare system. Pardon me. Congress is doing something... increasing the size of government, with ever greater expense and financial burden on Joe and Jane.

When do we stop supporting elitists who purport to be helping us while they do nothing more than harm our heirs?

One must wonder if we'll all have our flyswatters at Port Arms come election time. No fair using those electrified jobs. There might also be a market for the feathers collected from those backyard chickens Chattanooga's about to allow.

I wonder if a Reesee cup will sooth this cranky mood. Seeing bona fide, electable, and well vetted campaign opponents to all incumbents certainly will. Congressman DeJarlais, MD, has two, so far, at least one of whom has a stellar record.

Royce Burrage, Jr.

Joe Smith Will Be Our Watchdog

I am writing as a registered Democratic voter asking that all voters, regardless of party affiliation, vote for Independent Candidate Joe Smith for District 3 Hamilton County commissioner.  The Hamilton County Commission is the local legislative branch of our county government and their duties include making policies, ordinances, appropriating funds and many other things ... (click for more)

Medical Cannabis Can Literally Save Lives

Narcotic drug overdoses have increased in our area over 40 percent in the past year, and it's time to do something about this public health crisis. Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Director Mark Gwyn said, "We had more overdose deaths in the state last year than we had traffic fatalities."  Medical cannabis is an alternative to the use of potentially dangerous narcotics ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed In St. Elmo Monday Morning; Police Interview Person Of Interest

One person was shot and killed in St. Elmo Monday morning. Police said they had interviewed a person of interest in the slaying. Chattanooga Police at 8:30 a.m. responded to a person shot at the 5000 block of Florida Ave. Upon police arrival the victim, Howard Simmons, 47, had already succumbed to his injuries. Mrs. Simmons suffered at least one gunshot wound. At this ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Open Cancer Center On Gunbarrel Road At East Campus

Work is set to begin soon on construction of a new Cancer Center by Erlanger Health System at its Gunbarrel Road East Campus. Erlanger is joining with a development firm, Chatt East 3 LLC of Alabama, on the four-story project located just south of Women's East Hospital on a wooded five-acre tract. Erlanger will be leasing the bottom three floors at a rate of $16.05 per square ... (click for more)

After Productive Open Week, Vols Eye Gamecocks

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --  Tennessee football coach Butch Jones, Josh Malone, Colton Jumper, Ethan Wolf and Emmanuel Moseley spoke to reporters at a weekly press conference. No. 18 Tennessee (5-2, 2-2 SEC) is coming off of its bye week and next face South Carolina (3-4, 1-4 SEC) on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium with a 7:15 p.m. ET broadcast on ESPN2. ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Draws Top Ranked Greeneville, CCS Opens With Madison Magnet

For the second year in a row, Notre Dame drew the top-ranked Greeneville in the opening round of the TSSAA Class A/AA state tournament.  Notre Dame is scheduled to play Greeneville on Wednesday at 8 p m. (EST)  in Murfreesboro. CCS will play Madison Magnet in the first round on field #1 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) . CCS and Greeneville met in the state championship game ... (click for more)