Where Is Dan Howell When We Need Him?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I'm sick of what's going on with regard to the Third Congressional District seat.  While I never enthusiastically supported Chuck Fleischmann, I wasn't impressed with absentee candidate Scottie Mayfield.  Now that I finally decided to throw my support to Weston Wamp (by default), it appears to me he's gone off the deep end.  

Three bad choices last time, two bad choices this time.

My choice would be Dan Howell, but it looks like he has his eye on Nashville.  He's what we need in Washington, and he's electable.  Dan, help us please.

R.J. Johnson


Americans For Prosperity Comes With A Price

Americans for Prosperity is a term that needs some understanding and explanation.  The Koch Brothers are in the news a lot lately.  Money gives them a vast audience, and not just a few of what I call beggars, waiting with hands out. The recent article entitled AFP Successes suggest that all is well and the organization bought and paid for the Koch Brothers is doing ... (click for more)

If Politicians Ask For A Tax Increase, They Can't Do Their Job

If a politician asks for a tax increase, then that is an admission they cannot do the job they ran for.   At some point these politicians will realize there is no more money that an individual or family can sacrifice without neglecting their own obligations.  Jimmy Gray  (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)

Aslinger The Hammer As Hurricanes Nail Down 5-AAA Tourney Title

ATHENS, Tenn. – East Hamilton coach Steve Garland was confident his baseball team could win the District 5-AAA baseball tournament championship in one game. Garland’s counterpart, Jared Hensley, was hoping for a long night and that meant the Trojans would have to force a second game to decide the title. Garland and the second-seeded Hurricanes dominated the night with ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Christian Survives Shootout Scare

One shot off the hands of Chattanooga Christian goalkeeper Cameron Close cost the Chargers a lead in their district soccer semifinal Tuesday night, but another ultimately helped CCS win it. Visiting Notre Dame equalized five minutes into the second half of the 7-A/AA semifinal, and neither team could break through during 35 more minutes of regulation, 30 of overtime, and ... (click for more)