Somehow It Bothers Me - And Response (2)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Somehow it bothers me when Putin is assuming world leadership that America once applied so wisely, when Israel is being showered with HAMAS rockets, when the Ukraine's existence is being threatened, when Christians are being persecuted and killed by Muslim extremist, innocent people lose their lives and rebels boast of shooting down their commercial plane...That our President chooses to go on a fundraising tour for Democrat elections.

And all we talk about is "reaching across the aisle".  Kind of hard to do when there's no one there.

Bobby Wood

* * *
I don't think there are any GOP arms being extended across any aisles. Zero. Nada. 

That aside, did it bother you when W ignored Katrina and told Brownie he was doing, "a heck of a job?" Did it bother you that we invented a war for oil that resulted in destabilization of the whole Mideast, a loss of nearly 5,000 American lives, and a cost of $823 billion? 

If those two atrocities made you as angry as they make me, then you have my apologies. Otherwise, perhaps choose a different topic to be indignant about.

Herb Montgomery
Chattanooga

* * *

I agree. It does bother me when fundraising takes place during a world crisis! I'm still dumbfounded on how President Bush, the man "men" I voted for, went on fundraising trips only hours after terrorists attacks in Iraq and Madrid. Remember the subway bombings? Thank goodness our elected officials on both sides of the political pothole have the talent to multitask. How horrible would it be if they were unable to have the ability of reasonable thought or problem solving?

I know that in my life when something bad happens that I still need to take care of business under my own roof. It's a simple task. The lawn need mowing but it rains. Do I wait 3-4 hours for the grass to dry and risk another rainfall and darkness, or do I start cooking dinner and feed the dogs? That's called multitasking. It's a simple example but it works.

It reminds me of when Fox News went crazy on the number of vacations the President took. Until it was pointed out that our current POTUS was far behind other presidents on vacation time. Then the outrage from my GOP suddenly disappeared.  Heck, I like golf and vacations as much as Obama, Bush, Bush, Clinton, Carter, Regan, and Ford... well duck with Ford on the list of vacationing presidents that have swung a club. 

And, I'm not sure how many people in the Ukraine or the West Bank voted for Bush, Romney, Obama, Ford, Kennedy, Dole, Paul, Lincoln, Washington, etc., etc., or anyone else on a United States election ballot.

Mr. Wood, you do bring up a wonderful point.  I join with Bobby Wood in calling for all elected officials to stop what they are doing right now.  I would love to see a list of all members of Congress, both houses, or future Presidential candidates that have have canceled all fundraising efforts during the last week. If anyone has it then please post it if you have one and I will take that list into consideration when I cast a vote. 

You can already write off anyone running for any office in the Chattanooga market. I've seen ads from both sides for several seats all week long. So those people are already disqualified from any office and for possibly running for President. Ted Cruz didn't seem to mind the crisis this week. But that does not matter as he is from Canada. 

Just a side note for those hoping to write a predictable response. I'm American, I love the country, I'm a patriot, my family and I are Army Strong and Coast Guard Strong, guns are fine, etc., etc., etc.

Matthew K. Whitaker
Chattanooga


The President Isn't In Charge Of America's Future

Protesters -  Donald is not, and Hillary would not have been, in charge of America's future.  Why worry when the God of the universe is in control.   We Americans need to read and heed 2 Chronicles 7:14.  I'll be first in line.  Judy Morgan Tyner/East Brainerd (click for more)

Roy Exum: Jumoke’s Thuggery Ends

Jumoke Johnson, the most notorious criminal in Chattanooga’s recent history, was killed by a rain of bullets in the 2100 block of East 12 th Street at little after 8 o’clock Friday night and for the many of us who have kept up with the 23-year-old, you wonder how he ever lasted this long. He was aptly proclaimed as the “most dangerous man” to ever have been sentenced in Chattanooga’s ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police To Add 14 Officers After Violent Weekend; New System To Allow Local Testing Of Shell Casings

In the wake of a weekend in which five people were shot with two dying, the Chattanooga Police Department is adding 14 more officers, Mayor Andy Berke and Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday. The department is also utilizing a new system that will allow local testing of shell casings and avoid a long wait time after sending them off to Nashville. Chief Fletcher also said there ... (click for more)

Cleveland Mother And Father Indicted After 2-Month Old Tests Positive For Meth; Has Multiple Injuries

The father and mother of a two-month-old in Cleveland have been indicted for child abuse after the baby tested positive for meth and had multiple injuries. Cleveland Police said on Jan. 4 the Department of Children Services and the Cleveland Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit began a joint investigation on an aggravated child neglect/abuse case.  DCS and ... (click for more)

Tullahoma Nips East Hamilton For Central Mat Title

The annual Central Invitational wrestling tournament was cancelled two weeks ago by the threat of inclement weather, but they were able to get it in on Saturday and it was a battle to the wire for the team championship. Luke Champion was the individual winner at 285 pounds and it was his victory that lifted the Tullahoma Wildcats to the team title as they finished the day-long ... (click for more)

Father Ryan Rallies To Beat Soddy Daisy

The Soddy Daisy Trojans may have been embarrassed over a lopsided whipping they took at the hands of the Bradley Bears Thursday night in Cleveland, but they came out with fire in their eyes Friday night in a dual meet with Father Ryan. The host Trojans had a seemingly-comfortable 32-22 lead with three matches remaining, but the Purple Irish won all three -- including two with ... (click for more)