Young Republicans Get "Curtised" - And Response

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The brew ha ha over the Pachyderm Club kicking out Curtis Adams is hilarious. First of all, I remember when Kenny Smith ran for school board the first time and guess who brought the Democrat to the club…Curtis Adams. He introduced him around to everyone.  Back then some of us real conservatives always knew Curtis was a closet Democrat.  After all, he voted for several tax increases and loved, absolutely loved, to spend taxpayer money.

So…it is no surprise that he is supporting Democrats because he is just what he always was…a Democrat…and the Republican hierarchy always knew it.  To throw him out now, after all those tax increase votes and his questionable activity over the years, is ridiculous. You knew what you were getting when Curtis “changed parties” to get elected.  He had to run as a Republican but he never changed his spots and nobody cared because it was another Republican “notch” in the electoral gun.  One more for the list of Democrats that “switched” parties but not ideology.

Now the young whippersnappers in the Young Republicans just got “Curtised.”  He is making them look like fools and has tricked them into making Kenny Smith a martyr, which will help him get elected.  These imbeciles couldn’t get the jump on old Curtis in a million years.  

Everyone knows that Curtis would hit his grandma to get his name in the paper so these Pachyderm people made it possible without any family violence. Kenny Smith is going to send you a thank you note.

This isn't the only dumb thing Republicans have been involved in lately.  Ambushing Fred Skillern and ostracizing Rhonda Thurman are two other dumb moves that come to mind.

Curtis, keep up the good work.  It was pretty dull without your antics in local politics.  I think we need to elect you to something just for comic relief.  After all, you have some pretty easy pickins down at the Republican Party.  You ought to be in the circus.

Tim Price

Hixson

* * *

I suppose Mr. Price is referring to a brouhaha at the Pachyderm Club. If that's the case, then, yes, one of those is taking place. In the process, the Pachyderm Club embodies the myopic mindset that has taken hold of national and state politics. Is it striving to be a cabal within a clique? 

In giving your letter a second look, I see that once again, you seem to revel in throwing barbs at others. Invoking decreased relatives and cynically proclaiming someone's martyrdom is not helpful whether by a true liberal or "true conservative" as you describe yourself.

As a younger voter myself, I find the local "kiss the ring" mentality to be a relic of the past and one that does little to explain why I should vote -R- or -D-. "True Conservatism" has been shaped, reshaped, and re-imagined so much in the last 10 years, I don't know what that even means today. All the Pachyderm Club does is tell me I'm not cranky enough to join.

In giving your letter a third look, perhaps it is just a contrived attempt to mention the Hamilton County District 1 commission race.
 
Will Taylor


Let Teachers Teach

Despite what you hear, everything about public education is not bad. I realize that there are concerns, especially when students from the United States are globally compared to other students from industrialized countries. But when you compare the United States to 50 years ago, there is definitely an improvement. The US Department of Education reports that the country has reached ... (click for more)

Protecting Water Strengthens American Economy

Water is crucial to the U.S. economy, specifically in areas like tourism, manufacturing, energy, recreation and agriculture.  In 2011, $30 billion was spent right here in the southeastern United States by both residents and non-residents of our region who enjoyed getting outdoors to fish, hunt, or simply watch wildlife in our rich and varied streams, forests and estuaries. ... (click for more)

Teen, 17, Charged With Aggravated Rape In Attack On 69-Year-Old North Chattanooga Runner

A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated rape in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old runner in North Chattanooga on Monday morning. The teen was identified by Juvenile Court officials as Diontae Smartt. Authorities said he has given a confession. Smartt has a detention hearing Thursday at 12:30. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. ... (click for more)

Berke Implements New Pay Plan For Chattanooga Fire Department

Mayor Andy Berke joined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and leadership of the Chattanooga Fire Department to unveil the department’s new pay plan Wednesday afternoon. At a press conference at Fire Hall #1 on Main Street, Mayor Berke and IAFF Local 820 President Jack Thompson signed a memorandum of understanding which sets forth regular raises for fire ... (click for more)

East Hamilton Personnel Losses Boost Other 5-AAA Hoop Teams

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – East Hamilton’s loss has been solid gains for two other basketball teams in District 5-AAA and Ringgold, Ga. One of the Hurricanes’ top players, Kenny Bunton, left the program two days after Rodney English replaced fired Michael Stone and transferred to Walker Valley where he will play for coach Bob Williams’ Mustangs. “I took the job in March and two days ... (click for more)

John Shearer: Memories Of Watching 38 Baylor-McCallie Games

Back in the fall of 1971 when I was in the sixth grade at Bright School, I listened on the radio to the exciting football game between Baylor and McCallie schools, the first since the series had been discontinued after 1940. I was hoping to attend Baylor School as a student the next year, so I was quite excited that Baylor won, 9-7.  And the next year as a seventh-grader, ... (click for more)