Trump And Santa

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Can we all remember those so exciting days before Christmas. Letters to Santa had been written and done so on that wide paper familiar to any school child and written in pencil of course. My mother did most of the shopping for my brother and me and we never asked for very much. We didn't have a lot of money for gifts.. I remember I wanted a basketball, a real one, and my brother wanted a dump truck, maybe it was a Tonka. We would scurry around the house when nobody was home trying to figure out where the gifts were hidden.

I am seriously wondering if Santa is going to visit our country this year, very concerned. We have elected a president that seems to defy decency, honesty and leadership. Santa gave us promise even though a mythical character in the eyes and imagination of children and the parents that were as excited about Santa Claus as the children..

            Rather then be a beloved figure as was Santa Donald Trump is beginning to sound like and act like a Scrooge unlike the one in the movie. His attitudes towards both adults and children always seem to be that he wishes to be anointed; worshipped; king-like and we people seem to believe him when he says he can fix it.
Children are asked..." Have you been good this year; have you minded mom and dad; and have you treated your brother and your sister and Mrs. Segling next door with respect?"  Cause if you have Santa will come.. If you haven't and this message is for Donald Trump... "have you been good this year; have you minded the people of the U.S; have you treated Joe and Mia, next door with respect?"

Robert Brooks

Why I Support Esther Helton

There are several things that Ms. Helton would like to see improved within District 30, which includes East Hamilton County, including areas of Chattanooga, East Ridge, East Brainerd, Apison, and Collegedale. These are very serious issues such as healthcare, vocational education and good paying jobs and keeping our taxes low. The two issues I’m supporting Ms. Helton is one, the ... (click for more)

Wayne Thompson For East Ridge Court Clerk

I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Wayne Thompson for Court Clerk of East Ridge.  I have known Wayne for nearly 40 years.  Wayne grew up right here in East Ridge.  He dedicated his entire adult life to serving the citizens of East Ridge and just doesn’t feel like he is done yet.  He is still a young man and has lots of life ahead of him.  ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Airport Has Biggest Month Yet; Work May Start Next Year On Parking Deck With 1,300 Spaces

The Chattanooga Airport set a record in September with 44,000 enplanements, the highest ever for one month. This was an increase of nine percent over September 2017, and deplanements were in line, said Terry Hart president and CEO. He said that more parking is needed near the terminal to keep up with the growth. The 20-year master plan includes a parking deck with around 1,300 ... (click for more)

Man, 72, Dies In Highway 58 Crash Due To Medical Issue

A 72-year-old man was killed in a wreck on Highway 58 on Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:40 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Department's Traffic Unit responded to the 5500 block of Highway 58. It was found that a Subaru was traveling south on Highway 58 when it left the roadway and came to rest against a tree stump. The driver was found to be unresponsive and was transported ... (click for more)

Prep Soccer Teams Prepare For Post-Season Runs

The girls soccer post-season is upon us and several local teams will be playing for a spot in the state tournament next week in Murfreesboro.  DIvision II teams will play first round state games at higher seeds.   In Division II-A, CCS earned the top seed in the East on Saturday with a 2-0 region championship win over CAK. That win gives them a bye this ... (click for more)

State Volleyball Begins Tuesday In Murfreesboro

Bids for state volleyball titles will begin for three Chattanooga teams on Tuesday. Baylor, Sale Creek and East Hamilton start the process with defending D-II-AA state champ Baylor facing Father Ryan in their first match at Blackman.   The match is set to begin at 12:30 (CST). East Hamilton will face Camden in its first match as these two will square off at 12:30 too ... (click for more)