Pandering For Votes - And Response

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Commissioner Greg Beck while announcing that he is running for re-election for District 5 has also announced that he is a political panderer, anything for a vote Beck.  We kind of knew that.


First and foremost, I cannot identify anything Commission Beck has done of substance for District 5. The infrastructure is decayed, and the schools are a failure and a complete embarrassment.

 Commissioner Beck should be fired by your district, if not recalled.


In my opinion, all Commissioner Beck does is report to government jobs and politically pander. I fail to see what he has accomplished at all in District 5. It is a complete train wreck.

 

Now, he wants to remove the statue of General A. P. Stewart from the Hamilton County Courthouse.


Commissioner Beck has entered the Hamilton County Courthouse for literally decades and never once stated a public word about being offended by the statue of General A.P. Stewart.   Why should would he be offended now? After all, General Stewart was not a slave owner.


General Stewart was a patriot to his fellow countrymen, and the times demanded that a side be selected. Many Southern men chose to protect their homeland, and they did not own slaves. 


Commissioner Beck, the NAACP, and Mayor Andy Berke paint historic figures with your broad, high and mighty, everyone is a racist, but us brushes. Yet, they know so little about Civil War history.  Let’s get the professional historians on the case to conduct assessments, rather than gossip from the Lindsay Street Puzzle Players, NAACP, or Commissioner Beck. 


I dare to say, that the collective, political lot of those opposed to the General Stewart statue comprise a mere few and that the majority of Hamilton County would vote in mass to keep the General A.P. Stewart statue in place at the courthouse.


I ask that the Hamilton County Commission give the people a fair and equal voice and place this matter as a voter referendum, and let the people decide.   A few shallow, less than honest, and politically motivated voices should not determine the fate of the General A.P. Stewart statue.


Hamilton County government, we expect better from you. Don’t remove the General.


Commissioner Beck I hope your district fires you.

 

April Eidson 

 

* * * 

 

Mr. Beck needs to take care of his job and not America’s heritage. 

 
Once again a politician grandstands for votes in favor of taking a stand to support and preserve part of America’s heritage.  I don’t appreciate him trying to destroy my confederate heritage along with many others, including African Americans that died during the civil war.  The confederacy was real, slavery was real and we should never forget the events that took place affecting both black and white.
 
Beck is not for the people, he is for himself and is sucking on the turmoil that is spreading across the country.  A true statesman would value and preserve history.
 
Beck is the kind of man that stirs the pot for his own political gain instead of bringing unity that is desperately needed.
 
Michael Mansfield
 



Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus, House Republicans Weekly Wrap Up

The Tennessee Senate passed several key bills this week, including the state budget and major legislation to curb opioid abuse, as the 2018 session of the Tennessee General Assembly draws to a close. The $37.5 billion “no growth” budget proposes state government spending for the next fiscal year that begins July 1, 2018 and extends to June 30, 2019.  The balanced budget, ... (click for more)

What's The Law On Firearm Target Practice In Chattanooga? - And Response (2)

All my life I’ve been plagued by people citing unwritten rules and regulations that are always news to me. As a child, a boy, a man, there’s been a steady stream of those who pretend to explain things to me, while really just voicing their personal opinions. Such explanations are usually intended to insult, embarrass, humiliate, or intimidate the victim.  I can handle facts; ... (click for more)

Jury Clears Juvenile Judge Philyaw Of Discrimination Charge In Dismissal Of Openly Gay Magistrate

A federal jury deliberated about an hour on Tuesday afternoon before ruling in favor of Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw, who had been sued by an openly gay magistrate that he dismissed. Judge Travis McDonough had dismissed the other two defendants - Court Administrator Sam Mairs and Hamilton County - from the case at the close of the proof. Judge Philyaw said, "I thank the ... (click for more)

Attorney Elliott Says City Council Action On Mountain Creek Zoning Case "Highly Irregular And Highly Illegal"

The City Council on Tuesday night took action on a Mountain Creek zoning case, though attorney Sam Elliott said it was "highly irregular and highly illegal." The council voted 7-2 to instruct the city attorney to file a new zoning case on a section of the former Quarry golf course against the wishes of the owner of the property and the developer who plans to buy it. Attorney ... (click for more)

Moc Golfers Tied For 2nd at SoCon Championships

It was a cold, miserable, soggy day at Pinehurst No. 9 for the second round of the Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championships. It showed for the Chattanooga Mocs as they dropped into a tie for second with ETSU at 594. “We got off to a great start over the first three or four holes and I thought this could be a really good day,” Coach Mark Guhne began. “Then we started to ... (click for more)

Lookouts Drop Double Header To First-Place Jackson Generals Monday

Jackson, TN.- The Jackson Generals are running away with the Southern League North division's first-half title with a 15-2 record. On Monday, they won the second and third games of their series against the Chattanooga Lookouts with a 7-0 shutout in Game One, and a come-from-behind 7-6 walk-off win in Game Two. A year ago, Zack Littell went 19-1 between two levels and three teams. ... (click for more)