Trump Investigations Expose Democrat Corruption - And Response (2)

Monday, March 19, 2018

The more President Trump is investigated, the more Democrat corruption is exposed. 

Bob Bogart

* * * 

Mr. Bogart's letter shows the danger of consuming news "inside the bubble" as they call it.  Both sides are guilty of it, it's not really a left or right exclusive phenomenon.  When you're never exposed to "bad news" on our President then certainly you'll believe he isn't corrupt to the core.  

Claiming that President Trump is not corrupt is one of the most preposterous statements I've ever seen on this site.  There are a multitude of examples of this administration's corruptness from Ben Carson's $165,000 expenditure on redecorating his office to the paying off of hush money to porn stars and playboy playmates.   

I'm not saying that some Democrat politicians aren't corrupt.  Washington has that influence on people, and I know that a reply to this email will use whataboutism to deflect from the subject of our President's corruption.  I don't need a several paragraph reply of, "well what about this, and what about that?"  That's what usually happens when I write in.   

It's truly a shame if someone believes that Democrats are more corrupt than our President.  Sadly that's the state of our nation when our news sources only report things that fit a narrow, predefined narrative.   

R. J. Mitchell
Chattanooga 

* * * 

I really had to laugh at Mr. Mitchell's response for two reasons.  Number one, Mr. Bogart never made the claim that Mr. Trump was not corrupt and yet Mr. Mitchell claimed that it was the most preposterous statement he had ever seen on this site.  Given that Mr. Bogart's post consisted of one sentence, even a third grader could understand that a statement regarding Mr. Trump not being corrupt was never said.  Number two, Mr. Mitchell seemed certain that any reply to his post would result in something he called "whataboutism" and yet his post was, in fact, a clear example of whataboutism in relation to Mr. Bogart's post.   

Additionally, for Mr. Mitchell's edification, those scandals regarding the porn star affair occurred long before Mr. Trump became President.  I don't wish to condone what Mr. Trump did as a private citizen, but to infer it happened during his term of office is fake news.  Using Ben Carson's office redecorating as another example of corruption is, to put it bluntly, rather lame. 

And for the record, as someone who is somewhat of a political junkie and pays close attention to the political class, I do believe that Democrats are far more corrupt than Republicans.  Of course, neither side is free of corruption, but the Democrats have always led the political league in nefarious activities, at least in my lifetime. 

In the real world, Mr. Trump is a non-politician operating in a political environment.  His pragmatic approach to being President is actually getting things done which is rather refreshing and the results speak for themselves.  I can overlook his bombastic personality if he leaves office with America in better shape than he found it.  So far, so good. 

Jim Nelson


Alex George Firing Is Shameful

Roy Exum: We're Torturing Millions

Time To Address Teacher Morale


My prayers go out to Alex George. It is disgusting and shameful for her to be fired like this, probably illegal as well. I am amazed that a corporation depending on their public persona would ... (click for more)

I’ll admit it – I would rather hurt than take an opioid pain pill. Hydrocodone and its cousins scare the willies out of me because once when I was ‘drug sick,’ it was the worst sickness I have ... (click for more)

We know psychologically that there is a connection between feeling of self-worth and actions. When teachers lose hope in their career, eventually they change the direction of their own future ... (click for more)


Opinion

Alex George Firing Is Shameful

My prayers go out to Alex George. It is disgusting and shameful for her to be fired like this, probably illegal as well. I am amazed that a corporation depending on their public persona would behave like this, beyond the pale, unfeeling actions. It’s probably not too late for them to reverse this decision, apologize to her, and begin helping her. Jim Folkner (click for more)

Roy Exum: We're Torturing Millions

I’ll admit it – I would rather hurt than take an opioid pain pill. Hydrocodone and its cousins scare the willies out of me because once when I was ‘drug sick,’ it was the worst sickness I have ever known. For somebody who always has somewhere that it hurts, I know that opioids are wonderful when used properly but because they are increasingly abused by society, there are now over ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Ooltewah Residents Ask Sewage Treatment Plant Go In Meigs County Instead; WWTA Says Growth To Be Stymied Without Plant

An overflow crowd of Ooltewah residents opposed to a sewage plant "in their back yard" recommended on Wednesday that it go further north, perhaps Meigs County where TVA is building a major power center. Officials of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) said Mahan Gap Road is the best location and least expensive. Without a new plant, development ... (click for more)

Earthquakes Hit Tennessee Valley Early Wednesday Morning

Two earthquakes happened early Wednesday morning just north of Chattanooga, awakening many early in the morning. The earthquakes registered at 4.4 and 3.3 magnitudes at 4:27 a.m. Some people felt them in North Chattanooga and Ooltewah. They were also felt as far away as Atlanta and Nashville. A St. Elmo woman told of the sewing machine that she uses as a night table by ... (click for more)

Sports

Birthday Celebration: Tyner's Hambrick Victory Leader

Melique Hambrick has hit some big buckets in his young high school basketball career, but none were ever any bigger than the one he hit at the end against East Ridge Tuesday night. Sam Garmany sank a jumper in the lane with 21 seconds left to put the Pioneers ahead by a point at 70-69, but Hambrick came through with a big 3 with six seconds remaining to lift the Rams to a stirring ... (click for more)

Hurricanes Rally To Beat Previously Unbeaten Mustangs, 63-58, In Overtime

In a District 5-3A basketball slugfest between what may be the two best teams in the league, East Hamilton got the go-ahead points on a steal-and-drive by Darwin Randolph in overtime and the Hurricanes defeated Walker Valley, 63-58, Tuesday night and handed the Mustangs their first loss of the season. “We had to keep playing a smart basketball because Walker Valley is a very ... (click for more)