Where Are We Headed?

Saturday, June 25, 2022

I was having a telephone conversation with my youngest son and was complaining that this country might be headed down a very black hole. His comment to me was this, "Dad, you won't be around to see the worst that is coming."   

I am old enough to remember the looks on people's faces squeezing those pink tabs to make margarine look like butter. I can remember the gas sticker on my aunt's 1938 Chevrolet. I can also remember helping with a 5c that would buy one stamp for one US  War Bond. The country was united.  It is no more.

The Supreme Court of the U.S. is now the central government. No longer will the majority or the minority have much say. We are dealing with the likes of a person similar to a mafia don urging people to believe his lies about the election; about people he dislikes and ruling via electronic messages and outright lies so numerous counters have stopped trying. 

We have a Texas Senator named Ted Cruz so beholden to an entity, not his constituents, that he bows and scrapes for the millions he gets from the the NRA. Cruz is just one that seems to giggle along with his many friends that taking away is fine and taking away not to help the country but bring us all closer to rule by fiat.

I noticed this morning that Chuck Fleischmann is up for reelection. If that is true we hear from him only when it is time to gain a vote. The United States needs to take a collective deep breath and decide where to go and with whom? Worse than a blind date, the country sorely needs leadership and leadership for the people and not for more power for an individual.

Ron DeSantis so wants to rule by fiat he has stated just recently that health injections for small children now available cannot be brought into Florida. He decides that Disney World in Florida can no longer operate as a company solely responsible for all its roads and upkeep. Instead his decree now includes billions owed by Disney and assumed now for Florida citizens. Does power corrupt and in this so-called representative government can one man or few men rule for the rest of us?

Robert Brooks


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Opinion

Why We Need An Epic Park In The Heart Of Red Bank

Parks, especially large-scale multi-purpose parks, are economic engines. Using the former school property on Red Bank’s Dayton Boulevard for an epic park would pay huge dividends for the community. It would provide tangible environmental, aesthetic and recreation benefits to our city. But such a park would also be a source of positive economic benefits. Studies have confirmed ... (click for more)

Although An Election Loser, Allan Jones Is My Hero - And Response

The thought of a Republican billionaire running for a school board seat in Cleveland, Tn., was entertaining enough. Mr. Allan Jones is a product of Bradley County schools and turned his daddy’s debt collection business into a billion dollar advance payday lender, Check Into Cash. He had fresh ideas for the Cleveland school system and ran on a six-year plan for just a four-year term. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Strong Storm With Lightning Strikes Keeps Firefighters Busy On Saturday Night

The weather made way for a very busy Saturday night for the Chattanooga Fire Department. As a result of severe thunderstorms, Green Shift companies responded to many calls across the city, including wires down, flooding, motor vehicle crashes and several residential fires believed to be caused by lightning strikes. One of the residential fires occurred in the 4000 block of Caine ... (click for more)

Man, 79, Killed In Wreck Near Soddy Daisy On Friday Afternoon

A 79-year-old man was killed in a wreck on Highway 27 near Soddy Daisy on Friday afternoon. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Phillip Morris was going south when he veered across the median and struck a vehicle heading north. The driver of the other vehicle was 28-year-old Tera Denton, who suffered unknown injuries. (click for more)

Sports

Rain Did Not Dampen Red Wolves Resolve In Win

The rain delays did not lull the Red Wolves to sleep, as Chattanooga pounced all over the top-ranked Greenville Triumph in Saturday’s 5-1 blowout. Following a two-hour thunderstorm delay, the Red Wolves squared off against their long-time difficult foe in the Greenville Triumph. Every game between the two squads has been one by one goal—that was not the case for this muggy, physical ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Extends Unbeaten Streak With 3-0 Win Over Maryland

Chattanooga FC battled to a 3-0 victory over the Maryland Bobcats late Saturday night with an official attendance of 3,479. The only thing more electric than the delay-causing lightning was Chattanooga’s first half attack, with goals from Markus Naglestad, Greg Stratton, and Taylor Gray. Chattanooga FC had a two-week break in action prior to the match following a dramatic cup ... (click for more)