The ACA And All The Presidents' Men And Women - And Response

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Be vigilant, taxpayers (especially parents, women, and family breadwinners).  

I have been watching all the political shenanigans in the works each time Obamacare (the ACA) is being considered for revision or replacement by anyone in any position in our government as well as in individual states.  We women could fall by the wayside if Speaker Paul Ryan has his way and that way has become President-Elect Trump's way as well as the way of most Republicans in Congress.  

My way is to remove them from office if there is any effort to reverse Roe v. Wade or to defund Planned Parenthood for that 3 percent of its government funding for necessary health services for both women and men which otherwise would have to be performed at a hospital or other medical facility.  Tennessee Congressional Representatives Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn are members of that drumbeating crowd who are loudest presumably because they are women, although by far most of the other Republicans play from the same page. 

It is obvious to me that the reason so many elected politicians and those waiting to be confirmed are trying to rush through revision and replacement simultaneously is to do all the dirty work at the same time before the people can learn about what they have done, including holding up on appointment of a needed Supreme Court Justice so they can control the political makeup of that "non-political" Judicial Branch of government and therefore create the power to control our laws and decisions of the courts.  Well, my friends in this pitiful excuse for a "government of, by, and for the people," understand this message: 

This woman is not about to allow any politician or government to usurp her inherent right of ownership of her own body or to take away her responsibility for making decisions pertaining to the care and use of her body by placing it under their jurisdiction through manipulation of the laws or use of executive orders. 

And, no, a fetus is not a person at the moment of inception with all the rights as any other person as so many of you are trying to put in the laws.  Some cannot survive to full term inside the mother's body for various reasons under which no human has control. Is our right to vote next on your agenda?  

Get over it or look to a future out of office. 

Charlotte Parton
Chattanooga

* * * 

Dear Ms. Charlotte. 

I, like many people, don't believe in abortions, but it's your body and you will stand before God one day and answer for the blood on your hands.

You don't want people telling you what to do with your body and I don't want my tax money going to pay for abortions.  

Just because women want to have sex and not deal with the consequences doesn't make it right for taxpayers to foot your bill.

Danny Bales



Thank You, Jacqui Helbert

If we ever needed an example of why NPR should be stripped of federal funding it is the recent dust-up about the firing of the so-called journalist Jacqui Helbert by WUTC.  Can someone tell me why my tax money should be used to fund a left wing operation with the likes of Bill Moyers, Nina Totenberg and Garrison Keillor nationally and this little Woodward and Bernstein wannabe ... (click for more)

Chris Anderson Has Done Plenty For Alton Park

Three years ago today, I was canvassing in Alton Park. President Obama called for a day of action to help educate people about the Affordable Care Act and Chris Anderson responded by mobilizing his campaign volunteers to spread the word in the places in his district that needed it most.   I moved here a little over three years ago and the entire time I've worked with Chris ... (click for more)

3 More People Shot In Latest Wave Of Chattanooga Gang Violence; 16-Year-Old Girl Killed

Three more people were shot overnight as a wave of Chattanooga gang violence continued. A 16-year-old girl was killed. The Chattanooga Police Department was called to respond to a person shot in the 3500 block of Clio Avenue early Thursday morning (1:26 a.m.) Two victims were found at the scene, including the young girl who was decease inside a vehiclefrom ... (click for more)

Autopsy Report Says 19-Year-Old Jalen Little Was Shot 14 Times In The Driveway Of His Home After Drug Deal Went Bad

An autopsy report says 19-year old Jalen Little was shot an estimated 14 times in a drug deal gone bad in Hixson on Feb. 12. The teen died after being rushed from his driveway to a local hospital. Zachary Adam Chadwick - the name given by the victim to police just before he died  - with criminal homicide and especially aggravated robbery. Chadwick, also 19, said it ... (click for more)

Lindsey Leads Unbeaten Baylor Past Marion County

There are quite a few new names and faces in the lineup for Baylor’s softball team this spring, but the Lady Red Raiders are the two-time Division II state champs, so it’s more a case of reloading than rebuilding. It’s still early in the season and there’s a lot of key games coming up, but the Lady Raiders are clicking on all cylinders at this point and are now 8-0 following ... (click for more)

UTC Athletics Begins Search For New Men's Basketball Coach

The Chattanooga Mocs begin their search for the 20th head coach in the program’s proud history. The previous 19 combined for 1,281 wins, 16 NCAA Tournament appearances (11 as a DI program), one NCAA DI Sweet 16, 11 Southern Conference Regular Season titles, 11 SoCon Tourney crowns and the 1977 NCAA DII Championship.   Coach Matt McCall departs for UMass after two strong ... (click for more)