published Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The County Jail

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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John_Proctor said...

Hilarious but true! The acts our county masters perform for and on each other would be known as incest in any other circumstances.

April 26, 2012 at 7:27 a.m.
Landgrabbr said...

Surely this is appropriate behavior for a sherrif in Chattanooga. You guys do not seem to mind any other type of nepotism, friendly back scratching or good ole boy political correctness. If only he had brought him a Bible as well…

April 26, 2012 at 8:59 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

"It's who you know" has been around forever, what makes Bennett so shocked that it's happening here? I remember Bennett in Pittsburgh, he got laughed (at) out of town. He couldn't handle a big city. Nobody bought in to his liberal drivel there like they do here.

April 26, 2012 at 9:07 a.m.
moon4kat said...

The Sheriff has embarrassed himself by seeking special treatment of his pal.

April 26, 2012 at 9:50 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Bennett sees racism in everything. He probably thinks olive producers are racist because they put black ones in a can.

April 26, 2012 at 9:57 a.m.
acerigger said...

Not enough "red meat" in this toon,Clay. Two "Bennett swipes" and one ad hominem out of first six comments.Evidently not much interest in local politics here.The day is still young though.

April 26, 2012 at 10:26 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

TOESO2800. True. Only 2 factions are obsessed with race. Skinheads and leftists. (maybe 3 if you count cartoonists)

April 26, 2012 at 11:01 a.m.

I guess the new ID requirement for voters will prevent all of the felons that elected this sherrif from voting in the next election.

April 26, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.
onetinsoldier said...

"Long enough to break his career if I don't get steak."

A little extortion over extortion among friends.

April 26, 2012 at 12:01 p.m.
potcat said...

Please extortion doesn't even come close to how Corrupt the chattienooga police force are and their jail gaurds too. The Judges???

I know the Top drug dealers in Chatt Town and as long as the po po's palms are greesed, they are allow to do it.

April 26, 2012 at 12:22 p.m.
jesse said...

first off potcat,this is about the HAMILTON CO>SHF<! ain't got nuttin to do w/the chatta.pd! the city ain't even GOT A JAIL nomo! the sheriff in hamilton co. HAS ALLWAYS been corrupt! it's part of his job description! hammond is just carrying on "an old family tradition!" at least he ain't dealin dope like the last one!(as far as we know!)

April 26, 2012 at 12:29 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

not much to see here, folk. move along

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 p.m.

My proof? Felons aren't allowed to vote. If an ID is required, they will have to produce a fake ID. What kind of person would do..... nevermind.

April 26, 2012 at 12:46 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

anyone can have a bad day. even clay123. HAHAHAHAHA

April 26, 2012 at 2:10 p.m.

Oh, I don't have any proof that any felons actually voted and there is no way to prove that because IDs weren't being checked at the time. Anyone could have walked in and voted including felons. It would be almost impossible to prove. Until now that is... And even with the ID law, felons and acorn reps can't be expected to follow the law. Do you have proof that no felons voted?

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Hammond does seem to be more interested in protecting himself and his buddies than the citizen at large. When is he next due for relection?

April 26, 2012 at 3:51 p.m.
Lr103 said...

Hammonds is no different from any in the system. City? County? Any city? Any County, Parrish? It doesn't matter. They've all done this on some level. If they all started to cast stones they'd be like those two old heads up around Memphis who recently fatally shot one another after getting into an argument over some tractor or lawnmower repairs.

April 26, 2012 at 3:59 p.m.
timbo said...

Big suprise....politicians help their friends. Before you get partisan just remember democrat Billy Long. Just be thankful we have a sheriff that doesn't transport cocaine.

Yea, he did wrong but I don't expect any politician to act in the right way.

April 26, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.
rick1 said...

And then there is Michelle Obama's trip to Spain, cost taxpayers nearly $500,000

April 26, 2012 at 6:29 p.m.
dude_abides said...

That kooky Osama Bin Laden

He spent his dad's riches Jihadin'

Then along came Obama

And ended the drama

On this Earth he'll do no more troddin'

April 26, 2012 at 9:42 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

So the black guy just sits there and eats, keeping his mouth shut. Bennetts racism strikes again! Also note that the black guy is the only one with a notorious prison weapon, the dreaded spork! Does his racism know no bounds??

April 26, 2012 at 9:44 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Let us now discuss W Bush

The "Decider" when shove came to push

We all had his back

But he went to Iraq

And 1 trillion was gone with a whoosh

April 26, 2012 at 9:46 p.m.
dude_abides said...

So... why did they laugh YOU out of Pittsburgh?

April 26, 2012 at 9:49 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

They didn't, I moved here to make all of YOUR money. Like taking candy from a baby.

April 26, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Why are you nipping at Bennett's heels, if you're such a big deal? Hey, are you a billionaire? So, by your estimation, the people in Pittsburgh are smarter than the people here. Never been to Pittsburgh, but I've been to Harrisburg and it truly sucks up there. I would have left there, too. Enjoy all the money you take from us Southern rubes, it fits with your right wing political bent. You are a fine example of conservatism. Go Stealers!

April 26, 2012 at 10:14 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

You sure put a lot of words in my mouth. The truth is, I was in the iron workers union for many years. The last two projects I worked on were PNC Park and Heinz field. I got tired of the union (local #3) taking my ever increasing union dues and giving it to liberal candidates. So I told the union to f---k off and moved south to enjoy a life of non-union work. So now i'm happily employed in the auto manufacturing industry (non-union) and couldn't be happier. Easy money. P.S...I HATE the steelers!

April 27, 2012 at 4:47 a.m.
Landgrabbr said...

Damn, you necks continue to have a problem when it comes to race. I did not even notice that there was a negro displayed in the cartoon. The topic discussed and/or the problem displayed is favoritism, good ole boy politics, corruption in Chattanooga. I wonder if anyone will notice that I used the word "ole" (Spanish, Hispano-Latin) in which to describe this objective.

Keep it up, you necks. State, local and corporate tax deferment or breaks will only last so long when compared to racism. Why do you think that the Audi plant selected MEX as opposed to CHA - labor cost, union obstruction, the parts supply network, parts infastructure and cost.

You necks may think anything you wish. I was educated in the USA and Europe. I worked proffesionally in the USA, North and South America, Europe and Asia and have family and interest in Chattanooga. Nevertheless, I am always amazed at the level of bias and racsim displayed in the South. It is a flaw and and embarassment for all.

Good luck and I welcome your comments.

April 27, 2012 at 5:48 a.m.
joneses said...

President Obama’s underlying political ideology is he a Communist, Fascist or something else? Obama rose to power like a typical Marxist by organizing the urban poor. His original support was probably strongest among unemployed recipients of government handouts, and those elitists and intellectuals who claim to advocate for them. Typical of Marxists, he also continues to express both Ameriphobia and fervent internationalism.

So Obama’s sympathies and origins are Marxist, but so far he’s mostly redistributing wealth to big corporations. So he’s clearly not behaving like a conventional Marxist.

It may help to consider the similarities and the differences between a Communist and a Fascist. Let me start with the similarities. Both Marxists and Fascists are Statists who favor big government. Both begin with powerful, charismatic leaders who want to run all-powerful central governments.

As another similarity, both Marxists and Fascists want to destroy the middle class: the owners of small businesses, middle management, professionals, and skilled technicians and workers. Middle class folks are independent and responsible. They resent the burden of government regulations and taxes. They want the freedom to work hard to improve their own lives and the lives of their children. At least in America, those who see themselves as middle class usually don’t believe in big government and the welfare state.

In short, both Marxists and Fascists want charismatic leaders to take over the government and to strengthen its power; and in order to accomplish these ends, both Marxists and Fascists try to suppress a vigorous middle class.

Where the Marxists and the Fascists differ is in their publicly declared constituencies or power bases. Fascists tend to locate their power in the wealthy classes, especially in the leaders of large companies and industries. Their goal is to manage the existing economic structure from the top down. This is the surprising and shocking direction that Obama has taken since becoming president.

April 27, 2012 at 7:13 a.m.
joneses said...

Obama built his original power base from a Marxist, internationalist viewpoint. But those who claim to advocate for the poor are now safely in his political corner. They helped get him into power and they have no alternative leaders—none whatsoever. From now on, Obama can turn his attention elsewhere—exactly as he has done.

Immediately after his election, Obama began to focus on taking control over the political establishment and especially corporate America. He made corporate America his new constituency and doled out billions to it. Even when some companies did not want the money, he forced it on them. In that way, Obama seized control of the economic engine from the top down, and made the CEOs and their Boards afraid of him and dependent upon him.

So is Obama going to turn out to be a Marxist or a Fascist—or something else? It all depends on what Obama has to do to maintain power. His long-term goal is that of all Statists—to use the government to gain as much power and as much control over the nation’s citizenry as possible.

We often talk of entitlements in regard to government handouts. There’s another kind of entitlement that is key to understanding Obama. Obama is not driven by ideology as much as by his self-righteous sense of personal entitlement to run the country. Like so many Statists, he is less a Fascist or a Marxist than a power-seeking opportunist. Like most people who feel entitled to bend and break the rules to their own advantage, opportunism is Obama’s ideology.

When we examine Obama’s pronouncements about the need for national health care, we find a shifting series of justifications: insuring the uninsured, then saving money, then undermining the greedy insurance companies, then the even more greedy and dangerous doctors, and now a morality of caring. Beneath this political pragmatism lies something much more ominous. Obama wants to build a permanent healthcare bureaucracy as the cutting edge of socialism. Once national healthcare is set in the political stone of bureaucracy, America will be transformed forever. Our great bastion of freedom will begin to crumble beneath the burden.

Meanwhile, the hope for America remains with the middle class—with those hardworking, responsible people who want a chance to earn a decent living and to take care of their families and community. Starting with the middle class, Americans must vote Obama and his supporters out of office before it’s too late.

April 27, 2012 at 7:20 a.m.
ibshame said...

Joneses Instead of plagerizing someone else's work why dont' you come up with some original thoughts of your own other than the BS, racist, ignorant lies you usually spew??? Of course based on your usual posts that's probably impossible for you.

April 27, 2012 at 7:36 a.m.
dude_abides said...

joneses... You needn't go to such lengths to prove how segregated you are from reality.

I HEART RINGGOLD! (and the bada$$es therein)

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 a.m.
acerigger said...

TOES02800 said...

You sure put a lot of words in my mouth. The truth is, I was in the iron workers union for many years. The last two projects I worked on were PNC Park and Heinz field. I got tired of the union (local #3) taking my ever increasing union dues and giving it to liberal candidates. So I told the union to f---k off and moved south to enjoy a life of non-union work. So now i'm happily employed in the auto manufacturing industry (non-union) and couldn't be happier. Easy money. P.S...I HATE the steelers! HAW,HAW,HAW, do you expect anyone to believe that you gave up a job paying over $50 wage&benefits cause you don't like liberals? Most likely,you f-d something up,or you're just a f-up to begin with who couldn't handle the job.Ironworkers are a proud bunch who won't tolerate jackasses.

April 27, 2012 at 9:24 a.m.
potcat said...

jessie WTF,why are you trying to mix apples and oranges??? Both County and City are in colusion you idiot.

If you have known and been around as i have for 20yrs. and been out of it for over ten. I still know the ones that have their gambling house ,prostitution not "street walkers" the so-called high class hookers and drugs, its both still in the City and County. Anybody wants a Parlay for betting or a hooker or a eight ball, i can hook you up, city or county. Nothing has changed, i still have friends in the know.

County and City are as Corupt now more than ever and thats a fact. Who do you think let these things continue? They have been doing buseness for years, with the City and Counties Police OK, wonder why that is? And here's one for you about the so-called gang problem, they are allowed to sell Crack, the Police know who they are.

April 27, 2012 at 9:45 a.m.
potcat said...

I have family that lives in ST Elmo and have lived there myself, the drugs are still there, you just got to know the person. They don't sling it on the street in ST Elmo, the people coming in trying to renovate and have a safe place united,its just not out in the open. If you move toward Alton Park, you can get it but you are taking a chance.People in the know who get the drugs in the Elmo area have to have an introduction, if you do crack or powder he is the one because he has the best, now they have other pockets all over Chatt. town that have there own turf, with the po po's city and county permission. Just tell me this, how does these people do it over long periods of time and never get busted, i think you know the answer to that one, and i am NOT just talking drug activity.

April 27, 2012 at 10:47 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

tu-quoque: what a pompous, elitist post. typical southpaw. sees race in everything.

April 27, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.
ibshame said...

Speaking of Special Treatment, based on the latest out of the Third District Clown Roadshow, here's another example of ST: Scottie Mayfield's son is going to pay a $500 fine for taking the air out of Chuckie's campaign manager's tire and issue an apology not to do it again. LOL

What a bunch of clowns. You've got the "heir apparent" Wamp sending his sister out to secretly tape a meeting between Mayfield and some Young Republicans in Knoxville so he can post it on "You Tube" and now you've got Mayfield's son playing Fredo Corleone by slashing tires to send what message: Don't talk about my Daddy's bowties?

You just have to wonder what is it exactly Chuckie or his campaign manager did to make young Mayfield so angry he was willing to react in such a way. Luckily for young Mayfield, he is not from the "hood" or he would have been treated far differently than a slap on the wrist and a fine.

This is like a blast from the past. Presenting the 2012 version of Donald Segretti and the rat-f*ckers. Old college boy pranks. The voters in the Third District certainly deserve better choices than any of these three clowns.

April 27, 2012 at 11:55 a.m.
jesse said...

hey potcat! your so called "street creds" are a figment of your imangination!

you are a ledgend in your own mind!

i have lived in chatta.for 73 years and 12 of them were on the chatta.p.d. in the 60's and 70's so i have a nodding acquaintance w/ how folks in the know conduct themselves and you ain't one ofum!!LOL!

April 27, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.
ibshame said...

"tu_quoque said... That was your opportunity to hump the Libtard candidates in the race. However even you are aware of what a useless endeavor that would prove to be. If the Republicans are clowns then you can only imagine the lower stratum that the Fleabaggers “occupy”."

No, I have no intention of "humping" any candidate for the Third District. As you so aptly pointed out it would be useless as was shown in the last race when candidate Chuckie refused to debate anyone but was elected just the same. It's a level of ignorance among voters that shows their willingness to accept a mediocre, p*ss poor candidate merely because he has an R beside his name.

This time the voters are given a choice among the Repubs between the mediocre p*ss poor incumbent, a millionaire Dairy Farmer who can't tell anyone what his platform consists of until AFTER he's elected and a candidate whose only qualification is the fact he's running for his Daddy's former seat in Congress like he's entitled to it by some kind of line of succession.

As far as your opinion as to what stratum Dems occupy, your opinion is like a*sholes and we already know you are one.

April 27, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
potcat said...

I am not a snitch and why would i have to be when the so-called police already know.

As far as i am just bragging, you got to be kidding! Having lived in Chattanooga City and County and being a drug addict is nothing to brag about, but it doesn't mean that i don't know what the hell i'm talking about.

tutu your off subject and NEVER say anything relevant,insults are your thing, why i even read them this AM was a mistake because i never do, it want happen again, you are a disgusted disgrace to the human race.

Go eat rocks, i think you would be perfect as a rock eater, but you want to be on this thread. You HATE everyone, you are Pathetically alone and mean and a jackass who contributes NOTHING!

April 27, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
potcat said...

Oh but jesse i do know you if you where on the police force, maybe they kept you out of the loop on things. You don't seem to bright, so you were not trusted in on the vice side of things i can see that being the case, you f...... retard.

I could tell you things "someone on the police force,not" that would make your deformed toes curl. They always keep a Barney Fife around.

April 27, 2012 at 1:04 p.m.
potcat said...

I forgot jesse, i got more f...... street cred in my little finger than you do Barney, its so funny i can't imagine you not even knowing whats going on, you Moron.

I even went with a Chatt. Cop, just dates, nothing special, he could deliver the goods and i am not just talking sex.

So you better bring your game on this one MF because i earned my cred a long time ago.

April 27, 2012 at 1:16 p.m.
jesse said...

that's true nooga BUT somethings never change! i'm sure the probs.have changed along w/the way they are delt with but self important loudmouths will be around forever!

April 27, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Sure pot cat. And you could be living in your mama's attic in St. Elmo. The internet: be all you can be.

April 27, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

must be tush-hawg day

April 27, 2012 at 1:48 p.m.
potcat said...

Wrong again jacko, i live on 11 acres PAID FOR and my home too!!

April 27, 2012 at 3:08 p.m.
potcat said...

Hey Barnie, i don't in anyway consider myself a self important load mouth. I know what i know and was brought LOW for it, i hit bottom, but that does not undo what i lived in Chatt. for 20 yrs. So lets keep it real for a change.

April 27, 2012 at 3:14 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

potcat: big effin deal

April 27, 2012 at 3:16 p.m.
potcat said...

Jacko , you leave my Momma out of this, she lives alone in her own home, you ugly pug faced MORON.

April 27, 2012 at 3:17 p.m.
potcat said...

Big effin deal, really you saying i live in my Mommas attic, real chidish, are you sure you are OK, something is wrong with YOU.

April 27, 2012 at 3:21 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

assrigger don't know what he's talking about. "$50.00 an hour". That's funny. Work a one year job and get laid off for two! Prevailing wage isn't even $50 an hour! Not to mention sitting around and listening to whining liberals cry all the time. Sure, I took a small pay cut, but it was worth every penny. And I no longer contribute to the re-elect Obama campaign with union dues! It's a win win! P.S., I'm not the only one who left the iron workers union, 12 people left before I did. They were on to something.

April 27, 2012 at 3:26 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

potcat: you really got me. ouch

April 27, 2012 at 4:43 p.m.
dude_abides said...

toes007... You said earlier in this very thread that you were down here taking our money... like candy from a baby! Now you admit you took a pay cut? You put the a$$ in veracity.

April 27, 2012 at 5:23 p.m.
dude_abides said...

tu_againstnature... Looks like you lost a compatriot through confusion mixed with misplaced aggression! LMAO

April 27, 2012 at 5:28 p.m.
potcat said...

looks to me like we are all the end.

April 27, 2012 at 7:24 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

That's right, I took an hourly pay cut! But I STILL made way more money last year here than my last year there! It's called no lay-offs. Believe me, the unions are on the decline, everybody knew it. Those who recognized it got the hell out! We all had high hopes that the great Obama stimulus was going towards repairing all the bridges like he promised(more bridges in Pittsburgh than any other major city). But guess what? Not a dime of stimulus money invested in bridge repair. Turns out that the great Obama stimulus was a f---king hoax. The smart ones left for greener pastures and the diehards stayed. Obama failed the iron workers just like Clinton failed the steel workers!

April 27, 2012 at 7:41 p.m.
dude_abides said...

toes007... So you're a working man and you're going to vote for Romney because Obama hasn't performed the miracle you envisioned. I still don't see how a pay cut is like taking candy from a baby, but...

April 27, 2012 at 8:23 p.m.
potcat said...

I just learned that my friend died on the job roofing, i am devatsated,41yrs old nononononono, chatt.0 town is saturated with Methgopdone,Pain clinics, i am beyond shocked i'm fuc.... mad!!!

April 27, 2012 at 8:52 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

All I meant by that is the work is much easier than I ever expected it to be. As compared to the work I've done in my life, this is like taking candy from a baby. I live a very comfortable life, my bills are paid, I own my own home, my kids are in college. That is my wealth, I don't need money to be rich.

April 27, 2012 at 9:11 p.m.
potcat said...

What Nothing>>>>

April 27, 2012 at 10:01 p.m.
dude_abides said...

toes... That sounds great. It's a shame Mitt has to crush the lives of people like you to feel fulfilled.

April 27, 2012 at 10:06 p.m.
acerigger said...

tu_quoque said...

AzzRutted Sez:

” Ironworkers are a proud bunch who won't tolerate jackasses.”

So you are saying that they are not Dimocrat Libtards. I’ve heard that a lot of them are Elephas maximus or Loxodonta africana.

If you're trying to imply that some Ironworkers may be Republicans,I kinda doubt it. There aint many in the building trades unions who will vote for someone who wants to cut their pay.If you pack your own lunch,wear a hardhat,and vote Republican,you just aint too smart,and UNION Building Trades people are smart! Toe,according to my Ironworkers Directory, the current Pittsburg,Local#3 wage scale is $30.38 per $9.82 per for $8.42per for pension,plus $5.30 per for annuity..but if you're happy with what you've got,more power to you,bless your heart. It's good that you and some others realized that you couldn't handle it,you're dangerous to those who can.

April 27, 2012 at 10:37 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

HaHa, with ten years in the business, I can handle it just fine. Unless you have 25 or 30 years in, you're getting laid off at the drop of a hat. Now that, I could't handle. The unions are turning into lap dogs for the libs. And also WOW!! It seems the democrats on here are showing just who the real greedy people are. I was actually making $32.95 an hour. I lost $6.00 an hour. plus cost of living is MUCH cheaper here. Better working conditions, the benefits aren't as good but good enough, min. 40 hours a week plus overtime, every week. Best move I ever made. They can keep hanging all the Japanese iron they want to. Been there, done that. I made the right move for me and my family.

April 27, 2012 at 11:18 p.m.
potcat said...

nothing Toe says is even close to the Thuth, forgettabout IT!!!

April 27, 2012 at 11:48 p.m.
acerigger said...

Like I said toe."more power to you&bless your heart.

April 28, 2012 at 1:26 a.m.
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