Girl From the South has no sympathy on our plight:
This is an ingenious way of dealing with the stupidity of not establishing your state capital near a large body of water. Look at a map and see that all 4 “big” cities in Tennessee are on rivers. Apparently, we’re smarter than Georgians. I guess they didn’t have Oregon Trail to help them out with that crucial information when Atlanta was settled.
It sucks for Georgia that the drought has dried them out, but this isn’t a new problem. They’ve known for a while that the aquifer supplying Atlanta was depleting. Remember Mayor Kinsey and the Tennessee-American Water Co. scandal back in the early 90s? That was fought over Atlanta’s access to the Tennessee River. Why didn’t they do something before it reached crisis level? Atlanta is an urban sprawl nightmare.
St. Elmo’s cool factor greatly decreases if it’s no longer part of Chattanooga. Who wants to live in Walker County? What about the mountain crowd? Lookout Mountain, TN is supposed to be superior to Lookout Mountain, GA. This could have ramifications that shake the foundation of Chattanooga’s social scene. I’m also sickened that I may have lived in the same state as Uga for 1.5 years.
I’m amused, but also alarmed. Georgia be damned. That’s our water, and you can pry it out of our cold, dead fingers. Sherman took y’all down once. It can happen again. You don’t mess with the Volunteer State.
I really want to stand at the Georgia border with a supersoaker and mock Georgians. We have enough water in Tennessee to have watergun fights.
Chattanooga has a social scene? Huh, I never knew.