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Re: “Charter Schools Enter Fray in East Nashville Plan

Mark Mays - Drop the achievement gap stuff. Just strive to raise everybody up.

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 10/16/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

*highlights "hate" in Mark's Christmas Dictionary*

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/16/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Charter Schools Enter Fray in East Nashville Plan

@keepingMyHeadLow: bananas. 80% of students at MMS are already in the gifted students' program ENCORE in MNPS.

@Curious Mind: You may be ENU. Still, you are wise to be suspicious. The first or second rung on the ladder in these debates tends to be a cynical concern troll for us po' Black folk. What about the negroes!! If I saw ENU as a threat to my plan I'd certainly consider an attempt to make a dividing line between the local Carpetbagging community and the indigenous population (a.k.a. White vs Black).

Seems that ENU was caught off guard in this respect, didn't see the wide open flank.

@Moost: I am disgusted by this: "Let the White activists squirm while the African American families choose the path they feel is too conservative." And not just the wanky sentence construction, either. If you listen to what engaged parents are concerned about you'll find that charters or choice won't automatically address these issues: safe environments, adequate resources and facilities, lack of African American teachers and the achievement gap. Don't play the Lorax when you don't speak *to* the trees.

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Posted by Mark Mays on 10/16/2014 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

"I don't hate cops. I do not believe the number of good vs. bad cops is at an acceptable level. I base that on evidence."

"Are there any cops that aren't scumbags?"

Angl vs Rdr.

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Posted by Mark Rogers on 10/16/2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

Note to self: buy Rogers a children's dictionary, since the MW is a little too advanced, apparently.

The reason you need a dictionary to understand what bigotry is is because you accuse me of a fact-free hatred. I don't hate cops. I do not believe the number of good vs. bad cops is at an acceptable level. I base that on evidence.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/16/2014 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

It has a picture of your avatar.

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Posted by Mark Rogers on 10/16/2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

Christmas List:
________________________

Mark Rogers: Dictionary with "bigotry" highlighted

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/16/2014 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

Your bigotry, while offensive, is hardly worth ventilating, much less hyperventilating.

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Posted by Mark Rogers on 10/16/2014 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

Secret service agents are cops, too, Rogers.

Would you like to borrow my fainting couch? You must be lightheaded from all your hyperventilating at me.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/16/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Metro Pulse Dissolved After 23 Years

Oh, the Alanis type irony of the cover story talking about the near death of radio.

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Posted by Mark Mays on 10/16/2014 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

I agree about the higher standard. But your initial comment was an attack on the whole department growing out of an incident where the Chief acted exactly as he should have.

Regarding your last paragraph, that is what Metro did in this case. Your problem is with those Secret Service agents, not MPD.

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Posted by Mark Rogers on 10/16/2014 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

Enlightened? Yeah, I think it is an enlightened position to recognize that those who are sworn to protect citizens should be held to a high standard.

I wish more were more enlightened.

Also, facing personal danger doesn't give one carte blanche to violate the Constitutional rights of the citizenry. If you do, you should examine that further--it is a faulty view.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/16/2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

So we are going to judge the thousand plus Metro officers by a few bad members? How enlightened of you considering the dangers those individuals face every day.

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Posted by Mark Rogers on 10/16/2014 at 12:29 PM

Re: “As Nashville's immigrant population grows, Metro public schools are straining at the seams

You know who provides aid and support to the illegals? Your gardener. Almost every restaurant in this town. The home builders. The grocery store produce department. We are the enemy because we don't want to pay a fair wage for services. If we didn't hire them, they wouldn't be here. The enemy is us. And as long as we continue to exploit their cheap labor and they're living here paying taxes, then they deserve all the services.

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Posted by more cowbell on 10/16/2014 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Cooper Denounces Voter ID in Wake of GAO Report

The only thing the Voter ID Law supresses is voter fraud. How does getting a FREE state ID card keep minorities from voting?

It is my opinion that Cooper is reaching to new heights in order to create a crisis right before the elections. Perhaps he is feeling the pinch from his Republican challenger, Bob Ries, for his seat. 23 years in Congress is long enough, Jim.

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Posted by shyatt on 10/16/2014 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

No, actually, I don't. Metro Police, while acting good in this specific situation, have a long, terrible track record of scumbaggy behavior. For example, there is this gem: http://tbinews.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/fo…

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/16/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Service Asked Metro Cops to Fake A Warrant

Tom,

The qualifications for a good Chief have nothing to do with a law degree. Police departments can employ lawyers to serve as... lawyers.

AnglRdr,

You owe Metro Police an apology. That was unworthy of you.

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Posted by Mark Rogers on 10/16/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “As Nashville's immigrant population grows, Metro public schools are straining at the seams

we know who provides aid and support to illegals ... the religious.
they should fund their own charities.

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Posted by plainolamerican on 10/16/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Mary Overton is Not a Witch, Which, Yes, Is Kind of a Bummer

In the 21st century, "talented herbalist" means something very, very different. But no less as awesome!

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/16/2014 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Metro Pulse Dissolved After 23 Years

It's a loss. There was, on occasion, some good anti-establishment reporting at the Pulse.

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Posted by Min on 10/16/2014 at 11:59 AM

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