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Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

Despite the fact that I was more interested in Huff than Looney, I agree with tracyhotd that the board should start over and perhaps Huff will re-apply.

I'm not sure it's possible, but I do think it would be helpful to avoid the publicly release of applicants' names until they make the finalist list. I think that is a much greater hindrance for applicants than the board itself. Many boards across the country have similar issues (particularly where charter operators are targeting heavily); our board is not unique in that regard. So I don't think it's fruitful or even correct to assign them some blame (though Andrea was less finger-pointy than David Plazas).

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Posted by Lesley Eats on 07/27/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Man, What a Great State for Rich People!

Betsy, write the next great novel and you will love capitalism; or a hit TV show where capitalistic corporations pay premiums to showcase their product lines. Or consider that some of the advertising income from capitalistic enterprises paid to The Nashville Scene is being rerouted to you. If it wasn't for that you'd have to depend on your songwriting income.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 07/27/2015 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Man, What a Great State for Rich People!

Those who fan the populist fervor like Betsy should remember that prison guards are dumb, have thumb-shaped heads, are highly replaceable, and 27 grand is a far cry from the 19.5 they were making at Kroger. But do not blame capitalism, Bets. This is socialism at its worst, a bureaucratic elite raking it in, with the rest getting peanuts. And the reason, get ready Ms. Fill Lips, is that all these socialist programs you champion result in monumental waste of taxpayer dollars, money that could be better spent on salaries for prison employees.

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Posted by You Lose Again on 07/27/2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

I got the impression (from multiple news sources) that his decision to stay with Williamson was mostly due to Metros requirement that he move to Davidson and the ramifications that move would have on his family- particularly his son. Perhaps it was an oversight on his part not to have that all figured out beforehand but I don't feel he played the board. In any event- glad he got a raise and hope the clause in the Metro contract to fire at will remains out per his request (good on him for that).

As for Tyese- I think she should get on "board" with everyone else and give up her lone rampage.

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Posted by tracyhotd on 07/27/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Man, What a Great State for Rich People!

I do think that having people quit and not being able to fill the positions is probably indicative of too-low pay. Capitalism or free market or not, money talks.

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Posted by IABT on 07/27/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Man, What a Great State for Rich People!

I'm sorry, I've forgotten the PITH-approved starting wage for unskilled workers. Do tell.

I also missed any context regarding wages 2 or more years out. And, benefits. And, retention rates.

One thing this does show: $45,000 to start as a teacher in public schools is a freaking goldmine.

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Posted by I am B00B Thruster on 07/27/2015 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Thank you for that irrelevant bullshit, Jimmy. Betsy's post was about the victimization of women by "I'll kill you if I can't possess and control you" assholes.

That men get murdered or carjacked more than women in overall crime statistics is a bizarre red herring, totally off topic, and revelatory of either your lack of intelligence or your desire to rationalize and justify violence against women.

We all know about and hear about these guys who just cannot accept that the girlfriend or wife won't submit to them anymore -- and then stalk, terrorize, beat up, maim, or sometimes kill those women. It is a real problem. And while there are occasional examples of women victimizing men in such a way, they are just that -- occasional. These "I own you" jerks occur far too often, and women have very reason to be wary about them.

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Posted by Perry Aubric on 07/27/2015 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Anecdotal fear mongering.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the…

... In 2011, surveys indicated more than 5.8 million violent victimizations and 17.1 million property victimizations took place in the United States; according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, each property victimization corresponded to one household, while violent victimizations is the number of victims of a violent crime.[31]

...

In terms of gender, males were more likely to become crime victims than were females,[32] with 79% percent of all murder victims being male. Males were twice as likely to be carjacked as females.[32] ...

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Posted by JimmyNashville on 07/27/2015 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

A new anti-Muslim sock puppet appears. Who could be behind it?

I'm just kidding. We all know who it is.

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Posted by Brain Guy on 07/27/2015 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Don't put out for anyone who needs a popgun to feel manly?

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Posted by notguilty on 07/27/2015 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

44allin -- so there just happen to be a lot of mentally ill men running around shooting people, and it's totally a coincidence that they shoot women who made them angry? I wonder why it's all men. Could it be we should consider taking guns away from angry men?

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Posted by Concertina Terpsichore on 07/27/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Gawkpocalypse, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump

Thank you, Donald Trump, for taking a shot at that sacred cow. I do not believe that military service automatically equals heroism (and many servicemen agree). I still feel that The Donald should instead talk about McCain's voting record in the Senate, where he shown little valor in fighting Democrats. The fact that he chose Palin, a lovely lady and a passionate American, but utterly unqualified to be a Commander-in-Waiting, is proof that McCain is a weak man and possibly addled.

Posted by Ken Radner on 07/27/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Always keep your face covered, and do not venture into public without your husband or your brothers.

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Posted by Abu Abalongadingadong on 07/27/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Yowsa. Life in 2015 is terribly difficult.

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Posted by I am B00B Thruster on 07/27/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “A lavish rite of teenage passage opens a window onto Middle Tennessee's Hispanic communities — and their growing economic power

Quince anos? I think I counted more than fifteen at that party. Growing economic power? Just keep thinking those good thoughts, you good little consumers. What are these girls going to look like in ten years? Fat fat fat! You can tell by the mass of the shoulders. Peasants dreaming of luxury.

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Posted by I Had the Time of My Life on 07/27/2015 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Way to oversimplify. This has nothing to do with women excessing their right to choose, and everything to do with mental illness.

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Posted by 44allin on 07/27/2015 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Man, What a Great State for Rich People!

Perhaps this is just an attempt to crank up the public outrage at the state bureaucracy and cronyism so Haslam can finally outsource this whole prison thing to his campaign cash contributing friends at CCA.

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Posted by Gregory D. Hanners on 07/27/2015 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Don't forget to add "get pulled over for not using turn signal" to this list.

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Posted by West End Millennial on 07/27/2015 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Boom Town Chats: What Does the City of Nashville Need?

North Carolina is moving ahead with vouchers after winning a court battle with, of course, the teachers unions.

Jim Collins believes the MNPS horribly underfunded. Instead of depending on charters we need a leap of faith forward with a check-$4-5K yearly, to arrange for your own education. Wealthier parents have found choice to improve the system, not JC's regular calls for teacher raises.

JC should l try to understand why people go to private schools. Why not offer the less advantaged the same opportunities?

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Posted by the emperor on 07/27/2015 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Francis Guess Dies at 69

No obituary, funeral arrangements or cause of death have been presented for Frances Guess. When will these be presented to the public?

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Posted by funeral info on 07/27/2015 at 7:37 AM

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