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Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

Leigh Walton, the treasurer for Megan Barry, is a Jackson Miller supporter. That's huge for Jackson Miller.

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Posted by edufollower on 02/05/2016 at 11:11 AM

Re: “State GOP lawmakers defy their leaders, with little evident resistance

Naifeh must be an adviser to President Obama on the art of bullying since they
have so much in common. Mr. Turner is now out of the legislature with much
gladness by many of us, so those reflections of the good ole days fall on def
ears. By the way, the biggest and most powerful of the money gifters on any
liquor bills is the Wholesalers which have gotten their monopoly for yrs. They
resist any laws that require them to be price competitive especially to volume
buyers like grocery stores, nor give up their exclusivity territories. Golden Goose!

Posted by NeverFear on 02/05/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Election Commission Chair Ron Buchanan to Resign [UPDATED]

This Man is a disgrace. Why does it seem that politicians think that all the rules of ethics do not apply to them. I don't want to believe that this man (or politicians in general) start their career looking to expend monies that are not their own for themselves. How do people go from taking the faith of the people who elected them and somehow thinking they can do as they wish on what ever whim they decide at taxpayer expense as if it is their God given right? They don't consider anything above and beyond their convenience and self importance.
This man did not purchase a $600 picture frame to somehow help the community. He did it for himself and was appalled that someone would dare question him. His actions in an elected position should be transparent at all times.
I simply do not understand the big headed thinking- this picture frame is not an action committed in the interest of the community he swore to serve. It is an abuse of his position and the trust show to him by the people who supported him. It is a betrayal- very simple.
If this is his action- what else has occurred that we are unaware of? It is reasonable to believe that this is not the only instance. A lack of conscience has already been shown-

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Posted by Disgruntled on 02/05/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Dem Debate Recap: Artful Smear Edition

Dude, she is not going to be indicted, ever. The email business is even more ephemeral than Whitewater. It's bullshit, and Colin Powell said so.

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Posted by hamletta on 02/05/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

Here's an example, Sniper. Maybe you should talk with some teachers?

http://m.lubbockonline.com/education/2014-…

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Posted by tracyhotd on 02/05/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

In case anyone is wondering, I looked through Jackson's contributors. It's a solid mix of high school buds and their families, chamber buds, tech buds, and charter supporters. Nothing particularly surprising or even controversial, in my opinion.

But after looking at the district maps, it seems like District 7 makes little sense. It seems like District 2, 6, and 7 should be redrawn so that members can better support the people in their communities. District 7 is particularly odd for including 12 South and extending all the way to the county line on the east.

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Posted by Lesley Eats on 02/05/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

No, Sniper. Yours was the moronic post. It's pretty apparent you know nothing about the experience of classroom teachers. Please spare us your dumbass yo-yo bullshit.

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Posted by The Avenger on 02/05/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Tennessee Legislature Joins Wacky Call for Constitutional Convention

Liberals and Democrats want a concon too
progressive liberal organizations, such as Convention USA, Amend America, ArticleV.org (“the Inter-Occupy Article V Work Group”), Call a Convention, and Wolf-PAC. Although most of these groups claim to favor only a “limited” convention to propose one amendment or a few limited amendments, they are nevertheless listed on the Call a Convention website as members of a movement whose goal is “a truly open and constructive” Article V convention.

The faces behind Call a Convention are Lawrence Lessig, its founder; Jeff McLean, the executive director; and Shelby Williams, who serves as the director. Before becoming executive director of Call a Convention, Jeff McLean served as vice-president of Americans United to Rebuild Democracy, which is a nonprofit organization that describes itself as “an alliance between Conservatives and Progressives for fundamental election reforms including a clean elections system, congressional term limits and a ban on the practice of Gerrymandering.”

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Posted by mickeyw on 02/05/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

Let me revise my prior post. The post is not so much moronic as the poster.

The idea that teachers cannot budget and cannot prioritize their personal spending to meet their individual needs is insulting to teachers.

Teachers in Nashville start with pay at over $40,000. They are not poor.

#tracyhotdprivilege

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Posted by Sniper on 02/05/2016 at 10:56 AM

Re: “The GOP may deliver a knockout blow in its long fight for school vouchers

Serve to the poor and under served by the system, the teachers, and
especially the school boards, has been dismal for the students, taxpayers,
and society for some 40+ yrs. Republican hopes for a possible change for the
better on a very limited number of 5,000 students for a yr. or so is a good thing.
Carry on Governor!

Posted by NeverFear on 02/05/2016 at 10:55 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

Then he needs to impart some of that integrity to the Beacon Center or resign as vice-chairman, bubbadog. You can't be a person of integrity and serve on the board of an organization that lies to the lawfully elected representatives of the citizens in pursuit of an ideological goal.

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Posted by Min on 02/05/2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

Hmm. Teachers can pay almost 700 dollars a year for the union, but can't give 25 dollars to a campaign. GOT IT.

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Posted by edufollower on 02/05/2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

MNPS:

I totally agree with you about vouchers. I don't see compelling evidence that they work on a large scale, or that they help enough of the children they are intended to help. Georgia's abortion of a voucher program only put $$$ in the pockets of religious schools for the students who were already enrolled.

I've written here often about my views on charter schools. Some are great; some are rotten. As a whole, they have performed no better than their public counterparts. They are no panacea. And I know that some (not all) of the backers of charter schools have a vicious, unreasoned hatred of traditional public schools and public school teachers. These are the people, like Kevin Huffman and Elissa Kim, who need to be driven back under the rocks they slithered out from.

My only point was that I respect Joe Scarlett's integrity. I disagree with him on this issue, but he is not creepy.

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Posted by bubbadog on 02/05/2016 at 10:43 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

"I would think teachers would be too poor to donate to campaigns- with the little money they make spent on classroom supplies and repayment of student loans."

Golly. This post is moronic.

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Posted by Sniper on 02/05/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Tennessee Legislature Joins Wacky Call for Constitutional Convention

I understand why you people try to portray your political adversaries as just a bunch of bumbling morons, using fringe nuts and radicals as the wide brush to paint the whole; but when you start believing it you do yourselves a disservice.

That's why you are so utterly shocked when your opponents inexplicably win time after time. It's because they are not really nuts and there is often a reasonable side of the argument that you're simply ignorant of or that you dismissed as guilty by association with your view of kooks that you project on everyone who disagrees with you.

The real irony is that you think you are the considered intellectuals on all these matters when really all you know is your confirmation-bias-skewed world of 'liberalism good; conservatism bad'.

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Posted by JimmyNashville on 02/05/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Dem Debate Recap: Artful Smear Edition

So far I see no one as strong as Trump are answering the needs of this country at this time . Everyone of the other candidates are giving to much away at a time we need payback's . We can't keep giving away to the world and get nothing back. We are giving away our jobs , tax dollars , and the blood of our children . We need a strong CEO that can and will use the word no even if they say go to hell instead of the political correct words . We some times forget Teddy Roosevelt called it like it was . He felt the people of America counted first . Home comes first always are we will end up a broken nation and third world yes man to the world at best !

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Posted by Charles Morse Sr. on 02/05/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

(Sorry about my spell err)

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Posted by tracyhotd on 02/05/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “The Money in the District 7 School Board Race

I would think teachers would be too poor to donate to campaigns- with the little money they make spent on classroom supplies and repayment of student loans.

I would also think, between being forced to work extra duties eg game proctors and/or lunch duty and desparately trying to keep their jobs (and, I assume, TEACH), they would be far to busy to follow school board campaigns.

Huh.

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Posted by tracyhotd on 02/05/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Three Somali brothers from Middle Tennessee have served between two and four years in a federal jail. They have yet to face a jury.

Such a long story, expense & cost to this country's Justice system. All 3 should
have been deported with cause years ago. That is the problem nationwide on
many of these cases. Yet the press bleeds for them to an uninformed public!

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Posted by NeverFear on 02/05/2016 at 10:30 AM

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