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Re: “How do the mayoral candidates differ? The degrees to which they'd shake up City Hall — and what for

Sounds like all of them will create more bureaucracy; more high paid jobs; and in the end nothing will change.

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Posted by Kosh III on 03/27/2015 at 1:54 PM

Re: “A voucher plan is on track for low-income kids in failing schools — but will private schools buy in?

"state-funded scholarships to students to attend private schools" is just the most ridiculous string of words. It doesn't even make sense to do this.

It is unconscionable that administrators and teachers have to constantly look over their shoulders at the looming threat of being taken over by a charter company or losing promising students to private schools with vouchers instead of focusing 100% of their attention on students, as they would prefer to do. What would make schools better is to adequately fund them instead of giving money to private organizations. It's really that simple.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lesley Eats on 03/19/2015 at 5:10 PM

Re: “A voucher plan is on track for low-income kids in failing schools — but will private schools buy in?

Just another way to destroy America, America's decline can be seen each day !

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by chad on 03/19/2015 at 10:17 AM

Re: “As a new study funded by charter proponents looks at school costs, the school board chair floats the idea of a new-charter moratorium

There are long wait lists at multiple district-run choice and zoned schools. According to data I've seen from the district, there are no charters with long wait lists. Most have some available seats. So, why are we talking about adding more charter seats when the ones we have aren't even full?

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Amy Powell Phelan on 03/12/2015 at 1:47 PM

Re: “While the mayor's race is getting more attention, races for an almost entirely new Metro Council are taking shape

like Harry replied I didnt know that anyone can earn $9148 in one month on the internet .
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Posted by JennyVoss on 03/09/2015 at 5:19 PM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

like Harry replied I didnt know that anyone can earn $9148 in one month on the internet .
go ............ www.Wiki-­Report.Com

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Posted by JennyVoss on 03/09/2015 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Al Pacino, meet Harmony Korine — and more attractions from next month's Nashville Film Festival

like Harry replied I didnt know that anyone can earn $9148 in one month on the internet .
go ............ www.Wiki-­Report.Com

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Posted by JennyVoss on 03/09/2015 at 5:18 PM

Re: “While the mayor's race is getting more attention, races for an almost entirely new Metro Council are taking shape

Tygard and Steine will be two faces and voices Many will be glad to see gone after so many years. Ms Neighbors will be remembered as the incompetent that followed another incompetent back to back in that office.

Lord, be kinder to us with the next group & leaders!

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Posted by NeverFear on 03/05/2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

"It issued an administrative order warning him of civil and possible criminal penalties, and the agency still seeks Holt's compliance after asking for an initial response in May."

I think after the past couple of weeks of winter we've had, we all deserve video of Holt being perp-walked into federal custody.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AnglRdr on 02/27/2015 at 12:11 PM
Posted by more cowbell on 02/27/2015 at 8:27 AM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

According to Mr. Gantry, lots of federal "pork" subsidies here. How does this contrast to opposition for "Insure Tennessee"?

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Posted by Truth Matters on 02/26/2015 at 9:19 PM

Re: “While the mayor's race is getting more attention, races for an almost entirely new Metro Council are taking shape

Term limits were made for people like Charlie Tygard. Very happy to finally watch him make a long overdue exit. But then there's this. The embarrassing Vic Lineweaver, trying to make a Council comeback. Lord have mercy.

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Posted by keepingMyHeadLow on 02/26/2015 at 1:55 PM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

TDEC upper management legacy of being a "captured agency" continues.

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Posted by Gloria on 02/26/2015 at 1:11 PM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

"...Holt rejects the idea that he been "caught" doing something. Any time he's had to pump waste from his lagoon, he says, he reported it himself to TDEC. Sure, there was the time he sprayed waste on a neighbor's trees, but he promised not to do it again. Then there was the time right after Holt bought a traveling gun and reel for pumping and he "shot manure all the way across the highway," according to state records. He was just testing it out, the report says."

It would be more informative to learn to which neighbor across Hwy 89 was receiving Rep. Andy Holt's hog waste during the Rep's testing of his hog waste cannon as the creek runs across Holt's own farm parcel, underneath Hwy 89, and also across a neighbor's parcel of land running adjacent to Hwy 89.

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Posted by Elmer Gantry on 02/26/2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

Follow the Holt Family Farm YouTube 'Video' links at the bottom of the page "funny yet informative videos about H1N1 virus" [Swine Flu]:
http://www.holtfamilyfarms.com/id66.html

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Posted by Elmer Gantry on 02/26/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

Andrew Hunter Holt
Weakley County, Tennessee
http://farm.ewg.org/persondetail.php?custn…

Subsidy Program Total Payments 1995-2012
Subtotal, Conservation Programs $28,135
Conservation Reserve Program $20,635
CRP - Annual Land Rental $20,635
Env. Quality Incentive Program $7,500
EQIP - Regular $7,500
http://farm.ewg.org/persondetail.php?custn…

Follow the Holt Family Farm YouTube 'Video' links at the bottom of the page (Swine Flu):
http://www.holtfamilyfarms.com/id66.html

Google Maps
https://goo.gl/maps/I3S2u

Tennessee Real Estate Assessmen Data GIS
http://tnmap.tn.gov/assessment/?GISLink=09…

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Posted by Elmer Gantry on 02/26/2015 at 8:41 AM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

Why hasn't TNGA Speaker of the House Beth Harwell removed Rep. Andy Holt from his vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee position while this investigation of Holt and his hog farm operation is still active?

23 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Elmer Gantry on 02/26/2015 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

Does Mr. Gentry think the Mayor's office requires less time to run than his current
elected position? Obviously, the job of Mayor gets lots more attention and accolades than
criminal court clerk, and Mr. Gentry has proven he loved the attention his mother and her
fans bestowed upon him in running for office. We will just have to see how things shake out.

Posted by NeverFear on 02/25/2015 at 9:48 AM

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