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Re: “The Skinny on MNPS' TCAP Scores

Actually, the biggest press spin is being put on the abysmal performance of the Achievement School District. Apparently all you have to is pick out a couple of distractions, and they'll become the biggest story in the Tennessean, obscuring reality. But hey, at least we are poised to bring the ASD further into Nashville, right? For an interesting look at the real numbers:

http://garyrubinstein.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/underachievement-school-district-2014-edition/

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Posted by Nashville Skeptic on 07/31/2014 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Why The Tennessean's Endorsement of Gary Odom Undermines Endorsements

Instead of Pappy O'Daniel, Nashville has Pappy O'Dom.

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Posted by Bill Hudgins on 07/31/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Why The Tennessean's Endorsement of Gary Odom Undermines Endorsements

This is a good editorial.

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 07/31/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “The Skinny on MNPS' TCAP Scores

Someone worked real hard to make the situation in Metro school look brighter than they really are. Davidson is dead last in every ranking of local schools except one, and the publics finished next-to-last in that one.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local…

The English III and Algebra II scores are terrifying. I am sure someone will come here and say these scores are the reason we should be sending our kids to MNPS, at least the ones not already taken over by the AD anyway.

Sure, protect these schools, they are doing a bang-up job with the most funding and the highest teacher pay in the region.

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Posted by Moost on 07/31/2014 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Israeli Intelligence and The Greatest Story Never Told

"your people"???

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Posted by Pragmatist on 07/31/2014 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Israeli Intelligence and The Greatest Story Never Told

Revelator, the NY writes about your people, not mine. You have dragged in the Bible, you have not read the story and you seem to think the Hildebeest is a winner.

This is a Daily Link thing. Go read the story about some Islamic bad behavior in Pakistan. Is everyone jus going to ignore it? It is in the New Republic so it's OK to read.

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Posted by john on 07/31/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Can Someone Please Stop Gov. Haslam From Writing Letters?

Brazilian Rosewood is on the protected species list and forbidden to be imported, like Prag said.
He was also correct that the IRS "went after" ANY PAC's that were formed in the last few years under new regs, conservatives just amazingly had many more of them.
Attorney Generals prosecute only those they have a case against and clearly broke the law, both Federal and local. Considering HE has the law degree and the job, I might just think he knows what he is doing. Yet the right constantly bitches about him, just as they do Obama. Wonder why????
I commented what I did because of the ludicrous post she offered. IF Obama was such an evil dictator, wouldn't all you cry baby Tea flavored minions of the American Taliban be dead or arrested or in hiding right now?

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Posted by Jim Collins on 07/31/2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Can Someone Please Stop Gov. Haslam From Writing Letters?

Or perhaps given his inaction and seeming nothingness, they didn't know we had a governor!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 07/31/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “#Lamarwatch: Internal Poll Shows Alexander Up Big Over Carr

"Joe who?"

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Posted by AndyAxel on 07/31/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “"Duck Dynasty" the Albatross Around Franklin Company's Neck?

Please, can some one post a link to the video of Phil saying he hates gays and blacks? Because i have never seen it.. He never said he hated blacks or gays..People just like to hear what the want to hear, and twist some ones words into something they did not say..

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Posted by Jason on 07/31/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Forensic Folly, Kim Kardashian, and Richard Nixon

So Moost, you still looking for the WMD's????

I would venture that Bill Moyers is a lot more accurate than Bill O'Reilly., and has less sexual harassment suits filed against him.
The fact he may be rich has NO bearing on this accuracy (joke).

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Posted by Jim Collins on 07/31/2014 at 1:38 PM

Re: “"Duck Dynasty" the Albatross Around Franklin Company's Neck?

They have the right to believe whatever they want. They also have the right to say what they want (with exceptions for things like slander).

I have the right never to watch nor listen to them since I consider them to be bigoted and fake.

They exercise their rights. I exercise mine.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 07/31/2014 at 1:12 PM

Re: “"Duck Dynasty" the Albatross Around Franklin Company's Neck?

What right does Phil have to express his views in America!
from what I see nowadays we must all be atheistic gay loving feministic democratic people who accept everything as long as it follows what the media assigns as in acceptable to all and offends none except those who are anti gay or religious (especially Christians) or republican or who don't accept ALL feminist views. I guess I made the mistake of believing that this country was founded on freedom of speech and the freedom to worship or not to worship God in any way you choose. I have respect for the Robertsons for standing up for what they believe in. and about the quote "they're not actually rednecks, but rich people who get to play redneck when it suits them" I'm a black man so when I go back to the "hood" and interact with my friends and "people" does that make me fake? so once someone becomes wealthier we must become snobs? are we not allowed to enjoy the people and things that made us happy before we had money? I love all people, but I don't agree with all people, they have there rights to believe and I have mine.

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Posted by one mans view on 07/31/2014 at 12:31 PM

Re: “"Duck Dynasty" the Albatross Around Franklin Company's Neck?

"...that's pretty disgusting in its stereotypes of the Robertsons and fails to address the fact that they're not actually rednecks, but rich people who get to play redneck when it suits them." Nice try, but being rich and being a redneck are not mutally exclusive.

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Posted by localboy on 07/31/2014 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Can Someone Please Stop Gov. Haslam From Writing Letters?

I'm more than a little disappointed that no one has mentioned the obvious: Perhaps the federal government didn't "notify" the governor this time because they've seen how promptly and effectively he's responded to the Medicaid expansion issue.

Why should they tell him anything when a) it's already handled and the kids are safely with their sponsors, in plenty of time to get their immunizations updated and start school, and b) he would've let the kids rot at the state line for another 18 months or so while he fumbled about for more excuses as to why he couldn't let the feds see his nonexistent "plan" to accommodate them?

I expect some of our esteemed state legislators to come up with a bill next session allowing them to put up giant walls around the entire state and require passports at limited entrance points. With religious affiliations mandatory on each passport.

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Posted by The Quiet Man on 07/31/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Forensic Folly, Kim Kardashian, and Richard Nixon

Bill Moyers, that's rich.

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Posted by Moost on 07/31/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “#Lamarwatch: Internal Poll Shows Alexander Up Big Over Carr

Republicons tearing each other apart is so satisfying. When will the presidential primaries begin? I can't wait for that clown car to throw it's doors open. Bachmann/Cain 2016

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 07/31/2014 at 10:26 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Israeli Intelligence and The Greatest Story Never Told

I'm not adverse to reading an article in the New Yorker, but I already know you and I can read the same article and have drastically different interpretations. (Like the bible.) You think everything you read supports your world view and if it doesn't it's left wing lies. Mine is exactly the same in reverse. We have nothing to talk about except election results. Hillary2016.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 07/31/2014 at 10:22 AM
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 07/31/2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “#Lamarwatch: Internal Poll Shows Alexander Up Big Over Carr

Well, sure. Alexander may continue to have a huge lead, just like it has been throughout the campaign. This is all a clever strategy of the Carr campaign to lull Alexander into a false sense of complacency.

Any day now, the Carr campaign is going to catch fire!

Any day now........

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Posted by Pragmatist on 07/31/2014 at 10:07 AM

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