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Re: “Charter Schools Enter Fray in East Nashville Plan

So many of you believe you know what is best for other people.

I don't suppose you've had sex in 2014. We star pt off with a post about WalMart and Aldi. Then, someone who at least uses paragraphs writes about dog ooders. A few posts stupidly engage on the grocery store front. More than one person denigrates shirts. Race is brought into the conversation. A po black folk apparently reads the Scene (who'd a thunk it). Some of you can't read. Most can't write a coherent sentence, much less a paragraph.

Having attended and been promoted from elementary school should be a prerequisite for posting here.

You all are a few clicks shy of Ebola.

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Posted by Ghost of Steve McNairs Hunchback on 10/16/2014 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Metro Pulse Dissolved After 23 Years

Bummer. I worked in the city/county building in knoxville back in the day & higher ups & peons (like me) alike would rush to get the latest copy of the Metropulse when they were delivered. Their Ear to the Ground gossip/whadyaknow column was must read (if sometimes off the mark). And Jack Neely is the fount of history for that scruffy little city. His columns & features where always enlightening and engaging. Big loss of voice for et & all of tn.

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Posted by bender on 10/16/2014 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Ale-8-One: (Hard to Find) Cola of (Easily Solved) Mystery

I live right beside it. The ale8 factory. It has many names. Ale81, a late one, ale8

Posted by johnny_.boy on 10/16/2014 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Metro Pulse Dissolved After 23 Years

@moost: Hey, you ignorant !@#%. Try NOT posting when you know nothing about the situation. The fact is that MP was profitable and self-sufficient. Staff wages and benefits were getting paid just fine without any subsidies from the corporate overlords. I know, i used to work there, and was a contributor to the end.

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Posted by Michael Gibson on 10/16/2014 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Charter Schools Enter Fray in East Nashville Plan

Well, as an aside, the families with children in private schools may be paying $1000's and yet, they are still paying their taxes. Most of these parents feel choice, charters and vouchers are quite all right, in fact a better way to go.

Bubba, of course, wants more money, if not possible then spending at other levels could be cut.... and why not?

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Posted by john on 10/16/2014 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Halloween haunted houses in Middle Tennessee — our guide to the grand, the gory and the godawful

First Off Justin. You should not be such a pompous ass to the Scene's readers. Not a very good way to ensure job security.

Secondly, if you are going to be in a position to review haunts you should have an adequate memory and actually look at stuff. You did the same thing to Nashville Nightmare last year, giving them bad reviews bc they were the same haunt when they indeed made tons of additions, huge and in-your-face.

But opinions are like assholes, and apparently the scene has one.

Dear Readers: Don't take anyone's advice, just go to these haunts for yourself and you be the judge.

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Posted by August Parrish on 10/16/2014 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Charter Schools Enter Fray in East Nashville Plan

Yeah, well, Kay, choice-power is wonderful if you don't have to pay for it. Competing grocery stores in East Nashville pay for their own property and inventory. The funds for competing schools, unfortunately, have to come out of the same budget, which is not growing enough to permit every school-age kid to able to choose between two or more schools.

The effect of what you and the other Let 100 Charters Bloom people want to do is to bleed so much money out of the traditional schools that you'll be able to say, "Look, the traditional schools failed! That proves we need more charters!"

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Posted by bubbadog on 10/16/2014 at 6:14 PM

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

One other fact: The push for safeguarding the American elections process at voter registration and with acceptable photo ID at the polls began not with the Republican Party or with ALEC but with the politically diverse immigration control movement many years ago.

I remember.

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Posted by more facts on 10/16/2014 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Charter Schools Enter Fray in East Nashville Plan

At some point, as a parent, one looks at our venerable institutions and at the policies and the policymakers who never learn, and one concludes that one hell of a mess has been wrought and nothing one parent or one small or even large set of parents can do is going to fix that mess at this point, so one had best just focus on one's own household and do what one can for one's own.

That is what we do after decades of hard investment in the public school system. We look after our own, because we know at this point we are on our own and no one else gives a flip about our kids.

On principle, I am opposed to charter and most magnet schools and to school vouchers. Unfortunately, the charters have become a necessary option, because parents have been backed into a corner by stupid policymakers with agendas.

Get your own agenda and fight for yourselves and your kids, parents.

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Posted by policy victim on 10/16/2014 at 5:54 PM

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

Mattintn, this should be a two-step process to safeguard EVERYONE'S legal vote and choices. We should be preventing fraud and unintentional illegality at registration and then further safeguarding with acceptable photo ID at the polls.

The voter-registration end is not safeguarded at all, and since I mentioned Georgia above, that Atlanta newspaper I cited, along with a TV affiliate, have turned up quite a number of instances of ineligible voting in Georgia, including by noncitizens who registered with no verification of the eligibility they claimed. Verification of eligibility to vote is not usually required.

You're okay with this mess if you're a fan of "self-reporting." If so, get ready for the predictable consequences. Your ox will be gored at some point.

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Posted by some facts on 10/16/2014 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Charter Schools Enter Fray in East Nashville Plan

At the end of the day.....

If the people want charters and vouchers why should they be opposed and viciously so, by the likes of JC ? Why do people here denigrate the T shirt wearers?

There is something nasty about JC and Min.

The people gathering in E Nashville want something they feel is good for their children. Do some on this board have special information as to why PS are not working well. I would think they would be first in line to advocate for change.

BTW, I did look at those scores, I've looked before and as usual the fix is in. I'll remind you to look up proficient-what it means. One thing to Webster, quite another to the apparatchiks at headquarters.

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Posted by john on 10/16/2014 at 5:13 PM

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

People who think all police are scumbags should live in a police desert.

Perhaps we eventually will sample a world in which no one wants to be an underpaid, underappreciated law enforcement officer, or a young dupe in the military, or a disposable health care worker.

"I'm a fool to do your dirty work, oh yeah. I don't wanna do your dirty work no more...." -- Steely Dan

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Posted by Not an ingrate on 10/16/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Charter Schools Enter Fray in East Nashville Plan

"What's sorely lacking in this education monopoly run by condescending educrats is parental ability to choose what is right for their child."

We live in a society, one that is great because of the efforts of those of us who are productive.

When you have the sort of microexceptionalism Kay Brooks expresses here, when you care about only the education that only your child receives, you are no longer positively contributing to society.

Think about it like this: imagine those modern conveniences that make life in the 21st century so grand--things like clean water, and electricity, and good roads, and cars, and well-stocked supermarkets, and good healthcare.

Now, imagine your child was the only person whose education you supported.

How many of those things you really like to have is your child on their own going to be able to provide for you?

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/16/2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “More National Ink for Nashville Restaurants

Whoo Hoo! Congrats to Pat and Nina!!

Posted by pogo on 10/16/2014 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Chipotle’s Sofritas Have Arrived in Nashville

You could be REALLY precise and say it's in Lion's Head Village...and confuse everyone.

Posted by S L on 10/16/2014 at 4:44 PM

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

Let me help you. From Merriam Webster:

noun \ˈbi-gət\

: a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group)

It's okay to be wrong, Mark. It can be an opportunity for growth if you use it properly.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/16/2014 at 4:39 PM

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

"But learning English is hard work" - probably the best line of the article.

Not everyone is cut out to be proficient in two languages. This is especially true after you've hit middle school.

More power to these people who are looking to make better lives for themselves and who put in the time and effort to assimilate and learn the language.

It saddens me that Xeyli has a couple sentences in the article, and one is a backward swipe at a airline worker's possible racism. Sad that Xeyli has yet to fully comprehend that it's not racism just because you don't get special treatment. Shit, it was an airline FFS. Everyone gets treated poorly. Learn that lesson, and you well on the road to becoming a Real American (like Jack Swagger).

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 10/16/2014 at 3:56 PM

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

Here ya go,,,,,,,,another attack on those bad ole white Americans.
Why don't you quit being so,,,so,,,white. Why don't you quit being so American and conducting your daily conversations in English. Can't you see that we are here now and you need to change and accommodate us. We've already taken your jobs so ya might as well move over and let us have your schools as well. And while you're at it could ya get rid of all those teachers who don't look like us so our kids will feel more comfortable here. You might want to rethink this language thing to.By 2026 our population will have grown to the point that we will be totally in charge of all government offices then we will pass laws making it illegal to speak English in Tennessee. Better get those spainish books out and get cracking. It'll come in handy to. When our little bastards breeze through your school system without an education and can't get work, you'll need to understand when they knock on your door with a gun in their hand and tell you to get on the floor or get you ass shot.
My God, when I think of the blood that was shed for our nations freedom and then we have Libtards like you writing trash like this and elected officials with the morality and mind set of a street walking 2dollar whore it makes me glad that our forefathers aren't here to see this.

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Posted by OIChowitis on 10/16/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Charter Schools Enter Fray in East Nashville Plan

Kay Brooks - kindly interpret the first sentence of MNPS's mission statement as it relates to my statement, and reconcile your idea that something needs be possible and be measurable to be a goal:

----------------------------MNPS Mission Statement First Sentence-------------------------
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools will provide every student with the foundation of knowledge, skills and character necessary to excel in higher education, work and life.

I suppose you might say that once a student (9th grader, 10th grader) has the foundation to excel, that MNPS can stop educating that child. You could, but you'd expose yourself as more of an idiot than you already have.

The thing is, existing to do something does not mean that something is possible. Existing is the raison d'etre.

While you are at it, why don't you sit in the corner with the other harpies who attempt to point to flaws in others's reasoning while providing no substance of their own?

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Diatribean!! on 10/16/2014 at 3:22 PM

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