@ CL Mullins
Tell me, when does human life begin?
Is it viability, Which depends on our technology and medical science?
I don't Question abortion on religious grounds, I Question it on Constitutional grounds.
An American human life in our country should be afforded all the Constitutional rights afforded you and me. No more, no less, the first among them is life itself.
@ CL Mullins
No resentment here, as always I stand for the rule of law, and work within the system to change those I believe are wrong.
Unlike the "shutdown" piss-ants.
Were they right? If so why would you deny them? All schools are not created equal, regardless of what anyone says. The best usually want the best, your kids did.
Equal opportunity, not equal results. It is actually that easy to be a conservative.
Maybe I'm looking at things from a different vantage point then you. I'll put it like this, my older children's social circle (late 90's thru 2008) who stayed at JPF from grade one thru 8 moved onto CHS or WSHS. They considered Whitehaven and Overton not to be their cup of tea.
Will you be taking your considerable talents to the Bartlett City Schools at the end of this year?
Well, Holiday spin must be included! I think that I might have seen you there! What a fun night! I'll send you a couple from TSC's show! Thanks!
Abortion is a part of women's health care. Just like neutering is a part of veterinary care.. You may harbor some resentment, but get over it.
By the way, for the Lionel fans out there, the 2009-10 Grizzlies missed the playoffs going 40-42.
Why do I bring that up?
Because it's one of the key times during Hollins's tenure when he had to play without Marc Gasol for an extended period.
That season, the Grizzlies were 38-35 and still in the hunt for the last playoff spot when Gasol went down against Dallas.
The Grizzlies lost that game and 6 others in the last 9 to finish on a 2-7 skid and miss the playoffs by a wide margin.
This year's team was 7-5 when Gasol went down. They are 3-10 with Gasol out. As I've been saying, this league is a players' league. Coaches do matter, but Gasol's injury is a MUCH bigger deal than anything else that's happened this season.
Also, read the rest of my comment...you seemed to have stopped at the first sentence....
Have I ever said anything about a "vast right wing conspiracy" regarding the "wrong ballots" issue?
No, I have not.
In FACT, at my press conference, and in everything I've written since...I have downplayed any partisan influence on the happenings of 2012.
So, I'm not sure what you're referencing...but just to make things clear...I HAVE NEVER THOUGHT THIS WAS A PARTISAN ISSUE...IT IS A COMPETENCE ISSUE.
The only partisan element is that the majority of the Election Commissioners are Republicans and have largely been apologists for the current administration of the Election Commission.
That's as far as it goes...
How about before Christ Community Health Services received Title X funding they provided discounted or free doctor's visits to poor women.
When Planned Parenthood lost that same funding, a poor woman had to pay a full doctor's visit fee, BEFORE being seen for any service!
They couldn't be bothered to go into their abortion budget to provide the same services CCHS always had.
When Federal funding was achieved though other routes, suddenly they care about poor women again.
Who cares more about providing poor women health care?
Just facts, you may not like them, but they are true.
First all of, JP Freeman has never been a feeder for WSHS. JP Freeman kids have not been as successful at WSHS as they have been at Overton or Whitehaven.
Snowden is the traditional feeder for Central.
Humes will now feed Overton.
It had nothing to do with "getting" stuff. Why is it that my students in a legacy MCS school are getting their FCCLA trip paid by the board, but I as a parent, am shelling out considerable money to pay for my own child to attend the same trip from a legacy SCS school? They are ALL staying at the same place and participating in the same activities. The BOE is paying for my students but not for my child. That is the problem I have with the system. This is NOT title I.
I didn't care that the legacy MCS paid for music, it came from having more funding per kid. More tax money was available. They sought more investment from the community. I didn't care that I WAS paying for extra activities because my city taxes were lowered.
NOW I care because the system is not playing fair. They could at least attempt some semblance of equality in funding but it's never going to happen. I could list multiple examples of the discrimination, but wouldn't do any good and it was totally expected.
All those programs receive considerable backing from Stax. They provide instruments to more than half the legacy MCS schools. That will not stop as funding for the district continues. Davidson has also managed to find sponsors to support the traditional art teachers to get more consumable supplies paid for. I think this is fantastic that he has managed to get such considerable community involvement.
The model is different in the burbs. They use parental support and each of the large munis has an education association that gives regular grants to supplement the programs. I received a fairly large local grant for science activities when I taught in SCS the first time. Now I have to turn to businesses to make educational investments as a legacy MCS teacher.
One model uses the tax payers to fund the other comes directly from the parents involved.
The problem is there is currently an inequity. Next year it will be up to each muni to determine how to fund these programs and extra curricular activities.
Again, I think Davidson has done a tremendous job as the spokes person for the arts. I appreciate the fact that he goes way beyond the typical administrator with a hand out asking for money. He works every angle he can to get as many resources as he can for these kids. He uses this city to the advantage of the kids he serves. He is one of the bright spots of legacy MCS and the munis could learn a thing or two from him.
@ CL Mullins
He may not be stupid, but apparently he isn't as bright as the child my parents called "sun."
I do think, he wanted to work with HHS and as everyone knows, "dey been busy." Knowing when to fish or cut bait may not be his strong suit Can fighting for a solution that fits Tennessee actually be argued against?
I don't think it can, it is his job. The "don't make waves" contingent may disagree.
@ Steve Ross
"At first glance, the revelation that the SCEC is being investigated by the Feds would bring up the election problems that the past two August election cycles have experienced."
I am not trying to be a hard partisan, but can you tell me what possible advantage it would give to a Republican to screw up the primary of a 98% Democrat District? They sure as hell weren't going to win the seat. Did a candidate get screwed? Quite possibly, sure. Was it some "right wing conspiracy? HELL NO! It was incompetence and no one should make more out of it than it is. We have enough imagined distrust.
AC Wharton's One Memphis: Only for the following
1. His lawyer friends
3. Big Business Republicans
Wharton does not care about the working class. Otherwise he would increase the minimum wage in Memphis to $12 dollars an hour. He rather use the money to buy Autozone Park.
You can't convince a moderate governor subject to the easiest veto imaginable by a redder than red legislature to expand Medicaid by stating it will help poor people. The only way to even have a chance of convincing Republicans in Nashville to expand medicaid is proof that the rural hospitals (the same ones that people WITH insurance go to for medical care) will be forced to cut back on services or close all together when they are stuck with the job of treating poor people in ER's that have no where else to go...and no one pays their tabs.
You can't convince Republicans to do anything by explaining how supporting Medicaid expansion it will help groups that don't vote for them anyway...you can only get their attention by showing how mad the people who elect them will ultimately be if they don't.
CL, no one is overreaching more into society than the current crop of nasty, "tolerant" liberals now infesting Washington. Obamacare, as one example, shows that leftist politics is the sad, hollow religion for many liberals and abortion is their sacrament; a non-negotiable sacrament of death they must try to make everyone pay for. Liberals tells us constantly what food we should eat, what light bulbs we can buy, what size drinks we can purchase, what insurance coverage levels we must buy, shall I continue? No one wants in your pants, by the way; you sound like such a happy, well-adjusted and kind person. The sad few who might can do so all they want, but you and they should not demand a societal stamp of approval. You're free to do what you want now. Guess it's ok for goverment to overreach as long as your side's in power, huh? A man of principle, you are.
Elaine, my guess is that a debate between you and Justice Scalia would be like some people view life: nasty, brutish and short. Brilliant insight on your part, by the way.
To all, no one gets to overturn the Constitution and make it what they want. Hate to break it to my liberal friends who are pleasant and kind (and some not so nice liberals I will not befriend), some things are bigger than YOU. History didn't start with your arrival on the planet. Conservatives generally are trying to "conserve" what you hate and seek to destroy.
Obama has said in his own words and in his own voice that he is troubled the Constitution is a document of negative rights instead of a document that sets forth what the government can and should do on your behalf (look it up). That is asinine. Yes, the Constitution is protecting us from Obama and the notion of unchecked government power, which Obama wants, and I thank God the founders wrote it that way.
Steve Mulroy did not support Planned Parenthood. Now he claims to be an advocate for health coverage for poor Tennesseans.
He cannot have it both ways.
"Just curious, but I still haven't seen any evidence that the mistakes made by the SCEC have had any kind of partisan flavor to them."
They really don't in the past, thus my post on the CA. As I said I have no clue of this new crap, Would anything surprise me? No. Look who we put in charge of our elections.
At first glance, the revelation that the SCEC is being investigated by the Feds would bring up the election problems that the past two August election cycles have experienced. But that doesn't mean that's what they're investigating.
Sure, Shelby Co. has the dubious distinction of having TWO elections overturned by judges from the same 2012 ballot for election irregularities...something that NEVER happens...so that may be a reason for the scrutiny...but there may also be other reasons.
Federal money is involved in the procurement of election equipment and the use of a preferred "no bid" vendor could have raised red flags (though no one in the County apparatus seems to have a problem with it).
Also, there's a little line in Bunker's resolution that could point to why this is happening:
"WHEREAS, complaints have been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and with the County's Human Resources Department against the SCEC;"
If "complains" - plural - have been filed with the Feds, its not unlikely the Feds would seek to investigate the Commission.
In the mean time, someone should investigate what happened to the complaints that were filed with the County's HR department to shine some light on the situation...
How were they resolved? Were they settled? (HINT)
Sorry, but my answer was not false. You seem to be confusing the 1970s for current events. All my info is verifiable thanks to the U.S. Census bureau.
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