"CA writers appear to be grumpy old white men" ?????
I thought grumpy old white men wrote the letters to the editor. I don't think of grumpy old white men when I'm reading the CA editorials or columnists.
It is obvious that anyone who would make that ridiculous statement doesn't read The CA. Not that reading The CA is something I would recommend. My mornings would be much more peaceful if the newspaper remained in the driveway. There's nothing like reading Wendi Thomas on Thanksgiving or having to side with Rick Donlon (whom I dislike) because I thought he was unfairly bashed in The CA. And only Ranitidine gets me past the LTE section on a day when the Tea Party Patriots are writing from Collierville and Lakeland.
Funny how Convicted felon are getting city money to build projects around the city Convicted Felon Karl Sledwitz got millions of dollars for two projects one to remodel old hotel downtown and some other project even convicted Felon fmr state Sen Rosco Dixon got some money from city council so why not give a man a second chance to redeem himself this could be a good program just look at who getting money around this city !
Of course you can't influence the BOE to close schools - the BOE doesn't make the decision!
Can't cure stupid.
I can't influence the BOE, however, enough likeminded people can.
It didn't matter what the BOE decided, I wasn't going to send my kids to school anyway!
I think you are being a bit harsh with nightcrawler. What's the point in being successful if you can't lord it over those less so.
The CA is on life support and allmost flat line, viewership is way down i see the racks in the stores full, the younger generation is on the internet and the only way to view the CA on the net is to be a subscriber and thats not working either , CA writers appear to be Grumpy Old White Men and there articles reflect it for to long its been one sided and that ol" generation is not around anymore or not enough to save them !
I wonder how their website's shift to only subscribers has worked so far. I haven't used it since then.
This narcissist truly believes that he influenced the decision to close schools. No it wasn't a knee jerk reaction to the bus accident that occurred in Raleigh around 2:30. Because we all know the school systems have a long standing tradition of waiting until the day of the actual weather to make the call and that being in school for even half a day is counted as a full day toward AMA/ADA.
No it couldn't be that. It HAS to be the fact that Hobson was monitoring the Memphis Flyer waiting anxiously for the omniscient one to make a post giving directions and demanding that schools be closed.
Felons serve their time either via prison or fines, yet they continue to have barriers to enployment. For example, they can't get ABC permits to serve drinks, making it impossible to get a good job waiting tables.
While I'm not sold on Harris' idea (10 percent is too high), something has to be done to help felons who want jobs to get them.
Only because I know we will be out on Monday also and a chance of missing Tuesday. Normally I would be just as thankful as the next teacher, but we really could have had school today.
OTP: Wait aren't you the one that wanted all the disruptions in my classes yesterday? Stereotypical MCS parent.
If I recall my school age theology correctly, a snow day on a Friday is an act of a merciful benevolent God.
So you quit whining, or next time it could be a pestilence.
I'm sorry, I have to side with Nightcrawler here. It's time these workers pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, and use their shoehorns to pummel morons like Nightcrawler, take their wallets and invest in a gun. Then they can move on to bigger and better resource venues. Taking stuff that doesn't belong to us is what got this great country started. It's the friggin American Way. Grow up! Strap on!
All of these whiners are your collective bosses. You work for the BOE, the public school district. We vote for the BOE, so, therefore, it is the collective us that makes the BOE formulate policy.
If you don't like it, go to work for a private sector business.
I respect you Jamie but you are incredibly judgemental. People change dear heart.
Think about it. There has been something that you have done wrong may not have been criminal but you changed.People are released from jail everyday who want to start over.Do they not have a right to do so?I can prove they do because I work at a non-profit right here in Memphis that helps make that change within & gives people another chance.
Maybe it is not your reading of a balance sheet, it is the balance in common sense that you are missing.
I am still waiting for you to back up your lies!
Me? A spineless "GOPer"? Thanks for big laugh today!
Lemme guess OTP: Like Cathey, you can't read and interpret a balance sheet either, eh?
Lemme guess again: But your union representative has told you that he can, right?
Bruno is right. Hiring on an individual basis makes sense. Percentages do not. In fact, in many cases it isn't possible. There are insurance and licensing issues, certifications. Like that.
@dude with the masters degree, if you don't mind my prying:
In what area have you a masters degree?
This is a stupid idea. Kudos to Lee Harris for the previous ordinance requiring that the city not discriminate against people because of who they are. But there's nothing that could impel me, if I were a private contractor, to hire a percentage of convicted felons. I might consider hiring an individual who could convince me that he's reformed his life and deserves a chance. But hiring a PERCENTAGE? It would be better not to do business with the City of Memphis.
The government cannot ameliorate karma. People create for themselves hard situations when they choose to participate in criminal activities. That's as it should be, and that's a built-in disincentive to criminal activity.
This sounds to me like the City Council is attempting to mandate bad business practice.
God forgives...and its only fitting that we forgive ... I think for those who try....to put their past behind them...they should be given the opportunity to do so...no one person is perfect ...each and every individual alive has something that he or she has done that was not appropriate ...somethings known ..and somethings hidden where only God knows!!! We have to realize that it is NOT ...God's will that any remain in darkness or be lost...LET'S PRAY FOR MIRACULOUS CHANGE!!!
So far we haven't gotten any.
However, I still remember a storm, several actually, years and years ago. Like 1994-6 time frame. I lived downtown. During one storm down town got absolute no accumulation. As I drove east on poplar, crossing a clean dry E.'parkway on a clean dry poplar, onto ice and snow on the east side of east parkway. Really weird. On another occasion I went 3 weeks w/o power, but I lived VERY VERY CLOSE to housing authority. That sucked.
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