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Re: “Turning It On

Wharton is soon to be the Mayor of what is officially the most poverty stricken city in the US.

Wharton needs to really look long and hard at what Memphis is. And, what Memphis is extends further than the Downtown area.

He needs to get on the ball on start adopting welfare to work programs. There are a variety of models he can choose from. I like the California model because it offers up fair minded educational as well as vocational opportunities.

Wharton also needs to think of the most impoverished (one out of five Memphians) for such things as construction contracts as well as hiring policies. Memphis has the "second chance" program for felons as well as "ban the box" for all city jobs. I say enough is enough on that and instead of hiring felons for city jobs just for the tax break the city gets, he should look toward working along with DHS as well as what governs the unemployment offices and recruit from there. If he did that, he could place the felons in less precarious positions with regards to working for the city and still get the tax break I would assume.

Wharton has most everything he needs right there before him. Since the odds are mighty high he is to be the Mayor again, he really needs to get on the ball because Memphis has no way to go but up I do so hope.

Posted by missmary on 09/23/2011 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Bellevue Pastor Asks Members to Vote Against Equality

It is far out how the letter asks those in Memphis to educate themselves on the manner in one sentence and then goes on to tell them exactly what to think in the next. It is willy nilly at best.

Bellevue has given me the creeps for as long as I have lived here and the more I learn of it the more reason I have to keep on having the creeps!

“When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.”

~ Jim Morrison

Hopefully the ladies and gentlemen of Memphis who are of voting age and go to Bellevue will make their own peace with this matter on their own respective accord.

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Posted by missmary on 09/21/2011 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Seeds of Discontent

From the looks of the pictures he would be a valued neighbor and member of most any neighborhood. It is obvious that he is very much one for gardening and that he is not making a mockery of the neighborhood at all.

The fact that he is mentoring young gentlemen through his garden in various positive, proactive, and educational ways is commendable.

What has happened to our city?

Alice Waters herself would hire this gentleman in a New York minute! I wish there was a way she could learn of what this gentleman has been put through.

Posted by missmary on 09/19/2011 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Taking the Leap?

@kenhoover I have learned that Mr. Jones has stated more than the once that the school buildings for any municipal school for the proper suburbs of the county should be sold at full price. No depreciation costs included at all but that the construction costs should also be included. I would love to know where one would find out about these costs and all. I would also love to know why anyone thinks a school building should be sold at full on market price as though it were brand spanking new.

Since the judge deemed this entire issue with the municipal schools to be "not ripe" I also wonder about something else. The ban has been lifted but the judge left well enough alone. Should anyone even bother, then? Lawsuits up the ying yang for ages will leave the schoolchildren in flux.

Posted by missmary on 09/08/2011 at 3:00 PM

Re: “The Problem with Kriner Cash

I lived in South Florida when Kriner and his pals were there. He also has a pal who used to work in Palm Beach who he has contracted with as well. His pal's name from Palm Beach is Jeffrey Hernandez and the mode of instruction which the MCS has to abide by for this year is exactly what he did in Palm Beach and it is also what the parents of the youngsters there made him loose his job over. Jeffrey also did a contract based job of sorts for Kriner in a rather fishy way a while back, in essence, the man was working at two different states at once and no one here in Memphis followed up on that at all!

All Kriner has done is taken the very bad things he and his pals did in South Florida as well as what his own pal did in Palm Beach and bring them here.

It is my hope, out of respect for all of the schoolchildren of the MCS (and the SCS and whatever the merged district will be called), that Kriner and the pals of his he has brought here and all have nothing more to do with the schoolchildren sooner rather than later.

I am saddened by this article. I respect the manner in which it was written and researched very much. But, I am not surprised by it at all even though it pains me to admit that with all my heart.

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Posted by missmary on 09/08/2011 at 2:47 PM


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