Up for Debate: Charter bill singles out Nashville, Memphis

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:52pm

Legislators have singled out Nashville and Memphis in proposed new charter authorizer legislation that would allow charter school applicants to bypass the local school boards in Davidson and Shelby counties if those boards are asked more than once to reverse charter rejections but refuse to do so. Do you find that to be an acceptable proposal or just lawmakers taking a shot at the school boards in the two cities?

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Tagged: Up for Debate

93 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 12:25

I'm not really sold on the whole charter school idea.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 12:41

Quarterback Haslam is trying the old, "End Around" play....he tried to run the ball up the middle earlier and lost yardage...the ball has been snapped....the play is in progress.....the fans are cheering wildly....the whistle has not yet blown....no flags....he could score!!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 12:41

Forget about individual cities being able to govern themselves.

Raspy old boy when did you finish high school?

Are you as rich as Jay Leno?

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 12:42

Why should charter schools overrule the local school board for any reason & I would like to know how charter schools can use taxpayer's money. I understand Karl Dean has a close relative with one of these charter schools. Maybe that is the reason.

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 12:43

I'm not either, blanket. By the way, I don't know if anyone has said it yet, but happy Valentine's Day. If they have said it, I'm saying it again. :)

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 12:45

Ditto g. - Happy Valentine's Day!

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 12:46

Happy VD.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 12:49

I find it hard to think that Tennessee State government can do any better than the individual city in this. After all it is the State that has set the cities toward destruction.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 12:52

I would have you a kiss gdia, but Raspy would demanded one too. lol

Happy Valentine!

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 12:52

VD Day.. a day that will live in inflammatory..

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 12:52

Got to go for now.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 12:54

How fitting...Gov. Haslam..Mayor Dean and the Charter School Lobby...all enjoying a 3-way, Sweetheart Deal on Valentine's Day....Stupid Cupid is playing the Tennessee taxpayers for fools....and they are willing submissives....is this Love, or is this Lust in the Bible Belt?

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 12:57

Aw schucks, nemo...glad you made it to Atlanta in once piece.

I did the VD joke last night, the wife didn't like it. She said it was so 1979...started a diatribe about Herpes...and they say there are no good conversationalists anymore...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 12:57

Happy Valentine's Day!

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 12:59

Slack....I left this post on the old litter box...just as everybody left the box...thought you might like it...

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 12:29

Zombie Rasputin...in search of his lost пенис....the Mad Monk is the Russian Equivalent of the "Headless Horseman"....Zombie Rasputin, the Headless Holyman.....the Headless Hoseman....looking for his lost hose....coming to a theater near you!

A wooden stake does no good...garlic is ineffective....daylight does not deter Zombie Rasputin....same goes for holy-water and the crucifix...only Grey Poupon....or cheap gin... can save you....you leave it as a sop and then run like hell.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 1:02

Valentines Day...VD...should be National Venereal Disease Awareness Day?

And National Masturbation Awareness Day should be on Palm Sunday?

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 1:05

March should be Crotch Rot Awareness Month sense it is after VD day and before palm Sunday.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:11

Love it Loner.. Christopher Walken will be perfect as Rasputin.
Unsure who to cast as the Czarina

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 1:12

I agree, Gd...March should be Crotch Rot Awareness Month ...acronym: CRAM.

March...I see Buster, the Body Crab, and his family, all Marching in step to German Martial Music, as they colonize the National Crotch....CRAM...I like the concept!

By: yogiman on 2/14/13 at 1:13

How is Nashville and Memphis so different than Gordonsville to deserve special consideration on their children's educations? By damnit, we deserve as much as they do.

I insist, put our name on that ticket to be one on the receiver's end.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 1:14

Czarina? An arrogant, strident, older woman, I'd say...but a MILF...or GILF....maybe Cher?

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:15

Was Gordonsville named after Flash Gordon? If so.. there lies the answer..

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:18

Has to be a women who walks funny ..Loner.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 1:19

Here you go, Slack:

Wild-eyed, bearded, Russian-Orthodox, zombie monk, with a bloody crotch area on his tattered monastic robes, walks into a gay piano bar.....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 1:20

Cher kinda walks funny.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 1:21

And orders a Black Russian?

By: brrrrk on 2/14/13 at 1:22

Charter schools are just a step towards legitimizing the government subsidizing of religious schools... mark my words, the day is coming.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:23

Julie Christie.. was in Dr. Chicago..er..Zhivago shes knows the drill.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 1:24

Vee haff vays of making ze frau valk funny...yah.

I mean, this is a tragi-com-horror-whore flick, right? We introduce the kinky Nazi Doctor....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 1:26

Exactly, brrrrk. That's the problem I have with it.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:28

Zombie says: ''I'm looking for Richard.. have you seen my Dick?''
I'll have a Porch crawler with a piece of lime please..

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 1:28

Wouldn't that be a violation of the establishment clause?

By: brrrrk on 2/14/13 at 1:33

gdiafante said

"Wouldn't that be a violation of the establishment clause?"

The way I see it, we've already stuck the camels nose through the tent by supporting charter schools (most of which are privately run).... what makes you think they're not going to try to push it to the next level.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 1:37

Black Russian:

3/4 oz coffee liqueur
1 1/2 oz vodka

Pour ingredients over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass and serve.

Read more: Black Russian recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink1308.html#ixzz2Ku4DJEM4

Perfect, Bn....the Zombie needs the caffeine...Zombie Rasputin terrorizes Star Bucks. And cocktail bars....he hijacks a Red Bull truck....drives like a dead, but reanimated mad monk in search of his lost organ. He's DWI....Driving While Interred.....in LA...the LAPD opens up with everything they got in a climactic calamity of full-clip firepower.....when the smoke clears, they realize that they got the wrong beverage truck...a Mountain Dew truck...the Zombie escapes.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:40

The Zombie is eventually killed in a hail of silver bullets by L.A.P.D.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 1:43

LOL, Slack...

Porch Crawlers recipe:

2 cans frozen pink lemonade
10 bottles beer
13 oz gin
13 oz vodka

Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl.

Read more: Porch Crawlers recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink5968.html#ixzz2Ku7xJSIM

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 1:48

That Porch Crawlers recipe sounds like something discovered by an alkie who was licking the floor on some porch...licking the deck...lapping the patio stones... after some major spillage....waste not, want not...watch out for glass shards.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:50

Unable to be killed by L.A.P.D... the Zombie enrolls in a charter school in Davidson county, graduates, and gets a management position at ''Star Bucks''

By: BenDover on 2/14/13 at 1:53

More cowbell, Slacker.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:53

lol Ben

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:54

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjsUf_oIgp0

By: BenDover on 2/14/13 at 1:55

Ahhh... a fresh start with a new page. My nutter past lost to annals of internet obscurity.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 1:55

lol, slack

By: BenDover on 2/14/13 at 1:58

Enter - stage left - Raspy's infamous Schlong...

http://imgur.com/nRfVP [probably not safe for work]

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 2:02

Wrong one Ben.. that's Milton Berle's.

By: BenDover on 2/14/13 at 2:03

"Ive got a buddy who's an expert in old Russian dicks. Let me get him down here to authenticate it."

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 2:07

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 1:40

The Zombie is eventually killed in a hail of silver bullets by L.A.P.D.

I love it, Slack...Coors Beer may go for the Silver Bullet angle....good old brewskis save the day...the Zombie Monk gets so shit-faced that he croaks....drowns in his own vomit?

Or....Grey Poupon pours out of the inebriated zombies' every orifice.... and he quickly dries out like a prune....then the dessicated corpse blows away in the wind...to the sound of a mega-beer fart.....only the bloodied robe remains...government men, in rubber suits and masks, crate it up and put it in a vault...The End?

In the sequel, the severed schlong becomes a zombie schlong....seeking revenge....and a living crotch to hang from...in its search, it buggers anyone who stands in its way.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 2:14

zombie schlong.. scoots along faster than a freaking Cheetah..

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 2:16

Actually seen.. passing a Porsche on I-65

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 2:22

...but seriously...have yous heard da news? Old Man McCain and Baby-Faced Graham are teaming up, with some other grandstanding Senators, to derail Senator Hagel's nomination as Sect. of Defense.

Snippet:

"While Democrats had hoped that Mr. Hagel could clear the Senate by the end of the week, several Republican senators have now indicated they will not support an effort to end the debate and take a final vote on his nomination, leaving Republicans mounting what appears to be the first filibuster in history against a Pentagon secretary — a post usually filed with strong bipartisan support......In the case of Mr. Hagel the opposition is especially striking because senators have traditionally afforded their former colleagues a high level of courtesy. Instead, when Mr. Hagel testified before the Armed Services Committee he was pummeled."

Source:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/us/politics/leading-senate-republicans-set-to-block-hagel.html?_r=0