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?

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: Up for Debate

93 Comments on this post:

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

The moral of the story is: ''Don't put your schlong where it don't belong''
-Czar Nicholas II

By: BenDover on 2/14/13 at 2:32

Hagel is a joke, Loner. If candy @$$es like McCain and Graham are standing up against him you know he's a total C_F_... where's Lieberman on it. He's usually a pretty good fire-wall against the worst national security liberal moronism.

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

Ben, they're using Hagel, to try and get the Obama administration, to admit they stonewalled on Benghazi intelligence, that they thought might affect the election.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 2:45

Who would you like to see in that job, Ben?

By: brrrrk on 2/14/13 at 2:47

BenDover said

"Hagel is a joke, Loner. If candy @$$es like McCain and Graham are standing up against him you know he's a total C_F_... where's Lieberman on it. He's usually a pretty good fire-wall against the worst national security liberal moronism."

So sad.... another victim of Obama derangement syndrome...

Take two AK's, go to bed, and call your therapist in the morning...

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 2:49

They should confirm Hagel.. it doesn't make any difference, Obama is defense secretary anyway.
Silly games both sides play.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 2:52

I'm tired of all the pissing contests. Let's try to come up with some compromises from both sides and get things working.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 2:58

Unless there is some legal question regarding a cabinet candidate, the President should get whomever they want. They will do the bidding of the Prezz. anyway. A waste of time.

By: brrrrk on 2/14/13 at 3:01

Blanketnazi2 said

"I'm tired of all the pissing contests. Let's try to come up with some compromises from both sides and get things working."

Personally I'd like nothing more, but we no longer have a loyal opposition in the Republican party.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 3:02

People, people, people,people. Zombies have feeling and a personality. Rasputin has not!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 3:03

Nope. They made it their goal after the first election to say NO to anything Obama tried to do then make it an issue that nothing was getting accomplished.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 3:08

True Nemo, I once saw a zombie rescue a child from a burning building.. and then he ate him.

By: dargent7 on 2/14/13 at 3:09

A "Zombie" is a cocktail I used to make for patrons.
I forget what's in it.
"Put that in an airplane and something's bound to happen..." Three Stooges.
As far as today's topic...didn't Obama give his State of the Union, Tuesday?
Shouldn't we be talking/ discussing that?
Or that Taylor Swift has crossed- over and looks more and more like Lady Gaga?
Or at least Madonna.

By: brrrrk on 2/14/13 at 3:13

“We got to be more positive. We’ve got to put a smile on our face. We win economic arguments. We win the numbers arguments. We’ve got to do it with a smile. We’ve got to do it in a way that inspires people” - Reince Priebus

In other words, there's nothing wrong with our policies, we just need to smile more when we say it. GOP.... still living in the land of Duh.....

By: brrrrk on 2/14/13 at 3:15

I saw a zombie drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
His hair was perfect

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 3:16

Are you sure that's not from ''The Music Man''... brrrrk?

By: brrrrk on 2/14/13 at 3:21

Seventy-six zombies led the big parade.....

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 3:22

lol

By: brrrrk on 2/14/13 at 3:31

Zombies, oh we got Zombies,
Right here in Music City!
With a capital "Z"

By: yogiman on 2/14/13 at 3:34

B2,

In your 3:03 post, you made the comment; "Nope. They made it their goal after the first election to say NO to anything Obama tried to do then make it an issue that nothing was getting accomplished."

Question: If the GOP was so strong against Obama's goals from the beginning, why have they ignored the Constitutional legality of him being in that office? Why did they let him usurp the office and why have they not tried him for treason?

Are they afraid of him or are they "with" him just trying to make themselves look good?

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 3:36

Zombie alert! One posted at 3:34PM, but just zombie crud to be ignored.

By: dargent7 on 2/14/13 at 4:06

The suspense was killing me...
"A Zombie":
Bacardi 151
Pineapple juice
Orange juice
Barcardi light rum
Lime juice
Then pray to Jesus.

By: slacker on 2/14/13 at 4:10

Typical zombie pick-up line:
''I'd give my right arm to go out with you... heere ya go''

By: yogiman on 2/14/13 at 4:16

That's OK, bfra. I understand, you don't have an answer because you don't know the facts.

By: dargent7 on 2/14/13 at 4:35

Speaking of the dead,...where's "yogi"?
If he doesn't post 30x a day, someone check his vital signs.

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 4:38

d7 - The dead is still on here, posting his 30+ nothings that he has for 4+ years.

By: yogiman on 2/14/13 at 4:41

Nothing only in your feeble mind, bfra. Facts are facts. You need to study them a little more. Would you like for me to give you some to check out?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 4:41

d7 yogi took the I Q test and found that I was smarter than him.

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 4:43

Nemo - That isn't saying much. Not putting you down, but a rock is smarter than yogi.

By: brrrrk on 2/14/13 at 4:44

You know what I heard yogi got on his IQ test?

Saliva....

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 4:48

I do have rocks that are smarter that yogi.

Saliva.... I love it.

By: BenDover on 2/14/13 at 5:02

Zombies, oh we got Zombies,
Right here in Music City!
With a capital "Z"

Funny Brrrrkkk... lol

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 5:03

d7 would probably question, are you sure that is saliva? LOL

By: Rasputin72 on 2/14/13 at 5:19

Our government is working very hard to ward off a revolution by the underclass. The way to do that is to promote diversity and "all men are created equal" bulllhockey. I think that as more Americans fall upon their sword and accept welfare as their main benefactor the government cause will be accepted.

There will be 1 to 5% of Americans that will use their money to make sure that their children never set foot in a public school system asit exists in Davidson county.

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 5:35

Golly, I thought our government was working very hard to get the homeless off the streets, away from the grey poupon & cheap gin & I haven't seen any Americans walking around with swords. What delusional world do you live in Raspy?

By: Rasputin72 on 2/14/13 at 5:44

Bfra, I am glad you recognize that I live a different life than you and your kind. If I did I am sure that I would look at the intelligent class as delusional.

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 5:52

Oh Raspy, I can guarantee you live a very different life style than mine. Your underlying wants speak volumes on that. Now do go easy on that cheap gin, but then it is supposed to turn cold again, so it might help you with the warmth.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 5:53

Hagel is a zombie?

The Rasp has been beheaded....he now thinks with only one head.....the other head is in a jar, pickled in formaldehyde, and in a museum....be careful, an emasculated zombie is the worst kind of zombie.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 6:28

My world is real and your world comes in fits and spurts Raspy old boy.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 6:30

It's Raspy cute in his flimsy attempts to impress real world people.

Remember Raspy old boy you are yogi's equal.

By: yogiman on 2/14/13 at 6:31

Does that mean you have a rock in your head, bfra? Sure looks like it.

By: yogiman on 2/14/13 at 6:46

I'm believe I've proven you qualify for the name I gave you, dumba$$.

Couldn't you think if I thought you was smarter than I I wouldn't admit it?

Apparently not, but our postings on this site prove your ignorance. Sorry 'bout that.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 11:23

The last two lame post of yogi , are poor excuse for intelligent thought.