Letters to the Editor

Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 12:00am

Who needs him?

The basic truth of the matter is that Martin Kennedy [Post Politics, July 27] is too good for [the Board of Education]. What would the Council or others want with a hard working, faith based PhD with kids in the system, who is educated, outspoken and willing to give his time and efforts for the betterment of the system?

What would they want with someone they could not control or who would not "play the game" but would speak his mind to drive change for the betterment of the kid seated in the back of the class?

It's a short walk from the ‘back of the bus’ to the ‘back of the class’ and Kennedy knows it. Forget ‘the game,’ what about the kids?

Kennedy was the spark to light the fire of change needed in this organization.

Dan Quigley

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128 Comments on this post:

By: daKine7 on 7/30/09 at 4:32

I have no idea what this guy's LTE is talking about. Please, let's get off-topic as rapidly as possible. When's the world ending again?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/30/09 at 5:25

Good Morning!!

Verbal Cartoon

After being rescued by Limbaugh, Sara spent her days at sea drinking Jack Daniels and shooting Dolphins from the bow of the yacht. The First Dude found comfort in the ships lounge drinking anything he could get his hands on.

In the meantime, Rush was busy talking to potential campaign donors. At the moment he was trying to get Dick Chaney to give his blessing for Sara to be the party's candidate for 2012. "Look Dick, we can show her off as a 'Hockey Mom' or a 'Pit Bull' with lipstick. She is interchangable."

To be continued.

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 5:44

Around 4:30, d7. But I don't think I'll be able to make it.

By: daKine7 on 7/30/09 at 5:59

d'pain: Now, quit foolin' around here. This is important. The guy on acid (LSD) said yesterday 12:00noon on 12/12/2012. At 4:30 you'll be protoplasm. Which may be an improvement.

By: Kosh III on 7/30/09 at 6:01

End of the world? According to Id, chief and others; the world ended Jan 20 2009.

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 6:24

dargent, I agree. Translation of LTE: This guy Kennedy, wanted to be appointed, to fill the recently vacated school board seat, of Alan Cornerstone.
Kennedy is a transplanted Yankee, and was never in the running for council appointment to the seat.

By: CAH on 7/30/09 at 6:33

Change of topic: The poll today on the other page is both funny and disheartening.

If you had to make ends meet, would you resort to the adult entertainment industry?

To be funny, I answered 'Yes'.

Then I realized that if I did get into that job, I would probably starve to death.

Sad that.

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 7:04

Regarding the photo of Mommy XXX on the front page:
Is she winking, or did she get "something" in her eye?

By: CAH on 7/30/09 at 7:12

NPC did its readers a disservice in not showing more of Mommy XXX. Just a head shot doesn't do justice to the story.

By: dargent7 on 7/30/09 at 7:18

Gd: Beatles trivia:
#1.. Who played lead guitar on "Back in the USSR"?
#2..Who played lead guitar on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"?
#3.. What was Lennon saying as "Strawberry Fields Forever" faded?
My grandmother knows these, don't let me down. Get it? A Beatles song.

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 7:23

CAH, the NCP probably asked for the total package.
Maybe she was only willing to give them head.

By: gdiafante on 7/30/09 at 7:23

1. McCartney
2. Clapton
3. Cranberry Sauce

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 7:31

lol, house!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 7:32

ok, back to Whale Wars (I like hot seamen).

house, is the skinny guy with the glasses the one you call Rat Boy?

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 7:38

That's him, Blanket.

By: dargent7 on 7/30/09 at 7:40

gd: "Cranberry sauce"? You've got to start dropping more, higher quality acid.
"I buried Paul..I buried Paul"...the other two were right on, as usual.
I'll get you eventually, and your little dog too.

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 7:42

nazi, I hear Popeye is available.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 7:42

don't worry, i'm not pining for him. LOL!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 7:43

Popeye would have to lose that pipe and quit chasing Olive.

By: gdiafante on 7/30/09 at 7:43

Dargent, you're wrong. People perceived it as "I buried Paul" but it was "Cranberry Sauce". You can clearly hear him say it.

By: gdiafante on 7/30/09 at 7:45

Anyone see the episode of Family Guy where Popeye was with the doctor and he diagnosed him with tumors in his forearms and a stroke? Pretty funny stuff.

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 7:46

I never understood why the kid was named Sweet Pea.
Baby Oyl seems more logical to me.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 7:46

no, i missed that one g. and i thought i've seen all the Family Guy episodes. huh.

By: gdiafante on 7/30/09 at 7:48

It was hilarious, blanket, I did a spit take. The doctor was like "Yeah, those are tumors in your arms...and that thing with your eye and your speech...you've had a massive stroke..." LOL

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 7:50

I like to watch Family Guy & Robot Chicken on Saturday mornings. Nice combo.

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 7:52

I Yam What I Yam.

By: gdiafante on 7/30/09 at 7:53

I'd like to watch the inside of my eyelids on Saturday mornings, but I have young children so it's impossible. Oh, to see the day when they become lethargic teenagers and sleep in....sigh...

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 7:54

What's in Popeye's pipe?

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 7:59

More important, did Olive Oyl make a porn movie?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 8:13

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 8:50
I like to watch Family Guy & Robot Chicken on Saturday mornings. Nice combo.

I concur. I love Robot Chicken.

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 8:54
What's in Popeye's pipe?

Well, it's legal in California......

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 8:59
More important, did Olive Oyl make a porn movie?

Of course she did!

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 8:16

nazi, I thought so. I bet Popeye's pipe started spinning.

By: Funditto on 7/30/09 at 8:24

My guilty pleasure is King of the Hill. I love those charactars. Especially Boomhauer.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 8:27

I knew a guy who talked like Boomhauer. He was always stoned.

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 8:30

I used to watch King of the Hill. Hank did something very bad, and I stopped watching.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 8:32

Funditto, did you enjoy the rope exercises yesterday?

By: brrrrk on 7/30/09 at 8:42

Robot Chicken is da bomb!!!!!.... The only show I love to watch more (when I can catch it) is Moral Orel. That show's an absolute hoot!!

By: daKine7 on 7/30/09 at 8:56

See, what did I tell you...I do the "Reverse Jedhi Mind Trick" out there to change the subject, and before you know it, we're talking about Popeye's infidelity and King of the Hill' Hank's masterbation techniques. Ya think the people in Alabama, Ark., and Miss. are as sophisticated as us?

By: brrrrk on 7/30/09 at 8:57

"Ya think the people in Alabama, Ark., and Miss. are as sophisticated as us?"

Not a chance! Have you seen the audiences at the Opry?!?! :-)

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 9:00

Yeah, but the Gates 911 caller, wants to be left along, and has a televised news conference to demand it.

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 9:01

Have you come up with your "porn star name", d7?

By: Loner on 7/30/09 at 9:04

Good morning, Nashville!

I guess that the LTE's bummed-out author was trying to use sarcasm to make his point. If you locals are confused by the letter, don't expect me to make any sense of it.I picked up on the faith-based aspect and I'm glad whenever a potential, book-banning knucklehead is rejected from serving on any public school board. The race card also seemed to be played in the LTE. All in all, this LTE rates a D-, IMO.

I see where another Cannabis growing operation was busted in Msic City. Your cops need to find honest work. Dead bodies are sghowing up all around town, but Metro Police are concentrating on nailing the Cannabis farmers. Serpas should be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail. Can't we get Willie Nelson to run for Chief of Police in Nashville?

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 9:05

pain, mine is: ''noslackerinthesacker''

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 9:07

mine is Blanketnazi3. LOL

By: Loner on 7/30/09 at 9:09

Boner?

By: house_of_pain on 7/30/09 at 9:10

I'm gonna mix porn with mafia: Sonny Twodicks.

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 9:11

nazi, what about beachblanketbango?

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 9:17

Porn went downhill, when they stopped wearing black socks, and robber's masks.

By: dick658 on 7/30/09 at 9:17

OK Slacker go ahead and hehehe

By: slacker on 7/30/09 at 9:19

Its dick658 heh heh heh...har..har

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/30/09 at 9:22

g, here's an old pic of John Lennon. care to add a caption?

http://blog.dailyfill.com/lennon.html