I am SICKENED by the lack of common sense by our elected officials - city, county, and board of education.
Why in the world we have global corporations locating here is beyond me - though something tells me if we keep up the current level of good ol' boy back room deals we'll scare any further investment straight out of town.
I don't think Scales was the 'best' - but how can he do his job when he's fighting an up hill battle against the 'system.'
And Rhonda - please proceed to crawl back under the rock you seem to have crawled out from under.
No wonder we have soooooo many private schools around here - its not the teachers fault, its our crappy administration. Our school board is a JOKE and a costly one at that - jokes on us folks.
I'm not sure why TFP has decided to do so many sob stories on the topic lately (and filtering off their use of the word "ILLEGAL" when they do) but its getting old fast. Its ILLEGAL immigration - its working around and abusing the system... those that are here illegal should be sent back, and those that have hired wihout proper papers FINED harshly for doing so.
Want to reduce health care costs in this country? Stop Illegal Immigration - the government (TennCare) and the hospitals (non insured - no pay) will be relieved of the strain.
Of course, let's not get onto the topic of government programs - Illegals aren't the only abusers....
Chuck wouldn't debate because he knew momma's advice - "better to remain quiet and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt."
Though I didn't have much doubt to begin with.... Let's hope for a good candidate like Savas or DeVol on the "electable" ticket in two years.
I agree with NoMyth completely.
Chuck didn't debate because he didn't know how.... His main ad where he's bobbing his head up and down - great marketing opp, Chuckie Bobble Heads - at leat that way we'd get some use out of the guy through humor.
I guess this is one of those things congress figured out after they passed the bill so they could figure out what was in it?
What this country needs is less government, resulting in less government spending, resulting in fewer taxes, resulting in more freedom.
Maybe he'll forget to show up in Washington and save us the embarrasment.