Regarding the story about the School Board land swap, why does it surprise so many people that the School Board, Superintendent, and City would wait until the last minute to mentain the deal to the Commissioners. It's another example of these groups not wanting anyone, including city and county residents from knowing about their plans. Look at the way the School Board and Superintendent tried to ram the school rezoning down people's throats. Why did the three groups know all about the land swap yet the fourth group, the Commissioners, not know? It was either intentional or they are extremely poor communicators. From this point going forward, I don't think I'll ever trust what the School Board or Superintendent says. I have no confidence in what they say.
It's ironic that Clay Bennett is calling white people racist because they disagree with the President or have doubts about his birth. In essense, Clay is a racist because he believes all white people who disagree with the President are racist. Personally, I believe Obama was born in Hawaii. But I'm sooooo tired of people saying someone is a racist because they disagree with them. I think the issue of racism continues because people want it to continue. Without it, Clay wouldn't have a cartoon and others have nothing to point fingers at.
If I have a child who lives and goes to elementary school in District 7, and a child who goes to mid high in District 9, do I get to vote for both District school board members or will the Superintendant tell me to vote in District 8 ?!
To inquiringmind - I don't disagree with you about the big banks and big Federal government that insists on getting bigger, but the Occupy groups end up costing you and I money, not the big banks or Federal government. Do they really think they're accomplishing something by camping in a city park? The bank execs are laughing. The added police coverage, cleanup, attorney fees, court costs, etc. to baby sit them is coming out of the taxes you and I pay. Occupy needs to find something constructive to do instead of complaining and eating up taxpayer dollars. Vote for people who will make changes, become vocal shareholders about executive compensation, camp out in front of the banks board of directors houses, and so forth.
I wonder how many of the Occupy protesters are receiving unemployment compensation? If any of them are, I would think the 40 days they've spent camping out would've been better spent looking for a job.