In the immortal words of Nine Inch Nails "Bow down before the one you serve. Your gonna get what you deserve." Lane Kiffin and USC have gotten what they deserve.
Yeah. The failings of the housing market and bank loans were entirely the fault of consumers. The banks had nothing to do with it. We shouldn't ask them to change a thing. Business as usual for the banks. Ma and Pa borrower be damned.
After having had to pay a $50 ticket due to a traffic camera that made my bill at a local restarant come to $75 I made a conscience decision not to ever take my family back to Red Bank. I feel for the local businesses there but your local leaders shortsighted decision to install those cameras to raise revenues has actually cost you big time in the long run. Vote them all out and start over.
Brilliant. Instead of asking schools to rise up to the level of a nationally honored one like Normal Park and meet their standards Salsa's suggestion is to tear down the succesful one to everyone else's level. Is it any wonder Tennessee ranks near the bottom nationally for academic standards when there's people like Salsa asking us to strive for the lowest common denominator possible?
Jim Crooks brought up many valid points at the meeting particularly that we "look at the numbers" put forth by Jill Levine and Normal Park as they pertain to the growth patterns of Normal Park. Fair enough Jim. I was there to look at both numbers and yours in the end were comical. By his own admission, and what the article says, Jim stated "I'm not saying my numbers are right". So what is it you are saying Jim? That we should listen to someone who can't validate his numbers over a lifelong educator who has been lauded on both the national and state level? You offered up no credentials of your own Jim only to say you were a concerned parent. As a parent of a Normal Park student I find your grandstanding offensive. It should be abundantly clear to anyone in attendance that you have a singular agenda which is to have the Bell Spears neighborhood included at all costs to the Normal Park zone so that you can raise the values of the 8, count em people, 8 properties you own there. Using the people and children of Bell Spears to further your financial gains reminds me of a huckster doctor that sold tonic as a cure all. In the process of furthering your narrow and selfish agenda you not only jeopardize the future of every child at Normal Park including your own you also do a disservice to the children of Bell Spears. The people of Bell Spears are being led down the primrose path by a man who is not even their neighbor and who has no formal professional educational background.They should be asking themselves "What does Jim Crooks want? Is he using us?". What exactly does Jim Crooks find so offensive about Red Bank Elementary where Bell Spears is currently zoned? Has he told us about sitting in on classes at Red Bank Elementary and what his findings there were? Your words and actions Jim disparage that school while not offering them any concrete ways to improve. I implore all Normal Park and Red Bank Elementary parents to stand up to this bully of a man. Jim, if Normal Park loses one class, one program, one student currently enrolled there because of your actions be prepared for the consequences that will surely follow.
Something doesn't "smell" right here. I think we probably have another "Oh, I was just out walking the Appalachin Trail" excuse from a politician. "Didn't identify the smell at first"? C'mon Rep. Bell. I know plenty of religious conservatives who enjoy God's green bud every now and then. It's okay Rep. Bell. If your van is a rockin keep on knockin till they let you in.