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Squawk of the Day - July 16, 2012

"Perhaps the actions against the school board and new information on illegal activities within the system is the beginning of a turnaround. This year’s election will be a huge move in the right direction."

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

"This year's election will be a huge move in the right direction"........or maybe not.

But I DO appreciate your optimism.

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Bubbavet_rureel 1 year, 9 months ago

Yes it will be, we plan to keep the same team in place. Your tactics didn't work, we the voters are aware at your hidden agendas.

Be optimistic along with being more supportive this new election year!!

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VSU 1 year, 9 months ago

Hidden agendas? You mean our idea of cleaning up the school system of corruption and try to save the school system from further disaster? You don't mean our evil plan to improve education for the children, how on earth did that leak out? Now I know you can't be meaning our ideas of lunch money programs be only to those that qualify and not to those making $90,000 a year, that's just plain silly.

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waltspecht 1 year, 9 months ago

I know that Bubbavet-rureel is more intelligent than that statement would indicate. You do realize the School Board is an oversite committee. As such it shoud be staffed with individuals educated in the law and practice of running a School System. You know the School Adminidtrators have erred quite often, and the Board hasn't been familular enough with the correcty process to even suspect. Look at the Free Lunch Quagmire under Whatley's leadership. It should have been caught way before it cost all that money. One cannot provide oversite, when one doesn't even know the basic ground rules. There needs to be a required training course passed by any School Board Member, just like there is fior Sheriff. By the way, it just dawned on me, James Bush is a Vietnam Vet. Are you James?

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Shinedownfan 1 year, 9 months ago

Look at you, Walt, "glass half full" thinking BVR is more intelligent than he seems! Aren't you being nice. Too bad you are being too optimistic.

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waltspecht 1 year, 9 months ago

Look at you, it's a good day to reveal some interesting facts. There are several Lawyers and Businessmen in town that Squawk and Post only don't want their real identity revealed because it could hurt business. I know of three for a certainty. Now lets look at our friend. He came up with the name responding to BubbaVet. It is a sudonime for Bubba Vet are you real? Implying his view was so far out the responder didn't believe it. This would indicate a quick wit and intellegance. Sometimes he slips and steps out of his personna. No, I have him pretty well pegged, just not down to his actual identity. Even if I hit it, I doubt he would own up to it.

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erudite 1 year, 9 months ago

pseudonym, not sudonime; intelligence, and persona. Just using my "superior intellect" that Sister Ruby has given me.

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agirl_25 1 year, 9 months ago

waltspecht....I have for some time been watching bubbavet_rureel's post and kind of had the same idea you had about him being someone who was faking it. The reason I had the idea was because sometimes he slips out of his "dumb old black boy" persona in some of his bubba posts and lets his real character show. There are times he forgets to make spelling mistakes and do his Amos and Andy routines for his audience, which I am afraid is getting kind of old by now. Anyway, back to your theory and why I have come to the conclusion also. Today's input by him on the Forum, the 2nd one listed, is a prime example of him being fresh this morning, and forgetting to go into his A & A mode (which I shall use as his Amon and Andy mode). Notice he has not made his usual spelling mistakes and the sentence structure is very good, even tho is lacks a comma here and there and maybe a period could have been used to make a sentence instead of rambling on but at least he did much better than most times. Then the moron puts this in the forum another time........................................ "Few comments on Penn State, why is this Coach? Mrkia do the left-wingers have your tongue? Mrkia - You have gotten the real started, I tried to retire, but I heard your call for friendship and conversation. You know the real deal Bubbavet_rureel run this, now ignore me to show your respect. moron caller, chimp caller, dumb caller, etc"... ................................................. Then on another occasion he puts a sane comment in the forum, I think he again forgets he is not in his A & A mode and puts in a normal squawk and it reads like this:............................ "Reading the subject, this is not a race problem, it's stating a entitlement problem. Remember, a community that work together will always be blessed. Stop throwing rocks at the problems, and start throwing hope at them. We're in this together, these young people have the mind set of "I have nothing to loose" They believe that the whole community is against them. I hope their not reading your opinions. They will affirm their beliefs. I'm praying for hope, join me." ..........................................................

So walt..... I think you are on to something. I wonder if this page generates system hashes..based on a user's PC. If it does and transmits the hashes each time the user logs in the hard drive has a unique unchangeable serial number and generating a one way hash from the serial number gives each user a unique fingerprint and it can identify the user when they log in. It is a handy way for any Webmaster to ID any user but I doubt the page Webmaster would even care who logs in here or how many times or under what names. Besides if you are right it would be sad to catch him and see Bubba_vet disappear because so many point at him and laugh....I know I do..or I used to until I stopped reading his stupid drivel.

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Cartman 1 year, 9 months ago

Mr. Bush is indeed a veteran.

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MRKIA 1 year, 9 months ago

MAYBE GOV. DEAL AND HIS INVESTIGATORS CAN DO WHAT THE VOTERS CANNOT. BRING CHARGES AGAINST EVERYONE THE EVIDENCE UNCOVERS AS BAD-GUYS, TERMINATE THEIR POSITIONS. THIS LATEST INVESTIGATION IS LIKELY JUST THE BEGINNING. KEEP THE HEAT ON, SENT AN E-MAIL TO THE GOV. KEEP DRAWING ATTENTION. BVR: THE AGENDA IS TO STOP THIS TRAIN-WRECK OF A SCHOOL SYSTEM BEFORE YOU FOOLS SCREW IT UP COMPLETELY. DEAL: SEND YOUR BOYS IN.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 9 months ago

Just where did you come up with that conclusion? Velvet Riggins is running unopposed. She is one of the main culprits. They will just turn and regroup. Hand caught in the cookie jar is not enough for a clean slate of immoral ethics. The only way there will be any changes is to get rid of the ones who are guilty.

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Jimboob 1 year, 9 months ago

She is a liar and a thief... She is running unopposed... Do you really expect different results when nothing is changed?

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whodat 1 year, 9 months ago

Is her position one of those that can run a "write-in" candidate? If so, get on the ball and spread the word.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

I can't help but say this....."Why not a 'white-in' candidate?" HAHAHAHAHAHa

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coachjohnson42 1 year, 9 months ago

thats the REAL RUBY we all know.........

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

"It's a joke, son"

You WISH you knew me, boy! (quoting Madea, in a Biblical sense...)

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chinaberry25 1 year, 9 months ago

Someone said they have until first week of August to run.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 9 months ago

What you have in this election is the ignorant electing the criminal element....After all, it was the ignorant that elected the present board...

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tocar 1 year, 9 months ago

The fact is that we have a school system that is corrupt and needs positive leadership. The voters need to step forward and do the right thing in cleaning up the school system.

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bigbob 1 year, 9 months ago

This squacker must be new if she thinks the election will help. I would bet these fools elect the same thieves again. All the voters in this town care about is free bees. Kids are only $ signs for them for more free bees.

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Progressive 1 year, 9 months ago

Anyone supporting the current School Board reps coming up for re-election are fools. They have proven over and over again that they can not be trusted to make good decisions. It is time for them to be removed from these positions.

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RedEric 1 year, 9 months ago

Let's see now where did I put those hidden agendas. Wait a minute Riggens filled out the application for free lunches and signed it...what need is there for hidden agendas?

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MisterEd 1 year, 9 months ago

BVR is nothing but a pot-stirrer..........plain and simple. No way he truly feels the way he types. All he's doing is looking to get everyone riled up.

And I say this hoping beyond hope that it's true - because if not, then we have proof that IQ tests should be required for people to vote.

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erudite 1 year, 9 months ago

What do we want to see in the city and county schools? Who do we want on the board? I am writing of course about ideals but it needs to start somewhere.

All I read are complaints about the board and the schools but have read no concrete suggestions for what residents want and need for their kids.

I don't think establishing 'who' should be on the board is the first step; I think deciding how we want the kids to leave school (whichever level) should be first.

It does not appear that anyone on the board or running for it is concerned about the kids or their future. Sure, some of these kids come from many generations of illiteracy and the belief that education will serve them no purpose; that exists everywhere.

Most teachers do what they can; like in any profession, there are the losers. We've identified the biggest ones, and I don't mean weight. Trying to reach every child is a long long journey; some can be reached, some cannot.

Let's ask the kids who made it through these schools about what was good and what was bad. Let's see it from their perspective.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

"It does not appear that anyone on the board or running for it is concerned about the kids or their future." You say.....

How on earth could you possibly make such a statement? I mean notwithstanding your superior intellect and near-omniscience?

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erudite 1 year, 9 months ago

I have not seen or heard anything specific that is doable in this area. What would YOU want for our kids? Who do you want on the board? Who do you want teaching or in administration?

My intellect may be superior here; elsewhere I am normal. No one is omniscient.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 9 months ago

HOGWASH! You couldn't be more transparent if you painted yourself with clear fingernail polish. Here is a concrete suggestion. Fire that stupid, incompetent, corrupt, Darrell Sabb loving clown #34. Hire the most competent, capable, experienced secondary school administrator that our (budgeted)money can buy. Tell him to build his team within our budget. Fire Gloria Baker hire an honest principal. Is this concrete, clear and plain enough? This is not rocket science people. Folks are running around in circles asking difficult questions about something very simple. If the DCSB needs tutoring, call the State Board to get an administrator to act as a mentor for the Board. The problem is that the ruling rogues do not want to give up the opportunity to pick the pockets of taxpayers and poor families for whom the funds are targeted. The reason why Velveta Riggins is not challenged by a capable citizen is because the ruling rogues and preachers want to protect the target of their scheme. This is not a series of minor errors or poor judgement, the school board's trajectory is a strategy to rob the cofers set aside for the poor students and their families. Make no mistake about it.

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erudite 1 year, 9 months ago

Who's transparent? I agree with you; get rid of the trash and get members who have the future of the kids in mind, not the future of their wallets. Have you run for the board? Do you have kids in the system? I want to know what the kids want.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 9 months ago

Fine, let your words be "yeah yeah" or "nay nay". Let's get real. The students deserve solid educational opportunities and security not programs to satiate their "wants." Adults reasonably shape the world of students/kids for discovery and self actualization that is through stages (learning process). Professional, competent educators know that and they know how. Knock off the silly bs about what do kids want.

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erudite 1 year, 9 months ago

I didn't mean those kinds of wants--recess, vacations, etc.;I meant what they wanted in their teachers. I am a professional, competent educator and see quite clearly the failures of the system all the way through the top.
Is it time to change the classroom? Are rows and bells working? I'm just wondering;I certainly have no answers.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

Hey B_r......why not you post your address on here and we can all come over and steal food out of your pantry every day, 5 days a week for 9 months....food that you paid for with your own money. Then you might have a better understanding of the "hidden agenda". I mean everybody gets hungry right? Think about it.

And you can just sit back in your easy chair and pray for all us thieves.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

What? You mean you don't get the Parallel?? Come on, Man!

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alleebrin 1 year, 9 months ago

I think the senior citizens/taxpayers in this county should not have to pay ONE DIME to babysit these unruly, impudent kids! Anybody agree?

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KaosinAlbany 1 year, 9 months ago

I sure hope so, Squawker. But if Anita Brown-Williams is re-elected expect more scandals and bad decision making being made in the DCSS's future. Elect Lane Price!!

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43cop 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you allebrin, this is the truth if it's ever been told. The only other thing is that the unruly and impudent parents of these children are the main problem and nobody is going to do anything about them except re-elect them to some government office.

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kingd00 1 year, 9 months ago

I must say, I enjoy these posts as much if not more than the articles!

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Shinedownfan 1 year, 9 months ago

This is my favorite website because of the comments!

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Bubbavet_rureel 1 year, 9 months ago

Breaking News: Bubbavet_rureel have had a change of ideology, he had lunch today with a right-winger, "I understand what the commenters really want". I hope these upcoming elections will yield improvement.

I extend my hand of friendship; please forgive me for forcing my misunderstood values on you guys. It has never been my intent to not agree with reality.

Do you guys think I will be a good choice for office?

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Cartman 1 year, 9 months ago

I think you should seek a position on the Hospital Authority. Surely, you could negotiate a better lease payment from Phoebe than a dollar a year? Unless you are afraid of Wernick. I'm not sure you could handle him. Yeah. Nevermind. He would have you dancing to his tune after the first meeting. You'd be wearing a Phoebe hat out of the meeting. We need someone stronger willed.

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stc1993 1 year, 9 months ago

I read an article a couple of weeks ago on the citizenship test. one of the questions was what was not provided for by the Constitution of the U.S. The answer was an education. Nowhere in the Constitution is an education guaranteed. We ought to just close the school system. The one's that want to learn send them to private school it would be cheaper & the private schools can get rid of the troublemakers.

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Bubbavet_rureel 1 year, 9 months ago

Bubbavet_rureel is this really you? Yeah man, I'm conservative now, that's what so good about America, you can change over night.

Stop them handouts, we owe you nothing. Dont listen to them people anymore.

Bubbavet thinks this election year will reveal huge results!!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

Y'all gots to "Turn or Burn" right?? It's about TIME, Bro's!! HAHAHAHA!!!

Mah Boi's done got Skraiten Out!!! HAHAHAHA!!!

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MisterEd 1 year, 9 months ago

As I was saying...........:)

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 9 months ago

I would like to turn back the clock to the point that only MEN who are PROPERTY OWNERS could vote. That would solve a HELL of a lot of problems!! Cause guess what?? That's who makes this world go 'round...and that is who PAYZ THA BILLZ!!! It only makes sense if you have a BRAIN and are using it to THINK!! Otherwise......just listen to OBAMA and mindlessly do what HE sez!!!

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