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I agree with you, DoctorDorite. Even if Daddy/Son do nothing of this sort, it just creates a morale problem in the force. I would NOT want to work for my parents for a host of reasons, but I just wouldn't want anyone to think I didn't get my job on my merits alone. Of course, my parents worked in education, which is FULL of nepotism. Nepotism always seems more prevalent in government jobs. Hmmm.
Oh, I don't think that would stop a lawsuit, daisymae, although it is a good idea. Generally, any time it's anticipated that force will have to be used, police officers try to have backup right there, and domestic matters are the worst--so they know to be on guard then.
I don't have a clue why anyone would go into law enforcement now; yes, there are some bad officers, but there are also some good ones. They are overworked and underpaid and then they have to deal with the inevitability of a frivolous lawsuit like this case will turn out to provoke. I hate to be so cynical, but I see it quite often.
I agree with tocar. The racial make-up of the Board shouldn't have anything to do with their qualifications, although some want to make it so. It's very ironic to me that only after Lane Price won her seat did Mr. Heard make his intentions known to run as an Independent. Usually folks get that process going well before the LAST DAY of qualifying.
As long as the school board members are professional, ethical and have the school system's and kids' best interests at heart, I don't care if they are green. Of course, it may be that at this point, only Martians would be qualified to clean up this mess, but I think they would just turn around and go back to their home planet.
Cartman, yours should be the "comment of the day"! ROFL!!
Good column, T! I didn't watch My Three Sons until re-runs, because we could only pick up Channel 10, then later Channel 31. The other channels were dependent on the weather and if we could convince my brother to hold the antenna.
I loved that show. For a little kid, watching the cartoon shoes at the beginning was fun. I had an actual crush on Robbie and am sorry to hear of his passing. Funny riff on a "new" version, though.
What's funnier is the Lawrence Welk memory. My grandpa dearly loved that show, too, and for a four-five year old, that was NOT fun. But now I cherish those memories. I'd occupy my time memorizing the commercials for Polygrip (which is now a DANGEROUS KILLER) and such, but I would quietly bide my time until the payoff--the blowing of the bubbles all over the stage. It really wasn't that big of a payoff, but I had to make the best of it!
I don't watch network TV any more, and I have to be very careful with what my daughter watches. Very sad, but that's life these days.
I'm still trying to figure out how to goggle. ;)
Momof3, from your comments on this site, I wouldn't have expected anything less. Congratulations on your children's achievements!
You know, TRUTH101, you lose all credibility (presuming that you had some) when you personally insult not just Momof3, but her children, by the tone of your comment. There's nothing wrong with careers in Home Ec., Shop and Drafting; heck, people in those fields probably are making more that I am. However, your comment implies that Momof3's children would not be able to choose to go to college. You're entitled to your opinion, but so is Momof3. To bring personal attacks into this debate, especially one that involves her children who are underage and haven't posted anything on this board, is unwarranted and undermines anything you've previously said or will say.
I realize that I've been somewhat hypocritical in this by singling you out, but this is my opinion too. Personal attacks on a poster are unwelcome, no matter the source, but personal attacks on a poster's underage children are beyond the bounds of civil discourse, and should be grounds for removal of the comment. And no, I don't know Momof3 or her children at all, so I'm not some friend or relative that's been dispatched to post on her behalf.
Good post, Momof3, and your children are blessed to have you as a mother.
I'm baffled by your statement that the racial divide on the school board can only be broken by "a black person who is biologically and environmentally endowed with the kind of strenght [sic] that is capable of denying his race for the greater good. I have never seen this in a white person." It's your opinion, and everyone has one, but if you've never seen this particular quality you seek in a white person, have you seen it in a black person? And if so, who?
Furthermore, this is a very important race for all of the citizens of this county, as has been pointed out by several posters on different articles related to this issue, whether one has a child in DCSS or not, but I think it's a little over the top to act as if the only solution for the school board is the reincarnation of Dr. Martin Luther King, who doesn't exist because he was one-of-a-kind.
By the way, I don't think he would appreciate your comment, based upon his writings and speeches, but that's just my opinion. Please note that before anyone rushes in to criticize my comment, I did NOT know Dr. Martin Luther King personally, so I just have to base my opinion on what I've been taught, read and seen in documentaries.
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