8.28.2009

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Denny Crane reported last night that the Decatur school board voted 4 to 3 to not install artificial turf at the football stadium.
  • Man, you guys were acting crazy yesterday in the comments. Wore me out.
  • Remind me to focus on more "Afternoon Pick Me Ups." That tends to bring us together as one. I'm a uniter, not a divider.
  • The craziest story yesterday (and all over the news this morning) of a 29 year old lady discovered after having gone missing since she was kidnapped at age 11. If you haven't read the story in the link, you'll be stunned. And the nut job abductor had a blog.
  • I've always been moved from by a scene in Midnight Express where one incarcerated character talks about how some people are simply defective. "You see we all come from a factory. Sometimes the factory makes bad machines that don't work. They put them here. The bad machines don't know they're bad machines . . . ."
  • I was Jonesin' for football last night so much that I tried to find the only game being broadcast: Abilene Christian. Did you know ACU has a freshman player enrolled from Boyd who is listed at 5'9" and 260 pounds?
  • Isn't it wild how Google has become one of the biggest companies in the world without, the best I can tell, spending a dime on advertising?
  • Yesterday, USC announced that an 18 year old freshman will start at quarterback (pic). At 18, I couldn't have quarterbacked at Chico if I had been a "held back" senior. And if I could have, I would have been scared to death. But this kid is in charge of one of the most storied programs in the country.
  • There was a wrong way driving in Fort Worth last night on 121/Airport Freeway. The driver, and no one else, is dead of death.
  • My "This Guy Is A Spare Dallas Cowboy" proclamation: WR Roy Williams.
  • George Bush is a forgotten man.
  • No matter who you are, after your funeral you'll only be remembered by a handful of people.
  • My "front room/back room" post about Mattie's and the O.J. Simpson verdict gave rise to some interesting comments. But I still want to be in the back room. Nothing makes my heart race as much as real "breaking news" that will become part of history.
  • The courthouse flag remained at full staff yesterday. About five years ago, the Sheriff's office lowered its flags to half staff when its drug-sniffing dog died.

98 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum Yum!!!!

Anonymous said...

dead of death?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the county judge is waiting on notice from Gov. Perry since the Texas Flag cannot be above the US flag.

I think Obama issued the order based on Kennedy support for his ultra left wing agenda, not to establish protocol for the nation to follow when a Senator dies.

If Gov. Perry issues the order, Wise County should comply.

wordkyle said...

If you think George Bush is a forgotten man, you can hear Obama mention him every time he needs a scapegoate for his own mistakes. (I hear he's copyrighted the phrase "problems I inherited.") Obama also invokes Bush to distract us when his own policies are unpopular with the public. (Obama's response to losing the healthcare debate: investigate the CIA.)

My final comment on Ted Kennedy: After Chappaquiddick, there is nothing he could ever accomplish that would atone for his crime. Not that he tried; he led a life of decadence and public debauchery. That Kennedy is hailed as some kind of "hero" by Liberal Democrats speaks tellingly of the qualities they value most.

Anonymous said...

You deserve to be worn out for posting the Government-Run Socialized health care video! If we could have only showed up at a town hall meeting to express our views but Kay Granger is not going there!

Anonymous said...

You must have been Jonesing for college football, Barry. NFL preseason was on last night - It's good football for about 1 quarter.

Anonymous said...

At least there are 4 persons on the school board with financial sense and fiscal responsbility.

Anonymous said...

The Wise County Sheriff's drug dog did more for the good of the people than Kennedy did in 47 years in the senate. I miss the dog.

Anonymous said...

Hey, don't forget to focus on more "Afternoon Pick Me Ups."
Great work on today's pic

The Rangers won their series against the Yankees. Seems like they manage to get pumped up playing good teams (Yanks, BoSox, Angels), but only play average against average or so-so teams

mzchief said...

What is it with sick bastards like Jim Jones, David Koresh and the loons who abducted Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Lee Dugard all believing that God wants them to abduct and/or rape pre-teens and teenage girls?

Perhaps, it is just me but I have no doubt that anyone who commits evil in God's name is destined to be a chunk of charcoal in Hell.

RPM said...

"The Wise County Sheriff's drug dog did more for the good of the people than Kennedy did in 47 years in the senate."

Wheels off.

mzchief said...

To Barry...
Quite whining about the crazy comments, you bring them on yourself and love it.

Anonymous said...

Barry, not sure about you being a "uniter" rather than a divider.

You have a talent for putting stuff out here to bait us and stir us up.

And we fall for it every time.

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

AMEN 8:26. I am proud of the Decatur School Board and I live in Bridgeport.

Way to go folks!

Anonymous said...

Death, Death Death

Double Face Mark Followell

Anonymous said...

Quite whining? As opposed to Loud whining?

Anonymous said...

BG, my man, you are slacking off here. I can't believe there was no mention of Leonard Denney and Tom Bishop requesting raises from the Commissioners when no one else (who deserves a raise) in the county is receiving a raise. Those two are way overpaid as it is. Both are a liability to Wise County and won the election by dummy default after every "responsible voter" voted a straight ticket which caused us to lose a great Constable, Dennis Hudson. Leonard Denney is way too old and Bishop is way to aggressive to be on anyones payroll!

Anonymous said...

Roy Williams is out indefinitely now? Will someone tell me why we signed this chump? UT is the biggest factory in NCAA football of wasted talent (fairly recent exceptions being Casey Hampton, Priest Holmes).

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous woman BTW.

Anonymous said...

8:26, is that the best you can do?

After so many of you crazies endlessly ragging on the Decatur school board for making a decision that they hadn't made ... that THEY HADN'T EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO VOTE ON .... now all you can do is (cough, cough) "well, at least 4 of them have some sense."

Well I've got news for you. 4 of them is a majority. And that's how decisions are made in a political system like ours.

You "aginners" drive me crazy. You hear about some idea or other and just go off the deep end complaining about somebody else's irresponsibility .... when in fact NOBODY has even had a chance to make a decision on the matter. And then, when they finally have a vote and actually make the responsible decision, you don't even have the decency to offer an meaningful apology for your antics.

My congratulations to the Decatur School Board for giving this matter their full consideration, and for making the correct and responsible decision. Even greater kudos to them for contemplating putting the issue on the ballot for the voters to decide for themselves. With a matter this controversial, that's the only good way to do it.

And if a majority of voters actually surprises me and votes in favor of "turf", then you'll hear no complaints from me.

Anonymous said...

Ever notice that when Republicans are caught screwing around on their wives or killing their lovers they are sent packing and when Democrats do it, like Kennedy and Clinton, they are considered heros. I guess the man holding the sign from yesterday's post is a Republician. And is no let up on North Carolina's governor.

Anonymous said...

9:04 AMEN!

mzchief said...

typo repair kit
Quite = QUIT


To anonymous 9:02...
Quiet whining is the oppposite of "Loud whining."

Anonymous said...

Did anybody see where the Bridgeport School Bond Issue has been cut to $22 million, but still includes artificial turf and an indoor multi-purpose facility?

Danny Boy said...

Hey 9:02, if you are going to correct someone, get it right. Quit, Quite or Quiet.

HeartStillinTexas said...

Wordkyle,
I believe Obama learned that blame game from W and the constant "Clinton did it" statement. Isn't that how Limbaugh made his millions?

Yea to the school board. Yea to sanity in education spending.

Anonymous said...

turf decision: brilliant, thank God!

Kennedy/dog/flag: a dog's death is much more important to me than that of a murdering philanderer

9:15: no, when the Kennedy brothers want to get rid of a lover (i.e. Mary Jo and Marilyn Monroe) they just arrange to have them conveniently DIE.

Anonymous said...

why dont we just call Oboma and request a bail-out and get turf for every school in wise county?? there would be no more bitching about this issue!!

Anonymous said...

Nut Job should have added the approve comments feature to his blog, oh my some brutal stuff on there.

Anonymous said...

spelling police can kiss my (_!_)

Danny Boy said...

9:48 (9:02), I am not trying to be the spelling police. I believe you were attempting to be funny yet failed to tell the difference in the spelling of words. Maybe YOU need to not FAIL at reading. I wasn't trying to correct you, simply point out your flaw that made me chuckle.

Thanks for the laughs at the fails.

Anonymous said...

Ultra cute girl. Deserved much better than the jack-knife surgeon for her appendectomy.

Anonymous said...

Who's looking at her scare.

Anonymous said...

Artificial turf is a joke expecially when we are in a financial crisis. People of wise county are still losing their jobs and they want to convince us that nows the time. Lets not forget that we WILL have to pay for it because our taxes WILL increase. Who cares how cheap they can get it built for its still going to cost US more money that we do not have. How much will they spend on trying to brainwash us??

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness that 4 on the DISD board have common sense! Thank you 4 for your intelligent votes. The other 3 on the board have disappointed a great many Decatur citizens. It's one thing to be supportive of athletics; it's another to be lavish with UNNECESSARY gifts to athletics at the taxpayers' expense.

Anonymous said...

not sure the constables need raises but it looks like what they are asking for is exactly what the comissioners done, they kept the car allowances and did not give it back

Anonymous said...

I was so proud of Wise County yesterday for telling their stories. I was proud of Barry for throwing that grenade. It gave people the chance to hear your neighbor’s “voice“. Sensible or fanatical, a debate can bring unity because it opens up ideas that you might not of understood before.

5:15’s story from yesterday is the one that stood out the most. That is why a reform is needed.

“:)"

Anonymous said...

hey d boy i'm not 902, (_!_) i do think i funnie..!!!

Anonymous said...

well if'n I was a bettin man, I bet I would..well you know what don't you BG..??

Anonymous said...

I am a liberal and not exactly a Kennedy hater or lover, while I had great respect for Carter and Johnson, but the flag should have been at half-mast for the dog. He was a good police officer. Our animals should have dignity too.

Anonymous said...

I bet the other gash is better looking.

Oh and before I forget..Mzchief,you're a TARD no matter what.

House of R said...

I can't believe there is no mention of Tom Bishop blogging as "Your Biggest Fan".

Anonymous said...

respect for carter, wtf, i hope you're talking about billy, not jimmy.

Anonymous said...

LBJ= the most corrupt, murdering president USA has ever had, I believe he had JFK killed.

Anonymous said...

Hey Danny Boy - if you are going to attempt to slam someone, read (and understand)their post first.

Duh

Anonymous said...

8:11 you need to know your Texas history, Texas does have the right to fly it's flag over the U.S. flag.
It was one of the conditions for us to join the U.S.A.

Anonymous said...

Texas trumps USA anyday in my book.

Anonymous said...

on the ACU roster there is also a Soph. from Paradise.....Go Wise County

Anonymous said...

Someone explain this math problem for me. The update said "In a split vote" (I take that to mean even vote)"the Decatur School Board last night denied the recommendation of the administration to spend up to $1.5 million from the district's general fund for renovations of Eagle Stadium including the installation of artificial turf."

Okay if 4 school board members were against the turf and 3 were for the turf, how is it split? Wouldn't the correct answer be the motion did not pass?

Maybe I am not reading this correctly or I just need more caffine today. Someone explain.
thanks

Anonymous said...

On the turf topic –
Does anyone know the facts - What is the lifetime cost difference between artificial turf that requires very little maintenance and last almost 10 years and planting sod that must be water, fertilized and mowed for that same period of time? I thought I heard that the cost of artificial turf is almost the same as grass.

How do you have an indoor practice facility with anything but artificial turf?

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, he said,"Full staff".

RPM said...

9:15, I think you mean South Carolina.

1:03, it's like in boxing when they have a split decision.

Unfatcat said...

11:31 you are correct, on both counts even though my family voted for him and he did a lot for Texas as did his wife.
12:47 Texas has become a haven for idiots. How else can you explain governor Goodhair getting elected twice after inheriting the office from the person who became the worst President in history. Texas was responsible for electing him Governor and kicking out the best Governor that Texas had seen in decades, yes, Ann Richards. Look at what she did while she was in office compared to Bush or especially Perry and you will see that I am correct.
Until Texas brings it's IQ level back to the place where it was when Dems were mostly in charge then I will not have the pride that I once felt for the state that I was born in and lived in all of my life excluding the four years I was in the Navy. It is shameful to me to have a succession of 2 fools in suits as Governor of this great state and I really hope that when the economy turns around which it is already starting to do, people will realize that Republican'ts don't always know how to manage our country's finances, or it's foreign affairs.
I am still waiting for Bush and Cheney to be indicted as well although some lesser person will probably take the fall.

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

1:07: You forgot to mention striping and if you add back increased productivity by maintenance personel not spending their time mowing, weeding, fertilizing, re-planting, watering etc, I believe the cost would be less over the life of the turf.

Yes, it is a big number up front, but if you save in the long run then it is nothing but a matter of do you have the money up front?

I have not seen all the numbers, and neither have 99% of the blow-hards commenting about it on here. I'm just saying I don't hate the idea just because it is for athletics. Look at the business side of it.

Anonymous said...

Has Decatur ever won a game in the past when they played on boat/patio turf?

I heard yesterday it's always brought them bad luck.

Anonymous said...

12:18 That is a made-up story. There is nothing in law or in the joint treaty anywhere about Texas' flag ever flying higher than the U.S.'s.

Stop believing everything you hear in Texas.

Anonymous said...

The Texas flag can be flown at the same level as the US flag, but not higher.

Double Fake Stephen F. Austin

Anonymous said...

125 you are one of the stupidest idiots who has ever posted on this blog.

Anonymous said...

1:25 is TxSheehan posting anonymously.

Anonymous said...

2:14,
I don't know if 1:25 is TxSheehan but it sure does look like her kind of crazy talk.

Anonymous said...

Bad grass fire over in Bridgeport within the city limits, very very smoky and ashes are falling out of the sky. I just called the police and the woman that answered told me this. I'm finally hearing fire truck sirens.

Anonymous said...

LET'S GET KINKY IN AUSTIN IN 2010!!
He admits he's not a politician and it's a shame to ruin a good man by electing him to public office but he sure can't screw things up any more that the other elected goobers.
Can we spend some of the "turf bucks" on teaching me kid how to read and write??????

Anonymous said...

1:03, a split vote means it wasn't unanimous...like a split decision in boxing. It doesn't mean it was a tie.

1:25, Don't do Drugs.

House of R said...

Thanks for taking the heat off me, 1:25!

Anonymous said...

1:25----cancel that last request

Do drugs. Lots of them. Please. I'll loan you the money. Just exit my planet poste-haste

Anonymous said...

I believe Texas A & M has the stats on grass vs. turf. We come out ahead using grass, according to the figures. If not, why isn't everyone going to turf?
I thank the school board for all their hard work and research. I believe the right decision was made, but we should explore all possibilities. It does look like we're trying to be elite with turf in an economy that can't support it.

Anonymous said...

My "front room/back room" post about Mattie's and the O.J. Simpson verdict gave rise to some interesting comments. But I still want to be in the back room. Nothing makes my heart race as much as real "breaking news" that will become part of history.----

Good for you and your ego; Just remember that intelligent people who choose not to reproduce only hasten the arrival of Idiocracy.

Thanks a lot, butt-head

M-M said...

I really thought Story had the votes. Nay verily. The booster boys were very pissed off. But they don't understand that when you are a chapter 41 school, any capitol expenditures made out of general funds will require an additional 25% of that total sent to Austin. Which equals $375,000. It's called recapture. If you use bond money there is no recapture. It was a very interesting meeting.

Anonymous said...

I prefer grass to turf, turf burns my lungs and tastes awful.


Willie Nelson

Anonymous said...

Barry Kennedy,

The reason they lowered the flag for the poor doggy and not ole Teddy, is that the dog is the only one with any credibility.

Snoopy

Anonymous said...

Dogs turn themselves in after they drown someone.

Anonymous said...

THE TRUTH ABOUT TURF---DISD has $1.2 million bucks in the general fund that must be spent. There will be no bond or tax increase. There will be a saving over the long term since there is no water or maintenance required. However, there is a good teacher shortage at DHS. Most of the teachers are emotionally/physcially exhausted and is reflecting on their ability to teach our kids. I challege you to go to DHS and ask the teachers for yourself. If there is $1.2 million in the general fund, why wont the school hire more teachers? This is a classic example that the administration in Decatur is in over their head. Yes, there is a savings. More importantly, there is a shortage of teachers! Before you vote yes or no on the turf, go to DHS and ask any teacher in the core classes. (english, math and science) They are miserable!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:40, I agree. Except don't ask the coaches...they teach less classes than regular teachers. And before one gets on here and talks about the long hours coaches work, coaches are compensated for it. Regular teachers are NOT compensated for time that takes away from our family, church, and sanity.

Anonymous said...

The booster club/fathers of football players acted like idiots after vote by the school board. I guess they think we have schools just so their sons can play football. They certainly did not set a good exapmle for their sons. The school needs to meet the needs of every student and not just the football team.

Anonymous said...

I teach at DHS, and I am NOT miserable. In fact, for the first time in a long time, it's a great place to work. I can't speak for all, but I truly believe that if you DO ask a lot of teachers at DHS, they'll agree that it's NOT a miserable place to work.

How you (8:40pm) think there is a shortage of teachers is beyond me. I'm there every day, and I just don't see it.

8:40pm, either you or M-M have your stories wrong - you're contradicting each other. Both of you can't be right!

M-M said...

8:40 pm Miserable already? It's only been 5 days into the school year. If they are already emotionally and physically exhausted, it is going to be a long school year for them.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Artifical Turf is pretty.

Artificial Turf is hot... (You know... that Summer Texas thing!)

http://turf.uark.edu/turfhelp/archives/021109.html

Artificial Turf is not cheaper to maintain than natural turf...

http://cafnr.missouri.edu/research/turfgrass-costs.php/


Huge football fan and supporter of Bull Football. But please do not use my tax money on artificial turf. Please spend it on educating kids.

If the Devons of this world want to donate their money to such things, fine. But not my taxes.

None of our kids will list "Played on Field Turf 2010-2014" on their resumes.

Anonymous said...

All these contradicting posts on here shows that the majority doesn't know what they are talking about and obviously doesn't have all the facts, which is usually the case. Just a bunch (or few) wanting to run their mouths!

M-M said...

8:40 pm That is not the truth. DISD has over $12 million in reserve funds. None of which they have to spend. However, that is where the $1.5 million would have come from if the board would have passed the spending on Thursday. It looks like they are looking into calling for a bond for that and other maintenance items. They are meeting Tuesday at 7:00am to discuss this further. If these expenditures are paid for with bond money it saves having to pay recapture to Austin, as I explained above.

You need to do more research, because it does not save money to have turf. The only advantage is that the turf can be used very often and with grass the usage is kept to a minimum to keep the field nice for Friday nights.

Anonymous said...

10:50, I'm be curious about your schedule. Do you teach 9 classes over two days and does your student count add up to a number between 120 and 150 students? Has your conference time to serve those students been reduced by ten minutes over the course of the two days it takes to teach those nine classes? Let's work an average... 130 students divided by the 90 minutes given every other day to grade, plan, and collect data day gives me 1.4 minutes per student. Perhaps your children are grown and you don't mind spending your evenings trying to keep your head above water or you are a lucky one at the high school with a schedule that supports the endless tasks assigned to teachers in addition to teaching, grading, planning, and collecting data. If that is the case, speak for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Let me just add to the fuel for Wise County reactionaries: Ted Kennedy showed poor decision making when fooling around with an aide and in response to the car crash. Then he spent 47 years in the Senate becoming one of the most effective senators of our time. This is the opinion of the senators - not mine. Those of you who have made no mistakes, continue the bashing. Those of you with no knowledge of Kennedy's accomplishment in the senate - get some education (this includes WK).

Anonymous said...

10:50 here again.

I have 9 classes over two days and one conference period (and no others - just one conference period and 9 classes). My children are not grown. I've just been doing this long enough to know what's important. I haven't even counted all my students but my largest class is 26 - yours may be more. I hope not. You're obviously a math person and I am not. I try not to look at my students as numbers and minutes. I just try to do my best, and am thankful to be at DHS, and am thankful to have a job that I love, a career that I love, and to be working in a place I enjoy, with some of the finest people I know.

I am sorry you're unhappy with your job. Our paths obviously don't cross daily. I'm sure I'd have heard this before.

I am speaking for myself. Sorry if you thought I was putting words in your mouth. Funny, that's what I thought you were doing when you said,

"Most of the teachers are emotionally/physcially exhausted."

Thankfully I'm not most.

wordkyle said...

325 - Our major differences are that 1) I don't consider leaving a young woman to die while you go home and spend 12 hours sobering up and getting your story straight "bad judgment," and 2) I can't conceive how anyone would consider a politician's legislating as atoning for a young woman's death.

You take the standard Liberal position that "any activity is forgivable as long as you have the correct (Liberal) political point of view."

I'm well aware of what Ted Kennedy did while in the Senate -- his continued misogyny (including the assault of a waitress at a Washington restaurant, the infamous "waitress sandwich") and ongoing alchoholism are well-known. As a Liberal Democrat and a Kennedy, however, he was considered above the law.

Anonymous said...

WK again wears only his right-wing nut glasses. (BTW - isn't it the Christian tenants that it is God who judges and repentant people who commit themselves to Jesus are to be "saved"?) And it is not only I who recognizes Kennedy's senate accomplishments - it is those who worked with and/or against him - basically the entire senate. I'd even suggest they could be better judges than Mr. WK.

wordkyle said...

1118 - Can we take into consideration a politician's need to appear "cordial" at the death of an opponent lest he be classified as wearing "right-wing nut glasses?" Or the Senate's well-known reputation as the "world's most exclusive (implying that members refer to one another respectfully) club?" How other politicians refer to Kennedy at the time of his death does not reflect how he conducted himself --- shamefully -- as a human being. It's a safe bet that a large part of their "respect" is for his ability to win re-election. It's as though other prostitutes are complimenting one of their own for her ability to turn a large number of tricks.

Here's a nutty remark for you: "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, school children could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens of whom the judiciary is — and is often the only — protector of the individual rights that are at the heart of our democracy." - Senator Edward Kennedy

My tiny voice and mild condemnations pale in comparison. (P.S. Nice try at selective Christianity. Nowhere did Kennedy ever behave "repentantly" except at press conference.)

Anonymous said...

WK again confuses his opinions for reality. The quote from Kennedy about Bork is clearly Kennedy's opinion. An opinion apparently shared by a majority of the senate as they rejected Bork’s nomination – and few seem regretful about that decision. As for Kennedy's "repetitiveness", how might WK be in any way familiar with Kennedy's conversations with and commitments to his God? To my understanding of Christianity, an acceptance of Jesus as one's savior will get you that ticket to heaven - where you will be judged and dealt with by God. I'm certain WK will make up his own interpretation of that sequence.

Anonymous said...

3:36, I used to teach at DHS. Now, I am so very thankful to be away from that place. DISD "officials" are very experienced and talented at patting teachers on the back and giving the good ol "thank you for your hard work, we appreciate you" speech. Unfortunately they are also very good at putting teachers' needs on the back burner, if they are considered ever at all. Evidently you still fall for that nice little pat on the back BS speech while monies that should be coming to you are going out to more and more numbers of coaches (that really are not needed). If things were so "wonderful" at DHS then why are the scores so low there? They sure didn't used to be! Can you honestly say you and your fellow teachers need NOTHING more to help you do your jobs? That there are no needs that this money in reserve could be spent on that would benefit ALL students at DHS? If DHS has everything necessary, then I guess the poor scores happen because of poor teaching. huh?
I have always supported athletics because I know the importance they play in the lives of many students. I also enjoy watching our kids play in nice facilities. Pride in their appearance is also important to athletes. BUT, somewhere along the way, people with SENSE have to say, "enough is enough." Turf is waaaay beyond any needs of DISD!
Personally, I think you are a kiss a** and will follow along with anything your superiors want. I don't think you have a head on your shoulders with any of your own independent thoughts of what is wrong or right. Maybe you're just the ostrich that can't see what is going on because you keep your head buried in the sand. Whichever, you certainly don't have any clue of what ACTUALLY is going on in DISD.

wordkyle said...

104 - At the risk of being "repetitive" and not "repentant" -- I point once again to Kennedy's behavior while he was alive as proof that he was unrepentant. Your level of understanding of Christianity notwithstanding, one would assume that "an acceptance of Jesus as one's savior" would preclude sexual assaults on waitresses.

Regarding Kennedy's crazed characterization of Bork, you seemingly excuse it because it worked. My previous reference to the standards for Liberal forgiveness stands even more supported. As to Bork's defeated nomination, Democrats had committed to defeating whomever Reagan nominated before Bork was ever named as the nominee. According to Wikipedia (the know-all and be-all,) Bork was lauded for his competence, but reviled for his political philosophy. So much for a thoughtful Democrat-controlled Senate....led by the late lamentable Ted Kennedy.

Anonymous said...

1:05 the fact that you left when the going got tough explains it all. I wish you were still here.

You couldn't be farther from the truth about me, but it's not about me, so I'll move on, and you obviously have not worked for the current administration at DHS, or you'd still be there.

And, you obviously know nothing about scores, or you'd know that DHS has better scores than most in Wise County. DHS is rated on 16 indicators. DHS received exemplary rating on 12 of those 16, something no other school in the area did. But, you probably already knew that right? WRONG!

And, I am way better than one who resorts to name-calling. I would never call someone what you called me, especially if I didn't know that person in the flesh. But, it's not mine to judge, so I won't hold that against you.

By the way, I support athletics, too, and I will continue to do so. But, I am NOT in favor of a turf field, but what does that have to do with anything anyway? Sometimes wants and needs get confused.

Your thoughts that I follow along with what my superiors say couldn't be farther from the truth. I follow what is right. I know right from wrong, and I believe in standing up for what's right, even if it's unpopular.

I am truly sorry that what I've said on this crazy anonymous blog has misguided you. You donn't know who I am, but I am sure we used to work together. I hope your current job is better for you. I know mine is.

Anonymous said...

1:43 well put WK

Anonymous said...

Misguided me? Hahahaa... hardly.

Sweetheart, I was there when the times were tough, probably long before what you all currently call "tough times." I was there when the football team didn't have new uniforms every year. I was there when the basketball players had to buy their own shoes....and when cheerleaders didn't have a class set aside for them, but did everything after or before school hours. They had no budget. I was there when we were on the 7 or 8 period day (forget now which it was) and conference periods were 40min. I was there when experienced teachers were paid less than half of what a first year teacher is paid now. I have been through many principals there and I'm sure this one is trying hard to turn things around.
I'm happy you are such a princess that you won't resort to name calling. Not sure I called you any names, except to say what I thought your actions probably were. I will continue to think that you are the kind of teacher who is just fine with things as long as your schedule is ok with you. Nevermind if others are getting screwed over, as long as you are happy, then goodie! And, honey, I have already forgotten more about scores than you probably have learned to date. Mostly you need to learn that it doesn't matter what those little indicators are; what matters is the final word, and that is that DHS is academically acceptable. THAT is what people see and it is that bottom line that everthing IS ABOUT! Until DHS reaches exemplary, then there is much work to do and money does not need to be wasted on frivilous wants. (which you and I do agree on)
Part of the problem there is that when teachers have complaints, no one really listens. I can recall times we were told to keep our mouths shut about things or else we would be fired.
I happen to know a few teachers there and their stories are quite different from yours. Oh, but, you have your little nest feathered just fine, so why pay attention to others? Keep those rose colored glasses on and stay in your la la land. While others around you sink, you just keep that little smile on your face and tell them, "everything is just fine here!"
I seriously doubt we ever crossed paths there. I don't think you would even know my name if you heard it. Years have erased most of anyone's memory of me.
But, I do keep up because my tax dollars are still in your pocket. I am thankful that cheerleaders and basketball players finally get a little of the school's athletic budget! Sounds though like the football coaches need to remember that the revenues the games bring in to the school are monies to be used throughout the district, not just for football. Oh yes, one other "hard time" in my day was that the athletic director actually taught classes and was a part of the entire high school.....and he interacted with all of the students there. Now the school wonders how to spend the $million plus surplus..... yes, hard times.
My current job is much better. It's called retirement.

mzchief said...

If anyone reads the entire comment posted at 8:31, please, post a condensed version because there is no way I am reading that much dreck.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief- she says she thinks I'm young (I only know personally the last 4 ADs), that I wear rose colored glasses, and that she thinks I'm a sweetheart, a princess, and a honey. How sweet!

BTW, it was an 8 period day; with 2 conferences.

Anonymous said...

8:31, I'm guessing you are actually sparing with an administrator posing as a teacher.

When someone starts using the "indicator" lingo, the jig is up; you've got an administrator that is focused on numbers not students. Either way, the kool-aide queen doesn't care about the stressful conditions forced upon Decatur ISD teachers. You know the kind...career administrators not educators; wanna-be corporate managers that love to talk about business models.

Lucky for you, you are retired. Thanks for speaking up. Many of us appreciate it! :o)

Anonymous said...

Dear mzchief,

basically 8:31 is calling 2:36 a dumbass.


Sincerely,

very short and to the point.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief, who gives a crap what you say. You leave your own "dreck" postings all over the place all the time.

Anonymous said...

There was never an 8 period day with 2 conferences. If you had 2 conferences, then your little nest has been feathered quite a long time. Wonder why.

mzchief said...

To Bloggers's Digest Editors...
Thank you for the condensed versions.

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To anonymous 10:04...
For all I know you, you are 8:31 and just a wee bit bitter about being mocked.

*LOL@U*