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  1. 14 points
    This is a minefield but it is too hot to tiptoe through the tulips so I'm going to tiptoe through the minefield. First of all if a 9 year old boy decides he is having questions about his gender or sexuality he needs more help than a parent can provide. He needs professional help to sort things out and learn how to handle it. Not many people, let alone 9 year olds, are strong enough to stand up and be "proud" of being different. Not without help and if his mother thought he could she indeed lived in a fantasy world. What exactly would a rational person think would happen if a 9 year old went to school and announced he was "gay?" From the sound of it that wasn't even the correct designation. It sounds as thought he was questioning his gender not his sexutality. Who would expect his unprepared classmates to pat him on the back and say how wonderful it all was? This poor kid went in with unreal expectations and didn't get the help he needed in dealing with the real world. Now his mother wants to pass the blame. It is a lot easier to say that all those "bullies" were responsible for the child's death but they too are children and react like children. I suppose it eases the pain to pass the blame, if blame there be, but sometimes as Harry Truman would say "the buck stops here." Other opinions?
  2. 10 points
    If someone's teenage kid get's pregnant during school hours.....dress code is not the issue just saying.
  3. 7 points
    sapphire

    Walmart Grocery Pickup

    I've only used it once (so far) when I was crunched for time. I made the list the night before and ran other errands while someone else grocery shopped for me. It was awesome! I will definitely use it again. Now if they would only follow you home and put the groceries away too.... LOL
  4. 7 points
    steelnut

    RIP Senator McCain

    I agree with you, honestly I do. But, if John McCain had been my father and if anyone had insulted him because he got "caught", I think it could of got very ugly. I despise disrespect and all of the political crap. Just read the posts on this thread. You can tell the party lovers, it's so obvious. So here I go again, I am off to bed, tired and disgusted....will it never end? Edited to add that I don't consider Megan McCain's comment that John McCain's America has always been great is in no way a bad thing, I agree with her, OUR America is great and no ONE person has made her great, it took a lot of sacrifice; blood, sweat and tears from many to get here.
  5. 7 points
    jaman

    RIP Senator McCain

    Yes, the service was nice. Coming from a family of servicemen who fought in wars it was appropriate. But not to sugar coat it, it was inappropriate to take subtle shots at a sitting President whether you like him or not in this venue. McCain self planned this cross country show with all these celebrities at every stop. I found that disappointing. He is no more important than other people including family and friends who have served and died in war. It was a production for the cameras. Also, for the majority of his stay in Washington, his voting record shows he voted AGAINST raises of funding for the military. Wonder what the taxpayer cost is for this week? Sorry, to rain on this parade but other than honoring his service it was a Swamp production.
  6. 7 points
    steelnut

    RIP Senator McCain

    He was a hero who sacrificed a lot in service to our country. Five and 1/2 years as a tortured POW who could have been released and sent home numerous times because of his rank, but he refused to leave his men as prisoners. After being a prisoner, he was never able to lift his arms above mid chest. Not too many would have done that. It's just sad, prayers sent to his family.
  7. 6 points
    WMJ77

    meet Bella

  8. 6 points
    steelnut

    RIP Senator McCain

    I just don't understand the disrespect anymore? It seems the mentality of insults and disrespect is the new and best thing these days, I'm never going to understand it. I would love just one example where hate prevailed in any type of positive manner, just one. I am not a bleeding heart and never will be, but I do have common sense. Sorry, both sides of my family are very military. They all have a code of conduct that they always obeyed. I just read on another site how McCain was an idiot because he got caught and he wanted to work with both sides of the aisle for the common good. The comments were that he should have put party above all, I've never understood party loyalty, I don't get it! Good night all, have a good one.
  9. 6 points
    steelnut

    RIP Senator McCain

    I just watched Joe Biden's eulogy for John McCain, it was so moving. I laughed and I cried. Edited to say that it wasn't about politics, it was about a long lasting friendship, with total respect for each other.
  10. 6 points
    Is it just me or does the punishment ("...told to write the word “ma’am” written on a piece of paper four times per line on both sides as a penalty") seem counterproductive to the teacher's goal?
  11. 6 points
    MIM307

    School board creates a job

    You asked for math. I gave you math. You don't like the math I offered, but here's my responses to your above points. 1. Teachers aren't hourly. They are salaried. 2. I'm not labeling it any way I want. I showed you the end result is the same whether I take a paycheck for 9 months or 12. 3. If my business model was built to survive a 3 month shut down, I could and would survive. Many seasonal businesses do - golf courses, amusement parks, campgrounds, etc. 4. The school system raises taxes in accordance with their costs. You won't find an argument from me that school districts often are not cost-conscious. Their rising costs have nothing to do with paying teachers for 12 or 9 months, though. 5. See point #3. 6. See point #4 7. Education is a product and our support is directly tied to it's success. 8. I agree kids are no longer needed to work on farms. They do however need time to be kids. To run, to play, to sleep in, etc before the real world comes knocking. I'm not opposed to operating year round with several longer breaks throughout the year. 9. The agriculture society is my guess as to why there is a 180 day school year. Please feel free to enlighten me if I'm wrong. I love learning new things. You don't have agree with me, I'm cool with that. I just want your argument based in fact and continually stating that teachers are only working for 9 months and getting paid for 12 is false.
  12. 6 points
    BART

    RIP Senator McCain

    RIP ! A true war prisoner who wouldn't part from his comrades ,and a true old school representative of the American people!
  13. 6 points
    This woman is living in the wrong region of the country if she can't handle being called ma'am. Heck even this Yankee was raised to address adults as sir and ma'am out of respect.
  14. 6 points
    sapphire

    School board creates a job

    Teachers don't get '3 months of paid vacation'. Their salary is withheld, by the district (not sure if they have the option to simply be paid over a 9 month period or collect the amount that is withheld in a lump sum in June or not?... if not, they should, as they could be earning interest on it instead of the district earning interest on it), and spread out over J,J,& A. They have already earned that money which is why extending the school year would also increase salaries for all 9 month employees and add to the burden of the tax payers.
  15. 5 points
    sapphire

    RIP Senator McCain

    IMO, McCain actually gave everyone a break by not inviting Trump to his funeral. Trump made it quite clear how he felt about McCain. As a result of 'not being invited', he didn't have to fumble thru an insincere speech written by someone else and we didn't have to listen to days of news coverage knocking him for his insincerity. Looks like a win-win to me!
  16. 5 points
    QuickDraw

    RIP Senator McCain

    The current president continually insulted and ridiculed McCain. Why on earth would he want him at his funeral? Perhaps McCain did not want his memorial service turned into another "braggadocious" hate rally. Whatever the reason for McCain's request, it was a good choice. The current president didn't seem to let the lack of invitation interfere with his golf game. It was a refreshing change to watch people speaking respectfully and eloquently. I miss that.
  17. 5 points
    Dobby

    RIP Senator McCain

    Senator McCain I honor & respect you,your service, and all you've accomplished. Peace be with you & carry on.
  18. 5 points
    QuickDraw

    RIP Senator McCain

    Yesterday's service was very moving. Those who spoke did so with eloquence and class. It was nice to see that people were able to put political differences aside to honor such a great man.
  19. 5 points
    MIM307

    School board creates a job

    You're missing the point, either intentionally or not. Here's the math: Teacher paid $200/day x 180 days worked = $36, 000.00 a year paid Option A: Annual salary of $36,000/26 pays a year = $1384.62 a pay (standard 52 week year with pays biweekly) Option B: Annual salary of $36,000/18 pays in 9 months = $2000.00 a pay (no pay for JJA) Total teacher paid ANNUALLY in Option A = 1384.62 x 26 = $36,000.12 Total teacher paid for 9 months in Option B = 2000 x 18 = $36,000.00
  20. 5 points
    Ignatius

    School board creates a job

    Someone here should explain to my wife that she had June, July and August off! Don't believe a week went by when she was not at the school and sometimes multiple days a week. She was not the exception: she stated that the majority of the middle school teachers had their rooms ready to go at least two, if not three weeks ago.
  21. 5 points
    QuickDraw

    RIP Senator McCain

    RIP Senator McCain. He was a true hero.
  22. 4 points
    etsaunt

    Walmart Grocery Pickup

    I used it a few times In fact I have an order in for Friday. I love it. After working all day the last thing I want to do is fight my way through Walmart. I start a list and add to it as I think of things I need this way I end up with what I need and cuts back on impulse buys. It never fails every time I would grocery shop I would always forget something so far with this method worked great for me. I pick it up after work go home and put it away and I am not messing around to 9 o’clock to get it done.
  23. 4 points
    Ignatius

    Hospital parking

    It is not just at the hospital! For example, look at all the lazy azzhats that park in the firelane in front of the Post Office by Martins. First, it is illegal, second, many are just too lazy to walk from the parking lot. Granted, there are a few handicapped, and those should be given leniency for parking convenience. Next, I wish the local PD would start ticketing the azzhats driving with a phone stuck to their ear! Sorry for going off topic, but when Jay wrote the word enforce, I wanted to further emphasize that need and beyond the hospital.
  24. 4 points
    Well, that deserves waterboarding!
  25. 4 points
    Ignatius

    School board creates a job

    No rules telling them to, but I would bet the ones that don't do prep work in the summer, or evenings during the school year, are very much in the minority. I haven't begun on items many take it upon themselves to purchase for their students.
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