Requesting More School Coverage
I am writing to request additional coverage on the workings of Guilford County Schools and the board of ed meetings. There have been three in a row with protesters, crazy policy discussions, the passage of a budget for ESSER dollars (hundreds of millions) and discussion about threats made to the superintendent.
I am interested in finding an organization who wants to report the news I am interested in. I imagine with 74,000 students in our public school system there are others who are interested in what is going on with the school district too.
Police Officer Shortage
What is the City Council’s plan to address the shortage of trained officers?
Avoid Nuclear Arms Race With Russia
I don’t know if nuclear first strike capability is possible. We need to determine if an arms race with Russia could lead to our annihilation; and if so, we need to have both countries agree to a freeze on new nuclear weapons (at least if such a freeze is verifiable).
There should of course be immediate inspection of any suspected nuclear weapon sites. If Russia doesn’t agree to this – and if any diplomatic gesture such as inviting them to join NATO doesn’t work – then we need to have tougher sanctions than we do at present.
We should also (especially if such a freeze is non-verifiable) consider removing the threat by the prospect of increased trade.
Just wondering, could all of us small business owners in Guilford county have a 50% CUT in our county taxes this year. We had a pretty tough year with all the C-19 restrictions and could really use this cut, since we can’t give ourselves a 50% pay raise this would be the next best thing. Asking for a friend.
When you see a blinding light in the sky, bend over and kiss yourself goodbye.
Be grateful for every day we have.
To the editor,
Mr. Blake means well. It’s something though that will not happen with the totally spineless and gutless wimp that currently occupies the White House. Whereas President Trump believed in America first and dealt from a position of strength, Mr. Biden does not believe in American exceptionalism and therefore deals from a position of weakness.
Jim Bailey just outed himself as SOOO easily manipulated! They are the perfect example of why Trumpism is trying to takeover our culture. Only smart enough to mimic the language of the big orange reality TV star. What’s that? You disagree with my conjecture? Great then go ahead and clarify what you said:
Why is President Biden “spineless”? What has he actually done that gives you that opinion. I’m not saying you can’t have it, I just want to understand why you had it other than that’s what Tuck, Hammy, and Frump keep telling you to say.
What was the ex-presidents “position of strength”? Was it the empty threats? Was it the chaotic behavior? Again, I’m not questioning your entitlement to hold this opinion, I’m just trying to understand what you saw as “strong” about what I believe looked like a threenager throwing a bedtime tantrum every other week.
Beyond a disagreement in the means, why do you the President Biden doesn’t think “America first”? Are you suggesting he wants America to recede? What has he done to give you the belief that he cares any less about America’s success than ANY other American? I can understand thinking he’s going about it the wrong way, but do you truly believe that he’s secretly thinking something like “Mexico first”? If so, why?
Please Jim, show us there’s hope for this society with your well thought out response that doesn’t plagiarize your far-right zealots. You could always just share your sources, but then we’ll know your devoid of independent thought.
Why is President Biden “spineless”?
Well, for one he allowed the oil pipeline from Russia to Germany to go ahead and finish building it, even though he could have rejected it so as to put additional squeeze on Russia. And here all this time we thought Russia was against us. . . .so much so that Obama laughed about it when he was debating Mitt Romney.
Dear Good Luck,
Let’s get something straight from the outset–NO ONE MANIPULATES ME! Also, there is nothing wrong with Trumpism. His position of strength came from standing up to the totally anti-American garbage dump called the United Nations and making that pack of leeches and parasites start paying their way. I will admit that some of his “ways” made me cringe but I did not vote for him to be my Sunday school teacher. Overall the country was better off in that the economy was the strongest it had been in years, we had energy independence, and he rebuilt the military after the disastrous cutbacks of the Obama regime.
As for Mr. Biden, he has been a long-time supporter of the globalist cabal that doing the best it can do to make the US subjugated to the control of the Useless Nations. It also doesn’t help his cause that his primary chain puller is a racist communist witch named Kamala. All he has to do for job security is to sign whatever new executive orders are stuck in front of him.
Good Luck makes a potentially slanderous allegation about plagiarism. Just so he/she (and everyone else) knows, I am a proud and unapologetic long-time member of the vast right wing reality that H. R. Clinton refers to as a conspiracy. Also, I don’t hide behind an anonymous name. If Good Luck has any guts they will reveal their true identity. As for my source, it is FNC, a truly fair and balanced source. The same cannot be said about CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, or PBS.
I just manipulated you into responding.
I disagree with all of your OPINIONS. If you want to change people’s’ minds try explaining why you hold the opinions, why contrasting opinions might be flawed, and always support your opinions with facts – not FNC talking points.
I’ll skim over the garbage name-calling – true American to refer to our American democratically elected Vice President as a “racist communist witch”.
But onto your points – I do not believe the US is a greater military or economic power than the rest of the world combined. I don’t think any individual country owns that position of power – nor should they. That is why cooperating and fostering stronger alliances is more important than being worried about countries paying their bills. In the global economy, a purely closed system, money doesn’t actually matter – it’s what you can do and provide for each other. Historically, the US position of strength has been that we can (and will) murder for access to resources that we think are valuable. Wel, the thing about history is that it is all in the past. I’m my opinion, the way forward is to think about the limited resources we have on this planet – namely energy – and work to make sure those do not run out. Fostering that through support rather than threats will be more effective in the long term and allow our country AND our world to prosper. Cutting off a teenager because they didn’t do the dishes isn’t a position of strength, it is a position of power. When you’re older, that teenager will be responsible for your elderly care and the power shifts. It’s natural. The US has not always been number 1 (there is of course millennia of history prior to establishing this country) and will not always be number 1. Cutting ties and burning relationships is only going to expedite our demise as other countries realize they can ban together and force our hand and your big orange leader’s tactics will put our country in a position of weakness.
You might question my “guts” by choosing to remain pseudo-anonymous on a website that has users regularly post threats and calls to violence, but why does it matter who I am? Will you do something to me if you saw me on the street? Do you need to do a background check to make sure I’m a registered voter in the county? What if my parents actually named me Good Luck? I’m not hiding, I’m right here and this is what a conversation looks like – how would knowing my name change this interaction for you?
Lynn, Did you know you can watch the school board meetings online? I watched the June 17th meeting and was astounded that the policy chair asked to have a reconsideration of a vote for a policy her committee presented a month earlier. She had voted against it on June 10th but a week later she claimed she didn’t understand what she was voting for! The majority of the board allowed a new vote even with one member absent and one on a distracting remote call. The policy committee chair changed her vote thereby passing the new outrageous fiscal policy where the superintendent may spend, in some cases, anything up to $500,000 without board approval.
It’s taxpayer money we’re talking about- whether it’s from a federal grant or property taxes- and one superintendent shouldn’t have such financial power. Something is very wrong with this picture and this board.
I’ll include the link below. It’s quite long but you can scroll through in small increments. Part of the meeting included new protocol where they will allow the public to attend meetings in July after a 15-month ban on parents’ presence. Finally, GCS will let us in to witness their meetings like countless other school boards in the country. Make sure you watch the closing comments from each board member. Their agenda is very telling….