A little bit different take on the UT situation...
I think CM leaving could actually turn out to be a win-win for both sides. I thing The Conz had taken the Vols about as far as they're going to go as a roundball program at a pointy ball school,given his style of play and the competition. I would just speculate that he sensed that also and knew that with a lot of holes to fill next season,the same boo-birds that were calling for his 'ol punkin head this year would be in full throat by ,oh,this Thanksgiving.He gets a fresh start at Cal and has more job security there than he had in KnoxVegas.
For the UTAD, they can now make a fresh start and buy some time for a new head man to build...whatever you can build in the shadow of Neyland Stadium. Now that Bruce Pearl's shadow is not looming over the program anymore,there's a chance for a true new beginning without the baggage of the knuckleheads that wanted to bring him back. Now,he's the enemy and I believe UT can finally move on.
As for the FFRF- These kids participation in matters of their faith is voluntary. To eliminate a chaplain or voluntary meetings or events tied to their religion would deprive them of their freedom to worship or not worship as they saw fit. UTC would do well to tell those people to mind their own business.
"Here, with each state issuing ID cards for its residents, and the issuing centers oftentimes not easily accessible, it is difficult for the poor and the elderly to obtain the requisite photo ID cards. "
This is simply not true. An ID card is easy to obtain if you want one.If Repubs were smart,they would amend the "Motor Voter" act to make issuance of a photo ID (good for voting) a requirement in addition to a DL.
Voter fraud is rampant.To deny this is silly. Political machines have been "voting the tombstones" since the country was founded.
The hard left characterizes the TP as "fringe" and "insignificant" and a "tiny minority of nuts",but they are so scared of the ideas that they represent that libs spend every waking moment obsessing over their every move.The REAL reason that Clay and others hate the TP'ers is that they don't take marching orders from inside the beltway.Their movement is a "bottom up" revolution which scares the establishment (of both parties)to death because neither side can control it.
A happy anniversary indeed!
"Maybe VW should choose to take the manufacture of their SUV to Mexico. If nothing else but to prove extortion is a two-way street. "
I love the way libs would happily put some well paid workers out on the street and take their benefits and wreck their families to prove a point.Real compassionate.
VW workers made the right decision,period. Their job security will never be assured by some high living union boss in Detroit,but by building a "no excuses",world class car on Volkswagen Drive.Look at Australia,mate.Their entire auto assembly industry will be history when Toyota nails the doors shut in about a year. Militant unions helped kill the good jobs that existed there.Same for Britain and (to a lesser degree),Italy.You can listen to these lefties that think that prosperity flows from politics,or you can roll up your sleeves,work hard,save and invest and have that house in Florida or on the lake.You can leave something to your grandkids or teach them to pray for an Obama to come around every generation or so and take money from the people (like you) that have done the hard work.Choose wisely.
Time for the lefties to eat their words...TFP reports this AM that the state is going to go corporo-socialist to get an SUV built here.Another HUGE defeat for labor goons.
1) Union 2) Division 3) Rejection 4)Prosperity!
Vee Dub workers took doors number 3&4. Clay's mean spirited cartoon last week just might have been the difference.Delicious!
" the articles in Tennessee newspapers about the UAW vote read more like an obituary for the UAW."
Look,bro, if the UAW would stop acting like petty criminals and have some pride and class,they would win a few more of these.The workers in these plants already have great jobs in a clean,safe factory with killer benefits...What more can the UAW offer them?
Good observation.Look, an interesting thing will happen to those vocal UAW supporters on Monday:Nothing.They will go back to work and the anti-union people will go back to work and nobody will get harmed.They'll build Passats to sell to other people and everybody will benefit.But if the UAW had won the vote,the vocal anti-union people would see tires slashed,cars keyed,hang up calls and other harassment.I'll now put a Passat on my shopping list,but still not sure if I'd buy one.My Camry (built in Georgetown ,Ky.) is one hell of a car.But if the UAW had won,I wouldn't look at a Passat on a bet.
Workers at VW Took door number 3.Ha.Ha.
Jay- Two observations.
1) AU should make a move now. In the present.Malzahn has performed a miracle at Auburn.Last year's Tiger squad was a dumpster fire.The turnaround is amazing and,(I believe)real. Gene Chizik caught lightning in a bottle and (to his credit) rode it as far as he could go,given his limitations as a coach. Malzahn has been a winner and has proven that he can sustain success. I would not let any "feelers" from Texas or anybody else get to CGM and possibly let him take a walk. Just my opinion.
2) A shout out to one of CFB's genuine good guys-David Cutcliffe.He skippered the best campaign that the Dukies still alive have ever seen. He's my national COY (the plaque is being sent FedEx).I'm no Duke fan,but I couldn't be happier for the guy.