cildawg1's comment history

cildawg1 said...

Society is always eager to make that giant leap - if a man is willing to cheat on his LIFE PARTNER, he is probably capable of anything, including murder. I find it so sad that a man will have no problem cheating on his wife and wouldn't DREAM of cheating a client or stealing from a store. What is it in our society that makes marital infidelity acceptable?

All that we know about this case is that the husband was a cheater (and liar and thief) to his wife and that the wife was involved in a terrible accident. I think that's the end of the story. I don't believe the two facts are related.

December 18, 2011 at 11:18 p.m.
cildawg1 said...

Oh,oh! The plot thickens:

"As evidence, she provided an Atlanta television station with records showing Cain had contacted her 61 times in text messages and phone calls over four different months. The TV station contacted the number White provided, and Cain returned the call."

November 29, 2011 at 5:32 p.m.
cildawg1 said...

I think I'll take some sandwiches to those "Occupy Chattanoogans.' They're my kind of folks!!!

November 29, 2011 at 5:23 p.m.
cildawg1 said...

Does anyone remember Gennifer Flowers who claimed that she had had a multi-year relationship with Bill Clinton? He became POTUS. So I believe everyone knew that Clinton had a little bit of "dog" in him. But they elected him anyway. I do believe that people will lie for money, but there is probably some truth to the story. It probably wasn't a love affair. It was probably just 13 years of "booty calls."

I would love to see Herman Cain get the nomination. I think he would be the easiest candidate for Obama to beat. Women won't vote for him. And a lot of racist won't appreciate all the white women who are coming out of his closet.

November 29, 2011 at 5:06 p.m.
cildawg1 said...

I could really get behind Bredesen.

November 8, 2011 at 3:28 p.m.
cildawg1 said...

This woman is obviously sick and needs help. I hope that she gets the help she needs. She DOES NOT NEED CHILDREN EVER AGAIN.

October 13, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.
cildawg1 said...

So who are the other ten people??? Why is it that you only want to disclose the name of the teacher??? Good Grief!!! Give me a break. What happened to innocent until proven guilty??? Pretty soon we won't have anyone willing to teach because the news media will choose to publically air your dirty laundry.

July 20, 2011 at 8:25 a.m.
cildawg1 said...

He's a classy guy. I don't know why he was beaten up so much on communication. I think he communicates well. The consolidated district has always had a communications person who took care of press releases, robo calls, and notifying the public of early dismissals, etc. Is the superintendent expected to write his own press releases now?

July 9, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.
cildawg1 said...

When Bill Haslam’s first order of business as governor was to take away the collective bargaining rights of teachers, I thought to myself, “What have teachers done in Tennessee to get stripped of their bargaining rights?” I wondered if Tennessee teachers had gone on strike or had massive “call in sick” days. I searched Google for “Tennessee Teachers on Strike” and could find nothing. In fact, I found that it was illegal for Tennessee teachers to go on strike. So apparently Tennessee teachers have not used their collective bargaining rights to go on strike.

Perhaps the problem is the retirement system that teachers enjoy. I went to the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System and pretended that I was a 35-year teacher who had averaged $50,000/year for the last five years. (I don’t know if many teachers earn that much, but I used that number as a guide.) To my surprise, a teacher who earned $50,000/year and retires with 35 years of experience merely gets a pension of $2,296/month or an annual pension of $27,552. That’s the maximum, assuming that the teacher doesn’t want his/her spouse to have anything in the event of the teacher’s death. You can check this out yourself by going to the TCRS calculation website. It seems that the collective bargaining isn’t helping the teachers all that much with their retirement. So why is Bill Haslam picking on teachers?

It is untrue that a tenured teacher cannot be fired. Tenure only guarantees due process for teachers facing termination. Tennessee isn’t like New York City, where ineffective teachers are in a holding area earning their full salary while playing cards and waiting years for hearings. This doesn’t happen in Tennessee. However, it is true that for a Tennessee teacher to lose his/her job there has to be evidence of ineffectiveness and evidence that assistance was provided to the teacher to no avail.

Nationwide, teachers are consistently leaving the teaching profession. “Every year, U.S. schools hire more than 200,000 new teachers for that first day of class. By the time summer rolls around, at least 22,000 have quit. Even those who make it beyond the trying first year aren't likely to stay long: about 30 percent of new teachers flee the profession after just three years, and more than 45 percent leave after five.”[Source – NEA] So the notion that it’s hard to get rid of teachers is just not true. On the contrary, it’s hard to keep teachers.

Changing the tenure law is just the beginning of things to come. Changing the tenure law won't save money. The salaries and retirement plans that teachers earned will be next. I hope I'm wrong.

May 9, 2011 at 5:38 p.m.
cildawg1 said...

Okay, I've GOT to try some of these. My curiosity is peaked!!!

November 18, 2010 at 8:54 a.m.

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