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Jan 909 April 23, 2014 at 09:45 am
Not Funny, and the wasted manpower & money should be paid by the idiot who called ...
Bug McBride April 23, 2014 at 10:17 am
Agreed this is not funny, but this is not very common, as they are trying to make this out to be. WeRead More would be hearing more about it from major news organizations. The Long Beach police commissioner, has no clue what he is talking about. I hope they catch the guy who is responsible.
JJ Mclure April 23, 2014 at 10:17 am
it will
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Chad casey April 23, 2014 at 08:02 am
What a complete waste of our tax money! How do you prove or dis - prove intent of a person. If theRead More man drives even remotely close to you, somewhere in the back of his mind, he might be trying to hit you! I'm not an attorney, but I could take this case and win this with no problem. You guys at the patch need to focus on more important issues to cover....this whole "Jihad on Kelly Marlow" is hilarious. And yes, I did use the word Jihad (for all of you politically correct morons). God forbid someone like her stand up and question the authority of the school.....I mean why would we ever question a board where the graduation rate is 71%? Now, you want a story to cover? How about that one! Nope, we can't talk about that dirty little secret...that makes that school board (that we love protecting) look incompetent. Listen up great citizens of cherokee County GA. A 71% graduation rate is not good! Numbers don't lie.....so as you continue you assault on people like Kelly Marlow, why don't you educate yourself on where Cherokee County ranks nationally. Put all that "energy of hate" toward something that deserves your attention and maybe, just maybe, we can improve that high school graduation rate. You might even be able to one day discuss college graduation rates! PS..I'm also going to do something that most of cowards refuse to do after commenting on this site. I'm going to put my name. If your going to say it, Claim it! Sincerely, Chad Casey
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Political PR Machine April 23, 2014 at 09:41 am
Affirmative Action takes into account Race. It is discriminatory.
TT April 23, 2014 at 10:06 am
Personally, I'm tired of the racism in sports, where ONE race gets almost all of the attention. It'sRead More time for REAL change. Until sports reflects the multicultural face of America, nothing else should.
JJ Mclure April 23, 2014 at 10:18 am
outstanding....no more cutting in line.....finally the Supreme court has some balls
A lawsuit filed April 22, 2014, challenges the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. File photo
David Montgomery April 23, 2014 at 09:06 am
Our Founding Fathers thankfully understood that our rights are derived from God. Read theRead More Declaration of Independence. The Constitution protects citizens from a hostile government. Our rights do not come from government or a document. The same government that has been trampling all over the Constitution. Why? Because we allow them to. I will always be a champion for God (that is God with a capital G). You can continue to believe what you want to believe and should you choose to make justifications for your sins, that is your prerogative. I will continue to be a God fearing man and am so thankful that I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ years ago and he changed me. Good luck and God bless you all.
Mike April 23, 2014 at 09:21 am
There are no gods or Gods, therefore there is no sin, David Montgomery. Our founding fathersRead More did not believe that our rights were derived from the same god that you believe in. Our constitution was written during the enlightenment. Enlightenment "theology" dictates that the god of the enlightenment was a supernatural being that set the universe in motion and then left it to itself. This is a far cry from your god who concerns itself with the kind of fabric you wear or whom you have sex with. And finally - the founding fathers were wrong too. There are no gods, no supernatural beings and no laws that come from non-existing supernatural beings. What you call your god's laws are rules that were made up by middle eastern goat herders 3,000 years ago.........the very same people that I would guess that you would a major problem with if they tried to come into your country and make laws that you had to abide by today.
jMichael April 23, 2014 at 09:24 am
David Montgomery: You are woefully unfit for responsible citizenship. Although our rights andRead More responsibilities as persons may, as the founding fathers believed, derive from Nature's God, our rights and responsibilities as U.S. citizens from the U.S. Constitution. This Constitution means precisely what SCOTUS says it means at any given time.
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xlfoley April 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm
So where is the chest bumping and spin on these results? Now our "superior" schoolRead More district is proud to be "better than average" for a state with one of the worst public education systems in the country. Why does Forsyth County have a 10 point higher score than Cherokee? Why is Cobb better? Why does Cherokee Charter in its second year of operation have a higher score than CCSD? Why doesn't the school board ask these questions of the Superintendent in a public forum so the public can get an answer?
No More Bullies April 22, 2014 at 07:45 pm
Only partially true. Cherokee's middle and high schools outscored Cobb's, and Cherokee's middleRead More schools outscored the charter school's middle school levels (grades 6-8). A better question might be why the charter school didn't outscore Forsyth? Cherokee Charter has a private school demographic-- zero English language learners, 20% gifted (even higher than Forsyth), and a mere 14% low income (Forsyth is 19%, Cherokee is 32%). And, with all the time spent on "data dig days" and benchmarks and practice tests, those kids should be blowing the lid off these tests.
Malcolm Sturtevant April 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm
I feel it is time for Dr P to go. Cherokee needs to be like Walton, Lassister and Pope--- I don'tRead More see us getting there with current leadership. Taxpayers should demand more. Maybe Kelly Marlowe has some valid points.....
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 10:03 am
Cow Dung, as I said, I would agree with you on the school boards curriculum choices, IF there wereRead More meaningful differences between the CC -"aligned" curricula. However, since the texbook publishers are elbow-deep in the development of the CC, and there are only a few of them, there is NO meaningful choice. So yes, it is a great thing that we are paying attention what our kids are being taught, but how do we change the content? Where do the books come from? Maybe this is a problem that pre-dates common core, and we are only becoming aware of it now. Does that make it any LESS of a problem? I can't understand how you and other supporters of the CC dont see these things - standards, curricula, and testing - as inextricably intertwined as the companies that funded it and people who developed it. They all work for companies that will financially benefit from it. You really havent ever addressed that at all. It REALLY doesnt bother you? It doesnt bother you. It doesnt bother you?
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 10:15 am
Jennifer: It doesn't bother me that textbook providers are involved with standardsRead More development--they are the ones that need to provide materials that meets the standards, so it makes sense that they are involved. Textbook providers get the same benefit whether we use Common Core or not. They sell books to schools. If schools use Everyday Math curriculum, they provide those books. If schools want Singapore Math curriculum, they provide those books. Have you actually read the standards Jennifer, or are you just parroting propaganda gleaned from various anti-Common Core websites?
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 10:17 am
"Very few have the ability to use critical thinking skills to analyze information. In fact, itRead More sometimes seems painful for them to think out of the box. Our students should be able to understand the reasoning that needs to be applied to find solutions, especially when it isn't exactly what they've seen before, so they can apply those skill to address the many issues they will encounter in the future. " :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The Common Core Standards require critical thinking skills. It should be a great improvement over what we had previously.
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tenth district April 22, 2014 at 06:38 pm
Funny how Netflix is the "bad boy" yet those that offer more commercials than the movieRead More itself are just fine :) Cable today is pure garbage, a 2 hr movie will last half the night with all those commercials and since all sports from all countries, could be seen live over the internet...cable is obsolete. Netflix is weak but is a fine alternative to cable for now. (as for news, please, you must be brain-dead to get your news from cable...with all of them all over you from second you start the computer to turn on the radio to even the second you "check" the e-mail on the phone. so Reuters don't worry about Netflix, worry about cable companies whose stocks should be worth a little more than half an ounce of dirt
Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
NeNe Leakes of Atlanta on "Dancing With The Stars" with pro partner Tony Dovolani. Credit: Leakes' Facebook page
David D April 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm
David Brown April 22, 2014 at 07:57 am
I'm with you David D. I never watch the show.
Atlanta Rocks April 22, 2014 at 11:48 am
NENE IS NOT FROM THE CASCADE AREA!!!! Nor is she from SW Atlanta or even Atlanta for that matter!!!!Read More Why all the Nene Leakes news?? At least give us Kandi Burruss news, she went to school in the area and lives off Cascade. Is it just our Patch site or have they all gone downhill?
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 03:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 04:41 pm
Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
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Gene Jones April 23, 2014 at 09:32 am
Surprised that anything was said to her. We went to WDW and had a woman behind us on Small World whoRead More was breastfeeding without covering up. We have no problem with breast feeding your baby - just cover yourself. It should be a private moment with you and your baby. A older man asked her to cover up. She was apologized to and is still whining. 15 minutes are up.
Keith Cumbie April 23, 2014 at 10:05 am
Dee honey, your God can blow me. I am under no obligation to follow the rules of your personalRead More faith nor am I obliged to harken to your personal translations of your holy text. Your beliefs are yours. Personally I think Fundamentalists such as you are a great and evil plague on society.
Archie Bunker April 23, 2014 at 10:09 am
Dee, die in a fire.
Stephen McDaniel. Bibb County Jail mugshot
Roger Jasso Jr April 22, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Whew Nothing is Impossible!!! That is what Infinity is...
Gale April 23, 2014 at 09:01 am
What's scary is knowing this monster will be eligible for parole in thirty years.
Gale April 23, 2014 at 09:04 am
Jessie James---------He's not off the streets for good. He's eligible for parole in thirty years.Read More Kinda make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, don't it?
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 11:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 22, 2014 at 02:30 am
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 04:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.