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Bill to split Lee, King holiday fails in House committee January 29, 2015 at 4:44 p.m.

Now the whites say they don't like the Separate, But Equal treatment on this issue. How ironic?!

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Suggs vows positive changes for district after state takeover January 29, 2015 at 3:08 p.m.

State Board said LRSD School board had a plan that tried to do too much. Then they vote for a change even though they don't have a plan ready. The State's main reservoir of education has no plans on hand to show how to educate these children.
And to think some folks called this a solution.
Tossing all sense of journalistic standards and decency out their editorial offices, DG opinion writers even posted lies and half-truths to the public so this takeover would come about. Hey, maybe or maybe not it's a good thing to get new leadership, but I deplore some of the underhanded methods used to accomplish this. Good arguments could have been made without resorting to cheap propaganda tactics and distortions.
D-G editorial writer was SOB of the first order in this regard. He relied on rant rather than reason and had almost no balance in his presentation of the issue. When I look up sleazy dirtball, I have a good idea who might fit that definition.

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A new day in Little Rock January 29, 2015 at 7:21 a.m.

And to think that the State Board says they have no plan and you've offered no plan and Suggs really has no plan.
You guys planned this real well didn't you?

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State votes to take over LR School District January 28, 2015 at 8:24 p.m.

So many uninformed and misinformed opinions.

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This one's for the kids January 28, 2015 at 9:40 a.m.

I'm pointing out a procedural matter which the editorial is misconstruing. The board only steps into the termination process when a teacher appeals their firing. This does not mean that this is the only teacher fired and even the editor makes a small nod to this fact.
But, then the editor proceeds to make an analogy that says only one person had been fired whatsoever for the entire 20 year span. Board president Greg Adams spoke to this issue in a letter to the paper. Arkansas Times posted the same information.
That is the facts of the matter. The proof is even provided, indirectly, by the editor himself.
The editor has given the false impression that only one teacher "has been fired for poor performance over 20 years" (see widget maker example) and this is not the case. The fact is that the one teacher who did appeal still was fired.
The real question about proof is why the paper will not use or mention the other firings that were done according to district policy by the administrators who are the ones actually responsible for the hiring and firing in a school district.
I called the editorial writer out because he himself even declares that the board was only involved in the termination case because it occurred when the teacher appealed to the board for reconsideration.
I suggest you read district and board policy more closely. They will show you what the editorial fails to tell you and correct the false impression given.
I further suggest that you look into the Arkansas Times blog article on this subject that was posted today. It does a far better job of posting both sides of the issue and the data both sides use to make their arguments.
To say that only one teacher was fired in LRSD over the past year or to imply such is a lie. Call your state Department of Education if you wish more knowledge regarding teacher terminations by district.
They or the school administration for personnel at LRSD will provide you the proof you seek. I also suggest that you apply your desire for facts to the editorial writer as well. He seems to be adverse to present the actual number of teacher terminations by the regular, policy-directed process - preferring to focus on the rarer event of an appeal as if it is the only standard for comparison.

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This one's for the kids January 28, 2015 at 7:40 a.m.

Thanks for providing the children of this land a great example in how to lie and mislead. This is what you have done with the issue of a teacher being terminated. What you only hint at is the fact that the school board is not the agency which generally does the firing. It only steps in when a teacher appeals his or her termination.
As many have told you, teachers are terminated from LRSD yearly and the statement that only one has been fired over 20 years is false. Yet, you persist in making this false portrayal when the facts say otherwise.
So it is hypocritical of you to speak of failure when you have a failure in your journalistic ability to present the truth. You've lied to the public. And when someone resorts to lies and distortions to win an argument, they should be ignored and not heeded.
You often speak of being a gentleman, honor and character. Lying to further your cause strips you of all such consideration.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House January 26, 2015 at 4 p.m.


A woman's risk of dying from having an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000, while the risk of dying from giving birth is around 14 times higher (8.8 in 100,000). The mortality rate of a colonoscopy is more than 40 times greater than that of an abortion.

What would an anti-abortion person feel like if we were to accuse them of being pro-rape and pro-incest because they thought all abortions were wrong? That is similar to their subjective argument that people supporting abortion also support murder and murderers.
In other words, they're engaging in the manipulation of words and forcing definitions of their own choosing upon others.

Read somewhere an argument involving use of terminology: Christians say they must be born again, not conceived again - thus pointing out that birth is the beginning of their new life.'s semantics....just like the attempt to label abortion as murder. The supreme law of the land in Roe v. Wade has ruled that it isn't.
Enough said. Leave it that way. Let women make their own choices about their bodies. I certainly trust them more than the yahoos who lie about me.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House January 26, 2015 at 2:26 p.m.

What a jackass you are thinkfree. You're just making up my comments and that makes you a liar to boot. Forget you boy! Am done arguing with a fool such as you.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House January 26, 2015 at 9:32 a.m.

Engaging in hyperbole is not thinking, Thinkfree; nor is making accusations that I espouse killing people. Such Nazi tactics should be beneath a Christian, which I now have cause to sincerely doubt you are.

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The fading Lee January 26, 2015 at 4:42 a.m.

The editorial ended one line too soon. It should have concluded:
Just as there once was slavery which this "hero" and the Confederacy fought to maintain.

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