Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Irony.

David Blount (D-St. Andrews) tweet:

"Is your Legislature supporting your schools like we should? Miss. public schools shorted more than $1B"

Do I need to say it?

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, if you send your children to private schools, you can't be supportive of public schools or want to make them better?

Kingfish said...

Good point. Allow me to retort.

I've watched the Democrats and their media lapdogs such as Ross Adams give the Republicans hell over sending their kids to private schools or always asking them where their kids go to school. If they want to play that game, its perfectly fair to turn it around on them.

Anonymous said...

Amen KF !

Anonymous said...

Good point, KF. Will look forward to another comment from 10:45 in reply.

meople said...

It is very simple. Someone answer me this question. Why the F*** would you send your kids to a JPS school?

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, I accept your argument- but it seems to me the problem is with the media and those who are casting stones about where the kids go to school- not with David Blount.

I agree with you that the double standard exists- I just don't want to create a perception that if you don't put your kids in JPS then you shouldn't have an opinion about how to improve the schools or shouldn't care. The same argument goes for living in the suburbs. I live in the suburbs, but I want Jackson to succeed and will do what I can to help.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:23

" will do what I can to help"

Moving back and not voting for Chokwe would've been a nice start...

Anonymous said...

Feel free to have an opinion about JPS, 1:23. But if your opinion conflicts with your actions, don't expect people to give it much weight.

More particularly, don't expect people to agree that JPS is salvageable when, by your actions, you argue that letting one's children attend there is such utter parental malpractice that one should pay over $12K per year to avoid it.

I hate hypocrisy said...

A private citizen should be able to send their child to a private school if desired. No rational person could argue against that.

But, if you are an elected official (a public trough feeder), you should send your kids to a public school.

If a legislator, senator... doesn't like it - then resign

Anonymous said...

" it seems to me the problem is with the media and those who are casting stones about where the kids go to school- not with David Blount"

Yeah, has Blount been a stone-caster? If so, call him out. If not, nothing to see here.

Anonymous said...

That's bullshit, 4:08. When one takes a job in state or municipal service, he/she does not agree to sacrifice children. What utter nonsense. What in your hollow head tells you that working in a job, the salary of which derives from tax dollars, requires that the children must be subjected to one sort of education or another? Should that employee also be required to shop for groceries, gasoline and charcoal at store within the city?

Anonymous said...

I think I said "elected officials". The rank and file dunderheads we term "state employees" are another subject.

But, I will go a step further. Lay 50% of the state employees off. None of them have any initiative, or they would not be working for the state. Of course, if that many were laid off, they would soon starve. They are too damned lazy to get a real job.

If elected officials choose to send their kids to private schools, then they should recuse themselves from voting for any legislation that affects education.

Or, they could just remove their snouts from the public trough and start working for a living.

Elliot said...

KF:
"I've watched the Democrats and their media lapdogs such as Ross Adams give the Republicans hell over sending their kids to private schools or always asking them where their kids go to school. If they want to play that game, its perfectly fair to turn it around on them."

Has David Blount every given Republicans hell over sending their kids to private schools? You can't hold him responsible for stuff that other people said.

Elliot said...

"But, if you are an elected official (a public trough feeder), you should send your kids to a public school."

Why? No one can answer that question.

Kingfish said...

I really don't care. They are all the same to me. Kill 'em all and let Allah sort 'em out.

And I don't see any of you protesting over the fact the Hinds County Board of Supervisors is going to take away the voting rights of 40% of the county, black and white, and effectively deprive all white people in Hinds County of representation but all y'all can so is whine I was mean to Mr. Blount.

Get a pair.

Dante said...

I am always amused when people who claim to be the voice of minorities do so little to actually be around them.

Anonymous said...

Mississippians of the political class just maintain their status. Republicans occasionally will send their kids to public schools just so they can look populist. Both parties and their supporters suck the public teat. New government accounting standards are needed so the non-political class gets hip on the many ways the connected get over. A quarter of the City of Jackson budget goes to attorneys.

Anonymous said...

Ask Bobby Moak D-Jackson Academy about schools. Live at Annandale, represent Bogue Chitto. This is not a Red/Blue issue. It's about the commitment to public schools. Yes, ours graduated from public schools

Anonymous said...

"the Hinds County Board of Supervisors is going to take away the voting rights of 40% of the county, black and white, and effectively deprive all white people in Hinds County of representation"

Maybe they can get Eric Holder to investigate :-)

Seriously, Madison and Rankin counties are great places to live. Join us as we watch the Titanic go down - hopefully from a large enough distance.

Anonymous said...

Nobody should HAVE TO DO anything when elected to public office. Other than qualify to run and perform the duties of the job successfully and legally.

If we MAKE them enroll their children in a certain school, should we also require them to attend a certain church, shop in a certain zone and live in a certain ward?

Anonymous said...

Yeah right 1:06 AM. Have another drink, then EYHO as the District at Eastover and the new Whole Foods open. Some of you scary cats want Jackson to fail so much that you literally live on blog sites promoting the demise of YOUR capital city. We ain't going away and will continue to collectively plug along and make this city work, while you continue to gnash your teeth.

Anonymous said...

What IS sad, is that if you live in the Jackson city limits, there is no decent public school to send your children to. Casey, Chastain, and Murrah used to be OK years ago. My oldest went to Chastain middle during a big time of change; needless to say, we transferred him to Woodland Hills to finish up.

Anonymous said...

8:15 I wish you well. We have more than enough people in the suburbs. I hope you are right and Jackson makes a great resurgence. I have my doubts but I have been wrong before.

Elliot said...

"Nobody should HAVE TO DO anything when elected to public office. Other than qualify to run and perform the duties of the job successfully and legally."

Bingo. If Blount's constituents don't like it, they can vote him out of office. Hell, KF has publicized this issue to the point where I'm sure all Blount's constituents know.

I was a student of political science (go ahead, cue the jokes), and I've never heard anyone make this argument before.

Anonymous said...

I remember when Eric Stringfellow was a lowly newspaper employee, before he became a big shot at the local HBCU. He wrote a scathing diatribe, chastising the State employment department for moving off Capitol Street and heading to a place where its employees could work without fear of being shot or accosted. He claimed they had an obligation to remain put and serve as an anchor to that area since they were funded with taxpayer dollars.

Suggesting an elected official has a similar obligation reeks of the same barnyard odor as Stringfellow's demand.

Anonymous said...

As someone who has suckled at the public teat in the most exclusive suburb, all y'all need to get over yourselves. If they are my tax dollars, I have a right to direct their flow. It's real simple boys. I have children who have attended both public and private schools. Suck it up and do the right thing for the kid.

Render Unto Caesar said...

Get over Yo Own Bad Sef, 7:15. None of us has the privilege of 'directing the flow' of tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

More ironic than Blount sending his kiddies to St. Andrews is that he's sending 'em to the campus in Ridgeland. As in Madison County. As in NOT Hinds. As in RepublicanLand.

BLOUNT IS A MAJOR EMPTY SUIT.

Anonymous said...

7:57 Blount may be a jerk, but your point is totally irrelevant. The Jackson campus goes through grade 4; grades 5 - 12 are in Ridgeland.

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:21, I am a Staye employee and damn proud of it. You don't have the initiative nor the pair to walk an hour in our shoes let alone 8 hours. You see, the are 3 types of people on this earth; the sheep, the wolves and the sheepdogs! You my friend are the later! You talk bad about us, despise us at times but when the wolf comes calling we are always there laying it on the line to protect the sheep from the wolves! Enjoy your safe life pal!

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