it’s Talking Points with the Founding Fathers!
Subject: Keeping Score
Reives and “we the people” 1 Hayes 0
Robert Reives has guts when it comes to the EDC. Thank you Commissioner Reives for standing up. The EDC had been running like a pack of wolves endlessly searching for sheep. This patriot wants to know if our EDC board members are so good, why is our unemployment rate still around 12 – 13%. Did you know that Lee County’s rate in May 2010 was 12.1%? (http://www.wral.com/news/state/page/4879060/)
So nothing has changed in over a year. How many times did our Governor show up to talk job “creation” in our county? How many promises were made by the EDC? Where are the jobs? Come to think of it, where’s Bob? I sure hope the commissioners or the county manager do not in haste give the new position to Bob Huets without thoroughly interviewing other qualified candidates. I’m sure if Bob is made to prove his worth he could rattle off stats. I hear he’s a very intuitive guy until he’s asked about accountability. Then he just conveniently forgets or disappears! I bet if we looked in wikipedia we would find his name under “Don’t remember.”, “No. There are no guidelines.”, “Of course, Mr. Parkdale, Frontier, LSA America, Allied Crawford Steele CEOs, here’s the check. We really won’t hold you to creating the jobs.” And the beat goes on and on.
Dear patriots, the EDC needs more than an overhaul and a coalition. It needs a grave.
And if I didn’t know any better I would think Richard Hayes is still the BOC chair. He acts like Bob Etheridge – Arrogant and can’t stand not being able to call the shots. I do not believe he is reading the same dictionary as Bob Huets. Whereas Mr. Huets cannot find a word that explains his actions, Mr. Hayes won’t shut up. His comments lately are questionable. The statement that most of Lee County is with him on whatever he feels our school system should get is almost as absurb as President Obama stating that 80% of the country want higher taxes! If that’s the truth, then how come a “generic” republican would beat Mr. Obama by as much as 8 percentage points (according to the latest Gallop poll) if the election was held today? Pinnochio would be proud.
And let’s recall Hayes hissing at the citizens who come to the BOC meetings and don’t agree with him. Arrogance on display. Hayes – like your American idol said to Rep. Stone, if you don’t want to get letters you shouldn’t be in politics. Richard, if you don’t want to hear the opposition, resign. Comes with the job.
Second score keeping: Moss 1 Kids 0
While Mr. Moss decides to sue our county commissioners and citizens for more money, and while he makes $194,000 a year and gets an $18,000 yearly deferred salary benefit and a vote of confidence from the BOE, and while our principals get raises, and while our teachers and assistants get pink slips (although the General Assembly has fully funded), only two schools in the Lee County School System make the grade. Only two are reporting improved test scores.
The timing of this report couldn’t be better. I believe the taxpayers have a right to know why the scores were lower before any of the $600,000 for two consecutive years, not one as most of us thought, that was brokered by Mr. Benedict Arnold Crumpton and Mr. Moss is doled out. It’s not the money that is the issue. We continue to give education more and more of our taxpayer dollars and don’t see the results that we are promised.
Maybe it was the coaching. No, not the basketball fiasco lawsuit Bonnie Almond was (is) involved in. Interesting tidbit: It seems her name shows up in as many controversies as Jeff Moss. That’s a topic for another posting.
Must be the coaching of third graders to boot up those laptops and write letters that plead the EOG scores would suffer if the General Assembly didn’t dole out more money and if our county commissioners withheld millions of dollars. Just the other day I heard my neighbor’s third grade kid saying that the results on this year’s AYP would bring tears to our eyes and that playgrounds were being shut down all over the state. I gave him a tissue and something to read to take his mind off the awful state of Lee County Schools: 1776. Poor kid. If he’s going to cry, at least cry over something far more worth the tears: the lives lost in the battles to free America from tyranny!
Third Score Keeping: Lee Co Citizens: 1 Tramway Elementary: 0
News Break: Tramway staff asked grief counselors to come to the school. Seems UNC TV has hired Melanie Hawes and Ann Beal to host the new morning show that will come on right after Sesame Street – “Are you Smarter than a Third Grader?” The show will be sponsored by the LCSS and Rosetta Stone.
Have a good Friday.
“Give me liberty, and not liability.”