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Waste

January 15, 2016

Last night, I had the opportunity to partake in a county commissioners monthly meeting.  It was very interesting.  Agenda 1-14-16

In this agenda, was a resolution to be sent to the state legislation. It was the last item on the agenda “Resolution Concerning States Rights”

The room was filled with RED. People wearing red were opponents of this resolution.

My thoughts, was this was a completely waste of time and money.  It makes me think of the Jim Crowe Laws back in the day.  People don’t like change. Change makes people crazy. Change is a good thing.

What I did realize in this meeting, was that there is a bunch of old school elected officials in office making decisions based on things they really don’t know anything about. District 1 Commisioner Doug Shafer talked about the American Care Act, or ACA.  He spoke how it was costing the county $66/person to insure. That the county was having to foot the bill(tax payer) that while this was a federal mandate, the government was in no way giving funds or explanation of how to take care of this.

In the end, the resolution in my eyes, kind of nullified itself.  Asking our legislation to defend our state constitution and the US Constitution.  So in short, our county is sending a resolution to the state to tell them do their job.

I believe it is time for a change!  Old school politics need to go.  We need fresh blood, innovative ideas, people who believe in a forward thinking county.

Here is the link the meeting to their youtube channel

 

Quote of the Day

October 21, 2015

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keeping My Mouth Shut Too Long

February 28, 2008

First of all, If you have never been a bus driver, then you have no idea what goes on.  Make your accusations, make you assumptions, blame who you want to blame.  The fact of the matter is, One adult, 60-90 students.  Number one priority for a bus driver is the safety of the bus and it’s passengers, meaning that 90% of the time the drivers’ eyes should be on the road.

The other 10% is rotating from left to right or right to left, looking from mirror to mirror.  These kids are not stupid, they know when the driver is looking in that mirror!

I say this from experience, I drive a bus!  Did you know that if a fight breaks out on a bus that we as drivers are not to intervene?  We are not suppose to touch the students.  Policy is get on the radio and get some help.

Many times, the kids are screaming and yelling, and you ask them to be quiet, repeatedly!  Then you scream SHUT UP! Then the bus is quiet for the rest of the ride.  Did you know we aren’t suppose to say shut up to these kids?  Why not?  It works.

As I am driving, my focus is on the road, when the kids make a sudden noise, or something “out of the ordinary” I look up.  If I see something, I take care of it.  If I don’t, I take it someone was horseing around, and I carry on about my business.

I have four schools I drive.  Two runs at the same elementary schools, one middle and one High.  On my elementary run, I have the older kids on one side, the younger ones on the other.  On the middle and High runs, I have boys on one side and girls on the other.  I’ve been doing this for a few years now for the middle school.  I recently started this with the high school.

There are a hundred things that go on during a bus route.  The driver can not see everything regardless of that big mirror in front of him.

I do not know all the facts of what happened on February 20th on that bus in Murfreesboro, I do know the driver of that bus, I do know what he has told me, and hearing what he has to say and reading the news stories, I think he did exactly what he was suppose to.

People are wanting to blame the driver.  They are wanting answers.  Before the blame game starts being played, the facts need to be in order.

Tragedy

January 20, 2008

Not anyone close to me per say, but someone that I’ve heard and listened to on occasion since I was about 15 years old.  Have you ever listened to the Rick and Bubba show?  As of Saturday, January 19, 2008, Rick lost his two year old son in a drowning.

When you know of or have had someone or something in your life for a good portion, you always feel that persons loss.  It’s always sad to hear someone losing a loved one, lets keep this family in our thoughts.

Todays Forcast

December 23, 2007

EXPECT LIGHT SNOW TO INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS MORNING WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY INTO THIS EVENING. SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE INCH OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION…WINDS GUSTING TO 20 TO 30 MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. HOWEVER…LOCATIONS NORTH OF A LINE FROM SILVER CITY TO MASS CITY MAY SEE SNOW CHANGE OVER TO RAIN BRIEFLY THIS AFTERNOON. NONETHELESS...SNOWFALL TOTALS BY MONDAY MORNING OF 9 TO 18 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE…WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS FROM IRONWOOD INTO THE PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS.

A HEAVY SNOW WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Nashville Cares Aids Walk

September 22, 2007
Hello All!

I want to let you know that I am participating in this year’s AIDS Walk and you can help.
Please make a donation today to help me make my goal and show support for this worthy cause.

Donating is easy, just click the link below and use a your debit or credit card. You can even register as a walker yourself and join in on the fun!

This important fundraiser for Nashville CARES helps provide direct services to more than 1,500 people living with HIV/AIDS in the Middle Tennessee community. Annually CARES education department reaches more than 40,000 youth and adults with life saving prevention information. All services free of charge –your donations make this possible.

This is the time, the 2007 AIDS Walk is the place, YOU are the one who can make a difference now. Thank you for your support!

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Nashville Cares

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I Remember

September 11, 2007

There is a song that I just absolutely love.  It so resembles my feelings towards our great nation.  No matter what.

The song is Lee Greenwoods “Proud to be an American” To me it’s like the star spangled banner when I here this song I want to stand and shout to the world how proud I am to be an American.

Today, I ask everyone that reads to stand and take a moment of silence and remember that day 6 years ago.  When our lives were so interrupted, when we thought we were under attack, when we thought how dare them.  And remember  all those men who have died giving us the right to stand for freedom.