Morning Reads for Thursday, Oct 4

Georgia

Presidential Election

 Whatevs

 

15 comments

  1. John Konop says:

    Not sure of the legal argument, but I do know Cherokee Charter used their school broad meeting as rally and organization meeting for the amendment. They also handed out flyers……. This was an interesting defense…… What is a Charter school private or public?

    Comment:

    …..John Konop said “Cherokee Charter in their public board meeting used a good part of the meeting as a how to promote and organize support for the amendment, as well as handed out flyers. This seems rather strange that they are only going after one side.”

    Why is it strange? After all you said Cherokee Charter is a “for profit private organization” Are you now changing and correcting what you said before?……..

    POST:

    ………Charter school battle turns ugly as legal arguments heat up

    Proponents of the November charter school amendment have protested state School Superintendent John Barge’s public stand against the amendment on the DOE web site, which led the state Department of Education to take down a 29-point position paper highlighting the reasons. A link to that paper was on the Georgia Department of Education’s home page.

    Today, Attorney General Sam Olens notified Barge to alert local school boards that they “do not have the legal authority to expend funds or other resources to advocate or oppose the ratification of a constitutional amendment by the voters. They may not do this directly or indirectly through associations to which they may belong.”

    But Atlanta attorney Emmet Bondurant says Olens — who cited a Bondurant case in his letter — cannot stop elected officials from protesting the amendment…….

    http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2012/10/03/charter-school-battle-turns-ugly-as-legal-arguments-heat-up/

    • I read the letter from Olens. I didn’t see any attempt on the AG’s part to “stop elected officials from protesting the amendment.” That’s a red herring tossed in by Downey.

      Let’s debate the issue without spending public funds – for or against.

  2. Noway says:

    I thought your ‘Floridian leeches…’ story was gonna be an expose on the average Obama voter. My bad.

  3. saltycracker says:

    The mainstream media is in an all out frenzy to cover a stripped naked Obama with “left”over ink.

  4. bowersville says:

    Jim Lehrer may be regretting his decision to come out of semi-retirement and moderate his 12th presidential debate.

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Tough-reviews-for-Jim-Lehrer-as-debate-moderator-3917905.php#ixzz28Kpo8qsh

    I love irony. Jim Lehrer of PBS had the usual introductions as moderator. Mitt Romney says he’s going to cut out funding for PBS and do away with Big Bird and then renders Jim Lehrer useless.

    Prediction: Jim Lehrer leaves semi-retired and enters full retirement. Big Bird’s last sighting was at a busy intersection holding a “We buy gold” sign.

  5. John Konop says:

    This was the story of the day! The lawyer was just getting a different perspective on his cases…… Or maybe testing evidence………

    …….Marijuana joint falls out of assistant city attorney’s pocket — in court

    Police say Jason Cantrell, who has a private practice but also serves as a part-time assistant city attorney, was in the magistrate section of criminal court chatting with police officers when a marijuana joint fell out of his pocket and onto the floor, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported……

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/03/14203537-marijuana-joint-falls-out-of-assistant-city-attorneys-pocket-in-court?lite

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