Wednesday, November 3, 2010

College football and CMS fantasy

Alert readers may have wondered why I suddenly decided to blog about football this morning. The answer: It wasn't me. My editor, Mike Gordon, has access to this blog, as well as to his own about college football. In one of those slip-of-the-mouse moments, he posted his musings here. (I actually watched the Georgia-Florida game he wrote about, but somehow missed the sidelines drama.)

While I'm letting other folks do my work, anyone who still has a sense of humor left about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' student-assignment turmoil might get a kick out of this column by Creative Loafing's John Grooms. I suspect he's not the only one to fantasize about just how crazy these sessions could get.

And for all the die-hards who are still sticking with it, I'll see you at Olympic High tonight. Eric Davis says this is public forum No. 15 ... but who's counting?

38 comments:

Michael said...
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Michael said...

For the record, Ann, the school board meetings as of late have been at least as dramatic as the Florida-Georgia game turned out to be.

My apologies to Ann's readers. I'll try to stay on my side of the 50-yard line from here on out.

Anonymous said...

Why does the Observer shun reporting on CMS and UNC academics?

wiley said...

...Seems my analogy between college and high school football must have struck a nerve.

Priorities, priorities...

I would like to see an in-depth report as to why we need to cutout extracurricular activities, including sports, to keep academics as the focus of what education is truly about in this time of budget cuts.

I would like to see an in-depth report as to why the USDA won't allow CMS to fully audit the FRL program and weed out the fraud so we can ensure those who truly meet the requirements get the benefit and two, redirect those saved funds to the classroom.

The Butler High School principal lost her job and three football players had major issues, yet people get mortified a Georgia coach embarrassed himself acting like he was still in high school.

priorities...priorities...

Anonymous said...

Since you're asking for anyone still with a sense of humor on CMS I'll re-post my comment from the "PARANOIA" blog.

PROLOG: The earlier paranoia blog had lots of good connections between famous writers, songs and religion. Sort of like the famous David Allen Coe country song.

>>> see below <<<<<<<<<<<<

I liked all the references to musicals, bible, books and really great tunes but let’s use the ever popular way-back machine to revisit 2006 and see the truth.

That nasty old Judge Manning practically stood on the CMS door steps waiting for Pete Gorman to arrive. He held a big sign above his head. It read, “Ye shall spend money on all my forgotten children: Leandro 1, Chapter 1, Verse 1”. And Pete set forth.

As the story goes, within months the locust of Wall Street sweep down on the district and ate all the gold the superintendent had been commanded to spend. Unknown people in distant deserts raised the price of oil. Pete could no longer maintain his herd of big yellow camels. The people became restless and resentful. A committee went atop a huge building and came down with the Ten Guiding Principles. They were confusing. The masses divided into families and fought each other for the little that was left over. A new false leader appeared. He said to Pete, “Reveal yourself”. To which Pete said, “Not on my dime!”.

. . . and the Eleventh Hour approached.

Story to be continued.


Bolyn McClung
Pineville

Anonymous said...

Funny Creative Loafing link. How I miss the Rhino Times right about now.

Ann Doss Helms said...

2:24, I don't understand the question. Can you elaborate?

Anonymous said...

To Ms Doss,

On another note. Please use a more natural pic and do something with that hair. There are some really good shops around and others who do facials dress and nails etc. We need class and vanity espec after seeing that lib commish top vote getter still in her 10/31 garb. Yikes. Was she the one with the beard? That was by far the scariest thing we saw during all of 'ween. Thanks in advance.

therestofthestory said...

Good job on the column John. People from outside thiscounty seem confused when I tell them the CMS school board and super is the best entertainment in town but however the admission cost is too high. They when they read a couple of stories, they simply ask, don't you educate in your schools? And I tell them no, it is not good enough theater for the professional educators to get national recognition so they can move to the Dept of Ed or become a traveling consultant.

The sad thing is John is too much on the mark that if you thought past school boards were bad, this one probably could not walk into a school without a map.

Since academic achievement is not one of their "guiding principles", it seems they have proved their incompetence and should be kicked out. Maybe we can make some progress in the NC Legislature for recall elections or rejection of superintendents' contracts.

Anonymous said...

10:52
Yo, dude. Get with the program. Did you miss the U-Tube sensation Sesame Street Muppet story about girls learning to love their hair? Jeeze. Personally, I'm waiting for a Muppet song about embracing my grey roots - but I suspect you've been licking too many dumb-dumbs from your trick-or-treat Halloween bag to suspect my natural champagne blond secret.

For the record, Ann's hair is wildly free with texture, depth and sensual movement. You know, like in your dreams.

So there, Brad Pitt.

Ann Doss Helms said...

OK ... this thread got weird. I'm a 51-year-old print journalist; what was anyone expecting? I'm pretty sure if you're looking for hot chicks or glamorous babes, there are better sites than charlotteobserver.com :-)

Anonymous said...

Some posters do have valid points trying to assist this rather drab blogger to be more sophisto urbane refined and tasteful in the beauty & wardrobe depart. Try an Oprah makeover. Stop whining. Geesh.

Anonymous said...

Yea... We want to see the before and after...

Anonymous said...

1:59 PM
Trust me, you can't handle the uninhibited "after".

Anonymous said...

Whos the amatuer comedian?

Anonymous said...

yea ... betta watch out for that panther wildcat ... she still moonlightin as exotic dancer down off wilkinson? ... u could never hang wit that ole alleycat ... cloud 9 veja vu

Anonymous said...

Some of the old mamas will def wear yo butt out teach you new tricks and turn you every which way but loose. Been there done that mucho times.

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Anonymous said...

Ammeter comedian? A 47-year-old former co-captain of a small blue collar town cheerleading squad.

Most AWSOME Charlotte moment? Dancing full throttle on my 40th birthday at an Elton John concert while staid Charlotte remained politely seated. One well dressed executive yelled, "Look, you can tell she's classically trained in ballet but can dance like a stripper"! Most fabulous part; being thanked by a bunch of men 15 - 20 years younger than I am. Yea, like the best "B-tch is Back" in show. Cougar chaos. Bring it on!

Ann's hair? Simply supporting the sisterhood, dude. Again, like in your Demi Moore dreams...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

judgin that pic shes a 2 bagger & def a hooker being pimped.

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