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Al Roker calls out GOP Georgia Governor over poor planning for weather

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The Today Show‘s weatherman, Al Roker, was in rare form when he called out Georgia’s governor and Atlanta’s mayor over poor

“Here’s the problem. 

They could be prepared. 

The mayor and governor got on TV yesterday and said ‘Oh this wasn’t expected.’ and that’s not true.  We were talking about this Monday that this was going to happen. 

They took a gamble.  They did NOT pre-treat the roads. 

I do not think they wanted to spend the money and do what they needed to and then everybody started going home around noon and by around 1:30 I-285, I-75,  I-85 was a parking lot and this was poor planning on the mayor’s part and the governor’s part.  Pure and simple. 

They were warned about it. 

They should have been prepared for it, and people are still suffering.  The roads are still gridlocked. 

It’s a shame, it really is.”

http://ruthless-politics.com/al-roker-calls-gop-georgia-governor-poor-planning-weather/

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Question of the Day: Do these ‘Redneck Goobers’ have even enough sense to slow-down in the ‘snow and ice’?

Answer: SEE PHOTO!

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January 30, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seattle Seahawks – Golden Tate – amazing one-hand touchdown!

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FINAL – Seattle 33 – Atlanta 10

GO HAWKS!

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November 11, 2013 Posted by | gif | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Atlanta – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘Always Something Interesting’

“Auto parts shop. Atlanta, Georgia.”

– By Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration.

– March, 1936

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See more Atlanta images, HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/260

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May 20, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prosecutors to review widespread cheating in Atlanta schools

Via: Reuters

Prosecutors are weighing whether to file any criminal charges against 178 Atlanta teachers and principals who state investigators said had cheated on standardized tests to inflate student scores.

The cheating in 2009, found in 44 of the 56 Atlanta public schools examined, was prompted primarily by pressure to meet targets in a data-driven environment, a statement released by Governor Nathan Deal’s office said.

“A culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation existed in Atlanta Public Schools, which created a conspiracy of silence,” the state report concluded. The 2009 cheating was said to include teachers erasing incorrect answers on state standardized tests.

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Eighty-two teachers and principals have confessed to the cheating, according to the state report.

Deal’s office said six principals refused to answer questions.

“These principals, and 32 more, either were involved with or should have known that there was test cheating in their schools,” the investigation
found.

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Amid the investigation, Beverly Hall stepped down last month after nearly 12 years as superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools.

Hall’s attorney said he was reviewing the report, having just received it, but maintained there was no direct evidence that the former superintendent knew in 2009 that widespread cheating had occurred.

“We deny that Dr. Hall has engaged in any intentional wrongdoing whatsoever,” a statement from attorney Richard Deane said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/06/us-atlanta-schools-cheating-idUSTRE7657EP20110706

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personal thought:

First of all, I suspect, we’ll find this is started at the top.

And second, if true; I hope they throw the book at the superintent, principals, and the teachers.

ABSOLUTELY CRIMINAL!

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July 7, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment