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Did SOS McDaniels throw self on the sword ahead of a “travelgate” investigation?

In Uncategorized on February 13, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Did SOS McDaniels throw self on the sword ahead of a “travelgate” investigation?

2/13/15
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Did Mr McDaniel, the Bradley County Superintendent of Schools fall on the sword ahead of a “Travelgate” investigation?

 Recently a county wide petition, started by perhaps one of his teachers has been going around on a Change.org format. The 1200 or so in support of McDaniels to remain as BCSOS was phenomenal and indeed showed great support. The loud cry to retain Mr Johnny McDaniels was heard.

Many calls were made by nice people to voice their disgust to the Bradley County School Board about trying to run Johnny out of town. But why is everyone seeing the need to support Johnny McDaniels all of a sudden? What are they defending him seemingly unprovoked? Where is he going? I Google searched quickly and found little to nothing. 

This group of supporters know
something. Maybe they know something we dont? Maybe Mr McDaniels knows why they are calling for him to stay. Maybe Mr McDaniels knows and they don’t so he is just getting blanket support for being a nice guy? But what we do know is those who do know don’t know whatever it is they are supposed to know or they ain’t tellin nobody, poor English purposeful. One thing for sure there is alot of support going around but no one knows why. At least that’s my read on it and I don’t know…….I have a headache. 

My initial thoughts were did he do something wrong and we are refusing to acknowledge or we are in denial? That would make sense. After all, why would so many support a man who could have done something wrong or misguided?  Where are those nagging types that incessantly ask all the questions and always have their noses in smelly places? Would be nice to see some of that go to good use today.

While the questions have lingered and my inquisitive mind left pondering we are still left with questions and very little substance.

Misappropriation of funds? Fraud? These type things have made the headlines for centuries with others. I am only guessing, but something is up. 

No called meetings to recall Mr McDaniels I am aware of.  No allegations of wrong doing….nothing at this point, just a meeting to discuss a buy out of his remaining time. Huh? A buyout? But why? Indifferences between the board and the SOS? I’m not buying it.

Then, I saw Troy Weathers arise from his tomb of political death and start defending Mr McDaniel! Now we are getting somewhere. Past board members defending the SOS, there is a legit reason. Same with Commissioner Mark Hall and his inquiry during the last session of the Commission voicing support and decrying McDaniels being subjected strong armed tactics.

Why are all the resurrected troops speaking out and offering support? Why would Weathers speak up in defense of an ex “boss?” Why would Critchfield be resigning or not? Somebody knows something the general public does not? Is it criminal? Could someone be implicated in something?  Ive seen nothing criminal or suggestive of any wrong doing in the local press. The question remains……why is a buy out being entertained and why is it being done so quickly?

Did Johnny McDaniel possibly jump the gun and ask for a buy out before it “went down”, whatever it is, that’s supposed to go down?

Did he fold his cards before the hand was called?  Is he getting the hell out of Dodge and taking the loot before sunset to prevent a public lynching? 

Lets focus on what we do know or assume we know. 

We do know that a local newspaper in Chattanooga has submitted a FOI, Freedom of Information request for travel records and other items from the SOS. We do know this may have prompted a request for a buyout.

We do know that while attending past school board meetings several taxpaying citizens have asked a bunch of questions regarding travel and spending.

We do know this board and the multi millions in it’s budget is being handled by real businessmen who know how to run “a business and are holding big spenders accountable .

We do know there is a set deduction for travel miles and that may have been consumed just under the IRS radar.

We do know that mileage and travel was logged on snow days for travel time when the schools were closed.

I have heard Las Vegas trips are pretty expensive.

 We do know we have a near  1/4 million dollar travel budget is allocated and all that money may not have been spent wisely.  

I am leary of who may have signed off on bloated travel logs. Did Johnny M sign off on all these itemized expenditures and were they all good decisions?

Regardless of what I ponder, the facts may soon surface and we all will have answers. I guess we wait till the local MSM does their jobs and then we see what their research turns up.

What further questions or inquiries will we have after the alleged travel gate issue is out in the open? Will the MSM find anything to report? Will we still buy Johnny out?
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 If wrong doing is discovered why in the world are we offering to buyout the remainder of his term? 160,000.00 can buy a whole lot of paint and plaster for a school. Just sayin? Board we might wanna reassess this proposal once the investigation is divulged.

I personally don’t feel anyone deserves a buyout of $160,000.00 at the taxpayers expense for wrong doing of any kind! 

Good day!

Sources of Information: Remember, these guys work hard for their money. Support them with your hard earned money. 

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/feb/10/contract-buyout-directorexpected/287497/

http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/rawls-denies-hall-chargesof-threats-and-intimidation,2404?

Disclaimer: 

This blog is strictly my opinion based on the facts I have discovered. There is no intent to harm others or convict others, only to report that which catches my eye while exercising my first amendment rights to redress my elected officials and government. I am constitutionally bound to do so. All parties discussed are innocent until proven otherwise. 

Common Core showdown in Nashville with TN Senate Education Committee, support requested

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Common Core showdown in Nashville with TN Senate Education Committee, support requested

TNACC-TENNESSEE AGAINST COMMON CORE is reaching out to the citizens of this great state to assist with the cost of bringing experts to Nashville TN to testify before a select Senate Education Committee on September 19th and 20th, 2013.
http://www.tnacc.net/

Please donate to this worthy cause. Also, gather your friends, students, parents etc. Take the morning off and plan to wear your red shirt and see history in the making. 

We must stop Common Core in TN! This takeover of our educational system by the federal government is a huge mistake and our children will pay dearly for this mistake.

Pack you cars, send this out to your groups and dig deep into your pockets. This is a huge opportunity to show our support for TNACC and the opportunity to stand united with other concerned citizens to Stop Common Core once and for all!

REQUEST FOR DONATION

SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE COMMON CORE HEARINGS

On September 20, 2013 we will have 7 expert panelists speaking on behalf of parents and children of Tennessee against Common Core.  The expense to bring these speakers to Tennessee will not be covered by the state of Tennessee.  

We are reaching out to the public for donations to help cover the expenses for our experts.  

Not all our panelists are from outside the state but those that live outside of Tennessee will require transportation, room and meals.  

Any donation no matter how small will be greatly appreciated and used strictly to cover travel, room and board expenses for our quests.

If you wish to make a donation please send a check to:

Karen Bracken
231 Bob White Dr.
Ocoee, TN 37361

Make check payable to:  William A. Bracken, CPA 

If you plan to attend the hearings, please meet at the TN State Capitol in Room 12 of the Legislative Plaza in Nashville on the following dates. (The meetings will be held in the same room, unless otherwise announced)

Sept. 19, 2013 
1:00pm Central 
Reading of the Common Core standards.

Sept. 20, 2013
9:00am Central
Expert panelist testimony

There will be  7 panelist in support of Common Core and 7 panelists opposing Common Core.

We are asking that everyone that attends wear a red shirt (not required) and have a self made sticker on your right chest with the logo STOP COMMON CORE clearly inscribed, so you can be quickly identified in support of stopping CC in our schools.

If you buy a package of stickers from Staples or somewhere similar, please make up some extras and bring them with you to share with others. You can print them from your printer or just hand write them.

PLEASE REGISTER ON OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.  See link below.

Register on our FACEBOOK EVENT Page  https://www.facebook.com/events/1396364123919579/

Copyright © 2013 Tennessee Against Common Core, All rights reserved.

BCN addition: To learn more about this Committee please read the following links!

http://www.wjhl.com/story/23060939/tn-senate-education-committee-to-hold-hearings-on-common-core-standards

http://tnreport.com/2013/07/31/tn-senate-education-comittee-to-review-common-core-standards/

http://www.tneagleforum.org/COMMON%5FCORE/

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/state-senate-education-committee-review-common-core-standards

Action Alert: Power companies trying to pull plug on Smart Meter Bills in TN

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM

We need your immediate assistance! Do not delay! This is an action alert sent out by the TN Legislative Team, we appreciate the heads up by Karen Bracken, who has been following this closely.

The Power Companies and their lobbyist are trying to change the wording in the bills which will leave them essentially ineffective. Please call and email the names and numbers provided below. You want change? You must support those that are creating the change! We can not simply sit back and watch as big money and back door power moves destroy our state and country!

ACT NOW! PLEASE!

The Utility companies are trying to strip the language of our SMART METER bill.  If they are successful the bill will be rendered useless to all Tennesseans.  WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW.
 
Please spread the word to all patriot members, friends, neighbors and relatives.  We need phone calls and emails to the following Sub Committee and Committee members.   Ask them to support our bill AS WRITTEN.  We The People should come before special interest groups that might give campaign money but the voters are who put you in office and we can take elected officials out of office too.  (REMEMBER MONDAY, FEB. 18 IS A HOLIDAY)  Lets get prepared to hit the phones hard on TUESDAY.  But you can send email NOW!!  Tell the committee members you SUPPORT HB373/SB283 and would like it passed AS WRITTEN.
 
This is the first ACTION ALERT of the legislative session but it will surely not be the last.   Let them know we are watching and we are paying attention!!!
 
Smart Meters are a proven carcinogen.  They are an invasion of privacy and the end game is to ration electric, gas and water while raising the costs to the rate payer.  Less energy used=loss of revenue to the utility company=higher cost to you with rationed use!!!  What sounds good today often comes back to bite us years down the road.
 
I have corrected the phone number for Senator Ken Yager since sending my original email.
 
 
Please make 1 phone call to the following and send an email to each member noted below:
HB373 – Sponsored by Rep. Rick Womick  –  Business and Utilities Sub Committee
Committee Officers
Art Swann, Chair   615-714-5481   rep.art.swann@capitol.tn.gov
Members
Kent Calfee615-741-7658   rep.kent.calfee@capitol.tn.gov
Barry Doss615-741-7476    rep.barry.doss@capitol.tn.gov
Curry Todd615-741-1866 rep.curry.todd@capitol.tn.gov
Tim Wirgau615-741-6804    rep.tim.wirgau@capitol.tn.gov
SB283 – Sponsored by Senator Ketron – State & Local Government Committee
Committee Officers
Ken Yager, Chair   615-741-1449  sen.ken.yager@capitol.tn.gov
Jack Johnson, 1st Vice-Chair  615-741-2459 sen.jack.johnson@capitol.tn.gov
Janice Bowling, 2nd Vice-Chair  615-741-6694  sen.janice.bowling@capitol.tn.gov
Members
Mark Green 615-741-2374  sen.mark.green@capitol.tn.gov
Mark Norris 615-741-1967  sen.mark.norris@capitol.tn.gov
John Stevens 615-741-4576 sen.john.stevens@capitol.tn.gov

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