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by James Schwartz
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: There'll be a hot time in the Old Town Tonight
Topic: Loren & Mark April 16
Replies: 1
Views: 4459

Loren & Mark April 16

April 16, 7:00PM, First Congregational Church 58 N. Main St. Canandaigua. If you've ever heard of guitarist Tommy Emmanuel or the late, great Chet Atkins, this guitar duo is in that mode. The talent these two bring to a performance is almost unbelievable, and they'll be right here in Canandaigua. Yo...
by James Schwartz
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Canandaigua can't make the cut
Replies: 2
Views: 2039

Re: Canandaigua can't make the cut

Waterloo. Seriously??
JS
by James Schwartz
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Litigation Gone Wild - Woman Sues Self For Wrongful Death
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Litigation Gone Wild - Woman Sues Self For Wrongful Deat

I guess you could say she can't lose.

Or - she can't win.

Oh, my aching head.

JS
by James Schwartz
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: 20 to 30 below!
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Re: 20 to 30 below!

It's about time for some skeptic to jump in here and say that this proves there is no global warming, and then some old curmudgeon to weigh in with how cold it USED to be back in the day.

JS
by James Schwartz
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Upcoming 4-day Canandaigua Blizzard
Replies: 7
Views: 2617

Re: Upcoming 4-day Canandaigua Blizzard

Upgraded (or downgraded, depending on your perspective) to a Winter Storm Warning. Now they're saying a storm total of 12" to 15".
by James Schwartz
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure
Replies: 25
Views: 8482

Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure

Still looking for stories of specific teachers who were fired due to political or other non-teaching issues, but in the process came across this info: "In 2007, the last year for which national data is available, 2.1 percent of American public school teachers were fired for cause, a figure tha...
by James Schwartz
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: What's for Dinner, 2015
Replies: 189
Views: 76380

Re: What's for Dinner, 2015

Making Texas No-Bean Chili over here.

Wish you could smell it.

Stay warm!
by James Schwartz
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure
Replies: 25
Views: 8482

Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure

Still looking for stories of specific teachers who were fired due to political or other non-teaching issues, but in the process came across this info: "In 2007, the last year for which national data is available, 2.1 percent of American public school teachers were fired for cause, a figure that...
by James Schwartz
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: NBC’s Brian Williams - Frabricated Story - Soldiers Protest!
Replies: 16
Views: 6117

Re: NBC’s Brian Williams - Frabricated Story - Soldiers Prot

[quote="Starlight"][b][size=150]“I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams said. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.” quote] What "mistake?" He makes it sound as if he merely gave an inaccurate report. There...
by James Schwartz
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure
Replies: 25
Views: 8482

Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure

So tenure has some connection with child labor laws? Sharp retort, but it might be more convincing to give examples of injustices done to teachers and academic freedom for lack of tenure. Or even cases that you know of where people who might otherwise have remained state puppets have been emboldene...
by James Schwartz
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure
Replies: 25
Views: 8482

Re: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure

I want to clarify my remark about not seeing any teacher lose his/her job because of views espoused. Of course, one could say that's because of tenure. I'm referring to the many teachers who didn't have tenure, either because the school didn't have such or because they hadn't attained tenured statu...
by James Schwartz
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure
Replies: 25
Views: 8482

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tenure

Let’s just say, for the sake of argument, that I’m a GREAT teacher. Just use your imagination. I take my responsibilities as a teacher in America seriously. I know that in order for a democratic republic to “work,” citizens need to be able to think for themselves. My students need to be able to sort...
by James Schwartz
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Penalty? What Penalty? Isn't It All Free?
Replies: 10
Views: 4526

Re: Penalty? What Penalty? Isn't It All Free?

My real point is that nothing has been done to get some semblance of uniform and realistic medical prices. This is important because medical costs (especially emergencies) are not subject to the normal laws of a free market where the consumer has some sort of power and autonomy. Oh, but this is cha...
by James Schwartz
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Penalty? What Penalty? Isn't It All Free?
Replies: 10
Views: 4526

Re: Penalty? What Penalty? Isn't It All Free?

I wonder if the subsidy is considered taxable income. Hmmm.

JS
by James Schwartz
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Joni Ernst is not a combat veteran
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

Re: Joni Ernst is not a combat veteran

Letter: Joni Ernst is not a combat veteran Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 4:11 pm, Sun Jan 25, 2015. By Larry Hanft, Retired from ISU Joni Ernst claims to be a “Combat Veteran." That claim implies that her mission was to actively engage the enemy in combat. However, Mrs...
by James Schwartz
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Welcome to Obamaville - So much for Hope and Change!
Replies: 14
Views: 3506

Re: Welcome to Obamaville - So much for Hope and Change!

Where do the incentives come from? Who gives the incentives? And what's in it for the givers? I'm not sure if you're asking me to tell you what Jack Kemp said about this, or if you're asking for my opinion. I'm certainly no expert in economics, but my naive perspective is very libertarian. First of...
by James Schwartz
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Welcome to Obamaville - So much for Hope and Change!
Replies: 14
Views: 3506

Re: Welcome to Obamaville - So much for Hope and Change!

Have you ever seen so many REPUBLICANS today concerned about the poor, under privileged, learning disabled children, disabled, the middle class, and their difficulty in these days. It's like the foxes guarding the hen house! The entire Republican party, past, present and future, is on the verge of ...
by James Schwartz
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Health Insurance Rates
Replies: 5
Views: 2589

Re: Health Insurance Rates

Ours stayed the same price this year, but only because --- get this --- my employer decided to "self-insure" this year. We're still with Excellus, but apparently instead of going into the community risk-pool, we're our own risk-pool now. Saved the employer a ton of money, I'm betting. But ...
by James Schwartz
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Canandaigua gas price watch
Replies: 15
Views: 5459

Re: Canandaigua gas price watch

BJ's in Geneva is at $2.99 today.

JS
by James Schwartz
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: More teachers retiring in N.Y.
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Re: More teachers retiring in N.Y.

Fasten your seatbelts, because soon there will be a crisis in our schools as we face teacher shortages. In the past 5 years or so the number of people going into education has fallen DRAMATICALLY. If you really believe that "anyone" can teach, get ready. You're about to find out if you're ...
by James Schwartz
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Joe dukes it out with Council in a non-assailiatory way
Replies: 14
Views: 5260

Re: Joe dukes it out with Council in a non-assailiatory way

Canandaigua City Council questioned over PILOTs By John Addyman Freelancer for MPM Posted Nov. 7, 2014 @ 1:46 am Councilman Bill Taylor responded. “Most of the budget work is done in committees,” he said. “Most of the time all of us go to the committee meetings. Where were you from June 2012 to Feb...
by James Schwartz
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Voters Poised to Spend us into Oblivion
Replies: 5
Views: 2771

Voters Poised to Spend us into Oblivion

NY voters: Tomorrow you'll be asked to approve spending $2 Billion (yes that's with a "B") to help some school districts buy technology that will need to be replaced long before the debt (with interest) is paid. That's Proposition #3 on your ballot. Many of the school districts that would ...
by James Schwartz
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: POLL: Heat with wood? Utilities: 'Buahahahaha!!!!!!"
Replies: 24
Views: 6094

Re: POLL: Heat with wood? Utilities: 'Buahahahaha!!!!!!"

Some may think I'm being overly defensive, but I know that in some parts of the country wood-burners are under assault from some ill-informed environmentalists. I've even heard some hints of discussions here in Canandaigua from people who seem concerned about so-called pollution from wood stoves. Th...
by James Schwartz
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: POLL: Heat with wood? Utilities: 'Buahahahaha!!!!!!"
Replies: 24
Views: 6094

Re: POLL: Heat with wood? Utilities: 'Buahahahaha!!!!!!"

Home Heating Pollution in Pounds Per 24 Hours Wood stove 0.825 New wood stove 0.434 Pellet stove 0.127 Oil furnace 0.001 Gas furnace 0 .00005 http://burningissues.org/home-heating.htm Let's not paint with too broad a brush here, saneuv. Modern EPA-compliant woodstoves burn much more cleanly than st...

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