Huntsville City Schools suck (Tom Scovill)

Happily, the Board of Education election and the campaign’s August surprise are over and we can talk without distraction about how crappy Huntsville City Schools are and what should be done to fix them.

Anyone who has cared to look knows that Huntsville City Schools suck dirty pond water, the water is getting dirtier, and it will still be dirty after the desegregation order is revoked and the case resolved (in the unlikely event that will happen some time in the next 47 years).

Am I wrong? Certainly my favorite talk show host agrees in considerable part based on the elite location of the house he bought just this year.

OK, if I am wrong, then tell me,

What will HCS do after the deseg order is lifted that they are not doing now?

And what will they do then that will not cause a disparate impact and bring yet another suit?

And if those things can be done after deseg, why is it that they are not being done now?

And does anyone on the HCS payroll other than teachers give a flip about all of the students who are not learning today and will not be learning until HCS Superintendent Wardysnski, or whoever is next or after next, pulls the magic rabbit out of his top hat?

Let’s have a reasoned discussion.

by Taxpayer Tom


Top Ten Tweets at 10 for August 24th, 2016












The Dale Jackson ShowPrep for August 24th, 2016…

  • 7:00 AM – 7 Things You Should Be Talking About Today
  • 8:00 AM – Hate at 8!!
  • 8:20 AM – Mayor Tommy Battle
  • 9:00 AM – 7 Things You Should Be Talking About Today
  • 9:55 AM – What In The World With WAAY-31’s Meredith Wood
  • 10:00 AM – Top Ten Tweets at 10
  • 10:20 AM – Liberal Thursday with All That’s Left’s Clete Wetli

Local. Election. Blood. Bath.

A snap shot of the embarrassment…

Lottery is dead…

For now….

Was it a general election ploy?

Will the Alabama Legislature give in to the South Alabama hostage takers?

They could get their roads, then the state gets instant BP settlement money for Medicaid.

Kick that can but TOTALLY fix it next time FOR REALSIES THIS TIME…


Clinton Foundation will be shut down, if they win…

Send money now…

Trump seizes!

Hillary Clinton is a threat to America?

An Army training presentation on insider threats listed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton alongside images of Fort Hood killer Army Maj. Nidal Hasan and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.

The unclassified PowerPoint slide, which was first revealed on a military Facebook page, was part of a lesson at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, on securing classified materials and improving safety, the Army confirmed to NBC News. It listed Clinton, who used a private email server while Secretary of State and reportedly risked exposure of classified materials, next to Hasan, Alexis, convicted WikiLeaks informant Chelsea Manning, and NSA leaker Edward Snowden. A photo of retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to mishandling classified materials, is shown next to Clinton.

The presentation included Clinton as an example of a “careless or disgruntled employee.”

No kidding.


CNN has been apoplectic over people asking questions about Hillary’s health…

Then this…

Maybe this could have been an issue in the local school board races?


Trump’s media is delusional…

Business can keep doing business….

Don’t forget, for profit is bad unless the Clintons are doing it…


Donald Trump, Sean Hannity and Senator Jeff Sessions are now pro-amnesty?

Trump embraces amnesty…


So does Sessions…

AND Sean Hannity does too…

How is this any different than President Obama’s goal?

LOSERS: The Dale Jackson slate got destroyed and the media failed us all…

I made my choices, not predictions. Pound away on me.

I lamented the lack of media coverage.

I was right on both counts… Additionally, local media outlets (plural) were confused about how Madison could be both in Madison AND Limestone County. Embarrassing.

The result? Low turnout.

Didn’t matter.

Battle and Finley won and will be the mayors of the area’s largest cities. This is good. Battle must continue his mission and prepare for his run for Governor. Finley must clean up the Fire Chief/Police Chief issues, immediately.

That’s where the good ends for me.

Brad Johnson lost in Madison.

And one of the best men I know, John Meredith, went down to Councilman Will Culver who is ethically challenged and doesn’t pay his taxes.

Now, the biggest shame for all of us, Pam Hill is now going to be a Huntsville Board of Education member. This is an unconscionable failure for TV/print media, they ignore a scandal of her making (a shakedown attempt on a local business) and her bumbling attempt to kill it. They just flat-out ignored it.

With Hill winning and the current BOE President McCaulley losing to Michelle Watkins, the anti-Wardynski faction has two of the five seats. Hill and Watkins will be expected to create chaos and chase Wardynski from the district. Will he stay?

The Huntsville BOE is NOW the place to watch for conflict in North Alabama.

The only question remaining in Huntsville/Madison is created with upstart Devyn Keith making the run-off with long-time councilman Richard Showers.

The media is the big loser here, complete abdication of their responsibilities. Maybe the public just doesn’t care and they are following suit but this is amazing and really sad.

Watching coverage tonight showed me that these local media outlets do not have a clue what is going on. Some didn’t even know Madison and Huntsville went in to Limestone County. How? Most of the coverage consisted of lists of candidates with no context.

I feel like I failed, in a way, I will try to do better but I will try to make others do better too.



PODCAST: Dale & All That’s Left’s Clete Wetli discuss local elections, state politics, and Donald Trump – 8-23-16

PODCAST: “The Top Ten Tweets At 10 – 8-23-16


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