Happy Memorial Day Fluff

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Happy Memorial Day Fluff
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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 11:45am

1. How's the weather going to be for your Memorial Day weekend?

2. What's for dinner?

3. Do you vote for your school budget? Edited to say, the one that the board of education decides and you go to the polls to vote yes or no each year. If not, why not?

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 1:51pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Ok, would you say you make them breaded and/or chilcken parm most of the time?  There's nothing wrong with that, if you don't make a huge variety.  I'm just wondering.  I hardly ever make chicken parm.  I do make various recipes with breading the chicken (sometimes with some sauce but not with tomato sauce), but we don't call it chicken cutlets.  I think that's more regional.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span>No, we make chicken all different ways but the kids love them breaded so it is one of our options. We rarely use sauce when making them. We usually make rice or noodle side and veggie. They also love Chicken Cordon Bleu so I make that every once in awhile.</span></strong></span></p>

I just made chicken cordon bleu last week.  My kids love that all of a sudden.  I also made a similar recipe sometime in the last year with a piece of avocado & tomato on top of the breaded chicken & then some cheese--one of my girls thought it was so great and wanted it again.  I love avocado, but I didn't think it was that "great." 

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Registered: 02-24-2010
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 1:54pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">No, I wouldn't be surprised--I live in a pretty conservative state and a lot of people vote no on any bond because it would raise their taxes.  I'm the opposite.  I vote for everything--I like nice roads, to have working fire trucks &amp; ambulences and to have schools that have roofs that are not leaking &amp; about to fall on everyone's head.  The things I would not vote for, never come up for citizen votes.  </span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span>I think $10/more a week is WORTH it for the education of our children. Many don't :(</span></strong></span></p>

I do too.  It also annoys me when people complain that everythiing is paid for by property tax and whine that renters are getting off scott-free.  They really can't comprehend that the renters are paying for it in their RENT, that goes to the landlord.  So stupid & I don't want a sales tax.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:00pm

I just made chicken cordon bleu last week.  My kids love that all of a sudden.  I also made a similar recipe sometime in the last year with a piece of avocado & tomato on top of the breaded chicken & then some cheese--one of my girls thought it was so great and wanted it again.  I love avocado, but I didn't think it was that "great." 

Yum, that sounds good :)

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:02pm

I do too.  It also annoys me when people complain that everythiing is paid for by property tax and whine that renters are getting off scott-free.  They really can't comprehend that the renters are paying for it in their RENT, that goes to the landlord.  So stupid & I don't want a sales tax.

That is very true. I just can't stand when people complain about taxes and bills they have to pay but don't want to get involved and find out why and see what they could do to combat them. Or the ones who say the can't possibly find more money but then in the next breath will talk about the latest this or that for their kid or themselves or where they are taking the family. Education IMO, is the most important thing you can give your child before an ipod, iphone, xbox, etc.

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:11pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Oh ok. So you have no yearly vote to see if and why your school taxes go up?</span></span></strong></p>

I said earlier that any tax increase or bond issue goes to a vote of the public.

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:12pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Do you go to the polls to vote yes or no on the impending budget in your school district?

No, the school board does the budget.  We vote for school board members and yes or no for excess levies, but not the budget each year.

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:13pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">I do too.  It also annoys me when people complain that everythiing is paid for by property tax and whine that renters are getting off scott-free.  They really can't comprehend that the renters are paying for it in their RENT, that goes to the landlord.  So stupid &amp; I don't want a sales tax.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span>That is very true. I just can't stand when people complain about taxes and bills they have to pay but don't want to get involved and find out why and see what they could do to combat them. Or the ones who say the can't possibly find more money but then in the next breath will talk about the latest this or that for their kid or themselves or where they are taking the family. Education IMO, is the most important thing you can give your child before an ipod, iphone, xbox, etc.</span></strong></span></p>

Yes Spring you & I can agree on that.  It's very important.  I can't afford to send my children to private school.  I have saved for college to the best of my ability.  But everyone benefits if all children get a good education in the public schools.  There are people here who have admitted that they complained about how big & huge the budget is and there must be dozens of places to cut it and then have joined a committee to do just that and found it--it's just not that easy--and there isn't some slush fund somehwere that is totally ridiculous.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:14pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
Sure you are surprised, because that is the way you are used to it.  However in my local area, voting on the school budget would have nothing to do with whether our taxes went up.  The school district is given a certain amount of money by the Municipality, state &amp; federal govt.  Then they come up with a budget for within that amount.  They can't come up with a budget that is more than they were given for that year.  So once they find out how much money they are going to get that year, they come up with the budget and the school board has a bunch of meetings (at these bunches of meetings there is plenty of public input) to allocate where funds go, then they have a final budget and they vote on it.  </p><p>Having the public vote on a budget sounds pretty messy actually.  If they vote no, then they have to start over, come up with a new one, hold a new election yadda yadda.  Holding elections costs money btw, so that is less money going to actual education.</p>

Yes, that is how it works here.

 

And really, if 104 Senators and 435 Representatives can't agree - after MONTHS of study, analysis and discussion - on a budget, how in the world will 10000, 50000, or 1000000 people in a community be able to?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:14pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Oh ok. So you have no yearly vote to see if and why your school taxes go up?</span></span></strong></p>

I said earlier that any tax increase or bond issue goes to a vote of the public.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:19pm

I just looked up our budget this year.  I knew we were $20 million short, but didn't know the total.  It's almost $600 million. Yikes!  And why are we $20 million short, well because our governor would not increase funding, even though our budget increased.  But it was very important to him to cut taxes to the oil companies, so that our state will receive less money from them every year.  Dam*n oil lobbyists--and dam*n the stupid voters who vote in former oil lobbyists as their governor.  Yell  Seriously.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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