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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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:20pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p>So Spring, when you say you will probably have chicken cutlets, do you mean Chicken Parmesan?  Is that what you always have when you have chicken?</p>

This reminds me - the first time I ever heard the term "chicken cutlet" was here on this board. And I think it's the only time I've heard it.   "By us" we have boneless skinless chicken breasts, or chicken tender(loin)s.    when I first heard it, I had to google it - and from what I can tell, the term can mean any thin slice of raw meat (usually pork, veal or chicken), but it most commonly used to mean a breaded cutlet.  which is probably why I hadn't heard the term or use the term.  Breaded chicken isn't something I eat, see, or fix very often - it's very rare for me.

"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 - 2:20pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>1. How's the weather going to be for your Memorial Day weekend?</p><p>2. What's for dinner?</p><p>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?</p>

1. low 60s, rain.  but Monday could be sunny, 70s.

2. I just finished putting chicken shish kabobs and salmon burgers, corn on the cob, for DH to bbq.

3. Yes, I vote on the school budget directly, at the polls, lol.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:22pm

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

I think nice, haven't looked that far ahead yet.

2. What's for dinner?

IDK, depends on the kid plans, I do have some stuff soaking up a dry rub, but I think that's tomorrow when I have time to go slow on the q.

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?

For the public school?  I vote for bond issues and such always, they do a good job with the money that they receive, they spend well.  Specific budget, no.

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:22pm

"Yes, exactly but what happens on years that they don't get enough state aid and have to cut things? The tax payers have no say at all for their kids education?"

Yes, they have say - just like you have say in the federal or state govt.   The elected board members work for the taxpayers; they represent us.  In addition, we have plenty of opportunity for input - public hearings, school board meetings, etc.

 

and all our polling places - be it for a federal, state or local election - are staffed by volunteers.

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:22pm

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.

Ok, sounds about the same. Either our taxes will stay the same or go up (then never go down of course). We will vote on that every year, yes or no. If no's win, then the board will re-do the budget and try to get more people to pass it. 

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:23pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">So Spring, when you say you will probably have chicken cutlets, do you mean Chicken Parmesan?  Is that what you always have when you have chicken?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px">Not tonight. Probably just breaded (no sauce or cheese).</span></p>

Aha, you do mean breaded.   I very very very rarely do breaded chicken (or breaded any kind of meat).  It's just added fat, calories and carbs.   For little to no additional flavor.  I prefer my chicken "nekkid", lol.

"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 - 2:24pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">I understood your question the second time.  And the answer is still no.  Only the board votes on the budget.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Oh ok. So you have no yearly vote to see if and why your school taxes go up?</span></span></strong></p>

A budget is what they do with the money they receive, voting on the percentage of taxes that go to school districts, is a separate thing.  Our taxes are based on property values, not a school budget, there would be way too many school district budgets to consider for our county property taxes.  

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:25pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">3.  Our school board decides our budget and they are the only ones who vote on it.  We don't vote on a budget for our local government either.  Our Municipality has assembly people &amp; they vote on it.  Anyway when we have local elections there are usually special bonds that we vote on if we want bigger projects done, like building new schools or putting a bunch of money into old schools to renovate etc.  I do vote in every election though.  </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Wow, I am so surprised that the tax payers don't get any say if their school taxes go up. </span></strong></p>

They do, at least ime...but that isn't the same thing as a school budget, see previous post.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:27pm

Yes Spring you & I can agree on that.  It's very important.

Laughing

 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.

Yep, ITA.

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Fri, 05-24-2013 - 2:28pm

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?

It is not them agreeing, it is the problem of them not giving enough funds. We have 47,000 registered voters and only 12,500 came out :(

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