ElectriCities have added a new link to their site “Plugged In”

Click on Plugged in located in the lower left hand side of the page to see “News and insight from ElectriCities CEO Graham Edwards.” See response to the WITN TV story and what happened at the NCEMPA meeting last month Progress Energy CEO addresses NCEMPA Board and Commissioners. (Read more)

Note: I think the best way to solve the ElectriCities thing is for all the cities, the Electric Companies and others involved need to come to the table and see how all parties can best resolve this matter. However until then you can take money from here and there but that will not be eliminating the problem but elevating it. Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator

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WITN TV: Tonight At 6: Power Struggle Part 1, ElectriCities High Rates

Wilson NC – Video: The NC Eastern Municipal Power Agency Meets/Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight 2nd Vice Chair Briefing On The Meeting

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Ignant Column: I Just Love It When They Change The Rules To Justify Their Ignance In re: David Koch Gives President Obama Zero Credit for Bin Laden’s Death

I just love it when they change the rules to justify their ignance. The President of these United States is the Commander in Chief so whatever happens under his administration is somewhat in direct relations to him. Over the years when other things have happened under the leadership of the white man, they received credit but now “Our” President haters continue to show just how ignant they are. Damn I hope I will never hate anyone like these haters hate “Our” President.

To say that “Our” President doesn’t deserve any credit and only the military is just like saying Bin Laden had nothing to do with the murders. Also it is like a CEO of a company getting all the credit when the employees who produces the product get none.

Check out the following article, “David Koch Gives President Obama Zero Credit for Bin Laden’s Death.”

Just like Donald Trump, David Koch meets this description: "Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

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Power Struggle Part 2: Can High Bills For ElectriCities Customers Be Fixed?–Source: WITN

Utility customers in Eastern Carolina who get their power from the Eastern Municipal Power Agency, managed by ElectriCities, are demanding something be done about their high bills.

Wednesday night we reported how rates for the 268,000 customers who get their power from one of the 32 municipalities that make up ElectriCities, have bills 20 to 35 percent higher than other utility customers, according to the CEO of ElectriCities. (Read more)

Note: I think the best way to solve the ElectriCities thing is for all the cities, the Electric Companies and others involved need to come to the table and see how all parties can best resolve this matter. However until then you can take money from here and there but that will not be eliminating the problem but elevating it. Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator

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WITN TV: Tonight At 6: Power Struggle Part 1, ElectriCities High Rates

Wilson NC – Video: The NC Eastern Municipal Power Agency Meets/Rocky Mount Councilman Andre Knight 2nd Vice Chair Briefing On The Meeting

ElectriCities

RE-SEGREGATE THE BLACK VOTE Racist Tricks of Extreme Ultra-Conservative Republican Tea Party Politicians Exposed

Letterhead

Immediate Release

5 May 2011

Contact: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

Atty. Al McSurely, Communications Chair, lawyers@mcsurely.com

RE-SEGREGATE THE BLACK VOTE

Racist Tricks of Extreme Ultra-Conservative Republican Tea Party

Politicians Exposed

"The extreme right-wing, ultra-conservative tea party that has apparently captured the North Carolina Republican Party has gotten so cocky, it now brags in public about its plans to use tactics rooted in racism and political segregation in order to gain and control political power," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the NC NAACP. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), recently bragged to the Washington media:

"It’s politically probable that there will be a new minority influence district. Republicans should pick up three seats under any fair and legal [redistricting] map. That is huge. No other state in the nation would gain as many Republican seats. This would be in a state that Barack Obama won in 2008 and where we have had a Democratic governor since 1992 – the longest such period in the nation. A 9-4 [Republican majority] delegation is pretty good and would attempt to avoid the risk of a bad year for Republicans. Clearly, Reps. Kissell and Miller are serving their final term."

"Let us look at the racist implications of McHenry’s statement," Rev. Barber said. "When he says ‘minority influence district’ he means the tea party wants to draw new lines around Black areas, and lump us all into a third segregated voting District. Their aim is to remove progressive black voters out of surrounding areas, where we can create a strong voting majority with the growing number of white and brown progressives to get our anti-racism, anti-poverty agenda passed. McHenry and the extreme ultra-conservative Tea Party Republicans want to defeat our progressive agenda, and take us back to their good old days. John Tedesco wants to keep us in our ‘neighborhoods.’ Ron Margiotta wants to keep ‘the animals’ in our ‘cages.’ McHenry wants to resegregate our voting districts so the tea party can win 9 out of 13 of North Carolina’s congressional seats and pass their regressive agenda.

"In 1898, the racist red shirts murdered scores of Black people who had created a fusion alliance with progressive white people in Wilmington and were building a world-class port city.

For the next 67 years, the red shirts, with their white friends in high places, disenfranchised one-third of Southern voters–all of us with black skins. In 1965, after many courageous anti-racism fighters–Black and White and Jewish–were murdered, beaten and jailed, the Congress passed the Voting Rights Act. This set the stage for the long struggle to insure the safety and protection of our voting rights. Five years ago, Congress found that white supremacists still use voter suppression and dilution tricks, and re-authorized the VRA for another 25 years. Now, the virtually all-white tea party ultra-conservative wing of the Republican Party is trying an end run of the VRA. The NAACP will continue to fight to guarantee the right of every voter of color to cast her ballot against the tricks of the tea party and, at the same time, build a new progressive fusion alliance that can usher in a society of human beings of all colors, a beautiful diverse society–One North Carolina."

"We’re sick and tired of the tea party’s politics of yesterday. Black people can count too, Mr. McHenry. We understand your racist game. This is 2011. It’s our agenda of tomorrow vs. your agenda of yesterday. The new fusion of Black, Brown and White voters who want to move North Carolina forward is forming. The Tea Party wants to segregate our Congressional Districts–three Black and 10 White. We say No to Re-Segregating our Schools and our Voting Districts. Yes to One North Carolina."

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information, call the State Office at 866-626-2227 or e-mail us at execdirnaacpnc@gmail.com. ###

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MONDAY, MAY 16: Freedom Riders on PBS

"Freedom Riders" is a special two-hour episode of the acclaimed PBS history series "American Experience.’ It will be broadcast on Monday, May 16, at 9 p.m., by UNC-TV, North Carolina’s statewide public television network.
Freedom Riders on PBS – Click Here to Learn More

The full "Freedom Riders" documentary is based on Raymond Arsenault’s book "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice." It tells the story of six months in 1961 when more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by deliberately violating Jim Crow laws as they traveled through the Deep South. The film incorporates testimony from some of the riders, who countered racism and mob violence with nonviolent activism.
From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson ("Wounded Knee," "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple," The Murder of Emmett Till") "Freedom Riders" features testimony from central characters including the riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the events firsthand.