Blog fury over Touré racial comment – Politico

Conservatives in the blogosphere are blasting MSNBC’s The Cycle co-host Touré for controversial racial comments about Mitt Romney.

Touré said Thursday that Romney’s remarks earlier this week that “this is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like … Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago” was an attempt by the Romney campaign to invoke racial stereotypes. (More)

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MSNBC’s Toure: Romney Engaging In ‘Ni–erization’ Of Obama (VIDEO) – HuffPost 

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MSNBC’s Toure: Romney Engaging In ‘Ni–erization’ Of Obama (VIDEO) – HuffPost

Response: Right on! Right on!! Right on!!! I will drink to that! Toure is on point. Anyone who can’t read into the code words are ignorant to the facts of what the Romney and some other Republicans are attempting to do. That is to paint a picture of "our" President as an angry black man. This is too ignorant because racist white folks have disrespected "our" President in so many ways other than actually lynching him. Speaks highly of a group of so-called Christian and good-willed folks who want to run this country. Right run! In the ground. They are always saying they want to take us back. Well go figure those code words.

MSNBC’s Touré aroused the ire of the Romney campaign when he used the n-word to describe its tactics against President Obama.

Speaking on "The Cycle" on Thursday, Touré said that recent comments by Romney carried the distinct whiff of racial dog-whistle politics. (More)

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Romney not trustworthy after Massachusetts tax lie – Rachel Maddow Show

Rachel Maddow reviews the history of Mitt Romney’s run for Massachusetts governor and his insistence that he filed his taxes as a Massachusetts resident only to have it turn out that he did not. Now, as his running mate is revealed to have not been telling the truth about requesting stimulus money, Romney is asking American voters to trust him about the contents of his tax returns. (More)

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Edgecombe County Public Schools District Announcements

News Flash
Freshmen orientation at ECPS high schools Freshmen & their parents are invited to their schools on the following days for orientation:
North Edgecombe – Aug. 23, 3pm to 6:30pm
SouthWest Edgecombe – Aug. 21, 5pm to 6pm
Tarboro High – Aug. 23, 5 pm to 6

ECPS district-wide Open House to be held Aug. 23 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each school in the district, along with the Central Office will host Open House on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

West Edgecombe student enters video contest to win money for school West Edgecombe Middle School student, Makaila Roberts, is hoping to raise money for her school by entering her video about bicycle safety in the “Vids for Kids” online contest. Read more and visit the link to vote & help West Edgecombe vote! Read on…

Start and stop times for 2012-2013 school year Please visit the link below to view the times that students may be dropped off, buses will arrive, classes will begin and school will dismiss for the 2012-2013 school year. View times…

Curriculum Changes to be made in 2012-2013 school year Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, all NC school districts will implement new Common Core Standards in Language Arts & Math in all grade levels and new Essential Standards in all other subject areas. Click the below link for more information. View more information…

Ryan called stimulus wasteful, then sought funds – The Washington Times

Response: In a letter to Chu in December 2009, Ryan said the stimulus money would help his state create thousands of new jobs, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Well again this is a prime example of how some white males have a problem with a black male being in a top position. You see Ryan didn’t support "our" President but then later wanted to reap the benefit. This is just one of many examples of how the Republicans will not publicly support "our" President but know that he has some good ideas. But Yes We Can & Yes We Will!

WASHINGTON — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has been one of the harshest critics of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. But months after Congress approved the nearly $800 billion package, the Wisconsin lawmaker was trying to steer money under the program to companies in his home state. (More)

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Ignant Republican TV Ad – Republicans Said

If what President Obama has done has worked, why is so many people out of work?

Well damn ignants it is you Republicans who have attempted to block every damn thing he has done since he has been in office. Duh!

"Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

NRC issues two "apparent" violations against Shearon Harris – IndyWeek

A wimpy air-conditioner and a question over acceptable amounts of unfiltered air entering a building have prompted the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to issue two apparent violations against Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant, according to the NRC.

The NRC has scheduled an enforcement conference at the agency’s Region II office, 245 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Ste. 1200, in Atlanta on Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 a.m. The conference is open to the public. (More)

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Knight receives service award – Rocky Mount Telegram


This picture was taken by The DCN at the NC Sheriff’s Association in 2009. Sheriff James L. Knight Sworn in As The First Black President NC Sheriff’s Association.

Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight recently received a service award for significant contributions and ten or more consecutive years of dedication and service during the N.C. Sheriffs’ Association’s 90th annual Training Conference. (More)

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Public utilities employees named Hometown Heroes – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount Public Utilities Gas Division employees Brian Marshall, Terry Johnson and Brad Short were named Hometown Heroes this week at the ElectriCities 2012 Annual Conference awards banquet.

The awards were presented by ElectriCities Board Members Jennie Stultz and John Craft to Marshall, Johnson and Short for their split-second decision to act to save the life of a Rocky Mount resident. (More)

Not Voting? The Koch Brothers Thank You – HuffPost

Response: And those who do not vote if things get rough then don’t say a damn word. If you don’t participate in the process then after November you don’t need to complain about anything. You see anyone that knows you will be able to go online to see if you voted.

I don’t know what’s worse: Is it that a party would deliberately seek to deny American citizens the right to vote knowing full well the extraordinary sacrifices that went into securing those rights? Or is it that there are so many Americans who – with that same knowledge of sacrifice and for whatever unsatisfactory reason — decide to give in to apathy and simply choose not to vote? (More)

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Edgecombe County Public Schools: Leadership Academy helping participants develop vision for schools – Daily Southerner

Response: The Leadership Academy began on Tuesday and will end today. The Leadership Academy has ran from 8:30 am to 4:00 PM Tuesday – Thursday and will run from 8:30 am – 1:30 PM today. The agenda has included included building a new District Vision and Mission Statements, a new District Strategic Plan and new School Improvement Plans. Each school will be represented by 5 teachers, 2 administrators, a parent and a student.

TARBORO — A Leadership Academy this week at Pattillo Elementary School brings together 150 school administrators, teachers, parents and students for the goal of creating a new mission and vision for Edgecombe County’s public schools.

“Our No. 1 job is to raise student achievement, so that’s at the heart of what we’re trying to do in these plans,” said ECPS Supt. John Farrelly. Student achievement is the first initiative of the Leadership Academy; others are continuous improvement and building leadership capacity. (More)

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The Black Vote: The Only Way Republicans Can Beat Obama –Black Enterprise

Response: Black folks better get out and vote. Nope can’t get

In 2010, noted political reporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin authored Game Change, a book about the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Most of the attention from the book focuses on the reporting surrounding Senator John McCain’s choosing of then-governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, as his vice presidential running mate. Game Change was a success and, subsequently, HBO bought the movie rights to the book. Earlier this month, the network debuted the film, which focused exclusively on all of the reporting about Palin’s role on the McCain ticket. (More)

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Princeville NC – So Where Is The Princeville 3? Wonder What Former Town Manager Victor Marrow Has To Say About The Things They Have Blamed Him For?

So where is the Princeville 3 Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Purvis-Andrews and Commissioner Calvin Sherrod? They have been too quiet.

So I wonder who are the Princeville 3 going to blame the most recent findings by the LGC on? Damn Mayor Pro-tem Purvis-Andrews and Commissioner Sherrod ought to be mad because it appears that Mayor Everette-Oates was not only getting her salary of $253 dollars monthly but getting to use a credit card without documenting the usage. 

The Princeville 3 have tried to blame their ignance on others and even continued to try to blame former Town Manager Sam Knight who have done his time for his criminal activity and moved away to another state. Damn the man has done his time and moved on but if you leave it up to these ignant clowns they will continue to try to put it on Knight.

But they still have another former Town Manager to blame. Victor Marrow was hired by the Princeville 3 and he later quit and 2 of the Princeville 3 Mayor Everette-Oates and Mayor Pro-tem Purvis-Andrews went to Marrow’s home and he came back to work. But after a short time back on the job Marrow was asked to sign a contract to basically do what they told him to do but he chose to walk away. They didn’t go to his house this time to try to get him to come back. They didn’t want him back because now they can blame him and he not be at the table to defend himself.

So now I have another question. I wonder what does Marrow think about the things that the Princeville 3 have blamed him for. They say he is the reason why some citizens have not paid their water bills. Okay so since Marrow was replaced by Interim Town Manager Maggie Boyd and the water bills continued to go unpaid, so I wonder do the Princeville 3 understand that “they” were in control of all of this mess until LGC shut them down? LGC put the brakes on them so I can’t wait to see what they come up with next?

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