Princeville board nixes plans for letter – Daily Southerner

PRINCEVILLE — PRINCEVILLE — During an emergency called meeting on Thursday, the Princeville Board of Commissioners unanimously voted against allowing town attorney Charles Watts to send a letter to the state auditor concerning a legal matter. The notice for the meeting was posted Wednesday evening and went out to all the board members. (More)

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Princeville board flirts with rescinding police department SOP – Daily Southerner

PRINCEVILLE — PRINCEVILLE —Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams may have saved the Town of Princeville from grief Monday when he spoke up about a resolution that could have caused the town to face "major" liabilities.

Commissioners Ann Howell, Gwen Knight and Calvin Sherrod voted to rescind the police department’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), while commissioner Isabelle Purvis-Andrews voted against it. (More)

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North Carolina takes down Confederate Civil War battle flag after protest – The Raw Story

William Faulkner once noted that in regards to the American South’s awareness of its troubled history, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past”.

That sentiment – coming from one of the great chroniclers of life below the Mason-Dixon line – seems to apply doubly to the regular and ongoing controversies that break out about the use, or misuse, of the Confederate flag, the latest of which has just the hit the state of North Carolina. (More)

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Black Unemployment Driven By White America’s Favors For Friends – HuffPost

Response: Great article and I believe every bit of it because I have been working on a public job since I turned 18 the next week after I finished high school. I have been a community and political activist so I can relate to the above. Even some who know the above to be true they act as if somebody just makes information like this up. But that is because they have no sympathy for those who can not help themselves no matter how hard they try to be productive citizens.

There’s a comforting-to-white-people fiction about racism and racial inequality in the United States today: They’re caused by a small, recalcitrant group who cling to their egregiously inaccurate beliefs in the moral, intellectual and economic superiority of white people. (More)

The Democratic Party 101: A Teacher Gives Republicans A Lesson In Facts

Response: Now this is an educational moment. This should be ran in every newspaper and read on every TV station and radio station across the nation. Powerful!

This was a response that I wrote to a family friend who took issue with what she perceived to be the Democratic platform. It ended up being far longer than I expected, but every word was necessary. I hope you will read this in its entirety.

Dear Friend,

You said that conservatives believe that rights are endowed by our Creator while liberals believe that rights are provided by the government. I take issue with that notion; liberals believe that the government has a responsibility to protect and defend our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not define them or interpret their limitations for us. As a Democrat, I take that to believe that each individual is entitled to live a free and happy life in any way they choose as long as they do not hurt another person or interfere with another person’s liberties. (More)

Ignant Column: Greenville NC – At Least One Pitt County Democrat Says He Thinks The Republican Led General Assembly Is Doing A Pretty Good Job So Far

Response: Damn what is Jeff drinking? I totally agree with Rev. Ozzie Hall Jr. response: Cuts in unemployment disproportionately hurt the Black community, cuts in education disproportionately hurt the Black community, massive numbers of Black 3rd graders will be retained this year due to their education policies. They imposed higher standards and cut funds to help meet the higher standards. White students already fell outside of the threshold and will not be significantly impacted. Our community is under siege, and Jeff thinks they are doing a "pretty good job so far…"
 
Jeff Savage I think the Republican led General Assembly is doing a pretty good job so far, Curmilus. Some people have voiced opposition to what their priorities are, but, those voices are outnumbered by those wanting substantive changes made in state government.

As an aside, when the SCOTUS rejected the Medicaid part, that really should have scrapped the entire healthcare plan. After all, the whole idea behind the plan that prompted everyone to support it as a good idea was so that the poorest of the poor would have healthcare coverage. However, after the Court’s ruling, no one said anythiig about the poorest of the poor was left out of the new healthcare "law."

Four Things About King Mixture Of True And False Information

I did a Google Search on was Dr. Martin King Jr. a Republican and the following is one of the links I chose. The internet is a powerful tool.

snopes.com: Four Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King

http://www.snopes.comHomeHistoryUnited States

1) To this day, questions remain over the names of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and …. to the revocation of Dr. King’s doctoral degree from Boston University" and the a 1952 address to the Republican National Convention, and King’s speech,

I Am A Black Man However I Ain’t . . .

So Black that I am ignant to what is real and what is perceived. I can think for myself so don’t think that just because you are Black dressed up and religious that I will fall for anything. Not! I tell people all the time I am going to check you out and you better check me out. I gots to know who I am dealing with and that way I will know how what level I need to be on. Yep I can change gears.

“I have no permanent friend no permanent enemies only permanent interest!”

An Educational Moment “Religion”

I am so sick and tired of folks living a lie but all about religion.

So what do you do that makes you all of that?

Do you respect your elders?

Men do you reach out to little boys and women do you reach out to little girls around you that may need some attention?

Do you take care of your parent/s if they are living? They took care of you and even if they didn’t you still need to take care of them.

Do you help somebody when you are in position to do so?

Are you active in what is going on around you?

*Be it in your community?

*Be it political? Politics is in everything we do so you can’t just vote and think that is all you need to do. You must be a voice for the least of these.

Do you allow others to lie on your brothers and sisters and not correct them when you know it to be a lie? You see when you know it is a lie and you do not say anything then you are allowing the lie to continue without challenging the liar.

It is time for folks to get real because all of us have some issues and mines are no worse than yours so don’t make it appear that you are better than I. We are all in this thing together. I stand behind that if you hold me accountable for my actions and I hold you accountable for yours that we will be a better person. I love it when somebody hold me accountable because if I feel they are right about it then I change the way I do things.

It is a lot going on in the world today and we need to stand together as a people and when we get our feelings hurt shake it off and move on in the name of love.

I am just a nobody so when you read this and ask yourself who do he thing he is, I have already told you.

You see most of us don’t want to know the truth but:

Truth

"Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don’t believe it because it’s not the truth they want to hear.": Helena Cassadine

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth: Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
Without seeking, truth cannot be known at all. It can neither be declared from pulpits, nor set down in articles, nor in any wise prepared and sold in packages ready for use. Truth must be ground for every man by itself out of it such, with such help as he can get, indeed, but not without stern labor of his own: John Ruskin

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear: Herbert Sebastien Agar

"When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do." William Blake

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it: Patrick Henry

“I have no permanent enemies no permanent friends only permanent interest!”

 

Folks If You Don’t Want To Keep It Public Then Don’t Go There With Me, I Ain’t Got Time For That!

I am serious as hell when it comes to Politics so don’t play with me. How many more times do I have to repeat myself? Do not begin conversations publicly and then want to take them offline if your conversation is going to be ignant!

“I have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies only permanent interest!”

  • Today
  • Jeff Savage

    Curmilus, did you ask G.K. if the president turned down the Speaker’s offer that had everything in it the president wanted?

  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

    No I didn’

    No I did not didn’t know I was suppose to. What are you talking about? Why did he turn it down?

    Did you look at the video since you were not at the meeting? Why didn’t you come and ask him?

  • Jeff Savage

    You said in another post that you were going to ask G.K. if the sequester came about because months ago, President Obama turned down Boehner’s offer that had everything the president wanted in it that would have prevented the sequester.

  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

    I know how the sequester came about. I can’t remember why at the moment but I have heard him say.

    I think he explained it on Tuesday night how the sequester came about. Again did you look at the video from the comfort of your home. Damn I did video it and post it for folks who didn’t attend.

    So why did he turn it down? What were the stipulations that your Republicans put on his request the reason why he turned it down? Don’t you know?

  • Jeff Savage

    I do not know the answer to your last question. From what I recall, the GOP was furious with Boehner for it, too. That is why he had opposition for the Speaker’s chair.

  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

    If I remember correctly the stipulations that "Our" President have had to deal with from DAY ONE has been the issue.

  • Jeff Savage

    Mr. Obama is not for black people’s agenda, Curmilus. Some members of the CBC are now out trying to be tell us the same thing, they are just using different words. Curmilus, you know in politics you have to ask/demand things of politicians. Sadly, (if not foolishly,) we blacks did not do that with that with this president.

  • Jeff Savage

    For more than four years, I have been accused of hating Mr. Obama just because I stood up for our people’s needs and our needs are real.

    How could I hate the president when I don’t even know him??

  • Curmilus Butch Dancy II

    Damn Jeff how many times do I have to repeat myself? I rather have him that to have those had to choose from so what is your damn problem? I don’t need the CBC to tell me a damn thing when I can see for myself. What in the hell have the CBC done?

    I never said you hated him but hell yeah you are hating on him posting bullshit that you can’t address and I don’t appreciate it. Post what the hell you know you are talking about and let the chips fall where they lay.

    You promoted the Republican candidates over Obama and you think they would have treated Black folks better? Damn brother man what are you drinking?

    And by the way I am not going to continue this conversation when you always posting half-truth and can’t back up your questions.

    I ain’t got time for that. Hell if you were to post things that make sense I could possibly agree with you but damn not the mess you post.

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    Jeff Savage

    OOh well.

  • I Ain’t There Yet!

    The older I get the less mess I can tolerate. I hate it when folks play upon my intelligence. It may look like I have IGNANT written on my forehead but I stopped by to tell you not so!

    I aint all about religion I am all about living to do what is right. I lived to do that long before I joined a church. I was raised to treat folks right and to help folks.

    I am so glad I have to answer to the Good Master and not man because man don’t have a hell or heaven to put me in so I am in control of what road I travel.

    You know what bothers me the most about Politics is not Ignant Racist White Folks but Ignant Black Folks

    They are dangerous as hell so you Black folks you better be aware of who you are dealing with.

    Anytime a Black man will tell you "Our" President do not care about Black folks when it is very clear that by the platform of those other jokers we had to choose from, they definitely do not care about Black folks and poor white folks.

    Damn some say vote for the best candidate but then when you do it ain’t the right candidate because he is a Black man. Well I am in control of who I vote for and I am happy with my vote and those of you who ain’t, then get the hell over it because he will be there until 2016.

    Never in my lifetime have I seen so much ignance about a Black man being President.

    The real issue is local politics look at NC them boys ain’t playing cutting everything. If they could put us on the plantation we would be there.

    So ignant damn Black folks who have a problem with “Our” current President just know that in 2016 you will be able to vote if they don’t completely take that away from you hell they are trying everything else.

    Homegoing Celebration For James Thomas Glass (J.T.) Tarboro NC.

    My condolences goes out to the family of the late James Thomas Glass (J.T.) Tarboro NC.

    Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

    Song: Your Grace & Mercy – Mississippi Mass Choir

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    Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests – NewsMax

    A pediatric neurosurgeon who has become the darling of conservatives since speaking against nationalized healthcare is now under fire for comments he made about same-sex marriage.

    Dr. Benjamin Carson told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Friday that he would be willing to step down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after faculty and students signed petitions asking that he not speak.

    “I would say this is their day, and the last thing I would want to do is rain on their parade,” Carson told Mitchell. (More)