White People & The Persistence Of Culture – The American Conservative

Response: I have always thought some folks just didn’t get it. The average white folks work on the same jobs that black folks does but think they are better than black folks but make the same money. But these white folks can get credit moreso than black folks or should I say the white folks get better rates. But at the end of the day the average white folks and black folks are on the same level. Poor!

Reader Floridian2006 comments on the In The Big White Ghetto thread:

I think one of the factors in the perpetuation of white poverty is the corollary to the “acting white” attitude within segments of the black community. I would call it “acting middle class.”

I see it even in some members of my extended family — an anti-intellectualism that rejects many aspects of formal education and expert advice, an anti-establishment attitude that is exhibited in a “nobody is going to tell me what to do” attitude that makes it hard to hold an entry level job and then rise, a narcissism that leads to opting for tattoos and another firearm rather than a college fund for your children, as well as other dysfunctions such as wearing a Harley Davidson t-shirt to a job interview. (Source)

Bowling case to be featured in TV special – Rocky Mount Telegram

Mark Bowling pleaded guilty to plotting his wife's 2006 death on Sept. 29, 2008.

Response: “Caskets and Strippers!” Wow!

I remember the day his wife was found dead at their home. I had gone into Food Lion on my lunchbreak and a guy was in there talking about it. This was during the time Bowling and Jerry Fisher was during the morning show on WHIG-TV talking junk about Andre Knight Rocky Mount NAACP President and City Councilman along with other black folks. Bowling and Fisher were in Florida when Bowling’s wife was found dead. WNCR TV Reporter Everett Silver was the first on the scene to capture live coverage

I had met Bowling when he had did a funeral service for a black friend of mines. Her husband and I was the last one to leave out of the funeral with him on that day and he was very nice. He talked to my friend about going down to Emerald Isles to get on his boat to ride out and throw her ashes in the waters.

I was shocked to learn of this discovery. 

Investigation Discovery is on Direct TV Channel 285.

Investigation Discovery is expected to air a television special this weekend on the case of Mark Bowling, who plotted in his wife’s 2006 shooting death.

Bowling, a former Rocky Mount funeral home operator, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after he admitted that he helped his mistress, Rose Vincent, kill his wife, Julie Bowling. Vincent was sentenced to 29 years in prison for her role in the slaying.

Part of the TV special is expected to focus on salacious parties with strippers at his funeral home.

The show, entitled “Caskets and Strippers,” is scheduled for 10 p.m. Saturday. (Source)

See more:

Investigation Discovery – See clips of the show

Father Sentenced to Jail For Paying Too Much Child Support

HOUSTON, TX — A father will spend half of 2014 behind bars for doing too much for his son.  After overpaying child support and seeing his son too often — breaking terms that were secretly modified without his knowledge — a judge sentenced him to a lengthy jail sentence.

Clifford Hall has been doing his best to give care to his 11-year-old son, who lives with his ex-wife.  He pays his child support and visits regularly.  “I’m his father it’s my responsibility to take care of him,” Hall said. (More)

Butterfield, Price to McCrory: 300 day delay of NC-12 Special Election ‘Unacceptable and Unprecedented’

For Release:  Immediate

Date:  January 10, 2014

Contact: Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury            

             Office:    (202) 225.3101               

Butterfield, Price to McCrory: 300 day delay of NC-12 Special Election ‘Unacceptable and Unprecedented’


WASHINGTON, DCRepresentatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and David Price (NC-04) have written North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory urging him to reconsider his decision to delay the special election for the 12th Congressional District for more than 300 days and to adopt an alternative timeline to cut the period of vacancy by several months.  The Representatives write that the Governor’s decision is unacceptable and unprecedented, and that it deprives the district’s residents of their constitutionally guaranteed right of representation.  They called the Governor’s rationale for delaying the special election (cost and logistical concerns) “unconvincing.”

The full text of the representatives’ letter is below.  A PDF of the letter is attached.

January 9, 2014

The Honorable Pat McCrory


Office of the Governor

20301 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-0301


Dear Governor McCrory:


We are writing to encourage you to reconsider your decision to delay until November the special election for our state’s 12th Congressional District.  We are confident that an alternative timeline could cut the vacancy period by several months.  The successive elections could readily be scheduled in ways that maximize their coincidence with already-scheduled elections and minimize the added cost.


As you know, more than 700,000 North Carolinians live in the 12th Congressional District.  Under your announced timetable, they will go without voting representation for more than 300 days.  Such a delay is unacceptable; indeed, it is unprecedented in recent congressional history. Of the seven other vacancies in the 113th Congress, six were filled in an average of 126 days. The general election to fill the seventh is scheduled to take place 145 days after our colleague Bill Young’s unexpected passing.


The rationale you have offered, that it is both too costly and logistically impossible to hold the special election before November, is not convincing.  The 2013 filing period is fully 30 days away; not a single primary ballot has yet been printed for any precinct in the state.  The assumption that North Carolina is better served by having one less advocate in the House for nearly a full year than by finding a cost-effective way to minimize the vacancy is seriously misguided.  The fact that your decision requires so many of our state’s citizen’s to forgo their constitutionally guaranteed right of representation for twice as long as common practice is indefensible.


We urge you to ensure that all North Carolinians have voting representation in Congress.  All of our people deserve a voice in future of our country, especially as the House of Representatives considers legislation affecting their lives and livelihoods.




DAVID PRICE                                                                                                                     

Member of Congress



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