Edgecombe County: Damn 3 Blacks And 1 White Filed For The House 23 Seat

Damn here we go 3 black males filed for the House 23 seat. All are Democrats so do the math. Hell yeah it matters to me who the candidates are because I am actively engaged in Edgecombe County politics and I live in the 23rd District which consist of all of Edgecombe and Martin Counties.

I am very vocal and voice my opinions about people and issues so therefore one would think anyone running for an office in Edgecombe County would contact me before I begin endorsing candidates. But they don’t have to, however I think it would be wise unless I come out and endorse someone before the filing period closes. Normally I don’t endorse anyone until the filing period closes.

It is a damn shame that the 3 blacks could not come together and recognize and understand that they are going to split the black votes. I know they all have met but it didn’t do any good because as of now all of them are still in the race.

Taro Knight Mayor Pro-tem Tarboro City Council was the 1st to announce publicly that he would seek the seat after learning that Joe Pat Tolson was not going to seek re-election. I spoke to Taro and he shared with me his concerns.

Then a couple of days later Shelly Willingham announced publicly that he would seek the seat also. He called me and shared his concerns with me as well.

The 2nd week of filing I was watching WNCR-TV Bronson Williams who has started a Talk Show called Moving Rocky Mount Forward. I called in and I asked him to call me after the show went off not knowing that he was going to announce at the end of the show that he was going to announce that he was going to file for the House 23 seat.

Today I understand Rusty Holderness a white male has filed. Interesting.

In the next several hours I will be sending open letters to all of the candidates not limited to the House District 23 seat. I will share my conversations with the 3 black males, have not spoken to the white male.

Adkins named Southerner news editor – Daily Southerner

Response: Congratulations Calvin well deserved. I trust you will do the right thing and take this paper to the next level. I believe that with your creativeness we will see a some major changes. Oh by the way I believe this is an historical moment, the first black editor. If am wrong I stand to be corrected.

TARBORO — In the wake of editor/publisher John H. Walker’s retirement, The Daily Southerner announced this week that long-time, local newspaper veteran Calvin Adkins has been named news editor.
Adkins, 52, officially assumed the position Wednesday and will be in charge of the day-to-day operations in the newsroom.

"I am speechless," Adkins said of the appointment. "I didn’t expect this. I want to thank [Southerner parent company] CNHI and everyone who had a part in determining that I was capable of being news editor." (Source: Read more)

Tarboro NC: Walker retiring from newspaper industry – Daily Southerner

Response: Wishing you the best, however I was just fitting ready to pay you a visit because I have disagreed with you on 2 different occasions and it was about time to meet with you in person. Well it is all good! Again wishing you the best.

TARBORO — The Daily Southerner Publisher, John H. Walker, 63, is retiring from the newspaper industry after working at 14 newspapers in six states over a 48-year career. His final day at The Daily Southerner will be Friday.

Walker began his career as a high school sophomore, reporting football scores to regional newspapers and then as a spring sports and obituary clerk at his hometown paper, Delta Democrat-Times in Greenville, Miss.

“I started as the true Jimmy Olsen cub reporter and have been blessed to have the opportunity to do something I’ve enjoyed for many years,” Walker said. “Our industry has certainly changed over the years and not always for the better. Too many times, rather than respond with a well thought plan, it has been more of a knee jerk reaction driven by the bean counters and report gatherers.” (Source: Read more)

 

Shameful: Republicans Block Bill to Expand Healthcare and Education for Veterans

One of the biggest problems I have with Republicans is their blatant hypocrisy. They’ll portray themselves as the party of “small, fiscally conservative government” while advocating for laws which are the complete opposite. Their rallying cry of “we support our troops” is another that’s a clear misnomer of exactly what policies they support. Republicans frequently support sending our troops off to war and often oppose funding for programs which helps our troops when they’re not deployed to war. To say Republicans “support our troops” is a blatant slap to the face of every man and woman who has served our country. Hell, even their push to cut SNAP benefits impacted millions of families of those serving in our military.

See more: Shameful: Republicans Block Bill to Expand Healthcare and Education for Veterans http://www.forwardprogressives.com/republicans-block-bill-expand-healthcare-education-veterans/

Response: This is just absolutely “Ignant!”

One of the biggest problems I have with Republicans is their blatant hypocrisy. They’ll portray themselves as the party of “small, fiscally conservative government” while advocating for laws which are the complete opposite.

Their rallying cry of “we support our troops” is another that’s a clear misnomer of exactly what policies they support. Republicans frequently support sending our troops off to war and often oppose funding for programs which helps our troops when they’re not deployed to war. To say Republicans “support our troops” is a blatant slap to the face of every man and woman who has served our country.

Hell, even their push to cut SNAP benefits impacted millions of families of those serving in our military. (Source: Read more)

Short meeting in Princeville – Daily Southerner

PRINCEVILLE — PRINCEVILLE — Without any items under consideration for approval or adoption, the board of commissioners breezed through Monday’s meeting. The public comments with six citizens speaking, took up the majority of the time in the open meeting.

One of the concerns that former mayor, Ed Bridgers, expressed was police protection. The town is down from five to only one police officer. The officers demised from the department were listed due to various reasons. Bridgers told the board that hiring new officers should be one of their top priorities. – See more at: http://www.dailysoutherner.com/local/x1783690014/Short-meeting-in-Princeville#sthash.f4uOupYX.dpuf

PRINCEVILLE — PRINCEVILLE — Without any items under consideration for approval or adoption, the board of commissioners breezed through Monday’s meeting. The public comments with six citizens speaking, took up the majority of the time in the open meeting.

One of the concerns that former mayor, Ed Bridgers, expressed was police protection. The town is down from five to only one police officer. The officers demised from the department were listed due to various reasons. Bridgers told the board that hiring new officers should be one of their top priorities. (Source: Read more)

BOE facing two federal suits – Daily Southerner

Response: I remember there has been some bus issues for years. Some folks didn’t want to drive school buses so they went and got doctor’s notes. But guess who the majority of them were? Recently the school system changed their policy and started the process over. But those folks with real disabilities got caught up in the system so therefore they had to leave the school system since they couldn’t drive the bus. It is sad because some folks really screwed it up for some folks. I just wonder could the school system had found a better way to deal with the busing issue. Well can’t wait to see how the lawsuits unfold.

TARBORO — Diahanna Woods and Donnie Atkinson, former employees of Edgecombe County Public Schools, filed lawsuits against the Edgecombe County Board of Education after they were terminated. Woods filed her complaint on May 30, 2013, and Atkinson filed his complaint on Aug. 28, 2013, in the federal court in Greenville.

Woods and Atkinson claim they were fired because of their failure to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), and that they had medical disabilities which prevented them from driving a school bus. They cited the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as grounds for their claims. (Source: Read more)

Supreme Court ruling expands police authority in home searches – Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a Los Angeles case.

The 6-3 ruling, triggered by a Los Angeles Police Department arrest in 2009, gives authorities more leeway to search homes without obtaining a warrant, even when there is no emergency.

The majority, led by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., said police need not take the time to get a magistrate’s approval before entering a home in such cases. But dissenters, led by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, warned that the decision would erode protections against warrantless home searches. The court had previously held that such protections were at the "very core" of the 4th Amendment and its ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. (Source: Read more)

What Cheney sees as ‘absolutely dangerous’- MSNBC

Response: Sees as absolutely dangerous because he is absolutely ignant! Goes to show that it is all about whatever the black President says and does they going to twist it anyway. SMDH!

The Obama administration announced some fairly important changes to military spending yesterday, which Rachel explained on the show last night. But an hour later, Fox News’ Sean Hannity interviewed former Vice President Dick Cheney on the subject, and wouldn’t you know it, Cheney isn’t pleased.

The former V.P. and former Defense Secretary said the proposed Pentagon cuts are “absolutely dangerous,” “radical,” and “just devastating.” He added, “I’ve obviously not been a strong supporter of Barack Obama, but this really is over the top. It does enormous long-term damage to our military.” (Source: Read more)

Spotlight On The Community – The Political Agitator Will Be Live On FM 99.3 This Morning 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

I will be a guest on FM 99.3 Spotlight On The Community this morning 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM today Tuesday February 25, 2014..

From their Website: Listen as we turn the SPOTLIGHT on our community, the Rocky Mount-Wilson area. Weekdays 7-9 am at 99.3 FM or listen LIVE online at www.jammin993.com

Elections boards seek poll workers – Rocky Mount Telegram

In preparation for the upcoming May 5 primary election, the Edgecombe and Nash county Board of Elections are looking for poll workers.

A variety of positions are available, and those interested can contact Edgecombe County Elections Director Jerry Spruell by calling 252-641-7852.

People in Nash County can go to the Board of Election’s website and fill out the online application.

“You can always use additional names,” Spruell said. (Source: Read more)

Rocky Mount NC – HONEYWELL Aerospace Career Fair

HONEYWELL
Aerospace Career Fair
Tuesday, February 25th (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Gateway Convention Center, 101 Gateway Blvd, Rocky Mount
Are you interested in a career in Aerospace? Our Rocky Mount facility is presently in search of qualified candidates for several full-time positions which are listed below. (
Source: Read more)

School systems planning to cut substitutes’ hours – WNCT 9

NEW BERN, N.C. – For Craven County School system’s Wendy Miller, she said she always makes decisions with children in mind.

"I want to do what’s best for kids," Miller said. "But sometimes our hands are tied to do that" 

The reason for that, she said, is due to her system cutting back on substitute teachers’ hours due to the Affordable Care Act.

Before the healthcare law’s passing, Miller says some substitute teachers in the state worked full-time hours but were considered temporary part-time employees.

Thus, the school system didn’t have to offer health insurance.

Under the Affordable Care Act, Miller said any employee in her system who works more than 30 hours a week must be offered health insurance by their employer.

It’s something Miller said her system can’t afford to do.

It also means not being able to use retired teachers as long-term substitutes. (Source: Read more)

Warning issued to local teens – The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams has issued a stern warning to teenagers who are making bullying comments and posting sexually explicit photos of classmates and friends on social media websites:

"When I find out who you are and who started these pages, I’m going to bring charges against you," Williams emphatically said during a Thursday  interview in his office. "I’m going to bring you to court. I’m going to try you, and I’m going to get a conviction.

Before Williams’ message, he was not aware that the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office was investigating similar issues outside Tarboro City limits. Knight called for an SBI agent to assist his department with the complex issue. (Source: Read more)

Exclusive: Dashcam video clears NJ man

Response: Damn a black man has a hard way to go.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ (WABC) — The tale of the police dashcam video has now helped clear a Bloomfield, New Jersey man who faced a multitude of criminal charges, including eluding police and assault.

Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace obtained the dashcam tapes, and has spoken exclusively with the 30-year old DJ who was looking at years in prison.

It was quite a turnabout, all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter have been dismissed, and two Bloomfield police officers have been indicted for falsifying reports, and one of them, for assault.

A third pleaded guilty early on to tampering. It’s all thanks to those dashcam tapes. It’s the video that prosecutors say they never saw when the pursued criminal charges against 30 year-old Marcus Jeter . In the video, his hands were in the air. He was charged with eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. One officer in the video can be seen throwing repeated punches. (Source: Read more)