First of all I met my friend Mr. Skip Carney who came up to me and said he didn’t know I was there and that a Gladys told him who I was. We shook hands and he said he would see me on the radio. I was standing beside the guy from WHIG TV that was videoing and Skip asked him was Sandra and Herb coming tonight and he said he didn’t think so. Well this is something that most black folks are not privy to and that is to have a personal news outlet to be able to help push their opinions. I ain’t mad with them, it is just that black folks don’t have that type of outlet. Damn I am talking about race and I ain’t spose to do that.
What a public hearing does is put a face with a name. You get to see some of who in the community is for or against an issue.
After hearing the presentation for the 1st time in person and in depth, I thought the presentation was awesome. I could not wait to hear the comments because I wanted to see how “they” were going to respond.
What tickled the hell out of me is all of these white folks and a couple of black folks after hearing the presentations stood up and made comments opposing the event center that to me made no sense. Who in the hell am I suppose to go with, the experts doing the presentation or these white folks and a couple of black folks who asked no questions to make their point. I have no problem with others opposing an issue but damn atleast use the damn time to ask questions of the presenters to prove your point instead of using the time just speaking on personal opinions.
For me all of the black folks who spoke in favor of the event center was right on point in my opinion. Obviously they heard the presentation and understood what would be good for the city and/or that they trusted that the city council will do the right thing. That is a problem for the opposers because they have never been supportive of the 4-3 black majority council.
What tickles the hell out of me is especially WHIG TV they get the hell off on folks calling in opposing the event center because they are against it.
Damn it was very, very interesting to watch WHIG TV and listen to FM 99.3 this following morning as both stations were discussing the public hearing from last night.