Another Ignant Moment in History WNCR-TV Moving Forward With Bronson Williams

I just love ignant ass folks. I called in to Bronson Williams Show Moving Forward TV tonight and I responded to some things that had been said about the election. Bronson talked about what was in my letter to him and the people on the station didn’t know who he was responding to. I said I am voting for Taro Knight however I have respect for him.

Mattie Hinton (see facebook page) called in and said the folks supporting another candidate ought to stop calling in. She has a problem with me because she has a issue with Andre Knight when she tried to frame him in a heated issue with the NAACP. Plus she is mad with me because I received a Christmas Card from her daughter in the mail and I wrote "Return to Sender!" Lewis Turner called in behind her and said he hear the tail end of her conversation and that the folks who called in don’t have a clue about what is going on. Well obviously he had had a drink because I know Lewis and he knows me. We have known each other since the late 80’s.

I called back and said I knew that was Mattie Hinton and she is mad with me because of Andre Knight. I said I know Lewis and hell I kept him abreast of what was going on in the school system because Bronson asked what did he think about the Charter School?

I asked Bronson was the show tonight suppose to be just about his campaign? He said no the show started out about the downtown event center and you could call in and talk about anything. I said thank you. I said I would not have called in if the show had been just for his campaign tonight. I said I sat by and called in with less than 10 minutes before the show was suppose to go off. I said if it had been about his campaign only I would not have called in because I would not have disrespected him by calling in and responding to some things said and then saying who I am supporting. I said all of this because you didn’t correct the callers about the show tonight was not just for your campaign only. I said I called in to set the record straight. After I hung up he said there you have Mr. Dancy set the record straight.

But then another ignant ass caller a female that already called in called back and talked about me saying what was I talking about because I said people not telling the truth. She said I act as if I had something to say but was not saying it. This goes to show you that this damn fool don’t know me. She said she didn’t want to get to know me. Well ignant it works both ways I don’t need to know you.

She went on to say she felt like I was doing more harm to the area but damn the ignant ass said she didn’t know me. She said I acted as if I knew everything. Ignant I know what I know so you can get mad all the hell you want to. You can’t take my knowledge away.

Again another ignant moment in history, as I have stated ignant ass folks get mad with you because you know what you are talking about. But this woman says she has 2 degrees. SMDH!

I didn’t even call back to respond to this ignant ass woman. I know what I know, I know who I am and whose I am so I let her have her way tonight. Get that tonight!

Now if Bronson is not going to set the damn record straight on the TV show allowing the folks to think the show was just about his campaign making it appear I disrespected him, then what in the hell will he do in Raleigh when none of us are around. SMDH!

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Florida girl graduating from high school and college in same week – CBS News

MIAMI — A 16-year-old South Florida girl has double reason to celebrate: She’s collecting diplomas from both high school and college within the space of one week.

In an unusual twist, Grace Bush earned a bachelor’s degree from college — but she won’t have her high school diploma until Friday, CBS Miami reported.

"It’s kind of weird that I graduated college before high school," she said. (Source: Read more)

Gardner leads money race for sheriff – Wilson Times

Republican sheriff hopeful Joey Gardner will begin the general election campaign with a bigger war chest than whichever candidate emerges as his Democratic opponent.

Gardner doesn’t have a primary on Tuesday, but he still edged out both Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. and his Democratic primary challenger, Charles Harris, in fundraising. The GOP candidate raised $12,355, and he still has $8,881 in the bank, according to campaign finance reports.

Woodard raised $12,111 in the first quarter of 2014, but he’s spent about 91 percent of that cash on the primary. Harris reported $11,449 in campaign contributions and has spent 93 percent in hopes of winning the Democratic spot on November’s ballot.

In the Republican primary for the Wilson County Board of Commissioners District 7 seat, challenger Bill Blackman has raised nearly 10 times as much as incumbent Commissioner Tad Piner. Blackman, a former Wilson city councilman, reported $6,410 in contributions to Piner’s $655.

Political heavyweights, prominent businesspeople and elected officials are backing different candidates in the sheriff’s race, disclosure reports filed Tuesday at the Wilson County Board of Elections show. (Source: Read more)

Folks It Is Time For A Political Machine In Edgecombe County

Note: Did you know the Eastern Civic League endorsed Taro Knight for the NC House 23 seat? I have not heard any of the candidates put it out there. The interviews were held the same Saturday of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Convention. I didn’t make to Martin County because I went to work that morning, left, went to convention and then went back to work. This didn’t even come up in the debate that was held last Monday night.

You know I look around at who are active, who goes where and who says what when it comes to politics either be meetings and/or facebook.

I look at how folks say they love what I do, they ask me when am I going to run for an office and that I am the man. Well you see I don’t operate off of feel good, pretty words and all of that. I can tell who are sincere because if you love what I do, how many times have you donated to the cause? How many times have you said that I know it takes gas, wear and tear on your vehicle, food when moving around, you have equipment ie: video cameras 2 to be exact, video dubbing machines 2 to be exact, photo camera, laptops 2 to be exact, has to buy DVD’s, DVD cases, pens to write on cases and recently I have purchased some labels that I will use on cases for special occasions.

Well folks you can quit asking when I am running because I ain’t running for anything until I hit the lottery and/or come into some legal money because I will not take what little money I have to run a campaign. I already don’t have any and struggle doing what I do out of pocket now. I be damn if I am going operate on folks saying one thing and doing another and then at the end of the day I am broke and don’t win the election.

I look at some folks how they think that folks are loving them during elections but unless one goes into the voting booth with them, one will never know for sure who they voted for. Now some folks family, friends and associates you can kind of bet on them doing the right thing.

Folks it is time for a political machine in Edgecombe County to come together and be unified. We need to educate ourselves so we can educate others. We need to come together in Edgecombe County and put our differences aside. We need to interview candidates and then we need to unify and support those candidates chosen.

There is a group called the Eastern Civic League (several counties in the east) and they are a political group who hold a day of interviews and they endorse local, statewide and national candidates that represent the counties that make up the group. That is good but each local county need their own group because each local county can work year round and not waiting until election time. Edgecombe County used to be in and was out until the districts were named. We are back in.

It is a damn shame that there are a few factions in Edgecombe County that I can probably count on one hand that are out here running their mouths during election time but don’t even know what the hell they are talking about. Makes no sense. But then they want to talk about what other folks ain’t doing but we are so divided by those ignant to POLITICS that we only continue to move forward by the grace of God. It sure is not because we are unified.

When we all get together we could move forward, wiser, faster and again be a force to be reckoned with. Back in the day on Election Day when the numbers came in for statewide races in Edgecombe County, most candidates declared victory.

I used to thought we had some issues in Edgecombe County but since I am very close to Wilson County and Pitt County politics, damn they are in bad shape too. Damn if it takes something major that the 3 surrounding counties had to pull together damn that is going to be scary as hell. I know those folks just like I do in Edgecombe County so I am not and will not be in shock no matter what.

I thought the Edgecombe Nash Black Political Caucus was going to be the machine when it got started but I never could join that even if it was open. And then when they took Black off the name I knew I could not be a part of that.

This election has given me another outlook at what is going on around me politically. Some folks want to say EXPERIENCE does not matter and get mad with other folks because they have it. Some folks get mad because some folks bring up truth so they get mad with them for telling the truth. Some folks don’t know the damn difference between having a debate and a forum to educate the voters on what the candidates have to say.

Folks are out here making damn promises that other folks already in office has campaigned on, worked on and can’t do anything because the Republicans have the numbers and the Democrats have a difficult time trying to make things happen. During this election if you have followed the campaign trails NC House 23 and NC House 24 a couple of the candidates talking about what they are going to do and they are running against another Democrat. Hell the Democrats in office now can’t do anything but these candidates act as if they are going to come in do the damn thing. SMDH!

Folks do your damn homework because I don’t take ELECTIONS for granted. These folks elected and/or re-elected will be representing me making laws, policies and etc. that affect my life. So hell yeah I am going to be involved at whatever level I want to get in on. I don’t give a damn if I can vote for them or not, if I can’t they will still be in office and will be representing me.

Folks don’t get mad with me because I am knowledgeable on what is going on around me, know nearly all the elected officials, want a be elected officials, community leaders and individuals who may make statements either in person, in the media and/or especially on facebook. I am watching, listening and I will challenge. So many folks will not say nothing but I be damn if I am going to change my morals for no one when it comes to politics. I say what I mean, mean what I say and if I should say something that is not correct I will get it right. I don’t know it all but that which I do, ain’t no need to get mad with me because I am damn good at what I do.

If you notice I support candidates and I don’t work campaigns unless I am invited to and I choose to. At the moment I am not working on anybody campaign but am I supportive of some campaigns, hell yeah! I know I can provide some valuable input. I ain’t saying that I can make them win either so don’t get it twisted. I know I am effective too because I have had conversation with those whom I don’t support so obviously they think I make a little difference during the election season.

After the May Primary on tomorrow, will you in Edgecombe County who wants to be politically active and have made comments about tomorrow’s election and possibly working on someone’s campaign be willing to come together as a group to be educated and be willing to educate others so that we can put together a political machine like some other counties. In Durham they have a group called the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People and they interview candidates as well as I spoke of the Eastern Civic League.

I can’t hear you!

What to know before you vote: NC has new rules Read – News & Observer

The final tally is in: More people cast early ballots for Tuesday’s primary than they did in the last mid-term elections, in 2010.

The count, released Sunday by the state Board of Elections, shows 268,298 early votes. Most of that – 258,780 – was one-stop voting. The 2010 total was 172,972.

There were fewer days to vote early this year, because of a new law. But that obviously didn’t slow things down.

The party breakdown shows Democrats voted in higher numbers than the statewide percentage of people registered in that party: 47.8 percent of the early ballots cast were by registered Democrats; 42 percent of the registered voters are Democrats. (Source: Read more)

Bibbs: Paper blended article with ad – Wilson Times

State House candidate Mark Bibbs says he bought a campaign ad in an area newspaper and got a front-page story instead.

The Daily Drum, a Greenville-based free biweekly paper, published a feature story on Bibbs that blurs the line between news coverage and advertising in its April 24-May 7 edition. The story’s last sentence identifies it as an ad that Bibbs’ campaign committee bought, but Bibbs said it wasn’t written at his request.

"It was a surprise to me when I saw the paper and where the placement of the story was,” Bibbs said. "I sent them a camera-ready ad and a press release. What you see is however they chose to run it.”

Journalism ethics scholars said the Drum committed a cardinal sin by printing an ad disguised as a news story. The piece is not bylined and does not mention Bibbs’ opponent, Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. It also includes paragraphs that were plagiarized from a story in The Wilson Times. (Source: Read more)

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Mark Bibbs

Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield