Many people in Rocky Mount, especially the residents of Ward 1, want to know why John Manley is running for the City Council’s Ward 1 seat currently held by Andre’ Knight.  Why has Manley not told the residents of Ward 1 what he would do better than Councilman Knight or what ideas he would bring forth to the council to improve the quality of life in the ward and citywide?  Why does Manley continue to use a picture of him in his police uniform on campaign flyers and in commercials when he has retired from the police force?  Is his intent to deceive by falsely representing himself?  What does this really say about the man?

         The Rocky Mount Telegram reported a few days after the City Manager, Charles Penny, announced his selection to replace retired Police Chief Manley, that Manley stated he was “disappointed” that Penny did not select Capt. McCoy.  Shortly thereafter Manley reportedly began telling people that he “wanted to be Penny’s boss.”  How could he possibly realize this desire?  The answer is simple, run for Mayor or the City Council’s Ward 1 seat.  Remember, Mr. Penny, as the former Assistant City Manager, was in fact Manley’s immediate supervisor, “his boss.”  If this is true, this is certainly not an impressive or productive way to represent “the people.”  Obviously Manley has overlooked the fact that he would only be one of seven council members who “manage” the city manager.  Why didn’t Manley run for Mayor?  It is rumored that the same people, who have tried to upset the present council majority since its inception would not back him for Mayor but are backing him for a seat on the council.  In other words, his “backers” feel he is “ripe for picking” and can be used to promote their agenda even if he is Black. 

         The people in Ward 1 and citywide were alarmed, disgusted and surprised to learn that Manley would actually challenge Andre when he is doing such a great and effective job. Many senior residents question whether or not Manley knows or cares about what people really think about him.  In a fundraising letter Manley sent out dated January 25, 2012, he stated, “I am sure that you understand the virtues that I stand upon” This statement received a negative reply, “how can we forget,” from many who read it.  Manley also continues to make cryptic remarks like “I know how to talk to people,” “I know the right people to talk to” and “I will not call anyone a racist.”  He has yet to state the who, how and why of it all.  In his profile that appeared in the Rocky Mount Telegram on Friday, Manley stated that he would not have supported spending money on fighting the Duke-Progress Energy merger.  This indicates that he is either ignorant of the facts or he does not care about trying to lower consumer utility rates.  I understand that Manley has also made a commercial implying that he, in someway, has been instrumental in getting things moving at the Crossing at 64 development.  This could not be further from the truth.  Is this the kind of person the residents of Ward 1 want to represent them?  Can the residents of Ward 1 afford to elect a person who stretches the truth, misrepresents the facts and tells them nothing about how he would like to improve their quality of life?

         Manley must be denied an opportunity to satisfy his wish, if this is the case, to “get even” with the City Manager, Charles Penny.  He must be denied an opportunity to use the residents of Ward 1 to promote the agenda of his “backers,” if this be the case.  To the residents of Ward 1 I say, do not vote blindly, do not be deceived by “the uniform.”  Vote for the person who works for you each and every day.  Vote for the person who is not afraid to stand up for justice and equality.  Cast your vote for Andre Knight on Election Day, May 8.

                                                                                    – A Concerned Citizen –  

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John Manley For Rocky Mount City Council Ward 1 Challenging Incumbent Andre Knight, But Why? 


‘Political stunt’ or valid protest? Butterfield’s opponent files complaint but faces uphill battle – Wilson Times

Response: I knew this damn fool was ignant Daniel-Lynn Whittacre when he sent me an email telling me I should do my homework on my Congressman G.K. Butterfield. In my response to him I said he needed to have done his homework on me before sending me an email. I have been knowing my Congressman for many, many years. And now I read about this ignance. Oh well "Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator and Being Ignant – Know that being ignant is not always a bad thing, however it is a bad thing when you don’t do anything about it especially when you are trying to discredit others. Know what you are talking about when you open your mouth so you will not make a damn fool out of yourself. Curmilus Dancy II Tuesday April 3, 2012

Wilson Times – Democratic challenger Dan Whittacre wants the North Carolina State Board of Elections to declare that Congressman G.K. Butterfield is not a legitimate candidate. He claims Butterfield used a nickname and not his legal name to register for reelection. (More)

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Congressman G.K. Butterfield

Photos/Video: Candidates Forum Sponsored by The Edgecombe County Human Relations Commission May 2, 2012

Dan Whittacre could not name a Democratic Governor. Damn! This is the same dude that sent me an email asking me why am I supporting my Congressman G.K. Butterfield, he said I needed to do my homework. Oh hell no this dude should have done his homework before he emailed me.

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Updated: See Who The Political Agitator Will Be Voting For During The May Primary Elections 2012

Charles Malone has dropped out of the race for US House 13. Please join me and voting for Bernard A. Holliday he is the only Democrat in the race now.

But Malone recently said he was still in the race and awaiting to get a report from his doctor due to a health scare. Oh well.

Ty Richardson was in the news today. He has 5 DWI arrest charges so therefore I can not support him.

The Political Agitator will vote for the following candidates during the May Primary Election 2012:

Barack Obama

Bob Etheridge

Lt. Governor
Linda D. Coleman

US House 13 
Bernard A. Holliday

Senate District 3
Clark Jenkins

NC House 23
Joe Tolson

Commissioner of Labor
John C. Brooks

Janet Cowell

Register of Deeds
Robin Williams Carpenter

Board of Education
Janice W. Davidson

The Political Agitator support the following candidates during the May Primary Election 2012 however I can not vote for them:

G.K. Butterfield

Rocky Mount City Council Ward 1
Andre Knight

Tarboro Town Council Ward 6
Deborah Faye Dew Jordan

Amendment 1
I Will be voting against Amendment 1 because the Constitution already states that marriage is between a male and female. No amendment is needed. The way it is explained on the ballot makes it appear you are just voting on a marriage is between a male and female. Folks amendment is the issue. No need to amend.

Newcomer challenges Edgecombe school board member

Response: Proctor said the high turnover rate among past superintendents motivated him to get involved by filing to run for a seat on the board. Proctor said when they hired Dr. Wayne Talley 59 that they ought to knew he was not going to stay long. I find it interesting Proctor didn’t mention the superintendent before him a young black male Dr. Craig Witherspoon. Witherspoon was the 1st black and only black superintendent and the auditor said the best audit ever was done under his leadership. He was also doing a good job overall but he was never accepted by the white powers that be.

Daily Southerner: Incumbent Janice Davidson faces a challenge from a former Edgecombe County Public Schools maintenance worker in the race for the District 6 seat on the Board of Education. (More)

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Edgecombe County Public Schools

One Stop Voting Concerns

Rocky Mount NC – Sources say that they went to the One-Stop Voting Poll at Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education Administration Building, 800 N. Fairview Road and was told that they didn’t have to vote again in November because they voted for the President on yesterday. Yes the President is on the ballot during the Primary Election May 8 however he has no opposition. If this person was actually told this this is not true. Everyone must vote for the President in the General Election on Tuesday November 6, 2012.

Tarboro NC – Sources say they took some folks to the polls at the auditorium of the Edgecombe County Administration Building, 201 Saint Andrew St. and a white female registered and voting. However sources say this female was registered as a Republican by the staff person and then told her she must have been a Republican. The staff person said to this female that it can’t be changed now. The correct thing for the staff person to have done would be to ask the person how they wanted to register. The staff person should never choose for a citizen.

If you have some concerns about some things that may have happened at the One-Stop Voting Polls please call the local Board of Elections 252.641.7852 or go to the the office.

“I Have No Permanent Friends, No Permanent Enemies Only Permanent Interest!”

That being said I am going to continue to piss some folks off from this day forward and I will not be apologetic for speaking truth. However if I can be proven wrong I will apologize so I challenge you, you and you to try me.

Yes I am a black man but I am not so damn black that I am “IGNANT” to my knowledge of politics and people. I know who the players are the real leaders and those who play both sides. Those who play both sides get in an all black meeting and say one thing and then get in a meeting with black, brown, white and others in the same room and they say something different. Well I don’t roll like that. I am the same in all meetings because I don’t play both sides.



I posted articles on my blog for folks before the filing period and after. So now we are past that they will not have to guess where I stand. I will be stating who I will be voting for and who I would vote for if they were on my ballot. I ain’t telling others who to vote for just making them aware who I am voting for.

I can’t wait to see the slate of candidates that the Nash-Edgecombe Black Political Caucus who drop the black off when they speak so they can play not only both sides but all sides black, brown, white and other, Democrat and Republican. I also can’t wait to see other pacs endorsements and individual endorsements. You hardly ever see individual endorsements because many of the so-called mover and shakers play both sides. Well when folks pass by my yard it is clear by the signs that are displayed and by reading my blog.

Let the “POLITICS” begin.  Are you ready to “RUMBLE?”