Knight critic offers congratulations – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: Again Mayor Combs has allowed Sam Battle to directly attack 2 councilmen. No he didn’t call their names but hell unless one has no damn brains they didn’t know who Sam was addressing. Reading this article it was clear that the reporter knew who Sam was talking about so why in the hell would anyone else not know? Andre could have addressed him but he did not, hell I would have since the mayor continues to allow Sam to go there. The mayor said he didn’t know who Sam was addressing. Really? But Sam didn’t stop there and then after being called out by the mayor after Lois Watkins brought the rules to the mayor attention, Sam then attacked OIC and again hell everyone knew who he was talking about. Reuben Blackwell checked him again like he did the last meeting. It is just obvious that Mayor Combs is not going to hold to the rules he read when time for public comment. Yes it is time for him to go home and since he will do in November maybe that is why he allow Sam to do what he does. Video coming soon and you can see it for yourself. Oh Sam did speak to me tonight and so did Randy Adcox who did not speak during the public comments.

The public speaking phase of Monday evening’s Rocky Mount City Council meeting became a bit bizarre, with a critic of Ward 1 Councilman Andre Knight offering his congratulations to the 16-year incumbent having won re-election to another term in the Oct. 8 municipal election.

Samuel Battle, who is a regular at the speaker’s podium at council meetings, noted he had congratulated Knight the night the election results came in.

At the same time, Battle said his understanding was Knight said “that God said he wouldn’t make your enemy your footstool.”

Battle told Knight, “First of all, I’m not your enemy and I am surely not under your foot” and added he is a long way from being under anybody’s foot.

He said his belief is that no matter who wins or loses, he still will want the best for the community, but he noted he has the right to support any candidate he wants.

“So if you feel that I’m under your feet, rest assured that it’s not the case,” he said.

As Battle was speaking, Councilwoman Lois Watkins pointed out . . . (Read More)

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City’s spokeswoman turns in resignation – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: It is sad the Special Cs on Keith Harris Facebook page made negative comments about leaving said it was because she was not happy with the job and etc. It is sad they these guys just continue to lie, lie, lie. I knew about 2 months ago she was leaving. Whig-TV Sandra Smith was talking that crazy mess on Monday morning show as well. Video coming soon and you will be able to see what Tameka Kenan-Norman had to say in real-time.

The spokeswoman for Rocky Mount’s municipal government has given her notice of resignation, saying she is leaving the Twin Counties to take a position as a spokeswoman in the Delmarva region.

Tameka Kenan-Norman told the Telegram in an email earlier on Monday that Oct. 23 will be her last day at City Hall.

“I have enjoyed my time at the city of Rocky Mount,” Kenan-Norman said.

Kenan-Norman said no decision has yet been made about who will serve as interim spokesperson for the municipal government.

Kenan-Norman said her husband, Raheen Norman, recently moved to the Salisbury, Md., area for a better career opportunity.

Kenan-Norman said she accepted a position as a chief development and communications officer at an agency in Salisbury.

She said because she has not . . . (Read more)

They need Black Folk to push their WSBS! It Is Alright To Spend Nearly $300 K On A Race But They Got A Problem With A Black Man Buying Property

Look at who were on the ground during the election. Look at how they paid Black Folk to harass and attempt to make folk vote for Sandy Claus, Tarrick Pittman and Gwen Wilkins.

Can’t wait to see who be on the ground and how much money will be spent in the upcoming Runoff.

But Special Cs talking about Unity.

And the Safe Black Folk talking about the racial division but they support WSBS.

Sources say Samuel Battle and some others started out supporting Kevin Jones but then when Sandy Claus came to town and was able to do what the Black candidates are limited to and that is spend that money, then it was a wrap.

While the focus has been on that Dancy guy trying to discredit me because I have been able to expose what is going on, the WSBS was busy saying mess and Black Folk were questioning my movement when they know I am consistent in my reporting by providing the trues. But Black Folk will believe mess just because Caucasians say it without them providing trues.

Damn they got a problem with a Black man buying property but it is okay to buy damn votes in the Black Community. Black Folk fought and died to vote and now we have Black Folk selling out. Oh hell no I will not be silent and will call them asses out.

Sources say Black Pastors were given gifts. Poor Black Communities given gifts. Teachers were given gifts. Obviously Principals too because they had to have given Sandy Claus permission to do what he did as it relates to the school issues that were brought to light. Moe Deloach business was used as a gift and let’s not forget about the T-Shirts with Sandy Roberson for Mayor on the damn sleeves that were given to the children during the Juneteenth Weekend at the Moe Deloach Camp. Oh and when the Military guy that body was identified and returned to Rocky Mount Sandy Claus and supporters were visible campaigning during the time of the return celebrations.

It is funny as hell to me that Tarrick Pittman has been having residency challenges and it is not clear to where he lives now. What I do know is if I was a voting member of the City Council I would challenge his residency with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections now even after his ass loss since he is still saying little b.s. But maybe folk are waiting til he take care of his court cases that are numerous. You see he still throwing out b.s. even in his thank you to his supporters and then went on to incorporate b.s. in regards to Andre Knight and his supporters.

It is funny to me how Black Folk had a problem with the formation of the United Rocky Mount 2 meetings but don’t have a problem with the Black Folk who have sold out Black folk these Pastors, Community Leaders and others.

It is sad that Black Folk have allowed Special Cs to call me a racist when I have been doing what I do since the late 80s. Hell I have called out more Black Folk by name than I have Special Cs because actually I don’t know those who come for me. They multiply because when they read what a few Special Cs whom I do know, the others get onboard and come for me. Hell they don’t even know me. But they get the same treatment as those I do know since they want some attention from me.

As we are about approach the upcoming Runoff for Mayor of Rocky Mount it will be interesting to see who will push the WSBS Agenda. It will be easier to narrow down who they are but most folk already know who they are scared to call them out.

So from now to November 5 let’s see who the players are on all sides.

Stay tuned!

 

 

Council to hear utilities cost update – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: I am still trying to figure out why Rich Worsinger would leave the city and then to leave like he did. I believe he got caught up in the WSBS Movement and left angrily. But I used to like him because I thought he was doing a great job. Had been knowing him since the early 2000’s when we invited him and others to our NCCABP meeting at Truth Tabernacle and that is when he and his staff told us about ElectriCities.

The Rocky Mount City Council is going to receive a comparative public service cost analysis from a municipal government official at a work session set for 4 p.m. on Monday.

City Budget and Evaluation Manager Kenneth Hunter, in a memorandum to City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney, said that for fiscal year 2020, the total costs for public services in Rocky Mount are significantly below a group average based on a comparison with 19 municipalities.

Specifically, Hunter said in the memo that based on median home values and average usage of utilities, Rocky Mount residents experience total costs of less than $3,860 per year, which is more than $660 below the group average.

Hunter said that, in fact, Rocky Mount’s costs are more than $1,000 less than four municipalities in the comparison — Apex, Cary, Fayetteville and Wilmington.

Hunter said factors contributing to the lower costs include a more affordable housing market.

He also said they include past adjustments to electric rates intended to provide value and encourage load management.

He also said they include lower-than-average rates for sewer and water services and the application of real user fees for solid waste and stormwater management. (Read more)

Rocky Mount NC – Response to Ward 1 Race Featuring Tarrick Pittman

 

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As a supporter of Andre Knight we beat out the b.s. that was endorsed by the Special Cs that you teamed up with to attempt to unseat Andre but the devil was a liar.

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Damn your message extended beyond racial barriers. Maybe I will check with the board of elections to see just who voted for you by race. The message by the Special Cs was put out there long before they convinced your ignant ass to be their fall guy.

Damn you say you are surprised by the racial division that exist. Really! Now that is too ignant for someone who has lived here all of these years. But that is understandable though because you seem to be unstable in your existence.

You and others need to stop playing upon the use of throwing out as if y’all are concerned about the children. How man board of education meetings have you, Kevin Jones, Gwen Wilkins, Sandy Claus and the other Special Cs attended?

Damn stood on your own 2 feet that were in line with your values. Really! What 2 feet and what values?

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Sounds good so where is Cool Geeks located now and when will you pay the people and/or return their computers that you didn’t repair and didn’t return? What about that part!

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Damn you don’t have to buy into crime is happening everywhere because it is a fact. That is just more b.s.

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Damn it will be interesting to see what happens in the next coming month or so.

It is a damn shame that grown ass Black folk will allow Special Cs to make an ass out of them. But if you they like it, I love it.

This has been one of the most ignant races I have seen in all of my years. This race brought a whole new meaning to political bullying, lying and just down right nasty. A race that the Special Cs started their WSBS in full force in December and because Tarrick had a business, had a business downtown and served on a board via the Rocky Mount City Council that they thought they had found the right one to unseat Andre Knight.

I have been struggling with how this guy could fight against the council when the city had filed a lawsuit against him and he had to give up the property on Douglas Block trying not to pay rent saying the building had mold. Damn sources tell me that his class reunion met there on at least one occasion.

How in the hell do you turn your back on folk who help you get where you are?

And most of all I have been struggling with how folk support someone who residence has been unknown throughout the process of this election and knowing that it was a pending lawsuit on Cool Geeks location and then the lawsuits for not returning folk equipment.

Not only do I remember what Tarrick role was but also I will not forget those who support messy folk.

Well they tried to say that Andre was messy but they have provided no proof so I don’t count that which I can’t prove unlike some folk count any and everything.

So glad this messy race is over.

Rocky Mount NC – Response to Mayoral Race Featuring Sandy Claus Roberson

There has been a WSBS Movement that has been going on since 2003 but it has been sho nuff moving since December 2018. I found the following to be quite interesting.

Damn this guy has not once said anything about working with the current council. For a person to have not one vote how in the hell do he think he can get anything accomplished. If you have ever been to a council meeting you will see the mayor carries out the meeting and in the committee of the whole meetings hell the mayor pro-tem carry out those. You see folk you better research for yourself what each candidate is saying because if what they are saying do not align with what can be done then that is just a bunch b.s. to win your votes.

Sandy Roberson

“Roberson, in a prepared statement, expressed appreciation to the voters in the city and said he was proud of the support he and his campaign received.

“While we did not capture the magic 50 percent tonight, I will gladly take 48 percent and get ready for round two with a runoff in November,” Roberson said.

“Folks, here’s what we are facing in November — a candidate who wants to maintain the status quo or a candidate who will embrace change and hold City Hall accountable,” he said.

“I can tell you that the citizens of Rocky Mount are fed up with failing schools, rising crime, declining home values and unemployment above the state average,” he said. “We know the status quo is not working for our city — it is time for a change.”

Sandy what is the status quo you speak of?

Are you saying the current mayor and the current council do not hold City Hall accountable? Help me to understand.

You say the citizens are fed up with failing schools well the fight is not with the council because they do not control the school system and that is the role of Nash County Commissioners.

How in the hell can the city council control crime?

What does the council have to do with declining home values?

Unemployment is an issue for lots of cities however there are jobs and it is up to folk who are willing to work to take them. However with all of new jobs coming to Edgecombe County what in the hell can you do that ain’t already in place?

Again what in the hell is the status quo? The only things that comes to mind for me being an informed Black Man is that you and the Special Cs who began a WSBS Movement in December leading up to the election is y’all are mad that the council is a Black Majority. And on top of that the city has a Black City Manager, Black Police Chief and most recently a Black Fire Chief. Damn all of these folk are competent and deserving of serving in each of these capacities.

THE FIRST 100 DAYS – Results Not Rhetoric

Here is my plan for the first 100 days if the voters of Rocky Mount elect me their next Mayor.

Today, I start a run-off campaign with a positive message about our need for new leadership and a new direction at City Hall. I want the voters to know, if they support my campaign, they will elect a Mayor who has a plan and will get to work on day one.

Our citizens are tired of failing schools, rising crime, declining home values and unemployment above the state average. We need new leadership and a new direction at City Hall

Damn this is too funny to me because this is easier said than can be done. Because I am an informed and engaged Black Man I know what is real, what is perceived, what is workable and what is just flat out b.s.

The Facebook page featuring THE FIRST 100 DAYS – Results Not Rhetoric is a myth. You got to read it for yourself. I had began to dissect it but damn trying to respond to that mess was just crazy and I just quit.

Our city needs new leadership, a new direction, new energy and a new commitment to deliver results. We have all heard and seen the rhetoric and the political speech, but the results are seriously lacking. It’s time for a change. I will be a Mayor who holds City Hall accountable, and I will deliver results for the city of Rocky Mount.

Damn oh Sandy is saying the current leadership is not committed to deliver results. So what in the hell do he think they have been doing? Oh just not the results he and the  Special Cs wants.

So what is the rhetoric you speak of?

Hell yeah that was a great political speech. Political speeches comes along with elections.

I had never heard of Sandy Roberson until this year. What I have found interesting is how some Black Folk were so quick to support the man. But now that I see how much money was put on the ground I see what moved some folk. Damn shame what some folk will do for some crumbs.

This Rocky Mount City Council Race was not just about an election and Johnny Cunningham got it right. Well he can tell the story because he has been on both sides of the fence. He has been at the table with the WSBS Movement and not that he is back on the side of right, he has exposed some things and folk. They are mad because Johnny talk to Andre Knight, Reuben Blackwell, Bronson Williams and myself.

I have also talked to some other folk even down to Tarrick Pittman who is a part of the Special Cs WSBS Movement. Where ever you seen a Sandy Roberson sign there was most likely a Tarrick Pittman sign. The goal was to get Andre Knight out of office so they came up with a political machine. I must admit them Special Cs had a hell of a Political Machine and I ain’t mad with them. They worked the hell out of the election but they were not successful in unseating Andre and also Richard Joyner.

Folk you better wake the hell up and look at what is going on. You better fact check to see what the council has done because the narrative that has been created by the Special Cs is based on lies.

 

 

How much will money matter in the Rocky Mount Mayoral runoff?

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Glenn Silver

How much will money matter in the Rocky Mount Mayoral runoff?

The most recent North Carolina State Board of Elections reports show Rocky Mount Mayoral candidate, Sandy Roberson spend $244,088.84 in his bid for mayor and received 4,718 votes that means he spent $51.74 per vote. The most recent financial report for his opponent in the upcoming runoff, Bronson Williams, was not posted on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website. However, given the campaign Mr. Williams ran, I doubt if his expenditures per vote are at that level. The challenge, in the runoff is for Rocky Mount voters to send the message as to whether or not elections can be bought.