The older I get the less ignance, injustice and other mess I can tolerate!
Hold on wait a minute. I started out mad with everybody back in the day until I learned that folks are just going to be folks. Just like we say drugs is a problem. Well for me folks who ain’t involved is worse than the minority who have a drug problem.
But on the job and when it comes to politics I learned years ago that people ain’t going to get involved until it hit home. I joined Black Workers For Justice first, then I had to find out where the local NAACP branch was because I wanted to be a voice for the least of these. Majority of the folks join the NAACP when they have a problem and seeking help. Not me.
I joined the Democratic Party because I wanted to be a voice for the voiceless.
I learned that many folks didn’t get involved because they were scared and what over and that is okay.
You have to learn to do your part and don’t worry about what others do. Somebody will appreciate you even those who are silent. And every now and then someone will tell you even folks who don’t know you personally but have seen you or heard about you.
But at the end of the day know that you are setting the tone for your children and the other children that sees you. I do it for the children long before I had a child. Folks told me when I was challenging the school system I hate it for you when you get a child. I said well I ain’t going to stop speaking truth to power and when they retaliate against me and my children then they better be ready. Yep had some retaliation but I handled their asses and came out victorious every time.
So niece do your thang and don’t worry about other folks. Either they will get involved now or later.
Folks when you try to discredit me you better have your s… together because I am ready! Think I ain’t just check out this post.
The Fighting Crime and Cleaning Up Rocky Mount NC blocked me a couple of months ago from being able to comment on their page because I spoke truth to power. I responded to them because they were attacking, posting and allowing others to post misleading information about Rocky Mount Councilman Mayor Pro-tem/President NAACP Rocky Mount Branch, the Honorable Andre Knight. I responded to a person that commented on a post and said that ain’t right and I also posted that this page is not doing anything that I and someone else could not do. I said they listen to a scanner and report crime. I said hell I been listening to my scanner since the 80’s and I could do the same but that ain’t what I do. I said hell I am glad they do it because I don’t have to do it.
Recently I have been receiving information that the owner of the page is a (white) bailbondswoman and they are using to the page to get folks to help them find their customers. I believe it because although they blocked me from commenting on their page, I can still read it. Folks just check out the content. For the record I ain’t mad with them because I don’t have to post on their page to do what I do. What I hope they recognize and understand that my work still continues.
Yesterday I found out that my Facebook friend Zette McArn has blocked me from her page. Not only did she block me from that page but she blocked me from her other page, Wilsonian Voices. Why? Because she is supporting Attorney Mark Bibbs and I am supporting Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield for the NC House 24 race. Farmer-Butterfield is the incumbent. Damn I thought we were friends and that we could agree to disagree on politics but I see not so. Again hell I still ain’t mad with her.
This is when it began.
March 1st, 5:04pm
What in the world? Bibbs and Jean?
My response: So you supporting Bibbs?
Party POO does not allow for officers to do so.
And you’re asking because …? George fisher asked you to?
My response: Have not talked to George. It looked like he called him a drunk in his post.
My response: George forgets the lesson of people paying their dues and the lessons of forgiveness.
Jean’s record is a reflection of her work in Raleigh. Some agree. Some don’t.
My response: Oh a while back I thought he was going to support Bibbs.
No – he’s come at Mark fullblast
My response: Oh
He and I had an exchange a few weeks back about the matter.
My response: Didn’t know that..
I told him the bottomline are the folks in her district and it appears to be …HE IS NOT.
My response: Ok
You see where Asa’s Mom is running?
OR did u know aLREADY
My response: Asa told me don’t know his mom.
running against Susan Martin
My response: Don’t know her either
So are you a Farmer-Butterfield backer too?
My response: gonna deal with those in my district for now
George should do the same…just sharing.
My response: Well I am not limited to my district nor is George. Plus he is a blogger.
March 3rd, 7:29am
No one said you were… An opinion shared. I TOO am not limited and DON’T MIND WHEN I HAVE TO.
Shalom. Come what may.
March 3rd, 8:35am
Responding to your wise decision and George should do the same. All is well!
so be it
April 5th, 8:08pm
wrong forum …thot he was in the Dem. Yeah I removed it…Deb won’t like it
April 6th, 12:09am
My response: Your messages to Deb ain’t you suppose to be responding to her on NC Democrats for a New Way? Wilsonian Voices So can you answer Deb’s question? Who did Baby Burr run against tthat year?
SHUT UP DANCY!!!
My response: I was trying to see who Deb was and I seen where you were responding to a question she asked on the other page.
Ohhhhh… did I flip my pages again??? Let me look
My response: Yep!
Dunno about your request to talk about NC HD 24 race. I don’t know what’s going on in Edgecombe County enough to share commentary. Besides, you and I sparred enough already within the last 24 – you gonna make my blood pressure rise and that ain’t good for me. Besides two against one ain’t never been fair!
And then around 2 weeks ago Zette got pissed because I posted something and she said I didn’t intimidate folks in Wilson. I said I don’t go around attempting to intimidate folks. I said I say what I mean and mean what I say and I have no control over how people receive it. I thought we had got past the bullmanure but I see not.
Now some of the most recent conversation around 2 days ago:
Ooops! THERE IT IS !!!
Are you ready to vote?
Beth Plus, don’t tell me what is bad about your opponent.
Wilsonian Voices Ahhhh, THAT’S A GREAT ONE Beth! It!
Curmilus Butch Dancy II Beth and why not! LOL! Some may not know why the opponent is bad.
So does that apply to opponents of another party too? SMDH!
George Fisher Hmm…"don’t tell me what is BAD about your opponent. Ready, is that right. So, I can save this post and come May 7th when we go after the Teapublican NC GOP–I can pull this out and say…Oops…Sorry folks, we’re not gonna tell you what’s wrong with the GOP…cause that would be wrong. Please.
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Wilsonian Voices George Fisher & Curmilus Dancy, your comments here reflect an eagerness to find fault with other’s opinions with the intent to ridicule and exert your self imposed ‘righteous indignation’. LET ME BE CLEAR, that is not the intent of this forum. Your comments come across as negative, insinuating & insulting.
Friends of this Community Forum are ENCOURAGED & WELCOMED to share their
opinions as well WITHOUT BEING demeaned and/ or BELITTLED by the two of you every time they post. I don’t want anyone deciding not to share their thoughts on Wilsonian Voices because they don’t want to be badgered by what the two of you have to say. That’s WRONG & RUDE.
There has NEVER BEEN a time when this forum has left such on your forums. I ask that you refrain from doing it on mine.
It would be appreciated if you kept that in mind for future reference.
Curmilus Butch Dancy II Zette McArn I will not debate your opinion however what I will do is remind you that I say what I mean and mean what I say. I can’t help how one receive the message but if they have any doubt I am the one to ask and not you. I do a damn good job of speaking for myself.
Oh because we had a conversation about the NC House 24 District seat and you don’t want the incumbent and you don’t want me to talk about the race, you better get the hell over it.
So you can post what you want but I can’t post what I want when it comes to my take on POLITICS and any issue. I ain’t the one so don’t go there.
Self imposed ‘righteous indignation’? Call it what you want cause frankly I don’t give a damn because I know who I am and whose I am. I am The Political Agitator and I am damn good at it inspite of you saying I don’t intimidate folks in Wilson, don’t know why you said that recently but that is okay because I responded to that too.
Intent of your forum? Really?
Oh now that I don’t agree with you because you are supporting Attorney Mark Bibbs and I am stating the facts, you see me differently from when you asked me to video and to support you when they got rid of you in the AAC.
Just like I told your friend a couple of days ago, I will not be apologetic for speaking the truth although you call my comments negative, insinuating & insulting.
Oh so I am demeaning and belittling others for giving my opinion that you have a problem with? SMDH! I remember recently after a post on your page I just posted SMDH! but no you asked me what was I shaking my damn head about so obviously you wanted to know in case if you agreed with me? LMBAO!
Who have I badgerd? Wrong and rude? LMBAO!
So in other words you are saying don’t comment unless I agree with you? Well if you have a problem with my comments, remove me so others can only hear your side where you are posting little things and some even in codes. LMBAO!
Until you unfriend me, then I will continue to comment speaking truth to power.
Obviously you don’t remember, in denial or simply just don’t give a damn when it comes to one of my favorite quotes: "I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!"
Now Run and Tell That!
I am glad to know that you have a problem with me because again we had a conversation about the House 24 Seat.
You have a blessed day!
I am Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator and I am damn good at it!
Wilsonian Voices THIS IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE of the aforementioned.
Write a comment…
There was much more conversation after this but I didn’t even save it because hell it ain’t even worth wasting my storage place on this ignant ass stuff. I think I have saved enough to show folks who the damn problem is. Again when you try to discredit me your ass better be ready!
But the last conversation on this page was with Robert James as he and I posted civil comments about how he had some concerns about Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield and that he was supporting Bibbs. I challenged him on his concerns about Farmer-Butterfield and we moved on. But damn Zette blocked me.
I am Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator and I am damn good at it!
Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem Inc. was the first filing of the day General Motors sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and recorded the nation’s fourth largest bankruptcy. As of June 1, 2009, “What’s good for GM is definitely good for American taxpayers”. American taxpayers’ $50 billion investment now totals a 60 percent stake in GM, while the union, its creditors and federal and provincial governments in Canada own the remainder of the auto company.
In its past 100 years of operations, what’s been good for GM has been good for Black Americans as well. From its early times, GM helped build Black America’s middle class. GM was a beacon in the industrial north from the 1930s until the 1950s when hundreds of thousands of Blacks migrated out of the rural South following their dreams of a better life through jobs in the auto industry. From the Great Depression to the riots of the 1960’s, GM was a major propeller for Black growth.
In 1971, Dr. Leon H. Sullivan became the first African American appointed to the Board of Directors of a Fortune 500 company with a seat on GM’s board. That appointment caused President Lyndon B. Johnson to say, "Now what’s good for General Motors really is good for America". An impetus to LBJ’s Great Society initiatives, Sullivan’s election was widely regarded as an important test of the idea that a Black presence in the corporation’s board room could make a giant corporation more sensitive to the needs of minorities. Rev. Sullivan helped GM set a trend opening occupational, educational, and economic opportunities for African Americans. The “Sullivan Principles” are etched in corporate annals as codes of corporate social responsibility conduct.
It was GM that provided buses to transport people to the Poor Peoples’ March on Washington. Since the early 1970s, well ahead of other companies, General Motors has gone the extra mile to make sure the American dream was achievable for all Americans. Under the guidance of Sullivan, in 1972 GM became the first auto company to launch minority dealer and minority supplier initiatives. It spent $2.5 billion with people of color and women-owned suppliers in the US, and had full-time management focused on supplier diversity.
When he died in 2001, Rev. Sullivan would have never considered that GM would have to file for bankruptcy. During these hard times, it’s important to note that every General Motors car coming off an American assembly line in recent years had something in it made by minorities. Black Americans particularly should recognize the role GM has played in the economic development of communities over the years. It employed ordinary Black men and women who paid mortgages, put kids through college, and helped anchor our communities. Sullivan got Blacks into GM’s business mix: advertisements in black publications; opening an account in each of the nation’s black-owned banks; and placement of billion of dollars with black underwriters for insurance on its buildings.
Battered by almost $88 billion of losses since 2004, the auto giant went to its knees. In order for GM to survive, Blacks, and all Americans should consider GM’s impact in our communities, past and future, and know that we are stakeholders in the company. With sufficient customer and investor support GM can get back on its feet and its stock price back into the $30s or 40s. Then, the US government sells the stock it holds and keeps the money which is payback for the loans/bailouts.
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(William Reed – http://www.BlackPressInternational.com)
Newsflash: Success is looking for all high school students with winning attitudes! Is that you?
I recently read a passage that stated, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he,” and it dawned on me that our self-image determines who we are. The question I have for my young leaders of the future is, who do you think in your heart that you are? (Rocky Mount Telegram)
Note: Quenesha is a native of Pinetops NC and a graduate of SouthWest Edgecombe High School. I remember working with her in P.A.I.R. (People Against Irresponsible Recreation) when I was the reporter.