Before Dr. King was acceptable to white folks he was called a communist, outside agitator/instigator who needed to stop whining and STFU. He was called Martin Luther Coon. He was arrested and jailed. His house was bombed. His phone was tapped. He faced constant death threats. Martin Luther King,Jr. didn't stop whining until he was forced to by an assassins bullet in Memphis, TN. Remember?
Legal Schnauzer connects the white privilege dots in the Kendra Lavender Marshall affair and draws the following conclusion;
My sense is that Alabama progressives are tired of Democrats, especially of the white and privileged variety, who try to straddle both sides of the political fence.
You get it Schnauzer. It's time for Democrats, especially of the white and privileged variety to stop straddling both sides of the fence. Pick a side.
Meanwhile under the radar in the Cradle of the Confederacy, Montgomery residents are accusing the City of demolishing homes to sidestep Eminent Domain Laws.
The city is intimidating people," she said. "They don't try to give people due process of setting up fines or even putting up a fluorescent poster in the front yard saying, 'We're going to demolish your house.'"
Residents and activists have accused city leaders of using a local blight ordinance to target low-income Montgomery residents so the city can take their property and re-sell it to high-end developers without paying compensation.
H/T Jack and Jill Politics.com for the video of Alabama's shameful secret. Uh, where is the defender of King's dream John Archbald when you need him? Now here is a case where real disenfranchised people of color could use his help and he is no where to be found. I have a dream one day the media will use their privilege and power for the good of all mankind regardless of race, gender, religion, or circumstance.
I will believe it when I see it. President Obama makes a commitment to restoring New Orleans Talk is cheap. Let's see some ACTION. It's been 5 years already.
Great way to win friends and influence people Alabama Federation of Democratic Women. Insult the female chair of the State Democratic Executive Committee then blame it on Joe Reed.
Ok, so I told Nancy Worley after the meeting that she didn't need to pay the Parlimentarian because much of the debate during the meeting was "out of order" according to Roberts Rules.
She rared up and told me that she was a "certified Parlimentarian" and that the meeting had been run properly. I retorted that maybe she needed to get more training.
Unfortunately, her "significant other" didn't approach me with fists raised and verbally and physically threaten me like he did Mooncat later....
Because I've been waiting YEARS to use that great line from Tootsie. If someone gets up in my face "I'll knee your balls up through the roof of your mouth."
Meouch! Wait, there's more;
And HELLO... a Point of Order overrides debate - assuming there is any. A Point of Order interrupts the discussion and Nancy just ignored it. So much for the "certified parlimentarian." Go back to school, Nancy!
After that performance, it's no wonder that our single woman on the SDEC executive board sat by herself at the AFDW gala dinner Saturday night and left all alone after the meeting.
Joe Reed made her do it!
There's a German proverb that summarizes what has happened to Nancy -- "whose bread i eat, his song i sing." Getting appointed top female official of the state committee was a feast, but now she's got to sing his song for dry crusts.
Meanwhile, didin't Reed get more control -- more people he will have the authority to put on the state committee -- by what was rammed through at the previous state ctte meeting? And, is there any legal way to give a little power back to delegates, apportioned on a basis that truly represents democratic voters of Alabama? Does anyone have an idea, a plan, on how to legally and politically astutely put the democratic back in the committee?
And they wonder why Nancy Worley said "we need to study this"?
Redeye over and out....for now.