Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In the Final Throes

At Midnight U.S. hands Iraq control of the Green Zone. When the clock struck midnight on Wednesday, the U.S. returned the palace to the Iraqi government and relinquished formal control over the Green Zone, a heavily fortified six-square-mile enclave on the Tigris River where key U.S. and Iraqi bureaucracies are situated.

BAGHDAD, Dec. 31 -- The walls of the majestic Republican Palace in Baghdad's Green Zone have been stripped bare. The vaults that secured American cash and classified documents are gone, and the cement blast walls that protected the front entrance were taken down this week. The U.S. military dining facility inside what was once the American Embassy served its last meal New Year's Eve.

"This is the end of the world as we know it," said Sgt. 1st Class Patrick McDonald, 47, who co-authored a guide to historic sites in the Green Zone. "It's not like everyone is shredding documents and fleeing Saigon. But we are stepping away from a building."

The Senate Seat:Still Pawns caught between power brokers.

Friday, March 7, 2008


Vestiges of the Old South: A veritable slave-master system run amuck!!! Whoever doesn't believe the powers at be play this way, are dulled in their senses & held captive by 17th century slave mastery. hlr

State Police Report On Taser Death Due Friday
Posted: July 24, 2008 08:50 AM CDT

Updated: July 24, 2008 08:50 AM CDT
WINNFIELD (KNOE 8 NEWS) Prosecutors are awaiting a state police
report on the death of a man who was handcuffed when a Winnfield
Police officer jolted him nine times with a Taser.

A state police spokesman says a report on the January 17 death
of 21-year-old Baron Pikes is expected to be turned over to the
Winn Parish District Attorney's office by Friday.

No charges have been filed against Scott Nugent, the city police
officer who used the 50,000-volt Taser on Pikes while arresting him
on a warrant for a drug charge. Nugent was fired in May but he is

District Attorney Christopher Nevils reportedly plans to review
the state police report before his office decides whether to charge
Nugent. Nevils did not return a telephone call for comment.
The parish's coroner, Doctor Randolph Williams, ruled last month
that Pikes' death was a homicide. Williams said he consulted with
two other coroners, who agreed with him that Pikes died of cardiac
arrest as a result of the Taser shocks.

Lawyers Keep 26-Year Secret
Two lawyers tell Bob Simon about their decision to keep the secret that their client had committed a murder while an innocent man went to jail for the crime and remained there for 26 years.

Even the "black, female reporter who 'broke' the story is held captive by plantation paternalism!! "She ought to ask somebody".

State probing Ferriday water system; Mayor Allen claims it’s a political trick
By Tom Bonnette
(318) 487-6340

FERRIDAY -- Mayor Gene Allen is characterizing the timing of a state-initiated lockdown of Ferriday Town Hall three days before he faces off against former Mayor Glen McGlothin in a mayoral runoff election as a racially motivated political trick.

McGlothin, who scoffs at the notion that he has either the clout or will to summon representatives from the Louisiana Attorney General's Office to Ferriday, said he resents Allen injecting racial issues where they don't belong.

Representatives from the AG's office, acting on a call from Legislative Auditor's Office, locked doors at Town Hall for a few hours Wednesday where they reportedly downloaded records from city computers so auditors could review financial discrepancies in the town's water system, which is operating in the red.

Allen said Thursday that he isn't worried what auditors will find because there in nothing to hide in the data collected.
Allen, who is black, said he believes the Legislative Auditor's Office chose to collect the data so close to Saturday's election because some white people in Ferriday with Baton Rouge connections can't stomach the re-election of an effective black mayor.

"If people wanted good leadership, I wouldn't even have an opponent. The white people don't want black leadership in this community, no matter how good a job they do," he said.

Allen said McGlothin, who is white, has friends with connections in state government, including a cousin of former Ferriday Town Clerk Charles Lincecum, and those friends are capable of initiating actions like the lockdown.

"They have friends in Baton Rouge. The previous clerk has a relative. They could make their friends come in and make it look like something is wrong before the election," Allen said.

Allen claimed Lincecum's cousin works for the Legislative Auditor's Office.

Lincecum said he has no relative who works for the legislative auditor, calling Allen's assertion a "damn lie." The only relative who works for the state is a cousin who is employed in the Louisiana Office of Community Development, Lincecum said.

State officials have said they are reviewing the data to be able to advise the town on how to operate its water system more economically.

McGlothin claims he knew nothing about the lockdown until after it happened and couldn't make state officials descend upon Ferriday to better his chances at being elected mayor if he wanted to. He said he doesn't "have a racist bone in his body" and doesn't appreciate Allen's attempt to use race to divide voters.

"This shouldn't be about race, this should be about what's best for Ferriday," he said. "I live in a town that is 70 percent black, and I, in all my life, have never been called a racist by anyone but Mr. Allen."

In last month's mayoral primary election, McGlothin led a seven-candidate field with 48 percent of votes cast, or 598 votes. Allen received 33 percent, or 410 votes. McGlothin lost a runoff election to Allen in 2004 by 71 votes.
"If people wanted good leadership, I wouldn't even have an opponent. The white people don't want black leadership in this community, no matter how good a job they do," he said.

If this man has nothing to hide, then he has nothing to worry about. The legislative auditor's office has never, in my opinion, been politically motivated. It is laughable that someone could "force" them to come in and do an audit. The black mayor has a 70% black constituency. I don't think he needed to play the race card on this. To me, it showed a complete lack of character. I wouldn't vote for him.

Posted by: observer on Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:13 am


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The above comment was posted in the Town Talk. When this American Democratic Republic is toppled by its own racist ideology, everyone from the bottom up will be in a quandery wondering what happened. The communist said decades ago, the nation would be destroyed from within. What will it be when the truth finally comes out. The puppeteers who control the system will experience their own debacle in the Democratic Convention, when the PEOPLE demand FREEDOM. Change!! And No Longer the Staus Quo's modus operandi.