Monday, March 10, 2014

Lee is out, other Junior is in

Email floating around :

The son of our late Mayor is Chokwe Antar Lumumba. Tomorrow at 11:30a at City Hall on the side near the fountain, Chokwe Antar will announce his Mayoral bid. Please spread the word, family. 

Jonathan Lee just issued a press release stating he will not run for Mayor:

JONATHAN LEE STATEMENT ON SPECIAL ELECTION

Since the passing of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, there has been considerable speculation as to whether or not I would seek the office of Mayor for a second time.

My family and I have given prayer and consideration to mounting a campaign, and together we have come to the conclusion that I will not seek the office at this time.

I want to thank my family, friends, and supporters for the encouragement you have shown. I hope that you will study the field of candidates carefully, make an informed decision, and cast your vote.

I’m very proud of my city and her potential. I pray that whoever is at the helm will govern with honor, with integrity, and in the best interest of the people.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Lee

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lee not running is Jackson's loss. Unless there's a surprise candidate lurking out there, the city remains screwed. Get. Out. Now.

Anonymous said...

Shit! That is all I can say. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

What a shame.... The ONLY good man won't run and I don't blame him.
Mr. Lee told me that during this last election our recently deceased mayor and his merry band of thugs savaged him and his family to the point that his wife would probably divorce him if he ever ran again. Just where in the hell did all of these bottom feeders come from?

Anonymous said...

Detroit.

Anonymous said...

If Lumumba wins on his fathers name I will realize Jackson voter are as dumb as they look.

Background Music Cat Stevens said...

Will Junior count on this kind of backing? Can't hide from it. Calypso Louie will camp out here for weeks.

http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2013/06/chokwe-lumumba-marxists-rally-in.html?m=1

Anonymous said...

They are that dumb. They voted for a guy from Detroit last time

Anonymous said...

Damn! Word on the street is now that his buddy Lee ain't running, Allen is being pressured to, or asked to. Dang this is getting crazy. NUTS.

Listen Up! said...

Another unknown, nobody with no credentials or resume got elected twice...on a national level.

Free The Land!

Anonymous said...

Word on street is that Muslim Brothers (Brotherhood?) threatened Lee this time - chased him out. Of course, they wanted Jr. to take over so they could all keep their jobs and let the dollars keep flowing. Reading 5:46 makes the word on the street sound likely.

Anonymous said...

Hoping for the best. Unlike some of the people who have already posted on here, some people actually wish the best for this city. Losing the vitriol would be a major gain for the area. Lumumba actually was a good mayor (even though that was unexpected). The fact that some people don't realize it doesn't make it any less true.

Anonymous said...

Huh that's surprising. Must be more than he's letting onto...lMO. He wanted (& deserved it) badly when running against Lumumba. I just can't imagine what's changed especially given the fact I think he'd win. Good luck with whatever you do Jonathan. Just wish it'd been our mayor.

Anonymous said...

@7:36 PM----- Name ONE thing that our recently departed mayor did that prompted you to declare " lumumba actually was a good mayor". As for the "vitriol" you want to lose, actually the posters here are simply throwing it back at those that hurled it at them in the first place. Further, the posters here are very well informed and "realize" exactly what is going on and don't like it one bit.

Anonymous said...

7:35, Muslim brotherhood? Really? Please, do tell.

Just want to bring to everyone's attention how rational some of these posters are.....just in case you were still naive enough to take these people seriously.

Anonymous said...

Saw a sign on Sleepy Hollow that says "Run Ben Run".

Anonymous said...

Lee is a LOT smarter than I thought by showing the courage NOT to run!! Margaret is a joke --Quinn scares me (past performance no guarantee of future performance) BUSTED TWICE!!! This guy Yarber is interesting--

Anonymous said...

Is Ben Allen running?

Anonymous said...

Runoff between Antar and Harvey. Antar wins. Or, Antar wins straight-up! Antar is the next mayor of what's left of Jackistan.

Anonymous said...

If elected, will Antar wear the African dress he and so many others seen at the memorial service were wearing? Is this representative of the Republic of New Africa?

I don't understand why folks who were born in America and have lived here for many years choose to wear the outfits that represent another country.

It is certainly their right to dress as they choose, but this sort of thing raises questions about their loyalty to THIS country. Of course, Muslim women are required to be completely covered except for the eyes. They have no choice.

You rarely, if ever, see U.S. citizens wear clothing that embraces their long ago ancestors' homeland.
Of course, you might see some costumes on days like St. Patrick's Day, Chinese New Year, etc.
But to wear costumes that a few in certain areas of other countries wear all/some of the time makes me wonder how much they really care about America.

Anonymous said...

Do people realize how asinine it would be to vote in little lubumba. That would be the worst thing that could happen. What in the hell has he done other than have the same last name as the old mayor.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Lumumba is Swahili for "mayor." That being the case, why waste the candidates' time (and other peoples' money) with an election?

Kingfish said...

7:35. I laughed at that first. Now I am hearing it is true.

Anonymous said...

7:36 "Hoping for the best" just about sums up why Jackson is in the situation it's in be it crime, lack of businesses, the election of a mayor in very poor health, on and on.

Most productive citizens demand a better outlook for their family's safety, education, investments, and general well being than "hoping for the best". Ha....what a backseat, spineless approach to life.

NE Jackson was my home for 30 years. We moved 6 months ago because being part of the "resistance" and staying on high alert all the time became more of a burden than a purpose.

7:35 here said...

8:11, sorry you can't understand attempts to lighten up the conversation. The parenthetical "Brotherhood" comment was not the serious part of the message; the fact is that there are several Muslims associated with the Lumumba administration, and referring to them as "Brothers" was probably accurate since most of them are males.

So to make it easier for you to understand without removing your head from being up your ass so far as to be blinded, I'll rewrite it only as: "Many of the Muslims that want to keep their power gained with the election of Lumumba have threatened Lee to keep him from running this time." -- Now do you understand?

Anonymous said...

Where do all y'all get this information from? Half of y'all don't reside in the City of Jackson and don't know where the main street in the City of Jackson is located. All y'all care about is Wards 1 and 7. There are other Wards in the city. Quit speaking for people you don't know. If Lee was so called threatened then he needs to call the FBI.

Anonymous said...

How clairvoyant of you, 11:13, to be able to state where 'half of y'all' reside and who does and doesn't know whom.

I don't think I know any residents of Parchman either, but I'm free to hold and express my opinions about the place. With your permission, of course.

Anonymous said...

I wished he would run, the last election was so close that I believe he could win this election. That young man had some great ideas for the city of Jackson, now I wonder what would the former mayor say because he accused Lee of being to young to seek the office of mayor and lee is the same age as his son who is currently seeking his father's seat,

Anonymous said...

His son is 28. Lee was 35

Anonymous said...

His son is 30.

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