Friday, March 14, 2014

Margaret makes her own move

Howard Ballou just tweeted that Jackson City Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon is running for Mayor. 

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely PATHETIC--she doesn't have a PRAYER and in all probability keep a more qualified candidate from being elected or ENABLES a buffon---

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately there's not a more qualified candidate. All buffoons( except Kennuff) officially enabled.

Johnny Weir said...

I'm voting for the one who went to Harvard!
What's in a Name? A rose by any other name would still smell sweet. Romeo & Juliet

Paul Mitchell said...

Oh, that's great, another major part of the problem jumps in the problem pool.

Anonymous said...

So much for the campaign funds for Yarber...not looking good at all.

For Margaret to have worked with Yarber for 4.5 years and feel compelled to run against the FINANCIAL front-runner says a lot!

Something tells me that is shining exterior is about to be tarnished.

Anonymous said...

seriously. Harvey owns Margaret. period. her motivation is obviously one of splitting the vote to help Harvey. just saying.

Anonymous said...

I report , you decide! A couple of months ago, 49 year old PIA FARRENKOPF's mummified body was found inside of her Pontiac Michigan home. According to the coroner she died in 2008 of natural causes.
End of story? nope! The local news paper scratching around for an angle on the story discovered that Ms FARRENKOPF had VOTED in the 2010 gubernatorial election in Michigan. WHAT? Dead people really do vote? local officials claim that it must be a "clerical" error....sure thing..Voter fraud I say....

Anonymous said...

This mayoral race keeps getting better and better. At least it does for those of us on the other side of the county line. Who's next?!?!?

Anonymous said...

Since the filing date is Wednesday, a lot of horse trading can occur. Ms. Barrett-Simon might just be positioning herself like she does for an important city council vote. Who are the four candidates that have actually filed their paperwork?

Anonymous said...

Oh bullshit. The lazy old woman is running. Ego, delusions and PERS. Those are her ambitions. She will make the runoff but lose the general....badly, reverse Oreo or not.

Richard Simone-Barrett said...

She'll never make a runoff. At best she comes in next to last. For decades she's been the invisible woman. We've all heard her name but cannot attach one single, damned thing to it. Wait, didn't she get mugged or something seven years ago?

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOO! DO NOT BE FOOLED WARD 7. VOTE FOR YARBER

Anonymous said...

This recent move is nothing more than a political ploy to split the vote even further from a preferred candidate among ALL voters. Politics at there worst for this special election. Examine the candidates that keep there residents engaged, can relate to their issues, return phone calls and are accessible. That candidate is clear...A young fresh leader with proven skills, Tony Yarber.

Anonymous said...

Lol lol lol lol I wonder what Priester and Yarber was thinking when they heard she was running. Wards 1 and 7 are up shit creek. Side deals after side deals after side deals.

Anonymous said...

I like Margaret and she's a good person.
But, I've become impressed with Yarber as well.
I hope either he or Melvin Priester wins.
While Melvin like Margaret is a good person and hands down the smartest and best educated candidate, Yarber has the charisma and leadership skills to pull people together. And, he's more than smart enough.

Anonymous said...

Everything that Yarber has done has been for self gain and self accomplishments. Please name one thing he has done for Ward 6 (South Jackson). Give me his business resume. I have nothing but respect for him far as an individual but political wise he hasn't done anything

Anonymous said...

It's appropriate that John Hohrn's ad is placed next to the Briarwood Wine and Spirits ad on JJ homepage.

Anonymous said...

Tony will try to make it about experience. Its going to come down to the voter choosing between public service or ambition. Tony is hold a Jack on experience. Antar is holding a higher face card because he was a significant force behind his Dad's political success. His Dad had a solid record of community, pro bono, and political service. Antar has a King of Hearts because of his Dad.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 1:43, but you're a dreamer, sorta like the 'free the land' tribe. There are not enough dunces to show up at the polls and elect number one son. But, back to your claim that 'his dad had a solid record of community service'; name something. And it does not count to mention 'the Scott Sustahs'.

Anonymous said...

9:37, what a jackass post. But, it got published and you'll get off on that alone. There's not a candidate in the race (other than the Muslim) who does not publicly frequent Jackson's hooch-stores.

Anonymous said...

She will easily make the runoff. BTW what exactly has Yarber accomplished in his years on the Council?

Anonymous said...

4:12 name one thing Margaret Barrett has accomplished in her 32 freaking YEARS on the Council. Name one. ONE. YARBER brought maturity and decorum to that board. MBS didn't even show up half the time. CHECK THE RECORD.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Lee won exactly TWO precincts that weren't in wards 1 or 7 in the runoff.

Precinct 95 Ward 6 Siwell Rd Church of Christ-Lee 96 Chockwe 94
Precinct 100 Ward 4 Christ Tabernacle Church on Coooper Rd- Lee 104 Chockwe 81

If she seriously thinks she can win a runoff she is delusional. If a black person cant do it she doesnt stand a chance.

Anonymous said...

Some of her goofy lib Belhaven white suck ups have gotten with a few black women who have shot a 55 gal drum of dumbass up her butt.

Anonymous said...

Margaret is in this race for one reason; take the white vote away from someone else.

Anonymous said...

OK 2:09. The Jackson Panthers basketball program. The City of Jackson didn't do that, he did. He offered youth face time with a leader and elder instead of a gang leader. Ask Tommy Mabry. Ask Priester or Yarber. The other solid public service was to win the election and serve notice that the re-building of Jackson infrastructure would be performed by citizens and not the regular 'kick-back contractors'. He literally served until he dropped. That's his solid service and people will show up to vote for Chokwe A.

Anonymous said...

Will she bother to show up at the debates? Or will she send someone to represent her in her absence like she does everything else? I can see it now, "Mayor Barrett-Simon can't make it to Mayor's office today, so she sent "BLANK" to represent her. WHAT A JOKE. Harvey must have paid her.

Anonymous said...

So, we have it from 9:19 that Chokeme's stellar public service contribution was opening a midnight gym basketball game and, WHAT? Winning the election?

Anonymous said...

Chokwe also keep the pressure on the Bush, Barbour, and Nagin administrations on refugee, relief, and the human rights issues of Katrina. The activism on the hurricane won him the respect of his community and assisted in his Ward seat election. The seat for the NW is pivotal as Priester knows as it represents the black intelligentsia. Notable in the Priester announcement was the wife of Zach Taylor III. They are patricians attached to the Miss. Non-Freedom Democratic Party and Coleman/Winter/Ditto/Barrett wing.

Anonymous said...

On second thought, his vocal, though misguided, support of The Scott Sustahs, is probably his ONLY notable contribution.

Anonymous said...

Saw polling from a political operative friend of mine Friday. Sam Hall must've seen the same because his article in the CL today all but lays it out. Lumumba leads the pack by a few points, Yarber and Priester right there at the top neck and neck. Horhn, Harvey, and Quinn all a distant pack lagging the others by 8-10%.

Lumumba in the run-off no doubt. Next spot a toss up between priester and Yarber. WOTS is Priester has a HUGE skeleton in his closet that Harvey's just itching to bring out...

Anonymous said...

Polling, schmolling. Ain't no way any of them are remotely accurate. Good try at shilling.

Anonymous said...

Somebody say something! I am about to vomit. The white votes have just been obliterated. Thanks Marg! After you get your happy ass handed to you, if not the general, but the runoff, and a winnable candidate is on the sideline, revert back to your days of not showing up for shit, but sending the old OLD man you live with to all the things you should be there for.

SHAME on you.

Anonymous said...

I agree. What in God's name is she thinking about?

Anonymous said...

I'll say something. Vote for Yarber. Go find the Kim Wade interview with him. But, to paraphrase Kim, they ARE all librards...

Anonymous said...

Librards?

Anonymous said...

That ad Yarber has this morning about his birthday par-tay is absolutely boneheaded. I've been thinking that Yarber has several years of age on Priester and, frankly, the age advantage is the only reason why I was leaning towards Yarber despite Priester clearly being much smarter and having the better pedigree. Now that I know from Yarber himself that Yarber (36 today) is actually only a few months older than Priester (35), I'm a helluva lot more comfortable voting for Priester than I was when I thought Yarber was 39 or 40 and Priester was only 35.

Anonymous said...

LMAO. You pick 'em because of age? ROFLMAO What a bonehead.

Anonymous said...

JFK won the nomination for POTUS at 40.

Anonymous said...

Voting for Priester based on his educational background is foolish. He is going to be controlled by Bennie whether he realizes it or not. Everyone should listen to the radio show Kingfish did on Wednesday to get a good analysis.

Anonymous said...

Margaret sucks off much of the white vote from Yarber, thus allowing Priester to get in runoff with Lamumba. Bennie's money got into Margaret's purse - there is no way she can really be in the race thinking she can win.

Anonymous said...

Yarber automatically has the white vote? Nope.

Anonymous said...

JFK won the nomination for POTUS at 40.

Reggie Jackson hit his first major league homerum at 21.

Anonymous said...

curious Kingfish-- what ever happened to the "parking hysteria" at Whole Foods? after the first week I have NEVER had a problem (of course don't even THINK about picking up a lil Equal or Sweet n Low there!!!)

Anonymous said...

JFK won the nomination for POTUS at 40.

Reggie Jackson hit his first major league at 21


Jesus Christ died for our sins at 33.

Anonymous said...

(of course don't even THINK about picking up a lil Equal or Sweet n Low there!!!)

Those are not good for you....don't pick them up anywhere.

Anonymous said...

I was told by a friend of mine yesterday that Chewbacca Lumooooombuh Jr. showed up at 1st Baptist Church Sunday and it was actually announced from the pulpit that he was there! hmmmmm..What gives? Why would a New Afrika Soldier be patronizing a bunch of Southern Baptist anyhow? Mr. Lee tried that and it blew up in his face. Or maybe 1st Baptist Church is endorsing Jr.?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Margaret B-S's constant crowing about her 30 something years on the Council, and Harvey "the state of Jackson is good" Johnson's 12 years of experience running the city speak for itself? I say we give them the full credit they deserve for the state of the city. It takes some gall to run on such do nothing, ad hoc decision making records.

Anonymous said...

Can't blame only Harvey. Ditto and Melton were jokes too while the only thing Lumumba did was jack up taxes and rates while cheerleading a 14% increase in sales taxation. It is a culture of Democratic failure.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy she's running, because quite frankly this black women was finding it difficult to even contemplate the previous announced candidates. I think she will make a wonderful mayor for our city and look forward to casting my vote for her. And, I doubt very serious that I am the only black resident of Jackson with this mindset. Those of us who live in Jackson love Jackson, so don't think we will just throw our vote away because of the color of one's skin or what their last name may be. Integrity matters. Run Margaret Run!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Barrett-Simon would be a great mayor for Jackson. She has served on the council long enough to know what the mayor can and can not do. Like Lumumba, she knows that its going to take all the citizens of Jackson working together to make this a better city in which to live. I commend her for running and pray she will do well.

Anonymous said...

7:04 will she actually show up for meetings? Will Al be the surrogate mayor? Her running has guaranteed a Johnson-Lumumba runoff. Save this post.

Anonymous said...

7:18 will she have a "near-stroke" and then run away like a sprinter from the votes she made to prop up Melton?

Disregard YOUR post.

Anonymous said...

7:18. Unfortunately this is a scenario very few want to believe. Here is a better one. Lumumba vs Simon. What now?

Anonymous said...

7:04 But she does not seem to understand (or care) what a council member can and cannot do, and she does not seem to understand that the Council is bound by law, and she does not seem to understand that Council members do not control executive function. No, she should not be our mayor. In fact, she should not be a Council member.

Anonymous said...

She has shown up for just as many council meetings as any other council member and to the contrary she is in fact aware of what the mayor can and can not do -- getting measures passed on his/her own . . . the same holds true that any council member can not get any measures passed on his/her own. Heck, the President needs Congress to do the same. The only other candidate in this race with the experience to run this city is Harvey Johnson and his time has come and gone. Whether this is a scenario that people want to believe or not Yarber is not ready neither is Priester nor Quinn nor Horhn.

Anonymous said...

Lumumba, Yarber, Priester and Quinn all need to pay their dues. Horhn has lost his integrity and both he had Johnson will not be respected.

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