Friday, March 28, 2014

The Jackson Mayoral Circus stops at JSU

Here are the opening remarks in the Mayoral debate at JSU last night:

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a little ironic when John Horhn said he was for safe streets. This was by a man who just recently was arrested for a DUI. Ms Quinn saying she was most qualified and she had learning from her 2 bankruptcies that would apply to running the city. O yes! Over all I was impressed the most with Yarber, Priester, and Horhn. Ms Simmons was totally out of her element, had the deer in the headlights look. Chuckie Jr just wanted everyone to know he was his daddy's boy and really had nothing to add to the night.

Anonymous said...

um, well, ah, uh ruh, mmmmmm, harrumph..... I think that I will sit this one out after listening to that panel of "I wanna be duh mayer but don't really know why".

Anonymous said...

Yarber was the most impressive by far. He has a clear vision and was able to express what that was. Priester and Horne were each a distant second. The only complete idiots up there were both Regina and MBS. Neither of them seem qualified to run a gas station. Harvey and Chuckles both just ramble about nothing and offer zero substatnce.

Anonymous said...

"I didn't get a harrumph from that guy over there."


Thanks to Mel Brooks.

Anonymous said...

If Antar would invest half the time he spends dropping and invoking his father's name voters might just be able to learn something about him and his candidacy.

Anonymous said...

You folks must have seen a different debate than I did. There is no doubt Lumumba won the debate with Yarber second. This is even what the viewers said in their votes on WLBT's poll. Does you hatred for Lumumba's name blind you to the truth. Any objective person would have seen Lumumba was definitely the winner. Open your eyes and ears people.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't bear but about ten minutes of this. Absolutely an embarrassment. In this time period I heard the word "grants" no less than 10 times and Ms. Quinn was a proponent of obtaining funds from the George Soros Foundation. Somebody needs to tell these clowns that obtaining grants isn't going to save this city. People located in cities which are growing would laugh at what we are dealing with.

Anonymous said...

Free the Land!

Anonymous said...

The WLBT poll had over 31,000 people vote in it by 9:30 pm last night. (2:45). That tells me (and anyone else with half a brain) that a few people text voted about 1,000 times each. Chuckles Jr just mentioned his father a bunch and even said that he, like his father, had no policital experience (which is supposedly an advantage??), and is also a lie bc Chokwe Sr was a councilman.

Anonymous said...

I tried to watch for a few minutes....couldn't take it. Glad I missed the crap about George Soros.......

Anonymous said...

I thought the reference of Chickie being Moses and Jr being Joshua was a hoot. I am sure that played well with the AME church crowd but I almost gagged.

Anonymous said...

Most disturbing was Mr. Yarber's call for world class education in a city lacking provision of adequate education.

Anonymous said...

Right!!! Good golly that Yarber's goals would be to strive to be the best.

Hell yeah! Let's set some objectives to manage, control and reduce the young men being sent to jail first!!! And then, after getting a handle on that, let's focus our abysmal school system.

Back assward is as back assward does!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

what was the performance at Yarber's school when he was principal before he "resigned"? How much of an education expert is he, exactly?

Anonymous said...

I must have indeed watched a different debate than 2:45pm.

While I was terribly distracted by Mr. Lumumba's manicure which looked, frankly, like a ladies' French manicure, he , unlike Mr. Yarber and Priester, had nothing substantive to say. He spoke in generalities and slogans. He is an attractive young man, obviously bright, but so obviously inexperienced in politics. He was poorly prepared and poorly packaged for the debate. By the latter, I mean his
appearance was not that of a man about to get down to business but rather bon vivant.

I was very disappointed in our Councilwoman who I can only admire for saying " I don't know" rather than trying to wing it. She should shoot whoever did her hair.

Former Mayor Johnson and Sen. Horn seemed able only to talk about their past accomplishments and said little about their visions for the future or how they would approach their visions. If you worried about them being part of the " old guard" mired in doing things the way they've always been done, your fears were confirmed.

I was undecided. I still am, but it will be between Priester and Yarber for me. Priester is smarter with more specific plans for modernizing the city . I agreed with nearly everything he said. Yarber trumps Priester on charisma which may be crucial in getting others to get on board with his vision and he is clearly bright enough.

I like both Priester's and Yarber's energy and enthusiasm. And, I hope both of them work together in the years to come. Their combined skills would make a dynamic duo!



Anonymous said...

I agree, 7:53, I like both Priester and Yarber.

Anonymous said...

Between yarber and priester, only one of them will be able to defeat lumumba in a runoff. It's Yarber. Priester and lumumba both have the same base (ward 2). If they are in a run off lumumba will win. Priester would only win ward 1 and 7 like Lee. Yarber would win ward 1, 7, and 6 which could possibly send him to victory.

Anonymous said...

Seems like the only candidates with a real chance are Yarber,Priester and (unfortunately) Lumumba. Lumumba said it himself that he had no interest in politics but now that there is a nostalgic coat-tail to ride; he thinks it's a good idea. Lumumba has the support due to a familiar name and the sympathy vote. Otherwise he has nothing to offer. Harvey is a joke. Horhn is a criminal and like Harvey a career politician. The rest of the candidates are vote sponges, taking votes away from those who could actually win.

Anonymous said...

Wishful thinking I know, but I would like to see MBS withdraw 2 days before the vote and endorse Yarber, saying that from what she has heard from the candidates, it is in the best interests of Jackson to support him.

Anonymous said...

4:39 pm, I agree. Only I think a couple more days are needed for her to send a letter to her known supporters.
Margaret is a good woman and has served us well but she is even older than I and has no chance .
Withdrawal could give her more clout in city government if she puts her energy behind a winner.
Besides, we need Margaret or some well mannered woman on the council to keep the boys and their egos from getting totally out of control and be peace maker. An effective mayor has to be a dragon slayer.

Anonymous said...

Why would one of two of the most qualified candidates in this race, drop out just to support one with only a fraction of experience, simply because of age which I might remind you that with age comes wisdow. Margaret, a women of intergrity would never quit just to appease a few, she is a servant of the people and has always had the whole of Jackson's best interest at heart. The people of Jackson, the one's that truly care will cast their vote for their next mayor and I don't think age nor gender will come into play, people want what is best for Jackson. Keep wishing!

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha good one right there 5:00. MBS is wasting her time, our time, and her money.

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