Sunday, January 8, 2023

Stokesradio Returns

 Jackson Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes returned to the radio this morning on WOAD.  The legendary Councilman began the show in prayer as he thanked God for his blessings.  Mr. Stokes discussed his recent bout with Covid and then of course, moved on to discussing Jackson's water. Money quote: "They about to get $600 to $800 million dollars. You know they about to steal it" as he pushed for a new water plant.  He closed by talking about the upcoming Martin Luther King parade.


Anonymous said...

I'm afraid Mr. Stokes behavior for decades outweighs his new "vision" as a conservative " darling".
He's burned his bridges with every skin color in Jackson long ago.

Anonymous said...

@12:50 AM - I tend to agree. His "throw rocks at the cops" rhetoric in the past tells it all.

Anonymous said...

Is he complaining that the $600-800 million will be stolen because he isn't included in the skullduggery? It takes one to know one.

Anonymous said...

You know Jackson is doomed when Kenneth Stokes has become the voice of reason.

Anonymous said...

I am white and live in Ne Jackson and I happen to like stokes. I’m not a fan of his quote about throw rocks however. He is a score t lately and Chokwe is pushing for a new water plant when many are going to be of the Jackson water system soon. Bryam and milsaps are the recent ones named
No need for a new water plant our stupid ass mayor is corrupt as he is incompetent

Anonymous said...

Comments here confirm Stokes is over the target. All-in and all disagreements considered he's done far more for, and far less damage to, Jackson than Mayor Narcissist.

Anonymous said...

Stokes is really just a pretty example of how many African-Americans are "waking up" to the complete BS that both Dems and Repubs are pulling... and getting away with - even at the local level. But yes, he's got too much baggage to claim legitimacy as a voice.

Anonymous said...

It was refreshing to hear Stokes back on air today. I have missed him.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of MLK, he would be saddened indeed to witness the antics and 'government' of Lumumba...and for that matter, of Stokes.

Ring Master said...

Stokes was a clown fifteen years ago and is a clown today. Don't be fooled by the costume change.

Anonymous said...

I'll donate a hundred bucks to the zoo if 1:50 is a resident of N/E Jackson. LOL

Anonymous said...

If, in 3 to 5 years, we don’t see the water situation nearing a complete resolution…and if folks are asking where the money went…then Stokes will have been correct in his prediction. Somebody has the opportunity to prove him wrong. We will see.

Anonymous said...

1:50 - I am white and live in S. Jackson. I agree with you 100%. Stokes has been a horse's rear-end in the past, but in the past 4 or 5 years he has been a voice of reason on the city council. If he ran for mayor I would vote for him in a heartbeat.

People never give him credit for being one of the best retail politicians around. He gets re-elected year after year with close to 80% of the vote in his district. Why? He works hard for his district and delivers results. There is a very good reason that his constituents love him. All you have to do is drive around NW Jackson and you will see newly paved roads, new healthcare facilities, new schools.

Before Stokes it was a community with zero government maintenance. Today, a bunch of wonderful things are happening, including new stores and commercial/industrial investments.

The typical JJ reader wouldn't know this due to their pre-conceived notions and their refusal to investigate if the world has changed from 30 years ago, which was the last time they were in NW Jackson.

He is the most likely candidate to beat Lumumba in the next election.

Anonymous said...

To give ANYONE access to that much money is in my honest opinion a travesty to taxpayers. If there is not oversight then there will be a lot of stealing and the DHS issue will be small compared to what’s about to happen.

Anonymous said...

I'd vote for him too. I can't believe I said that, but he has more common sense than the Mayor and actually cares about solving the issues of Jackson whereas the Mayor cares about the next press conference or next trip to some woke conference.

Anonymous said...

This is 1:50 here. I’m white and a resident of NE Jackson live a few houses down from Delbert in NE Jackson so sure go ahead keep your betting money but yes I live in ne Jackson. Not sure what your comment was aiming for.

Anonymous said...

Stokes is well known for saying what his constituents want to hear.
He's much smarter than many think.

Don't believe he's had some kind of conversion to a
different political philosophy.

Sure, there's no doubt he's never been in Antar's circle from the
start ... but I don't think he cares one way or the other.
I think all of his actions are well calculated to hold his seat on the City Council.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that Stokes will run against Lumumba.

Anonymous said...

Crabs in a bucket….

Anonymous said...

3:57 - say what you want, support who you want. But don't blow smoke up my rear end by telling me how much Stokes 'has delivered for his ward'. I've been through it many times, recently; and there aren't any new stores, commercial/industrial, or much of anything else. Your defining NW Jackson as Stokes ward is part of the stretch; but you still must be seeing things in your delusion.

Streets? What streets in Stokes' ward have been repaved, except for the work on Medgar Evers. New schools - the city council doesn't have a damn thing to do with that - JPS and a bond issue are the source, but I don't find any in Stokes' ward. And I'll be damned if you can find a new healthcare facility in his ward.

So, like him if you want. Support him (or anybody) over our current Mayor. But trying to sell me that Stokes has delivered for his ward is like saying Benny Thompson has done a damn thing for the 2nd Congressional District during his thirty years on the federal teat.

Standing By said...

I won't ask 3:57 to tell us what 'results' Stokes has delivered. Saying things we might like is not results.

But I would like for 1:50 pm to translate this: "He is a score t lately and Chokwe is pushing for a new water plant when many are going to be of the Jackson water system soon".

Anonymous said...

" "They about to get $600 to $800 million dollars. You know they about to steal it" Well said Mr. Stokes. OoRah

Anonymous said...

I'm white, I live in Jackson, and yes, I've driven in west Jackson recently. I actually have friends who aren't white.
I', @12:50.
I agree deeds are more important than words and I beg to differ with you that Stokes deserves the credit for what you describe.
Mr. Stokes is a " showhorse" narcissist, not a workhorse. He's no Melvin Priester or other Black members who did the real work necessary which included forming good relationships with othersand negotiating skills.
They didn't look only to their district or seek the limelight but knew the city as a whole had to prosper.
Mr. Stokes is a showman and nothing more.
You are very naive to think he is doing anything other than to siphon enough votes from GOP loyalists in fashionable NE Jackson and South Jackson to win the mayoral race. And, where better to let others bash his likely opponent than on conservative talk radio while he " prays".
Advertising your " faith" and " living " it are very different. One who lives it doesn't have to publicly proclaim it. It's obvious in what you DO.
All hat and no cattle as they say in the West.

Anonymous said...

This is the real 1:50. That poster @5:51 PM is a poser. You are correct, I live in Flowood. My bad.

Anonymous said...

If you care about which politicians are corrupt: when they are elected note their filed financial statement, home, attire and general life style.
Then check again when they next are up for re-election.
Reconcile improvements in their lifestyle while in office and see if you could make those with the same income.
I can name the far too many unsuccessful lawyers barely making it who are living mighty high on the hog on their government salary once elected.They didn't have rich wives or family money or a successful firm, but they lived very expensive homes in top neighborhoods ( see Zillow).
One has to have a source of income other than their elected office sufficient to live that well. And a local law practice with no national connections or publishable tort wins or inheritance or marrying well. The yearly partner splits aren't enough nor can you hold office and also bill enough hours to do it.

Anonymous said...

Anybody who believes Stokes has changed stripes and is suddenly a statesman who gives a shit is a damned fool.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of Stokes comments, I’m curious how a radio station that calls itself a “Gospel” station continues to broadcast platforms for political hosts. Thought that only was allowed on Super Talk.

Unknown said...

The only thing dumber than Kenneth Stokes, are the idiots who keep voting for him.

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