I Can Only Tell You The Truth...I Can't Make You Believe It
Yesterday, several people contacted me because they felt I was showing my hand and letting the city hall lurkers know what I was doing by posting a copy of the letter I sent to Stacy Pickering, State Auditor. Trust me. I know what I'm doing. One thing I'm certain of and this is this, the last person anyone from city hall will do is voluntarily contact the State Auditor's Office. I know what to post and I know what to leave off the blog. Here's the thing, I don't obsess about those lurking from city hall because they matter not. The reason I posted the letter was to provide other citizens with the address so they can write letters requesting an investigation into the finances of the City of Lumberton. Now, for today's post. I love going through my screenshot file and see the bizarre claims that are constantly made. For those that send me screenshot, please continue to do so because it's so refreshing to use their own words to show you who they are.
The following screenshots were from responses made by Paul Ockmond. Take note of the venom filled responses from the Man of ?od. Also, Ockmond mentioned that I failed to speak of the $2.5 million dollar grant and matching funds that were secured by Ben Winston and Jay McGraw but according to an article in the Hattiesburg American on January 9, 2016, the matching funds are not secured and the board is trying to get a CAP loan in order to obtain the matching funds needed for the grant.
The next post is the reason why I selected the title for this post. No matter how much I post the truth, there are those that are willing to believe a lie. This person posted a lie knowing that the person that placed the ballot in the trash admitted to making the error but that's not good gossip. We must make up lies that a ballot was stolen to make it look like conspired or invented the whole thing but as you will read below, the person responsible responded but some people don't have time to be bothered with the truth.
Now, there was a lot of things said during the election and anytime I responded, I was accused of "playing the race card." Whenever someone is losing the argument or can't present a logical reason for their stance, they resort to the phrase “playing the race card”. For the record, there is no ‘race card’ and racism is not a game. Unfortunately, the phrase is used to either dismiss or downplay a very serious issue. Using the term is a form of denial, a way of talking about racism, while still pretending that it doesn’t really exist. Despite the fact that I am accused of being racist, I blog about everyone, regardless of the color of their skin. When the person below posted that I was not fair to "white folks" they apparently don't read the blog but are alerted when a blog subject happens to be about a white person because I have blogged about black and white people and my only agenda is the truth but it's clear that there are those that feel the only change needed in Lumberton was the election of a white mayor. Be careful, your colors are showing.