Stacking the Deck: House of Cards Will Eventually Fall
As I’ve said many times before, there are those, usually the obtuse readers of the Lumberton Connection, that has a problem with reading and comprehension. Tuesday night I posted that I wasn’t going to attend the board meeting because of inclement weather. Later that night, I posted photos someone inboxed me of the reception. Immediately, I noticed that the reception was basically a “whites only” event and I noted that. Here’s what I posted, “Tonight, alternate building inspector, Johnny Buckley, was sworn in as Alderman, Ward 1 and afterwards a select group were invited to the “white party” reception. Noticeably absent Tommy Dukes, Jr and Cora Rogers aka the help.” Now here’s what some belligerent reader thought I said. “I was at the board meeting and was not allowed to attend the reception in the transformed executive session room because I never delete posts and that’s not true because you deleted your video talking about W-2 forms….blah, blah, blah. Now, even a marginally intelligent reader would understand that I never said I was at the board meeting but for some reason, there were a select few that felt the need to point that out for some reason. Despite the fact that I wasn’t at the meeting, I knew the meeting started late because there was no quorum because Cora Rogers was ill and did not attend, they held executive session in the mayor’s office and despite the person’s attempt to show that there were actually four black people at the board meeting, two of whom are elected, there was only one black person at the reception but the person that actually took the time to show me that the room was full of people from all races, made a point to say she was colorblind but specifically selected photos she thought would support the point she was attempting to make.
Since there’s so much confusion about what I said, let me note here for future reference, if you post information on my blog that is not accurate, you will be deleted; if you make references to assumptions and not facts, you will be deleted; if you are posting on my page from a fake account, you will be deleted; videos may be temporary or permanent so you may want to continue saving them to your phone or computer because they may be deleted. Now I know that reasonable people don’t have a problem understanding this but this is directed to the people that probably thought the old post I shared yesterday about Hobson was current; they probably saw the link and didn’t bother reading the caption attached to the post. Silly rabbits. Also, as I have stated over the years, this blog is not required reading but never think you can challenge me and I’m not going to clap back. If you can prove me wrong, then by all means, do so. I’m not delusional, I know there’s segments that will never believe what I say but since they can’t produce any factual rebuttals, they resort to other measures. It’s amazing how quickly fans become foes. Prior to the election, Linda Henderson Smith was on the blog daily, especially when I posted about the pint size preacher, Paul Ockmond. However, she became salty after I posted an unfortunate truth about her friend, Linda Knight Martin. Oh well. For the record, I will not entertain foolishness in 2016. I know some of you hoped I was going around with a bowed head after the stolen election but everything happens for a reason. Since I’m not mayor, I get to continue to blog. Now is that a good thing or a bad thing? You may want to reserve your decision until after you read the post I’m working on for Friday. Hold on to your Depends because it’s going to be a barn burner.
Now for today’s intended post, on Tuesday, Johnny Buckley was sworn in as Alderman, Ward 1 after Linda Knight Martin found another loophole to fix the outcome of another election. Buckley is another Louisiana mudbug that has made his way into the City of Lumberton. Forgive me, I really shouldn’t call him a mudbug since so many people like crawfish. Buckley, along with Jay McGraw, Merlene Wall and others are Coypu (Nutra Rats) that have burrowed their way into Lumberton politics. A few years ago, Johnny Buckley was given the position of alternate building inspector after he presented a stack of paperwork he probably printed at home about his various certifications because the board never checked any of his references. For some reason, there was a big hub bub about the actual building and code inspector, Andrew Beamom, not showing up for last minute inspections so the board decided that they needed an inspector that lived within Lumberton’s city limits and oddly, they also wanted someone that voted in Lumberton. Apparently, those requirements were thrown out the window when it came to selecting clerks. Anywho, Buckley was hired as an alternate inspector but for some reason, the city clerk stopped calling the actual inspector and referred everything to Buckley. Being true crabs, Bobby Gibson and Timothy Johnson, sided with Kent Crider in this decision.
Later, when Crider wanted to dismantle the fire department because Jerry Walters dared to run against him for the position of Alderman, Ward 1, Buckley was chosen to become a part of the advisory board for the Lumberton Volunteer Fire Department along with Jerry Brown, and Guy Serrin. Crider had managed to stack the deck and successfully dismantled the Lumberton Volunteer Fire Department for political posturing and didn’t care about jeopardizing the safety and well-being of the citizens of Lumberton. I know there are those that probably tried to figure out why I wasn’t at the meeting and they were probably hoping I threw in the towel. Well guess again. I look forward to being there when this house of cards tumble. Crider promised that the $2.5 million dollar grant could not get approved without him as Mayor of Lumberton. February 19, 2016 will be the one year anniversary of the announcement of the grant. I’m just waiting to see when the matching funds are paid and work begin on this grant. I’m also waiting for Lamar County to take over the police department; another promise made by Kent Crider. The people were so over joyed about getting a white mayor and now they have a majority white board (two white aldermen, two coons and Alderman Quincy Rogers) so there shouldn’t be any problems “making Lumberton great again” or is that another colloquialism that basically mean we want white people in control since most black voters don’t vote?