Saturday, September 25, 2010

Is This It

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Damage Is Already Done

First let me say that this article is not to defend Bishop Eddie Long but to give him the benefit of the doubt. Personally I have always thought he was too flashy for a minister, but that's not a criminal offense. Obviously a lot of people in Atlanta don't agree. To the contrary he has used his flashiness to build a 25,000 member congregation. When I first heard the allegations surrounding Bishop Long and the two young men, I was ready to hang him like most people are doing now. Then I stopped overlooking the obvious and noted some key points that were plain to see.

This lawsuit is being filed in civil not criminal court, thus putting Long and his defense team on the offense. The plaintiffs have taken a page out of the O.J. Simpson trials and went straight for the money. You can't build a criminal case with only circumstantial evidence but you can a civil. Which appears to be all they really have. They have said from the beginning no criminal act took place other than the burglary commited by one of the plaintiffs. So what is there to gain from this?

I think the Bishop has been set-up by the lawyer and some young men in search of a big payday. Why has this obscure female attorney all of a sudden went to the head of the class? Is she a criminal attorney who ran across a goldmine while defending one of her criminal clients? The worst thing about this for the Bishop is the damage is already done.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

We Need School Police

We are in the midst of what I call a fed-up society. People are tired of incompetence and indifference among people who they are supposed to be able to call upon. From elected officials to public service employees. It seems like all of them are slacking sometimes. Here a frustrated father has been driven to the breaking point waiting on the authorities. Situations like this are slipping through the cracks.We need school police.

All The Time

I could never pinpoint what it was about Mr. Withers, but finally it has come to the light. The old saying goes " a picture is worth a thousand words". Mr. Withers as it turns out didn't say much because his camera was doing all the talking. The one credited with documenting the whole civil rights movement was a paid informant. The Commercial Appeal printed one of the longest articles I've ever seen tracing his activities for anyone interested.

In order for the plight of blacks to change from it's present state.We have to be prepared to let the chips fall where they may. We have to stop making excuses when it turns out to be someone we consider an icon. At least one person was willing to admit he was taken. Cabbage said he'd come to suspect Withers. "Anytime he'd see us, he'd start snapping (photographs). C'mon man. We weren't that interesting. Why would he take our pictures constantly?". Looks like the "Tennessee Waltz" wasn't the first example of community leaders being for sale. No wonder things haven't changed. They've been on the take all the time.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Still Ready 9-06-10

Monday, September 06, 2010

" Are You Ready To Go" 9-07-09