Sunday, May 07, 2006

Cenla Antics

Cenla Antics

In reading today's issue of the Town Talk, I was rather taken a back to find that this blog has attracted so much attention. Although I appreciate Mr. White's request of posting authors using their real names, he seems to not understand that it defeats the purpose of the blog. Would Mr. White stand and deliver if he had a problem with his neighbor? (use a scenario that fits here folks). I think not ... it would cause undue harm to relationship that needs to work. Hence the anonymity postings on this blog. Mr. White I applaud your interest and your intent; however, I do not think that it will work in all cases.

Now Mr. White to stir the pot a little. IF the Town Talk and KALB actually did a little investigative reporting this blog would be a moot point now would it not? In they're selective reporting, they have sewn the seed that created Cenla Antics. So Mr. White, in finding the answers to the many questions being asked by the public, would not the "real" media use unidentified sources?

In closing, I am aware that I need to spend some time on archiving old postings. I hope to have this done within the next week or two. I would also like to address a statement made on this blog a few postings back. I have never deleted any postings on this blog. In my opinion to do so would again, take away from the purpose that created this blog.

I remain,

ANONYMOUS

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we saw that... said...

thanks a lot for the new thread. after reading lamar's column we dont think that he is condemning anonymous posting hes just mentioning it to make a point. that point being that anonymous posting has its good and bad points. no one disagrees with your assertion that both the town talk and kalb are pretty sorry sources of real news.
again thanks for this post and the new thread.

Anonymous said...

What will the sheriff announce about his future, Monday?

Spanky said...

I have never seen one comment disappear from this blog which cannot be said for Lamar's. It amazes me also that the public can glean their news from KALB and the TT and feel knowledgable of current events. Their dragnet has big holes. Thanks for the forum.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Dear Mr. Antics,

At its best, I believe your blog serves as an invaluable source of information and news in Central Louisiana. For this reason, I mentioned Cenla Antics in my column in yesterday's paper. In an earlier draft of the column, I had expressed the hope that all readers of the Town Talk would peruse your blog for information they would not otherwise receive. I believe that particular sentence was edited out.

I also understand the reasons some people chose to remain anonymous, and though I was initially frustrated with the whole enterprise, I know more now about the blogosphere than I did when I first hit the local scene. As WeSawThat said, I tried to express both the positive and the negative aspects of anonymity.

Thank you for beginning this new thread, and I look forward to contributing to your blog in the future.

To Spanky: I have never deleted anyone's comments on my blog other than my own. Typically, I delete a comment in order to make spelling or grammatical changes. That said, I have no problem using my discretion as a moderator in order to delete threatening personal remarks toward a particular person. Thankfully, I have not had to exercise that option yet.

Anonymous said...

The sheriff announced he is not running again. Do you want Mike Slocum, his "KIN" to be elected? This would amount to Slocum being a puppet on a string and just running the office the way Sheriff Hilton would want it run.

What about the other candidates? There are good quality candidates out there who DO NOT PLAY THE GOOD OLE BOY GAME and have a true desire to serve the public, not just hold the office because of the power?

Spanky said...

Did I hit a nerve? Sorry. More probing ahead.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Spanky,

No you didn't hit a nerve. I just wanted to make sure that you knew I haven't had to delete anyone's comments.

Are you still running for mayor?

Spanky said...

Why would I do that? There are too many people that think the status quo is fine and this race is going to be bloodsport. The loser(s) may want to consider relocating and since this is my home, I would rather be a spectator.

George said...

I just spent way too much time reading the diatribe on this blog from the past several months. Whew!! I now know what our city officials and candidates are doing with their spare time.
Cenla Antics has put his finger on the problem that everyone wants to solve. We all want a local newspaper that cares about it's local customers. How hard can it be to either purchase the TT or truly provide the competition that will force it to the will of its customers? I for one think that 10 people with some serious cash could buy out the TT and change it, or a few thousand people could refuse to purchase the Gannet products and instead give their money to another news source.
What I would give to see a reporter on TV interviewing Ned or Sir Hilton with some pointed questions. How about a picture of local politicians meeting their late night associates? The opportunities to shed light on our politicians occur every night in some bar. It doesn't take a lot of effort. Just think about the power struggle in this parish that could be started. Why have we allowed this monopoly to keep us in the dark? It sounds to me that we would rather just rant on and brag about how much inside information we know about, and argue about whether my source is better than yours, and I can use spell check and you can't, etc. We have gotten to the point where we care more about a comment disappearing from a blog than we do about the truth disappearing from our newspaper. Our founding fathers guaranteed us freedom of the press, but they did not guarantee us a press. It is about time we had one in Rapides Parish!

Lamar White, Jr. said...

George,

Amen. You make some great points, and I, no doubt, am one of those spell check jerks. I'll try to curb my enthusiasm for the spell check.

Thank you for saying what needs to be said: We should demand real, probing journalism, particularly during an election year. I think several people at the Town Talk are doing a fantastic job, and it's important to note that it's not their fault. The paper is owned by Gannett, and it's hard to see how a large national company (which rotates reporters and staffers every four years or so) can effectively and consistently report on a community like Alexandria.

At its best, I think the blogs can fill a void created by our local news organizations.

As far as the late night meetings with "business associates," this really isn't as much of a mystery as one would think. Indeed, it's probably exactly as you imagine it to be.

Please continue to contribute. We need more balanced, reasoned voices to help set the tone for this discussion. Currently, we seem to be overrun with individuals who'd prefer to distract us with unproductive and unsubstantiated gossip and innuendo.

Keep on,

Lamar

Anonymous said...

Will Charlie Dewitt run for sheriff? What kind of guy is he?

George said...

Lamar
Thanks for the comments, but I kinda disagree with your assumption that everybody knows about the skeletons. Just because you know, does not mean that I or anybody else knows. I think that about as many people vote as know about the skeletons. Correlation? I think so. The more that people know, the more people vote. If the turnout is low, the news media failed.
We are in a transition as to how we obtain our news fueled by the rapid advancement of technology and the failure of our traditional news media to stay competitive. It looks as if the future will force us to obtain our news from ever changing sources. Eventually Gannett will be forced to change or sell out, just as changing markets forced Chrysler, IBM, and Enron to do.
Keep up the good stuff on your site.

ahnvee said...

Whats the deal with Hilton, stories about illegal biohazard dumping and prostitutes in Mexico.....is there anything to this? I haven't read anything in the town talk. If it's not in the Town Talk, it can't be true

we saw that... said...

charlie dewitt is a consumate good old boy network operative and hardly deserves to be a state representative much less sheriff of this parish. here is his campaign financial disclosure from 1999 (the most recent we could find) as you can see hes totally owned by the nursing home industry as well as lawyers and the usual suspects including tommy antoon, barron heinberg and brocato, richard crowell et al.
note: at the top of the page click next page to navigate through the report the list of individual contributors is a few pages in.

Anonymous said...

From the report:

White Property Management -$200.00
Caldwell White Banker Realty -$200.00
Richard Crowell $200.00
Barry Hines $1,800

Would appear Chawlie is in the pocket of the Whites and Hines not Crowells.

I don't understand what your implying.

Michele Godard said...

Thank you for the new string and for what I think is a wonderful way to take Central Louisiana kicking and screaming into the future. As a person who values the profession of journalism and who works for KALB-TV I would like to invite anyone on this blog to join us in a morning or afternoon editorial meeting. If you have something you think needs to be investigated please let us know about it. But remember, we ask for three independent sources and in the years I have worked for the organization we have never been sued for knowingly airing an inaccurate story. That’s the problem with anonymous (Encarta Dictionary: whose name is not known or not given)…the word itself is journalistically unethical because there is no source. At its heart someone needs to know the identity of the source. Remember Deep Throat. Three people knew who he was until recently. Rumors ruin people’s lives and are NOT journalism, they are just that, rumors with no factual evidence and neither the Town Talk, Northside Journal nor KALB will do the residents of this fine city any service by dignifying them with exposure.
Put up or shut up, come out of the dark with your supposed “exclusive” stories and help your local media keep them (the corrupt officials you so want to bust) honest. It is at the heart of what a free society is built on.

we saw that... said...

lol anon we saw those entries before we posted that link. however, you have to take it in context. remember lamar was only 15 or 16 years old back in '99 and its doubtful the shareholders of either white real estate or white property management consulted with him on the matter.
and if you noticed the nursing homes gave dewitt thousands of dollars.

we saw that... said...

hmm looks like michelle told us lmao but seriously though it sounds like kalb is wanting us to do their job for them. there is already tons of information out there from the public record. for example all the bills filed into the legislature are right there on its website legis.state.la.us why cant you guys peruse those bills yourself and find relevant stories? same with the city council(s) and police jury. it seems that kalb doesnt have any investigators could it be because you guys only hire these fresh out of college kids who dont have a clue about this community and the things that go on here?

Michele Godard said...

we saw that…you mean hiring young professionals like the intelligent young man Lamar White who you give your respect to because he is from the area and has the ability to communicate with clarity? That is a big issue in reaching these barn burning stories you speak of, people like you do not seem to give the youth respect enough to grasp that they are new to the area and are looking for help. Help from the all powerful know it alls like yourself who could give a fresh perspective untouched by political need.
Give up the complaints and become a part of the solution. Otherwise you are just what you sound like...a part of the problem.
Do you have a story idea? Call 445-6397 we will listen, after all “We’re on Your Side”

Scarlett said...

Well........I'll try this again. What about the consulting company filed with the Secretary of State consisting of members Kevin Sanders, Brigett Brown and was it Myron Lawson's wife ???? that Lamar unearthed and put on his blog some time ago. Isn't that a conflict of interest and warrants some type of investigation? I can't believe that the city attorney and one of the city councilman's wife and an attorney who represents the city from time to time and is in the same building with the same councilman can ethically do that.

we saw that... said...

hey michelle thanks for your reply but lets be honest here. the reason kalb hires these young people is because you all dont have to pay them jack.

and another thing why are you implying that you cant do a story unless and until some "civilian" contacts you and points it out to you? that goes back to research and investigation. theres nothing wrong with you or your young reporters perusing blogs, public documents or whatever to ferret out story ideas etc.

however its all in vain anyway because in this new internet age channel 5 the town talk and the rest of the Main Stream Media are irrevelant. for example when we want to know whats going on in alexandria we jam over to lamar's blog. if we want to know whats happening statewide we go on c.b. forgotston's blog - or blogs like them. others in the burgeoning central louisiana blogosphere will take their cue from this blog and blogs like lamar's and soon anything and everything will be discussed right here in the internet.

Anonymous said...

what is the address to Lamar's blog?

we saw that... said...

http://cenlamar.blogspot.com/

Scarlett said...

All you have to do is click on his name from one of his comments.

Michele Godard said...

How right you are...which is why I am soliciting your input here on this blog. But here is my question, are you sure what is talked about on these blogs is real or is it rumor? Call us what you like but we are accountable. We can not make blanket statements anonymously without opening ourselves up to lawsuits and being unethical. Still I salute the spirit of a blog and know it is the future of my business. I hope to read more vigorous discussions as I have for these past months. If I comment at all it will be with my name...and by the way the starting salary of a KALB reporter is the same in Alexandria, Louisiana as Richmond, Virginia which is why I recruit and get bright capable people like the ones we have on staff. And that means our jobs here don’t suck, have you ever thought of the cost of living here compared to Richmond?

we saw that... said...

Michele Godard said...
is it real or is it rumor?
you have to learn to be discerning and learn which are b.s. and which sincere. you have to look at a lot of sources and sort it all our for yourself. especially if you see something that you know about posted; you gotta be a good googler lmao.
bright capable people like the ones we have on staff
alright alright a few of the commentators on here might be a bit um...surley - dont take it personally its just banter. keep up.
make blanket statements anonymously without opening ourselves up to lawsuits and being unethical
in the blogosphere we the bloggers decide that; here you prove yourself or you fall to the wayside.

Anonymous said...

To "we saw that"...You're an airhead, and don't have a clue as to how the medis REALLY works. Pay attention junior, here's the deal.

Newspapers, TV, and Radio report the news everyday. You pay attention to the outlet to get the news. ADVERTISERS, pay the outlet to pitch their product or service because they know you are there to get the news.

ADVERTISERS pay the bill to bring you the NEWS. If the outlet is not accurate in their reporting,pretty soon the outlet will have their advertiserd sitting across from them demanding to know why the outlet has spewed forth rumor.

In effect, outlets are accountable to the advertisers, and if one complains, you better be able to back up what you report, or your revenue source goes bye-bye.

The exception to this rule is airhead bloggers like you who don't have a clue about digging for the FACTS, and the Clown Talk because Gannett owns them and they don't depend on the local advertisers for their main source of revenue.

Right now there are only two reliable sources for accurate news in Alexandria/Pineville, KALB and The Northside Journal. Don't expect much from the Journal, they are new, small, and publish once a week. Even the editor will tell you that they focus on North Rapides and South Grant. No help in Alexandria. They do plan to move south eventually, but for now, they're no help in Alexandria. That leaves us with KALB. I suggest you get your head out of the sand and bring them something that is worth investigating, give them multiple facts and let their staff look into it.

But just because some blogger like you posts it don't make it true.

Spanky said...

To the veracity of blogger comments, where there is smoke, there may be a smoldering ember of truth. Let the oxygen of investigaion work its magic and you may see the flame of truth erupt. Many of the comments may have no validity but, that is only known after a cursory investigation. Rumors are a fertile source for leads and some prove to be more ferilizer than fertile - that is proven by a cursory investigation, not by if I can't see it it doesn't exist. There have been comments made and actions viewed through the lens of time that indicate a pattern of sweetheart deals and well concealed reallocation of public funds that are never investigated or anger the public to the point of demanding the truth. Our city utility department is a good place to start and follow the money to where it leads (Lead / Clue # 1) Can I get an amen from anyone with the city?

we saw that... said...

lol you make our point for us. bloggers can post whatever they want and its up to the reader to determine whats credible and whats not. apparantly you have been letting the media do your thinking for you. we guess its easier for you that way rather than getting out there and digging for yourself. too much thinking probably gives you a headache. did you know that kalb is owned by media general? media general is a media monolith with its own agenda.
just like gannett.

also bloggers arent constrained by what advertisers or stockholders or the home office think.

Spanky said...

Facts are facts proven by testimony and documentation that will stand up in court under scrutiny, period. Hence the need for investigation and verification of the TRUTH. I love the truth wherever it falls and the truth is that THC makes a person paranoid and muddles the thought process. (We saw that), you will reason much better when you repent and rehabilitate.

Anonymous said...

No dimbulb, I don't make your point for you, you're too stupid to see mine.You seem intent of forcing your OPINION on everyone, and when we don't agree, and propose an alternate view, you refuse to consider that you might be mistaken.

I don't deal in what ifs, maybes, and half-asses opinions. I deal with facts.

Bloggers CAN post whatever they want to and not be held accountable because their writings are OPINIONS! The media must report verifiable FACT. If they don't they get sued and lose ad revenue. That, my dear blogging airhead IS FACT.

No, the media does not form my OPINIONS. But neither does the rantngs of some ill informed blogger. Wanna talk credibility? I sure trust Michelle Goddard before I would trust you.

Back up what you say on your blog with verifiable fact and then ask me to believe you. Untill you can put your money where your mouth is, you're just another fart in the wind.

Oh, and one more thing. Everyone knows that KALB is Media General. Go back to my post and READ CAREFULLY junior. Now, go check the amount of ad space in the Clown Talk that is NATIONAL AD CONTRACTS, who, by the way don't give a rats ass about who is stealing from who at city hall. Since thay are not dependent on local revenue, they don't care what they report or how. Leggett, Morgan, Goodnight, and Sutherland just wander around town, attending social functions and sucking up the free booze and food.

Because you're a blogger you seem to think that a presence on the web gives you instant credibility. Breaking news dimbulb, it don't.

Spew your OPINION all you want junior, but when it come REPORTING FACTS, you ain't got a clue.

we saw that... said...

lol if anyone would but read what you write they would conclude that you are the one under the influence of something mind altering, that, or you went to the alan greenspan school of communication.

we saw that... said...

ha! its not our intent to force our opinion on anyone if you had actually comprehended what we have posted our point has always been that its up to the individual to form their own opinions based upon what they read and verify on their own. trust whomever you want even a broken clock is right twice a day. also we could care less if anyone reads our blog we arent out to influence anyone we follow this blog for the entertainment value.

Scarlett said...

Does ANYONE agree that the filing to the Secretary of State by Sanders, Brown and Lawson needs to be looked into? That just doesn't smell right. Am I missing something here?

we saw that... said...

hey scarlett - if you are referring to the 3504 consulting group llc yeah it should be reported on however you wont ever see it in the local "legitimate" media because its something that those horrid bloggers uncovered so its not newsworthy in the "legitimate" news organizations eyes. or at least thats the excuse they will use.

Civil Sentient said...

Hey Spanky! AMEN!

Michele, welcome and thank you for taking an interest in our rants and ramblings. Sift through the posts and you should find many questions that need asking. You might be suprised at the answers.

In the past, KALB would ask the hard questions and check out leads. Do some research on the George Bowden and Tilly Snyder eras. See what your station and the Town Talk did then.

Civil Sentient said...

Oh! Does anyone know why CFS came over all nice at the council meeting? He seemed to make an effort with the Admin. Perhaps the heat is on? Or is it a public relations ploy?

Spanky said...

(Lead / Clue #2) Administration
familial connections to LIG management/ former Cleco subsidiary and influence on our ability to economically generate electricity from a power plant the citizens own by prevention of natural gas aquisition using the PSC as a buffer.
(Lead/ Clue #3) What is the office space rental agreement between KS, BB, & ML and could rental payments be a means to exchange pay-offs?
(Lead / Clue#4) Is there a connection betweeen a conversation overheard at the gas pump between Elaine Setliff and Myron Lawson in regard to the zoning change issue affecting residents on Elizabeth Lane that was thwarted in 2004 and the most recent action that made the change in the face of local opposition while Mr. Fowler went to the restroom?
(Lead / Clue #5) What parties are in common with transactions regarding the Jakes building, Regions Bank, and The Rapides Regional Medical Center right of way revocation of 4th Street?
(Lead / Clue #6) When did speed bumps replace law enforcemnet for street speed control or should I ask Roosevelt Johnson and Highway Materials.
Gotta go - to be continued.
Can I get an itemized Amen Hallelujah

Spanky said...

Civil,
a spook told me a couple of months ago that 2 more MIB's were here for city corruption. Unless spooks lie ? Maybe CFS is spooked. I dunno positively - just putting 2+2 together.

Spanky said...

Civil,
a spook told me a couple of months ago that 2 more MIB's were here for city corruption. Unless spooks lie ? Maybe CFS is spooked. I dunno positively - just putting 2+2 together.

Anonymous said...

Spanky has hit the nail on the head. KALB and the town talk need to hire a few reporters to hit the streets and give us some real local news. There was a time when newspapers and TV dug into, and exposed wrong doing in politics. Of course that was back in the old days.

Anonymous said...

Any word on who will run for Dr. Sam's school board seat?

Civil Sentient said...

Rep. Rick Farrar is aggrevated that the big money new papers shot down his plan to have all legal notices in Rapides done on the web. Farrar claims Jim Legget lied! Oh No! Why didn't they listen to Rick!

Spanky, the MIB's have been in and out for a while. The Feds might take forever but they'll get you in the end. It just might be too late for Alexandria.

CFS has to be worried since William Earl went public about not running. I wonder if Slocum will keep CFS in his cush job?

You might add to your list the Gas consultent that the council wanted to put in place. Thats the one they fired Sonny over.

Anonymous said...

I am in advertising sales for the TT and let me tell you the truth. National advertising is down 30% thanks to the cell phone companies merging/selling out(one of the biggest revenue sources) and the gorcery stores(thank you wal-mart no friend to papers) going bankrupt. Trust me I lost 60k in revenue over last year due to a national advertiser going to the internet. The TT is in serious need for LOCAL advertising to replace only a portion the millions the TT has lost in national advertising. It is a trend across all papers nation wide big and small. Most of the national ad revenue is going to the internet so newspapers have realized this losing battle and now focus on local ad revenue. THEY ARE NOT BEHOLEDEN TO ANY NATIONAL ADVERTSITERS. Gannett makes no national ad requirements. Its biggest push is for local advertisers. I know for a fact that KALB is in the same boat

Anonymous said...

...LMAO another Clown Talk lie. Your local ad revenue is down because your out of state parent company can'r seem to grasp local flavor. Face it, this is the buckle of the bible belt. We're conservative, and hate politicaly correct, left wing, liberal slanted reporting. When your editors in their ivory towers give the public what they want, locals will begin to advertize again. Until then they will spend their money in local publications like Cenla Focus and The Northside Journal. Better start looking for another job buddy.

Anonymous said...

You dummy, people aren't buying ads in the TT because your rates are too high. (thank you Gannett) Also, local people resent the TT taking their money and sending it out of state

wondering said...

Thanks so much for contributing, Michele. I beg to differ with your need for "leads." Even crime stoppers uses anonymous tips to aid in fighting crime. Thanks for citing Deep Throat as a source. You make our points for us. One tip lead the INVESTIGATIVE journalists on a merry trip through history and lead to the downfall of a president. If you could take a few tips from the bloggers and do the leg work of investigative journalism, it may reap some big rewards in your career. It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that something is not fragrant in Denmark in and around city hall and hasn't been for a number of years.

I wrote you several months ago about the demise of the mall, but apparently that's not something that is in the interest of the news organizations locally. We don't need no stinkin mall!

Anonymous said...

Months ago, I was skewered for criticising the TT as biased. Now it seems everyone is doing it.

Anonymous said...

WE're critical of the ADTT because they ain't local, and don't care about the citizens they are supposed to be a "watchdog" for. Sooner or later someone will start a local paper and give the ADTT a run for their money.

Anonymous said...

Rest assured that if someone begins a new paper that caters to the local people, they'll be bought out by Gannett or their ilk.

we saw that... said...

didnt that happen to the red river journal?

CreoleSister said...

Here's an interesting storyline for KALB or the TT to work on. Seems like a few months ago, the big news in town was the HUGE drug bust at Club Retro. As a matter of fact, the owners recieved numerous citations and were listed in the police blotter for allowing "minors" into the club. And by the way, ONLY for this offense. As a matter of fact, the minors were 18-20 yrs old. This week, a small article in the TT was published stating that a 20 year old patron at G.G.'s was beaten by bouncers. Wonder if G.G. will get arrested and get cited for "minors" in his club?

we saw that... said...

to creolesister

Michele Godard said...
yes, well I suppose I am spending way too much time on blogs and not doing my job.
got a story idea? we are as far away from you as your phone.

''|''
which tenant of journalism is that? will someone answer that question please? there you have it folks we cant count on the local media we have to do it ourselves.

how you like dem apples?

Civil Sentient said...

Somewhere on one of these blogs I said that Tricky Rick claimed that Jim Legget lied. I had my Jims mixed up. It was Jim TownTalk that gor Rick fired up. Please except my apoligies. I was TUI.

It seems Michele has a wicked sense of humor. Nice shot from KALB. You'll fit in well with us riffraff I think.

we saw that... said...

thats been going around sentient. we gaffed a post of ours - we got our tom's mixed up. we are blaming it on the full moon though :P

Scarlett said...

We Saw That...........how could you make such a serious mistake pertaining to the DA's name? Most people have been keeping up with this case due to the horrific crime. I'm surprised that you weren't more thorough with your research on this one. Don't yell at me anymore about going off "half-cocked".

we saw that... said...

hehehe well we always associate the da with tom searcy because a few years ago he was running for something a judgeship seems like.

we dont remember exactly. well it just so happened that a few days before the election denise brown sister of nicole brown simpson was in town to speak at some battered womens symposium or some such.

anyway, she was interviewed by kalb in studio, during the course of the interview the reporter mentioned that a candidate had spouse abuse charges lodged against him in the past what did ms brown think of that and her response was not to vote for him. thats always stuck in our mind and also cindy searcy is a member of the ogden middleton victims coalition - which we have posted about.

we dont know walsh, searcy, judge johnson, ms gutweiler, mike small and the rest of the people involved. also we have never been prosecuted or defended by any of these people. mentioning searcy in that post - it was an honest mistake but a mistake nevertheless which we regret.

thankfully, it was pointed out to us rather quickly and we corrected it.

also anyone that read the sources that we cited would have immediately knew that it was walsh and not searcy that we meant and would have known that we were incorrect.

Carolyn said...

Enjoying the blogs. I have a question. Whats with the TT. During the previous police chiefs watch , they stayed on him worse than Pres. Clinton. Civil service laws must be followed in firings and repromands. Case in point the Lee st. beatings!!!! went on for 2 years. Fire the chief on and on.
black ministers-most council and the TT loved it. Chief retires and the Lee st. 4 still at APD. The Chief does hold the record for the most reprimands and firings upheld by civil service. Tried to do what was right, never good enough for the TT or anyone else.
New ,less reported news, the killing of a black by APD on levy bridge. Mow they let the investigation run normal channels.
Why not in years past????? Six years of hell.

Anonymous said...

"they stayed on him worse than Pres. Clinton."???!!! Clinton got such a pass from the media it was unbelievable!! He could screw a whitehouse intern in the oval office and the media would say that WASpersonal and we should NOT judge him on personal conduct..........hmmmmm wait a THAT DID HAPPEND!!!

Anonymous said...

HOW TO DESTROY AMERICA (including CENLA)

"If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall, and that, 'An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'

"Here is how they do it," Lamm said. "Turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar Seymour Lipset put it this way: 'The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon - all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons and Corsicans.'"

Lamm went on, "Invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. I would make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds."

"We could make the United States an 'Hispanic Quebec' without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: 'The apparent success of our own multi-ethnic and multi-cultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrically and what it meant to be an America, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.'"

Lamm said, "I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural sub-groups living in America reinforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.

"Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50 percent dropout rate from high school."

"My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of 'Victimology'. I would get all minorities to think their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population."

"My sixth plan for America's downfall would include dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks: The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy Persia threatened their liberty. Yet, all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors…local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the 'pluribus' instead of the 'unum,' we can balkanize America as surely as Kosovo."

"Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits - make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of 'diversity'. I would find a word similar to 'heretic' in the 16th Century - that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like 'racist' or 'xenophobe' halt discussion and debate."

"Having made America a bilingual -- bicultural country, having established multiculturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of 'Victimology,' I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: 'That because immigration has been good for America, it must ALWAYS be good.' I would make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them."

In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. The profound silence allowed me to hear my heart beating. Finally, he said, "Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson Davis's book Mexifornia. His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don't read that book."

There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Every discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate "diversity." American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as greedy corporations create a Third World in America - take note of California and other states - to date, 10 million illegal aliens and growing, fast.

It reminded me of George Orwell's book, 1984. In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: "War is peace," "Freedom is slavery," and "Ignorance is strength." I sat there as one of the most patriotic Americans I know, Governor Lamm, walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy, is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don't get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially the American Dream.

Anonymous said...

Our politicians seem to be asleep at the switch on immigration. If heavy fines were levied on employers who hire illegals the illegal immigration problem would slowly die. If they knew they couldn't get hired when they come here they'd seek legal methods of getting here. English should be mandatory for becoming a legal citizen. Illegals should not be allowed in schools, and they should not be eligible for medical care unless in the case of extreme emergency. And when they seek extreme medical attention, they should be made to understand that upon regaining their health they will be sent back to their homeland. Illegals should NOT be eligible for any kind of social giveaway programs, period!

Anonymous said...

Concerning this long exposition on Lamm: What about Switzerland and the Netherlands and Belgium?

carolyn said...

Lets change the analogy from Clinton to Rodney King. Still would like answers!
TT was excessively biased. Most people believe what they read in the paper. The ones that read between the lines are not vocal and just don't care. Their reputations are not effected,so what. Still would like feedback even though this is old news, it still is effecting everyones life today. 30 years in law enforcement smeared by a few well placed officials and the TT. No one is exempt. Why? BECAUSE THEY COULD

Anonymous said...

CAROLYN:

The new Chief is of the right ethnicity. Light skinned he is in case you havn't noticed.

Cicardo could have walked on water and stilled would be criticize for his action because of his ethnicity.

In case you havn't notice the Italian Comunity is not running the City the African community is.

Anonymous said...

The Chief and Myron share 2 things in common, desire to run the City (political power) and a strong desire to be caucasian. Seems one desire has been achieved.

carolyn said...

Thank you for the lesson on color reason, but why the obvious TT bias in the past. Now journalist have been changed around and the CEO publisher Newhouse exit stage left in the dead of night. VERRRY STRANGE!!! THIS ALL AFTER TC'S BOOK RELEASED. They bought several books, then slammed it in the TT.
CFS called it thrash and true. I laughted my ass off. One said a must read for Alexandria. TT refused to do a followup, not suprised! WE have 2 distributors and all the major book stores have put in request for the title. Ha!
TT.

Anonymous said...

Your welcome for the thanks. Strange you didn't realize Alexandria is divided into 2 camps and the Garden District's camp is fast losing. Everything that is done in Alexandria is based upon race, position in the social order or political power including the Town Talk. Never ever believe the Town Talk is not desirious of being a power player. If it wasn't such a fish-wrapper mongrel of a supposed news paper it might exert some influence.

It must be clearly obvious that the taxpayer's money is no longer being spent in the White neighberhoods and with the Consultant friends of the White's in power but has shifted over to the blacks.

Equality hell they want it all (for past injustices you know) and are getting it. Being equal and helping their bretheren are the furtherest things from the minds of Myron, Smith, Hobbs, Sanders, Bridgette, etc. Their mantra is "Now it is my time."

Only good thing is David Butler will welcome the White folks to Woodsworth with open arms.

carolyn said...

My name is Carolyn, it puts chudson for some reason. thankyou again. Im the person from Woodworth CFS took exception to... for my letter in your mail TT. I was very suprised they included it the day of the city council meeting. Im not racist and never have been. We are all humans first. But when some do wrong, and believe they are owed, they pull the race card. Where does this kind of manipulation end.
Carolyn L. Cicardo

Anonymous said...

Carolyn you need to understand that if your of caucasian ethnicity you are (in their eyes) a racist. Though you have never owned slaves, mistreated Afro-Americans, denied them their just due and rights you are racists. How else can the African Americans shuck personal responsibiloity for their actions. They must blame someone so they blame Whitey for everything from ingrown toenails to lunar eclipses.

Cicardo was roundly criticized because of the shootout by the swat team. Matters not that an African American was shooting up cop cars and killed two policeman it was Whiteys fault and, primarly, Cicardo's fault. "Junior he be a good boy, he plays wid the chirren and takes care of his momma" No mattter that the fellow is selling drugs, had a criminal history a mile long and killed cops.

I fault Cicardo for putting decent people in harm's way. I would have taken a fire department truck(s) and, with water pressure, blown the house to pieces and when the piece of crap came out of hiding offered him a chance to give up.

One decent person's life was not worth the effort much less two lives. However, it is all Cicardo's fault, as with all other incidents, that these incidents happen. As I told Mr. Cicardo they done you a favor. You are now out of it, g enjoy your retirement and forget the bull shit called Alexandria politics.

Nagin just has to move to Alexandrai to find the Chocalit city he is looking for. When the City no longer has a tax base and when all the available moneys have been spent then maybe things will be different.

A mall with quality merchandise and a decent supermarket in the Woodsworth, Hineston, Forest Hill, Glenmora area would dry up Alexandria. Then the Wiggers and Wannabes can have the Alexandria mall.

we saw that... said...

ms cicardo to change your display "chudson" go to blogger.com then sign in the next screen you will see will be dashboard to the right it will say edit your profile click that then under identity > display name > type in the box whatever you want your display name to be then scroll down and click save profile.

Anonymous said...

If you do not believe the postings relative to the Afro-American direction of the City of Alexandria previously referred to just look at one simple thing - The Mardi-Gras parade.

No matter any Krewe of any Race, Color or Creed could participate and both parades were being held in the most racially neutral(read less illegal activity) part of the City available we have to change. We need to force the parades into the quarters so the Constituents don't have to go as far for all the free goodies and the location will reduce the number of Whitey's participating.

The Afro-American power elite are going to financially break the City trying to force decent people downtown and down MLK and Lee Street. It ain't gonna happen. The Whites have left the inner city (if not the entire City) and are not going back. Such ventures as the Bayou Rapides Walking trail - such a joke. The economic Districts designed to give businesses all these breaks if they relocate in the middle of SamTown/Woodside. Hell Samtown/Woodside is not even a properly planned, intelligently laid out system of streets and servitudes. However, that is Whitey's fault. The silk stocking land barons sold the folks the property and left it up to them to govern and do urbuan planning. The result - pig trails meandering through woods.

Anonymous said...

The dictionary does not attach a color label to the word Racist. Blacks hating Whites, and well they do, constitues racism.

walker said...

That "walking trail" was the biggest affirmative action pork belly spending i have ever seen!!

Anonymous said...

The Bayou Rapides and inner city walking path, as well as the levee park and boat landings, were built as pork barrel projects and as a method to lure the unsuspecting into the high crime areas. One just needs to look at the numerous incidents.

Thinnest book in the world: "Blacks I have met while jogging"

Anonymous said...

With reference to the question as to why Chief Coutee's reign is so peaceful as compared to the constant racial turmoil of Cicardo's the answer is simple. Coutee is the "House Nigger" for the black political leaders of Alexandria. The "Preachers", the majority of the City Council, and the "Cibil Rights Leaders (I is the head of the local chapter of the NAACP eben if I is headen to Angola) and the areas largest bigoted white hater the Right Reverend from Woodsworth were never going to be happy until Cicardo was gone.

He is gone, light skinned is in and now all is quite. Strange?

carolyn said...

The comment, that you blame Cicardo, for the deaths of those young wonderful officers...I'm at a loss for words!!! Being a police officers wife for 34 years, I can only say you are not aware of police procedures. Policemen go through so many personality changes from seeing TOO MUCH BAD STUFF DAILY. Tommy grieves daily for the loss of the officers. WE will never be the same..changed. Thank you for listening. I thought writing would help release some frustration. Carolyn

Anonymous said...

My remarks were misunderstood. I do not blame Tommie for anything. Tommie always acted in a civilized manner. My knowledge of Tommie's family goes back to the corner of North 16th and Rapides. He comes from and is fine folks.

I questioned his method but then I am not politically correct. My method would have been uncivilized I would have drowned the rat trash shooter.

When I said it was Tommie's fault I was referring to the fact that the Black Community blamed Tommie, for everything with the individual black involved, his family or black leaders never assuming personal responsibility.

Sorry if my thoughts were not clear. Tommie is to be complimented on his handling of matters in a civilized manner. My method, when dealing with a rabid dog, is to kill it in any manner possible without exposing others to harm. Not political correct nor the correct method to use when the two races are involved.

My no nonsense approach to solving a problem, learned in the school of survival, is why I never was a Policeman. As an aside, I know a lot more about the Alexandria police Department and history then you think. Do you remember the original station on the corner of Lee and (maybe) 5th or 6th (where the Fire Department is now?)? Do you remember the walking beat down Lee Street from the "Mr. Bota's store pass Mr. Patin's place and Mr. "Rainbow" Abraham's place.

How about "Cigar waiting for us high schoolers to give us a speeding ticket or working security at Jimmie Thompson's skating rink, Mike Fisher who sometimes rode a motorcycle and sometimes the bike rode him, Mr. Sorree, the founding members of the Alexandria Police Wives Auxiallry, Cpt Baker, Phillip Oestricher, Watson, Paul Racine and his elevator rides, etc, etc, etc.

My dear I have forgotten more about Alexandria Policing then you will ever know. I will never criticize a policeman - I have seen them spit upon, cussed, attacked and having to have a brother shot off a cop because the cop was too caring for the black's life to shoot the son-of-a bitch trying to kill him. Fortunately shift change was fixing to occur, a carload of police came by and (Watson I think) felt no compunctions about shooting the piece of crap. I remember when an Italian member of the force, while participating in a check forging and cashing scheme, participated in a shootout at the bank and gave his life to save his brother by drawing the fire of the responding officers. This individual had received many honors as a shooter but only managed to wing a Deputy while getting himself killed in the process - strange but it seemed he did not want to kill but to be killed.

My association with the APD goes back a lot further then Tommie's. I was just smart enough to not be a member of the force.I was supposed to be a cop. No thanks. Got spit on while in uniform serving my country. Wasn't gonna get spit on again in uniform.

Anonymous said...

I always wondered what the hurry was to get him out of the house? Who sent the officers into that house knowing he had already fired on officers? They could have smoked him out!!! Or waited him out!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't think the whole truth will ever be known. Too many outside influences involved. CFS pressuring Ned to get rid of Tommie resulted in the matter being presented as a racial issue. The mother lying like hell about her dear sweet little boy, the drum beaters wanting the natives to go on the war path.

The most knowledgeble person about the situation and the one I would believe is Tommie. Funny how after Tommie's downfall he has been black balled as politically tainted. His attempts at gaining employment or merly having a book signing appearance and rebuffed because he is a political hot potatoe. Us White folks gave him to them and now even the ones he helped through the years shun him. Friendship and loyalty in Alexandria is a fleeting thing.

Tommie's supposed trouble and shortcomings while Chief were publicized by CFS and CFS brought tremendous pressure to bear on Ned to get rid of Cicardo so the light skinned "House Nigger" could move in. Ned's reward - now he is in the barrel. Mr. Hobbs is the monkey on the string being played by CFS and Myron Lawson in an effort to move out all the White folks downtown and turn Alexandria into their tribal territory.

Anonymous said...

Junior's blog site is doing so poorly he is monitoring this site, copying comments onto his and responding to these Cenla Antics with his wit (only 1/2) and witicsm. Wonder why he can't respond on this site? Is his site doing so poorly he must steal thoughts, comments and ideas from others?

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Anonymous,

You JUST wrote the same basic thing on my blog.

I'm not sure when you began reading my blog, but I've been "copying" material from other blogs, websites, newspapers, and magazines for about three months now. It's typically how one operates a blog.

As far as my contribution to Cenla Antics is concerned, I enjoy reading this blog, because I think it attracts a number of impassioned voices, both left and right. To that end, I republish certain comments in order to frame a discussion and/or opinion.

On my blog, you said I was not being "professional," because I typically don't enter into the conversation du jour on Cenla Antics. I'm not sure how I am being unprofessional, but you're entitled to your opinion.

I operate my own blog, and I like to express my opinions there.

I will continue to read and, when it's appropriate, contribute to the ongoing conversation on Cenla Antics.

Either way, anonymous, thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

"If you are going to respond to the material of others at least be professional enough to respond on that blog site. Stop stealing from others." My comments on your site

"On my blog, you said I was not being "professional," because I typically don't enter into the conversation du jour on Cenla Antics. I'm not sure how I am being unprofessional, but you're entitled to your opinion." Your comments as to what I said on your site.

I don't know about your bull shit du jour but child don't spin the words. Copy and paste works well. Copy what I said not what your twisted mind thinks I said.

You seem to spend so much time reacting to criticism. Hell of a deal when you constantly have to defend your childish crap.

Scarlett said...

There is something wrong with Lamar's blog. It hasn't worked since Saturday for me. I have no trouble with this blog. It must be the far-fetched stories he's salivating over pertaining to Carl Rove. Strange....I'll say it again. I haven't seen a special place on his blog for Congressman Jefferson or Patrick Kennedy. Sorry Lamar, I tried to put this on your blog, but your blog is going haywire. At least it's not working on my computer.

Anonymous said...

Lamar's anger at being rebuked and criticized by us mere citizens has him in a rapid response frenzy which is screwing his web site up. He needs to take a deep breath(or at least stop holding his breath and turning purple), act as a person possessing maturity of thought - - uh never mind can't happen that is the problem. The child doesn't understand

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Anonymous,

I should have known you were just a hater with no real agenda. Calm down, man.

You accused me of "stealing," and I gave you an honest response on the way I operate my blog.

I think your disagreement with me is beyond "stealing" content from Cenla Antics, and I'm not in the mood for another ad hominem argument with an anonymous person who has a vendetta.

What is the real difference between the way I paraphrased your statement and your actual statement?

You're really going out on a limb on this one, but thanks for posting your original comments. If I misrepresented you, I apologize.

For some reason, though, I don't think you care either way.


Dear Scarlett,

I am not sure what is wrong with the blog. I think there may be an HTML problem on an older post, and I can't quite figure out where. But I'm on it.

Thanks for the heads-up.

-- Lamar

PS: The Rove story is also a story about a story, the way the Internet filters news. If it proves to be incorrect, I think both Truthout and this reporter guy are done for good.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Haha. I'm not in a frenzy. I just have some time off today. Thanks for your concern. Oh, and thanks for reminding me, once again, that I'm young. Boy, you got me there!

Anonymous said...

lET SOMEONE DISAGREE WITH YOU AND THEY ARE A HATER. LET SOMEONE POINT OUT YOU DID NOT COPY AND PASTE THE WORDS USED BUT ATTRIBUTED AS BEING USED NAD YOU TRY TO WORM YOUR CHILDISH MORONIC ASS OUT OF BEING AT FAULT. i EXTRACT: "On my blog, you said I was not being "professional," because I typically don't enter into the conversation du jour on Cenla Antics." I SAID NOTHING REMOTELY LIKE WHAT YOU ATTRIBUTED TO ME.

YOU PENCIL DICK JERK WAD YOU TWIST WHAT IS SAID IN ORDER TO FEED YOUR WOE IS ME EGO. GROW UP BOY

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Uhhhh... calm down. Again, I don't see a big difference between what you wrote on my blog and how I paraphrased your words.

Why am I even wasting my time on you?

You're not really listening. You're just shouting at me. The issue isn't about how I paraphrased your words, because you'll need to perform some rhetorical acrobatics in order to explain what was so uniquely different about your statement and the way I paraphrased your statement.

Anonymous said...

The difference is Oh Great Educated One is your use of the words: "On my blog, you said..."

You attributed the words to me you did nnot issue a disclaimer that you were paraphrasing. Now even you should have been taught the difference between a direct quote and spin in Journalism 101. You either state what was said or issue na disclaimer your twisting the words (oh I am sorry a disclaimer."

Your wit is only half way there little one

Anonymous said...

As a PS even if I didn't attend Rice University and get to meet the enlightened ones I did learn at LSU-a the difference between fact and fiction.

Anonymous said...

Blah Blah what happened to discussion of local issues?

Anonymous said...

I SECOND THAT!! They should changed the blog to dumponlarmar.com

Civil Sentient said...

Ya'll give Rednecks a bad name.

Lamar, it's the picture. There's a link embeded in it and it's slowing things down. A lot! IMHO of course.

Civil Sentient said...

Yep, the Rove picture is html. Teach you to bad mouth Republicians! lol

Anonymous said...

I'll sure be glad when Lamar's blog gets repaired.

Anonymous said...

Local issues were being discussed until Junior decided to bloviate (he he) upon his web site relative to the local opinions being discussed on this web site. Somehow the focal point always turns from the issue at hand to Junior's opinion of the opinion of others and his woe is me paranoid personality.

Believe there was a discussion going on relative to Mr. Cicardo and local politics until Junior expounded upon the racist nature of the posting on his web site.

The point being made was if you differ with posted inform ation respond on the site upon which it was posted. Don't plagarize the postings on web sites of others and start a dissertation upon yours.

Anonymous said...

By the way there is a dumponlamar blog. It is called CenLamar

Civil Sentient said...

My fingers did wrong. Lamar I meant http. check the properties of the pictures.

Anonymous said...

There's a difference between:

"On my blog, you said..."

and

"On my blog, you said, '...'"

The first one is a paraphrase, the second one is a quote. If you go back and look you'll find Lamar used the first. He did use quotation marks around the word "professional" which shows that was a direct quote. Without quotation marks the rest is to be taken as paraphrase.

Back to School

carolyn said...

Anonymous.. Thanks for clearing up my interpretation. It comes from years of being attacked in the TT and other individuals. It helps to know other people do see the light.
My husband is having a book signing at Waldenbooks in the Mall
Saturday 27 2-4. I was told by the manager of Waldenbooks, the TTwill not return her calls, sooo no publicity. Whats new about that.

Carolyn L. Cicardo

we saw that... said...

ms cicardo thank you for continuing to post here and we just confirmed chief cicardo's book signing with pam at waldenbooks in the alexandria mall 318.443.4620

we asked her if she had a press release from cicardo etc and no she didnt. so its helpful if you make up your own press release or fact sheet because we had to use the town talk's article from july 2005 as a cite in our post.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we could all write the TT an e-mail asking if there is going to be a book signing by Chief Tommie Cicardo, Retired at Walden Books.

We could also all write Michelle Goodard and ask/tell her. Didn't she say if we had facts to let KALB know?

we saw that... said...

better yet bloggers may attend cicardo's book signing and write about it instead.

Civil Sentient said...

I'll be there and I look forward to reading the book.

George said...

I'm on a mission to de-niggarfy my children from the daily doses they receive on TV and at public high school. Cenla Antics is the first forum I've found in which some may actually see the light. The dumbing down or 'niggarfication' of today's youth through all information outlets is rampant. Everybody is scared of being called a "Racist". Racism is being practiced, preached, and made mandatory throughout our land today. However, it is racism against whites that is promoted universally throughout today's society. In order to de-niggarfy today's youth, one must cut the TV off, home school, turn off the radio, and choose your friends carefully. Deville, here we come!!

Anonymous said...

[CentralLaPolitics] DISCIPLINARY BOARD TOTALLY CLEARS GREG AYMOND

As a result of reporting wrong doing doings to law enforecemnt
officals, as well as the information posted on this website, the board
of commissioners hired an attorney in South Louisiana to file numerous
complaints against me with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. On May
15, 2006, all of those complaints were dismissed. The individual
complaints filed by Thurman Kelly and RIch Dupree remain, but are
mostly on the same grounds.
Rich Dupree, being the genius he claims to be, convinced all of
those Board members that I was their lawyer and not that of the Public
District. However, the law is perfectly clear that my duty was owed to
me client, the public water district, and my duty was to protect their
funds and property. Unlike many of those political hacks, my ethical
code would not allow me to cover up breaking laws in order to give
special treatment to Mayor Roy Hebron.

Anonymous said...

Read the TT this morning, I see Sheriff Hilton endorsed Mike Slocum.

Anonymous said...

wesawthat, how do you find those old TT articles? I can't get their search engine to show stuff older than a week. I'd like to find some older articles but don't think I should have to pay for something I already paid for as a subscriber.

carolyn said...

To we saw that

I sent email re book signing
Probably wrong area. Not very computer savy!!!
Also tried to change chudson
Carolyn Cicardo

Spanky said...

Greg, I appreciate the significance of the findings but you may be wasting your breath as the population cannot divine ethical behavior in Louisiana. For most, the line is drawn as to whether they got paid or not. I would bet there a lot of folks doing time that would un-steal or un-sell or un-any other crime they have been convicted and sentenced for if they knew they could and then no crime would exist.

carolyn said...

We appreciate the support from all of you! Hope to see you at Waldenbooks on the 27 Saturday 2-4
Now, I hope to hear more political stuff.
Carolyn Cicardo

Anonymous said...

Love the site! Is there any way you can get the latest postings to show up first, so we don't have to scroll past the ones we have already reviewed? Thanks

Scarlett said...

When the square pops up in which you type your comment, right click on the scroll arrow to the right. Then click on "bottom". It will take you to the bottom of the comments. You don't have to scroll through all of them.

Anonymous said...

scarlett,
you are my new best friend. thank you.

casual observer said...

follow the money!

Anonymous said...

Feeling a little vindicated are we Aymonds? Don't let it go to your head. We all know that the Disciplinary Board rarely slaps one of their own on the wrist. All you slimly lawyers stick together.

What that hack board in BR did, doesn't change the fact that YOU filed a lawsuit against DUPREE and he pimp slapped you around in court like a red headed stepchild. Of course one of the reasons you might have lost is that you acted as your own attorney.

You know the old saying Aymonds..."Any lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client." With you, that saying holds particular truth...fool!

Crawl back under your rock Aymonds.

Spanky said...

Bottom line is that Roy had the board run a water line for free until he was caught. In order to make the crime "go away", he paid for the line. Again, I am sure that many a convict would un-do their crime if it would make it go away. Greg Aymond had a duty to pursue the incident since he was attorney for the board - not the members. My observation is that usually a person will resort to personal attack when they are not intelligent enough to make a case based on facts and it is even better if they can do it. anonomously

Scarlett said...

I don't even know this Aymond fellow, but this anonymous guy spews more venom than most I have ever heard. Sorry, but whoever you are, you're not helping yourself with public opinion with posts like that. As a matter of fact, I have noticed everytime I read one your posts, it makes my skin crawl.

Anonymous said...

Spanky, you're an idiot, and don't know jack. Here's the real facts. Roy hebron and Ward 10 PJ member Butch Lindsay have been at each other's throats for years, no secret there. Also, ward 10 jury member gets to place a majority of members on the board. Lindsay threatened to remove some of the board members he had just appointed if they did not tell Aymonds to investigate Hebron's construction of his new house and how the water line was laid.

Here's some other news for you Spanky, you pinhead, the board directs work crews to lay water line all the time when the homeowner agrees to pay the board for materials and labor and pays the tap fee to install the meter. May be against the law, but it's the BOARD that has this policy, not Hebron. And, once again, the board is controled by Butch lindsay, not Hebron.

Hebron made his request, supplied the pipe, and waited until he got a statement for hours of work done.

Meanwhile, Aymonds, at the request/threat of being fired, was directed to "get" Hebron, he failed because Aymonds is stupid, and a poor attorney. In the end he was fired anyway when board member Otha Hailey, an ex banker, discovered Aymonds had been gouging the Board in legal fees. Currently, board attorney Greg Jones charges the board about 40% less than Aymonds did. That's what has Aymonds so pissed off, his gravey train is gone. That's also why he sued Dupree, it was Dupree who led the charge to fire Aymonds after Hailey discovered the excess billing. Also, Lindsay wanted him gone and discredited because Aymonds had conspired to "get" Hebron for Lindsay.

By the way Spanky, the Rapides Parish DA, State Police Detectives, State Ethics Board, and Attorney General's Office all found no voilation of ethics or law in Hebrons actions.

When all of this was uncovered by the ethics board, Hebron was allowed to pay the bill, just as he had originally intended to do. By the way, the Board policy has now been changed to comply with the law. For 16 years illegal policy had been in effect and Aymonds did't have the sense to know that it was against the law.

You know Spanky, you need to keep your butt on your side of the river and limit your BS to the corruption at Alexandria City Hall.

Don't try to be an expert about things you don't know jack shit about...idiot!

Anonymous said...

Scarlett, if your skin crawls after reading one of my posts, talk to your husband, maybe he can take care of you, I'm just not interested. Dried up prunes don't do anything for me.

If the content of my posts bother you baby,...tough. I come from the Patton school of public relations. Give it to 'em loud and nasty, they'll remember. And, if you can't take the truth, whatever the form...stick you head back in the sand.

Anonymous said...

LMAO! Sounds like this guy just handed all of you your head.

Anonymous said...

I'm crazy for coco puffs.......

Scarlett said...

Sooooo....Mr. Wonderful. How do we know it's the truth? Just because you said so? Loud and nasty doesn't make it true nor worth listening to. And, by the way, you just wish in your dreams you could have someone like me. Very obvious from your statement you don't have a clue what you're talking about. :)

Anonymous said...

Look Scarlet baby, I really don't have any interest in what fantasies you conjure up when you look in the mirror, that's your ego, and not mine. Talk it over with your shrink, OK?

As to the truth, it is it's own defense. I gave you the facts, believe it if you want to, or roll around in your own ignorance, makes me no difference. But just in case you want to find out the truth, file a public records request and educate yourself.

Anonymous said...

SCORE: Mr Patton Guy - 3
Everyone else - 0

Spanky said...

I am absolutely speechless. I am saddened that it is obviously true that the Louisiana education system is poor and that Pineville is inhabited by the descendants of Central State Hospital escapees. You are a touchy fellow and should have your medication reviewed or consult with your witch doctor whichever you use.

Anonymous said...

If you knew Scarlett as I have seen her, you'd eat her in a minute.

Anonymous said...

The Town Talk better get a clue: we, the citizens of Central LA are not buying the paper to get "ads", we are buying it to get the news; and not the same stories published earlier this week in Saturday's Edition. I hope someone will try to publich a new local paper, and put the Town Talk out of business!

Anonymous said...

Too many people have tried o publish an alternative to the Fish Wrapper (opps excuse me - Town Talk.) The local (subscribers and advertisers)will not support a new daily newspaper. Alexandria, obviously, has the news media it desires - a newspaper that publishes the same articles two days in a row and a tv station that employs spokefolks that cannot be comprehended when speaking, spokesfolks that cannot pronounce local names of people and places and spokesfolks that just go "deer caught in the headlight blank" when the tele-prompter stops.

Alexandria only changes when faced with extreme outside competition. Case in point -pricing and amount of advertising by Security when Security had the business sewed up and the pricing and amount of advertising now that a big box is in town.

Alexandria does not desire change. The South Trafic Circle is another great example. Replacement would alter traffic flow to businesses. Worry not about accidents, traffic congestion (i.e., trying to turn off going into Power Point) or any modernization due to increased traffic flow. The citizens desires are ignored when old established Alexandria businesses decide the citizens do not know what they want.

we saw that... said...

wow did anonymous nail it or what?

several years ago late 80s early 90s or so klax had a kick ass news department. they were covering everything and asking questions. only problem was no one would watch it. so we wondered why and we started asking around and the answer was that everyone thought they were "missing something" if they didnt tune in to channel 5. this kind of thinking is found only in rapides parish.
folks we have to gather and dissiminate the news ourselves. did the town talk or channel 5 change at all when they were bought out by outside owners? no they didnt and they left the same old people in charge the same ones that are a part of the local interlocking power structure. they can do this and get away with it because the town talk and channel 5 have a virtual brainwashed audience. their bottom line is guaranteed - in other words they dont have to do better because people are going to watch kalb or buy the town talk because they feel like they are missing something if they dont.

we all know this is true so the sooner we get past these silly personality conflicts and begin to work together the quicker we can build the alexandria and rapides parish that we want.

Anonymous said...

Change Alexandria and Rapides Parish? Neither have changed since inception and never will. One generation of those knowing better then most is replaced by an equally schooled generation.

One only needs to read Lamar's blog to see that the latest generation of "leaders" has all the answers and anyone that differs with their opinion is cussed, ridiculed and made fun of.

In the midst of one of Lamar's "woe is me" responses he was extolling his ability to survive on a meager $35,000.00 a year. Quickly un a urvey of occupations in Alexandria that, for instance, mold our youths, those employed in the educational system and find average wages of $35,000.00. Teacher's aids, lunch room workers, school bus drivers, etc would feel walthy with that type of income.

As long as the cultured few that have the greatest influence in local politics think $35,000 per year is starvation wages this area will never change.

Business owners, politicians and the like canno identify with the typical citizen of Rapides Parish.

One last example: We reward a person who was a failure as a farmer by being elected as a Representative and this person rises to be Speaker of the House. Other then seek revenge against those that anger him what has Chawlie done for this area (other than what the Nunnaly's told him to do.) Rapides Parish and the communities therein should have benefited from Chawlie's years of service, did they?

Anonymous said...

"Friends, you also know that I am not rich. Although my family has money, you know that I live on less than $35,000 a year, that I live in an apartment, and that I am currently in debt because of college."

Copied and pasted from Lamar's web site.

Entire families in Rapides live on Less than $35,000.00 a year with no health insurance and many not knowing whether to pay the utility bill or buy food/medicine.

As long as moneyed citizens of Rapides Parish think $35,000.00 is starvation wages we will never ever come together.

we saw that... said...

yeah but consider all the publicity lamar has given this blog. he has mentioned it in his town talk column on his blog etc. the only reason we know about this blog is because of lamar's original column at 12 march thats when we first learned of his blog and he had a post about this blog on it.

anyway instead of seizing the opportunity and running with the ball lamar has handed us some posters here choose to get bogged down in this constant lamar white attack. do you think that interested people who visit here looking for relevant information are going to stick around when all they see is infighting etc? the answer is no probably not.

so the question is is that are some of the posters here actually interested in moving forward are or they really interested in staying stuck in this needless posturing name calling morass?

Anonymous said...

Would Dewitt make a good sheriff?

Anonymous said...

Nope.

Anonymous said...

Chawlie is an inept political hack - a "good old reedneck boy" glad handing all he meets. What has he done for Rapides Parish other then try and satisfy the dictates of the Nunnaly family?

Dully Nunnaly was a behind the scene mover and shaker. How else do you think the sons got elected and got the lucritive contracts with political bodies. Seems as though the sons could not continue the father's legacy.

If Dully was behind you election was assurred. He was Chawlie's mentor and Chawlie was his puppet. Two people in Rapides Parish could contact Chawlie when no others could - Barry Hines and Dully. That is the duo that Chawlie danced/dances to.

we saw that... said...

dewitt as well as joe mcpherson are on the state bond commission and a few months back they voted to squander 45 million dollars on the infamous "goat shows and lawnmower races" i.e. pork barrel spending for favored "constituents."

our pal audrey hudson covered it for the moonie times (sorry miss audrey) here.

Anonymous said...

Prior to becoming a professional politician Chawlie was a farmer so maybe goat roping is near and dear to his heart

Anonymous said...

Isn't Charlie in the bull business?
Is it bucking bulls, or just shooting the bull?

Anonymous said...

He is a politician - the answer is obvious

Anonymous said...

I did not extract Lamar Junior's quote to brow beat the impressionable young man. It was meant as an example of the mindset of the moneyed folks in Rapides. Thousands of hard working families trying to make it on minimum wage or less and here a single person of the moneyed social strata thinks $35,000.00 is "barely" making a living.

This is one of the reasons that this area will never see eye to eye and progress.

Anonymous said...

I'm still crazy for coco puffs!!!

Anonymous said...

Touchy? Hell yeah I'm touchy when somebody who don't know jack begins to spew crap like they're an expert. Like I said before Spanky, keep your butt on your side of the river and we'll get along just fine.

carolyn said...

Is it true CSF and cronies are being investigated for kickbacks and other misconducts. Hope so!!
Just because he is the (right) skin
color should not give extra privileges. Right and wrong should enter here somewhere. Hey! I know a right is right and wrong is wrong kind of guy. He is also an excellent investigator. It is a same his skills are going to waste. He is hyper and retirement is not for him. Any suggestions, nice ones, now, my skin has thickened over the last six years but stillll! C. Cicardo

Anonymous said...

If you are trying to save money on your groceries, don't try to price match from the Albertson's or Kroger's Newspaper Sale Ads. WaL-Mart in Alexandria does not price match those stores anymore!! What a rip-off!

Spanky said...

I made a general observation from information that appears in the press and drew a logical conclusion having faith that our news sources checked their facts before publishing any of the related articles. It does seem that you are over-reacting to a relatively minor incident which would lead anyone to believe that you must be hiding something. Just how big an ol' boy (or girl) are you anyway?
Marshall Spanky

Anonymous said...

I ain't overeacting to the incident, I'm reacting to a pinhead like you, who knows nothing, making judgements based on spotty information at best.

Look Spanky, when you spout off about things in your backyard, I'll shut up and listen. I assume that when you back up your mouth with a few facts, you know what you're talking about.

But, I can tell by what you write, you don't know cow crap about anything north of the Red River, including that idiot Aymonds.

Next time you spout, do some research first. And, if you don't know, shut up.

By the way, how big I am don't mean jack either. Facts and truth beat the crap out of BIG lies anyday.

Anonymous said...

Just a blog to Carolyn C.
We know he is a wonderful investigator just from reading his book... He must have solved all the crime in this state and it does not need an excellent investigator. ;-((

carolyn said...

to anonymous, thank you! I should not have blogged that. Just wish sometime people could see, maybe,or understand how your professionalism can be so tainted by newsprint. Law enforcement was his passion, but that means nothing now. And no he did not solve all Louisiana crime. Got your snide inuendo! And to Lamar, whats with the red and using my name on THAT blog. Trying to start problems like TT did. I believe Chief Coutee is very politiclly correct kind of chief. C. Cicardo

George said...

What's this I hear about Joe 'Take their property' McPherson running for the King of Rapides Parish? Please don't tell me its so, that this crook is looking for His Majesty's sheriff's job. Nobody's property or business will be safe. We will always be looking for him driving the wrong way on I-10 with a Rapides Parish Deputy escort.

we saw that... said...

lol george. we havent heard that rumor yet sounds interesting though we cant imagine why mcpherson would want to be sheriff.

George said...

I think you can imagine why ole "Take their property" McPherson would want to be sheriff. Because it's GOOD TO BE KING, or maybe he just wants the payoff from Slocum for him to drop out of the race, or maybe he wants a little attention. You can bet that money and power are the main reasons. The days when the primary motivation of politicians were community service are quickly fading away.

Spanky said...

We have a lot of local subject matter out there and no intelligent discussion of any issues - does this portend the results of upcoming elections? Suggestions? Follow the yellow brick road. // Hey anonymous - it is no sport engaging in a battle of wits with an unarmed party.// My, my, didn't Rapides Regional move swiftly on the third street aquisition & construction? There is a master plan somewhere, just not where citizens can read and discuss it.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

To Mrs. Cicardo,

Comments in red are excerpted from outside sources. I found the comment directed toward you interesting because of its sweeping generalities on race.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Cicardo Junior's web site is so boring and non-relavent he has to borrow material from other sites in order to have something to respond too.

He is trying to impress his moneyed, social elite friends with his wit and solutions but normally winds up either displaying his childishness or sticking his foot in his mouth.

However he does well considering the hardships he must endure having to survive on his pittance income of less than $35,000.00 a year. In order to worm out of that faux pas he constructed a statistical report in order to obscure his eliteness with statistical data. This is typical of a liberal with all the answers. You notice he also injected race into the response. Another liberal ploy to confuse the issue at hand.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Cicardo Junior's web site is so boring and non-relavent he has to borrow material from other sites in order to have something to respond too.

He is trying to impress his moneyed, social elite friends with his wit and solutions but normally winds up either displaying his childishness or sticking his foot in his mouth.

However he does well considering the hardships he must endure having to survive on his pittance income of less than $35,000.00 a year. In order to worm out of that faux pas he constructed a statistical report in order to obscure his eliteness with statistical data. This is typical of a liberal with all the answers. You notice he also injected race into the response. Another liberal ploy to confuse the issue at hand.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Cicardo Junior's web site is so boring and non-relavent he has to borrow material from other sites in order to have something to respond too.

He is trying to impress his moneyed, social elite friends with his wit and solutions but normally winds up either displaying his childishness or sticking his foot in his mouth.

However he does well considering the hardships he must endure having to survive on his pittance income of less than $35,000.00 a year. In order to worm out of that faux pas he constructed a statistical report in order to obscure his eliteness with statistical data. This is typical of a liberal with all the answers. You notice he also injected race into the response. Another liberal ploy to confuse the issue at hand.

Anonymous said...

why so little discussion of the mayor's race? this is an issue that will impact the future of alexandria more than any other event?

Anonymous said...

I think Dr. Sams will make a great mayor.

we saw that... said...

speaking of dr sams whatever happened with his lawuit against the rapides foundation?

Anonymous said...

Slocum just announced he's running for sheriff..Gossip of Payoffs to Keep other Candidates from running. That's just his style, is that the kind of sheriff you want to elect for the next years for Rapides Parish. Where is the integrity and honesty and trustworthyness in all of this?

we saw that... said...

the best course of action would be to elect someone with no connection to the sheriff's dept (or law enforcement either for that matter) whatsoever to return the office of sheriff to civilian control. enough with all these insider clowns.

Anonymous said...

Elect Charlie Dewitt, the deputies can patrol on race horses.

Anonymous said...

Seeing as how Lamar Junior pays particular attention to this web site often copying posting to his own and ommenting therein I would like to ask the following of him:

In both sites you have espoused the great concern you and your family have for this area and the citizens of the area. With you stating in one of your post that "Even though my family has money..." I would like to know what (if any)philanthropic act or gift your family has provided Central Louisiana.

One only needs to look around to see acts or gifts from area moneyed families (the Martins as an example.) Contributions to the arts, Scholarships, libraries, Habitat for Humantaties, etc.

Please provide us viewers with a listing of those acts or gifts given by the 3 generations of White's that, by your own admission, have money.

Anonymous said...

Other than self publicizing acts at First Methodist NO ONE knows of anything they have done for Cenla. And just so we dont get them confused. They aint no Martins.

Anonymous said...

This is interesting the Grandmother attempts to rule at the
First "Methodist" Church and the grandson attempts to influence the events unfolding at a Central La Baptist Institution through the utilization of knowledge gained at an out of state institution of higher learning.

We mere mortals here in Central Louisiana are indeed fortunate to have available the guidance and leadership of this family.

The Grandmother's "vison"and knowledge far surpasses that of our locally elected officials. During her tenure with the WIB board she carried her dissatisfaction with local decisons made by local officials to friends at the State and Federal level, asking for their intercedance.

One may ask why does this writer attack Junior and the family. One would answer "Bull**** walks, money talks." Lamar Junior constantly amazes us with his knowledge, experience and wisdom. Other than talk and stir the pot show us tangible beneficial results for the Community of White money (of which he is so proud.) The Martins were used as an example for their acts and gifts to the Community are obvious. How about the Boltons. Scholarships, Chapels, etc.

Scarlett said...

I think Delores Brewer will make a better mayor.

Anonymous said...

Delores Brewer has been part of the administration for the entire time baby Ned has been at City Hall. She is the only remaining staff that supported Ned. Wonder how she escaped the wrath of council and mayor. Makes me wonder.
We had better get changes or the city will never pay off the dept that is being incurred.

Scarlett said...

I don't know what you are implying. Could it be that she has "kept her nose clean" and they couldn't convince Ned to support them? Of course, I have never believed that Sonny did anything to be fired for. Delores is a nice lady who is willing to stand up for what she believes in and is finally in a position to do so. She is at a disadvantage with Sams continuing to stay in the race. I just hope she is determined enough to continue with the "good fight".

Anonymous said...

The reason Delores is the only remaining member of the administration still around is very simple. Delores has always been honest with everyone she works with and does not not do anything illegal. The former staffers either broke laws, let their egos get the best of them, or were just plain stupid. I have worked with her for close to 10 years and have always found her to be very professional and forthright. As Scarlett stated, Delores is finally in a position where she has a little more authority, and is using that authority very well. Sams is nothing but a divisive blowhard and does not have the skills needed to be the Mayor of Alexandria.

Anonymous said...

In my dealings Brewer has been very professional but very tough. I think that is why Hobbs and the other brothas are working so hard against her. She is going to be the next Mayor. ...and this may be our last chance to have a good Mayor ...so we really do need to support her.

Anonymous said...

Copied and pasted from Junior's site. He doesn't have the gonad's to answer on this site, the site of the posting. Let the "bloggers" put a little pressure on him and he swaps sides. Don't you love it when someone takes a position and stands their ground?

"It's hard not to be repulsed by some members of the local blogging community. To Michele Godard, I hope that you don't let the voices of cynicism and blind pettiness convince you that the entire Cenla blogosphere is without merit. In the short time that I've been running this blog, I have learned that there are some people who just want to make you mad. They pretend like they speak for the good of the community and that they champion the common person, but they're really just insecure, jealous idiots who can barely compose a complete sentence (let alone a rational, substantive argument). Many of them seem like they are still living in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and their perception of "who controls Alexandria" hasn't quite kept up with the times.

It's hard not to get infuriated by them, and I've probably spent way too much time on the subject. But I do know this: They don't matter. They've never mattered. And this has nothing to do with political clout or social status. They don't matter because they have nothing, absolutely nothing, positive to say about anyone or anything. They're more concerned with who your ex-husband was or how much money my grandparents have given to charity than they are about the mayor's race or the state of education or poverty or health care (all issues, by the way, that particularly affect the lives of those that they claim to champion).

So you know what? I'm going to continue reading and contributing, and I hope that others do the same. If you feel like insulting me and my family and who I am and who I know and where I went to school, be my guest. Believe it or not, there are some people in the world who are proud of who they are, where they have come from, and what they have accomplished.

And a final word on LC: I agree with WeSawThat's assessment of the true purpose of LC, and I want to see LC return to former glory with the least possible damage to the institution's reputation and student body. For this reason, I no longer think it is absolutely imperative that LC lose its accreditation immediately. The discussion regarding LC attracted some very interesting responses, and as a result, I now believe there is probably an easier solution.
posted by Lamar White, Jr. @ 3:51 PM"

we saw that... said...

we believe he was referring to the comments in that particular thread. since thats the thread that contains the comments that ms godard was referring to.

we saw that... said...

State to investigate Alexandria Housing Authority
By Billy Gunn
bgunn@thetowntalk.com
(318) 487-6378

town talk snip:
ref: VRJ Consulting LLC - sec'y of state corp database record.
tt story url here.

“I can’t do anything until I find a (Housing Authority) charter,” the legal framework by which the entity was created, which could outline the city’s role in an investigation, said Albin Provosty, a lawyer whose firm does some city legal business.

He said the charter was written decades ago and that he’s having trouble finding a copy.

One of the contracts the city and state auditor will examine is between the Housing Authority and VRJ Consulting LLC. VRJ is owned by Verentha Sanders, wife of City Attorney Kelvin Sanders.

Kelvin Sanders said Friday that VRJ took over the contract that was held by New Orleans-based Alpha Title Consultants to relocate authority residents moving from Wooddale Park last year.

The New Orleans firm, Sanders said, was unable to continue after Hurricane Katrina in August.

Sanders and Wanda Davis, Housing Authority executive director, said VJR’s contract was ended in December.

The Town Talk issued public records requests on Monday and Wednesday to the Housing Authority through Davis. Housing Authority attorney Bridgett Brown said Thursday the authority would not be able to provide any records until Tuesday.

Both requests ask for a range of records, including how much money VRJ was paid and board approval for payments. Davis said Friday she couldn’t remember the amount and that it would be included in the batch of records Tuesday.

we saw that... said...

follow up - sec'y of state corp database:

alpha title consultants

wayne e woods

re: Kelvin Sanders said Friday that VRJ took over the contract that was held by New Orleans-based Alpha Title Consultants to relocate authority residents moving from Wooddale Park last year.

we saw that... said...

we sent the story and the link to chad over at the dp and hes linked to the story.

Anonymous said...

WHY is Kelvin SANDER still City ATTY? WHY is BRIDGETT BROWN still getting work from City of Alexandria, WHY is Bridgette BROWN still the Atty for the Housing Authnority? WHY is Bridgette Brown still on the England Authority? WILL Justice ever visit Alexandria???

Lynton Hester said...

My name is Lynton Hester and I unsuccessfully ran against Roosevelt Johnson for the Council - at - Large seat in the last election. The reason I ran was to provide some opposition and to try to stir some interest in the citizens to get involved and vote as the city is in dire need of intelligent leadership. As my entry was on the last day of qualifying giving me six weeks to campaign and I spent about $1,200.00 to get 38% of the vote city wide, I felt it was a good effort with no organization as opposed to the $20,000.00 and the efforts of the democratic machine. Therefore, I am asking anyone that would be interested in my candidacy for mayor to contact me @ lynton56@yahoo.com. Alexandria is where my heart is and since we have the field that we do, I feel I would make as good a mayor as any of the other candidates. It is time to break with the past and put an independent person with no political ties or favors to repay in position to take care of the peoples business. There are enough people in this town that know me that I will let their opinions of me speak. If any one is interested in putting together a campaign, I offer myself as a candidate with the understanding that it takes the efforts of many to be successful. You heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

Lynton PLEASSSSEEEEE NO!. In your previous election you were the "other than Roosevelt" candidate. In this Mayors election you will ONLY hurt a legitimate candidate that can raise money. PLEASE take what you learned last time and help someone else run. Same for your wife!

Lynton Hester said...

What legitimate candidate?

Lynton Hester said...

Delores is the good ol'girl , the doctor wants to be a part time mayor, and Roosevelt is going to get his puppet strings tangled. Unless someone viable steps forward, then I am going to go for it. What I learned is that it takes people and time, that is what I am beginning to search for. The good people of Alexandria need someone that will stand their ground for the benefit of the city, not their personal interest. I have personally had enough of the crap that goes on around here and intend to make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same Lynton Hester that his property is listed in yesterday's sheriff sales?

Anonymous said...

I read in today's Town Talk that the city attorney's wife is sucking down housing authority money, and Delores sees no problem in bidding for housing authority contracts during her tenure as the city's capital projects director. It's time to throw the whole gang out and try some new blood.

we saw that... said...

look like ms brewer has been a busy beaver as well.
BREWER MCGEE ACQUISITION GROUP, L.L.C.

Lynton Hester said...

To my chagrin it is the same Lynton Hester with a property going to sheriffs sale. I bought the house on the corner of Florence and Monroe four years ago at auction to save it from being chopped up and moved, both for the house's sake and the neighborhood's sake. That began my education with just how inept our city is with controlling crime. While some would view this as a personal failure, the question may be how long is it going to take for mismanagement at the city level to affect your property value and liveliehood. I am also working with the mortgage company to sell the property as I have it listed with Noles-Frye and am actively seeking buyers. Are you interested or did you just want to take a cheap shot?

Anonymous said...

Better yet, why is Bridgett legal counsel to the Fuller campaign. I like Joe Fuller, but this addition to his staff is reason for pause, a huge pause.

Anonymous said...

Someone from the England Authority needs to run for mayor like Jon Grafton or Wayne Denley (exclude B.B)What they have done out there with the airpark and new airport is truly a clear vision of leadership. BUT that is why those guys are out there because they don't want to waste their talent and time.

Anonymous said...

Hester. Save your $200. You need to take care of business at home.

Anonymous said...

I can't say i have truly kept up with the school board situation, but my perception is that things are much better since Sams got on board.

Anonymous said...

Fuller must now be a conservative, since he had his picture in the paper with GHWB. Right??? Great things should happen from him now!

Anonymous said...

John Grafton is a follower of Ned Randolph (oh hell let us tell it like it is: if Ned would have stopped suddenly John would have had to go to the hospital to get his broken nose fixed and Ned's crap cleared from his air passage.)

The England Authority position was his reward for being a loyal follower. How soon we forget the John stole from purchases made by the Authority.

Oh, I forgot he repaid the Authority. Gee a poll of those in prison would reveal all would like to repay in order that a crime turn into a non-crime. John Grafton is a continuation of the same political circles who have been running Alexandria.

However, on the positive side - you think Mr. Hobbs realizes now it ain't nice to atack. Wonder who decided to stir up the Housing Authority problem. Puppet Hobbs payback is hell.

Speaking of Housing Authority wasn't a former head, Carol Lanier, a long time Mayor of Alexandria? Seems like the old timers never disappear. Hollingsworth, Jack Dewitt, etc keep landing on top

Lynton Hester said...

My home phone is 473-8269 for anyone that wants questions answered directly. There is no need to believe innuendo when you can talk directly to the person.

Anonymous said...

What kind of person is Glen Beard? I hear he is running for Representative next year.

Anonymous said...

I read this blog and have to laugh at all the whiners who bemoan the political situation in Alexandria. Every one of you who are complaining are now getting exactly what you voted for.

Alexandria is swirling down the shitter, and all of you are responsible for pulling the handle.

Anonymous said...

Barry Hines for Mayor. He would get the job done!!!

Anonymous said...

I cannot help but agree with the Reader's Write Opinion Letter today. The "people" at the Library are trying to convenience you that another property tax millage is needed for operations.

Why don't they learn to leave withint their budget? We have to do it in our households everyday, let them learn to live within the budget as well.

If nothing else, start charging for the use of the services. They had to "hire a security guard" for DT, because people were partaking of the "free air conditioning". They constantly tear up things, that we the taxpayers are having to fund to replace the torn up items.

Start charging for the services: Videos $1.00 each, Audio Books $1.00 each, and make a department for fine collections. These are just some of the avenues the library could persue.

Wake up voters of Rapides Parish. Don't be fooled by the "cries" of the poor, when the library just needs to learn to live within their means. We do it every day!!

Anonymous said...

Amen to that!!

Government is going to continue to "ramrod" the general public, until we learn to take a stand.

Since we live in a "business driven" society, let private enterprise take over the "reins" for a while.

It sure coulnd't hurt to try! Private business always has to operate efficiently, or the doors close!!

Voters, take a stand!! Don't let your property tax rate be raised just to keep branches of the library open.

There are some branches who don't have 10-12 visitors in a 11 hour shift.

Is that wise $ management on Steve Rogge's part?

Shut those branches down!! Keep open the most busiest ones, and close those less frequented by the general public.

Learn something from your public's cries!!

we saw that... said...

we couldnt agree more, everytime you turn around rogge is wanting another tax. naturally the jackasses on the rapides parish police jury havent ever turned down a vote for a tax either. like the previous commentor said its time to shut down branches etc.

Anonymous said...

The library receives more money each year from the millages they have now. All the new subdivisions on 28 west, Cooley Crossing, Pineville, etc..... are adding to the tax rolls. How many new houses being built are under the $75,000 homestead exemption.

Anonymous said...

Roggee is reason enough NOT to vote another tax. He asks for a new tax EVERY chance he can yet he shows very little justification for it. If he can not manage the money he gets then perhaps its a NEW director that we need and NOT a new TAX. If you cant keep what you have open with what you get then QUIT or shut down the damn branch. NO RO

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