Sunday, September 17, 2006

Bewildered!

This little project has exploded beyond belief. However not all of the content is worthwhile and even belongs on this blog. I was taught that a gentleman never speaks of sex, religion or politics in polite company. However are these not three very interesting topics? They do seem to generate debates with great energy. This being said, we can operate with a a certain amount of decorum, after all we are all "gentlemen" and "ladies".

If it has nothing to do with politics, it has nothing to do with this site. Personal insults are uncalled for and unnecessary. I have become a hall monitor!

Yes, for those who can't focus, this site has been disrupted by several candidates campaigns. Seeds of discontent have been sewn in all campaigns. It is inevitable with blogs.

The old adage "Opinions are like back sides, everyone has one!" is true. Some of them are sensible, some are not. Let's stick to the game folks ... half time is over.

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jay mac said...

numero uno

Anonymous said...

It's been a slice, folks...but this is my final post. I will neither read nor respond to comments on Cenla Antics anymore. I refuse to be part of a blog run by a self proclaimed "hall monitor." Whatever happened to free speech?

Finally, limits- said...

Free speech always had the limitation of responsibility, you know "fire in a crowded theater". Free speech never contained the right to injure people at your anonymous whim and without reprocussion. I am glad that this blog set certain decent limits. Bravo Antics.

When the terrorist orgainization do crummy stuff they at least own up to it. This blog had become the ambushing coward's hunting ground.

Anonymous said...

This isn't a theater and it isn't an arena of free speech. The definiion of decency lies in the opinion of the individual not some self appointed hall monitor of egostical youth possessing immature intellect, civil servants and others of these character shortcomings.

Civil Sentient said...

If you don't like how Cenla Antics is run, take your fingers elswhere. It's kinda like voting for Mayor. You have a choice.

Does anyone have any recent poll information?

Anonymous said...

I believe that's what the blogger at 4:11 is doing.

Anonymous said...

Civil such an original posting. Do you dream up these comebacks yourself or do you have help? Typical response from a child if you don;t like the way we play our little game go elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree. This thing is set up to post what you want, when you want, and anonymously. It is just sad that it gets as nasty as it does. I think debates and arguments are better when they are civil. When they turn immature and nasty I tend to think the person is FOS and just trying to smear with no cause.

Spanky said...

The trouble with arguing with a fool is that other people may not be able to distiguish which is which. And the beat goes on.

the soothsayer said...

Let us remember what this is. It is a docking point on the internet where we gather to discuss politics and all things Cenla. If we were to meet face to face and attempt the same level of discourse, someone would have to moderate or things would quickly spin out of control. Cenla Antics is trying to moderate his own blog, which he has the right to do.

Survey says...follow the rules or play elsewhere. Arriving at the game late, without any regard for the rules, other players, or umpires is a sure way to get tossed.

the feathers and bones have spoken

Liberty or death. said...

The internet is the greatest boon the concept of free speech has ever seen and it in and of itself has spread the message of freedom around the world like nothing ever before seen. Free speech is a concept inserted into our constitution to protect us from the gov't as were all parts and amendments. Free speech in a free society is essential, but cenla antics is correct. This is the playground of cenla antics and just like my living room I have the power to tell my guest they cannot do certain things that they would do in their living room. Property rights are absolute also. So what I may say in my living room, Cenla Antics has the right to tell me that to continue to be his guest I cannot speak with impunity. I think he is making a mistake and I believe his site will be much better if he extends the bounds to endless freedom of speech as this living room is dedicated to ideas and however expressed are available to all and for all. I'm still going to participate but I hope Cenla Antics will reconsider. Anyway, Fuck you very much. Can't help myself.

Agree w/ Lib. or Death said...

There are few conflicts among rational individuals and I believe conversations on this site will go on with any major cataclysmic events taking place. Even when you throw in irrational comments I don't believe harm will come to anyone. Rational folks will ignore their banter and they will be exposed for what they are. That is what is so great about free speech, I can expose them for what they are with the written word. Let's keep it free.

Greg Aymond said...

Congradulations Antics. A "Yo Momma" or "You are fat" argument is not worthy of debate, nor is the one who posts it worthy of free speech. Perhaps the biggest freedom a blogger has is to open his own blog. So for those who do not like this one, start your own.

Greg Aymond said...

By the Way, has anyone heard any more about the rumors that William Earl is to resign ?

Anonymous said...

What about the biggest news of the mayor's race so far. The Town Talk nuked the Brewer campaign today. Its over. The blueblood republican does not get the Town Talk endorsment. This is cataclysmic. Its now Jaques and a black candidate in the run-off. All this is happening and you guys are arguing the subtlties of the 1st Amendment. Very bizzare.

Civil Sentient said...

"Civil such an original posting" Why waste words on an uninformed mouthbreather. You need to come back with something worthy if you want the good stuff.

So Brewer and Sams have been written off? I think they will still collect a fair % of votes. Will it be Johnson or Fuller in the runoff?

Civil Sentient said...

Hey We Saw That, I have run afoul of your bot blocker. Either I cant read or there's something screwed with it.

steel magnolia said...

The TT endorsement would have been nice for Mrs. Brewer to have, but it won't knock her out of the runoff. I predict she will be in it with either Roosevelt or Roy.

wesawthat... said...

hey civil, it might have something to do with the fact that we switched over to the new beta blogger a couple of weeks ago. posting comments is all screwed up across blogger until everyone switches to the new blogger. for example we cant post under our account because this blog hasnt switched over yet. thats why theres no picture we have to click "other" to comment.

we assume that since you have a display name you probably have the old style blogger associated with it even though you dont have a blog or have it set to invisible. if you feel like experimenting you can switch your blog over to the new beta blogger or try creating a blog in the new beta format (it should be automatic) then if you want deleting the blog - then maybe you can post comments in your account.

but the caveat will be that you will have to post like we are doing until cenla antics, antiX and cenlamar switch over

(the new beta bloggers "blogger nav bar" is different to the old style blogs)

wesawthat... said...

ps if cenla antics wanted to switch over there is are templates you can choose that will allow you to give your comments an rss feed so we could keep track of comments through a feed reader.

Liberty or death said...

So now this Greg Aymond, who obviously is universally admired by all' is telling me that anyone who doesn't agree with him is not welcome on this site. He will tell me what is worthy of debate and who is worthy of free speech. I know now all I need to know about Greg Aymond. I suggest Greg you stay in the courtroom where the use of force is a way of life for lawyers. Freedom is not your forte'.

Talk about optimism said...

Thee Saints are two and Zero. Best I felt about them in decades. It's fun again to watch them play. Can't wait for their return to the Superdome next Monday night. And if LSU had a more seasoned offensive line we would all be in hawg heaven. OH, well, if frogs had wings! And we got a couple of those questionable calls Saturday. Next stop, Superbowl.

Anonymous said...

What is the problem?? Start your own blog. I thought he said he was only removing vulgar words and racial slurs??

If you can't amke your point without resorting to bad words, you must not have much to say.

What has been deleted or edited so far??

Anonymous said...

When is absentee voting?

greg aymond said...

No Liberty or Death, perhaps you do not belive in the freedom of this Blog owner to do with his blog as he likes? This is Antics' blog, and he has the "liberty and freedom" to allow what he wants, just as you have the freedom to open your own blog. Is that so difficult to understand? Do I have the liberty of comming into your home whenever I want and saying whatever I want. I doubt it. You see, that is one of the liberties you fail to realize, that of private property. There are legal restrictions upon the time and place of the exercise of free speech. It has never been absolute.
By the way, as you can see by many of the posts on here, I clearly am not universally admired by all.

Anonymous said...

I am done reading this dribble. Instead, I'm gonna spend my time campaigning for my candidates for mayor and city council.

Liberty or death said...

Greg, freedom of speech is absolute by definition as any restriction eleminates freedom. It is however true that you lawyers and judges being repulsed by freedom, prefering force as the means of resolving disputes, have eroded most of our freedoms and distorted the concepts of our founding fathers. If you are opposed to freedom of speech or any other of the freedoms guaranteed us by the constitution, then just say so, don't hide behind diluting them with the statement "they are not absolute" since if they are not absolute then they don't exist at all. Have the balls to admit you want to restrict our freedoms and determine which things are not covered. What part of freedom do you not understand?

smellypelican said...

Early voting begins Monday (today) and runs from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Friday and closes Saturday, Sept 23 from 8 AM to noon. Vote early and often!! You will have more time to study the amendments and other items on the ballot by going to the Registrar of Voters office at the Courthouse on the first floor. Of course, there is no parking, but give it a try. LIBRARY TAX----JUST VOTE NO!!! The tax assessor raised the income of the Library by assessing ALL property higher two years ago. The Library's current tax is bringing in over $400,000 more than just 2 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Greg not only are you not admired by all the list of those that do admire you probably only has one line.

Lawyers of your ilk and Judges get a God complex. So accustomed to dispen sing "justice" they become to believe they are the higher authority.

Freedom of Speech means exactly that - Freedom of Speech. This BS about screaming fire, etc is just that - BS. Reminds me of the old joke where the foreman told the nun that he was sorry but his men were accustomed to calling a spade a spade...

It is crusaders like you that have resulted in political correctness. I have never been interested in your postings or those against you. I figure the business of those north of the river is tyhe business of those north of the river. However, when you start trying to direct your rabble rousing comments towards those on this side of the river I must object.

By all accounts most have decided you are more controversy than they desire to put up with. I can understand why. Seems a lawyer would defend free speech on a blog open to public comment. This is not a living room.

greg aymond said...

Apparently some of you failed to take civics in school. Congress and state legislatures, not lawyers and judges make laws, such as distrubing the peace statutes. You ever heard of sedition laws, which were passed by many of this country's founding fathers? And before you say it, the Louisiana Legislature is comprised of only somewhere around one third or less of lawyers.
So there is absolutely no basis for saying that freedom of speech was every absolute in this country. You do not even have the "freedom" to play loud rap music in your car in Alexandria. See your guidance counselor for academic credit in civics and history. Also, if you feel that strongly about it, perhaps we should ask the candidates their posistions on disturbing the peace ordinaces as being an infringment on your freedom of speech?

greg aymond said...

Oh by the way Anon, shall we allow you to select who has freedom of speech. I am a citizen of Alexandria, so don't I get some of that freedom too? I do not only speak of the North side of the river, but also this side. And doesn't "Cenla", as in Cenla Antics, encompass more that just the City of Alexandria?

wesawthat... said...

re blog censorship: this is how the monmouth county republican blog sums it up ~

This is a blog for Monmouth County Republicans [...] Comments are welcome, however your host, Honest Abe, reserves the right to delete any comments determined to be inappropriate. Trolls will be deleted. Remember it is not censorship when it is on private property.

Anonymous said...

Gregg do you do anything besides whine?

Anonymous said...

"Greg" that is. Got to fix the error or he will file a lawsuit against anon.

Anonymous said...

Any new poll data on the Mayors race?

biff said...

well, the TT endorsement of roy will cost him 5000 votes. look what it did for gay coleman.

Anonymous said...

Nice try. I don't think ANY viable candidate should post actual poll numbers on this or any other blog.

Liberty or death said...

Never try to teach a pig to sing, it is a waste of your time and it annoys the pig.

Anonymous said...

they called my house and asked how i felt about trial lawyers...that candidate Roy routinely sues the city for "slip and falls" and how do i feel about Mrs. Brewers record of building Alex into the fine city it is.
Humm...is that really a poll?

Anonymous said...

Seeeee....you poeple on the Alexandria side of the river are getting a taste of what we have put up with for years.

Welcome to the twisted world of Greg Aymond.

Anonymous said...

Biff,

My guess is that the TT endorsement actually garnered 400 votes for Gay Coleman. Your an idiot. The endorsement of the TT was absolutely expected to be for Brewer. Her failure to recieve it has spelled the end of her campaign. Now, lets try to move on to something debatable, like who is going to be Roy's opponent in November.

biff said...

i must be an idiot. why was the TT endorsement absolutely expected for doris?

Anonymous said...

anonymous, it's a running joke for years that the TT endorsement costs the recipient 5000 votes. calm down. and don't be so sure about roy. i think that trial lawyer thingy may hurt him.

Anonymous said...

anonymous, it's a running joke for years that the TT endorsement costs the recipient 5000 votes. calm down. and don't be so sure about roy. i think that trial lawyer thingy may hurt him.

Cenla Antics said...

As I read through the blog, I see that Liberty or Death is testing me. Should I delete a statement that has some merit just because someone uses profanity? Liberty or Death obviously has intelligence and the ability to express themselves WITHOUT the use of profanity. Dilema?
This is not accidental but a deliberate attempt to force my hand. I am a proponent of everything American and will defend it with my life. I do however have respect in myself and country and will not allow the stupidity of certain factions to corrupt the original intentions of our forefathers. Yes, freedom of speech is important, but human decency plays into it.

So I put this to a vote. Do I delete Liberty or Deaths posting, which exudes intelligence but in closing shows a complete disregard for others or do I leave it alone?

Anonymous said...

LEAVE IT ALONE

Anonymous said...

If you just have to delete something delete Greg's postings. He is far more offensive then Liberty

Scarlett said...

If "Liberty or Death" can't express himself (or her) without profanity, delete his comment. There will always be bullies or rebellious children who need to be taught that "your rights end where mine begin". I, for one, am delighted that I don't have to listen to filthy rap music while filling up with gas or whatever errand I may be running. This is your blog Cenla Antics. Be a strong man and stand up for your beliefs. If he really wants to participate, he will follow your rules.

Anonymous said...

Frankly my dear "I don't give a dayum"

Anonymous said...

I never did figure out who "frankly" was in that movie but must have been a femollie cause Brett called her my dear.

Anonymous said...

Why must men "be strong?" Can't we have an emotional, sensitive side? Why can't we just get along. Get along little doggies get along.

Spanky said...

You know, sometimes curiosity can get the best of the coolest cat and I am no exception. I have heard for months about recordings and photos and signed statements in regard to the Water District #3 escapade as well as the failure of our DA look out for the public's interest in regard to protection from criminal wrongdoing by elected officials as well as the medias failure to expose wrongdoing to sunlight. I remained neutral while the bantering continued and thought a few cards would fall on the table in due course. Little did I realize just how far the good ole boys could reach to stifle justice. Rant as you will about Greg not being credible, but I have seen with my eyes and heard with my ears the evidence that he purports to have. All I can say to Greg's detractors is that the worm will turn and I will bring some salt for your crow. I am glad that it is not me that will have to explain away outright lying and betrayal of the public trust.

Anonymous said...

"I am done reading this dribble"

LMAO...It's "drivel," Einstein!

Anonymous said...

i noticed they were packing up at the brewer headquarters. is it true she is dropping out?

1st promise = 1st lie said...

Alexandria Daily Town Talk (LA)


Alexandria Daily Town Talk (LA)



October 21, 2005

Silver named to City Council


Author: Billy Gunn

Section: News
Page: 01, 05A









Estimated printed pages: 3



Article Text:

By Billy Gunn

bgunn@thetowntalk.com

(318) 487-6378

Quickly and with no discussion, the Alexandria City Council on Thursday nominated and passed 6-0 the appointment of local merchant Harry Silver to fill the unexpired term of former District 4 Councilman Rick Ranson.

Silver, 83, owner of Weiss & Goldring and long a name in civic causes, said he wants "to see what's on the (council's) plate" before he spells out what he wants to accomplish.

Silver will be sworn in at the regular council meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

"I happen to be in love with the city of Alexandria," Silver said after Thursday's vote.

Silver would not say if he'll run in next fall's regular election.

"I think it's premature" to discuss a run next year, he said. "I haven't even been sworn in yet."

However, two councilmen said after the Thursday meeting that Silver has pledged not to run for election next year.

"I was looking for somebody who wasn't running" next year, said council President Charles F. Smith Jr.

At-large Councilman Myron Lawson confirmed Silver's pledge and said, "We wanted someone who would bring some flavor (to the council) and also someone who would not run."

Both council members also said the vote was not a done deal before the meeting.

"This was no preconceived, slotted thing," Lawson said.

Of the three or more names of possible replacements floated since Ranson announced he would resign, only Silver was in council chambers for Thursday's vote.

Lawyer Marc Lampert, who actively lobbied for the position after two neighborhood groups endorsed him, didn't attend the meeting. He said he believes the council's decision was made before the meeting started.

"Harry Silver has never been the issue to me," Lampert said. "But why do you blow off the wishes of a significant portion of the community?"

When Ranson announced he would resign, he asked the council to consider neighborhood associations' wishes on who would replace him.

The Garden District Neighborhood Foundation and the Wedgewood Downs/Memorial Neighborhood Watch group endorsed Lampert, who said he'd never commit to not running next fall.

Suzie Butler, with the Wedgewood group, said "it's real unfortunate" Lampert wasn't chosen, but "we will have the opportunity to run someone in 11 months."

Smith and Lawson said they preferred a fresh election next year, and with no incumbent to run in District 4, new candidates would not have an uphill fight battling someone with political name recognition.

They lauded Silver's business acumen, adaptability and history.

"He'll bring in not only the history of Central Louisiana ... he is one who did not sleep through the revolution" of computer technology and clothing changes, Lawson said. "I think he's an honorable man."

Silver also brings in a Rolodex of business connections, a commodity needed to pull more business-minded talent into Alexandria and its government, Smith said.

"We have too much talent out there in (the) business" community, Smith said.

Though there was no council discussion before the vote, there were plenty of accolades for Silver afterward.

"He has a proven record of working with people in this town," said Ben Johnson of the Alexandria Human Relations Commission.






Copyright (c) Alexandria Daily Town Talk. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Co., Inc. by NewsBank, inc.
Record Number: alx19391069

Anonymous said...

Not this crap again.

Yeah, she quit. She didn't like being in the lead anymore and she quit.

Anonymous said...

Jerry "Mary Poppins" Sams supporter: Your continued delusion about Brewer dropping out is sad. They were packing more direct mail pieces to be mailed to voters. Desperate is as desperate does! Thanks to all who encouraged John Sams to run; now we have him off the school board so Bolton can be resurrected and we don't have to put up with him anymore.

Anonymous said...

delores is fini. been in a free fall since her first lie. her second lie sunk her boat. yeah, she's in the lead..... for 3rd or 4th place. it's all over town what a liar she is.

the soothsayer said...

Spanky said:

"Rant as you will about Greg not being credible, but I have seen with my eyes and heard with my ears the evidence that he purports to have."

Beware Spanky my friend. Those who lie with dogs tend to collect fleas.

Survey says...If his collection had any merit, Aymond would have prevailed in a civil court. He lost. If his collection proved any criminal wrongdoing, the guilty would pay for their crimes. Numerous law enforcement agencies found no wrongdoing at all. By reputation, Aymond is a tarbaby...careful not to get soiled.

The feathers and bones have spoken

Scarlett said...

Poor, poor pitiful anonymous. You are just eaten up with resentment of Delores. You keep saying the same thing over and over again. The problem is, very few people are paying attention to what you are saying. It's just downright pitiful.

Anonymous said...

Oohh no anon, you are so right. I better tell her she is done for!! Oh my!! What am I to do. Please somebody, help me, I am so scared now, I feel so lost and helpless please tell me who to vote for for the love of God Anon!!

Anonymous said...

it fascinates me that you would vote for a proven LIAR. that is really what we need for mayor. how sad that a responsible voter would even consider voting for a big time LIAR.

2Cool4School said...

what's even more facinating is that scarlett's comeback to the statements about delores lying is that no one is reading this blog or paying attention.

so let me get this straight.

you're not denying that delores lied. you're just calling the people who make such statements pitiful. fine.

you're also expressing your belief that any statements about delores lying, which you haven't really denied, are not that detrimental to her chances, because, thankfully, no one's really paying attention to this blog.

vote for brewer, because ignorance is bliss and only a lonely, pitiful person would point out the fact that she's a liar.

wow. sounds like the brewer camp really has lost steam.

she needs to drop the hell out. if she cares anything for the people and the businesses of alexandria, she'd drop the hell out of the race right now and hand it to roy in the primary.

she needs to stop these stupid push polls. they're only making her look more weak and more vulnerable. really.

Anonymous said...

Why in the world would Brewer (the frontrunner) pull out of the race? You think because two or three people on a blog say she's finished that she'll pack up her headquarters and go home? Are you the same people who said there would be a bomb dropped on her in the Ch. 5 debate and that she would be finished? Didn't happen. Brewer will maintain her lead as long as she and her team keep working as hard as they have up until this time. She WILL be in a runoff, and, if you have any experience in political races, you know it. Right now the most interesting part of the race is the number two spot. I predict a a very close margin between the second and third place candidates in the runoff. Can't handicap the runoff until we know who pulls off getting to second place.

steel magnolia said...

2cool4school:
Come on! Scarlett did not agree that Delores lied. I am sure that like the rest of us who know and support Delores, Scarlett knows that she did not lie. Scarlett also knows that it is downright silly to say that Delores is finished. Maybe you should shake your ITC disease and go back to school, baby. It would be good for you.

Anonymous said...

because she's no longer the frontrunner, no matter what her yes-men, hired consultants, and push polls tell her. she needs to confront reality. even if she makes the run-off, she won't win. no way.

Anonymous said...

don't mince words. she's a liar and you know it. lied at the council meeting, the next day ned chopped her legs out from under her, verifying her lie, and then she has the unmitigated gall to call it a "figure of speech" in her kalb blog. again, what's pathetic is you have no problem supporting a liar, and in fact will lie about her lies. good grief.

Anonymous said...

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.

Anonymous said...

What's up with the Brewer "tough on crime" commercial???

Is she going after the NINJA vote now???

.

Anonymous said...

yep, and it's time to get delores out of city hall. heaven knows what she and her husband will be bidding on. they have been on the public tit long enough. time for the both of them to get real jobs. hopefully a job where lying is considered an asset.

Anonymous said...

Is Delores wearing a BADGE ih her tough on crime ad?? It sure looks like it, she has on all black too, just like a real policeman. WOW. I am going to vote for her.

Anonymous said...

delores and her silk stocking crowd are about to be the beneficiary of a big time ass whipping. you think the liar would be using that push poll against roy if she was actually in contention?

Liberty or death. said...

Cenla Antics, we have no conflict as I grant you your right to censor any comments on your blog as it is your private property. I respect property rights and freedom of speech. Tis true I test you occasionally just to see your reaction which I can tell leans toward freedom. Also it really bothers you to come close to censorship. I predict his blog will remain free and few will complain. We will ignore the ingorant and enjoy our freedom. Look closely at the ones who want you to clamp down on freedom and then at those who do not fear it. Good luck my friend.

Rhett said...

Scarlet, if you like DB so much, how come you only gave her a thousand dollars?

Spanky said...

Soothsayer,
If you saw the material I saw, it would be evident to you that we as citizens cannot depend on those that we elect to protect the public interest to do so. That goes from the state level on down to the local level. It may become evident over the next couple of weeks that this is not a dead issue. Until then, It might be wise to find out if the fox is guarding the hen house.

Proboscis Enlarged said...

Dear Steel Mags, So DB didn't lie. How can you say that with a semi straight face. She said chance meeting when it was definitely planned in advance which she knew, and then denied. This Ms Steel is a lie. And then Ms Speak lied again by saying she misspoke. A lie by any other name is a lie. A lie is a lie is a lie. Do not embarass yourself by becoming intellectually dishonest in your attempt to defend a person who leaves her defenders without ammunition. She let you down and is letting you hang out there alone. You should be in her face about that particular falsehood and either get an apology or tell her to find supporters among the getalonggoodolegovtgang. I think you deserve better, don't you? If you don't then you then know what you have become. But it sure ain't a Steel Magnolia, maybe a wilted lettuce salad. Think about it and let us know what the prevaricator said, or are you afraid to confront her?

Anonymous said...

Who is Brewer's campaign manager and staff?

steel magnolia said...

proboscis enlarged:

I guess you are so perfect that you have never gotten nervous and misspoke in your entire life. (I believe the only perfect person to have walked the earth was Jesus Christ.) As for an apology, Delores has said she's sorry that it came out that way. Geez, that is good enough for me. This is sooo much ado about nothing. You folks obviously have no other ammunition, so you perpetuate this ridiculous charge and call her supporters the "silk stocking crowd." But I say that since you call yourself "proboscis enlarged," maybe you are the liar...as in Pinnochio. Watch it, because every time you claim your guy's the frontrunner your snout's gonna grow!

Anonymous said...

The Bentley Hotel, the Sports Arena, the Water Park - if you build it they will come, except--------->

City of Alexandria shuts off hotel's utilities for nonpayment

The city pulled the plug on utilities for the Louisiana Convention Centre and Hotels on MacArthur Drive this afternoon. Guests had been informed around noon to gather their belongings and leave.

The hotel was more than $73,000 behind in paying its bills, said Alexandria city spokesman Ken Juneau.

“They weren’t paying, so just like anyone, they got their utilities shut off,” Juneau said.

Juneau said the city informed British American Properties III, the Houston-based limited partnership that owns the hotel that lights, gas and water would be shut off if past-due bills weren’t paid about a week ago.

Company officials said they have filed for bankruptcy protection from their creditors, but city officials said lawyers advised them that they could cut services from the hotel for nonpayment.

Ergo, the tourism didn't leave because the Bentley shut down, the Bentley shut down because there was no tourism. Wise up and quit falling for the glitzy bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Two huge questions remain: 1) Which black candidate will be in the run-off with Roy? 2) Will Brewer, Sams or both pull a Couhig and endorse the black candidate in return for power? Stay tuned!

wesawthat... said...

it hasnt been shown that the louisiana convention centre closed because of a lack of business (tourism) although that could be the case. according to your article the parent company has filed for bankruptcy. so it could be that the parent company was using the convention centre receipts elsewhere.

Spanky said...

My question is, how many months in arrears was the convention center before they were cut off like everyone else? I cannot see the utility department giving me a year free ride, can you?

Anonymous said...

We,

I agree with your analysis. The LA Convention Center has enjoyed heavy bookings along with the hotels they own. Apparently the money was being siphoned off. This company made big promises when they bought the place from Hadnot's daughter but never delivered. When will the "Crown Hotel" across the street be cut off? I heard they are even further behind on their utilities than the LCC was. In fact, that place needs to be condemned and demolished.

wesawthat... said...

Public Record Request is Made on Delores Brewer
By: Diana Iles
diles@kalb.com
Sep 18, 2006

A local attorney, Robert Beck, has made a public records request on Delores Brewer. Beck, a Jacques Roy supporter, requested a number of things including Brewer's expense reports and her computer communication, including emails, while she worked for the city.

The city responded by saying it would labor-intensive and said it would cost Beck about $1500 in overtime work to fill his request.

In a letter back to the city Beck says, "My belief is that the City of Alexandria is avoiding production of the requested records in an apparant effort to shield Ms. Brewer from disclosures contained in the records."

Beck says he filed the request because he believed Brewer was using city ties to campaign while she was working for the city.

*Beck says he made the request on his own, however Roy did know he made it.

Anonymous said...

So you think that the parent company elected to slaughter the cash cow and sacrifice this lucrative market to dash on the utility bill? Not too likely . . .

wesawthat... said...

thanks anon. does anyone have the url to that young professionals website? this is the group that had the mayoral forum the day before kalb's.

Anonymous said...

www.ypgcenla.org

wesawthat... said...

thanks. after we read that kalb story we remembered on that ypgcenla website - their announcement of the mayoral forum - they had a picture of each candidate and when you moused over each picture their website or email address would pop up - at ms brewers pic it gave a city of alexandria email address instead of her website. looks like they have updated their website and removed that page.

Scarlett said...

Well,well. We all knew this campaign was going to get "dirty". I am also not surprised who is making the first move. I think he made the first move when he called one of DB's supporters and hung up on him when he refused to change his vote. Tsk....tsk. Do you think the common folk will look kindly upon this type of dirty politics?

Anonymous said...

From the Sept. 18 Town Talk:

"The lawsuit against Hotel Bentley owner Bob Dean still has not been filed, one year after Alexandria opened Convention Hall to hurricane evacuees from Dean's nursing homes in Lake Charles and New Orleans.
Dean has not paid an invoice for more than $30,000 to house the residents for weeks following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Lawyers from the city and an outside law firm have bounced the suit back and forth, and now it sits again on City Attorney Kelvin Sanders' desk.

Sanders said recently the city has another two years to file the suit, and that the holdup is finding out which of Dean's businesses to sue."

Or could the holdup be that part of the deal for the purchase of the Bentley, cluttered up with Myron and Harry, would be the forgiveness of the debt allegedly owed by Mr. Dean?

Anonymous said...

woooooooooooo...wait a cotton pickin minutes...She wants to take credit for working at the City yet she does not want her emails and her expenses reviewed? And Scarlett, you believe this is Dirty Politics? Wow. If you represent the Brewer people then i am so not going to vote for her.What is she hiding?

Anonymous said...

Really,what does Delores not want us to see?

Anonymous said...

"Well,well. We all knew this campaign was going to get "dirty". I am also not surprised who is making the first move. I think he made the first move when he called one of DB's supporters and hung up on him when he refused to change his vote. Tsk....tsk. Do you think the common folk will look kindly upon this type of dirty politics?"

Scarlett,

Nice try. I got the push poll phone call.

Delores already went dirty.

Anonymous said...

All this is going to prove is how many e-mails Delores never responded to and how many phone calls she didn't return.

Scarlett said...

Ohhhh Myyyy. You were soooo not going to vote for her from the beginning. Geeeez.....have we been invaded by the teeny bopper crowd here?

Anonymous said...

Now it makes sense why our bills are so high apparently hotels haven't been paying their bills while the rest us having been scraping together pennies.

Anonymous said...

Scarlett, if Delores is truly about government transparency, then it should be absolutely no problem for her to deliver the requested materials.

greg aymond said...

Perhaps not being able to pay its utiity bills, is why the Louisiana Convention Center filed a lawsuit, a few months ago, seeking damages for mold in the hotel? It alleges that the mold formed several years ago, but are just now suing for it.
As to Brewer, if, and I stress if, Brewer was utilizing city e-mail for her campaign, that, in and of itself, is a violation of law and another reason not to vote for her. Contrary to state law, Ned's administration has a long history of doing all it can to block public records requests.

greg aymond said...

If the candidates truly wish to be tough on crime, they can start with this. Monday morning, according to several witnesses, Alexandria Police
Officer, Frankie Crooks, rear ended a car letting out a child at
Carbrini School. Prior to that collision, officer Crooks was obeserved
driving erradically, with two children in his truck. After the
collision, Officer Crooks exited his vehicle and was unable to walk
correctly. Witnesses told the investigating officer, Officer Tullos,
that Crooks appeared intoxicated or on drugs.
Instead of testing him, as would have been done to me or you, the
deputy assigned to the school had Mr. Crooks park his truck and gave
him a ride home.
What will be done about this ? What are the facts? Is there a double standard here?
Waiting to hear from you Chief Coutee, with the same investigation that your department conducts in "normal" DWI cases.

Anonymous said...

How come the only evidence of support of Brewer seems to come from two ladies who sound like they are voting for home room monitor. Is anybody else out there actually suggesting she be elected. Incidentallly I have no horse in this race, but for the life of me I can't see why they will not admit what is so obvious to every other living human being who has not been under a rock for the last two months. I must be another meanie who when asks for the truth becomes even meaner.

Anonymous said...

anon makes a good point. it seems like the two kool aid drinkers, scarlett and steel magnolia are the only ones that deny delores is a proven liar.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that supporters of proven dishonest candidates deny their propensity to lie - I think their position is that "it doesn't matter". It's like "they might not lie in the future" or "they wouldn't lie about important stuff" "fundemental honesty isn't important" or the average voter "is too f____ing stupid to know the difference".

The really sad part is that I don't know if they are right or not. It is quite frightening.

It's also worthwhile noting that the supporters of the silk stocking mayoral and council candidates don't really think that we of the common rabble deserve an explaination.

Anonymous said...

if she has the unmitigated gall to lie TWICE while the tape is running, you can rest assured lying is a major tool of her trade.

Scarlett said...

If you guys will go back and check the archives, you will find that Jacques Roy's campaign began the "dirty" push poll phone calls a few weeks ago. His out of town polling group was mentioned in the TT just the other day. Rumor has it, he and his family run the dirtiest campaigns this side of the Mississippi. The washing machine has been turned on. I'm sure it'll come out in this cycle.

Anonymous said...

I love it. Once again, noticably absent from Scarlet's reply, is any mention of the misspeaks. It is a tragic comedy.

Anonymous said...

Seriously doubt Jacques ran the "trial lawyer suing the city" phone poll? Black pot calling the kettle black perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Scarlett,
You've given away your identity due to your writing "style". I'm 90% sure I know who you are, and I now understand the slavish adherence to the party line.

Anonymous said...

scarlett, you can do this. breath in and breath out. now say, "yes, delores is a liar, but i could care less and will continue to support her".

lawyers are good folks said...

I really don't understand the problem. If the city or the police or a large corporation or an insurance company or the government does wrong, isn't the courtroom the only proper forum for addressing those wrongs. Isn't that want we want our mayor to do: to identify wrongs, confront them, and correct them? Roy has done a good job of protecting the rights and interests of those that have entrusted their problems to him. Isn't that what we are looking for? Aren't we looking for someone to take on the big guys that take advantage of us and kick their ass? I sure am.

biff said...

if you are looking for someone to clean house, sams is your man.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the difference between Sams and Roy is the difference between a purge and reform.

biff said...

and i say we need a purge! actually, considering all the nasty things that have been said about sams, it looks like delores and roy are running a dirtier campaign. that may say something.

Anonymous said...

If your talking "purge" Sams is the man.

Anonymous said...

Not even Leonid the magnificent, the self-professed new kingmaker of Rapides politics, can save the Sams campaign.

Spanky said...

I think I made the point a couple of weeks ago that what we need is a street fighter in the position of mayor and that DB possibly was not tough enough for the job. Now we have a relatively minor conflict over some phone poll and other alleged dirty tricks and all I hear is whining. I want someone who has the fortitude to handle the situation and whining is not the way to get things done. My point has been proven.

Scarlett said...

Yeah right, Spanky. When it's a man, it standing up to his opponent. When it's a woman, it's whining. Yes indeed, you have surely proven your point.

Anonymous said...

What me worry? Lie? What lie?

biff said...

lol. leonid the magnificent will save the day. sams is the man!

Anonymous said...

Sams ain't the man. Anyone who reads Lamar's thread on Bolton High now has direct testimony from people who had to deal with that man and what he did to that school.

Anonymous said...

penny, quit posting that. we know you ran off all the teachers. sams did right getting rid of you.

Scarlett said...

You think Cenla Antics is undemocratic about his blog. I just received an email from Lamar threatening to expose my identity and that I would receive a phone call from Roy if I didn't recant my posts on the blog. Good Lord!!! What kind of people try to use this type of strongarm tactics on people for speaking their minds and relaying things that they have heard? Grow up Lamar. It's a free country.

Scarlett said...

And they say that Republicans are the ones taking away all the freedoms of this country.

biff said...

scarlett, are kidding?

wesawthat... said...

you probably received a spoofed email from someone impersonating lamar.

Anonymous said...

Tell us it ain't so, Lamar!

Anonymous said...

Scarlet, are you to recant postings on Cenla Antics or Lamar's. If cenla antics, what does Lamar have to do with this blog and how did he obtain your identity from this blog. Are we really anonymous or not?

Anonymous said...

If true Lamar's credibily is shit forever. If not so inform us.

Scarlett said...

I am not kidding at all. I have to email to prove it. I am most upset and extremely disappointed in Lamar. Lamar apparently learned my identity through an interview with a friend some time ago. I'm sure they asked that it be confidential. I am totally shocked at this.

wesawthat... said...

even if he knows your identity how would he be able to get your email address?

Scarlett said...

The information he mentioned, as well as just referring to my comments as "bald-faced lies", was entered on this blog. What arrogance.

Scarlett said...

Sorry.....he referred to them as "flat-out lies". I really have no idea how he got my email. He sent me an email a long time ago. I always thought he was just a nice young man. I have to say I am extremely disappointed in him.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Wow Scarlett,

Calm down. I had you pegged for a professional.

You have posted a handful of flat-out lies, including one about Jacques Roy "hanging up" on someone who refused to change their vote. (Which is absolutely absurd).

It's not as pernicious as the push poll recently conducted, but it still warranted a retraction.

Do you believe that you shouldn't be held accountable for the words you write or the lies that you spread?

Do you really think that this is serving the best interests of your candidate's campaign?

On a side note, I never lied about Jacques' poll; I simply said it wasn't being conducted by members of his campaign (It was contracted out) and that it wasn't "nasty" (Notice that no one can name a single "nasty" question asked). Go back and read the archives Scarlett. Yes, I was being evasive. Forgive me.

In a democracy, we are free to express ourselves, and I have done my best to provide a venue in which the open exchange of ideas can flourish.

But when you spread out and out lies (and when you refuse to confirm your sources or details), you're not exchanging ideas; you're spreading lies. I know you're not a journalist, but I suggest you familiarize yourself with basic journalistic ethics. During the past few months, I have had to make a few retractions; I had sources that told me bad information, and once it was corrected, it was my ethical duty to retract said statement.


To the other bloggers, the only reason I know Scarlett's identity is because SHE revealed it to me in March when she sent me an e-mail. I have the e-mails to prove it. Thank you, Gmail.

I have respected her opinion on the issues, even though I thought she completely overreacted when I made fun of Rush Limbaugh.

Scarlett wrote me back and said that she believes she has the right to spread "information," regardless of whether or not she's checked her facts. In other words, it seems to me that she's eager to spread ANY information that could be used against Mr. Roy, even when it's blatently false. And when confronted with the facts (that she's spreading lies), instead of being reasonable, she has stated that this is somehow her democratic right.

As far as revealing her identity, I told her I would not want to do this, that it would be regretful, and that all I wanted was information and a retraction.

I think that's fair. It's not being "dirty." It's reasonable.

biff said...

cool. this is getting better than "all my children"

Anonymous said...

So she's not only lying about Jacques hanging up on a Brewer supporter, she's also lying about how Lamar knows her identity?

Is there anything the Brewer campaign won't lie about?

Anonymous said...

why should lies bother her? she has made it abundantly clear that delores lying doesn't bother her either.

wesawthat... said...

we used to like days of our lives but their story lines got too crazy.

feces is and feces does said...

Oooooo! The plot thickens. Two folks who lavished praise on one another based on their "understood" social superiority are now sinking into a old fashion cat fight. As Aristotle once said: "IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE"

It is the way of all flesh. The finest lobster or tenderloin, when partaken, turns to feces. And feces is feces.

Scarlett said...

Lamar - You take the cake! I am not lying about anything. I am simply passing on information that has been passed on to me. Most of the information on this and your blog hasn't even been passed on. It's just simply someone's opinion. It was my impression, and many conversations have taken place on the blog about this, that blogs are stating one's feelings, impressions or thoughts. You, Lamar, are out of control. You do not own this blog or the internet. I can't remember how you got my email. That must have been a long time ago. I can't remember where I put my keys a few minutes ago much less who emailed who. I, personally, believe you are playing dirty pool here by threatening me this way. You are scoring no points with anyone. Again, I am not lying.

Anonymous said...

Not true, Lamar is scoring points with me! Somebody is finally deflating that smarmy arrogance and making you put up or shot up. I bet when you were perched on the bar stool at the grill or getting ready for that charity ball that you shared with us, you never thought that you would actually have to deal with honest decent people. SURPRISE SCARLETT!

Scarlett said...

And, Lamar, I am not a journalist and don't pretend to be one. If everyone on this blog painstakingly researched every contribution to this blog first, there would be very few contributions. You have taken advantage of someone's trust here. If I sent you an email, I am certain that I did not intend for you to confiscate my information and announce it to the world. You have become a major disappointment, my dear.

Anonymous said...

Scarlett:
Call Lamar's grandma. Maybe she can make him behave.

Scarlett said...

And to you anonymous, Lamar's actions is not that of an HONEST and DECENT person.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Scarlett, I kept our personal correspondences private. With all due respect, you went public first.

Anonymous said...

Someone is having trouble distinguishing between statements of opinion and fact.

Allow me to try and clear it up.

Opinion:
"So and so" is just a child, he's to young to be mayor.

Fact:
"So and so" hung up on a Brewer supporter who wouldn't change his vote.

Perhaps she "misspoke."

wesawthat... said...

myron lawson video blogged! permalink

Lamar White, Jr. said...

I haven't done a line by line response in a long time.

"Scarlett said...

Lamar - You take the cake!"

Thank you, I guess.

"I am not lying about anything. I am simply passing on information that has been passed on to me."

Unfortunately, this information has no basis in fact, and is therefore, a lie. Mr. Roy never hung up on a Brewer supporter and considering this is Mr. Roy's first political campaign, I don't understand how you can accuse his "family" of running the dirtiest campaigns this side of the Mississippi.

"Most of the information on this and your blog hasn't even been passed on. It's just simply someone's opinion. It was my impression, and many conversations have taken place on the blog about this, that blogs are stating one's feelings, impressions or thoughts."

I agree with you that much of the information exchanged on this blog is based on opinion, but it's not an OPINION to state that Jacques hung up on a Brewer supporter; it was intended as an expository statement of fact. A simple fact check would have cleared up this misconception.

"You, Lamar, are out of control. You do not own this blog or the internet."

I am out of control? I approached you privately and respectfully concerning factual errors in your posts. Only minutes later, you decided to broadcast our private correspondance, without giving any context, on this blog.

"I can't remember how you got my email. That must have been a long time ago. I can't remember where I put my keys a few minutes ago much less who emailed who."

Well, I have archived e-mails if you'd like to have your memory refreshed.

"I, personally, believe you are playing dirty pool here by threatening me this way."

Threatening you? I am honestly sorry that you feel threatened. My intent was simply to clear up the record and to ensure that those who read this blog are not mislead by untruths.

"You are scoring no points with anyone. Again, I am not lying."

So what exactly do you call it when you spread and share other people's lies? If you're not lying, you have certainly elected to share other people's lies in an open forum. And that to me is neither honest or decent.

"And, Lamar, I am not a journalist and don't pretend to be one."

My point is that, as a blogger, you are still held legally accountable for the words you write and that it would be beneficial for you to understand journalistic ethics.

"If everyone on this blog painstakingly researched every contribution to this blog first, there would be very few contributions."

With all due respect, I don't think that is true.

"You have taken advantage of someone's trust here. If I sent you an email, I am certain that I did not intend for you to confiscate my information and announce it to the world. You have become a major disappointment, my dear."

Ma'am, again, I was not the person who first posted about our private e-mail correspondance. You made the decision to go public, and that's your right. Secondly, I haven't "confiscated" any information; it was volunteered to me by you.

I regret I have disappointed you. My only intention was to ensure that the truth was being told.

Liberty or death said...

Congratulations Scarlet, you have brought a tyrant to his knees with a weapon they understand and fear the most: The Truth! See what censorship fosters, it is meant to be the force to control others. Even on a little venue such as this, one can see the effects. Lamar, who I do not know has demonstrated his lack of morals and intellectual honesty. He shows he has no character and integrity eludes him completely. And he justifies all of his betrayals of you and his own honor, by, as all of his ilk, feigning a desire to protect all of us ignorant bougeous from the evil Scarlet. I have agreed with almost nothing Scarlet has said since I first glanced at this forum but you have made my day most interesting. I hope you come around to understanding, appreciating and demanding free speech in the future as it is your biggest defense against those who would deny you your individual rights. Notice the frantic attempt to cover up what really happened. Stick to your guns Scarlet. He has attempted to wipe out free speech and now he is trying to renig on the promise of anonymity. Interesting, but I told you so!

the soothsayer said...

Rumor has it that the latest tracking poll commissioned by the business cabal, has Roy up over Brewer by 4 points.

The reason most cited by the voters for their distaste of Brewer is the phone calls that they, or members of their family, have gotten.

Survey says... push polls are a dangerous way to gain ground in a tight campaign. Sometimes they backfire by building resentment among the voters. This seems to have happened in the Brewer poll.

The feathers and bones have spoken

Scarlett said...

Lamar - You don't know whether my posts are true or not. Just like me, you are passing on information. You are repeating something that someone else has said to you. Do not come on this blog and act as if your words, just because you have spoken them, is the all knowing fact! You are acting as if you are God or something here. And when someone says if you don't retract something you have posted, I will reveal your true identity, I consider that a threat and I rightfully reacted. Again...I am not lying, I am repeating information that was passed on to me. So give it a rest.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone care that Fuller's right hand man has been thrown out of his church and the police are involved? Oh thats right, he's one of Ned's chosen ones and must not be touched. I wonder if Sams still values his advice? Does he still have connections to Brewer as they worked together for so long?

Anonymous said...

Scarlett said to Lamar: "You do not own this blog or the internet."

I hereby divest full ownership of the internet to Lamar - Al Gore.

Now he does. HaHa.

mr. reality check said...

Ned gave Dorsey the chance of a lifetime when he hired him. Thought Dorsey was a changed man. But when Dorsey and his staff screwed up, Ned let him go. Dorsey's the dishonest one. Now he's in trouble with his church and the law. But I guess none of you have had employee problems. When employers have these problems , they deal with them properly and move on. The system worked. End of story.

Anonymous said...

I heard the money Dorsey stole from his church was passed on to Fuller's campaign. Any truth to that??

Anonymous said...

Wow I love it when the "special" people have a falling out. Sounds very similar to us poorly educated white trash. Aren't we indeed fortunate to have such pillars of the community to lead us by example?

Anonymous said...

I was one of the undecided, leaning toward Roy. But, if they operate on threats and strong-handed tactics, he is not for me.

Anonymous said...

Mr. reality check you need a taste of the real thing. Ned let Dorsey run wild. Dorsey would tell you that he owned Ned. The only reason he was let go was that the Red Cross was involved and Alban/Ken didn't want to deal with that scandel. Do a little checking and report back.

Civil Sentient said...

We Saw That, I think All My Children fits this latest round. Meanwhile, Alex is still burning.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think Alex may be winning . . .

Anonymous said...

Lamar:

I too think that your actions of late are totally uncool. This is a BLOG for crying out loud! It is neither a newspaper nor is it a television station in which sources are verified for information. Whatever Scarlett said about Roy is her business. If someone chooses to believe it, it is their choice. I am sure most folks take what is said on this blog for what it's worth and make their own credibility calls. GEEZ!! Lamar, GET OVER IT!

A Regular Anon

my best bet said...

If Roy and Brewer get in runoff, Roy wins as he gets the crossover Black vote. If Brewer and a black win then the black wins as the black gets as many of Roy votes as does Delores. If Roy and a black gets in then Roy wins with black crossovers and the whites that supported Delores will charge Roys quarter with votes and money. It seems like a black or Roy and I think right now I'd put my money on Roy. Pretty good surge for just a few weeks. He has Delores backpeddling and is on the offensive. Things can change rapidly though. Any flaws in my logic?

Anonymous said...

Now is it beginning to dawn on you folks that Dorsey was the one with the 8x10's that was blackmailing Ned? And how Kelvin and his ilk came to be of influence? All was not well on the second floor and it is time for a clean sweep.

Civil Sentient said...

To the 8:38:14 PM Anon. Been knowing for years but nobody would listen.

Anonymous said...

Little Lord Fartlamar, How do you justify threatening someone on this blog with exposing their identity again. I still do get it.

Anonymous said...

WHAT 8 x 10???

Anonymous said...

About the post about the druk Alexandria Police Offcer at Cabrini School, do I understad correctly the Sheriff Deputies are also stationed at private schools? Are the private schools paying for that or is that also paid from the recent Sheriff's tax? Surely we aren't spending public funds on private schools?

Anonymous said...

The deputy was acting as a crossing guard.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they are also stationed at private schools. Country Day has a resource officer. But guess what, those of us who send our children to private schools pay taxes to the High Sheriff just like everyone else.

Anonymous said...

The sherrif in his ads for the tax increase promised a uniformed deputy at EVERY school in the parish.

Look at how well it has prevented terrorism at our local schools. don't you feel safer now??

the cars can turn easier at country day now that there is someone to direct traffic. I guess a parent or volunteer counld not do this.

Anonymous said...

You guys are either sick or you drank the Brewer-branded Kool Aid.

Lamar's not just right. He's finally putting this woman, who thinks that just because she uses a screenname instead of her real name means that she shouldn't be held responsible for the things she writes, in her place.

Anyone who has ever followed this blog knows that Scarlett is just a talking head for the Brewer campaign. A week or two ago Scarlett said she is with Brewer all of the time.

She spread lies on behalf of Brewer. Lamar wrote her to tell her that he knew she was telling lies. She never denied this. She thinks her lies are just a matter of perspective. Such bullshit. Instead of being honest, which she and her candidate claim to be, she got all of you in a hissy fit by claiming that Lamar "threatened" her.

Lamar, you don't have to, but if I were you, I'd post the letter you sent to Scarlett.

Scarlett said...

Lamar - You have my permission to post the letter (email).

Scarlett said...

And you, anonymous, are full of c---. You obviously are running off at the mouth without having read the entire exchanges. I did not lie.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Dear Scarlett,

During the past few weeks, you have posted a handful of flat-out lies, including, most recently, that Jacques Roy hung up on someone after they wouldn't committ to giving him their vote. This is a reckless and irresponsible prevarication, and I would hope that you would correct this as soon as possible.

I have spoken with Jacques concerning your statements, and if necessary, he may be contacting you in order to correct the record. If necessary, the record may be directly corrected on the blog, and though I would regret exposing anyone's identity, I believe we are each obligated to tell the truth and to run a fair and measured campaign.

On a side note, Jacques' wife Wendy received the push poll phone call.

I commend you for your alligiance and pride in Mrs. Brewer, who I also find to be an exceptional woman, but when you post untruths on behalf of her campaign, you are ultimately doing Mrs. Brewer and all of those who work for her a disservice.

Sincerely,


Lamar

Anonymous said...

Bravo Lamar!

Scarlett, tactical error on your part.

Lamar's totally justified in asking you to take responsibility for your comments.

YOU LIED! Someone asked you to take responsibility and you FREAKED OUT.

If I were Delores, I'd ask you to please stop blogging. You're HURTING HER CHANCES.

Anonymous said...

Scarlett, I'm a Brewer supporter, and I know young Mr. White. It's admirable that you have earnestly defended Delores Brewer, but when you repeat lies and innuendo on her behalf, you're making it seem like Delores endorses this.

You need to learn when to stop. You shouldn't be repeating stupid lies on this blog, particularly when people know who you are and know how to connect you to Delores. It makes her look bad, and it only hurts her chances.

Mr. White is playing polite politics. He asked you to retract a lie. You decided to play the victim. Stop it. I like Delores Brewer. I've known her personally for twenty years. Delores is an honest person, and I don't think it helps when the people around her act dishonestly.

Anonymous said...

That does it! I was on the fence between Brewer and Roy, but after this latest exchange, it's obvious... the Roy people want an honest conversation on the facts, and the Brewer people want to run push polls and post anonymous lies about Roy. THAT IS DIRTY POLITICS.

Anonymous said...

Scarlett.... Lamar's letter may have been strongly worded, but obviously, he had evidence that you weren't telling the truth. I agree with the poster who said you're just trying to play the poor, innocent victim. C'mon. You're a grown woman, and you should understand that when you repeat lies, especially to people who know your true identity, you risk being called out on your lies.

Anonymous said...

Awwww... poor Scarlett, she feels threatened by someone who knows she told a LIE.

Is it just me or is lying a theme of the Brewer campaign?

Anonymous said...

By the way, Ken Juneau's made sure that everyone on the 2nd floor knows who Scarlett really is. Your identity is not a secret.

Anonymous said...

Ken Juneau. You mean the guy who is paid $100,000 a year to BLOG?

Anonymous said...

Lamar, allegiance is spelled with an e. Other than that, thanks for proving what most of us suspected all along, that Scarlett was just an irrational apologist without a free-thinking bone in her body.

Anonymous said...

The Scarlett - Lamar Show. The candidates are a side issue, this election is really about Scarlett and Lamar, and which of these two enlightened authorities will lead us to the promised land. Scarlett can serve us tea and Lamar can correct our spelling for many years into the future. What egos.

Anonymous said...

ANYONE BUT SAMS!

Anonymous said...

People who threaten to use force are not nice young men and are more dangerous than those who prevaricate. It's the difference between Saddam and Sean Penn.

What a city! said...

Alice Hammond is looking better all the time.

Anonymous said...

Can Roy speak for himself or is Lamar the only one who can let us know what he thinks, or is Lamar not as much in the know as he thinks. Ditto for Scarlet. It was nice while they were at each others throats. I suggest the two candidates should distance themselves from our jr. high school self appointed debate team.

Anonymous said...

For many months I have tried to tell this blog about the ways of Lamar White Jr. No one listens and everyone wants to kill the messenger. Now folks suc h as Scarlett are dinding out his true nature.

Lamar White Jr. is the self appointed savior (due to being all knowledgeable about the problems of Alexandria and how to solve these problems) of Alexandria. His solution is simple revitilize downtown and nmusic. As others have stated he is an overly liberally educated, immature person. You can see his "silver spoon in the mouth" upbringing coming out by his irrational attacks on those that disagree with what he knows best for us.

He has now become a lawyer, advising Scarlett what she is legally responsible for.

The old adage "the acorn does not fall far from the tree" is being evidenced by Lamar in this election. He is a continuatikon of the dirty fighting tactics employed by his Grandmother and his father. However say anything against either of the Saint Whites (Grandma and Daddy) the Lamar cadre of ass suckers attack.

Scarlett it seems you have discovered the worm turned.

Anonymous said...

How many ntimes will we see the statement "I have spoken with Jacques..." Lamar is alledgedly not part of Roy's campaign but he always has the latest response from Roy, is able to instantly communicate with Roy and knows what Roy is thinkiong.

I think Lamar is a snake in the grass not desiring to openly admit to helping steer Roy's campaign in case Roy losses. If Roy should lose Lamar would have to deal with one of Roy's opponents on his grandeous plan to revitilize downtown and build condo's with Brigitte Brown's brother.

All revitilizing downtown does is throw away taxpayers money. It should be clear by now the White Folks are not going to go downtown. All the claims of racial bigotry, etc, will not cause the Whites to go downtown. White folks are leaving Alexandria in droves not trying to move into the inner city. Why would decent people wasnt to move into a crime riddenghetto when they can move out of the City and enjoy a peaceful life. Oh I know why - because they would have a water park and a walking trail available. Alexandria's City Council is so intent on developing the River that they are trying to get rid of what little activity is there now - the houseboats. Anyone figure out yet that is the location Fuller wants for his waterpark. C omes equipped with an outdoor theater, dock, etc.

Surl;y you didn't think the houseboat situation was attacked due to some great civic spirit.

old timer said...

Being the resident demagogue ain't all that it's played up to be. The way Scarlet talks down to people makes Dr. Sams look modest. It is easy to see why people like Scarlet want to be at the apron of power and influence in this community. They really don't care about anything or anyone but perpetuation of their influence and exclusivity. The Morgan Walker mentality is alive and well in the Brewer campaign. CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE!!!!

biff said...

if you want change, sams is the man.

Older Timer said...

Old Timer Morgan Walker never done anything to anyone that they did not allow him to do. You cannot be taken advantage of unless you allow it.

Morgan Walker just captilized on the economic opportunities available. Believe if you knew anything about Morgan Walker he pulled himself up by his bootstraps, taking financial risk to achieve success.

Why don't you start your own "Jitney" service.

biff said...

fuller told the ASH students he is gonna get them a waterslide. yeeeeee ha!

OLd timer said...

Morgan Walker was all that you say, however, he used his public office and influence to his own personal gain and benefit. You are entirely correct in that the public allowed him to take and hold whatever advantages he used. Do we want to let that happen again?

In the Walker day, Alexandria was a very class-based society and the top rungs were supposed to get the good stuff. Then the 60's happened. I don't miss the old days.

Even is sex is consensual, you are still GETTING SCREWED!

Anonymous said...

To the former second floor employee who states ned didn't want to let Dorsey go--I just asked all three of them, Ned, Albin and Ken. Ned said upon learning of what Dorsey & co. did, he DEFINATELY wanted to let Dorsey go and so he did. The other two confirm it. Now, about Dorsey running rampant--I do agree that Dorsey needed to go before this incident. He became disrespectful and uncooperative to the mayor and to others in the administration. He was obviously not the changed man Ned thought he was. Hiring him was a mistake in my opinion. Regarding some photo... Dorsey had a photo of he and Ned in his office. But as for some other photo for blackmail--come on. That is absolutely not true. I can believe Dorsey would go around saying he owned Ned because he's a big blow hard. But that does not make it true. That is such a ridiculous notion. First you bloggers say Ned was owned by the silk stocking crowd and now Dorsey. PLEASE! Why do you have to pick on a man who is going out of office? Stick to the discussion about the candidates on the Sept. 30 ballot.
-current city employee

Anonymous said...

I agree. Ned is a good man. Like the rest of us, he is human. While in office, you can't please everyone. So, stop picking on him. I know the majority of Alexandrians believe the Randolph administration led the city through a great era. Like Rick Ranson said, Ned and the council and administrative team took us from catfish in the swimming pool to Union Tank car. No one on some blog can ruin Ned's reputation or his accomplishments while in office. Those stand on their own. I believe Ned is stepping down because he knows and understands it's time for new leadership. Whoever is saying these things is so small. You may be able to hide your identity on this blog, but you can't hide your cruelty from God. It's comforting to know that you'll have to answer to Him.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but you cannot see the forest for the trees. Folks that have been asked about corruption have that "deer in the headlights look" when asked if they know anything . Explain this to me, why was Kelvin hired as city attorney? Is he that bright? How did Bridgette get involved in the CLECO case? What about the bond deal? Why all of the studies that don't seem to have much substance? We could stay here all day asking wbout specific instances in city government and you folks would act like you don't see anything wrong. Is it that possibly you lack a moral compass? I still maintain that you guys hope DB gets elected so you can keep all of the crap covered up which you have done a fair job at up until now.

biff said...

am i the only one that sees the irony in roy and delores blasting each other with push polls and dirty politics, while the so called madman sams is running a clean and above board campaign? hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

While you are in the defense mode, why don't you explain to us rabble how come the Public Service Commission continually refused the cities application to bring in another gas line and how that affected the city's ability to buy gas on the open market.

Anonymous said...

The past four years have been much more difficult than the previous terms due to the make up of the city council and other issues. If he would have known what was ahead, I suspect Ned would have chosen not to run the last time. Of course, hindsight is 20/20. Regarding Kelvin, he is a Tulane Law School graduate. He had the credentials for the job. I hear you about his allegiances. He brought Bridgette into the CLECO case. I agree with you that Kelvin should have been let go because he is not loyal to the mayor. Only to Bridgette and the council. Creating equal opportunties for minorities is a difficult thing. First, there's a lack of qualified minorities. Then, once one is put in place, the rest of the black leadership in town pressures the heck out of the person to do their bidding...because they truly believe it's their turn to run things AND that they are supposed to make money while running things. Maybe the next mayor can do a better job with placing minorities in the administrtion. I do think Lisa Harris is wonderful. I hope whomever is elected keeps her. Regarding the utility question, I don't have info to answer that.
-current city employee

Anonymous said...

OK I've had a belly full! I have always thought Scarlet was a snobish little know it all who is a johnny come lately to this area. I have herd she arrived in cenla with plastipak. I wonder who the hell she thinks she is? She has no real knowlege of the political history, she latched onto Brewer because she thought it was "cool" to know somebody in Alex city govt, and she's as plastic as the bottles her hubby makes. She makes me want to vomit.

Not defending lamar here,,,but Scarlet is a liar just like brewer is.

Brewer is nothing but a continuation of the silk stockinf privilaged crowd who has been putting the scrwes to folks around here for decades.

A vote for brewer is a wasted vote. I hope she goes down big time!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, show us boys how it is done.

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