Friday, September 22, 2006

One Week left ...

Who will be our next Mayor? We could hit a historical mark with either the first woman or black mayor. What ever the case, Alexandria is truly at a point of no return. With one of our better hotels closing due to not paying their utilities the fact remains that Alexandria is canibalizing itself. A massive Economic Development plan must be created and implemented. Utility bills must be reduced. Our power is purchased from Cleco and marked up by the city. We have a fund surplus. What to do with it? Uhhh ....

Alexandria is being surpassed by Pineville. Mayor Fields and Rich Dupree as well as the Pineville City Council have done a phenominal job on economic development. As a business owner myself, I recognize the ease and less expense of operating in Pineville. I have had many like minded conversations with other business owners.

Voters, think wise and hard on your decision. Candidates think wise and hard. Whom ever is the next mayor will wear this pivotal mantel for a very long time. This could very well be the mayorial term that makes or breaks Alexandria.

I remain,

Hopeful in Alexandria

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Anonymous said...

Mr. Antics,

I must disagree with one talking point in the lead in to your thread: the City does not simply purchase power from CLECO and mark it up. The City is a member of LEPA and as such a part owner in Rodemacher #2 in Boyce. As a member city of LEPA we are guaranteed a portion of the power generated at Rodemacher #2 plus a small amount of hydroelectric power from North Louisiana. The rest of our power needs (peaking power), if any, are then purchased from CLECO.

Those are the facts. Can we do better; maybe on the peaking power. But like all other energy commodities we must consider the cost of the commodity and the cost to get it here.

Compare the City rates to other rates around the state. You will find we have it pretty good.

Anonymous said...

There will be a Special City Council meeting on
Monday, September 25, 2006 at 11:30 A.M.
in the City Council Chambers to discuss the following:

To consider a report from the Administration and City Attorney on concerns regarding the elections of Council Districts 2 and 4 and To consider adoption of a resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Administration to take necessary actions that may be required.
==========
sorry for the repost.

Anonymous said...

ANYONE BUT SAMS!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

At this point, I think it will be ANYONE BUT SAMS!!

prayerful anticipation said...

You have to wonder why they are going thru the expense and intrigue of a special meeting at such an awkward and inconvenient time, particularly for Hickman or Lampert, when they are having a regular meeting the next day. This is the transparency and fairness issue played out in "spades". I fully recognize Ned's limitations but one would think that the hansomely rewarded Ken or Albin would step in and drop the hammer on Sanders. Ned's legacy could redeem itself by the simple and definitive act of courage and principle. We shall see.

Anonymous said...

I got a call tonight asking if the election were held today would I vote for Roy or Brewer. However, I live in Pineviile and have not lived in Alexandria since 1998. I work for the City of Alexandria..could that be why they called? Any insight?

Anonymous said...

We should have thought of putting Aymond on Myron and Bridgett's trail sooner. He will keep them looking over their shoulder.

Spanky said...

Those calls are usually done with a predictive dialer. If you have a 442,445,473 etc. instead of 640,641, etc. prefix on your phone # you are going to get a call.

Anonymous said...

Mark this post for next Sunday. Prediction: Roy v. Fuller in run-off. Brewer endorses Fuller in an attempt to retain employment. I heard that last night at the Peabody forum, all candidates were ask who they would vote for if they did not make the run-off. Six of the candidates artfully dodged the question. Fuller said he'd vote for the lady. Brewer thanked him. That was a sign of things to come. Its gonna get bizarre folks!

Anonymous said...

Damn Spanky...you know everything. We gotta have a drink one day. I'm buying.

Anonymous said...

I thought Brewer wasn't at Peabody last night.

Anonymous said...

Hey Scarlett...more to come.

Anonymous said...

Hey Scarlett was there anything that Roy "mispoke' in his mail piece?

biff said...

mr. reality check, of course i am on your side on the election issue and will gladly put aside our differences on candidates.

mr. reality check said...

Brewer was definately not at the Peabody forum. She had a conflicting fundraiser someone hosted for her. so, it would have been hard for her to thank Fuller there unless she has a clone.

Scarlett said...

Believe me, from what I hear, your candidate has a lot more to hide than Delores Brewer. Just remember....what goes around comes around. The gods will not smile upon (mr.) Roy.

LOLInPineville said...

LOL about a "deal" to endorse Fuller. Number one, Delores WILL be in the runoff. It's just a question of who will be in there with her. If it's a black she's probably the next mayor. If it's Roy--more difficult to beat him because of the voter demographics. If her strategist is worth a damn, he'll every effort to take Roy out now. If Roy's strategist were smart he'd focus on going negative on Johnson and/or helping other blacks in race rather than going neg. on her. It's too late. He won't knock DB out for the runoff. His ONLY goal should be to get in there with her. Spliting the black vote is the key. Picking votes off Roosevelt, to go to CFS or Fuller or Red is the ticket in.

biff said...

spanky, things may not be as bad as they seem at first blush. if i read the town talk correctly, the council clowns can't do anything with out the justice departments approval. secondly, if the election for district 2 and 4 is delayed, it would only be delayed til nov 7. that might be better than having the election and then having it tied up for ever in litigation, effectively maintaining our present council until the suit(s) are finished. regardless, we all definately need to show up at the monday council meeting. i trust our present council about as far as i could throw them.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Antics:
Is there any way to avoid those super long posts from Aymond on this thread? I know he has the right to say anything he wants, but those long diatribes are ridiculous

biff said...

scarlett? you coy seductress. what evil things will delores be blasting roy with?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it takes space to state facts. Its not too hard to scroll down, and I dont see you complaining about other long posts.

seek the truth, then kick the liers ass said...

I hope that whoever has that article on Silver's pledge not to run will repost it here. I think that's a big deal and it really pisses me off. I don't understand why these candidates can get caught in a big time central-issue-related lie directed to and at us, the voters, and then expect us to give them our trust and our wallets. I wish I could find that article. It was in the Town Talk

Anonymous said...

I saw one of Roy's mailers about Delores "lying" or "bending the tructh a little" to the City Council.

Thats made up my mind. I know for an absolute fact that an attorney would never, ever do this. Especially one with family ties to the Edwin Edwards administration.

I don't like negative polictis (so much for living in LA)I want to here about WHY I should elect you not why I shouldn't elect someone else. Sorry Jacques, I'm back in the Delores camp.

Anonymous said...

give senile harry a break. it's not like he lied. his wife has to remind him he is on the city council

agree about liers said...

Silver says he's only 84 years old but at our Sorrority's prayer breakfast this summer, he said that he would run for mayor in 4 years and he would be 90 years old. If the mayor runs every 4 years that means he is actually 86. I don't guess it matters if he is 84 or 86 but I just wish somebody would think that we deserved to truth.

biff said...

the over-riding reason NOT to vote for harry is that he told goddard that he polled the council and they all wanted him to run. in other words, he is a patsy they know they can control. that alone should be the kiss of death. he also mentioned to goddard that he wants to sell his white elephant down town, and figures being on the council will give him an inside track to sell the derelict building to the city. to sum up, there is NO reason to vote for harry.

surf's up - support's down said...

Dear California Dude,
Welcome back to the Delores camp. You picked a great time and can get a terrific seat 'cause the room's just about empty.

Spanky said...

Hey Biff, They are still trying to gloss over the fact that the election is being held as we speak. Early voting started last monday so the process has begun. Who shpould be able to stop voting once it has begun and how will that affect future elections it they are successful here? It is near madness to suggest it. What if we can find a eason in the next presidential election to do the same thing? Would it have national ramifications? Biff, you have almost fallen for the charms of the snake -wake up - wake up - do not look into his eyes.

biff said...

why in the world shouldn't the voting public know that delores is a liar?

biff said...

spanky, you are right. i am with you. thanks for bucking me up. i'm low on booze and the wife hasn't returned from krogers. :)

Anonymous said...

Biff aka Andy Sams.

Anonymous said...

No one has a single thing on Roy. Now, if DB's camp wants to sling mud at his family; by all means, go right ahead.

That always plays well.

Anonymous said...

DB will do something. she's about to have spent 200 grand for a fourth place finish. how ugly is that?

Spanky said...

It happens. Remember Greg Walker for judge?

biff said...

yep spanky, that silk stocking went down in flames. spent 200g and couldn't even force a run off in a five person race. i'm telling you, dolores is in the same position. the money decided they could elect her, she was one of them, and the comparison between walker and delores is appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Where do you think dad will finish Andy?

greg aymond said...

From the Town Talk today, the Planning Commision, Registrar of Voters and the City are finger pointing, as to who is guilty for erroneus maps. I hope that the City is expending as much time to discover the culprit as they are on stoping the election. Why don't we know the facts already? It is our business.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tubby, I'm back from a 5 day fishing trip to Costa Rica! I know you took advantage of my being gone to spout more lies, any thing I need to correct?

biff said...

sams will make the run off.

Anonymous said...

Good lord. Aymond is finally involved and interested in the Alexandria races and you are trying to lure him back into the water wars. Aymond is surprisingly smart and insightful when off of his usual rant. I'm significantly overweight, pretty smart, and could use a fearless leader. Leave him be. ***

***The "races" herein referred to are the mayor and council races and not "negro" and "caucasion"

Spanky said...

The point is that we don't know the facts and that is why I contend that the election must continue and challenge the results when all sides are abel to establish the facts and of course who may be fouled. I would never advocate disenfranchisement and say if that is the result then the election must be held again. Thre is a procedure for these things and my position is that no one can interrrupt the process until it is complete even if there are those that feel it is flawed. What pandemonium will we unleash for the future if this becomes a precedent?

Spanky said...

Hey Lamar, remember when you asked if I was really going to run for mayor and my response? It really is a great spectator sport, but rather messy for the participants. It really hurts after it is all over for the losers for quite a while.

Spanky said...

I am announcing the potential formation of a citizens oversight group, KTBH (Keep The Bums Honest) whose primary responsibility will be to focus on the removal from office, local officials that have lost sight of what they are there for in an expedited manner. My proposal is that we enlist attorneys and others from the entire community that will donate their opinions and a small amount of time from a posting board that we construct on the web. I envision the process to go something like this.
1. From a community bulletin board a subject will be discussed from all angles to see if the conflict rises to the level of removal or it is actually a political disagreement.
2. Once decided there is a cause for action, it will move to the action board where volunteers can apportion tasks to initiate action for removal whether it be recall or litigation, whatever is prescribed for the office.
3. Progress board, which as named would be for postings as to the progress of individual tasks in the effort.
4. Result board

Like anything, money would be required and a mechanism developed to fund the efffort.
This is a suggestion that I would like to hear discussed. I may be all wet and will accept that fact if the discussion concludes it. We as citizens must take a stand and take control of our government. When we talk about apathy, I feel the single greatest contributing factor is that people feel powerless to affect change and naturally will not concern themselves with things that are so far removed from their perceived abiltiy to have an affect on. They simply put their efforts towards other things that they feel have a direct affect on their lives and ignore perceived extraneous influences such as politics. Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

First of all, Biff is not Andy Sams. As much as I dislike his father, Andy is a smart guy and would not be using the incorrect grammar and spelling that Biff does.

Secondly, Biff, you're dreaming when you say Sams will make the run-off. Seriously, there's no shame in therapy.

And last, to the person who switched from Roy to Brewer because of the negative campaigning: Are you kidding me? How else will the public know about what's really going on if people don't tell us. If you want Alexandria to stay exactly the same or go down, vote for Brewer. A vote for Brewer is a vote to stagnate.

give me waterpark or give me death said...

Wow Spanky, I thought we already had that system in place and it was called a republic. The real focus shoud be our city council that has thus far ruled not with the consent of the governed but with contempt for the governed. All of a sudden the council wants to make sure the voice of the electorate is heard, however, when the voters of District 4 organized and presented their collective unanimous choice for the remainder of the Ranson term they essentially said "fugg you". Their explaination, of course, was that in fairness, they must appoint someone who would not run for the seat at the next election. That obviously worked out really well. Now suddenly they are concerned about democracy. Those guys are just trying to hold their club of crooks together for as long as possible. Let the votes be counted and the people be heard.

fed up taxpayer said...

I am not a Brewer supporter but after recieving the flyer from Roy's camp I believe that kind of polictics will backfire on him. He doesn't need to stoop to that kind of traseing but instead the candidates need to stress what they plan to do. I am a Sams voter anyway.....

greg aymond said...

No fisherman anon, nothing has happened since you've been gone except between your wife and the postman.

greg aymond said...

I do not think that Jacques pointing out that Brewer is a lier is dirty politics. I want to know a candidate's ability to be honest. Brewer lied in a televised open meeting. I wonder what she would do in private?

Spanky said...

Yes we have a system in place to address the issues that I talked about but no one is pushing the buttons because it is a daunting task. That is why I suggest a collaborative effort of all interested citizens to begin guiding our government to where we want it to go. With a little cooperation from a few, I feel that there will be a snowball effect once people know that they can be effective in making choices that count.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone else noticed that since the beginning of the Roy campaign, Lamar's web site had about as much relevance as the Bolton Cumtux? Real drivil. And then, his appearance post-scarlet-ball-whacker has been scant to none. He just sort of drifts from vacation to vacation with an occassional blurt about downtown condos or mama's business. I miss him.

dlc said...

just a thought, Brewer could have come clean after Ned cut her off at the knees. She could have told everyone" Ned asked me not say anything about the meeting in BR.", but she chose to lie again and call it a "chance meeting" as a figure of speech. Why did she not fire back at Ned? She knew there was no way she could win this election without the support of the powers that be. So she basically sold her soul and whatever honesty and ethics she had to win this election. If she does this trying to get elected what do you think she would do once she is elected. I am a Republican and absolutely refuse to vote for her. I am going to vote for youth and new ideas. Sadly Alexandria has shrunk in an economy when it should be booming.

Scarlett,

If Delores had cut Ned off at the knees like he did her, would you still support her like you do know??!!

Anonymous said...

Brewer put out some real slick professional mail media. Why is she soliciting on busy street corners every weekend, holding signs "honk if you're for delores"? I'm curious about the two different styles/strategies - one being very professional and the other very "highschool". Brewer supporters, any insight as to why she is soliciting on street corners, which by some accounts is illegal in the first place?

biff said...

sams is the man!

Anonymous said...

Biff,

Sad but true: you are delusional!

biff said...

when sams is finished cleaning house, the shadow government will no longer exist. go sams!

Anonymous said...

Biff,

He will not be cleaning anything except his closet. You have to make the runoff and then when that before you are Mayor.

Unless of course he is an ex-Navy SEAL and has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Scarlett said...

Absolutely, I would vote for Delores. I have said before.....I really don't know what was going on there. I have gotten past that. If I had been in her shoes with Bridgett, I probably would have hit it headon and gotten into a lot of trouble. I think that woman would drive me to destructive behavior. Delores is a good person with some well thought out ideas for the advancement of our city. There is material to work with as far as Roy is concerned, but she doesn't want to campaign that way. She is a competent lady and would represent out city well.

Scarlett said...

meant to say "our" city.

biff said...

anon 3.54. LMAO

Civil Sentient said...

Fuller has been on the streets for weeks. Whats wrong with a candidate doing that?

biff said...

civil, if you are talking to me, i was laughing at the comment about sams being x-navy seal. nothing wrong with fuller being on the street. the problem with fuller is his lack of job and high end life style.

dlc said...

Scarlett,

Just so I understand you correctly. You are endorsing a candidate that would sell out on any honesty and integrity she ever had to make sure she had the support of Ned and the powers that be here in Alex. Let me guess. You have more respect for her for covering for Ned than if she would have cut him off at the knees like he did her. Of course Ned has to be told what day it is and what he does for a living every morning when he wakes up. So maybe she was just doing him a favor out of loyalty.

Anonymous said...

She should have fired ms brown on the spot.

Civil Sentient said...

Not you Biff. I was refering to the 2:46:20 PM Anon who spoke in a snide tone about Delores standing on a street corner. It smelled of eliteism. Also I would love to know if that Anon thinks their fecal matter doesn't smell.

biff said...

civil, i agree. they should be on street corners campaigning

greg aymond said...

I hope Brewer stays off the corners of Bolton Avenue, she might get picked up in a sting operation and miss voting.

Anonymous said...

civil and biff,
couldn't disagree with you more...both brewer and fuller look like cheerleaders at a highschool ballgame...no substance to standing on the road waving signs...we use to do that in highschool because it was a popularity contest...I believe choosing a candidate for mayor should have more substance and a lot more dignity, if that's elitism then I guess I'm an elitist...thank you, that is actualy a compliment, I've been called much worse!

Anonymous said...

they would be more effective if they had skimply clad bimbos giving free car washes.

Civil Sentient said...

We Saw That, all a bimbo is good for is wreckin your wallet.

6:13:26 PM Anon, so you think a Mayor should not have any contact with the common folk? Most of the candidates have been going door to door actually talking with folks. Is that lowering them in your eyes? Or should all us blue collar folks just sit back and let you Emily Post fanatics tell us how to vote?

Anonymous said...

Hey Biff!

Get off the job thing with Fuller. The man retired from International Paper years ago. And what high end lifestyle does he have? He drives a beat up BMW and is usually wandering around in khakis and not a suit. You defend Sams when he says he will keep his day job, but beat up on Fuller because the man gets a retirement check. Give me a break...

greg aymond said...

Instead of polls and elections, lets save money by placeing each candidate on a separate corner and just count the car honks each gets. Its a shame cars cant vote this election.

Anonymous said...

Carol Lanier's going around town telling people that if Delores Brewer is elected mayor, he'll be her chief of staff. What's the deal?

Has the old man fallen off of his rocker?

Anonymous said...

To Anon 8:08,

Please review the Fuller video blog on KALB. He does not mention a retirement check from IP but rather several "consulting" jobs out of town.

We all know why the question is being asked and it's a very fair one.

Anonymous said...

I was going to vote for Delores, then changed my mind because of the innovative ideas of Mr. Roy. Today I received in the mail a mud-slinging brochure from Mr. Roy. I don't go for mud. Mr. Roy, you just lost my vote!

Anonymous said...

civil,
standing at a busy intersection waving and holding signs is not even remotely any form of meaningful "contact with the common folk"...hell, it's not meaningful contact with any folk. by the way, don't think you have the market cornered on the "blue collars" - I've got one too. I just prefer my contact with a candidate to be a meaningful dialog and not waving and honking as I dodge them on my way to walmart!

Anonymous said...

this mysterious mail out of mr roys has been mentioned numerous times on here and always within the context that "i was going to vote for roy until i received this in the mail" yet no one has produced a copy or a link to a copy that we can all see and decide for ourselves. this appears to be a concerted smear effort against mr roy and unless and until a copy of what you are talking about is made available it should be considered as such.

Anonymous said...

WeSawThat, these are just Brewer supporters pretending to have had their vote swayed back to Brewer, because Roy's mail-out called her out on lying to the City Council.

I recall receiving a Brewer mail-out toting her honesty.

Why is it a big deal to call out someone who is running for mayor?

Scarlett said...

Give me a break WST. Most people in Alexandria have seen it. This is no smear campaign. Mr Roy has staked out his claim on that.

Anonymous said...

Oh whatever Scarlett. As if Brewer's people haven't been calling people up and lying about Roy's record. You're so full of self-righteous indignation that you can't even see the forest for the trees.

Scarlett said...

You know that is total nonsense. The "devil's gonna get you" for saying things like that. It is just not so and you know it. Believe me, there's a lot that hasn't been said.

Anonymous said...

Please..go ahead and Say it Scarlett

Anonymous said...

Typical response. Delores is SOOOO innocent and we should all be SOOOO upset at Jacques Roy for calling her out for misspeaking. Delores would NEVER campaign dirty. She'll just tell her minions like Scarlett to imply that she has some dirty secret on him without revealing any specifics.

I see the way this works. Roy has specific evidence that proves Brewer is not as honest as she claims to be, and Brewer has nothing but more lies and gossip.

Scarlett said...

Be careful what you ask for.....

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Yeah Scarlett, go ahead and tell us.

Anonymous said...

I am not asking..im BEGGING. OR are you just like her and MISSPOKE?

Anonymous said...

LYING is the word.

Anonymous said...

Scarlett, they wont even let you see the POLL, why would you try to act like you are even in the inner circle. Only the Broussard boy and their Florida boy and Verne Kennedy know anything about what is what. EVEN Delores doesnt know. If you know something then tell it if you dont quuit pretending to. Your credibility is nill.

Anonymous said...

NILL

Anonymous said...

Tell us why Delores doesnt want anyone to see her City cell phone bill or her emails ? Why?

Anonymous said...

Come on Scarlet. You defend and support without ANY specifics. Could you tell us?

Anonymous said...

She CAN'T. They ask for her loyalty and support but will not share anything with her.

Anonymous said...

Its just not very scary to wave a gun when everyone knows its not loaded.....Scarlett.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Also still waiting, Scarlett.

greg aymond said...

To We Saw That: Jacques mail out simply states what we all saw on TV. It quotes Brewer about a chance meeting with attorneys in Baton Rouge, and how the next day Ned stated that it was a scheduled meeting. It states that she lied.
These are facts. Brewer's openess and honesty in a city council meeting is extremely relevant to her becoming mayor. Pointing out how one lied in public office already, is not dirt politics. This was not an attack on her personal life or family. This was a lie committed while in the course and scope of her official public duties. She works for me, my taxes pay her salary, so I have a right to know that. If she was just rattled by Bridgett Brown, we also have a right to know that and evaluate some who mistates the facts because they are rattled.
I am absolutely fed up with politicians who feel they can tell untruths, keep secrets from me, and feel they know whats best for me. Such people are elitists, not "public servants". Once again Jacques Roy has stepped up and protected the public by exposing our elected and appointed officals. After this fiasco, I saw now real appology from Brewer, although she had an excellent opportunity to bring it up in the first televised debates.
I do not see how any citizen, looking for good and honest government, could be offended by Jacques' factual mail out.

Anonymous said...

Oldest trick in the political book. You get pounded with an effective mail out, so your little blueblood minions are directed to call the opponents headquarters and say they were voting for you but since you went negative you are no longer worthy. Problem is, todays technology allowed the calls to be traced to a bunch of not so sneaky little blueblood minions. Last laugh goes to Mr. Roy.

Anonymous said...

I was waiting for a table tonite fo dinner and ran into a friend who is a very close friend and supporter of Delores. I have known both Delores and this friend for many years. We had a lengthy talk about the campaign and how we both will be glad when its over. I asked how she was holding up and he told me that she wishes she had never gotten into this race and that the mail out had really demorilized it. That most of the supporters around her went through a time right after it happened when they felt like she had really screwed up but just put it out of their mind until the mail out came out yesterday. Well, to read what she lied about and to have to actually talk about it (incidentlly he says that is has been the 1000 lbs elephant in the room for months but atht no one had discussed it with her) has taken the wind out of her close friends. Also that their is some confusion amongst her supporters . And frustration. Some want her to strike back and others want her to just ignore it. The frustration is that NO ONE has access to anything but the guy from Florida who doesnt talk to any of them. He said its like they are asked to go fight the fight but are not let in on the battle plan. The bottom line he said was that few of the people around her WHO DONT HAVE FINANCIAL stake in her winning are saying that they think she is lost and that they wish next Sat night could get over. He did say that there are a few CLOSE to Delores that she seems to spend a lot of time with and that they are well known to have financial stake in her winning and try to boss others.. That also causes some whispers amongst some. That they are tired of one particular bossy woman who seems to be trying to tell everyone else what to do . Her husbands firm gets a lot of City work. Also,despite what you hear, they read this blod religiously and selectively tell Delores. Also, one of them is assigned specifically to keep MR Brewer from doing anything to screw the campaign up. They think the ACLU thing is the death ray on SAMS (i was surprised they still worried about SAMS) and that because Jaques is a lawyer and his father had trouble years ago that people would not like him. THATS ALL THEY GOT. He said that that was the only negative they had to work on . ALSO , he said that CLECO people were now working for Delores, which we both felt curious about.Said that an email went out last week within Cleco and that out of no where there are CLECO people now woring for Brewer. He said hat thus far they too have been frustrated. Ok, I think that is about it. I would be suspicious that all of this was misinformation (no pun intended) except that he clearly is fed up and nothing he told me exposed much of anything that I am sure the candidates do not already know.I feel like ive done my part. Signing off.

Anonymous said...

ah thanks.

Anonymous said...

Confession is good for the soul.

Anonymous said...

Thats the same kinds of things I am hearing from variou business people that I know who got involved in her campaign early on and who are still supporting her out of loyalty. Which i really admire.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how blind loyalty to a person who has publicly lied to our city council and has attempted to get hundreds of thousands of dollars from the housing authority is an admirable quality. I admire Roy for standing his ground. Finally someone is telling the truth in this city.

Anonymous said...

Just had shown to me the results of a poll commissioned by 'interesteed parties" taken Sept 14,15,16. Says it was a 200 count sample of habitial votrs. There were other questions on the poll that I am sure were important but thes were the only numbers I wrote down .These are the results to the question," If the election was held today who would you vote for?"



J Roy 24
R Johnson 20
D Brewer 19
J Fuller 14
CF Smith 9
J Sams 4
Undecided 10

Anonymous said...

Scarlett said...
You know that is total nonsense. The "devil's gonna get you" for saying things like that. It is just not so and you know it. Believe me, there's a lot that hasn't been said.

Gonna get you when she is elected mayor. HaHaHaHaHaHaHa

greg aymond said...

So many of Brewer's supporters are hoping that Jacques being a lawyer, people won't like him?
As of 2001,over half of the U.S. Presidents were lawyers. William Barrett Travis, of Alamo fame, and Sam Houston were lawyers. Alexander Hamilton, Clarence Darrow, Mario Cuomo, Patrick Henry, consumer advocate Ralph Nadar, Sen. Sam Rayburn, and many others were lawyers. Everyday people seek out lawyers to help them with problems. Perhaps Brewers blue blood freinds that have been stopped from taking advantage of the common man do not like lawyers, but multitudes of people are greatful for their assistance and representation.
And if you really want to see dirty politics, what possibly could anything Chris, Sr. did, if true, be attributed to Jacques? That is as silly as people who attack Lamar White with something his grandmother may or may not have done in a church. Jacques is running for Mayor, not any of his family. Now if your family bids on contracts with the City, while in a position similar to Brewer's, that could come home to roost.

Anonymous said...

look at list of lawyers who gave brewer money and who brewer listen to such as provosty, sadler etc. and hey, isnt NED a lawyer?

Anonymous said...

Delores should not EVEN attack Jacques for actions of his father unless she wants similar response . WHICH only she and her family know why.

Anonymous said...

This just IN...10 day report.....NOTE ADDRESS of WHERE IFECAR i located..(Bridgette Brown) She was on the committee to help Joe Fuller but 10 days before election has her corporation AND her personal funds give money to ROOSEVELT JOHNSON
.....WHY would BRIDGETTT be supporting R Johnson????


Louisiana Secretary of State
Detailed Record
Charter/Organization ID: 35667661K

Name: IFDECAR, LLC

Type Entity: Limited Liability Company

Status: Active

Annual Report Status: In Good Standing Add Certificate of Good Standing to Shopping Cart

Last Report Filed on 05/12/2006

Mailing Address: 1014 A THIRD ST., ALEXANDRIA, LA 71301

Domicile Address: 1014 A THIRD ST., ALEXANDRIA, LA 71301

Organized: 03/16/2004

Registered Agent (Appointed 5/02/2005): ELAINE DEJEAN, 3504 MASONIC DRIVE, ALEXANDRIA, LA 71301

Member or Manager: ELAINE DEJEAN, 3504 MASONIC DRIVE, ALEXANDRIA, LA 71301




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Anonymous said...

Bridgett Brown Supports Roosevelt Johnson? Hell , that alone should cost Mr Johnson some votes. Someone needs to do a commercial, buy some bumperstickers and put up some billboards..NOW

Spanky said...

Bridgette can read poll numbers and it appears that I called it a month ago with Roy & Johnson in a runoff. While I support Jacques, Roosevelt is going to make a solid run for the position. I have sent an e-mail to the Secretary of State informing them I will file a formal complaint at 8:00am Monday alleging interferance with ongoing balloting in the district 2 & 4 matter.

Anonymous said...

Who is Elaine Dejean?

Anonymous said...

The painful truth is that Scarlett is in it for Scarlett and Sadler is in it for Sadler. They don't give a genuine rat poop for Delores or John and they don't mind using them up financially or emotionally in the hope that they will get some sort of advantage out of their misery. Jacques be glad you don't have a friend like Scarlett or Cyndi.

FlockOfSeagulls said...

"I want to here about WHY I should elect you not why I shouldn't elect someone else. Sorry Jacques, I'm back in the Delores camp."


Maybe you should spend less time on HERE and more time watching Sesame Street....Do you HEAR me???



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Peterinlawwithbiff said...

"biff said...
spanky, you are right. i am with you. thanks for bucking me up. i'm low on booze and the wife hasn't returned from krogers. :)"


Biff, is this your first wife????? You don't honestly think she went to Krogers, do you??? Better get that black light out....... DAMF!!!

Just curious....what does she look like???? I like strange............ ;)



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SamHamwhich said...

"biff said...
sams will make the run off."


Hahahahahahahahahaha.....he couldn't even make the WALK OFF.




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ImKinky said...

"Remember Greg Walker for judge?"


No, who is that??? I do remember Punkin Head/Water Head/Reefer Head/Where is the court room Head Farrar running though. Does that count??????

Civil Sentient said...

"I just prefer my contact with a candidate to be a meaningful dialog"

Now that is something we both agree on. However I don't fault anyone for dodging traffic in Alex. It show that you can move fairly quickly when needed.

Anonymous said...

VOTE NO ON ANY NEW TAXES: How many times have we been told that we need to live within our means? When is the government going to learn that? We cant afford everything. Government has to figure out what is more important, health, crime control, fire protections, sewer, streets, affordable electricity, or more library money, golf courses, and performing arts buildings?

Anonymous said...

We Saw That, I will be more than happy to send you a copy of the mail out sent to my home yesterday from Jacques. It is not so much as what was said, but HOW it was said.

Anonymous said...

sure, scan it and email it to us. we will post it.

wesawthat@gmail.com

biff said...

"It is not so much as what was said, but HOW it was said." i didn't realize there was a specific protocol for pointing out someone is a liar.

Anonymous said...

Are the posted poll results legit?

Where is Hammonnd??? Although I realize she is not a contender, with a sample response for all candidates it makes the result appear bogus.

greg aymond said...

Yes Biff, the Jacques mailing was unfair to Brewer, because it accuratly stated a factual truth. In politics, telling the truth is definately unfair and dirty. How dare he point out the lie Brewer told on live television.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh Tubby, ya really crack me up. I'm not married dim bulb. My Divorce was final 11 years ago...dateline ring a bell? Try this one on for size, in case you've lost more short term memory to your excess consumption of alcohol. Your tactics in the court room didn't work, you got spanked, and my ex walked away with NOTHING. In case you haven't figgured it out, judges don't like attorneys who present false evidence.

But, in case you're wondering, yes I had a great time fishing in Costa Rica with my current girlfriend...something you know nothing about. After all, who would want a phycopathic, broke, lawyer who can't see his shoes?

More to come later tubby....

biff said...

who is the big house of pennygobblers on rapides supporting? anyone know?

Scarlett said...

Some of you are a Hoot!!! Why would we share strategy with you all so you can try to counter-act it. And this bogus poll. One can make a poll say whatever you want. It would appear that mr. Roy is just a "chip off the ole block". And by the way, I haven't made one dollar off of Delores. There are those who support a candidate just because they believe in them.

biff said...

scarlett, you don't have to share your strategy. we know what it is. spend 200 grand for a fourth place finish. that has to be your strategy, because that is what is about to happen.

Scarlett said...

You know Biff.....we hope that you all continue to think in those terms. It makes this campaign a lot simpler :).

biff said...

scarlett, EVERY POLL puts her in third place and free-falling. she should do the right thing and return her campaign contributions.

greg aymond said...

To the Costa Rica Fisherman: As I have never presented false evidence in a court, nor been investigated for it, why not tell us your name so all can look up the records and see if what your saying is true? Sounbds like you are angry at me because I respresented your ex-wife. Now I am beginning to understand your lying and cowardice more. So put your name up and lets look up the court records and see just who the lawyers in your case was. I think that you are so stupid you have me confused with another lawyer. One indication is that anyone who knows me knows that i seldom drink.

Anonymous said...

Why in the world do you give Aymond an excuse to talk about his favorite topic - himself. I assume you domestic litigation is over. He must have kicked your ass pretty bad for you to nurture an 11 year grudge. Perhaps you should get a life.

Anonymous said...

I am still LMAO at the picture of Delores picking up trash on the mailout.

YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!

biff said...

delores was cooked from the start. first, she lied twice on tape. second, she gave all her money to some florida dudes who are clueless about what works in alexandria. i mean really, her law enforcement flier had her in a ninja suit with a badge. now she is picking up trash, because, the city trash department, which she ran for six months is missing trash. give me break. if it wasn't so laughable it would be pathetic. and when the first words out of her mouth in the first televised forum was honesty, i laughed out loud. her handlers told her to say honesty and everyone will forget you are a liar. her campaign is a study in what not to do, and how to blow a very strong initial lead.

biff said...

delores was cooked from the start. first, she lied twice on tape. second, she gave all her money to some florida dudes who are clueless about what works in alexandria. i mean really, her law enforcement flier had her in a ninja suit with a badge. now she is picking up trash, because, the city trash department, which she ran for six months is missing trash. give me break. if it wasn't so laughable it would be pathetic. and when the first words out of her mouth in the first televised forum was honesty, i laughed out loud. her handlers told her to say honesty and everyone will forget you are a liar. her campaign is a study in what not to do, and how to blow a very strong initial lead.

Anonymous said...

ya biff you hit the nail on the head. ms brewer is another kathleen blanco.

Anonymous said...

I find that those who anonymously trash a lawyer on this blog do so because that lawyer steered the wheels of justice accross their legal nutz. They are never mad at the facts that they themselves created, the judge that discovered them or the law that controls the dispute. When they whine like this it proves that judge was right. And their nutz had it coming. ADJOURNED!

Anonymous said...

I liked the small children picking up trash. Is she for child labor??

My son saw the flier, and said, please don't vote for her, i don't want to pick up garbage.

Anonymous said...

"Scarlett said...

Some of you are a Hoot!!! Why would we share strategy with you all so you can try to counter-act it. And this bogus poll. One can make a poll say whatever you want. It would appear that mr. Roy is just a "chip off the ole block". And by the way, I haven't made one dollar off of Delores. There are those who support a candidate just because they believe in them. "

Scarlett, you're very clever--- but some of us know how to read in between the lines. Unfortunately you and your candidate will continue to hide behind lies and innuendo until the end. You've proven yourself as a liar...that's why you can only imply that you have something on roy-- when we both know that you have absolutely nothing at all. To call you a kissass would be an understatement.

Anonymous said...

Nothing on Roy--hahahahaha
People around town been saying
dirt includes
DWI
multiple lawsuits against police officers
multiple lawsuits against city, state
some even say he's a former coke head

interestedpartyinpineville said...

I can't vote in the Alex mayor's race. But I strongly suspect those poll numbers showing Roy ahead are NOT real. I'd have to hear it from a pollster. you people can't get it thru your thick heads that like her or not, DB is in first place and second place is what's up for grabs. If Roy gets in runoff with her, he's very likely to be the next mayor. But if a black gets in with her, she can probably pull off a victory in the runoff. It's nice to have our city gov. where we want it over here across the river.

Anonymous said...

No coke. Pepsi!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that coca-cola aka "coke" stuff is really bad for you unless you choose diet coke.

Anonymous said...

You folks can't get me down with your negative ranting. Tigers flushed the Green Wave down the toilet. Geaux Tigers!

Anonymous said...

bread & circus' is the reason this country is in the sorry state its in.

Anonymous said...

dic:
Ned said he had no choice but to tell the truth about the meeting in Baton Rouge. Because he did scheduled it in advance, as he had every right to do. He never asked DB to say what she did to Bridgette. Ned said he believes DB that she got nervous/angry and misspoke. But when Ned was asked about the circumstances of the meeting after the DB-Bridgette exchange, he could not say it was happenstance because it wasn't. It was pre-scheduled and on his calendar. Ned may have some aging issues. But the man is not a liar. Never has been and never will be. Of course, I agree with him about Delores. I do not think she purposefully said what she did about the meeting. It was just one of those put foot in mouth mess ups we all have occasionally. I find her to be very professional. I also believe she has been a great asset to the city and I will cast my vote for her.
-current city employee

Anonymous said...

OK, Mr. Juneau.

Anonymous said...

was she "nervous/angry" when she called her initial lie a figure of speech? she must be nervous/angry often.

Anonymous said...

Do you really think that MRS JOHN BREWER would dare bring up any allegations of substance abuse against Jacque Roy? Hmmmmm.....remember back in the old cold ward days there was something called MAD....does anyone remember what that meant? I think that there will be a very clear reminder the second that any slanderous allegations are made about Roy.....So, bring it on.

Anonymous said...

We're obviously not being nice anymore.

It's one thing to point out when someone running for mayor lied in public but it's an entirely different thing to spread rumors that your opponent was a cokehead who received a DWI, both of which are completely baseless charges.

This is the way the Albert/White Street government crowd has campaigned for years and years.

They're bad government people who feel entitled to use the city as a way of lining their pockets and making their friends rich.

They lie to the public constantly and publicly. This isn't just one person's opinion. It's a fact that is backed up by video footage, transcripts, and depositions. They want to hide this from us.

Delores Brewer and her family have used the housing authority as a way of making money for years. Delores pretends like she's completely ignorant, but I'm not sure how that's supposed to make anyone feel any better. Delores herself tried to win a $300,000 contract from the housing authority just this year.

Rather than respond to these charges, the Brewer response is to get their minions to spread total lies about Jacques Roy on the Internet and over the phone. It's sad, dirty politics,

When the Brewer crowd is threatened with the truth about their dishonesty, they only know how to do one thing, make up lies about their opponent's personal life.

It's a pathetic strategy that fits perfectly within Brewer's overall game plan. They seem to think Brewer can win if she simply cheerleads for Alexandria and refuses to answer anything controversial about her track record and professional experience. The first word in her first mail-out was "Honesty." If I were an opponent in a close raise against Mrs. Brewer, I'd make sure everyone was informed about her record, the lies, and the family deals. Try answering for that, Scarlett and company.

Anonymous said...

To those who cannot read...Aymonds represented my Ex. Tried to introduce false bank records, altered video tapes, and medical records that were not mine, as evidence against me. My attorney drop kicked his tubby little butt all over the courtroom.

His client, my ex, was denied custody of my two kids, and walked away nothing. Remember this tubby>>> "Mr Aymond, you're attempt to introduce as factual, evidence you know to be false, leads the court to wonder what else you and your client have attenpted to pass off as true."

More to come Tubby...

Anonymous said...

um a case and docket number and the judges name would be nice.

Anonymous said...

I have heard the cocain rumors, never substantiated, about Jacques' father, Chris. Not only have I heard no proof of them as to Chris, what the hell does that have to do with Jacques? And one would be hard pressed to find a lawyer around that hasn't sued the City before, and many of them have won. Now this is DIRTY politics.

Anonymous said...

And it was the same exact group of people who spread those rumors about Chris Sr.

greg aymond said...

Dear Fisherman: No I don't recall every single child custody case I have tried, especially that many years ago. I do know that I have ever submitted evidence I knew to be false to a court of law. I also know that I have never been investigated by any judicial commission or board, since it has juridiction only over judges, not lawyers. But, as suggested, since you choose this public forum to attack me and accuse me of criminal activities, I think it only fair for you to identify what case you are speaking of with your names, and, if possible, a docket number. I still think that you may have me confused with another attorney. There are even more tuby lawyers out there. I do think, if you are a honest man, you would indentify what case you are speaking of.

Anonymous said...

and would you like that topped with crushed nutz??

Anonymous said...

Are you sure your not talking about the lawyer Carol Aymond?

Mr. Reality Check said...

I am a DB supporter and I haven't heard any DWI or drug rumors about Jacques from the DB people. I think that posting was merely game playing by someone who wants to get the two candidates seethingly angry at one another just because they think it's fun to watch the fireworks. I don't think DB will put anything like that out there or anything else out there that's not true in commercials or mailers.

Anonymous said...

I've heard those rumors from Brewer supporters, Mr. Reality Check.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 6:24 p.m. What does your post mean about MAD and John Brewer? Is MAD mothers against drunk driving? What are you talking about?

Mr. Reality Check said...

Well, I have NOT heard that from Brewer or anyone else around town. Again, I believe nothing false will be used. So if there's nothing there, nothing to worry about.

Anonymous said...

we interpreted it to mean: mutual assured destruction.

Anonymous said...

I just got back into town and read thru this thread. I must disagree with Cenla Antics that Pineville is surpassing Alex with economic development. Pineville is doing well and hats off to the Mayor and council there. But it's simply inaccurate to say Alex. is not doing well in the eco dev. department. I guess you think the Union Tank car deal is chopped liver. A hotel that has a problem paying it's utility bill is not the fault of the city government but that of the company. I think that hotel will be back open soon. Bentley reopening. Other good things happening too. We do need to elect a good leader in order to move forward. But Mr. Antics, you've been negative since you set foot in this area. Maybe if you'd be more positive, you'd be a happier person.

biff said...

MAD in this context is mutually assured destruction....

Anonymous said...

Ill tell you what. Let me make this simple for any of the silk stocking crowd. That if ONE word of any slanderous publication whether on this site or by way of mail is published about my brother that is untrue I will a) file suit immediately b) subpeona the IP addresses from this website. c)Subpeona the identifying information from the carrier and thus FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE and d) have you placed under oath and questioned e) take you to court and secure a judgement that I will execute. SO for those who want to spread untruth rumors about Jacques Roy, go right ahead. However, be ready for a response much more powerful than some typed message.
The information distributed about Delores Brewer is neither slanderous nor false and illustrate directly the quality of the person and her truthfulness. I will monitor this site through other people and can PROMISE those who want to spread LIES about Jacques that you will do so at your own risk. If you doubt me then there is an easy way to find out.

Anonymous said...

I guess y'all heard that!!

Anonymous said...

all those kinds of threats are going to accomplish is to make people dig harder. discovery and subpoenas work both ways.

Anonymous said...

"I must disagree with Cenla Antics that Pineville is surpassing Alex with economic development."

Housing starts in Pineville exceed Alexandria for the second year in a row. Also, commercial growth, expressed as a ratio of standing population, is greater in North Rapides than in South Rapides. Third, sales tax revenue, expressed in this same ratio, is greater in Pineville than in Alexandria.

One last point, as to Union Tank...had it not been for Cleco, a Pineville based company, DONATING ONE MILLION DOLLARS, in land and other incentives, Union Tank would be in Texas.

As I travel, the one thing developers, company executives, commercial real eatste brokers say they DISLIKE about Alexandria is corruption at city hall. They are also quick to say that they DON'T have that problem in Pineville.

Anonymous said...

i seriously doubt that was jacques brother. 1.subpoena is misspelled as is judgment. 2. slander is spoken defamation, libel is printed.

Anonymous said...

and Jacque's brother went to LSU Law School, not Southern U.

greg aymond said...

Well said Chris. Let some of these gutless anonymous cowards know that they can be tracked down and made to answer. Cowardice and lying abound on this Blog, with no regard how those false statements hurt people and their families. Jacques has his name on what was mailed out about Brewer's lies, which were made in public. If someone has information on Jacques, as to his fitness to be mayor, have the courage to state their names. Otherwise, their allegations and inuendos aren't worth a hoot in Hell.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 8:44
Don't count the Bentley re-opening as an indicator of success. The Bentley has been a money pit for several owners since it was restored by the Tudor's. The Bentley will continue to be a white elephant until the downtown crime problen is solved. Besides, if the crime problem were solved, tomorrow, the Bentley's chance of survival is a 50/50 proposition at best.

Anonymous said...

will tomorrow mornings special city council meeting be televised on the city access channel?

the watcher said...

Lawyers like Aymond and Roy love to call those of us who refuse to play by their rules, cowards. They threaten us by saying "Reveal yourself to us so we can drag you into our battlefield, where we have a distinct advantage, and extract money from you for writing your own opinion."

No thanks. When I go to war, against anyone, it will be on a battlefield of my choosing, at a time of my choosing. To you Aymond, Roy, and any other lawyer...your weakness is that you think there is but one battlefield, the courtroom. There are others...

Anonymous said...

Watcher, I doubt anyone with a yellow streak enough not to put your name, will be found anywhere near any battlefield. Maybe you will back shoot someone.

the watcher said...

I noticed you didn't include yours....

greg aymond said...

Anonymous said...
Watcher, I doubt anyone with a yellow streak enough not to put your name, will be found anywhere near any battlefield. Maybe you will back shoot someone.

Sunday, September 24, 2006 10:15:24 PM
OK Watcher, I'll put mine to it, as I totally agree.

Anonymous said...

HEY..Greg Aymond, I would like your comments, if you have any, to this anon post proclaiming the great accomplishments of Mayors Fields/Dupree




Anonymous said...
"I must disagree with Cenla Antics that Pineville is surpassing Alex with economic development."

Housing starts in Pineville exceed Alexandria for the second year in a row. Also, commercial growth, expressed as a ratio of standing population, is greater in North Rapides than in South Rapides. Third, sales tax revenue, expressed in this same ratio, is greater in Pineville than in Alexandria.

One last point, as to Union Tank...had it not been for Cleco, a Pineville based company, DONATING ONE MILLION DOLLARS, in land and other incentives, Union Tank would be in Texas.

As I travel, the one thing developers, company executives, commercial real eatste brokers say they DISLIKE about Alexandria is corruption at city hall. They are also quick to say that they DON'T have that problem in Pineville.

Anonymous said...

Good point Watcher, I'm a little sick and tired of Aymond and his lawyer buddies threatening us on a regular basis.

This a forum where each of us can speak our minds. Every word written here is heresay or opinion, even if the poster says it's fact.

Besides, identifying an individual would be next to impossible, or so says We Saw That. Even if an IP address could be identified, what guarantee would a plaintiff have that a specific person typed the offending message?

Let them threaten all they want, the world is a lot bigger than a courtroom.

the watcher said...

Aymond, you remind me of gnat. Nothing more than an irritating, whining, noise. Unlike the other posters who shoot at you here, with harmless words, I don’t play that game. If I decide to engage with you, or any other blowhard lawyer, it will not be in a courtroom, and you will not survive. But as of now, you are harmless, and impotent, and not a threat to anyone…

But as a court jester, you're excellent!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a physical threat. Is that what that was? Watcher?

Scarlett said...

Wow.....did he (or she) say "cokehead"????? Now that's a pretty hefty charge. After that anonymous threat, I hope they have proof of that.

Anonymous said...

Scarlett. For your friend Delores and her familys sake. Do not go there. Stop it now or you will be responsible for what follows. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

SERIOUSLY

Scarlett said...

Did I say that???? No, I did not say that. You people are really something. I am attacked constantly on this blog as a liar and I have never lied on this blog. I did not say anything about mr Roy and drugs. I am as shocked as anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Delores' father Mayor of Colfax at one time?

Anonymous said...

"i seriously doubt that was jacques brother. 1.subpoena is misspelled as is judgment. 2. slander is spoken defamation, libel is printed."


No, that probably WAS Chris. He "ain't" the sharpest tool in the shed. LSU,SOUTHERN, TULANE AND LOYOLA all graduate dumb lawyers equally.





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Scarlett said...

I will say that, frankly, I feel it's terrible to say things like that about anyone if they are not true. It's extremely hurtful to the person and especially their family. Believe me, Delores would never go that far. She is a caring person with principles. That is definitely not her style.

Lamar White, Jr. said...

A most interesting night on the blogosphere, guys.

Let's set the record straight about a few things.

First, I just called Chris Roy, Jr. to find out whether or not he had written anything on Cenla Antics. I was curious, because, as a previous poster noticed, subpoena was repeatedly misspelled, judgment was misspelled, the term "untruth rumors" was used, and the author used the term slander instead of libel (although in Louisiana, both are simply considered "defamation").

Not surprisingly, Chris stated in no uncertain terms that he is not the author of those words, that he has never posted on Cenla Antics, and that the opinion expressed in that entry is not reflective of his legal philosophy. After speaking with Jacques Roy, I can further state that this post was not written by him or any member of his campaign, that Jacques Roy has never written on Cenla Antics or any other blog, and that it does not reflect the legal philosophy of Jacques Roy as well.

This is from the first letter I received from Jacques Roy on July 6, 2006:

"Mr. White:

I have followed your blogs for some time with some interest. You make proposals that seem to me of interest to the public. I have also noted some prescient thoughts by some of the anonymous writers (e.g., Civil Sentient and Suspishus). I believe all forms of discourse are critical to free speech and the marketplace of ideas--including anonymous sources (which as you know from The Federalist were critical to this nation's founding)."

However, as evidenced tonight, anonymous sources also have their pitfalls. Someone believes it is politically advantageous to stage a debate against a fictional character, pretending to be Chris Roy, Jr.

As concerned citizens, I hope we are all on guard against this type of tactic. It's not an open or honest way of conducting a campaign, and it relies on our collective gullibility.

Scarlett said...

Whew!!!! Well now I know we all feel better. :)

Anonymous said...

"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Lamar White, Jr. said...

Nice quote.

the watcher said...

"Sounds like a physical threat. Is that what that was? Watcher?"

No, not necessarily. It was a restatement of my position regarding conflict. Lawyers, because of their training, only think of conflict as court room battles. There is so many more, and effective ways to destroy your opponent should it come to that. But, as I said before, I consider Aymond a minor annoyance and a blowhard. Consider this…what real damage could Aymond or any other lawyer do to any blogger who posts unflattering things here? Nothing. He is fond of saying to put things in writing and sign your name and he will destroy you in court. He calls people cowards if they do not. By his logic we are cowards because we do not rise to his bait. I say we would be fools if we did. Besides, his invitation is another worthless threat, in a different form. I could send Aymond the most vile letter you could possibly imagine, and sign my name. All I would have to do is start the letter with three words and he is powerless… “In my opinion…”

Like most lawyers, their bark is powerful, but a toothless bite does no damage.

Scarlett said...

Watcher.....how about "allegedly, supposedly or rumor has it". Aren't those protective words also?

Anonymous said...

Funny that you ask, Scarlett.

greg aymond said...

Watcher: I can assure you that the courtroom isn't my only area of training. If you would like to test that, my office and home address are in the phone book. Now what are you going to do, paper my house or knock my mailbox over?
This is a crying shame that this Blog, started with a good purpose, has degenerated into this cowardly mess. Nobody knows if even those posts listing a real name are really that person. Seems like anyone can say anything, even if it is fiction, and it is impossible to hold you accountable. So from now on say anything, I will not respond. It is you who will have to see that yellow streak everytime you look into a mirror, not me.
Thank to you who have expressed true opinions with a view to making this a better place, even those I do not agree with. I also do not want good candidates I agree with to become the victim of evil untruthful attacks, simply because I support them. So if any of you want to speak to me, I am easy to find.

Scarlett said...

What????? I'm not a lawyer. I'm just curious. My father always said you should learn something new everyday. I'm just trying to learn something new.

Scarlett said...

Well.......it's way past my bedtime. Goodnight everyone.

GiveMeAReacharound said...

We Saw That...why do you have George Michael's picture as next to your name??????

Careless..Whisper said...

"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."


Did George Michael say that???? Is that from one of his songs while with WHAM?????? I love WHAM.


.

Kenny Gross said...

BARCELONA (Sept. 24) - George Michael, who has caused as much controversy as he has won critical acclaim, kicked off his first tour in 15 years with a mixture of dance hits, ballads and political commentary.

Anonymous said...

just curious Aymond...what other "training" do you have?

Anonymous said...

The watcher said this:
"Lawyers like Aymond and Roy love to call those of us who refuse to play by their rules, cowards. They threaten us by saying "Reveal yourself to us so we can drag you into our battlefield, where we have a distinct advantage, and extract money from you for writing your own opinion."

and this:

"He is fond of saying to put things in writing and sign your name and he will destroy you in court. He calls people cowards if they do not. By his logic we are cowards because we do not rise to his bait. I say we would be fools if we did."

and then Aymond tells the Watcher this:

"I doubt anyone with a yellow streak enough not to put your name..."

and this.....

"Let some of these gutless anonymous cowards know that they can be tracked down and made to answer. "

then he says this:

"I can assure you that the courtroom isn't my only area of training. If you would like to test that, my office and home address are in the phone book."

I don't know about the rest of you but to me it looks like Watcher got this one dead on. Why should we be threatened by some lawyer bully who wants to silence anyone who speaks about something he don't like?

According to Watcher we're not cowards, and we're not fools either. If the only time Aymond voices his opinion is when he tries to silence ours...do we even want him here?

Just a question

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