Right is never radical
The picture is the Board of Education President Sara Davis.
This story is better than fiction. I think.
One afternoon, having lunch with a friend, the idea for this website came alive. A few days later, it was online with my first post and possibly best post “Identity Crisis”. As I write, I remember that although the facts can be disputed, the truth cannot be denied.
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The True Story
Last night, for the fifth time in a month I was heckled. I tell you this story because I think it summarizes the need for more progressive thinkers to unite, have their voices heard, and take back our city. At the Board of Education meeting, there was a resolution to approve the acting Business Administrator’s contract. There is a new law that requires a public hearing before administrators contracts are approved by the nine member Board of Education. The members voted for the contract, then I pointed out that they approved the contract before the public hearing. The president opened the floor for public comment.
I spoke. I asked for justification for the interim Business Administrator being paid $550 a day after just last month the same board laid dozens of people off and decreased the salaries of another dozen people. Last month, a lady that worked for the school district for 19 years said that the $9,000 reduction in her salary would be hard for her family.
The answer given was he deserves it, he does a good job, he is a popular man, and that is what the last person got. I accepted that answer. By the way you can see all of this on channel 19 if you live in
I turned around and saw Calvin Gunning clapping in support of Francis’s odd statement. I stated “What are you clapping for?”. Calvin Gunning was the principal of Woodrow Wilson for several years until this August. He represents the problem. He is an arrogant, immature playboy, that was invisible at the school. As Woodrow Wilson had ethnic based fights, an exodus of students dropping out of the then unsafe school, low test scores putting the school’s rank near the bottom of the state, he managed this chaos. He was removed and is now on special assignment in charge of truancy and attendance. This is a position where he has expertise, since he managed to create record dropout at the school. In my mind, he should face criminal charges for destroying the lives of children in this city. Of course there should be many other defendants with the same charges. When the meeting took a break, I saw Mr. Gunning outside and he punkishly walked away, unwilling to discuss his thoughts like a man. I challenge him to discuss whatever issue he has with me.
Those people clapping reminded me of the out of touch republicans that pompously laughed when Rudy Gulianni stated Sen. Obama was a community organizer. Mr. Freeman may very well be a brilliant man who deserves and earns $550 a day, but to insult someone for questioning the board shows a lack of civility or intelligence.
A message to my hecklers
Thank you. In The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli, he reminds a leader that if he can be loved and feared, that is preferable, but it is more likely that he will just be feared. Kelly Francis, Calvin Gunning, some members of City Council, and any member of the establishment of failure incompetence, and corruption do and should fear me. I will expose them and work to have their power eliminated.
Keep heckling. That let’s me know that you are an enemy. You heckle is like a racist waving a confederate flag. I will be here until death or the will of God take me away. A bullet will not stop me. Being poor will not stop me. Having disgraced people as enemies will not stop me. I will love my enemies though. There is enough hatred already. Please comment.