Does Mark Bray know what fear mongering is?

I’m not sure he does

Mark Bray, an independent candidate for the 5th Congressional District race, criticized incumbent Mo Brooks for pandering to the fears of voters during a campaign webcast on Monday night.

How?

“Why do they vote for him?” Bray said. “This is not an attack as much as a criticism but I have seen the congressman of late and I have listened to him talk to certain groups. I’ll be honest with you: He is going the path of fear monger. He is using language with respect to some of his comments in the media, divisive language, in order to stir up fear and even some anger about Americans toward each other.

“As of late, he’s also raising the flag with regard to terrorism and the border. He’s using fear in order to get people motivated to vote for him.

“I’m not going to do that,” he said. “I don’t believe in that. I believe in a positive vision for this country. I believe there are problems we need to address and I believe we can solve them. I don’t believe it’s the right recipe to basically pander to the fears of citizens.”

Fear-mongering is when you say things that are not true to scare people. Does Mark Bray believe the porous border is not an issue? Has he not been watching the news?

What about terrorism? Does Bray no know that Obama is giving a speech tonight about the growth of a terror network that between 60-70% of Americans want addressed.

Message to Mark Bray: Find something else to do with your time.

How bad are things for the Alabama Education Association?

Besides the fact that the clown at Alabama political Reporter is living I. The Chairman of the AEA’s house?

Bad…. Apparently, you can’t raise money when you can’t force people to join your group with the power of government.

The former AEA head is not happy with the current state of the AEA…

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IMG_0390-0.JPGThey have already borrowed $2+ million dollars to fight a ton of losing legislative battles and like Hubbert said, it appears they are an organization in decline.

The Dale Jackson Show (WVNN) podcast – 09-09-14

AL.com demands judges resignation for domestic violence/alcohol issues, employs people with similar problems…

Not one time….

He’ll return to the bench a judge for life, deciding the fate of his fellow man as if the law did not apply to him, as if he were above it, as if he were … a superstar.

But he’s still just a 56-year-old punk kid. He ought to quit, but punk kids and abusers don’t often quit. That shouldn’t be the end of it.

Because if the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens can make a statement about domestic violence, so can the courts and the United States Government.

Fuller shouldn’t get the opportunity to quit. He needs to be impeached.

We should demand it. He is, after all, wearing our colors.

But twice in the last 24 hours

We don’t need public officials to be perfect human beings.

We don’t even need them necessarily to be better human beings than we are, although we can always hope.

But that does not mean that all standards of human conduct are irrelevant, especially when it comes to serve-for-life federal judges.

And that brings us to U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller.

Again.

We have said before that Fuller should quit. He didn’t. But every subsequent event since he was arrested for striking his wife in an alcohol-aided incident on Aug. 9 suggests he can’t stay and retain respect. And so, once again, we ask him to step aside.

Judges are different. We ask them not only to weigh legality but also to be fair and intelligent. And even wise.

AL.com has had an editorial board or an author demand a Judge resign for a first time offense, where they entered a pre-trial diversion for the offense they are charged with…

Do we not ask them to be fair, intelligent and wise?

They also want Ray Rice kicked out of society, but everyone does

I just wonder why the media doesn’t apply this standard to themselves. But, keep in mind, they rarely take these actions amongst themselves unless their is a massive public outcry.

The local press has multiple DUIs and domestic violence conviction and somehow the public needs to continue to trust these folks.

I am not here to call these people out and ruin their lives, AL.com shouldn’t make me do that. They should be consistent and cull their ranks themselves.

I have done this before, I offered rewards for media personalities legal issues and it wasn’t pretty BUT I had no desire to ruin lives or destroy careers.

I wish some of these hypocrites felt the same.

Again, I don’t want these people fired, I believe in redemption… I want people to be consistent.

The Dale Jackson Show (WAPI) podcast – 09-08-14

The “racist” Atlanta Hawks’ owner is hardly Donald Sterling, not that it matters…

Another NBA race scandal?

Less than one month after the Clippers’ sale ended Donald Sterling’s ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner.

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, thanks in part to an inflammatory email he wrote two years ago.

Levenson said he wrote the email in an attempt ‘to bridge Atlanta’s racial sports divide.’ Instead, he offered his divisive comments, including his theory that Hawks black fans kept white fans away.

It’s over this e-mail?

1. from day one i have been impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the arena staff — food vendors, ushers, ticket takers, etc. in our early years when i would bring folks from dc they were blown away by the contrast between abe pollin’s arena and philips. some of this is attributable to southern hospital and manners but bob and his staff do a good job of training. To this day, I can not get the ushers to call me Bruce yet they insist on me calling them by their first names.

2. the non-premium area food is better than most arenas, though that is not saying much. i think there is room for improvement and creativity. Levy is our food vendor so we don’t have much control but they have been good partners. i have wished we had some inconic offereing like boog’s barbeque at the baseball stadium in balt.

3. our new restaurant, red, just opened so too early for me to give you my thoughts.

4. Regarding game ops, i need to start with some background. for the first couple of years we owned the team, i didn’t much focus on game ops. then one day a light bulb went off. when digging into why our season ticket base is so small, i was told it is because we can’t get 35-55 white males and corporations to buy season tixs and they are the primary demo for season tickets around the league. when i pushed further, folks generally shrugged their shoulders. then i start looking around our arena during games and notice the following:

— it’s 70 pct black

— the cheerleaders are black

— the music is hip hop

— at the bars it’s 90 pct black

— there are few fathers and sons at the games

— we are doing after game concerts to attract more fans and the concerts are either hip hop or gospel.

Then i start looking around at other arenas. It is completely different. Even DC with its affluent black community never has more than 15 pct black audience.

Before we bought the hawks and for those couple years immediately after in an effort to make the arena look full (at the nba’s urging) thousands and thousands of tickets were being giving away, predominantly in the black community, adding to the overwhelming black audience.

My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a signficant season ticket base. Please dont get me wrong. There was nothing threatening going on in the arean back then. i never felt uncomfortable, but i think southern whites simply were not comfortable being in an arena or at a bar where they were in the minority. On fan sites i would read comments about how dangerous it is around philips yet in our 9 years, i don’t know of a mugging or even a pick pocket incident. This was just racist garbage. When I hear some people saying the arena is in the wrong place I think it is code for there are too many blacks at the games.

I have been open with our executive team about these concerns. I have told them I want some white cheerleaders and while i don’t care what the color of the artist is, i want the music to be music familiar to a 40 year old white guy if that’s our season tixs demo. i have also balked when every fan picked out of crowd to shoot shots in some time out contest is black. I have even bitched that the kiss cam is too black.

Gradually things have changed. My unscientific guess is that our crowd is 40 pct black now, still four to five times all other teams. And my further guess is that 40 pct still feels like 70 pet to some whites at our games. Our bars are still overwhelmingly black.

This is obviously a sensitive topic, but sadly i think it is far and way the number one reason our season ticket base is so low.

And many of our black fans don’t have the spendable income which explains why our f&b and merchandise sales are so low. At all white thrasher games sales were nearly triple what they are at hawks games (the extra intermission explains some of that but not all)

Um… What is the problem here.

They identified a problem with revenue and season tickets, identified the segment of the audience they are missing and discussed ways to up that audience.

If this guy was saying, “Our audience is too white, let’s bring in some black-friendly acts”, he would be praised as courting a diverse crowd.

This makes no sense.

The closest thing to a “racially insensitive” comment is this…

My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a signficant season ticket base. Please dont get me wrong. There was nothing threatening going on in the arean back then. i never felt uncomfortable, but i think southern whites simply were not comfortable being in an arena or at a bar where they were in the minority. On fan sites i would read comments about how dangerous it is around philips yet in our 9 years, i don’t know of a mugging or even a pick pocket incident. This was just racist garbage. When I hear some people saying the arena is in the wrong place I think it is code for there are too many blacks at the games.

Ask yourself if this is wrong?

I hear this about Birmingham and Atlanta all the time.

I also don’t go to majority blacks bars, I also don’t see many blacks int he bars I go to. This makes me a racist?

What if he said this?

— it’s 70 pct white

— the cheerleaders are white

— the music is country

— at the bars it’s 90 pct white

— there are too many families at the games

— we are doing after game concerts to attract more fans and the concerts are either rock or country.

I guarantee you he would get a diversity award, in fact touts stuff like that all the time.

I just don’t see what the big deal is here…

 

The Dale Jackson Show (WVNN) podcast – 09-05-14

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