Effort to Cover JWP's Crooked Butt
What happens to decent people? Reading the list
of big shots attending the political rally for $$-loving John Wiley Price is
heartbreaking -- in some cases confirming.
From the days she was with DART, I have been a fan of Beverly Mitchell Brooks.
Sensible, smart, gorgeous. She always seemed so decent. Yet,
she's listed as donating $250 to the JWP Give Me Some Money Fund.
Raising Hell Till Heaven Comes": At Sunday's Fund-Raising
Rally For John Wiley Price
(By Robert Wilonsky, DallasObserver.com, 7/18/11).
Jim Schutze was showing some righteous
indignation over the excuses being made for this bad man who has
spent decades exploiting his "people". Then Schutze started reading
some of the reader responses to his and Wilonsky's blogs. Well, liberals can't have "crackers" agreeing with
them. It's OK and even hip to call conservative White
The new multi-level term for anyone challenging liberals or liberal
crooked politicians is "Right-wing Christian crackers". No one
raises an eyebrow when that bigoted term is used to describe anyone
who isn't a spouting the party line.
Since liberals do not want to be lumped
in with "crackers", they are already trying to turn the camera away from John
Wiley Price. Some rich White guy is to blame for all of JWP's sins
The new mantra (not catching much support, yet) is that JWP was justified in
anything he did illegally or abuse of his elected office power because the FBI may have done
something wrong 40-50 years ago in another city or state.
So, it's OK for John Wiley
Price to go on doing bad stuff because the rich White guys downtown
(Our Downtown Betters) don't
like what he's doing?
JWP has belonged to the ODB since he was first elected to the Commissioners'
Court. I loved the late Dave Fox (County Judge of the Commissioners'
Court, who died in office). Fox
took JWP under his wing. JWP voted like Judge Fox advised him to vote, which
was how the ODB wanted him to vote.
John Wiley Price has never not supported the ODB's plans. In
the 80's, ODB wanted all
the money spent in North Dallas. Fine with JWP. In the 80's, the
ODB wanted to move
Downtown to LBJ and further north. Fine with JWP. As long as South Dallas
stays in a third world state where it's easy for him to steal elections, JWP is happy. He doesn't just steal his own elections, he steals council
seats and congressional seats. Very few win elections south of Downtown
without JWP's support. But, there are exceptions. Dwaine
Caraway, Barbara Mallory Caraway, James Fantroy. JWP supported Al Lipscomb, knowing what
Old Al did to minority taxi cab drivers.
JWP supported Diane Ragsdale, and he supports that dimwit Carolyn Davis.
The ODB didn't mind Al Lipscomb winning because he was always their pimp
and did his job of keeping the young radicals in their place. He
never crossed the ODB line, so he got to stay. JWP backed Diane Ragsdale,
but she crossed the ODB line, so she had to go. JWP wasn't devastated to
get her out the circle of power.
Does anyone remember Atlanta's favorite 10 minutes of the Dallas city council
open session where Councilwoman Ragsdale went berserk because a
policeman's wife asked for a special acknowledgement of the 3 police
officers who died within 2 weeks. In those days, Diane was very thin, very
wired, very agitated, very unable to stay in her seat 5 minutes. Get
the picture? The ODB reasonably blamed Ragsdale for Dallas losing
out to Atlanta on so many levels. When a company was deciding between
Dallas and Atlanta for relocation, Atlanta would play that tape over and over,
month after month, year after year.
The ODB's Atlanta envy is how we got Con Jerk for mayor. Atlanta was
kicking our butt. They had a Black mayor. No one wanted JWP
for our first Black mayor, even though he did the ODB's bidding. He
would have to take a cut in pay to serve as Mayor. So,
they picked a guy from Austin with no real connection to Dallas to be our first
Black mayor - a complete incompetent with no loyalty to this city. When
the simple-minded masses who had been lulled into voting for Con Jerk began to tire of his
bluster and race-baiting, JWP staged fake protests outside Con Jerk's estate
because the ODB wanted him to show the gullible masses that Con Jerk was not JWP's
buddy or like JWP.
It did not matter to the ODB if the gullible masses didn't like JWP. His district
was safe, and he could be widely hated in N Dallas but easily re-elected in the
southern sector. JWP is the ODB's Man Downtown, he is not there for the
good of his district constituents.
Reviewing the various redistricting maps being submitted to the commission, the
priority is still race-based. Look at District 7 under Carolyn
Davis, how has it been good for the residents of District 7 to have that Black
woman representing them? Any improvements have been IN SPITE
of Carolyn Davis -- not because she has done anything positive.
Almost all the maps being submitted to the Redistricting Commission have a major
part of Northwest Dallas still tied to West Dallas in District 6. Most of
the maps have a bigger hunk of Northwest Dallas pulled into District 6 than is
currently. As a resident of District 6 and a one-time council candidate
under the current district lines, I'm very familiar with the current lines.
During the last redistricting, Northwest Dallas begged to be kept together.
We had been split between 13, 14 and 6. During that process, the
neighborhood north of Walnut Hill east of Brockbank was drawn into District 13.
My poor little neighborhood just south of Walnut Hill and east of Webb Chapel
remained in District 6. Most of the proposed maps move the line between 6
and 13 east to Marsh, some move it to Midway and take District 6 all the way to
LBJ. None of the maps are based on community, just race.
Drawing district lines based solely on race is a recipe for a dying city.
If you have any doubt, look at the southern part of the County represented by
Commissioner Price. Race-based districts have led to corruption and will
continue to do so. When the only basis for a political district is the
color of someone's skin rather than community, it discourages grassroots
leadership and allows outsiders to control a district through funding their
My little neighborhood has a very active Crime Watch/HOA. We always
have a great mix of pigmentation and sexual orientation. We have gay
couples, straight couples, Blacks, Whites, Asians, Hispanics. We are a
community that cares, but with every election, fewer people vote. It's
happening all over the city. Race-based council districts have not
encouraged participation or empowered citizens. It has had just the
The fewer people who vote, the better for the ODB and their crooked puppets
holding office. Small voter turnouts make it easier to steal elections.
The surest way to discourage voter turnout is to cut up neighborhoods to create
race-based council districts.
We are not lab rats. Stop
using us for social experiments. Let us have a city with livable
neighborhoods where we are safe without having to live in gated communities.
Give us honest politicians who are elected by concerned citizens, not gimmicks
and election fraud.
You never know who you can count on anymore. You can be pretty sure
you cannot count on most office holders to have your neighborhood's best
interest at heart. Votes at Commissioners' Court, City Council hearings,
even Plan Commission hearings are decided long before before any citizen can
Many people who are in the business are truly concerned that voter ballots are
being tampered with and the election results are foregone conclusions.
Kathy Nealy and John Wiley Price were down in the Elections Department while
returns were coming in this last mayoral runoff election. There are
so many things wrong with that scenario. It's not surprising they are both
subject to FBI scrutiny.
Why do you think Price was so anxious to force out Bruce Sherbet from his
position as Elections Department Director and replace him with Price's puppet?
All Dallas County elections machines are stored in one of JWP's commissioner
warehouses. Sherbet did inspect and supervise those machines.
We have no reason to believe that is the case now.
You have to give JWP credit for patience. He has systematically
amassed control over pretty much every element of government in Dallas County.
He controls Lupe Valdez and the county jails. He controls Craig Watkins
despite their public shouting matches (don't forget the fake picketing of Con
Jerk's house). He controls Clay Jenkins, who seems to have no shame
about being JWP's hand puppet. It is yet to be determined whether he
will control Mike Rawlings.
I'm not happy that David Kunkle did not win the mayoral race, but I'm hoping
that all my misgivings about Mike Rawlings turn out to be baseless.
It's hard to imagine a man of his career successes and ego taking orders from
What isn't hard to imagine is all the liberal reporters in town going soft in
their reporting about Price. Some "journalists" are already blaming
Old Whitey for Commissioner Price's fall from grace. If those bad old rich
White guys hadn't blinded him with offers of great wealth, John Wiley Price
would still be a humble man who just wants to do good. When was he
ever a humble man who just wanted to do good?
JWP is a ruthless, a greedy and a vindictive man.
John Wiley Price is not a good man led astray by powerful, rich White guys.
To assume otherwise, you have to be a racist who believes that minorities are
incapable of charting their own paths and making their own decisions (right or
wrong) without Old Whitey steering them.