The underrated story from a very quiet primary election

Some local elections happened alongside the U.S. Senate primaries.  One of those local elections was that for school committee in Wakefield, MA, a town about ten miles north of Boston.  Nineteen-year-old Evan Kenney, a recent Wakefield High grad, won the race., beating out a six-year-incumbent. (Kenney is a current freshman at Fitchburg State, which ought to make Da Tech Guy proud.)

If “Evan Kenney” and “Wakefield, Massachusetts” are ringing any vague bells at the back of your brain, let me refresh your memories as to who Evan Kenney is.

Back before the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the local Romney group attempted to force through a slate of ‘approved’ delegates in each congressional district; the thought was that they would get their people in as delegates and send them down to Tampa.  That group included Kerry Healey and Charlie Baker. Well, a bunch of libertarian, anti-establishment uppity upstarts decided that such heavy-handedness wasn’t going to fly.  Some of them ran for a position as a delegate; many of them marched into the voting conventions, ready to cast their ballots for whomever they thought was best, not whom the elite in Massachusetts politics wanted.

Then 18-year-old Evan Kenney was one such candidate for a delegate’s seat.  I’m no Rachel Maddow fan, but here she is, explaining the situation and the aftermath:

Here is Kenney being interviewed by Jim and Margery about beating out Kerry Healey and Charlie Baker for a slot as a delegate.

So Kenney won.  He kicked some serious arse – some establishment arse, some bigwig arse – and won his delegate’s seat.  Then, legal shenanigans ensued; he was forced to either withdraw, or sign a document under ‘pains and penalties of perjury’ that he would vote a certain way at the convention.  (Such vows had never before been required of delegates.)  He gave up his seat, as did other delegates; the establishment bigwigs went to Tampa; the GOP elite thought all was well in the Bay State.

May I gently suggest that Tuesday’s victory was a small storm cloud on the horizon – a talented, young, independently thinking conservative who is working his way up the elected-officials ladder?

How stupid do you think we are? New Boston Suspects edition

I want to ask a really basic question about these three kids who have been arrested concerning the Boston Bombing.

I won’t ask about their association with the Bomber, I won’t ask about any community of religion, or ethnic connections or even what their opinions were on the US or Israel or anything else that we don’t know. I ask any reasonable person to ask this question:

“Go take what you want” your friend says, and what do these innocent uninformed young men do? They grab, not video games, not CD’s, not cool posters, not Magic Cards, his pot, his magic cards or his Doctor Who Scarf (if he had one) You go and grab his Laptop and his explosives!

Does a person with no foreknowledge no connection no involvement to the terror attack in Boston upon seeing the photo of their friend on the television as a prime suspect think: “You know I think I’ll go to his apartment and help myself to his laptop & explosives…and NOTHING ELSE!”?

I suggest the answer is self-evident.

Hey Moorehouse College has a right to defend its Religion

One black man, overcome by emotion, dropped to his knees, prompting the president to conduct a curbside colloquium on the meaning of emancipation. “Don’t kneel to me,” said the president. “That is not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank Him for the liberty you will enjoy hereafter.”

Shelby Foote. The Civil War a Narrative Vol 3

First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama.

Jamie Foxx

Yesterday the internet was all abuzz as Matt Drudge gave the front page treatment to this story out of Moorehouse college

The Rev. Kevin Johnson, a Morehouse alumnus and the senior pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, Pa., wrote an opinion column earlier this month in the Philadelphia Tribune accusing Obama of neglecting the black community in his cabinet picks–they’re overwhelmingly white–and broader political agenda.

The day after the article ran, Johnson said, Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. phoned to express reservations about his “untimely” comments regarding President Obama. Johnson asked administrators to honor their invitation, but learned days later he had been replaced by three alternate speakers.

A lot of people on the right including friends of mine like Kevin Jackson are objecting LOUDLY

the issue those on the Left should be concerned with is their amazingly intolerant behavior against their own.

Rev. Johnson has been and remains an Obama supporter. So the fact that he is being reprimanded for his opinion SHOULD bother Liberals. Liberals seem to have a real fear of the truth.

The person in charge of retrieving the runaway slave? Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. It was Wilson who telephoned Johnson, asking him to step down. Wilson had to show solidarity to the tribal leader.

Now I respect Kevin Jackson and normally I’m a free speech absolutist, but I have to say he is dead wrong on Morehouse. They were absolutely correct in cancelling Rev Johnson.

Why? Freedom of Religion.

You might recall I objected to Barack Obama giving the commencement speech at Notre Dame because as a Catholic College Barack Obama and his publicly expressed beliefs were totally contrary to the School’s religious beliefs.

The exact same dynamic is in play here.

Lets take a close look at the word Reverend Johnson wrote:

Why are we so loyal to a president who is not loyal to us?
What is it about our community that we continue to support candidates nationally and locally just because their skin has been “kissed by nature’s sun”?
And more importantly, why are we loyal to a Democratic Party that often ignores us and takes our votes for granted?

My questions do not suggest that we should necessarily change political affiliation, but they do suggest that the African-American community must hold political leaders accountable and change our strategy to ensure that we are fully engaged in the political process beyond November elections.

Now while I don’t subscribe to the religion of Liberalism if I did that’s clearly blasphemy against the faith. And if you read the article it’s even worse:

In 2012, two prominent Philadelphia lawyers convened a meeting between White House senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, and a cross-section of Philadelphia’s African-American leadership. The purpose of the meeting was to candidly discuss the president’s re-election strategy and policies toward African-Americans.

The meeting was initially cordial until I mustered the courage to ask Jarrett a question I have heard repeatedly in the African-American community, “Over the past four years, what has President Obama done to help Black people?”

It’s bad enough to question the faith but to question your Lord & Savor Barack Obama in public? In front of his high priestess?

Well that’s beyond the pale.

And not only has he doesn’t all these sacrilegious things he publicly proclaimed this near Apostasy in the Philadelphia Tribune.

All of this being the case and Moorehouse College being a Bastion of the liberal religion I can’t see how I can object to their removal of a man who has violated the most cherished beliefs on the religion they profess so strongly.

After all as my religion commands: You shall not have other gods besides me. I have been a defender of Orthodoxy in my religion, I certainly don’t have any business complaining when a different institution demands the same.


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