“Time and momentum are 2 of the mot precious resources. #45 has squandered it all.
-Gallop 1st poll (2 wks) 43% says to #45 -NO after 2 weeks on the job compared to Obama 63%; Bush 59%
-#45 campaigned as a deal maker… not one single measure through
-The republican party in the house and senate is dysfunctional
-Republicans just won’t legislate -their terms or none at all
-#45 cannot rely on the 200 + majority
-The idea of any bipartisan support
-The President set the battle lines too quickly
-#45 does not understand the details
-The scandals and controversies has hurt Presidential support
-Trump- a burden rather than an advantage
-Republicans scattered after last night announcement asking Comey … none wanted to be interviewed
-Crystal ball victories??? none that the media can see right now.
-Yes, I believe ‘the memo’ exist
-Do you think bipartisanship will/can come back to Washington? last 30 years it’s been downhill- some of it’s the media,
-Steady gerrymandering of districts, large majority is mostly Republican; ‘establishment in Washington’ is now a huge problem;
-The country is too split to solve the problems with one party.
– Media will not make more efforts to be more equitable
– Gorsuch, will restore the balance to the Supreme Court
– How can you tell real news fro fake news? Not news yo don’t like, just not true. News sources have to be from a media that has an editorial process
– Do not rely on just 1 source
– The burden is now on the citizen to be more discerning and search for good sources
– Sean Spitzer… there is a disconnect between he and his boss. Communications team is lacking a plan, President is not giving them enough timely information.
-From your close-up lens of the President- what qualities do he have to move the country forward- he’s smart, charismatic figure, dominate the room, thinks outside the box..just too controversial, and do not understands Washington to bring people together. His strengths are his weaknesses, these can all be very dangerous things- He has to have steadiness, discipline, and temperament, and not lose his bearing, It’s still an open-question?
-Trump is pretty scary on a national focus, can anyone coach him on diplomacy? General feeling – he has put together a solid, steady , serious team. Question is does Trump listen? He ad-libs! Give up confidential information.
Walking Tour of the Martin Luther King Historic District. Over 70 participants joined yesterday’s tour of the Sweet Auburn neighborhood, highlighting the power of revitalization and community building.
Youth Entrepreneur Pitch Competition. As part of the HOPE Business In A Box Academies (HBIABA) initiative, students competed for a start-up grant, presenting their business plans on everything from dance classes to apparel and accessories. Congrats to the winner, Asia Thurmon, founder and owner of EZ Party Pack!
Inspirational Opening Reception. On a panel discussion on race moderated by Roland Martin, Amb. Andrew Young challenged attendees to embrace their race and background and stand firm in the face of doubt, while John Rogers highlighted the importance of empowering black business leaders who can then act as a larger voice for their community. Following the panel, Chris Gardner, whose story inspired the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness,” moved attendees with his personal journey of overcoming obstacles.
You can review the full event agenda here.
WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT- Much of the nation’s attention has been focused on Google’s pay discrimination, PepsiCo’s controversial commercial, and the promise of the gig economy. These issues will surely influence conversations on- and off-stage, particularly in today’s sessions on social mobility, diversity in the media, and empowerment for women and girls.
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Nesbitt plans to put the selection on the Board of Commissioners (BOC) Jan. 10 meeting agenda for the commissioners’ consent. “Sgt. Hambrick’s strong communication skills coupled with his mastery of organizational management makes him a good fit to assist me in moving Rockdale County forward,” Nesbitt said. “In addition, Sgt. Hambrick will help strengthen the relationship between the City, County and other local community entities and stakeholders. We have plenty of work ahead of us and Sgt. Hambrick is clearly ready to work.”
Hambrick, 33, led Nesbitt’s transition team overseeing the transfer of administrations when Nesbitt took office on Jan. 1.
As Chief of Staff, Hambrick will mainly serve as the liaison among the BOC members, assist the Chairman with the County’s daily administrative functions, supervise department-level managers, represent the BOC in various relationships such as government organizations and task forces, handle oversight of executive-level policy analysis and development, and conduct critical research and present findings that are of interest to the BOC. Hambrick said he plans to maintain his certification as a Peace Officer and serve the Police Department in a reserve capacity when called upon.
“Rockdale County is a great community to reside, work and simply enjoy life in, so I’m honored to be selected to not only serve the citizens, but also the employees in such a substantial manner,” Hambrick said. “While I’ll definitely miss my fellow officers at Conyers PD, I look forward to working with the City from a different perspective of service.
Hambrick is the lead pastor of The Life Church Christian Center in Conyers and also serves as CEO and founder of Thinking Under Fire (TUF), an organization specializing in bridging the gap between local law enforcement and the communities they serve. Hambrick earned a Bachelors of Political Science degree from Alabama A & M University and Masters in Public Administration from Strayer University.
He has served the City of Conyers for eight years. He started his career in public service as a police officer and rose up the ranks to several positions within the department including Field Training Officer, Corporal for Uniform Patrol, City Marshall, and Sergeant for both the Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigation divisions. During his tenure with the City, Hambrick completed and received the Leadership in Police Organizations certification by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Managerial Certification from the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.
Hambrick is married to Corrinne N. Hambrick. They live in Rockdale with their two youngest children, and have an oldest daughter who is a senior in college.
INVESTIGATION IN FATAL TULSA OKLAHOMA POLICE SHOOTING- Chicago, Illinois – September 21, 2016 – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated expressed its outrage over yet another fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer and called for a thorough investigation.
Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot last Friday by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma after police responded to a 911 call about Crutcher’s stalled SUV in the middle of a roadway. A disturbing dashcam video shows Crutcher raising his hands when he was shot. Police Chief Chuck Jordan said investigators never found a weapon on Crutcher or in his vehicle.
Speaking on behalf of the Sorority’s 283,000 members worldwide, International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson extended condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Crutcher. She also expressed dismay over continuing incidents of excessive force and police brutality that disproportionately affect African Americans.
Crutcher is among at least 697 people — 172 of them black men — who have been fatally shot by police officers this year, according to a Washington Post database tracking police shootings.
“We are encouraged and grateful for the swift action by the U.S. Justice Department, along with state and local authorities who have launched an investigation to determine the facts surrounding the circumstances for the shooting,” Buckhanan Wilson said. “We join the call of the community at large in their demand for transparency, as well as improved training for local police, and urge the authorities to provide a fair and comprehensive accounting to the Crutcher family.”
Buckhanan Wilson urged the Tulsa Oklahoma community and supporters to remain calm amid their grief and await the outcome of the investigations. Buckhanan Wilson said Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, with a massive network of members of nearly 1,000 local chapters worldwide, plans to monitor the investigations and will remain vigilant to ensure that justice is served.
Q. Are landlords impacted by the Executive Order issued by Governor Edwards?
A. Executive Order No. JBE 2016-57 was issued by Governor Edwards on August 17, 2016 (copy at http://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/ExecutiveOrders/JBE16-57.pdf), and amends Executive Order No. JBE 2016-53 by further providing that nothing in the Executive Order shall be interpreted to prohibit an owner of immovable property from: (i) reclaiming rental property, if abandoned, as provided by law; or (ii) entering rental property to make necessary repairs, as provided by law. In short, the Executive Order does not prohibit property managers and landlords from retaking possession of abandoned rental property or repairing rental property, if allowed by Louisiana law. Whether or not a tenant has abandoned rental property is determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally, abandonment requires both the tenant to actually abandon the rental property, and for the tenant to intend to abandon—and not return to—the rental property. Mansur v. Cox, 898 So.2d 446 (La. Ct. App. 1 Cir. 2004).
Q. What about “Act of God” or “Fortuitous Events” provisions in contracts, including Purchase Agreements?
A. Many contracts contain provisions specifying remedies or expanded timelines in the event that a natural disaster (or “Act of God” or “Fortuitous Event”) occurs which prohibits the parties from completing the transaction. The term “Fortuitous Event” is used interchangeably by Louisiana courts with the term “force majeure”, and is defined as an event that prevents someone from fulfilling a contract that, at the time the contract was made, could not have been reasonably foreseen. The Louisiana Civil Code articles addressing “Fortuitous Events” do not specifically suspend the performance of contracts upon the happening of a Fortuitous Event or disaster. In the absence of a specific provision in a contract changing deadlines or suspending delays for “Fortuitous Events” or “Acts of God”, deadlines generally continue to run; it is possible that the purchase agreement would be deemed expired upon the expiration of the deadline for closing, despite the occurrence of such disaster. Generally, Louisiana law does not grant purchasers in private contracts an automatic extension of time to perform such obligations in the event of a flood or natural disaster. The Louisiana Residential Agreement To Buy Or Sell (the “Purchase Agreement”) form does not include a delay or suspension of deadlines for “Acts of God” or “Fortuitous Events”.
To anyone who still pretends this is a normal election of Republican against Democrat, history is watching. And I suspect its verdict will be harsh. Many have tried to do a side-shuffle and issue statements saying they strongly disagree with his rhetoric but still support the candidate. That is becoming woefully insufficient.
The rhetoric is the candidate.
This cannot be treated as just another outrageous moment in the campaign. We will see whether major newscasts explain how grave and unprecedented this is and whether the headlines in tomorrow’s newspapers do it justice. We will soon know whether anyone who has publicly supported Trump explains how they can continue to do.
We are a democratic republic governed by the rule of law. We are an honest, fair and decent people. In trying to come to terms with today’s discouraging development the best I can do is to summon our greatest political poet Abraham Lincoln for perspective:
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”