Friday, April 11, 2008

I'm ashamed I live in District 4, Cobb County!

We have a County Commissioner in my district that is up for re-election this year and I can honestly say, "I'm ashamed I live in District 4, Cobb County!" If this woman gets re-elected, I'm seriously thinking of moving out of the County! Her major concerns in the county are bus transportation and parks.

She spoke in a predominantly black church on 2-17-2008 and said that she works with angry white women. I'll find the transcripts of her speech that she delivered. Stay tuned for follow ups.

The following is the video footage that I filmed today at her Press Conference explaining why she said what she did! It makes no sense. Nothing she says makes any sense! Put your religious faith aside and be the judge.

The gentleman to her right on the video is Gerald Rose the founder of the New Order National Human Rights. He appears to think he's the next MLK or Jesse Jackson. He moved to Georgia from Ohio to help us correct our intolerance and injustice.

Here are his words:

On June 24, 2000, Gerald Rose relocated into the Atlanta Area and established the New Order movement throughout Metro Atlanta, with offices in Cobb County and Clayton County.

Today New Order has extended it's services nationwide and continues to seek justice for all God's people.

"Because injustice is here"

"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time-the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression."

"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely,one has moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws..... One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, and lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty."

"I am in Cobb & Clayton County & Augusta Georgia because injustice is here.... just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town of Toledo,Ohio."

"In our own nation the Boston Tea Party represented a massive act of civil disobedience."

(There were several typos when I pasted this text and just to note his web site does not acknowledge Jesus Christ by capitalization, but I corrected in my paste.)

Part One

Part Deux

"It’s always fascinating to hear the persecuted say what they believe is in the minds of others. Cobb Commissioner Annette Kesting opines that “a lot of white folks are mad because I married a white man because I am a black woman.”
-Atlanta Journal Constitution


Jim said...

I'm thinking that we better let you folks down in district 4 just annex into Futon County. You know what I'm saying? LOL Holy cow how did she ever get elected in lily white Cobb County? I tell you what, you just have to run for that office and I'll help you campaign. Heck, I would pay to see you debate that woman! LOL What do you say? Wouldn't you like to be the "Gentle Lady From District 4"?

VoteNovember2008 said...

OMG, let me take those one at a time!

Annexing us into Fulton County, well over the past twenty years the Commissioners have allowed South Cobb to slide into the abyss! Not denying that the voters aren't responsible for the past 3 1/2 years of Annette Kesting, but our district has been ignored for far too long and now everyone is looking around saying, "What happened?" When the Olympic Committee was preparing for the 1996 Olympics, they moved all of the "homeless and indigents into apartment complexes in South Cobb around Six Flags so that no one would see them roaming the streets of Atlanta. It's gone down hill fast. I'd like to follow that money trail! Crime is rampant and continuing to rise and "we" wonder why! Gang activity is also on the increase. And yes, I know "exactly" what you are saying!

As for lily white Cobb County, the demographics of the County is changing and if you listened to the video Gerald Rose of the New Order National Human Rights organization stated clearly in the video that there are "NOT" enough African Americans serving in Cobb County such as they are in other local counties and he plans on changing that, so don't think your district is free from turning into the "City of Lithonia!" I don't have a problem with anyone of any race, creed or religion serving on the Commission, but I do have a big problem with IGNORANCE.

I work in the County offices every Wednesday and you wouldn't believe what I hear on the "inside" about Ms. Kesting's past due taxes, slumlord, foreclosing problems! She is a disgrace to our County. Please go to the following link from the Atlanta Journal Constitution and see the video from her appearance at the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, it will make your blood curdle!

As for me debating her, I plan to be at her next "Town Hall" meeting and she will also be debating her opponents and it will be aired on TV23 in May and I hope I can get a ticket to that debate.

As for running for office, I'm sure there are many, many people far more experienced than I am to run for Commissioner of District 4 and I plan to do everything I can to make sure she is defeated.

For some reason the links I'm trying to post on this comment aren't posting. I'll try to post them in a separate comment.

VoteNovember2008 said...

Videos from the AJC from the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church on February 17, 2008.

This is the Cobb County link to Ms. Kesting, please take a look at several of her videos for District 4, you will see her in all her "GLORY"!

Stay tuned, this woman is too good to be true to a blogger!

VoteNovember2008 said...

Oops, I got so passionate about this I forgot to give you the link to the County Website, please check out some of her videos!

Jim said...

I'll check the links. I didn't know that about the homeless and the Olympics. I still think you should run! I've got visions of headlocks in my head! LOL Thanks for the info. Please remind me when it's debate time so that I can watch it. -Jim