Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Acting White: Motown Mayoral Text-Sex Mess

When my teenage daughter racked up an outrageous text-messaging bill, before we had our 'talk' about it, I did a little math. I figured that each text message was at least a minute of time to consider, enter, and send. I wanted to know just how much time she spent with her on-line posse, versus hitting the books.

Now if Detroit's married-with-children Mayor Kilpatrick sent/received 14,000 titillating messages with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, on their city-sponsored phones, this comes out to 29 8-hour days (one month) of text-romancing between the two. And all this tantalizing back-and-forth occurring in a city with a desperate need for full-time, fully engaged, leadership. Very sad, yes.

So what should happen to these two dip-sticks? First off, each should be docked a month’s pay for wasting taxpayer money. The mayor should be censured by the city council for a flagrant dereliction of his sworn duty. Ms. Beatty should be reassigned to some other city job, like the motor pool, where she will not be a daily distraction, and can practice truly earning her pay (in part) in some other position than those particular to her boss and that shall not be named.

As for the perjury charge and the time it carries - like I tell my kids, anyone can make mistakes, but it takes a real fool to lie under oath. And these lies were part of behavior that cost the city $9 million in payout to wrongly dismissed employees, privy to the mayor's dalliance. Jail time would definitely not be out of line.

In the mean-time, the voting public can deliver its full judicial ‘opinion’ to his-honor, come the next election, should it occur before sentencing.

James C. Collier

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11 comments:

Homeland Colors said...

I'm afraid the African American's protective instinct might shield Kwame from the loss of his position. Last time I went home, to Detroit, I definitely saw some good changes, but I don't think a soiled Kwame can do much to help the city after this, especially with a perjury charge.

G-n-B said...

"The African-American's protective instinct"?????

So what do you call it when white folk put their adulterers, liars, cheaters, and back-door dealers on a pedistal?

Homeland Colors said...

Who cares what White people do. Its not about them its about us. We shield our own, which is a good thing, except when that shield extends to those who are in power and don't care about the people. Too many African Americans settle for a Black face in power rather than looking deeper and finding a person of character. Compare Corey Booker of Newark to Kwame Kilpatrick and then ask yourself who you would rather have as mayor, then ask yourself why.

CW said...

His mother has been the most embarrassing thing thus far:

http://www.youtube.com/v/ME2tkIh7VE0&rel=1

For those who were fortunate enough to miss it!


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Saint Lucian Dutch Canadian Thinking Stunner said...

I watched the youtube video - wow - she is ghetto!

tl1fan said...

When I saw this on the news two words came to mind "shameful" and "stupid." After watching that video with moms screaming "don't let them talk about your boy" I'm sadly shaking my head asking WTF? And he's running for re-election....

James C. Collier said...

Seeing Kilpatrick's mother takes all the guesswork out of his behavior. I can just see some Hollywood idiot cooking up a 'reality' show called "Kwams, Moms, and the Motown OG's".

James said...

The perjury law should not be used when people are asked about their sex life,it compromises the sprit of tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. People have lied about sex forever. regarding the affair, I may not agree, but this happens often and for a young man like the Mayor, I understand

James C. Collier said...

James: I might agree with you, except that in this case the perjury was to cover-up the mayor's motivation for dismissing city employee's with firsthand knowledge of his dalliances, and the mayor's behavior lead directly to the payout of a $9m settlement.

Anonymous said...

Just look at the stupid smile on his face! He is oh so sure of himself, he
obviously doesn't give a damn what anyone else think.
Take the suit of that boy!

Anonymous said...

I just watched the video of his mom....isn't that typical misbehaviour of certain mothers who uphold their children(sons) in wrong-doing!!!

Where are those people coming from and those who stand up to applaud! I really dislike labelling people but that behaviour leaves much to be desired.