If You Go Against County Commissioner John Wiley Price, May the Force Be With You

Categories: Get Off My Lawn

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Hey, Bruce Sherbet fans, I know you mean well, but you're never going to get anywhere with that stuff about traipsing downtown to the commissioners court meeting and making your little mini-speeches during the open-mic session.

Last time you tried it, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, the guy who admits he forced out Sherbet, the head of the county elections department, sat up there at the dais and made faces at you and laughed.

Everybody's saying when you all got up afterward and told him he should be ashamed of himself, he had a racial outburst. Sorry, but that was no outburst. He was so calm, he sounded like Obi-Wan Kenobi.

He said: "You are all white. Go to hell."

If this were something in a movie, it would go like this:

Street Scene. Sherbet fans, dressed as space cops, have pulled over Price in his hovercraft.
Price: "You are all white."
Sherbet fans: "We are all white."
Price: "You can go to hell."
Sherbet fans: "We can go to hell."
Sherbet fans march off to hell.

Look, I'm just saying he got the best of you. Sorry. I don't mean to hurt you. But Price had all the macho and the power going for him, and you guys were sort of ... how can I say it? ... helter-skelter.

Look. Here's what you do. Remember you read it here.

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Get a whole bunch of your troops together beforehand and rehearse this. Get it down just right. You need to be commandos. You've got to have the power walk.

Go down to the next commissioners court meeting. Form a picket line right across the driveway where Price parks. Don't just stand there, or they'll arrest you for obstructing traffic.

But you get out there, and you walk real real slow across the driveway. Real slow. So it holds everything up. While you walk, you chant, "No justice, no peace."

Then you pack the meeting. Every time Price tries to talk, do disruptive stuff that they can't catch you for. Start humming "God Bless America," loud as you can, but without moving your lips.

Stamp your feet up and down when nobody can see you. Get up and walk around and trade seats, but all of you at once, like a Chinese fire drill. They can't arrest you for trading seats.

I'm telling you, people, you've got to do a Tahrir Square on him. Rise up. Make the doctor take his own medicine.

There was a great story in The New York Times about Gene Sharp, the 83-year-old American intellectual whose theories are being read by young people involved in the passive resistance uprisings in the Middle East.

The thing Sharp said in the story that leaped out at me was this: "If people are not afraid of the dictatorship, that dictatorship is in big trouble."

C'mon, Sherbet fans. Time for some moxie.


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Egblair
Egblair

We need term limits for Dallas County Commisioners.

Egblair
Egblair

We need term limits for Commissioners.    Two terms maximum.

sandra crenshaw
sandra crenshaw

Jim, what are you thinking about with this phot shot, if an Arizona style shooting occurs here you will be a Sarah Palin blaming. This is serious situatiion that can be dangers to the county employees, downtown pedestrians and vehicular passengers and the tourists. As Vincent Hall says "Quit Playing" Vin, the pol.paid ad is on me.

Borborygmus
Borborygmus

Can somebody set up a facebook page about this so I can "Like" it? If it worked for Egypt, who knows what it could do here (no racism intended or implied).

Tamsterbath
Tamsterbath

There is a Facebook page out there supporting Bruce Sherbet.

Pam
Pam

Jim, An amazing coincidence! The Dallas County Commissioners Court Agendas (both briefing and formal) have items on a Code of Conduct for the Commissioners' Meeting. Hmm, not sure that some of the tactics listed here would pass muster.

Kevin
Kevin

Does the Code of Conduct apply to both the commissioners and the speakers alike? If not, I have a huge problem with that!

The Dark Side
The Dark Side

Remember Jim, the Sith come in pairs. There is the Master, Emperor Price, and his apprentice, Darth Jenkins.

Both of these two should sit down, have a slice of devil’s food or angel food cake, watch a DVD of that old movie, the Black Hole, and finish off the night with a bowl of Sherbet.

Democrat or Republican, black or white, or whatever the class vs. class struggle you want to pit to try to excuse our looney tunes commissioner on, no one truly wants to defend a crazy and reckless lunatic with severe anger management problems and delusions of persecution. The real answer lies with a recall or impeachment proceedings because Emperor Price has demonstrated he neither has the temperament, reasoning, nor good sound judgment to stay in public office.

Nothing new to report here, just another day in life of the Dallas County Commissioners Court.

May the Farce be with you.

fed up
fed up

The Dark Side: How about term limits for Commissioners in Dallas County? A state rep is about to put a bill in for that one. Stay tuned . . .

The Dark Side
The Dark Side

Then I guess JWP will choose the devil's food cake over the angel food. I would venture that JWP is really bringing this upon himself and only has himself to blame for dealing the race card from the bottom of the deck.

scottindallas
scottindallas

I don't think he imagines persecution, that's real. He may erroneously imagine it's all because he's black, but there's legitimate enmity for him.

cp
cp

Jim, people may have been quiet about this stupid photo, but I have to break my silence and say that I just HATE this one. First of all, that's no way to hold a shotgun. Second of all, it makes you look like some old racist neo-nazi. The last pic that everyone obsessed about with your robe and pajama bottoms better illustrated the cranky-old-man-ranting-at-anyone-who-will-listen persona that I think you were trying to achieve,

In sum, don't listen to the masses of idiots who seem more than satisfied to see you holding a gun improperly (In TEXAS, no less!!!), taking aim at someone in particular (rather than nobody in general)

White and going to hell
White and going to hell

Jim, I think you should do a pic more similar to JWP's calendar shot.

Phelps
Phelps

I think we should just paste Jim's head on JWP's calendar shot.

JimS
JimS

I have a photo just like that. We put it on the door to keep the girl scout cookie mothers away.

JimS
JimS

But CP. I've shot that gun a lot. That's how I always shot it. What would you have me do differently? I pumped it to show the photographer it was unloaded. My finger is not inside the trigger guard. What? I don't hurt animals with it. It's just for people.

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

Jim, it does look like you are holding it a little low on the shoulder, that the gun isn't properly in the pocket. That makes your head scrunch down to the gun. Have a look at Todd Bender's website, he'll set you right.

Rodknee
Rodknee

It's a very Hunter S. Thompson look. You wear it well.

3rd Wheel Marketing
3rd Wheel Marketing

cp's probably some rich ass with a $10,000 semi-auto Benelli - he don't understand how we have to hold our guns in the hood. We so poor we have to reload our shit manually!

Seriously, who cares. But really, Jim's holding that pump action like the old gezzer his is.

Phelps
Phelps

Yeah, at least use one where the shotgun isn't out of battery.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

Remember, Elba Garcia laughed as well.

Phelps
Phelps

The problem is, protests don't really do anything in America. They are just group therapy for liberals. Conservatives don't do it because we don't need therapy. Rally, yes. Protest, no.

MattL1
MattL1

Aren't rallies and protests just two sides of the same coin (or even the same damn thing)? They're both groups of like-minded people getting together to show solidarity for a particular cause or idea.

Phelps
Phelps

Protests are gathered against something or someone, and designed to put pressure on officials to do things differently. Rallies are gathered to boost support for someone or some issue, and put people in office who will do things the way the rally supports.

Once is positive, and the other is negative.

scottindallas
scottindallas

right, dems are for peace and republicans are for war. I wish this were true, it's a bi-partisan endeavor, but dullards like you miss the charade.

JimS
JimS

You are white. Go to hell.

Phelps
Phelps

How about for our T-shirts, we go with, "I'm white, and you're in hell."

Equity and 15%
Equity and 15%

What made me laugh when I watched the video, was JWP 'invited' those upset with him to talk face to face with him but then JWP went to hide. And he had a tiny woman in uniform there to protect him. Our man downtown is as scared little punk ass bitch who calls names and then runs away. What ever the rich white interests are that JimS says are there (but he never names), they must be wondering why JWP runs away.

IttyBittyWussy
IttyBittyWussy

Something I noticed was the whole "call me by my name" thing ...even though he habitually called Judge Foster "Judge Foster Gump."

Bettyculbreath
Bettyculbreath

It shows how crazy this Man is,he is known for calling people out of their names,in Court room or anyplace.He callas Ms.Dickey,Barbecue Barby ,it seems there should be some law about putting Citizens out out Court Building due to race and turning off lights as Jenkins ordered.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

You confuse me JS, in your article about the situation you said it really wasn't a big deal and now you're giving people ideas? I'm sure there will be more people at the next CC meeting, and not just of the fat white persuasion.

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

I am so bored with people telling me to go to hell. I'll go when I'm ready to go.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I turned off my "I Care" sign above my head years ago concerning that..Im just convinced this town is one of the rudest in the nation and makes LA/NY look nice in comparison...;)

Lakewooder
Lakewooder

Oh yeah, well you're white too, so take that... pow!

Okay, anybody know where I put my parachute pants?

JimS
JimS

Got you beat, Jack. I'm already there.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Sometimes, fire needs to be fought with fire..maybe its time we all head down to JWPs neighborhood and engage in the same "angry warrior" schtick he and his friends did in the 80's, by blocking the streets around his house, chanting the same "hey hey ho ho" matras and generally causing the same mayhem he did several years ago..give em a taste of his own medicine..

Jay
Jay

Yes, protest and march to your heart's content. And Price will be re-elected in 2012. His constituents will vote for him for standing up to whitey, whether his means and methods are legitimate or not. They will vote for him because he (1) sacked a white man, (2) installed an African-American woman in a position of authority, and (3) turned the county judge into his personal hand puppet. They will vote for him because he intimidates and upsets white people.

The only way to dislodge Price is to catch and convict him doing something illegal. But he's beat the rap so many time he's become as iconic among his constituents as OJ Simpson.

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

You, my friend, are a racist. You know nothing whatsoever about the voters in his district or how they vote. Show me one time where there was one viable, decent opponent on the ballot to vote for other than JWP. Just once. Show me.

But you type and type your racist post categorizing all constituents in Comm. Court district 3.

I live in 3. I am white, white, white. And, sir, I am a Democrat. So, if there is no one running against JWP in Dem primary, tell me how in the hell voters are supposed to prove to you we are smart as you?

And, I don't give a damn what the republicans run, because in November election, I vote straight D.

Kevin
Kevin

I'll agree with the few, if any, opponents in the Dem primary, but I gotta disagree with the voting straight party of anyone. It's foolish beyond belief to not evaluate an individual, but instead, trust and believe that because a candidate has a party label next to their name, that they're a better choice.

Jay
Jay

Oh...and I forgot....go to hell, white, white, white person.

Jay
Jay

I am not your friend, and I am not a racist.

If you vote straight a party ticket...you are the problem. Because you help elect idiots based on meaningless political labels instead of merit. Price will win again and again in your district because brain-dead asses like you will keep voting for him.

Bettyculbreath
Bettyculbreath

Charles Rose ran in 2004 primary for District 3.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

That, or armed revolution LOL I have a feeling JWP's day will come sooner than later, as his luck is starting to run out. What needs to happen is a "OJ-style" crime with a fellow constituent, something that'll put him in the hole w/ Smilin' Don Hill

Montemalone
Montemalone

Are you planning on wearing a skimpy pair of shorts?

cp
cp

Passive resistance uprisings in the middle east? Did Lara Logan just fabricate that brutal rape??? Andrea? Where's Andrea?

Montemalone
Montemalone

There are always assholes to take advantage of a situation. Passive in that Mubarek was forced out and there was no war. All in all, considering the circumstances, a very peaceful event.

scottindallas
scottindallas

It was Mubarak's thugs that assaulted her, not the anti-gov't protesters. Also, Gene Sharp didn't say anything all that great or hard to figure. I think he misses the need for an alternative violent force in the background, with out the threat of extremists, the gov't would never tolerate the protests. The dialectic is vital. Just as Malcolm X and Ali made MLK seem like a polite, well spoken "N" that the powers that be would bring in as a token for all the forces. The never are willing to meet with the radicals, they fear earnest people with nothing to lose.

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