published Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Rep. Tommie Brown calls for City Councilman Manny Rico's resignation


by Cliff Hightower
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State Rep. Tommie Brown, D-Chattanooga, said Friday that Councilman Manny Rico should immediately step down after making what she perceived to be racial remarks in a City Council meeting.

"His comments and his behavior, I was just appalled," Brown said. "I can't forget that. I won't ever forget that."

Rico said he was expressing his freedom of speech and has no intentions of stepping down.

"Do I get in trouble for speaking the truth for what I feel?" he said Friday.

The controversy started Tuesday night during the City Council's Legal and Legislative Committee meeting discussion about redistricting. Several council members expressed disappointment in a redistricting plan Brown and other community leaders supported.

Rico abruptly told the audience he felt there were racial overtones in the community group's presentation. He said he is sick, tired and resentful of racial suggestions and comments.

As a Hispanic, Rico said he has worked hard to earn what he owns.

"White people have been more fair to me than anyone else," he said. "White people have bent over backward to make right what's wrong."

Councilman Russell Gilbert later said racism still exists. He said history books also would show a different story on civil rights in the country.

"Black and white fought for equal opportunities," he said.

Brown alluded to that legacy Friday as she talked about Rico's comments. Brown was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit brought in the 1980s that changed the Chattanooga city commission form of government to a mayor-city council form of government.

The commission form of government held at-large elections for commissioners. Under the city council form of government, the city if divided into nine districts; voters in the districts elect their representative.

Brown said as she listened to Rico on Tuesday, she thought of how his district is one of the districts formed to help minorities gain representation in city government.

"I took part in creating this creature," she said. "He's a beneficiary of our work. If he thinks he could get elected to dogcatcher in an at-large race, he's sadly mistaken."

Rico should "do a great favor and resign," she said.

The councilman said his comments were made in response to a draft proposal made by the group that seemed to have purposefully excluded key voting areas for him in the redistricting plan as an attempt to get him out of office.

"That's crossing the line," he said.

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Haiku said...

Rico doesn't even like his own people. He should have been charged with assault when he grabbed that hispanic mother and accused her of messing things up during that immigrant protest years ago. Almost causing her to drop her child she was holding. He only claims his race when it's beneficial to him.

December 17, 2011 at 12:27 a.m.
Pictureman said...

Good Ole Manny...never met a camera he didn't like.

December 17, 2011 at 6:12 a.m.
larwilb60 said...

We need to STOP catering to minorities PERIOD! We now have a self proclaimed BLACK President! Voting districts should remain as they are PERMANENTLY! Blacks should NOT be given an advantage in gaining public office...DID we CREATE voting districts for Obama to get elected? NO! We also need to put a limit on the time a person can live in Public Housing! A limit on how long someone can be on Public Assistance! Need to recertify Disability every couple of years with a different doctor! We need to stop giving FREE RIDES to anyone! And Tommy Brown needs to crawl back under her rock and stop calling for other elected officials resignations (Rhonda THurman and Manny Rico most recently)!

December 17, 2011 at 6:19 a.m.
larwilb60 said...

"His OWN People"? What the hell does that mean? Manny is an American Citizen and represents EVERYONE in St Elmo, Alton Park, etc...HIS PEOPLE are HIS CONSTITUENTS! ALL OF THEM! NOT JUST A SELECT FEW! With Big Mouths! Cause THEY know the Squeaky Wheel Gets the Oil (Govt money)!

December 17, 2011 at 6:42 a.m.
maddawg said...

TFP, obviously you've left out of the article the "appalling" remarks Rico made. Could you please print a followup to include said remarks? There is nothing in this article even remotely racial as Brown would like us to believe. Blacks have cried wolf too many times over the years. Yelling racism every time you turn around has lost its punch and now only causes racism. Every time I hear ridiculous claims such as Brown's it just makes me respect blacks less and less. By the way, Brown, you think you could get elected dog catcher in a city wide election. Ha. You're not even capable of that.

December 17, 2011 at 6:57 a.m.
Pictureman said...

One of these days some folks will find out that the "Squeaky Wheel" often gets replaced.

December 17, 2011 at 7:08 a.m.
inquiringmind said...

larwilb60 & maddawg,

If you cannot see the racism in your comments, particularly larwil60 then you are pretty blind. People who want to lump all black people into the category of only those living in "public housing" who want a "free ride" is pretty much bigoted thinking. I doubt you've turned down any money sent your way.

Who is your rep larwilb6?, It looks like he has at least one constituent with a "Big Mouth," as you call it, maybe we can give him some comfort so he feels better and stops shouting. It's bad for your voice.

I keep hoping in a town of 70+% Christian, predominately evangelical, will see the light of their belief and start walking the right road.

December 17, 2011 at 7:13 a.m.
aidehua said...

Manny Rico is a civil rights pioneer and an American success story. He "made it" through his own efforts and not because of some minority set aside. No wonder the big libs in town are out for his scalp. He is also a very generous and humane individual. Manny's constituents tell me that they'll vote for him if he runs for mayor. Manny should be applauded for telling it like it is.

December 17, 2011 at 7:40 a.m.
ginagirl43 said...

Seems to me Tommie Brown is the hater among the council. Always outraged and angry, playing that race card. Mr. Rico does not need to resign. Ridiculous.

December 17, 2011 at 8:08 a.m.
Marathon5454 said...

Give Manny Rico a medal for "telling it like it is"

December 17, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
Facts said...

And here we go! If it's action to benefit blacks at the expense of anyone else, it's civil rights. If it's action to benefit anyone BUT the blacks, it's racism. And, yes Mr. Gilbert, racism still exists, but it is becoming a joke when all the cries like this drown out the real acts of discrimination. The only one who should NOT resign is Mr. Rico.

December 17, 2011 at 8:36 a.m.
chioK_V said...

larwilb60 said... "His OWN People"? What the hell does that mean? Manny is an American Citizen

Only an American citizen until he needs to use his Mexican heritage.

December 17, 2011 at 8:44 a.m.
chioK_V said...

@*We need to stop giving FREE RIDES to anyone

Would that include that 29trillion used to bailout those fatcats on WallNUT Street?

December 17, 2011 at 8:50 a.m.

Well once again Rep. Tommie Brown has shown who the actual racist is.

December 17, 2011 at 9:01 a.m.
SoddyBottoms said...

If you want certain parts of the area to remain high crime , poverty ridden and a drain on the taxpayer

Draw the lines to favor blacks winning the election and controlling the district..

No real investment will be made in that area by the business community

Tell it like it is Manny..

Everyone is entitled to free speech ,especially when they are trying to get at the truth

December 17, 2011 at 9:03 a.m.
chioK_V said...

We now have a self proclaimed BLACK President! Blacks should NOT be given an advantage in gaining public office...DID we CREATE voting districts for Obama to get elected.

  1. Obama would have been elected to office even if he'd only gotten less than 1% of the votes. He's just the puppet with the puppet masters working behind the scenes. A brown skinned president with a Muslim sounding name was too much a good opportunity to pass up and was like the icing on the cake as America continues to invade and occupy the Middle East, Muslim nations and parts of Africa. Depending upon who's the Victor, this will go down in history as a case of a Muslim(which he is not) attacking Muslims, the same way history recorded Africans selling Africans into slavery {which doesn't fully tell the tragedy of that history}, and Native American Indians fighting against fellow American Native Indians (which doesn't tell the whole story). No one will notice the blood on the hands of the real culprits behind it all. That's the way the puppet masters operate. As for as Rico, they use him to an advantage, but they don't necessarily like him anymore than they like the black folks in your city. They've even made snide remarks about him and his race behind his back. As soon as he doesn't do something they want, they start talking about getting rid of him too.

  2. Obama didn't proclaim his blackness. He was placed in that slot according to America's standards on race long before he became president. Surely, when he was pulled over by the po po in instances of racial profiling, first impressions were that he's a black man. Obama was already black according to American standards on race long before he became president. Why should that have suddenly changed after he became president?

  3. This is just a sneaky, underhanded way to steal the voting rights away from a people who didn't officially get the right to vote until 1965.

You won't see the below in any major news outlet, but this is basically what's taking place with attempts to disenfranchise and suppress voters around the country.

@"This past Saturday, tens of thousands of civil rights activists marched on the New York offices of Koch Industries to protest the Koch brothers’ support of restrictive voting laws that disenfranchise millions. In dozens of states, Republican politicians have pushed laws that disproportionately keep Democratic voters, including blacks, Latinos, students, and the poor, from the polls. U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) was among the lawmakers and labor leaders who locked arms and led the march on Madison Avenue. The billionaire Koch brothers help fund the shadowy corporate front group ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) that has modeled restrictive voting legislation."

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/12/14/388783/tens-of-thousands-march-on-koch-industries-for-suppressing-voting-rights/

December 17, 2011 at 9:09 a.m.
riverman said...

The fact that an idiot like Tommie Brown is both a member of the Legislature and an Educator says a lot about why our country is in the shape it is today.

December 17, 2011 at 9:42 a.m.
chioK_V said...

Voter Suprression Attempts continued:

PA GOPer Admits There’s No Evidence That Voter ID Laws Are Needed, But He’s Ramming One Through Anyway

In the wake of the 2010 elections, numerous GOP-controlled states have adopted so-called “voter ID” laws to target the entirely fabricated problem of in-person voter fraud. Such voter fraud is so uncommon that a voter is 39 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to actually commit fraud at the polls. Yet because these laws also disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters in demographics that tend to support Democrats, they have become the darling of GOP lawmakers.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/12/13/388169/pa-goper-admits-theres-no-evidence-that-voter-id-laws-are-needed-but-hes-ramming-one-through-anyway/

December 17, 2011 at 9:44 a.m.
chioK_V said...

riverman said... The fact that an idiot like Tommie Brown is both a member of the Legislature and an Educator says a lot about why our country is in the shape it is today

So when Rico say and does stupid sh%t, he's exercising his freedom to express himself as an American citizen. When Tommie Brown responds in kind to his idiotic remarks, expressing her freedoms as an American citizen, she's an idiot?

aaawwwwwhhhhh! A case of, you can say idiotic sh%t as long as it's on the side and in favor of the status quo? PRICELESS!

The sad thing is, many of you think what you're supporting vs what and who you're attacking will only hurt a certain class and race of the population. The truth is you're biting off your nose to spite your face.

The poor, as they've always done, will survive. It's the middle to upper-middle classes unable to cope who will be jumping off of buildings and bridges and committing murder suicides of entire families when and if the sh%t hits the fan.

December 17, 2011 at 9:51 a.m.
riverman said...

Yep, that's right Chiok. As long as blacks stay on the Democrat Plantation and keep electing idiots like Brown they will remain the poorest and dumbest of all demographic groups.

December 17, 2011 at 9:56 a.m.
chioK_V said...

riverman said... Yep, that's right Chiok. As long as blacks stay on the Democrat Plantation and keep electing idiots like Brown they will remain the poorest and dumbest of all demographic groups.

And what about the masses of poor whites? What do you suggest is their problem?

December 17, 2011 at 9:58 a.m.
WHS1970 said...

I think both Rico and Brown are idiots.

December 17, 2011 at 10:25 a.m.
Salsa said...

Tommy Brown was making racist statements long before Rico was. She's just mad that he is moving in on her territory.

December 17, 2011 at 10:38 a.m.
fedup350 said...

This is really funny. Manny Rico and Tommie Brown are just like the two characters in the movie Dumb (Rico) and Dumber (Brown). Neither one of them has any common sense. To you Russell Gilbert: yes racism still exits, it exits because of people like Tommie Brown and you and the naacp. People that push one race over the other are racists. On the subject of handouts and public housing and welfare, it should be temporary. For whites and blacks and browns and whatever. There should be no one in the projects under 65. No matter what the race. The only way the Democratic Party exists today is because they have created a culture of people who are totally dependent on the government for food, clothing, housing and every other basic need. The democratics continually hold the carrot of dependence over lazy peoples heads (all races) to get them to vote as democrats. I just happen to have gone to the projects at Riverfront Parkway and Main Street last week on a work order. The young able-bodied males standing around far, far outnumbered even the young females with 4 or 5 children. That is not what public housing was intended for. Generation after generation of helpless, dependent people have been created by the Democratic Party. Oh and before the race baiters speak up, there were lazy white people standing in the crowd as well as black people. What a waste of human life to exist and defend living in such miserable conditions and then being afraid of losing it if you don’t vote for the democrats. Amazing!!

December 17, 2011 at 11:02 a.m.

chioK_V said... As for as Rico, they use him to an advantage, but they don't necessarily like him anymore than they like the black folks in your city. They've even made snide remarks about him and his race behind his back

I have noticed on many of your post that you always refer to Chattanooga as to your city, never as to our city. Just wondering are you actually a citizen of Hamilton County or the city of Chattanooga? If not, how do you have such insight or knowledge as to what others may or may not say behind someones back as you stated above?

December 17, 2011 at 11:03 a.m.
chioK_V said...

lovetheusaorleave said... I have noticed on many of your post that you always refer to Chattanooga as to your city, never as to our city. Just wondering are you actually a citizen of Hamilton County or the city of Chattanooga? If not, how do you have such insight or knowledge as to what others may or may not say behind someones back as you stated above?

How do I have such insight or knowledge? That could be either one or many reasons. Either I was once a resident, I have family and friends who still are and then there's always the hidden internet discussion forums that's really not all that hidden. Chalk it up to any one or all three and add a few more, if you like. ;)

December 17, 2011 at 11:09 a.m.
chioK_V said...

The only way the Democratic Party exists today is because they have created a culture of people who are totally dependent on the government for food, clothing, housing and every other basic need.

If what you say is true, fedup, then the Republican Party must only exist for the sole purpose of when those rich corporations need a handout to bail them out with billions and even trillions of federal (yours and my) tax dollars, when they've screwed up.

December 17, 2011 at 11:13 a.m.
chioK_V said...

Salsa said... Tommy Brown was making racist statements long before Rico was

Like when Rico made the not really funny remark when a former council member complained about little black children having to play basketball in the streets in their neighborhood due to lack of a recreation facility close by, and he was afraid of accidently running over one of them? To which rico replied, "Why stop?"

And I disagree that Rico should step down. Just saying there's many sides to the issue, and that Rico is not the innocent little Mexican choirboy he attempts to be.

December 17, 2011 at 11:20 a.m.
jesse said...

pretty insightful.fed up! and it's self perpetuating! after 3 generations on the dole they have no idea how to survive on their own! it's almost like the dems.decided to build their base some 50 yrs.ago and said "here hows we can do it!"(worked pretty good too!)

December 17, 2011 at 12:02 p.m.
talkthetalk911 said...

years back the issue of truency came up in Tennessee. Tommie Brown stated that she was not for it because she did not want police to use it as a tool to mess with black youth. Not "youth" but black youth. Would rather have kids being able to just run around during school hours. More recent issue... when JIm Scales left the school system it was a black leader..cant recall his name that made the statement that the position should be filled by an african american. Is something like that not a racist statement. NO doubt there is racism! We would be fools to believe otherwise. But out of all the ethnic back grounds in our country white toward black or anything toward black seems to get the "racist" word attached to it. My point is as we would be fools to believe that white toward black racism isnt alive today we wuld also be fools to believe that there isnt black toward white racism. I hate that it does exsist against any race or class of people. i dont really dont like manny rico's political stance but we have to remember that there is a freedom of speech and that it works both ways.

December 17, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
fedup350 said...

To chioK_V , you are a prime example of the a hypocritical liberal democrat. It was your president, your savior obama that bailed out the big corporations. It was obama that poured billions into the banks. Hmmm aren’t they the rich corporations? Seems like you have selective memory. I dislike Manny Rico as much as I dislike Tommie Brown and Littlefield. They all have their own agendas. Their agendas are not the peoples agendas only certain people. Again, with your selective memory on Rico. Don’t get me wrong, I am not defending Rico but I am pointing out your hypocrisy. Oh and let me further state that yes George Bush, the Republican started the bailouts. He is as much as a sell out as obama. That is the difference between you and I. I see wrong as wrong no matter what party. You are blinded by an allegiance to one party at all costs. You are kind of like a rabid dog blinded by a disease. You need to open your eyes. The democrats are not gods as you seem to think. Think for yourself. You current state is as a mindless repeater of the liberal line.

December 17, 2011 at 12:16 p.m.
riverman said...

Great comments fedup. What chiok and all other Dems fail to point out in criticizing GWB is that in 2009 and 2010 they controlled the WH, the House and had 60 votes in the Senate and could have overturned every program Bush ever started.

December 17, 2011 at 1:22 p.m.

????? for all. How productive would it be for any president regardless of which party to spend the first couple of years in office trying (trying is key word) to overturn the decisions made by the previous person in office? With that wasted effort no progress could or would ever be made. If we as Americans want to truly change what is going on in Washington the solution is simple. Anyone that is currently in office no matter what party vote them out. If this would happen just one time, the politicians would be reminded of who they actually work for.

December 17, 2011 at 2:10 p.m.
mrnicecat said...

Tommy Brown calling many Ricco a racist. HA now i really do understand the meaning of "Well thats the pot calling the kettle black." The old girl is a racist.

December 17, 2011 at 2:31 p.m.
chioK_V said...

fedup350 said... To chioK_V , you are a prime example of the a hypocritical liberal democrat. It was your president, your savior obama that bailed out the big corporations

LOL! It's amazing just how quick these so-called GOP conservatives tend to suddenly have memory loss.

excerpt/Sept. 2008_: U.S. President George W. Bush, saying "our entire economy is in danger," urged Congress to approve his administration's $700 billion bailout proposal.

"We're in the midst of a serious financial crisis, and the federal government is responding with decisive actions," Bush said in a televised address Wednesday night from the White House.

Obama was not in office when the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act was enacted. Nor was Obama in office when 1.8 trillion dollar bailout was enacted.

Keep trying though. You conservatives really amaze me. You exploit everything even God. You'd throw your own granny under the bus if you could benefit from it. What you say and what you do are polar opposites. Take this conservative from Mississippi:

"A conservative Mississippi mayor has said he is gay after an audit showed he had the city pay for a wide range of personal expenses, including a visit to a gay sex store in Canada.

"Southaven Mayor Greg Davis revealed publicly for the first time Thursday that he is gay,_"

Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with being gay in my book. You don't even have to be truthful about it. That's a personal choice. However, it's diabolical to get before the public and point fingers at anyone, even fellow gays, who doesn't agree with your far right wing cause, and accusing them of having no values, morals and all those self-righteous things you right wingers claim to have, but DON'T!

December 17, 2011 at 4:17 p.m.
chioK_V said...

jesse said... pretty insightful.fed up! and it's self perpetuating! after 3 generations on the dole they

jesse, who's that they you're referring to? We'll just take it for granted you're referring to black people. Well, there have been generations upon generations of whites on some form of the dole dating back to and including western slavery.

December 17, 2011 at 4:25 p.m.
chioK_V said...

riverman said... Great comments fedup. What chiok and all other Dems fail to point out in criticizing GWB is that in 2009 and 2010 they controlled the WH

But the sh%t started long before 2009 and 2010. The arsonist {Bush and company} set the house {America} on fire and ran long before Obama took office. The good samaritain comes along and at least attempts to put the fire out and keep the damage to minimum, but the arsonist and his supporters keep starting mini fires behind the scene, and stopping the water flo. And preventing much needed material to begin the repair. No wonder this country is so &&#! up! You people are sick!*

December 17, 2011 at 4:31 p.m.
aecwell said...

I don't view Mr. Rico's statements as racist stupid maybe but not racist. At the end of the day it should be obvious that there is an effort to dilute the impact of voting in certain areas. Should a strong organizational campaign happen said areas there obviously would be a power shift. This should not turn into a convo about who is getting assistance or not b/c statistically more whites get assistance than blacks , black people r just the poster kids for that subject. Our conversation should be centered around what is fair for all citizens of this city. What will that take & do we have the officials who possess the courage & competence to do what needs to be done.

December 17, 2011 at 5:07 p.m.
fedup350 said...

To chioK_V, one major point of my post was the hypocrisy and selective memory of democrats. Your rambling posts are coming straight from the liberal handbook of arguments against the republicans. You just blamed republicans for everything from the economy to racism to people being gay. Of coarse you omit any part in those things by your gods, the democrats. In your eyes the democrats are the saviors of the world and have been since the beginning of time and have never made a bad decision. Wow. Talk about towing the party line. You made my point for me. Let me try to make the point again. I know that Republicans have made some bad policies. I know George Bush raised the bailout and added to the deficit. Vote the ones out that made those bad decisions. Obama has spent more and raised the deficit more than all the republicans combined in just 3 years. Yet you are blind to that reality and wont even consider it or mention that. I say that politicians are the ones that need to be controlled by the people. Your (the democratic party) line is that government should control the people. Think for yourself chioK_V. Be your own person, open your eyes to the failings of your gods (democrats). Your type of thinking is extremely scary. It is exactly that type of thinking that allows the Jims Jones of the world to control people. I bet if obama told you to drink the Kool Aid you would do it without hesitation. I even bet that with your dying last breath you would blame your impeding doom on the republicans...

December 17, 2011 at 5:11 p.m.
fedup350 said...

And further more chioK_V when jesse and myself were commenting on the able bodied people wasting their lives and our money on welfare and public housing neither one of us mentioned one race of people. As a matter of fact I made it a point to point out that all races are falling prey to the lie that they cant exist without the governments help. It was you chicK_V that made of point of blacks living on handouts. It is the race mongers like you that keep racism alive and well in America. Or was it a little guilt and self-loathing chicK_V that made you bring up a certain race? It is the Tommie Browns and chicK_V’s of the world that keep racism alive. I know what will make you feel better though chicK_V, just write another long and rambling post that blames everything on Republicans. Then go cash your welfare check and go to the store with your EPT card and bring your groceries back to your sub standard subsidized housing unit that is riddled with crime (oh and that in your mind is the fault of the police not the criminals, maybe they are republican police). Just settle in there in your little world safe in your belief that the saviors of your world (democrats) will always take care of you. You wont have to work, just vote democrat and memorize the democratic line and they yes they the democrats will take care of you chick V. That is until the money from the working people runs out. Oh just blame that on the republicans too!

December 17, 2011 at 5:38 p.m.
01centare said...

fedup350 said... And further more chioK_V when jesse and myself were commenting on the able bodied people wasting their lives and our money on welfare and public housing neither one of us mentioned one race of people.

Neither of you had to openly mention race. You're too much of a coward to let it all hang out. If it wasn't Tommie Brown, a black representative, you and jesse wouldn't even be posting here.

Don't be ashamed. God knows your wicked heart. If you're going to be a racist, be a proud one. Shout it to the world for all to hear!

^5 chiok and the rest willing to expose these subhumans.

Next you and jesse will be telling everyone about all your various friends of other races. So you couldn't possibly be a racist. Right?

December 17, 2011 at 6:26 p.m.
fedup350 said...

To 01centare the true coward is the one who does the name calling while hiding safely behind his keyboard, hmmm, lets see like you 01centare. You are safely tucked away behind your keyboard and feeling pretty brave huh. That would be the definition of a coward. When you have no argument then call names, another standard democratic ploy. I would say that you too 01centare feel guilty about your own "living on the dole" and that is why the blatant name calling started. As a matter of fact you don’t even know what race I am. How racist of you to assume that. Your argument then is too assume what race I am and what I really mean not what I said in a public forum. You are really kind of pitiful 01centare . How miserable your world must be.

December 17, 2011 at 6:37 p.m.
fedup350 said...

and also to 01centare it is really blasphemous and crude and disingenuous of you to use God in your attempt to belittle people who don’t agree with you. Really, really pitiful.

December 17, 2011 at 6:42 p.m.
fedup350 said...

One more thing 01centare, one big difference between you and me is that I don’t classify my friends by race they are just my friends. My oh my, your racism and hatred are really showing now 01centare. I know what you can do though. Write a post about what you in your own little mind think I am saying not what I just said and you will probably even throw a name or two in and why not? You are posting anonymously and safely from behind your keyboard….

December 17, 2011 at 7:02 p.m.
lookinfour said...

I'm not a Manny "The Puppet" Rico fan at all, and I'm definitely not a Tommy Brown fan. I've learned those that scream racism the loudest and most often are the most racist people out there. Tommy Brown hardly ever makes statements without claiming some sort of racism or black issue. She, in my opinion, is very racist.

December 17, 2011 at 7:54 p.m.
jesse said...

HEY 01centare? why do i need to post on here,i got cretins like you putting words in my mouth !

glad you told me what i meant other wise might have misunderstood myownself!

December 17, 2011 at 8:13 p.m.
talkthetalk911 said...

i will say it. out of the Villages of Alton Park (formally Spencer McCallie Homes), Emma Wheeler Homes, College Hill Courts and the old Poss Homes (long gone) i would say that well over 90 percent of african americans occupy those housing sites. So if one would observe and say that they drover through a housing site and saw a bunch of able bodied black males just hanging around then that would be kind of a fact right? An observation? No one has mentioned those who are on the system that live in housing that have to be there due to illness or age or some other disadvantage. The ones i am refering to are tired of the crime. theyare tired of living in fear. they hate the fact that they cant just sit outside without being ran back inside do to the violence in the area or intimidation. Side note: ran into Tommie Brown today. Would barely speak!! i was crushed.

December 17, 2011 at 8:44 p.m.
01centare said...

@talkthetalk911 said... The ones i am refering to are tired of the crime. theyare tired of living in fear. they hate the fact that they cant just sit outside without being ran back inside do to the violence in the area or intimidation. Side note: ran into Tommie Brown today. Would barely speak!! i was crushed.

Crime is everywhere. Even in some of the most pristine and upstanding communities. Maybe those tired people you're speaking about need to stop whining and become more active and involved in their communities. Have less outside interference. They should know what happens when outsiders come in on the pretense of solving any issues they may have. They just create another set of problems.

More African-Americans may be living in public housing in Chattanooga, but more African-Americans aren't necessarily living in government subsidized housing. I know of many whites who live in areas such as Red Bank, East Ridge, Hixson, Harrison, Ooltewah and the likes who are living in government subsidized housing(which is all public housing really is). It's just not as obvious as someone living in public housing. On such individual I recall was actually living in a townhouse in Red Bank subsidized by the government. In fact, there are areas of the country where entire public housing projects are all white. There was a big ruckus several years back when one such public housing in Texas tried to intergrate it with blacks. The whites protested to keep them out. Remember, these were poor whites. Public housing tenants get such a bad rap because they're primarily seen as African-Americans only dwelling in them. There's also public housing on Native American Indian Reservations too.

On your side note: Did you bother to speak first? Or were you just too arrogant to make the attempt?

December 17, 2011 at 9:24 p.m.
01centare said...

jesse said... HEY 01centare? why do i need to post on here,i got cretins like you putting words in my mouth ! glad you told me what i meant other wise might have misunderstood myownself!

jesse! jesse! slow down. You're rambling and sounding incoherent. From your words you appear to be hyperventilating. Here! Place your head in a brown paper bag {NO! scratch that. A plastic bag} and breathe deeply! And please! Take those anti-anxiety meds prescribed for you.

December 17, 2011 at 9:30 p.m.
talkthetalk911 said...

01centare....nice to know any one can get on here an invoke their freedom of speech. Lucky for you posts do not have toamount to anything. Once again you put your own spin to things. I was refering to the public housing projects which i would match more time being involved with and dealing with than you any day. I was refering to the elderly or the physicaly or mentaly challenged who can not go any where. your obviously on here just to name call and spread what you think is your superior intellect. And yes i spoke to Tommie Brown first. Not that it matters either way. You are a joke! you have no other purpose other than to get on here and mess with people. easy to do hiding behind a computer...As the words of Andrew Wilkow... We are right ! they are wrong! thats the end of the story! Good posts fedup.

December 18, 2011 at 8:09 a.m.
01centare said...

talkthetalk911, acutally I have more dealings with people, elderly, handicapped, disabled, living in public housing than you could possibly imagine. None of those individuals ever complain about being fearful in going about their daily lives.

Not that it matters either way. You are a joke! you have no other purpose other than to get on here and mess with people. easy to do hiding behind a computer...As the words of Andrew Wilkow... We are right ! they are wrong! thats the end of the story! Good posts fedup.

And you have the gaul to call me a joke? But you congratulate real jokers like fedup, who've made numerous demeaning and derogatory comments about the disadvantage and the poor? I wonder if those elderly and handicap you claim to have spoken with know just what hypocritical oafs you smiling clowns are who get all up in their faces and they trust you with their business, smiling just for the opportunity to go on some forum, hide behind your screen names and make inesensitive, derogatory, demeaning and, yes, racist remarks about them and their communities?

Aren't you and yourgang hiding behind a computer committing the same you so brazenly accused me of? Why? Just because I see through your false concerns, deceitfulness and call you out on it?....As in the words of Homer (c. 10th-8th C. B.C.) on deceitful people Hateful to me as the gates of hell, Is he, who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another.

So you smile in these people faces and then come on the computer where you and yours can hide behind your screen names and make ugly demeaning remarks about them?

December 18, 2011 at 8:52 a.m.
MasterChefLen said...

Both Rico and Brown are both corrupt as Hell.

December 18, 2011 at 8:56 a.m.
01centare said...

MasterChefLen said... Both Rico and Brown are both corrupt as Hell.

Well that's one statement no one can argue against. Right up there with most every politician to some degree.

December 18, 2011 at 9:04 a.m.
talkthetalk911 said...

01centre...I would really doubt that if you deal with public housing that you say you do then you are not listening to people that you are talking to. What you are saying is an out and out lie. If you go by what you say then the elderly, mentally and physicaly challenged love the crime rate. The love the fact that they cant sit on thier porch, love the fact they are afraid to leave their residence in fear of it being broken into, love the fact that they are afraid to call in on crime due to retribution. So yes, you are a joke or an out right lier. BUt like i said...its easy to do hiding behind a computer. i would like you to point out what racist statements i have made!!!and you say that you do more work in housing than i can possibly believe....we may just know each other and i feel sorry for the ones you say you listen to.

December 18, 2011 at 9:14 a.m.
talkthetalk911 said...

and excuse the typos...my key board rights its own stuff some times.

December 18, 2011 at 9:16 a.m.
jesse said...

hey talk the talk!

actualy i am starting to believe 01 centare does all his posting from a RUBBER ROOM at mocc.bend hosp!!

the only poor folks he talks to are the custodial workers at the hosp.

December 18, 2011 at 11 a.m.
01centare said...

talkthetalk911 said... 01centre...I would really doubt that if you deal with public housing that you say you do then you are not listening to people that you are talking to. What you are saying is an out and out lie. If you go by what you say then the elderly, mentally and physicaly challenged love the crime rate.

talkthetalk911, the only ones lying here are you and your minions. You've become so obsessed with trying to prove something that you've become sick and drunken with it.

Now, tell us all, which public housing site you're referring to? All? One? Two or Three? Or are you just hearing what you want to hear and then taking and running with it so you can go on a message board and feel justified in slapping the poor around? Don't come on pretending as if you really care. Now it's all because you're concerned for the elderly. handicap and mentally challenged. Cry us all a river, please! You don't give jacksh$t about those helpless people. You're just using them in trying to cover your obvious hate! Nobody's fooled but the fools who want to be fooled.

December 18, 2011 at 11:07 a.m.
fedup350 said...

01centare you are one of those posters on here that no one really takes seriously because your posts are such out and out lies. You make things up that are so obviously a lie. You put your own words in other peoples post. Telling them what they said in your own little mind. You are pretty much the laughing stock of the TFP posting world. It is really amazing the things you come up with. You are the most blatantly racist poster on here by far and you have the gall to call other people racist. Racism will be alive and well as long as there are people with your mindset around. You do a great disservice to your race. You set them back more than anyone else ever could with the things you say. I really feel sorry for someone like you. What a twisted lie you are living. Get some help 01centare. You are definitely not mentally strong. You live in a delusional world of lies. You know nothing of the world. I can understand now why you so fervently attack and lie about the posters on here lamenting the sad state of our welfare system. It is because you 01centare are helplessly trapped in that system and have no desire or the ability to escape from it. So in your own self-loathing you attack other people. I pity you and the world you live in. It is very apparent that you suffer from extremely low self-esteem hence the attacks on other people (while hiding behind your keyboard of coarse) to try to make yourself feel better about the life you lead. It won’t work 01centare. It will only make you sink deeper. Tell more lies and make up more of the things post. At least be a man. If you are going to call names and make personal attacks on people show some little self-respect and come out in the open and do it. It is really pitiful to do it like you are doing.

December 18, 2011 at 11:38 a.m.
01centare said...

fedup350 said... 01centare you are one of those posters on here that no one really takes seriously

No one takes serious? But **seriously taken enough by you and your minions that you can't help but respond? LOL!!

@talkthetalk911: The individuals you claim to be talking to are for the most part trusting, naive and gullible. And I don't intend for the last two to be taken in a derogatory way. They take you and your false kindness as genuine. They're not aware that you're just suckin' up to them to gather information to later use again them and their communitie; under a pretense of only caring for their safety. They're unaware of the mean spiritied, hateful things you and your gangstas have gone onto discussion forums, and in your private little groups and elsewhere and said behind their backs. That's why I've always warned them to be careful what they say and who they say it to. That just because your kind smile in their face doesn't mean you're their friend. Just because you offer up bits and pieces of charity or an ear to listen to doesn't mean you don't hold them in the highest disdain. If only others would take out the time to warn and caution them about the false do-gooders like you. Because they're likely trusting wolves in sheep's clothing, carrying a cross.

December 18, 2011 at 12:53 p.m.
01centare said...

fedup350... It is really amazing the things you come up with. You are the most blatantly racist poster on here by far and you have the gall to call other people racist. Racism will be alive and well as long as there are people with your mindset around. You do a great disservice to your race.

No sweety. Racism will always be around as long as racist like you spew your racism, then try to deny otherwise when you're exposed and called out!

If anyone at all is lauging it's you and your sick wicked goons who've, no doubt, been together since grade school, and can't even go to the bathroom alone without the others' support. LMAOAU!

December 18, 2011 at 1:03 p.m.
Lr103 said...

In the end, who had the last laugh? Jesus Christ or those who laughed at Him?

December 18, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.
eastridge8 said...

I agree with fedup, salsa and lookinfour...(and probably many others on here...just couldn't read them all).

But didn't I hear or read somewhere that "Dr" Brown's doctrate was an Honorary one from UTC? Let me know if I am incorrect on that... I'd be mighty interested to know what her doctorate is in and from what school if not UTC.

December 18, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.
chattyjill said...

It was Favors that called Rhonda a racist. You all fail!

What?.....Can't tell the difference between the 28th District Rep Tommie Brown from the 29th District Rep JoAnn Favors? Seems folks don't have a problem distinguishing between Chucky and DeJ-Buble.

December 18, 2011 at 7:04 p.m.
lookinfour said...

fedup350...there are certain posters that get on here, when I see their screen name I don't ever read what they write, ignore them, and just move to the next. 01centere is one of those. It's just not worth it.

December 18, 2011 at 8:14 p.m.
OhReally said...

Its pitiful that this lady is an elected offical. What else can one really say? What a joke.

December 18, 2011 at 9:04 p.m.

eastridge8 said.

But didn't I hear or read somewhere that "Dr" Brown's doctrate was an Honorary one from UTC? Let me know if I am incorrect on that... I'd be mighty interested to know what her doctorate is in and from what school if not UTC.

DSW, Columbia University PhD, Columbia University MSW, Washington University, Saint Louis BA, Dillard University This is on her education profile on http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/24377

December 19, 2011 at 9:08 a.m.
Lr103 said...

OhReally said... Its pitiful that this lady is an elected offical. What else can one really say? What a joke.

The real joke is Rico, the little mascot for the haters. But they'll throw him under the bus as they've threatened numerous of times before when he did or said something without first obtaining their permission, and when he's no longer needed.

December 19, 2011 at 1:59 p.m.
fedup350 said...

You are right about one thing Lr103, Rico is a yes man, no mind of his own. He only does what Littlefield tells him to do. Littlefield is in Germany wasting some more taxpayer money though. he wasnt around to tell Rico what to do or say. He gets in trouble every time Littlefield leaves town.....

December 19, 2011 at 4:24 p.m.
lookinfour said...

Good point fedup350. When the cat is away...Manny puts his foot in his mouth.

December 19, 2011 at 9:15 p.m.
marctn31 said...

does manny have a green card?

January 4, 2012 at 8:41 a.m.
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