Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Powerful African-Americans and Bill Dock Walls

An email from Bill "Dock" Walls reads,

Typically, I ignore my opponent's fundraising efforts and concentrate on my own. I even attempted to ignore the Daley fundraiser scheduled for Thursday evening. However, local Print, Radio and Television news media sources have made it virtually impossible to do so. Over the past several days, the particulars concerning this fundraiser have been reported, over and over again.

The first two paragraphs of the following news article highlight the danger. The only difference is we will not sit idly by and watch history repeat itself. We will highlight the contradiction and call attention to the fact that Chicago is a tale of two cities.

Join us Thursday evening as we picket outside the entrance of this planned fundraiser.

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 6:00 PM 1301 North Astor (Astor and Goethe) Astor is 2 blocks west of Lake Shore Drive
Then links me to this ST story by Fran Spielman about a fund raiser on the Mayor's behalf organized
...by two powerful black women. Peoples Gas president Desiree Rogers and Johnson Publishing CEO Linda Johnson Rice....
Walls offended by powerful African-Americans supporting a Mayor who, as Spielman writes, is a
...17-year incumbent battered by the Hired Truck, city hiring and minority contracting scandals
He sorta has a point.

8 comments:

Randall Sherman 6:24 AM  

When I heard of what Rogers and Rice were doing for Mayor Daley, a complement made about the late boxing champion Joe Louis came to mind, only in reverse. Instead of being "a credit to their race... the Human Race," as was said of Louis during World War II, Rogers and Rice "are a disgrace to their race... the Human Race."

Levois 11:26 AM  

Yeah I can agree but I suppose those prominent blacks support Daley because he is a proven winner. Unfortunately no one will hold Daley accountable for how he has handled minority contracts.

Pat Hickey 12:26 PM  

I'll say this for Bill 'Dock' Walls he had the grapes to make is case wayback in April. I think that alot of what he says is over-the-top race baiting , but hey, what isn't?

Also, Dock Walls is a far more principled man than Kid Staples who ran a BS 'exploratory' study - and found that he'd get is surgically altered cheeks handed to him by Richard M. and hiked linen.

Dock Walls stands his ground. I admire him.

Patrick McDonough 8:19 PM  

Years ago, Bill "Dock" Walls stood behind a bunch of guys fighting Mayor Daley and City Hall for what is right, years before the issues made headlines. As a Chicago City Employee that is watching Mayor Daley privitize good city jobs to suburban non-union companies, I will stand with Bill Walls anyday. Also during the last snowstorm, union teamsters did a heck of a job, right Chicago? Those two "black socialites" spend quite a bit of money on looking "White". The blacks with power in this town should not walk away from a proud black man that wants to talk issues. Bill is very smart, lets give him the platform on fair footing. Do not let the coward Daley avoid a debate, not again. Go Dock!!!

Dignan and McWeeney,  7:19 PM  

How can any African American support Daley while the Burge torture issues is not resolved?

Imagine if 100 Gay or Jewish men got tortured--there would be an outcry in this city.

Instead there has been a cover up and lies of obscene proportions.

Chicago is not ready for the Olympics until it can clean up their own house.

I finally agree with Pat Hickey that Jesse James Jackson Jr. is a wimpy girly man, if he could of won, he should of run. Bill Dock Walls puts his money where his mouth is.

Pat Hickey 9:39 AM  

Dock Walls has the courage of his convictions and is not beholden to any political or capital windfall.

I thought that his palm-card was a masterful presentaion of position and a great appeal to individual voters for fund-raising.

Anonymous,  10:50 AM  

IT IS A SAD DAY WHEN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT DENOTES YOUR RACE. AFRICAN AMERICANS MAKING 6 AND 7 FIGURE SALARIES ARE FORGETTING PART OF THEIR LEGACY, WHICH IS NOT TO BECOME HIGHLY PAID LYNCH MEN OR COLLABORATORS OF THEIR OWN RACE. WE MUST ROOT OUT INJUSTICE EVERY DAY IN EVERY SITUATION, FOR THE GOOD OF ALL MANKIND. IF HARRIET TUBMAN HAD BEEN OF THE SAME POLITICAL MIND AS HIGHLY PAID BLACKS ARE TODAY, THE UNDEGROUND RAILROAD WOULD HAVE BEGUN AND ENDED WITH LEADING HER FAMILY TO FREEDOM.

Anonymous,  6:01 AM  

DALEY AND HIS HAMBURG GANG WILL CONTINUE TO RAPE THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO. HE BALANCED HIS BUDGET BY SELLING THE TOLL ROAD AND PUBLIC GARAGES.HOW LONG MUST WE ENDURE THIS VAMPIRE.

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