Archive for the ‘Travis Childers’ category

Congressman Travis Childers on Joey Langston: “This is not a man who has lost his way.”

December 10, 2008

Jerry Mitchell shares excerpts of a letter from Congressman Travis Childers on behalf of Joey Langston. It is below, with my notes in brackets.

I suppose many will say that Joey somehow lost his way. I disagree. [He has always been like this.]

No one in my forty nine years in Prentiss County has had greater impact on so many people that I personally know than Joey Langston. He has been a friend to all [hey, with friends like this] and an enemy to none. His heart is bigger than our entire county. His generosity to the people of Prentiss County will probably never be exceeded in my lifetime [unless other trial lawyers strike it rich]; not only his generosity of his resources, but by his generous gift of love and kindness to all who were willing to accept it [especially if it were a judge who was willing to accept his love and kindness]. He has been a friend [and a lawyer who would take a huge cut of a lawsuit] to the poor just as the wealthy. He has treated everyone with the greatest respect [except judges, the Bar, and the American system of justice]. I can hardly believe this tragedy [that he admitted attempting to bribe a judge] is happening to him and his family.

I recall so many times that I (as chancery clerk) have called on him to help pay hospital bills, buy medicine, pay school expenses, furnish Christmas gifts to needy children, even to assist in burial expenses for people in our county [and he didn’t even ask for a receipt]. Most of the times he never knew the people he helped [nor did I]. Several years ago there was a certain death of a young child, which as you know is devastating enough to a family in itself. Joey, knowing the family was not prepared to bury this child, much less prepared to pay six thousand dollars for a funeral. He discreetly stepped in to the office of the local funeral home and left a personal check to cover the expense for the family. He asked the owner to please not tell the family he paid the bill. There was no lawsuit to follow or any other personal potential gain to Joey. He just knew that he couldn’t bring that child back, but he could help in that way. When I approached him and suspected that he had done this kind act, he asked me to not tell the family that he had taken care of this.

This is not a man who has lost his way. He may have gotten sidetracked, [he may have even tried to bribe a judge, he may have committed a felony, he may have injured confidence in our justice system] but he hasn’t lost his way. I only wish that every town and county in America had someone like Joey Langston [and so do corrupt judges].

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You want a Hot Dog?

November 3, 2008

This is possibly one of the funniest video’s I have ever seen.  Priceless…

I have been laughing myself to tears all morning at the pure absurdity.

Hattip: Yall Politics

-ROM

New DCCC ad against Greg Davis in MS-01

October 15, 2008

Is this all they have on the guy?  Is this really an issue with the financial crisis and Childers D.C. voting record?  They must think we are pretty stupid.

That said, Davis’ campaign has not shown the strength it had in the special,  he may be able to sneak in but will have to fight back to win.

-ROM

Nathan Bedford Forrest involved in another Congressional race

August 7, 2008

Alan has the video and story here

Y’all Politics

The main stream media refused to weigh in when we broke the story about the DCCC “KKK” flyer in support of Travis Childers but was happy to cover this story.

To our knowledge Travis Childers has yet to denounce the racist flyer used on his behalf.

When will they learn?

-ROM

Will Travis Childers back Obama?

June 11, 2008

Since Gene Taylor has stated that he won’t be backing Obama, will Travis Childers?

If our Taylor and Childers are so conservative that they refuse to back their own party’s Presidential nominee then why are they Democrats anyway?

Anyway, we like Gene Taylor though.

We have been getting a few reports about how Childers is faring up on the hill, post coming next week if we can confirm the story.

Just throwing that out there…

-ROM

DCCC Tries To Launch An All Out Race War In MS-01

May 12, 2008

Now THIS is Racial Politics at it’s absolute worst. The DCCC should be Ashamed of themselves.

From the Article that the DCCC cites:

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis said Thursday he would be willing to display the Jefferson Davis statue, which is in Downtown Memphis, near City Hall at the end of Northwest Drive.

Horn Lake Mayor Nat Baker also said he would take the statues of Davis and of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest “in a heartbeat, even if we’d have to find some privately owned land to put them on.”

Davis said he isn’t “pushing” for the statue of Davis, despite some news reports saying otherwise.

“All I said was we’d be willing to give the statue a home,” Davis said. “That’s as far as my conversation with Gary Roper went.”

Davis said he hasn’t talked with any public official in Memphis about acquiring the statue.

He also said he doesn’t know what the exact process of obtaining the statue would be.

“I don’t even know if Memphis is even going to move it or not,” Davis said. “We were asked if we could give it a home and we said ‘yes.’ We’re not going to pay for it.

So “wanted to honor” and “try to honor” is’nt just a stretch it is complete and total bullcrap. They are talking about the WRONG STATUE!!!! This is FEAR BASED, RACIALLY MOTIVATED AND FALSE.

***Update*** Confirmed This is completely false because Davis was referring to the JEFFERSON DAVIS STATUE, NOT THE NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST STATUE. THIS IS A FLAT OUT LIE AND FABRICATION IT WAS THE MAYOR OF HORN LAKE THAT WANTED THE STATUE IN QUESTION.

Now that “Flyergate” has become national news we remind all you big boy bloggers that you saw it here first.

-ROM

Senatobia Democrat Endorses Davis

May 8, 2008

This should help get the Tate County Vote out. -ROM

Too close to call
An Editorial May 08, 2008

In this wild and crazy election year, even Mississippi’s First Congressional District is getting national attention.

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The stakes are high – so high that even the Vice President scheduled a trip to boost Southaven Mayor Greg Davis. To counter, Democratic candidate Travis Childers has been selling gasoline at several north Mississippi service stations for $1.25 a gallon.

The television ads have been poor quality and low down on both sides, though technically the ads were not paid for by the candidates but by their national affiliates.

Davis is the best option. He has been a good mayor for one of the state’s fastest growing cities.

The district was heavily gerrymandered by the Mississippi House of Representatives to produce a Democratic winner, so we’ll just have to see how it comes out.
©The Democrat 2008