AP: THE REAL STORY re: Speciale vs Barber

AgentPierceSaid:

Feb 1, ’13: HEY, HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT that eeeeevil Republican that insulted Reverend Bill Barber ???   I bet “what you heard/read” was either from WRAL.... or picked up from them by local “mainstream media” around the state.  What you heard/read was exactly what Bill Barber and his media cronies wanted you to think.   In other words TYPICAL BARBER MEDIA CRAP! ..... Here's what really happened......

“The Reverend” Barber sent out a mass e-mail this week to all the members of the NC General Assembly extolling his race-hustling agenda re: The Voter ID issue.  Barber is totally within his “rights” to do that.  You could do the same on some issue you are passionate about and want to influence legislators on.  That is exactly what eeeeevil lobbyists do.  Reverend Barber is a lobbyist (boo hiss, yuck – “eeeeevil lobbyist!!) on issues involving the NC NAACP.  The N&O says "all lobbyists are eeeevil"...... EXCEPT their boy Bill Barber of course.  Huh??

The e-addresses of every state legislator are available in a directory that any citizen can procure.  That Barber has those addresses in a database he can access is fine.

I have no problem whatsoever with Barber bombarding elected officials with his vitriolic race-baiting propaganda.   That is what he is does for a living.   How Barber is “paid” for what he does is often obfuscated.  I don’t care.  Maybe he won the lottery or maybe his mamma or grandmamma had a buncha money.  Maybe he extorts $$$ from corporations by threatening to “call them racist” if they don’t pay his extortion demands.  That’s how Jesse Jackson amassed his fortune.  I don’t care.   Barber has money from somewhere to run his race-hustling scams. 

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Let me stop a minute here..... I employ satire and humor in my commentaries.  The Reverend Bill Barber is a political satirist dream come true. The man weighs in the neighborhood of 500 lbs.  Yes, I’ve been within 10’ of the man as his ever-present phalanx of handlers maneuvered him in the specially-designed van he travels in due to his exceptional size.  If you see the man in person or on video on in a file photo you cannot ignore his HUGENESS.   

I do not know why the man weighs in excess of 500 lbs.  Does he “have a thyroid problem” or simply an enormous appetite and zero will power.  I don’t know.  He always dresses in black on his very frequent public appearances.  Maybe his size and overall appearance is “some religious thing”.  Maybe he's a big Johnny Cash fan?  Again, I don’t know.

When opponents of Reverend Barber talk/write about him, and/or his latest race-baiting grandstanding antics de jour , they ALWAYS include snide references to his size.   To imply, I suppose, that his enormous size is somehow relevant to his aforementioned grandstanding race-baiting antics de jour.  I think that is grossly unfair to other people who weigh 500 lbs and dress all in black who are not race-hustlers.   I think Barber’s very odd appearance is irrelevant to the real issue.

Other nationally-known grandstanding race-baiters like Rev Al Sharpton or Rev Jesse Jackson or Malik Zulu Shabazz are not 500 lbs and dressed all in black.  (NOTE: I once met Shabazz.  He is A REAL ‘piece o’ work.   HIS ever-present phalanx of handlers wear para-military uniforms and all are about Ray Lewis’ size. )

Heck, all these race-hustlers are over-the-top caricatures in one way or the other.  Somehow a goofy carny sideshow appearance is considered de rigeur with their constituents.  There’s no accounting for cultural tastes I suppose.   Eccentric appearance works for Lady GaGa, Boy George, Tammi Faye Bakker and Carrot Top.... why not Bill Barber?

Anyhoo, I’m not going to do Bill Barber “fat jokes” here.  Yes, on an N&O comment board I did once refer to him as “Bill The Buffet-Buster” or “Golden Corral’s Worse Nightmare” but I’m not doing that anymore.  It detracts from the more important issue of his race-hustling grandstand antics.

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So back to this LATEST media firestorm that Barber and his media honchos ignited today.

Newly-elected State Representative Michael Speciale (R-Craven) received Barber inflammatory diatribe e-mail.  Rep Speciale replied to the e-mail sender just as we all do with email every day.   The primary purpose of Speciale's reply was to be asked ro be removed from Barber email-spaming.  Speciale's doesn't realize that Barber simply thumbs his sizable nose at all such requests.

Michael Speciale DID NOT hold a fist-pounding rally outside the General Assembly.   Like Barber is forever doing. 

He DID NOT mount a soap box figuratively or literally to reply to Barber. 

He DID NOT issue a press release to The General Assembly press corps. 

Heck, he DID NOT call Rush Limbaugh or go on Fox News to rage against Bill Barber ....... 

Michael Speciale simply sent his thoughts back to the FROM of the e-mail.  The contents of his reply have become “the news of the day” because of Bill Barber and his media cohorts ......  NOT because of any public action of Michael Speciale or his staff or the Republican caucus or Thom Tillis or Pat McCrory.... or Rush Limbaugh or FoxNews. 

Michael Speciale DID NOT "publicly insult" this race-hustling grandstanding clown.   Bill Barber used Michael's personal email to publicly insult himself via his latest media stunt... and falsely accuse Michael Speciale.  It's a stunt Barber has pulled before with the sycophantic cooperation of his media cohorts.

The INSULT here is by Bill Barber and his media henchmen led by WRAL and inflicted upon the citizens of North Carolina of all races.


One man replied to an unsolicited email he received from Bill Barber.  He didn’t even bcc or copy anyone.  He just replied to the FROM:.... which is EXACTLY what Bill Barber hoped he would do.

I don’t know about you but I reply to emails 100s of times each day.   But Laura Leslie (aka “The Goodmons"’ designated dumpster-diver at WRAL-TV5) and the equally loathsome uber-liberal journo-hacks still employed at McClathy’s local operation – The N&O, do not use my replies as “above-the-fold” lead-stories.  Maybe they will some day.   I do know they usually read my columns.   Hi Laura.  Hi RobRielleWho. Hi “Johnny Reb” Frank.  Hi Perry K.   Hi Chris Fitzzy.  Those journo-assassins turned Michael Speciale’s email reply to Bill Barber into ANOTHER sympathy story for their favorite race-hustling grandstander – Bill Barber.

Just the latest in a very long list of such media services WRAL and others graciously provide for their buddy Bill Barber.

Bill Barber was overjoyed to receive Michael Speciale’s email reply.  It was what he was trolling for..... something he could immediately turn over to his media cohorts to use in their 24/7 attack on Republicans, Conservatives and anyone not in lock-step with their hard left-wing agenda.

The lesson here..... IGNORE BILL BARBER.   Never acknowledge his existence.  Race-baiting grandstanders like Barber are “trees falling in the woods”.   Ignore them and they make no noise.  Ignore them and they earned the total irrelevance they deserve.  Ignore them and they go even further over-the ledge.  They can’t stand being ignored.

I hope Michael Speciale “learned his lesson” about dealing with this cartoon character.  This was Michael's first week on the job.  Had he had time to ask his fellow legislators they woulda told him.... "Oh, we always hit DELETE on anything we get from a Nigerian Banker.... or a grandstanding race-hustler." 

What Michael said in his now widely-circulated email (thanks to Barber and his media cronies) was absolutely on-point..... but, like a joke about Barber appearance doesn’t really advance the best interests of this state.   

Nor, of course, does Reverend Bill Barber’s ceaseless race-hustling antics advance any cause except his own notoriety; but, hey, it’s how Bill Barber buys his groceries.   Ooops, I did a Bill Barber grocery joke,  Bad boy AgentPierce..... bad bad !!!!

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Posted: February 01, 2013 at 8:53 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 9 comments
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JoseyWales
It is important to know, just for one’s own sanity, that Barber’s shtick is franchised to every burg in America, like a Wendy’s, Home Depot, or Cabella’s. Somewhere, some Racial Corporate Headquarters has come up with a Franchisee Owner’s Manual, complete with everything an entrepreneurial race-baiter needs to start-up up his own local race-hustling outlet. Larger communities may even have two or more such franchises, which can be particularly hilarious when they start to spout ever more lunatic harangues when competing for air time. But just like any franchise model, homogeneity breeds ennui.

BTW AP, “Hi Laura” should be your own version of “Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”
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AP: EXCELLENT point Josey. Every state / metro area has "a Bill Barber". Maybe a different persona but using the same "game plan".
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2/5/2013 5:53:16 PM

Emmette Taylor
Never have taken Barber seriously and don't believe he has much of a following. He' s not even a poor man's Al Sharpton! Am a little bit bothered new Gov. appoints 80 yo "has been" Jim Gardner to head the ABC state board at 111K per year..?? Not exactly way to impress me as that's smells of politics, IMHO.
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BL: Emmette, it IS politics.

Barber has a very loyal following.... at both The N&O and at WRAL. :-)
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2/4/2013 9:37:31 AM

NCSU68Grad
Have had my ceremonial adult beverage...only one, but a double. Team looked great, but just got tired tonight...

Final comment, for me....

Your picture of the RevBB looks like a mug shot that the N&O would run for a perp arrested for heinious crimes such as "fill in the blank".

Only a PC press is "blind"....way beyond Color. I wonder if he decided to run for a real "state" office if the party that adores him would support and encourage him.

Right now, he is an attack dog for them. Really somewhat harmless in that he has no bite and is not physically able to "tear anything to shreds", except for a fat laden meal.

Have a good one, AP.....Sounds like the Heels turned over a new Page....or as my Buddy Bob Seeger sings, "Turn the page....."
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AP: The N&O and Goodmons will enthusiastically support Barber's methods in any endeavor.
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2/2/2013 9:54:39 PM

Chuck Strum Highlands
The best policy is the one you endorsed in your very erudite column. Ignore invitations and other contacts from the far left and almost all media requests. However I thought it was great entertainment to see Barber and his gang of bobble head dolls at their news conference. Most times you would have to go to an old timey carnival to see such a group of Dicksonian characters.
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BL: I actually attended one of BB's infamous Fayetteville St protest rallies - a certified Hoot with every stereotype except a drumline and a drive-by shooting.
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2/2/2013 5:31:54 PM

Squirrel
He is a race baiter, pure and simple. He loves the spotlight and adores his ability to weasel his way into any conversation. He's more interested in keeping blacks down and oppressed, than anything else. "Reverend" my Aunt Francis....
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AP: I'm not sure that is his intent, but his methods seem to accomplish that objective. A different strategy might be called for.
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2/2/2013 2:03:01 PM

AlinAsheville
Are we sure that "Nigerian banker" we are always hearing from is NOT Bill Barber?
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AP: That some people obviously do fall for the Nigerian Banker Scam, is not unlike Barber's lemming-like disciples.
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2/2/2013 11:04:31 AM

Archie
AP, please do not insult Johnny Cash by mentioning him in the same sentence as the good reverend.
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AP: What about Carrot Top?
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2/1/2013 11:44:59 PM

NCSU68Grad
I saw the various snippets in the MSM. I casually mentioned this to my frau of almost 48 years. Her reaction to having the RevBB called out for racist diatrides was the same as mine.

Yep....exactly what he is. RevBB is a real piece of work, as you pointed out. One wonders if he is using the Christie angle....that NO ONE in this PC world would DARE comment on his obesity.

If I read the Speciale comments, he merely stated that no one, in today's society, can get any medical service or use a credit card or do a financial transaction (well maybe if it involves CL and females or recreational chemicals) without having a Photo ID. No one EVER questions me or Frau when we come into vote. Our race, age, sexual proclivities, etc, are NOT in the Voter Records that Senior Citizens (and they are OLDER than we are...so they DEFINITELY are SENIOR) thumb through....It took over 8 years before my late MIL was removed from the local voting rolls, even though we and one of the SR Volunteers tried to get them purged several times.

I personally hope that the RevBB is actually MUCH sharper than his appearance. Maybe he understands that the folks in control of Jones street (or wherever) might just require a photo ID for using one of the entitlement cards or documents. It is my understanding that several of the Medi-Kids card are just like Debit Cards...you or anybody else can use them and they are traded for the aforementioned items so freely advertised on CL. In additon, if you really want to get my dander (I am NOT folically challenged) up, then do some research on the Universal Connectivity Fee on your phone and cable bills. With the government and it's ace administrative ability, there are WELL documented cases of individuals applying for MANY of the free phones. Then they sell them for street "items" or perhaps street "favors" and the government NEVER tracks them or traces them.

NOW, that is right up there with Beth Woods' latest little $1.4 BILLION dollar fiasco. Wonder is the DNC will come up with ANOTHER candidate for state auditor in 2016. Ms. Beth seems like a straight shooter with a limited liability political career if she keeps pointing out the mis-managment (I will refrain from Fraud and Corruption....those terms are only for ex Governors and their travel expenses)...

Can we get an AMEN for Brother Speciale?
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AP: A bit of a play on words here. Where Bill Barber is concerned he is ALWAYS "special" to his media co-conspirators.

We will see this sort of flim flam on a regular basis over the next four years.
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2/1/2013 11:00:36 PM

TH
If "they" ignore Barber do you think he would really go away?
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AP: He might but the NAACP would simply replace him with another version. Maybe a sportier mode
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2/1/2013 10:32:45 PM

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