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Old 07-29-2018, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Mayor Lumumba in New York City for Leadership Training | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS


I'm sure he'll glean many useful tips from the other mayors, on how to transform Jackson into "The Most Radical City on the Planet". https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0432b8c11ebf2
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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Well, sort of...
Mayor Lumumba in New York City for Leadership Training | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS


I'm sure he'll glean many useful tips from the other mayors, on how to transform Jackson into "The Most Radical City on the Planet". https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0432b8c11ebf2
Is it possible that this is a good thing? Perhaps he's the type of leader that Jackson needs, similar to what these guys say in an Atlanta thread: Why all the Germans in Atlanta?For YEARS

Regardless of anyone's thoughts on him, the Mayor is a very sharp guy. If people are focused on Jackson being a 1950s white utopia, well, that will never happen again. If people are focused on economic prosperity for everyone, I say it's time to get on board. This isn't Harvey Johnson we're talking about.
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Is it possible that this is a good thing? Perhaps he's the type of leader that Jackson needs, similar to what these guys say in an Atlanta thread: Why all the Germans in Atlanta?For YEARS

Regardless of anyone's thoughts on him, the Mayor is a very sharp guy. If people are focused on Jackson being a 1950s white utopia, well, that will never happen again. If people are focused on economic prosperity for everyone, I say it's time to get on board. This isn't Harvey Johnson we're talking about.
I'm sure it's a WONDERFUL thing. And PapaChok would be so proud that his son is hobnobbing with all these world-class people up in New York City - getting ideas, and swapping fashion tips. The Taliaferros of Detroit are moving on up! Taliaferro was the family name, before it became Lumumba. I thought it was Sicilian, and that BabyChok and I had something in common - being more Sicilian than anything else. But I was wrong. Taliaferro is actually FFV (First Families of Virginia). The last Senor Taliaferro having departed Tuscany for London, in Elizabethan times.

For those of us whose young minds were molded to become 'Strictly FFNEJ' (Formerly Fashionable Northeast Jackson), it's important to note that those obscure and barely-heard-of 'Elizabethan Times' were in the BC (Before Chippendale). It's hard for us to conceive that there was any human history of importance, predating the moment when Thomas Chippendale gave us The Greatest Book Ever Written, and the answer to all of life's questions (https://www.amazon.com/Gentleman-Cab.../dp/0486216012) a book SO pivotal in human history, that a used reprint is $647.00. Then again, have you priced any used Chinese Chippendale Camelback Sofa knockoffs, lately? https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/se...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

But we must remember that 'The Castle' - one of the original Fountainheads from which FNEJ flowed, was modeled after examples in the BC epoch: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1.../3031571_zpid/ 'The Castle' has been sitting on the market for like forever. I'm sure that has NOTHING to do with the fine mayoral leadership of BabyChok - or that of his hunky, boy-spankin' predecessor, Reverend Tony Yarber (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqYf9oLJ5gk) - or that of PapaChok - or that of fatherly, boy-spankin' Mayor Frank (A Tangled Web: The Mysteries of Frank Melton | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS).

So yes! BabyChok is SHARP. And his Ancient Babylonian Look (https://goo.gl/images/HJo627) is sharp, too, although being of Tuscan roots, he might have tried "rocking" an Ancient Etruscan look (https://goo.gl/images/81WRwq), instead. I like the pointy aspect of the Etruscan head and beard, which offer counterpoint to that gentle nose. BabyChok's nose is more Etruscan than Babylonian. In any event, he's got great eyebrows.

But that leads me to a more serious question. Is there some sort of paint being applied to BabyChok's scalp and beard, in order to achieve those sharp lines? https://goo.gl/images/HtVNpP In 'Death in Venice', when the Professor is getting a makeover, his barber brushes on some sort of black goop. Is that the same sort of thing? Death in Venice: Lover

Or is BabyChok's look based on the Kingdom of Kush aspect of the Jackson-Kush Plan (https://goo.gl/images/CxFyD9) - something which the whole Lumumba family seems to have embraced at one point: https://goo.gl/images/pxqX4L ?

For some reason - maybe because both movies involve Italy, vanity, hair dye, and subtle forms of suicide - I'm reminded of the beauty shop visit, in the remake of 'The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone', in which Karen gets her roots done with another one of those dye brushes, then endures the withering contempt of her beautician. Meanwhile, at a barbershop on another street, Karen's gigolo, the 'Count', is enduring the contempt of his own cosmetology professional. You have to skip ahead, to 40:23 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBv8xu6LpQc)

What I'm sayin', it that our "beauty professionals" may not always have our best interests at heart, when they dream-up our looks. But maybe those other mayors, up in Manhattan, will point that out to BabyChok.

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Old 07-31-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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Those clowns are not smart enough to pull off that Jackson Kush Plan or whatever it is they call it. They'll all turn on each other before that happens.

I'm just simply trying to get Jackson to become a decent metropolitan area again, and get some good economic development to the area. Nobody's moving a company to the Jackson city limits, but they might move to the suburbs if Jackson isn't 100% terrible.
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:24 PM
 
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Those clowns are not smart enough to pull off that Jackson Kush Plan or whatever it is they call it. They'll all turn on each other before that happens.

I'm just simply trying to get Jackson to become a decent metropolitan area again, and get some good economic development to the area. Nobody's moving a company to the Jackson city limits, but they might move to the suburbs if Jackson isn't 100% terrible.
Dont underestimate Berkshire Hawthaway's or Harvard's wisdom in selecting mayors for this course. After a long long time (or is it the first time?) a Mayor of Jackson is willing ( and has the courage) to go to an elite school and bring back that wisdom. It is a very good and positive sign. Just don't turn it into a mockery.

My only hope now is Chokwa's new wisdom should trickle into Jack city administration for better. Hope he is not pulled into national politics in the immediate future, at least until Jack city is rejuvenated.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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Do you think BabyChok will learn how to fix the water or roads?
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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Do you think BabyChok will learn how to fix the water or roads?
No.. I think BabyChok has his eyes on much bigger prizes than worrying about the rundown city of Jacktown.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:28 PM
 
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Yeah, I guess fixing the water and roads would be too "radical" even for him...
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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No.. I think BabyChok has his eyes on much bigger prizes than worrying about the rundown city of Jacktown.
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Yeah, I guess fixing the water and roads would be too "radical" even for him...

Yes, dwashington: after Tom Vilsack destroyed Iowa, by importing inner city welfare dynasties, from the Chicago and NYC megalopolises, into what had been a demographic dreamland, he trotted off to DC, to claim his big prize. BabyChok may have something similar in mind (although, considering that JackCity was already destroyed when he became Mayor, I'm not sure how much of a reward the Dems will be giving him for destroying it).

Anyway, here's a new video of BabyChok, apparently going after those bigger prizes you mentioned, at some event in New Orleans - delivering a speech which apparently upset someone named 'Laura Ingraham'. I have no idea what any of this means. But anybody who can combine Amethyst, Topaz, and Peanut Brown, with so much panache and verve, has got my support. I like the set design, even though I fall asleep trying to listen to whatever it is that BabyChok is trying to say. Jackson Jambalaya: "We Must Have a New System that Governs Us"
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