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All The SET Goofballs Meet

We just cannot tell you time and time and time again – that there are a certain amount of Goofballs that give Southeast Texas a bad name. And now you get to see it through the eyes of one of the advocates for silly social network woke agenda goofballs.

And it hurts all of Southeast Texas’s citizens. Why? Because all of these Goofballs are shucking and jiving for left-wing woke money – who keeps this left-wing BS going? 

So, let’s start with an article regarding a meeting called “A Day of Discussion on Extreme Weather and Inequality: What do Southeast Texans think? And what do we do?” 

Now so that you understand, here is the article in the Beaumont Enterprise:

Southeast Texans are banding together to find solutions to combating extreme weather and its impacts, most recently at a community-wide conference organized at Lamar University.

The “A Day of Discussion on Extreme Weather and Inequality: What do Southeast Texans think? And what do we do?” conference was organized by the Ancient to the Future Project and hosted by the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast on Nov. 5.

The Ancient to the Future Project, which focuses on inequality and climate crisis while combining and amplifying local voices, selected Beaumont for its first conference of the sort.

“We chose Beaumont as our first project for Ancient to the Future, not because of our family ties to the city, but because we viewed Beaumont as being representative of other places that face possibly similar problems and that if we could find solutions that maybe fit the Beaumont situation they could be applicable elsewhere,” a founder of Ancient to the Future Dave Williams said.

The event featured speakers from across Southeast Texas with backgrounds from a variety of different disciplines on the five panels about the region, including history, economic and social inequality, African American and Latinx inequality, extreme weather, and the future.

The conference opened with a panel on the history of Southeast Texas chaired by Ancient to the Future’s Kate Williams. Panel members include Karnkwa Kadla Tribal Historian and Cultural Advisor Alex Perez/Strong Wind, historian Judy Linsley, All Saints Episcopal School Middle School Dean of Students David Willard and Lamar University English Department Chair and novelist Jim Sanderson.

Perez focused his discussion on the history of different cultures.

We have a tendency to build things with the idea that it’s going to be permanent, but there’s nothing that’s permanent,” Perez said. “Cultures come and go, nations are built upon, and then they decline and then others come along, so forth, and so on. I’m standing here as a direct representation of that. The key in human condition is to keep pushing on, to keep growing.” 

The next panel, economic and social inequality, was chaired by Dave Williams with panelists including the President of the Sabine Area Central Labor Council Jeff Darby, retired Some Other Place Executive Director Paula O’Neal, KLV Enterprises Founder Fred Vernon and BAW Resale Owner Barbara Azalia Wilson.

Vernon mentioned how access to information and mentorship is vital when it comes to giving equal opportunities.

“I feel that had I had (access to information and access to mentorship) in equal portion to that of my counterparts, I could have been much more successful at a much more rapid rate,” Vernon said. “Many others in this community could have been inventors, or who could have been business owners or presidents or senators had they had access to the proper information and access to the proper mentorship, they could have been much more successful, but we won’t know. However, we do have an opportunity to get it right now.”

The African American and Latinx inequality panel, chaired by Ancient to the Future’s Abdul Alkalimat, included Lamar University Assistant Professor of Sociology, 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont President Emeritus Vernon Durden, Beaumont NAACP Chapter President Michael Cooper and Port Arthur Community Action Network President John Beard.

Durden discussed the need to work together in order to make changes and work to improve inequality and racism.

“We, as a collective, have to change institutional racism,” Durden said. “We, as a collective,  as a body, in your elected or in your appointed or in your heart physician on purpose, have to change institutional racism.”

The extreme weather panel was chaired by Lamar University Interim Assistant Director of the Center for History and Culture Margot Gage Witvliet. The panelists included Big Thicket Natural Trust President Ellen Buchanan, National Weather Service Lake Charles Meteorologist Chanelle Stigger, Community In-Power and Development Association Incorporated Founder Hilton Kelley and Diadem Enterprise CEO/Founder Chris Jones.

Kelley discussed the climate change “predicament” and how years of neglect have helped the planet get to where it is today.

“We didn’t get here overnight, we’re not going to get out of here overnight,” Kelley said. “But we can start to work together to find solutions and I think we all can play a role. Number one, (we can) reduce our plastic use. We all can play a key role in turning that carbon footprint around and being a better steward for our planet.”

The final panel focused on the future of Southeast Texas with Kate Williams as chair and the panelists included United Steelworkers International Staff Representatives Bryan Gross, Lamar University Center for History and Culture Director Jimmy Bryan, the Beaumont Enterprise Managing Editor Kaitlin Bain and Dave Williams.

Bryan discussed the importance of preserving plants and the parts of the plant that are important to human life for the future.

“One of the messages I’ve tried to convey is that while many of the environmental movements and many environmental advocates chant ‘save the planet, save the planet,’ that’s not really what they’re talking about,” Bryan said. “Planet Earth is going to be here, but planet Earth is going to outlive human race. The planet is still gonna be here, what they’re really saying is we need to save the planet for us.” 

At the end of the event, Alkalimat said the conversation at the conference was a good start to get people thinking and talking but more needs to be had and continued. 

“We did not expect to come here with answers to anything,” Alkalimat said. “We came here with the possibility that democracies is still important. It’s important to have a conversation, a conversation that represented, or that included representation, people who had been silenced had to be here, a man, Strong Wind, had to be here. We had to have everybody here.”

So, now we know the players in Southeast Texas:

  1. Hilton Kelley – Community Activist Created By The Media
  2. John Beard – Hilton Kelley WANNABE
  3. Jeff Darby – Union Representative Big Dude On Campus
  4. Michael Cooper – Running For City Council – Known Reverse Racist
  5. Vernon Durden – About As Racist as they come

Now, why did all of these and others in the media get together? Well, they are pushing their woke agenda at Lamar which may be the only place on this earth that accepts their whacko agenda. 

But here are our questions. Why is Jeff Darby at this event? He is the head of the AFL-CIO unions. His guys work at the plants and make millions to pay his salary? Strange? And we all know why Cooper and Durden were there – they are politicos and racists. Anything against Mexican Americans, Asians, or whites brings their want to be black and run everything. And of course, Hilton Kelley and John Beard Kelley is a serial liar and Beard is trying to gain his wings into Hilton’s shuck and jive BS. 

How full of shit are these guys – well we will reprint one of the speaker’s exact words:

“We did not expect to come here with answers to anything,” Alkalimat said. “We came here with the possibility that democracies is still important. It’s important to have a conversation, a conversation that represented, or that included representation, people who had been silenced had to be here, a man, Strong Wind, had to be here. We had to have everybody here.”

What did this person named Alkalimat just say? It makes ZERO sense. 

In the end friends – now we know their names. The WOKE ZERO club is in full form now!

Media GAGA – Pour Brothers Too Poor!

Once again, another lesson in economics for those of you that seemingly just don’t get it in downtown development.

So, the story is simple. First, Pour Brothers Beer House downtown made the decision to close. You know, the economy and CV and on and on. Then, some nice people paid the guys to stay open. Who, they will not tell us – only that some nice people paid them to stay open. Hmmm…interesting. So now they close again.

So, we dug a little. And we found that a gentleman named Mike Broussard, is closing the place today, or yesterday (depending on who you talk to), did in fact close the place after paying a WHOPPING $10,500 tax bill to Jefferson County. And who knows how much more in taxes for simply trying to make a place a go in downtown. He couldn’t.

Now the media – oh they are in shock. How could they close? This place was the diamond in the rough downtown that was one of the last places to eat and have a beer downtown.

Ya, okay. So the media did what the media does – when one of their own places closes again and they went gaga.

The lesson you ask? Well, listen up.

There is a market – for food and beverage. Nobody, and we mean nobody, is going to come to downtown and eat and get drunk (young citizens) when you have to wear a FLACK JACKET to stay safe, knowing that high crime is in the downtown area, and just about every place has closed and there is no growth. NONE.

Oh, wait, someone is opening a high-end steakhouse downtown. Okay? Do you suppose someone is shitting in their pants right now thinking that the last two food places are NOW CLOSED downtown?

Ya, okay, the Italian Joint has modified hours – but they are now (besides Chucks) the lone bird on the vine downtown.

Government cannot solve this kids. This is for the private sector to do. When the government gets involved they overstep its boundaries on all of this. And they are doing it again – nothing WILL EVER COME OF CROCKETT STREET! NOTHING.

Downtown is dead – and there is no resurrecting to do – just like Lamar University which sits next to one of the highest crime-rated areas in Texas. You cannot change it. It is what it is.

Lastly, and never forget, there is always something in the eyes of the media. They failed again – the big story is not the closing – the big story is the failure of government again.

Fun fact – go look up 555 Main Street! NO ACCOUNT!

The City Of Beaumont Lying To Us?

Well, we are working on the Jefferson County EMS situation. And now it may have just got amped up another level. 

We did a Public Information Request act to the City of Beaumont, the 911 center in mid-county, and the Port Arthur Emergency Communications division. We asked about their LEVEL ZERO statistics. For those of you that do not understand, level zero is when YOU THE CITIZENS call 911 and there is ZERO ambulances to respond. We git hooked on this when the Beaumont Police Department told us they have and are throwing people in the patrol cars and taking them to the hospital in stabbings and shootings. 

Well, Mid county sent us their stats – and as we reported to you – they have had over 500 level zeros in their district, being Port Neches, Groves, and Nederland. Port Arthur’s is still being counted up. But Beaumont? They wrote us back and tell us that they do not keep stats such as that. Meaning if there is going to be a level zero dispatchers don’t even write it down. 

So we called one of our Union contacts – and he screamed on the phone “They are lying. They keep those stats and delayed response stats.”

Rut Ro.

So, we are going to file ANOTHER PIR and we are going to ask again. this time we will change the wording. We might have not worded it properly – ya know.

How do the kids say it – shaking their heads? 

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