By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Eric Nicholson
Enough's enough: Buzz has written before about our mother's attitudes about child-rearing and pool halls: "If I ever catch you in that pool hall," she'd tell us, referring to our hometown's only billiards parlor, "I'll slap the living shit out of you."
Mother Buzz, a 4-foot-11 middleweight with a palm like boot leather, wouldn't have a child of hers hanging around persons of dubious character, lest he be mistaken for one of them. Her motto: Lie down with dogs, rise up with a busted head.
Too bad our new mayor, County Judge Clay Jenkins, the execs at Hillwood Development and assorted other firms—all of whom have employed political consultant Kathy Nealy or cozied up to County Commissioner John Wiley Price—never met Mom's hard left hook. After FBI agents searched Nealy's and Price's homes and offices last week, counting them among your pals is the sort of thing that could give a man or a company a bad rep.
But why did it take a bunch of men in black to tell us that? According to testimony in the corruption trial of former Dallas City Council member Don Hill, Nealy, in her role as consultant, recommended that housing developer Brian Fisher employ a security company owned by former city councilman James Fantroy, an apparent payoff for city council's support of Fisher. Fisher says Nealy also vouched for Darren Reagan, who's now serving 14 years for his role in a conspiracy to shake down housing developers.
But even after all that, Mike Rawlings paid Nealy $270,000 to help him win election as mayor, as Jim Schutze reported last week. Jenkins also employed Nealy's services. Both men also enjoy close political relationships with Price, an unrepentant, flagrant bully who, Schutze has long reported, was involved in a clumsy attempt to extract money from the developer of a proposed inland port in southern Dallas. Even Price's erstwhile political ally, U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, has told Schutze that Price has a history of "shaking people down."
We have no real idea where the FBI is heading with all this. But whether a federal grand jury ever does diddly, what is known about Price and Nealy should be enough to make them radioactive to any local pol or company. Appearance should count for something at City Hall and the Dallas County Courthouse. It's time for Rawlings and Jenkins and, most important, voters, to stop feeding them and anyone who shares a blanket with them.
i been around along time an i like j.p i guess it time no more AIL .john is just a bro whit 2 much money an power an them neck dont like it
THIS WILL ALWAYS AND FOREVER BE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.POVERTY PIMPING JWP IS A PIRATE THIS IS TRUE BUT WHERE HE GOT HIS SKILLS DID NOT COME FROM THE GOVERMENT OR DANNY F. EVERY SUNDAY MORNING IN ANY HOOD OR GHETOTHERE WILL BE A TEACHER AND THIS TEACHER WILL TELL HIS FLOCK THAT ALL THERE PROBLEMS WILL BE FIXED IN HEAVEN AND THAT ALL THE BAD THINGS THAT THERE ARE GOING THROUGH WAS PLANNED BY MEAN WHITE PEOPLE. NOW PAY ME.
OK JY LETS SAY YOUR RIGHT ABOUT BLACKS AND POWER.NOW EXPLAIN WHY WHITE MEN, YELLOW MEN, AND BROWN MEN SHARE THIS GENE
Everything is always about race and 'white people' this and 'black people' that, man get over all this race $h!t and move on, the slave days are LONG gone and the issues here are simply about corrupt people who are finally getting their day just like every dog does.
For years most Dallas taxpayers knew,or should have known, about Price's crooked dealings with companies and other officials.I have to believe that the expression, "Win! Win at any cost!" was the mindset for Ross Perot,Jr. and countless others.UT Southwestern and Kern Wildenthal "paid off" Darren Reagan,a former carpenter in their employment.He was picketing one day and counting his money the next,not to mention his insurance coverage provided by the university.Sound familiar? Reagan used this same picketing routine at the former Redbird Mall and other companies to extract bribes.He learned at the foot of the master, John Wiley Price.The political consulting was nothing more than the purchase of votes and support from Southern Dallas.Often, people are like sheep and to many,Price and others were standing up for them,or so they thought,when,in fact, these "leaders" were lining their own pockets with cash and other payoffs.When their supporters see Price and others are getting rich from their efforts, their supporters defend them as being deserving.Southern Dallas is so hungry for leadership ,they are willing to accept the loudest and most agressive "fighter".The thing the citizens are missing is they did not realize Price and others were using them as pawns in order to gain power and wealth for themselves.The really sad fact is that influencial pastors were taking money to endorse candidates. Our new Mayor will soon discover all of his money will not take the smell of backroom politics and his association with pay to play power brokers for Southern Dallas out of his persona.Dallas citizens will soon discover the full extent of bad behavior by a herd of well known people and companies.I'm sure Don Hill and others already in Fereral prison are looking for additional domino players.Price can get some prison insights from "Uncle Danny " as Price refers to Danny Faulkner,convicted of stealing more than $100 million from the savings and loan for his I-30 condo scam and land flip deals.Price has come a long way from breaking off windshield wipers to wealth,at taxpayer expense.The FBI should look into every County,City,State and Federal contract Kathy Nealy's clients have received over the past 10 years. There is a stinch to this garbage Lysol won't ever get out.
he's a thief in a three piece suit, a slimly politician and you people in dallas keep voting him back in...stupid is as stupid does.
I wish someone would please explain WHY JWP is often referred to as a bully. Is it because he stands up for himself and refuses to "kow tow" to white folks and those that would strive to oppress minorities. The only people who appear to take issue with him are "white folk" It's apparent in the investigaton and the numerous news articles, that surface every single day, yet there has not been an official statement by the FBI just "speculaton" by reporters. What you are doing isn't working, won't work, and can't work, those that support JWP can see write through this mass media drive to obliterate the reputation of JWP but it's the minorities that support him and will continue do so. So..... Give it a REST.
You need to wake up and look around and realize that people like you are the reason why racism will never die. You preach it to your kids and grandkids and the process never goes away. Get the "F" over it.
why is it that when a black man is pro balck, in this case for his people first, that he is considered a racist?
when he says "all white people go to hell" yes, I take offence to it along with any other racist crap I hear.
Justice is blindedby color. Sad. We'll just have to wait for the convictions. Maybe Justice will then see what the white folks knew all along.
I'm not mumbling. He is a vindictive, hateful man who uses his position to enrich himself at the expense of his constituents. Look at his district and compare it to other parts of Dallas. He's been there for a quarter of a century and it looks like a third world country, no offense intended. If he's your man downtown, shouldn't he be held responsible for the crime, the poor road conditions, the lack of business expansion, and the total lack of jobs for the youth of his areas. If any other official had said "go to hell" to his constituents it would have been bad enough but to add "your all white" is a sad day for Dallas. IF that isn't racism then nothing is. I don't care because I never go to south Dallas, you just keep electing him to office and see the improvement he brings to your lives. Happy Kwanzaafest, suckers.
THATS IS HOW ITS GO S FOR THE BLACK MEN. IN THE GOOD OLD U.SA. WHO IS THE REAL. CROOK IN THE. USA . WHO JUST TAKE A MAN LAND.BUT THAT OK.CALL THE USA.
Keep believing that. It gives you an excuse to be a loser, never take risks, blame all failures and mistakes on somebody else, and then keep the entitlement government checks coming so you can stay poor.
When Whitey tries that, he just ends up homeless, and no one cares.
But if it's a black man, it's racism and all society is at fault, and we must all pay.
This is the belief system that made JWP and SALT BELIEVE that they were OWED $1.5 million in cash and 15% EQUITY of a development in which they had no interest, no investment, and no influence.
You are a fool. Enjoy your government handouts. At this rate the government will be broke and NO ONE will be getting ANYTHING!
say what? that the black men are crooks? Oh yeah we all know that. What do you call a black man with no arms? Trustworthy ha!