City Desk

Adrian Fenty Is Bustin’ Loose

FENTY_KICKOFF_Blast2Eight years ago, during a campaign rally in Kalorama Park, I asked then-Mayor Anthony Williams how he intended to woo the District's all-important go-go demographic. At the time, Kevin "Kato" Hammond of Take Me Out to the Go-Go magazine had been lobbying local leaders about the plight of the District's indigenous music scene and planned to endorse candidates in the upcoming election. 

Where did Mayor Williams stand on the issue of go-go? "No one would be surprised that I'd ask, 'What's go-go?'" Hizzoner replied.

Oh, how far we've come. For all its shortcomings, the Fenty Administration at least knows what go-go is.

Go-go vets Sugar Bear and Junkyard Band are endorsing Fenty at a press conference Sunday at the Old Congress Heights School, according to a media advisory (pictured).

No word yet as to which candidate Chuck Brown is endorsing.

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  • candycane1

    I got to the festival late as well but my objective was to go to the grand opening of the Gray ward 4 field office. As soon as I parked my car, all I heard was how inappropriate the Fenty folks were acting. This came from the residents that live in the neighborhood. On my way home what did I see on 3rd street, NW in Ward 4? The Fenty crew! The canvassers were in Fenty green, standing on the sidewalk, Fenty was wearing bright red and catching "holy hell" from a lady at her front door and sitting on the corner in a sports car was Sinclair Skinner. That made it more than clear than ever what 4 more years of Fenty would mean: ANGRY TAXPAYERS, A MAYOR OUT OF TOUCH WITH CONSTITUENTS AND FRAT BROS WAITING FOR THE NEXT BIG SCORE! A picture is worth a thousand words! I'll be keeping the sprinklers on because the only green I plan on seeing is my grass.

  • DCDem

    OMG. I got to the Caribbean Festival at somewhere around 3. From the moment I got to the McDonald's on Georgia Avenue, all I heard were very angry people steaming because the Mayor was holding up the entire parade. When his rig got to where I was, I saw why. Ron Moten on the microphone screaming at the top of his lungs trying to make people 'afraid'. I also saw people throwing those green bead necklaces back at the Fenty supporters that were throwing them to the crowd.

    It looked as if Fenty raided DYRS Oak Hill and asked the kids with the lowest sagging pants to represent him.

    Considering the Fenty Administration charges the parade organizers full price for the police overtime, you would have thought that Fenty would be the main on keeping the parade moving, but not Fenty.

    Again, it is all about HIM.

    I came to see and celebrate the Caribbean heritage, not stroke the Mayor's ego.

    So sad.

  • Truth Hurts

    A whole lotta hyped up haters been posting on this one. Pretty sure they would've been singing one city Gray's praises if the article had been about Gray getting the same go-go endorsement. And singing praises to the tune of "Let's get it on".

    If these folks are broadly representative of Gray's base, it's pathetic.

  • ward 5

    Pipe down sedcdude - contrary to what u may believe, I'm a born and raised Washingtonian (grew up in sursum cordas) to be exact and am entitiled to my feelings. We have a difference in opinions, that's legal!

  • downtown rez

    Wow- 54 mostly bilious comments. Go Go and Kojo are getting a real mau mauing. This is why we can't have nice things, like alliteration.

  • noodlez

    HEY SALLY TRUST AND BELEIVE i DONT NEED TO DISGUISE MY HATRED FOR FAGGIE FENTY BEHIND FAKE ASS HANDLES ON WCP. noodlez DONT ROLL LIKE THAT. YOU MUST BE ONE OF THOSE SKANKS FROM VIRGINIA TO NOT KNOW THERE IS A PURE HATRED IN THE CITY BY FOLKS WHO CAN VOTE FOR THAT BAMA ASS, FAKE ASS, AND BI-CURIOUS PIECE OF SHIT!

    UMMM MR SHOTT WHERE ON THE FLIER DOES IT STATE THAT SUGAR BEAR AND JUNKYARD ARE ENDORSING FENTY??? ACCORDING TO THE BILL THEY ARE PERFORMING. I WOULD BET $1 IT’S FOR A NICE PIECE OF CHANGE FROM THAT HOT GARBAGE WHO ACTUALLY THINKS HE IS A MAYOR.

    RON MOTEN IS FAKE ASS BAMA WHO IS ALWAYS LOUD TALKING AND SAYING NOTHING. THE FACT THAT FENTY HAS MOTEN OUT IN FRONT TELLS YOU THE TROUBLE HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN IS IN. MOTEN AINT WORTH SHIT AND HE HIMSELF KNOWS IT. GO GET A JOB NEGRO!!

    Truth Hurts YOU ARE PATHTIC TO CONTINUE TO HOLD ON TO FENTY'S BALL SACK WHEN EVERY POLL AND THE BUZZ ON THE STREET HAS THIS CHUMP D.O.A. LET GO. IT'S NOT A GOOD LOOK.

    DREZ COME SLIM YOU CAN NOT BE SURPRISED ABOUT THE COMMENTS. WAKE UP! THIS IS WHAT BITCH BOY HAS DONE TO THIS CITY. UNPLUG AND STOP SLEEPIN.

    hymesb HAS FENTY'S DICK SO FAR DOWN HIS THROAT HE IS SHITTING GREEN SIGNS, BLACKBERRYS AND BIKE SPOKES. SO SAD. SO SAD.

    SEDUDE HOLD IT DOWN! FUCK'EM! U KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS. CHECK THE CLOCK. PUT YOUR GUCCI WATCH ON.

    Jesse Helms FUCK YOU! YOU ONE OF THOSE UNDERCOVER COCKSUCKERS PRETENDING LIKE U ALL RACIST AND SHIT LIKE THE NAZI DAD IN THE MOVIE AMERICAN BEAUTY. I HOPE YOU CHOKE ON A COCK RING OR GAG YOURSELF TO BOLIVIAN! FREAK.

    WARD4NDC DONT WORRY WE WILL GET OUR CITY BACK. THEY HAD THEIR TIME.

    NOW LET ME GET BACK TO MY FRIED CHICKEN, GREENS AND POTATO SALAD (MADE W/MUSTARD) WHILE I WATCH THE B.E.T. AWARDS. GO CHRIS BROWN IT'S ALRIGHT KID! WE LOVE YOU MIKE.

  • …done

    @Sally.

    I2I

  • sedcdude

    JESSE SMELLS

    you are 1 of them desperate, angry, cokk sukkin "colored" folk....GREEN when you're sick, BLUE when you bruise or experience dyspnea, RED when you're mad, PINK in nature, TAN when you "feel" too WHITE and PALE when you need to be BLACK.....GTFOH with that childish, retarded ass argument and with this statement alone.......

    "coloreds are the most violent people on the planet. Look at how you are killing each other on the continent of Africa and most of Africans live in poverty and is ravished by AIDS. Need I say more?"

    Hell no you need not say more!! Not enuff time in a day or bandwidth available to debunk your CLOWN ASS and your stupidity!!!

    NOODLEZ

    this n*gger's crazy, JESSE SMELLS!!

  • sedcdude

    ward 5

    fuck you, I don't give a rats ass where you are from or what color your WEAK ass is, runnin' round WCP talkin' that COON talk about your people and then got the nerve to try and justify that bullshit by stating your "opinion"!

    You are another 1 who needs to be tarred and feathered, reading like adrian-bent-him....porch monkeys!!

  • Jesse Helms

    I had to wake up to respond to this jungle bunny SEDCDUDE. Not only are you an ignorant coon, you are a tap dancing watermellon jigaboo. Why don't you bent NOODLEZ over from behind and have your way with him. Your being colored boys, I know you both have felony records like Ron Gansta Moten, Fenty's boy. Fenty don't care about you coloreds are gay white boys. He's using you fools. Fenty wants to be a white man so bad. This is why he cut his nappy hair bald to try to pass for anything other than a coon. NOODLEZ, I hope you choke off the fried chicken and ham hawks you are eating. A heart attack in the making. This is why so many of your colored women are obsese and are angry black women. Maybe this is why Fenty switch hitter father Phil married him a white woman because colored women have no class, loud, and they want to wear the pants in the relationship. Good night you two COONS, hopefully the bed bugs will bite your asses.

  • Jesse Helms

    Please don't wake my up again in my grave with your nonsense. Let the dead rest in peace. Congress need to take the District of Columbia over from the Coons and put 3 Commissioners back in place. Better yet, elect a white male or female conservative to overturn the homosexual marriage, stop pandering to illegals, and put a stop to all the social programs you lazy coons depend on and will not work. At least the illegals will work hard and your coloreds in D.C. and in the U.S. is always expecting a hand out from the government. You should be sent back to Kenya and fight will the real animals, since you want to rape and murder.

  • Jesse Helms

    sedcdude, by the way I do smell. Cum smell my corpse in my grave. Hopefull, you will join me soon after some violent coon guns you down in Soupheast.

  • LMAO@this thread

    FenTool's picture was probably photoshopped into that flyer.

  • LOL

    Well guess what Sally? You can't. They are a secret. It is okay if you need to think that all the posters are one in the same. Everyone needs something to hold on to.

  • candycane1

    Chris Shott: Check your facts because I do believe that Chuck Brown has endorsed Vince Gray.

  • Carpetbagger

    Can I run for political office in say, 4 years? Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner? City Council?...Why not just jump straight into the Mayor's seat?

    I don't see myself doing worse than Fenty. Since I have no connected cronies, or cronies in need of DC connections, I think I would do worlds better at managing what's left of DC Home Rule.

  • Anita

    I stopped liking go-go when I was 12. I stopped liking Fenty...before his inauguration in 2007. His arrogance was apparent when I worked with a small group of advocates on DC's childhood lead poisoning issues. Three years later, I hope that my former colleagues have progressed, since we parted ways.

    Likely not, since I haven't read about DC's progress on lead poisoning response and prevention...either in the Washington Post or WCP.

  • J

    Fenty comes across as pompous and has never once admitted that he may act that way. the lying about his vacations and ignoring reporters questions makes him seem unreachable.

  • Ward 5

    sedcdude - i'll pray for you because you certainly need it...

  • Johnny

    Article in today's Washington Post about Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

    Fenty backs out of debate with Gray
    Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has backed out of a highly-anticipated, one-on-one debate with chief rival Vincent C. Gray, chairman of the D.C. Council.

    The Young Education Professionals group pulled a coup when it arranged the forum, dubbed "The Great Education Debate," to be moderated Monday night by Washington Post columnist Colbert King.

    Tonight's debate has been such a hot ticket that there is a waiting list to attend. The capacity at the Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center auditorium, where the debate was to be held, is 275 people. Some 433 had already RSVP'd.

    But Sunday night, the Fenty campaign told the group that the mayor "couldn't make it work," said Kate Blosveren, president of the group.

    "Maybe we can pressure him to change his mind," she said. "Absent that, we will move forward and have a town hall with Vincent Gray."

  • Oust Fenty

    Wow!!! I will not be voting for Fenty. I have followed him closely, and he has screwed every agency in DC with the exception of his office (he brought them all with him). The police hate that they have to protect him, the firefighters will purposely run out of water/chemicals to extinguish his fire, none of the races wants anything to do with him, the elderly want him gone, the children (my 4 yr old specifically) calls him a girl, my 8yr old son only wants to talk politics to his friends (as if they're voting, but he doesn't like Fenty because he closed down the daycares only giving us 4 days notice including Saturday and Sunday during Thanksgiving), the gays have disowned him, the Latinos borrowed him but quickly returned him, the Kappas "nuped" him, the go-go fans told him to "just go!!!!" and even Ronald Moten can't drudge up the lowest of the low to stand in his corner.....he's a disgrace!!! I don't care how you slice him.

    @Citizen 1: Yes Mam (I respect my elders)! You hit the nail right on the head!! Thanks for those points.
    @Cherita: Please share what rec ctr - I'll be all over it and spreading the word like wildfire that they slid yet another one beneath the carpet
    @Jesse "confused/idiotic/full-of-hatred for yourself and all others..." Helms: First of all, your farm needs tending and is obviously so far-removed from DC that it further supports your lack of knowledge about anything that goes on within our bounds. You seem to take great pride in demeaning others, but usually people do that to make themselves feel as though they measure-up. Yes, I know it's difficult to feel low and lost, but taking cheap-shots at other races or homosexuals is not the answer. I hate to take it here, but I must stoop really low to try and explain things to you on your level. First of all, how many more episodes of "16 and pregnant", "hoarders", "intervention", etc do they have to play for you to get that drugs and other illnesses effect all people as does teen-age pregnancy and violence??? These are not strictly "Black Peoples' Issues" as you see it. From the looks of it, your momma had you a little too young which lends to your insecurities, miseducated-statements and built-up hatred. Oh, I forgot, they don't play them in the your speed (super-slow) IF you get cable in your litte Red-neck town!!! Oh, and there are far more (in number) of uneducated whites than there are blacks - remember, we're the minority. Spend some time loving and you'll learn so much more. Maybe then, you won't sound like such a retarded, societal reject. People like you disgust me and don't have a place in my world. Please, do us all a favor and pluck yourself from the map! One tidbit of information for you: many "Africans" are white with blue eyes and blond hair (not the dirty stringy kind that you have though)! And, yup, they're violent too - you undermined your own point idiot!!! So, stop generalizing and learn a little before you take the soap-box next time.

  • downtown rez

    71 comments!
    Go Go defeats Kojo.

  • sedcdude

    W5

    n*gga pleez, hell imma do with your prayers, you better worry about your salvation FOOL!

  • black jack

    Hey JESSE HELMS, you are an IDIOT!

    Here's something to ponder and shed a "little" light on in opposition to your lame MISINFORMATION!!

    When you state the districts need for a WHITE, ULTRA CONSERVATIVE is this who you mean....ROBERT "FUKK EM GOOD" BYRD??

    Far worse than Byrd’s KKK history was his fleecing the American taxpayer for over half a century just to build his power kingdom in West Virginia. For every $1.00 West Virginia paid in Federal taxes, Byrd got West Virginia a $1.75 back in federal funds.

    It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how fucking over the American tax payers for so long won’t come back and bite the Country in the ass again with a financial crisis.

    And what did West Virginia get for all those extravagant federal funds? Well they are still ranked fifth in the nation for poverty and Robert (fuck em in the ass) Byrd had over 50 monuments built around the state with his name on it. If there is a Heaven and Hell, and I believe there is, Bobby boy is getting his shit pushed in for eternity by Satin himself.

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