Loose Lips

Council’s Counsel: Evans In the Clear

Since last summer there's been a website devoted to calling on Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans to explain the links between his outside job as a lawyer for the lobbying powerhouse firm Patton Boggs and his role in directing city funds to help finance the construction of a new hotel next to the District's convention center.

Evans recused himself from committee and council votes during the summer of 2009, when the council approved using $272 million in public funds to get the long-languishing convention center hotel built. Once finished, the hotel will be operated by Marriott International Corp.

John Hanrahan, a former Post reporter, has been sending regular letters to the council (which are posted at StealALittle.com) asking why Evans didn't follow city law that requires he explain in writing why he recused himself. At the time of the votes, Evans said he was recusing himself to avoid "any appearance of a conflict of interest," and an article by the Examiner apparently said that Patton Boggs represented Marriott.

It turns out that Evans didn't have to explain why he recused himself, because Patton Boggs didn't represent Marriott or anyone else involved in the deal. That, at least, is the truth according to Evans, his boss at Patton Boggs, and a search of lobbyist disclosure forms by LL. Evans said he recused himself, even after checking with Patton Boggs to make sure that there were no conflicts of interests, because the large firm has varied interests, and it would be his "bad luck" for some type of connection with Marriott to later emerge.

Based on the fact that there was no connection, a memo from the D.C. Council's general counsel cleared Evans of any wrongdoing.

You can get all this information (and more) from a blog post put up a few moments ago by Post reporter Mike DeBonis, who like LL was given a copy of the counsel's memo by Evans' office today.

But that memo came out in April of this year, and Hanrahan (with help from Evans critic Rob Halligan, who operates the website) has been hammering Evans about this issue for months. So why is it just seeing the light of day now?

Because of feelings—personal feelings.

"This is an opportunity I've been waiting for," Evans told LL yesterday after DeBonis made an inquiry about Hanrahan's letters. "To respond without responding directly to Hanrahan, who I think is a fucking idiot."

LL didn't have the heart to tell Hanrahan Evans had called him a "fucking idiot,"  but did convey that Evans says didn't he respond directly to Hanrahan's letters and website because he thinks Hanrahan is on a personal vendetta.

Hanrahan says he doesn't think he's ever met Evans, and he's baffled why Evans wouldn't respond sooner to the questions and concerns raised about his dual role at Patton Boggs and on the council.

"Citizens shouldn't have to go through this," Hanrahan says.

Meanwhile, Evans, like several of his colleagues, defended councilmembers' outside employment yesterday, during an eight-hour hearing on ethics.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

Comments

  1. #1

    Is this Ron Moten's revenge? "Recuse" not "Rescue".

  2. #2

    I wish D.C. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans would disappear because he's a racist redneck from Pa. Jack have no respect for black D.C. residents. Jack Evans only look out for white gays and wealthy whites in Ward 2. I don't know why Leroy Thorpe like Jack Evans? Maybe he see a side of Jack Evans the majority of black voters don't see. I truly believe, if slavery existed, Jack Evans would own slaves. Thank godness I wasn't born in slavery because I would hate to have Jack Evans as my slave master.

  3. Halligan for Council
    #3

    I thought Rob Halligan was going to run against Jack. I mean, instead of occupying his time with some low-traffic OCD website about Jack, I thought Rob was going to be grabbing the brass ring by now. You know, follow up on those calls he'd placed to ANC commissioners and others in Dupont, like he does ever time Evans is up, hinting he's going to run for Council.

    Maybe Rob didn't sell enough pencils, or get a good pawn offer for his bottle cap collection. Or perhaps those calls were his usual perennial outlet for his delusions of grandeur, but hey, glad he's occupying his time with a new hobby.

    BTW, if Fiona Grieg (sp?) is reading this, the closer you have Halligan and Hanrahan in your kitchen cabinet, the more likely Jack finishes out this cycle with approximately $229,999 of his $230,000. You can't bank bitter, Fiona.

  4. #4

    You stay classy Jack....

    There's an even for his challenger Fiona tonight and I wasn't going to go because, well there are good shows on TV tonigth, but now, I'm going and writing a check.

  5. #5

    Southeast Ken, I think you are correct about Councilmember Jack Evans. He gerrymandered his Ward 2 in the redistricting process to be all white. If he ever ran for mayor or D.C. Council Chair, I wouldn't vote for Jack Evans.

  6. #6

    @southeast ken:

    you are just a black panther wanna be. do you even live in ward 2? didnt think so. in other words, your opinion on these matters dont mean nuthin.

    shouldnt you be more worried about your boys barry, brown, brown, and thomas? aw no - they are good public servants.

    sucka!

  7. #7

    I thanked both Mike DeBonis and LL for doing the research we'd been asking for.

  8. #8

    Southeast Ken, please know that when Thrope got placed into DC jail, Jack Evans bailed his nasty ass out.

    They both share a commonality, and that's there inability to speak to woman of color with respect unless you cuzz their asses out.

  9. #9

    Loopie, you are just another racist cracker like Jack Evans. Although I don't live in Ward 2, policies that Jack Evans push through the D.C. council or pass does affect me as a D.C. resident. Sorry, I am not a member of the black panther party, but you and Jack are undercover members of the KKK.

  10. #10

    @Loopie; As a native Washingtonian, I am seeing a new breed of young educated privileged whites moving in the District and they see us blacks and being inferior and invisible. It's called white supremacy. We are truly living in the last days on earth. Race relations in the District of Columbia between blacks and whites are deteriorating. I foresee race riots in the District in the future, if attitudes doesn't change between black and white D.C. residents.

    D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans have no regards for blacks in Ward 2 and seeing how he supported gerrymandering his Ward, I too agree, Jack Evans is a racist individual. The man is lacking a sense of human and he's insensitive.

  11. #11

    Correction: sense of humor

  12. #12

    I'm a big fan of term limits, so on that basis alone I won't be voting for Jack again this time. Besides, I've been part of a big group of neighbors in Shaw who've been in constant contact with him for months over what should be a simple constituent services issue that's going nowhere. I'm going to do my best to get to Stoney's tonight to hear the ideas of the woman running against Jack!

  13. #13

    @ Shaw Guy - might wanna check your new Ward map. Likely you and Moulton and Thorpe and the rest of the Shaw crazies will be Tommy Wells' problem as of January 1.

    Let me break it down for you - you won't get to vote for Jack anyway, fool.

    @southeast ken and @ charles - "native washingtonian" basically means you are asking someone for a hand out, so i wouldnt use that one very often. sorry to say, but you cant vote in ward 2 either. didnt they teach you that in dc public schools? oh yeah....

  14. #14

    Loopie, your writing skills and grammar are that of a fourth grader. What public schools did you attend in redneck middle America?. How racist of you, Loopie, thinking all blacks are looking for a handout. I can assure you, I am not looking for any handouts from KKK Jack Evans or from any corrupt politician.

  15. #15

    Loopie, it's typical of racist whities like you to post your racist crap anonymous on the Internet. I don't know Leroy Thorpe personally, but you wouldn't say that to his face. hehe You would get a serious beat down by Leroy!

  16. #16

    Loopie, by your hatred of blacks in D.C. and in the United States, Strom Thurmond would be proud of you.

  17. #17

    Loopie,

    Don't hate; you know the definition of a Native Washingtonian equates to-- "we got what you can't afford". So, continue to live in your basement apartment that a Native Washingtonian is renting to you!

  18. #18

    I don't think it's fair to say that Jack Evans hates black people. Hating black people would only distract him from making time with the color he really loves -- green.

    Evans quite clearly has no problem with black people who have pots of money -- he's carried so much water for David Wilmot and John Ray over the years that DC Water should have him on retainer. And, while GU and GW students aren't exactly poor, they're cash-poor compared to their more permanent neighbors, and Evans can be counted on to stand behind anyone trying to marginalize the college students in his ward -- I still remember Evans' support for Westy Byrd's voter suppression campaign that distributed flyers to colleges lying about the District's voter registration requirements.

  19. #19

    Jack Evans for the New and Improved D.C. Mayor's office, though David Cantania is more qualified to care about ALL citizens.Meanwhile we should just get along peacefully with the last Black and light-skinned VG.

  20. #20

    Jack the Ripper Evans only cares about Jack the Ripper Evans and Developers, because they've got the BIG DOLLARS.
    If you don't have money, Jack the Ripper Evans doesn't even want to look at you. We need to " Retire Jack Evans "
    on Tuesday April 3rd 2012...

  21. #21

    I don't think the argument is black and white anymore. It’s about those who have money and those that don't. There are blacks that live in G-Town, and other affluent areas of DC. So Evans probably did save all the affluent areas for ward 2, but let’s stop the whole "Jack hates black people" I think a better line would be "Jack hates poor people"

  22. #22

    @Southeast Ken - You post overtly racist comments every single day. It is tedious. Yesterday, I believe you mentioned that you hated Sekou Biddle because he has a white wife.

    Your other ideas and opinions expressed here are disregarded because of your racism problem.

  23. #23

    @Southeast Ken & @Ward4bro:

    Take a look out your window as see how well a neighborhood looks when their CM is unable to make deals with developers.

    No deals = no developers = no $$$ for schools, bike lanes, and welfare. Ward 2 pays over half of the taxes for the city and uses hardly any of the services. That sounds fair.

    Glad I live in Ward 2 where my CM knows how to get things done and build great neighborhoods.

  24. #24

    @StrangeFruit and Southeast Ken.....Let the church say AMAN! AAAAAAAAAAAAAA MAN!

    Let's see 30K x's (tuition) for 3 kiddies (all at one time) = 90K.

    That leaves only 40K to take care of a uniforms, shoes, rent, taxes, utilites, food, gas etc.

    40k = not enough = need outside employement = making friends with developers = no time for ya'll poor folks.

    It's plain simple math

  25. #25

    jack evans does nothing but take up space on the council. he doesn;t contribute to his ward nor any other and all he says is how many years he has been on the council....well more than half of the city doesn't even know who he is, so that right there tells the story loud and clear...be gone evans..term limits for everyone!

    @really don't leave out the extra income from the law firm he works for of 292k ontop of the 125 parttime money from dc. wow...what a minute evans is a pimp in real life!

  26. #26

    @PLEASEHELPUS

    Evans earns $190k at this other job. If you're gonna get all lippy about, at least get the basic math right.

  27. #27

    That leaves Evans with only about 499 other conflicts during his sinecure with lobbying behemoth Patton-Boggs (current salary according to public records=$240,000) that need explanation.

    For example, in 2010 while Patton-Boggs was in negotiations to purchase lobbying boutique Breaux Lott, Evans was busy using his council position to up the public booty for Breaux Lott client, Northrup Grumman.

    Evans knew full well that NG had no intention of moving into DC (the bill was never passed) and was simply posturing to raise the ante for MD and VA.

    ------

    D.C. bill offers Northrop Grumman $25M in incentives
    Washington Business Journal, February 2, 2010, 12:15pm EST

    Northrop Grumman Corp. would receive $25 million in incentives to relocate its headquarters to D.C. under a bill introduced Tuesday by the D.C. Council.

    The “Global Security and Aerospace Industry Tax Abatement Act of 2010” would provide $19.5 million in real estate tax breaks over 10 years and up to $5.5 million in grants to offset relocation costs the company could incur in its planned move from Los Angeles.

    The bill is sponsored by Councilman Jack Evans, D-Ward 2, along with six other of the city’s 13 council members. Evans said the bill “sends a clear message to Northrop Grumman that we are absolutely interested in having them as one of our corporate citizens.”
    ----------
    All the subsidies are subject to inclusion in the city’s budget, which would add to hundreds of millions of dollars of budget gaps already expected in the coming years.

  28. #28

    Artful Dodger, you can call me what you like. I stand by my word, both Councilmembers Jack Evans and David Catania are both racist white rednecks from Pennsylvania and Minnesota.

    Artful Dodger, you can call me whatever you like, but I do have a problem with black men like Biddle marrying white women. There are many professional black women in the D.C. area and he couldn't find one to date or marry. Interracial children from a black and white parent grow up confused culturally most times and don't feel they belong to either race. People need to think about how interracial marriages will affect the kids. For the record, there are more whites in America that have more of a problem with black and white marriages.

    @NimbyQuimby, please go back on your meds, you racist piece of s&&t. Ward 3 & 4 have some of the highest incomes than Ward 2. You are lucky the City Paper is no censoring comments because I would have more to say to you, KKK Drag Wizzard. Whites in America are from the same stock whether you are Democrat, Republican, Indenpendent, conservative, liberal, Jewish, gay, or straight. Blacks worst enemies are racist white Democratic liberals. You whites moving into D.C. aren't fooling no one. Most of you are racist and had chips on your shoulders towards blacks on non whites before moving here. Let me ask you white people something. How many of you use the N word in private amongst all whites and talk negatvie about blacks? It's ok because I believe people have a right to say how they truly feel in their hearts. I am not mad at you. LOL

  29. #29

    Correction:

    @NimbyQuimby, you are lucky the City Paper is now censoring comments because I would have more to say to you, KKK Drag Wizzard.

    I don't trust Caucasians and I never will after the racist history in this country since slavery. I am sure, if slavery existed many of you like Councilmembers Jack Evans and David Catania would own and support slavery. I only tolerate whites as they only tolerate blacks in society. Have a great weekend!

  30. #30

    I'll give dollars to donuts odds that NimbyQuimby is Evans' press guy Andrew Huff. He's thrown those arguments at me almost word for word. Why not post under your own name?

  31. #31

    @SE Ken:

    Check out "Chris Rock - Black People Vs Niggaz"

    Tried to post a link but it's in moderation hell.

  32. #32

    LOL@Anonymous1984; I have a few comments in moderation hell. What's up with that? I thought the City Paper supported freedom of speech. Afterall, they had an article with the use of sucking dick on the front page about Marion Barry. LOL

  33. #33

    Thought, i am colored Black I think the White 'owners' will do a better job for DC residents in the future.
    When I see the prosecutor a black will not indict Black Council Members for stealing and admitting to it I realize Black ain't good sometimes in DC. The white boy prosecutor in Maryland 'Hot" Rod Rosenstein are sedning Blacks to jail and Whites too for stealing and corruption and I say Amen to him and booooto Ronnie Machen,DC prosecutor for allowing the BS to prevail.

  34. #34

    "Why not post under your own name?"

    Well, for one thing, if the poster is who you suggest, he's using DC government equipment and networks during taxpayer-sponsored working hours to play politics.

    No doubt he and Evans would make a case that he is simply providing constituent services.

  35. #35

    Southeast Ken = unemployed, hater, loser, can't spell, can't conjugate verbs, can't do anything productive, but be mean and ugly. I feel sorry for him.

    Oh..oh...just wait a moment...now the barage of hatred comes my way. It will take him only 5 minutes...tops!

  36. #36

    I love how Rob Halligan thinks only an Evans staffer thinks developers have been good for the tax base of the city.

    The funded social services do provide medication for the paranoid indigent. Just sayin.

  37. #37

    @Southeast Ken - I can't recall ever using "the N word" unless I was singing along to a Tupac song. It would never even occur to me to use it. If I used that word in front of my friends or wife (all of whom are white) they would be disgusted.

    Honestly, you have some good and insightful ideas that are worth sharing and responding to. Find a Black Panthers website and vent all your white/gay hate speach there. Then, come back here and write about politics in DC.

  38. #38

    Lexus, this isn't an English or grammar class. It's a blog, fool. I can assure you, I am employed. I have Degrees from both Howard and Georgetown Universities. Your weak response by making a personal attack proves my point. Typical white supremacy coming from the white privilege. I don't hate white people, but I will never trust you. Whites enslave blacks in this country, practice segregation and Jim Crowism, and still believe that the white race is the superior race. Unfortunatley, whities don't like hearing the truth about themselves because most of you are still racist in your hearts.

  39. #39

    Lexus, you probably would support slavery and you would own slaves, if slavery existed today.

    I lived throught the 1968 riots in the District of Columbia. I can assure you, their will be race riots in the future in this city between blacks and whites. Race relations in this city and in the United States have deteriorated. Let's not be afraid to talk about race and white racism in America. Remember, blacks doesn't have any power in this country. This country is controled by whites and white Jews.

  40. #40

    @Artful Dodger; I don't have to find a black panther website to discuss these the issue of race or racism in America. I can assure, many blacks share my feelings on race and racism in the United States. You can't imagine what's discussed around the dinner table in black homes regarding race and racism. I am sure whites in the privacy of an all white group use the N word or say negative things about black U.S. citizens. Stop pretending and be honest. I reat the racist comments daily in the Washington Post, New York Daily News, and other major publications daily. Whites are saying how they truly feel about black anonymous on blogs. I want to give each one of you whites a weekend assignment. Search deep down in your hearts how your truly feel about people and examine your true feelings. I would rather that you be honest like former Senator Strong Thurman. At least Senaotr Strong Thurman was up front with his feelings about black people and he didn't hide them by sharing his views on a blog.

  41. #41

    Pat Buchanan has just published a book which says that increasing racial diversity is a threat to this country and will mean the “End of White America.” Not only is Pat Buchannan a clear proponent of his viewpoint, I remember in the days before Rush Limbaugh and his ilk began polluting the radio waves Pat Buchannan had a great radio show that actually looked at issues and discussed them. He still engages in discussion and dialogue. The people who want to shut him down advocate censorship and intolerance of viewpoints they don't agree with and have drummed up this latest witch hunt hoping there's enough kindling for a witch burning. It's pathetic and not productive. I believe Americans should be able to express their views whether we disagree or agree.

    Southeast Ken has every right to express how he feels. The same applies to Pat Buchanan, Lexus, Artful Dodger, or Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans.

  42. #42

    @ Lexus, Artful Dodger, and NimbyQuimby; if you aren’t black you have no idea what blacks encounter day to day. Also, I’m so sick of blacks being compared to Latinos and Asian both of which have not encountered a history of discrimination in this country at the hands of some whites. I have been called the N word by some whites on more than one occassion, so don’t go there. As for this statement– ” I don’t give a shit about what happened 50-100 years ago. The vast majority of us weren’t alive at that time. What we can only change is the here and now.”–You may not have been living during that time, but I’m certain you still benefit from what went on during that time. Just as blacks are still discriminated against because of what went on during that time. Just because we have a black president in office does not mean all is right with race relations. I agree with your last statement about changing the here and now, but the question is–How do we go about making the changes?

  43. #43

    @Southeast Ken - You are right, you do not have to do anything you don't want to do. But, as always there consequences. In this case, the consequence is that your views and opinions are marginalized. Do you think the KKK would rather have your good ideas heard or have them lost in a racist rant?

    This image you have of white people sitting around using the N word and saying negative things about black people just does not exist. It is a figment of your neurotic imagination. It’s the result of an inferiority complex, which also explains your problem with interracial marriage.

  44. #44

    ALL OF YOU ARE PATHETIC. NONE OF YOUR IGNORANT OR IRRELEVANT COMMENTS WILL EVER CHANGE THE PIECE OF CRAP SWAPM OF A CITY COUNCIL THAT WE HAVE. DC IS THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NATION THANKS TO CROOKS LIKE HARRY THOMAS, IDIOTS LIKE KWAME BROWN, FAT AND SIMPLE PEOPLE LIKE ALEXANDER, AND GANGSTA HOOD RATS LIKE BARRY AND SCOTTISH JIM. THANK YOU TO PHIL, MARY, DAVID, JACK, BOWSER, AND TOMMY FOR GIVING OUR CITY SOME CRED. IF IT WAS NOT FOR YOU, CONGRESS WOULD HAVE TAKEN BACK THE CITY.

  45. #45

    To All:

    Please read the book, 'The Isis Papers' by Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing theory analyzing the nature of white supremacy. Dr. Cress-Welsing is a well known psychiatrist and former Howard University Assistant Professor. I remember seeing her on public television as a teenager, in 1974, Dr. Frances Cress- Welsing debated Dr. William Shockley, the author of a theory of black genetic inferiority, on national public television. She is responsible for generating public discussion throughout the United States about the possible effects of melanin on behavior and culture. The late Dr. William Shockley stated, blacks were genetically inferior to whites. I will never forget Dr. Willaim Shockley views on this issue. I imagine, there are many whites today in society feel the same way. Reading some of the comments made by whites in the City Paper, Prince of Petworth, Washington Post, DCist, and Washington Times reinforces my beliefs and feelings.

  46. #46

    POOR AND STATE DEPENDENT AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL BECOME A MINORITY OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS HERE IN DC. THANKFULLY THIS WILL MAKE DC A BETTER CITY. HARD WORKING IMMIGRANTS WILL BUILD THIS CITY INTO A TRUE AND DIVERSE WORLD CAPITAL. THE DC GOVERNMENT AS A WHOLE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A JOBS PROGRAM FOR BLACK PEOPLE.

  47. #47

    @Willy, you comment is racist. What immigrants do you mean? There's a difference between illegal and legal immigrants. The uneducated illiterate Central American population will not be able to afford to live in D.C. either. I have never worked for the District or federal governments. I have worked in the private sector for 35 years, after graduating from college.

  48. #48

    Pretty disheartening thread running through these posts. LL reports that ethics charges against Evans have been found to be meritless, and that triggers a bunch of racist namecalling. Grow up.

  49. #49

    Willy, stop screaming. You do know typing in all caps means you are screaming. Didn't you learn this in typing class 101? LOL

    Ask Lexus, the English teacher and computer etiquette instructor.

  50. #50

    Truth Hurts, you always side with whites on these issues. You don't know what it's like to be black and to experience discrimination based on your skin color, facial features, and hair as a black person in America. Try being black for a day and come back and tell me of your experiences. You wouldn't be defending Jack Evans and other white racist on this blog.

  51. #51

    SE Ken:

    I defended Evans?? Where?

    I always side with whites? Read my many posts about Graham, Cheh, Bereano, and others who happen to be white.

    And btw, I didn't side with whites or blacks in #48 above. Nor did I defend "white racists".

    Like I've said before, if you knew me or what I've fought for during my life, I'm quite certain you wouldn't claim I "don't know what it's like to be black and experience discrimination".

  52. #52

    This is my last comment on this issue. I truly believe, Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans is a racist and he have no regards for black D.C. voters. His gerrymandering of Ward 2 to make Ward 2 all white and wealthy reinforces my feelings. I don't like Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. and he should be in a jail cell with Ted Loza. What I have notice, so call white liberals living in D.C. have made racist attacks and remarks against black D.C. elected officials and remained silent on alleged corruption by white D.C. Councilmembers Jack Evans and Jim Graham. I am sure, there is some dirt on these white politicians, but the white media will not look into it. I am not a Marion Barry fan, but whites and the white media continue to talk about this man. What will you whities do once Marion Barry is dead? Whom will you talk about then? I don't recall whites or the white media continuing to discuss former Intern Monica sucking President Bill Clinton's dick in the oval office. Bill Clinton lied by stating, he never had any sexual relationships with this women. Where is the justice in this country? There are laws applied for blacks, but these same laws aren't applied to whites. There will be justice on day. I might not live to see it, but many whites will reap what they have sowed on earth. Have a great weekend!

  53. #53

    Correction:

    There will be justice one day. I might not live to see it, but many whites will reap what they have sowed on earth. Have a great weekend!

  54. #54

    @TH
    IMO more pathetic and sad than disheartening.

  55. #55

    But I agree grow up.
    Either that, or finish growing old (and die).

  56. #56

    Drez, you too will die soon. When you dig one ditch, you had better dig two.

  57. #57

    @ noodlez
    So what? Everyone dies eventually. My kids will outlive me. And like the rest of my family they are mixed, and don't subscribe to the racism you represent. It would be a rejection of who they are.
    Miss the ALL CAPS, dude.

  58. #58

    @Willy Cecci, If you're trying to get a rise out of a black person with your pathetic veiws, you just did. Take a second and ask yourself, who really built this country I mean physically, now ask what they were paid. Stupid person, understand this, immigrant people were at the very least paid something for they're labor, now ask yourself this last question, how long did this free labor go on, not to mention the jim crowism and mofo's like you that linger with your sick thinking. Do you actually believe that 50 yrs. can really correct that damage? especially when we havn't directly addressed it. Now if it's possible in that small mind of your's, ponder that.If you knew anything about the history of jobs programs you would know that blacks are the minority in that, check the statistics befor you jump out there joker.

  59. #59

    @ drez: #56 probably wasn't the real noodlez. Comment isn't in character, even though I'm sure he can write complete, grammatically correct sentences when we wants to. Never seen the real noodlez not go with CAP LOCK.

    See, for example real noodlez CAP LOCK comment on LL's Biddle piece, also posted last night.

  60. #60

    Hey, all you guys ^^^^^:

    There is a difference between pure racist and an asshole. I believe Evans is the latter. He even looks, literally, like an asshole.

    Having said that, there is a degree of assholeness that exceeds all others, and DC has one specimen fitting this bill:

    Harry Thomas Jr.

  61. #61

    DEAR WASHINGTONIANS IT IS EASY TO USE THE RACE CARD IN THIS COUNTRY. IT IS THE LAST REFUGE OF THE LAZY AND COWARDLY. TALKING ABOUT RACE IN TABOO. THERE IS NO REAL DIVESITY IN THE DC GOVERNMENT IT IS A VERY AFRO CENTRIC GOVERNMENT. THANKS BE TO JACK EVANS AND OTHERS FOR BEING CHAMPIONS OF THE WORKING, MIDDLE, AND AFFLUENT CLASSES. WITHOUT EDUCATION AND REAL HUNGER TO SUCCEED GENERATIONAL POVERTY WILL CONTINUE. CALL ME A RACIST, I CALL YOU IGNORANT AND WITH A FAIR AMOUNT OF BAGGAGE. YOU CANT BLAME THE MAN, OR WHITE MAN ANYMORE. YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR, YOU HAVE NOBODY ELSE BUT YOURSELVES TO BLAME IF YOU ARE A FAILURE IN LIFE OR IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN ABSOLUTE POVERTY. INSTEAD OF BITCHING AT THE WORLD, LEAD, GET YOUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND SUCCEED. STOP WAITING FOR HAND OUTS. THE PAST IS OVER AND DONE. LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE.

    HARRY THOMAS, MARION BARRY, AND KWAME BROWN SHOULD HAVE THE DIGNITY TO STEP DOWN. THEY HAVE DISHONORED THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILY, AND OUR BELOVED CITY. ESPECIALLY, THEY ARE A BLEMISH ON GOOD, EDUCATED, HARDWORKING BLACKS.

    OH AND BY THE WAY, I AM BLACK MYSELF. NOT MIXED, BUT REAL AFRICAN. SO THERE.

  62. #62

    @ S KEN

    YOU KNOW WHAT RACISM IS: MARION BARRY, KWAME BROWN, AND HARRY THOMAS. THEY FEED THE POOR AND HUDDLED MASSES HONEY WITH THEIR FINGERS AND THEY GET REELECTED TIME AFTER TIME; WHILE THEY ARE LIVING IT UP LIKE PIMPS AND HIP HOP ARTISTS. HARRY IS NOT EVEN A SMOOTH CRIMINAL, KWAME IS NEW RICH, LIVING BEYOND HIS MEANS AND EXPECTING THE PEOPLE TO PAY THE BILL, AND BARRY IS THE WORST OFFENDER. BARRY IS THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE OF THOSE LATIN AMERICAN OR AFRICAN DICTATORS. THOSE ARE THE REAL ENEMIES OF BLACK PEOPLE. BARRY HAS BEEN IN GOVERNMENT FOR DECADES AND WARD 8 IS STILL THE POOREST WARD IN THE CITY. WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO BLAME JACK EVANS AND THE WHITE MAN? WAKE UP BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IT IS US, AND THOSE THAT WANT TO KEEP US DOWN: OURSELVES. STOP BITCHING AND ELECT GOOD LEADERS BLACK OR WHITE. LOOK AT PHIL MENDELSON HE IS BELOVED BY OLD BLACK FOLK. GET THE RACE CARD OUT OF YOUR IGNORANT HEAD. WORK HARD, GET EDUCATED, AND RID YOURSELF OF THAT STONE OVER YOUR SHOULDER.

  63. #63

    Willy Ce, go to hell!!!! You truly belong there.

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    Man, I enjoyed reading all of the posts here and the many diverse opinions. Jack Evans really should resign because of conflict of interest and he too should be investigated by the U.S. Attorney's office for possible bribery and ethics violations. Both he & David Catania. It amazes me how in the world David Catania manages to keep being re-elected to the council. I cannot recall ever seeing him active around city neighborhoods. He has got to be one of the least community oriented council members I know. The only items he seems to be concerned about is Gay Rights and the United Medical Center. Evans too I'm sure has benefited financially from steering contracts. He just hasn't been caught yet.

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    WILLY CE, YOU NEED TO PUT THE CRACK PIPE DOWN BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. IF YOU ARE TRULY A BLACK PERSON, YOU HAVE A LOT OF SELF HATE AND LOW SELF ESTEEM FROM WITHIN.

    I TOO THINK JACK CRACKER EVANS IS RACIST!

  66. #66

    NOODLEZ AND S KEN
    W8 CAN BE HELL SOMETIMES, YES. SO MANY INNOCENTS AND YOUNG BLACK YOUTH KILLED BY THEIR OWN. GENOCIDE BY THY OWN HAND. YOU ARE THE ONES THAT ARE DELUSIONAL. TRUTH HURTS BABY. TRUTH HURTS. BARRY AND THOSE OTHER THUGS SHOULD NOT BE SERVING PERIOD. EVANS IS FAR FROM PERFECT BUT AT LEAST HE HAS TAKEN CARE OF HIS BASE. JUST SEE US, THE POVERTY AND DESPERATION IN OUR COMMUNITIES. BARRY HAS BEEN OUR VOICE FOR DECADES AND WE ARE STILL A GHETTO. F HIM AND ALL WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR OWN.

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    "EVANS IS FAR FROM PERFECT BUT AT LEAST HE HAS TAKEN CARE OF HIS BASE."

    ROTFLMAO.... Evans has no base, only bought and paid for cronies and a lot of corporate donors.

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    @Anonymous1984; thank you. Willy Ce is ignorant to the fact, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans is a racist and he's in the pockets of corporate donors.

  69. #69

    @Drez-

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    @Drez-SLIM DONT SPUR ON THE WRECKLESSNESS BY GIVING AWAY CLUES TO THE FAKE ASS BAMMAS WHO USE HANDLES IN AN INAPPROPRIATE MANNER.

    SNOW IN OCTOBER AND BITCH ASSES WHO ARE FRAUDS ARE FROWNED UPON AS NUISANCES. POSTS #55 AND #63 IS PURE CRAP SO ENUF WITH THE BULL SHIT! IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE THE HANDLE USE IT RIGHT AND AT LEAST TRY TO MAKE SOME SINCE WITH YOUR SORRY ASS POSTS.

    ONE CITY. TWO FAKE ASS POSTS. THREE MORE YEARS.

  71. #71

    @ Willy Cecci said “THANK YOU TO PHIL, MARY, DAVID, JACK, BOWSER, AND TOMMY” You’re got to be kidding! Tommy “who put baby in the corner” Wells is helping fund a non-profit for his god-daughter and ensured that blk businesses are pushed out on “H” street. Bowser doesn’t have nay real accomplishment aside from rubber stamping whatever Fenty wanted. Jack..well we already showed how he is a crook. David has kept his friends happy via United Medical Center. Oh and let’s not forget those medical training MOUS through DOES.

    @ Will Cecci said “THE PAST IS OVER AND DONE” I get over it when the Jews get over the Holocaust and I doubt you were ever and I mean EVER make that same statement to a Jew!

    @WARD4NDC Great recommendation and I would like to add Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media.

    @drez if any of dem babies have a hint of color, trust and believe at some point in their lives somebody is going to let them know who and what they are. Just ask Tiger.

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    Lastly, I glad to see some dialogue happening about the District of Columbia and race. It’s a topic that I don’t think many local media want to delve into or if they do dip their toe into the water it’s not objective. By this I mean the Washington Post has lost all credibility in their reporting tactics and slant any story to marginalized and undervalue African-Americans who live in the District. The citypaper hosts panels with authors who are known for their cynical and often bias views. But I agree with South East Ken, something has got to give because the racial tension in this city is thick.

  73. #73

    I agree with Southeast Ken and Really.This city is on the verge of major social and political mayhem as this city has never seen before.

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    In today's Washington Post, there's an article about PG County become more segregated and blacks tend to prefer to live around other blacks. This topic has generated almost 500 comments and most are racist. Race relations in the District of Columbia are not good and until D.C. residents sit down and discuss race and racism within the District, there will be race riots. I grew up in Columbia Heights Ward 1. I go there to visit family and friends often. I have noticed many of the white 20 and 30 somethings that have moved into Columbia Heights, both gay and straight, seem to have chips on their shoulders. They seem to treat blacks as if they are inferior and invisible. I am not making this up. I predict, there will be race riots in the District in 2012 or possibly before then. I don't care what no one says, I truly feel, Councilmembers Jack Evans and David Catania are white racist and only tolerate and attempt to be polite to blacks because it's the political correct thing to do publicly as white D.C. politicians. Look inside their hearts and minds and you will find the truth.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/prince-georges-county-growing-and-growing-more-segregated-census-shows/2011/10/14/gIQAbCc1TM_allComments.html?ctab=all_&#comments

  75. #75

    In today's Washington Post, there's an article about PG County become more segregated and blacks tend to prefer to live around other blacks. This topic has generated almost 500 comments and most are racist. Race relations in the District of Columbia are not good and until D.C. residents sit down and discuss race and racism within the District, there will be race riots. I grew up in Columbia Heights Ward 1. I go there to visit family and friends often. I have noticed many of the white 20 and 30 somethings that have moved into Columbia Heights, both gay and straight, seem to have chips on their shoulders. They seem to treat blacks as if they are inferior and invisible. I am not making this up. I predict, there will be race riots in the District in 2012 or possibly before then. I don't care what no one says, I truly feel, Councilmembers Jack Evans and David Catania are white racist and only tolerate and attempt to be polite to blacks because it's the political correct thing to do publicly as white D.C. politicians. Look inside their hearts and minds and you will find the truth.

  76. #76

    @Southeast Ken, as you know I have been preaching what you are saying for the longest time. And, to go one step further, white people always talk about diversity and how its a good thing. But, can anyone tell me the last white community in this city that diversified with blacks and other minorities. No, they only like diversity when it means them coming into black communities and essentially taking over. And, to all those so called black middle-class folks who so desperately want to be accepted, you are just kidding yourself. If you want a starbucks or a Whole Food store, then create one. You on one hand condemn your own as being lazy and worthless and then you turn around and beg the white man to open up businesses in your community. This is something that people with real money should be able to do for themselves. Like I have said before, a lot of blacks claim that they are part of the middle class or, well to do, when in fact they don't know what "real" money smells like.

  77. #77

    @Tony; I never trusted white people. I only tolerate them as they tolerate blacks in society because it's the political correct thing to do. If blacks were to move into mostly white Ward 3 or Foggy Bottom, whites wouldn't be happy. Ward 3 has been white all fifty something years of my life. Let's face it, many whites hate blacks and many blacks distrust whites. I have a college Frat. brother living in Petworth Ward 4. He tells me constantly how young professional whites have moved in taking trying to take control walking their dogs and disregarding their black neighbors. Hey, there's a race divide on the D.C. council. Ward 6 D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells referred to his council colleague Jack Evans as being racist for gerrymandering his Ward 2. These words came from a white man's mouth. Howard University and MSNBC did a live program from Howard's campus several years ago on race relations in the United States. Not one D.C. elected official or former Mayor Adrian M. Fenty attended this live program. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier was on the panel with others to discuss race relations. For whatever reasons, all 13 members on the Council of the District of Columbia will not discuss race relations have worsen in our city. We are not one city!!! Jim Crow is alive and well in the District. My parents use to tell me how Georgetown and Foggy Bottom were all black back in the day, until whites displaced them. I will never trust whites in America whether they are gay, straight, Jewish, liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, and Independent. Slavery and Jim Crowism should never be forgotten. Jews have never forgotten the Holocust.

  78. #78

    @Southeast Ken. I read the article over at the washpo. Today was a day that I just could not stomach the comments. I knew when I saw the number 350 that it wasn’t a productive convo about why blks have chosen to live amongst individuals like themselves. Every since they changed the comments section the comments have become extra racist with generalities about DC residents. It’s clear these KKK commenters have nay clue about the city’s history.

    I’m thinking that the washpo likes it that way.

  79. #79

    @Really; It's true, some whites hate blacks and some blacks hate whites. We all tolerate each other in society because there are hate crime laws on the books. The Washington Post will censor certain comments by others sharing their opinions, but they will write these type of mindless race baiting articles. The way the atmosphere is today in Washington, D.C. between blacks and whites, I do expect there to be race riots here. I never seen so much racism in this city, until the mayoral race last year. Many whites in D.C. supported former Mayor Adrian M. Fenty because he favored whites and built dog parks and bike lanes for the yuppies. White Ward 2 D.C. Councilman Jack Evans gerrymandered his Ward to be all white and wealthy.

  80. #80

    Southeast Ken wrote: "He tells me constantly how young professional whites have moved in taking trying to take control walking their dogs and disregarding their black neighbors."

    The nerve of white people...to move into a neighborhood and then think they are entitled to walk their dogs in public!?!

  81. #81

    @southeast Ken--you're the biggest racist in the city with that language. You should be ashmaed to even open that dirty mouth. I say move out of DC if you don't like it, because i can tell you this much. DC has a race issue and it's due to fools like yourself. GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON, everyone else is!

  82. #82

    @Southeast Ken...if you don't like wites moving in then get all the black to stop selling their house and fix them up! Start blaming blacks for black flight!

  83. #83

    @Southeast Ken, you are wasting your time calling for a conversation on race. Every point you make concerning race, the whites in general are going to dismiss it as racist. They don't want any real discussion on race. They want to take people's communities and destroy their way of life, because they believe that they are the only ones who have the right to be. This shit has been going on since the beginning of time. These crackers are not a native people anywhere in the world. They have stolen every single fucking country they call their own. And, then they act all surprise when people question their motives. I say fucking 'em.

  84. #84

    Looks like Evans did admit to a conflict and things aren't as he reported to the General Counsel: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/looselips/2011/10/31/evans-law-firm-had-ties-to-convention-center-hotel-deal-after-all/

  85. #85

    There won't be any race riots, all you "I don't have a chip on my shoulder, you have a chip on your shoulder" whiners like tony and SE Ken are too damn old to shake a stick, and the white haters are all safe in their basement apartments. Maybe some looting and shooting, but riot? Please. Wake up righteous brother, it's not the 60s. Your time passed...

    (also is that the real nooDLez?)

    PS: and the last thing close to a riot was by Salvadoreans. See what I mean?

  86. #86

    Keith B., please go back on your meds or moved back you you little all white town in middle America. I was born and raised in D.C. This is my home and when I die I will be buried here in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Northeast.

  87. All Your City Are Belong to Us!
    #87

    Southeast Ken -- Mount Olivet will be turned into a dog park shortly. Hope you don't mind sharing your final resting place with my Jack Russell Terrier.

  88. #88

    @Keith B., you are kidding yourself. Like I said before, I live a very comfortable life. I am not personally impacted by anything that goes on in this city. And, unlike you, I do own investment properties in Columbia Heights and other parts of this city. No, I am not an angry black man;however, I am self-respecting black man. And I know robbery when I see it. And, unlike you, I am not afraid to speak my mind and echo a sentiment that is very prevalent in this city when it comes to race relations. And by the way, I am 28 years old. So, people like you will be dealing with me for years to come.

  89. #89

    correction:I am a self-respecting black man.

  90. #90

    @tony; stop explaining yourself to these Internet racist cowards. They would never say how they truly feel to you or any black person publicly. It's funny how Keith B. assumed you were old. LOL You and I are realist. We know race relations in this city are in the toilet between blacks and whites. I was told by a white Washingtonian on the Washington Post blog, native or long time white Washingtonians are treated the same by the young white elitist gays and straights moving into the District.

    @All Your City Are Belong To Us; couldn't you come up with a better screen name, fool? The Devil is a lie and when I am dead resting in my grave in Mount Olivet Cememtery, your dog had better not come shitting on my grave. This is one time you will see a Zombie coming back from the grave seeking vengence. I find many whites in the District are godless or don't believe in God. Tomorrow is 'All Souls Day'. I am going to pray for many of you because you don't have souls. You are just wicked and evil. LOL

  91. #91

    Correction: Cemetery

    I forgot the grammar and English police on here.

  92. #92

    Ken, and I think it's funny that you assume I'm white because I don't agree with your nasty ass. Aren't you the guy who refuses to criticize a black man no matter the extent of his sins? Hypocrite.

    tony: While we're playing that "I have qualifications on the internet" game, I'll just claim here that my gramps was the first black man to pilot an aircraft, etc. If you're not impacted by anything that goes on in this city, you can just bag up your carpet and stay the hell off the WCP, couldn't you?

  93. #93

    And don't even bring up religion, soul brother. You came from nothing, you go back to nothing. Not all of us like financing the pastor's bentley like the UHOP culties.

  94. #94

    @KEITH B.; YOU'RE AN UNCLE TOM!!! THE WHITIES WILL NEVER EXCEPT YOU. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A N&$$ER TO THEM FOOL.

  95. #95

    @keith B, is a white man posing as a black man. Your sorry ass is not fooling anyone. Yeah, silly boy, I am here and your weak azz must deal with me for years to come. That's right I am going to continue to rule your sorry azz and you are not going to do anything about it. And, if my words are to strident for your punk ass, then do the world a favor and cut your throat, punk!

  96. #96

    LOL@tony; I agree. His white ass probably will croak before us. LOL

  97. #97

    @Southeast Ken, Yeah, Keith B. is a cracker trying to pose as a black man. Look, at his language, ..."my gramps"..."whiners"..."soul brother". That nasty cracker is what Jesus called a "Serpent" and "Viper". Because, they go around the world and try to trick people. And, that's exactly what that clown is--a fucking trick.

  98. #98

    It is Judeo-Christian Hertage a big miss print, even perfect humans do miss print at times, anyway a big MERRY CHRISTMAS & A MUCH BETTER HAPPY NEW YEAR even to the non' believers !!! Where would we be if there were no father in heaven NO "GOD"? THOUGHT I BETTER CORRECT THE MISS PRINT BEFORE THE MORE THAN PERFECT FOLK GOT WIND OF IT?

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