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UPDATED: Mayor's Summer Youth Camp Schedule

Update: Here's a PDF of the liability and media releases that parents had to sign in order to send their kids to Melton's camp this week.

[Verbatim from mayor's office] Mayor Frank E. Melton will host a summer camp for males ages 12 to 17. The camp will be held at the Sophia Sutton Campground, located in Prentiss, Mississippi. The students (approximately 40) will board the bus at City Hall, Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. and will depart from the camp Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. The schedule follows.

2007 MAYOR'S SUMMER YOUTH CAMP – DAILY SCHEDULE

5:00 A.M. WAKE UP TIME
5:15 A.M. MORNING HIKE
6:15 A.M. CLEAN BEDROOMS
7:00 A.M. BREAKFAST
8:00 A.M. BIBLE STUDY
9:00 A.M. BASIC READING
10:00 A.M. VOLLEY BALL/FOOTBALL
11:00 A.M. MORNING BREAK
12:00 NOON LUNCH
1:00 P.M. BASIC MATH
2:00 P.M. SWIMMING LESSONS
3:00 P.M. AFTERNOON HIKE
4:00 P.M. RAP SESSION
5:00 P.M. GUEST SPEAKER
6:00 P.M. DINNER
7:00 P.M. RAP SESSION (2)

Previous Comments

ID
93437
Comment

Oh, Lord. Kamp Kounselor Frankie. Who's footing the bill? Who is helping him? How many more young boys can he turn into thugs? The world may never know.

Author
Lady Havoc
Date
2007-07-20T16:52:49-06:00
ID
93438
Comment

Oh, and when do they shower? If they shower during the morning break, they'll stink after that afternoon hike. That schedule is horrendous!

Author
Lady Havoc
Date
2007-07-20T16:54:59-06:00
ID
93439
Comment

I think this will help explain things.

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-07-20T17:17:55-06:00
ID
93440
Comment

Pike, that was TOO funny! So that's what Frankie's camp gonna be like? hahahahahahaha

Author
honey2me
Date
2007-07-20T17:39:49-06:00
ID
93441
Comment

Pike, that was TOO funny! So that's what Frankie's camp gonna be like? hahahahahahaha Melton, Melton, MELTON!!!!!!!

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-20T17:52:58-06:00
ID
93442
Comment

Two rap sessions... Nice. Then maybe Kaze, we can *really* blame it on the rap and "hip hop." What about the females? Do we have another camp set up for them? (Serious question here.)

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-07-20T18:23:17-06:00
ID
93443
Comment

5:00 P.M. GUEST SPEAKER Who's that going to be? Maybe Michael Taylor since he's done so good and all. Oh, I know, maybe Jeremy Bibbs? Is this the "plan" that would end crime in 60 days? "It's over..." Right frankie... Whatever it is, it's some pretty sad crap and crime just keeps on truckin'.

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-07-20T19:48:44-06:00
ID
93444
Comment

More from Melton's Youth Camp....

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-07-20T20:46:50-06:00
ID
93445
Comment

I guess we should assume from the materials the city is distributing about this event is that the City of Jackson is organizing a free event for Christian kids only? I got a copy of the forms parents are signing yesterday; will post when I get a chance. Is it clear to everyone that, in order to go to the camp, the kids are agreeing to volunteer to work for the city no more then 40 hours a week? It sounds like the "payment" for the work is the camp. And they are all signing media releases saying that their images can be used in promotional materials and video for the city.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-21T07:17:57-06:00
ID
93446
Comment

Oh, I should add that only Christian events can be held at Sophia Sutton.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-21T07:20:01-06:00
ID
93447
Comment

It shocks me that parents LINE UP to send their kids to this man.

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-07-21T07:45:23-06:00
ID
93448
Comment

He's fooled a lot of people, LawClerk. It's no more shocking that parents who have severe drug and financial problems themselves would believe that he's a savior for their children than well-to-do people in North Jackson believing that he's some kind of cure-all for crime. The parents probably look at it and think, "Well, if he is up to something negative, then the authorities and the media would have busted him years ago." In other words, we shouldn't hold them to a higher responsibility than we hold the rest of the community. They're being used, too. Everyone, starting with the state and Don Taylor, need to start stepping up the scrutiny of Melton's mentoring strategies.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-21T07:49:14-06:00
ID
93449
Comment

I'm concerned about the legality of a city sponsored camp that contains Bible study. Isn't this akin to having bible classes at public schools? I'm all for values but think that forcing kids to attend classes on Christianity ought to be reserved for faith-based summer programs.

Author
Izzy
Date
2007-07-21T07:51:12-06:00
ID
93450
Comment

We'll leave that to the civil-libertarian lawyers to sort out for us, but the questions this raises are numerous: 1. How can the city pay for work by children with a week-long camp that is extremely regimented and leaves them little free time? 2. How can the city's payment camp be Christian-based, at a Christian camp that requires only Christian activies. The man who runs it is a reverend, as I understand, and the sheriff down there, who set it up, also has said that he is a reverend. I mean, Bible camps are great, but how can the city take responsibility for one? 3. What is the procedure for choosing the kids/families who can participate? Who gets turned away? (I mean, they might not be beating the door down; I don't know.) 4. Who are the special guests, and what are their qualifications to counsel children? 5. Does the state have no concern about who is going (are there any witnesses under protection, for instance?) and the fact that a man who recently had restrictions about not having minors in his care is suddenly conducting such a camp for Jackson kids out of town where it is hard to monitor? 6. Is anyone from DHS attending to monitor the camp? 7. Does it not raise concerns for people that Melton created a dangerous situation for children by pulling a schoolbus over on the interstate to get a hug? 8. Who is monitoring the safety standards down there -- for instance, making sure that the pool (which apparently is the biggest in that whole area) is kept clean? (Remember that a kid drowned in a dirty pool at the Farish Y on Melton's watch.) 8. What happens if a kid drowns? It seems clear that the city and the citizens will be held liable? 9. What kind of scrutiny is City Council giving this? Clearly, with Goldia Revies organizing this, this is a city function, and thus the citizens are responsible. What else should we be asking?

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-21T08:01:58-06:00
ID
93451
Comment

Oh, and as I understand it, Izzy, this *is* a faith-based summer program.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-21T08:02:35-06:00
ID
93452
Comment

Oh, and I should add another relevant question: 10. Does Col. Don Taylor care about what happens to the kids in the care of his "good friend" Frank Melton? Does his boss, Haley Barbour? That's where this buck should ultimately stop—with the men who have the power to force scrutiny on the Melton mentoring programs. My vote is that they will not pay attention as long as Melton is "helping" young African Americans. I don't think they care any more about these kids than they do about what has happened to the kids in the training schools on their watch. Just an opinion, but show me the evidence otherwise if you want to change my mind.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-21T08:05:14-06:00
ID
93453
Comment

Another question: 11. Who is going to ensure that no one, including Melton, consumes alcohol at this camp?

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-21T08:05:47-06:00
ID
93454
Comment

Well, can a city government sponsor a faith-based program when they're offering no alternative? Don't know much about this, but I thought that city activities would need to be accessible to ALL the kids, i.e., those who are of other religious faiths as well as no faith. Would be interested in thoughts from Brent or other ACLU folks on this.

Author
Izzy
Date
2007-07-21T08:07:32-06:00
ID
93455
Comment

Good question, Izzy. I also wonder who would be responsible if there is a legal challenge to this. Obviously Melton and the city are at the forefront—but is Revies personally responsible because she is organizing this program on city time?

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-21T08:27:19-06:00
ID
93456
Comment

The question of faith is a good one. Our area is one of many diverse religions or none at all. These young people do not deserve the opportunity of work experience or camp? I would also like to revisit LawClerk's post from way up top. What about females? They do not deserve these same opportunities? Uh....haven't we already fought these fights and won? Religious and Gender discrimination?

Author
old&tired
Date
2007-07-21T09:16:14-06:00
ID
93457
Comment

I noticed that Bible study is at 8:00 and Basic Reading is at 9:00. Shouldn't these times be reversed? It would seem that it is easier to study the Bible when you are capable of reading. Kinda putting the cart before the horse. lol

Author
thetruth
Date
2007-07-21T09:31:08-06:00
ID
93458
Comment

I think kids in Jackson need summer programs. Isn't that what the Parks & Recreation department has done in the past? I'm curious what other programs were offered in other years. It seems to me Melton often reinvents the wheel, at times with redundant or illegal modifications, instead of building on the work of others in the past.

Author
Izzy
Date
2007-07-21T09:43:55-06:00
ID
93459
Comment

What about adding: Basic "Slugde"-Hammer 101

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-07-21T09:53:52-06:00
ID
93460
Comment

How about that Melton is 'renting' the JPS school bus to transport the children down there? He is making this like he is 'personally' putting the camp then uses City equipment, etc... I sure hope that Judge is proud he allowed him to be around minors again. So, they are going to film the children so they can make a promo video? This man is sick! Is there anything he doesn't use? The fact that so many children are excluded, and that these guys have to work for the City is wrong.

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-07-21T10:12:05-06:00
ID
93461
Comment

Kind of ironic that he believes the only problems in society are Christian, African-American, and male. Doesn't this describe himself?

Author
old&tired
Date
2007-07-21T10:22:22-06:00
ID
93462
Comment

Basic Sludge Hammer 101. Wee doggy as Jed would say.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-07-21T10:56:59-06:00
ID
93463
Comment

Also, there needs to be a ... "How To Declare Yourself A Police Officer By Winning An Election, And Violate Others Rights..." seminar brought to you by "E&J Brandy.

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-07-21T11:44:23-06:00
ID
93464
Comment

You're on to something Ladd. Use of the Sophia Sutton Mission Assembly land is legally restricted to Christian education purposes only. Why does the mayor have to send the kids there? Why not some other camp or recreational facility?

Author
natbell
Date
2007-07-21T13:38:55-06:00
ID
93465
Comment

Does the location of the camp matter so much as the fact that this man, at one time, was told to stay away from children? I know he doesn't have to now, but it seems like this would raise the largest flags.

Author
Lady Havoc
Date
2007-07-21T15:21:31-06:00
ID
93466
Comment

More from Melton's Youth Camp.... Pike, how do you find this junk? LOL 2. How can the city's payment camp be Christian-based, at a Christian camp that requires only Christian activies. The man who runs it is a reverend, as I understand, and the sheriff down there, who set it up, also has said that he is a reverend. I mean, Bible camps are great, but how can the city take responsibility for one? I believe faith-based camps should be privately funded, and I'm a devout Christian. To me, separation of church and state means that the government can't tell you how to worship, and I feel like that's what Melton is doing with this if children of other faiths are excluded. As far as transportation goes, Melton should have rented a charter bus on his own dime. They're not hard to get, and they have restrooms. I noticed that Bible study is at 8:00 and Basic Reading is at 9:00. Shouldn't these times be reversed? It would seem that it is easier to study the Bible when you are capable of reading. Kinda putting the cart before the horse. lol HELLO! I would also like to revisit LawClerk's post from way up top. What about females? They do not deserve these same opportunities? I don't think they're on Melton's radar.

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-21T18:41:27-06:00
ID
93467
Comment

Oh yeah, what is it with Jefferson Davis County??????

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-21T18:43:31-06:00
ID
93468
Comment

Here are the problems that I see: 1) A minor under the age of 15 can not work, 2) a person under the age of 18 can not enter into a contract, and 3) if there parents sign the contract which requires the minor to perform labor for the camp is that not indenturing them? One of you attorneys out there, is indenturing legal anymore?

Author
malt
Date
2007-07-21T22:02:14-06:00
ID
93469
Comment

Well, from the way I've personally heard Melton talk to women, I think he should be kept far, far away from young women. Of course, I'm not convinced of his positive impact on young men, either. I guess the question, though, is why he wants to use the resources to only benefit young men, though. That's a legitimate question. And many have pointed out that they tend to be young men from certain neighborhoods, and at least some of them are children of the men who lived in his house and went to his camps more than a decade ago.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-22T09:36:51-06:00
ID
93470
Comment

Jefferson Davis County is the county where I was born and raised, so let me tell you a little about it. The county is rural, economically depressed, with a high unemployment rate and a low median income ($10,000 less than the median income for the state). More than 30% of adults over 25 do not have a high school diploma. It recently had its county school district taken over by the state. It also has a reputation for hosting a lot of illegal drug activity and sales (and has seen some major drug busts in the past 10-15 years). This has even been written about in The New York Times. In other words, it is fertile ground for the likes of Frank Melton.

Author
lls32001
Date
2007-07-22T09:38:50-06:00
ID
93471
Comment

lls, thanks for the heads up.

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-22T12:07:12-06:00
ID
93472
Comment

You Frank hataz just can't stand that he's actually DOING SOMETHING about crime. Even if it is a perfunctory gesture, and almost certain to have no lasting effect whatever. The point is, he's DOING SOMETHING. Like Bush DID SOMETHING about terrorism by invading Iraq. So what if it doesn't work, or distracts us from the search for steps that actually would work, or makes things much, much worse? You libs hate men of action. That's your problem. You'd rather have Harvey Johnson and Kofi Annan sit around and read studies and convene blue ribbon panels until they're blue in the face. What you need to do is just get out there in the streets and start knocking over buildings and blowing sh*t up. Shake things up a little. See what happens. Can't be worse that the way it was before, right? I said, am I right?

Author
laughter
Date
2007-07-22T13:01:46-06:00
ID
93473
Comment

ROTFL!!!

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-22T13:04:46-06:00
ID
93474
Comment

LTG, I'm inducting you into the Ray Carter Hall of Fame.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-22T13:09:01-06:00
ID
93475
Comment

LTG, I'm actually glad about the camp. I just hope it's not a disaster and something good comes from it. Hopefully, somebody honest will have access and report what happens. I would love to know the mayor can do something well and good beside perpertrate as the people say in the streets.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-07-22T13:09:43-06:00
ID
93476
Comment

Welcome aboard, LTG.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-07-22T13:11:13-06:00
ID
93477
Comment

I hesitate to do this, but on the off chance anyone here doesn't know my stance on Frank, the above was sarcasm.

Author
laughter
Date
2007-07-22T13:41:56-06:00
ID
93478
Comment

That's the difference between you and Ray, LTG. He wouldn't have clarified. ;-) But I don't blame you for doing so.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-22T13:43:40-06:00
ID
93479
Comment

Funny sarcasm too.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-07-22T13:44:47-06:00
ID
93480
Comment

I wonder if this will be a military-like boot camp. This schedule is nearly akin to the one I had when I went to ROTC summer camp between my 10th and 11th grade years. We were awaken at 4am by the sound of a stick banging against a wash tub. We also had to make our beds and be dressed for PT by 4:30. This reinforced the notion that joining the military wasn't for me, even more so than Full Metal Jacket. Speaking of FMJ, I wonder what kind will be the "Private Pyle" of the camp.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-07-22T14:20:29-06:00
ID
93481
Comment

2:00 P.M. SWIMMING LESSONS Men of action pick a strategy and stick with it. You'll recall, libs, that Melton made swimming lessons the focal point of his anti-crime agenda during his first two years in office. This was, he said, his "greatest achievement." And so it remains. He will not waver or waffle, and he will not be deterred by your criticism or your so-called "objective facts."

Author
laughter
Date
2007-07-22T16:36:39-06:00
ID
93482
Comment

LTG, I am no expert swimmer.... Perhaps he will give me lessons if I show up there? That would be my greatest achievement too.... Get swimming lessons from Frank. I mean, don't mention your wife; or your kids; or a successful business (however he did it....). But, to be a swimmer. Weird.

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-07-22T16:52:03-06:00
ID
93483
Comment

Well, you are male and that gets you major kudo points in FM's book. But how young are you? and can you pull off being a thug? Those are clinchers.

Author
Puck
Date
2007-07-23T08:24:02-06:00
ID
93484
Comment

Ahh... I'm not under 17... But, I do have guns!

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-07-23T09:21:43-06:00
ID
93485
Comment

Here we go again. What's with this guy (fm) and these young guys????? Why not have a camp for young girls and guys? On the news last night, fm said that he would hire all of the guys who "pass" the camp (test, I guess) with the City: "Picking up paper and cutting grass." This is the job he has offered all young black males. I guess the idea is to get them ready for their green and white stripped prison suits or ORANGE as we saw in Pikersam's video. Cutting grass and picking up paper is not a bad thing and can be used to teach good work ethics: It is a bad thing when it is designed for all Black males and it is the only arm of the City that melton will expose these kids to. With all of the City departments, could there be an opportunity for these youngsters to work and be mentored in something that would be a positive career building track. A lot of the kids are already great with computers. frank has a black breeding farm guaranteed to produce great criminals. Has Goldia Revis lost her mind? She had done a pretty good job of staying under the radar; however, this involvement puts her up front and liable. frank is out of control! He says that he will tear down the A-1 Pallet Co. because he does not have time to wait for the Judge to rule again. The man is sick and who is "sicker" are the citizens of Jackson.

Author
justjess
Date
2007-07-23T09:23:59-06:00
ID
93486
Comment

"Hire"? The paperwork indicates that they are getting the camp in exchange for a volunteer gig, up to 40 hours a week with the city, I think. Let me go get that PDF'd, in fact, so y'all can peruse. Give me a minute.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-23T09:26:41-06:00
ID
93487
Comment

Oh, and if it's some of "exchange" of any type—or a job interview as that made it soundd like—then the city is in this up to their/our ears. So, let's see: He loads up a JPS school bus full of young men, drive them to Jeff Davis County to a Christian activity camp, then make them keep the above schedule every day, so he can decide who to "hire" to pick up grass for the city. With mentors like that.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-23T09:28:25-06:00
ID
93488
Comment

Hire? The great City of Jackson can barely pay the people they have on payroll with a $3 million dollar shortage! FM loves to play "big baller" on our dime. I understand that these children need help, but why can't he pay for anything out of his pocket? He's always full of ideas that cost the taxpayers. Bad enough we have to pay ALL of his buddies who he found cushy jobs for, now we have to FIND extra money to pay for all his lame schemes to get close to young men. Oh, I guess they'll just cut out more services that the taxpayers are paying for, but won't receive! YANK FRANK!

Author
honey2me
Date
2007-07-23T09:59:05-06:00
ID
93489
Comment

I would like to know what the "reasonable precautions" are in the transportation release.

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-23T11:58:58-06:00
ID
93490
Comment

I would like to know how they can sign a release to "Mayor's Summer Camp" when it is not an 'entity' with the State of Mississippi. All parties are directed to sign off to the "Mayor's Youth Camp" not the City of Jackson, not TV3 Foundation, and not Frank Melton. Yet, it is the "Mayor's Youth Camp" associates and volunteers that are directing the activities at Camp Melton. So, who is actually underwriting this camp? Who is the entity or non-profit that is running this camp? Who is liable? Is it insured? Bonded? Is it regulated under any policies and procedures by a Board, the MSDHS, the City of Jackson, or any agency within the State? This seems highly illegal at this point since the 'City' is not actually a part of this camp according to Melton. The City is just providing equipment, personnel, and press for the "Mayor's Youth Camp" at Frank Melton's expense from all published accounts and press releases.

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-07-23T12:35:48-06:00
ID
93491
Comment

"Stooping, pulling, pushing, kneeling, crouching............... " Weird. "I take full responsibility for the actions of my child..." Why start now? Jeez....

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-07-23T20:50:11-06:00
ID
93492
Comment

I have one question, what is up with FM and BOYS?? That is a MAJOR problem and for parents to let their BOYS go with this predator, is insane. What can he do for boys that he can't do for girls?...

Author
maad
Date
2007-07-24T11:54:07-06:00
ID
93493
Comment

Night 3 at Camp Melton.... Check the fans!

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-07-24T15:27:05-06:00
ID
93494
Comment

C'mon, Pike. That's a snack for some folks. LOL

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-24T18:15:37-06:00
ID
93495
Comment

LW, I'm like one of the posters under the video: I don't know whether I'd 'poop' then kill it, or kill it then 'poop!' 8-O You are braver than me!

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-07-24T18:49:11-06:00
ID
93496
Comment

I'm the designated bug killer and critter catcher in the family. Crazy, huh?

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-24T19:10:10-06:00
ID
93497
Comment

Is there no irony here? Didn't Melton's son need/want his father at home in Texas? Why is it just about other people's kids? Knowledge gained during the outing has reinforced what Melton and the City Council have discussed recently — the lack of fathers in families, he said. "Out of 51 only two had their biological fathers at home," Melton said. "The kids have been very respectful. They have been brutally honest. There are certain things I can tell the community. There are some things I'll take to my grave. But there are real issues."

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-25T09:31:02-06:00
ID
93498
Comment

Oh, come on Ladd! Get OFF the man's back, and let him do his job.

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-07-25T10:00:23-06:00
ID
93499
Comment

Which job is that?

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-25T10:17:34-06:00
ID
93500
Comment

Swimming Instructor, I suppose.

Author
ChrisCavanaugh
Date
2007-07-25T10:32:20-06:00
ID
93501
Comment

Did anyone notice he recently stated he had a degree in "physical instruction" or some such? I thought I saw him, on TV, in a courtroom swear that his degree was in social work. What's up with this?

Author
ChrisCavanaugh
Date
2007-07-25T10:34:23-06:00
ID
93502
Comment

Melton's degree has never been crystal-clear to me. I've heard a number of different versions. And he did tell me that he wrote a these on Buford "Walking Tall" Pusser. So there's that.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-25T10:37:24-06:00
ID
93503
Comment

Well, the POT here is certainly calling the KETTLE black. Melton was an "absent father." How could he possible say anything about a father not being in the home? Why would any MAN give up his own kids to "father" someone else's. melton initially said that he was a Socail Worker. When asked for his license/certification, he dropped this title like a hot potato. Next, he claimed to have a degree in journalism. Now, his latest thing is having a degree in Physical Education. This claim was made secondary to the fact that he said he was "qualified to run (ruin) the Division of Parks and Recreation." melton keeps pushing the envelope and someone, somewhere, sometime, someway, will discover who the "REAL" frank melton IS.

Author
justjess
Date
2007-07-25T11:37:59-06:00
ID
93504
Comment

And don't forget this doozie: Melton also claimed that he was a licensed pilot!

Author
Kacy
Date
2007-07-25T12:45:50-06:00
ID
93505
Comment

When did he say?

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-07-25T12:46:58-06:00
ID
93506
Comment

He believes he can fly. He believes he can touch the sky.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-07-25T12:48:07-06:00
ID
93507
Comment

I vaguely remember this, but years ago when I was in my high school's ROTC program, Frank gave a speech and I could've sworn he said he had a degree in journalism or communications and he said that he had worked as a reporter in Texas. Had I know what this man would turn out to be, I would've saved that program.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-07-25T12:54:09-06:00
ID
93508
Comment

If I'm not mistaken, it was around the time when he was trying to get the Texas businessman involved in the King Edward Hotel project. I even remember it repored that he said he owned two planes, but he backed off of that when he was questioned about it. Does anybody else remember?

Author
Kacy
Date
2007-07-25T12:57:25-06:00
ID
93509
Comment

He believes he can fly. He believes he can touch the sky. Ray "Have you met the new fish my niece bought me? I named her Icarus."

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-07-25T13:20:56-06:00
ID
93510
Comment

"Which job is that?" Posted by: ladd on Jul 25, 07 | 11:17 am I.I-I----don't know. But whatever it is, we'll know what the plan is soon.

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-07-25T13:50:20-06:00
ID
93511
Comment

"Well, the POT here is certainly calling the KETTLE black. Melton was an "absent father." How could he possible say anything about a father not being in the home? Why would any MAN give up his own kids to "father" someone else's." Jess, don't you talk about franklin like that! Show frankie some respect. He's a crime fightin', and you people just wanna turn Jackson over to the thugs.

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-07-25T14:16:45-06:00
ID
93512
Comment

You JFP people amaze me. I bet all y'all are working class or poor people. Don't y'all know that when you're rich you can hire people to be fathers for your children? That way, you can be fathers to others. Don't y'all see rich people with maids, chauffeurs, dog-walkers, cat-attendants, yard peoples, et al. We may not ever get a good mayor again if y'all don't leave the man along. PPPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-07-25T14:25:41-06:00
ID
93513
Comment

If that's the case, Ray, I hope we NEVER get another mayor as good as FM. You guys are too funny!

Author
honey2me
Date
2007-07-25T14:34:03-06:00
ID
93514
Comment

Ray, don't you talk about my staff like that. More Dom Pedro.

Author
Cliff Cargill
Date
2007-07-25T14:40:07-06:00
ID
93515
Comment

I wasn't talking about the staff. I was talking about us bloggers. I guess it can apply to the staff too though. I just don't want to blow a good thang with our mayor. Good mayors and few and far between. What kind of man would forsake other love ones just for us? Only a good mayor would.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-07-25T15:14:16-06:00
ID
93516
Comment

I meant "are few and far between."

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-07-25T15:15:38-06:00
ID
93517
Comment

Hey, I forgot, he's a sworn law officer too. I seem to remember the pilot stuff too. "Going Wheels Up".

Author
ChrisCavanaugh
Date
2007-07-25T16:31:26-06:00
ID
93518
Comment

Ray and Cliff, this is old school talk and it's for grown folks only: A KING NEVER LETS NO OTHER SIT ON HIS THRONE. Think about it. LOL!!!!!!!!

Author
justjess
Date
2007-07-26T11:15:32-06:00
ID
93519
Comment

A better way to do this...

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-07-26T13:38:30-06:00
ID
93520
Comment

Just saw in the CL that they are reporting that Frank is paying for his summer camp. Does that include all salaries of the city police and city employees who have been participating, including Goldia? Just wondered if they are all taking vacation days or if Frank has figured out the hourly wages they would be making on city time and has made arrangements to pay them personally for the hours they work. If not, I'm sure that the city would be happy for him to reimburse us on Monday. Rainbow

Author
rainbow
Date
2007-07-27T14:23:11-06:00
ID
93521
Comment

Don't Let Kenny Boy hear about this if Frank is paying for all of this. He'll get into a tizzy like he did about Frank's legal bills.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-07-27T15:40:08-06:00
ID
93522
Comment

Did Melton ever reimburse the City for the trips he took with his bodyguards? I think it was to New York and the Bahamas.

Author
honey2me
Date
2007-07-29T20:58:03-06:00

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