30 September 2007

cenla antics: 'baggy pants' roy spent $20,000 on snacks for jena 6 protesters!

interesting rumor going round on the cenla antics blog. some anonymous commenters recently wrote:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if it is true that the Mayor spent $20,000.00 of taxpayer's money to buy coffee, orange juice and pastries for the bus riders when they arrived at the Coliseum?

Rumour has it Roy had the Alexandria City Police buy the stuff and serve itin order that the bus riders would have snacks waiting when they arrived early in the morning.
Saturday, September 29, 2007 4:27:00 PM

Anonymous said...

Probably had to violate prourement laws. Of course we need to show our maninimous side to the shakedown preachers three.

Be interesting to see which business suplied the foodstuff. Wonder if he shared the wealth or shopped with a friend.

As far as potraying an decent image to the nation not with my tax dollars. Alexandria had no dog in this fight - Jena did. Let the bus riders spend their money in Alexandria.
Saturday, September 29, 2007 6:58:00 PM

Anonymous said...

Everybody is on a high moral kick of of complying with the exact and legal specifications of the City Charter. I don't care how high and mighty Roy's actions were did he violate purchasing rules and regulations by buying, unbidded, $20,000.00 of merchandise to be given away to people.

Louisiana is supposibly the most corrupt state in the union and do we continue this corrupiton to placate and present a false front to outsiders so Roy can get back in the good graces of the people of color?

Funny how violations of procurement law are ok when it serves certain segments of society.
Sunday, September 30, 2007 7:32:00 AM

Anonymous said...

From a legal standpoint does "giving" taxpayers money away to protestors not equate (in the eyes of law) to giving money to Brigette or the Council's attorneys?
Sunday, September 30, 2007 7:55:00 AM

Anonymous said...

Well actually it was members of the Alexandria City Police Department that were bitching about having to go pick up the $20,000.00 worth of food and then serve it to the bus riders. So one would think if the police are reporting it as fact it is a little buit more than fact. Now Royboy can boy a moonpie and a RC Cola for every black face in America and I don't give a shit until he uses taxpayers money.

He wants to file lawsuits against the City Cuncil for violating the City Charter but he, according to Alexandria Ciy Policemen, has vilated the law in spending money on projects unapproved by the City Council and proper budget adjustment.

All I am saying is Royboy is just as dirty as he thinks the council is.

Now Royboy did you or did you not instruct the Alexandria City Policeman to buy and/or serve refreshments to the tune of $20,000.00 with taxpayers money?
Sunday, September 30, 2007 2:30:00 PM
of course on cenla antics they never give you anything to go on like the names of the policemen, the stores that supposedly sold the merchandise, etc. oh and dont expect the main stream media to investigate it either even though the town talk has practically been all jena 6 all the time lately.

the best comment of the lot is this one though from proteks & survs (someone should give this guy $20,000):
proteks & survs said...

and Jesse Jackson said: "To keep justice on track, you must give me a snack," He had three jelly donuts and a sausage bisquit.
Sunday, September 30, 2007 4:10:00 PM