I didn’t expect the strong reaction I have received since I posted Part One of Hook, Line, and Sinker, but I sincerely appreciate the comments and advice I’ve received during the last 24 hours.
I did, however, expect that Greg Aymond would respond, in his own way, on his blog, considering his publication of my initial correspondence with Ms. Underwood.
So, once again, even at the risk of appearing petty or supercilious, let me address Mr. Aymond’s criticisms and concerns:
Perhaps it is due to Lamar’s youthful age and lack of real life experiences that he tends to “talk down to” his readers, as if he is some great writer and an intellectual.
This is something Greg has said about me more than once on his blog– that, in his estimation, I suffer from a “lack of real life experiences.”
Do you really want to go there, Greg?
If I am not sufficiently experienced in “real life,” then would you care to explain how, exactly, you are.
Because, to me, your observation about my “lack of real life experiences” is just a convenient, cowardly, and ignorant way of making yourself appear superior.
In those posts, Lamar attacked just about anyone who did not agree with Mayor Roy’s plans for the downtown hotel. Lamar just doesn’t get it that there are people in Alexandria who do not agree with the mayor’s plans for those downtown hotels. Some even agree with me that the City has no business operating, with our tax dollars, a downtown hotel. Say what you will Lamar, but that is exactly what is happening.
Greg, obviously you’re the expert here with the most complete command of the facts and the proposals currently being considered. You claim to know the Mayor’s “plans for the downtown hotel.” I would be remiss if I didn’t ask you: What are his plans?
And who am I attacking?
Seriously, what are you talking about? I don’t think anyone supports the idea of the City operating a hotel; that’s the primary reason the City created the Downtown Hotels Initiative.
First, Lamar attacked this blog for racism, even though there is no proof for that. (See: “THE LEFT-WING LIBERAL TACTICS OF MAYOR JACQUES ROY AND LAMAR WHITE“, “LAMAR WHITE REMOVES ME FROM HIS BLOGROLL“, and “THE EFFECT OF LAMAR’S REMOVAL“). This blog has written a lot of posts giving credit to Black people, but I will not stay away from condemning crooked or stupid Black politicians out of a sense of White guilt and liberal tendencies like Lamar. All crooks, regardless of race, deserve to be called out, as I have done on this blog.
Greg, I understand you believe there is “no proof” you have ever been racist on your blog.
However, as someone who reads your blog, there is no doubt in my mind that you are obsessed by race. Your posts about City politics, for example, are often more focused on race than on policy. You believe everyone should chill out about a post you published in which you labeled a group of African-Americans “the n**** street thugs,” primarily because you didn’t spell the n-word correctly. You published a photograph of the graduating class of Peabody High School, the vast majority of whom were African-American, and ran with the headline that implied these kids were members of the KKK, simply because they wore white gowns. I guess you thought you were being funny. I thought you were being hateful.
And Greg, considering that you were once a member of the KKK, it is impossible for me to read the stuff you publish about “n**** street thugs” and “white guilt” and somehow still believe you don’t have a racist bone in your body.
But that is just me.
And that is why I no longer link to you on my blogroll.
You can call me a liar and label me a radical liberal; I have enough “real life experience” to know that it really doesn’t matter what Greg Aymond says or believes about me.