Monday, November 9, 2015

ALL IS NOT WELL IN OZ




A lost Monday without the Oz circus aka Council Meeting. There now is of course the Rev. Tracy Brown’s tiff with the Mayor over the fact that long time Recreation Coach Cathcart was not hired for this year. There is of course supposed evidence that he had not initially showed interest in continuing this year.

Of course there is still the unexplained and weird financial activities of the Recreation Division during Sharon’s administration; some off which should have merited investigation by the County’s Prosecutor’s office, or at least by the Council.

The question now is if Recreation Division Superintendent Veronica Taylor being attacked because she is delving into the records or better yet lack of records from the previous administration or because she allergically did “fire” Cathcart?

Rev. Brown message to Mayor Mapp included the following “I do have the gift of discernment and instead of trying to get and prove your man made power, you need to ask God to search your heart. Not looking for a response. What a disgrace”

I must confess that the word Discernment was new to me so I had to google it for a definition. Among the dictionary definitions it means (1) the ability to see and understand people, things, or stituations clearly and intelligently and (2) (in Christian contexts) perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.

An article by John Mac Arthur “In its simplest definition, discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong. Discernment is the process of making careful distinctions in our thinking about truth. In other words, the ability to think with discernment is synonymous with an ability to think biblically.”

This present tiff is an unexpected attack by another of the JG controlling members of the Council against the Mapp administration. It is as if he were the second incarnation of Chrisitie.

It could also be related to this past summers baseball shenanigans relating to who  ran Recreation's sponsored baseball programs.

This Council is rightly so investigating the circumstances relating to the selection of contractor that resulted in the North Ave. disaster. On the other hand when there was suspicion of fraud or illegal fiscal transactions during the previous administration the Council majority turned the other  cheek.

20 comments:

  1. It's so interesting her gift of discernment and relationship with God didn't stop her from cuddling up next to Sharon ... if she insists on seeing God in city government she might want to start performing some penance quick. Protecting thieves and charlatans is the same as condoning their behavior. Take that to The Lord in the end and see what rewards you get dear Councilor.

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  2. Maybe she should reread Matthew 7:1.

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  3. Rob, I someone agree with you Rev. Brown is really a great person that never should have gotten involved in politics. If you ever sit down and have one conversation with her you would want her as a friend. She admits to letting her anger get the best of her. Now for your mayor, want a dirty,mean, unprofessional thing to do print someone personal text. She showed me the next part of the text where she texted him back and said, I apologize I should have never said that. The mayor did not show that part, why? I know she is not going to like this but she needs to get out of politics it is to cut throat. She cannot compete with the dishonest, cold hearted, politicians in our area. She trust people to keep a personal text, personal, and not share it with a person of no moral standings. She was wrong with good intentions, and the mayor is just flat out wrong, but he knows how to get people, and is good at it. Tami Gardner (Sorry Rev. Brown it had to be said)

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    1. Brown sent this to public figure and said very unprofessional, inappropriate things for a minister and councilperson. I think it should have been published and the public has a right to know what our representatives are saying and doing on topics related to City business. I know I'm not sure I'd want her as my minster.

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    2. Tami, it's OUR Mayor here in Plainfield, not mine. Whether you voted for him or not, he's OUR Mayor. The same comment I gave to some ignorant friend of mine who commented President Obama was not his President. Also, the incredible thing about an apology is that no one is REQUIRED to accept your apology or offer sought after forgiveness for whatever misdeed was done. Sometimes people simply allow you to stew in your own juices of regret. Politics doesn't have to be cut throat for any one individual. Call out the wrong when it occurs and' don't follow the gang or the leader. Doing what's right doesn't require going to college and taking courses on ethics.

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    3. Councilor Browns’ suppose apology is like cutting someone than saying I’m sorry I didn’t mean to do it. The apology is of little consequence when you’re laying there bleeding to death. As a woman of God and an elected official it is her responsibility to think before she speaks and not act out of anger. She should never allow anyone to take her to a place in her spirit where anger may reside. No excuses for her behavior. Councilor Brown is not God or the sole decision maker for the city of Plainfield. I’m wondering if the 5 JG control councilors take turns coming up with some bogus reason to bully the Mayor?

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  4. Doc, JG has nothing to do with recreation coach Lenny Cathcart, he really could careless, why don't you say something about the mayor having a person arrested for having sex in public printing a person text. One minute you are saying councilor Brown votes her conscience, and is a nice surprise, but when you don't agree with her you vilify her, what is it Doc at least be consistent. Tonya Morgan

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    1. Tonya, sorry I did not state that Lennie was JG's, I was referring to the group of 5 on the Council, all of whom had JGs nomination for the office. I do think you are wrong to bring something that was well publicized in the press and by individuals on the internet at the time it happened. If you want to splash dirt why did a Department head who used a city vehicle to go to north Jersey for a rumored homosexual encounter receive only what amounted to as a slap on the wrist during Sharon's administration and no rebuke from Council?

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  5. Rob, For your info, Brown was only a councilor for less than a year during Sharon's leadership.

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    1. In that year, Brown back almost everything Sharon wanted and went along with Jerry's agenda. Was her discernment on hold for that time?

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  6. Doc, I have always respected you because you and Bernice are just fair.I am no fan of Rev. Tracey Brown as a councilwoman. I agree with Ms. Morgan she is in way over her head,she is a great pastor, probably one of the best preachers I have ever heard, but this is not her thing, she is getting angry at people, starting to be on the defensive, looks like she has had enough. She has seen too much dirt and it is getting to her.She cannot hang with those seasoned politicians, they know how to get you later, she gets angry and says or writes what is on her mind, not good in politics.I agree that Napoleon should have not made her text public, he must really be threatened by the myth that she is interested in becoming mayor.Why does the mayor use a sex offender to write for him and not a respected journalist.

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  7. Rob. There was nothing controversial during her time with Sharon. Dave Wynn was already gone, and it was no secret she supported Sharon.

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  8. Rob, almost is not everything.

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  9. Bob, She probably would not want you as a parishioner either, too selfrighteous. She welcomes everybody mostly people human like her, who make mistakes and look to God for forgiveness. Tonya Morgan

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  10. Doc, Group of five not what you said about Brown before,if Afican Americans can stick together like other ethnic groups we would be further along.

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    1. African Americans have stuck together in Plainfield. Look what you have.

      And I think that is an awful statement to make. There are plenty of PEOPLE in Plainfield who share the same visions, goals, desires, and values. Wanting home values to appreciate, a good quality of life, safe living, and clean streets and environment is not something relegated to a particular group. Maybe African Americans who think that sticking together is the answer should open their eyes to the rest of the world.

      Other ethnic groups may enjoy the company and traditions of their heritage, but sticking together usually means that hating, narrow minded people get together for their self servicing goals. I believe there is a group of white people who stick together and burn crosses. I am glad they are not "further along".

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  11. Anon 7:53: Well said. One of the failures of American Democracy is when ethnic or religious groups stick together and vote as a block not as one man one vote. Yes when interests are the same the voters will agree but to damn a member for exercising.his/hers own opinion is counter to the concepts of our form of government.

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  12. Reverend Councilwoman Tracey Brown was WRONG! She may have apologized to the Mayor but did she apologize to Ms. Veronica Taylor? Reverend Tracey Brown who happens to be a councilwoman, thanks to her puppeteer Ass.Jerry Green, failed to do something so simple like -investigate the situation first before smearing Ms. Taylor all over Facebook and praying over the fake wounds of Mr. Lenny Cathcart. Brown would've found out that basketball wasn't dismantled and Cathcart wasn't fired. Lenny Cathcart made a fool of Reverend Brown and her supporters want to crucify Mayor Mapp?!

    Perhaps Reverend Councilwoman Tracey Brown needs to get out of the kitchen because it can get very steamy hot.

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  13. OK enough about this. Councillor Rev. Brown was wrong in not obtaining all facts but reacting to hearsay. I respect her both for her cogency in the pulpit and her flashes of independence at the Council but I repeat my belief that religious leaders should not be involved directly in politics.

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  14. Did Tracey Brown put the apology on Facebook?

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