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Williams Campaign Wages War on Women

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 5.44.01 PMYou know – I don’t have a vote whatsoever in the Shreveport mayoral race. However, I feel really sorry for my friends across the river. The field of candidates this year leaves a lot to be desired.

Here’s the interesting thing though. Rather than fight on the issues, one of the campaign PAC’s for Democratic state representative Patrick C. Williams has decided to take a decidedly negative turn. Gerry May from KTBS posted an image that shows how the Williams for Mayor supporters have decided to continue waging the Democratic War on Women on Victoria Provenza.

I would expect that from the side of a Democratic politician. What I don’t expect it from are the so-called “conservatives” who are helping the Williams campaign. Shame on you guys for even associating yourself with such tactics. Many of the same faces are in the game doing to the same tactics that have resulted in more than one failed campaign for some good candidates. You know who you are.

Fight with the facts. Fight with the issues. Fight with experience.

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Provenza also claims (via Facebook Messenger) that she has custody of her children, and that KTBS has knowledge and documentation of that fact. However, according to her the TV station “has an agenda.” I requested a copy of that order, but Victoria claims that she has filed a libel suit against KTBS.

“At this point it’s in the hands if [sic] the attorneys.” — Victoria Provenza via Facebook Messenger

The truth is Victoria Provenza can put herself in enough hot water – such as with her now infamous KTBS interview. However, to be fair, she claims (via Facebook messenger) that there was about 4 hours of interview footage that was heavily edited. That may or may not be true, but Victoria should have avoided that trap.

UPDATE: Just chatted with Jim Wells from the MyBossier blog – he checked the court records. As of right now, there is NO LAWSUIT filed against KTBS. This race is literally crazy now. – Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports    

The 2014 Shreveport Mayoral Race might just go down in history as one of the oddest fields of candidates in the history of the race, but of course, the 2010 race was a little odd too.  

Video Post – Tom Cat

Another video blog with Rex Moncrief. This time I discuss a TomCat video, bias in opinion blogging, and other issues surround the judical race in Bossier and Webster parishes between Mike Nerren and Whit Graves. Oh yeah – and I clarify that I live in Bossier City – not Shreveport.


Race for the Judge through the Mud

What is up with all the anonymous comments on the My Bossier Blog? Doesn’t anyone have a set of nuts anymore?

Ok. Ok.

I guess some of them might lose their jobs or something if they had to come out of the closet, but that’s just crazy. Worried about pissing off the District Attorney? I hope none of you are attorneys that have to represent me.

I’ve been in semi-retirement from blogging, but I’ve never seen this much commentary on a local race. Good grief! Jim Wells has his hands full on his blog with this race.

This race has more commentary than the presidential election – and that’s just sad.

YES we all know how the SCOLA ruled in Whit’s disciplinary action years ago. Big deal. The problem is that the flyer that the Mike Nerren campaign mailed out just reeked of being misleading. It was intentionally designed to cause voters to think that Whit Graves was currently suspended.

For all the anti-Graves people, can you point to SPECIFIC instances where Whit or someone directly associated with his campaign have actually lied? I’m not talking about rhetorical BS – I mean link to some audio/video/printed content which proves it. If you want to say that John Kay or Ann Price did something, then post SPECIFICALLY what they did or said.

At any rate, I also wanted to address Anon @9:00am about the video. I don’t know who created it, but from a technical perspective I hope they weren’t paid. It just wasn’t produced very well at all, has several typos, the text lines scroll too fast, etc. In other words, nobody would pay money for that to be produced.

Since I’ve worked directly with Whit and Robin, I seriously doubt they were involved. Both Robin and Whit have always been very particular about the logo, photos, content on the website, mail-outs, etc. In my opinion, they would not have been involved in anything subpar in quality.

On the other hand, it certainly took time and effort by someone to research the information and create it. I haven’t done the research myself to verify the information, but I certainly applaud the effort. Whoever did it definitely put some time and effort into it’s creation.

No – I didn’t create it. If I had, then my name and logo would have been on it for credit.

Yes – sometimes people will create things without getting paid. Sometimes people do that just on principle – such as my audio/video of Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover’s “Your rights are Suspended” and the subsequent KTBS and KSLA news coverage of it. It proved a point – and I didn’t get paid at all.

Sometimes you have to put principles above everything else. In this race, a whole lot of anonymous people are just going berserk.

DISCLAIMER: I am the web developer for BUT this article was not endorsed nor suggested by Whit Graves or his campaign.