The Fourth Day of Christmas

December 30, 2009

On the fourth day of Christmas Shirley Franklin sent to me four vats of kool aid, three bogus letters, two worn out shoes and one kick in the seat of my pants.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16

The Third Day of Christmas

December 30, 2009

On the third day of Christmas, Greg Pridgeon sent to me three bogus letters, two worn out shoes and one kick in the seat of my pants.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16

Richard “We’re in!” Orr in his September 12, 2008, e-mail to Catherine Woodling at City Hall wrote, “My writing style is geared toward AJ, so feel free to change, use or toss in case the City wants to wade in.” Mr. Orr concluded this e-mail using his word “crap” in reference to an op-ed piece published that morning in the AJC submitted by Professor Charles Steffen, PhD, Georgia State University.

Note: Look with me please at the sentence which ends with the eight words, “in case the City wants to wade in.” Imagine for a moment that this were the only piece of discovery in the possession of the Baker Donelson attorneys. Is Central Atlanta Progress lined up with the City in the City’s wish to close Peachtree-Pine? Does Central Atlanta Progress write drafts for the City to edit? Does the City “wade in” to non-profit agencies that it funds? Does Central Atlanta Project as the heart and life of the business community “wade in” to struggling not for profit agencies who work night and day to help the poor? Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on field position, the Baker Donelson attorneys representing the Task Force possess thousands of documents similar to this one. As I write this blog two days after Christmas, 2009, 750 homeless men wait in their home, The Center at Peachtree-Pine, wondering what will become of them. Part of their unending pain is their knowing that their fate rests in the hands of Richard Orr and Debi Starnes and Jack Hardin and Shirley Franklin and Pete Walker and Milton Little and A. J. Robbinson and Protip Biswas and Peggy Denby and Dave Wardell and Nancy Boxill and Rufus Terrill and Horace Sibley. Any wonder they languish in their chains?

Richard “We’re in!” Orr in his September 12, 2008, e-mail to Catherine Woodling at City Hall wrote, “My writing style is geared toward AJ, so feel free to change, use or toss in case the City wants to wade in.” Mr. Orr concluded this e-mail using his word “crap” in reference to an op-ed piece published that morning in the AJC submitted by Professor Charles Steffen, PhD, Georgia State University.

Note: Look with me please at the sentence which ends with the eight words, “in case the City wants to wade in.” Imagine for a moment that this were the only piece of discovery in the possession of the Baker Donelson attorneys. Is Central Atlanta Progress lined up with the City in the City’s wish to close Peachtree-Pine? Does Central Atlanta Progress write drafts for the City to edit? Does the City “wade in” to non-profit agencies that it funds? Does Central Atlanta Project as the heart and life of the business community “wade in” to struggling not for profit agencies who work night and day to help the poor? Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on field position, the Baker Donelson attorneys representing the Task Force possess thousands of documents similar to this one. As I write this blog two days after Christmas, 2009, 750 homeless men wait in their home, The Center at Peachtree-Pine, wondering what will become of them. Part of their unending pain is their knowing that their fate rests in the hands of Richard Orr and Debi Starnes and Jack Hardin and Shirley Franklin and Pete Walker and Milton Little and A. J. Robinson and Protip Biswas and Peggy Denby and Dave Wardell and Nancy Boxill and Rufus Terrill and Horace Sibley. Any wonder they languish in their chains?

From: Richard Orr
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008
To: Woodling, Catherine
Subject: Our bosses were chatting today

about the Steffan op-ed in the AJC. AJ told the Mayor we had roughed out a response but weren’t sure where it should come from. The Mayor has a hard copy and one is attached. My writing style is geared toward AJ, so feel free to change, use or toss in case the City wants to wade in.

Does it seem like to you that crap like this Steffen guy always happens on Friday?

Note: I could write a Master’s thesis on this memo. First, Mr. Orr has an uncanny ability to ferret out, uncover truths and treasures. He uses the word “crap” in a most unusual way. Crap means excrement or nonsense. Please note that A. J. Robinson in his letter to Lisa Borders (please see my blog on CAP demanding justice, December 26, 2009)) asks for a standard of “dignity” and asks that all sides be given a fair hearing. Evidently, Mr. Orr does not know that Charles Steffen, whom he calls “this Steffen guy” is a full, tenured professor in the distinguished Department of History at Georgia State University. Dr. Steffen is a first rate scholar in American history and deserves Orr’s respect. He goes so very far out on a limb, not with Steffen, but with his dreaming, “My writing style….” Orr’s writing style reminds me of my golf swing. It doesn’t exist. Mr. Orr notices “crap” except when he causes it. Look with me at his sentence:

Does it seem like to you that crap like this Steffen guy always happens on Friday?

Does the “crap” refer to Dr. Steffen? Does the “crap” refer to what Dr. Steffen wrote in his piece to the AJC? Does the “crap” refer to both the writing and to Dr. Steffen? This sentence stumps me. Mayhap Steve “the weasel” Visser and Rhonda “the whole truth” Cook could offer help on their next visit to CAP. Help me readers. I have not read Dr. Steffen’ op-ed piece; I did not know that he had written it before I read Orr’s “crap” e-mail. I’ll find it and publish it so we all can look at the “crap” together and gain from Orr’s wisdom.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16

From: Richard Orr
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008
To: Woodling, Catherine
Subject: Our bosses were chatting today

about the Steffan op-ed in the AJC. AJ told the Mayor we had roughed out a response but weren’t sure where it should come from. The Mayor has a hard copy and one is attached. My writing style is geared toward AJ, so feel free to change, use or toss in case the City wants to wade in.

Does it seem like to you that crap like this Steffen guy always happens on Friday?

Note: I could write a Master’s thesis on this memo. First, Mr. Orr has an uncanny ability to ferret out, uncover truths and treasures. He uses the word “crap” in a most unusual way. Crap means excrement or nonsense. Please note that A. J. Robinson in his letter to Lisa Borders (please see my blog on CAP demanding justice, December 26, 2009)) asks for a standard of “dignity” and asks that all sides be given a fair hearing. Evidently, Mr. Orr does not know that Charles Steffen, whom he calls “this Steffen guy” is a full, tenured professor in the distinguished Department of History at Georgia State University. Dr. Steffen is a first rate scholar in American history and deserves Orr’s respect. He goes so very far out on a limb, not with Steffen, but with his dreaming, “My writing style….” Orr’s writing style reminds me of my golf swing. It doesn’t exist. Mr. Orr notices “crap” except when he causes it. Look with me at his sentence:

Does it seem like to you that crap like this Steffen guy always happens on Friday?

Does the “crap” refer to Dr. Steffen? Does the “crap” refer to what Dr. Steffen wrote in his piece to the AJC? Does the “crap” refer to both the writing and to Dr. Steffen? This sentence stumps me. Mayhap Steve “the weasel” Visser and Rhonda “the whole truth” Cook could offer help on their next visit to CAP. Help me readers. I have not read Dr. Steffen’ op-ed piece; I did not know that he had written it before I read Orr’s “crap” e-mail. I’ll find it and publish it so we all can look at the “crap” together and gain from Orr’s wisdom.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16

The Second Day of Christmas

December 26, 2009

On the second day of Christmas
A. J. gave to me
Two worn out shoes and a kick in the seat of my pants.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16