This saturday’s scheduled Democratic Party of Georgia’s State Committee meeting in Macon might be the most moronic meeting I’ve ever be invited to attend. Hey that’s really saying something cause I’ve been invited to some really idiotic stuff, but usually they have liquor, drinks and food. This meeting has neither.

Lets review why I would say such a harsh and mean thing, shall we.

The stated purpose of this meeting is to vote on two items. On the surface this seems quite reasonable, until you realize what we are really voting on.

The first item is the acclamation “vote” for Sen. Lester Jackson to become the new DPG Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee. The other two candidates who were never named withdrew from the running.  He was installed as interim Treasurer, after Russell resigned, which some argued was against our bylaws in the first place, hum. Whatever yeah, democracy. Please join me in wishing him well counting the last two dollars the millions ( according to Steve Perkins) party has.

The second item of business is  to consider an amendment to our Bylaws that would allow the formation of “Advocacy Groups” within the Democratic Party of Georgia. On the surface, this seems ok right?

What’s not being said is, a small group of people want to form a environmental advocacy group and have been pushing quite militantly for this since last year. They can’t be a “caucus” because of a long and tedious reason that I’m not going to bother to explain here. I know you’re reading this thinking, hey that’s a good idea that the Georgia Democrats want to advocate for “green jobs”, sustainability, conservation, etc.

However the moral high ground on “green advocacy” falls off dramatically and is completely undermined by the fact that 2/3 of the state committee have to freaking drive to Macon to vote on this. That’s right 150+ cars consuming fossil fuels to get there, the power to air-condition the meeting rooms will come from either coal or nuclear fuel, someone cut down the trees to print 200 packets of “bylaws changes” cause we never recycle and and lets not forget we don’t have any money for this meeting. I’m not a hemp clothes wearing hippie and I realize how ludicrous this is, why didn’t they?

The Chairman goes on to say that “We will also discuss some other matters as well. The agenda should be out to everyone in the next day or so.”  I got his email at 4:18 on Tuesday.. it’s now 10:00 am Thursday and still no update.  Good thing I wasn’t holding my breath to hear what those other important issues and topics might be.

In my humble and cranky opinion both of these “critical” items could have waited till after the July Primary  and have been brought forward at the August 11th meeting.  I RSVP as a no to save the environment and my sanity.

Seriously.

Seriously.

 

43 Responses to Ok, I’ll say it

  1. JoeRational says:

    Hnnh Hnnnh, He said “myopia”

  2. Jen B. says:

    Can I issue a call for civility here? Look, I get that people are upset and feel that Chairman Berlon has abused his power. But he’s still the Chairman and calling him a fucktard is not helping the situation. And might I remind Mr. Perkins that booting people out of DPG does not solve the problem. In case he was not aware, Mr. Walker used to be a poster on BfD and a state committee member and his lack of party credentials has not prevented him from criticizing the DPG. In fact, I suspect Mr. Richey’s little lawsuit (hey scarymary, remember he was sued?) has only emboldened him further.

    In any event, can we discuss why the agenda wasn’t sent out three days in advance of the meeting?

    • kimberly says:

      well, it’s worth a try Jen B, and also worth noting that without S. Perkin’s antics this would have been a pretty uneventful party insider grippe post.

      I think Scary Mary’s point was that it seems to be women folk currently serving in the party that have been targeted. It’s a small quibble, but “he whose name can can’t be spoken” wasn’t a member of the SC when he was sued. It wasn’t until members of the DPG made it into a story did folks here comment on it.

      • Jen B. says:

        Damn! I forgot we were under a self-imposed name ban. I should edit my post to call him HeWhoShallNotBeNamed.

        I do find it interesting that a lot of the women have been targeted.

        You know what they say, “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History.” \m/

    • Jen B. says:

      You’re right. I misread all that. Although, to be fair, all of that could apply to Berlon as well.

      “Mr. Fucktard your party doesn’t even have any one viable to run statewide in 2014.”

      This is seriously pathetic.

  3. jules says:

    “Burn the Witch”

  4. Ladida says:

    “This war must end.” Really? Funny coming from the guy who posts Art of War quotes all over his facebook page. What a complete jackass.

  5. Peaches says:

    Continue the moronic witch hunt, by all means. You’ll be next. Oh that’s right, you’re male. Never mind.

  6. scarymary says:

    I love it when one woman stands up to say what so many others want to say and furthermore, what should be said…Bravo!

    It is a sad day indeed when Democrats are ridiculed for simply speaking out. I find it immensely interesting in a purely sociological sense that the dems who have been ridiculed, sued, publicly called out…are women. Their detractors? Men.Men who will apparently need that hell freezing over thing to admit they are the dysfunctional-democrats version of the “Good Ole Boys Club”.

    At first I thought that perhaps these guys were simply PR retards. I mean how flippin obvious does it need to get? What shade of reality are you guys waiting for before you understand the damage that has been done…by your hands? You seem to have no idea how fed up Georgia Democrats are by this BS.

    The first rule when you find yourself in a hole is this: Stop Digging.

    You all need to invite a really good PR person to the next Exec meeting…one who will tell you like it really is, and very probably a therapist or two, definitely a meeting facilitator so you can get past the first agenda item.

    Almost every friend or mentor I had in the DPG one year ago is gone. I am gone. I have a well known lack of ability to deal with bullshit. We are ALL smart, gifted, dedicated Dems. Does that not speak volumes?

    In closing, I second J’s complaint about the lack of food or beverage. Did we teach you nothing? Tacky, tacky, tacky…and besides, at this point who can sit through this side show without a stiff drink?

  7. Jake says:

    I think this is the kind of hatred and negativity that mr. Perkins is trying to address. Thank you for further providing evidence.

    • MB gotta go says:

      Oh this is not Hatred…this is the truth. And who appointed Sir Fucktard the emperor of Georgia Democrats? Missed that vote.

      He’s worrying about a comment destroying the Party but instead his Party ain’t go a dime raised to send its delegates to Charlotte. Oh wait, maybe Sir Fucktard is going to run for Chair of the Delegation and that will solve everything. He might want to check in with his buddy Berlon to assure that King Berlon has submitted all the paperwork – would kinda suck if ya’ll went to Charlotte and didn’t have any seats.

  8. Seriously? says:

    Mr. Perkins-

    As the Chair of the DPG Charter and Bylaws Committee, I would expect you to have a grasp on the Bylaws that you purportedly chair. I turn you to Bylaws 2.8.3, which very clearly says that there must be “written notice” “at least 10 days before a hearing on said charges before the State Committee” with a list of people prepared to testify against her.

    Last I checked, and I do know my math darn well, this meeting is 2 days out. If you bring this motion, the Parliamentarian will strike it down, and you will look like a fool. Not to mention the fact that you have stated no valid grounds under Bylaws 2.8.2.

    I can’t believe I even have to do tell this to you.

    • Seriously? says:

      And what motion would that be? Because you realize it’s a pointless motion and would simply be grandstanding, right?

      And speaking of grossly unfair, don’t you think sending out a mass email to an undisclosed group of people accusing a fellow Democrat of such things is a little…unfair?

      • Seriously? says:

        I believe Catherine made it clear to the media within an hour after her email that she had written it.

        But seriously, someone makes a valid criticism, and instead of coming on here to try to correct it yourself, or perhaps talking to her one on one, you take the mature way out and try to remove her? Do you know who Juliana even is and what she has done for Democrats in this state? Do you even know what county has elected her to the State Committee for so many years?

        • Catherine says:

          Whoa! I didn’t ever send that anonymous email. It wasn’t me. I helped CRAFT it, but did not hit send. Remember me? I’m the one of the ones who puts her name on things no one else will.

      • MB gotta go says:

        Let that fucktard try to get rid of Juliana and he will have more gay activists marching in front of his house than he can handle.

        She’s from Jersey and will bring the wrath without ever showing up. All it takes is a head signal that the shit is going down and Mr. Perkins it will rain on your ass like nobody’s business.

        Sincerely,
        Jane Doe #1

  9. griftdrift says:

    I dont know what’s funnier. The continued self-immolation or the turning the state blue in 2012 comment.

    • MB gotta go says:

      Apparently Sir Fucktard is delusional that Georgia is also going blue in 2014. Mr. Fucktard your party doesn’t even have any one viable to run statewide in 2014. Maybe Sir Fucktard and Berlon will run for Governor and Lite Governor.

  10. Juliana says:

    Dear Steve, there isn’t any accusation by me, just a link to someone else’s blog. Lighten up Frances.

    Mine is a cranky comment about the fact that it isn’t an “election” it’s a “acclamation” vote, by the own Chairmans admission.

    The advocacy groups, well just like all caucus we waited and pushed for…. took years. The Georgia Democratic party will survive another two months without a “Green” group, trust me.

    Sen. Jackson has assumed the role already, so what’s the freaking rush to Macon while we have primaries, fundraising, door knocking, phone banking, Juneteeth events to go to?

  11. Juliana says:

    Dear Steve, there isn’t any accusation by me, just a link to someone else’s blog. Lighten up Frances.

    Mine is a cranky comment about the fact that it isn’t an “election” it’s a “acclamation” vote, by the own Chairmans admission.

    The advocacy groups, well just like all caucus we waited and pushed for took years. The Georgia Democratic party will survive another two months without a “Green” group, trust me.

    Sen. Jackson has assumed the role already, so what’s the freaking rush to Macon while we have primaries, fundraising, door knocking,

  12. Hahaha, are you serious? This is like swallowing the barrel of a shot gun to mildly spite the surface of your facial skin.

    “I call for removal of some of our best donors and activists because this war must end.” Steve, dude. Dude.

    Wow. I’d tell you to fuck off, but that might get my comment moderated by the good and decent folks who run this blog.

    • Catherine says:

      Oh, Daniel, you have special dispensation here. Say whatever you like. We believe in free speech around here.

  13. Ladida says:

    This speaks volumes.
    http://tinyurl.com/7pv7aux

  14. correct says:

    Julianal is right, dpg can’t vote on the green energy stuff on saturday or any other day because it will require driving to vote which hurts the environment so no green energy group ever.

    • Juliana says:

      No that’s not what I said. I said it could wait till after the Primary, and be voted on at the August meeting. Hell it took years to get the caucus’s voted on.

      I’m just pointing out that the “green” folk ought to the the first to see this is wasteful and a silly reason to come to Macon.

      Of ALL people they should be promoting more efficient and carbon neutral ways of doing the parties business.

  15. Juliana says:

    @CG57, thank you for pointing that out.

    I happened to mention this to the Chairman when the date was first announced. I received no reply.

    The Cobb Democratic Women will be staffing the 9th annual NAACP Juneteeth event in the square in Marietta, where they have been for all nine of the Juneteeth festivals.

  16. CG57 says:

    Let’s not forget that Saturday is Juneteenth. Rather than participating in any community events, the DPG chose this day above all others to hold the meeting. Way to go…

    Also, the “advocacy groups” sounds like a new way to raise money for the party under the guise of supporting specific issues, and those issues only. If it’s more successful than dance parties, more power to them.

  17. William Wallace says:

    The DPG has more than $2 now courtesy of all those candidates qualifying for the ballot and buying Votebuilder.

  18. Juliana says:

    um as I understand it no one was ever actually “served”.

    Besides, all my best pals were on that list..

  19. Juliana says:

    Sorry Steve could not be helped, I believe he is right about the way Sen. Jackson was installed. Everyone danced around it when it happened, but credit where credit is due. Doesn’t make Andre my pal, but it we should have some integrity to acknowledge he said it.

  20. Peaches says:

    Uh oh. This might have just put you on the Nixon Enemies List. Good thing you’re out of state and can’t be served.

  21. Steve says:

    I don’t disagree with anything you have said there, but I do have one very serious problem with your post. You broke rule number 1 – 14:

    Never link to Andre.

  22. griftdrift says:

    This has taken my top position as favorite rant ever

  23. Jen B. says:

    Would they let you participate via Skype?

    • inserteyerollhere says:

      Or one of those Telephone Town Halls that we did in 2010, or proxy voting, or secure online survey, or secure video conference.

      It’s 2012 surely there is some technology… but that would take more planing than blasting out an email and having folks drive in like it’s 2004.