Thursday, July 03, 2008

Carpetbagging Is Killing Detroit by Akindele Akinyemi


For those of you who feel I should apologize for my comments on Rashida Tlaib that I made yesterday the answer is NO.










The 12th district race for state representative has emerged as a hotly contested race. There is no way I will reverse what I have said about her. She still must come clean about these addresses we have recently found.

P.O. Box 9380, Detroit, MI 48209 (mailbox)
10465 Tireman Dearborn 48126
9123 Rathbone, Detroit, MI 48209

We even found a MONROE address. So what the hell is going on?

It's bad enough that the Mayor Kilpatrick's mouthpiece is in the race. You know who I am talking about.




Yes, Carl Ramsey who was recently endorsed by the UAW over Denise Monroe Hearn thanks to Mayor Kilpatrick and Emma Bell. However, if you look at this YouTube video with Carl with that varsity jacket with the letter "K" stuck to it (in support of Kwame Kilpatrick) you would change your mind drastically.

Here is the video at http://youtube.com/watch?v=QRTQ_J1967g.

Back to Rashida Tlaib. I received some e-mail on how racist it was for me to attack a Arab-American woman. These same people never come to defend African people from the Diaspora when we are under attack. And I never personally attacked her. But because her supporters thought I was a racist let's go there.

It's interesting to find so many Arab-Americans opening stores in the Black community selling rotten meat, liquor and tobacco when some are actually Muslims posing as Chaldeans. Chaldeans are Christian Arabs. Arabs control the food distribution in our community. I do not have a problem with a group of people practicing economics but not at the expense of killing one community off to profit for themselves. That is flat out wrong.

Did some of you get pissed off because I tried to connect Rashida with terrorism? Big deal. If you do the research you will find how many Arab organizations in the continental United States are connected to terrorist (or so-called political parties) overseas. Proof of this is how the La Shish restaurant chain (based in Dearborn) closed down all of a sudden. The owner is hiding in Lebanon. He is connected to Hezbollah. There was proof that he was funneling money to a "political party" that wished to wipe out Israel. Hezbollah receives their weapons from Iran.

If you read closely you will find that I never called Rashida a terrorist. I am closely watching who she is affiliated with that is a serious concern for voters and others in Southwest Detroit. This is why we need to elect Denise Monroe Hearn to the state house because she is already fighting adult illiteracy in our community. And for those who misinterpret my comments are illiterate.

The MAJOR problem with Rashida Tlaib is the fact that an Arab-American woman can use a Detroit address, run for State Representative in a predominately Black and Hispanic community. There is no way that a Black man (like myself) can use a Dearborn address to run for State Representative. (1) I would not get elected because I am not White or Arab and (2) I do not know the needs of that particular community. Respectfully, I would rather have an Arab-American to run for office for the people he/she represents in his.her district. It's a connection that I feel should not be broken with the constituents. (3) I am concerned about those young adults who are supporting her cannot even give a clear directive on how she lives in the district in SW Detroit. The area where her 9123 Rathbone address (where most of you claim she is living) is a complete hell hole.

This area is only 5 minutes from where I work. The air quality is extremely poor. She supposedly lives NEXT to a cemetary. Because I work the 3rd shift at my job I hear shootings every night. The senior citizens who live in the district are scared to walk out their homes. Yet, you are telling , a seasoned attorney with policy experience and making money lives in the worst area of SW Detroit. You young people should be highly ashamed of yourself because you are friends with Tobocman.

What we have found out about this 9123 Rathbone is the person who lives there is
Ibrahem Elabed. Rashida's name is sometimes Rashida Elabed or Rashida Flaib. Ok, which name is she going by or are these aliases? Anyone can own a home in SW Detroit and rent it out to the residents.

When we look at the 10465 Tireman address in Dearborn we found out that
Fayez Taeeb lives there.

On the Michigan Secretary of State's Website Tlaib's treasurer is named
IBRAHEM ELABED at a 2044 SPRINGWELLS DETROIT, MI 48209 address. We found out that Leah Chance stayed there.

She has one address in Carelton, MI, and one in Monroe, MI. In fact, when Tlaib filed for her papers for State Representative she had a Monroe, Michigan address on the back of her driver's license. We do know she lived in Monroe from 2004-2006. But Tlaib feels she has this race in the bag. Yes, she is a bag...a carpetbagger. Now she is going around telling people she grew up in the district when that is NOT the case.

Tlaib is using her policy experience in Rep. Tobocman's office to try to swing voters in SW Detroit. But it is completely unfair for someone like Tlaib to run in Southwest Detroit when she could have easily ran in Dearborn on the same issues. This type of nonsense hurts Detroit in the long run.

Tliab is who we consider a high risk candidate. There is way too much going on in Southwest Detroit for us to just have another candidate from Dearborn, Monroe , whereever she comes from and set up shop. The whole Synagro Technology scandal has rocked City Hall. Even Fanchon Stinger from Fox 2 News is in serious trouble.

Fanchon is dating Rayford Jackson, a key person in the FBI investigation with Synagro. Jackson sits on a Board of Directors for a foundation that was set up by Rev. Wendell Anthony. Anthony pushed for the deal. Anthony is the President of the Detroit Branch NAACP. John Clark, who was Chief of Staff for Ken Cockrel resigned over this mess. We know nutty Monica Conyers, Martha Reeves and Alberta Tinsley-Talabi are being targeted. YOU KNOW Mayor Kilpatrick name is all over this crap. And just because Carl Ramsey (who is the Mayor's pet in this race) is running to serve the Mayor's interests how do we know that Tlaib is also running on behalf of the Mayor just in case Ramsey don't make it past August 5? There is too much stuff going on for someone from Dearborn to come in and rubberstamp the Mayor's agenda in the long run.

Some of the thing to look at in SW Detroit that can easily be considered the Mayor's agenda.

Synagro Technologies
Marathon Refinery
Del-Ray
The number of brownfields in the district

I can go on but you get the point.

None of the precinct delegates I have spoken to have no clue who is Rashida Tlaib. Remember, Rep. Steve Tobocman ran in 2002 as a carpetbagger also and won. Black folks down in Southwest Detroit will never see or hear Tlaib because the core strategy that she is using is to target high voters (who are normally White folks) in the district. Hispanics will vote but, like Blacks in the district, need to register to vote first. Some cannot vote due to illegal immigration, education or do not have the proper paper work to vote. This is how Tlaib is trying to steal this election.

Now here is the hook. Rep. Steve Tobocman was voted the most liberal representative not just from the Detroit Delegation but in the Michigan State House. Rashida Tlaib is the same way. Or is she? One one hand, according to sources, she gave a $100 contribution to former Congressman David Bonior when he ran for Governor back in 2002. Then she gave $1000 to Congressman Joe Knollenberg, a Republican from Troy. Whose interests does she have? The constituents or her personal agenda? By the way when I looked up the contributions she made to Bonior her address said Dearborn, MI (even though her followers claim she has always lived in Detroit).

I believe that carpertbagging is killing Detroit.

(1) Fred Durhal is running for District 6 as a State Representative. His address is 12533 Broadstreet DETROIT, MI 48204. Then I found this address at 4270 Tireman Avenue Detroit, MI 48204. The problem with the Tireman address is there is no record of it online. Plus the Broadstreet address is in District 7. That address is near Sturtevant and NORTH of Elmhurst which means he should be running in District 7 NOT District 6. This is horrible knowing that Ajene Evans is running in this same race for District 6. I hope people vote for Sheila Dapremont for State Representative before this district falls into the river.

(2) Wayne County Commissioner Burton Leland has not lived in Detroit for over 20 years as shown in this video http://youtube.com/watch?v=IBMxpVxdK1g. This is why we MUST elect Monique Baker McCormick in District 7 and show Leland the door.

(3) Anthony Bradford, who is the former Chief of Staff for Burton Leland, lives off Evergreen and 10 1/2 Mile in Southfield. However, he is running for State Representative in District 11 in Detroit. The address he is using to run is
13960 Mendota St Detroit, MI 48238. The house belongs to Essie L & Mary A Barber.

And you know the scoop with Rashida Tlaib.

We must have more accountability from our leadership. If you are going to run then run in the district you are currently living and assigned to. Why should you cheat the residents of the City of Detroit of a fair representation if your heart is not into it but waiting on a few kickbacks?

7 comments:

Paul Sewick said...

Mr. Akinyemi--

It is my sincere hope that you will immediately address the actual questions brought up in the comments to your previous post about Rashida Tlaib.

I hope by now you have seen Debbie Schlussel's comment to your blog post entitled "Are We Going to Follow Hamas, Killer-patrick or Denise Monroe Hearn". She pointed out that you were indeed committing plagiarism and that you were lying when you said you had permission to reproduce her work. The worst sins a writer can commit are plagiarism and lying. You have committed both and you owe your readers and Ms. Schlussel an apology. You have been caught red-handed--but it is never too late to come clean, Mr. Akinyemi.

You never offered any proof that Ms. Tlaib is trying to "pass herself off as Hispanic", or even where you got this ridiculous idea. But if you made that comment in haste or negligence, it is not too late to apologize.

About Ms. Tlaib's multiple addresses: If you put my own name into your internet address search service, you will also see many addresses. You will see my past and present Detroit addresses, in addition to St. Clair Shores, Fraser, and even Phoenix, Arizona. People move.

The idea that a person would be unqualified to hold a political office because they are of a different ethnicity than the majority of the constituents is just obscene. And now to accuse Arabs of "selling rotten meat"... you're being ridiculous. But if you said that out of emotion while not thinking clearly, an apology to the Arab community of Detroit might still be acceptable.

Finally it might be wise to apologize to Denise Monroe Hearn. I hope that voters Googling the names of 12th district state representative candidates don't see her name associated with your plagiarism, lies, and incitement of ethnic hate.

-Paul Sewick

Ron Smith said...

Mr. Akinyemi,

This is in regards to your comments about Carl Ramsey....I have known Carl Ramsey for many years and he is the best choice for State Representative in our district. No one cares more about the people in our district. He is always accessibe and knows the ins and outs of District 12. No other candidate can say that. He has never been tied to any scandal or corruption. Carl will come to your hoome and invite you to his. Who else has done that. It's unfair to punish someone because of who he may or may not work for. Do you remember Gen. Colin Powell working for both Bill Clinton AND George Bush, Sr. I don't agree with everything my boss says or does. Carl cares deeply about southwest and it's citizens and that can't be debated. Now on to Rashida....I would not recommend supporting Rashida mainly because she is misrepresenting herself and knows very little about the residents in our district. Thank You

Akindele F. Akinyemi said...

Paul said:

"I hope by now you have seen Debbie Schlussel's comment to your blog post entitled "Are We Going to Follow Hamas, Killer-patrick or Denise Monroe Hearn". She pointed out that you were indeed committing plagiarism and that you were lying when you said you had permission to reproduce her work. The worst sins a writer can commit are plagiarism and lying. You have committed both and you owe your readers and Ms. Schlussel an apology. You have been caught red-handed--but it is never too late to come clean, Mr. Akinyemi."

Thank you for going to Debbie Paul. Whether she said it our not I KNOW people that matches her comments. So her rant means nothing to me. All she is pointing out is something I learned a LONG time ago when I used to work in Dearborn.

"You never offered any proof that Ms. Tlaib is trying to "pass herself off as Hispanic", or even where you got this ridiculous idea."

I have walked portions of the district where BLACKS and Hispanics have told me that (1) they thought she was Hispanic or (2) she is passing herself off as Hispanic. Unless you walk the district you do not know.


"About Ms. Tlaib's multiple addresses: If you put my own name into your internet address search service, you will also see many addresses. You will see my past and present Detroit addresses, in addition to St. Clair Shores, Fraser, and even Phoenix, Arizona. People move."

She has been registered in the district since March 2008. Also when she filed she had a Monrore address on the back of her license.


"The idea that a person would be unqualified to hold a political office because they are of a different ethnicity than the majority of the constituents is just obscene. And now to accuse Arabs of "selling rotten meat"... you're being ridiculous. But if you said that out of emotion while not thinking clearly, an apology to the Arab community of Detroit might still be acceptable."

I owe no one an apology. What I said is hardline facts. We have sent news crews to break the story over a period of time. You are not being realistic when you accuse of me being ridiculous about my comments about another person of another ethnicity representing the majority that does not look like him/her. You do not know politics because I can run against an Arab in Dearborn for State Rep and will never get elected because Arabs look out after one another BEFORE they will elect me. That is a fact.

"Finally it might be wise to apologize to Denise Monroe Hearn."

For what? This woman has lived in the District forever unlike Rashida. The cat's out the bag on Rashida and we are moving full force on the 12th regardless of Debbie, you or whoever. This is a serious situation and I cannot have carpetbaggers coming in to disrupt.

Ron Smith hello. You said:

"This is in regards to your comments about Carl Ramsey....I have known Carl Ramsey for many years and he is the best choice for State Representative in our district. No one cares more about the people in our district. He is always accessibe and knows the ins and outs of District 12. No other candidate can say that."

Give me a break. Denise has been in the district, has done more and is unbought and unbossed unlike Carl. I KNOW for a fact that Carl is a mouthpiece for the Mayor and he has even told me repeatedly to curtail my ciriticism of the Mayor.

"I would not recommend supporting Rashida mainly because she is misrepresenting herself and knows very little about the residents in our district. Thank You"

Thanks ron...can you share that with paul?

Paul Sewick said...

Mr. Akindele,

If you don't believe that Debbie Schlussel really left you that comment, email her yourself. Or leave your email address or PO Box on your website so that people can contact you through means other than this comment section.

So the "proof" you offer that Ms. Tlaib is "passing herself off as Hispanic" is that you say people told you so. No details, no names, no streets... You also told me that Debbie Schlussel gave you permission to use her words, and that turned out to be a complete lie.

You won't even acknowledge that you plagiarized, told me a deliberate lie, or incited ethnic hate--much less apologize for these things. I started reading your blog because you have some ideas that I agree will be good for Detroit. But now I can no longer take you seriously.

-Paul Sewick

Anonymous said...

Whats really funny is that I went to elementary school all the way to High School with Rashida and her brothers in SouthWest Detroit.

Anonymous said...

This blog is a joke. Rep. Tlaib is a great person and does a lot for her community. The numbers tell how much her residents care for her. No one can deny her last 2 elections where nothing short of amazing. She will be elected to a third term as well in two years. So keep bashing her as she defends her residents.

Anonymous said...

Mr.Akindale,

You disgust me. You should be ashamed of yourself because Rep. Tlaib was elected to a second term so obvoiusly she is doing something right. You need professional help.