Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Keeping Stereotypes Alive

In a standard refrain, State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland bad mouths a proposed $30 million soccer stadium for the city of Chester.

Instead he takes the opportunity to highlight the unfortunate shooting of a Chester girl.

Money Q:

“We have very little opportunities for young people in Chester, and when we do have something happening, they are put in the line of fire,” he said, referring to an incident last week when a young girl was shot in the foot while walking home from a dance hosted at the YWCA.
The gunshot victim hobbled up to the microphone Monday in a large boot next to Kirkland, who described her as a “symbol of hope.”
“Hope was almost destroyed. We’re looking for a way to keep hope alive.”

In this instance it was Kirkland who shot himself (and Chester) in the foot. But then he's always doing that.

UPDATE: In the meantime, county and Chester officials are doing their best to make the development deal, stadium and pro soccer team a reality.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Kirkland is correct,the field of bull does not help chester or any other delaware county tax payer.The only people who profit are the backers of the stadium.How many jobs are year round?The money from the casinos was to go to the tax payers for relief ,now they will be paying unemployement .The voters are getting it again and the poor will be pushed out of their homes just like atlantic city who received nothing.Take the 30 million and clean up Chester so all can profit long term,If you build it they will come is not going to happen ,Soccer is not that big in this country and it is only a summer game.

October 23, 2007 at 9:41 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

Oh brother. Talk about ingrates looking a gift horse in the mouth…
Maybe we should just stop the dumping of ALL taxpayer monies into that bottomless black hole of Chester.

October 23, 2007 at 4:38 PM 
Blogger Franny Ward said...

While Kirkland playfully laughed at the idea of a soccer stadium in a “basketball town,”

Sure thing.. If I said it first, I'd be labeled a racist. Keep it up Mr Kirkland - Keep implying that hidden "race card". Your good at it.

October 24, 2007 at 2:31 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

Yep. Retired drug dealer Kirkland always brings his ugly racial attitudes to every topic. Like many racist blacks, clearly he views everything through that racial perspective. Ugly stuff and indeed intolerable when committed by a white. And it speaks loudly of the attitudes of his constituents that they keep reelecting someone like that. (like Philly and John Street)
Yep, racism is still alive and well in America. Only today the majority of it comes in the form of what used to be called reverse racism. And yet the never-ending racial scoldings we are ever bludgeoned with are continually misdirected at whites when it would seem it is black who have failed to get the message that racism is wrong.

October 24, 2007 at 11:28 AM 

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