Tuesday, April 24, 2007

With Apologies to ABBA...

Orlando
by Joan Foster

Do you read the press, Orlando?
I remember long ago when I still held them in my thrall.
They hailed my confidence, Orlando!
And never seem to mind my tactics or my stunning lack of evidence at all.
The metanarrative had begun!
If the Dukies just stand trial, a Durham jury will make them fall!

Now they've turned on me, Orlando.
Ever hour, every minute seems to last eternally
I am so afraid , Orlando
I'm so grateful that you have shown some fine support for me!
I appreciated the delay.
Now surely the Durham power guys can do a deal that makes this go away?

There was something in the air last Spring
Townie Revenge, Orlando!
Standing with the NC NAACP!
And the Fem-nazis! Orlando!
Though I never thought that we could lose, there's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, Orlando.

Remember Election Night, Orlando?
Harris Johnson's jubilant smile upon his face.
We were so happy then, Orlando!
No out-of-towners were gonna tell us locals how to run our little place!
The Big Guys had my back!
How proud they were that night that little Mikey'd won his race!

There was something in the air that night
I pandered so right, Orlando.
Privelege and race!
The hero of the 88! Orlando!
And though I never thought that we could lose, I'm not lost yet!.
I have YOU to protect a friend.
With me to the end. Orlando!

There was something in the air last Spring
Townie Revenge, Orlando!
Standing with the NC NAACP!
And the Fem-nazis! Orlando!
Though I never thought that we could lose, there's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, Orlando.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

All Nifong needed was a trial. This city is corrupt to the core. He knew that. Hudson is a disgrace.

bill anderson said...

Nifong and Hudson are disgraces, but Joan Foster is not!!

Joan, you are a prize, and three young men who are not going to go to prison on false charges owe you much!!

Anonymous said...

Orlando Hudson! Why are you protecting Nifong?

All that is being asked is that he be suspended with pay. Then we will indeed wait until the Bar Hearing is over. Then we will wait while the criminal investigation is done.

Frankly what I have seen in this case is corrupt Judges. Stephens & Hudson maybe they or someone they are protecting were in some little black book?

The stink from Durham is getting real bad!

Anonymous said...

Judge Hudson is attempting to avoid rushing head first the way Nifong is accused of doing. Anyone who saw this as Nifong's blindness surely doesn't want to happening again in any case.

Anonymous said...

Terrific - when you come to Vegas - see MAMA MIA - based on the music of ABBA - everyone in the audience is singing and dancing.

Anonymous said...

Hudson need not worry about rushing. He is compelled to issue a finding of fact within thirty days of the original filing by Beth Brewer. The statute leaves no question. His finding of fact requires him to decide if the charges against Nifong, if assumed true, rise to the level of grounds for dismissal. He must then determine if probable cause exists to support those charges. His finding of fact totally sidestepped those issues and addressed non-pertinent issues such as Nifong's other legal troubles. Hudson has himself brought his office into disrepute, and shown his conduct to be prejudicial of justice.

The public in Durham has no reason to believe that justice can be achieved here