Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Al Flowers Announces Press Conference At Imaginary Intersection...

Stock Photo, Al "I Am The Community" Flowers

Word comes from Hawthorne Housing Director Jeff Skrenes that "Mayoral Candidate" Al Flowers called a press conference today, putting out word the conference would be at the intersection of Broadway and Colfax.

For those unfamiliar with North Minneapolis (NoMi) there is no place where Colfax intersects with (West) Broadway. Al Flowers loves to constantly insert himself into North Minneapolis matters but, well, he lives in SOUTH Minneapolis (SoMi) and this is one of the times it really showed.

Other than that, I'm told...


Al "I Am The Community" Flowers is sticking to his grammar guns, and insisting on the phrase "medium income" rather than "median." He also accused Rybak of not being willing to debate. Gee, I seem to recall there was an incident where Rybak was doing a press conference in North Minneapolis, and got verbally heckled and driven off by Reverend Al MacAfee and...

Wait for it.

Wait for it.

AL FLOWERS!!!


So why should Rybak debate Flowers, when Flowers already showed how uncivil Flowers will be to Rybak? Plus there's that thing about Al Flowers shoving City Councilman Don Samuels from behind, and then suing SAMUELS for (alleged) premeditated, first degree toe stepping.

So why would Mayor Rybak come NEAR a back-shoving nutcase like Al Flowers, let alone have a debate with him? When Lennie Chism debates Chipper the Entrepreneurial Squirrel, that might be the day Mayor Rybak should condescend to debate a no-chance loser like Al Flowers, whose actions are so outrageous Flowers borders on being an imaginary character; like the boogey man.

9 comments:

Jordan Livability said...

For a second I though it said he wanted to talk about the missing JACC equipment:

Community activist and Minneapolis Mayoral candidate Al Flowers to hold press conference on economic development and missing Empowerment Zone funds in North MinneapolisMINNEAPOLIS, MN…Minneapolis Mayoral candidate Al Flowers will hold a press conference Wednesday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m. on the corner of West Broadway Avenue and Colfax Avenue North regarding his vision for economic development in Minneapolis and to question what happened to $29 million of City of Minneapolis Empowerment Zone funding that was to be disbursed to small businesses and disenfranchised organizations during the past five years.

Anonymous said...

To borrow a phrase from our president, "he's a jackass".

Johnny Northside said...

Thank you, Jordan Livability. I didn't have the press release in hand but I knew I could take Jeff's word for it, and the blogosphere is a hungry beast which wants to be fed ASAP.

Speaking of which....

Off to my next post.

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between an Al Flowers press conference and some nut yelling on a street corner?

Johnny Northside said...

OK, I'll bite...

The difference is the nut on the street corner at least knows what corner he's at.

Anonymous said...

The "real" press showed up...

Anonymous said...

So what happened? And...

where was he?

The Mortgage Geek said...

This just in! Al Flowers' next press conference will be at the intersection of 5th St N and 32nd Ave N.

Johnny Northside! said...

The press conference announcement was carried on IBNN and, somehow, it seems likely that Don Allen (who is equally sloppy about fact checking) may bear part of the blame for this fiasco.

I mean, ha ha, I have to wonder if Al Flowers even READ his own press release.