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BET AWARDS: Whitney Houston, Trayvon Martin Honored
Fox News Latino / The Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2012

Posted on 07/02/2012 2:43:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Hollywood’s brightest stars came out for the annual BET Awards Sunday night and once again took time to honor the late Whitney Houston.

--snip--

...Rev. Al Sharpton received the humanitarian award, and urged the crowd to vote this November.

"This election is not just about Obama, this is about your momma," he said....

(Excerpt) Read more at latino.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; hiphop; music; obama; rickscott; television; trayvon; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 07/02/2012 2:43:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This tells me that those people are really wired way different than most


2 posted on 07/02/2012 2:45:56 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Morons feting morons. Racist idiot getting an humanitarian award.

Blacks are from a different planet entirely.


3 posted on 07/02/2012 2:47:16 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John.....
You’ve forgotten your “semi-news/semi-satire” tag again....


4 posted on 07/02/2012 2:47:45 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So BET honored a crack head and a 17 year old weed addict who was beating the crap out of another man..gee BET, you really have to raise your standards on who you look up to


5 posted on 07/02/2012 2:48:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who did WET give their awards to this year?


6 posted on 07/02/2012 2:49:05 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Enough jokes, Semmens!


7 posted on 07/02/2012 2:49:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So aside from being to stupid enough to pounce on a Latino with a gun what exactly did he do to deserve an award? At least Whitney could sing.

They could name a new award for him and call it the stupidest hoodie award.


8 posted on 07/02/2012 2:49:57 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The same demographic that is blocking the investigation into the murder of BP Agent Brian Terry.

Terry was white.


9 posted on 07/02/2012 2:54:52 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can see what Trayvon has to do with “Black”; and he is tenuously associated with “Television”. But “Entertainment”?


10 posted on 07/02/2012 3:07:38 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This election is not just about Obama, this is about your momma,” he said....

WTF does that mean?


11 posted on 07/02/2012 3:08:23 PM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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Talk about media spin....read the caption of the BET photo

Man of Honor

Rev. Al Sharpton's tireless dedication to improving the rights of African-Americans is unparalleled. Since the '60s he's made an impact on our community as a prominent activist, leader and spokesperson. He will be honored at the 2012 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award presented by State Farm for his political activism and social reform over the last five decades.

Meanwhile...what he's actually "reformed"....
Al Sharpton in 1992: I'll Use Hate To Achieve Racial Justice

Controversy

Comments on Jews

During the Crown Heights Riot, Sharpton (who arranged a rally in Crown Heights after Cato's death) has been seen by some commentators as inflaming tensions by making remarks that included "If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house".

Comments on gays

Sharpton was quoted as saying to an audience at Kean College in 1994 that, "White folks was [sic] in caves while we was building empires.... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it." Sharpton defended his comments by noting that the term "homo" was not homophobic but added that he no longer uses the term. Sharpton has since called for an end to homophobia in the African-American community.

Comments on Mormons

During 2007 Sharpton was accused of bigotry for comments he made on May 7, 2007, concerning presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his religion, Mormonism:

"As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don't worry about that; that's a temporary situation."

In response, a representative for Romney told reporters that "bigotry toward anyone because of their beliefs is unacceptable." The Catholic League compared Sharpton to Don Imus, and said that his remarks "should finish his career".

On May 9 during an interview on Paula Zahn NOW, Sharpton said that his views on Mormonism were based on the "Mormon Church's traditionally racist views regarding blacks" and its interpretation of the so-called "Curse of Ham". On May 10, Sharpton called two apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and apologized to them for his remarks and asked to meet with them.

Tax issues

On May 9, 2008 the Associated Press reported that Sharpton and his businesses owed almost $1.5 million in unpaid taxes and penalties. Sharpton owed $931,000 in federal income tax and $366,000 to New York, and his for-profit company, Rev. Al Communications, owed another $176,000 to the state.

On June 19, 2008 the New York Post reported that the Internal Revenue Service had sent subpoenas to several corporations that had donated to Sharpton's National Action Network. In 2007 New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo began investigating the National Action Network, because it failed to make proper financial reports, as required for non-profits. According to the Post, several major corporations, including Anheuser-Busch and Colgate-Palmolive, have donated thousands of dollars to the National Action Network. The Post asserted that the donations were made to prevent boycotts or rallies by the National Action Network.

Sharpton countered the investigative actions with a charge that they reflected a political agenda by United States agencies.

On September 29, 2010 Robert Snell of The Detroit News reported that the Internal Revenue Service had filed a notice of federal tax lien against Sharpton in New York City in the amount of over $538,000. Sharpton's lawyer asserts that the notice of federal tax lien relates to Sharpton's year 2009 federal income tax return, the due date of which has been extended to October 15, 2010, according to the lawyer. However, the Snell report states that the lien relates to taxes assessed during 2009.


It sickens me, that corrupt, racist, haters like Sharpton are praised and raised up to be praised like an Idol. THIS is what is wrong with our society and why we're in a handbasket.....
12 posted on 07/02/2012 3:11:53 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: panaxanax
He never makes sense

13 posted on 07/02/2012 3:14:04 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: panaxanax
“This election is not just about Obama, this is about your momma,” he said....

WTF does that mean?

This ranks right up there with Jesse Jackson's eloquent "Stay out the Bushes! Stay out the Bushes!" speech at the Democratic National Convention.

14 posted on 07/02/2012 3:14:57 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This election is not just about Obama, this is about your momma,” he said....

Sorry dirtbag. This election IS ALL ABOUT OBAMA!!


15 posted on 07/02/2012 3:25:18 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only comment I have about Whitney Houston is...”all that money and she died the way she did”.Regarding the tribute to Martin...did they show photos of a “white Hispanic” with a bloody head and a fractured nose?
16 posted on 07/02/2012 3:26:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I get Houston. She may have been a sad pathetic loser drug addict but she did entertain in the past and did have some talent at one time
Trayvon Martin on the other hand just another stupid moron that took an pair of fists to a gun fight.
Only award he deserves is the Darwin.....


17 posted on 07/02/2012 3:28:49 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sharpton had a busy day Sunday. The local news (L.A.) showed him giving the eulogy for the Rodney King funeral on Sunday.


18 posted on 07/02/2012 3:46:14 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When a white man breaks the law, he goes to jail.

When a black man breaks the law, the cop goes to jail.

Equalitarianism in Obama’s America. :)


19 posted on 07/02/2012 3:47:53 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Lucky9teen

“White folks was [sic] in caves while we was building empires.... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics...”

Wow! You’d think that with that much of a jump on “white folks” that they would have a better command of the English language.


20 posted on 07/02/2012 3:59:11 PM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fine, African Americans love Obama, they love Treyvon Martin. Let’s forget about it and move ahead.


21 posted on 07/02/2012 4:11:21 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A druggie and a thuggie - how special.


22 posted on 07/02/2012 4:51:43 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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Yo, English be white man talk, baby! Rev. Al ain’t down wit dat jive, right on!/sarcasm;)


23 posted on 07/02/2012 4:55:03 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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This really exemplifies why the black community is what's standing in the way of its own progression. Instead of honoring the righteous, the intelligent and the philanthropic in their communities, they honor someone who squandered their God-given talent for addictive substances and a wanna be gangster who was killed before his first turn in the pen.
24 posted on 07/02/2012 5:06:39 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Truly pathetic.


25 posted on 07/02/2012 5:11:24 PM PDT by Mears
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"First of all, let's get one thing straight, crack is cheap. I make too much money to ever smoke crack." - Whitney Houston

"What's your f**king problem? (Before assaulting George Zimmerman)" - Trayvon Martin

Wonderful role models for America's youth.

26 posted on 07/02/2012 6:06:59 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What, no Nobel prizes?


27 posted on 07/03/2012 7:33:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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