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Jesse Jackson busload of workers includes few New Orleanians
WWL TV ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2005 | WWL TV

Posted on 10/12/2005 3:31:15 AM PDT by chemicalman

Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition brought about 200 people to town Tuesday to find jobs reconstructing New Orleans, but most of those talked to by Eyewitness News were not displaced residents.

Jackson organized the bus tour, which began in Chicago Monday, as an attempt to bring displaced residents back to participate in the rebuilding of the city. When pressed as to how many of the job seekers were from the New Orleans area, Jackson said he didn’t know.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Mississippi; US: Missouri; US: Tennessee; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: blanco; hurricane; jackson; jessie; katrina; landrieu; neworleans
Jessie. Maybe they don't want to come back?
1 posted on 10/12/2005 3:31:18 AM PDT by chemicalman
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To: chemicalman
Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition brought about 200 people to town Tuesday to find jobs reconstructing New Orleans, but most of those talked to by Eyewitness News were not displaced residents.

Sure they were displaced, FROM CHICAGO!

2 posted on 10/12/2005 3:36:01 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Don't Get Stuck On Stupid!" - Lieutenant General Russell "Ragin' Cajun" Honore)
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To: chemicalman

This is as sad as it is hilarious. JJ is going to drop these people like rocks as soon as the cameras are gone. I hope those actually interested in finding jobs and homes do so because the bus will have left the station.


3 posted on 10/12/2005 3:42:01 AM PDT by Bahbah ( Water Buckets UP!)
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To: chemicalman
Jesse Jackson busload of workers includes few New Orleanians


All that big talk about bringing them back to "their" city to get jobs. All I can say Jesse is "embarassin'"
4 posted on 10/12/2005 3:45:12 AM PDT by WasDougsLamb (Just my opinion.Go easy on me........)
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To: chemicalman

Ha! Jesse is a carpetbagger.


5 posted on 10/12/2005 3:45:28 AM PDT by NeonKnight
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To: chemicalman

On a different note; did anyone see Jesse on CNN a few nights ago? Was it me, or did he look like he was slurring his speech? Something didn't seem quite right(no pun intended)


6 posted on 10/12/2005 3:47:06 AM PDT by bella1
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To: chemicalman

Any folks coming to town on Jesse's bus, will probably join the looting....

Semper Fi


7 posted on 10/12/2005 4:07:04 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
"Sure they were displaced, FROM CHICAGO!"

Yes, displaced from Chicago and their goal isn't to work in N.O., but to vote dim in N.O. and Chicago too.

8 posted on 10/12/2005 4:11:06 AM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: chemicalman

Just another of Jacksons scams. These people will be writing home for bus fare back before the weeks out.


9 posted on 10/12/2005 4:13:58 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: chemicalman
WWL-TV. Is that New Orleans? I wish the reporter would do us a big favor and actually follow these people and document their experience. I imagine they will find jobs. But where will they live? When will they see those 6 kids again? Hmmmm? Obvious question, where are those kids?

Won't happen.

10 posted on 10/12/2005 4:31:33 AM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT
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To: chemicalman

Did anyone find surplus voting ballots under the seats?


11 posted on 10/12/2005 4:37:42 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: chemicalman

Jessie is just busing in more of the base to make up for those that fled after katrina


12 posted on 10/12/2005 4:39:25 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: REPANDPROUDOFIT

Obvious question, where are those kids?

Probably with family in the Chicago area, making new friends and getting comfortable with their new surroundings. Kids probably won't be too keen on moving back and having to adapt, yet again, to a foreign atmosphere that NO will be. Some folks will realize that too much has changed in NO and won't want to go back. Others will have to go back and see it for themselves.

13 posted on 10/12/2005 4:43:22 AM PDT by elli1
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To: chemicalman

Jesse Jackasses' Rainbow Theft Coalition gets hundreds of millions in hush/blackmail money and this is all they can muster? I've seen poor southern churches get more people on a bus. What's up Jesse? Losing your sway? Hmmm?


14 posted on 10/12/2005 5:14:47 AM PDT by Rocketwolf68
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To: chemicalman

>>>When pressed as to how many of the job seekers were from the New Orleans area, Jackson said he didn’t know.

Stereotype flaming Jesse 'Blood Diamonds' Jackson just assumed that black people all look alike and no one would notice.


15 posted on 10/12/2005 5:20:14 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Rocketwolf68

>>>What's up Jesse? Losing your sway?

He didn't lose his sway. He will bill FEMA for travel and expenses anyway.


16 posted on 10/12/2005 5:21:19 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: chemicalman

The buzzards are anxious! He will get a big chunk of that pork fat, right in front of our faces.


17 posted on 10/12/2005 5:27:48 AM PDT by makoman
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To: chemicalman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1493302/posts FR Exclusive: John Kerry, Mary Landrieu, MoveOn DNC and Katrina

>>>>MoveOn.org Hurricane Housing

>>>>Cosponsored by:

>>>>

Of if Jesse wasn't billing FEMA himself...he ensured the NAACP can.

18 posted on 10/12/2005 5:28:19 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: chemicalman
Jesse Jackson busload of workers includes few New Orleanians, and even fewer White displaced workers.
19 posted on 10/12/2005 5:28:24 AM PDT by Kenton (Only when Americans realize that the Islamists intend to replace the U.S. Constitution with Shari’a)
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To: chemicalman

Who in the #$@^%$ is surprised????

Hucksterism has been Jesse's modus operandus his entire public advocate career. Why would he change now.


20 posted on 10/12/2005 5:52:50 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: chemicalman

http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/101205/new_seekers001.shtml

Jackson's buses bring job seekers to N.O.
By JOE GYAN JR.

New Orleans bureau

METAIRIE -- As promised, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and members of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition rolled into town Tuesday on five buses carrying Hurricane Katrina evacuees from New Orleans who were eager to find a place to live and work.

But reporters who converged on a Piccadilly restaurant in Metairie to interview the returning residents were surprised to find that some of them were not even from Louisiana, and still others were not hurricane evacuees. Some of them were from Memphis, Tenn., and Chicago.

(snip)


21 posted on 10/12/2005 6:03:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: chemicalman

I've said all along that Jesse probably can't find 20 people who left New Orleans who will be willing to return to work on the recovery.

Seems I am correct. According to news reports, Jesse is having to fill his "bus" with the underemployed from other cities, most of them Mexicans.


22 posted on 10/12/2005 6:10:07 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (Houston, TX)
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CommercialAppeal.com - Memphis
'The right to return'

Job-seekers, not Jackson's message, may fill bus

By Kevin McKenzie
Contact

October 10, 2005

Giving New Orleans evacuees first priority in getting jobs, job training and contracts as the city rebuilds is the message Jesse Jackson's Operation Rainbow/PUSH Coalition wants to send with a bus caravan bound from Chicago through Memphis to the Big Easy.

However, as the caravan leaves Memphis this morning, the message will be a bit more mixed because not only hurricane evacuees will be aboard.

With empty seats on the buses arriving in Memphis, Jackson opened up the invitation for a ride to anyone looking for work.

By the time Jackson finished a press conference at the National Civil Rights Museum with a prayer, about 50 people from Memphis had signed up to join the bus ride.

[snip]


Matthew Craig/The Commercial Appeal

Jackson held a press conference Monday at the
National Civil Rights Museum on his way to New Orleans
with two busloads of Hurricane Katrina evacuees. He
opened up the caravan to job-seekers in general.

23 posted on 10/12/2005 6:31:56 AM PDT by Eagle9
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To: chemicalman

This doesn't exactly match the story as reported by Brit Hume yesterday. He said that on one bus there were only three people and two of them could only speak Spanish. I prefer Brit's version.


24 posted on 10/12/2005 6:59:31 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: chemicalman

The folks that Jessie was supposed to pick up that were from NO are still on their 2000+ dollar vacation courtesy of FEMA.


25 posted on 10/12/2005 9:23:19 AM PDT by chemicalman (Don't get stuck on stupid.)
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To: chemicalman

can 200 people fit on one bus ?


26 posted on 10/12/2005 9:38:40 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: stylin19a
article said one bus...another article said 5 buses....nevermind
27 posted on 10/12/2005 9:40:39 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: WasDougsLamb; chemicalman
All that big talk about bringing them back to "their" city to get jobs. All I can say Jesse is "embarassin'"

It's not about New Orleans or New Orleanians ... it's all about Jesse. He is desperate for attention and full of his own self-importance. It brings to mind a scene from one of the wonderful Rex Stout Nero Wolfe books [The Mother Hunt] where a character says something like: "Well, if it is not about me ... I am just not interested".

That fits Jesse Jackson to a "T". He is yesterday's/yesteryear's news.

28 posted on 10/12/2005 11:11:19 AM PDT by caryatid (Old times there are not forgotten!)
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To: caryatid

I know. You are right. It was just all this hype about him doing this. And it didn't turn out the way he wanted. You have to laugh at this fool.

Have a great day,
Lauranne


29 posted on 10/12/2005 2:40:09 PM PDT by WasDougsLamb (Just my opinion.Go easy on me........)
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To: chemicalman



http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/evacueesshungoinghome


30 posted on 10/14/2005 11:42:38 AM PDT by WasDougsLamb (Just my opinion.Go easy on me........)
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To: chemicalman

Why would New Orleanians want to work when they're getting debit cards, free housing, food, etc?


31 posted on 10/14/2005 11:44:09 AM PDT by Sometimes A River (Serving on a Meals-on-Wheels program is NOT a qualification for a SC nominee. Call your Senators!)
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To: bella1

I watched about two minutes of Jesse on-air there at CNN, and I can only think three things concerning the speech element shown. He might had a slight stroke and hasn't grasped that. He also might be showing his age finally and unable to quickly respond at the normal speed he used to. And finally, yes, he might have had a drink or two before the show....although I'd doubt that. There is no doubt that he wasn't the normal old Jesse.


32 posted on 10/14/2005 11:47:38 AM PDT by pepsionice
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