Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson busload of workers includes few New Orleanians
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 didnt know.
(Excerpt) Read more at wwltv.com ...
Sure they were displaced, FROM CHICAGO!
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.
Ha! Jesse is a carpetbagger.
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)
Any folks coming to town on Jesse's bus, will probably join the looting....
Yes, displaced from Chicago and their goal isn't to work in N.O., but to vote dim in N.O. and Chicago too.
Just another of Jacksons scams. These people will be writing home for bus fare back before the weeks out.
Did anyone find surplus voting ballots under the seats?
Jessie is just busing in more of the base to make up for those that fled after katrina
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.
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?
>>>When pressed as to how many of the job seekers were from the New Orleans area, Jackson said he didnt know.
Stereotype flaming Jesse 'Blood Diamonds' Jackson just assumed that black people all look alike and no one would notice.
>>>What's up Jesse? Losing your sway?
He didn't lose his sway. He will bill FEMA for travel and expenses anyway.
The buzzards are anxious! He will get a big chunk of that pork fat, right in front of our faces.
>>>>MoveOn.org Hurricane Housing
Of if Jesse wasn't billing FEMA himself...he ensured the NAACP can.
Who in the #$@^%$ is surprised????
Hucksterism has been Jesse's modus operandus his entire public advocate career. Why would he change now.
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.
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.
Job-seekers, not Jackson's message, may fill bus
By Kevin McKenzie
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.
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.
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.
The folks that Jessie was supposed to pick up that were from NO are still on their 2000+ dollar vacation courtesy of FEMA.
can 200 people fit on one bus ?
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.
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,
Why would New Orleanians want to work when they're getting debit cards, free housing, food, etc?
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.
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