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  • Reverend Jesse Jackson points the finger at Donald Trump and his followers

    07/10/2016 11:42:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 7/8/2016 | Matthew Hunter and Darren Boyle
    Rev Jesse Jackson said there was a climate of fear and division in the US He was commenting in the aftermath of the murder of five police officers He accused Trump and his followers of 'scapegoating' black people Jackson asked President Obama to host a conference on violence
  • Traitors to Their Class [poverty pimp attacks those who work hard and succeed]

    03/24/2015 12:49:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | Timothy Egan
    You probably know from his weepy reminiscences that the speaker of the House, John Boehner, once worked as a bartender and a janitor, and took seven years to get out of college. Maybe you’ve heard that Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a preacher’s son who churned out burgers and fries at McDonald’s. And you had to catch that bit from Senator Joni Ernst about putting bread bags over her shoes while growing up kind of poor in rural Iowa. People from humble beginnings often carry an extra load of empathy through the success of their later lives, a sense...
  • Al Sharpton Approves Obama Request To Nominate Lynch For New Attorney General

    11/09/2014 5:43:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Business 2 Community ^ | November 8, 2014 | By Andrew Lopata
    Earlier this week the current President of The United States saw fit to invite the Reverand Al Sharpton to a sit-down in the Oval Office only hours after getting hammered in mid-term elections. The MSNBC commentator confirmed that he was working with the President on Eric Holder’s replacement and met with Lynch to discuss her thoughts on Eric Garner who died at the hands of a New York police officer who is now the subject of a police brutality investigation. The Reverend was quoted discussing his work with the President recently “We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White...
  • TIM CONWAY JR SHOW - What the Hell Did Jesse Jackson Say game show

    10/23/2014 8:06:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies ^ | oct 2014 | kfi
    Tune in and play the game. It is quite funny not being able to figure out what the scumbag is saying.
  • Why Democrats insist on lying about how ‘poor’ they are

    06/30/2014 5:42:03 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 June 2014 | Kyle Smith
    Hillary Clinton claimed that, at the moment she and her husband were signing up for $18 million in book deals, that they were “dead broke.” Harry Reid (who lives in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel) said liberals are getting bullied by Republican billionaires but the Democratic Party “doesn’t have many billionaires” behind it. Joe Biden (family earnings: $407,000 last year plus a free house, driver, meals, etc.) claims he “I don’t own a single stock or bond. . . . I have no savings accounts . . . I’m the poorest man in Congress.” (Triple fail: Joe isn’t poor, isn’t in Congress...
  • How to decry poverty and get rich on the public payroll

    06/28/2014 7:29:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/28/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    div class="article_body top">Isn’t it amazing how people can make a career decrying poverty and end up collecting big bucks from taxpayers for not much work? Consider the case of University of North Carolina Law School Professor Gene Nichol, who teaches one course per semester, and pulls down almost $213,000 per year in that state-funded school, as professor and head of the school’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity.Add in his wife, also on the UC payroll ay the medical school and Health Care System, and this fun couple pulls down over 600k per year. The College Fix has the goods...
  • Another comeback kid? John Edwards reactivates law license, books speaking gig

    05/18/2013 5:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Former presidential contender John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law and is setting out on the speaking circuit. The two-time presidential candidate and former North Carolina senator is scheduled to appear June 6 at a private retreat in Orlando, Fla., for lawyer clients of the marketing firm PMP. A records check with the N.C. State Bar shows Edwards has also reactivated his license to practice law, which had been inactive for more than a decade.....
  • Obama’s Promotion of Racial Hatred Exposed

    10/03/2012 1:34:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 3, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    Last night, on the eve of the first and perhaps most important debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, the Daily Caller released the first “October surprise” of the 2012 election in the form of an unedited 2007 video of Obama speaking at Hampton University. Dubbed by the Drudge Report and the Daily Caller as “Obama’s Other Race Speech,” the video promised to show the President describing America, in the Daily Caller’s words, “as a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America.” Indeed, the raw footage of Obama exposes odious racial hatred...
  • The Crazy Fool From the Attic Turned Vice President Race Baits

    08/15/2012 6:30:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | August 15, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    In fairness to Vice President Biden, I supposed I should have a full post for our collective crazy uncle in the attic turned Vice President. The man from Delaware claimed that Republicans want to put people back in chains. Considering there is only one group of people ever put in chains in this country, it is clear he was race baiting. I have no doubt this was orchestrated by the Obama campaign, which immediately is again screaming that the old fool was taken out of context. It is remarkable that the party that thinks “states rights” is racist code thinks...
  • Jesse Jackson calls for jobs, not blame

    08/22/2010 7:48:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | August 22, 2010 | Kathy Jessup
    KALAMAZOO– Blaming former President George W. Bush or “radio talk-show hosts” won’t deliver the votes this November to maintain Democrats’ control in Congress, says Chicago civil rights leader The Rev. Jesse Jackson. Instead, Jackson told an audience of about 100 people here Saturday that voters are looking for “job benefits, not jobless benefits". “No statewide (Democratic) ticket can survive with a 12 percent (African-American) voter turnout in Detroit,” said Jackson. “You’re going to have trouble when campuses can’t be inspired.” Jackson acknowledged the federal government has passed a series of stimulus bills aimed at aiding homeowners and lowering joblessness. But...
  • Jackson PUSHES Comcast For 10% Minority Basic Set-Aside

    07/09/2010 5:37:13 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Multichannel News ^ | 7/8/10 | John Eggerton
    Rainbow Coalition Also Wants Comcast/NBCU To Spend 25% Of Ad Budgets On Minority-Owned Firms The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition wants Comcast to set aside 10% of its basic tier for networks "owned and controlled by people of color." The organization also wants both Comcast and NBC Universal to spend 25% of their ad and marketing budgets and the same percentage of "vendor dollars" on minority-owned firms. "We want to make sure that independently owned and controlled minority cable networks don't find it harder to gain carriage if this deal happens," said Jackson in written testimony for the July 8...
  • South LA church holds gulf oil prayer service

    05/31/2010 6:42:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 306+ views
    ABC-7 News LA ^ | May 30, 2010
    (KABC) -- Those suffering as a result of the massive spill are being remembered across the country. In South Los Angeles, the First African Methodist Episcopal Church held a special prayer service Sunday. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters are just some of the distinguished guests who participated. "Protect the earth, now. Boycott BP, now," Jackson told the crowd the service. "Don't pay the bill for the spill."
  • Sharpton leads march vs. SB 1070

    05/06/2010 6:50:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 622+ views
    HOWARD FISCHER / CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICESMaricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and the Rev. Al Sharpton lead a march wearing "Los Suns" jerseys of the Phoenix Suns basketball team.PHOENIX - Invoking the image of the civil-rights movement of a half-century ago, the Rev. Al Sharpton promised Wednesday to re-create it in Arizona if a new immigration law takes effect, filling the jails here with protesters engaged in civil disobedience. Sharpton, in a speech to an overflow crowd at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, said the first effort will be to overturn the law, known as SB 1070, set to...
  • Hard times hit US blacks, Latinos harder than whites: study (Urban League wants $168 Billion)

    04/05/2010 5:02:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 933+ views
    In Barack Obama's first year as president, African-Americans have struggled to bridge a wide equality gap with whites, in particular in the area of jobs, a report said Wednesday. In the annual "State of Black America" report, the National Urban League (NUL) said black unemployment numbers were nearly double those of whites as "the ravages of the recession" hit minorities much harder than whites. "These are tough times in America and they require a powerful and immediate response," said Marc Morial, president and CEO of the 100-year-old civil rights group. The "already struggling" African-American community risks falling "deeper into poverty...
  • Jesse Jackson: Obama 'is the result of our struggles'

    02/01/2010 1:16:31 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 48 replies · 601+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 1, 2010 | Maudelyn Yne Ihe Jiraka
    Created in 1926 by black historian, scholar, educator and publisher Carter G. Woodson, it began as "Negro History Week." By 1976, it morphed into Black History Month -- a celebration of the contributions of blacks to America and their struggles to overcome. From Africa to slavery. The Civil War. Jim Crow and lynchings. Sit-ins and marches. Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act. Assassinations. A historic presidency. With history yet to have its full say regarding President Obama, we interviewed a broad spectrum of his fellow Chicagoans and prominent visitors on what the month means to them...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton: It's Time To Be Brutally Honest About The ACORN Debacle (It's racism, naturally)

    10/08/2009 1:26:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,788+ views
    The Seattle Medium ^ | October 7, 2009 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    It was the 1960's, and after decades following the abolishment of slavery, African-Americans were still vying for simple, fundamental human rights, including the most basic form of involvement in society-voting.
  • Jesse Jackson, in town, addresses racial issues, beer summit

    08/04/2009 5:25:01 PM PDT · by South40 · 6 replies · 350+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/4/2009 | Matthew T. Hall
    SAN DIEGO – The Rev. Jesse Jackson, in San Diego Tuesday for a national gathering of African-American lawyers, called last week's White House “beer summit” between a black professor and the white police officer who arrested him a distraction from more complex issues of racial profiling. “This incident has gone on down the road as a media event, completely ignoring racial profiling in housing, jobs, health care, access to capital,” Jackson said. “We must keep our eyes on the bigger public policy question.” Jackson was on a panel of African-American leaders discussing the roles of black lawyers as social...

    05/05/2009 7:25:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 277+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2009
    It's difficult to recall the 2004 Democratic presidential primary, given the personalities and duration of the 2008 battle in the party. But who will ever forget the comic relief provided by the Rev. Al Sharpton during his 2004 bid for the White House? Now, five years later, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has reached a settlement with the outspoken black preacher and his campaign totaling $285,000 in civil penalties. Also named in the settlement were campaign treasurer Andrew Rivera and, among other enterprises, the National Action Network, a nonprofit Mr. Sharpton founded and has served as president. The FEC-initiated case...
  • Quanell X seeks to make amends

    01/30/2008 6:06:51 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 639+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 28, 2008 | MIKE TOLSON
    Visiting the Houston Holocaust Museum, activist apologizes for his past hate-filled remarks about Jews The date was Oct. 15, 1995, the place Washington, D.C. On the eve of the Million Man March, a rally organized by the Nation of Islam, the organization's youth minister was ready with rhetoric and venom. Angered by Jewish protests over a conference dedicated to "the black Holocaust," 24-year-old Quanell X told the gathering that offended Jews "can go straight to hell," then expounded on his sentiments to a Chicago Tribune reporter. "The real deal is this: Black youth do not want a relationship with the...
  • Sylacauga Leaders Want School System Boycott

    10/01/2007 11:21:16 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 19 replies · 117+ views
    NBC13 ^ | Oct 01, 2007 | NBC 13 Staff
    SYLACAUGA, Ala. -- Sylacauga community leaders are preparing to boycott the city's school system. During a community meeting Sunday night, area pastors asked parents to pull their kids out of school this week. Organizers are protesting what they consider inequality in the teaching ranks. They said fewer than 10 percent of the city's teachers are black while black students make up 38 percent of the district's enrollment. The boycott is expected to start this morning with organizers hoping to keep more than 200 students out of the classroom for the rest of the week.
  • Some Let Down After Edwards Stop In East Arkansas

    07/21/2007 9:22:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,302+ views
    KATV ^ | July 21, 2007
    Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards included Helena-West Helena in his recent eight-state tour focusing on poverty issues. But local leaders feel somewhat slighted. Mayor James Valley says Edwards' brief visit was disappointing. Valley says he had wanted to hear more about what Edwards envisioned for east Arkansas, and he had hoped to pitch to the former senator from North Carolina reasons why there should be more development in the state's struggling Delta region. The Reverend Julious McGruder of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church said he was glad to have the chance to see a presidential candidate, but said he...
  • Edwards risks backing the poor

    07/18/2007 2:13:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 949+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 18, 2007 | Roger Simon
    It is just after Christmas in 2003 and John Edwards is running hard for president of the United States. He is in Iowa, with the caucuses about three weeks away. Pundits, guided by a massive disinformation campaign, have decided that Howard Dean is going to win Iowa. Edwards remains undiscouraged. A highly effective stump speaker, Edwards always gets a laugh by saying, "Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear." Edwards is a product of the American middle class. His father worked in a textile mill, and his mother ran an antique refinishing business and then became a...
  • Hair comes the groomed [John Edwards aka Pink Sapphire]

    07/16/2007 10:28:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1,710+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 14, 2007 | Geoff Elliott
    Why does the elegant senator from North Carolina continue his run for the presidency? Washington correspondent Geoff Elliott reports: POOR John Edwards. He follows Barack Obama on the podium at a conference of mostly anti-war Democrats and it's like watching air whistle out of a balloon. Obama, a charismatic candidate for change in the mould of Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy, has just worked the crowd brilliantly. Then Edwards walks in, a little later than scheduled at the Take Back America conference, thanks to an impromptu grab-and-grip show from Obama. Cameras are being pocketed again and seats resumed for...
  • Edwards to announce poverty tour

    07/09/2007 3:20:32 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 29 replies · 1,523+ views ^ | July 8, 2007 | Mike Allen
    Edwards to announce poverty tour Can JRE pull off a JFK, or an RFK (asks Politico chief political writer Mike Allen, who is sharing guestblogging duties while Ben is on vacation)? John Edwards plans to announce Monday that he’ll take a break from fund-raising and campaigning in early-voting states next week for a three-day, eight-state, 12-city “Road to One America” tour aimed at calling attention to poverty in the deep South, the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and the Rust Belt. The campaign points out that none of the states he’ll visit has an early 2008 primary, and says Edwards won’t be...

    06/06/2007 7:35:42 PM PDT · by granite · 11 replies · 950+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Wednesday, June 06, 2007 | From NBC's Carly Zakin
    We got our hands on an upcoming New York Times magazine cover story examining Edwards and his poverty platform. Some highlights of the piece: -- “What stands out the most about Edwards’s antipoverty ideas is their familiarity. It’s as if he has taken most of the proposals that have been talked about in policy groups and at university forums since the 1990s and thrown them all together into one comprehensive and expensive package. The individual proposals themselves, far from being radical or populist, basically sound — there’s no other way to put it — Clintonian”... “Exiling oneself from Washington and...

    05/30/2007 9:09:18 AM PDT · by Enchante · 21 replies · 1,474+ views
    National Review ^ | May 30, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    There’s a little hustler in every politician. But sometimes there’s a little politician in a hustler. Such is the case with John Edwards. Last week, we learned that Edwards received $55,000 to give a speech, “Poverty, the Great Moral Issue Facing America,” at the University of California, Davis. The poor students who attended were charged more than $17 a ticket. Earlier this month, it was reported that despite the fact he denounces predatory lending and subprime mortgages for the poor, Edwards made nearly $500,000 as a consultant to a hedge fund involved in that business. The former senator defended his...
  • Edwards charges $55,000 to speak to UC Davis students about poverty

    05/21/2007 6:42:02 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies · 1,004+ views
    SFGate blog ^ | May 21, 2007 | Not Stated
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who as a Democratic presidential candidate recently proposed an educational policy that urged "every financial barrier" be removed for American kids who want to go to college, has been going to college himself -- as a high paid speaker, his financial records show. The candidate charged a whopping $55,000 to speak at to a crowd of 1,787 the taxpayer-funded University of California at Davis on Jan. 9, 2006 last year, Joe Martin, the public relations officer for the campus' Mondavi Center confirmed Monday.
  • Pride of the Caymans - John Edwards's part-time job

    05/20/2007 12:40:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 1,074+ views
    Let us say right up front that it's terrific that John Edwards lives in a country where he can lose an election and still land a $480,000 part-time job as a consultant to an investment firm that keeps its hedge funds in the Cayman Islands as a tax shelter for its clients. This truly is the land of opportunity. We're also encouraged to hear that, according to the former Senator's spokesman, "John Edwards is running for President to give every American the opportunities that he's had." While there may not be enough half-a-million-dollar-a-year part-time consulting gigs to go around just...
  • Edwards: World poverty must end, rich must pay

    03/15/2007 3:25:08 PM PDT · by nctexan · 108 replies · 2,097+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 3/15/2007 | JOHN DISTASO
    Goffstown – Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards proposed today that the United States spend $5 billion annually to lead a worldwide effort to end global poverty through education and health care initiatives. The former North Carolina senator said his effort would not only be a “good and moral thing,” but it would also make the United States safer. “We know that terrorists thrive in failed states and in states torn apart by internal conflict and poverty,” he said in a speech at Saint Anselm College. In Africa and Muslim countries, he said, millions of children are being educated “in madrassas...
  • Obama blasts Bush adminstration on Katrina recovery

    01/29/2007 2:18:30 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies · 1,274+ views
    NEW ORLEANS -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama blasted the Bush administration Monday for the slow pace of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and what he saw as a lack of urgency at the White House. "There is not a sense of urgency in this administration to get this done," said the Democratic senator from Illinois. "You get a sense that will has been lacking in the last several months." Obama, the nation's only African American senator, was in New Orleans for a field hearing conducted by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The devastation in New Orleans and...
  • Harold Ford Jr. Living Large

    03/09/2006 1:45:57 PM PST · by NillaWaif · 35 replies · 1,755+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/08/06 | Peter Savodnik Harold Ford, Jr. likes to live the good life...perhaps a little too much. Lavish hotel stays. Fine dining. Couture suits. Parties with Playboy Playmates...all on his campaign contributors' dime.It makes you wonder...what would the folks back in Tennessee think?
  • Jesse Jackson Gets Involved In Owens Case

    11/12/2005 9:16:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 1,032+ views
    esse Jackson Gets Involved In Owens Case Add the Rev. Jesse Jackson to the list of famous people who want to get involved in Terrell Owens' suspension from the Eagles. Jackson has joined another former presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, in calling for the NFL to let Owens rejoin the Eagles or release him from his contract. "This punishment is much too severe for the charge," Jackson said. "If (Owens) had been caught shaving points, selling drugs, carrying a gun or fighting some fans, who provoked him, and he had not shown sufficient restraint, we could understand the severe suspension." "If...
  • Court Rules Jesse Jackson Must Face Civil Trial for Assault and Civil Rights Violations

    09/21/2005 3:16:38 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 116 replies · 8,200+ views
    Court Rules Jesse Jackson Must Face Civil Trial for Assault and Civil Rights Violations Judicial Watch represents Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson in claims against Jackson (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes corruption, today announced that on January 17, 2006, Jesse Lee Peterson, et al., v. Jesse Jackson, et al. (BC 266505) will go to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court after a ruling last week by Judge George H. Wu. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit against Jackson, his son Jonathan, and others on behalf of Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who was the victim...
  • Bush: Rebuilding work must also target poverty, racial injustice

    09/16/2005 10:26:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 181 replies · 2,000+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Bush said today the Gulf Coast must be rebuilt with an eye toward wiping out the persistent poverty and racial injustice plain to all in the suffering of the black and the poor in Hurricane Katrina's wake. "As we clear away the debris of a hurricane, let us also clear away the legacy of inequality," Bush said during a national prayer service with other political leaders and religious figures from the affected region at the National Cathedral." Also today, White House officials said that taxpayers will pay the bill for the massive reconstruction program for the hurricane...
  • The Caller Rush Just Had On (vanity)

    09/09/2005 11:13:24 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 115 replies · 4,635+ views
    It's time to attack the Racism Industry
  • Don't ship evacuees far, Jesse Jackson says (from "where they were acculturated.")

    09/05/2005 2:04:37 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 348 replies · 7,047+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 5, 2005 | Eric Berger
    Ben DeSoto/Houston Chronicle Jesse Jackson, center, U.S. Rep. Al Green left, and U.S. Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee hold a press conference before touring the Astrodome. Joining two of Houston's most prominent black legislators in slamming the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said today that evacuees shouldn't be shipped to distant states and shouldn't be referred to as "refugees." Jackson said he appreciated the willingness of states as far away as Utah and Minnesota to take in evacuees but suggested such plans take them too far from their families and the homes that must be rebuilt....
  • Jesse Jackson Incites Black Rage/Blames Bush's Ozone Layers Looting And Sniper Fire "Exaggerated"

    09/02/2005 4:50:24 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 39 replies · 2,268+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/02/2005 | JoeClarke
    Jesse Jackson Incites Black Rage/Blames Bush's "Ozone Layers" Jesse Jackson: Reports Of Looting And Sniper Fire "Exaggerated" From Larry King Show Transcripts September 1, 2005 - [Transcript]KING: Thousands. What do you make of snipers and people interfering with people transporting to Houston? JACKSON: Well, I think that has really been exaggerated. You have the combination here of misery and panic and desperation. Some people have not eaten in five days, are without water, without food and have no form of communications. So, there may have been some sniper fire here and there but you know we didn't let that stop...
  • Uncle John's Cabin

    05/12/2005 12:43:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 46 replies · 1,094+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/12/2005 | Shawn Macomber
    Former Democratic vice-presidential candidate and class warfare enthusiast John "Two Americas" Edwards and his wife might spend their anniversaries at Wendy's (at least when there are newspaper photographers and cable news anchors in the parking lot), but the other 364 days of their year are played out in much swanker quarters. Considering his much-lauded penchant for what passes for "populist" rhetoric theses days -- "Let me say this in simple right and wrong, black and white terms," Edwards bravely told one New Hampshire crowd during primary season. "I say no to kids going to bed hungry in America. I say...
  • Rangel: Bush "Impeachable" For Social Security "Fraud"

    04/14/2005 11:10:06 AM PDT · by srm913 · 91 replies · 1,881+ views
    NewsMax ^ | April 14, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Rangel: Bush 'Impeachable' for Social Security 'Fraud' Top House Democrat Charlie Rangel said this week that President Bush had committed an "impeachable offense" by trying to destroy the Social Security retirement system, calling Bush's reform plan "a fraud." In comments to the New York Sun, Rangel blasted the president for trying to "dismantle" Social Security, saying it would hurt black Americans disproportionately. After calling the White House proposal fraudulent, Rangel said Bush's attempt to reform Social Security was an "impeachable offense." For black Americans, the congressman added, the struggle against the proposed changes was "not only a civil-rights fight, but...
  • I just called Jesse Jackson's organization and thanked Jesse for speaking our for Terri

    03/29/2005 11:51:31 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 93 replies · 1,618+ views
    churchillbuff/rainbowpush ^ | March 29, 05 | churchillbuff
    I have NEVER been a fan of Jesse Jackson. But when he can get the biased liberal anti-Terri media - to report the words, Terri's starvation is "immoral" and an "injustice," -- as he did today -- then I have to thank him. I just called his office in the Chicago area; told them I have not been a supporter of his, but I thank him for standing up for Terri. RainbowPush: ph: 773-373-3366
  • Schiavo's Parents Say Daughter Weakened

    03/29/2005 9:56:59 AM PST · by Humblebum · 12 replies · 543+ views
    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. Mar 29, 2005 — The parents of Terri Schiavo met and prayed Tuesday with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who called her impending death "an injustice." Joining the conservatives who have rallied to the parents' cause, the liberal Jackson said he would call state senators who opposed legislation that would have reinserted Schiavo's feeding tube and ask them to reconsider. Terri Schiavo was in her 12th day without food and water. Her husband and guardian, Michael Schiavo, has insisted that he was carrying out her wishes by having her feeding tube pulled. His lawyer said Monday that an...
  • Jesse Jackson to Visit Hospice and Meet with Schindlers

    03/28/2005 10:36:41 PM PST · by Moxie18 · 48 replies · 551+ views
    Blogs for Terri ^ | March 28, 2005 | Blogs for Terri
    March 28, 2005 Jesse Jackson to Visit Hospice and Meet with Schindlers On Tuesday morning, March 29, The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the RainbowPUSH Coalition, plans to visit the Woodside Hospice, where Terri lives, located at 6774 102nd Avenue N. (near 66th Street N and 102nd Avenue N) in Pinellas Park, Florida. Rev. Jackson is responding to an invitation from the Schindler family to come and pray with the family, and if possible visit Terri Schiavo in the hospice. After meeting and praying with the Schindler family, Rev. Jackson will make a statement to the...
  • Jessie Jackson Going Schiavo Hospice At Family's Invitation! (TV camera = Jessie Jackson)

    03/28/2005 8:08:43 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 351 replies · 8,412+ views
    WFTV - Orlando | Live shot from Pinellas Park
    Steve Barrett reporting that "The Reverend Jessie Jackson has accepted the family's invitation to join the demonstrators outside the hospice where Terri is dying." 1. Is this turning into way too much of a circus? 2. Want to bet the race-baiting poverty pimp invited himself?
  • DFU SONG: Follow the Yellow Brick Road (appropriate for Jesse Jackson on King's birthday)

    01/17/2005 11:52:13 AM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 402+ views
    DFU SONGS | 1-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    This is a rewrite of a song from 5 years ago. How time flies. J.C. Watts called Jesse a race-baiting poverty pimp. Watts was right on the mark. When the victim mentality goes away, the race-baiting poverty pimps will finally go away. MIDI - FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD - scroll down to WIZARD OF OZ section (note: I know that the original song really has nothing to do with the content of this parody, but it is the only song I found where "race-baiting poverty pimp" will fit. :) Race-baiting poverty pimp…race-baiting poverty pimp Reverend Jesse Jackson is a...
  • House investigates panel on civil rights

    12/04/2004 1:00:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 26 replies · 2,035+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/04/04 | Steve Miller
    A House Judiciary subcommittee is investigating the finances of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, whose chairman, Mary Frances Berry, is in a dispute over whether her term ends this week or next month.     "We are looking into management, financials, contracting ...," confirmed Mindy Barry, oversight counsel for the Constitution, civil rights and property rights subcommittee, which has authorized but not yet used a subpoena to obtain the needed information.     The subpoena seeks "all documents referring to all contracts, specifically dealings with [public relations firms] McKinney and Associates and McKinney and McDowell; all documents regarding any fees paid to...
  • Jesse Jackson Column Draws Heat from Ohio Sec. of State's Office

    12/03/2004 2:20:00 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 64 replies · 5,337+ views
    Copyright 2004 Editor & Publisher ^ | December 01, 2004 6:00 PM ET | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK A syndicated newspaper column by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, which slammed Ohio's handling of the recent presidential election, is being accused of "blatant inaccuracies" by the Ohio Secretary of State's office. Carlo Lo Paro, press secretary for Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, claims that Jackson's column, distributed earlier this week through Tribune Media Services, contains numerous inaccuracies that hint at improper behavior by Blackwell's office. "We expect someone writing an op-ed and a syndicate distributing that op-ed would fact-check information and have a responsibility to the facts," Lo Paro told E&P Wednesday. "We believe someone can have...
  • Kerry makes push to get black vote - "a task that Kerry has not had to perform in Massachusetts."

    09/11/2004 12:13:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 569+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 11, 2004 | Susan Milligan
    Jackson himself uttered a veiled criticism of Kerry this week, telling CNN that ''Mr. Kerry is reaching out, but he needs more than a shake-up. A shake-up cannot just be a vanilla shake. It has to be a bonding of the base." In 1988, Jackson overcame initial doubts about Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis, and the Dukakis campaign provided Jackson with his own plane to travel the country and help motivate black voters. This year, said Lynch of the Kerry campaign, Jackson ''will have his own plan, he will not have his own plane," but acknowledged that logistics of Jackson's...
  • Protestors overshadow Kerry at Rainbow/PUSH convention

    06/29/2004 8:26:24 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 72 replies · 991+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2004 | Andy Shaw
    While Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry addressed education during a speech at Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, critics of Daimler-Chrysler picketed outside the building. Reverend Jackson is trying to help Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry connect with African American voters and this year's Rainbow PUSH conference provided a perfect venue. But Kerry's appearance this morning was overshadowed by a crowd of black activists. They're angry at Jackson for allowing an allegedly racist auto company to underwrite a portion of the rain be bow push conference. "The black vote is not for sale. The black vote is not for sale," chanted the demonstrators. Nearly...
  • Jesse Jackson to lead bus tour highlighting region's (PA, OH, WV) need for jobs

    06/03/2004 3:17:27 PM PDT · by mountaineer · 31 replies · 495+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | June 3, 2004 | Ervin Dyer
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson will take a bus tour through Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Sunday through next Wednesday to kick off the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's "Reinvest In America: Put America Back To Work!" campaign. The tour will be launched with three public rallies in Pittsburgh. Today, there will be a noon rally in Market Square, Downtown. On Sunday, at 3 p.m. at Monumental Baptist Church, Hill District, there will be a black community mass rally; it will be followed by another rally at 6 p.m. at Five Gateway Center, the United Steelworkers Building, before the bus leaves on the tour....
  • Bush still not coming clean on Iraq

    02/11/2004 12:57:59 PM PST · by AfghanIraqVeteran · 48 replies · 151+ views
    Chicago Sun Times | February 10, 2004 | BY JESSE JACKSON
    President Bush went on ''Meet the Press'' to explain his policies in light of a continuing bloody and costly occupation in Iraq and a jobless recovery at home.