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  • Little Man, Big Head

    12/29/2015 6:12:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-29-2015 | MOTUS
    In case there’s anyone who still thinks Rahm willingly left Big Guy’s employ as Chief of Staff to spend more time with his Chicago family: Al Sharpton, Barry’s go-to-man on racejust called for Emanuel’s resignation. That should clarify the break up once and for all.I love you bro, butt it’s time to go.Yes, it’s true; the one time street agitator who was single handedly responsible for destroying the reputation of an innocent NY prosecuter by falsely accusing him of raping Tawana Brawley, of instigating a riot against white owned Freddie’s Fashion Mart, resulting in the death of 8 people, who...
  • Al Sharpton No Longer Funny (Was He Ever?)

    05/06/2015 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Bob Barr
    In 1987, a young, African-American woman named Tawana Brawley was found lying inside a garbage bag, reportedly unconscious and covered in feces and racial epithets. Brawley became an overnight media sensation, largely because her claim of having been raped by six white men was trumpeted by the then-largely unknown Rev. Al Sharpton and two other activists, as a symbol of systemic racism in America. Several months later, a grand jury found Brawleys story to be a lie, and a Sharpton associate condemned the Reverend and his cohorts as frauds from the beginning. Rather than slink away in shame as many...
  • 2014: The Year The Liberal Lies Died

    12/29/2014 5:28:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | December 29, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Every single thing liberals say is a lie. No exceptions. We conservatives always knew it, but 2014 was the year when the rest of America began to understand. And 2014 was the year that Americans had to choose sides would they stand with the liberal liars or with us conservatives? Last November, they chose us conservatives, and maybe the truth will be enough to stop Hillary Clinton and save our country in 2016. The truth is poison to liberalism, so no wonder liberals hate the idea of a free press after all, they are the ones who argued...
  • PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton 12/01/14 Solving UVA's sexual assault problem

    12/19/2014 9:44:45 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 4 replies
    Students are back in class today at the University of Virginia a school thats been rocked by a serious sexual assault scandal. Rev. Al Sharpton talks to UVA graduate and activist Emily Renda, and Wendy Murphy about what's being done to address the...
  • Andrew Klavan: Black Leader Al Sharpton

    12/14/2014 10:21:57 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 12-12-2014 | Andrew Klavan ~ Commentary
    December 12, 2014 Andrew Klavan: Black Leader Al Sharpton by Andrew Klavan In this special episode, our politically correct host, Andrew Klavan, takes a look at the disturbing history of the Reverend Al Sharpton – called reverend because he is revered, by Al Sharpton. See the video and transcript below. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth.Everywhere you look these days, there’s Al Sharpton… it’s strange, even after you wake up screaming, he’s still there. It’s like one of those Blumhouse movies. If he’s not in some city calling for protests because a cop killed a thug...
  • Friends' accounts differ from alleged UVA gang rape victim's in article

    12/12/2014 8:18:28 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 13 replies
    "CBS This Morning" has now spoken with the three friends of the victim of an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house who were mentioned in a Rolling Stone article. The magazine has admitted it had mistakes in the story. The accounts the friends gave to "CBS This Morning" were similar to each other, but very different from that of the victim, "Jackie," reports CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman. The article said the friends saw and spoke to Jackie the night of the alleged assault. Alex, a third year student at UVA who asked we only use...
  • Snitchgate -- Sharpton Is Still Lying

    04/17/2014 5:26:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | April 17, 2014 | Larry Elder
    <p>If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just vanished.</p> <p>The beneficiary of a lifetime of passes from our race-conscious mainscream media, Sharpton ran into an outlet not afraid of him -- The Smoking Gun. They obtained material that exposed Sharpton as an FBI "informant." Sharpton, of course, denies that this constitutes "snitching." No, he says he "volunteered" to "cooperate" with the FBI -- and for the most honorable of motives.</p>
  • Sharpton was eager to sell coke in the 80s: pal [yet more skeletons in Al's closet]

    04/12/2014 2:54:31 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2014 | Frank Rosario
    ....At the third meeting with Quintana, Sharpton made sure to go alone wearing a cowboy hat and chomping on an unlit cigar, which was made famous in footage from the FBI surveillance leaked in 2002.... And once he was caught, he had no choice but to wear a wire to save his ample hide from prison. Sharpton said they could do whatever they wanted with him after that, Curington said. Because they had him. Either he worked for them or they put that news out there that he was into coke..... Curington said the activist put on a good...

    04/06/2014 4:13:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    President Barack Obama is set to headline Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) conference that is being held in New York April 9th through April 12th. The Sharpton conference ostensibly is to "honor" the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Organizers claim that the event is not just for honoring King but for "proactively engaging in dialogue that will spawn change." Al Sharpton founded NAN in 1991 when he was but a community agitator in New York, long before he became an MSNBC TV host. For his work with the organization, NAN paid Sharpton nearly $250,000 in 2011. But the...
  • Seven Phony Hate Crimes Trumpeted By The Media

    11/30/2013 4:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | November 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the oldest rules in psychology and economics is that if you reward a behavior, you can expect to see it more often. In America, we reward victimhood. That makes us feel good about ourselves and in some cases, it helps improve the lives of the people who've been victimized, but there's a dark side to it as well. It creates perverse incentives for people, it helps legitimize a victimhood mentality, and it also encourages people to fake hate crimes. Under normal circumstances, that would seldom happen. However, in a society where we celebrate victimhood and savagely attack people...
  • Sharpton's Crackers: Advertisers like Ritz Crackers foot the bill for vile racial demagoguery

    10/07/2013 4:57:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/7/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    The leftist medias attempts to portray themselves as credible journalists in pursuit of the truth are laughably transparent. But the presence of Al Sharpton on the national news scene represents demonstrable proof not just of the unseriousness of the mainstream media, but of their vile race-baiting for ratings. So why are major advertisers like Ritz Crackers helping pay Sharpton's salary? -snip- If you disagree with Ritz Crackers that Sharptons program is tasteful, believable, and generally acceptable in terms of social or community standards if you do not think that Sharptons brand of divisive racism ought to be sponsored by...
  • Before Trayvon Martin, There Was Tawana Brawley

    08/13/2013 11:59:58 AM PDT · by wtd · 13 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | 8/13/2013 | Pastorius
    Before Trayvon, there was Tawana Brawley. Read the Grand Jury report. Earlier this month it was reported: Tawana Brawley, who faked rape, begins defamation payments 25 years later. Well, that didn't last long: Just months after Pagones began to collect garnished wages from [Tawana Brawley]. . .his lawyers will need to begin the process again. Pagones lawyer, Garry Bolnick, Sunday confirmed a prior report in the New York Post that Brawley, now 41, had been separated from her job at a nursing home in Virginia. We were told (by a circuit court in Surry County, Va.) she was terminated at...
  • Tawana Brawley Pays For Lies, When Will Sharpton

    08/05/2013 3:58:38 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 5, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Race Relations: A quarter-century after a black teenager falsely accused an innocent white man of rape, she has begun paying reparations for her slander. The man who rocketed to fame on her falsehoods is still at it. If ever there was a case of racial injustice it was the case of Tawana Brawley and Steven Pagones, except the roles of victim and perpetrator were reversed in the parallel universe of the racial grievance industry. The master of that universe is Al Sharpton. Pagones is not as well-known as George Zimmerman, nor is he likely to be now, given the media's...
  • Tawana Brawley, who faked rape, begins defamation payments 25 years later

    08/05/2013 11:58:27 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    A defiantly unapologetic Tawana Brawley began paying off damages last week, 25 years after falsely accusing ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones of rape, The New York Post reported. Ten checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to Mr. Pagones the first payments Miss Brawley has made since she defamed him in 1988, The Post said. She still owes Mr. Pagones $431,000. A Virginia court this year ordered the money garnisheed from six months of Miss Brawleys wages as a licensed practical nurse at The Laurels of Bon Air in Richmond, The Post reported. She can appeal the wage garnishment every six months.
  • C'mon Black America, We Can Do So Much Better! (Why Celebrate Tawana Brawley?)

    08/05/2013 9:31:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/04/2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    Someone sent me the link to this article, and I could hardly believe what I read. Folks, this is just too crazy for words. Forty-year-old Tawana Brawley was recently celebrated, treated as a rock star at a New Jersey fundraiser. This article about people awarding Brawley sainthood is a hoax, right? C'mon, am I on Candid Camera or being "punked," as they say today? Have the event organizers completely lost their minds? Are their brains so infected with the putrid pus of racial hatred that they have lost all sense of a moral compass? For those of you unaware,...
  • Tawana Brawley Finally Forced to Pay Man She Defamed

    08/05/2013 6:53:24 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    In an exclusive to the New York Post, the paper reported Sunday that after 25 years, former New York prosecutor Steven Pagones is finally getting justice from Tawana Brawley. The Post reports that Pagones recently received his first payments from Brawley as money is being collected through wage garnishments: $3,764.61 so far, with $431,000 to go. In 1987, Brawley, with the promotional assistance of Rev. Al Sharpton and lawyers C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox, defamed Pagones in the infamous race-baiting fake rape case that grabbed headlines around the world. As Breitbart News has previously recalled, in November 1987, fifteen...
  • Tawana PAYING for RAPE HOAX Slander

    08/04/2013 10:14:27 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 4, 2013 | MICHAEL GARTLAND
    Pay-up time for Brawley: '87 rape-hoaxer finally shells out for slander Just $431,000 to go Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones the first payments Brawley has made since a court determined in 1998 that she defamed him with her vicious hoax.
  • Pay-up time for Brawley: '87 rape-hoaxer finally shells out for slander

    08/04/2013 4:40:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2013 | MICHAEL GARTLAND
    Twenty-five years after accusing an innocent man of rape, Tawana Brawley is finally paying for her lies. Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones the first payments Brawley has made since a court determined in 1998 that she defamed him with her vicious hoax. A Virginia court this year ordered the money garnisheed from six months of Brawleys wages as a nurse there. She still owes Pagones $431,000 in damages. And she remains defiantly unapologetic. Its a long time coming, said Pagones, 52, who to this day is more interested in extracting a confession...
  • Al Sharpton to Continue Stoking Bogus and Non-Existent Racial Element of Zimmerman Case

    07/16/2013 4:45:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | July 15, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    It's becoming clearer every year that the only thing keeping Al Sharpton relevant is Al Sharpton making up bogus claims of racism. Despite George Zimmerman being acquitted on murder and manslaughter charges by a jury of his peers and despite zero evidence in his trial showing racial bias, Sharpton is planning protests in 100 cities this weekend. The Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for a Justice for Trayvon National Day of Action on Saturday and say demonstrations are planned in more than 100 cities nationwide. Saying there would not have been a trial in Florida without pressure from activists,...
  • NJ Fundraiser attendees give money to gang rape hoaxer Tawana Brawley

    05/13/2013 7:33:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    UPI ^ | 05/13/2013
    PATERSON, N.J., May 13 (UPI) -- Tawana Brawley, who falsely accused six men of raping her 25 years ago, was celebrated at a fundraising event in New Jersey, officials said. Attendees paid $50 for the Sunday event at Integrity Masonic Temple in Paterson, the New York Post reported. While proceeds from the event went to fund a kids camp run by the Freedom Retreat for Children, some attendees also filled envelopes with cash for Brawley. It wasn't known how much she received. When Brawley was 15, she was found in a trash bag in Dutchess County with slurs written on...
  • Hoaxer Tawana Brawley celebrated in New Jersey fund-raiser

    05/13/2013 12:15:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5:37 AM, May 13, 2013 | Rebecca Rosenberg and Pedro Oliveira Jr.
    Infamous rape hoaxster and court deadbeat Tawana Brawley got rock-star treatment in New Jersey yesterday, posing for photos with dozens of supporters honoring her as a courageous victim of injusticeas they stuffed envelopes full of cash for her. Brawley, 40whose claim that she was raped by six men was revealed to be a fake 25 years agobeamed as she and her mother, Glenda, were hailed for surviving societys lies since 1987. Lets let this young queen Tawana know we love her to death, said incendiary former City College professor Leonard Jeffries, the master of ceremonies for the event at the...
  • Tawana Brawley fighting garnishment

    03/22/2013 1:16:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    A disbarred lawyer for a black New York teen who falsely accused six white men of rape in 1987, says her wages shouldn't be garnished to pay a defamation award. Tawana Brawley's former lawyer, Alton Maddox, said in a letter to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that Steven Pagones, a former prosecutor who won a defamation suit in 1997 after Brawley falsely claimed he was one of the men who attacked her in 1987, should not get money from garnishing Brawley's wages from her nursing job, the New York Post reported Sunday. "New York and Virginia have conspired to deprive...
  • Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987

    02/01/2013 11:23:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her. For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie, said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post. To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability, added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than...
  • Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987

    01/31/2013 8:42:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/13 | CHUCK BENNETT
    Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her. For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie, said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post. To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability, added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than...
  • Former prosecutor says Tawana Brawley still owes him $429,000 .....

    12/26/2012 5:52:35 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 26, 2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A former prosecutor who says Tawana Brawley, now known as Tawana Gutierrez, falsely dragged his name through the mud in a defamation judgment from 1987 is looking to collect this year. Steven Pagones, a former Dutchess County prosecutor, says Brawley still owes him $429,000, including interest, after falsely calling him a 'gang-raping, kidnapping racist.' 'In all these years, shes never told the truth about this hoax or paid me a cent,' Pagones told the New York Post on Christmas Eve. 'Now Im going to seek anything Im entitled to under the law,' he said. That could well cost Brawley, a...
  • 20 years later, Tawana Brawley has turned back on the past

    10/06/2012 10:38:43 AM PDT · by chuckee · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 12, 2012
    CLAREMONT, Va. - Many people in this rural town of just 300 know the story of Tawana Brawley, but most have no idea her family lives among them. Brawley - whose claims of being raped by a "white cop" shocked the city 20 years ago - has long since turned her back on New York. She changed her name, converted to Islam, moved south and got a bullmastiff "trained to bite" in case someone unwanted comes to visit. The Daily News tracked her family to Claremont, Va., once one large plantation, now a tiny town of cotton and soybean farms,...
  • 25 years after her rape claims sparked a firestorm, Tawana Brawley avoids the spotlight

    12/23/2012 9:18:53 AM PST · by granada · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2012 | MICHAEL GARTLAND
    Her silence is deafening. Twenty-five years after the spotlight first glared on Tawana Brawley a black woman who as a teen claimed she was raped by a gang of white men, smeared with feces and stuffed in a garbage bag shes desperately struggling to stay hidden from public view. I dont want to talk to anyone about that, Brawley, 40, said recently after The Post found her in Hopewell, Va., where she lives in a neatly kept brick apartment complex with signs warning of video surveillance cameras. By all appearances, her life so chaotic a quarter-century ago...
  • Tawana Brawley found living in Virginia under alias 25 years after rape hoax

    12/23/2012 9:05:40 PM PST · by South40 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2012 | Fox News (AP)
    Tawana Brawley is living in Virginia under a new name, still owing money to a New York lawyer she accused of raping her 25 years ago, the New York Post reports. The Post reported Sunday that the 40-year-old Brawley lives in Hopewell, Va., has a young daughter and works as a nurse in Richmond, Va. Brawley was 15 and living in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. when she said six white law enforcement officials abducted and raped her. Brawley is black.
  • Slut-Gate Hypocrisy: Explosive Audio of NBC's Sharpton Trashing 'Homos,' 'Chinamen,' and 'Crackers

    03/13/2012 7:53:43 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Breibart ^ | March 13, 2012 | John Nolte
    If offensive slurs are a problem for the left, why does Al Sharpton have a primetime slot on MSNBC? The left has started a war against Rush Limbaugh -- a war it cannot win. Limbaugh said something for which he later apologized, and rather than accept that apology, the left and its media allies decided to exploit the situation, turning it into a crusade to take an opposing voice off the air. Even the White House has jumped on this neo-fascist bandwagon. Not the Obama campaign. The White House. The People's House. This is, pure and simple, a crusade to...
  • Sharpton Becomes Full-Time MSNBC Anchorman

    09/01/2011 10:05:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 31, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    Al Sharpton's newest role - full-time anchorman - is now a reality. The New York City-based black activist, preacher and former presidential candidate launched his MSNBC-TV talk show, "PoliticsNation," on Monday, August 29, six days after the network tapped him for the 6-7 P.M. (EST) weeknight slot vacated in July by Cenk Uygur. The announcement wasn't unexpected. Sharpton frequently had substituted for Uygur. And MSNBC's parent company, Comcast Corp., for years has been a generous donor to Sharpton's nonprofit group, National Action Network (NAN). The elevation of Sharpton, with a long history of demagoguery and financial chicanery, to top-tier...
  • Al Sharpton to Take Over MSNBC's 6 p.m. Slot

    07/21/2011 9:59:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Al Sharpton to Join MSNBC As a Host; He's a Perfect Fit for Network By Ken Shepherd Created 07/21/2011 - 12:11pm When MSNBC shuffled Ed Schultz up to the 10 p.m. slot they placed left-wing blogger and radio host Cenk Uygur (pronounced jenk you-gur) in the 6 p.m. Eastern time slot that Ed vacated as an interim host. But Uygur has been curiously absent from his dinnertime perch since early July, with the Rev. Al Sharpton filling in but not explaining why Uygur was out. Yesterday MSNBC announced that Uygur had officially left the network and today the New York...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton: I won't apologize for handling of Tawana Brawley case

    05/19/2011 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 19, 2011 | Helen Kennedy
    Al Sharpton may have mellowed - but he still won't apologize for the Tawana Brawley debacle. A quarter-century later after he whipped up racial tensions over the incendiary case, Sharpton still stands by a story that the courts of law and public opinion long ago ruled a hoax. Pressed on CBS' "60 Minutes" to explain why he never apologized for accusations that proved false, Sharpton said, "I don't know that." "I have thought about that a million times," Sharpton said. "I just don't believe they treated that case fair." Back in 1987, 15-year-old Brawley claimed she had been abducted and...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser arrested (Again)

    04/03/2011 9:37:27 AM PDT · by abb · 66 replies
    WTVD-TV11 ^ | April 3, 2011 | Staff
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- Police say former Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum was arrested again overnight. Authorities say Mangum was arrested Saturday night and is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit robbery and inflicting serious injuries. Mangum is being held at the Durham County Jail with no bond. She will make her first apperance in court on Monday. Police have not released any further information on the arrest. snip
  • EXCLUSIVE: Shot Fired at House Minority Whip Eric Cantor's Richmond Office

    03/25/2010 9:26:10 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 14 replies · 783+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 03252010 | fnc
    FOX has learned that the Richmond, VA campaign office of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) was shot at overnight.
  • Cantor's Office Attacked-FoxNews

    03/25/2010 9:27:09 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 53 replies · 2,333+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 25, 2010 | Stayfree
    My wife just told me that Eric Cantor is speaking about a gunshot through his window...sorry, that is all I know right now
  • Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn (Verified, see post 105)

    03/24/2010 7:34:38 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 264 replies · 10,615+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/24/10 9:38 PM EDT | JAKE SHERMAN
    A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrats lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) had a coffin placed near his home, a spokesman said Wednesday evening.
  • Steny Hoyer: Members are at risk

    03/24/2010 6:09:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies · 1,908+ views
    politico ^ | 3/24/10 | Jake Sherman
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is warning that some of his Democratic colleagues are being threatened with violence when they go back to their districts and he wants Republicans to stand up and condemn the threats. The Maryland Democrat said more than 10 House Democrats have reported incidents of threats or other forms of harassment about their support of the highly divisive health insurance overhaul vote. Hoyer emphasized that he didnt have a specific number of threats and that was just an estimate. TheFederal Bureau of Investigation, Capitol Police and sergeant at arms briefed Democrats behind closed doors today...
  • House Democrats Face Violent Threats After Health Care Vote

    03/24/2010 3:55:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 142 replies · 2,689+ views
    At least 10 House Democrats who voted Sunday for health care overhaul have received violent threats to their lives or property, party leaders said today. Connecticut Democrat on health reform: "More action and correction" coming soon.Several members have faced death threats and harassing phone calls while others have experienced vandalism at district offices or their private homes. In one case, a gas line was cut outside the Virginia home of Rep. Tom Perriello's brother after a conservative activist posted the address online, mistakenly thinking it was the congressman's house. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating.
  • Severed gas line found at home of Perriello brother

    03/24/2010 3:27:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies · 1,667+ views
    daily progress ^ | 3/24/10 | Brian McNeill
    Updated: 4:55 p.m. U.S. Rep. Tom Perriellos brother received a threatening letter in the mail on the same day that someone apparently severed a gas line at the home in Ivy. Two conservative Tea Party activists posted the address of the home on the Internet on Monday, mistakenly believing it was the home of the congressman. One of the activists urged others to drop by and express their thanks for Perriellos vote in favor of health care reform. Tuesday evening, Perriellos brothers family smelled gas and discovered the propane line of a gas-powered grill on their screened-in porch had been...
  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., won't press charges after being spat on by ...protestor (I call BS)

    03/20/2010 10:03:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 58 replies · 1,987+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/20/10 | staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) A congressman who was spat on by a protestor on Capitol Hill says he is declining to press charges, but turns out the Capitol Police say they made no arrests.</p> <p>Missouri Democrat Emanuel Cleaver was making his way through a group of angry protestors when the incident occurred. It was one of several ugly incidents in a day of protests against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul measure, which faces a House vote on Sunday.</p>
  • Video Surfaces of John Lewis "N*****" Incident at Tea Party Protest on Capitol Hill

    03/20/2010 7:55:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 355 replies · 17,662+ views
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    A video has surfaced this evening of the incident today involving civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Tea Party protesters on Capitol Hill.Rep. Lewis has alleged that he was called a n***** by the protesters. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), who was walking with Rep. Lewis, says he heard the word n***** fifteen times.Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) claims "It was a chorus" of people yelling "n*****."The video, filmed by Marooned in Marin and posted at YouTube, shows Reps. Lewis and Carson walking together, with Rep. Cleaver several yards behind as they fight their way through the Tea Party patriots...
  • "AP source: Census worker hanged with 'fed' on body"

    09/23/2009 3:04:53 PM PDT · by Perlstein · 7 replies · 2,093+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 23 | DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY
    AP source: Census worker hanged with 'fed' on body By DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY (AP) 59 minutes ago WASHINGTON The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery. A law enforcement official says the word "fed" was scrawled on his chest. The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky. Investigators have said little about the case. A law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity,...
  • AP source: Census worker hanged with 'fed' on body

    09/23/2009 2:17:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 216 replies · 10,996+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 23, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery. A law enforcement official says the word "fed" was scrawled on his chest. The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky. Investigators have said little about the case.
  • Al Sharpton: Churches should focus on social woes, not gay marriage

    01/13/2009 7:06:01 PM PST · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 1,235+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2009 | Shelby Grad
    New York activist Al Sharpton is of course the latest to join the Proposition 8 parade. In a speech over the weekend, he questioned why churches that backed the ban on gay marriage aren't focusing on bigger issues such as violence and poverty. From the Southern Voice website: From the pulpit of Tabernacle Baptist Church on Sunday, Rev. Al Sharpton called out the Mormon Church and other conservative faiths for mobilizing to support Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage in California while refusing to be as involved in any other social concerns. It amazes me when I looked at California...
  • Man shot three times [with BB gun] in street by racist gunman - for wearing Barack Obama T-shirt

    A man told today how he was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt. Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted him and glared at the top, which carries an image of the Democrat US presidential candidate underneath the legend 'Believe'. The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs, shouting 'I f***ing hate n*****s' and urging 36-year-old Mr Egwuatu to leave the shop with him.
  • Girl faces trial over carved swastika on hip [Germany]

    09/16/2008 3:47:00 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 6 replies · 265+ views
    Melbourne Herald ^ | 17 Sept 08 | Anon
    A GERMAN teenager accused of engraving a swastika into her hip and blaming the injury on right-wing militants has gone on trial in eastern Germany. The 18-year-old, known only as Rebecca K., had last year been hailed as a local hero when she reported saving a five-year-old from being pushed and shoved by four neo-Nazi youths, risking her own safety and subsequently being attacked herself. ... "We have often had cases where individuals fake a chargeable offence, but this one is extraordinary," said Lutz Hasselmann, spokesman for the district court of Hainichen, near the eastern city of Chemnitz.
  • Athens School 'Attack' Proven To Be False, Girl To Be Charged(tawana brawley part deux)

    04/09/2008 3:55:30 PM PDT · by Dane · 36 replies · 100+ views ^ | April 9, 2008
    There are major new developments today in the case of a supposed beating of a student from Athens Middle School. Charges are being filed against 13 year old Melanie Bowers by Athens ISD through the Henderson County District Attorney's office for filing a false report, said AISD officials today. Bowers claimed earlier this week that she was beaten and threatened - with killing and rape, no less - by a group of students at Athens ISD last Friday, for creating a protest sign saying, "If you love our nation, stop illegal immigration." After Melanie's accusations, administrators reviewed school survellience videotape...

    02/21/2008 6:35:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 48 replies · 221+ views
    NY Post ^ | 21 Feb 08 | MURRAY WEISS and YOAV GONEN
    'NOOSE' PROF A PLAGIARISTM STOLE STUDENTS' WORK AT COLUMBIA February 21, 2008 -- The black Columbia University professor who last fall found a hangman's noose pinned to her office door plagiarized the work of another faculty member and two students, according to a school investigation released yesterday. The plagiarism probe was already under way last year when a 4-foot twine noose was discovered on the door of psychology and education professor Madonna Constantine's office, officials at the university's Teachers College said.
  • Sharpton to Bill Clinton: 'Shut Up'

    01/28/2008 12:19:35 PM PST · by seanmerc · 66 replies · 628+ views
    ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday weighed in on the raging debate inside the Democratic Party over former President Bill Clinton's advocacy on behalf of his wife's campaign, with two choice words for the former president: "Shut up." On ABC's "The View," Sharpton said voters are hearing "race charges, race-tinged rhetoric" in the Democratic primary campaign, and called on the former president to cease. "I think it's time for him to just be quiet," said Sharpton, who was a Democratic presidential candidate in 2004. "I think it's time for him to stop. As one of the...
  • Report: Family wants Tawana Brawley case reopened

    11/18/2007 12:27:07 PM PST · by redstateone · 9 replies · 124+ views
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2007 | AP
    Glenda Brawley and Ralph King want to press New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to re-examine the November 1987 incident, which a state grand jury ultimately concluded was a hoax, the Daily News reported. "New York state owes my daughter...."