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  • Judge John McBain explodes at Camia Gamet sentencing: 'I hope you die in prison'

    04/16/2014 4:12:18 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 26 replies ^ | April 16, 2014 | Danielle Salisbury
    JACKSON, MI – As Diana Banks-Joiner stood in a courtroom and spoke of the abuse her nephew Marcel Hill endured at the hands of Camia Gamet, a woman he loved, his killer interrupted. “Is that it?” Gamet said from her seat at the defense table. The statement prompted gasps from the audience and an angry response from Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain, who threatened to duct tape Gamet’s mouth closed.
  • Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., Transferred After Prison Dispute

    04/06/2014 8:34:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 6, 2014 | Michael Sneed and Lynn Sweet
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times. The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that. As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said. It took about...
  • Meet Gwendolyn Chapman : Jackson MS Candidate (humor)

    04/05/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/1/2014 | WAPT
    I can't catch my breath. Seriously. XD
  • Ca. Sen. Leland Yee codefendant granted bail, but not freed (RAT Keith Jackson)

    04/03/2014 5:09:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 4/03/14 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal magistrate granted bail Thursday for Keith Jackson, state Sen. Leland Yee's former fundraiser and codefendant on political corruption charges, but delayed his release to allow the prosecution to appeal. Jackson, former president of the San Francisco Board of Education, was one of 26 defendants charged last week with conspiring to commit crimes in exchange for payoffs from undercover FBI agents. He faces some of the most serious charges, including gun trafficking, drug dealing and arranging a purported murder for hire. But at a hearing Thursday morning, U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins said he was convinced that...
  • Kick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill!

    03/05/2014 4:40:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Slate ^ | March 3, 2014 | Jillian Keenan
    My public high school wasn’t the best, but we did have an amazing history teacher. Mr. L, as we called him, brought our country’s story to life. So when he taught us about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, Andrew Jackson’s campaigns to force at least 46,000 Cherokees, Choctaws, Muscogee-Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles off their ancestral lands, my classmates and I were stricken. ....................................................... But then it was lunchtime, and we pulled out our wallets in the cafeteria. Andrew Jackson was there, staring out from every $20 bill. We had been carrying around portraits of a mass...
  • Shot fired at press conference about gun violence in Jackson (MS)

    02/12/2014 9:19:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    WJTV, CBS 12, Jackson MS ^ | Feb 11, 2014 10:08 AM EST | (WJTV Staff)
    Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes held a press conference Sunday afternoon to discuss gun violence in Jackson. During the question-and-answer, a vehicle drove by, and someone fired a shot. No one was injured, but it startled reporters on-the-scene. …
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders

    02/04/2014 5:55:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/14 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he...
  • Obama: The Cheese Stands Alone. (Not because it’s so smelly)

    01/25/2014 8:58:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-25-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s certainly not the first time we’ve celebrated cheese around here (see: “Rats Jump Ship; All that Remains is de Brie” - a don’t-miss rerun from the MOTUS vault) butt did you see that we’re having an official Big Cheese Day at the White House?Isn’t every day Big Cheese Day around here? “On Wednesday, January 29th, with a nod to history (and maybe the TV show the West Wing), the Obama Administration is hosting the first-ever virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day," during which dozens of White House officials will take to social media for a day long 'open house'...
  • Deadbeat Dad Jesse Jackson tries to shakedown A&E

    12/29/2013 3:04:56 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 55 replies
    Newsone | 29 December 2013 | Trueblackman
    Karin Stanford, the Mother of Jesse Jackson‘s 12-year-old love child, is going public with her allegations that the good reverend has fallen behind on his child support payments to the tune of $11,694.50, according to the National Enquirer. Court documents filed with the L.A. Superior Court state that the minimum monthly financial obligation was set at $400, but Jackson, 70, failed to fork over even a dollar to Stanford between December 2010 and August 2011. Stanford first met Jackson, when she was completing her doctoral dissertation on his foreign policy record. Jackson, who was married with five children, and Stanford...
  • Danger, Danger Phil Robertson! Do Not Kiss Jackson's Ring

    12/29/2013 2:04:36 PM PST · by WXRGina · 46 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 29, 2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    For the sake of America, please, please Phil do not surrender. We have seen this scenario played out on countless occasions; the left launching a shock-and-awe gang media assault on someone who dared to publicly challenge political correctness. The target of their wrath is bludgeoned into submission; overwhelmed with daily hit pieces filled with exaggerations, distortions and even lies about the target's original comment and intent. I am black. In his GQ mag interview, I felt no "evil or racist" intent in Phil Robertson's comments about the blacks he knew in his youth. And yet, Phil's intention is irrelevant to...
  • Jesse Jackson Attacks ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson for ‘White Privilege’ (Video)

    12/27/2013 6:42:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | John Urban
    Compares to bus driver who challenged Rosa Parks by John UrbanTop Right News Not content to be left on the sidelines of any controversy, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is sticking his nose into the Phil Robertson affair. Jackson, clearly unhappy that only homosexual activists have had the stage thus far, attacked the star of A&E’s reality show “Duck Dynasty,” claiming that Robertson’s comments to GQ reflect “white privilege.” Jackson even absurdly compared Robertson to the bus driver who ordered Rosa Parks to move to the back of the bus in a statement obtained by ABC News: “These statements uttered by Robertson are...
  • Dem Congresswoman Calls for Unemployment Benefits for ‘Working Men and Women’

    12/13/2013 2:59:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/12/13
    Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D., Texas) took to the House floor on Thursday to call for a vote on legislation that would, she said, give unemployment benefits to people with jobs. “Let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women,” Jackson-Lee pleaded. So we can’t be only about our self in this holiday season, particularly as we recognize that the Pope being made man of the year has spoken to the world eloquently about this whole issue of the vulnerable. And so I ask this, Mr. Woodall, and the Rules Committee, let’s put the Van Hollen-Lee-Levin amendment...
  • EPA Delays Release of Jackson Emails After White House Review Issa subpoenas EPA for records

    11/11/2013 1:54:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/11/13 | CJ Ciaramella
    The Environmental Protection Agency delayed releasing emails from former administrator Lisa Jackson’s secret account to congressional investigators after conferring with the White House, top Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Committee on Environment and Public works said. Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) in a letter released Friday subpoenaed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for emails with White House officials regarding the agency’s response to congressional requests. “Troubling information has recently been brought to my attention that raises questions about the reasons for EPA’s lack of cooperation with the Committee,” Issa wrote. “An email produced in...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson On Junior (no prison visit from pops yet)

    11/09/2013 2:40:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Northern Public Radio ^ | 11/07/13 | Amanda Vinicky
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he has not visited since his son reported to federal prison late last month. **SNIP** "Well his health has been recovering and that has been, as father, the most important thing to me. He has been diligent in doing his work. And I have nothing further to say about that," Rev. Jackson said at the Capitol Thursday (11/7).
  • Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’ (Hussein: Tax-Cheat Charlie Rangel a political hack)

    11/09/2013 2:29:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/13 | Carl Campanile
    President Obama considered veteran Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel a political hack and had such little regard for Jesse Jackson that he “effectively banned” the civil rights leader from the White House, a new book claims. The political tome about the 2012 presidential campaign, “Double Down,” says Obama had little patience for “professional left” activists and “vanishingly close to zero” for what a White House aide called “professional blacks.” “Apart from Georgia Congressman John Lewis and Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, Obama had nearly as much contempt for the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) as he did for the Tea Party Caucus,”...
  • Feds send warning letter to Jackson Jr. over campaign fund

    11/06/2013 4:46:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/06/13 | Katherine Skiba
    **SNIP** Last Friday, the Federal Election Commission wrote him saying his campaign may have failed to file a report for the third quarter of the year. The letter to him was addressed to a Chicago post office box. Jackson’s campaign last filed a report to the FEC in December, saying it had $105,703 in cash, records show. Jackson had resigned from Congress the previous month, but that did not end the campaign’s reporting obligation.
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson says Ronald Reagan wanted to ban blacks from playing football with whites

    11/02/2013 7:55:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 69 replies ^ | 10/1/2013 | Josiah Ryan
    Deceased Republican President Ronald Reagan sought to to permanently ban African Americans from playing college and professional football in the South with white people, civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. alleged in a speech at Furman University on Wednesday evening. In the same speech he also alleged that the modern Tea Party was born from efforts to sustain segregation. “Goldwater and Reagan – had they been successful, it would have been illegal for blacks and whites to play together on a Saturday afternoon,” he said. -snip- In the hour long speech, which focused on race but meandered through a...
  • Ex-U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison

    10/28/2013 10:55:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2013 | Brendan O'Brien
    Former Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., once one of the most promising black politicians in the United States, reported to federal prison on Monday to begin serving a 2-1/2 year sentence for misusing campaign funds, according to a family spokeswoman. Jackson, a former Democratic representative and the son of civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., entered a federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, family spokeswoman Bunnie Jackson-Ransom said in a statement. "I am happy to report that he is in good spirits, all things considered," said North Carolina Representative G.K. Butterfield, who accompanied Jackson to the prison,...
  • Democrat Racism Rears its Ugly Head in the Virginia Lt. Governor's Race?

    10/27/2013 10:03:29 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 23 replies ^ | October 28, 2013 | F.R. Newbrough
    Signs bearing the face of the sole black candidate running for statewide office, Republican E.W. Jackson a Harvard Educated ex-Marine and Pastor, were defaced with white paint by vandals presumably Democrats supporting Democrat Ralph Northam and Terrry McAuliffe. This smacks of racism given the specific target of Jackson's face and signs for other candidates were not defaced. This is not the first time this kind of vandalism has happened. Signs previously were stolen from the candidate's own front lawn and replaced with Terry McAuliffe signs.Jackson had this to say about it on his Facebook Page: "Activists in Loudoun County pooled...
  • Jackson Jr. to sell D.C. home; auction of furs cancelled (off to the big house next month)

    10/25/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON -- Congressman-turned-convicted-felon Jesse Jackson Jr. will sell his town house in the nation’s capital to help pay a $750,000 forfeiture he owes, according to a court filing today. Jackson, 48, a Chicago Democrat who quit Congress last November, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Aug. 14 after using $750,000 in campaign cash on a Rolex watch, furs, vacations, celebrity memorabilia, mounted elk heads and other whims. He has not yet reported to prison, but is expected to do so shortly, a federal Bureau of Prisons official said.
  • E.W. Jackson: ‘Growing hostility against Christianity’

    10/19/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies ^ | 10/11/13 | By KATIE GLUECK
    In a fiery speech to social conservatives Friday, Virginia lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson blasted the media for questioning his positions on social issues. Jackson, a bishop, said that when he first got into the race he was asked by reporters about controversial statements he has made concerning Planned Parenthood (which he once compared to the Ku Klux Klan) and gay marriage. “Well, I want to go on record here,” Jackson said, speaking at the Values Voter Summit. “I didn’t apologize then, I don’t apologize now and I will never apologize for standing up for the truth.”
  • Cuccinelli in GOP Address: Obamacare Broken Before It Started

    10/19/2013 8:42:05 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 1 replies ^ | Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, in Saturday's GOP weekly address, lambasted Obamacare as an "unconstitutional" law that was "fundamentally broken even before it started." "Obamacare represents one of the largest and most reckless expansions of government in the more than 200-year history of our nation," said Cuccinelli, who is in a hotly contested race for Virginia governor against Democratic challenger Terry McAuliffe. “I believe that ObamaCare is unconstitutional. I believe it’s an affront to the freedoms and liberties our founding fathers fought to establish on our behalf." Cuccinelli pointed out that he was the first attorney general in the United...
  • 'Gay Rights' is Trojan Horse for Totalitarianism

    10/15/2013 6:07:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies ^ | 10-12-13 | Victoria Jackson
    Brilliant observation by WND’s David Kupelian – The ‘gay rights’ movement is a trojan horse for totalitarianism. He explores this in the October issue of Whistleblower available here. A “Trojan Horse” is “any trick or stratagem that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or space.” (Wiki) WND Story here. David Kupelian says, “this particular issue – this revolutionary sexual anarchy movement, which more than any other ideology, including Marxism, Islam or atheism, has the potential of permanently corrupting our nation’s core ‘operating system’ called the family – is the one issue that almost everybody...
  • Bizarre: Rev. Jesse Jackson tweets photo of wire transfer order

    10/08/2013 7:06:09 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 7 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/8 | twitchy — Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) October 08, 2013 No, we don’t know why Jesse Jackson tweeted a photo of a $4,500 wire transfer either. We’re guessing it was intended to be a direct message, or maybe Jackson’s just moving his operation online.
  • Shelia Jackson Lee Suggests Govt Shutdown Drove "Poor" Capital Hill Shooter To Kill(Or Something)

    10/03/2013 7:29:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10-3-2013 | Greg Hengler
    Shelia Jackson Lee Suggests Govt Shutdown Drove "Poor" Capital Hill Shooter To Kill Greg Hengler | Oct 03, 2013 Yes, the Hair Tiara went there. VIDEO LINK
  • Has Jackson, Mississippi Lost its Mind?

    09/30/2013 7:17:00 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 79 replies
    American Clarion ^ | September 30, 2013 | Gina Miller
    It’s hard to keep up with the mind-numbing flood of putrid malfeasance gushing from Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), the communist Democrats and the detestable “RINO” Republicans in Congress. And while we try to monitor the constant barrage of lies, anti-Americanism and criminal behavior of these people, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s going on at the state and local levels. Who has time to chronicle everything? So, it’s no surprise that living down here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I missed news of the June mayoral election up in our state capital, Jackson. While I can...
  • Has Jackson, Mississippi, lost its mind?

    10/02/2013 7:18:55 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 1, 2013 | Gina Miller
    It's hard to keep up with the mind-numbing flood of putrid malfeasance gushing from Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), the communist Democrats and the detestable "RINO" Republicans in Congress. And while we try to monitor the constant barrage of lies, anti-Americanism and criminal behavior of these people, it's easy to lose sight of what's going on at the state and local levels. Who has time to chronicle everything? So, it's no surprise that living down here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I missed news of the June mayoral election up in our state capital, Jackson. While I can...
  • Jesse Jackson Ends Cuba Trip Without Meeting With Alan Gross

    10/01/2013 3:44:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/01/13
    HAVANA (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson ended a four-day visit to Cuba on Monday without getting to visit a U.S. government development subcontractor who is serving a 15-year sentence in the Caribbean nation. The civil rights activist said he had requested access to Alan Gross of Maryland, but island authorities told him it couldn’t be arranged in time. “I certainly inquired about him. No American can come here in good conscience and not ask about him,” Jackson said. “I would hope we would maintain our vigil in trying to gain his release.”
  • Jesse Jackson: It's Really 'Obamacares'

    09/25/2013 3:21:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    US News ^ | 9/25/13 | Nikki Schwab
    It was "night and day" hearing President Obama and President Clinton's health care chat versus Sen. Ted Cruz's, R-Texas, 21-hour "filibuster," the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jr., tells Whispers. "Such clowning really helps President Obama, to see the contrast between the wise man and the clown," Jackson said Wednesday. Jackson has been in attendance at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual confab in New York this week and felt POTUS laid out the Affordable Care Act well when talking to Clinton Tuesday.
  • Jackson, Blagojevich (Hussein?) Figure Pleads Guilty

    09/20/2013 3:09:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 9/20/13
    A one-time contributor to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who was also a figure in the scandal surrounding imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded guilty in a medical fraud case. **SNIP** At Blagojevich's first corruption trial in 2010, prosecutors said a witness was prepared to testify that Jackson instructed Nayak to raise money for Blagojevich's campaign. In exchange, the Jackson supporters would allegedly ask Blagojevich for an appointment to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
  • Feds halt Jackson Jr. auction (fraud problem)

    09/20/2013 2:57:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/20/13 | Katherine Skiba
    **SNIP** The Marshals Service released the following statement: "The U.S. Marshals Service today canceled the auction of forfeited assets from the Jesse Jackson, Jr., case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. After receiving legitimate concerns about the authenticity of the guitar purportedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen and out of an abundance of caution, the Marshals Service will conduct a secondary review of all the assets. Once the review is complete, a decision will be made whether to repost any assets for sale by auction.
  • Red cape drawing bids during Jackson Jr. auction (guitar pulled)

    09/19/2013 2:35:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Lake Wylie Pilot ^ | 9/18/13 | MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO -- A showy red cape and an autographed Michael Jackson poster drew the most interest from potential buyers as a government auction of around a dozen personal items forfeited by prison-bound ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. got underway Tuesday. **SNIP** The red cashmere cape drew the most attention in the hours just after bidding began early Tuesday. By evening, it registered 39 bids — pushing the initial asking price from around $300 to $965. Court documents say Jackson purchased it — with campaign funds — for $1,500 from an Edwards Lowell Furs store. After a sluggish start, bidding surged during...
  • Auction starts for memorabilia bought by Jesse Jackson Jr.

    09/16/2013 4:23:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/16/13 | Kim Geiger
    More than a dozen pieces of memorabilia and luxury clothing once owned by disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will go up for auction starting Tuesday. The items include Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee memorabilia, a guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen, and fur coats and capes. **SNIP** Starting prices range from $115 for a cashmere cape with mink trim to $525 for the autographed guitar. Jackson Jr. paid $800 for the cape and $4,000 for the guitar, according to documents that identified the items for forfeiture at the time that Jackson Jr. was charged.
  • ZoNation: What Can Republicans Do for the Black Community?

    Zo keeps getting asked what Republicans can do for the Black community. He says they can do a lot, but only if the community stops being in lockstep with the Democratic Party. Stop being brainwashed long enough to hear the answer. See video.
  • Ex-EPA chief Lisa Jackson denies trying to avoid sunshine laws

    09/10/2013 10:47:35 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson told Congress on Tuesday that she didn’t abuse her official email accounts, nor did she use her own private account to try to circumvent open-records laws. Ms. Jackson, who used an email under the name “Richard Windsor” at EPA, said she was just following the practice of former administrators of both parties. And she said she tried to make sure that any business mail sent to her own private account was also forwarded to her official account, where it was subject to open-records laws. “On one hand, there can certainly be honest...
  • Treasurer of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign committee (Vickie Pasley) resigns

    09/09/2013 5:40:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/09/13 | Cynthia Dizikes
    **SNIP** In a resignation letter received by the FEC Thursday, Pasley wrote that she has no direct contact with the campaign account and no knowledge of the money in the account. "It is impossible for me to prepare any campaign committee report," Pasley wrote. "I have no contact with any individual who prepared reports in the past, nor do I have a copy of any reports previously prepared. There is no current official in office, nor campaign staff in existence to facilitate the preparation of any campaign report." The next day, in a response letter sent to Jackson's campaign committee,...
  • VA Republican Lt. Gov candidate, EW Jackson, gets NRA endorsement

    09/09/2013 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    NRA Endorses E.W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor NRA Emphasizes Ralph Northam’s “D” Rating E.W. Jackson, Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) after receiving a rating of AQ for his “pro gun response on our candidate questionnaire.” “The NRA is committed to protecting our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage, and we support candidates who share those same values,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “Because of his stated support of our rights on his NRA questionnaire, E.W. Jackson has received an ‘AQ’ rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF....
  • Convicted Ex-Congressman (Jackson) Living The High Life Two Months Before Reporting To Prison

    08/31/2013 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    My State Line ^ | 8/30/13
    **SNIP** The ex-Chicago congressman is seen lounging by the pool at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel-- a popular outdoor gathering spot for the Hollywood Glitterati. According to an onlooker, Mr. Jackson was overheard singing to himself and talking with other guests on the veranda. When he was back in his room here, ABC7's Chuck Goudie had a conversation with Mr. Jackson about why he was in Beverly Hills, California. Jackson said: "I am covering my bases considering my near future."
  • Jesse Jackson: ‘Tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy’

    08/27/2013 2:57:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a Tuesday interview with a national news outlet that there’s no question about it — Republicans are constantly pushing the race button on all matters of policy and politics, and tea party activists are akin to redneck racist throwbacks from the Civil War era. “The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy,” he said, in an interview with Politico. “It’s the Fort Sumter tea party.” He added: The GOP is “absolutely” using race as a reason to oppose President Obama and White House police proposals.
  • Feds send $750,000 bill to Jesse Jackson Jr.

    08/22/2013 3:58:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/22/13 | Phil Rogers
    **SNIP** That means more than $10,000 worth of Bruce Lee memorabilia must be turned over immediately to the federal government, along with a $5,000 football signed by American presidents. He will have to fork over Martin Luther King memorabilia valued at more than $15,000, as well as more than $18,000 in Michael Jackson souvenirs (including two of the King of Pop’s famous hats). There’s a $4,000 guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen, Jim Hendrix memorabilia valued at $2,775, and Malcolm X souvenirs priced at $2,200. Also furs, valued at $5,000.
  • JESSE JACKSON: We have no Constitutional Right to Vote

    08/21/2013 5:26:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Politisite ^ | 8/21/13
    Rev Jesse Jackson Sr@RevJJackson We still have no constitutional right to vote. Surely, that is the next step toward the dream. 11:00 AM - 21 Aug 2013 But haven’t Democrats been pushing that one doesn’t need an ID to vote because,  voting is a constitutional right?Everyone knows that since gun ownership is a constitutional right, you don’t need ID to purchase one. It’s not the first sentence of Jackson’s tweet — “We still have no constitutional right to vote” — that is problematic. It’s the second one: “Surely, that is the next step toward the dream.”More than 126 million Americans...
  • Former EPA Admin Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Investigation ...Jackson has used private

    08/21/2013 1:29:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/13 | CJ Ciaramella
    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has hired a lawyer in the ongoing congressional investigation into her use of private and secret email addresses to conduct official business. Jackson, who announced her resignation from the EPA in December amid a congressional probe, hired lawyer Barry Coburn from the D.C. firm Coburn & Greenbaum, according to a source. Jackson now works for Apple as the tech giant’s top environmental officer. When reached by phone, Coburn said he would call this reporter back “ASAP.” As of press time, he has not. The hire comes shortly after it was revealed that Jackson...
  • Jesse Jackson totally ‘frowns upon’ thrill killing of student by ‘bored’ teens

    08/21/2013 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 55 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Posted at 12:57 pm on August 21, 2013 by Twitchy Staff
    Praying for the family of Chris Lane. This senseless violence is frowned upon and the justice system must prevail.— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) August 21, 2013 Outrage meter? Busted. Rev. Jesse Jackson always has his handy race-warfare arsenal ready to weave a narrative of inequity, privilege and systemic injustice. Well, at least when the victim is black and all alleged perps are white (or “white Hispanic”).
  • Illinois image tainted by Jackson crimes

    08/16/2013 4:24:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 48 replies
    MyFoxChicago ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | Joanie Lum, Kori Chambers,Tiffany Boncan
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Many people say the federal crimes committed by former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson are the latest examples of corruption in our state. Jackson Jr. will serve 30 months behind bars and remain on probation for three additional years. After her husband serves his time, Sandi Jackson will go to jail for 12 months without a chance for less time for good behavior. She was ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution and serve 200 hours of community service. The former congressman plead guilty to spending $750,000 in...

    08/16/2013 12:23:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies ^ | 15 Aug 2013
    Convicted Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) is scheduled to receive $8,700 per month in government disability pay, as well as a partial federal pension of $45,000. That generous $8,700 in disability comes thanks to Jackson’s sudden development of a “mood disorder” as the federal government began looking to indict him. Jackson, who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, had no history of mental illness during his prior 17 years in Congress. Rev. Jesse Jackson has defended his son’s claims of mental illness, stating to the court, “This time a year ago I thought we may have lost him.”
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. still eligible for government pension, disability pay

    08/15/2013 12:13:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    abc local ^ | 8-14-13 | Chuck Goudie
    Ex-congressman Jackson is eligible to receive $8,700 dollars per month in disability pay due to his bipolar condition and could receive a partial federal pension of $45,000 per year once he reaches 65. While on the city council, Sandi Jackson had automatic pension contributions of more than $50,000 withdrawn from her pay, even though she chose not to be a member of the city pension fund.
  • Former Rep. Jackson Sentenced to 2½ Years

    08/14/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | AUG 14,2013 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Ex-Congressman Apologizes to Family for Misusing Campaign Funds A judge on Wednesday sentenced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2½ years in prison for treating his campaign fund like a "personal piggy bank"—siphoning off $750,000 over the years to pay for personal items like spa treatments and televisions. Mr. Jackson's wife, Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago alderman, was sentenced to a year in prison for her role in the scheme. The former congressman, who had represented a Chicago district for more than a decade, resigned last year amid the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of his finances. He pleaded guilty...
  • CBS Doesn’t Mention Jackson Jr. is a Democrat in Story About His Sentencing

    08/14/2013 6:24:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 14, 2013
    CBS’ This Morning omitted the fact that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D., Ill.) is a Democrat during a story Wednesday about the disgraced politician’s sentencing for misuse of campaign funds. Jackson faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to spending nearly $750,000 in campaign funds on items like mink coats and a Rolex. His wife Sandra, a former Chicago alderman, also will be sentenced on a related charge of failing to report about $600,000 in taxable income.
  • Contest: Guess the prison sentences for Jesse Jackson Jr, and his wife ( "The fix be in??")

    08/14/2013 5:36:52 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 23 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Convicted felons Jesse Jackson Jr and his wife Sandra, both Democrats, and former elected officials, have arrived at federal district court this morning to learn their fates. Is the fix in? You can NOW play GUESS THE SENTENCE!!!
  • Jesse Jackson jr sentenced to 30 months is Jail

    08/14/2013 9:59:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    Per ABC News special report, Jesse Jackson jr sentenced to 30 months is Jail