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  • Can You Spot The Racist, Homophobic Anti-Semites In This Special 10 Item Quiz?

    04/19/2014 3:15:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | John Hawkins
    As we all know, racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism are very bad and should be condemned. Not only do I condemn all of those things, I'd encourage you to share this quiz to all of your liberal friends so they can wag their fingers right in the faces of the awful people who said all of these terrible things. 1) Who said, "We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it." A) Rush Limbaugh B) Mark Levin C) Laura Ingraham D) Al Sharpton 2) Who said, "That’s just how white folks will...
  • Gang Founder Claimed Innocence Until the End (Alternate Title- "Tookie Refused to Confess")

    12/13/2005 12:39:29 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 41 replies · 1,344+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/13/05
    Gang Founder Claimed Innocence Until the End By KIM CURTIS, Associated Press Writer Tue Dec 13,11:26 AM ET SAN QUENTIN, Calif. - Stanley Tookie Williams maintained his innocence right up until his death, even when an admission of guilt may have spared him execution. ADVERTISEMENT Even after the courts and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected a flurry of Williams' last-ditch appeals before his execution early Tuesday, his supporters vowed to prove his innocence. Williams, the Crips gang co-founder whose case stirred a national debate about capital punishment versus the possibility of redemption, was executed Tuesday morning for killing four people in...
  • Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity

    03/18/2014 4:22:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times - AP ^ | March 18, 2014 | Martha Mendoza & Jesse Washington
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett Packard annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley’s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding. Jackson’s strategy borrows from the traditional civil rights era playbook of shaming companies to prod them into transformation. Now he is bringing it to the age of social media and a booming tech industry known for its disruptive innovation.
  • Paula Deen Compares Herself to Michael Sam; World Reacts Accordingly

    02/27/2014 12:48:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Paula Deen Comeback Spectacle continues: The latest development, a People cover story in which the celeb chef compares herself to Michael Sam, the former University of Missouri football player who famously came out as gay in advance of the NFL Draft. Here's how the Wrap quotes her from the story: I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out… He said, ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.’ I know exactly what he’s...
  • Michael Harris: "The Making of A Genuine Sell Out Negro" (Jesse Jackson)

    02/22/2014 2:32:51 PM PST · by onyx · 23 replies
    SAYNSUMTHN’S BLOG ^ | February 22 , 2014 | Michael Harris/Breitbart & SAYNSUMTHN’S BLOG
    Michael Harris I want to call this post, "The Making of A Genuine Sell Out Negro" Read the outstanding research into how political power AKA money, caused this otherwise happy go lucky pro-life negro to abandon his core beliefs on abortion, taking 97% of the Black population with him. (And I know you don't listen to him, but you support his causes and his agenda with your votes) And even if say you don't support abortion, and vote in support of those who do support abortion, like OBAMA, just know that abortion is still genocide, that is working like magic...
  • Jesse Jackson claims semi-automatic rifles can 'blow up railroads'

    02/17/2014 9:12:59 AM PST · by rktman · 92 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 2/4/2014 | unknown
    On Sunday, liberal activist Jesse Jackson repeated his claim that semi-automatic weapons can shoot down airplanes and said they could also "blow up railroads." “Semi-automatic weapons are not just about gun control, they’re about national security,” he said while appearing on Fox News. “You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue,” he added.
  • Oops! Your ‘morning laugh,’ courtesy of Jesse Jackson; Update: Tweet deleted

    01/25/2014 2:54:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/25/14 | Twitchy Staff & Jesse Jackson
    So much truth. We’re gonna go ahead and file this one from Jesse Jackson under “Inadvertently Honest Tweets”...
  • 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...
  • Jesse Jackson attacks Duck Dynasty star for “white privilege”

    12/26/2013 5:37:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 26, 2013 | Laurel Conrad
    Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. is speaking out against Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s reality show “Ducky Dynasty,” claiming that Robertson’s comments to GQ reflect “white privilege.” Jackson even 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 more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago” Jackson went on to state that, “At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law....
  • Smellin' a Pay Day:Jesse Jackson throws in his 2 nonsensical cents - 'Duck Dynasty'

    12/26/2013 5:57:17 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    The Last Tradition ^ | Dec 26, 2013 | Samuel Gonzalez
    Smellin' a Pay Day:Jesse Jackson throws in his 2 nonsensical cents 'Duck Dynasty' star's comments Jesse smells money in the Louisiana water! Chicago Tribune reports Jesse Jackson Sr. has jumped into the controversy surrounding comments by Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s backwoods reality TV show, “Duck Dynasty.” In an announcement sent out Tuesday, Jackson Sr. compared Robertson’s recent comments about African-Americans, gay people and women to comments made by the driver of Rosa Parks’ bus. "At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law,” he said in the...
  • Jesse Jackson - Phil Robertson and White Privilege

    12/26/2013 3:36:29 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 28 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/26/13 | LD Jackson
    Honestly, I am surprised it took Jesse Jackson this long to open his mouth and put himself in the middle of the discussion about the remarks made by Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson in an interview with GQ. Turning the focus away from what Phil Robertson said about homosexuality, Jesse Jackson instead accused him of having "white privilege" when he mentioned his experiences picking cotton with blacks while he was growing up in Louisiana. Politico - The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. has stepped into the “Duck Dynasty” uproar, using the case of civil rights hero Rosa Parks to make his case against...
  • Jesse Jackson Sr. responds to 'Duck Dynasty' star's comments

    12/24/2013 10:40:33 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 104 replies
    Jackson’s group, along with LGBT group GLAAD and the National Organization for Women, urged A&E to keep Robertson on an indefinite hiatus from the show, which the network started following Robertson’s comments criticizing homosexuality in an interview with GQ magazine. snip Jackson Sr. and the leaders of the other groups are demanding a sit-down meeting with Cracker Barrel and A&E in the next couple of days. “It is unacceptable that a personality who has been given such a large platform would benefit from racist and anti-gay comments,” the group leaders state in the release.
  • Sorry, Jesse Jackson: South Africa Has Photo ID Voting

    12/06/2013 9:17:02 PM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared on Fox News' Special Report on Thursday to comment on the passing of Nelson Mandela--and to exploit Mandela's death for his own campaign against "voter suppression," i.e. laws requiring photo ID at the voting booth on Election Day. Unfortunately for Rev. Jackson, South Africa requires photo ID to vote. South Africa's Electoral Commission notes in its FAQ section that "you can vote in national and provincial elections as long as you have your valid, green, bar-coded ID and you are registered to vote." The ID includes a photograph.
  • Obama, Oprah, media to blame for black mobs

    11/28/2013 7:46:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 28, 2013 | Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
    Did you ever imagine that, in America, groups of black thugs would attack unsuspecting whites? Did you ever think the first black president and Oprah Winfrey would encourage division and hatred between races? In today’s America, that’s the unfortunate reality. In what many tamely call the “knockout game,” black teenagers target whites to attack them without provocation. The aim is to knock the victim unconscious with one blow. Man, woman, young or old – it doesn’t matter – these thugs do not care. Authorities have reported violent attacks in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Connecticut and Illinois....
  • Obama thought Rangel was a ‘hack,’ book claims

    11/07/2013 8:16:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | 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,”...
  • Lawsuit calls Georgia's 'Stand Your Ground' law unconstitutional

    11/05/2013 8:27:58 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    reuters.com ^ | November 05, 2013 | David Beasley
    A national coalition led by the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. is seeking to have Georgia's "Stand Your Ground" statute ruled unconstitutional, arguing in a federal lawsuit filed late Monday that the law discriminates against minorities. The 2006 law, which allows citizens to use deadly force in self-defense if they feel threatened, harms black people because they are often perceived by society as more dangerous than other racial groups, Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition said in the suit filed in Atlanta. "All Georgians, and particularly those of color, will be compelled to at all times prove that they are not taking part...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Caught on Audio Recording Unleashing in Tirade Against Reagan & U.S. South

    11/03/2013 1:00:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 2, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    The U.S. south is “the land of the free, the home of genocide,” civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson repeatedly said Wednesday in a speech that also implied former President Ronald Reagan was a racist. College news outlet Campus Reform provided TheBlaze an audio recording of Jackson telling students at Furman University that Reagan and former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater both sought 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. “You couldn’t have had the Carolina Panthers behind the...
  • Laid-off federal workers blame Tea Party activists for shutdown

    10/10/2013 6:28:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | John Henrehan
    WASHINGTON - Despite a steady rain, about 250 laid-off federal workers rallied on Capitol Hill Thursday to protest the ongoing shutdown of much of the federal government. Organized by at least two unions, the speakers and attendees blamed Tea Party Republicans for the legislative gridlock that has failed to produce spending authority. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson likened the conservative hard-liners to Civil War insurrectionists. "They lost the battle on the field in 1863," Jackson told the crowd. "They lost the battle at the polls in 2012. They must not take our government." Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi (D-- Calif.)...
  • NY SUV driver’s wife: We were in ‘grave danger’; injured biker had revoked license

    10/03/2013 5:32:18 PM PDT · by Enchante · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/03/2013 | AP via Washington Post
    NEW YORK — The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody weekend confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in “grave danger” and feared for the life of his family when he drove through the crowd, striking a biker on the street, his wife said Thursday. Rosalyn Ng said in a statement that she and her husband, Alexian Lien, had been planning to celebrate their wedding anniversary with their 2-year-old daughter on Sunday afternoon, but instead they were swarmed by a motorcycle rally on Manhattan’s West Side Highway.
  • 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.
  • Diary bombshell: RFK’s secret slams against Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Gov. Cuomo

    09/09/2013 12:31:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    NY POST ^ | September 9, 2013 | 4:04am | By Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    The Post exclusively reported Sunday how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. grappled with what he called his “lust demons” and kept a scorecard of more than two dozen conquests in a secret diary. Below are more sensational details from the journal, in which RFK Jr., a member of the political elite, bashes everyone from then-brother-in-law Andrew Cuomo to the Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. [SNIP] The Revs. Jackson and Sharpton “give me the creeps,” Kennedy writes in a July 5 entry. “Al Sharpton has done more damage to the black cause than [segregationist Alabama Gov.] George Wallace. He has suffocated...
  • Fifty Years Later: A Dream Realized, A Dream Abandoned

    09/03/2013 10:15:58 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 5 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | September 9, 2013 | R.G. Yoho
    This past week, we heard a lot about the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic March on Washington. Commentators and reporters told us what it all meant. Celebrities and news-makers expressed their views on the significance of the speech. We even heard opinions from some of the original participants. They all presented us with their insights and analysis on the anniversary.
  • Birther Van Jones Tweet: “There Would Be No Barack Obama Had There Not Been Reverend Jesse Jackson”

    08/29/2013 2:25:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    A recent Van Jones tweet is getting a lot of “birther” comment responses. Love it….
  • Frowning Upon Jesse

    08/27/2013 7:09:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    When Shelby Steele recently wrote about “The Decline of the Civil Rights Leadership,” he put his finger on a serious problem for our country. Professor Steele noted that there has been a corruption of moral authority at the top of the media-selected Civil Rights elite. He wrote this powerful paragraph: Put bluntly, this leadership rather easily tolerates black kids killing other black kids. But it cannot abide a white person (and Mr. Zimmerman, with his Hispanic background, was pushed into a white identity by the media over his objections) getting away with killing a black person without undermining the leadership's...
  • No, Chris Lane is not Trayvon Martin! (And darn you tea-baggers for even thinking it!)

    08/22/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | August 22, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    The white conservative media thinks it's found its "Trayvon Martin in reverse, only worse." Are you kidding me? The white conservative media believes it has its own Trayvon Martin in the case of Chris Lane, an Australian baseball player who was killed in Oklahoma, where he had been studying, by three black teenagers in an apparently random act of violence (note: there’s actually some question as to the race of one of the three teens, the driver, who faces lesser charges). Rush Limbaugh called it “Trayvon Martin in reverse, only worse.” The Drudge Report, where black-on-white crime always gets top...
  • All Aboard The Racist Train With Oprah, Hillary And A Cavalcade Of Racist Hunters

    08/19/2013 6:23:43 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 12 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 08/19/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
  • What Jesse Jackson Jr. meant to politics

    08/15/2013 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison Wednesday, the closing chapter in the story of a pol who rapidly ascended the political ladder only to fall quickly and dramatically from public grace. His story is a reminder of how quickly everything can come crashing down in politics. And the bigger you are, the harder you fall. It wasn’t that long ago that the political world was abuzz with chatter about the heights that Jackson might reach in his career. He is, after all, the son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a civil rights icon. And...
  • 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.
  • Jesse Jackson on white boy bus beating: ‘It’s hard to make a comparison’

    08/12/2013 1:02:11 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 58 replies
    the Washington Times ^ | 8/12/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Former Florida Rep. Allen West had some harsh words for nationally known civil rights activists like the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who have remained silent on a video showing black teens beating a white boy on a school bus.</p>
  • Allen West on white boy’s bus beating: Where’s Jesse Jackson?

    08/10/2013 2:45:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Florida Rep. Allen West had harsh words of criticism for nationally known civil rights activists like Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who have remained silent on a video showing black teens beating a white boy, 13, on a school bus: “Ya’ll just make me sick.” The video, which went viral this past week, depicts a July 9 assault on a Pinellas County school bus. Three black teenage boys, all age 15, beat a white boy, while the bus driver — who has since resigned — tries to verbally halt the altercation but does not physically intervene. The...
  • Learning from Rachel Jeantel

    08/03/2013 3:29:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2013 | Leann Horrocks
    To quote Nancy Pelosi, we can now see what's in the Zimmerman-Martin case "without the fog of the controversy". I think the biggest lesson to be learned was from Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon Martin that testified at the trial. Rachel Jeantel has just had her 15 minutes. Predictable packaged responses full of defensive fury were covered very well by Thomas Lifson's AT article. The left has exhausted her value by attacking and chiding all white people about the racist thoughts they have decided we are feeling. They skipped the fact-gathering and evidence stage and went right for the...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson calls Florida ‘Selma of our time’; Gov. Rick Scott calls for apology

    08/01/2013 3:02:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 31, 2013 | MICHAEL VAN SICKLER AND ROCHELLE KOFF
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday accused Rev. Jesse Jackson of insulting Floridians with a series of reckless and divisive statements about the state and its “stand your ground” self-defense law.While visiting the state Capitol Tuesday, Jackson talked about efforts to repeal the law and used the phrase “Selma of our time” — a reference to civil rights marches in Alabama that helped prompt change in the 1960s.In a July 18 exchange on CNN, Jackson talked about an economic boycott to “isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole stand your ground laws.” Scott denounced both...
  • Black Florida lawmaker calls Jesse Jackson a 'disgrace'

    08/01/2013 10:41:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 31, 2013 | Adam C Smith
    “I first came to the Sunshine State as a young Air Force officer, and found a place so beautiful and filled with opportunity I decided to make it my home. When the entrepreneurial spirit took hold, my neighbors and colleagues embraced my new venture without prejudice or discrimination. In the decades since, I have been blessed with a loving family and a community where people are treated with respect. “When Jackson uses language that describes us as an apartheid state and compares our governor to one of history’s most notorious bigots, he is either hopelessly out of touch or purposefully...
  • Zimmerman Verdict Protesters Hold ‘People’s Session’ At State Capitol (W/Jesse Jackson)

    07/31/2013 6:42:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WFOR-TV ^ | July 31, 2013
    More than two weeks after George Zimmerman was acquitted charges for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a group of protesters continue to stand their ground in the hallway near Governor Scott’s office in Tallahassee. “We’ve really made ourselves at home here waiting on the governor to show some leadership,” said Philip Agnew, the director of the Dream Defenders, the protesters that remain in Tallahassee. The protesters, after Governor Rick Scott continues to deny their demands to call a special legislative session, have taken matters in their own hands by holding a People’s Session. Rev. Jesse Jackson gave the protesters...
  • Jesse Jackson to Fla. Gov: No Apology for Comments

    07/31/2013 6:12:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 31, 2013
    Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson isn't backing down from comments he made comparing Florida's struggle with the Trayvon Martin case to the civil rights clashes with police during the 1960s in Selma, Ala. Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday demanded that Jackson apologize for his comments calling the state the "Selma of our time." He also said Florida has been an "apartheid" state. But Jackson, in an interview with The Associated Press, defended his remarks. He cited the state's voter laws and incarceration rates of blacks versus the general population as examples of "apartheid like conditions."
  • Jesse Jackson compares Florida to Selma, Rick Scott to George Wallace

    07/31/2013 3:50:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott wants the Rev. Jesse Jackson to apologize for calling Florida “the Selma of our time.” Jackson made the comments Tuesday while visiting the state’s Capitol with the protest group Dream Defenders, the Miami Herald reported. “‘Stand your ground’ laws must end,” Mr. Jackson told reporters. “The manipulation of African-Americans here is disgraceful.” “We’ve seen Southern governors before change their minds,” he added. “Wallace said we couldn’t go to the University of Alabama. He had to change his mind.” Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a Democrat, is greatly known for his notorious “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door,” when...
  • Florida Gov. Scott asks Jesse Jackson to apologize for 'divisive, reckless' remarks

    07/31/2013 12:31:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2013
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is asking civil rights leader Jesse Jackson to apologize for “reckless and divisive” comments following the jury verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Jackson on Tuesday called Florida “the Selma of our time.” The remark follows Jackson saying Florida was an “Apartheid State,” after a jury earlier this month found Zimmerman not guilty on all charges in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin. “Jesse Jackson owes every Floridian an apology for his reckless and divisive comments,” the Republican governor said in a statement. “It is unfortunate that he would come to Florida to...
  • http://tbo.com/news/florida/gov-scott-criticizes-jesse-jackson-over-comments-20130731/

    07/31/2013 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 7/31/13
    TALLAHASSEE - Florida Gov. Rick Scott sharply criticized Jesse Jackson on Wednesday over comments he made this week while joining a Capitol protest. Jackson spent time with a group upset with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. They've refused to leave the Capitol until Scott calls a special session and asks legislators to overhaul the state's "stand your ground" self-defense laws. Scott has refused the request. Jackson, the veteran activist, criticized Florida as the "Selma of our time," referred to it as the "Apartheid State" and made a comparison of Scott to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace. Selma, Ala.,...
  • Jesse Jackson thrills activists, joins 'stand your ground' sit-in [more SYG=racist BS]

    07/31/2013 3:09:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 30, 2013 | JAMES L. ROSICA
    TALLAHASSEE - The Rev. Jesse Jackson's surprise appearance Tuesday at the Capitol sit-in was enough to take some protesters' breath away. "Whoa," said Kaylee Rodall, who will be a senior at Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville. "I mean, he is the civil-rights movement." ..Jackson planned to be the first dignitary to spend the night with the group: "Wherever they're sleeping is where I'm sleeping," he said. Organizers also said they now have the votes of enough lawmakers to bypass Gov. Rick Scott and petition Secretary of State Ken Detzner - a Scott appointee - for a special session. ..Protesters...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother: Repeal stand-ground law [& Jesse Jackson, SYG = racism]

    07/30/2013 8:00:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 29, 2013 | Curt Anderson
    Sybrina Fulton repeated her assertion that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the 2012 killing of her son largely because of Florida's self-defense law, which generally removed a person's duty to retreat if possible in the face of danger. It was the first of its kind in the nation when passed in 2005. Now, about two dozen states have similar laws, but the focus of repeal efforts is squarely on Florida. "We have to change the law so that this doesn't happen to someone else's child," Fulton told reporters . . Although he was not...
  • Celebrities join prison hunger strikers in protesting isolation

    07/29/2013 11:15:39 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 27 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | Paige St. John
    Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Jay Leno have joined prison hunger strikers in calling for an end to California's use of solitary confinement to control prison gang violence. The civil rights crusaders, singer and late-night comedian are among those who signed a letter sent Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The letter calls isolation units "extensions of the same inhumanity practiced at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay." The letter to Brown, to be followed by a demonstration Tuesday at the Capitol, was arranged by the National Religion Campaign Against Torture and local supporters of the prison protesters. The organization,...
  • More pressure for special session on SYG, this time from [scared] black Hillsborough politicos

    07/29/2013 8:57:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | Michael Van Sickler
    Six black Hillsborough County elected officials are asking Gov. Rick Scott, Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford for a special session to repeal or change the 2005 “stand your ground” law they blame for a looming economic crisis caused by a boycott of Florida. “Since the outcome of the Zimmerman verdict in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Florida has become a lightning rod for criticism over our state’s ‘stand your ground’ law,” states the July 29 letter. “Now, in the weeks since the ‘not guilty’ verdict was rendered, the cries for boycotting Florida from some of...
  • Why American Racism Is Impossible To Defeat

    07/28/2013 7:26:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    Despite all of the genuine hopes, by millions of people, of every tribe and tongue from every corner of this planet, an excruciatingly sad reality is being made perfectly clear. The issue of race--and more specifically America's brand of racism--will never be defeated. As the father of a multi-racial family, this reality strikes at the disappointment my soul feels about many things in our nation today, but none more personal. Some who see the headline to this piece will immediately assume I've taken a position in this fight. Because I merely observe what is evident, and state my observation publicly....
  • Jesse Jackson: Boycott Florida Over 'Stand Your Ground'

    07/27/2013 12:23:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    "We can boycott Florida, cut conventions in Florida, for its 'stand your ground' laws," said Jackson, speaking on a panel at the National Urban League's annual conference in Philadelphia. "If we can boycott South Africa and bring it down, we should boycott Florida and bring it down."
  • ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Chicago: ‘Racism Is in DNA of America’

    07/22/2013 11:03:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 22, 2013 | Michael Volpe
    At the July 20 Chicago “Justice for Trayvon” rally, which garnered somewhere between 5-10 thousand people (predominantly African-American), mainstream public figures like Jesse Jackson and celebrities like MC Lyte demonstrated alongside radical groups like the International Socialist Organization (ISO), the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (REVCOM), Occupy Chicago, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). The event was one of hundreds sponsored by the National Action Network (NAN), run by Al Sharpton. At this particular rally, as was undoubtedly the case at most of the other Justice for Trayvon rallies across the country, the message was clear: the United States...
  • Chicagoans Rally For Justice For Trayvon Martin

    07/20/2013 8:24:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 20, 2013
    Thousands of people filled Federal Plaza, participating in Chicago’s “Justice for Trayvon” vigil. A series of speakers compared the death of the Florida teen, and the outrage in the African-American community over the acquittal of the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him, to the 1955 murder of Chicago teenager Emmett Till, who was killed in Money, Miss., for whistling at a white woman. Till’s killers were acquitted at trial, and then boasted about what they had done. The Till murder helped spark the modern civil rights movement. Till’s cousin, Erica Gordon Taylor, said the verdict, in favor of neighborhood watch...
  • Jesse Jackson: 'Inclination' To Treat Florida As 'Apartheid State'

    07/19/2013 9:25:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 18, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)As a response to the Trayvon Martin case and Florida's stand your ground law Jessie Jackson is calling for a boycott of the state: "No doubt, the inclination is to boycott Florida, stop conventions, to isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state..."
  • Jesse Jackson: "Inclination" To Treat Florida As A "Apartheid State"

    07/18/2013 4:12:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2013 | Breitbart
    As a response to the Trayvon Martin case and Florida's stand your ground law Jessie Jackson is calling for a boycott of the state: "No doubt, the inclination is to boycott Florida, stop conventions, to isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state..."
  • In 503 Days Between Trayvon Shooting and Zimmerman Verdict, 10,865 Blacks Murdered by OTHER BLACKS

    To be exact, the shameful truth is that 93% of African-American murders are committed by other African-Americans. That is breathtakingly awful when you consider how incensed the African-American community is about the Trayvon tragedy, no matter what you believe about Zimmerman’s guilt. Let’s do the gruesome math, not out of morbidity, but because it manifests the incredible self-centered insanity of people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. 8,000-9,000 African-Americans are murdered each year. 93% of them by other African-Americans. That’s 7,905 (from average) That’s 21.65 murdered each day by other African-Americans. And these racebaiting culture-hustling microphone-pimps only get riled up...