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PostSubject: Racist jingoists at their best   12/25/2014, 5:09 am

Stupid, racist, bloodthirsty Americans (to the Arties of this world)


DECEMBER 24, 2014 2:00 PM

Christmas at Bastogne
Seventy years ago, American heroes spent the day halting Hitler’s advance in Belgium.

By Rich Lowry

‘What’s merry about all this, you ask?”
Thus began a Christmas Eve message from General Anthony McAuliffe to his troops besieged at the Belgium town of Bastogne. Adolf Hitler had launched a desperate counteroffensive against the allies in the West in December 1944. As described in the book No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne, the town became a linchpin of the Battle of the Bulge.
Hitler hoped to split the Allied armies and retake the crucial harbor at Antwerp. His attack through the Ardennes forest, accompanied by a withering artillery barrage, caught the Allies by surprise and met with initial success.
But he needed Bastogne, a crossroads that General Dwight Eisenhower quickly decided must be held.
The American general rushed the 101st Airborne (the “Screaming Eagles”) to the town, together with other units. Seventy years ago, the heroes of Bastogne, or, as they were fondly dubbed, “the battered bastards of Bastogne,” spent Christmas breaking the advance of the German army in one of the most storied fights in American history.
It is Bastogne that gives us some of the great statements of American military defiance. When the Germans demanded surrender of his forces, Generl McAuliffe shot back with his famous rejoinder, “NUTS!” A soldier’s quip captured the spirit of the American defenders: “They’ve got us surrounded, the poor bastards.”
The bravado shouldn’t obscure the dire conditions. The Americans were undersupplied and outnumbered. The weather was miserable, frigid and snowy, with cloud cover denying the Allies their advantage in the air.
This had been the case for weeks, leading to General George Patton’s famous prayer, reading in part: “Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies.”
When the weather cleared on December 23, Allied planes attacked the German forces on the ground and dropped supplies to the besieged at Bastogne. As Christmas approached, the Americans scratched out what cheer they could. On Christmas Eve, an American officer wrote “Merry Christmas” on a map showing the Americans surrounded. There was a Christmas service, appropriately enough, in a stable, and one at an ancient chapel.
But they were still under mortal threat, and many Americans assumed, as the Germans prepared another assault, that they wouldn’t survive Christmas.
Germans launched a bombing raid on Christmas Eve that hit an American aid station. Among the casualties was the local woman Renee Lemaire, whose tender care for the wounded Americans had earned her the sobriquet the “Angel of Bastogne.” Then German armor and infantry massed for an attack early on Christmas morning that punched through American lines and came within a mile and a half of Gen. McAuliffe’s headquarters.
But it was blunted and ferociously chewed up, leaving a devastated landscape of dead bodies and burned-out German tanks, the wreckage of the Germans’ last chance to take the town. With the worst seemingly past, General McAuliffe enjoyed a makeshift Christmas dinner of canned salmon and biscuits, complete with a Christmas tree fashioned from spruce branches.
The next day, General Patton finally arrived to relieve Bastogne. The siege had been broken, and so had the Ardennes offensive. Hitler’s grand gambit had failed.
In his message on Christmas Eve, General McAuliffe had continued: “We’re fighting — it’s cold — we aren’t home. All true.” But when the Germans had surged ahead at the start of the Battle of the Bulge, “the Eagle Division was hurriedly ordered to stem the advance. How effectively this was done will be written in history; not alone in our Division’s glorious history but in world history.”
“We are giving,” it concluded, “our country and our loved ones at home a worthy Christmas present and being privileged to take part in this gallant feat of arms are truly making for ourselves a merry Christmas.”


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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   12/30/2014, 11:33 am

Speaking of racists....
Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana Acknowledges Addressing Racist Group in 2002
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WASHINGTON — Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the No. 3 Republican in the House, addressed a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in 2002, a Scalise spokeswoman confirmed Monday as his party prepared to take control of both chambers of Congress.

Mr. Scalise made his remarks to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, which was founded two years earlier by David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader and Louisiana politician. Mr. Scalise was a Louisiana state legislator at the time.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has described the organization — which uses EURO as an acronym — as a hate group, while noting that in recent years it has “accomplished little” and serves “primarily as a vehicle to publicize Duke’s writing and sell his books.”

Moira Bagley Smith, a Scalise spokeswoman, said the congressman “has never been affiliated with the abhorrent group in question.”
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“The hate-fueled ignorance and intolerance that group projects is in stark contradiction to what Mr. Scalise believes and practices as a father, a husband and a devoted Catholic,” she said.

Congressional Republicans were hoping to begin the next Congress free of distraction and to focus on what many party members consider an electoral mandate — the Republicans’ largest congressional majority in decades. The party is also working to improve its appeal among racial minorities, who have been essential to President Obama’s electoral victories.

It was unclear what the revelation means for Mr. Scalise’s future in the House leadership. Speaker John A. Boehner declined to comment on the reports.

The Democratic Party of Louisiana called Monday night for Mr. Scalise to explain why he addressed a EURO gathering and to “apologize for helping to legitimize a group that should be marginalized and denigrated, not wooed by elected officials.”

“This is a serious stain on Scalise’s record as a public servant,” the party said in a statement.

A transcript of Mr. Scalise’s speech was not available. In a 2002 blog post on Stormfront.org, an online community of self-proclaimed white nationalists, one person who heard the speech described it as “productive” because Mr. Scalise “discussed ways to oversee gross mismanagement of tax revenue or ‘slush funds’ that have little or no accountability.”

“Representative Scalise brought into sharp focus the dire circumstances pervasive in many important, underfunded needs of the community at the expense of graft within the House and Urban Development Fund, an apparent giveaway to a selective group based on race,” the conference guest wrote.

Mr. Scalise’s EURO appearance was first reported Sunday by Lamar White Jr., a blogger who runs a website for liberals in Louisiana. That report and the confirmation by Mr. Scalise’s office come as Republicans hope to show that they can govern without the gridlock that marred much of the 113th Congress.

Mr. White also dug up a Stormfront post from 2004 that reminded readers that Mr. Scalise had offered “his support for issues that are of concern to us.”

The post went on to say that Mr. Scalise “would be a good alternative” to Mr. Duke in Congress.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   12/30/2014, 2:53 pm

Yes, speaking of racists .... and those who praise them and invite them into their homes (as opposed to those who merely speak in front of racists).



http://thehill.com/opinion/katie-pavlich/228190-katie-pavlich-the-audacity-of-al-sharpton

Katie Pavlich: The audacity of Al Sharpton

By Katie Pavlich - 12/29/14 01:10 PM EST

When Barack Obama was elected to be the 44th president of the United States, there were high hopes for what he could accomplish. A nation that had made it’s way past slavery, through a Civil War and beyond segregation was finally going to fully heal as Americans elected their first black president. Sadly, that promise and those dreams never came true. In fact, the opposite has happened. America’s race scars have been cut wide open, and the healing has been replaced with unnecessary and deceitful division. How? Obama’s decision to build a partnership with and lend credibility to one particular person is partially to blame.


MSNBC host, tax evader and proclaimed “Reverend” Al Sharpton is a top adviser to President Obama and has been since day one in the Oval Office. In fact, with more than 60 visits to the White House during Obama’s tenure, you could say Sharpton is one of the top advisers outside of paid staff. Heck, he’s even vacationed with the president on Martha’s Vineyard and has a close relationship with senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. He’s also played a key role in advising Obama about nominations to powerful positions inside the federal government, including a replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder as the nation’s top law enforcement officer.

It was just recently that President Obama spoke at Sharpton’s April 2014 National Action Network conference, where he praised and glorified him as a leader.

“I want to say, first of all, thank you to your leader, Reverend Al Sharpton. Give him a big round of applause,” Obama said, giving him even more legitimacy. Attorney General Eric Holder said similar things during a speech at the conference, going out of his way to repeatedly thank him for his friendship and longtime partnership.

Considering Al Sharpton has taught his followers and young men in the black community to judge and hate those born with a different skin color, it’s alarming how much access he’s had to the most powerful offices in the country. Sharpton is a liar, conman and professional manipulator. Throughout his years on the public stage, which have been many, the majority on the left have embraced his ideas and upheld him as a go-to source on problems plaguing the black community. Sharpton has been performing this act for years, and he’s finally made it to the A-list on the White House visitor’s log.

When “peaceful” protesters took to the streets of New York City for Al Sharpton’s Million Marchers earlier this month, many of them chanted, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do want them? Now!”

Did Sharpton rightly condemn them? No. Instead, he offered soft rhetoric and tried to distance himself from his own supporters in order to evade responsibility for their actions. When NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were executed, Sharpton had the audacity to turn himself into the victim and tried to gain sympathy from the press by playing an alleged death threat voicemail.

“Hey [n-word], stop killing innocent people. I’m going to get you!” the voicemail Sharpton played said. Is it legitimate? With Sharpton’s track record, who knows.

"I've had several like this. ... We are now under intense threat from those that are misguided, by those that are trying to blame everyone from civil rights leaders to the mayor rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight,” Sharpton lamented. “The blame game will only lead to further kinds of venom and further division.”

How rich. The man who has made a living and a career spewing racial venom and inciting a false blame game for decades now wants everyone else to avoid … the blame game.

This isn’t the first time Sharpton has been on the side of the wrong “victim.” Cowards like Sharpton stoke bogus racial flames with gasoline and then run away crying politics or “blame” when real consequences happen, whether it’s the lives of young men being ruined by people like Tawana Brawley, or the families of NYPD officers Ramos and Liu who will never see them again.

If Al Sharpton and his ilk really worked to solve problems and true racial disparities in America, they’d work their way out of a job, out of money and, most importantly, out of power, which is why Sharpton has been championing the same causes for decades with little results to show for it.

Will President Obama ever condemn Sharpton? Will Holder? No, and it’s because they truly agree with his ideas and believe in his positions, regardless of whether those ideas and positions are based in fact or help the country move forward.

Like the brave police officers of the New York City Police Department have turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio, it’s about time the same be done to Sharpton.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   12/30/2014, 5:39 pm

happy jack wrote:
Yes, speaking of racists .... and those who praise them and invite them into their homes (as opposed to those who merely speak in front of racists).



http://thehill.com/opinion/katie-pavlich/228190-katie-pavlich-the-audacity-of-al-sharpton

Katie Pavlich: The audacity of Al Sharpton
I post a legitimate news story from the NYT and dumbass responds with some garbage op-ed from a right wing hack Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   12/30/2014, 6:11 pm

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happy jack wrote:
Yes, speaking of racists .... and those who praise them and invite them into their homes (as opposed to those who merely speak in front of racists).



http://thehill.com/opinion/katie-pavlich/228190-katie-pavlich-the-audacity-of-al-sharpton

Katie Pavlich: The audacity of Al Sharpton
I post a legitimate news story from the NYT and dumbass responds with some garbage op-ed from a right wing hack Rolling Eyes
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It really doesn’t matter who wrote it if it’s true, right?
Anything untrue in the below?




“I want to say, first of all, thank you to your leader, Reverend Al Sharpton. Give him a big round of applause,” Obama said, giving him even more legitimacy. Attorney General Eric Holder said similar things during a speech at the conference, going out of his way to repeatedly thank him for his friendship and longtime partnership.

Considering Al Sharpton has taught his followers and young men in the black community to judge and hate those born with a different skin color, it’s alarming how much access he’s had to the most powerful offices in the country. Sharpton is a liar, conman and professional manipulator. Throughout his years on the public stage, which have been many, the majority on the left have embraced his ideas and upheld him as a go-to source on problems plaguing the black community. Sharpton has been performing this act for years, and he’s finally made it to the A-list on the White House visitor’s log.

When “peaceful” protesters took to the streets of New York City for Al Sharpton’s Million Marchers earlier this month, many of them chanted, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do want them? Now!”

Did Sharpton rightly condemn them? No. Instead, he offered soft rhetoric and tried to distance himself from his own supporters in order to evade responsibility for their actions. When NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were executed, Sharpton had the audacity to turn himself into the victim and tried to gain sympathy from the press by playing an alleged death threat voicemail.

“Hey [n-word], stop killing innocent people. I’m going to get you!” the voicemail Sharpton played said. Is it legitimate? With Sharpton’s track record, who knows.

"I've had several like this. ... We are now under intense threat from those that are misguided, by those that are trying to blame everyone from civil rights leaders to the mayor rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight,” Sharpton lamented. “The blame game will only lead to further kinds of venom and further division.”

How rich. The man who has made a living and a career spewing racial venom and inciting a false blame game for decades now wants everyone else to avoid … the blame game.

This isn’t the first time Sharpton has been on the side of the wrong “victim.” Cowards like Sharpton stoke bogus racial flames with gasoline and then run away crying politics or “blame” when real consequences happen, whether it’s the lives of young men being ruined by people like Tawana Brawley, or the families of NYPD officers Ramos and Liu who will never see them again.


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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   12/30/2014, 9:54 pm

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It really doesn’t matter who wrote it if it’s true, right?
Anything untrue in the below?


Yep, this is:


When “peaceful” protesters took to the streets of New York City for Al Sharpton’s Million Marchers earlier this month, many of them chanted, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do want them? Now!”

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The truth about the ‘dead cops’ chant


The chant I didn’t hear on Dec. 13 was the one captured on a cell phone video and uttered by a small group numbering a few dozen, marching in a cluster behind a makeshift banner:

“What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!”

The video of that particularly venal bromide was taken from a window high above Murray Hill, an upscale neighborhood in the middle part of Manhattan’s east side. It has been replayed and repeated over and over as part of the coverage of the tragic killing of officers Ramos and Liu, including on MSNBC.

Some are attributing the chant not just to organizers of the New York march but even to Rev. Al Sharpton, whose National Action Network had nothing to do with the New York march and held its own separate rally earlier that day in Washington, D.C. with the spouses and parents of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo and others, and televised on CSPAN and MSNBC.

And yet, evidence shows the group that engaged in the death chant against police weren’t part of Millions March NYC. And if they did indeed march on Dec. 13, they did so long after the larger protest had moved downtown. They were not part of the main group.

http://www.msnbc.com/the-reid-report/the-truth-about-the-dead-cops-chant  


Fox & Friends Airs Misleading Footage To Suggest Al Sharpton Led Protesters Calling For "Dead Cops"


http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/12/14/fox-amp-friends-airs-misleading-footage-to-sugg/201874


Looks like Katie Pavlich is a liar and race baiter....and full of shit.

And so are the clowns at Fox News.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   12/31/2014, 12:17 am

happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
happy jack wrote:
Yes, speaking of racists .... and those who praise them and invite them into their homes (as opposed to those who merely speak in front of racists).



http://thehill.com/opinion/katie-pavlich/228190-katie-pavlich-the-audacity-of-al-sharpton

Katie Pavlich: The audacity of Al Sharpton
I post a legitimate news story from the NYT and dumbass responds with some garbage op-ed from a right wing hack Rolling Eyes
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[b]It really doesn’t matter who wrote it if it’s true, right?
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Well I see that Edge cleaned your clock on your latest phony outrage. cheers

What kills me is that despite being criticized by everyone here at one time or another,you still insist on posting flying monkey wingnut op-eds. Shocked Forever providing proof that indeed,you can't fix stupid.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   12/31/2014, 12:40 am

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Looks like Katie Pavlich is a liar and race baiter....and full of shit.

And so are the clowns at Fox News.
It gets even worse......
Fox News edits peaceful protest chant into 'kill a cop'
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WBFF Fox New 45 (Fox45) was caught manufacturing a false narrative about the "Justice for All March" protest in Washington, DC. Absent video from attendees this lie would have gone unanswered. Fox45 was attempting to tie the demonstrations to the vicious murder of the two policemen in New York. To do so they chopped the video at an opportune spot for their narrative. They then assigned the wrong words to the protester's chants.

The protesters were chanting:
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   We can't stop!
   We won't stop!
   'til killer cops are in cell blocks!
Instead, Fox45 reported that the protesters were chanting the following:
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   We can't stop!
   We won't stop!
   So kill a cop!
Note how Fox45 selectively cut the video above to ensure that their lying version of the chant made sense. Absent that chop, it made no sense. Fox45 later apologized and invited Tawanda Jones, who was in the video, to a subsequent segment.

   Fox45 is apologizing for an error made on Fox45 News at Ten last night. We aired a clip from a protest in Washington, DC where we reported protesters were chanting "kill a cop".

   We received a phone call from Tawanda Jones, who is in the video, who informed us that the chant was actually "We won't stop….We can't stop…. 'til killer cops…. are in cell blocks".

   We here at Fox45 work hard every day to earn your trust and bring you fair and comprehensive news from around the country. Although last night's report reflected an honest misunderstanding of what the protesters were saying, we apologize for the error.

   We have deleted the story on our webpage and we offered to have Ms. Jones on Fox45 News at 5:00 tonight for a live interview. We had a constructive conversation with her and she accepted our invitation for a sit down interview.

No one should believe that this was a mistake. The selective chop edit is probative. More so than ever it is imperative that the average American be the media. Use those cellphones and cameras and document everything. The professional media, the traditional mainstream media are but wards of the plutocracy. They report to control as opposed to inform.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/2/2015, 10:10 am

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Some are attributing the chant not just to organizers of the New York march but even to Rev. Al Sharpton, whose National Action Network had nothing to do with the New York march and held its own separate rally earlier that day in Washington, D.C. with the spouses and parents of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo and others, and televised on CSPAN and MSNBC.

And yet, evidence shows the group that engaged in the death chant against police weren’t part of Millions March NYC. And if they did indeed march on Dec. 13, they did so long after the larger protest had moved downtown. They were not part of the main group.



It appears that you are correct. Al Sharpton has managed to appear to be distanced, at least in this case, from sentiments relating to the desire to kill cops. This one case, however, does not absolve Sharpton of historically and blatantly being a racist, Jew-bashing, violence-inciting, cop-hating, homophobic clown, nor does it absolve Obama of using a racist, Jew-bashing, violence-inciting, cop-hating, homophobic clown as one of his top racial advisers. Seriously – how can you countenance accepting racial advice from someone like this?



Al Sharpton’s Greatest Hits



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Sharpton


On the Crown Heights riots:

"If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house".


On Freddie’s Fashion Mart:

In 1995 a black Pentecostal Church, the United House of Prayer, which owned a retail property on 125th Street, asked Fred Harari, a Jewish tenant who operated Freddie's Fashion Mart, to evict his longtime subtenant, a black-owned record store called The Record Shack. Sharpton led a protest in Harlem against the planned eviction of The Record Shack. Sharpton told the protesters, "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."
On December 8, 1995 Roland J. Smith Jr., one of the protesters, entered Harari's store with a gun and flammable liquid, shot several customers and set the store on fire. The gunman fatally shot himself, and seven store employees died of smoke inhalation. Fire Department officials discovered that the store's sprinkler had been shut down, in violation of the local fire code. Sharpton claimed that the perpetrator was an open critic of himself and his nonviolent tactics. Sharpton later expressed regret for making the racial remark, "white interloper," and denied responsibility for inflaming or provoking the violence.


On gays:

"White folks was in caves while we was building empires.... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it."


On Tawana Whorely:

On November 28, 1987, Tawana Brawley, a 15-year-old African-American girl, was found smeared with feces, lying in a garbage bag, her clothing torn and burned and with various slurs and epithets written on her body in charcoal. Brawley claimed she had been assaulted and raped by six white men, some of them police officers, in the town of Wappinger, New York.
Attorneys Alton H. Maddox and C. Vernon Mason joined Sharpton in support of Brawley. A grand jury was convened; after seven months of examining police and medical records, the jury found "overwhelming evidence" that Brawley had fabricated her story.[88] Sharpton, Maddox, and Mason had accused the Dutchess County prosecutor, Steven Pagones, of racism and of being one of the perpetrators of the alleged abduction and rape. The three were successfully sued for defamation, and were ordered to pay $345,000 in damages, with the jury finding Sharpton liable for making seven defamatory statements about Pagones, Maddox for two, and Mason for one. Sharpton refused to pay his share of the damages; it was later paid by a number of black business leaders including Johnnie Cochran.
In 2007 Sharpton said he would handle the case the same today, with the only difference being that he would not have made it so personal against Pagones. He said that he still felt Brawley had a good case to go to trial. "I disagreed with the grand jury on Brawley," said Sharpton in an interview. "I believed there was enough evidence to go to trial. Grand jury said there wasn't. Okay, fine. Do I have a right to disagree with the grand jury? Many Americans believe O.J. Simpson was guilty. A jury said he wasn't. So I have as much right to question a jury as they do. Does it make somebody a racist? No! They just disagreed with the jury. So did I."
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/2/2015, 2:52 pm

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Al Sharpton’s Greatest Hits
Wow! Managed to cherry pick a few marginal incidents from 20 -25 years ago,while ignoring the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years.

Move over Jesse Jackson! Meet the new wingnut bogeyman....The Reverend Al Sharpton.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/3/2015, 10:33 am

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idiot troll wrote:

Al Sharpton’s Greatest Hits
Wow! Managed to cherry pick a few marginal incidents from 20 -25 years ago,while ignoring the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years.

Move over Jesse Jackson! Meet the new wingnut bogeyman....The Reverend Al Sharpton.



It can hardly be considered cherry picking when the incident was out there, bigger than life, for all to see. Ruining a man's life and marriage based upon a lie for his own personal aggrandizement, as the 'Reverend’ Al Sharpton did in the Tawana Brawley case, is hardly a "marginal" incident. His actions had serious, real-life consequences for more than a few people, not to mention the time and effort wasted by law enforcement personnel in investigating a fraudulent case when they could have been investigating actual crimes.*
I fail to see the ‘Reverend’ Al Sharpton’s “many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years”, unless you are talking about him shooting off his mouth every chance he gets and causing the worsening of race relations whenever he injects himself into a situation. Say what you will about Jesse Jackson, he is merely a race extortionist, as compared to Sharpton, who, on top of being a racial extortionist, is a racist, a liar, a slanderer, and an inciter of riots and hatred toward whites.
And he has Obama in his pocket.



*Not directly related to Sharpton, but the funniest quote I heard about the Brawley case:



Some opinions remained fixed. Legal scholar Patricia J. Williams wrote in 1991 that the teenager "has been the victim of some unspeakable crime. No matter how she got there. No matter who did it to her—and even if she did it to herself."
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/3/2015, 12:51 pm

happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
idiot troll wrote:

Al Sharpton’s Greatest Hits
Wow! Managed to cherry pick a few marginal incidents from 20 -25 years ago,while ignoring the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years.

Move over Jesse Jackson! Meet the new wingnut bogeyman....The Reverend Al Sharpton.
And he has Obama in his pocket.
And that folks,in a nutshell,is what has got the flying monkey right grabbing their pitchforks and torches. A renowned civil rights leader(Sharpton,but it could be anybody) who has the President's ear.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/4/2015, 9:36 am

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happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
idiot troll wrote:

Al Sharpton’s Greatest Hits
Wow! Managed to cherry pick a few marginal incidents from 20 -25 years ago,while ignoring the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years.

Move over Jesse Jackson! Meet the new wingnut bogeyman....The Reverend Al Sharpton.
And he has Obama in his pocket.
And that folks,in a nutshell,is what has got the flying monkey right grabbing their pitchforks and torches. A renowned civil rights leader(Sharpton,but it could be anybody) who has the President's ear.



Quite astounding how easily you gloss over Sharpton's disgusting past.
Incidentally, you never did specify
"the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years".
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/4/2015, 1:04 pm

happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
idiot troll wrote:

Al Sharpton’s Greatest Hits
Wow! Managed to cherry pick a few marginal incidents from 20 -25 years ago,while ignoring the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years.

Move over Jesse Jackson! Meet the new wingnut bogeyman....The Reverend Al Sharpton.
And he has Obama in his pocket.
And that folks,in a nutshell,is what has got the flying monkey right grabbing their pitchforks and torches. A renowned civil rights leader(Sharpton,but it could be anybody) who has the President's ear.
Quite astounding how easily you gloss over Sharpton's disgusting past.
Incidentally, you never did specify
"the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years".
Reverend Al Sharpton
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Rev. Al Sharpton is one of the nation's most-renowned civil rights leaders and the founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), a not-for-profit civil rights organization based in Harlem, New York, that has over 45 chapters nationwide. Rev. Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as "the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden," and by former President George W. Bush who said that "Al cares just as much as I care about making sure every child learns to read, write, add and subtract." Rev. Al Sharpton is so passionate about the issue of education that as an outgrowth of a White House meeting in May of 2009 with President Obama, Rev. Al Sharpton and former Speaker Newt Gingrich launched a nationwide education reform tour with United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to promote education equality for every child in America. It is his aim to break down the achievement gap that makes education equality the civil rights issue of our time. In the October 19th, 2009 issue of New York Magazine, Rev. Sharpton was featured as the only African-American listed among the "Top 12 Most Powerful People in New York City. A USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted in July 2008 called Rev. Sharpton the leader in the country that Blacks turn to speak for them on the issue of race, second only to then Senator Barack Obama. In February 2007, Rev. Sharpton was called "the most prominent civil rights activist in the nation" by the New York Daily News. Whether it was his noteworthy Presidential run as a candidate for the Democratic Party in 2004, or his compelling speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, Reverend Sharpton has had an irrefutable impact on national politics because of his strong commitment to equality and progressive politics. In April of 2001, Coretta Scott King hailed him as "a voice for the oppressed, a leader who has protested injustice with a passionate and unrelenting commitment to nonviolent action in the spirit and tradition of Martin Luther King Jr." Rev. Sharpton is a leader on issues regarding education and the fight to ensure equity in the U.S. education system that continues to fail its highest-need students, despite the 55 years that have lapsed since Brown v. Board of Education. President Barack Obama echoed this in his address at the NAACP 100thAnniversary Celebration when he exclaimed "the state of our schools is not an African American problem; it is an American problem. Because if Black and Brown children cannot compete, then America cannot compete. And let me say this, if Al Sharpton, Mike Bloomberg, and Newt Gingrich can agree that we need to solve the education problem, then that's something all of America can agree we can solve. Those guys came into my office. Just sitting in the Oval Office - I kept on doing a double-take. So that's a sign of progress and it is a sign of the urgency of the education problem. All of us can agree that we need to offer every child in this country - every child -"(President Barack Obama, July 16, 2009) Throughout his career, Rev. Al Sharpton has challenged the American political establishment to include all people regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status, or beliefs. In fact, few political figures have been more visible than Rev. Sharpton in the last two decades. Rev. Sharpton's oratory skills have served as a platform for making changes in the American social and political establishment. He is a nationally-syndicated radio host, T.V. personality, and columnist. He has three popular radio shows broadcast throughout the country, a regular television show featured on TV One, and a column that appears in national newspapers across the country. He held billions of people spellbound as he delivered a riveting memorial for the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson---a close friend to Rev. Sharpton and National Action Network-- and he gave a heartfelt and memorable eulogy at Michael Jackson’s private burial. On two occasions in 2002, Michael came to NAN’s “House of Justice” to discuss artist’s rights and fairness in the entertainment industry. Born on October 3, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, Al Sharpton began his ministry at the tender age of four, preaching his first sermon at Washington Temple Church of God & Christ in Brooklyn. Just five years later, the Washington Temple church's legendary Bishop F.D. Washington licensed Al Sharpton, his protégé, to be a Pentecostal minister. Rev. Sharpton's civil rights career began almost as early as his ministry. At thirteen, Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Jones appointed Sharpton youth director of New York's SCLC Operation Breadbasket, an organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1971. At the age of sixteen, Sharpton founded the National Youth Movement, Inc. which organized young people around the country to push for increased voter registration, cultural awareness, and job training programs. It was at that time that he forged a friendship with Teddy Brown, the son of the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown. Tragically, Teddy was killed in a car accident and, in the months that followed his passing, James Brown took Reverend Sharpton in as though he was his own and they developed an inexplicable bond. Rev. Sharpton was shaped by his surrogate father Mr. Brown who taught him, "You can't set your sights on nothing little; you got to go for the whole hog." Later Rev. Sharpton went on the road with James Brown and served as his tour manager. From 1994 to 1998, Rev. Sharpton served as the Director of the Ministers Division for the National Rainbow Push coalition under Rev. Jackson. Early in his career, Rev. Sharpton set out to stoke the fire of the civil rights movement as "the voice of the downtrodden," leading marches and rallies to call the public and the media's attention to racial injustice. Rev. Sharpton's direct action movements have been credited with inspiring laws on racial profiling and he has influenced police department reform across the nation while working to end police misconduct. Recent cases that Rev. Sharpton has been at the forefront of include the Jena Six case, the Sean Bell case, the Omar Edwards case, and the Troy Davis case. Past cases include the cases of Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima and Patrick Dorismond, to name a few. Rev. Sharpton has also been at the vanguard of issues promoting equal standards and decency. He has held people accountable for perpetrating negative and racist stereotypes. He confronted the NY Post when they chose to print a controversial cartoon with racist undertones. He has called upon the recording industry to have standards for artists that don't include the use of the "N," "B" and "H" words. Reverend Sharpton's integral efforts in getting radio host Don Imus off the air after the "shock jock" referred to players on the Rutgers women's college basketball team as "nappy-headed hos" has further proven that Rev. Sharpton is an invaluable leader and his successful efforts to mobilize a broad coalition of prominent public figures urging the removal of Don Imus from the airwaves was nearly universally praised, receiving the support from newspaper editorial boards across the country and presidential candidates Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Barack Obama. Rev. Sharpton was recently in the forefront of the successful effort to block radio commentator Rush Limbaugh from inclusion in a group of investors striving to buy the Saint Louis Rams due to his history of divisiveness and his penchant for making derogatory comments about players that are anti-NFL and racially charged. In response to his effort to have Mr. Limbaugh sacked, MSNBC television host and political commentator Chris Matthews said of Rev. Sharpton: "I'm just saying you are a powerful voice in this country. When you speak out, let's face it, the buildings shake. People do listen to you. You had a lot to do with the noise level here."(October 15, 2009). In the business world Rev. Sharpton has been successful in getting the private sector to engage in billions of dollars in contracts with minority communities. Sharpton’s stance on behalf of the disenfranchised has taken him, in his own words, “from the streets to the suites.” In 1999, in a united voice with African -American advertising agencies and marketing and media outlets, he launched the “Madison Avenue Initiative” (MAI) to ensure that those who do business with advertising outlets around the country deal even-handedly with agencies, media outlets and publications run by people of color. Sharpton’s work with the MAI has targeted major corporations, including PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive, Microsoft, and others, who have subsequently extended their advertising dollars to reach more of African-American and Hispanic communities. Rev. Sharpton is a champion for human rights and is passionate about the key issues that involve confronting human rights violations. One of his career highlights has been contributing to the end of the United States Navy exercises in Vieques, Puerto Rico, which proved to be poisoning the environment on the island. Rev. Sharpton says his religious convictions are the basis for his life and on most Sundays he preaches to congregations across the nation. Rev. Sharpton has two daughters from his marriage to Kathy Jordan Sharpton, Dominique and Ashley. Dominique works as the Membership Director for National Action Network and produces NAN's weekly live radio broadcast. Ashley currently attends college at Hampton University. Rev. Sharpton was educated in New York public schools and attended Brooklyn College. He has an honorary degree from A.P. Bible College. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Reverend-Al-Sharpton/179948425230

His biggest accomplishment? The fact that he is driving all you wingnut wackos crazy. A non-stop hissy-fit on Planut Wingnuttia. cheers

These are just articles from the past 24 hrs...My favorite coming frtom the concern trolls over at Fake News..."Is Al Sharpton helping or hurting the African American community?" Fox News 20:12 Fri, 02 Jan 2015 Laughing
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How Sharpton gets paid to not cry 'racism' WorldNetDaily 12:44

In the last hour
Sharpton gets paid to not cry racism at companies WorldNetDaily 12:14

In the last 2 hours
Oprah Winfrey snubs Al Sharpton, says protesters lack leadership The Washington Times 11:52

In the last 8 hours
New novel is based on shameful Sharpton-Brawley case New York Post 05:24

Earlier today
Al Sharpton being paid thousands to not cry 'racism' at large corporations Daily Mail 01:20
How Sharpton gets paid to not cry ‘racism’ at corporations New York Post 23:32 Sat, 03 Jan 2015

Yesterday
Is Al Sharpton helping or hurting the African American community? Fox News 20:12 Fri, 02 Jan 2015
Rev. Al Sharpton remembers Mario Cuomo MSNBC 18:39 Fri, 02 Jan 2015
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/5/2015, 9:19 am

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happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
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Al Sharpton’s Greatest Hits
Wow! Managed to cherry pick a few marginal incidents from 20 -25 years ago,while ignoring the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years.

Move over Jesse Jackson! Meet the new wingnut bogeyman....The Reverend Al Sharpton.
And he has Obama in his pocket.
And that folks,in a nutshell,is what has got the flying monkey right grabbing their pitchforks and torches. A renowned civil rights leader(Sharpton,but it could be anybody) who has the President's ear.
Quite astounding how easily you gloss over Sharpton's disgusting past.
Incidentally, you never did specify
"the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years".



http://blackamericaweb.com/



I ask you for "the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years", and you respond with an op-ed puff piece from one of the furthest corners of the Web.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/5/2015, 11:14 am

happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
happy jack wrote:
Artie60438 wrote:
idiot troll wrote:

Al Sharpton’s Greatest Hits
Wow! Managed to cherry pick a few marginal incidents from 20 -25 years ago,while ignoring the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years.

Move over Jesse Jackson! Meet the new wingnut bogeyman....The Reverend Al Sharpton.
And he has Obama in his pocket.
And that folks,in a nutshell,is what has got the flying monkey right grabbing their pitchforks and torches. A renowned civil rights leader(Sharpton,but it could be anybody) who has the President's ear.
Quite astounding how easily you gloss over Sharpton's disgusting past.
Incidentally, you never did specify
"the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years".



http://blackamericaweb.com/



I ask you for "the Rev's many wonderful accomplishments during the past 20 years", and you respond with an op-ed puff piece from one of the furthest corners of the Web.
That's hardly an "op-ep". It's a biography.

Btw,since you're so outraged by Sharpton's actions,how do you feel about Steve Scalise R-La? Should he resign as House Whip because he addressed a White Supremicist affilliated with Ku Klux Klan kleader David Duke 12 years ago?
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/5/2015, 3:51 pm

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Stupid, racist, bloodthirsty Americans (to the Arties of this world)


DECEMBER 24, 2014 2:00 PM

Christmas at Bastogne
Seventy years ago, American heroes spent the day halting Hitler’s advance in Belgium.

By Rich Lowry

‘What’s merry about all this, you ask?”
Thus began a Christmas Eve message from General Anthony McAuliffe to his troops besieged at the Belgium town of Bastogne. Adolf Hitler had launched a desperate counteroffensive against the allies in the West in December 1944. As described in the book No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne, the town became a linchpin of the Battle of the Bulge.
Hitler hoped to split the Allied armies and retake the crucial harbor at Antwerp. His attack through the Ardennes forest, accompanied by a withering artillery barrage, caught the Allies by surprise and met with initial success.
But he needed Bastogne, a crossroads that General Dwight Eisenhower quickly decided must be held.
The American general rushed the 101st Airborne (the “Screaming Eagles”) to the town, together with other units. Seventy years ago, the heroes of Bastogne, or, as they were fondly dubbed, “the battered bastards of Bastogne,” spent Christmas breaking the advance of the German army in one of the most storied fights in American history.
It is Bastogne that gives us some of the great statements of American military defiance. When the Germans demanded surrender of his forces, Generl McAuliffe shot back with his famous rejoinder, “NUTS!” A soldier’s quip captured the spirit of the American defenders: “They’ve got us surrounded, the poor bastards.”
The bravado shouldn’t obscure the dire conditions. The Americans were undersupplied and outnumbered. The weather was miserable, frigid and snowy, with cloud cover denying the Allies their advantage in the air.
This had been the case for weeks, leading to General George Patton’s famous prayer, reading in part: “Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies.”
When the weather cleared on December 23, Allied planes attacked the German forces on the ground and dropped supplies to the besieged at Bastogne. As Christmas approached, the Americans scratched out what cheer they could. On Christmas Eve, an American officer wrote “Merry Christmas” on a map showing the Americans surrounded. There was a Christmas service, appropriately enough, in a stable, and one at an ancient chapel.
But they were still under mortal threat, and many Americans assumed, as the Germans prepared another assault, that they wouldn’t survive Christmas.
Germans launched a bombing raid on Christmas Eve that hit an American aid station. Among the casualties was the local woman Renee Lemaire, whose tender care for the wounded Americans had earned her the sobriquet the “Angel of Bastogne.” Then German armor and infantry massed for an attack early on Christmas morning that punched through American lines and came within a mile and a half of Gen. McAuliffe’s headquarters.
But it was blunted and ferociously chewed up, leaving a devastated landscape of dead bodies and burned-out German tanks, the wreckage of the Germans’ last chance to take the town. With the worst seemingly past, General McAuliffe enjoyed a makeshift Christmas dinner of canned salmon and biscuits, complete with a Christmas tree fashioned from spruce branches.
The next day, General Patton finally arrived to relieve Bastogne. The siege had been broken, and so had the Ardennes offensive. Hitler’s grand gambit had failed.
In his message on Christmas Eve, General McAuliffe had continued: “We’re fighting — it’s cold — we aren’t home. All true.” But when the Germans had surged ahead at the start of the Battle of the Bulge, “the Eagle Division was hurriedly ordered to stem the advance. How effectively this was done will be written in history; not alone in our Division’s glorious history but in world history.”
“We are giving,” it concluded, “our country and our loved ones at home a worthy Christmas present and being privileged to take part in this gallant feat of arms are truly making for ourselves a merry Christmas.”



What, exactly, does this have to do with racism? If you could clarify, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/6/2015, 9:40 am

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Stupid, racist, bloodthirsty Americans (to the Arties of this world)


DECEMBER 24, 2014 2:00 PM

Christmas at Bastogne
Seventy years ago, American heroes spent the day halting Hitler’s advance in Belgium.

By Rich Lowry

‘What’s merry about all this, you ask?”
Thus began a Christmas Eve message from General Anthony McAuliffe to his troops besieged at the Belgium town of Bastogne. Adolf Hitler had launched a desperate counteroffensive against the allies in the West in December 1944. As described in the book No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne, the town became a linchpin of the Battle of the Bulge.
Hitler hoped to split the Allied armies and retake the crucial harbor at Antwerp. His attack through the Ardennes forest, accompanied by a withering artillery barrage, caught the Allies by surprise and met with initial success.
But he needed Bastogne, a crossroads that General Dwight Eisenhower quickly decided must be held.
The American general rushed the 101st Airborne (the “Screaming Eagles”) to the town, together with other units. Seventy years ago, the heroes of Bastogne, or, as they were fondly dubbed, “the battered bastards of Bastogne,” spent Christmas breaking the advance of the German army in one of the most storied fights in American history.
It is Bastogne that gives us some of the great statements of American military defiance. When the Germans demanded surrender of his forces, Generl McAuliffe shot back with his famous rejoinder, “NUTS!” A soldier’s quip captured the spirit of the American defenders: “They’ve got us surrounded, the poor bastards.”
The bravado shouldn’t obscure the dire conditions. The Americans were undersupplied and outnumbered. The weather was miserable, frigid and snowy, with cloud cover denying the Allies their advantage in the air.
This had been the case for weeks, leading to General George Patton’s famous prayer, reading in part: “Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies.”
When the weather cleared on December 23, Allied planes attacked the German forces on the ground and dropped supplies to the besieged at Bastogne. As Christmas approached, the Americans scratched out what cheer they could. On Christmas Eve, an American officer wrote “Merry Christmas” on a map showing the Americans surrounded. There was a Christmas service, appropriately enough, in a stable, and one at an ancient chapel.
But they were still under mortal threat, and many Americans assumed, as the Germans prepared another assault, that they wouldn’t survive Christmas.
Germans launched a bombing raid on Christmas Eve that hit an American aid station. Among the casualties was the local woman Renee Lemaire, whose tender care for the wounded Americans had earned her the sobriquet the “Angel of Bastogne.” Then German armor and infantry massed for an attack early on Christmas morning that punched through American lines and came within a mile and a half of Gen. McAuliffe’s headquarters.
But it was blunted and ferociously chewed up, leaving a devastated landscape of dead bodies and burned-out German tanks, the wreckage of the Germans’ last chance to take the town. With the worst seemingly past, General McAuliffe enjoyed a makeshift Christmas dinner of canned salmon and biscuits, complete with a Christmas tree fashioned from spruce branches.
The next day, General Patton finally arrived to relieve Bastogne. The siege had been broken, and so had the Ardennes offensive. Hitler’s grand gambit had failed.
In his message on Christmas Eve, General McAuliffe had continued: “We’re fighting — it’s cold — we aren’t home. All true.” But when the Germans had surged ahead at the start of the Battle of the Bulge, “the Eagle Division was hurriedly ordered to stem the advance. How effectively this was done will be written in history; not alone in our Division’s glorious history but in world history.”
“We are giving,” it concluded, “our country and our loved ones at home a worthy Christmas present and being privileged to take part in this gallant feat of arms are truly making for ourselves a merry Christmas.”



What, exactly, does this have to do with racism?  If you could clarify, I'd appreciate it.  

Thanks!    



As it applies to this article, nothing. But as part of the bigger picture, it is (along with stupid, bloodthirsty, jingoistic, fill in your own pejorative) unfortunately how those in the military, not to mention the police, are characterized by a certain sector of the political spectrum.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/6/2015, 9:47 am

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Btw,since you're so outraged by Sharpton's actions,how do you feel about Steve Scalise R-La? Should he resign as House Whip because he addressed a White Supremicist affilliated with Ku Klux Klan kleader David Duke 12 years ago?



He probably should resign, not because what he did was so inherently terrible, but because it gives ammunition to those who manage to find false instances of racism lurking around every corner, and it will only serve to taint any good he might do as House Whip.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/6/2015, 11:52 am

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Btw,since you're so outraged by Sharpton's actions,how do you feel about Steve Scalise R-La? Should he resign as House Whip because he addressed a White Supremicist affilliated with Ku Klux Klan kleader David Duke 12 years ago?



[b]He probably should resign, not because what he did was so inherently terrible
Addressing a White Supremicist group affilliated with Ku Klux Klan kleader David Duke not so terrible? Uh huh.
Yet when it comes to Al Sharpton,who btw is not an elected official....
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Quite astounding how easily you gloss over Sharpton's disgusting past.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/6/2015, 12:04 pm

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Artie60438 wrote:
   
Btw,since you're so outraged by Sharpton's actions,how do you feel about Steve Scalise R-La? Should he resign as House Whip because he addressed a White Supremicist affilliated with Ku Klux Klan kleader David Duke 12 years ago?



He probably should resign, not because what he did was so inherently terrible

Addressing a White Supremicist group affilliated with Ku Klux Klan kleader David Duke not so terrible? Uh huh.
Yet when it comes to Al Sharpton,who btw is not an elected official....

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Quite astounding how easily you gloss over Sharpton's disgusting past.





Elected official or not, what Sharpton has done is considerably more heinous than merely speaking before a racist group; he has demonstrated time and again that he himself is a racist, and he has helped to ruin lives in the process.
And if you are so truly appalled by a member of the Ku Klux Klan, I'd ask you to show me your previous denunciations of the late-and-not-so-great Democrat Senator Robert Byrd.
I'll be waiting.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/6/2015, 12:32 pm

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What, exactly, does this have to do with racism?  If you could clarify, I'd appreciate it.  

Thanks!    

Nothing, it's just a lame attempt at sarcasm.
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/6/2015, 3:24 pm

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Scorpion wrote:
What, exactly, does this have to do with racism?  If you could clarify, I'd appreciate it.  

Thanks!    



As it applies to this article, nothing. But as part of the bigger picture, it is (along with stupid, bloodthirsty, jingoistic, fill in your own pejorative) unfortunately how those in the military, not to mention the police, are characterized by a certain sector of the political spectrum.

I still don't get it.  This is an article about WW2... I don't think it tells us anything at all about today...and how you equate this with modern attitudes toward the police is beyond me.  Do you know what "jingoistic" means?

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Scorpion wrote:

What, exactly, does this have to do with racism?  If you could clarify, I'd appreciate it.  

Thanks!    

Nothing, it's just a lame attempt at sarcasm.

Yeah.  Well "sarcasm" implies irony or satire.  IMHO. the posting of this article doesn't  qualify as even a lame attempt at "sarcasm."
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/6/2015, 7:04 pm

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Elected official or not, what Sharpton has done is considerably more heinous than merely speaking before a racist group; he has demonstrated time and again that he himself is a racist,
Examples?
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PostSubject: Re: Racist jingoists at their best   1/6/2015, 7:25 pm

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Elected official or not, what Sharpton has done is considerably more heinous than merely speaking before a racist group; he has demonstrated time and again that he himself is a racist,
Examples?



I already gave you examples, but for the benefit of the slow of wit, I will repeat myself:


Al Sharpton’s Greatest Hits



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Sharpton


On the Crown Heights riots:

"If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house".


On Freddie’s Fashion Mart:

In 1995 a black Pentecostal Church, the United House of Prayer, which owned a retail property on 125th Street, asked Fred Harari, a Jewish tenant who operated Freddie's Fashion Mart, to evict his longtime subtenant, a black-owned record store called The Record Shack. Sharpton led a protest in Harlem against the planned eviction of The Record Shack. Sharpton told the protesters, "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."
On December 8, 1995 Roland J. Smith Jr., one of the protesters, entered Harari's store with a gun and flammable liquid, shot several customers and set the store on fire. The gunman fatally shot himself, and seven store employees died of smoke inhalation. Fire Department officials discovered that the store's sprinkler had been shut down, in violation of the local fire code. Sharpton claimed that the perpetrator was an open critic of himself and his nonviolent tactics. Sharpton later expressed regret for making the racial remark, "white interloper," and denied responsibility for inflaming or provoking the violence.


On gays:

"White folks was in caves while we was building empires.... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it."


On Tawana Whorely:

On November 28, 1987, Tawana Brawley, a 15-year-old African-American girl, was found smeared with feces, lying in a garbage bag, her clothing torn and burned and with various slurs and epithets written on her body in charcoal. Brawley claimed she had been assaulted and raped by six white men, some of them police officers, in the town of Wappinger, New York.
Attorneys Alton H. Maddox and C. Vernon Mason joined Sharpton in support of Brawley. A grand jury was convened; after seven months of examining police and medical records, the jury found "overwhelming evidence" that Brawley had fabricated her story.[88] Sharpton, Maddox, and Mason had accused the Dutchess County prosecutor, Steven Pagones, of racism and of being one of the perpetrators of the alleged abduction and rape. The three were successfully sued for defamation, and were ordered to pay $345,000 in damages, with the jury finding Sharpton liable for making seven defamatory statements about Pagones, Maddox for two, and Mason for one. Sharpton refused to pay his share of the damages; it was later paid by a number of black business leaders including Johnnie Cochran.
In 2007 Sharpton said he would handle the case the same today, with the only difference being that he would not have made it so personal against Pagones. He said that he still felt Brawley had a good case to go to trial. "I disagreed with the grand jury on Brawley," said Sharpton in an interview. "I believed there was enough evidence to go to trial. Grand jury said there wasn't. Okay, fine. Do I have a right to disagree with the grand jury? Many Americans believe O.J. Simpson was guilty. A jury said he wasn't. So I have as much right to question a jury as they do. Does it make somebody a racist? No! They just disagreed with the jury. So did I."
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