Posts tagged "Jesse Jackson"

Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head

According to an Orlando Sentinel exclusive: With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk, leaving him bloody and battered, law-enforcement authorities told the Orlando Sentinel. That is the account Zimmerman gave... Read more »

Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty for capture of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin homicide

And what do the New Black Panthers plan to do when someone captures him? Who elected the Black Panthers sheriff? It’s a mystery to me why George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin last month hasn’t at least been the subject of a grand jury probe for a possible indictment. The ease with which... Read more »

Obama carries on Chicago lakefront liberal tradition

The impression in some quarters — usually outside of Chicago — is that President Barack Obama has infected the White House with The Chicago Way of governing. Not quite. He was elected The Chicago Way. But he is governing the Chicago Lakefront Liberal Way. By doing so, he has answered the question that many Chicagoans never wanted to contemplate:... Read more »
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Jesse Jackson's worn-out race baiting

Jesse, it’s no longer 1973; give it up, you’re getting boring. Here he is, listening to a speech at a 1973 Operation PUSH event at Chicago’s McCormick Place with son Jesse Jackson Jr., now a Congressman. Tribune photo by Gerald West / April 28, 1973 Chicago’s very own Jesse L. Jackson Sr. already had turned... Read more »

BP bashing is getting a little out of control

Getty Images photo by Win McNamee / May 17, 2010 With protesters behind him, BP America Chairman and President Lamar McKay, right, waits in the audience to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, DC. McKay, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Coast Guard Deputy National Incident Commander Rear Adm.... Read more »

Racial pandering on the CTA

Once again, the big, bad, white suburbs are victimizing poor, minority Chicagoans. That’s the underlying logic of a class action suit brought against the state, RTA and Metra by a public interest law firm that hasn’t a clue about the Pandora’s Box that it is opening. According to the suit, filed Wednesday in federal court,... Read more »
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MSNBC Anchor Introduces Jesse Jackson as Al Sharpton

Jim Bowman alerted me to this goofiness on his delightful blog, Blithespirit . Notice the softball question that the anchor had tossed at Sharpton, oops, Jackson. Notice, too, how the anchor, Contessa Brewer, groveled before His Reverendness. And the White House insists that FOX News is the only cable network that’s just a propagandist for... Read more »
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