Tag: Jesse Jackson

When Democrats successfully overturned an election

Curious how Democrats are charging that Republicans are out to cancel an election when Democrats themselves established the modern-day precedent for overturning the results of an election. It came at the Democratic National Convention in 1972 when a “reform” plank of self-appointed delegates managed to dump the entire Illinois delegation that had been elected by voters... Read more »

George Lucas, you self-important twit

George Lucas thinks he can jet into Chicago, claim a precious parcel of lakefront land as his own and steamroll a citizen’s group that has the law on its side. Good riddance to you, George Lucas, and take your ugly museum with you, you self-important twit. From the start, your arrogance and ignorance went hand... Read more »

Just about everything about the Laquan McDonald killing sucks

Start with the killing itself. A young black man suspected of doing bad stuff, strung out on PCP, being chased, legitimately, by cops. He’s cornered. Hey, officer Van Dyke, the kid is down, your life isn’t in jeopardy, stop with the damn shooting. Then go to the cover-up: Rahm Emanuel coming up with a $5... Read more »

Jesse Jackson's and Michael Pfleger's outrageous insertion of race into the JRW Little League decision

As expected and without shame, Jesse Jackson and Michael Pfleger have introduced race into the International Little League’s decision to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the U.S. Little League title. [Catholic priest father] Pfleger called the investigation a “witch hunt,” alleging the investigation was racially motivated. “Is this about boundaries or is this... Read more »

Shameless Jesse Jackson turns Thomas Duncan's Ebola death into political and class war

As quoted by CNN, regarding the death from Ebola of Thomas Eric Duncan: The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who’s serving as a spokesman for the family, said that was a concern. “I would tend to think that those who do not have insurance, those who do not have Medicaid, do not have the same priorities as... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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