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Al Sharpton Strikes Again!

And again. And again. And again.

A racially charged beating of a white Alabama man by a throng of African-Americans is not being investigated as a hate crime, despite one witness’ claim that she heard an assailant exclaim: “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”

Matthew Owens, of Mobile, Ala., was assaulted with baseball bats, paint cans and other weapons at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after telling a group of children to stop playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive, according to Ashley Rains, public information officer for the Mobile Police Department.

After the children left the area, a group of adults armed with weapons returned and confronted Owens, 40, in his front yard, where he was assaulted. Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, told WKRG she witnessed the attack and that there were as many as 20 assailants. Parker said she overheard one of them say, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”

How many mobs does Al Sharpton have to whip into a violent frenzy before he is detained as a public menace? The next time I see his face on television, I hope it’s on America’s Most Wanted.

Where’s justice for Yankel?

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MSM Describes Rehabilitation Of Al Sharpton

This is what America has become

…A quarter-century ago, Sharpton burst onto the national scene as the mouthpiece for Tawana Brawley, a black teenager from Upstate New York who falsely claimed that she had been raped by white men. His image worsened a few years later when Jewish leaders in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, accused him of inflaming anti-Semitism. Then came the 1995 Harlem protest at which he called a Jewish landlord a “white interloper” — followed by an attack on the landlord’s store that left eight people dead.

Now Sharpton is arguably the most prominent civil rights figure in the country. Without question, he is a kingmaker in Democratic politics. Gone are the polyester sweatsuit and gold medallion of yore, replaced by gray business suits on a Sharpton who has shed dozens of pounds. These days he carries both a BlackBerry and an iPhone as he hustles about midtown Manhattan. His three-hour daily radio show, ending at 4 p.m., gives him only two hours to prepare for television at 6.

After Brawley and Crown Heights and a 67-count indictment over financial problems, Sharpton ran twice for the U.S. Senate, and once for mayor of New York; he tried for president in 2004. He latched on to some of the most visible racial cases of the era and went on a 40-day hunger strike in 2001 after being arrested for protesting U.S. military bombing exercises on Vieques, Puerto Rico.

But he established himself as a team player with his speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2004, and by 2008 the Democratic presidential candidates were flocking to his annual convention.

On Thursday, the day after his most visible career triumph, Sharpton worked the ballroom at Washington’s convention center, grinning for photographs. Opening up for his breakfast speaker, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Sharpton regaled the crowd with a story of how Obama invited him and Newt Gingrich to the Oval Office and asked them to launch a five-city tour promoting education reform. When Duncan took the microphone, he requested “a huge round of applause for our leader, Reverend Al Sharpton.”

This is from the beginning of the article:

“Check out this,” the flamboyant civil rights leader told me during breakfast at his organization’s annual meeting this week. He flipped through the program until he found a full-page ad with the logos of Fox News, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal. “News Corporation Proudly Supports National Action Network’s 2012 Convention,” it said.

Sharpton grinned. “They bash me on Fox News,” he said. “But they sponsor my conference.”

Everybody wants to be on Sharpton’s good side these days. No fewer than five Cabinet officers and a senior White House official went to this year’s convention to kiss his ring. President Obama spoke at last year’s conference and has sought Sharpton’s advice on policy. Sharpton has a show on MSNBC five nights a week, and he doles out airtime to a procession of politicians and journalists (including me).

Wednesday night brought the sweetest moment yet in Sharpton’s long and controversial career: the announcement that Florida authorities would charge Trayvon Martin’s shooter. Sharpton, at the request of the boy’s parents, had done more than anyone else to bring the case national attention.

Just hours before the announcement that George Zimmerman would be charged with second-degree murder, Martin’s parents held a joint news conference with Sharpton — and a few hours before that, Attorney General Eric Holder, also at the convention, praised Sharpton for his “tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless.”

It was confirmation that Sharpton has pulled off one of the rarest second acts in American public life: from pariah to power player.

“It was a huge moment, because it was the coming together of everything,” Sharpton said, with his trademark vainglory. “We had the attorney general here and one of the biggest civil rights cases of the 21st century, and having to do TV and radio shows at the same time, it was all combined for everybody to see.”

– Aggie

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Greetings, Wizards and Kleagles!

I was just getting used to a race-baiter as a major personality on a minor network—shame on me for my indifference—when the same race-baiter was promoted to government consultant, or close enough.

Shame on them:

On Wednesday U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged activists with the National Action Network — a protest organization founded and run by MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton – to help President Barack Obama’s administration promote its agenda.

The pillars of advocacy Holder pushed for during the speech, he said, “cannot be the work of government alone.”

“We will continue to need your help, your expertise, your dedication and your partnership,” Holder told Sharpton’s activists. “While I’m optimistic about the path that we’re on and the place that we’ll arrive, I cannot pretend that the road ahead will be an easy one. Many obstacles lie before us.”

“This — this — is our moment,” Holder added as the crowd cheered. “So let us seize the chance before us. Let us rise to the challenges of our time.”

It’s unclear if Obama agrees with Holder using his government position to rally members of Sharpton’s organization, but Holder did open his speech with a presidential hello. “I’m honored to be included in this annual gathering once again and bring greetings from a friend of mine, President Obama,” Holder said.

Tawana Brawley, Freddie’s Fashion Mart, Crown Heights—Al Sharpton has never met a racially charged situation he couldn’t exploit, even leading to blood and death.

Speaking of…

“In recent weeks, in the wake of a tragedy [the Trayvon Martin case] that we’re struggling to understand, [Americans] have called not just for answers and for justice, but also for civility and unity and for a national discourse that is productive, respectful and worthy of both our forbearers and our children,” Holder said.

DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler did not respond when The Daily Caller asked her if Holder’s logic on potential civil rights crimes applies equally to the New Black Panther Party. George Zimmerman’s family has alleged that Holder is not pursuing the New Black Panthers for potential hate crimes because, like them, he is black.

The NBPs put a bounty on Zimmerman’s head. But last time they engaged in intimidation, the 2008 election, Holder dropped the open and shut case. If Holder was standing any closer to Al Sharpton, he’d be on the other side of him.

PS: Maybe the National Action Network does good work, maybe not. But so does Hezbollah, or so I hear. Doesn’t mean I want them promoting the government’s agenda.

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Thank You, Juan Williams

Juan Williams is a liberal, so I don’t agree with him much. But he’s a more honest liberal than most, which is saying very, very, very, very [insert infinity symbol here] little:

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida has sparked national outrage, with civil rights leaders from San Francisco to Baltimore leading protests calling for a new investigation and the arrest of the shooter.

But what about all the other young black murder victims? Nationally, nearly half of all murder victims are black. And the overwhelming majority of those black people are killed by other black people. Where is the march for them?

Where is the march against the drug dealers who prey on young black people? Where is the march against bad schools, with their 50% dropout rate for black teenaged boys? Those failed schools are certainly guilty of creating the shameful 40% unemployment rate for black teens.

How about marching against the cable television shows constantly offering minstrel-show images of black youth as rappers and comedians who don’t value education, dismiss the importance of marriage, and celebrate killing people, drug money and jailhouse fashion—the pants falling down because the jail guard has taken away the belt, the shoes untied because the warden removed the shoe laces, and accessories such as the drug dealer’s pit bull.

I still don’t know exactly what happened, but I believe Trayvon Martin should be alive today. I don’t know what share of the responsibility lies with whom, but a series of bad choices—not least by Trayvon himself—led to his pointless and wholly avoidable death.

Beyond that, the reaction of the black community has been shameful. Williams points are valid and powerful—and have been made before, not least by this man:

That old lech is Jesse Jackson, who once expressed his wish, sotto voce, to castrate Barack Obama (though in cruder terms) for the crime of “talking down to black people”.

But Jackson himself once opined on the subject of young black men:

There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.

Obama himself weighed in on the Trayvon tragedy:

If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.

Wow, that’s helpful—and so relevant! Narcissistic much?

Who else is behaving typically?

Sharpton, a longtime civil rights activist, is taking a leading role in the controversy surrounding Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a community watch captain in Florida last month. Sharpton has led rallies in support of Martin’s family and pressed for the arrest of his killer, although he broke away from those activities Tuesday to attend the funeral of his 87-year-old mother.

But Sharpton also hosts a current-events show, “Politics Daily,” on a cable-news network, where opinions roam freely but passionate off-hours advocacy of the type Sharpton is engaged in is generally frowned upon. After all, MSNBC is the same network that famously suspended former host Keith Olbermann after he was found to have donated to Democratic political candidates.

Conservatives are zinging MSNBC — which has become a depot of liberal opinion — with relish. Commentator L. Brent Bozell III whacked Sharpton as a “race-huckstering activist” and accused the network of “mind-boggling hypocrisy” for keeping Sharpton but dumping conservative host Patrick Buchanan this year after he published a book that foretold “the end of white America.”

But not all the fire is from the right wing. The Associated Press weighed in with a story Tuesday, observing: “Sharpton’s dual role would have been unthinkable on television 20 years ago and still wouldn’t be allowed at many news organizations. While opinionated cable news hosts have become commonplace over the past decade, Sharpton goes beyond talking.”

Oh please. Are you telling me a (alleged) news organization didn’t know whom they were hiring? They can’t search the archives for Al Sharpton and Tawana Brawley? Al Sharpton and Freddie’s Fashion Mart? Al Sharpton and and Yankel Rosenbaum? He’s the same guy, except a few pounds lighter, most of it bling and hair. MSNBC couldn’t be happier that Al Sharpton has found a new tragedy to exploit.

But Sharpton, Jackson, and Obama have even more company:

A New Black Panther Party leader who announced a $10,000 reward for the capture of the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin was arrested Monday outside Atlanta for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, DeKalb County Sheriff’s office said.

Hashim Nzinga, 49, was in possession of an FN Herstal 5.7×28 handgun that he allegedly sold to the Stone Mountain Pawn Shop on March 5 in DeKalb County, Sgt. Adrion Bell, the public information officer, told FoxNews.com.

Last month, Nzinga was convicted for felony deposit account fraud in nearby Gwinnett County, Bell said. It is illegal for a convicted felon to carry a firearm in the state and police were alerted to Nzinga’s alleged possession after the store’s transaction, Bell said.

Which brings us to our most recent shameless race hustler, Spike Lee:

Filmmaker Spike Lee tweeted the wrong home address for George Zimmerman, the Sanford, Fla., man who many are claiming should be arrested for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin. The tweet could have potentially put the woman who actually lives at that address in danger.

The Washington Times’ Kerry Picket went to the address that Lee tweeted as members of the New Black Panther Party were offering a $10,000 cash reward for Zimmerman’s capture, “dead or alive,” and others were demanding his arrest.

“[T]he Edgewater Circle address Mr. Lee re-tweeted out is not part of the gated Retreat at Twin Lakes where the shooting took place and where Mr. Zimmerman lives,” Picket reported. “The area is not even a gated community.”

“In fact, I took a drive to that Edgewater Circle address that so many on Twitter re-tweeted and cursed, and I discovered through a neighbor, named Tim, who lives across the street from the address, that not only does George Zimmerman not live at the lakeside house but a woman by the name of Elaine does,” Picket added.

Picket also said several news agencies have showed up at the address looking for Zimmerman, which – with the crowds the Panthers, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have whipped up into a frenzy – may have put the woman, Elaine, in danger.

It’s unclear specifically which news agencies trekked to the address Lee tweeted and why they failed to report Lee’s inaccuracy.

This report follows new revelations in the Martin case, including Zimmerman’s self-described membership in the Democratic Party, freshly surfaced tweets from Martin’s Twitter account, and Martin’s various suspensions from school.

That voice you hear is Trayvon Martin’s from beyond the grave saying “The next MF-ing African American ‘community leader’ who even mentions my name is getting a bolt of lightning right up the a**. Ya hear me, homies?”

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Hating on the Hebrew: From the Archives

Aggie and I make enough reference to this episode so here it is, offered without comment:

Twenty years ago this week, American Jews in Crown Heights were traumatized by attacks that echoed those suffered by their brethren in Israel and Europe.

Known by historians as the Crown Heights riots, hundreds of African Americans and Carribean Americans terrorized thousands of Jews in the Brooklyn neighborhood populated by Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidim for three days, starting the evening of August 19, 1991.

The riots were ignited by a tragic car accident in which a young Guyanese child was struck and killed by a car driven by a Chassidic man.The driver, whose car was hit as he crossed a major intersection, tried to avoid hitting anyone by steering his vehicle into a wall. He did not see two young cousins playing on the hot city sidewalk.

The residents gathered there did not believe him, however, and beat the driver mercilessly when he tried to lift the car to free the children. Police and ambulance personnel who arrived on the scene quickly removed him, realizing the danger to his life.

Before midnight, a rabbinical scholar, Yankel Rosenbaum, was dead. Surrounded by a gang of African Americans, the Australian student was stabbed to death by 16-year-old Lemrick Nelson.

For three days, hordes of African Americans roamed the streets of Crown Heights, yelling “Kill the Jews!” and “Hitler didn’t finish the job!”

An elderly European Jewish woman leaped to her death from her apartment balcony, unable to face the fear “they” were hunting her down, again.

Hundreds of rioters chased Jews into their apartment buildings and then beat them viciously. Police cars were overturned and torched, windows were smashed, stores were looted, property was destroyed.

Dozens of Jewish families were evacuated from their apartments and taken to other neighborhoods because it was no longer safe to stay in their homes.

African American neighbors and co-workers who were friends, ashamed and disgusted by what was happening, did what they could to help by shopping and supplying their Jewish friends with groceries and other necessities.

“Simply put, it was a siege. We had no bomb shelters, and no bombs – but the violence was every bit as dangerous,” noted Rabbi Shea Hecht, Chairman of the Board of the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE).

“It seemed so personal,” he added in an interview with Arutz Sheva. “These people did not even know who we were – many of them were not even residents of our neighborhood – and yet they were told to hate us and were committed to our deaths. And the police could do nothing to protect us.”

New York City Mayor David Dinkins and Police Commissioner Lee Brown prevented police from taking concrete action to stop the rioters due to Dinkins’ belief that it was best to “let them vent.”

Israelis living in the neighborhood — and others who were visiting at the time — gathered to offer their services to defend the Jews as a “commando squad,” most having previously completed service in the IDF. The Satmar Chassidic sect in Williamsburg sent an elite cadre of 50 civil security patrol guards, each one armed, to pair together with local Chabad-Lubavitch security personnel.

Not a comment, exactly, but more of an observation: isn’t that a microcosm of the founding of the modern state of Israel? Armed, bad-ass Jews taking their defense—survival!—into their own hands after being “vented” on by a rabid mob?

PS: MSNBC’s latest signing was on the scene:

The Rev. Al Sharpton, on a journey that he described as a stopover in hell, came to Israel today to serve a legal summons on a young Hasidic Jew who was a central figure in the racial violence in Crown Heights last month.

Mr. Sharpton did not find his man, but then he did not have much time. He wound up staying in the country for only about three hours, dropping off his legal papers at the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv before flying off to Frankfurt.

Mr. Sharpton said they had come to hand a court summons to Yosef Lifsh, a 22-year-old member of the Lubavitch Hasidic sect, who was driving a car that struck and killed a 7-year-old black child, Gavin Cato, in Crown Heights on Aug. 19. In apparent retaliation, a Hasidic rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, 29, was stabbed to death a few hours later amid mounting racial tension in that part of Brooklyn.

PS: Shame on the New York Times for whitewashing (you heard me) the story into just the murder of Yankel Rosenbaum. As bad as that was, it was only one event in a days-long pogrom against a community of Jews. I refer to this episode all the time, and I didn’t know the half of it. And yeah, that’s commentary.

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MSNBC To Hire Al Sharpton?!

You thought Keith Olberman was a problem? How ’bout The Racist Reverend, Al Sharpton?

Louis Farrakhan was unavailable.

Does anyone besides me remember Freddie’s Clothing Mart? Al Sharpton railed against the rich diamond merchants (code language for Jews) and some of his followers used a gun and matches to murder… if memory serves it was seven people. Not to be outdone, he then made more antisemitic comments in Crown Point, NY, and eventually an enraged crowd attacked a young Yeshiva student, screaming: Kill the Jew! and knifed him to death. And we all have found memories of the Tawana Brawley incident, where The Racist Reverend Al accused a NY city prosecutor of raping a young girl. She retracted the lie, Sharpton was fined, and as far as I know, has refused to pay up.

None of that stopped the Democrats from giving him a key note address at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston.

So I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised.

Let’s recall: Sharpton is the man who, in 1987, supported Tawana Brawley in a laughably implausible rape charge, and to this day refuses to recant, probably for fear of alienating his constituency. This means that he has refused to take back a vile lie that poisoned New York City’s racial climate for years.

Then, in 1995, a Jewish store owner was accused on flimsy pretenses of driving a black store owner out of business from a vendor’s market in a building on 125th Street. Sharpton speechified against the “white interloper.” In the heated atmosphere, a young black man stormed the building, armed, and gutted Freddy’s Fashion Mart. Death toll: eight. Sharpton: unrepentant.

When a white woman was raped and beaten in Central Park in 1989, Sharpton insisted against all evidence that her boyfriend was the culprit. And Sharpton all but ring-led the Crown Heights race war with such memorable counsel as “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”

So I count nine dead. Talk about bottom feeders – MSNBC is down below the lobsters.

– Aggie

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Heard On NPR

It went something like this:

I am a gay, Jewish man with an anxiety disorder, so many people might wonder if the best thing for me is to spend six months in Afghanistan…

I was laughing. Then the announcer came on and I realized it was an ad. She said something like this:

Listen to the stories of X (the guy who had just spoken), Y, and The Reverend Al Sharpton on the next edition of … whatever it was.

Ok, I have a question for NPR. When do we get to hear the stories of David Duke? You never put David Duke and his hilarious stories on the radio. If you are going to put Al Sharpton on the radio, it means you have no standards and should probably let us hear the hilarious stories of Moammar Khadafy, David Duke, or… put your favorite villain here.

I also have a question for the rest of us. Why do we have to pay money to support either WBUR or NPR or any other public radio station? And on a related note, why don’t liberals have to pay money to support conservative radio?

– Aggie

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Sister Schmuck

This is real...

It was not until Sister Mary Schmuck left her home state of Kentucky for the Sisters of Mercy convent in Brooklyn, N.Y., a borough that operates under the influence of Yiddish, that she was confronted full force with the knowledge that a person with her family name faces certain regrettable challenges. “People would do double takes on the phone,” she said. “They were deciding whether to laugh or say something or not.” Many New Yorkers were forthright in asking whether she was playing them for fools. “I went to the terminal at LaGuardia one day, and there was a nice-looking ticket agent named Carlos-something—not a Jewish person—and he took my ID and said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’” She said she told Carlos, “Young man, schmuck is German for ‘jewel.’ It is fine that you grew up in a Jewish neighborhood. I live in one, too, near Williamsburg. Please give me my boarding pass.”

Sister Mary acknowledges, obviously, that schmuck, in Yiddish, a language derived from German and Hebrew, refers to what she calls “the dirty male part.” And she recognizes that schmuck serves as a broad-spectrum insult as well, corresponding, more or less, to “idiot” or worse. Not as much, however, in Kentucky. It was idyllic, growing up a Schmuck in Kentucky, Sister Mary said. “It is my understanding that Grandfather Schmuck came from a Lutheran family, but there had been some sort of move to or from the Catholic Church.” She does not know if the Schmucks among her German ancestors were jewelers, though it’s possible, and she’s proud that the cathedral in Cologne is home to the Schmuck Madonna, which many believers have adorned with jewels in gratitude for answered prayers.

Mary Schmuck, who is 72, first came to my attention last summer, when the Los Angeles Jewish Journal published a letter she wrote taking issue with the title of the recent film Dinner for Schmucks, and asked the newspaper’s readers—many of whom she thought (not incorrectly) might be associated in some manner with the film industry—for “awareness and sensitivity to various audiences out here.” I was moved by her pride, and I was also surprised to learn that there are actual Americans named Schmuck.

“At one point, there were 400 Schmucks in America,” she told me. “I’ve done some genealogy research on this.” She does not know the number of Schmucks in America today, however.

She doesn’t know how many schmucks there are in America? Let me help her out… roughly …millions. The Michael Moore crowd, the Moveon.org crowd, Al Sharpton and followers, Jesse Jackson and followers, Reverend Wright, Barack Obama, the list just goes on and on. While we can’t come up with a discreet number, rest assured that it is greater than 400!

And no offense meant to the noble Schmuck family.

– Aggie

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Obama And Al Sharpton: BFF

Disgusting.

I won’t waste much of your time on this:
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This is a recent picture of Barack Obama, and a slimmed-down Al Sharpton, at a campaign event together.

To all of the Obama voters out there who felt comfortable voting for him because he was not in bed with Antisemitic Al, do you feel duped?

It was a warm handshake that made for an image aimed at the 2012 presidential campaign.

President Obama clutched Al Sharpton’s hand and patted him on the back before a speech to the Rev.’s civil rights group – an appearance widely viewed as an effort to shore up African-American support ahead of his reelection bid.

“I am living testament that change is possible,” Obama said to cheers at the minister’s National Action Network annual conference at the Sheraton New York.

“If you stand with me and believe in what we can together, then we can move this country toward the promise of a better day,” said Obama, who spoke to the conference for the first time as President.

“I’m not asking you to…be satisfied with our progress – I know this isn’t the National Satisfaction Network, it’s the National Action Network.”

Sharpton introduced the President by citing a Biblical passage that suggests that “greatness serves others” – and brought Obama to the stage with the title “Servant in Chief.”

Do you remember the Great Schlep to Florida, all those young people going to Florida to convince their grandparents that, despite his long relationship with Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama wasn’t an antisemite, nothing at all like Al Sharpton?

I guess if you believe that, you’ll believe anything.

– Aggie

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“The Most Dangerous Place for an African American is in the Womb”

The offense is not in the heinousness of the fact, but in the speaking of it:

A New York billboard that focused exclusively on African-American abortion rates was taken down because of concerns for public safety, said Hal Kilshaw, spokesperson for Louisiana-based Lamar Advertising, on Thursday. The billboard was erected by group opposed to abortions.

The billboard was attached to a building that houses the restaurant Lupe’s Kitchen. Some of the wait staff, Kilshaw said, were being harassed by patrons who objected to the billboard. In addition, a scheduled protest Friday by people opposed to the billboard prompted public safety concerns, which led to the company’s decision.

“They’re attacking women for choosing abortion while simultaneously destroying family planning,” a spokeswoman Mary Alice Carr of NARAL Pro-Choice America said before the billboard was taken down. “Their hypocrisy is as large and as obnoxious as this billboard.”

But Stephen Broden, a pastor and Life Always board member, told reporters at a news conference on Wednesday that “it’s hard to celebrate Black History Month” with abortion “hanging over our community.”

“Abortion is outpacing life in our community” and he said the billboard’s message is meant to be a “provocative” way to illustrate the problem.

Would it be too strong to suggest that NARAL and Hamass share the same slogan?

“We love death more than you love life.”

You know who had his bullhorn at the ready:

The civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton cancelled a protest at the billboard site that he had planned for Friday.

‘The billboard was offensive, especially during Black History Month,’ Sharpton said in a statement Thursday.

I must disagree with the good Reverend. Shocking, yes, but offensive, no. Surely nowhere near as offensive as the truth:

Almost 60% of all pregnancy outcomes in NYC for African-American mothers were abortions.

Do you know what the leading cause of death in the African American Community since 1973 is? Think about it for a minute. Is it heart disease-2,266,789 deaths since 1973, cancer-1,638,350, or accidents-370,723? Is it AIDS-203,695, or violent crimes-306, 313? There is one possibility that is often overlooked. It happens 1452 times a day in our community. It has taken over 13 million Black lives within the last 30 years. It has taken 1/3 of our present population. What is it? ABORTION!

Don’t believe it? Well, you don’t have to, but you would be a fool not to because the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided the tragic statistics. According to the CDC, since 1973, the year of the Supreme Court Decision Roe vs. Wade, 13 million (13,000,000) African American lives have been lost to abortion. The CDC reports that of the approximately 4000 abortions that are performed daily in the United States, 1452 of them are performed on African American women and their pre-born children. This means that although African Americans represent only 12% of the population of the United States, they account for 35% of the abortions performed in this country.

Rush has been talking about this, and his data shows that abortion kills more black people (as yet unborn) than the next seven causes combined. (This seems consistent with the stats quoted above.)

At least Ruth Bader Ginsburg is happy:

Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.

We haven’t printed anything here that is not true (or at least reported to be true—I haven’t personally counted all 13,000,000 abortions). Yet this very post could be see as “offensive”.

I personally am offended on behalf of any group of people who are sold a bill of goods.

Abortion is about choice: that is so. But what is that choice? In the name of a black woman’s choice, or sexual freedom, or reproductive health, or the right to govern her own body—all laudable, poll-tested goals—she is also a willing executioner of the next generation.

Okay, maybe that’s too strong. Accessory to genocide?

Still offensive? Hmm. How about unindicted coconspirator in eugenics?

Look, I give up trying to give it a name. Read about Margaret Sanger’s “enlightened” views on “family planning” and get back to me with an appropriate name for the “killer of more black people (as yet unborn) than the next seven causes combined.”

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Murray’s Tax Preparers and Hair Salon

And, on available evidence, given all the Harlem Hucksters with ridiculous ‘dos and bad tax troubles, a failure at both:

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has vowed to clean up his fiscal house, has a new tax lien to pay.

Sharpton owes $359,973 to the IRS for 2009 personal income tax, according to documents on file with the city.

Public records show he owes a total of $3.7 million in city, state and federal taxes, including penalties, dating to 2002. But Sharpton’s spokeswoman, Rachel Noerdlinger, said that he had paid back “well over seven figures” as part of agreements with the state and IRS and that the liens remained on the books as “a matter of bureaucracy.”

Hey, even Al Sharpton looks sympathetic compared to the IRS. I’m buying the “bureaucracy” story, at least for the past.

But how do you overlook 360k in the most recent tax year alone? That’s not a rounding error—that’s fraud. Lord knows, there’s a lot of white tax cheats out there too, but Shaprton, Charles Rangel, Jesse Jackson, Marion Barry—even Wesley Snipes and Flavor Flav! There’s a lot of big-earning brothers out there who have no interest in spreading their wealth.

I don’t blame them—taxes are too high—but if they’re not voting with the Tea Party, they are the biggest bunch of hypocrites, as well as tax-cheating schmucks, out there. And that’s about the nicest thing I can think of to say about Al Sharpton, so I’m done.

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Bringing Us Together: Al Sharpton and Rush Limbaugh Speak With One Voice

Well, one of Al’s listeners anyway:

AL SHARPTON (43:13): Let’s go to the phones Jeff, let’s go to December in Cincinnati, December.

DECEMBER IN CINCINNATI: How are you doing? All right. Man this is the craziest thing I ever heard of in my life. We blaming Sarah Palin for this lunatic that went out here and shot up the town, but we going to blame Sarah Palin. This is my two cents man, I’ve been hearing your show and listening to people call in, it’s that same old stuff to me. We got to find someone to blame. But this is the left playing games and I think it’s going to backfire on them man. I seriously do. Sarah Palin shouldn’t, your guest Jeff, whatever his name was, he was way off man. Sarah Palin ain’t got to apologize and take no responsibility for none of this craziness. This dude (Loughner) was going to do something sooner or later and it had nothing to do with Sarah Palin.

JEFF JOHNSON (Sharpton Guest): Brother brother let me ask you this let me ask you this, I don’t think either of us blamed her for the shooting. Here’s the issue, whether it’s Sarah Palin on the right or whether its other folks on the left and I don’t think the left is off the hook on this either, but we were talking about her comment in particular. You don’t believe that both she and people on the left and the media for that matter are responsible for promoting the kind of environment that encourages this kind of stuff to happen. Not that they were responsible for one crazy person in Arizona taking a gun and shooting a Congresswoman, but for creating an environment that increases hostility instead of reduces it.

DECEMBER IN CINCINNATI: No, and I’ll tell you why, cause this environment is way before Sarah Palin. You know people buy into this Republican and Democrat thing too much now and it’s the radio talk show hosts and media stream that’s bringing this out. It ain’t Sarah Palin. It’s the people that host these shows and all this stuff that throw this out here. More people are into politics now than ever. You’ve got people families breaking up fighting each other over Republican and Democrat. You know you was right about one thing. Everybody do have to take some blame if somebody is going to take some blame, but Sarah Palin, no way! I think the reason why Sarah Palin taking all the blame is because they scared of her. There’s a possibility she could be president. Why, she’s public enemy number one to the left. Now for her to get all this attention, she must be top dog. That’s my two cents.

As Rush has said many times, they tell you whom they fear by their words and actions. Sarah Palin was governor of the most remote state in the union, and now she’s not even that. But she scares them [bleep]less. More than Mitt, Huck, Tim, Chiris, Jeb, and the rest of them combined. Now, why do you think that is? And why do you think they were so quick to drag her into the Tucson massacre?

PS: The ultimate in chutzpah (for today, that is):

BOTTOM LINE: Sarah Palin, once again, has found a way to become part of the story. And she may well face further criticism for the timing and scope of her remarks. She is already taking heat for her use of the term “blood libel” (see today’s Tweets). In her video she notes, “President Obama and I may not agree on everything, but I know he would join me in affirming the health of our democratic process.” It remains to be seen exactly what Obama will say tonight, but White House aides say another goal of his address will be to lift the nation up in this moment, not sully it with politics.

To paraphrase Clarence Thomas, she should have accepted her high-tech rape with grace and style.

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