The Long Knives Are Coming Out For Rev. Al

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By now you’ll have read (or heard about ) the NYTs piece on the good Reverend Al Sharpton:

Mr. Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent and other bills. Records reviewed by The New York Times show more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses.

And though he said in recent interviews that he was paying both down, his balance with the state, at least, has actually grown in recent years. His National Action Network appears to have been sustained for years by not paying federal payroll taxes on its employees.

With the tax liability outstanding, Mr. Sharpton traveled first class and collected a sizable salary, the kind of practice by nonprofit groups that the United States Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration recently characterized as “abusive,” or “potentially criminal” if the failure to turn over or collect taxes is willful.

Why now? According to the Times piece, Sharpton’s been flouting our tax laws (while living the high life) for many years. I’m guessing it’s not exactly a secret in liberal circles that the guy’s a corrupt shyster. It’s also not a secret that he’s become a bit of a laughingstock as host of his own show on MSNBC.

Is he becoming a liability to the progressive cause? Magic 8 Ball says….“Signs point to yes.”

Mediaite has an embarrassing clip from his press conference: Sharpton Disputes NY Times Report About His Taxes, Clashes with Reporter

The Daily Caller: Brit Hume calls Sharpton a ‘Crook,’ ‘Tax Cheat’

Washington Times: Al Sharpton’s ‘regularly sidestepped’ on debts — owes $4.5M back-taxes: report

Here’s today’s quiz: When I say “Al Sharpton,” what other name immediately comes to mind?

A. Bill de Blasio.

B. Barack Obama.

C. Tawana Brawley.

Tick-tock, time’s up. The correct answer is “all of the above,” which explains much of the current racial trouble in New York and America.

Sharpton, left to his own antics, is a public nuisance. It is a free country and he is entitled to his prejudices and polarizing activism. Sometimes he happens to be right and his megaphone occasionally brings attention to deserving cases that otherwise get none. America is big enough and strong enough to have space for people like him.

On the other hand, his personal conduct is often reprehensible, with his behavior in the Brawley hoax Exhibit A. And it’s not as if he’s cleaned up his act.

He remains a cop hater to the core, a race man who cannot see past skin color and whose business model is based on using a charge of racism as a negotiating tactic. The corporations buying his silence with their “contributions” ought to be boycotted.

He’s also a tax scofflaw who refuses to pay his fair share, thus ripping off fellow citizens, black and white.

Obama Told Ferguson Race Hustlers At WH Meeting: ‘Stay On Course’

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Image via Gateway Pundit

The term Stay the courseas popularized by Presidents George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan means to pursue an objective regardless of any obstacles or criticism in times of war. The opposite term, “cut and run” is an accurate descriptor for Obama’s war time strategy. But what Obama lacks as a Commander in Chief, he more than makes up for as Community Organizer in Chief.

At a White House meeting with a group of race hustlers one day after the midterm shellacking, the president used the phrase “stay on course” in reference to the racial battle that is being waged in one of our nation’s cities.

Attendees at that meeting included Al Sharpton,  NAACP president Cornell Brooks, National Urban League president Marc Morial.

At the time, a White House official gave a bland statement regarding the meeting, saying that it “included a discussion of ObamaCare implementation, education, and criminal justice issues.”

“The president also highlighted how we are looking forward to working with the leaders over the next two years to advance these and other critical issues facing the country,” the official said.

In Sunday’s New York Times, more details emerged.

According to the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has appeared frequently in St. Louis with the Brown family and delivered a speech at Mr. Brown’s funeral, Mr. Obama “was concerned about Ferguson staying on course in terms of pursuing what it was that he knew we were advocating. He said he hopes that we’re doing all we can to keep peace.”

Yes certainly – let’s do all we can to keep the peace even as fellow organizer Lisa Fithian is called in to help organize the protests and create chaos.

The regime’s extortion racket has kicked in – as the threat of a race war in Ferguson Missouri looms,  some definite objectives are being pursued by the racial grievance industry.

Protest leaders said wholesale change was ultimately what they were demanding, though not all agreed on what that meant. Some called for the removal of the Ferguson police chief or the entire department. Others said they want the police to wear cameras; civilian review boards for all police shootings; or a requirement that ethnic and racial makeup of police departments match the communities they serve.

“It must be changing how police and citizens relate to one another,” said Michael T. McPhearson, the co-chairman of the Don’t Shoot Coalition. “We’re calling for police accountability, police transparency, changing how the police do their work. If there’s an indictment or if there’s not an indictment, we still have that work to do.”

 RELATED:

Via Katie Pavlich: Townhall: EXCLUSIVE: In Scathing Letter to Obama, Former FBI Assistant Director Slams Holder as “Chief Among Antagonists” in Ferguson:

Former FBI Assistant Director and Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund President Ron Hosko sends “a scathing letter to President Obama detailing the damage done to the relationship between law enforcement and DOJ over the past six years.”

“The hyper-politicization of justice issues has made it immeasurably more difficult for police officers to simply do their jobs. The growing divide between the police and the people – perhaps best characterized by protesters in Ferguson, Mo., who angrily chanted, “It’s not black or white. It’s blue!” – only benefits of members of a political class seeking to vilify law enforcement for other societal failures. This puts our communities at greater risk, especially the most vulnerable among us,” Hosko wrote in the letter exclusively obtained by Townhall. “Your attorney general, Eric Holder, is chief among the antagonists. During his tenure as the head of the Department of Justice, Mr. Holder claims to have investigated twice as many police and police departments as any of his predecessors. Of course, this includes his ill-timed decision to launch a full investigation into the Ferguson Police Department at the height of racial tensions in that community, throwing gasoline on a fire that was already burning. Many officers were disgusted by such a transparent political maneuver at a time when presidential and attorney general leadership could have calmed a truly chaotic situation.”

‘Bout time someone said it.

UPDATE:

Via Drudge:

FBI: DECISION ‘WILL LIKELY’ LEAD TO VIOLENCE

 

The president and Atty Gen could have quelled the unrest – but they played along along with the false narrative even though they knew the truth. What does that tell us?

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Another WFB Al Sharpton Supercut

Those miscreants at the Washington Free Beacon really need to stop picking on Al Sharpton. It’s mean-spirited and it’s wrong. Ed Schultz is equally ridiculous and embarrassing – but you don’t see the wise guys WFB attacking Shultz every other day. I can think of only one reason for this – RAAAAAcism.

They should be ashamed of themselves. I know I’m ashamed of myself for ROTFL.

17 times Al Sharpton repeated what he just heard in the form of a question | SUPERcuts! #111:

Open Letter To Racial Agitators In Ferguson and St. Louis

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Enough, already.

The vast majority of American people who are able to look at facts and make logical assessments  are not with you. I know this may come as a surprise because so much of the media coverage of your antics has been sympathetic.

Please don’t confuse the liberal media with ordinary Americans.

There is a silent majority out here  who find your behavior to be abhorrent, obnoxious, criminal, irrational and inexcusable. Torching cars,  looting businesses, property destruction, and wild rioting is heavily frowned upon by most Americans.

Believe me when I tell you that your efforts to subvert the justice system by threatening violence unless officer Darren Wilson is indicted, is also heavily frowned upon. Guess what? That is not how justice is meted out in a first world country. With the Holder Justice Department pushing hard for an indictment, the evidence exonerating Wilson will have to be overwhelming for the grand jury to decide otherwise. Yet you promise to riot, anyway, while Wilson remains in hiding – in fear for his life.

Yahoo News reported on your latest cause celebre – another teenager shot and killed after shooting at an off duty police officer:  “Activists took to the streets of St. Louis overnight, marching and chanting, seeking answers.”

Here’s your answer:

If a teenager shoots at a police officer, he will return fire – and he’ll probably be a better shot than the teenager. Ipso facto: don’t shoot at police officers. Also helpful: Don’t strong arm rob liqueur stores and then attack a police officer when he stops you, later. Also helpful: respect the law.

These are basic facts of life in a civil society that are not a mystery to most of us.

Take a look at the 16,463 comments under that Yahoo News story. Those people represent most Americans (black and white) and they are not on your side. They don’t sympathize with you nor do they like what you’re doing.

Yes, there are race-baiting Democrats who have rushed to your side to pretend you have some kind of “point.” You don’t. They’re using you. It’s an election year,  and they just want to make sure you are motivated in November to punish *their* enemies at the ballot box.

One more thing:

To you members of the Religious Left who actually practice some form of Christianity but are too blinded by your lack of discernment skills to see a problem with demanding that “justice” to be done – or else:

You people are the biggest, most gullible dupes on this earth. The Communist party which is helping to organize these protests, despise your religion – they mock it and they denigrate it. They want to destroy it. They are exploiting you for their own purposes.

*Republicans want what’s best for everyone. Democrats aim to divide us along class/gender/racial lines.

 

 

 

 

 

Race Baiters Jump To Blame Ebola Death On Racism While MSM Ignores The Real Reason

It begins:

Jesse Jackson Thinks “White Privilege” Led To Death Of Ebola Patient…

Surprising Absolutely No One, Jesse Jackson And Ebola Patient’s Nephew Say Racism A Factor In His Death…

Dallas County’s Dem Commissioner Blames Racism For Death Of Ebola Patient…

SJL: Death Of Ebola Patient Who Came Here Knowing He Had Virus A “Tragedy,” Hints He Was Delayed Treatment…

CNN SUGGESTS RACISM BEHIND DEATH OF DALLAS EBOLA PATIENT

Besides the obvious fact that the race card is always thrown down at every and any opportunity during an election year, what else could be going on, here?

Michelle Malkin is on it:

What was the real reason Thomas Eric Duncan was turned away when he went to the hospital for the first time? Initial headlines last week indicated that there was a   procedural flaw in the online health records system at  Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital which had led to the key miscommunication between nurses and doctors.

The facility sent Ebola victim Thomas Duncan home despite his showing signs of the disease — only to admit him with worse symptoms three days later.

Hospital officials, who came forward “in the interest of transparency,” initially blamed work-flow and information-sharing problems for the botch. “Protocols were followed by both the physician and the nurses,” the statement noted. “However, we have identified a flaw in the way the physician and nursing portions of our electronic health records interacted in this specific case.”

Mysteriously, after taking special care to get their facts straight before releasing the statement, the hospital backed off a day later. The very specific communications flaw in the medical-records software — which apparently had prevented some staff from accessing Duncan’s travel history from Liberia — suddenly disappeared.

What really happened?

Here’s what I can tell you for sure: Texas Health contracts with Epic Systems for its electronic-medical-records system — and the Dallas hospital isn’t the only client that has complained about its costly information-sharing flaws and interoperability failures.

Epic was founded by billionaire Judy Faulkner, a top Obama donor whose company is the dominant EMR player in the U.S. health-care market. As I reported last year, Epic employees donated nearly $1 million to political parties and candidates between 1995 and 2012 — 82 percent of it to Democrats. The company’s top ten PAC recipients are all Democratic or left-wing outfits, from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (nearly $230,000) to the DNC Services Corporation (nearly $175,000) and the America’s Families First Action Fund super PAC ($150,000).

Faulkner, an influential Obama campaign-finance bundler, served as an adviser to David Blumenthal. He’s the White House health-information-technology guru in charge of dispensing the federal electronic-medical-records subsidies that Faulkner pushed President Obama to adopt. Faulkner also served on the same committee Blumenthal chaired.

Cozy arrangement, that.

Speaking of cozy arrangements – Malkin notes that Epic got billions in federal subsidies under the 2009 Obama stimulus package.

Read the whole thing, here.  You can blame this fiasco on an inept Obama-friendly company that would probably have gone belly up by now if not for the cozy arrangement it has with the government.

As usual, the truth is being suppressed while a toxic left-wing narrative is being allowed to take root.

Now that a sheriff’s deputy is showing “signs and symptoms of Ebola” after spending a half an hour in Duncan’s apartment, I wonder if Jesse Jackson will have anything to say on his behalf?

First responders have transported a Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to be monitored as a possible second case of Ebola.

The patient, Michael Monnig, was transported from a Frisco Care Now facility where he was complaining of “stomach issues,” according to sources.

According to CBS 11’s Andrea Lucia, Monnig’s children said he woke up this morning feeling sore and a little nauseated.  He went to clinic as a precaution.

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Monning was not one of the 48 people being monitored by federal, state and local health officials because he never had direct contact with the patient.  Monnig did enter the apartment where Duncan stayed after Duncan had been admitted to the hospital.

“He was in the apartment for 30 minutes, which we were told is no chance to contact the virus,” said Logan.

“We were told – we were told…”

 

  The clinic reported that he was “exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola.”

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Eric (Why Is This Man Still Our Atty Gen?) Holder Announces Investigation of Ferguson Police Dept

Via Gateway Pundit, nothing really of note, here.

I think we already knew that (this being a mid-term election year and all) the most corrupt, race-baiting, and hyper-political Attorney General in American history, would jump at the chance to slap the race card down on the entire police department in Ferguson, Mo.

There was a triple (black on white) murder in Kansas City, this week – not that the Rev. Al, Jesse Jackson or Eric (why is this man still our Atty Gen?) Holder give a flip. The perp was wearing a dark hoodie, incidentally.

Then there’s that black cop shooting of an unarmed white man (thin guy, too – not a 300 lb behemoth)  that happened in Utah two days after the Michael Brown shooting.  But then, you probably haven’t heard about that one because it doesn’t fulfill a favored media (race-baiting, election year) narrative.

You will not be surprised to hear that the crack team of race-baiting radicals Eric (why is this man still our Attorney General?) Holder sent to Ferguson, have found enough evidence of “concerns”, “mistrust”, and  “lack of diversity” that a civil rights investigation of the Ferguson Police Department by the Department of Justice is apparently warranted.

Like I said, nothing really all that  surprising, here. I just wanted to try out my new moniker for Eric (why is this man still our Attorney General?) Holder.

 

 

Al Sharpton’s War Against The Teleprompter Volume III

Via Ace, the indispensable Washington Free Beacon has created the long awaited Volume III of the Rev. Al’s kinetic action against the teleprompter series. This is less a war of words – than a war ON words.

I usually remove the “list” function – but kept it intact, this time, so you can watch all three videos in the series one after the other – on a loop if you like.

 MORE:

Everyone is talking about State Dept. Spokes-twit Marie Harf’s kinetic action against Bill O’Reilly on Twitter.

That’s right. The Obama administration finally found their war footing. Against Fox News.

 

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