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Jesse Jackson Finding Another Tragedy To Exploit

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:19 pm

[guest post by Dana]

So, who is praying with the family of the Ebola patient in Dallas?

Prominent civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson on Tuesday met the family of the man infected with Ebola and fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital, as health officials keep close tabs on those who came in contact with the patient.

“Praying with Thomas Eric Duncan’s mother, sister and nephews,” Jackson said in his Twitter feed as he posted a photo of him with family members, their heads bent in prayer. Jackson also met with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and is scheduled to meet religious leaders.

The Christian in me hopes he brings some comfort to the family. The cynic realist thinks the man has absolutely no shame. If the family requested his presence, why announce it? When helping, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, keep it secret, respect privacy. God will see and He will know. Shouldn’t that be enough?


33 Responses to “Jesse Jackson Finding Another Tragedy To Exploit”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (4dbf62)

  2. my guess would be Jesse’s got an eye for one of them nephews

    happyfeet (a785d5)

  3. Where’s MD in Phlly? 1 Corinthians 6:9 could have had Jesse Jackson in mind. Adulterer and fornicator, check. Drunkard, check. Thief, check. Reviler, check. Covetous, check. Extortionist, check. Homosexuality and idolatry are missing, but nobody’s perfect.

    And from the other thread, what passage in Romans could Obama have been referring to?

    nk (dbc370)

  4. happyfeet!

    nk (dbc370)

  5. Never mind, MD, I remembered it.

    nk (dbc370)

  6. “”Repeat these words… down with Ebola, up with self-controla. Say no to illness and say yes to shaking down Big Bidness… Jackson Action.”

    – Jesse Jackson

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  7. So, will Jackson blame Obama? Or racism? Oh what am I saying. Of course Ebola’s a racist disease: it targets Africans, after all.

    edoc118 (c37322)

  8. Very sad, this stuff with Jackson.

    I knew you would find it, nk, right there early on and jumping out.
    Thinking they were wise, they became fools…
    lots of that going around, I think.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  9. Did he hold hands?

    EPWJ (992ed5)

  10. Do you people never tire of mocking poor Rev. Jackson? A man who has selflessly devoted his life to serving the downtrodden, righting society’s ills, and preventing racial injustice? So what if he and his family have made a few bucks along the way. I thought you like capitalism.

    elissa (d11204)

  11. I’ve been in a couple of situations with Rev. Jackson — once an unannounced visit to church, accompanied by a camera crew — and again when I was working at Boeing and he was shaking them down. You do not want to get between the Rev and a camera, or a check.

    Tragic Christian (6acbba)

  12. Jackson mocks the faith. Like a fool, he’s oh about the earthly reward.

    Dana (4dbf62)

  13. Do you people never tire of mocking poor Rev. Jackson?

    No. “When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.” — Jesse Jackson

    nk (dbc370)

  14. However, elissa,

    “If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.” — Jesse Jackson

    nk (dbc370)

  15. Oh – only

    Dana (4dbf62)

  16. Do you people never tire of mocking poor Rev. Jackson?

    You’d think he would get tired of the mocking, yet he just keeps giving us so much to work with.

    Dana (4dbf62)

  17. Mercy. The man’s a poet, I tell ya. But clearly his speech before the Democratic National Convention in 1984 did not inspire, or reap the same benefits for him as another Chicago charlatan’s speech before the 2004 Democratic National Convention did.

    elissa (d11204)

  18. I think he should go to the hospital and cure this poor man with a laying on of hands.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  19. He’s not stupid. I’d like to get into his head and see how he reconciles that awesome cynicism.

    nk (dbc370)

  20. Obama’s different. He does not have the character to have the self-awareness to be cynical.

    nk (dbc370)

  21. things what Mr. Jackson could exploit instead of tragedy:

    1. bunny rabbits

    2. Phyllis Schlafly

    3. usd to jpy exchange rate

    4. back-to-school shopping

    5. consumers of gluten-free comestibles

    6. Atlantic City economic dislocation

    7. Putin’s sanction-swaddled Russia

    8. impending road salt shortages in the New England states

    9. the ever-photogenic Jennifer Lawrence

    10. cross-fitter morons

    happyfeet (a785d5)

  22. Do you people never tire of mocking poor Rev. Jackson?

    i would mock him much less if he were more of a Reverend, and less of a race hustler, grievance monger, lying bastard, scoundrel, blackmailer, racist thug and all around poster child for retroactive birth control.

    other than that, he’s a marvelous human being.

    redc1c4, 54 series, long long ago (abd49e)

  23. PS: i think he’s a scumbag, and i hope to find him burning in the street, right next to our #SCOAMF…

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  24. 10. cross-fitter morons

    i don’t remember anyone over at Ace’s talking about “cross fit”… what thread was that?

    redc1c4, moron in good standing (abd49e)

  25. Meanwhile the main lawyer the Al Sharpton uses has been accused of at least third degree (incapable of consent) rape of some high ranking female working for Al Sharpton.

    This happned the night of Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday party.

    There is a big, big, investigation.

    They removed a mattress from his home.

    The Staten Island victim’s family is even switching lawyers.

    Another person working for Sharpton, or rather who used to work for him, was hired as chief of staff to Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray (the former lesbian)

    She had a problem with taxes.


    She got a waiver for New York City residence because of her sons health – except that he recovered from his accidents and is playing football.


    Her POSSLQ is a convicted felon – he killed someone at the age of 15, which became manslaughter, he was guilty of drug tracffc=icking, and last year he attempted vehicular assault on a New Jersey policeman, and he is a vile cop hater – and more important she lied or omitted information on the Departmenmt of Investigation clearance forms prior to her appointment.

    OK too.

    Jesse Jackson has no problems this week.

    Sammy Finkelman (067111)

  26. “If a white kills a black, it’s riot time. If a black kills a white, it’s death penalty time. And if a black kills a black, it’s Miller time.” —Jesse Jackson

    I place this in every thread with Jesse Jackson as its subject. This is emblematic of this man’s toxic thought process.

    hadoop01 (f7d5ba)

  27. it’s Miller time.” —Jesse Jackson

    After years of mismanagement, his son Yusef finally sold River North distributing to a competent beer distributor. They were an Anheuser-Busch house.

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  28. Someone in Duncan’s neighborhood mention discrimination last week. Jackson’s antennae can pick that up for thousands of mile, so off he went.

    Or is it too cynical to think his advance men went to the neighbors and encouraged them to claim discrimination?

    Patricia (5fc097)

  29. Tomorrow night at 7PM is the long running game of: what the hell did Jesse Jackson say?
    Tim Conway Jr Show KFI 640 on your computer dial.
    Conway plays a clip and then has callers try to guess what the good Reverend said.

    steveg (794291)

  30. ” … Shouldn’t that be enough?”

    Not hardly; he wants everyone to know how wonderful he is. There are only two bigger narcissists in the US than Jessie Jackson: Al Sharpton and Barack Obama.

    Dave (f5fb18)

  31. Jesse Jackson is correct. America is so hopelessly racist that all blacks living in America should immediately migrate to Liberia.

    ErisGuy (76f8a7)

  32. #31
    It worked so well the last time

    steveg (794291)

  33. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
    There lies the sob, who brought ebola to us.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

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