By John Ruberry

It’s been a rough May for hate crime hoaxsters. Liars have been caught peddling racist incidents that never happened, two of these, not surprisingly, were spread by college students and the third, was fabricated by a man living in a big college town.

America’s grievance industry preferred habit is the college campus.

All of the exposed accusers are black.

University of Iowa student Marcus Owens  said he was brutally beaten outside an off-campus bar and called the “N” word by three white attackers on the evening of April 30. Iowa City police officers investigated Owens’ story and discovered that there were in fact three fights that took place that night–and Owens started all of them.

Sherry Watt, the university’s diversity officer, says Watt deserves “empathy.” If my father was still alive he’d say that Owens deserves a kick in the head, although he clearly got his already.

State University of New York at Albany students Alexis Briggs, Ariel Agudio, and Asha Burwell said they were assaulted by a white mob who screamed racial slurs at them on a public bus in January. But as with the Owens case, it appears that “the attacked” were in fact the the attackers. Earlier this month the trio was hit with a variety of assault charges, two of them, Agudio and Burwell, were expelled from SUNY Albany while Briggs has been suspended for two years.

Security cameras, which helped catch Owens’ lies, were essential in exposing the correct narrative in the Albany case. This story attracted national coverage–even Hillary Clinton weighed in by Tweeting an early version of the violent assault.

While the national media, except for conservative outlets, have paid scant attention to the first two hoaxes, best-selling author and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom’s Sunday piece offers the story of Jordan Brown, an openly-gay minister of a tiny church in Austin, Texas, who told the media and anyone who would listen that a cake he ordered from a local Whole Foods Market outlet with “Love Wins” written on the frosting had another word added, becoming “Love Wins Fag.”

Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments marker, Colorado state capitol grounds

Brown picked the wrong town, the wrong store, and the wrong pastry chef. Austin is the most liberal city in Texas and Austin-based Whole Foods, which prides itself on championing diversity, instantly stood by the baker, an LGBT community member. Brown sued Whole Foods and he referenced his faith repeatedly in his lawsuit, Albom notes. My guess is that “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,” one of the Ten Commandments, was not mentioned in that suit.

Last week Brown admitted that this hate crime was fabricated.

He lied.

Another May millstone: Earlier this month Milo Yiannopoulos, an openly gay writer for Breitbart, presented a list of over 100 phony hate crimes over the last decade.

Which makes me wonder: While racism and bigotry is still a problem in our society perhaps it’s not a widespread as we are led to believe. But many people, liberal politicians among them, feel compelled to keep picking at this tragic national wound so then can advance the rest of their agenda.

Lying offers rewards. Race-hustler Al Sharpton road the 1980s Tawana Brawley race-based attack hoax into a very successful, albeit shameful, career for himself.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

Thursday this graced the top of the Drudge Report:

oscars

As indicated by the image Al Sharpton did, well what Al Sharpton does…

Sharpton criticized the industry for having a “fraudulent image of progressive and liberal politics and policies” and compared success in Tinseltown to climbing the Rocky Mountains.

“Hollywood is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher up you get the whiter it gets. And this year’s Academy Awards will be yet another Rocky Mountain Oscars. Yet again, deserving black actors and directors were ignored by the Academy — which reinforces the fact that there are few if any blacks with real power in Hollywood,” Sharpton said in a statement.

Now I freely admit that I’ve seen none of he nominated pictures and the only one I’m hoping to see is Creed because of Stallone and the Rocky series and I don’t know if Reverend (when was he ordained a minister anyways) Sharpton did but I do have one question for the good reverend and one for those in the Black Community who agree with him.

“Which of the current nominees was unworthy of an Oscar nomination and which one would you remove to replace with a nominee of a color acceptable to you?

I think we need to know who Al Sharpton thinks wasn’t good enough.

But the 2nd question goes to the people of color in the film community:

With the complete understanding that the nomination for an oscar can generate cash and open doors and how important it is, if Reverend Sharpton got his way and forced Hollywood to make sure there was an acceptable quantity of black nominees do you really want to be considered the Token Black who only got his nomination for his race?

I ask this because if the Reverend Al gets his way that’s how people will think of you within your industry and every single person, studio who fails to get a nomination in the future will point to you in private and call you Token.

Are you willing to do this to yourself and every other black film maker who follows you just so Al Sharpton can shake down the studios?

Would you to this to your race, your children and yourself? If the answer is yes then be aware that any time you speak of “Black Pride” in the future be aware that at least two people know you’re lying.

Me and you.

Chicago police in riot gear in 2012
Chicago police in riot gear in 2012

By John Ruberry

Urban riots are sometimes isolated incidents, such as the 1992 Los Angeles outburst of lawlessness after the Rodney King-beatings verdict was announced, or they come in waves, as they did during the Red Summer of 1919 and the Riots of 1967.

This morning a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that an astounding 96 percent of Americans expect more city riots this summer. Warm weather often brings out the worst in people–for instance, murder rates increase during the summer.

I’m not going to delve into the root causes of the 1919 and 1967 disturbances–click on the above links if you want to learn more–I’m just here to discuss 2015.

Last year’s Ferguson, Missouri riots and April’s Baltimore uproar have similar ingredients–the death of a young black male after coming into contact with the police in a poverty-stricken area–and the participation of “professional protesters,” anarchists really, in the melee.

Anarchists marching in Chicago in 2012
Anarchists marching in Chicago in 2012

This is a sad truth, but it’s very likely that a black youth resisting arrest will die this summer. When that happens, leftists in the media such as MSNBC’s reckless loudmouth Al Sharpton will label the police department responsible involved as racist–even though these self-appointed experts will only have a cursory grasp of the facts. Through social media and cell phones, the rapid deployment force of the extreme left, those professional protesters, will descend into that jurisdiction. And then the locals will be incited to riot.

Perhaps I am wrong. Hopefully duty-bound police chiefs and mayors across America who believe–correctly–that the most important duty of any government is to protect its citizens, will study the Ferguson and Baltimore riots and devise an effective defense strategy.

Stay tuned but stay safe.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

….otherwise lying through his teeth might cause him to lose his job for six months:

We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately.  We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News.

Our review, which is being led by Richard Esposito working closely with NBCUniversal General Counsel Kim Harris, is ongoing, but I think it is important to take you through our thought process in coming to this decision.

While on Nightly News on Friday, January 30, 2015, Brian misrepresented events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003. It then became clear that on other occasions Brian had done the same while telling that story in other venues. This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position.

Some at NBC News while regretting the decision felt it was necessary to upkeep the standards of the place:

Friends of the anchor are torn between their sympathy for his ordeal and concern about the damage he inflicted at 30 Rock.

It is “difficult” to report on the story, Matt Lauer said on “Today,” because “Brian is not only a colleague but a really good friend.”

“We care a lot about Brian,” co-host Savannah Guthrie said. “That’s what makes it so hard. And we care about this place, the standards of NBC News. That’s what they are trying to balance here.”

Oddly enough the revelation that Barack Obama was lying from the start about his position on Gay Marriage doesn’t cause Guthrie or Lauer to worry one bit,

The president said David Axelrod, his former senior adviser, was “mixing up my personal feelings with my position on the issue” when he said Obama publicly backed civil unions rather than gay marriage because it was more politically palatable.

“I always felt that same-sex couples should be able to enjoy the same rights, legally, as anybody else and so it was frustrating to me not to, I think, be able to square that with what were a whole bunch of religious sensitivities out there,” Obama said in an interview with BuzzFeed.

Of course we figured this out around here half a decade ago:

 

I’ve touched on this subject myself but there is one overriding factor that is ignored and is a paradox.

His “opposition” to gay Marriage only helps him among blacks because they think he is telling the truth.

His “opposition” to gay marriage doesn’t hurt him among liberals because they don’t believe he is telling the truth.

These are two mutually exclusive statements, As long as liberals are convinced he is selling a bill of good to the black community (as I do) and the black community continues to buy this bill of goods he is fine.

Given this president’s record on being forthright I presume that our liberal friends fully endorse Barack Obama’s lies, after all, liberalism has to misrepresent itself in order to get elected.

What kind of respect does this show to the American voter?

 

Update:  Irony Alert number #1 at Politico

Don’t disrespect our president, black lawmakers tell Netanyahu

The first black president disrespecting the Black Voter by lying to them for years, that perfectly fine.

Irony Alert #2 Some lies at MSNBC are apparently more equal than others:

if NBCUniversal cared to examine the televised claims Sharpton has made about his work as an informant, the company’s newly formed internal affairs division could review hundreds of pages of FBI documents chronicling Sharpton’s work as “CI-7,” short for confidential informant #7, and they could track down members of the FBI-NYPD organized crime task force for which Sharpton surreptitiously recorded his meetings with gangsters.

And company brass would certainly want to review the first story to expose Sharpton as a snitch, a January 1998 Newsday piece authored by a Murderers Row of reporters: Bob Drury, Robert Kessler, Mike McAlary, and Richard Esposito. If that last guy’s name rings a bell, well, it is probably because Esposito–now senior executive producer of NBC’s investigative unit–is heading the network’s review of Williams’s Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina claims.

Perhaps NBC was informed by the Reverend Al that in his protestant denomination there is an affirmative action exemption from the “Thou Shalt not Bear False Witness” commandment? Of course given media ignorance of scripture he could actually tell MSNBC this and they just might buy it.

Carl Von Clausewitz:  War is the continuation of politics by other means.

Abe Lincoln: One matter further, gentlemen. We fight on their level. With trickery, brutality, finality.

Star Trek The Savage Curtain 1968

I’ve got to tell you the more I see of Al Sharpton the more I’m thinking the GOP needs to take lessons from him.

No not in terms of the dishonorable behavior, the race baiting, the tax fraud, the willingness to incite violence and murder to advance his personal wealth and fame. Not even in terms of his highly successful weight loss.

But I’ll tell you one thing, he certainly knows how to keep the pressure on his enemies or as the Oscar business shows even his friends:

The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year’s Oscar awards on Thursday.

“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon.

Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an “emergency meeting” next week to address the issue.

“I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards,” he said.

Now as you might have guessed from yesterday’s sarcastic post that I don’t think much of his argument, but consider the situation. Sharpton saw an opening and pounced.

Furthermore he made sure that those he was going after felt the pressure to the point where every news station reported on it and the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts felt compelled to respond.

True Sharpton’s appeal and pressure is toward a niche market but his move will continue to press his advantage within that niche.

Meanwhile it’s been almost a week since the i93 protest and if you google “i93 democrats” the only piece linking these leftist to the Democrats seems to be mine.

We had a chance to put the left into retreat and not only are we wasting it but we’ve not only given them the chance to create their own spin:

They said they were protesting in solidarity with “Black Lives Matter”, but Boston police commissioner William Evans isn’t so sure. “If lives mattered today, those kids wouldn’t have been out there doing what they did, because they put a lot of lives in danger.”

Evans says these protesters who claimed to be supporting the Black Lives Matter movement were actually hijacking the cause. “This isn’t a normal group that has been operating in the city, I think this is an Occupy Anarchist movement that was hell-bent on causing problems in the name of Black Lives Matter.”

But we’ve given them the chance to take the initiative:

State Rep. Colleen Garry has filed legislation that would make protests like the one that shut down Interstate 93 in both directions Thursday morning a felony.

The Dracut Democrat filed two bills, amending attempted-murder and manslaughter statutes to include “purposefully causing harm to an individual or killing an individual by blocking access to and/or a public highway or roadway.”

“I’m just outraged that people would be that reckless,” Garry told The Sun. “Everyone has a right to protest, but to do that kind of thing in a highway or a roadway? I’m very furious about it, if you can tell.”

Seriously Did we really give the Democrats a chance to do this before us and run from their base? Are we really that stupid, or lazy or both?

I’ll say one thing for Al Sharpton, he may be a crook, an Anti-Semite, and a racist provocateur but he knows how to press an attack and keep the pressure on.

Would that just for a few days the GOP could do the same.

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One of the coolest memories I have of my mother took place when I took her to a New popular italian restaurant that had recently opened. The place was so packed we had to sit in the bar.

As we were eating I asked what she thought of the place, she commented that it was good and added it was a shame it would be out of business soon.

I did a double take as it was so packed you couldn’t walk but when I questioned her she noted that the bartender was robbing them blind. She had bars & restaurants for 20 years and couldn’t help but notice the trick he was using to tell himself how much dough he could take out of the till by the end of the day.

Within 3 months they were gone.

The moral is that when you have done something long enough or are an expert on your job is you can’t really turn it off.

A person who has been a locksmith for years walks by a door and knows which locks stink, a computer guy knows which systems have been surfing porn, an accountant knows when numbers don’t add up, a baker can taste a cheap cake and a restaurant owner knows a when the produce is ready to go bad.

And that brings us to the Police.

It is the job of a police officer to notice suspicious things, illegal things. Furthermore it’s the job of a Policeman to distinguish between fact and fiction from groups of people who represent a physical danger to them.

Once you’ve been doing it long enough or trained well enough you can’t help but be able to tell when someone is lying or cheating or a crook and furthermore they can’t turn it off.

It actually gets better, not only can’t they turn it off but because of the nature of their business they don’t dare turn it off because not noticing things, on duty or off will get you killed, even before Al Sharpton & his friends on the left decided to encourage thugs to begin target practice.

If you thought police naturally mistrusted, doubted and questioned what you said and did before, thanks to the new thug patrol even you non Sicilians are going to get attention that you don’t want.

And when you do remember, it’s not personal, it’s strictly business, the business of being a policeman who is trying to stay alive.

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By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT — The state of race relations in this country at this time is deplorable.

Having now stated the obvious, we need to come together and do something about it.  A small part of the problem is the 24/7 news cycle – we’ve got to fill up all that air time and so that’s why you saw, for example, a countdown clock on CNN as the time for the Ferguson grand jury announcement was to come down.  Pundits and race pimps were on all stations predicting (hoping for?) violence and riots.

We all remember the surreal images of a grim faced Obama split screen that night as looters carried off televisions, threw bottles through windows, and torched a police car.  As Obama addressed the nation he pointed out that we should take the words of “Michael’s” Stepfather father (as if he was a personal friend of Obama, Michael…), who said “hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.”

Except that’s not what Michael Brown’s Stepfather said; what he said was “Burn this m**f** down! Burn this b**** down!”

Obama went on that night to speak in a passive-aggressive manner about race relations and the discriminatory practices of police departments across the country:

But what is also true is that there are still problems and communities of color aren’t just making these problems up.  Separating that from this particular decision, there are issues in which the law too often feels as if it is being applied in discriminatory fashion.  I don’t think that’s the norm.  I don’t think that’s true for the majority of communities or the vast majority of law enforcement officials.  But these are real issues.  And we have to lift them up and not deny them or try to tamp them down.  What we need to do is to understand them and figure out how do we [sic] make more progress.  And that can be done.

But, Obama is certainly not the first “leader” to stoke the fires of racism in this country.  We can go as far back as you want, but we can see fissures widening as far back as Rodney King and even the O.J. Simpson verdict, to name a couple.  But, we healed, we learned, we moved on.

What happened to leaders who actually lead and work for peace?  Why are we besieged by people like Al Sharpton who leads a march where protesters chant and call for the killing of cops:

As Obama civil rights advisor Al Sharpton frantically tries to distance himself from the revenge execution style slayings of two NYPD officers Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, keep in mind that just one week ago protestors at his march in New York City were chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do what them? Now!”

Well, he got what he wanted.

Why do we keep reading about this man?  Why does the media keep giving him a venue?

Sharpton is as much to blame for the death of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos as the man who pulled the trigger for his role in inciting this intolerable atmosphere of violence.

It is despicable.

It is my wish that cable news, print media, and network news channels quit putting this man on television – quit covering his incendiary remarks.  Ignore him.

It is my wish, at this Christmas season especially, that we can come together as rational, reasonable people and stop the violence.  It is my wish that Obama would stick to golf and get his nose out of race relations.

It is my prayer for the families of all that have been afflicted by these hustlers that you are able to find some peace through faith and that you feel the love and support of the majority of Americans who truly value the service and sacrifice of the police force across America.

It is my prayer that police officers across this nation stay vigilant and stay safe.

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport.

Update (DTG) Correction The words concerning “burn it down” were spoken by Michael Brown’s Stepfather not is biological father, thanks to Mr. Woosta for the catch.

by baldilocksBaldilocks mini

Too many of us are getting caught in the weeds.

If one’s perspective is Christian, one is able to see a broader perspective of the direction in which Leftist ideology has taken this country. I’m not saying that all will see; I’m saying that they can see, if they are willing to look. And, sometimes, God will open the eyes of wisdom so widely that you’ll wonder why you didn’t see certain things before. The answers will have been right in front of you all the time. But, again, willingness comes into play.

Often, we are unable to see things right in front of us and this is because we don’t want to see them. But it’s there.

And it’s this: the Left wants death. For as many as possible.

For the ideological intractable. For the ethnically/politically useless. For the previously useful who have become useless. And for as many as can be killed just for hate’s sake.

Remember what the late Larry Grathwohl–infiltrator of the Weatherman Underground–claimed the Bill Ayers said about the Left’s desired fate for those who refuse to embrace communism/socialism/Marxism/progressivism. Ayers has never disavowed the following:

I brought up the subject of what’s going to happen after we take over the government: we become responsible then for administrating 250 million people. And there was no answers. No one had given any thought to economics, how you’re going to clothe and feed these people. […] They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter revolution and they felt that this counter revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing reeducation centers in the Southwest where [they] would take all the people who needed to be reeducated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, well, what is going to happen to those people that we can’t reeducate that are diehard capitalists and the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. And when I say eliminate I mean kill – 25 million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people most of which have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.

Childish musings from a bunch of misguided wannabe revolutionaries? Perhaps. But the fact that we are seeing it come to pass isn’t mutually exclusive to my summation of their character.

They are not so wannabe anymore.

And here’s the bottom line: nearly every social change—there’s that word—we have seen since the1960s has the deaths of the “counter-revolutionaries”—the anti-Left–as the goal. That would be you and me. (Andrew Breitbart knew this and his special gifts were making it plain for us and displaying his great joy at doing so.)

Perhaps I’m exaggerating or maybe I’m paranoid. But everything that’s happened since the sixties and, most especially since 2008, points there. Much of it also leads to fewer Americans being born, which amounts to the same thing.

Of course it would have already come to pass were it not for that pesky Second Amendment. Therefore, much slower and more insidious methods have been necessary. Like these.

  • Abortion on demand
  • The normalization of homosexuality and the indoctrination of gender confusion into K-12 school children
  • Feminist-induced demonization of heterosexual men, culminating in alienation between them and heterosexual women
  • The planned destruction of the family, starting with the black family
    • This has a direct link to the feral behavior which we see among black teenagers and many who are older, leading to death.
    • This also has a direct link to the high rate of incarceration for black men and black-perpetrated homicides, leading to children not be born or becoming feral
  • The political, financial and social subjection of America to her enemies; to those who want to destroy America
  • The demonization of white Americans, coupled with black failure to hold other black individuals accountable for their criminal and immoral actions
  • The continuous exacerbation of racial hatred, which is intended to lead to racial war
  • The planned induction of foreign pestilences

There is much more evidence that death–for Americans and of America herself—is the goal of the Left. And we have forgotten this since the onslaught began; hundreds of brazen actions—some so ridiculous that they are difficult to believe–perpetrated  on the American people since the fruit of Left’s loins, Barack H. Obama, was inaugurated as president of the United States. (He is another weed which we get caught in; the real problem is the fear evident in the other two branches of government. They are afraid to restrain him.)

So it’s our death that the Left wants. Theft of our property. And destruction of our country.

They told you so and they keep telling you. When are you going to believe it?

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National Heritage Corridor tracksBy John Ruberry

While the protests and the riots were raging in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting by a police officer of Michael Brown. a nine year-old South Side Chicago African-American boy, Antonio Smith, was shot to death near railroad tracks that mark the boundary between rival factions of the Gangster Disciples street gang.

No one has been arrested for the killing of Smith.

Yesterday the funeral for the boy was held in a modest storefront church.

Last week the funeral for Brown took place in suburban St. Louis. The Rev. Al Sharpton, a race-baiter for nearly 30 years, gave the eulogy. He was among the media figures, such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has been in the racism business for nearly 50 years, who traveled to Ferguson to proclaim his outrage. President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, the most reckless man to lead the Justice Department since Harry M. Daugherty in the Warren G. Harding Administration, also journeyed to St. Louis to appraise the situation.

Jesse Jackson at an Occupy Chicago rally
Jesse Jackson at an Occupy Chicago rally

To my knowledge none of them commented on the Smith murder. None of them were at the Smith funeral, not even Jackson, who lives on Chicago’s South Side. The only nationally-known civil rights figure who expressed outrage over the Smith killing was Father Michael Pfleger, a onetime spiritual advisor to President Obama who chipped in to a reward fund to find the boy’s murderer.

Locals on both sides of the political spectrum are calling Chicago “Chiraq,” in recognition that during some months when American forces were still fighting in Iraq, more Americans were murdered in Chicago some months than died in combat in that broken nation.

Now that’s a real outrage.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

Rev Al Sharpton we’re going after advertisers, saying, “How can you advertise with a team owned by a man with this kind of attitude.

Meet the Press April 27th 2014

For the last two days we’ve hit the NAACP concerning the Sterling situation. His known racism wasn’t enough to deny him a spot on their dias.

But Sterling wasn’t scheduled to be on that stage alone.

There were a long list of people scheduled to be honored that night, Patricia Westbrook, Dr. Genevieve Shepherd, Mordena Moore, Angela Gipson, Nester Watkins, Leland Spencer, Javier Angulo, Shannon Brown, Charles Patton, Mayor Eric Garcetti ….

…and the Rev Al Sharpton.

Now I’m sure it’s conceivable that some of those people on that list of award winners might not have been aware of Mr. Sterling’s past, but the same Reverend Al who was sitting on the set on Meet the Press deploring the actions of the NBA the day the story broke can’t credibly make that claim.

Contrast him with Mary Ann Glendon who when confronted with a situation at Notre Dame that clashed with her sense of morality choose her faith and ethics

Finally, with recent news reports that other Catholic schools are similarly choosing to disregard the bishops’ guidelines, I am concerned that Notre Dame’s example could have an unfortunate ripple effect.

It is with great sadness, therefore, that I have concluded that I cannot accept the Laetare Medal or participate in the May 17 graduation ceremony.

And she did this where abandoning her principles would have won her points with the media.

Imagine, just for a moment if Al Sharpton had gone the Mary Ann Glendon route.

Picture, Al Sharpton, at any time before the TMZ tape was public writing a letter to the LA chapter of the NAACP mimicking Ms. Glendon’s letter to Notre Dame:

When you informed me that the LA Chapter of the NAACP had selected me to be their man of the year, I was profoundly moved. I treasure the knowledge of what the NAACP has meant the country so I immediately began working on an acceptance speech that I hoped would be worthy of the occasion, and of an organization that has done so much to fight for racial equality for over a century.

But I also note that Mr. Donald Sterling is scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award. I know of Donald Sterling and his opinions on race and I’m concerned that if I share the dais with him to accept this award that it would serve to suggest groups like the NAACP should disregard his actions and have an unfortunate ripple effect.

It is with great sadness, therefore, that I have concluded that I cannot accept the Man of the Year Award or participate in the May 16th NAACP LA event.

If Al Sharpton had done this he,  unlike Glendon, would have been recognized and praised as a man of integrity who placed the value of the reputation of both the NAACP & himself over any passing honor.

That would have required character and courage after all the left is not forgiving of those who expose their dirty laundry.  These are qualities Sharpton doesn’t have.

Much easier for him to go along to get along,  after all until the release of the TMZ recording there was no reason to believe the general public knew there was anything wrong with him and the NAACP sharing a stage with Donald Sterling or accepting an award together May 15th with no one the wiser except perhaps a passing mention the next day on MSNBC that Rev Al was named man of the year by the LA chapter of the NAACP.

But in the end it’s worked out well for Sharpton after all.  He is getting plenty of air time, he’s energizing his followers and nobody is noting the cowardice or the hypocrisy

At least nobody on the left.

Update:  It seems rather than Sharpton learning from Glendon the NAACP has learned from Sharpton.

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If you think the work we do here for the conservative movement is worth it, please consider hitting DaTipJar below.

Naturally once our monthly goal is made these solicitations will disappear till the next month but once we get 61 more subscribers  at $20 a month the goal will be covered for a full year and this pitch will disappear until 2015. Consider the lineup you get for this price, in addition to my own work seven days a week you get John Ruberry (Marathon Pundit) and Pat Austin (And so it goes in Shreveport)  on Sunday  Linda Szugyi (No one of any import) on Monday  Tim Imholt on Tuesday,  AP Dillon (Lady Liberty1885) Thursdays, Pastor George Kelly Fridays,   Steve Eggleston on Saturdays with  Baldilocks (Tue & Sat)  and   Fausta  (Wed & Fri) of (Fausta Blog) twice a week. If that’s not worth $20 a month I’d like to know what is?