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Sharpton criticizes Christie for partying

August 18th, 2014

Help me out here. What does Governor Chris Christie have to do with what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri? I say nothing.

Ferguson, Missouri is really a local issue–local, but with the eyes of the nation upon it. Surely every politician isn’t supposed to put their life on hold over Ferguson, Missouri?

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  1. Wolve
    August 18th, 2014 at 23:22 | #1

    Maybe just getting back at those who criticized POTUS for dancing the night away on Martha’s Vineyard at a BD party while the world burned in Gaza and Iraq and Syria and Ferguson and on the Tex-Mex border. Politics.

    • August 19th, 2014 at 05:54 | #2

      Do you seriously expect this POTUS to go into some sort of Victorian mourning because of the unrest in the world? Please show me one president who has done this?

      I think there is enough bad in the world that you would never see an American president were he or she to live up to this expectation. They would be continually in mourning wearing a horsehair shirt.

      But then it is easy for you to criticize Obama over just about any thing. Hell, I didn’t even criticize Bush over partying and fund raising right after Katrina.

  2. Pat.Herve
    August 19th, 2014 at 07:14 | #3

    I think the future candidates are right in keeping their mouth shut over this issue.

    • August 19th, 2014 at 09:16 | #4

      I agree. They need to keep quiet. So does the Prez. He said Holder works for him and he cannot be seen has having his thumb on the sclaes of justice. Good response.

  3. punchak
    August 19th, 2014 at 08:12 | #5

    Sharpton talks too much. He has become ubiquitous
    whenever there´s “race” involved. I even saw Jesse
    Jackson’s face on TV last night. Those two don’t do
    much for their fellow blacks, IMHO.

  4. Cargosquid
    August 19th, 2014 at 11:49 | #7

    Jesse was booed.
    Sharpton is not as popular as he was.

    The masks are slipping.

  5. August 19th, 2014 at 12:07 | #8

    “Gilbert Arenas uncorked a racial slur on Rev. Al Sharpton … attacking him over his reaction to the police shooting of Michael Brown and the riots that have followed.

    Arenas posted his rant on Instagram, saying … “the stats also show AL coon sharpton has not helped one situation he has protested at,he actually made it worst and because of him the jury goes the other way.”

    Gilbert’s post included a plea to Michael Brown’s family to leave Sharpton out of planned protests. He said, “FAMILiES of the victims pleaseeeeee stop asking #alsharpton to speak or ur behalf,you have a better chance having #caesar the monkey from #planetoftheapes to get justice for you.”

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/08/14/gilbert-arenas-michael-brown-shot-riots-al-sharpton/#ixzz3Ar3fyI1O

    • August 19th, 2014 at 13:03 | #9

      So Donald Sterling gets banned for life from the NBA. Should we expect to see the same thing happen to Gilbert Arenas? Sorry, Rude talk is rude talk. It isn’t ok for some of us to do it and some of us not to do it.

      Everyone needs to play by the same rules.

  6. Rick Bentley
    August 19th, 2014 at 14:25 | #10

    I have a lot of black friends and family … I see the public image disconnect here.

    Most black people feel that another black person has the right to speak their mind, and that even if they don’t agree with everything that person has to say. On some conscious or subconscious level they want to be able to hear a group of divergent black opinions out there in the world.

    So they’ll defend Sharpton or Jackson’s right to profiteer and ghrandstand, to a greater degree than a white audience could tolerate such a clown.

    The Million Man March was a huge example of this. Most of the people involved didn’t share Farrakhan’s racism or sexism, but looked to agree with the good in what he had to say. And went out to the march – frequently with women, who were explicitly not invited. And mostly were waling away done for the night by the time Farrakhan was speaking.

    There’s a cultural difference at play here. Black people tend to look for the positive part – the half full glass – when Sharpton or Jackson is speaking. Doesn’t mean they agree with much of what they have to say.

    • August 19th, 2014 at 14:51 | #11

      Thanks for explaning that strange phenomena.

      What do you say to them about this?

  7. Rick Bentley
    August 19th, 2014 at 14:26 | #12

    The main net effect that Sharpton and Jackson have on our society, then, is that they make white people think of black people as more liberal and more angry than they really are.

    • August 19th, 2014 at 14:50 | #13

      See the new open thread. Its on Looking Large. It sounds like Sharpton and Jackson help them look large.

  8. Rick Bentley
    August 19th, 2014 at 14:57 | #14

    “What do you say to them about this?”

    You mean my black friends and family? I do the same thing with some of them that I do here. Act like an argumentive prick, carve out cynical but arguably correct positions on everything, argue with the sound of my own voice … you know, the usual.

  9. Rick Bentley
    August 19th, 2014 at 14:59 | #16

    Or to be kinder to myself, I play devil’s advocate on any issue and work to open up people’s perspectives to the complexity of issues beyond what the human mind likes to reduce them to – i.e. the cop’s a murderer or the cop’s justified all the way.

  10. Lyssa
    August 19th, 2014 at 17:22 | #17

    This will help….

    Activists from Anonymous have issued a call for nationwide protests in a “day of rage” this Thursday, a week after a similar appeal from the group drew thousands of people to the streets of New York and other cities in support of demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri.

    “We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for those who are suffering in Ferguson,” a robotic voice says in the YouTube video as music, which can only be described as epic, plays over footage of Ferguson protesters.

    “It is our time to get up from our couches, to turn off the TV and to gather and raise our voices,” the announcement said. “Anonymous continues plans to assist with protests by leaving our keyboards and going on the ground with our brethren. Our collective will join with those who demonstrate on the streets.”

    Anonymous released a corresponding list of times and locations for the day of action, mentioning 37 gathering points across the United States ranging from Times Square in New York City to the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis.

    For cities that weren’t listed, the group invited people to create their own Facebook events.

  11. Lyssa
    August 19th, 2014 at 17:28 | #18

    Moderation? You don’t like the National Day of Rage idea?

  12. DB
    August 19th, 2014 at 21:14 | #19

    Why do the citizens of the US have to gather for “a day of rage” just for Ferguson? When it is all said and done, its just about perspective after all. Yes, apparently cops in Ferguson suck from media claims, but the good thugs therein merely destroy or loot businesses owned by fellow blacks. Because that’s apparently how raging against whites/ europeans is done in Ferguson…destroy black owned businesses. So basically as my mom would say “They cut off their nose to spite their face.” The members of Ferguson are destroying themselves, their businesses and their own community. They rage against themselves business-wise, and the whites are no less off.

    • August 19th, 2014 at 22:19 | #20

      DB, remember the riots in DC in 1968 or was that before your time? I guess it was before everyone’s time. It seems like yesterday to me. The same questions were asked.

      Why do certain college campuses burn sofas when their team wins? (looking westward)

      There are just certain segments of our society that are loud, proud and stupid. Most aren’t. The sad thing is, sometimes small groups can look large and tarnish everyone because of bad behavior.

  13. Wolve
    August 19th, 2014 at 21:35 | #21

    Moon-howler :Do you seriously expect this POTUS to go into some sort of Victorian mourning because of the unrest in the world? Please show me one president who has done this?
    I think there is enough bad in the world that you would never see an American president were he or she to live up to this expectation. They would be continually in mourning wearing a horsehair shirt.
    But then it is easy for you to criticize Obama over just about any thing. Hell, I didn’t even criticize Bush over partying and fund raising right after Katrina.

    What in the hell is the matter with you? Got a burr up your ass? Start reading for once. All I did was point out that some people were criticizing POTUS for his vacationing while all the crises were burning and that Sharpton might just be giving a counterpunch. Why else would Sharpton care what Christie was doing? Politics. It wasn’t my personal opinion of the POTUS vacation.

    Kid, you have gotten so attitudinal that you jump people for no reason at all. Let’s cool those jets, huh?

    • August 19th, 2014 at 22:51 | #22

      Excuse me? You are lecturing me on MY own blog? You might want to rethink that strategy.

      Oh you who have never said anything nice about Clinton or Obama– You need to make sure you point out that it isn’t YOUR opinion–either that or you own it. In fact, “dancing the night away at Martha’s Vineyard” is laden with personal opinion so yea, you do own it.

      Your response deserves a solid “screw you,” but I am wearing my lady hat tonight and like Cato, am trying to resist being vulgar.

  14. Rick Bentley
    August 19th, 2014 at 21:46 | #23

    “the good thugs therein merely destroy or loot businesses owned by fellow blacks”

    It’s becoming evident that many of the looters are actually coming in from outside of Ferguson – presumably some from the East St. Louis ghettos. I read where the police are calling them “tourism looters” – they drive in and loot.

  15. Rick Bentley
    August 19th, 2014 at 21:51 | #24

    Actually I’ve noticed that Wolve is in an especially peaceful and constructive mood lately.

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