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Al Sharpton, Posh Populist
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/19/2013 5:37:32 AM

If Tom Wolfe were writing The Bonfire of the Vanities today, he’d need a scene in the Grand Havana Room in New York City. It’s an Olympian den fit for what Wolfe called the “Masters of the Universe” — the super-rich gods of finance who today go by the name “the 1 percent.” Taking up the penthouse floor of 666 Fifth Avenue, the Grand Havana Room is a private, invitation-only cigar club and four-star restaurant. Through its windows, you can see the toiling salary men 39 floors below as they scurry about like ants,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Boston Tea Party, 7/19/2013 6:20:16 AM     (No. 9431592)

Jonah hits and scores! Must read!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 7/19/2013 7:01:19 AM     (No. 9431626)

Sharpton and Jackson learned early in life how to gin up black people and convert race hustling into cash.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/19/2013 7:01:27 AM     (No. 9431627)

Thanks for making this a Must Read (even though I will not be able to hold down my breakfast!).

Dear Jonah has written of things which most of us were unaware thanks to the rest of the sniveling media.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bevan, 7/19/2013 7:02:18 AM     (No. 9431629)

Jesse Jackpot!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rather Read, 7/19/2013 7:10:08 AM     (No. 9431636)

Al Sharpton is younger than I am and he looks like my grandfather. I wonder if he is ill?
I also wonder if he ever has pangs of guilt for all the trouble he has caused?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/19/2013 7:13:03 AM     (No. 9431641)

The justice system is broken because it is politicized. If justice was blind then Sharpton and Jackson would have been in jail years ago for inciting riots and violence, and for extortion. How is it possible for a known rapist not only to be allowed to walk free but to be admired by his fellow politicos everywhere as a cool guy and a terrific president? The Democrat scum are having a grand old time because they are immune from the law. People need to defend themselves, the law will not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Malia2012, 7/19/2013 7:32:48 AM     (No. 9431668)

Great article! Thanks Jonah, and thanks OP for posting! IMHO, it their followers KNEW or UNDERSTOOD the truth, it could set them free, but they don´t and never will as long as race-hustlers like sharpton and jackson and our agitator-in-chief continue to be enriched by the pathetic-impoverished-masses they cynically "lead" while they enjoy lives of the rich and famous (under cover of course). Shameless.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Elvira, 7/19/2013 7:34:55 AM     (No. 9431672)

Well, and fairly done, Mr. Goldberg. Yet, I´m afraid this too will pass in the wind. Many before have brought forth the vile transgressions of this "character" called "Sharp ton" (a bit of cosmic irony there, no?). Yet, like the minion of Satan that he is, he seems to have a shield of malevolent protection. That is, until the day of judgement. At that appointed time, his years of deviltry will bring him no cause for compassion. Still though, well done.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/19/2013 7:36:04 AM     (No. 9431676)

Great column -- thanks for making this a must-read.

We certainly can´t be reminded often enough of Sharpton´s disgustingly mendacious record.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: altoona, 7/19/2013 7:40:23 AM     (No. 9431682)

Thanks for the truth, succinctly stated. Doesn´t this scammer also owe taxes? Who enables him to skate on that for years and on incitement to riot with deaths involved, and who, indeed, is paying for his membership in the Grand Havana Room?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/19/2013 7:42:21 AM     (No. 9431685)

Al Charlatan ( credit goes to radio host Chris Plante for that name ) reminds me of Arafat who had over a $billion squirreled away in Switzerland and a luxury apartment in Paris while "his people" starved in the dirt.

It does look like his evil life is catching up with him. In fact he looks like he has AIDS. The slimey POS can´t leave this planet soon enough for me.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/19/2013 7:44:27 AM     (No. 9431691)

We have been so cowed as a nation when it comes to race. The mere mention of the word "racist" bring us to our knees in supplication. Rise up and refuse to be so labeled by these buffoons. The party is over for the Sharptons of the world when we decide not to buy into their narrative. And what´s up with the bobble head look with his big head and small frame?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ocjim, 7/19/2013 7:44:55 AM     (No. 9431692)

´´There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.´´
? Booker T. Washington
Chapter V: ´´The Intellectuals and the Boston Mob´´, 1911

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Reply 14 - Posted by: catfur27, 7/19/2013 7:47:06 AM     (No. 9431695)

A) How many black people do you think will read this?

B) How many would even care? As we´ve seen last week with St. Tray-Tray ( and previously with oj simpson, marion berry, and b.hussein obama)no matter what reality and the facts are blacks will ALWAYS support other blacks ( not that it´s a racist-thing......s/)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ocjim, 7/19/2013 7:50:26 AM     (No. 9431701)

#5, Sharpton reports he´s been on some kind of vegan diet and knocked off 100 pounds and never felt better. If we take him at his word.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/19/2013 7:59:23 AM     (No. 9431714)

The Civil Rights Movement was never about equality, but payback and puttin´ the white man in his place.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LZK, 7/19/2013 8:18:46 AM     (No. 9431741)

Mamma taught US early in life to look at what a person does -- not what he says....

In other words -- actions speak louder than words.

So now WE have this old man -- who looks like a pharoh´s mummie since he lost all that weight and put on all that make/up -- for his young arm candy. How can this "young thing" be with this awful man -- one has to wonder.

In order for him to "pay" for his life syle of the rich and famous he must stir up the racial pot on occasion. If only the poor blacks could see through him and jess jackson sr. Jess jackdon jr. is awaiting sentencing for fraud crimes committed against WE here in Illinois. What a mess the democrats have made for themselves....

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Reply 18 - Posted by: guillermo Sepulveda, 7/19/2013 8:22:30 AM     (No. 9431752)

Saw Sharpton in the Atlanta airport a couple of weeks ago. Wanted to ask him and his gold-digger girlfriend if Ringling Brothers was in town, given that he is such a clown. What a despicable creature!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Catherine, 7/19/2013 8:24:21 AM     (No. 9431756)

No, seriously, who sucked all the fat out of Al? He´s not lookin´ good at all. I still don´t understand how a shyster like this is accepted anywhere, much less on TV giving his opinions.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 7/19/2013 9:09:10 AM     (No. 9431819)

I always said James Earl Ray popped the wrong man on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. One half of the ´Justice Brothers´ should have been the target. Damn you James Earl Ray. Now we have race baiters ´doing in´ all of MLK´s work.
This nation will never heal after what Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson has done and now with the help of the Attorney General and their president. All of them are full of hate for America and extremely racist.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Grambo, 7/19/2013 9:56:31 AM     (No. 9431890)

Yes indeed, shame on the shameless Sharpton. But shame too, on the people who fall for his jive, or who give him exposure on the tube.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 7/19/2013 10:06:38 AM     (No. 9431906)

Do you see our race hustlers, senate and White House occupiers in here somewhere?

From 2nd Timothy (New Testament):

1)This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2)For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3)Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4)Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5)Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6)For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7)Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth . . .

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/19/2013 10:17:53 AM     (No. 9431927)

"The Reverend" has no clothes. Thank you, Jonah Goldberg, for writing about something the "mainstream media" has been going out of their way to ignore.

It is also interesting that the likes of Al Sharpton, after all that Jonah Goldberg recounts, and more, along with countless others who may be far less sinful but no more worthy, claim for themselves the exalted title ´reverend´.

There is no record of 1st century Christians, including the very apostles chosen by Christ, having such a title as reverend attached to their names. There is no authority for doing so in the Bible. It would seem to be a fearful thing to stand before God in Judgment and try to explain why you considered yourself worthy to claim or accept a title belonging only to Jehovah God! That would seem especially so if that honorable title had been claimed for the specific purpose of doing, and influencing others to believe in and do, dishonorable deeds, as certainly appears to be the case with Al Sharpton.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/19/2013 10:27:10 AM     (No. 9431940)

"Sharpton Owes Nearly $1.5 Million In Back Taxes...U.S. Attorney Delves Into Unflappable Civil Rights Leader´s Non-Profit Group"

NBCNEWS.COM
Crime & Courts
May 9, 2008

And whatever became of Chi-Town´s former Congressman & Mrs. Jesse L. Highjackson, Jr."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/19/2013 10:46:38 AM     (No. 9431969)

Exactly #23. There is a passage in the NT that says call no man father. That title is reserved for God. He is the only true ´reverend´.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Elvira, 7/19/2013 11:01:50 AM     (No. 9431995)

Please excuse a second post, I just had to commend #13 on such a brilliant on-point post!! Excellent!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Arby, 7/19/2013 11:24:55 AM     (No. 9432016)

Obviously race hustling pays and, more important, it provides insulation against criticism, conviction for crime, et al. Sharpton is a gonif, pure and simple.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: namvet66, 7/19/2013 12:04:34 PM     (No. 9432065)

I’m not worried about the Rev. The Almighty has His own way of bringing things full circle and in His own time.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 7/19/2013 1:20:51 PM     (No. 9432176)

contributor #27 interpreted:

GONIF - Yiddish: a thief, a scoundrel, dishonest, Al Sharpton.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: scarface67, 7/19/2013 1:32:32 PM     (No. 9432191)


Very interesting address... 666. Just sayin´.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: jintz, 7/19/2013 2:37:11 PM     (No. 9432321)

#5 Rev Al feel guilt,yea right and chickens have lip´s

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ArtieC, 7/19/2013 3:02:23 PM     (No. 9432369)

Al´s 59 but he looks 69. Be sure your sins will find you out Al.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/19/2013 9:39:38 PM     (No. 9433027)

Al Sharpton has been a fraud all along. I remember him back when he dressed like Mr. T, with giant chains and medallions.

He has been investigated for tax fraud, owes money to the government, but has had instances where a fire has unfortunately destroyed the records of his organization.

A look at Sharpton´s background shows that he´s just an opportunistic hustler.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, may be the brightest light to adorn the Republican Party in many years. He knows how to make the case for conservative ideas, pointing, for example, to the contrasting fates of Detroit and Houston to illustrate the superiority of conservative policies. So it´s particularly galling to see that rather than train his fire at President Barack Obama and the liberal machine that cocoons him, Cruz has become a one-man wrecking ball against Republicans. His most recent foray into sabotaging his colleagues concerned the debt limit increase. Because Speaker John Boehner sent over a "clean" debt limit bill,

California farmers won´t get federal water
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Associated Press, by Scott Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/21/2014 1:52:48 PM     Post Reply
FRESNO, Calif.- Federal officials say many farmers caught in California´s drought will receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday it will continue to monitor rain and snowfall, but at this point there´s not enough water in the Central Valley Project to give water to farmers. Last year, Central Valley farmers received 20 percent of their normal allowance, and that figure is now set at zero percent. This marks the third dry year for the state, and Gov. Jerry Brown last month declared

FLOTUS Needs Help
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American Thinker, by M. Catherine Evans    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/22/2014 7:42:30 AM     Post Reply
Something is seriously wrong with Michelle Obama. Pitching ObamaCare on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Mrs. Obama called young adults "knuckleheads." The first lady openly mocked the 18- to 29-year-olds who catapulted her husband into the White House in 2008 and 2012. Fallon: Because a lot of young people watch our show. Would you like to tell me - why would they...? Because a lot people don´t have the money to spend on this. Obama: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents´ insurance until they are 26. But once they hit 26, they´re

Obama’s stimulus beginning
to drag economy down

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WashingtonTimes, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/21/2014 11:57:26 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s stimulus may have boosted the economy when it passed in 2009, but it’s now beginning to take a toll and will soon begin to leave the economy worse off than if it had never passed, according to a new report Friday by the Congressional Budget Office. Mr. Obama signed the stimulus into law five years ago this week, vowing it would help rescue the economy from its post-Wall Street collapse tailspin, and saying it would save millions of jobs. The CBO said it’s been successful at that, helping sustain between 700,000 and 3.6 million jobs at its peak

Court: Notre Dame must adhere to
ObamaCare birth control mandate

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Tim Devaney    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/22/2014 1:04:01 PM     Post Reply
The University of Notre Dame must provide birth control to employees and students after a federal appeals court ruled Friday, a move the school says will force it to violate its religious beliefs. In a blow to religious colleges and universities across the country, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago denied Notre Dame´s request for an injunction to the ObamaCare birth control mandate that requires the school to provide coverage for contraception. The injunction would have given Notre Dame a temporary reprieve from the birth control mandate, as the Roman Catholic school challenges the rule in court.

The Benghazi Cover-up (cont.)
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Weekly Standard, by Stephen F. Hayes    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/21/2014 6:40:47 AM     Post Reply
Two leading Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence say that Michael Morell, then acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, gave an account of his role on Benghazi that was often misleading and sometimes deliberately false. “I went back and reviewed some of his testimony the other day and he’s gotten himself in a real box,” says Senator Saxby Chambliss, the highest-ranking Republican on the committee. “It’s really strange. I’ve always thought Mike was a straight-up guy, gave us good briefings—factual, straightforward. I mean, this has really been strange the last few weeks—all this now being uncovered.”At issue is


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