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“Rev.” Jesse Jackson says Amazon, Costco needs more minorities

The good ol’ “rev”…following the shakedown model of his buddy Al Sharpton.

Peas in a (profitable) pod...

Peas in a (profitable) pod…

The Seattle Times reported that Jesse Jackson was going to be in Seattle to attend Microsoft’s shareholders meeting yesterday. Jackson is on a campaign to push technology companies toward making their workforces look more like their customers and the U.S. population. The Times said Jackson would ask the company to set goals in its efforts to diversify its workforce.

Jackson attended Microsoft’s shareholder meeting last year and is still fighting for race and gender equality at the tech industry, saying the exclusion of women and minorities in this field is “out of step with justice.” “Microsoft has made some significant moves forward,” Jackson said. “John Thompson is the chair of their board, an African-American, Amazon, on the other hand, still has no person of color on their board,” Jackson said.

“[They] have not yet seen fit to include us,” Jackson said. “African-Americans and Latinos are fast becoming part of America’s new majority. To leave us out is like a one-eyed quarterback. You can’t see half the field. You’re losing market, money, talent, location and growth.”

Jackson says tech industry leaders can’t argue that there’s a talent shortage. “There are women and people of color who are either trained or trainable and many of them who served their time in the industry cannot get access to capital,” he said. “The lobbying interests that the industry has spent looking for youth in India and other countries … must be used in Seattle and Spokane and Olympia and around America.”

And in typical Alinsky fashion , Jackson made a big leap when he said the problem of diversity in tech is a civil rights issue as important as police brutality in Chicago.

Dare I say the problem has to do with the public education system and individuals’ desire to learn? But that might be raaaaacist.






Monday Funny: The faith healers

When I heard Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were guest preachers at a nearby black Houston church, I decided to check them out in person and see what it was all about.

I sat down and Sharpton came up to me. I don’t know why, maybe it was because I was the only white person in the church. He laid his hands on my hand and loudly proclaimed: “By the will of Jesus the Lord Almighty, and the will of God, you will walk today!”

I told him I was not paralyzed.

Then Jesse Jackson came by and thundered: “By the Grace of God, and his Son Jesus, you will walk today!”

Again, I told him there is nothing wrong with me.

After the sermon, I stepped outside and, Lo and Behold, I did walk that day!

My car had been stolen.

H/t FOTM’s maziel



Planned Parenthood accepts donations earmarked for aborting black babies

Planned Parenthood logo

The baby-killing mill that calls itself Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, an eugenicist.

Eugenics is the belief and practice at improving the genetic quality of the human population through the promotion of higher reproduction of people with desired traits, and reduced reproduction of people with less-desirable traits.

In July 2009, in a Sunday New York Times interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said:

Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe [v. Wade] was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.

Now, an investigative report by the pro-life organization Live Action reveals the same eugenic racism also animates Planned Parenthood. 

Although the abortion mill is vocal about “Black lives matter” and condemns white police officers in Ferguson and elsewhere for allegedly targeting and killing unarmed blacks, Planned Parenthood gladly accepts donations specifically earmarked for the abortion of black babies.

An undercover investigator from Live Action called four Planned Parenthood (PP) offices — in Idaho, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Ohio —  posing as a potential donor. In each bone-chilling call, he made his anti-black sentiments very clear. In each case, the PP representative enthusiastically told him PP would earmark his donation to specifically abort black babies.

As you read the transcripts of those phonecalls, just remember the subject is the deliberate MURDER of human beings, albeit tiny human beings. Then ask yourself how Planned Parenthood is any better than Nazi German holocaust.

The following is the transcript from Live Action’s audio tape of the call between the “donor” and Autumn Kersey, director of development of Planned Parenthood of Idaho.

Sound of phone ringing . . . .

PP: Good afternoon, this is Autumn.

“Donor”: Hello, Autumn. I’m interested in making a donation today.

PP: Fantastic!

Donor: What about abortions for the underprivileged minority groups? I want to specify that abortion to help a minority group. Would that be possible?

PP: Absolutely

Donor: Like the black community for example?

PP: Certainly

Donor: OK. So, so the abortion could, could be, you know, I could give money specifically for a black baby that would, that’d be the purpose.

PP: Yeah, absolutely. Um, if you wanted to designate that you wanted your gift to be used to help an African-American woman in need, um, then we would certainly, uh, make sure that that gift was earmarked specifically for that purpose.

Donor: Great. Because I really face trouble with affirmative action, and I don’t want my kids being disadvantaged, you know, against, um, black kids. I just had a baby, I want to put it in his name, you know.

PP: Hmm.

Donor: Um, you know ….

PP: Absolutely, that’s fantastic.

Donor: So that’s, that’s definitely possible?

PP: Oh, always, always.

Donor: You know, we just think, you know, the the the less, the less black kids out, the better.

PP: [laughs] Understandable, understandable. Alright, um, excuse my hesitation. I’m, I’m, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and ask, make this kind of request, so I’m excited, and I’m, I want to make sure I don’t leave anything out.

Live Action’s undercover investigation also called Planned Parenthood of New Mexico and spoke to Irene Gray, director of development. Here’s the transcript of their phone conversation:

PP: Hello, this is Irene.

Donor: Hi, um, I’m interested in, um, making a donation? I’d like to fund one abortion.

PP: Oh, OK!

Donor: I was wondering if that would be possible.

PP: Yes, we can definitely put that….

Donor: Um, can I make the donation specifically for a minority group?

PP: Like a specific group of color?

Donor: Yeah, yeah.

PP: Like, a group of ….

Donor: I mean, like, I want the abortion to be for an African-American baby.


Donor: And, I was wondering if that could be possible?

PP: The exact amount that we charge, right now, is $450 for an abortion.

Donor: OK. $450?

PP: Mm, hm. And, uh, we can definitely designate it for an African-American.

Donor: Wonderful! Um, if I wanted to fund multiple abortions, could you also specify that this could be done for, um, a specific group?

PP: Hmm.

Donor: Great, great. Um, well, little excited, you know, because I really face trouble with affirmative action, and I don’t want my kids to be, um, uh, disadvantaged, um, you know….

PP: Yeah.

Donor: Against, against, um, against blacks with, in college and, you know, the less, um, the less blacks out there, the better, so….

PP: Yeah, yeah, it’s a strange time for sure. [Laughs]

Donor: Yeah.

PP: So, OK.

Donor: Thank you so much.

PP: No problem!

Donor: And you’ll be receiving a check in a few days!

Here’s the transcript of the phone conversation between Live Action’s undercover investigator (“donor”) and Sue Riggs, vice president of development of Planned Parenthood of Oklahoma:

PP: Hello, this is Sue. May I help you?

Donor: Hi! Uh, Sue, I’m interested in making a donation?

PP: Great!

Donor: So, could, could, would it be possible for me to donate that money specifically for these, these minority groups, so that they could have access to abortions?

PP: Yes, it would be.

Donor: Wonderful. Then could I specify that abortion be done, uh, those abortions be done for a specific minority group, or how does that work?

PP: If you wish, you can.

Donor: OK. So, so, for example, the black community in Tulsa. Would it be possible to give the money specifically for that?

PP: You sure can.

Donor: Wonderful. Great. The abortions will be done specifically for the, the black community abortions.

PP: I can, I will mark it in such a way that definitely it will.

Donor: On a black baby?

PP: Yes.

Donor: Thank you, great.


Donor: Uh, so, can I give you my credit card number?

PP: Yes.

Here is the transcript of the phone conversation between “Donor” and Lisa Hutton, administrative assistant of Planned Parenthood of Ohio:

PP: Planned Parenthood administration, this is Lisa.

Donor: And who am I speaking with now?

PP: My name is Lisa Hutton.

Donor: Lisa Hutton, what’s your position?

PP: Administrative assistant.

Donor: OK. When I underwrite abortions, does that apply to minorities too?

PP: If you specifically want it to underwrite an abortion for a minority person, you can target it that way. You can, you can specify that that’s how you want it spent.

Donor: OK, yeah, ’cause there’s, so, there’s definitely way too many black people in Ohio, so I’m just trying to do my part.

PP: [Laughs] OK. Whatever.

Donor: Well, blacks especially need abortions too. So that’s what I’m trying to do.

PP: Well, for whatever reason, we’ll accept the money.

You can listen to the audio tape of the above 4 phone conversations by going to Live Action’s Facebook page.

871 black babies are aborted every day in the United States (Guttmacher Institute), but not a word from the Reverends from Hell Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, or from the black president and black first lady in the White House. Don’t black lives matter?

Lila Rose

God bless you, Lila Rose!

Live Action is a youth-led pro-life non-profit organization founded in 2004 by a 15-year-old Catholic girl named Lila Rose, Rose, now 26, remains Live Action’s president. Live Action has undertaken many undercover investigations of late-term abortion doctors and of Planned Parenthood’s racist and sex-selective abortions and sex trafficking. Rose has received many recognitions and awards, including being included by National Journal in their 2013 list of “The 25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35.”

H/t Live News

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We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 93rd Caption Contest!

The FOTM writers each did our duty and voted for what we each considered to be the #1 and #2 captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; every #2 vote is worth 2 points.

Although there were many right-on-target and funny comments, FOTM writers had it easy this time because there’s a clear winner in this contest.

And the winner of the 93rd world-famous FOTM Caption Contest, with five #1 votes and two #2 votes, totaling 19 points, is . . . .

Lola! Snoopy dance

Here’s her winning caption:

Reverends from Hell

jim is our 2nd place runner-up, with one #1 vote and two #2 votes, totaling 7 points. Here’s his caption:

And the funny thing is…people still believe us and give us money.

donkeedonk is in 3rd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 5 points. Here’s his caption:

pied pimp pipers of Obamalin

Edward Keiser is in 4th place, with one #1 vote, totaling 3 points. Here’s his caption:

Quick Jesse put your game face on there are white guilt suffers to fleece.

a Texas libertarian, bumrush77cynkading, and tnrick are all in 5th place, each with 1#2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

“That’s what I love about these poor people, man. I get richer and their income stays the same.”

Jus-tice brothers Dumb & Dummy!

Sharpton: “If you say white people are racist enough times they will throw money at you and give you your own show on MSNBC”
Jackson: “The hell you say”

“Just mix my Ripple with some Champagne, I call’s it Champipple …”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Lola!

Here is your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

Seen any good pics that you think would be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us! :D



Instead of race war, let’s have another Caption Contest!

This is the 93rd world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t FOTM reader Mark Carroll):

Reverends from Hell

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM! :D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

The Reverends from Hell

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2015.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, click here.

Seen any pics that you think will make good foil for our caption contests? Send it to us at:



Companies that finance Al Sharpton’s race-baiting

Booker T. Washington

shakedown (n.) 

Another word for extortion/blackmail, or the obtaining of a good or service through means of force, threats/intimidation, or abuse of power.

Al Sharpton (l); Jesse Jackson (r)

Al Sharpton (l); Jesse Jackson (r)

A little publicized and therefore, little known, fact about Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton is that both men make their living from extortion — shaking down U.S. businesses and corporations.

The first time I came across that stunning but little-known information was 13 years ago when I still subscribed to The New Yorker. In a profile on Rev. Jesse Jackson titled “Man of Faith” in the Oct. 22, 2001 issue of the magazine, Peter J. Boyer wrote on how Jackson had built his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition (which brought in $17 million in revenue in 2000!) by shaking down corporations, hectoring them for their “economic apartheid,” which is just another expression for “racism.” In Boyer’s words:

From the beginning, Jackson’s economic campaign has been somewhat tenuous morally, mainly because his dealings with business look so much like shakedowns. As it happens, a meaningful portion of wealth has been redistributed in the direction of Jackson himself…. He travels in limousines and private jets, and he stays in hotel suites when he is away from his homes in Chicago and Washington. Travel expenses reported by Jackson last year amounted to more than a half million dollars.

In 2008, The New York Post helpfully identified the companies being shaken down extorted by another con artist reverend, Al Sharpton.

Al Sharpton

Isabel Vincent reports for The New York Post, that almost 50 companies – including PepsiCo, General Motors, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase – and some labor unions sponsored Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) annual conference in April 2008.

NAN, which began humbly in Harlem in 1991 with Saturday-morning rallies at PS 175, now boasts 45 chapters across the country.

Terrified of negative publicity, fearful of a consumer boycott or eager to make nice with the civil-rights activist, CEOs write checks to NAN and Sharpton – who brandishes the buying power of African-American consumers. In some cases, they hire him as a consultant.

Anheuser-Busch gave him six figures, Colgate-Palmolive shelled out $50,000 and Macy’s and Pfizer have contributed thousands to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network “charity.”

Here are some examples of Sharpton’s successful shakedowns:

1. General Motors: A GM spokesman told The Post that NAN had repeatedly – and unsuccessfully – asked for contributions for six years, beginning in August 2000. Then, in December 2006, Sharpton threatened to call a boycott of GM over the closing of an African-American-owned GM dealership in The Bronx, and he picketed outside GM headquarters on Fifth Avenue. So GM buckled under and gave NAN a $5,000 donation in 2007. The next year, GM gave $5,000 more, a GM spokesman said, calling NAN a “worthy” organization.

2. DaimlerChrysler: In November 2003, Sharpton picketed DaimlerChrysler’s Chicago car show and threatened a boycott over alleged racial bias in car loans, accusing the carmaker of “institutional racism.” Lo and behold, the next year Chrysler began supporting NAN’s conferences in May, which include panels on corporate responsibility and civil rights and a black-tie awards dinner to honor Martin Luther King Jr. In 2007, Sharpton gave Chrysler an award for corporate excellence.

3. Honda: In 2003, Sharpton targeted American Honda for not hiring enough African-Americans in management. “We support those that support us,” wrote Sharpton and the Rev. Horace Sheffield III, president of NAN’s Michigan chapter, in a letter to American Honda. “We cannot be silent while African-Americans spend hard-earned dollars with a company that does not hire, promote or do business with us in a statistically significant manner.” Two months after American Honda execs met with Sharpton, the carmaker began to sponsor NAN’s events – and continues to pay “a modest amount” each year, a spokesman said.

4. Hawkins Food Group: La-Van Hawkins, a partner in Hawkins Food Group (HFG), which owns and operates fast-food franchises nationwide, said HFG hired Sharpton as a consultant because the reverend skillfully persuades CEOs by wielding the statistic that African-Americans spend $738 billion a year. Hawkins said Sharpton’s “way of doing things was, ‘If we’re going to support you and you’re not going to support us, then we have to focus on telling the African-American community not to spend their money’.” HFG paid Sharpton an annual $25,000 fee. Hawkins himself had donated “over $1 million” to NAN. (Hawkins told The Post all this from the Yankton Federal Prison in South Dakota, where he was serving time for attempted bribery.)

5. Pepsi: Sharpton has snagged other gigs as a “consultant.” In June 1998, Sharpton threatened to call for a consumer boycott of Pepsi because the company’s ads did not portray African-Americans. Less than a year later, Pepsi hired Sharpton as a $25,000-a-year adviser until 2007.

6. Macy’s: Sharpton made the same complaint against Macy’s in 1998. So Macy’s appointed Sharpton an unpaid “adviser on diversity” but funds NAN’s annual conference. Macy’s Senior Vice President Ed Goldberg praised Sharpton as “the kind of guy you can sit down and talk to.”

7. New York developer Bruce Ratner: In 2000, Sharpton Ratner for paying low wages to workers at his Atlantic Mall in Brooklyn. “We will not allow you to enslave our communities, Mr. Ratner,” Sharpton told a rally. “You must meet with us – you must come to terms with the poverty you are creating using public dollars.” By 2004, Ratner’s company, Forest City Ratner, began forking over thousands of dollars to NAN. Sharpton now strongly supports Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards project, which includes a new arena for the New Jersey Nets.

8. MGM Mirage: In 2001 and 2002, Sharpton vowed to call a national boycott against MGM Mirage if it refused to meet with him to discuss alleged racism in hiring and employment at the company’s Detroit casino. In 2003, MGM named NAN one of its diversity “partners” in Detroit.

9. Wal-Mart: Since 2005, Wal-Mart has given yearly support to NAN, including sponsorship of a conference in April 2008, without disclosing the amounts. In 2006, in a case of the pot calling the kettle black (no pun intended), Sharpton’s rival in shakedown, Jesse Jackson, accused Wal-Mart of buying silence from critics of its employment practices by trying to “throw money at us.” So Sharpton rushed to the company’s defense– “Wal-Mart has in no way tried to persuade me with money,” he declared.

10. Anheuser-Busch states on its Web site that it gave NAN “between $100,000 and $499,000″ in 2007.

11. Las Vegas casinos: In 2002, NAN launched a Las Vegas chapter that solicits corporate and individual donations of up to $5,000 on its Web site. It’s unclear how much the chapter has raised, because Nevada does not require charities to report their revenues.

Sharpton, of course, denies pressuring extorting corporations for cash: “That’s the old shakedown theory that the anti-civil-rights forces have used against us forever. Why can’t they come up with one company that says that? No one has criticized me.” He said, “Just because Pepsi and other companies had me on their board advising them didn’t mean that I wasn’t blasting them all the time.”

But Peter Flaherty, president of the conservative corporate watchdog National Legal and Policy Center in Virginia, said, “I think this is quite clearly a shakedown operation. He’s [Sharpton] good at harassing people and making noise. CEOs give him his way because it is a lot easier than confronting him. Sharpton went national just like a franchise. Each of [NAN’s] local chapters can now hit up businesses for support in their communities.”

NAN, a tax-exempt nonprofit, closely guards its corporate largesse. Most companies also keep the sums secret, and some would not divulge them. The corporations interviewed by The Post say they view their relationships with NAN as friendly and beneficial.

In 2007, then N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo found NAN had failed to file years’ worth of financial reports. So the group filed more records. In its 2006 IRS filing, NAN reported about $1 million in contributions and $1.1 million in expenses and programs. It owes the IRS $1.9 million in payroll taxes.

Conservative Tribune is asking us to boycott the companies that have succumbed to Al Sharpton’s shakedown and, in so doing, are directly financing Sharpton’s race-baiting. They are:

  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Macy’s
  • Pfizer
  • PepsiCo
  • General Motors
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • Wal-Mart
  • FedEx
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • American Honda
  • Chase
  • Hawkins Food Group
  • MGM

H/t Clash Daily


Rev. Jackson goes to Chicago to address gun violence. Wait, nevermind…

Jackson comes to save the foreigner...

Jackson comes to save the foreigner…

MyFoxDFW: The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in Dallas Tuesday to make sure Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is getting the best medical care possible.

Rev. Jackson said Duncan’s family asked for his help. He recently tweeted that “he should not be shunned” and to “kill the disease and not the person.”

Thomas deserves the love and the best medical treatment American can afford as has happened for all the other Americans who have contracted this terrible disease,” he told FOX 4. “He must be treated as a patient with all the human rights deserved, not as a criminal.”

Duncan moved to Dallas from Liberia about a week before he got sick. Although Liberian officials said he lied on his travel forms when leaving the country, Jackson believes he did not know he was exposed.
The reverend said Duncan simply tried to help a dying woman and then came to Dallas to get married.

Doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital gave Duncan the experimental drug brincidofovir after his conditioned worsened over the weekend. But, Jackson believes the hospital has been slow at getting him the best medicine.
“Now there’s such a national concern about it he’s getting an experimental drug. We’re gonna hope and pray that it is successful,” he said.

He pointed out that Duncan was sent home from the hospital despite having symptoms “maybe because he didn’t have insurance.”

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price chimed in at Commissioner’s Court that what happened to Duncan at the hospital was the “elephant in the room.” He said when “people who look like me show up at hospital with no insurance, they’re treated differently.”

Rev. Jackson met with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and about 100 local pastors Tuesday morning. He prayed with Duncan’s family and plans to organize a prayer vigil for them later in the day.

Jackson shared a story about Jesus praying over the lepers in quarantine.
“He was firm in his love for the person fighting the disease. We must have that same sense of love for Thomas, to embrace him and fight this disease,” he said.

Meanwhile, health officials are closely monitoring 48 people who came in contact with Duncan before he was admitted to the hospital. Ten of those people are considered “high risk.”

“This is a very important week. We need to be prepared in Dallas for what could happen. If any of the family members God forbid becomes ill, we need to be ready,” said Dr. David Lakey, Texas State Health Commissioner.

Concern about of the deadly disease spreading in the United States and other countries continues to grow. On Monday a Spanish nurse was diagnosed with Ebola and President Barack Obama said the government is considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving from West Africa.

Gov. Rick Perry called on the federal government to stop Ebola at the borders.

“Customs officials and border patrol at all points of entry should immediately be directed to conduct enhanced screening procedures,” Perry said at a press conference Monday. “Those steps may be something as simple as taking a temperature. These much needed screening procedures will necessitate fully prepared quarantine stations.”

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