|About Jesse Jackson. rev.05.17.2007||Back to Lessons|
Jesse Jackson was in Sears.
He was there to protest the fact that most of the washing machines were white.
So the clerk called the store manager, who asked, "What's the problem here, Reverend?"
Jesse pointed at the machines and loudly bemoaned the fact that most of them were white.
The manager replied, " Well, Reverend, it's true that most of the washing machines are white, but if you'll open the lids, you'll see that all the agitators are black "
Jesse Jackson got out of the shower and was drying off when he looked in the mirror and noticed he was white from the neck up to the top of his head.
In sheer panic and fearing he really was turning white and would have to do something else for a living, he called his doctor and told him of his problem.
The doctor advised him to come to his office immediately. After an examination, the doctor mixed a concoction of brown liquid, gave it to Jesse, and told him to drink it all.
Jesse did and replied, "That tasted like bull shit!"
The doctor replied, "It was, Jesse. You were a quart low."
Follow this link.... I like Peterson. Why is there still only one color in Jackson's Rainbow?
I just got a new Lincoln Town Car, and returned to the dealer the next week, complaining that I couldn't figure out how the radio worked. The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated. He said, Nelson! The radio replied, Ricky or Willie? Willie!...and "On The Road Again!" came from the speakers.
I drove away happy and for the next days, every time I'd say "Beethoven," I'd get beautiful classical music, and if I said "Beatles!" I'd get one of their awesome songs.
One day, a couple ran a red light and nearly creamed my new car, but I swerved in time to avoid them I yelled.....ASSHOLES!
The French National Anthem began to play, sung by Jane Fonda and Michael Moore, backed up by The Rev. Jesse Jackson on guitar, Al Sharpton on drums and Howard Stern on kazoo...
Damn! I love this car!
The Reverend Jesse Jackson was holding a press conference in the appliance department of a Sears store in Chicago. He was there to protest the fact that all the washing Machines were white.
So the clerk called the store manager, who asked, "What's the problem here, Reverend?" Jesse pointed at the machines and loudly bemoaned the fact that all Of them were white!
The manager replied, "Well, Reverend, it's true that all the washing machines are white, but if you'll open the lids, you'll see that all the agitators are black."
************* MORE ABOUT JESSE JACKSON... By Porter Stansberry I mentioned a few days ago that I couldn't figure out what Jesse Jackson does for a living. Holman Jenkins Jr., of The Wall Street Journal editorial staff, gave me my answer in Wednesday's paper. Jenkins says that Jackson is "the impresario of a great bazaar, offering Corporate America racial protection in exchange for financial opportunities for the black entrepreneurs and professionals who make up his personal network." As proof, Jenkins cites the recent mega merger between local radio station owners Clear Channel Communication and AMFM. Jenkins alleges that Jackson pressured FCC Chief Bill Kennard to oppose the merger unless a significant number of local stations were sold to minority owners. In the end, $2 billion worth of stations (46 in all) were sold to minority owners...including Jackson backers Chase Radio Partners, which was formed specifically to buy these spin-off stations, and Inner City Broadcasting, led by activist Percy Sutton and founded by...that's right...Jesse Jackson. At first glance it seems that Jackson makes everybody a winner. Clear Channel CEO Lowry Mays received a standing ovation at the most recent Jackson-organized media event and his company will undoubtedly remain free from charges of racism and the subsequent class action lawsuits that have dogged other major corporations. Jackson's friends were the most obvious winners - they received radio stations at fire-sale prices. Exactly what Jackson gets isn't clear...although it's not too hard to imagine how his friends may pay him back for their new radio stations. Perhaps they funnel tax-free donations to his Rainbow Coalition... monies that could be used to help certain secretaries move, for example. But there are costs to this kind of thing. As Jenkins says of Jackson's efforts, "it's understandable that some Wall Street firms might grumble privately about pressure to steer business to his cronies. [Jackson's] version of networking is not always readily distinguishable from a racial shakedown." And there are other costs as well...such as advertising rates in local radio markets that must cover the political costs imposed by the FCC and Jackson. The single most fundamental question that society must answer is: how will resources be allocated - who will get what, when, why and how. History shows clearly that political freedom and lasting economic prosperity can only be achieved when things like radio stations are allocated by market forces, which rely on property rights and persuasion, not politics and coercion. *******Credits: The BLAST is written by Porter Stansberry with contributions from David Lashmet and Dan Ferris. To contact us, go to: www.pirateinvestor.com.
Rember, I'm a free-market capitalist, and (guess what... duh!) Jesse isn't. [plusaf]