Louis Farrakhan plans on commemorating the 10th anniversary of his Million Man March with a Washington, DC march called Millions More Movement. The event is scheduled for October 15, 2005.
Farrakhan plans to
exploit showcase the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita, who he has previously claimed were victims of secret government extermination efforts (bombing the levees).
A look at some of the “notables” in the program (including Dick Gregory, Harry Belafonte, Al Sharpton, Sheila Jackson-Lee) confirms it should be an America hating tin-foil convention extraordinaire…
What does the FOI stand for on the caps? Fraternal Order of Idiots?
This looks like a Weekend Caption Contest photo. I spy potential!
Doesn’t he know it’s rude to point?
That would be “Fruit of Islam”, the Nation of Islam’s security force.
I know this because I’m a film geek, and on his early productions, particularly Do The Right Thing, Spike Lee somehow got the FOI to provide security for him for free.
Freaky farikhan and his nation of islam another of your avrage radicals just like the BLACK PANTHERS and the rest of the extremists and the so called Million Man March its no different then the so called Million Mom March just mosly for show and parade
Isn’t Farrakhan’s fifteen minutes up yet? Why do we keep giving air time to that racist lunatic?
Yes, we Honkies blew up the levees.
We wanted to spend 200 BILLION dollars feeding, clothing, and housing blacks for months, years, lifetimes.
I know how happy I am that my taxes are going to explode in providing that 200 BILLION to people who call me a murdering child of Satan. Yes sirree.
Millions More Movement
Glad to know Louie’s finally discovered Metamucil.
Damn it McGehee!
I had just popped open the comments to say something about all the men being 10 years older and needing more fiber, only to find that you’d already hit it.
Damn you! Damn you right to hell!!!!!
Okay, maybe not…..
Must be pretty bad when Damon Wayans does you better than you do
Do Kristinn Taylor or Jay plan to have a counter-demonstration that day as well?
Damn it McGehee!
Those who claim that there’s a plan to displace the blacks from New Orleans – including Farrakhan – might be right. And, I’m not being sarcastic. See this LAT article for the latest.
Was there an explicit plan to do this? Or, are politicians and the MSM just letting it happen? Does it matter, if the end result is the same?
There will come a time when you won’t be able to spew your venom.
The MMM will be a success because black people are tired of their present condition. This has nothing to do with whites, jews, or us hating anyone. This is about us loving ourselves and uniting to become as a whole, a better community.
So stay OUT OF OUR BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Those who claim that there’s a plan to displace the blacks from New Orleans – including Farrakhan – might be right. And, I’m not being sarcastic…”
Providing jobs is a way to keep the Blacks out? And you are not being sarcastic?
FOI, you would have a better chance of making people believe you didn’t hate them if you didn’t threaten them first.
That was not a threat B-Moe, simply a statement. We are trying to accomplish something great, and if left alone we will.
Providing jobs is a way to keep the Blacks out? And you are not being sarcastic?
Making it easier for illegal aliens to undercut American workers is a great way to keep Americans from doing jobs. Are you an American, or are you from somewhere else?
For the much more eloquent version, here’s Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA).
“Lured by jobs paying $15 to $17 an hour, the Spanish-speaking day laborers have flooded into New Orleans to haul out debris, clear downed trees, put in drywall and perform other tasks as rebuilding takes hold in the city. Specialized roofers can make $300 a day.”
“Recently, he sent his foreman to Atlanta and Houston to round up extra help, “and he could only get two workers,” Custer said. “Everybody’s fighting for workers.”
“More than two-thirds of Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits 43 restaurants in New Orleans remain closed because of labor and supply shortages. The chain is offering cashiers and cooks $9 an hour, up from $5.50 before Katrina hit.”
“Burger King is promising a $6,000 signing bonus, to be paid in monthly installments, to anyone who works a full year.”
Don’t sound like undercutting to me, why aren’t any Americans going back to get the jobs?
“Are you an American, or are you from somewhere else?”
Is that a trick question?
We are trying to accomplish something great, and if left alone we will.
Right. Just be sure and turn on the fan and put down the lid before you leave.
From Gateway Pundit:
“Jesse Jackson’s Bus Caravan stopped in St. Louis on Monday to take Hurricane Katrina survivors back to water-logged New Orleans.
Jackson says his Chicago-based Rainbow-PUSH Coalition has formed a commission to help Hurricane Katrina survivors get jobs.
Jackson says able-bodied but displaced citizens of New Orleans should have priority over imported workers when it comes to rebuilding the city after Hurricane Katrina.
Jackson said today that thousands of hurricane evacuees are languishing in 40 states while outside contractors and imported workers rebuild.
He says service-sector jobs in restaurants and hotels are plentiful and that returning residents will live in hotel rooms and trailers and on military bases.
He criticized the administration of President George W. Bush for failing to have a plan to help evacuees quickly return and participate in the economic opportunities now available there. Instead, that work is being awarded under no-bid contracts, he said.
“Just as there was no mass plan for rescue and there was a botched plan of radical dislocation, there’s no plan to return those who have been dispersed around the country,” Jackson said. Jackson spoke after his bus caravan arrived downtown Monday morning to pick up Hurricane Katrina survivors in the area who wanted to return home to work. The trip started early Monday in Chicago with stops planned in Memphis, Jackson and Mobile before arriving in New Orleans. Jackson said he had housing and jobs lined up for 600 people.
Organizers said three people boarded the bus in St. Louis. Two spoke Spanish only.”
So, B Moe, you’re basically cheering on illegal aliens from Mexico rebuilding an American city?
If the residents won’t or can’t go back, perhaps we should try and do something about that. Where’s Bush on this? Did he urge residents to go back and rebuild their city?
Did Bush try to make it as easy as possible for them to do their own rebuilding?
No, he made it easier for employers to hire illegal aliens.
I’d suggest pro-American conservatives get behind Jesse Jackson on this one issue, rather than supporting the corrupt wing of the GOP and the Mexican government. (Regarding the last, see the Norwood link above).
Send in the bookmobiles …
No offense, but can you not read? Jackson showed up with a bus, a job, and housing, and three people showed up- two of which were Spanish.
And what I am cheering on are people who don’t have to be lead to a job by the fucking government.
“Where’s Bush on this? Did he urge residents to go back and rebuild their city?”
Are you serious? Where in the hell is it the President’s responsibility to have to urge people to take some pride in their city? If they have to be cajoled and bribed to go back, is that who you really want doing the work?
I realize there are some issues with our immigration policies, but this protectionism veiled as patriotism is alot of bullshit in my opinion. If Americans want the jobs then go get them, they are begging for help and the amigoes are the only one’s showing up is what it sounds to me like. Boycots and blockades to drive up the cost of labor after a disaster would be contemptible.
Well, he could always try out for Footy Umpire….
The S.F. Chronicle says that “immigrants” are earning $100/day installing tarps on roofs.
FEMA is paying $2500 per tarp installation, and they’re giving the companies the tarps for free. It’s actually a $300 job.
Doing the math, that works out to $600 profit or overhead per worker per day.
Here’s what people who think like “Moe” support:
* Mexico making money off sending us people (via remittances)
* Contractors or someone else making a huge profit off the tarp installation.
* Americans paying for the tarp installation
* American workers not getting those jobs.
Corruption? Cronyism? Corporatism? The GOP has got the big “Moe”.
As I prepare for a civil service exam scheduled for October 18, 2005, I struggle with a desire to travel to Washington, D.C. for the Millions More Movement activities, rather than voyaging half way across Pennsylvania to take another test.
Do I really want to take this exam and attempt to get on another civil service list?
Since 2003, I have participated and completed the State Civil Service process more than a dozen times. In fact, I have tested within the “Rule of Three” mandate (State must hire from within the top three), but they have yet to call me for an interview.
The Civil Service Commission has tactically explained their hiring practice, i.e., Pennsylvania agencies often “opt out” and instead use a little known exception to the process (management directive that grants an unfettered discretion) that allows them to ignore the employment list and promote almost any available lower classification (a current employee).
The Commonwealth’s excuse for not hiring me is no different that the excuse a local temporary employment agency (Robert Half International) recently provided. That is, despite the fact that I scored a perfect 100 percent on their required testing (the average score for everyone else is only 85 percent), and was given an almost perfect score for my interview, the employment agency has insisted since August 2004 that it can’t place me. And, the Pittsburgh EEOC district office, a federal regulatory agency with authority to enforce Title VII has suggested that there appears to be nothing wrong with the company’s reason for not placing me: Robert Half claims its clients continue to select (whites) other candidates who have tested well below my scores and have inferior work experience and there is nothing they can do about it.
Nonetheless, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (Nation of Islam) has challenged all of us to rise above the things that have kept us divided in the past. The agenda of his Millions More Movement is to see how all of us, with all our varied differences, can come together and direct our energy, not at each other, but at the condition of the reality of the suffering of our people. He has directed us to use all of our skills, gifts and talents to create a better world for ourselves, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and the like. True That (word is bond)!
I really want to participate and get my swerve on (enter the conflict of eliminating poverty and injustice in American society). But, this year, I have to tend to my family’s needs. That is, they have cut off all of my utilities, placed tax liens on my property, and have us struggling on food stamps. But, I am a proud “functionally unemployed” black man, flexed, and bout it (real, not fake and true to the game).
No! I’m not going to make it to Washington, D.C. for the Millions More Movement Activities. I have to take the civil service exam. . . . I have to score within the top three to force the white man to get creative again.
The Honorable Minister hopes to help poor people learn how to help themselves, beginning with the knowledge that there is strength in numbers. I may not be there on October 16, 2005, in person, but as a black man tight (straight, legitimate and feeling really good at the moment) and on his hustle (taking care of my family), I’m already there in sprit.
If I could go to the Millions More Movement activities, I would hope to hear about the marked change of October 2005, from the last two political cycles when President George Bush (Karl Rove) used the power of the White house to coax first-tier candidates into important congressional races. In these crucial few months when candidates are entering races, raising money and recruiting staffs, republican hopefuls are quietly stepping off. There’s one obvious reason why republican hopefuls aren’t listening to the White House: Bush is an unpopular president.
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, Bush won the admiration of most Americans (even some blacks) for resolute leadership in the face of a foreign threat. But, after the recent simpleton response to hurricane Katrina and his tone-deaf reaction to the needs of America’s poor, the GOP and the world now well understand that Bush has slipped into a hole and unfortunately it appears the HNIC won’t be climbing back out. That is, his message remains essentially hopeless worries and hopeful faith. He’s back again portraying the world as too treacherous, too dangerous, and too risky for anyone but the GOP. Karl Rove wants to keep America focused on terror and national security. And, then they went public with wacked (crazy stupid) information suggesting possible subway attacks in New York (a city on orange alert the second-highest-level-indicating a high risk of terror attack since the color-coded warning system was established after the September 11, 2002 attacks). Bush backed the decision to announce the threat publicly despite questions by most federal officials about its credibility. They even claimed the source of the threat had passed a polygraph test. In short, like always, the GOP knew America can’t second-guess the motive behind a terror alert.
If I could go to the Millions More Movement activities, I would hope to hear about black GOP conservatives who have gone out their way in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina to play the race and irresponsibility card hoping to cultivate the most reactionary forms of Christian fundamentalism alongside the extreme right for whom racism is an essential ideological component. Just yesterday black GOP conservatives gathered to discuss race and irresponsibility. BOND (The Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny) and the Heritage Foundation cosponsored the event: The New Black Vanguard Conference II. It was moderated by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND. Dr. Shelby Steele (Hoover Institution Senior Fellow), Joseph Phillips (Actor & Columnist), Linda Porter (Founder Jochbed Education Project), and La Shawn Barber (lashawnbarber.com) attempted to reflect upon policy questions they claimed of major significance to black communities.
In the course of a denunciation of current black leadership they enumerated some of the standard racist conceptions often voiced by the right wing: The view that welfare programs had created among blacks a culture of irresponsibility; there is an enormous cost for risky behavior within the black family (promiscuous women and fatherless households); and, one generation of blacks has followed another into poverty.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson has suggested in the past that America shouldn’t blame racism or President Bush and the GOP for what happened to thousands of poor blacks during and after hurricane Katrina. He said “The truth is black people died, not because of President Bush or racism, they died because of their unhealthy dependence on the government and the incompetence of Mayor Ray Nagin (a black man) and Governor Kathleen Blanco.” The black GOP conservative singled out Rev. Jesse Jackson, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Rapper Kanye West, all of whom he says blamed President Bush for not doing enough to help black people.
Yes! Rev. Jesse Jackson is on the record calling the president’s response “incompetent.”
Yes! During NBC’s celebrity telethon for hurricane Katrine victims on September 2, 2005, the scripted program took an unexpected turn, when Rapper Kanye West went off the script during the live broadcast, declaring “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
But, black GOP conservatives are nothing but house slaves. They blindly follow simple-minded people. In slavery days we had house slaves and field slaves. The house slaves were “well behaved” and “rewarded” by being allowed to work in the “big house” close to the master. The field slaves were “rough” and “functionally unemployed.” Thus the people were divided and pitted against themselves, instead the common enemy (extreme right forces and Christian fundamentalists).
If I could go to the Millions More Movement activities, I would hope to hear about how da fam in the Burgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) can get rid of some punk ass black politicians that are indifferent to the plight of “functionally unemployed” individuals and their families. The last time da fam in the Burgh had oportunity to “break bread” with a bout it black leader was August 19, 1997. On that particular day the Honorable Minister accepted my question (from the audience) related to how black males can be a better father to their children. Among other things, he eloquently advised the group of black politicians on how we can come together and direct our energy, not at each other, but at the condition of the reality of the suffering or our people. But it’s October 2005, conditions for blacks in the Burgh have become more precarious. The city is now controled by (in the closet) black GOP conservative house slaves.