“..you must choose I’m-US. Or you choose the rest of us.” Is there an option C?

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Thanks Jesse Jackson. You have filled the airwaves with outlandish cajoling, Shakespearean rhyming schemes, and ridiculous promises. I understand you are an agent for change. A martyr for all things racially equal. A hero to those who can’t, or won’t, speak for themselves. But how often do you think about what you are saying? Don Imus said some pretty discouraging things. I guess now that Howard Stern is off the air, we need to pick on someone on the radio, and Steve Dahl just doesn’t say… anything. SO he said a few things about the Rutger’s women’s team that are questionable at best, saved for a bachelor party at worst. He apologized. He went on Al Sharpton’s show and listened to another black man berate him for what he said, and he took it. NBC “suspended” him (sure, that’s like a mini-vacation). But now you, you have to go run in front of the cameras and get a little Chicago camera-action. Sit down. And don’t go saying that you will not stop protesting until he is removed from the airwaves. Because you get a whole bunch of people rallied around you – and then the cameras stop coming out, and then you stop coming out – then you put someone in charge of this protest, because you are headed out to where the cameras are next. If you say you are going to protest everyday, be there everyday. If you are going to protest until the next unspeakable horror against race, color or creed – then tell us that. We appreciate honesty.

jackson_jesse.jpg

Thanks Jesse Jackson. You have filled the airwaves with outlandish cajoling, Shakespearean rhyming schemes, and ridiculous promises. I understand you are an agent for change. A martyr for all things racially equal. A hero to those who can’t, or won’t, speak for themselves. But how often do you think about what you are saying? Don Imus said some pretty discouraging things. I guess now that Howard Stern is off the air, we need to pick on someone on the radio, and Steve Dahl just doesn’t say… anything. SO he said a few things about the Rutger’s women’s team that are questionable at best, saved for a bachelor party at worst. He apologized. He went on Al Sharpton’s show and listened to another black man berate him for what he said, and he took it. NBC “suspended” him (sure, that’s like a mini-vacation). But now you, you have to go run in front of the cameras and get a little Chicago camera-action. Sit down. And don’t go saying that you will not stop protesting until he is removed from the airwaves. Because you get a whole bunch of people rallied around you – and then the cameras stop coming out, and then you stop coming out – then you put someone in charge of this protest, because you are headed out to where the cameras are next. If you say you are going to protest everyday, be there everyday. If you are going to protest until the next unspeakable horror against race, color or creed – then tell us that. We appreciate honesty.

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