World’s smallest violin playing for Jesse Jackson Jr.

If you thought that Jesse Jackson Jr. had an easy life, growing up the son of a multimillionaire racism entrepreneur, with a seat in Congress virtually handed to him on a platter because of his father’s position in Chicago black politics, think again. It turns out, according to his mommy, that he has had a life of “enormous disappointment.” Poor Jesse! Poor mommy, too, for now it turns out, according the Jacqueline Jackson, that she was “tricked” into speaking out publicly about her son’s years of disappointment.

The bizarre saga of the political Jackson family just gets more and more outlandish. The Congressman took off work for two weeks with no explanation, later informing his constituents that he was in treatment for “exhaustion,” later upgraded to treatment for a “mood disorder” at a rehab facility in Arizona.

Yesterday, in Chicago, mama Jackson addressed a Rainbow/Push gathering of women of her son’s disappointments. Abdon M. Pallasch of the Chicago Sun-Times writes:

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South Africa: Muslims murder 14 Christians

Apparently members of the Somali jihad group al-Shabaab have followed Ethiopian Christians to South Africa and murdered them there. “Terror group targeting local Christians: Bishop,” by Genevieve Serra for IOL News, July 13 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Elite cops are investigating claims that terror group al-Shabaab is behind the murders of 14 Christians in the Western Cape.

The killings occurred within a 10-month period across the province, from Mossel Bay to Philippi, Macassar and Paarl.

All of the victims were Ethiopian Christians living here and the murders were initially thought to be random xenophobic attacks on foreigners.

The latest of these is a shop owner who was gunned down in Philippi last Friday.

But police are now investigating new evidence that the killings have been carried out by Somalia-based Al-Shabaab.

It is the first time there has been any suggestion that Al-Shabaab – which has links to Al-Qaeda – is operating in South Africa.

Authorities were made aware of the link to the Cape killings when a Christian bishop, also a former police inspector, noticed a distinct pattern in the murders.

The bishop – who does not want to be identified out of fear that he may be targeted – has sent three letters to President Jacob Zuma highlighting his concerns.

In one letter – seen by the Daily Voice – the bishop states: “Since September, seven of my Ethiopian Community have been shot, of which two have died and five seriously wounded… these are in fact acts of members of Al-Shabaab.

“Al Qaeda affiliates operating undercover by Somalis pretending to be normal refugees… the motive appears to be to try and drive out Ethiopian shop owners.”

A response from the President Jacob Zuma’s office addressed to the bishop advised him to take his findings to the “private secretary to the Minister of Police… the department placed to engage with you”.

In an interview with the Daily Voice, the bishop reveals he is currently in close contact with a special task force intelligence officer who has been assigned to the case.

The bishop – who is the head of a 4 000-strong congregation – fears more of his flock will be targeted by the terrorists.

“We want authorities to do something because we know this is the work of al-Shabaab,” he says.

“If nothing is done, the Ethiopian population will be depleted.

“The presidency’s office said I should apply to the Minister of Police.

“After that a special task force police officer was assigned.

“As a bishop, I feel responsible for my congregation.”…

And they say Rush Limbaugh is ‘hate’-filled?

Rush Limbaugh

Limbaugh was disgusted by the abuse being heaped upon actor Brad Pitt’s mother, Janet, who is being hounded by angry leftists for daring to criticize Obama.

“Democrats on Twitter are demanding that she die or be killed,” Rush explained. “They are calling her names like the B-word and the C-word and so forth. All she did was send a letter to the editor of the local newspaper in Springfield, Missouri. She’s come out against gay marriage. She has come out against Obama and Obamacare, pretty much everything Obama stands for.”

Limbaugh also made a bold prediction regarding CNN’s failing ratings fortunes, after it was revealed that the once all-powerful cable news giant’s ratings had slipped to a 20-year low.

“I think they’re gonna move further to the left,” Rush told listeners, “to try to even ‘out-left’ MSNBC.”

Michael Savage

The new Talk Stream Live “Power 50″ has just been released, and once again, Michael Savage defeated 48 other talk radio hosts for a prestigious spot on the list.

Talk Stream Live “sampled over 1.2 million listeners during the first 6 months of 2012 to produce The Power 50 Report – the 50 most influential talk show hosts on the Internet and on mobile devices.”

“We are proud to report that Rush Limbaugh is No. 1 and Michael Savage is No. 2,” said TSL. “These are the most listened-to talk show hosts in the world.”

And now, from the left side of the dial …

Mike Malloy is “certifiably nuts. That isn’t in dispute” – so says Radio Equalizer blogger Brian Maloney, and after hearing this latest outrage from radio host Mike Malloy, it’s hard to disagree.

Conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart might have passed away, but many progressives are still obsessed with the social media pioneer, to the point of lunacy. This week, Malloy “phoned Satan” to check up on the late author and activist. You see, in Malloy’s mind, Breitbart – who left behind a wife and four children – must have ended up there, since he’d dared to question Obama’s greatness (FREE audio).

“The liberal movement is nastier than ever,” notes Maloney, so much so that the crazy radio hosts’ meltdowns “don’t stand out as much as they used to.”

What a sad commentary on how far high-profile Democratic Party supporters have sunk.

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