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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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.”…
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.”
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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The author of “The Magic Man in the Sky: Effectively Defending the Christian Faith,” one of the top-selling Christian books on Amazon since its release on May 15, appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network this week to encourage believers they are at a unique place in all “human history” to proclaim and defend the faith.
“We’re the prophets of our day. We’re living in those days when we need to be calling out, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of God is nigh,” declared Pastor Carl Gallups of Milton, Fla. “Israel is back in the land, the gospel is going to the whole world, the nations are aligning against Israel, and we’re the only generation in human history to see these three major prophecies [fulfilled] – and here we are, and I say to the church, ‘We’ve got to be defenders of the faith.’”
Gallups appeared on “Praise the Lord,” the flagship show of the world’s biggest Christian network because of his book, “The Magic Man in the Sky,” a volume recently praised in the pages of The Washington Times as a “muscular defense of Christian faith.”
Jeffrey T. Kuhner praised the book by writing: “Its central theme can be distilled to one seminal idea: The secular argument that Christianity is an outdated, primitive institution peddling a superstitious faith in God – the ‘magic man in the sky’ – is false.”
“In fact, Mr. Gallups shows it is atheism that requires much greater, almost blind faith,” Kuhner continued. “The author demonstrates that modern science – contrary to myth – proves that the universe, human DNA and the solar system are so perfect and yet immensely complex that only a higher all-powerful being – God – could have created them. In short, Darwinian evolution or the Big Bang theory is a hoax.”
On “Praise the Lord,” host Dwight Thompson expressed concern that “our nation has never been in a greater need for a mighty voice crying out, ‘Repent, get on your knees.’”
Gallups confessed there was a time when he ran in fear from such a “calling,” but encouraged Christians everywhere that God did not give them a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind – just the ingredients needed to speak to a doubting culture about the truths of God.
“One of my passions has been helping believers to know how to defend the faith,” Gallups said. “In the face of this secular world, this godless world that wants to tell us that there is no God … I tell children of the King, ‘Look, you’re a child of the King, this is the Word of God, it stands forever and God has commanded us … to be salt and light.’”
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