Thursday, December 13, 2007

"Podium Al" Sharpton Made The News Again And He's Not happy !

Like the proverbial fly who patiently waits until the horse converts the hay into manure, "Podium Al" Sharpton normally is around to fan the flames of any incident into his own personal agenda, hence the nickkname "Podium Al". I assume that wherever he goes, he brings his podium, ostensibly to hide the fact that he's had more than his fair share of collard greens and chitlins.

Lately, as the likes of Michael Vick, O.J. Simpson and Barry Bonds hit the news, he's been quite quiet. One would think that he'd be at the forefront lamenting racism, cronyism, sexism, fatsoism, fried chickenism, watermelonism and antidisestablishmentarianism. Today, the following excerpt was taken from AOL news:

FBI, IRS Probe Sharpton's Finances

NEW YORK (Dec. 13) - Federal authorities subpoenaed financial records and employees in an apparent probe of the Rev. Al Sharpton's 2004 presidential bid, nonprofit civil rights group and for-profit businesses, newspapers reported Thursday.
 
As many as 10 Sharpton associates were subpoenaed Wednesday to testify before a federal grand jury in Brooklyn on Dec. 26, his lawyer told the Daily News. Sharpton's associates were told to provide investigators with financial records from the campaign and roughly six Sharpton-related businesses, as well as personal financial documents of Sharpton and his wife, the newspaper said.
 
The FBI and Internal Revenue Service are seeking the records, which go back to 2001, according to the Daily News.
 
A Sharpton spokeswoman did not immediately return phone calls or e-mail messages from The Associated Press early Thursday.
 
An FBI agent who answered the phone at the agency's New York headquarters declined to comment, and an agency spokesman did not immediately return a telephone message. An IRS spokesman did not immediately return phone calls.
 
Sharpton agreed in 2005 to repay the government $100,000, plus interest, for taxpayer money he received during his failed effort to win the Democratic presidential nomination the year before, though he denied wrongdoing.
 
In 1993, Sharpton pleaded guilty to not filing a state income tax return in 1986.
 
                      
 
Now I axe you, aint doz peoples be picking on him?
 
The Pictures: I've been fascinated with the Aurora Borealis lately and I found some new pictures to show you. I strongly suggest that you view the pictures larger and when you get to the site, watch them in a slide show format. The format has a black background and the pictures show very well. I've also included some of the other Aurora pictures that I've shown in the past. As always, there's a few of those crazy photographs to keep you on your toes. Look for "The Message".

This Date In History: 1621; Under the care of Robert Cushman, the first American furs to be exported from the continent leave for England. 1642; Dutch Navigator Abel Tasman discovers New Zealand. Residents there advise him that New Zealand wasn't lost (are you reading this?). 1769; Dartmouth College is chartered 1862; Outnumbered Confederate forces defeat Union troops at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 1979; The first Susan B. Anthony dollars is minted. 2003; U.S. troops capture Saddam Hussein, who is found hiding in a small underground chamber dubbed a "spider hole".

Birthdays: Heinrich Heine, German poet (1797), Mark Connelly, American playwright (1980), Ferguson Jenkins, professional baseball player (1943).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A man is stumbling through the woods totally drunk when he comes upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. The drunk walks into the water and subsequently bumps into the preacher. The preacher turns around and is almost overcome by the smell of booze. Whereupon he asks the drunk, "Are you ready to find Jesus?"

"Yes I am" replies the drunk, so the preacher grabs him and dunks him in the river. He pulls him up and asks the drunk, "Brother have you found Jesus?"

The drunk replies, "No, I haven't." The preacher,shocked at the answer, dunks him into the water again, but for a bit longer this time. He pulls him out of the water and asks again, "Have you found Jesus, my brother?"

The drunk again answers, "No, I have not found Jesus."
By this time the preacher is at his wits end so he dunks the drunk in the water again, but this time he holds him down for about 30 seconds.

When the drunk begins kicking his arms and legs, the preacher pulls him up. The preacher asks the drunk again, "For the love of God, have you found Jesus?"

The drunk wipes his eyes and catches his breath and says to the preacher,

"Are you sure this is where he fell in?"

That's it for today my little fruit cakes (you had to know that one was coming sooner or later). More Tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

7 comments:

bamawmn46 said...

Looks like someone has been reading your journal, Jimmy. They took the hint about ole Al. I'm glad to see this is finally happening. It's been a long time coming!

Great pics to day Jimmy. Have a good one!!

Luv ya!
Jackie

garnett109 said...

Looks like the rev is hiding out and opie is taking over the osama elections!

ksquester said...

I'm so glad that shit.errrrr, I mean Sharpton doesn't float.  We are now going to get 6" of snow........on top of all of the ice.  SIGH..............Florida is looking so good right now.   Anne

mumma4evr said...

Al sure does grate on the nerves!
Becky

frankandmary said...

My empathy cup has run a little dry on ole Al.
~Mary

lanurseprn said...

Sharpton just pisses me off each time I even think of him!
Love the photos...and the funny ones thrown in made me laugh! Hope you have a good day.
Pam

midwestvintage said...

Yup, I hope ole Al gets whats coming to him.   Love all the pictures and the jokes.

                 Julie