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Old 08-10-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default Jesse Jackson wants an investigation into Vick not being signed

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/sp...r=3&ref=sports

The Rev. Jesse Jackson became the latest public figure to offer an opinion on the future of Michael Vick. Jackson said he wondered whether there had been collusion among N.F.L. owners to keep Vick out of the league.

“I want to make it an issue,” Jackson said Thursday in a telephone interview. “I want teams to explain why they have a quarterback who has less skills but is playing or at least is on the taxi squad, and a guy with more skills can’t get into training camp.”

Perhaps he forgot this speech.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." MLK

It would seem this is occurring...
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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Jesse does whatever is required for Jesse to get his name in the paper. He couldn't care less about Mike Vick.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/sp...r=3&ref=sports

The Rev. Jesse Jackson became the latest public figure to offer an opinion on the future of Michael Vick. Jackson said he wondered whether there had been collusion among N.F.L. owners to keep Vick out of the league.

“I want to make it an issue,” Jackson said Thursday in a telephone interview. “I want teams to explain why they have a quarterback who has less skills but is playing or at least is on the taxi squad, and a guy with more skills can’t get into training camp.”

Perhaps he forgot this speech.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." MLK

It would seem this is occurring...
Thank you Cool Breeze for clearly stating what needed to be said.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:49 PM   #4
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You're SOOOOOO naive cool breeze. Don't you know it's centuries of cultural oppression, the systematic break down of AA families due to slavery, the injection of HIV, guns and drugs into the AA community by the US government and lack of $$ entering the public school system and AA community for upkeep that has led to Mike Vick wanting to violently force dogs to kill one another? (you can thank me later quiet-vagina and footsies) ..........
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:51 PM   #5
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Jesse must have won a lot of money off Vicks dogs!!
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:52 PM   #6
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Jesse does whatever is required for Jesse to get his name in the paper. He couldn't care less about Mike Vick.
This. Jesse knows that a lot of Black people sympathize with Vick and this is just grandstanding to his "constituents" by feeding the paranoia; Michael Vick's situation is a result of conspiring white supremacists! OOOGA BOOOGA!!!
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:55 PM   #7
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Holy **** what a retard. Seriously, thats ridiculous.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:58 PM   #8
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This. Jesse knows that a lot of Black people sympathize with Vick and this is just grandstanding to his "constituents" by feeding the paranoia; Michael Vick's situation is a result of conspiring white supremacists! OOOGA BOOOGA!!!
I don't think it's even that noble... He's nothing more than a media whore.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:59 PM   #9
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It is sad, it was refreshing when he ran the first time and made a splash. Since then Jesse has just become a sad parody of his former self.

I can't believe that he actually said that a man should be judged on his character in reference to people not giving Vick a job.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:08 PM   #10
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It is sad, it was refreshing when he ran the first time and made a splash. Since then Jesse has just become a sad parody of his former self.

I can't believe that he actually said that a man should be judged on his character in reference to people not giving Vick a job.
Couldn't have put it better myself. This isn't even that schocking to me.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:12 PM   #11
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You're SOOOOOO naive cool breeze. Don't you know it's centuries of cultural oppression, the systematic break down of AA families due to slavery, the injection of HIV, guns and drugs into the AA community by the US government and lack of $$ entering the public school system and AA community for upkeep that has led to Mike Vick wanting to violently force dogs to kill one another? (you can thank me later quiet-vagina and footsies) ..........
I needed a good laugh
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:14 PM   #12
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From what it sounds like to me, Jesse is just wondering if there is collusion amongst the owners to keep Vick out of the league.

Doesnt seem like he played the race card.

However, character stands for a lot and I do not suspect collusion by the owners, but rather individually they've decided that the backlash from the fans would be too much to risk bringing Vick in.

That is to say, they've made a sound business decision.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:18 PM   #13
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I'm so embarassed for Jesse Jackson.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:21 PM   #14
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Would it even be illegal for the owners to collude on this if they wanted to?
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:21 PM   #15
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This. Jesse knows that a lot of Black people sympathize with Vick and this is just grandstanding to his "constituents" by feeding the paranoia; Michael Vick's situation is a result of conspiring white supremacists! OOOGA BOOOGA!!!
well i can tell you for a fact that Blacks are growing tired of Jesse's act as well...starting with me at the top of the list...

you can also put me down as being sick of Al Sharpten too...
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:25 PM   #16
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I'm so embarassed for Jesse Jackson.
Is there a list of people that you are embarrassed for, how about worry for or feel shame for.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:25 PM   #17
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Killing dogs, not playing in the NFL for a couple of years, a terrible QB rating and a terrible completion % might have something to do with it. Plus I don't know that many teams that want to deal with PETA everyday.

Maybe he should look into why Jeff George was kept out of the NFL.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:25 PM   #18
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Ohhh for the love of god! what a media whore.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:29 PM   #19
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Doesnt seem like he played the race card.
Every time this twit opens his mouth the race card is his motivation.

Media whore for sure.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:30 PM   #20
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Unreal, he says whatever it takes to be in the news.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:30 PM   #21
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**** Jesse Jackson with a aids invested donkeydong
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:31 PM   #22
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Jackson's an idiot.
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Every time this twit opens his mouth the race card is his motivation.

Media whore for sure.
The race card is jesses bread and butter and with him and sharpton around racism will never die they keep breathing life into it every chance they get i guess it beats getting a real job
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Every time this twit opens his mouth the race card is his motivation.

Media whore for sure.
Media whore yes, but it appears he did not use the race card on this particular issue as race was not involved in his quote.

edit: BTW if he isnt insinuating this is a race issue and he isnt using the race card, it would be the first time Ive ever seen him NOT pull it. Which is why I commented in the first place.
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Is Jesse qualified to judge character?


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