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Jesse’s Harry Baals

February 10, 2011

Jesse Jackson and I were in Moscow, Idaho this week…using big words and stringing them effortlessly together into sentences so eloquent, it drove 3 or 4 confused kids who dwell in the shallow end of the gene pool, to protest said…fancy words, sentences and skin color.

Full disclosure…I was just there for the fabulous view of the Palouse hill, that was blocking my view of all the other damned hills behind the one I could see.  Of course Jesse did all the talking…I just crack the bad Palouse jokes.

WTF is a Palouse?

Jesse in Idaho, spreading words of hope…It doesn’t necessarily take Harry Baals…but it does require a better moral compass than the white flour children of the Youth for Western Civilization, who were upset with Jesse’s skin color.

Now for some Jesse.  Enjoy.

“Why black history?” Jackson said. “Because it has been omitted. Our history has been segregated just as the rest of our culture has been segregated. This applies to Native Americans, it applies to Latino Americans, it applies to Japanese Americans, it applies to women, it applies to labor. We have survived apart. We must now learn to live together. That means learning the whole of our history.” Jackson said we live in a multicultural and multiracial world.

“English is a great language, but Jesus didn’t speak it and it is not the majority language in our own hemisphere,” he said. “Most people in the world tonight are yellow, brown, black, non-Christian, poor, female, young and don’t speak English. So we must learn to live in that world.”

“I was in (Washington, D.C.) the day of the vote and I heard various arguments against the health care reform package, but not one congressman who was against it could give up his or her health care package,” he said. “Americans want the same health care protections that the people they voted for have.”

Not just black and white, but wrong and right.”

I’ll give that an amen.

(Tip O the Lens hat to TripodMA for the heads up)

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  1. February 10, 2011 21:38

    Amen to that!


    • February 10, 2011 21:46

      I’d listen to Jesse just about anywhere. Even Idaho!

      Thanks CCNews.


  2. Tenzing permalink
    February 11, 2011 10:44

    maybe just for one year we might want to consider february 2012 ‘egyptian revolutionary history month.’

    what a great day this is.

    february 11, 2011. remember it.


    • February 11, 2011 12:50

      Being the pessimist that I am…we may have to settle for celebrating the retirement of Robert Gibbs?

      But yes…the people did stand up and demand change and it happened. Too bad we don’t know how to stand…


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