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How Sharpton Gets Paid To Not Cry ‘Racism’ At Corporations

 

 

 

 

 

” Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist?

  Then you need to pay Al Sharpton.

  For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton’s National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence.

  Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascalmet with the activist preacher after leaked e-mails showed her making racially charged comments about President Obama. Pascal was under siege after a suspected North Korean cyber attack pressured the studio to cancel its release of “The Interview,” which depicts the assassination of dictator Kim Jong-un.

  Pascal and her team were said to be “shaking in their boots” and “afraid of the Rev,” The Post reported.

No payments to NAN have been announced, but Sharpton and Pascal agreed to form a “working group” to focus on racial bias in Hollywood.

“ Al Sharpton has enriched himself and NAN for years by threatening companies with bad publicity if they didn’t come to terms with him. Put simply, Sharpton specializes in shakedowns,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal & Policy Center, a Virginia-based watchdog group that has produced a book on Sharpton.

  And Sharpton, who now boasts a close relationship with Obama and Mayor de Blasio, is in a stronger negotiating position than ever.

“ Once Sharpton’s on board, he plays the race card all the way through,” said a source who has worked with the Harlem preacher. “He just keeps asking for more and more money.” “

 

 

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John Hawkins at RightWing News

” Contrary to what you hear from liberals, the biggest flaw conservatives have is being overly tolerant. Really? Seriously? We’re “overly tolerant?”

Absolutely. 

 Conservatives will listen to a Hollywood star trash us as intolerant and then we’ll go watch his movie anywayMusicians will openly support Obama and call us racists; yet we’ll still buy their albums. Corporations will bend over backwards to undermine everything we hold dear and then we’ll turn right around and buy their products. Conservatives make up 40% of all Americans and if we start letting our values dictate where we spend our money, we can transform America’s culture in a hurry. Our money spells the difference between a blockbuster and a flop, a hit single or a bust, and a corporate CEO ending up on the cover of Business Week or looking for a new job. You want to even the playing field in America? Then stop propping up corporations that want to destroy everything you hold dear. When a company does something you don’t like, close your wallet until management gets the idea. When your money talks, corporations listen. Here are five easy ones to get you started. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Past Super Bowl Ads

 

 

” Watch popular ads that ran during Super Bowls — from Coke’s “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” in 1972 to Apple’s “1984” to Chrysler’s 2011 ad featuring rapper Eminem — and give the ones you like a thumbs-up, tweet and share. (Note: The videos rank by votes.)

 

Master Lock: Ready to do the Job

Watch Master Lock’s 1974 “ready to do the job” ad, which shows a high-caliber rifle shooting a padlock.”

   Just imagine trying to get an ad that involves shooting a gun on the air in this day and age . My how far we have fallen . Lot’s more cool golden oldies at the link .

 

Detroit Motor Show 2013

 

 

 

” After the four horsemen of the apocalypse rode into Detroit with the actual or near bankruptcy of all three, you might wonder why we still make this crazy pilgrimage to Motown. What can these failed deadbeats possibly tell us Europeans about building desirable cars? Actually, quite a lot. For although a lot of American cars still look like skips and contain lacklustre technology and poor build quality, they are really quite profitable. And that’s even on quite modest market sizes – American car-making break-even levels have tumbled.

So 2012 was the third straight year of market growth, with sales up 13 per cent to 14.5 million light vehicles. GM and Ford lagged behind with GM’s sales of 2.59 million units up 3.7 per cent and Ford sales of 2.24 million up 4.7 per cent. The big winner, albeit from an incredibly low base, but with a fine range of profitable sport utilities and pickups, was Fiat-owned Chrysler with sales of 1.65 million units up 20.6 per cent on 2011. Other strong sellers in the year include a revitalised Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen, as well as Kia and Hyundai.

Yet the US economy isn’t that strong, so what’s going on here? “Americans are genetically incapable of saving,” said an old friend who lives in LA. “The second they have money in their pockets, or even the hope of some, they’re out there spending it.” “

Myth-Busting The Creation Of Michigan’s Middle-Class

 

 

” If you question ten Right-to-Work supporters in Michigan, then you will find more than one who will profess some version of the sentiment that the United Auto Workers was “needed in the past, but has outlived its usefulness.” Those saying this may even generally agree with hard-line UAW apologists who believe the union “built the middle class” in the state of its birth. But while Big Labor needs this myth to make its case, it contradicts a big piece of the history. Indeed, the UAW’s real historical accomplishment may have been nearly destroying some of Michigan’s middle class.

 

 

 

 

Take Japan as the clearest example. Japan didn’t really begin building passenger carsuntil the 1960s, and the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association wasn’t born until 1967. But just ten years later, American automobile makers and the UAW were under siege from Japanese competition, failing to adapt, and by 1979 Chrysler was asking for the first of its federal bailouts.

 

 

The price of Michigan’s ties to the UAWits paychecks for no workits politics, and so much more has been that high. The winners are the newly-minted middle class auto workers working in foreign-named auto plants in other places, many of them Right to Work states like Alabama and Mississippi.

The impact of the Second World War built the middle class auto worker in Michigan, and the impact of Big Labor on Michigan has moved the home of the middle class autoworker elsewhere.”