How Sharpton Makes a Living


Chiquita Comes to the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, January 5, 2015. Our noisy and delightful friend, Chiquita Cicada, is at the breakfast table. She just learned some extremely disturbing news about Rev. Al. Please join us for scrumptious toasted banana bread, lavished with gorgeous butter. Chiquita has been baking all afternoon. I will be supplying Jamaican Coffees. See you soon.


What Now?

Thank you all for joining POP and me this morning. I just learned that Reverend Al Sharpton has been getting paid by corporations to keep his mouth shut and not accuse them of racism. If they chose not to contribute to Sharpton's National Action Network, they would be under Sharpton's gun for committing what the Reverend considered to be racial slurs or offenses. I always wondered how the good Reverend made enough money to forget to pay millions in federal taxes. Now I know. He threatened corporations and got paid to leave the companies alone. What a guy! President Obama must be so proud of his "go to" guy. In my limited "bug mind" this sounds like extortion, a shake down or blackmail. Is the reward for this kind of hideous behavior a trip to the Oval Office over 80 times? Apparently, it most certainly is.


When is Enough, Enough?

I think we have reached meltdown when it comes to the likes of Reverend Al. Over the years he has caused so much pain to so many people. He has manipulated the truth and hurt innocent people, destroying reputations and leaving a damaged trail behind. His reward appears to be becoming a close confidant of the President of the United States. How is that even possible? Why is it being tolerated? Where is the public outrage?


Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

It is so upsetting to try to accept that Rev. Al gets away with owing millions in back taxes with very little consequences, if any. It is completely disconcerting to realize that Rev. Al gets away with criminal acts as though they were acts of charity. Is this the result of political correctness? It most certainly has to be the breakdown of common sense and the erosion of moral fiber. Have we lost our collective minds?


The Truth Hurts

The bottom line is this. Bad guys get away with bad things. The media protects them. The government protects them. The good guys are too busy working hard to notice what the bad guys are doing. The good guys do not have the support of the media, the government or a good deal of the citizens. The result is that guys like Al Sharpton keep their freedom and keep on causing mayhem. Isn't it time for people to stand up and call this guy out? Corporations have to step up to the plate and tell the truth. Come up to the podium and tell the nation what Sharpton wanted and what they did to keep him off their backs. The idiocy and insanity has to end here. At what point do you say, I have had enough? At what point do you gather the courage to stop the blackmail ? I think it's time. Don't you?


A Thug is a Thug!

I have never been able to understand or accept the rise, fall and resurrection of the Rev. Al. At one point in his colorful life, the media even looked upon him as a viable candidate for president. If the story of his life were ever made into a film, it would be characterized as a farce. The Reverend Al needs to do three things. First, he has to pay his back taxes, or go directly to jail. Next he has to admit that he has been shaking down corporations and go directly to jail. Third, it would be great if he just went away and let the rest of us get on with our lives.


A Return to Sanity

We need to take a breath and return to an appreciation of the truth. The Obama Administration has made lying into an art form. People like Sharpton thrive in such an environment. We need to repudiate Sharpton and all those who seek to jump on his bandwagon. We need to tell President Obama that The Rev. Al doesn't belong in the White House. It sends a hideous message to the nation and the world. Let's stop the insanity now. I urge all of you to write to your representatives and bombard the White House with the message that we are not going to take this garbage anymore. President Obama needs to choose his friends more carefully.

Chiquita's Song

I'm Chiquita Cicada and I'm here to say

I wish Al Sharpton would just go away...

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Comments 24 comments

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billybuc 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

I was a believer in a certain degree, a believer in Jackson....Sharpton is a huckster, one of the old traveling circus showmen, paid by the highest bidder, and he does his race and his cause a disservice. And that's about as opinionated as I plan on getting this week. :)

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

That's the Rev. Al in a nutshell. By the way, I haven't started your novel yet, but it is in my possession and I can't wait! See you at the Inn.Sharpton will not be in attendance!

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Old Poolman 23 months ago from Rural Arizona

Sharpton is a criminal and belongs in prison for many reasons including not paying his taxes. But when your best buddy is the POTUS I guess you can get by with pretty much anything.

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Tom Whitworth 23 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Chiquita,

I, too was stymied at the rebirth of Sharpton in Obama's second term. Seeing how Rev. Al operates could he have found an 8mm bonanza in the 8mm home movies of a birth in Kenya in 1961? Makes a good plot. Al's rise was the prize.

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

What a pathetic situation... A two bit criminal confers with the POTUS, runs the movie industry and incites riots at will. Wait a minute, I think I just described all of Obama's friends. See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

Aha! You may have just discovered the rise of both Obama and Sharpton. They are cut from the same cloth, so why not be friends. I'll be at the Inn, grateful that neither one of them is there.

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tsadjatko 23 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

What I don't understand is how HP allows you to use profane language like "Sharpton" in your title. As far as I am concerned the mention of his name evokes in me the same repulsive response as a profanity laced rant.

"The Brawley case inflamed racial tensions in America and left victims like the falsely accused Pagones in its wake. But it helped launch Sharpton’s career. Instead of an isolated incident of bad judgment and hysteria, Sharpton’s behavior in the Brawley case is part of a life-long pattern. Just look at his long history of deceit!

Sharpton was found guilty of defamation in a lawsuit brought by prosecutor Steven Pagones, who quickly had been able to establish he had been nowhere near the scene of the alleged crime."

Bottom line, who do you know that would embrace a guy like this? Unless maybe they would be exactly like him, a deceitful, manipulative, opportunistic, unrepentant charlatan and cheat?

Well, thank you AL, at least now we know where to go to look for the real bigots.

Great hub page BP! You made my day. Used up all my "nastiness"

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savvydating 23 months ago

Ah...Sharpton, the Race Card Master. Chiquita, it "bugs" the heck out of me that this man gets away with criminal behavior. He is a very, very bad man. I hate that some people are completely bamboozled by him. Thank you for exposing this awful man for the extortionist that he is.

Jamaican coffee?? I've never had it, but I'll be at the Inn shortly for a nice hot cup. See you soon, my friend.

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Good Morning tsadjatco,

And thank you for slamming this guy. If there is a true racist on the planet he is it! He was responsible to the destruction of so many lives over the year and he is still doing and getting away with it. See you at the Inn. I guarantee that Sharpton won't be there.

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Good Morning savvydating,

The thing about Sharpton that is maddening is that anyone with half a brain knows who and what he is. To think that Obama consults with this charlatan is frightening and very telling. See you at the Inn. The coffee is on me!

taxlarry 23 months ago

Sharpton brings out all the garbage. Just look at the looters, arsonists and other garbage who are demonstrating. Obviously, corporations don't want that type of trash ruining their property and their business. Someone ought to call this bum out.

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bradmasterOCcal 23 months ago from Orange County California


To put Al Sharpton in his place, the country has to get off the Racism bandwagon. There seems to be a trend where anything can be used by Al Sharpton and any black person to claim Racism.

White people have been discriminated by other while people for centuries, yet there is no protection or recourse for these millions of white people. In most cases, it is the male that has been discriminated, while the female has been locked out of the workplace until recently.

That would be starting from when the Divorce Laws were changed to Irreconcilable Differences, better known as the No Fault Divorce. That spawned the beginning of the single parent, and the split family. This resulted in women flooding the workplace to be self sufficient.

The women at least have standing in courts to take action against their discrimination, as do the blacks. But the average white male doesn't have any laws protecting them.

Al Sharpton is taking advantage of the Civil Rights Laws of the 1960s, and he is extorting the corporations, and political candidates with his self acclaimed power of the people, or maybe power over the people.

Is the Obama and Sharpton relationship like that of King Louie and Cardinal Richelieu?

It has been fifty years since the Civil Rights Act was made law, and there have been huge strides for the black people. Yet, they still want more and more, even thought the average white male has been stuck as the target of discrimination without recourse.

The sweeping wave of PC has bullet proofed Al Sharpton's extortion like methodology of getting what he wants for himself. He is not helping the black community that relies on government support.

PC is an unnecessary abridgment of Free Speech.

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tsadjatko 23 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

"the Obama and Sharpton relationship" great example of what I said:

"Bottom line, who do you know that would embrace a guy like this? Unless maybe they would be exactly like him, a deceitful, manipulative, opportunistic, unrepentant charlatan and cheat?"

Oh, this is so great BP ! I now got a "two-for"!

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Dear taxlarry,

It's time, don't you think? I thought we don't negotiate with terrorists. See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

Sharpton has played the black community and profited from insisting that racism is what rules their lives. Intelligent blacks know better and it is time to make sure their voices are heard. Obama and Holder are perfectly comfortable with Sharpton which explains where their interests lie. If racism was put to bed as an issue, what would Sharpton, Obama and Holder do, not to mention the New Black Panthers? See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Dear tsadjatco,

Grandma was right. Birds of feather flock together!

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fpherj48 23 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

OH pop....Have I ever told you that I LOVE the way you think? I'm also grateful for all your FREE educational/informational Hubs. You keep this old lady on her toes.

I appreciate you sharing the facts of how Sharpton makes his money. All this time, I thought he was a Comedian, because every time he opens his mouth, I laugh my ass off..........UP++ Peace, Paula

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Dear fp,

I love the way you think as well. Now I am laughing my ass off! See you at the Inn.

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WillStarr 23 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Employing Al Sharpton to stamp out racism is like employing an arsonist to stamp out fires.

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breakfastpop 23 months ago Author

Dear WillStarr,

This administration employs him because they are hoping that racism escalates and endures. See you at the Inn and then I am running away from Obama and this insanity for a little bit.

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teaches12345 23 months ago

That is a bit of disappointing news on Sharpton but guess we all kind of expected it from him.

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Old Poolman 23 months ago from Rural Arizona

Fear not, Sharpton is now busily involved with Hollywood and all of their awards cermonies. This may keep him busy and away from the White House for awhile.

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WillStarr 23 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

We can only hope, Mike!

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breakfastpop 22 months ago Author

Good Morning teaches,

Sharpton is nothing but a troublemaker. We would all be safer if he was in jail.

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