Tag Archives: harlem

  new york state of mind

White People Correct: This Black Man Is The Real Racist

Wonkette superoperative Limey Lizzie sends us this lovely snapshot from her Harlem home. His Holiness James David Manning, of ATLAH Church in Harlem, who previously said Gingrich and Romney had black fathers but apparently never addressed the parentage or heritage of one Bob Barr, who is totally passing? — has a message for the black men of Harlem: save the women from their strumpety fate, please. (This has something to do with Obama pimping white women, we are fairly sure.) Read more on White People Correct: This Black Man Is The Real Racist…
  titanic

People Actually Showed Up To Charlie Rangel’s Sad Birthday Party Fundraiser

Charlie Rangel’s birthday party was very inconvenient for state Democratic politicians. On the one hand, he is an utter disgrace slowly being brought down, at long last, by ethics charges. On the other hand, there were free “heaping plates of roast beef, goat cheese and onion rings.” But Charlie Rangel resorted to pitifully desperate measures to shame people into showing up, and most of them did! You never turn your back on somebody who provides you lots of money. So these lawmakers ended up coming, mostly, and the result was a lot of awkwardness and then a New York Times account of this awkwardness. And also photos to be used against them in the future in attack ads. Read more on People Actually Showed Up To Charlie Rangel’s Sad Birthday Party Fundraiser…
  harlem globetrotters

SO CHARLIE RANGEL CAN RUN FOR PRESIDENT NOW, AND HUNT MOOSLIMS AT GROUND ZERO? “The subcommittee that investigated Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has recommended that the embattled lawmaker face just a ‘reprimand,’ a mild form of punishment similar to that given to Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) when he was rebuked in 1997.” [Washington Post] Read more on …
  department of motor vehicles

Charlie Rangel’s Car Got Towed!

The congressman with the best accent since Jackie Gleason has encountered a number of ethics problems lately, related to his reluctance to pay for basic necessities and his willingness to take money from anyone for anything. Anyhow, he has a 1972 Mercedes Benz, and it has been sitting with an expired registration in some indoor House of Representatives lot, and it got towed. Charlie Rangel is awesome in so, so many ways. [CBS] Read more on Charlie Rangel’s Car Got Towed!…
 

Charlie Rangel’s Wife Endorses Obama

Alma Rangel, the wife of Rep. Charlie Rangel — the all-powerful “dean of Harlem politics” and vocal Clinton supporter — has gone against Jesus and the Bible by disobeying her husband’s opinion and endorsing Barack Obama. She says in a statement that “Barack is a man of principle; a man whose faith in the greatness of our nation gives us hope, showing us what’s possible if we work together.” Ha ha, she thinks her husband is a goblin. [City Room] Read more on Charlie Rangel’s Wife Endorses Obama…
 

Vice President Mike Bloomberg?

Obama had an interesting overnight swing through Gotham, eating soul food with Al Sharpton and eggs with New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Last night Obama played The Apollo. Just down the street from Bill Clinton’s office, he told the packed theater that “poll-testing and avoiding questions don’t work… telling the American people what we think they want to hear instead of what they need to hear just won’t do.” While Al Sharpton was glued to his side for much of the visit, he has yet to endorse the candidate. He did, however, support his taste in food. “A man who likes fried chicken and corn bread can’t be all that bad,” Sharpton told press while the two chowed down at the famous soul food joint Sylvia’s. Then, this morning, it was off to a greasy spoon diner for breakfast with Bloomberg. Video after the jump, complete with funny accents and fighting New Yorkers! Read more on Vice President Mike Bloomberg?…