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1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:17 am

Just got home after a quick trip to/from Chicago for the (frigid) weekend and returned on UA 1236 (B752). While waiting at ORD's gate C19, Reverend Jesse Jackson (figurehead of the non-profit Rainbow Coalition/Operation PUSH) sat down directly across from me. When boarding commenced, Rev. Jackson proceeded to the First Class line and promptly boarded without any fanfare. FWIW, he was wearing a Canali suit (runs about $1300+) and, not surprisingly, was met by a driver at BWI.

I suppose that more than anything, I'm wondering how someone that leads a non-profit lobby group lives such a life of luxury? Let the discussion commence...


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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:23 am



Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
I suppose that more than anything, I'm wondering how someone that leads a non-profit lobby group lives such a life of luxury?

Two words:

"Special" and "Interests".
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:36 am



Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
I suppose that more than anything, I'm wondering how someone that leads a non-profit lobby group lives such a life of luxury? Let the discussion commence...



Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
Reverend Jesse Jackson sat down directly across from me.

Maybe you should have asked him since you were so close to him.
It's possible that he was redeeming frequent flier miles. After all, he does live in Chicago which is a United Airlines hub, thus my have lots of miles on United. Who knows? Who cares?
Now if he was really living a luxurious life, he would have hired a private charter jet such as NetJets.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:45 am



Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
When boarding commenced, Rev. Jackson proceeded to the First Class line and promptly boarded without any fanfare.

Ever think he might be a high level elite in MileagePlus, given the amount of flying he does?

Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
FWIW, he was wearing a Canali suit (runs about $1300+)



Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):

I suppose that more than anything, I'm wondering how someone that leads a non-profit lobby group lives such a life of luxury?

Ever think Rev. Jackson might have more sources of income than his job at the head of the Rainbow Coalition? His low six figure salary there, inline with similar people in similar jobs, pales in comparison to the money he makes for speaking gigs (the same way Bill Clinton earns most of his living) and the money CNN paid him for a decade of hosting his own TV show, money he likely saved and invested.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:03 am

Criminals seem to be living better and better these days.

 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:26 am

My thoughts: The last time he was flying UAUA, he was just awaking from a short rest, and the flight attendant said "You look really nappy, would you like me to come by later on for your meal service?" Don Imus overheard this, and at his advice, United has given him lifetime upgrades to keep him from being the media whore that he is.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Cl

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:35 am



Quoting Queso (Reply 4):
Criminals seem to be living better and better these days.

He is a crook? Tell me it ain't so


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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:48 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
He is a crook? Tell me it ain't so

Interesting you would post the pic of that book because I have read it. Here is an interview with the author of the book and he explains where he got a lot of the information in the book: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27032

Quite revealing and pertinent to this thread is the allegation of how he gets money by extorting the CEO's of large companies by threatening them with frivilous lawsuits that would cost them millions of dollars to defend, and then settles for several hundred thousand dollars. There has to be something to it because that money for the F ticket and the designer suit have to come from somewhere. Very revealing.


Edited for spelling.

[Edited 2008-01-21 17:51:17]
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:52 am



Quoting Queso (Reply 7):

Worldnetdaily is just about the worst news source to use when it comes to anything involving civil rights. Kenneth Timmerman isn't any better, given his demonstrated bias.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Cl

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:53 am



Quoting Queso (Reply 7):
Interesting you would post the pic of that book because I have read it.

My dad gave me the book and I have read it as well. Very good book that is backed up with facts and solid sources.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:01 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):
Worldnetdaily is just about the worst news source to use when it comes to anything involving civil rights. Kenneth Timmerman isn't any better, given his demonstrated bias.

Yeah, that's it, shoot it down without even considering the credibility of the sources quoted to write the book.
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:03 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 3):
given the amount of flying he does?

That's my point - who pays for him to fly (and dress in $1300 suits)?! Rainbow/PUSH is a non-profit 503b organization...how much does he earn for his services to them? What other business entities is he involved in?


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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:12 am



Quoting Queso (Reply 10):
shoot it down without even considering the credibility of the sources

The entire source is without credibility.

Quoting 777fan (Reply 11):
Rainbow/PUSH is a non-profit 503b organization...how much does he earn for his services to them?

He makes in the very low 6 figures there, under $200,000 a year, which is commensurate to other people in similar positions.

Quoting 777fan (Reply 11):
who pays for him to fly (and dress in $1300 suits)?!

I am sure he buys his own suits and his flights are paid for based on the work he is doing. Something on behalf of Rainbow will be paid for by Rainbow, a speech will be paid for by the people he is speaking to...

Quoting 777fan (Reply 11):
What other business entities is he involved in?

Did you not read my post? Jackson makes significantly more than his Rainbow salary in all the speaking engagements he does. Further, he had a television show for a decade, which likely paid him significant sums of money and I am sure he didn't just spend the whole load at once.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:23 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):
The entire source is without credibility.

What do you mean "source" (singular)? The book being discussed in the interview (which you obviously didn't read) was written using many different sources, among them some with infallible credentials and with nothing to gain by revealing the information they shared for the book. Do yourself a favor and read the book.
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:29 am



Quoting Queso (Reply 13):

What do you mean "source" (singular)?

The source (singular) of that book is Kenneth Timmerman, someone who has time and time again demonstrated significant bias in his writings. Further, the whole interview itself isn't being done from an unbiased point of view, rather to push toward Timmerman and WND's conclusion.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:02 am

Oh, come on N1120A. You can't possibly believe Jackson is anything other than an opportunist crook who is a parasite to civil rights movements.

My wake up call for this was awhile back when he threatened to come protest the firing of Packer's coach Ray Rhodes. Total attention whore concerned for himself above all else.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:06 am



Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 15):
Oh, come on N1120A. You can't possibly believe Jackson is anything other than an opportunist crook who is a parasite to civil rights movements.

I disagree. While I do think Jackson does some things that are a bit off at times, I think it is more him being worried about lost relevance at a time where civil rights are overlooked more and more. I don't, however, see him as a crook.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:22 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 14):
The source (singular) of that book is Kenneth Timmerman, someone who has time and time again demonstrated significant bias in his writings. Further, the whole interview itself isn't being done from an unbiased point of view, rather to push toward Timmerman and WND's conclusion.

It seems to me that you're couching Jackson as a victim of the very same tactics that he himself uses to achieve "results."
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:27 am



Quoting HuskyAviation (Reply 17):
It seems to me that you're couching Jackson as a victim of the very same tactics that he himself uses to achieve "results."

At least Jackson is upfront about where he is coming from and not trying to pass himself off as an unbiased news source  Wink
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:21 am



Quoting HuskyAviation (Reply 17):
It seems to me that you're couching Jackson as a victim of the very same tactics that he himself uses to achieve "results."

 redflag 

N112OA simply stated how Rev. Jessie Jackson makes his money and how flying first class and wearing a $1300 suit isn't all that decadent for someone of his income and stature. That is what 777fan was asking in the first place. This thread was not about whether or not you like Jessie Jackson. Those who can't stay on topic chimed in with pictures that had nothing to do with 777fan's question.
Besides, $1300 isn't all that expensive for a suit if you have ever been in the market for a suit. Suits can run much, much higher than $1300.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:32 am

Superfly, don't bother. Certain people just simply can't resist an opportunity to say something negative about Jesse Jackson. I think he's more relevant to these certain people than he is to the average Black person.
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:36 am



Quoting D L X (Reply 20):
Certain people just simply can't resist an opportunity to say something negative about Jesse Jackson. I think he's more relevant to these certain people than he is to the average Black person.

Oh, this should be goooood. Please, go on.
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:39 am



Quoting D L X (Reply 20):
I think he's more relevant to these certain people than he is to the average Black person.

 checkmark 
You can say that again.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Cl

Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:49 pm



Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):

I suppose that more than anything, I'm wondering how someone that leads a non-profit lobby group lives such a life of luxury? Let the discussion commence...

In Singapore we have a National Kidney Foundation which runs on charities, though once I think the Chairman or CEO was getting his bathroom replaced, and as the carpenter saw what sort of home he has, he made it clear to Singapore that he is cheating those who donate it. He was put into jail, but I don't know how long and the higher committee I think most were fired (If a Singapore Anutter can confirm). They took a real beating in terms of donation after that, but I will be honest I never donated there because I donate my money through my school which I know where it is going to (I mean more specifically)
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:19 pm



Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 15):
an opportunist crook who is a parasite to civil rights movements.



Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 15):
concerned for himself above all else.

 yes 

Reminds me of something I've read regarding consultants..."If you can't provide a solution, there's money to be made in prolonging the problem."
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:02 am

Found an interesting (but somewhat dated - 2001) article from the Washington Times regarding JJJ's income and spending. It more or less confirms some of what was mentioned here but also raises some questions:

http://www.nlpc.org/gip/cef-e/e-h.htm

Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention that yesterday's flight carried several members of the USAF en route to BWI to catch a MAC flight to the Mideast. Upon arrival at BWI (while taxiing), the lead FA took a moment to not only welcome us to Baltimore, but also thank the military members aboard for their service and wish them safe travels as they headed off to danger. The entire aircraft applauded for a minute; on behalf of military vets here and there, I'd like to applaud that FA who really made the day of the several humble heroes on our flight.


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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:18 am



Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
wearing a Canali suit (runs about $1300+

Was he wearing it inside out? How else would you see the tag? Did he still have the price tag attached to it?

Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
non-profit lobby group lives such a life of luxury?

We can ask out good friends at the 700 club and the Vatican the same question...
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:31 pm



Quoting 777fan (Reply 25):
The entire aircraft applauded for a minute; on behalf of military vets here and there, I'd like to applaud that FA who really made the day of the several humble heroes on our flight.

From a non-vet - I too applaud that FA, and the current and former military members on that plane, and everywhere around the world. They're the reason I have the freedoms I have.
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:59 pm



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 27):
From a non-vet - I too applaud that FA, and the current and former military members on that plane, and everywhere around the world. They're the reason I have the freedoms I have.

 checkmark  Well-said, ORFflyer. Me too.

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 26):
We can ask out good friends at the 700 club and the Vatican the same question...

I have no problem with that. Do it!

Quoting 777fan (Reply 25):
Found an interesting (but somewhat dated - 2001) article from the Washington Times regarding JJJ's income and spending. It more or less confirms some of what was mentioned here but also raises some questions:

Good article. Unfortunately, some people will still choose to wear their blinders though and continue to insist that it's just another biased source since there is no substantive way to dispute the accuracy of the information presented.
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:33 pm



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 27):
They're the reason I have the freedoms I have.

I was holding back.. but .. what the heck! Can you list me a few of these "freedoms" please. Thanks
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:40 pm



Quoting Mt99 (Reply 29):
Can you list me a few of these "freedoms" please. Thanks

Here are a "few" of them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:23 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 30):
Here are a "few" of them:

LOL.. Thanks for the morning chuckle...

How many other countries have similar "freedoms"?
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:27 pm



Quoting Mt99 (Reply 31):
How many other countries have similar "freedoms"?

How many other countries have them specified in their constitution?
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:32 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 32):
How many other countries have them specified in their constitution?

I dunno. I asked first..

But anyway here is my intent with this discussion.

How much is being "paid" in terms of lives, military spending, ruined global image, ect. for these freedoms to have them specified in the constitution like you said.

I wanted to contrast it with other countries who may enjoy similar freedoms at a much lower price.
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:39 pm



Quoting Mt99 (Reply 33):
I wanted to contrast it with other countries who may enjoy similar freedoms at a much lower price.

Many (most) of those other countries enjoy their freedoms because of the price paid by Americans. But this entire line of discussion is off-topic.
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:42 pm

JJ is a focal point or a lightning rod.

Whether he flies first, coach or as baggage, so what?

Much of the criticism he receives is deserved.
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:45 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 34):
But this entire line of discussion is off-topic.

Yea. I agree.I apologize for derailing
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:34 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 30):
Quoting Mt99 (Reply 29):Can you list me a few of these "freedoms" please. Thanks
Here are a "few" of them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...ights

 checkmark  Thanks Queso.
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:00 pm



Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
I suppose that more than anything, I'm wondering how someone that leads a non-profit lobby group lives such a life of luxury? Let the discussion commence...

Being a poverty pimp ain't easy!

The "Reverend" $hakedown knows how to work the crowd.
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:06 pm

Boy this tread was much ado about nothing! Why does it matter where he was seating on the plane and what he was wearing? (Besides I doubt more than 10% actually pay for a full fare 1st class ticket anyways). Just because one might not like his politics, he still has the same opportunity the rest of us.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
N112OA simply stated how Rev. Jessie Jackson makes his money and how flying first class and wearing a $1300 suit isn't all that decadent for someone of his income and stature.

I believe that JJ is on the board of directors of some American corporations.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:22 pm



Quoting AirCop (Reply 39):
I believe that JJ is on the board of directors of some American corporations.

Yeah.

Source: http://www.nlpc.org/gip/cef-e/e-h.htm

JESSE JACKSON INC.

Organizations and revenue affiliated with Jesse Jackson:

PEOPLE UNITED TO SERVE HUMANITY (PUSH): Formed in 1971 with a stated purpose of fostering minority business development, it is a nonprofit corporation from which Mr. Jackson draws $120,000 a year, a spokesman said.

RAINBOW/PUSH COALITION: Mr. Jackson is president and chief executive officer of this for-profit group with nine offices nationwide. It was formed in 1996.

PUSH FOR EXCELLENCE: A motivational education program, is nonprofit.

PUSH FOUNDATION: This nonprofit group funds the social service activities of PUSH.

NATIONAL RAINBOW COALITION: This for-profit group is headquartered in Chicago.

KEEP HOPE ALIVE: A Washington-based political action committee.

CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION FUND: This nonprofit offshoot of the Rainbow Coalition declared $2 million in revenue in 1998 and $9 million in 1999. It researches voter registration issues and gave $30,000 in scholarships in 1997 and zero in 1998, according to tax returns.

CNN: Since 1992, Mr. Jackson has hosted "Both Sides with Jesse Jackson." Taping was halted in January at Mr. Jackson's request. CNN explained: "He asked to take some time out of the public eye. The show will be waiting for him
when he is ready to return." CNN would not say how much Mr. Jackson is paid or if he continues to draw his pay during the time off.

JACQUELINE INC.: This for-profit company was formed by his wife, Jacqueline, and headed by son Jonathan to collect public speaking fees. A spokesman said Mr. Jackson earned roughly $150,000 in such fees in 2000.
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:38 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 22):
Quoting D L X (Reply 20):
I think he's more relevant to these certain people than he is to the average Black person.

You can say that again.

Think for a minute about who he, more often than not, addresses himself and his comments to (not about).....

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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:15 pm



Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 41):
Think for a minute about who he, more often than not, addresses himself and his comments to (not about).....

How does that make him relevant to the average Black person? The average Black person doesn't care much about what he's up to these days.

You should think for a minute about how certain people (who are not Black) always chime in whenever the name Jesse Jackson is mentioned -- I strongly doubt that Jesse Jackson addressed them, nor were his comments directed at them. So, clearly, that is not the measure of "relevance."
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:15 pm

So what if he is extorting the CEOs? Aren't these CEOs doing their own extortion. And have they not being doing so form day 1. All a bunch of crooks. Let the best man win!
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:30 am



Quoting Mt99 (Reply 26):
Was he wearing it inside out? How else would you see the tag? Did he still have the price tag attached to it?

Since you so brazenly asked, I'll explain (it's pretty easy to follow if you've ever worn a suit before): he took his jacket off and laid it over his carryon. In doing so, the label sewn onto the inner pocket was visible and clearly read "C-A-N-A-L-I". I know how much they cost because I own one and regrettably paid close to retail for it. If you'd have taken the four seconds to Google the brand, you could've figured that out. Since you opted not to, I'll guide you do Bluefly.com which sells Canali and comparable clothing at discounted prices:

http://www.bluefly.com/pages/browse/...Ne=9&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2266457

Quoting Aerofan (Reply 43):
Aren't these CEOs doing their own extortion. And have they not being doing so form day 1. All a bunch of crooks. Let the best man win!

Nobody prevents you from buying stock (it's a novel concept, actually) and profitting along with them. JJ's organizations are privately owned and the "capital" they generate comes from donations, not sale of stock.


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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:57 am

Quoting 777fan (Thread starter):
FWIW, he was wearing a Canali suit (runs about $1300+)

Perhaps it was on sale at Marshall's. Who knows...


As for mugshots, they're almost a badge of honor to civil rights leaders.

Rosa Parks


Martin Luther King, Jr.


Oops, how did this get here?


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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:31 am

OMG! A black man sitting in First Class. What has the world come to?

Only in the non-av forum, is flying UA domestic first class and wearing a Canali suit considered a life of luxury!
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Cl

Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:12 am



Quoting AirCop (Reply 39):
I believe that JJ is on the board of directors of some American corporations.

Which begs the question why 777fan started this thread when he could have just taken the four seconds to Google the man's background, he could've figured that out.
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Quoting D L X (Reply 42):
How does that make him relevant to the average Black person? The average Black person doesn't care much about what he's up to these days.

You should think for a minute about how certain people (who are not Black) always chime in whenever the name Jesse Jackson is mentioned -- I strongly doubt that Jesse Jackson addressed them, nor were his comments directed at them. So, clearly, that is not the measure of "relevance."

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I hear more about Jessie Jackson here in the non-aviation forums at Airliners.net than anywhere else. It's as if some members here are infatuated with the man.

Quoting 777fan (Reply 44):
he took his jacket off and laid it over his carryon. In doing so, the label sewn onto the inner pocket was visible and clearly read "C-A-N-A-L-I".

Gee whiz dude, you sound like a stalker!  Wow!
Are you in love with him?
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Class

Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:09 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 47):
I hear more about Jessie Jackson here in the non-aviation forums at Airliners.net than anywhere else. It's as if some members here are infatuated with the man.

AFAIK, this is the first thread 777fan has ever started concerning Jesse Jackson, so I doubt there is any "infatuation".

He's a controversial public figure, just like any other...
Britney's At It Again... (by IFEMaster Jan 4 2008 in Non Aviation) Britney Loses Custody Of Her Kids (by AirTran737 Oct 1 2007 in Non Aviation) Britney Spears Caught Taking Drugs By Ex-Bodyguard (by Flynavy Sep 25 2007 in Non Aviation) Britney Spears Pulled Over Again (by RJdxer Aug 26 2007 in Non Aviation) Why Is Britney Speras So Popular? (by Faustino927 Aug 1 2007 in Non Aviation) Judge Blocks Release Of Britney Rehab Stories (by KaiGywer Mar 23 2007 in Non Aviation) Britney Spears Goes Bald! (by Jimyvr Feb 17 2007 in Non Aviation) Oops, Britney Spears Does It Again! (by 9V Nov 7 2006 in Non Aviation) Britney Spears Trapped In Fake Interview (by Alphafloor Sep 20 2006 in Non Aviation) Britney Spears Give 2nd Birth! (by Dc10s4ever Sep 13 2006 in Non Aviation) Britney Spears To Host Baby Safety Night (by Dc10s4ever Aug 4 2006 in Non Aviation)

Some people in the spotlight are just controversial and others discuss them, especially when they are getting rich under the guise of taking donations to help others...
Pat Robertson Backs Giuliani (by MaverickM11 Nov 7 2007 in Non Aviation) Pat Robertson's Picks For 2007 (by Santosdumont Jan 3 2007 in Non Aviation) Pat Robertson Says A Tsunami Will Hit US In 2006 (by DeltaGator May 18 2006 in Non Aviation) Good Ol' Pat Robertson's Back. (by LHMark Nov 11 2005 in Non Aviation) Pat Robertson Calls For Chavez Assassination (by OPNLguy Aug 23 2005 in Non Aviation) Pat Robertson At It Again (by Alpha 1 Oct 11 2003 in Non Aviation) Pat Robertson, At It AGain (by Alpha 1 Jul 15 2003 in Non Aviation) Pat Robertson Is A Moron.... (by Airplay Nov 27 2002 in Non Aviation) Pat "stud" Robertson Legpresses 2000 Lbs (by Jaysit May 24 2006 in Non Aviation)

And it appears (just judging by the number of threads with his name in the title) that he is less controversial than Pat Robertson, and no where near as controversial as Britney (I didn't even begin to show all the threads about her)....
Jesse Jackson And Al Sharpton (by D L X Jun 4 2007 in Non Aviation) Jesse Jackson - Owen Suspension "Much Too Severe" (by NWA742 Nov 13 2005 in Non Aviation) Jesse Jackson Arrested..yawn... (by EA CO AS Sep 1 2003 in Non Aviation) Jesse Jackson V The Masters (by KROC Mar 11 2003 in Non Aviation) Collin Powell Vs Jesse Jackson (by Climbout Mar 22 2001 in Non Aviation) Jesse Jackson Discloses Affair, Child. (by N312RC Jan 18 2001 in Non Aviation) Jesse Jackson Go Home! (by DeltaSFO Nov 19 2000 in Non Aviation)

As far as fairness goes and with reference to the title of one of the Pat Robertson threads, how long would a thread would last around here before 40 people SD'ed it if the title was "Jesse Jackson Is A Moron"?
 
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RE: 1/21/08: Jesse Jackson On UA 1236 ORD-BWI F Cl

Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:24 pm

Quoting 777fan (Reply 44):
Since you so brazenly asked, I'll explain (it's pretty easy to follow if you've ever worn a suit before): he took his jacket off and laid it over his carryon. In doing so, the label sewn onto the inner pocket was visible and clearly read "C-A-N-A-L-I".

Your description of the events is pretty good. Why would you think that wearing a suit before would have enhanced my understanding of the situation?

Quoting 777fan (Reply 44):
I know how much they cost because I own one and regrettably paid close to retail for it. I

Well good for you - and good for Mr. Canali. Is it true they make your ass look big?

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