Monday, February 7, 2011

Al Sharpton gets a Whitey

Waaaay back in January 2009, I began taking nominations for something called "The Whitey Award".  Whited Sepulchre = Whitewashing a stain = Whitey Award, etc etc etc....(You either get the joke or you don't.) 

The Whitey Award goes to those who have done the most to prevent government waste.  And the best way to keep governments from wasting your money?  Don't pay taxes. 

Well, everybody with good sense does that to some degree.  But not all of us clamor for more and more government spending.  That's what'll get you a Whitey.  Hit the post label down below to see all the other nominees.  Heck, back when Obama was trying to fill his Cabinet with Democrats who had paid their taxes, it felt like the Special Olympics around here.  We used a 10-year-supply of trophies in six months ! 

Here's the latest nominee.  I know it's only February, but this character is so blatant that we might have to retire the trophy for 2011.  Is there any point in holding the competition for the remainder of the year? 
Here's The New York Post:

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has vowed to clean up his fiscal house, has a new tax lien to pay.
Sharpton owes $359,973 to the IRS for 2009 personal income tax, according to documents on file with the city.
Public records show he owes a total of $3.7 million in city, state and federal taxes, including penalties, dating to 2002. But Sharpton's spokeswoman, Rachel Noerdlinger, said that he had paid back "well over seven figures" as part of agreements with the state and IRS and that the liens remained on the books as "a matter of bureaucracy."

Of course it's a matter of bureaucracy !  When you lobby for more and more spending, you're going to get bureaucracy.  Bureaucracy that could screw up a brass donkey.   

Sharpton made $250,000 as head of the nonprofit National Action Network in 2009, a year that ended with the group owing $1.1 million in taxes and having just $36,397 cash on hand.
The organization also pays for first-class or charter travel for Sharpton and other NAN staff, according to its 2009 tax return. Noerdlinger declined to say for whom.


Congratulations, Reverend Al ! 

Because of your constant lobbying and yammering for every spending program that comes down the pike, programs that you try to avoid paying for, you have accomplished something that no other human could. 

In your case, to be nominated is to win.  Yeah.  In February.  You've won the 2011 Whitey Award. 

Unless Obama, Pelosi, Reid or Paul Krugman gets caught trying to keep their own money for themselves, the 2011 trophy is retired. 

4 comments:

Nixon said...

Another "man of god" who's getting away with it because people are too afraid of religion (especially "oppressed religion") to call him on it.
"Those people love their pastors; the Black church has done so much for the Black community."
Preaching-for when pimping gets just too damn dangerous.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Nixon,
Agreed. And does anyone know where Rev. Al's church is located?

Say hello to Agnew for me.

Nixon said...

Somewhere in NYC, I believe.

Nick Rowe said...

When I read the headline, I thought he had killed someone.

:)