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The Naked Martial Artist: How Can Jesse Jr. Stay Out of Prison?

Chicago Daily Observer 25 February 2013 2 Comments

From the Washington Post

The prince was erecting the foundations of a power base, diving into countless local races by endorsing candidates, seeding the region with mayors and other local officials who would be loyal supporters. But he could be mercurial, former associates say. Jackson sometimes boasted that he was a reincarnated Greek chariot driver, Coconate said. “I really thought he had a problem with reality,” Coconate said. “He’d get in his own little world. He’d come out with outlandish things.” At one of Jackson’s hangouts — a Turkish bath — he’d prance naked, demonstrating martial arts moves, while the others stayed wrapped in towels, said Frank Avila Jr., a former supporter who is a Democratic operative.

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Jackson’s language could be shockingly inappropriate, especially for someone who grew up at the epicenter of the modern civil rights movement, former associates say. Coconate, who is of Italian heritage, recalls Jackson calling him “Scungilli Head,” a reference to an Italian seafood dish. Jackson called older African American lawmakers “plantation Negroes” and whites were “lemonheads,” according to Coconate and Avila. Frank Watkins, a spokesman for Jackson’s congressional office said, “I’ve never heard him say anything remotely like that. It sounds completely foreign to me.”

HT Carol Felsenthal

2 Comments »

  • Pat Hickey said:

    Set the Egg Timer, 2nd District!

    Let’s see – Morgan Murphy lost to Gus Savage. Gus Savage was not only an apologist for every goofball, tin-pot dictator on the planet, but more than a little milky in the filbert his own bad self.

    1. Gus Savage, Lost Renomination to Rhodes Schollar and Catholic School Girl Afficionado Mel Reynolds

    2. Mel Reynolds, Mel’s bandaged noggin told him to resign and pronto!

    3. Jesse Jackson, Jr. The Prince of the Rainbow Cone Coalition resigned after dissing Obama, stapling his tum-tum, hugging every dude at the DNC, tysting with a blond bar-fly, playing with Blago, buying elks heads and fedoras, running away form home, and taking Dad off of TV. . . well slowed him down some.

    Robin Kelly, or Ms Gus Reynolds Jackson, the timer is a-running!

  • Pat Hickey said:

    Set the Egg Timer, 2nd District!

    Let’s see – Morgan Murphy lost to Gus Savage. Gus Savage was not only an apologist for every goofball, tin-pot dictator on the planet, but more than a little milky in the filbert his own bad self.

    1. Gus Savage, Lost Renomination to Rhodes Scholar and Catholic School Girl Aficionado Mel Reynolds

    2. Mel Reynolds, Mel’s bandaged noggin told him to resign and pronto!

    3. Jesse Jackson, Jr. The Prince of the Rainbow Cone Coalition resigned after dissing Obama, stapling his tum-tum, hugging every dude at the DNC, tysting with a blond bar-fly, playing with Blago, buying elks heads and fedoras, running away form home, and taking Dad off of TV. . . well slowed him down some.

    Robin Kelly, or Ms Gus Reynolds Jackson, the timer is a-running!

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