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Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes

Updated Jun 25, 2013 - 11:49 am

Why I don't like Al Sharpton

Dignitaries at the front of the Freedom Walk include, left to right, Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit Branch of the NAACP; Martin Luther King, III; Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network, Roslyn Brock, chairman of the NAACP; Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; and Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow Push Coalition Saturday, June 22, 2013 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, John T. Greilick)

I don't need more reasons to dislike Al Sharpton, but I got another one anyway.

In response to the Supreme Court's decision Tuesday morning that requires Congress to apply modern standards to an ancient issue, Mr. Sharpton rang the race bell and warned that we were headed back to a time when blacks couldn't vote. That's right, DESPITE the fact that minorities voted in record numbers in the past few elections, despite the fact we have an African American president and despite the fact that African-American's are currently in elected office in ALL of the states affected by this, the "White Devil" is coming to take away your right to vote.

And in case anyone was unclear at exactly what Mr. Sharpton was angling at, he invoked Dr. Martin Luther King's name and made the fantastic conclusion that by asking Congress to write a provision of the Voting Rights Act that takes into account 40-plus years of racial progress, the Supreme Court has "cancelled the Dream".

Give me a break.

I get it that America will never be a place worth celebrating to Mr. Sharpton, but thankfully the Supreme Court can rise above the pandering and race-baiting that exists in Congress and apply some logic to this law.

As usual, a good rule of thumb is that if Al Sharpton is opposed to something, I'm enthusiastically in support of it. And vice versa. Worked pretty well so far.

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About the Author

I may not be a native, but I've been in Arizona long enough to forget what it's like back East. I moved to Tucson in the 5th grade where I graduated high school and attended the UofA. The radio bug hit me early and I was a DJ at the age of 17 in Tucson. Besides being on-air at times, my main career focus has been the behind-the-scenes programming of radio stations. I have an extensive background in music radio, in addition to working at and/or running some of the biggest and most influential radio stations in America. My radio career took me to Los Angeles, San Diego and then back to Phoenix. The chance to be back on-air, and to do it at 92.3 KTAR, was too good to pass upů so here we are! Weekends are usually reserved for racing as I own and drive my own dirt track Sprint Car all over the country. I am unmarried (never have been), childless (that I'm aware of) and don't even have any pets at this point. I do own 1 plant but the fact it has survived this long without watering leads me to believe it may be plastic. I love what I do and enjoy hosting a talk radio show for people who don't like "talk radio".


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