America’s favorite race pimp, Al Sharpton, is at it again. After the sleazy reverend helped to incite unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the grand-jury decision not to indict former Ferguson police office Darren Wilson, it was revealed that Sharpton, who also serves as an advisor to President Barack Obama, owes $4.5 million in federal and state tax liens. This was reported in the liberal-leaning New York Times. Sharpton, of course, called the story “misleading and totally out of context.” Oh, sure, Al. Much has been said about why Obama would count this charlatan among his advisers. We find it hysterical that Obama actually met with the good reverend back in 2012 to have him tout the president’s efforts in raising taxes on “the rich.” In fact, shortly after that White House meeting, ol’ Al preached the tax-hike rhetoric on his MSNBC talk show. Yes, he actually has a TV show; other than his immediate family members, we can’t imagine anyone would be watching. We should note that despite his tax troubles, Sharpton rakes in a reported $250,000 a year from his non-profit organization, National Action Network, which, by the way, did not file timely tax returns, and used payroll taxes – money collected from employees – to pay operating expenses. We actually aren’t surprised at all by the president’s association with Sharpton. After all, Obama, in our opinion, is the most divisive president in American history, and with past friends such as Bill Ayers, the co-founder of the Weather Underground, an organization known for bombing public buildings in the 1960s and 1970s, Sharpton is just another in a long line of questionable characters to associate with Obama through the years.
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Even though Carmel High School came up short in its quest to capture yet another state football championship on Nov. 28, the team’s 2014 accomplishments are noteworthy. We offer congratulations to Coach Kevin Wright, his staff, players and associated parents on a job well done. And remember, there is no disgrace in second place.