Using a Phone While Black

Executive Summary:

– This is the 6th in the Soon to be Award Winning Series of “XXXX” While Black in America”. Previous editions documented “Baby Sitting While Black”, “Black and Living in a Luxury Condo”, “Gardening While Black”, “Cashing a Check While Black”, and “Wrestling While Black”

– In this edition, “Using a Phone While Black” describes another head-shaking confrontation.

Thanks to Sarkes Corner Special Correspondent David Shep Schepers as he digs deeper into the increasing incidents of Being Black in America. Is it a coincidence that these cases of Being Black in America have exponentially increased since the Election of the Orange Grand Wizard?

Sarkes, a renowned Statistician, can make an inference with only one data point. Black Americans being harassed for doing daily mundane tasks has produced 6 data points, 6, in short order! It’s clear to Sarkes that the data indicates that latent racists have been empowered to crawl out from under their rocks and act on their true beliefs.

White Supremacists are crawling out from under their rocks and practicing blatant racism

Now don’t misunderstand Sarkes. Sarkes does not blame the Orange Ameba for this rash of racial incidents. After the Golden Fuhrer called African countries “Shitholes”, the Orange MLK told reporters: “I am not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed”.

Trump is not a Racist, Blacks love Him

Since the Golden Pinocchio does not lie to the American public, Sarkes can only conclude that White Supremacists have misunderstood the Orange Commander in Tweets as license to discriminate against people of color. After all, many White Supremacists are uneducated, underemployed, rural White Folk, and are not too bright.

But back on point.

A black guest at an Oregon hotel, Jermaine Massey, was a victim of racial profiling after the police were called as he made a phone call in the hotel lobby. He ultimately was forced to give up his room and leave the hotel.

Black Man Jermaine Massey, making a call while Black

Jermaine Massey was in Portland to see Black Rapper Travis Scott perform when, after the concert, he got a call from his mother on the East Coast. Because of the late hour of her call, he said that he suspected that it may be an emergency so he found a remote area in the DoubleTree Hotel’s lobby and answered the call.

Black Rapper Travis Scott

While taking the call, a White Security Guard, identified only as “Earl,” approached Black Man Massey and told him that he is no longer welcome at the hotel and that police have been called.

DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, the scene of the crime

Black Man Massey stated: “I needed some privacy, I had a family emergency going on and this gentleman decided to come over here and harass me and ask me where I was staying,” Massey showed the hotel manager, identified as Luis, his hotel room key.

When Black Man Massey questioned the security guard about why he was confronted about being in the lobby and while other guests weren’t similarly questioned, the White Security Guard told him that it was because he was loitering.

The Portland Police confirmed that officers responded to a call about a trespasser at the hotel that Black Man Massey was asked to gather his personal items from his room and leave.

In the spirt of all P-Grabblers who are caught Red Handed, White Man Paul Peralta, the general manager of the Portland Doubletree, said in a statement that “we sincerely apologize to Mr. Massey for his treatment this past weekend, and deeply regret the experience he endured,” adding, “It was unacceptable and contrary to our values, beliefs and how we seek to treat all people who visit our hotel.”

The hotel employees involved in the encounter were placed on leave during the investigation. Later, both racist employees were terminated.

It appears that if you are in the Lobby of the Doubletree Hotel in Portland and are White, you are OK. If you are Black, you must be loitering.

Blacks in Hotel Lobby must be Loitering

Cashing a Check While Black

Executive Summary:

– This is the 4th in the Soon to be Award Winning Series of “XXXX” While Black in America”. Previous editions documented “Baby Sitting While Black”, “Black and Living in a Luxury Condo” and “Gardening While Black”.

– The Police apprehended a Black Man for attempting to cash a large payroll check.

Thanks to Sarkes Corner Contributor David Schepers (Shep) for another installation in the Sarkes Corner Series “XXXX” While Black in America.

A bank has apologized after a White Clerk called police on a Black Man trying to cash his paycheck. Paul McCowns visited Huntington Bank at the Giant Eagle supermarket in Brooklyn, Ohio, with the intent of cashing a payroll check. Instead, he was apprehended by the Police.

A Black Man with a Large Payroll Check, Paul McCowns

Black Man McCowns, an electric company worker, wanted to cash his first check from a new job which totaled $1,082. The White Staff at the Bank asked Black Man McCowns to provide two forms of ID. He also gave his fingerprint, as is policy for individuals who aren’t Huntington account holders.

The Huntington Bank in the Giant Eagle Grocery Store, they must not see many Blacks with large paychecks

But despite following protocols, the White Staff at the bank questioned the transaction, not believing that the Black Man McCowns could have such a large payroll check. They then repeatedly tried to call his boss at the Electric Company to ask whether the check was fraudulent.

When his employer didn’t pick up the phone, the White Staff told Black Man McCowns he couldn’t cash the check at the branch, and he left. Unknown to Black Man McCowns, a White Bank Staff employee had called the police.
In the 911 call, the White Teller told the 911 operator that Black Man McCowns was trying to cash a “fraudulent check”.

As Black McCowns left the bank, he was stopped by police, who handcuffed him and detained him in the back of their car. A few minutes later, police were able to get in contact with Black Man McCowns’s employer, who confirmed his identity and how much he was due to be paid.

In a statement, Huntington Bank Management said: “We sincerely apologize to Mr. McCowns for this extremely unfortunate event. We accept responsibility for contacting the police as well as our own interactions with Mr. McCowns.

Sarkes provides analysis:

– Unlike all of the Old White Men P-Grabbers who claim that they are innocent, Huntington Bank immediately expressed remorse for the racial profiling of their employees. That is a good thing.

With the Orange ATM having created MILLIONS of great paying jobs, AND, Black unemployment the lowest it has ever been in History, the White Tellers at Huntington Bank should have realized that it is now possible for a Black Man to have a large payroll check.

White People….The Master Race?

Executive Summary:

– A Kansas County Commissioner declares that Whites are the Master Race

– Hmmmmm, Huh, uh, what, are you kidding me, is this 2018 or 1818?

Black Woman, Triveece Penelton, was making a road development presentation during the November 13 meeting of the Leavenworth County Commission. White Man, Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp, was not happy with the options being presented by Black Woman Penelton.

Black Woman, Triveece Penelton

White Einstein Klemp said: “I don’t want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the Master Race. You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race. Don’t you forget that.”

White Man Louis Klemp is a member of the Master Race

Ironically, Bigot Klemp also has a gap in his teeth, so Sarkes doesn’t know how gaps in teeth fit into his rant about White People being the Master Race. Hmmmm, Huh, uh, what, are you kidding me!

Bigot Klemp has a history of putting his Racist RIGHT Foot in his mouth. At another Leavenworth County Commission meeting, White Nationalist Klemp pontificated on how much he admired Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a favorite of Whites, the Master Race

On the surface, it does not appear that other White Kansas Politicians share the White Nationalist views of Bigot Klemp. At least they are distancing themselves from Bigot Klemp. Fellow White Leavenworth County Commissioners, Robert Holland and Doug Smith, have called for Klemp to resign as has Kansas Gov Jeff Colyer.

Sarkes, a Truth Machine, will provide the Harsh Truth here. In America, we have ALWAYS had White Racists, KKKs, White Nationalists, Alt Right, any number of groups of White People who believe that White People are superior to Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Armenians, and other People of Color.

The Harsh Truth – The Orange Imperial Wizard has empowered these White Nationalists to come out from under their Rocks and openly spew their racial hatred.

White Nationalists have been empowered by the Orange Imperial Wizard and are coming out from under their rocks

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

Executive Summary:

Sarkes investigates who originated the phrase: Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

– Is Ted Turner’s, Ted’s Montana Grill, guilty of plagiarism?

Recently, Sarkes and Chris went to Ted Turner’s, Ted’s Montana Grill, in the Coconut Mall in Bonita Springs, for dinner. Ted’s Montana Grill offers a broad menu featuring Bison and other healthy offerings. Ted’s Montana Grill is a chain with restaurants in 15 states.

Ted Turners, Ted’s Montana Grill, Coconut Mall, Bonita Springs, FL

Chris ordered her standard Diet Coke and Sarkes ordered an Unsweet Ice Tea. When the server returned with the drinks, he placed a coaster which immediately caused Sarkes to ruminate. The coaster was printed with: “Do Something, Lead, Follow, Or Get Out Of The Way”.

Drink Coaster at Ted Turners, Ted’s Montana Grill

You see, over the years at Boeing, the Premier Aerospace company in the World, Sarkes and his 160,000 co-workers were exposed to dozens of catchy Slogans such as: Quality First, Forever New Frontiers, The Customer is Always Right, If it’s not Boeing, I’m not Going, A company of Leaders, and, of course, Lead, Follow, or Get out of the Way.

Boeing is the Premier Aerospace Company in the World

So you can imagine Sarkeses angst when he saw the Ted’s Montana Grill Coaster, how could they be using the Slogan; Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way? Had they plagiarized this slogan from Big Blue (Boeing)?

Sarkes pushed the alarm and it was all hands on deck for the Sarkes Corner Staff. What is the origin of the phrase Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way?

It seems that the phrase “lead, follow or get out of the way” has been used by many famous people such as Thomas Paine, General George S. Patton, Lee Iacocca and Mitt Romney.

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way is widely attributed to Founding Father Thomas Paine, an American political activist, philosopher, theorist and revolutionary. A Sarkes Corner Staff search of his works revealed that the quote doesn’t appear in any of them.

US Founding Father Thomas Paine

World War II US General George Patton said: ”Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” At the time, people believed that this famous quote originated with the great General.

General George Patton, one Tough Hombre, a Man’s Man

Former Chrysler executive Lee Iacocca, who saved the Corporation from bankruptcy, was the face of Chrysler in their advertising campaign. In these adds, Chairman Iacocca utters the phrase: “In the car business, you lead, follow, or get out of the way.”

Lee Iacocca, Savior of Chrysler, Great Italian

A 1981 Biography of Ted Turner was titled: The Story of Ted Turner: Lead, Follow, or Get Out Of the Way. Apparently, Ted embraced the slogan and it eventually ended up on Coasters in his Bison restaurants.

Ted Turners Bio: Lead, Follow, or get out of the Way, on sale on Amazon

After his win in the 2012 Republican Primary in Florida, Mitt Romney quoted and gave credit to Thomas Paine when he said; Lead, Follow, or Get Out Of the Way. Apparently, the American electorate decided to “Get Out Of the Way” as Romney was defeated by Barrack Obama. As it turns out, if Donald Trump had proven earlier that Barrack Obama was born in Kenya, Mitt Romney would have been our 44th President.

Mitt Romney lost to Obama, he got out of the Way

There you have it, there is no conclusive evidence on the origin of the phrase, Lead, Follow, or Get Out Of the Way. For sure, Ted’s Montana’s Grill Coasters would lead an unsuspecting customers to believe that Ted Turner was the originator.

One thing is for sure, Ted Turner was not the Originator. Sarkes will be contacting Ted Turner’s Montana’s Grill Lawyers requesting a cease and desist order to stop using the plagiaristic Coasters. Sarkes is NOT asking the public to boycott Ted’s Montana Grill, that is too extreme at this point. The last time Sarkes boycotted a restaurant, Paula Deen’s Lady & Sons Restaurant, in Savannah, GA, they almost went bankrupt. Never underestimate the power of a Sarkes boycott.

No lines at Paula Deen’s failed restaurant in Savannah, GA

Finally, in a future edition of Sarkes Corner, Sarkes will analyze another great Boeing expression; Don’t be a JAFO (Just Another F – – king Observer).