Jesse Jackson Jr. is out of office now, content to take money from the taxpayers for not doing work that he wasn’t doing before, but at least now he doesn’t have to answer for it. Of course, that’s not to say that lots of things didn’t happen while Jesse Jackson Jr. was in office – things that seem more relevant now that the majority of people fighting over his seat are coming conveniently pre-indicted. I mean, the man did naked karate at a bathhouse.
One of the more enjoyable aspects of Jackson’s tenure coming to light now is the extracurricular activities of his staff. It seems, while Jesse Jackson Jr. was engaging in “citizen outreach” in person, his staffer, Jeffrey Mingo, in Jackson’s employ for well over a decade, was engaging in more of an “online outreach” program. As in, he was spending quality time reviewing pornography on Amazon.
Jeffery Mingo, an aide in the congressional district’s Homewood, Ill. office since 2000 (and even after Jackson left), describes himself as an “ethnic studies scholar” and student of such subjects as gay studies and critical race theory on his Amazon.com profile. Mingo’s profile interspersed reviews of multiple pornographic titles with children’s toys and cartoons. Here are Mingo’s words on “Black Tranny Whackers 06″ from Nov. 17:
“I want to see men get busy with trannies. I want to see men be passive with trannies. For those who like interracial action, a white typical male-black tranny combo would really show how opposites can attract. However, this is just black trannies mastering their domains. Black trannies need love too!…this monkey-spanking stuff is just too boring and uninteresting to be bothered with. Yuck! And Yawn!”
His review appeared one day after a much more glowing review of a DVD of “The Smurfs”. Mingo did not have much better things to say about “Frat Boys on the Loose 08″ on Oct. 18, in part because the movie featured “Ken doll types” and “I like men who are fat or have chest hair.”
However, his Halloween review of “Forced Bi Cuckolds 05″ was more favorable: “Here, all the men either give or receive male pleasure. … You don’t have to be a both-ways man to enjoy this novel and exciting new genre. I highly recommend it.”
Apparently, by “ethnic studies,” Mingo actually meant “studying them having sex in great detail on video.” Which is fair. That kind of post-graduate work is hard to come by and, judging by the response, quite necessary. Mingo is doing his community a service by giving them excellent, comprehensive editorial studies of the mating habits of a number of different types of subcultures.
Sadly, after finding out that people knew he was spending time reviewing smutty movies, he removed his masterworks from his Amazon profile. Fortunately for the American educational system, however, Mingo did not restrict his Amazon-based research endeavors only to the adult film industry. Judging by Mingo’s extensive profile, which includes some 1,600 reviews, Mingo is also a studied cultural anthropologist with a distinct interest in such varied subjects as: how the masculine Pocahontas action figures counteract the effects of Manifest Destiny, the accuracy of a Smurfs episode based on Poe’s Mask of the Red Death, episodes of the A&E hit Intervention, encouraging people to purchase Tinky-Winky in defiance of a 1990s Jerry Falwell agenda item, and the varied and dramatic lives of little people.
I’m pretty sure that this just screams, “classy operation.” Because it definitely does to me.
In the end, it really doesn’t matter what he did with his time, since he worked for Jesse Jackson, Jr., which means he probably had a lot of free time since his boss didn’t show up for work for months. What matters is how awesomely and hilariously serious this guy was about his porn. I mean, can you imagine a conversation with this dude? About like, Doritos? It would be crazy.