Harlem Hate Church Pastor: We Might Buy The $42 Billion Bank That Holds Our Federal Tax Lien [VIDEO]

The Bank Of New York Mellon, which has $28 trillion in custodial assets and has a market value of $42 billion, is the holder for the federal tax lien against Harlem’s infamous hate church. Following yesterday’s bankruptcy court hearing, which was about the church’s unpaid utility bills, Pastor James David Manning took to YouTube to declare that he is consulting with “respectable lawyers, bankers, financial people, and real estate developers” about buying the Mellon Bank. As we all know, Manning has said some batshit crazy shit in the past, but this one might be the winner. Watch below.

  • Ernest Endevor

    A man with a plan.

  • Yeah, I’m buying Google today.

    • Oh yeah? Then I’m gonna buy Apple! It’s on like Diddy Kong!

      • Bad Tom

        If you folks do that, I’ll pick up IBM.
        Might as well corner the tech market.
        Anyone want Microsoft?…

        Didn’t think so

  • WNY
  • Brian G

    The delusions are strong with this asshat

  • bkmn

    Grifters don’t give up easily.

  • Tulle Christensen

    I want some of what he is on.

    • Oh’behr

      Though only if the end result is it is paying more money than the lottery.

      Where did he get $42 billion? /s seriously.

      Otherwise, he can keep his looniness, aloofness and being alone. He’s very crazy and that’s sign is worse than get off my lawn, dammit.

  • geoffalnutt

    Who does he think he is – Donald Trump?!

    • David Walker

      Drumpf has the best this, that, and everything. God’s own Rev. Preacher Guy Manning has โ€œrespectable lawyers, bankers, financial people, and real estate developers.โ€ Unsure which is sillier. At least this guy put me on to Starbucks’ Satanic Sodomite Semen Latte.

  • Gustav2

    He doesn’t have a prayer…

    • David Walker

      Oh, I don’t know. He has lots and lots of prayers, but he doesn’t seem to have his god’s ear. Good god.

  • Paula

    Does this guy even listen to the crap that is coming out of his own mouth?
    BTW, I am selling Southern New Mexico today. Anyone interested?

    • as long as it comes (hehe) with all the latinos.

      • Capritaur

        But can you handle all the Hatch green chile?

        • what kind of man would I be if i didn’t give it my best shot?

          • TuuxKabin

            go for it.

    • Can I have Roswell, please? I have a poster of the Roswell Daily Record from July of 1947 (always been an interest of mine).

      • MB

        Roswell is one of the armpits of New Mexico. Bunch of Rethugican assholes.

        • David F.

          They only hang out there so the aliens can anal probe them.

          • clay

            colonoscopies would serve them better.

          • David F.

            The aliens would need to perform a reverse cranial rectal inversion (get their heads out of their asses) procedure first, but in most cases the inversion is so bad that even the aliens lack the technology or the required level of raw power for the device that does that.

        • Paula

          I will have all Alien information, bodies, autopsy results, wreckage and aircraft sent to you, You may want to clean out the garage first or look into a storage unit.

      • Paula

        I will have all Alien information, bodies, autopsy results, wreckage and aircraft sent to you, You may want to clean out the garage first or look into a storage unit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Blake Jordan

      Syphilitic dementia is a cruel mistress…

      • Bad Tom

        Although it DID (reputedly) give us The Art of Fugue.

        • David in Tucson

          Hmmm. Never heard of J. S. Bach having syphilis. Franz Schubert, on the other hand, did.

          • Bach was a little early for syphilis. But it was common among 19th and early 20th century composers, notably Robert Schumann, Gaspare Spontini, Gaetano Donizetti, Mikhail Glinka, Bedrich Smetana, Hugo Wolf, Frederick Delius, Edward Macdowell, and Scott Joplin.

            Bach lived a relatively long life for his time.

          • Bad Tom

            The first outbreak of syphilis was recorded in Europe in 1495. That disease had a very different course from the disease we know today; but it soon mutated into a version similar to what we now know.

            J.S. Bach died in 1750, plenty of time for the bacteria to evolve.

            However, some believe Herod died of it, which would place it much, much earlier.

            In the 1970s, when I was reading about this, the J.S. Bach / syphilis connection was considered quite plausible. However, I can’t prove this with google, merely my recollection.

            It is known that Bach was treated with mercury, the then current (and for centuries after,) standard, and largely ineffective, treatment for syphilis.

          • I have never heard this before, not that my ignorance is any kind of proof. I am not a Baroque specialist and my knowledge of Bach is rather general. Syphilis was often treated with mercury (a treatment as awful as the disease. One of them was going to kill you either way.).

      • Lane

        Sadly, we’re seeing it more and more these days among folks of a certain age. T—p, BoJo, Palin/Putin (2016!). Seems like there was an untreated epidemic in the 1980’s.

    • MB

      Does that include Carlsbad Caverns ??? I’ll turn it into a faaabbbulous gay nightclub….Underground Cocks and Rocks.


      • Ha ha, that’s cute. Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where they had a club called “The League of Extra-Horny Gentlemen.” XD

      • clay

        yeah, right next to the military-grade high-level radioactive waste (pending).

      • Mark

        Imagine the acoustics in there for a 6 manual pipe with 400+ ranks!

        • MB

          16 ranks of State trumpets in the trompette-en-chamade division would send the stalactites crashing to the cavern floor. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

          • Mark

            But ti’d be magnificent!! Had that in the antiphonall organ – though only 8 ranks… still…….

      • Paula

        Yes! You can build that underground home that you have always wanted.

    • MB

      You CAN’T sell Hatch……that’s just wrong.


      • MBear

        did anyone else get aroused seeing that pic?

    • Todd20036

      I can understand one nutcase, but are his followers listening to the crap that spews from his mouth? They have to be as far gone as he is.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Followers? You mean the “Uh-huh, mm-hmm” lady who appears in his videos?

        • Bob Conti

          Don’t forget “That’s right Reverand” and “Amen.”

    • Reality.Bites

      I’ve told you already -the whole state or no deal

      • Paula

        That ups the price.

    • NMNative

      Southern NM is Trump territory, you’ll have to give it away.

      • Paula

        Las Cruces is not bad. Roswell, Carlsbad, Hobbs, yes.

        • NMNative

          You’re right Paula. The college helps. Go Aggies!
          Being close to the border makes it a little less xenophobic than it’s neighbors to the east as well.
          It’s more the eastern / southern part of the state that is so completely bonkers. They keep reelecting Pierce, which is proof enough!
          Besides, I was born in a very small town near Las Cruces, so it can’t be all bad; I still have friends and family in and around Anthony and Las Cruces. Thanks for the reminder that there’s still some sanity down south.
          Although they do have their share of crazies down there as well as our current, oh so republican, governor hails from the Las Cruces area. I doubt many miss her after she moved to Santa Fe.

    • Oh’behr

      Oh, dang it. I’m late to the game. Did it sell yet?

    • D. J.

      Any bids from Canada? If so, count me in. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Jerry

      Hey…I don’t think that’s yours to sell. As Pink Floyd would say…


  • Dick518

    What an absolute idiot… He can’t pay his bills, yet he wants to try and purchase a bank with a market value of $42 billion?!?!?!

    • clay

      can’t pay his bills?

      Pastor Manning owns a private school, apartments, a funeral home, a grocery store, and a dry-cleaning business.

      won’t pay his bills.

      • MB

        So THAT’s why they call it “dry-cleaning”

        • clay

          both the cleaning and the dry.


    • MT YVR

      I don’t remember getting on a plane… Oh. Wait. You meant… nevermind.

    • KCMC

      this pig eagerly flying your way

  • Capritaur

    I would wager to give birth to butt babies if he buys the bank, but then he would have to honor his pledge of vacating the premises his church is in.

    • David Walker

      I’d be happy if he just bought the farm.

  • Larry Larson

    He needs to hire The Donald to manage this… into the ground.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    If he wasn’t a religious leader, he would be sleeping next to a dumpster and people would think that the homeless guy was saying some really weird crap.

  • BartmanLA

    See this is the direct result of Ronnie Raygun abandoning all the funding for Mental Health programs. Quick someone get some thorazine for this poor unfortunate individual.

  • Moonbeam_Song

    I’m at the point with this guy where it’s no longer funny or shocking or frustrating, and now I just feel sad that someone, obviously with some kind of mental or emotional problem, is struggling so badly with reality.

    • Larry Larson

      Struggling? No, he seems quite comfy in his little personal all-in-his-head universe.

    • Mark

      He’s like a friggin fly in the kitchen….buzzing around…disturbing the peace.

  • crewman

    This guy is perfect for Trump’s team. He should head up Trumps ‘black people outreach’ effort.

    • clay

      Too bad Pastor Manning rescinded his endorsement of Trump. Maybe he’ll take-back the take-back, now.

  • Dan

    Wouldn’t it be easier if Jesus just cut you a check for your damned water bill?

    • Larry Larson

      The Lord only works in mysterious ways!

    • Let’s ask Judas. He’s got to be hanging around somewhere.

      • MB

        Thomas still isn’t convinced.

  • olandp

    Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just pay your bills?

    • Bad Tom

      By roughly a factor of 40,000.

      • David L. Caster

        I think that estimate is off by a few orders of magnitude.

        • Bad Tom

          $40,000,000,000 market cap for bank.
          ~$1,000,000 owed in water bills (select your own first digit)

          I stand by my estimate.

          • David L. Caster

            Healthy businesses don’t sell for their market capitalization value alone. They sell on the basis of their revenue, earnings and total equity, among other things.

            I am pretty sure we can agree on one thing: Manning will never be part of a deal to buy BNY Mellon.

          • Bad Tom

            Of course.

            How many leaves on a good size deciduous tree?

            That was the real first question on the first physics problem set my first day at MIT. Our prof wasn’t interested in the “right” answer (because there isn’t one,) he was interested in some kind of plausible estimate.

            One story he told us was of a doctoral candidate defending his cosmology thesis. One question from the panel was: “How large will the universe be, given your theory?”

            The candidate had never done this estimate. (!) He did it right then, on the whiteboard. His answer was two feet.

            He did not get his doctorate.

          • Everybody knows that it’s one meter. (The universe is metric)

          • Bad Tom

            See, that’s why they failed him.

          • Garth

            It’s 42. The answer is 42.

          • Bad Tom

            My real answer for 8.012, Question 1, Problem Set 1, actually turned in and graded as satisfactory: “About one million,” followed by a bunch of arithmetic, because Prof. Nichols required us to show our work.

            A few weeks later, Prof. Nichols returned our first major test. The highest grade was 20, the average was 17. Out of 100. He was not pleased.

          • David L. Caster

            Two feet? Poor guy. Where were his advisers in all of this? Ug.

          • Bad Tom

            Clearly not doing their job.

          • David L. Caster


  • Blake Mason

    Can buy a $42b bank… can’t pay his water bill.

  • TampaZeke

    This man is certifiably insane in the most literal sense of the term.

  • Uncle Mark

    Sounds like someone’s been hitting the semen-flavored Starbucks FWAPuccino they’ve been preaching about a little too much. (Get thee to a clinic; I think you’ve been drinking a bad batch.)

  • Jamie Brewer

    You have to hand to those with faith….

    • Snarkaholic

      I’m so glad they finally scraped/cleaned up all the splattered blood/body parts around that sign (from the people who jumped off the roof).
      Don’t bother looking in their pockets…they were already ransacked by the minister who convinced them that, if their faith was big enough, they could fly.

  • MB

    “Predetarrie” what a dumfukk.

    You think they’d let a convicted felon buy a bank ???? Hmmmmmmmmmm.

  • TampaZeke

    They can’t afford to pay their fucking water bill but white Jeezus is gonna give ’em $42 billion to buy the bank that holds their mortgage.

    Yeah, that’ll show us!

    I’m just surprised that they haven’t demanded a religious exemption from paying their mortgage.

  • Ninja0980

    The delusion is strong in this one.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    First off, he has to assume that the stockholders, officers and so on are ALL in agreement for the bank to be sold. Just because you say you CAN buy a bank, doesn’t make it a reality. Secondly, what if he buys the bank and no one stays on to run it? Thirdly, where are his investors? Hell, he can’t even get people to pay off his damn water bill.

  • PickyPecker
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Hmmm, what to do today?
    Pay my electric and water bills, – or buy Apple, Exxon and Google and take them private.

  • Shane Gowland

    If they pray really hard, I’m sure God will give them the lottery numbers necessary to raise that sort of cash. If they won the New York Mega Millions lottery every week, it would only take them 377 years before they could afford the bank. Have faith, people!

  • Patrick

    Own money to your lawyers mmmmm you in deep shit

  • William

    Sorry, I would contribute but I promised that 32 cents and a possible cat turd to Bri-Bri.

    • Bad Tom

      I can lend you my cats.
      They always make cat turds.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Mental illness is a very sad thing, but most mentally ill people don’t set out to hurt others. This man needs to be seen by a professional regarding his delusions. He’s dangerous.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Its long past time for an involuntary psych hold.

  • Robincho

    There’s only one melon in this story. It sits on Manning’s shoulders, and it’s gone mighty soft, yo…

  • Hank

    Normally I could not care less about such a POS, but does anyone have an idea as to this SOB’s worth?? I just want him to lose his “forum” and wind up on a street corner preaching!!!

    • clay

      One of the reasons he might be so opposed to gentrification is that he appears to be the area slumlord.

  • MB

    His official launch ????? Here’s your signal.


  • Rex

    Time for a mental health evaluation?

  • Butch

    And I might become Tsar of all the Russias.

    • Jay Silversmith

      I hear the tiaras are FABULOUS ! Oh wait….that’s the tsarinas that get those.

    • grada3784

      Putin beat you to that office.

  • David in Palm Springs

    So he’s trying to pocket a bunch of money from his saps, before they shut him down. How Christian of him.
    Perhaps he can do a fundraiser selling semen lattes? I hear they’re very popular in his circles.

  • canoebum

    At what point will the responsible officials intervene and place this man in a locked mental health facility? He is clearly a danger to himself and others and needs psychiatric supervision.

  • MB
  • TallBearNC

    He CANT raise 28B! Moron!

    • rabbit_ears

      I’d love to see the shareholders scurry away though.

  • Octavio

    Not only is this fuck wad all kinds of stupid, I bet his personal hygiene is horrendous. I can smell him all the way out here in Nevada.

  • Mark Neรฉ Fuzz

    So you can’t pay your bills but you can shell out $42B to buy a bank? With what, your good looks?

    • MB

      His captivating and irresistible charm. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Snarkaholic

        And his Rhodes Scholar-caliber education!

  • Javier Smith

    Are your feet wet and can you see pyramids??

  • Six Pins Delores

    I’m not sure about your conclusion Joe. Semen lattes were up there

  • JDS


  • Paige Turner

    I’m going to leave this here.

    I think it applies to Pastor Manning.

  • The Milkman

    Bless his heart.

  • MBear

    considering no one can seem to collect on this guy’s debts, he can buy anything he wants, apparently. Trying to collect on it will be mired in the courts for years. Well played…well played…

  • Raybob

    “Predatory foreclosure”

  • shellback

    โ€œ…respectable lawyers…”
    Dewey, Cheatham & Howe

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Don’t forget their west coast associates, Wee, Fukkem & Howe

  • MB

    CNN Livestream from JBA:


  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    So let me get this right, you don’t have the money to pay the taxes owed, but somehow, you have financial backing to buy a $42 Billion dollar company. Ok then, just making sure I had the, um, “facts” right.

    • MrSkippy

      When your batshit crazy isn’t batshity enough you have to dig deeper. That’s all that’s happening here.

  • Rex

    And you might make a coherent statement, neither is going to happen.

  • Sean


  • JT

    That’s a lot of semen latte, Pastor Closetcase.

    • OSG

      He better start whacking off now. Takes a lot of that seed-money to buy a bank.

  • rabbit_ears

    Interesting mixed up message. We can buy a bank and run it hallelujah praise dogs, and BTW we’re so poor we can’t stop foreclosure or send someone to Korea so send money. Sure thing BooBoo, please record your meeting with your “lawyers bankers, financial people real estate developers and others”. We really need the comedy these days.

  • Mark

    he be freaking crazy!!!

  • Since when did you trade in your suits for gold lame dresses and red prada shoes, queen?

  • Jerry Hinnant

    LOL! He can’t even pay his damn water bill! Someone needs to tell him this not monopoly.

  • MonochromeMouse

    once he’s told that is impossible im sure he’ll say something crazy like “the Mellon Bank uses semen to print their money so that women that use their bank will get pregnant with demon babies that will be born addicted to Starbucks’ semen lattes”

  • Traxley Launderette

    If anybody needs to get ahold of me today, contact Disney World. I just bought it. Hey, it’s Thursday and I’m bored.

  • JustSayin’

    This will be funny to watch…

  • James

    I mean, on one hand there some small amusement value in his antics. But on the other hand, what’s the point, really, of giving this mentally ill person any more of the attention he so desperately craves?

  • RainbowPhoenix

    How does he expect to do that when he couldn’t even make the payment on his own church?

  • Alex Polkovsky

    I have dozens of billions burning a hole in my pocket. I’ll just buy a bank out of spite, not pay a much smaller utility bill to keep the civic utility going, because, well, more entitlement spite.

    My head hurts.

  • Stubenville

  • Will

    Totally delusional.

  • I think someone needs a psych consult.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    This dude has been dipping in the “Holy water” a bit too much.

  • SammySeattle

    Sweetie, you couldn’t even buy Mediterranean Ave. at this point.

  • MT YVR

    So I’ve got a bill of like 500 dollars. I won’t pay it because… whatever. But it’s a hardship when I get pressed to pay it. HARDSHIP I tells ya. So instead I’m going to spend WAY more than that on legal fees. And when it doesn’t go my way I’m gonna promise to spend an order of money more that is literally ludicrous to buy out the company asking for the 500 dollars. Because… what again?

    (nb: I’m not saying his bill is 500 dollars, I don’t know what it is, so don’t quote me as saying that’s what the bill is… it’s a random number. lol)

  • Djurisk

  • Now now, it’s not nice to make fun of the obviously mentally ill.

  • StraightGrandmother

    This guy is a complete idiot.

  • TexasBoy

    Move along…nothing to see here…just another crackpot Christian in need of a mental asylum.

  • Daniel E. Duclo

    Will this be called the Water-Mellon bank…….since it is to pay their water bill?

    • Robert Conner

      That stung but in a good way.

  • Itsatarp

    Come on guys, you’re really being unfair with this one. There is no reason to not believe he met with bankers and lawyers about this. And there is no reason not to believe they laughed right in his stupid, fat face.

  • Robert Conner

    I just dispatched a fleet of armored cars with $42 billion taken from my personal account at the Bank of Jesus to help Pastor Manning set up his Water-Mellon bank.

  • glass

    Someone seems to be all hopped up on semen lattes. Maybe he should have taken his meds this month.

  • anne marie in philly

    where you gonna get the greenbacks, asshole? you can’t even pay your water bill!

  • Gianni

    So…….that’s what it’s like when someone has delusions of cosmic proportions. Would be terrific to see this get into court, he’s ready to sign on the dotted line to buy the Mellon Bank and the judge dismisses the whole business because there is the matter of an unpaid church water bill. And with that, immediately declares foreclosure on the church and puts the church up for sale to the highest bidder.