Marian Wright Edelman just posted an inspiring article on Huffpo entitled, “How ChildrenTransformed America” about MLK and the ferocious courage of a huge group of children and youth freedom fighters from the early 60s who demonstrated in Birmingham, Alabama, faced down ruthless agents of segregation and won a very significant civil rights battle there. Read below the fold...
I know what Lincoln and MLK will be doing on Obama’s inauguration day.
Rolling over in their graves.
I’ll once again be fighting the urge to vomit.
Obama’s cynicism, hypocrisy and egotism really are insufferable. One bible isn’t enough for the “wonder boy” -- and he is a boy in all his arrested emotional development.
He has to have both Lincoln’s and MLK’s bibles?
Methinks thou art selling thyself too pathetically and shamelessly hard, Barack! Read below the fold...
QUOTE #1 -- US POLICE SHOOT TO KILL
Anne Sewell “Houston Cop Shoots and Kills Double-amputee in Wheelchair”
In an incident outside of a group home in Houston, a police officer shot and killed a wheelchair bound, double-amputee after the man threatened his partner. Unfortunately the object with which the man was threatening the officer's partner turned out to be a pen.
John Garcia is the owner of the home at 4309 Polk where Brian Claunch, a schizophrenic man in his 40's, has been living for the past 18 months with two other men. Garcia has reportedly operated the personal care home for the past eight years.Read below the fold...
The nation’s first Black President has taken us on the final descent into international barbarity with his drone offensive. It is a joy stick to Hell. Glen Ford
How can Obamacrats continue to ignore, minimize or even justify Obama’s ever escalating ILLEGITIMATE drone warfare?
Illegitimate war waging is the HIGHEST war crime. Read below the fold...
I've come to loathe MLK day.
Erased from our memory of the 1963 March on Washington is the fact that it was really called "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom"; something that our beloved Job Creators™ have successfully have thrown down the memory hole.
According to the Pentagon's lawyer, Martin Luther King Jr., if alive today, would view the US war on Afghanistan as both the act of a Good Samaritan and as necessary self-defense.
Jeh C. Johnson, the "Defense" Department's general counsel, said, on the one hand:
"I believe that if Dr. King were alive today, he would recognize that we live in a complicated world, and that our nation's military should not and cannot lay down its arms and leave the American people vulnerable to terrorist attack."
On the other hand, he also said this: Read below the fold...
I am not worthy. Why can't I write pure Zen like this?
Martin Luther King Jr. walked down the middle of hostile streets, through crowds spewing hatred at him, howling for his blood; he faced down police bayonets and the power of the state. Now our modern-day heroes can't bear to allow a few critical words within 700 feet of their pampered selves.
He's talking about this, of course:
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Happy Martin Luther King day, peeps! Share your favorite quotes and stories about Black America* here. I'll go first, and this one is for you OFB folks who think it's ok to have homophobes on stage:
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