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Former President Clinton set to arrive in Memphis 10/28 amid tight security
WMC - TV ^ | Oct. 27 2003

Posted on 10/27/2003 8:22:38 AM PST by mountaineer

Former President Bill Clinton and Memphis NAACP activist Maxine Smith will be honored with Freedom Awards by the National Civil Rights Museum.

Security is expected to be tight for the event tomorrow afternoon and evening in Memphis.

Museum Executive Director Beverly Robertson says the Memphis police TACT Unit will provide surveillance, working with the Secret Service and Clinton's security team.

Smith is the former executive director of the local NAACP. Her involvement in civil rights began in the 1950's when she was denied admission to Memphis State University because she is black.

Museum board member Greg Duckett says Smith and Clinton are people who didn't latch onto "the fad of the day" in serving the cause of civil rights. Duckett says both honorees identified issues of principal and held fast to promoting them.


TOPICS: Announcements; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: clinton; meganslaw; naacp
FREEP OPPORTUNITY, Memphis - you know what to do.

Secret Service and Clintons' security people? Are these two separate security entities funded by the taxpayers?

Here's a little more about this from gomemphis.com:

Maxine Smith was honored at a reception given by The Links Inc., Memphis Chapter, Friday night at The Plaza Club. Maxine, a member of the Memphis chapter, and former president Bill Clinton are the recipients of the 2003 Freedom Awards from the National Civil Rights Museum Tuesday night at The Peabody. link

1 posted on 10/27/2003 8:22:39 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
Since clinton loves 3rd world countries, he will love it in Memphis
2 posted on 10/27/2003 8:26:36 AM PST by sticker
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To: sticker
Is that where you live, sticker?
3 posted on 10/27/2003 8:29:25 AM PST by Howie
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Smith and Clinton are people who didn't latch onto "the fad of the day" in serving the cause of civil rights

Can anyone name one thing - one specific thing, not just "holding fast to principle" - Bill Clinton ever did to serve the cause of civil rights?

4 posted on 10/27/2003 8:30:56 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
Museum board member Greg Duckett says Smith and Clinton are people who didn't latch onto "the fad of the day" in serving the cause of civil right

Oh no, Bill Clinton is NEVER self serving, nope, never. What a prince of a guy. Why isn't he still our president? Better yet, why isn't he our KING!!!! /sarcasm>

5 posted on 10/27/2003 8:33:34 AM PST by ladyinred (Talk about a revolution, look at California!!! We dumped Davis!!!)
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To: mountaineer
Clinton is of less importance to the United States of America than a dung beetle.

If he needs "security", is is probably of the type found at a Federal maximum security prison.
6 posted on 10/27/2003 8:33:46 AM PST by RISU
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To: mountaineer
Security is expected to be tight for the event tomorrow afternoon and evening in Memphis.

Why? It's not like people will be busing in to meet the rapist. Sheesh!
Maybe because prophacy says the anti-Christ will be in great danger. It must be Clinton is well aware of his fate? LOL.

7 posted on 10/27/2003 8:33:53 AM PST by concerned about politics ( Maybe, could be, I think., what if, is it true?, I heard..............................)
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To: mountaineer
Can anyone name one thing - one specific thing, not just "holding fast to principle" - Bill Clinton ever did to serve the cause of civil rights?

He said he was black. He felt their pain (after the cocain wore off, anyway)

8 posted on 10/27/2003 8:35:43 AM PST by concerned about politics ( Maybe, could be, I think., what if, is it true?, I heard..............................)
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To: concerned about politics
According to CBS, Reagan is the anti-Christ.
9 posted on 10/27/2003 8:36:16 AM PST by anoldafvet (Democrats: Making the world safe for terrorists one lie at a time.)
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To: concerned about politics
He did something about all those black churches that were burnt to the ground in his youth. No, wait, there weren't any. Never mind.
10 posted on 10/27/2003 8:38:14 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
He lied about black churches being burned down when he was a child - many other whoppers told while campaigning ...oh yea, ? fathered Danny Williams...yep, he was the first Black President alright!
11 posted on 10/27/2003 8:38:58 AM PST by Froggie
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To: anoldafvet
According to CBS, Reagan is the anti-Christ.

That's because the Satanic demons on the left fear Reagans legacy. Demons always screech when they're being cast out.
CBS is in viewer dire straights. What they sow, so shall they reap. They're committing suicide.

So it is. Amen

12 posted on 10/27/2003 8:43:23 AM PST by concerned about politics ( Maybe, could be, I think., what if, is it true?, I heard..............................)
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To: mountaineer
I understand that the black hookers in Memphis are exceptional and much better than the ones doing business in New York City.
13 posted on 10/27/2003 8:47:07 AM PST by Tacis
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To: Tacis
"I understand that the black hookers in Memphis are exceptional and much better than the ones doing business in New York City."

Clinton: "Your money's on the dresser, chocolate..."
14 posted on 10/27/2003 8:59:48 AM PST by ISonnet
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To: ISonnet
Clinton: "Your money's on the dresser, chocolate..."

Clinton: "I consider this a donation, Chocolate. Better put some ice on that."

15 posted on 10/27/2003 9:03:08 AM PST by concerned about politics ( Maybe, could be, I think., what if, is it true?, I heard..............................)
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To: mountaineer
Former President Clinton set to arrive in Memphis 10/28 amid tight security

1) Mom's and Dads, Lock your daughters in.

2) Criminals, Sorry, he has no more ability to pardon

3) Homeland Security, Turn tape recoders on. Look for codewords of support to Terrorists.

4) Hillary, ready your bimbo alert team.

5) Democrats, run for cover, he can do the same he did for Grey Davis for you!

16 posted on 10/27/2003 9:11:11 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Howie
No, thank goodness I am up in Nashville. I just have to travel to down there.
17 posted on 10/27/2003 9:20:26 AM PST by sticker
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To: mountaineer
the Memphis police TACT Unit will provide surveillance, working with the Secret Service and Clinton's security team.

SO the skunk is finally going public after the California Recall that he ruined(lol) for 'RED' Davis. The DNC must be receiving many nasty and threatening letters regarding Billy Jeff and McAWFULiffe's behavior. I do not believe for a moment, that he has a separate security detail, other than the Secret Service. That IMO, is highly unlikely. Really no one thinks for a moment that Billy Jeff Blythe would spend one dollar on his own security, when it comes from the taxpayers pockets for life via the S.S.

18 posted on 10/27/2003 10:12:36 AM PST by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is a Smug, Holier - Than - Thou Socialist)
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To: All; kristinn; tgslTakoma; Angelwood
He may be in Memphis tomorrow, but tonight, x42 will be getting down with his own bad self at a trendy hip hop nightclub in D.C.:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Wesley Clark travels to Milwaukee today to deliver a major health-care policy speech, Dick Gephardt makes one tomorrow in Des Moines. Howard Dean's raising money in Chicago today, while John Edwards tears across Iowa. Wendell Ford goes on the radio in Kentucky to call Ernie Fletcher a vicious liar, while Dick Cheney goes to Mississippi to stump for Haley Barbour.

There's a lot going on in politics today. But honestly, it's difficult to focus on much else when we have Bill Clinton partying tonight with 20-something Democrats at Dream nightclub in Washington. In a trend we like to think Janet Reno started last year by throwing a fund-raiser at Level nightclub in South Beach, Clinton will appear tonight at a sold-out, DNC-sponsored money event at the four-story Dream -- one of Washington's hottest hip-hop nightclubs, or so we're told.

In fact, at the risk of revealing just how un-hip the Grind really is, we admit that our only exposure to Dream was a 2001 profile we read in the Washington Post, where we learned that Dream is a "four-floor luxury oasis of marble and mahogany in a dead zone of warehouses off New York Avenue." It's "a world of luxury that seems the quintessence of, say, New York, 1999," whatever that means. Although the DNC teased guests with the prospect of mingling with Beyonce and P. Diddy, they'll apparently have to settle for the likes of comedian Chris Tucker, Outkast, Genuwine and a few Washington Redskins.

The DNC says it's sold more than 2,000 tickets at $50 a pop to young Democrats, most of whom are first-time donors. The event, which runs from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. (on a Monday??) and is expected to raise more than $100,000, reflects Clinton's lasting appeal among party faithful. But the specter of the impeached president being surrounded by fawning youths was not lost on his tireless detractors. "You know why [Clinton's] coming," GOP consultant Craig Shirley quipped to the Washington Times. "To meet girls." rest of story

19 posted on 10/27/2003 10:18:48 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
. But the specter of the impeached president being surrounded by fawning youths was not lost on his tireless detractors. "You know why [Clinton's] coming," GOP consultant Craig Shirley quipped to the Washington Times. "To meet girls."

LOL. Is "The Hotest Nightclub" a cheap strip joint or a gay bar? LOL.

20 posted on 10/27/2003 10:28:40 AM PST by concerned about politics ( Maybe, could be, I think., what if, is it true?, I heard..............................)
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To: concerned about politics
Considering some NFL players are expected, I'd say the former.
21 posted on 10/27/2003 11:03:08 AM PST by mountaineer
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Hey, why isn't the Memphis NAACP giving me an award? I even lived in Tennessee for a couple of months one summer when I was a kid! Look, I even have a jersey from that team in Tennessee, whatever they're called.

22 posted on 10/27/2003 1:03:45 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: RISU
Well put.
23 posted on 10/27/2003 1:03:48 PM PST by doberville (Angels can fly when they take themselves lightly)
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To: Howie
I, unfortunately, do live here. I hope to escape this land of milk and honey someday.
24 posted on 10/27/2003 1:48:20 PM PST by NCC-1701 ((Good luck, happy hunting, and God-speed to the US military and our allies in this operation.))
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To: RISU
Clinton is of less importance to the United States of America than a dung beetle.

About the same as having Jesse Jackson guard the "White Folks" soup.

25 posted on 10/27/2003 2:02:42 PM PST by hgro
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To: NCC-1701
In my youth I used to party in Memphis and thought it was a neat town. I guess the criminal element has changed all that?

I worked on the towboats and usually caught the boat at Memphis or Saint Louis. I grew up about 70 miles West in Arkansas.

I wouldn't think it would be a place where Bill would want to be for long, though.
26 posted on 10/27/2003 2:57:01 PM PST by Howie
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To: mountaineer

27 posted on 10/27/2003 5:15:47 PM PST by SerpentDove (PATRIOTIC gift idea! www.neatophotos.com)
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To: All
Two leaders in the modern civil rights movement [oh, please!] will be honored for their work in Memphis. The National Civil Rights Museum will present the Freedom Awards Tuesday evening.

Former President Clinton and local NAACP leader Maxine Smith, winners of the Freedom Award from The National Civil Rights Museum, will speak at a public forum at the Temple of Deliverance Church. 5,000 are expected to attend the event.

The awards banquet will be held later in the evening where the awards will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Hotel.

Security is expected to be tight for the event. [Why do they keep harping on this?]

Museum Executive Director Beverly Robertson says the Memphis police TACT Unit will provide surveillance, working with the Secret Service and Clinton's security team. [Is it just me, or should the USSS tell "Clinton's security team," he's all yours, we're outta here?]

Smith is the former executive director of the local NAACP. Her involvement in civil rights began in the 1950's when she was denied admission to Memphis State University because she is black. Museum board member Greg Duckett says Smith and Clinton are people who didn't latch onto "the fad of the day" in serving the cause of civil rights.

Duckett says both honorees identified issues of principal and held fast to promoting them. [The only thing to which x42 held fast was ... well, never mind]

source

28 posted on 10/28/2003 11:25:56 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: ISonnet
"I understand that the black hookers in Memphis are exceptional and much better than the ones doing business in New York City."

Though not all female, by a long shot. Not that either of the Clintons were bothered by that, as while Arkansas governor, they'd drive over to Memphis from Little Rock to recruit *day laborers.*

29 posted on 10/28/2003 5:22:34 PM PST by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
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To: mountaineer
Can anyone name one thing - one specific thing, not just "holding fast to principle" - Bill Clinton ever did to serve the cause of civil rights?

He was certainly just as fair and evenhanded in his treatment of blacks as with anyone else; he backstabbed them and betrayed them at every opportunity he had to do so, just as he did everyone else who ever misplaced their trust in him. In that sense, at least, he can accurately be described as having treated blacks and whites identically, without favour.

-archy-/-

30 posted on 10/28/2003 5:25:30 PM PST by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
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To: concerned about politics
There was the allegation that BJ also has a black son out there somewhere. That allegation never seemed to get media coverage and there was a mysterious reference to DNA evidence to the contrary. Where did they get the Felon's sample--the Blue Dress? Is there anything new about this allegation?
31 posted on 10/28/2003 5:34:16 PM PST by Paulus Invictus (RATS are traitors!)
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To: mountaineer
My sincere condolences to the citizens of Memphis. And please remember, folks... If DIRTPOTUS has touched anything which you may not wish to immediately dispose of - please clean it with the strongest disinfectant available. Do not touch anything without following universal precaution measures.

And please, please, please... keep your daughters, girlfriends, wives, and mothers inside until the danger passes.

Again, my condolences to the good people of Memphis.

32 posted on 10/28/2003 6:44:59 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's WORKERS WORLD PARTY!)
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To: concerned about politics
Clinton would probably charge the Hookers.
33 posted on 10/28/2003 8:00:59 PM PST by freekitty
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To: freekitty
Atleast his wife would; then write it off of their income tax.
34 posted on 10/28/2003 8:02:04 PM PST by freekitty
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