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Glenn Beck's plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches
washington post ^ | Tuesday August 17, 2010 | DeNeen Brown

Posted on 08/17/2010 9:12:32 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

Social activists and civil rights leaders, among them the Rev. Al Sharpton, are planning marches and demonstrations -- including the unveiling of a nearly four-story-tall original sculpture on the Mall -- on Aug. 28 to coincide with a rally organized by Fox News personality Glenn Beck.

Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally, with former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin among the scheduled speakers, will take place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, 47 years to the day after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech there.

"There will be absolutely no politics involved," he said. "This rally will honor the troops, unite the American people under the principles of integrity and truth, and make a pledge to restore honor within ourselves and our country."

Civil rights leaders have denounced Beck's plans, questioning his motives for choosing the date and place, which they said are historically symbolic of the country's civil rights movement.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beck; bfd; elections; jagmo; mlk; palin; sarahpalin; sharpton

1 posted on 08/17/2010 9:12:35 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
"Civil rights leaders have denounced Beck's plans, questioning his motives for choosing the date and place, which they said are historically symbolic of the country's civil rights movement."

And these are the same libs questioning what all the fuss is about the ground zero mosque. What hypocrites!

2 posted on 08/17/2010 9:14:39 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Bigtigermike
Civil rights leaders Race pimps have denounced Beck's plans...

Fixed it.

3 posted on 08/17/2010 9:15:21 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Bigtigermike
So Americans celebrating another American and uniting behind truth and integrity is suspect but the 9-11 Mosque is about healing? Ha thank God for our enemies because they are being exposed all over the country.
4 posted on 08/17/2010 9:16:17 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Watch for acts of provocation (violence?) from the peace-loving progressives.


5 posted on 08/17/2010 9:17:01 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Beck is walking them into a trap again. His event is non political but all the marxists are gathering to provide him with material enough to last a lifetime.

http://www.rainbowpush.org/pages/rebuild_america_march_in_detroit

Jackson’s co conspiritors

•Rainbow PUSH Coalition
•UAW
•Detroit Urban League
•Metro Detroit AFL-CIO
•USW District 2
•Progressive Democrats of America
•AFSCME Council 25
•City Clerk Janice Winfrey
•Jobs with Justice
•Coalition of Black Trade Unionists-Detroit
•Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship and Education Project
•Moratorium Now!
•Michigan Emergency Committee Against the War
•WarIsACrime.org
•Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
•Rep. John Conyers
•SEIU
•AFT
•NAACP-Detroit
•US Labor Against the War
•Earth Day Network
•United for Peace and Justice
•Michigan State AFL-CIO
•Code Pink/Michigan
•Teamsters Local 299
•The United Communities of America
•Democrats.com
•Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
•11th Hour for Peace
•Rep. John Dingell
•Jim Hightower


6 posted on 08/17/2010 9:17:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Bigtigermike
Ground Zero is "historically symbolic" to America, too. I have not heard a peep from these folks on that issue.

Beck is not attacking the memory of MLK's speech; he is honoring those who give to the great country.

7 posted on 08/17/2010 9:17:21 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Bigtigermike

We live in Bizarro World, that’s all there is to it.


8 posted on 08/17/2010 9:18:05 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: Bigtigermike

Do they object to Restoring Honor, uniting the country or Honoring the Troops?

Or are they just hoping for a fight.

I guess all of the above...

PS - How the heck can they get a permit for this. As I understand it, the parks dept. is very careful not to allow counter protest rallies because of the potential of violence etc.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 9:21:18 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: cripplecreek
Beck is walking them into a trap again.

Right you are. How many US flags will be burned or walked upon is the only question. And count on La Raza to be there with Mexican flags unfurled. Great photo ops.

10 posted on 08/17/2010 9:21:29 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Bigtigermike
The date is irrelevant. That date isn't owned by anyone. This is America, and if Glenn Beck or anyone else wants to hold a rally on that day, especially one that provides a positive message as this one seems to be putting forth, then everyone else should shut their pieholes. If they don't like it, they don't have to attend or watch it.
11 posted on 08/17/2010 9:21:29 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Never trust a liberal.)
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To: 5thGenTexan

King’s neice, Alveda King will actually speaking at the rally in DC. Jesse Jackson is relegated to Detroit with union thugs, marxists, and klan pink.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 9:21:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Bigtigermike

That’s exactly why I’m not going. I think the race pimps and their thugs will try to start something or try to pin something on us. I don’t want any part of it.


13 posted on 08/17/2010 9:23:01 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: normy

Thank you, WaPo and all you self-styled “civil rights leaders” for making up my mind for me about going to DC on 8-28 for GB’s massive reaffirmation of America’s bedrock principles.

I ... WILL ... BE ... THERE !


14 posted on 08/17/2010 9:23:41 AM PDT by Walrus (My congressman is toast in 2010 --- how about yours?)
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To: Bigtigermike

August 28, 2010 | 11:00 am | Dunbar High School | 1301 New Jersey Avenue Northwest | Washington, DC

47 years ago, the March on Washington took place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington. 47 years later, Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network invites you to reclaim the dream. We’ve made progress but our struggle still continues. Please join us and register for the historic Reclaim the Dream Rally and March on Saturday, August 28th in Washington DC at Dunbar High School at 11 am. National Action Network will mobilize progressive leaders, clergy, activists and “Dream Keepers” for a mass rally. There are conservative groups and tea party members that are holding rallies the same day at the Lincoln Memorial and we want to show the world that THE DREAM LIVES ON.

Dunbar High School is 15 minutes away from the Lincoln Memorial.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 9:25:31 AM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: Darkwolf377

16 posted on 08/17/2010 9:25:44 AM PDT by chris37
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To: Bigtigermike

Rallying on the Mall on August 28 is for liberal black people only, Glenn, didn’t you get the memo?

I’m not the world’s biggest Beck fan, and can’t make it up there that day, but I hope he draws a MASSIVE crowd. That date and that place belong to everyone, Revund Jackson, not just those of you from the 1960s.

}:-)4


17 posted on 08/17/2010 9:25:44 AM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: Bigtigermike

We will be there. The Park Police and Metro Police are good at spotting trouble before it starts.


18 posted on 08/17/2010 9:25:58 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: DanielRedfoot

The Park Service grants permits for counter-demonstrations. Even ones in close quarters. There is plenty of security present.


19 posted on 08/17/2010 9:26:50 AM PDT by kristinn (Since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Bigtigermike

Christmas is coming. I imagine Fat Al Sharpton is needing to raise a little money.


20 posted on 08/17/2010 9:28:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: Bigtigermike

How can this NOT turn political. It may be a great gesture, I just don’t think you can keep politics out of it.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 9:30:51 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Bigtigermike

F.D. Washington, Pentecostal minister of the Washington Temple Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn personally ordained Sharpton a minister at age 9.

One idiot making another idiot.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 9:30:57 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sharpton is about as legitamite a reverand as obooba is an American.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 9:37:54 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: circlecity
"...the date and place, which they said are historically symbolic of the country's civil rights movement." "

Just like everything else in America, show me a date and place that the 'civil rights leaders' DON'T lay claim to.

What bothers them is that white people have not yet turned over ALL of their money and property to the "obama reparations society" for their consumption.

I hope Beck does not cancel, as it will show weakness, and aq crack on our armor is what the left seeks.

I also hope that the crowd will swell to such an enormus number that no one would dare start anything violent.

We need to send the message back, "Don't start nothin', and there won't be nothin'."
24 posted on 08/17/2010 9:39:58 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: luvbach1
Watch for acts of provocation (violence?) from the peace-loving progressives.

For those that go: Vet everyone in your party; bring camera's, Video recorders, sound recorders, use them; Loudly point out disruptors/trolls;

The Libs will DEFINATELY be agitating for a violent/hostile confrontation. Their friends in the MSM have an empty picture frame with a caption that reads "Tea Parties/Glenn Beck groups get violent". They are drooling over the prospect of filling the frame with pictures and video.

25 posted on 08/17/2010 9:41:35 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( Where is Hugh Series?)
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To: Darkwolf377

As Triv says,
“I’m living in a world I don’t understand!”


26 posted on 08/17/2010 9:41:40 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL. With that type of opposition the photos will do more to support the Honor Rally than any of Beck’s words ever could.


27 posted on 08/17/2010 9:44:34 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Civil rights leaders have denounced Beck’s plans, questioning his motives for choosing the date and place, which they said are historically symbolic of the country’s civil rights movement.”

Did these liberals copyright the date?


28 posted on 08/17/2010 9:46:43 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: Bigtigermike
All I can say is...

USA... USA... USA...


29 posted on 08/17/2010 9:49:34 AM PDT by orinoco
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Your thinking is exactly what liberals want. You’re not going because there may be trouble? Do you always allow liberals to dictate whether or not you’ll display public support for our cause?


30 posted on 08/17/2010 9:50:05 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: kristinn

Side Bar: Palin will be staying and speaking here in Hershey on the 27th at the Lodge.


31 posted on 08/17/2010 9:55:03 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Emam Obama......Rush said it today.)
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To: Darkwolf377
We live in Bizarro World, that’s all there is to it.

Another sign of the end times. Good will be considered evil, and evil will be considered good.
32 posted on 08/17/2010 10:01:53 AM PDT by crosshairs (Celebrate diversity. Own a variety of firearms.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Or, you know, he might’ve just picked the 28th of August because it’s a Saturday before school starts (in many parts of the country), and more people could come then?


33 posted on 08/17/2010 10:01:59 AM PDT by wizzardude
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

There is no freedom without courage. We have been the home of the free BECAUSE of the brave.


34 posted on 08/17/2010 10:02:26 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: cripplecreek

Beck has been planning this thing even before the 9/12 event. It was his brain child. If anything the left is walking into his event. My point is the left is getting relied up as the date gets closer. Not Beck’s fault. Nobody expected the left would be up in arms, but they should have. Glenn should not back down. Plus at this point it is too late. It is the right thing to do.


35 posted on 08/17/2010 10:27:14 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: cripplecreek

Ah misread the post. So then I agree. The left is walking into his trap.


36 posted on 08/17/2010 10:29:45 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: AGreatPer

Lucky you!


37 posted on 08/17/2010 10:31:23 AM PDT by kristinn (Since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Moose4
I hope he draws a MASSIVE crowd

Beck was comparing numbers to the Bambi inauguration. That event had 3000 buses registered, and about 1 million attendance. 8/28 so far has about 1000 buses registered, so if the numbers match up, that would be about 333,000 attendance. The MSM will report no more than 10,500.

38 posted on 08/17/2010 10:52:30 AM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Maybe Beck should hold the rally on April 4th in Memphis, instead.


39 posted on 08/17/2010 11:11:59 AM PDT by j-damn
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To: j-damn

Mark my words—there will be violence. People will be hurt—the DC police will do nothing but watch. I just feel it in my bones that something bad will happen. I hope I am wrong and I wish that Beck would cancel the event. Lets hope my prediction is all wet and all goes well.


40 posted on 08/17/2010 12:57:47 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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