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Glenn Beck's plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches
washington post ^ | 08/17/10 | staff writer

Posted on 08/17/2010 12:14:52 PM PDT by maine yankee

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said that his organization and 200 other groups are planning a rally on Oct. 2 in the District "to pull America back together and put America back to work. . . . On that day we will reflect Dr. King's true legacy and his determination to eliminate poverty, racism and hatred in all forms." Other organizations are staging "counter-events" on the Mall Aug. 28, including a grass-roots network of artists, community organizers and social activists calling themselves "Celebrate the Dream," which last Thursday secured a permit from the National Park Service to unveil an original sculpture on the Mall that day. The People's Memorial to King, which organizers say will be 77 feet wide and 37 feet tall, is being designed by Michael Murphy, a 35-year-old sculptor and assistant professor of art at Georgia College and State University.

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According to a person answering the phone and nps,Mall, this group is unknown to them. Anybody have any sources to find out info.
1 posted on 08/17/2010 12:14:57 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: maine yankee

Will Greta now call on them to move their rally also..


2 posted on 08/17/2010 12:16:00 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: maine yankee

Greta should stick to interviewing Gov. Brewer.

Her work on bringing attention to the illegal alien fight has been great.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 12:17:49 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: maine yankee
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said that his organization and 200 other groups are planning a rally on Oct. 2 in the District "to pull America back together and put America back to work.

Doing what? Cleaning up the mess?

4 posted on 08/17/2010 12:18:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL.

he just Jealous.


5 posted on 08/17/2010 12:18:45 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: maine yankee

Other organizations are staging “counter-events” on the Mall Aug. 28, including a grass-roots network of artists, community organizers and social activists calling themselves “Celebrate the Dream,”

I look forward to seeing all 8 or 9 of them in the see of conservatives.


6 posted on 08/17/2010 12:18:48 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: maine yankee
So they're marching against Glenn Beck and not for MLK?

A great American once said, "Can't we all just get along?"

7 posted on 08/17/2010 12:19:16 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: maine yankee
"It is very important we convey a positive message that America belongs to everyone," he said. "Our rally is not an 'us against them.' We want no confrontation with Glenn Beck. But we want a confrontation with the ideas he espouses. His ideas seem to be ideas of intolerance."

Really? Then Mr. Morial, why all the whining? Since when does the "civil rights movement" have the right to appropriate the Lincoln Memorial and yet another date on the calendar? You already have MLK's birthday as a national holiday.

8 posted on 08/17/2010 12:20:26 PM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: maine yankee

“including a grass-roots network of artists, community organizers and social activists calling themselves “Celebrate the Dream,”

...they should call themselves, “Celebrating Getting Out of Bed and Leaving My Mom’s Basement”.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 12:20:38 PM PDT by albie
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To: maddog55

Obviously a communist front group. All on the government Dole. A rally of opressed taxpayers vs. a bunch of scumsucking tax recipients.


10 posted on 08/17/2010 12:21:11 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: maine yankee

How is the NAAC going to put people back to work? They going to bus astroturf and extort?

Pray for America


11 posted on 08/17/2010 12:21:55 PM PDT by bray (Have you bought one yet? http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: screaminsunshine

The media, sharpton, obama....are all in unison. Next time the blacks march down washington, we’ll need to COUNTER MARCH.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 12:22:14 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: BigSkyFreeper

MLK was a Republican.

Why isn’t he on their “hate list”?


13 posted on 08/17/2010 12:22:49 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: maine yankee

>200 other groups are planning a rally on Oct. 2 in the District “to pull America back together and put America back to work.

LOL! You had best vote out Obama first.


14 posted on 08/17/2010 12:24:20 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Blue Turtle

The communist front.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 12:25:30 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: maine yankee

Anyone organizing a counter-march is just going to embarrass himself.

There will be too many people there, who are too decent, that any counter-march will fall flat. A couple hundred screamers alongside a million and a half middle-Americans smiling, laughing, and enjoying themselves, will paint an indelible picture.


16 posted on 08/17/2010 12:25:31 PM PDT by marron
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To: maine yankee

I hope they have a million man march next to Beck’s, but we all know that will only be 57 people.

Now on the series side, Beck should turn this in to an open carry march....just saying.


17 posted on 08/17/2010 12:26:17 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: maine yankee

Will there be unity in DC on that day? I believe the love of God will bring all those marches together in Praise.

The white house may be divisive, but according to MLK and as is stated on the memorial being unveiled that day, “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

If Beck and Palin come in the Spirit, the Spirit will prevail, and all of God’s children will hear His voice and sing in unison.

Pray for the unity of the true church to the glory of the One True God. :)


18 posted on 08/17/2010 12:26:24 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: maine yankee

These idiots are making me reconsider jumping in a car to make a last minute trip to the Beck event.


19 posted on 08/17/2010 12:27:29 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: maine yankee
On that day we will reflect Dr. King's true legacy and his determination to eliminate poverty, racism and hatred in all forms.

Whatever you think of MLK, the idea that he could in essence reverse human nature is naivety in it's most ridiculous extreme. MLK was an economic ignoramus. He didn't have a clue in how to go about eliminating poverty since he knew absolutely nothing about how to go about creating wealth. That's the main problem with wealth redistributionists. They know nothing about how to create the wealth they plan on redistributing. This is in essence the problem all over the world.

Poverty (as we know it) is the natural condition of mankind. No one was more poor than the original cavemen. It's only relatively recently that just a handful of people in a relatively small area of the globe have been able to emerge from poverty. This is primarily due to those people who are freed up from the shackles of government and have maximum freedom and an ability to keep the majority of the wealth they produce. MLK and Obama were and are clueless about this.
20 posted on 08/17/2010 12:27:55 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: marron
There will be too many people there, who are too decent, that any counter-march will fall flat. A couple hundred screamers alongside a million and a half middle-Americans smiling, laughing, and enjoying themselves, will paint an indelible picture.

Have to watch out for the infiltrators who's job it is to make the good side look bad.
21 posted on 08/17/2010 12:29:13 PM PDT by crosshairs (Celebrate diversity. Own a variety of firearms.)
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To: crosshairs
Have to watch out for the infiltrators who's job it is to make the good side look bad.

True. Look for fake tea-partyers being followed by film crews.

22 posted on 08/17/2010 12:30:55 PM PDT by marron
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To: Salamander

*MLK was a Republican.*

MLK and Lincoln


23 posted on 08/17/2010 12:31:30 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: maine yankee

They have a right to be there. Where is the tolerance? egads!


24 posted on 08/17/2010 12:32:07 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: Salamander
MLK was a Republican.

They're not going to like seeing that in print!

25 posted on 08/17/2010 12:32:27 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: maine yankee

Meanwhile Jesse Jagmo has been relegated to the sidelines with his “Rebuild America” march in Detroit.

Some of his coconspiritors are....

•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

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


26 posted on 08/17/2010 12:35:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: stockpirate
Now on the series side, Beck should turn this in to an open carry march....just saying.

That would be hugh, and series
27 posted on 08/17/2010 12:38:11 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: ilgipper
These idiots are making me reconsider jumping in a car to make a last minute trip to the Beck event.

Do it.

I just made the firm decision (and hotel reservations) yesterday. My family of 5 is driving from Colorado to be there.

28 posted on 08/17/2010 12:39:38 PM PDT by Washi
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To: WOBBLY BOB

he be jealous


29 posted on 08/17/2010 12:39:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Salamander

They *use* MLK to advance their version of “civil rights”, which has no resemblance to the civil rights MLK and his faithful flock marched for.


30 posted on 08/17/2010 12:40:40 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
January 20, 2009


31 posted on 08/17/2010 12:44:08 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maine yankee

the fast search I did only turned up a rally on 8/28/99 of 300 people, and that the KKK cancelled their proposed rally in opposition.

Do they regularly have a rally there on that day? So how did Glen get the day? think they forgot? Now its a big deal!

MLK’s neice will be attending the rally - wonder if they will call her names?


32 posted on 08/17/2010 1:00:13 PM PDT by oldmomster
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To: PATRIOT1876

So, are they on the liberal Hate List or not?...:)


33 posted on 08/17/2010 1:06:07 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: b4its2late
MLK was a Republican.

There...I made it easier for them to read....:)

34 posted on 08/17/2010 1:08:42 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: oldmomster

http://www.celebratethedream.org/


35 posted on 08/17/2010 1:10:54 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Yeah, MLK had some crazy ideas.

Peace, tolerance, personal responsibility, hard work, self-reliance.

What ~was~ he thinking?

/s


36 posted on 08/17/2010 1:11:00 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: Salamander

LOL! Sweet!


37 posted on 08/17/2010 1:12:36 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: b4its2late
MLK was a Republican.

Just in case they missed the last two.....:)

38 posted on 08/17/2010 1:16:19 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: maine yankee
In DC the NAACP and other lefty outfits have a big advantage in getting bodies to their demonstrations. I don't see theirs as being more than astroturf.

One way you can tell who has a big interest in the issue is in the signs. I bet the NAACP shows up with a lot of professionally printed signs instead of individually made signs,

39 posted on 08/17/2010 1:20:40 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Salamander
LOL! You're on fire!

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40 posted on 08/17/2010 1:23:04 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: ilgipper

“These idiots are making me reconsider jumping in a car to make a last minute trip to the Beck event.”


There comes a times when you have to take a stand and STAND for something. This is one of many times now and here to come.

My spouse and I are making the trip...hope you can, too.


41 posted on 08/17/2010 1:23:26 PM PDT by itssme
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To: maine yankee

The Lincoln Memorial and mall is not “hallowed ground.” It is not set aside to remember the dead; it is used by generation after generation to celebrate new beginnings and express hope for new beginnings.


42 posted on 08/17/2010 1:42:48 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Congress won't stop spending, so I WILL.. . . Starve the beast!)
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To: b4its2late

Finally...somebody who actually *appreciates* my shameless, obnoxious instigating....LOL


43 posted on 08/17/2010 1:44:55 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: maine yankee

Nobody owns the Washington Mall. This is just another case of left-leaning people acting like totalitarians.


44 posted on 08/17/2010 1:58:53 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: maine yankee

“a grass-roots network of artists, community organizers and social activists”

To put it more clearly, professional leftists.


45 posted on 08/17/2010 2:03:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: popdonnelly

Yeah, these are the garden variety paid protesters who march with factory-made protest signs.


46 posted on 08/17/2010 3:38:56 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: maine yankee

The only reason these leftist piles of trash are even countering the 8/28 rally is because the leftist dirt bags are losing this whole debate to decent, upstanding, honest, hardworking Americans.


47 posted on 08/17/2010 3:41:26 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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