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MILLER: Is this Martin Luther King’s legacy? National Mall covered in garbage
The washington Times ^ | August 25, 2013 | Emily Miller

Posted on 08/25/2013 5:41:35 PM PDT by Timber Rattler

The day after thousands rallied to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, the National Mall looks like a trash dump.

The grass from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial is covered Sunday with empty soda cans, water bottles, boxed lunches, newspapers, a broken chair and rally signs. The Reflecting Pool also was filled with trash.

Although the trash cans were full along the expanse, the attendees did not attempt to leave their garbage near the bins. Instead, they left everything on the grass where they stood.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: garbage; mall; mlk; trash Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Timber Rattler

Note to self, wake up early and watch The Blaze to see what Pat and Stu say about this all, heh heh heh.


2 posted on 08/25/2013 5:43:11 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Timber Rattler

And better than a half million people attended the restoring honor rally.


3 posted on 08/25/2013 5:43:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Timber Rattler

You can take the dweller out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the dweller.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 5:44:35 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Timber Rattler
Just making Obamaville look like Detroit.
5 posted on 08/25/2013 5:44:38 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Timber Rattler

Its a shame that King will only be remembered as a street name in a neighbor hood you don’t want to go...

Any message has been lost.


6 posted on 08/25/2013 5:45:19 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Timber Rattler

Timber Rattler: Thanks for spotting the piece by Emily Miller. And thanks to Emily Miller for covering it. Of course she’ll be called racis’ for bringing it up no doubt. Typical pigs expecting someone else to do the dirty work. Heaven forbid they should pick up. Apathy is running rampant in the country.


7 posted on 08/25/2013 5:46:08 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Pretty bad but doesn’t appear to be anywhere near as bad as after the first obama inaguration, I didn’t see photos of the second one. The Tea Party March on Washington left no litter, just full trash cans. I’ve never been to tea party event that left litter.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 5:47:37 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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Only tens of thousands? Probably a lot of these folks weren’t even alive when King was.

I’d like to see their yards at home and the inside of their homes. Or the homes we are providing for them.

I wonder if anyone said, “We been picking up garbage for 400 years. Now the white man can pick up ours.”


9 posted on 08/25/2013 5:49:56 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SandRat

Just think, money is being funneled into their neighborhoods under the guise of green initiatives at the same time they’re regulating what we can do with our own properties.


10 posted on 08/25/2013 5:50:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GraceG

When Glen Beck had his Tea Party Rally a few years ago there was some noting about what little litter and garbage was left behind. How ironic that a bunch of people who are adorable leftists and probably agree with the environmental blah blah would then leave a bunch of garbage at their rally.


11 posted on 08/25/2013 5:51:06 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (So is Chelsea now one of Rush Limbaugh's all time fav transgendered names?)
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To: GraceG

Oh, someone will clean it up.

And that someone is a person of color union employee.

Why would you want to deprive them?


12 posted on 08/25/2013 5:51:18 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: GraceG

Littering is anti-American!


13 posted on 08/25/2013 5:51:51 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: ExpatGator
Hate to tell ya', bud, but I attended an outdoor Mass in hot weather at a summer camp recently, and the kids there (white, and Catholic) dropped their water bottles on the ground like all-stars. (Though not to this degree).

I'm saying that the rot has spread farther than you think.

14 posted on 08/25/2013 5:52:10 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: GraceG

Looking at the pictures doesn’t match what this article says. Far from it, in fact. I have seen much worse.


15 posted on 08/25/2013 5:54:39 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Vermont Lt

It happens everywhere lieburrals congregate.


16 posted on 08/25/2013 5:55:39 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care. Sometimes I don't myself.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Fifty years ago the participants knew that their people would be the ones collecting the trash, so they cared.

Now that such duties have been passed along to the illegals....


18 posted on 08/25/2013 6:00:01 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I attended the first Tea Party in NYC in 2009. There were no arrests, no garbage left behind and no disruptions. Nothing but patriotic Americans exercising their right to free speech.


19 posted on 08/25/2013 6:04:08 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: bryan999
Littering is anti-American!

Amen! I spent ten years, (1992–2002,) in California, and never did get used to all the trash lining roads.

20 posted on 08/25/2013 6:04:17 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Don’t forget it’s also the same name we here don’t want any kids to be forced to attend.


21 posted on 08/25/2013 6:06:14 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I meant to add school.


22 posted on 08/25/2013 6:06:49 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: GraceG
"...National Mall covered in garbage."

.... A testament to the content of their character.

23 posted on 08/25/2013 6:07:11 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: R_Kangel

Yep, in regard to MLK’s Legacy, pretty much.


24 posted on 08/25/2013 6:17:38 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: duffee

Yep. Every protest I have gone to, we police the area before we leave.

That garbage is indicative of who they are.


25 posted on 08/25/2013 6:18:56 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: GraceG

LECTOR SI MONUMENTUM REQUIRIS CIRCUMSPICE


26 posted on 08/25/2013 6:19:18 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: 1rudeboy
I'm saying that the rot has spread farther than you think.

In a lot of ways from the stupid crap like leaving trash all around right up to minor and serious criminal behavior.
27 posted on 08/25/2013 6:19:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GraceG

OK why are the Mods deleting the pictures?


28 posted on 08/25/2013 6:31:37 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: GraceG
What is Budet Autonomy?


29 posted on 08/25/2013 6:34:11 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: GraceG

Yeah, well, it reflects the character of the people who polluted the area.


30 posted on 08/25/2013 6:38:03 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Hate to say it—Bingo.


31 posted on 08/25/2013 6:40:31 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Dude, you’ve been here since ‘99 like me, and you still don’t know that pics get deleted for copyright reasons?


32 posted on 08/25/2013 6:48:02 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Ghetto is ghetto. Don’t matter the color, Bud.

The rot is all the way through the roots. The plant is dead.


33 posted on 08/25/2013 7:07:03 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: GraceG

Is this MLK’s Legacy??

YUP.


34 posted on 08/25/2013 7:07:56 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: GraceG

I was actually expecting worse. I mean I thought it was going to be rotting food and beer cans all around. I am not saying that the place looks great, but I was expecting a ton worse.


35 posted on 08/25/2013 7:45:34 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: rawhide

Right I don’t see much of a litter disaster here today. When Jug Ears got inaugurated it was left like a pig sty. Might have been only the first one


36 posted on 08/25/2013 7:50:16 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: napscoordinator

Wasn’t much of a crowd so how much litter can they leave? MLK is down the memory hole. JugEars is their new messiah (mocha 2.0)


37 posted on 08/25/2013 7:53:22 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ExpatGator
You can take the dweller trash out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto trash out of the dweller off the National Mall.
38 posted on 08/25/2013 7:56:49 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: GraceG

Can we judge the crowd not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character?


39 posted on 08/25/2013 8:04:10 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: rktman

Things got to change in this country—time to stop wishing for change but to start making it happen.


40 posted on 08/25/2013 8:37:48 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: GraceG
Yeah, if you drive down MLK Blvd. in anywhere USA, you will find the street inundated with drug dealers and drugs, prostitution (please excuse me for stereotyping) and ALL crimes that are common to the black race...(including murder)...SPLIBS...THEY'RE A COMICAL LOT!!!
41 posted on 08/25/2013 8:58:05 PM PDT by R AND R IN 2012
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To: GraceG
Just another Obama jobs program. How to clean up in DC.
42 posted on 08/26/2013 3:39:27 AM PDT by ~Peter
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To: dennisw
After the first inauguration, a portent of the chaotic mess to come:


43 posted on 08/26/2013 4:46:00 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: bryan999

“Littering is anti-American!”

And this is accurately representative.


44 posted on 08/26/2013 8:04:15 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Madame Dufarge

Trash left by trash.


45 posted on 08/26/2013 12:02:50 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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