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Contact information for Duke University: Harry Belafonte to speak at MLK,Jr. Day.
http://www.duke.edu/ ^

Posted on 01/14/2006 5:45:29 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross

Harry Belafonte will be the guest speaker at Duke University tommorow for a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr celebration.

Ok,I dont know every thing about Dr. King~ But this I beleive: He would not appreciate every militant leftist piggy backing onto to his death. I plan to write an email to and call Duke University to let them know how I view their name after hosting this leftist, Duke makes me Puke.

Contact info here


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: belafonte; dukeu; mlkday

1 posted on 01/14/2006 5:45:30 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross
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To: Constitution Day; Alia; TaxRelief
One of y'all want to Ping the NC list?
2 posted on 01/14/2006 5:59:28 PM PST by wolfpat (Dum vivimus, vivamus.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

A university that allows an entire department, as I understand it, to employ Marxists (Political Science), is being consistent when it brings the Banana Man on campus.


3 posted on 01/14/2006 6:12:23 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Aw geez!!! My grand-daughter goes to Duke!! She's too busy with her studies to be very politically active right now, but I know she'll not appreciate the likes of beleafonte being a featured guest at her school! Nor will her folks!

I can't help but wonder who books these @$$-holes!! If he were a live, would they book Hitler to preach his message to our youth.

4 posted on 01/14/2006 6:14:13 PM PST by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Constitution Day; TaxRelief; 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; A2J; a4drvr; Adder; ...

NC *Ping*

Please FRmail Constitution Day OR TaxRelief OR Alia if you want to be added to or removed from this North Carolina ping list.
5 posted on 01/14/2006 6:18:10 PM PST by Alia (Proud Citizen of NC since Aug 2004. Formerly of CA, mid-60s to 2004.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

MLK was a plagiarist. Entire sections of his dissertation were copied from others. Interesting that a university would choose to honor that.


6 posted on 01/14/2006 6:34:21 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

who cares about bellafonteee? I sure dont'


7 posted on 01/14/2006 6:50:47 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

As a University of Kentucky basketball fan (even when they suck really bad. Like this year) it's almost like a solemn duty to hate Duke. This just adds to it...


8 posted on 01/14/2006 6:55:43 PM PST by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: cubreporter

You beat me to it, who gives a rip about what this old commie thinks.


9 posted on 01/14/2006 6:56:57 PM PST by Duke Wayne
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To: cubreporter

When Belafonte speaks, the lunatic left listens. By the way, Belafonte is also featured on the cover of a recent AARP magazine, "the magazine for morons".


10 posted on 01/14/2006 6:58:51 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: ladyjane
My company no longer even recognizes this bogus "holiday". This is fine with me. Since there's no big football game, and every prior year that one of my 4 prior employers (they switched, not me) recognized the day, we never realy had off because there was a quarterly review scheduled and besides, it's not like anything was happening on that day otherwise just a bunch of boring, predictable, alot of progress but way more to go yada yadas.

Glad we got floaters instead for the 4th.

11 posted on 01/14/2006 6:58:56 PM PST by kcar (theUNsucks.com)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

I dislike Belafonte but he actually was a good friend of MLKs.


12 posted on 01/14/2006 7:02:50 PM PST by thathamiltonwoman
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

In North Carolina, it is better known as Robert E. Lee's Birthday Holiday.


13 posted on 01/14/2006 7:35:50 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: TommyDale

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/Robert_E_Lee_Birthday.htm


14 posted on 01/14/2006 7:37:25 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: TommyDale
:] I will remember that.
15 posted on 01/14/2006 7:40:14 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: thathamiltonwoman
Yes. But not all of MLKs previous friends have called a high ranking professional man a house servant, or called the President a terrorist. I doubt that was MLKs dream.The only reason anyone embraces Belafonte is because he is a barking moonbat ,and apparently Duke U finds that appealing.
16 posted on 01/14/2006 7:43:15 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: cubreporter

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17 posted on 01/14/2006 7:44:03 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

:)


18 posted on 01/14/2006 7:51:05 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: pleikumud

yep. That mag was dropped off our list a long time ago and their covers were a BIG PART OF IT.


19 posted on 01/14/2006 7:52:17 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: Duke Wayne

ya got it. I care about President Bush. He's the man!!!


20 posted on 01/14/2006 7:52:59 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: Zacs Mom

The left would embrace Hitler. I have no doubt about it. Sad, isn't it?


21 posted on 01/14/2006 7:54:35 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: ladyjane
Yeah a person could get into trouble daring to speak out against MLK day...

We no longer have a George Washington day, a Abe Lincoln day, a Jefferson,a Franklin,a Eisenhower,Patton or McArthur day or even an FDR day or a John C. Garand day.

So why do we have a MLK day?...not because we soley judge a man by the content of his character as much as we do the color of his skin...

And that is kind of ironic all things considered

imo

22 posted on 01/14/2006 8:06:47 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit our sister.. but we knew what to do.. we gathered rocks and squashed her!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Well now we get the singular treat of seeing Hairy Blabafonte step and fetch for the White Trash at Duke?

What a laugh!

I wish Anne Coulter would appear as his follow up speaker!

23 posted on 01/14/2006 10:13:15 PM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: TommyDale

Thank you !


24 posted on 01/15/2006 1:25:22 AM PST by injin
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To: joesnuffy

MLK cheated on his dissertation and cheated on his wife. He was shown repeatedly not to be an honorable person. There are so many other black people who could and should be recognized.

I suspect he became an icon because Malcolm X scared the establishment and they needed an alternative.

For every Jessie Jackson, Marion Barry and MLK there are many black heroes who go unrecognized.


25 posted on 01/15/2006 8:11:49 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

MLK, Jr was a Christian Republican. He would probably agree that Muslim and Atheist liberals were maligning him and everything for which he stood.


26 posted on 01/15/2006 7:55:11 PM PST by TaxRelief
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To: ladyjane

Really? I knew about the affair, but I've never heard about the dissertation plagiarism. Who did he plagiarize?


27 posted on 01/15/2006 7:57:53 PM PST by TaxRelief
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To: ladyjane

And a Commie. Don't forget that part.

Why we have a day celebrating an unoriginal Communist is beyond me.

But then, I guess I shouldn't complain, since I do get the day off (for the first time ever, and likely the last). I plan to commemorate the occasion by sleeping in, FReeping, needlepointing, playing City of Heroes, and drinking beer.


28 posted on 01/15/2006 8:00:39 PM PST by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: TaxRelief

According to the FBI there were many many affairs.

MLK did his dissertation at Boston University. Years later, in the 90's I think, it was discovered that a lot of his dissertation had been plagiarized. I don't remember who discovered it but it was well publicized. It might have been someone from California.

Boston University had a Martin Luther King Writing Center at the time for students who were having trouble writing in their English composition courses. They soon changed the name of the writing center.

I'll look for more info about the plagiarism.


29 posted on 01/15/2006 8:04:40 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: TaxRelief

Gosh. I'm almost sorry I googled it.

It turns out the night before MLK died he was with three women.

Apparently about half of his dissertation was plagiarized as were the papers he submitted as an undergraduate.

There are so many good and talented blacks who are so much more deserving that MLK. It's a shame.


30 posted on 01/15/2006 8:12:01 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Xenalyte

Enjoy the day!

I plan to do all of the above plus surfing ebay!


31 posted on 01/15/2006 8:13:56 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane; TaxRelief
I am not a perfect gal and MLK,jr. was not a perfect man. He was an amazing orator and a motivating force. I give him due credit for his success. I do not agree with everything Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ever said and I will let God determine his morality at this point- but the Civil Rights movement forced changes which made this country better for everyone.

I am not completely sold on the necessity of a whole day devoted to Dr. King, mind you, but he did make positive contributions to Freedom and to our country, and IMO that is pretty cool.

32 posted on 01/15/2006 8:25:08 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: ladyjane

Philosophically, this creates a dilemma. Was he a good man who sinned, or was he evil? He bore false witness and commited adultery--two major sins.

Anyone who pretends to be something he is not, just to manipulate the system or his environment, is evil. He did some great things, but at what cost? Somehow the SCLC has laid the foundation for communism (the government should replace God and provide for the welfare of individuals), despite King's claims to the contrary.


33 posted on 01/15/2006 8:31:53 PM PST by TaxRelief
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

My gut feeling has always been that MLK,Jr was doing God's work; that his path was preordained. The fact that he lied, plagiarized and cheated is very disappointing, and it's difficult to reconcile the two things.


34 posted on 01/15/2006 8:43:18 PM PST by TaxRelief
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Belafonte is now indistinguishable from Jesse Jackson and certain other race pimps prominent in our society.

I think that a great man such as Martin Luther King would disavow such persons if he were alive today.
35 posted on 01/15/2006 8:48:32 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: All
You all need to get away from dissing Martin Luther King.

He was not a perfect man, but he was more admirable than any prominent person that I can think of.

I think that MLK was awesome, and he was one of the true great men in my lifetime.
36 posted on 01/15/2006 8:54:38 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: ladyjane; Xenalyte

You are both seemingly without understanding.

I guess that neither of you grew up in the hood.


Your posts on this thread are shameless, and likely nobody else is ever going to point that out to you.


37 posted on 01/15/2006 8:58:57 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: TaxRelief; Radix
TR,I understand how you feel 100%. What I really believe is that after MLK was killed his message was manhandled and controlled by evil forces. Of that I have no doubt.

I am positive that some of the people who surrounded MLK were not noble people. I bet you anything there was jealously, lies, manipulations and people full of contradictions and bad motives, who followed him around~ esp. when he hit celebrity.

I have no doubt that Dr. King knew he was going to die for making his stand- and he still made his stand and he was murdered. That tells me something.

Most likely he was communicating over most peoples heads, including people in his own community- so he was hated and maligned- and by some people who had the same color skin as he had and for many sick reasons, at that. For those reasons I am leery to believe all of the tales of terrible behavior on his part.

I am not so sure that he is guilty of many of the things he is accused of.

No matter what, I am glad that I live in a country where people have equal oppurtunties-do the ends justify the means? I think on rare occasions they do. That could be Gods way as well,perhaps the message is not yet complete.

We will never know the whole story- and that is why I feel it is best to let God have it all.

MLK was not a saint, that we know for sure. I just choose to appreciate the good work that he did and I teach my children about MLKs amazing ability to motivate people~ Now that cat was an activist! :]

38 posted on 01/15/2006 9:42:34 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: Radix

Truth is shameless?

The man was a serial adulterer who was with three women the night before he died.

He was a proponent of Communism, if government files are to be believed.

He had a history of appropriating others' written words.

Ugly facts.


39 posted on 01/16/2006 6:50:38 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: TaxRelief
A lot of folks -- see here.
40 posted on 01/16/2006 6:58:23 AM PST by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: ladyjane

I do not mean to say that King was a perfect man. Certainly not, and who among us is?

I think that he however was an inspiration to an entire generation(s) and the things that he spoke of and strived for have been corrupted by those who would continue to have black Americans living on plantations while never breaking their true bonds.

I find Jesse Jackson to be one of the most contemptable men of out generation, and many of the politicians currently in office share that distinction. That is just my opinion though.


41 posted on 01/16/2006 12:10:24 PM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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