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  • Two Northeast Portland bicyclists injured in unprovoked attacks on or near MLK

    08/28/2013 3:07:21 PM PDT · by mojito · 52 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 8/26/2013 | Joseph Rose
    Andy Sweeney posted the selfie on Reddit, hoping to find the positive side to the violence that left him with a broken smile on a Northeast Portland street last weekend. In the photo, the 20-year-old bicycle commuter and recent transplant from the Midwest flashed two shattered front teeth. "Some kids threw a traffic cone at me while I was riding my bike down MLK," Sweeney wrote next to the photo of his now-jagged incisors. "Any other (expletive) areas I should avoid?" Portland police, however, are taking Saturday night's unprovoked attack of Sweeney near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and...
  • Obama to mark 50th anniversary of MLK's 'dream' speech

    08/08/2013 2:17:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies ^ | August 08th, 2013 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama will mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech by speaking from the same steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The August 28 event in the US capital will take place on the exact spot where King delivered his famous address on the same day in 1963.
  • Martin Luther King plans boosted by anger over Zimmerman acquittal (50th anniversary of speech)

    07/19/2013 11:04:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 19, 2013 | Paul Lewis in Washington
    Many believe the Zimmerman case has shown how far America is from realising the dream articulated by King in 1963.Plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech are being stepped up in the wake of an angry reaction over the decision to acquit George Zimmerman over the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and a recent decision by the supreme court to strike down key sections of a law that protects black voters. Senior figures in the civil rights movement have told the Guardian that fast-escalating resentment over the treatment of black Americans will result...
  • (Livin' the "Dream") Four People Reportedly Shot Along Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Route - N.O.

    01/21/2013 12:35:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Four people reportedly shot along Martin Luther King, Jr. parade route in New Orleans (CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - At least four people were shot Monday in New Orleans along the route of the city's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial March. CBS affiliate WWLTV reports that, according to neighbors, gunshots rang out less than an hour after the parade passed through the neighborhood. New Orleans police responded to the gunfire at about 1 p.m. in the Central City neighborhood, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and LaSalle Street. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas was among those who responded to...
  • Martin Luther King: I have a Dream

    10/16/2012 4:45:42 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 7 replies ^ | August 28 1963 | Martin Luther King
    I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the...
  • Al Sharpton: Planned Glenn Beck Rally Counters Martin Luther King's Vision

    08/27/2010 11:57:24 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 74 replies
    MY FOX DC ^ | 27 August 2010 | Audrey Barnes
    WASHINGTON - The Rev. Al Sharpton says Glenn Beck and others have a right to rally in Washington, but they don't have a right to distort Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision. Sharpton told reporters Friday that Beck and his supporters are holding an anti-government rally advocating for states' rights on Saturday. He says that goes against the message in King's famous "I Have a Dream Speech," in which the civil rights leader appealed to the federal government to ensure equality. Beck's Restoring Honor rally will be held at the Lincoln Memorial, where King delivered his 1963 speech. Sharpton and others...
  • 8/28: Glenn Beck and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    08/10/2010 2:21:02 PM PDT · by · 10 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | August 8, 2010 | David Shedlock
    Glenn Beck hopes to make history. He is convinced his Restoring Honor rally, planned for August 28th, will cause shockwaves unfelt in the country since the mid 1750s, the time of the Great Awakening. As I pointed out in an earlier post, Beck is fond of preacher George Whitefield, though I think a strong case was made that Whitefield’s theology and Beck’s brand of pluralism are as different as black is from white. It is probably no coincidence Beck’s rally was scheduled for the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, also given in front of...
  • Doctors Discover Dallas Twins Have Two Different Dads

    05/18/2009 5:20:59 PM PDT · by JohnD9207 · 78 replies · 3,371+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05/18/2009 | Sky News
    A Texas mother of twins got the shock of her life when doctors revealed that her 11-month-old boys do not have the same father. Mia Washington decided to get some expert advice when she and her partner noticed that twins Justin and Jordan had different facial features. Paternity tests then revealed what had happened — two eggs had been fertilized by two different sperm and there was a 99.99% chance the twins had different dads. Doctors at the DNA lab in Dallas, Texas had never seen such a result. Washington later admitted she had had an affair and got pregnant...
  • I Have a Dream . . . To Learn How To Spell "Dream"

    01/25/2009 9:51:10 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 25 replies · 1,227+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 25, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    I laughed and thought it was a photoshop job. After all, nobody is this stupid . . . right? It is not so much that they misspelled a word, lots of people have spelling issues. It is they misspelled the key word, misspelled it differently on each sign, happened to be standing right next to each other (without noticing that the other one spelled it "incorrectly"), and somebody just happened to get a photo of it. More . . .
  • Obama'a Speech Tomorrow. Anniversary of I Have A Dream speech(VANITY)

    08/27/2008 12:02:06 PM PDT · by mware · 12 replies · 193+ views
    self ^ | 08/27/08 | mware
    Tomorrow is the anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King's, I Have A Dream, speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Given the design I have seen, the props are going to represent the Lincoln Memorial.My take on the speech tomorrow is that he is going to attempt to make himself appear as the fulfillment of Dr King's speech.
  • Pelosi: Immigration bill will pass over my dead body

    05/23/2007 6:02:45 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 135 replies · 3,401+ views ^ | 5/23/07 | Chris Reed
    Sometime late this summer, after comprehensive immigration "reform" dies on a 12-9 vote in a House committee, the conservatives and populists who are leading the opposition should toast their champion, the pol who made their victory inevitable: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi is in a big jam right now. Democrats took over Congress in January, riding a wave of voter disgust with Republican rule in Washington D.C. But the public never gave the Dems any sort of honeymoon, and a recent Gallup Poll had a shocking finding: Congress, even under new stewardship, was less popular than the highly unpopular president....
  • Pit bull victim still in shock, deputies awaiting rabies test results.

    09/14/2006 4:14:20 AM PDT · by Wristpin · 20 replies · 1,073+ views
    Herald ^ | Sep. 10, 2006 | Rebecca Blue
    MANATEE - A 6-year-old boy remained in a shocked state Saturday, one day after he was bit by a pit bull while retrieving his backpack from a neighbor's home. Kevin Banks and his cousin were walking to a neighbor's home in Pride Park just after 7:30 a.m. Friday, when Banks was bit twice in the chest and nipped once in the face, according to his mother, Tiffany Jones. The two ran back home, "crying at the top of their lungs," Jones said. Banks, who attends Daughtrey Elementary, hasn't talked much since the attack. "He won't say much more than two...
  • August 21/22 WMD Terror Predictions [Live Doomsday Thread]

    08/21/2006 1:06:06 AM PDT · by illuminator413 · 128 replies · 6,743+ views
    08/21/06 | Illuminator
    Here are my predictions for August 22 (actually August 21). I’ve analyzed over 10,000 articles and a list of books since 9/11. Here is my analysis, listed as predictions, as of 1 AM PT 8/21. I don’t reference all my sources in the interest of space. 1. Terrorists will probably attack Israel with WMD on 8/21 or 8/22. Most likely time is on 8/21 between 9 AM and 2 PM US Pacific Time. This time corresponds to the Islamic religious holiday of the night of Rajab 27, which begins at sunset local time (ie around 9 AM PT US). The...
  • Brokeback Mohammed

    02/10/2006 2:55:10 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 30 replies · 1,867+ views
    MND ^ | Thursday, February 09, 2006 | Nicholas Stix
    In the news: The National Endowment for the Arts has granted $100,000 to an artist to create an art work to be called "Piss Mohammed." * * * The Brooklyn Museum will sponsor an exhibit in which the Prophet Mohammed is covered in dung and cut-outs of male genitalia. * * * Playwright Terence McNally’s new show will soon appear on Broadway. In Brokeback Mohammed, Mohammed and his early followers are depicted as homosexuals who whose idea of prayer was to form “daisy chains” facing Mecca. The play could not have been produced without the support of fellow playwright Tony...

    07/20/2005 8:30:42 AM PDT · by GunnyBob · 16 replies · 1,488+ views
    I have been a student of war since 1968 and became a Marine in the 1970s as a teenager. In part because of my unusual, enhanced career path as a Marine infantry unit leader with extensive special operations and counterterrorism experience, and because of my access to some of the foremost asymmetric warfare and terrorism experts alive today, I have been able to formulate an 10-point plan that, if strictly adhered to, will allow the United States and its allies to win the war on terror sooner than expected. Points 1 through 9 are mandatory in that failure to accomplish...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Exploited, Not Celebrated

    01/17/2005 6:49:32 PM PST · by carolinacrazy · 7 replies · 332+ views ^ | 1/17/2005 | Blake Elliott
    On a day meant to celebrate a great man and his legacy, all Americans should be grateful. We should all be grateful for our freedom, for our quality of life, for our neighbors, and for this entire country we call home. Yet every year new outcries of inequality and hatred arise on this day. What a shame for Dr. King’s legacy.
  • "I Have a Dream" - the text of the speech

    01/17/2005 2:02:28 PM PST · by Paperback Writer · 6 replies · 353+ views
    United States Department of State ^ | August 28, 1963 | The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ph.D.
    "I HAVE A DREAM" (1963) I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But 100 years later, the Negro still is not free....
  • Why the Red Sox will win it all! A Reaffirmation!

    10/21/2004 5:23:17 AM PDT · by Shortwave · 37 replies · 2,149+ views
  • Why the Red Sox will win it all!

    10/08/2004 11:22:51 AM PDT · by Shortwave · 108 replies · 3,492+ views
  • I love Dennis Hastert’s idea to eliminate the IRS.

    08/03/2004 12:13:28 PM PDT · by AdrianSpidle · 108 replies · 1,635+ views
    Public Enquiry Project ^ | 8/3/04 | Adrian Spidle
    I love Dennis Hastert’s idea to eliminate the IRS. A flat tax with exclusions for lower income folks or a national VAT would be terrific as long as it was just one or the other and it replaced ALL OTHER TAXES. My preference would be a VAT. That means savings (capital) would be totally tax free. For my generation - the baby boomers - it would really help us catch up in building up our retirement savings that most of us have under funded. It also would suck capital out of the high tax Euro Socialists until they smartened up...
  • Read GOP lips: No more IRS -- Hastert hints of Bush's secret plan to end income tax

    08/02/2004 11:16:09 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 156 replies · 2,223+ views ^ | Tuesday, August 3, 2004
    WASHINGTON – Is it real or is it an election year scheme to win votes? That's the question many in this town are asking about House Speaker Dennis Hastert's proposal to eliminate the income tax and abolish the Internal Revenue Service in a second Bush administration. In his upcoming book, "Speaker: Lessons from Forty Years in Coaching and Politics," Hastert says the bold move – sure to be immensely popular with voters – will be the centerpiece of President Bush's domestic agenda in a second term. Hastert, for his part, says he will push for replacing the nation's current tax...
  • Kerry's 'day off' with daughter replete with Secret Service (Buys Jockstrap At Sporting Goods Store)

    03/18/2004 11:30:55 AM PST · by presidio9 · 63 replies · 3,282+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2004
    BOSTON -- It's not often one gets a quiet afternoon away from the office to run errands. When you're campaigning for president of the United States, those moments can be even more fleeting. John Kerry was home in Boston Friday for what was billed as a day off. But a routine trip out on a snowy afternoon by the presumed Democratic nominee quickly turned into a big-time production. The Massachusetts senator and his daughter Vanessa, 27, were escorted from their red brick townhouse in Beacon Hill to a nearby Borders bookstore by a seven-car motorcade -- two police cars, three...
  • Martin Luther King's nightmare: 'dream' rooted in American dream, not despair

    09/08/2003 11:57:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 452+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2003 | Mychal Massie
    Aug. 28, 2003, marked the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's historic march on Washington, and the "I have a dream" speech that followed. Much of what Dr. King stood for has come to be undermined by lies and pathetic misrepresentations. Lies that began at the very moment of his death, when Jesse Jackson rubbed the blood of the fallen leader on his clothing. Pathetic misrepresentations, because Dr. King's agenda was for blacks in the Jim Crow South to be able to sit at the lunch counter of their choice and for black children to attend desegregated schools. King...
  • There is a medical problem with being blind to race(CA Prop54-Another lie from the Houston Chron)

    09/01/2003 10:54:29 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 23 replies · 428+ views
    Have you heard about the latest California crusade? It's called Proposition 54, and it's based on the utopian ideal that race doesn't matter. The proposition stipulates that state and local officials can't collect or use information regarding someone's race, ethnicity, color or national origin for the purpose of public education, public contracting, public employment or other government operations. The mastermind behind Prop. 54 is a mild-mannered man by the name of Ward Connerly. He also happens to be African-American. But people are warned not to use that term in his presence. As Connerly sees it, race isn't real. Well, in...
  • Joseph Sobran Examines Martin Luther King's Dream -- 40 Years Later

    09/01/2003 9:37:21 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 18 replies · 579+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 08-28-03 | Sobran, Joseph
    He Had a Dream August 28, 2003 It’s now 40 years since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech, the highlight of the 1963 March on Washington. Today the speech is widely regarded as one of the great orations of the twentieth century, but even then I found it embarrassing, and I haven’t changed my mind. In August 1963 I was about to begin my senior year in high school. My political views were fairly liberal; I barely knew what a conservative was. I sympathized broadly with King and the civil rights movement. But I...
  • I Have A Dream - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Actual Address)

    08/28/2003 6:36:36 AM PDT · by bedolido · 20 replies · 1,051+ views
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ^ | 08/28/03 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity. But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years...
  • King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech Celebrated

    08/23/2003 12:20:27 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 34 replies · 1,900+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 23, 2003 | SIOBHAN McDONOUGH
    WASHINGTON - Under a bright blue sky, about 1,000 people gathered Saturday in front of the granite steps of the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered at the same spot four decades earlier. The event drew people who reminisced about the civil rights leader's words — the highlight of the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington — as well as protesters angry about economic and health care policies that they said disenfranchised the poor and minorities. "The focus of that day was a promise, the promise of equal protection under the law...
  • John Edwards Says Estrada Isn't Hispanic Enough

    06/12/2003 11:10:20 AM PDT · by Political Numbers Guy · 68 replies · 234+ views
    Check out this quote from John Edwards discussing the Estrada filibuster from the above referenced article: "I think we need more Hispanics on the federal bench, but we should choose people because they have the right record, not just the right last name," Edwards said. Translation: Hispanics who don't tow the Johnny Edwards/Teddy Kennedy line need not apply. Got it?
  • Bush set to break silence in race case

    01/13/2003 9:47:44 PM PST · by kattracks · 46 replies · 348+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/14/03 | Bill Sammon
    <p>President Bush is planning to side with white students against the University of Michigan in a landmark affirmative-action case before the Supreme Court this week, said a source close to White House deliberations.</p> <p>Although White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said Mr. Bush is still "listening to both sides of the case," another source said the president is unlikely to abandon his long-standing opposition to racial preferences at public universities.</p>