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  • Dayton Calls for More Decency at MLK Day Celebration

    01/15/2018 6:39:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 1/15/18 | Tyler Berg
    At the 32nd Annual State of Minnesota Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in St. Paul, Gov. Mark Dayton discussed the need for more progress in combating racism. This year's theme for the ceremony, held at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, was based on a statement the activist once made: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" State Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter both served as keynote speakers. During the ceremony, Dayton expressed his concerns that indecency was gaining the upper hand. "Here in...
  • Trump Kept His Promise to Black America

    01/15/2018 2:01:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | January 15, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, I went back to the archives. Sometimes things in the news jog my memory and I go back to the archives. I keep an archive of pretty much everything I use in show prep, in a number of different ways, and I have found excellent keyword search techniques to be able to recall things. If I can’t remember who wrote it, if I can’t remember the website, keyword search. I pretty much have a fair amount of success when I have a vague memory of something. And I went back. This is a Washington Post story. It...
  • Sharpton Hits Trump With Fat Joke: You Should Order Three Big Macs Instead of Two

    01/15/2018 12:47:51 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2018 | David Rutz
    Al Sharpton hit President Donald Trump for his weight during comments marking Martin Luther King Jr., Day in Harlem, quipping he should order three Big Macs instead of two. According to New York Times writer Shane Goldmacher, Sharpton complimented New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.) as a "national celebrity" and, perhaps alluding to potential White House ambitions, said Trump should "get your best gloves out" before making the joke about Trump's fondness for fast food. It's a noteworthy comment from Sharpton, given his former obesity. The now slimmed down-Sharpton once weighed more than 300 pounds. In 2014, the New York...
  • The exhausting (for fakestream presstitutes) first year of Donald Trump's presidency

    01/15/2018 12:36:54 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Clintonista News Network ^ | Updated 7:20 AM ET, Mon January 15, 2018 | Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN
    Washington - (CNN) It will be impossible to adequately explain in decades to come just what it was like to be alive in the exhausting first year of Donald Trump's presidency. From the moment he trampled the unifying conventions of the inaugural address by decrying "American carnage," Trump shattered political normality, tearing at racial and societal divides, the limits and decorum of his office, even raising doubts about his fidelity to the nation's founding values. Trump is like a raging storm that never blows itself out, as his early morning Twitter rants injected into the nation's central nervous system trigger...
  • WTF MSM!? NY Times celebrates MLK Day by calling Trump racist multiple times

    01/15/2018 12:26:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 15, 2018 | Rob Eno
    This doesnt seem random NY Times full-bore Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To celebrate the day, over the long weekend the New York Times dedicated not one, not two, but three pieces to declaring President Donald Trump a racist. First up we have Donald Trumps racism: The definitive list. Then theres Charles M. Blows piece, Trump is a racist. Period. This piece has the helpful URL trump-racist-shithole. Then theres The heartbeat of racism is denial. The last one is great: If you deny you are a racist, it means you are one. Flake-out When Josef...
  • Maxine Waters: MLK Would Be Trying To Get Trump Impeached [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/15/2018 10:46:46 AM PST · by seanmerc · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 15 Jan 18 | Peter Hasson
    California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day by claiming the civil rights leader would have encouraged people to march for the impeachment of President Trump. If MLK was alive today, hed be marching not only for civil rights & protecting voting rights, but to urge Members of Congress to accept their responsibility to save the U.S. from a dangerous man who has no respect for our Constitution & no concern for strengthening our democracy, Waters wrote on Twitter on Monday.
  • CNN Praises MLK for Being a Socialist Before It Was Cool

    01/15/2018 10:43:11 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 35 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1.15.18 | Alex Griswold
    A CNN piece published Monday heralded Martin Luther King Jr.'s views on issues beyond civil rights, including his support for democratic socialism. CNN's John Blake wrote about "Three ways MLK speaks to our time," published as a straight news article rather than an opinion piece. Blake wrote that on the holiday honoring his legacy, King's commitment to socialism, role as an "environmental hero," and congeniality towards his opponents ought to be considered alongside his racial advocacy.
  • In his own words Billy Graham on Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/12/2018 5:33:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 replies
    Billy Graham Library ^ | 2015 | Billy Graham
    Civil rights were very much in the forefront in America during the 1960s and early 1970s. As the issue unfolded, I sometimes found myself under fire from both sides, extreme conservatives castigating me for doing too much and extreme liberals blaming me for not doing enough. In reality, both groups tended to stand aloof from our evangelistic Crusades, but those people who actively supported us understood very well our commitment to doing what we could through our evangelism to end the blight of racism. Early on, Dr. King and I spoke about his method of using non-violent demonstrations to bring...
  • "Can a Christian be a Communist?" - Sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.

    01/12/2018 3:39:25 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 63 replies
    Martin Luther King Papers Project ^ | September 30, 1962 | Martin Luther King Jr.
    Now, let us begin by answering the question which our sermon topic raises: Can a Christian be a communist? I answer that question with an emphatic no. These two philosophies are diametrically opposed. The basic philosophy of Christianity is unalterably opposed to the basic philosophy of communism, and all of the dialectics of the logician cannot make them lie down together. They are contrary philosophies. Now, there are at least three reasons why I feel obligated as a Christian minister to talk to you about communism. The first reason grows out of the fact that communism is having widespread influence...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. - Why He Wanted to Visit the Soviet Union

    01/12/2018 3:21:12 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    MLK Institute ^ | November 13, 1958 | Martin Luther King Jr.
    In the coming period when travel to the Soviet Union is more usual, I believe the American people will expect committed leaders to get information by serious personal inquiry rather than to rely upon secondary sources. Among some of the more specific lines of inquiry I wish to pursue are those which would illuminate the reasons for the continued existence of religious conviction among millions of Soviet citizens, all of whom have been subjected to varying degrees of oppression and discouragement by powerful agencies of propaganda and anti-religious education. This tenacity to spiritual commitment is worthy of careful study for...
  • Moving the Goal Post on Racism

    09/14/2017 11:14:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | September 14, 2017 | Larry Elder
    In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on a BBC news show. The host asked King about Attorney General Robert Kennedy's prediction, an audacious one at the time, that a black man could be elected president in 40 years. King thought it would not take that long: "There are certain problems and prejudices and mores in our society which make it difficult now. However, I am very optimistic about the future. Frankly, I have seen certain changes in the United States over the last two years that surprise me. ... On the basis of this, I think we may...
  • Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards?

    01/18/2016 4:46:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 18,2016 | BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, ETHAN SACKS
    upcoming Academy Awards telecast may be caught between Chris Rock and a hard place. The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars — with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast — over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. On Monday’s holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the Academy Awards to protest a second straight year without a black actor receiving a single...
  • Ted Cruz: Today We Honor Rev. King, A Sojourner of Justice

    01/18/2016 8:22:57 AM PST · by Isara · 45 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 18, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    There are moments in our national history that have called Americans to bend the arc of history towards justice. Each moment has required exceptional leadership. Today, we commemorate one such leader who illuminated our nation by his courage and dedication to the truth. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. understood the American potential more fully than it was actualized at the time. He challenged the distorted conventional acceptance of a "separate but equal" citizenry. Instead, he drew upon that promise of our founding that every person is "endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights." Reverend King reminded communities across the...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King and the Social Injustice of Abortion

    01/18/2016 7:23:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 18, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    Today, we honor a man whose words agitated, illuminated, inspired and liberated millions. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights warrior with weapons, not of blade or bullet, but of ideas. In 2016, those ideas are spoken by many, yet followed by few. We're a nation still obsessed with the hue of our skin (hello #BlackLivesMatter movement), while ignoring the more valuable substance that lies within. To our own detriment, we often judge a book by its glossy cover. Martin Luther King Jr. was no different. He became enamored with the facade of Planned Parenthood and its glossy cover...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr: In A Class of His Own

    01/18/2016 6:06:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 18, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    Editor's note: This column is an excerpt from Crystal Wright's new book, "Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial Division."When was the last time anyone heard the "Reverend" Al Sharpton give a sermon? I mean a real one, not a rant that incites racial unrest. Ever since Sharpton came to the defense of Tawana Brawley in 1987, knowing she HAD lied in accusing white men of raping her, he's been a professional race profiteer. Not only did Tawana lie, she lied big time: spreading dog feces on herself then hiding in a trash can...
  • Arkansas governor: Remove Robert E. Lee from King holiday

    01/06/2016 3:32:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2016, 6:11 PM EST | Andrew DeMillo
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he wants lawmakers to end the state's practice of commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day. Speaking to reporters, Hutchinson said the Legislature should give King his own holiday when they meet for their next regular session next year. Arkansas is one of three states to jointly celebrate the black civil rights icon and the white leader of the Confederate Army on the third Monday in January, and a proposal to end that practice failed repeatedly before a House committee last year. ...
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyrs 1963 I Have a Dream speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • Book links JFK murder to killing of RFK and MLK

    01/10/2009 12:11:06 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 84 replies · 1,818+ views
    Philly .com ^ | January 8, 2008
    new, heavily researched book on John F. Kennedy's murder and its investigation sees links with a bagful of sensational stories, including the killing of Martin Luther King Jr. The links connect with the main contention in "Legacy of Secrecy/The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination" (Counterpoint, 848 pages, $33), by Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann, that the assassination was engineered by Carlos Marcello, longtime Mafia boss in New Orleans.
  • Why MLK Would Have Opposed Gay Marriage

    07/12/2015 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | July 12, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Ever notice how the secular left conveniently omits the fact that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a devout Christian minister? While, historically, there have certainly been apostate Christians who, in the name of Christ, have abused and taken out of context certain biblical passages to support slavery, segregation, racism and other evils it has been, without fail, true Christians, that is, Bible-believing Christians of every race, color and creed, who have led the charge in defense of all legitimate human (and civil) rights. The Rev. King was one such Christian, and though he and other Christian leaders have,...
  • Clarke: Trayvon Martin,Michael Brown As Civil Rights Figures Desecrate Legacy Of MLK

    03/02/2015 5:11:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jefffrey Poor
    In an interview with The Daily Callers Ginni Thomas published on Sunday, Milwaukee Co., WI Sheriff David Clarke cautioned against making the likes of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown into civil rights figures, arguing doing so desecrates the legacy of figures of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, including Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.