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  • Jacqueline Kennedy on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    09/09/2011 9:23:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    abc ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | RICK KLEIN
    Speaking in the months after her husband's assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy was so upset with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that she told a friend and interviewer that she could barely look at images of him. "I just can't see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man's terrible," Mrs. Kennedy said, as part of an oral history series of interviews released this month. The widowed first lady soured on King as a result of secret wiretaps arranged by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover had told President Kennedy that King tried to arrange a sex...
  • Monumental Hubris (Chinese laborers worked on MLK memorial)

    09/07/2011 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 5, 2011 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Will work for national honor. We don’t know if the Chinese stonemasons who built the new Martin Luther King memorial got the job by shoving a sign bearing that message into the faces of its overseers. We know only that unpaid, nonunion, foreign nationals built the massive shrine on the Mall. They toiled for “national honor” and “to bring glory to the Chinese people,” one of them explained to an investigator hired by the DC-area stonemasons promised the job. Happy Labor Day! Martin Luther King died in Memphis supporting a strike by the city’s garbagemen. So it’s not a stretch...
  • MLKs Daughter on Abe Lincoln: Hes Known for Signing Declaration of Independence [ video ]

    08/30/2011 2:01:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 42 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Aug 30 2011 | theblaze.com
    t the dedication for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday, the civil rights leaders daughter made an interesting mistake regarding Abraham Lincoln. According to her, Lincoln is best known for signing the Declaration of Independence. But as I close, I close with the recognition that daddy is standing, Lincoln is seated, Bernice King said. Lincoln remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence. Daddy being remembered as standing up for truth and standing up for justice and standing up for righteousness and standing up for peace and standing up for freedom. Daddy is now standing...
  • Steve Jobs and Dr. King

    08/29/2011 4:46:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2011 | Star Parker
    Two names loom large in todays news. Two names that ordinarily we wouldnt think about together. But, in the great struggle now unfolding before us for our nations future, it seems to me these two quintessential Americans are worth thinking about in light of each other. One is Steve Jobs. The other is Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Jobs, of course, is in the headlines because of his decision to step down and retire from Apple, the company he co-founded, from which he later got fired, and to which he subsequently returned and resurrected. Dr. King is in the news...
  • Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like (Marxist Luther King Memorial?)

    08/28/2011 5:56:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | August 24, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like A Washington Post columnist has criticized the new Martin Luther King, Jr. monument, while his paper is publishing a 24-page special supplement hailing the unveiling of the Stone of Hope in the memorial that includes the 30-foot tall statue of the civil rights leader. Black columnist Courtland Milloy writes, Lets face it: There really is something peculiar about having an artist from communist China sculpt the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue. And, yes, it would have been fantastic had an African American sculptor been chosen instead. He adds, The sculpture is based...
  • Martin Luther King's Daughter: 'Lincoln Remembered for Signing the Declaration of Independence'

    At a ceremony to honor the opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in our nation's capital Friday, the late civil rights leader's daughter Bernice made an historical error that would evoke tremendous ridicule and derision if she were a conservative. BERNICE KING: "But as I close, I close with the recognition that daddy is standing, Lincoln is seated. Lincoln remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence. Daddy being remembered as standing up for truth and standing up for justice and standing up for righteousness and standing up for peace and standing up for freedom. Daddy is now...
  • Socialist "Saint" - Martin Luther King

    01/24/2003 2:12:52 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 14,079+ views
    The New American ^ | February 11, 2002 | William Norman Grigg
    Revered as a virtuous American hero, the real Martin Luther King, Jr. colluded with Communists, plagiarized his doctoral thesis, and led an immoral lifestyle. Fifty years ago, a black preachers speech captured the dream of a nation from which racial turmoil had been abolished. "We, Negro-Americans, sing with all loyal Americans: My country, tis of thee, sweet land of liberty; of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrims pride. From every mountain side, let freedom ring!" "Thats exactly what we mean," continued the preacher as he built to a dramatic climax. "From every mountain side,...
  • Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

    08/22/2011 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 08/22/11 | Yahoo! News
    The memorial sits on the National Mall near the Tidal Basin, between memorials honoring Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. It includes a 30-foot-tall sculpture of King and a 450-foot-long granite wall inscribed with 14 quotations from the civil rights leader. The Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin: The Location on The Mall:
  • Martin Luther King memorial made in China

    08/22/2011 11:25:45 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 24 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2:39PM BST 22 Aug 2011 | Malcolm Moore, Shanghai
    The 30ft-tall statue, which forms the centrepiece of a $120 million (73 million), four-acre memorial to Dr King, opened to the public on Monday on the National Mall in Washington. It is the only memorial on the Mall that does not honour a president or fallen soldiers. Standing in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the statue shows Dr King emerging from a mountain of Chinese granite with his arms crossed and is called The Stone of Hope. However, there has been controversy over the choice of Lei Yixin, a 57-year-old master sculptor from Changsha in Hunan province, to carry...
  • Obama Compares Himself to Martin Luther King

    08/14/2011 10:59:03 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 49 replies
    White House dossier ^ | August 14, 2011, 12:15 pm | Keith Koffler
    At a small, exclusive New York City fundraiser Thursday night featuring the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Obama compared himself and his agenda to that of Martin Luther King Jr. And now that King has his own memorial on the Mall I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times. There was a decade that followed the great successes of Birmingham and Selma in which he was just struggling, fighting the good fight, and scorned, and many...
  • Good Grief. Obama Compares His Suffering to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    08/13/2011 11:19:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 13,2011 | Jim Hoft
    Good Grief. Barack Obama played the victim card and compared himself to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a fundraiser in Manhattan last night. The Politicker reported, via Poor Richards News: Standing in Weinsteins basement, Obama said his troubles are like the ones facing Cuomo. When I ran in 2008, I think that a lot of folks believed we elect Obama and suddenly were going to fix politics in Washington, Obama said. And Andrew is familiar with this, because everybody figures, well, were going to fix politics in Albany. And then it turns out that there are a lot of...
  • Obama Compares His 'Suffering' to Martin Luther King Jr.

    08/13/2011 11:29:02 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 41 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 8/13/11 | Brian Koenig
    While whining about his incessant criticism from conservatives and Tea Partiers at a fundraiser in Manhattan on Friday night, Obama played the MLK card. Indeed, he compared his suffering to Martin Luther King Jr.'s suffering. From Politcker: Standing in Weinsteins basement, Obama said his troubles are like the ones facing Cuomo. When I ran in 2008, I think that a lot of folks believed we elect Obama and suddenly were going to fix politics in Washington, Obama said. And Andrew is familiar with this, because everybody figures, well, were going to fix politics in Albany. And then it turns out...
  • Obama: Im being vilified just like MLK, Jr.

    08/13/2011 9:19:44 AM PDT · by bkopto · 125 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 13, 2011 | William Jacobson
    At a fundraiser in New York, Obama likened his efforts to reform government to those of Andrew Cuomo, but then Obama also compared what he was going through to the trials and tribulations of Martin Luther King, Jr. (via Sam Foster): Before leaving, Obama likened himself to one more figure. Martin Luther King, Jr.I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times, he said.
  • Ten Black Americans Who Denounced America

    07/08/2011 6:59:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | July 3, 2011 | Casey Gane-McCalla
    Sometimes if you love your country, you have to let it go, especially if that country is oppressing your people. Not all Black Americans have had the everlasting faith in America that President Barack Obama has. Several Black figures have either denounced or just plain left America. 10. W.E.B. Du Bois Du Bois contributed greatly to the struggle of African-Americans through his writings and activism. Du Bois helped form the NAACP and was perhaps the most prominent African-American intellectual of the 20th century. Du Bois became a communist during the height of the Cold War. He was investigated by the...
  • Fatah-Hamas (aka Fatas) is no peace movement

    05/23/2011 7:58:32 PM PDT · by forty_years · 3 replies
    netWMD ^ | May 23, 2011 | Gary Gerofsky
    ... So please do not be fooled by the new "Obamerica" that is seeking to back the Muslim Brotherhood as an overall non-democratic solution to leadership voids and violent regimes in the region. Do not be fooled when Palestinians tell us that they subscribe to peaceful tactics imitating Gandhi or Martin Luther King. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasralla is no Martin Luther King; Fatas leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Mashaal are no advocates for Ghandi's methods no matter how strenuously the leftist press labors to create that image. In the real world, murder is murder -- unlike the underworld of terrorists...
  • Mayor pulls King plan

    05/17/2011 9:29:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    PITTSFIELD - Amid heavy opposition from hundreds of city residents, Mayor James M. Ruberto has dropped his plan to change Columbus Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Ruberto was seeking City Council approval for the name change, but Monday night he submitted a brief letter to the Committee on Public Works and Utilities asking the council subcommittee to send the matter back to him "for further community discussion and consideration." The five-member panel unanimously agreed with his request. "The petition ... has elicited an unfortunate amount of controversy, something which is not befitting this great man of social change,"...
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    05/09/2011 5:50:17 AM PDT · by abigail2 · 26 replies
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  • Alleged neo-Nazi charged with hate crime in Spokane bomb plot

    04/21/2011 6:29:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 21, 2011 | Mike Carter
    A federal grand jury in Spokane has added a federal hate crime to the charges pending against Kevin William Harpham, an alleged white supremacist suspected of planting a backpack bomb along the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route. Harpham is named in a new four-count indictment issued late Thursday. It adds two counts, one relating to a violation of the federal Hate Crimes Act and the other accusing him of attempting to use an explosive device in connection with the hate crime. Harpham faces up to life in prison if convicted. He had earlier pleaded not guilty to...
  • Liberalism: The New Crack

    04/18/2011 7:33:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 18, 2011 | John Hayward
    Early in his legendary I Have A Dream speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. assessed the unhappy situation of black Americans, a century after their emancipation. It is the darkest passage in a speech blazing with radiant imagery and uplifting messages of hope: "One hundred years later, the Negro still is 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 later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred...
  • VIDEO: Union Anger, Disrespect and Profanity Taint Event to Honor Memory of MLK

    04/07/2011 9:18:35 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 2 replies
    On April 4th across the nation, union rallies were held to protest workers rights, the Koch brothers, and honor MLKs fight. During one in Portland, Oregon, some speakers had a unique way of doing so. One speaker called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a bastard, as the President of the AFL-CIO in Oregon was on hand and seemed to enjoy it.