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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 ^ | Aug 30 2011 |
    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 ^ | 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,"...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    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 · 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.
  • Big Labor Using MLK's Legacy to Fight Spending Cuts? Jesse Lee Peterson on Neil Cavuto

    04/05/2011 12:01:59 AM PDT · by abigail2 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | April 5, 2011 | abigail2
    Watch Jesse Lee Peterson on Neil Cavuto's Show Today...talking about Martin Luther King, Jr and the Unions!! Do union struggles bring back memories of the Civil Rights movement? Big Labor is making their case. Meet one Reverend who doesn't see the connection. Fox News
  • Martin Luther King got tough in Anaheim

    04/03/2011 8:56:36 AM PDT · by Pelham · 8 replies
    The timeline at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., is dotted with the names of places familiar to anyone with even passing knowledge of Martin Luther King Jr. Cities in Alabama where he won famous civil rights victories: Montgomery, Birmingham, Selma; sites where he delivered stirring speeches: Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta; The National Mall. There's also a mostly forgotten stop along the trajectory of King's life, a footnote, but one worth a second look Anaheim. On March 16, 1968, just 19 days before he was shot and killed on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in...
  • MLK's Jail Letter, 2011

    03/17/2011 11:07:10 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 3 replies ^ | 01/15/11 | Ellis Washington
    I believe that one of MLK's greatest works is his "Letter from the Birmingham Jail," dated April 16, 1963. This seminal writing established the moral foundations of Natural Law as the basis for the Constitution and eloquently connected it to the non-violent civil-rights demonstrations of the Birmingham campaign. King's letter was a reply to an open letter "A Call For Unity," signed by eight white clergymen of Birmingham published in the Birmingham News on the day he was arrested. The "Call For Unity" was critical of the protests and provocative acts organized in Birmingham by "outsiders" and urged more tolerance,...
  • KXLY Exclusive: Father Of Kevin Harpham Says Son Didn't Plant (Spokane MLK parade) Bomb

    03/13/2011 5:50:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    KXLY ^ | 3/13/11 | Sally Showman
    KXLY Exclusive: Father Of Kevin Harpham Says Son Didn't Plant BombSally Showman | KXLY4 Reporter Updated: 5:28 pm PDT March 13, 2011 KETTLE FALLS, Wash. -- The father of suspected MLK day bomber Kevin Harpham is defending his son, claiming there is no way Kevin could have planted the bomb in Downtown Spokane because he was with him at his Kettle Falls home. The bomb was originally reported as a suspicious package when city workers found the black backpack and notified police. When officers opened the backpack they found an explosive device wrapped in t-shirts. Two of the shirts in...
  • Arrest in attempted MLK Day bombing in Spokane

    03/09/2011 12:20:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    The FBI has made an arrest in connection with the attempted bombing along the route of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Spokane. An FBI source in Washington, D.C., said one man was arrested Wednesday outside a home near Colville, Stevens County. Agents, including a bomb expert from Quantico, Va., were preparing to search a house where others associated with the suspect were living, the source said. The suspect is believed to be affiliated with white supremacists, the source said
  • Another Year, Another Racially Insensitive Cafeteria Menu(Moonbat Madness Barf Alert)

    01/31/2011 7:58:55 AM PST · by lbryce · 72 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 30, 2011 | Ed Driscoll
    Do these stories happen every year? This was posted yesterday at the Daily Caller: A California university says it was bad taste to serve chicken and waffles on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Officials at the University of California, Irvine, say the menu of stereotypical black food was served on Jan. 17 the first day of the schools annual Martin Luther King Jr. symposium. The dining hall advertised the meal as an MLK Holiday Special. The co-chairman of the schools Black Student Union and another student lodged formal complaints. University spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon tells the Los Angeles Times that...
  • UC Irvine says MLK Day menu was in poor taste

    01/27/2011 1:04:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 66 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/27/11
    Irvine, Calif. (AP) -- A California university says it was bad taste to serve chicken and waffles on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Officials at the University of California, Irvine, say the menu of stereotypical black food was served on Jan. 17 ...
  • The 12-Year-Old That Bishops Admire - Meet Zack Goodman, young pro-lifer

    01/22/2011 12:59:14 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 22, 2010 | JOSEPH PRONECHEN
    Zack Goodman is not your typical 12-year-old. He just organized the third pro-life march held in the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo., an event he initiated in 2009 as a 10-year-old.After his dad Phill Goodman’s assignment in the U.S. military brought the family to Colorado Springs, Zack and his mom, Christina Huschak, were watching the March for Life and the Walk for Life West Coast on EWTN. He thought it would be great to go in person. When his mother said it was too far and it was too bad they didn’t have anything in the area, Zack took only...
  • NAACP Hides George Washington Statue for MLK Rally

    01/20/2011 4:47:22 AM PST · by scottfactor · 7 replies ^ | 01/20/2011 | Gina Miller
    As you know, Americas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed on Monday with wall to wall news coverage across the nation. That day should be a day in which we celebrate how far weve come in seeing Dr. Kings dream come true and the goodness of this great nation that fought itself to overcome injustices of the past and now stands united with true opportunities for every willing member of society. Sadly, that is not the case. Dr. King might be appalled to see what is now being done in his honor. Instead of Americans embracing unity with...
  • Christian leaders rally against gay activists 'hijacking' Martin Luther King legacy

    01/17/2011 11:23:51 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    CNA ^ | 1/17/11 | Kevin Jones
    Atlanta, Ga., Jan 17, 2011 / 02:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the observance of Martin Luther King Day, African-American leaders noted the slain civil rights figures Christian position on cultural issues like abortion and sexual ethics. Illinois religious and political leaders also organized to challenge the hijacking of the civil rights movement by homosexual political activists. Dr. Alveda King, full-time director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Kings niece, cited her uncles advice columns written for Ebony magazine in 1957 and 1958.In advising men and women on questions of personal behavior 50 years ago, Uncle Martin sounded no...
  • Speaker compares Obama to MLK

    01/18/2011 12:44:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | January 17, 2011 | JUSTIN A. RICE
    Giving her keynote address at Bostons MLK breakfast yesterday, Melissa Harris-Perry compared todays politics to 1967, the year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. released his last book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? It was a period of backlash, she said. We were being told it was all moving too fast.
  • Starbucks Workers Get Holiday Pay, Protest Anyway (Greedy leftists march on MLK Day)

    01/18/2011 7:50:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 1/17/11
    Starbucks Workers Get Holiday Pay, Protest Anyway1/17/11 at 7:11 PM For most of us, Martin Luther King Jr. day is considered a holiday. But not for Starbucks workers, who up until this year didn't receive holiday pay for working on MLK Day. The Industrial Workers of the World Starbucks Workers Union spent three years lobbying to get Starbucks employees time and a half on the holiday and this year they got what they wanted. And as is often the case, the company was loathe to give the union any credit in adding Martin Luther King Jr. Day to the...
  • What Is Your Life's Blueprint? (MLK)

    01/17/2011 2:56:46 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies
    Blogspot ^ | January 16, 2008 ( | Martin Luther King Jr.
    Six months before he was assassinated, King spoke to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967. I want to ask you a question, and that is: What is your life's blueprint? Now each of you is in the process of building the structure of your lives, and the question is whether you have a proper, a solid and a sound blueprint. I want to suggest some of the things that should begin your life's blueprint. Number one in your life's blueprint, should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your worth...
  • Of King and Arizona: Civil rights leader would have favored repeal of 2nd Amendment

    01/17/2011 1:22:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, January 17th 2011 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    As the country marks the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Day Holiday, it remains shaken by the unspeakable horror of the wounded and dead in Tucson. The madness and carnage of the rampage stand in sharp contrast to the celebration of the birthday of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who changed American history through nonviolent protest. While King, who would now have been 82, lived in a time far removed from the world of the Tea Party, red and blue states or, for that matter, the very idea of a President Obama, the events of last weekend in...
  • Nichelle Nichols: MLK impacted decision to stay on Enterprise (invented term "Treker in" 1966)

    01/17/2011 9:55:33 AM PST · by presidio9 · 49 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, January 17th 2011 | Richard Huff
    PBS' continuing series "Pioneers in Television" features an episode on sci-fi programming Tuesday night that includes an extensive interview with "Star Trek" star Nichelle Nichols. The timing of the telecast (Ch. 13, 8 p.m.) is accidental, but is significant because it falls a day after today's Martin Luther King holiday. Had it not been for King, Nichols' career may have been different. After a year with"Star Trek" as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura, she turned in her resignation. But at an NAACP event that weekend, she ran into King. "One of the promoters came up and said someone wanted to meet...
  • Skidmore students court dates adjourned until next month

    01/17/2011 7:53:41 AM PST · by Racehorse · 5 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | 14 January 2010 | Mareesa Nicosia
    The cases of three Skidmore College students charged in what police have called a racially-motivated assault in December have been adjourned until next month. Elijah A. Johnston, 18, of Brooklyn; Sakhile C. Sithole, 20, of Saratoga Springs; and Korvin E. Vicente, 19, of the Bronx, were each charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, for their alleged participation in the beating of Christopher McCarthy, in Comptons Restaurant Dec. 18. McCarthy sought medical treatment at Saratoga Hospital following the incident. A fourth student, Justin Tavarez of the Bronx, is facing felony charges for second-degree assault and criminal mischief, both classified as hate...
  • King's God: The Unknown Faith of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    01/16/2011 5:45:36 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 56 replies
    Tikkun Magazine ^ | Nov./Dec. '09 | Robert James "Be" Scofield
    You undoubtedly know that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a progressive Christian and champion of civil rights and the social gospel. You may also know that he spoke out against the Vietnam War, harshly criticized U.S. foreign policy, and questioned the capitalist system that produced poverty. But do you know his theology? Right up until Dr. King's assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had traveled to support striking sanitation workers, the civil rights leader workednot as a secular activist but as a Baptist ministerto awaken the conscience of the nation. What was the meaning of Jesus for Dr. King?...
  • Decision May be Near in King Lawsuit

    01/16/2011 1:41:47 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    MyFOX ATLANTA ^ | 13 Jan 2011
    Bernice King and Martin Luther King III are suing their brother, Dexter King, over whether he acted inappropriately as head of King, Inc., the family-run corporation that controls their father's estate. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville has urged an out-of-court settlement in the family feud, but so far neither side has budged.
  • Obama to attend church services in D.C. on Sunday

    01/16/2011 4:50:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/16/11 | Hamil Harris
    President Obama and the first family will join D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to worship at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Northwest during a service that will reflect on the spiritual fervor of Martin Luther King Jr. Last year the president delivered a major address the Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Districts Vermont Avenue Baptist Church where King spoke when he was alive.
  • DJ Caught In MLK Controversy Speaks Out

    01/13/2011 6:19:48 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 1/12/2011
    A Greeley School Board member said he is getting death threats from people angered by his radio commentary. Brett Reese has been reading a viewers letter critical of Dr. Martin Luther King twice a day on the Greeley radio station 104.7 Pirate Radio. The station claims to broadcast to 40,000 people per day. With the recent commentary, more people than ever before are paying attention. Reese is even receiving death threats and carrying a gun. The commentary is quite controversial. It calls King a sexual degenerate, plagiarist and an America-hating communist. Reese said the commentary was sent by a listener...
  • UPDATE: Sheriff suspends Brett Reese's concealed weapon permit temporarily

    01/13/2011 6:50:10 PM PST · by SteveH · 8 replies
    The Greeley Tribune ^ | Jan 13, 2011 | Sherrie Peif
    The Weld County Sheriff's Office today temporarily suspended the concealed weapon permit of Greeley School Board member Brett Reese after he allegedly threatened a shootout with a rival radio station owner in a dispute over advertising. Justin Sasso, general manager of 1310 KFKA radio, filed for a restraining order after Reese left a message for Sasso on his voice mail.
  • What About {George] Washington?

    01/10/2011 3:15:33 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 13 replies
    The Dartmouth ^ | Monday, January 10, 2011 | Roger Lott
    Last Thursday, Dartmouth kicked off a nearly month-long Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration that comprises 26 events and will climax with the cancellation of classes on Jan. 17. In contrast, the College completely ignores George Washingtons birthday, otherwise known as Presidents Day, as well as Columbus Day, the two other federal holidays that honor individuals who supposedly contributed to American history in a major way. The reason for not celebrating the latter is obvious Columbus was a bloodthirsty tyrant who ruthlessly murdered and enslaved Native Americans. The Colleges attitude towards Washington is more baffling, however. Many people are reluctant...
  • Michael Barone: NPRs intolerant firing of Juan Williams

    10/22/2010 3:44:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/10 | Michael Barone
    By now you have heard the astonishing and dismaying news that NPR has fired Juan Williams for making the following comment on the OReilly program on Fox News Channel. I mean, look, Bill, Im not a bigot. You know the kind of books Ive written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous. As Clive Crook has noted, back...
  • Republicans Need To Man Up and Ask Black Voters, 'Are You Better Off?'

    10/14/2010 8:34:31 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 20 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct 14, 2010 | Larry Elder
    The monolithic pro-Democratic black vote is a clear and present danger to America. As recently as 1956, the GOP captured 39 percent of the black vote. If Republicans can seize just 20 or 30 percent of the black vote, the Democratic Party -- and its ability to pull the country to the left -- could be stopped, if not reversed. "The 'black vote'?" I said to a white Republican politician who asked my advice. "I'll tell you how to go after it, but you won't do it." "Try me," he said. Politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, treat blacks like children....
  • One Nation "plagarizes" MLKjr's event.

    10/04/2010 7:42:24 AM PDT · by Wading Across · 10 replies · 1+ views
    One Nation recently held their "Unity" rally in D.C. Complete fail of course, however, on their main page they have a black and white photo they're using which says "Thank You" and "Share your photos and stories". To me, the implication is that the photo is supposed to emote or imply what the turn out was or could have been. Clearly the photo is old, most probably from MLKjr's "I have a dream" speech.
  • White House defends King quote on Oval Office rug

    09/07/2010 6:19:19 PM PDT · by toma29 · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/07/2010 | MARK S. SMITH
    WASHINGTON No need for a rewrite or a reweave of the new rug in the Oval Office. President Barack Obama's spokesman said Tuesday the White House was correct to attribute a famous quotation in the rug's pattern to Martin Luther King Jr., even though the civil rights leader acknowledged being inspired by a 19th-century abolitionist, Thomas Parker. "It was not us that thought he said it, it was many people that believed rightly so that he said it," press secretary Robert Gibbs said. The wheat, cream and blue rug, which debuted in the Oval Office...
  • Some Carry Freedom too Far Says Governor

    09/04/2010 7:17:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies
    The Glenn Beck Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC was an abuse of freedom according to Governor Deval Patrick (D-Mass). For these white people to horn-in on a date and a place that hosted Martin Luther Kings I have a Dream speech is just too much, complained Patrick. Al Sharptons authentic Black celebration was shunted off to a crummy nearby high school auditorium. Thats not right. Even apprised of the fact that the site Beck used is a public place that anyone can, with a little advanced planning, reserve, Patrick was not...
  • History refresher- Why Martin Luther King Was Republican

    08/29/2010 2:16:46 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 55 replies
    Human Events ^ | 08/16/2006 | Frances Rice
    It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the...
  • Rally to Restore Honor Gathers Half a Million Americans, Makes History

    08/28/2010 3:57:10 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 22 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Catholic Online) - On Saturday, August 28, 2010, a crystal clear, sunny day in Washington D.C. a massive crowd of people gathered for a "Restoring Honor" Rally. The Rally was called by Glenn Beck, the popular radio and television personality who has captured the heart of many Americans and raised the ire of some in the main stream media. The sheer numbers demonstrated that the rally had support well beyond the persistent efforts by some in the media to marginalize it as a "tea party" event. Of course, in their condescension these same people used that term in...
  • Norton says Glenn Beck rally will 'change nothing'

    08/28/2010 10:23:50 AM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/28/2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON Washington's delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, said a rally being held on the National Mall by conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck will "change nothing," unlike Martin Luther King's march 47 years ago. <snip> Norton said she . . . also remembered being at the March on Washington, which she said prompted change and ended segregation in public spaces. "Glenn Beck's march will change nothing," Norton said, adding he has "March on Washington envy."