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Dayton Calls for More Decency at MLK Day Celebration
KSTP.com ^ | 1/15/18 | Tyler Berg

Posted on 01/15/2018 6:39:53 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

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 Minnesota, Philando Castile is killed while driving his car because he has black skin," Dayton said. "The man who shot him is found innocent. In St. Cloud, a Somali pharmacist's store is vandalized and no one is found at all. Nor were the savages who trashed a child center in Shakopee or bombed a mosque in Bloomington."

Dayton remarked that all of the incidents should be shocking.

"Instead, too many decent people ignore them or pretend they don't matter," Dayton said. "Too many indecent people support them - even celebrate them."

The governor also criticized President Donald Trump, calling him "the worst public perpetrator of racism, bigotry and intolerance."

At the ceremony, 14 people were given awards for their commitment to service. Two educators were also given lifetime achievement awards.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: dayton; markdayton; martinlutherkingjr; minnesota; mlk; somalia; sudan
And, of course, he has to go after Trump.

"The governor also criticized President Donald Trump, calling him "the worst public perpetrator of racism, bigotry and intolerance."

He seemed to have forgotten about Justine Damond, a white woman murdered in cold blood by a Somali cop, who was only given a gun because of "diversity".

1 posted on 01/15/2018 6:39:53 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

He slurs so badly, he could’ve been saying anything.


2 posted on 01/15/2018 6:42:21 PM PST by Egon
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Mark Dayton discussed the need for more progress in combating racism.”

That’s right. The rate of white-hating bigotry among American Negroes needs to be reduced from 100% to some more reasonable number.


3 posted on 01/15/2018 6:44:51 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Egon

Watch the video. I swear that someone impersonated him and he was lip synching.

His voice was too low and clear for it to be his.


4 posted on 01/15/2018 6:45:08 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: Egon

Mumbles Dayton is a mucking foron. As soon as Saint Philandro Castille he said he would not have been shot had he been white.

And then the somalian cop guns down an unarmed white woman who called the cops for help and he goes dead silent.

Dayton is constantly high due to pain meds. He should have resigned long ago.


5 posted on 01/15/2018 6:46:24 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

6 posted on 01/15/2018 6:48:06 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Typical. Why is it on every civil-rights or MLK Jr. anniversary the same refrain vomits up from the Left. “We’re making progress, but more needs to be done.” What more needs to be done? Blacks need to get over the past and start taking care of themselves and stop blaming Whitey for all their problems.


7 posted on 01/15/2018 6:48:48 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (God Bless Attorney General Jeff Sessions! Thank You!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Exactly!!!


8 posted on 01/15/2018 6:49:18 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

All time low in unemployment for blacks.

I guess that’s just not good enough.

$30 per hour minimum wage!!!

;-)


9 posted on 01/15/2018 6:51:38 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
MLK day is now a day of hate for too many blacks.
Obama happened.
10 posted on 01/15/2018 6:53:54 PM PST by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our one and only true hope.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

>> a Somali pharmacist’s store is vandalized and no one is found at all.

quite a large number of supposed hate crimes of vandalism are committed by the “victim” or other members of “the community”.

When such hoaxes are exposed, we are told to beware of backlash against the protected group. Why is there never any call from the Left to show restraint in painting ALL white people as vandals and haters?


11 posted on 01/15/2018 7:10:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Ideas on how to celebrate MLK day:
  1. Help you kids with their homework.
  2. Step outside and pick up the empty 40s and Newport packs.
  3. Stay sober.
  4. Read the Bible.
  5. Thank God you are an American.
  6. Show up for work Tuesday morning.

12 posted on 01/15/2018 7:10:57 PM PST by Governor Dinwiddie (CNN is fake news.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I think you know the answer...


13 posted on 01/15/2018 7:11:52 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Why call for decency at the MLK parade when you let grown men dress as condoms and naked cheerleaders in the pride parade?


14 posted on 01/15/2018 7:11:54 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Well, that’s different...


15 posted on 01/15/2018 7:13:03 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
15 January = FAKE 'holiday'
16 posted on 01/15/2018 7:18:47 PM PST by tomkat
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To: dsc

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” <<<

NOPE..the question should be...WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR YOURSELF!

As my dear departed mother used to say......If you cant take care of yourself....You cant help anybody!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 01/15/2018 7:20:36 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

>>>As my dear departed mother used to say......If you cant take care of yourself....You cant help anybody!!!!!!!!<<<

Which reminds me.

My Late Mother used to say, “you take care of People who CAN’T help themselves, not People who WON’T help themselves”.

Her Sister, my Aunt was blinded by Glaucoma when she was in her early 20’s. Back then the only thing they could do for those afflicted is remove their Eyeballs to relieve them of the Pain. The pressure in the Eye does not stop once you are blinded by Glaucoma.

My Aunt worked most of her life sewing Garments in what we would consider a Sweat Shop today and she was very independent.

She despised the idea of People feeling sorry for her. She lived by herself for 20 Years after the death of her Husband. She died at age 89 and was as sharp as a tack.

Sounds like we both knew some tough Women. #;^)


18 posted on 01/15/2018 7:37:55 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Shithole".)
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To: Kickass Conservative

All I can say is..we’re Lucky!


19 posted on 01/15/2018 7:48:31 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

“As my dear departed mother used to say, if you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t help anybody.”

Very wise.


20 posted on 01/16/2018 10:37:40 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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