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Jan 18, 2010
 

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Enjoy the day, think about how right MLK was all along on everything including race and Vietnam and what a disgrace it turned out that his main opponent JEH was despite his fabricated hero status at the time.

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Jan 18, 2010
 
I will enjoy the day. But not because it is King day per se, rather, there is no mail today so there will not be any bills waiting for me in the mailbox.
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A great Conservative Republican.
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Jan 18, 2010
 
Well, we wont get any bills in the mail today since the post office is closed. Thanks Marty K.

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Jan 18, 2010
 
GR Pete wrote:
Enjoy the day, think about how right MLK was all along on everything including race and Vietnam and what a disgrace it turned out that his main opponent JEH was despite his fabricated hero status at the time.
What?
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Jan 18, 2010
 
GR Pete wrote:
Enjoy the day, think about how right MLK was all along on everything including race and Vietnam and what a disgrace it turned out that his main opponent JEH was despite his fabricated hero status at the time.
Amen Pete.

MLK had more than just a simple dream, though I often wonder what our country would have been like if he had lived to see his dream come true. The loss of this man and his vision will never be fully understood or appreciated.
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Jan 18, 2010
 
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Amen Pete.
MLK had more than just a simple dream, though I often wonder what our country would have been like if he had lived to see his dream come true. The loss of this man and his vision will never be fully understood or appreciated.
Or if his dream would have put us in worse shape than we already are?
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Jan 18, 2010
 
Bentely wrote:
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Or if his dream would have put us in worse shape than we already are?
(Head Scratching Sound).........

I can't possibly see how it could be worse. Would it be a bad thing to see in your neighbor, a person equal to you. What could be bad about a country where all people had the same chances in life. There is no good reason why a person's goals should be diminished simply due to the color of their skin or the God that they pray to.

I surely see no reason why we would be better off because we had to fight a war, to spill our treasure or the blood of our young men upon some foreign soil.

No, we would not have been worse off if that dream had come true. But we surely are no better because that dream was stolen from him. We are no better off because someone else's intolerance led to murder a man for no other reason than his beliefs.

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Jan 18, 2010
 
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What?
I was referring to J. Edgar that worthless POS that tormented him for years.

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Jan 18, 2010
 
I was in the DHS office the other day, and it reads "On Monday, January 18, 2010 we will be closed in observance of MLK, Jr.s birthday, and Robert E. Lee's birthday"

and in the fine print on the bottom it said
'an official government holiday'

I bout fell outta my chair.

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Jan 18, 2010
 
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I was referring to J. Edgar that worthless POS that tormented him for years.
Okay. But he doesn't seem to have sullied the memory or reputation of MLK.

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Jan 18, 2010
 
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Okay. But he doesn't seem to have sullied the memory or reputation of MLK.
Oh exactly the more we know about both the more of a hero MLK is and the more of a scumbag POS Hoover is.

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Jan 18, 2010
 
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Oh exactly the more we know about both the more of a hero MLK is and the more of a scumbag POS Hoover is.
I was a child when MLK was killed. Back then, it seemed like everyone who tried to make any kind of difference was assassinated. America was a scary place for a child to grow up. But I remember being sad that he wouldn't be able to pursue his dream.

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Jan 18, 2010
 
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. "

"Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. "

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. "

"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict."

Just a little encouragement for the Tea Party movement, spoken by a great man who's beliefs have often been hijacked by the same people who mock and insult the "Right Wing Wacko Angry Mobs".

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Jan 18, 2010
 
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
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Good Day,

First, I too hope his dream comes true. Let us come together in celebration of his dream!

Batch, indeed, a little known fact that not only he but also his Father and Grandfather were Republicans too. In fact it was, believe it or not, Nixon who brought MLK to the D.C. political scene.

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Jan 18, 2010
 
Steelie wrote:
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Good Day,
First, I too hope his dream comes true. Let us come together in celebration of his dream!
Batch, indeed, a little known fact that not only he but also his Father and Grandfather were Republicans too. In fact it was, believe it or not, Nixon who brought MLK to the D.C. political scene.
Steelie
Tough to be a black Dem in Georgia with Lester Maddox as the head of the party.
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Jan 18, 2010
 
I did not know this...

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
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 Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.

During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs.
It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation.
Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman's issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.
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Jan 18, 2010
 
Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act , as did Democrat Sen. Al Gore Sr. Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.

It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans passed the civil rights laws of the 1860s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system in the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks.
Republicans also started the NAACP and affirmative action with Republican President Richard Nixon's 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation's fist goals and timetables.
Although affirmative action now has been turned by the Democrats into an unfair quota system, affirmative action was begun by Nixon to counter the harm caused to blacks when Democrat President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 kicked all of the blacks out of federal government jobs.

Few black Americans know that it was Republicans who founded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The 30-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the 1970s with President Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy," which was an effort on the part of Nixon to get Christians in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were still discriminating against their fellow Christians who happened to be black. Georgia did not switch until 2002, and some Southern states, including Louisiana, are still controlled by Democrats.

Today, Democrats, in pursuit of their socialist agenda, are fighting to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. Opposed by the Democrats are school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools.

Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.
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Jan 18, 2010
 
Bob wrote:
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Amen Pete.
MLK had more than just a simple dream, though I often wonder what our country would have been like if he had lived to see his dream come true. The loss of this man and his vision will never be fully understood or appreciated.
Yep, I wonder if he had lived... and being the conservative republican that he was... it would have been a much better country.
Liberals would have lost 3/4's of their voting base.

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Jan 18, 2010
 

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I think the hoopla over MLK is overkill.

civil rights my azz

Tons of blacks are getting a bit tired of being refered to as former slaves.

But I have been punched by blacks, bikes stolen by blacks,but have no reason to classify those as some race or another.
I have helped and been helped by black people, done business, and think they are just fine.

It's just the news and hype and people in the news such as rev wright,Jesie Jackson, etc etc, they just want to keep this BS up as long as possible.
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Couple that with these bleeding heart WHITES on MSNBC types rattle on and on as if they have some extra leg up being so ,in like flin, with every shade of brown person that ever lived, makes me as sick as the idea of slavery.

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