Rep. Lewis arrested at Darfur protest

Rep. Lewis arrested at Darfur protest

There are 37 comments on the www.ajc.com story from Apr 27, 2009, titled Rep. Lewis arrested at Darfur protest. In it, www.ajc.com reports that:

U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta and four other members of Congress were arrested for civil disobedience on Monday as part of a protest against the humanitarian policies of the government of Darfur in Africa.

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Trouble maker

Boynton Beach, FL

#1 Apr 27, 2009
40 arrests in 50 years. That would qualify him as a serial criminal.
Fatso Lewis needs to go to Darfur to protest. They would hack him up with machetes!
Fatso Lewis

Boynton Beach, FL

#3 Apr 28, 2009
Send his fat butt to Darfur until he loses 80 pounds! He's nothing but a waste of tax dollars here. We won't miss him one bit!
Dinah

Triangle, VA

#4 Apr 28, 2009
Huh. Maybe THAT will teach some in congress to stay out of other country's business and tend to our own.
John

Marietta, GA

#5 Apr 28, 2009
The congressman voted to emptied the treasury and is still spend like there is no end to the money. Sorry we just don't have any money left for Darfur they will have to fend for themselves.
mikey

Mcdonough, GA

#7 Apr 28, 2009
This loser is an example we should follow I guess. I say make him serve 10 years for being a career criminal. Then give his position in the House to a Republican. Theres too many Damnocratic in office as it is.
Obi

Livingston, NJ

#8 Apr 28, 2009
Things that make you go,'hmmm'... or more exactly,'WTF?!' I think some of the baby boom generation is getting senile. This is wrong in so many ways. One, he's a member of congress and bears responsibility for the government's stand and reactions on Darfur which means he is basically protesting against himself. Two, he's a member of congress and holds authority in the eyes of the world that this can be construed as an official action undermining whatever actually IS being done. On the flip side, I'd love to see more crazy and non-standard actions from members of the government just to mix things up. Why let Pelosi and Frank get all that publicity for their antics? Let's turn C-span into a reality show and vote them off the island. Oh wait, it is!(I weep for America. I'm Indian, and I can do that. That's right. If you're going to take over my ancestor's country, you better do something right and powerful with it. I am watching, participating, and voting.)
Sleepy

Atlanta, GA

#11 Apr 28, 2009
Mr.Lewis is no longer relevant. His only reason for doing this is to shine the spotlight on himself for a few fleeting moments. There are ways to help darfur, but those take $$ and actions. Non of those is he willing to do......

Since: Mar 09

Kansas City, MO

#12 Apr 28, 2009
Dinah wrote:
Huh. Maybe THAT will teach some in congress to stay out of other country's business and tend to our own.
Yet the right demanded we step into Iraq and stay as long as possible in an attempt to liberate Shia Muslims, like Al-Sadr and his American troop hating Madi Militia.

Now as radical Muslims commit genocide in Dafur you folks complain that Rep Lewis should mind his business?

More power to him.

Now back to your wishes that we sacrfice as many American lives and dollars as needed, so the Shia, who align themselves with religious leaders in Iran, can now rule Iraq.

The masses are so confused.

Since: Mar 09

Kansas City, MO

#13 Apr 28, 2009
Dinah wrote:
Huh. Maybe THAT will teach some in congress to stay out of other country's business and tend to our own.
Like the GOP and Terri Schivao?
pig slop

Marietta, GA

#15 Apr 28, 2009
Sleepy wrote:
Mr.Lewis is no longer relevant. His only reason for doing this is to shine the spotlight on himself for a few fleeting moments.
Lewis has been irrelevant for many years. The same stupid voters keep him in office and he keeps them poor and dependent on government. Like a bunch of pigs in a wallow.
Sleepy

Atlanta, GA

#16 Apr 28, 2009
Hmmmmm.... Keep the voters dependent on .gov -- -- what a novel idea.....
realamerican57

East Saint Louis, IL

#17 Apr 28, 2009
John Lewis has more courage in his little finger than most of the chicken hawks all combined.

Most of all he has been consistant on the right side of issues and history.

Read his bio before you write or talk about him.
Law and order and peace

United States

#18 Apr 28, 2009
realamerican57 wrote:
John Lewis has more courage in his little finger than most of the chicken hawks all combined.
Most of all he has been consistant on the right side of issues and history.
Read his bio before you write or talk about him.
Courage and stupidity are a dangerous combination. John Lewis has a reputation as being the stupidist member of Congress.

Participating in the murderous violent civil rights riots puts him on the wrong side of the law(refer back to 40 arrests) and on the wrong side of morality. Lewis' crime history and his moral corruption only appeal to the thug mentality.
Street crimes

Paradise, TX

#19 Apr 29, 2009
The civil rights movement condoned violence in the streets and a deliberate disrespect for the law. Civil rights made street violence socially acceptable. When Rodney King was arrested he put up such a fight it took several cops to arrest him. 4 were later charged with brutality but were found not guilty in a court of law. Hoards of thugs rioted in several cities because they didn't like the legal verdict. 50 people were killed in these riots. John Lewis has these 50 killings on his hands. The civil rights movement was little more than organized crime that pursued its political agenda through violence and the threat of violence.

Since: Jul 08

hiilbilly heaven

#20 Apr 30, 2009
Is it just me ,or does everybody else have trouble understanding anything he says? Where did he learn to speak?
Capn Greg

United States

#21 Apr 30, 2009
I happened to bump into the distinguished gentleman from Georgia a few years ago, just after 9/11 when they all went to New York to acknowledge it as once being the capital (I think).

Anyway, we were at LaGuardia airport and he mistook me as a politician as I was dressed in a suit and looked important (haha). He asked where I was from and I said Georgia originally. He perked up and asked a few questions that clearly identified me as a Republican.

You would have thought that I spit on his lapel and wiped the mustard from my corndog on his shoes. His conversation with me dried up quicker than Lake Lanier in a drought. Sort of cracked me up......... I mean, it was clear that I didn't scratch any of his particular itches, why scratch mine?

Darfur? How's that working for ya John? Don't you think there's enough going bad here in Georgia to keep you occupied? Maybe if you really gave a damn about the people of the state, you'd realize there's more here at home to keep you busy several lifetimes.

I've always wondered.......... if you could do a good deed, no cameras, no press, no NOTHING........would we ever see the fruit of that deed? Doubtful.

Darfur, you can have him, please....
Capn Greg

United States

#22 Apr 30, 2009
Hannibal Barca wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet the right demanded we step into Iraq and stay as long as possible in an attempt to liberate Shia Muslims, like Al-Sadr and his American troop hating Madi Militia.
Now as radical Muslims commit genocide in Dafur you folks complain that Rep Lewis should mind his business?
More power to him.
Now back to your wishes that we sacrfice as many American lives and dollars as needed, so the Shia, who align themselves with religious leaders in Iran, can now rule Iraq.
The masses are so confused.
LOL, they are aren't they? So, old Sage, tell me what you propose, other than reading me yesterday's newspaper?

No wonder you're confused. You spend you entire life moving forward facing backwards. You've said nothing to fix or remedy the problem, you've just simply stated the obvious that most everyone already either knows or have dismissed.

It's folks like you that scream "change" and "why not", but back it with little more than a comparison to what the Repubs did. Is your claim-to-fame going to be: "We'll fuck it up less"?

Turn around in your seat, face forward, and get ahead of what's going on if you can and THEN offer suggestions.

Lewis in Darfur does what? He's lost whatever credibility he might have once had in the civil rights movement. The things that MLK stood for have come to pass. A black man sits in the seat of power for the most powerful nation on the planet. In MLK's wildest dreams, that was probably the fartherest. Now that it's been realized, it's time for old John to come down from the soapbox and stop railing again injustices and Jim Crowe.

You on the other hand, should take a look around the town you live in, and no doubt you'll find families and children in need right under your nose. Spend your time fixing that and less defending the tired old gentleman from Georgia.
Hog Lewis

Phenix City, AL

#23 May 1, 2009
Capn Greg wrote:
I happened to bump into the distinguished gentleman from Georgia a few years ago, just after 9/11 when they all went to New York to acknowledge it as once being the capital (I think).
Anyway, we were at LaGuardia airport and he mistook me as a politician as I was dressed in a suit and looked important (haha). He asked where I was from and I said Georgia originally. He perked up and asked a few questions that clearly identified me as a Republican.
You would have thought that I spit on his lapel and wiped the mustard from my corndog on his shoes. His conversation with me dried up quicker than Lake Lanier in a drought. Sort of cracked me up......... I mean, it was clear that I didn't scratch any of his particular itches, why scratch mine?
Darfur? How's that working for ya John? Don't you think there's enough going bad here in Georgia to keep you occupied? Maybe if you really gave a damn about the people of the state, you'd realize there's more here at home to keep you busy several lifetimes.
I too met the old pot bellied hog. As a Georgia citizen I asked him why he was opposed to the state flag and wanted to change it when the majority of Georgians wanted to keep it. He flatly refused to answer the question. I don't know if he even speaks to white people anyway!
prettytexasgal

Round Rock, TX

#24 May 1, 2009
Wow. I am amazed at the spite that conservatives are writing on this site. An old man doing what he thinks is right is arrested. He was protesting genocide. Give him a break, and please stop with the name-calling. If my child called someone an "old pot bellied hog", I would ground him for at least a week.
Capn Greg

United States

#25 May 1, 2009
Hog Lewis wrote:
<quoted text>I too met the old pot bellied hog. As a Georgia citizen I asked him why he was opposed to the state flag and wanted to change it when the majority of Georgians wanted to keep it. He flatly refused to answer the question. I don't know if he even speaks to white people anyway!
I don't know about speaking TO White people, but he damn sure don't speak FOR them does he?

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