Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Best wishes to everyone on Martin Luther King Day! The messages today, however, appear a bit confused with the holiday . . .

A review of headlines does not actually capture the day . . .

Black conservatives celebrated MLK Day with Glenn Beck (here), who previously compared himself to King, here. Beck wanted to hold a march on the same day as the “I Have a Dream” speech for conservatives. (By the way, waiting for the movie Avatar to start yesterday, I saw an advert for a film of O’Reilly and Beck to be shown in theaters around the country. Now that would be an interesting group).

Al Qaeda appears to be celebrating with a new round of terror in Kabul, here. The offensive could be an effort at an Afghan version of the Tet Offensive. Of course, MLK Day has never been officially recognized on the organization’s calendar which is already crowded with such holidays as Kill the Infidel Day and Stone the Sinful Woman Day.

Then there is the op-ed appearing in the Jerusalem Post by Rabbi Marc Schneier who writes the following in a Martin Luther King Day column:

While his messages of hope and tolerance were clearly designed for a specific time and place, they are in many ways universal. In fact, there is little doubt that he would have taken great pride and satisfaction in looking upon Israeli society as an exemplar of what is possible when people learn to live among each other in peace and harmony.

The column ran the same day that Amnesty International released a report accusing Israel of withholding food, medical supplies and other items as “collective punishment” against Gaza, here, BBC is reporting that Israel has again cut off water, here. Maybe not the best timing.

Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire is publicly telling people ‘Let’s all move on.” However, that inspirational note is about ending questions about his steroid use as a major league player.

Can someone suggest a good story or headline that seems to capture the spirit of MLK?

39 thoughts on “Happy Martin Luther King Day!”

  1. Too bad she didn’t buy you corrective lenses.

    Then maybe you’d actually have some clue as to what you were talking about, ay?

  2. Well thats good to know 30%er. My grandma bought me corrective shoes when I was a kid and now I can honestly say I stand corrected.

  3. Thanks for repeating your lie. I don’t think that and never suggested that.

  4. Never said you said, I was using probabilities.

    “30%er PROBABLY doesn’t think there are any black conservatives.

  5. It’s all good. Just like I showed AY, you had a post at 8:11 last night on one thread and I had one at 8:11 on another. Then he wants to know how I pulled it off. Crazy. To many actors in that movie, one flew over the cucko’s Nest.

  6. Let what go? I’m trying to help your little troll friend Duh.

    I’m giving him a golden opportunity to prove he’s at least an honest troll, and not just a lying one.

    He can produce the sentence where I stated that there are no black people in the republican party.

    Once he produces that sentence we’ll know that he wasn’t lying.

    I’m helping him.

  7. “Oops. Time to stop. Once 30%er breaks out the adhominem attacks” – Duh

    What ad hominem attack? Identifying you as a troll?

    Don’t like it? Then I’d suggest you stop trolling.

    In the meantime I’m still waiting for you to produce the sentence where I stated that there are no blacks in the republican party.

    Obviously you wouldn’t just lie, right?

    So produce the sentence please so we can see that you’re not a liar.

  8. “30%er,

    Are you aware that bdaman is black?” Duh

    Lol, sure he is.

    Next you’ll be trying to convince us that he’s not you.

  9. Oops. Time to stop. Once 30%er breaks out the adhominem attacks, it’s time to just call him on it and avoid future debate/argument with him. Maybe he needs a reminder from the Prof. that personal attacks have no place here.

  10. 30%er,

    Are you aware that bdaman is black?

    You have a habit of making claims that you can’t support. Are you just too lazy to support your claims, or is the ability to provide support beyond your capabilities. If you need help, just ask.

  11. “30%er probably doesn’t think there are any black conservatives.

    You should break out the L.T. from Florida video.”Neocon Troll

    Before we go any further troll, please point to the sentence where I said there are no “black conservatives”.

    Please point to that sentence so we all know you’re not just lying.

    Thank you.

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