I Have a Nightmare: Glenn Beck To Speak At Lincoln Memorial

Today is the day for Fox News commentator Glenn Beck to share his dream on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

King delivered his “I Have A Dream” exactly 47 years ago and will now be the scene of Beck and his followers offering their own “dream.” The article below describes supporters wearing telltale teeshirts with Palin’s name that the legend “Babies, Guns, Jesus.”

Here is another tee-shirt from the rally:

Some accounts are almost biblical of Beck’s role in reshaping America. Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey explained “[w]e see Glenn Beck as a guy who is bringing revelations of understanding to the American people.”

Revelations by St. Beck will commence this afternoon.

Source: Bloomberg

262 thoughts on “I Have a Nightmare: Glenn Beck To Speak At Lincoln Memorial”

  1. Elaine,
    You refreshed my recollection. The girls did indeed wear jumpers rather than just skirts, but Peter Pan collars on the blouses were not mandatory. Nor were patent leather shoes, which likely assisted me in avoiding a number of near occasions of sin.
    I was an altar boy, however, in the days when people knelt and leaned forward with their heads turned upward to receive communion. I must candidly confess that I occasionally bumped a comely chin with the paten I was holding; to a twelve-year old looking down, even the slightest hint of decolletage can be a significant distraction.

  2. Blouise,
    Most Catholics probably do not remember the rationale, but we were forbidden from attending non-Catholic church services because that would be perceived as endorsing the idea that all religions are equal before God. That is known as the sin of “indifferentism.”

  3. My best friend growing up (and now, as an adult)lived down the street and attended the Catholic School and I attended the Village School (both were K-8). She spent her entire 7th grade year begging her parents to let her go to the Village School for 8th grade. They finally relented and to this day she remembers that first day at the Village School (and the new wardrobe)as one of the happiest days of her life.

    In thinking back to those days I remember that she and I did everything together, as best friends do. We ate dinner at each other’s home at least twice a week. We went on vacation with each other’s family. We had slumber parties, boy-girl parties and every other kind of kid’s party together. But come Sunday morning, she was never allowed to go to church with me and I was never allowed to go to church with her. Strange.

  4. Mike A.

    In grades 1-8, we wore dark green serge jumpers and white blouses with short, puffy sleeves and Peter Pan collars. In high school, we were even required to wear uniform shoes! They were not very comfortable.

    I hope you weren’t one of those naughty boys who stared at girls patent leather shoes in hopes of seeing a reflection of something.

  5. Blouise and Elaine M.,

    I well remember the dress rules for parochial school. Boys had to wear khaki pants, short sleeve white shirts and blue bow ties. My sisters wore blue skirts over white blouses. An acceptable skirt length meant that when a girl knelt, her skirt hem touched the floor. If it did not, she was sent home.

  6. Swarthmore mom,

    I have the last three episodes recorded but haven’t had the time to watch them. Have to get that done before I meet with my buds.

  7. … and yes, my husband and I were at Woodstock but … and this is very important … I was working and he was carrying the music … a lot happened between graduating high school in June of ’63 and the big party in Aug of ’69 … including Nam!

  8. Swarthmore mom & Elaine M.,

    Well my little village must have been particularly repressed. If either of you have watched MAD Men … I swear that was my neighborhood in the late 50’s and early 60’s. In fact, come to think of it … females did not wear pants to high school either and I graduated in ’63.

    My freshman year at university was when all hell broke loose. The Beatles were shocking the adults and JFK was assassinated. After that it was sex, drugs, and rock’n roll. Not for me, of course ….

  9. You are a bit older than I am but not that much, and I never had to wear the dress all day. We changed after church. I grew up in Illinois.

  10. Blouise,

    I’m from Massachusetts. We may have been a tad more liberal about our Sunday apparel. I was born in 1946.

    I was not allowed to wear pants, however, when I was in college. I was studying to be a teacher, you see. Wearing pants was viewed as inappropriate.

  11. Well … I had to wear a dress all damn day and so did all my friends … protestants, catholics, and the two jewish girls who lived across the street … in fact all the females in our northern ohio village wore dresses on sunday

    I can’t remember when it changed but I can remember still doing it in high school … I was born in 1945.

  12. Mike A.,

    “One of the most disturbing aspects of televangelism is that it preys on the poor and ignorant.”

    How true!

    Another one of the disturbing aspects of televangelism is guys with bouffant “Benny Hinn” hairstyles, $500 suits, and jewelry. Of course, they aren’t in it for the money–they’re men of God!


  13. Buddha,

    Humble servant, my arse! … fermez la bouche … which, other than lyrics to a bunch of art songs, is the only french I know.

  14. Buddha Is Laughing
    1, September 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    🙂 moi?

    Only for the sake of humor.


    :mrgreen: vous!

  15. Byron
    1, September 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Charitable giving is now done through taxation, that is why most people don’t do it anymore. You lower taxes and giving will increase.


    Then I’m all for raising taxes! (That’s a semi-joke, Bryon … don’t get upset)

  16. Bdaman
    1, September 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    Click Image for larger view of the tropics.



  17. Elaine M.,

    You have probably repressed the memory and I see no benefit to bringing all that to the surface.

    Next week I’m having dinner with 2 friends that I met in 4th grade.
    We get together at least once a month and have been doing so ever since we finished college. The bond is very strong and I appreciate them more as each year passes.

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