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Old Jan 17, 2011, 06:35 PM
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Personally, I don't get the MLK day thing.


It's simple....we get national holidays because of martyrs....Christmas is another one, and it's not just for Government employees.

Jesus did more than MLK though...and to prove it we not only get presents, but we get chocolate bunnies too.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Why isn't Rev.Jesse Jackson & Rev. Al Sharpton speaking out..when most inner cities are a cesspool of crime,drugs & dispair.?
If he was alive today, what would King have to say about these two lugnuts ? Or would they even be what they are today if King was still alive?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:03 PM
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If he was alive today, what would King have to say about these two lugnuts ? Or would they even be what they are today if King was still alive?
He would most likely call them the N word and not in the brotherly way.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:16 PM
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We used to do that here too, but MLK Day kinda put the kibosh to that.


You're a sick, sick man, Usta. But I LOL'd quite heartily!
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:39 PM
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I agree with Aerogel's post . I beleive Dr King would see the "two Lug Nuts" for the Racists they are , and distance himself from them and their hate .
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:42 PM
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One gets the feeling if Dr. King was still alive those two never would have become famous at all. They are just there to fill the vacuum left when he died.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:50 PM
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I spent the good part of the day running after a two year old at Chuck E. Cheese's
Been there done that.......many times! Even on two walking sticks......
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 06:21 AM
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Brings up the old Ten Years After song. 'Rageous lyric.


Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more?

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, Monopoly

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

World pollution, there's no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 06:32 AM
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Dr. King did accomplish some good work, and history should remember him for that, however he also had some selfish traits as well, one in particular was his penchant for chasing women and cheating on his wife.

Personally I don't see the reason why his memory or aniversary should cause banks to close for the day and the mail not to be delivered.
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 06:33 AM
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If he was alive today, what would King have to say about these two lugnuts (Rev. Al & Jesse Jackson) ? Or would they even be what they are today if King was still alive?
I suspect Dr.King would have a much louder voice in directing the healing between whites & blacks.MLK speeches alway went straight to the heart...and were percieved as sincere & honest by all.

Our country will never be the same without such guidance...sad.
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 06:34 AM
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Dr. King did accomplish some good work, and history should remember him for that, however he also had some selfish traits as well, one in particular was his penchant for chasing women and cheating on his wife.
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He was Human not a god..
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 10:53 AM
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He was Human not a god..
Yes but in a place that at the time - God seemingly had forsaken

He filled the void!
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 11:11 PM
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A respondent in another forum from King County WA says when the county wanted to adopt a likeness of MLK in honor of him as their logo, the King family kept them in court 5 years. King County was named for another man named King. And WA law makes civic use of historic figures exempt from royalties.

"I have a dream, that my survivors will make their living suing anyone trying to use my picture." I don't think he intended that, but that's what it's become. Counting the legal fees, even though the Kings didn't get to charge for the use of the likeness, adoption of the new logo cost them $1/2M.
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