So, the same folks who have been yelping that a mosque near Ground Zero in New York would be insensitive to the families of 9/11 victims are rallying on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
King’s speech was delivered during the long and ugly fight for civil rights in America. People died during that struggle; people were beaten, shot, abused and forced to endure serious attacks on their personal dignity. I can imagine that the people who suffered through all that brutality, many of whom are still alive today, aren’t too happy to see the anniversary one of the major events in their struggle politicized by cable TV shills Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and others for political purposes during an election year. Never mind that the views being expressed at the rally run contrary to much of what Dr. King stood for. That states’ rights are being trumpeted on the anniversary of King’s famous speech is pathetically ironic.
You’d think people who spend so much time lecturing others about sensitivity would understand why their anniversary rally is wrong.
the above cartoon and caption are the works of MIKE THOMPSON, political blog writer and cartoonist for the DETROIT FREE PRESS, and appeared in the papers online version on 28 august 2010.
MIKE is a committed lefty. some questions for MIKE: this was a rally which was announced in advance. where were you with criticism for the RESTORING HONOR RALLY before it took place, MIKE? at least the folks who oppose the HAMOSQUE have the testicular fortitude to stand in the open and accept the slings and arrows the left is directing at them in advance of an incident they object to occurring, while you sit on the sidelines and draw bland and uninspiring cartoons. i noticed you made glen look like SLICK WILLIE, is that an indicator you still pine for him?
you say that the views expressed at the rally are contrary to much of what KING stood for. perhaps you would be so kind as to enumerate and explain, in detail, which views were expressed, and by whom (direct quotes, not paraphrasing or interpreting), and how exactly those quotes run contrary to KING.
MIKE, i would like to take the time to remind you of possibly the most famous line from KING'S speech 'I have a dream that one day my four children will be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.' MIKE i hope you are sharp enough to realize KING was talking about all minorities, not just his kids.
that being said i want to point something out to MIKE and others, who have problems with you and i expressing our rights to FREEDOM OF SPEECH and ASSEMBLE. the citizens who gather at the town halls, TEA PARTIES, and rallies have measured OBAMA'S character, and found it to be lacking, to wit;
"The Cambridge Police Department acted stupidly."
"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
"No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something."
"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
on his relationship with domestic terrorist BILL AYERS, "this is an example of what I’m talking about. This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense,..", remember OBAMA said this after attending a launching party for himself at AYERS home in 1995, served on 2 boards with AYERS, and wrote a review for an AYERS book. remember AYERS said "kill all rich people.....kill your parents."
we can't forget OBAMA'S relationship with JEREMIAH WRIGHT, the guy who married him, but he never heard a word he spoke during 20 years of sitting through his sermons. "I wasn't in church during the time that these statement were made, I did not hear such incendiary language myself, personally. Either in conversations with him or when I was in the pew, he always preached the social gospel."
the list is endless, literally. and this is why people are pushing back against OBAMA, REID and PELOSI. but all these things are lost on you and your kind MIKE. call us racist and homophobes all you like. AMERICA is waking up.
also i want to turn the mirror back your way MIKE, so you have the opportunity to do a bit of self reflection, into your own hate, political motivation, and lack of class, which are all on display here, in your drawing of an assassinated President, "asking" to be shot.
remember where you were on 31 march 1981? i do. i had been ice fishing with my still lifelong friend steve. we were walking home when good buddy dan came up the street and told us President Reagan had been shot. along with the President, 3 others were shot, including his press secretary jim brady.
things which i remember about the shooting include, that brady was reported killed and alexander haig claimed he was "in charge". haig was the secretary of state at the time, and had apparently forgot the vice president george h.w. bush would be "in charge" if the president could not carry on.
well, brady in fact survived, and went on to help found the brady campaign to prevent handgun violence, and had a law named in his honor, the brady handgun violence protection act, on 30 november 1993.
before i go further, let me say i feel sorry for the brady family. jim brady nearly died as a result of his injury and has been confined to a wheelchair since. that being said, i think that the legislation enacted in his honor is a steaming pile of shit. why do i say that? because it did the exact same thing as the gun control act of 1968, but added the requirement of a background check, by local and state authorities. this requirement was found to be unconstitutional and in violation of the 10th amendment by the supreme court, in 1997. three years after its implementation, by a congress and president sworn to uphold and defend the constitution.
ever notice how all the gun grabbing legislation is passed by democrat presidents? johnson in 68 and clinton in 93.
that brings us up to speed on festivities planned in NYC for today, 25 august 2010. seems the brady campaign to prevent gun violence is planning a "TSUNAMI OF PEACE, WALK, RUN, AND RALLY AGAINST VIOLENCE". this is in response to "a rise in gun violence, this summer in NYC." question? how the fuck is this even possible in a city that virtually bans handgun possession by average citizens, outside of home or work? funeral processions will be staged in the 5 boroughs of the the city and they will converge on city hall park for a peaceful rally. notable attendees are to include russell simons, michael strahan, the nyc/bronx million mom march chapter, as well as rappers MAINO and FAT JOE.
i find it ironic that MAINO and FAT JOE were included in this peaceful rally to end gun violence based on some of their works. how does MAINO's GETAWAY DRIVER fit in with the brady philosophy? check out some of the lyrics:
as soon as we see em, i'm pull over you goin hop out don't say a word, walk up to em put the clip in his mouth then jump back int he whip don't leave the gun that's movie shit we goin use that same joint again........
you shoot em up i'm the getaway driver
very nice, makes me think about volunteering at the humane society or soup kitchen. check out FAT JOE's JOHN BLAZE;
...my stripes show like regiments, military intelligence murder game, i leave no evidence-- credentials....
aiyyo my attitude is subject to change, i mess around and spit twelve at the driver side door of your range six hit you, the other six in your dame mafia style, leave you with your watch and your chains....
that don't exactly leave me feeling like i've been bowled over by a tidal wave of peace and shit. i'm jus sayin.
i've never been to NYC and i hope to never go. shit hole. and i say that coming from detroit!!! someone kindly explain what these 2 bring to the table, other than name recognition. the brady's can't really expect they will get up and say,"i didn't mean that shoot everything in sight twice shit, i didn't mean it and only did it to sell CDs."
if they do their careers are over cause the "credentials" will be gone. maybe not, MAINO did do prison time (10 years) for kidnapping. JOE has plenty of street cred too, as he has previously been arrested for stealing a mans gold chain after hitting him with a ball bat, and has been witness to three (3) homicides.
way to go brady campaign, the new face of liberal non- violence is emerging. remember AMERICA, do as they say (disarm) not as they do.
back in april of 09, prior to having my own blog, i wrote about the capture of the maersk alabama by somali pirates. good buddy ski, over at global domination was kind enough to post it for me.
since then many other ships have been attacked, including 2 navy vessels, the USS ASHLAND and the USS NICHOLAS, both of which occurred in april of 10. the crews of these vessels had been on patrol off the east coast of africa, due to pirate activity, and were able to capture 11 somalis, which unfortunately were returned to the states to stand trial (at our expense).
18 months ago i opined that the problem was an act of war, and should be handled as such. the countess of cankle, secretary of state hillary clinton had a different opinion, saying that the acts of piracy were criminal. due to that, when the maersk alabama was seized, we sent an fbi negotiator, and a SEAL team, who eventually killed 3 of the 4. the countess formed her opinion on an 1820 ruling by the supreme court. i formed mine based on the fact that the UNITED STATES fought 2 wars against the barbary pirates 1801-1805, and again in 1815.
well, the news today proves that i am right again (something i've known all along). federal district court judge raymond jackson, today (8/17/10) threw out the charges of piracy that the government had leveled against the attackers of the ASHLAND. citing the 1820 supreme court decision judge jackson stated that, "The Government simply fails to cite one case in United States jurisprudence in which the defendant was criminally prosecuted for 'piracy in violation of the law of nations,' for conduct that fell short of robbery or seizure of a ship."
ok, so because they were shitty pirates with really poor eyesight, who fell asleep during the identify, friend or foe, portion of buccaneer school, they get a pass. makes sense to me. intent is not enough. we send the navy to that region due to pirate attacks, pirates attack a ship they believe is an unarmed merchant vessel, get their boat shot out from under them, captured, brought to the land of the golden PX, appointed attorneys at the expense of the taxpayers of the country who's naval vessel they attacked------and have the most serious charges against them thrown out , by a clinton appointed judge.
due to this ruling, the case against the attackers of the NICHOLAS is in jeopardy. oh, they still face a host of charges, but nothing which will keep them in prison for the rest of their lives if convicted.
so what have we got here? lots of money and effort spent by AMERICA to keep the seas free, at personal risk to our sailors and other service members, in an effort to catch "criminals" as defined by hillary, aided one could argue, in their criminal enterprise, by a judge appointed for life to the bench, by her husband bill the philanderer.
now, who does not think it would be better to handle things my way and hunt these bastards down, kill them and all who supply them with everything from toothpaste to tennis shoes, in furtherance of their evil ways?
don't worry boys, by the time this is over, our public defenders will make them give us our own shipping companies!!
have you seen this? a friend put this on the bulletin board at work this week, and another guy took it down before i could copy it. he said it was discriminatory and incendiary. whatever, you can judge for yourselves.
it was written by KEN HUBER to the editor of the IOSCO COUNTY (MI) NEWS on june 9th of this year. KEN, truer words have rarely ever been spoken. thanks for pointing out what should be obvious.
WHAT HAS AMERICA BECOME?
editor, has AMERICA become the land of the special interest and home of the double standard? lets see: if we lie to the congress, it's a felony and if the congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're a racist and if a black dislikes whites, it's their 1st amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word GOD in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but its wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in AMERICA, we now rewrite them; we got rid of the communist and socialist threat by renaming them progressives; we are unable to close our border with mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in korea; if you protest against president obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned as AMERICAN flag or george bush in effigy it was your 1st amendment right.
you can have pornography on tv or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in AMERICA, they are now called sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it's wrong to use an animal.
we take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when is supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs; the similarity between hurricane katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.
and how do we handle a major crisis today? the government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.
what has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?
-KEN HUBER TAWAS CITY, MI
man if that doesn't capture the essence of what is currently happening in AMERICA nothing does. fresh back from vacation in michigan, i was almost completely crest fallen by all the whiners that have inhabited my state. if i only had a dollar for every time i heard 'the government isn't doing anything for me/us.' KEN shows there are still life forms capable of intelligent thought on the pleasant peninsula.
hopefully this won't be all politics, all the time. i'm a conservative guy that believes in capitalism, not capitalization. if you are an english major you'll be sorely disappointed. i did a five year stint for uncle sugar so i'm pro military. when mad i cuss, and can be rather creative. you have been warned!! read along as i chronicle the misadventures of the Lincoln of Our Times.