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The March on Washington
commemoration didn’t live
up to the original

Washington Post, by Dana Milbank

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/29/2013 2:30:52 AM

The sequel rarely lives up to the original, and those commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington never had a chance. “It won’t be as good as the speech 50 years ago,” President Obama told an interviewer. Obama fulfilled his prediction. His 29-minute address, 12 minutes longer than King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, was at times moving, but — inevitably — unremarkable compared with the legendary oratory he was memorializing. The first African American president, who had just turned 2 when King gave his iconic speech, is a fulfillment of King’s dream, and many


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 8/29/2013 3:43:47 AM     (No. 9496462)

And this is a surprise...? The Conservatives were all at work, liberals/progressives only talk a good game, and the Amish were playing video games and drinking 40´s.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/29/2013 4:03:24 AM     (No. 9496468)

Very unremarkable event.I think the audience there was even bored.I´m actually surprised they sangthe national anthem because they don´t believe in that culture at all.

I´m really sick and tired of these people still talking about justice 50 years later.How has Oprah been cheated out of justice? Does she want the government to shine the floors in her mansions?

They cling to the 60´s movement because they aren´t creative enough to move on.They love government but blame government for hoding them down by not passing laws that give them more free stuff.They don´t talk about jobs because they know the era of jobs is over with Obama.If whites are having a hard time getting hired,what chance do they have?

29 hour work weeks are just another incentive to sit home on their butts.They gave Obama credit for the SS tax cut a couple years ago but when it ran out,they blamed the employer(greed).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 8/29/2013 6:54:44 AM     (No. 9496548)

I´m waiting for the stories of white people blocking transportation and sidewalks to prevent black people from attending. Oh My! Where is Eric Holder?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/29/2013 6:58:53 AM     (No. 9496552)

50 years after MLK gave that speech no one has taken his place. The Democrats hijacked the dream and learned to promote ignorance and poverty as a way to tether minorities to lifelong government dependency. Whites have grown weary of it and the liberal blacks, having given up on their desire to be judged by the content of their character think they can rule by fear - of random attacks, political intimidation and now murder in the streets. This is Obama´s legacy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rather Read, 8/29/2013 7:05:14 AM     (No. 9496562)

The current Black Supreme Court Justice and only Black Senator were not there. Just the usual suspects. It was a huge yawn. MLK would be very sad that his legacy has been wasted.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bubby, 8/29/2013 7:13:59 AM     (No. 9496566)

Waiting for the msm reports of the Tea Party spitting on the participants and using the N word. the commemoration was just one lie after another, how they all lied. Bill Clinton stating it is now harder to vote than to buy an assault rifle (what ever that is) has obviously never gone to a local gun store and bought an AR 15. He has never filled out all the paper work and in some states wait days for approval. I have little hope for the black community but with God all things are possible.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/29/2013 7:26:47 AM     (No. 9496582)

Don´t get it. At this very important event, there was not one voice from a conservative point of view. There are many worthy black conservatives that could have spoken eloquently and they were totally shut out. They rail against racism, but they are political bigots of the highest order. As all good godless progressives do, they shut out any voice that they do not agree with. It was shameful and a slap in the face to every conservative black person in this country. It was a display of disenfranchisement that Sharpton and Jackson are always pointing out, but it was real this time. Once again, the President could have bridged the gap and suggested that black conservatives be included, but he doesn´t want their message heard either. It is not much different than when plantation owners wouldn´t allow their slaves to learn to read. They might learn something.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/29/2013 7:40:25 AM     (No. 9496603)

Sorry Diana Milquetoast, he is NOT the fulfillment of MLK´s dream. His whole life is about the color or his skin. The content of his character is that of the inside of bass drum.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 8/29/2013 8:02:56 AM     (No. 9496637)

Someone mentioned Reagan´s moving speech at Normandy as a stark contrast to the usual self-serving narcissism served up by Obama yesterday.
Put me in mind of Reagan´s comforting, yet soaring, rhetoric after the shuttle disaster.
Reagan was a president.
How far we have fallen in less than 30 years.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 8/29/2013 8:05:22 AM     (No. 9496639)

Many grew up in the quota era. Too young to remember MLK but old enough to remember that the color of one´s skin was the predominate feature in advancement. It is hard to get all worked up on equality and justice when many grew up with inequality and injustice simply because they were white. No doubt the Civil Rights moment was important and needed. There is doubt about the solutions to the problem created a culture based purely on the color of one´s skin, not the content of their character.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rusino, 8/29/2013 8:22:07 AM     (No. 9496665)

MLK would be proud and happy viewing the progress made in 50 years. He probably would also be shocked at the deteriation of the Black family and the black nock killing in our cities.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pindarjr, 8/29/2013 8:25:24 AM     (No. 9496669)

No conservatives were invited to speak at the commemoration, but it´s also more than likely that, if MLK had been able to rise from the dead and visit Washington, he would not have been allowed to speak either.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/29/2013 8:45:17 AM     (No. 9496693)

That wasn´t a commemoration for MLK it was a white hate fest with a group of racist hung up in the 60s still griping about equality.
They heard speeches from the likes of Obama the American version of Africa´s Musgabe. I don´t know what Oprah has to complain about except that whitey did something at sometime to a black in the south back in the 40s.
Blah, blah, blah same old rhetoric. I´m tired and unconcerned about their so called plight. Until they blame themselves and help themselves it´s a lost race of people.
Maybe they were all shopping at K-Mart you know the one with the gangsta rapping kids going back to school.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/29/2013 9:00:19 AM     (No. 9496717)

#7 mentioned that Obama could have risen above it all and made the effort to bring the races together (as if we need his help) but Obama is all about himself and his idea for what America should look like and be like (fundamental transformation - dontcha know). Although many (too many) whites voted for him thinking he would be a force for the common good of all Americans, that was never his intention nor of his (DNC) masters. His black voters never confused their votes for him as bringing the races together. No - their votes were for payback against whitey and reparations. We shall overcome - indeed.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/29/2013 9:37:54 AM     (No. 9496779)

The classic liberal downfall: Once you have won the battle you should learn how to gracefully exit the battlefield.

Liberals never learn how to recognize victory and move on. Instead they try to magnify the slightest sparks into incendiary flames and twist all events into the molds of their latest cause. It has become absurd.

The small response demonstrates the true scope of the issue. Most people who attended came to, as Milbank says, an event. There was no greater meaning. Why? Because most of the work is already done. Blacks have equality with Whites. Now all they have to do is learn how to use that equal opportunity to build success and true independence. That is the lesson that liberals don´t want them to learn.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/29/2013 9:40:04 AM     (No. 9496786)

MLK drew historic crowds...the race hustlers, not so much.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/29/2013 9:49:23 AM     (No. 9496805)

For me, the bottom line for the disconnect at this event is because ´the speech´ should be emphasized but they insist on elevating the man to a demi-god. MLK was not your ideal human being, as JFK was not, but words spoken by both will be appreciated forever. Judging from the way this was handled and who headlined, the words MLK spoke 50 years ago are not taken at face value, but distorted to fit today´s agenda, even by his own children. For those who came for the right reason, it was a waste of time.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/29/2013 10:18:38 AM     (No. 9496857)

I have just one quibble with #15´s otherwise great post. It wasn´t the left that won civil rights for blacks, it was the right. But 95% of blacks have bought the lie that they owe their "freedom" to the left. As long as the free stuff keeps flowing they will never understand that they are still slaves and their current "massah" is one of their own.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 8/29/2013 10:24:36 AM     (No. 9496873)

The race hustlers, Barry being #1 on the list, take their cues from Malcolm X not MLK.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 8/29/2013 10:41:22 AM     (No. 9496909)

MLK, Jr.was inspiring and had a message. People sat through that hot humid day to listen to it. If I reacall many of them had spent the night on the Mall to congregate near the Lincoln Memorial. Park Service was going nuts, but they stayed and listened.

Yesterday´s confo was not inspiring and message was a whiny mess with a little founding father stuff thrown in. We all know that whoever was there yesterday speaking, hates the Founding Fathers. It was all BS.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Distorted, 8/29/2013 11:05:29 AM     (No. 9496949)

A fitting end to a ceremony for someone who plagerized his doctoral dissertation..."...not with a bang, but with a whimper."

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/29/2013 11:57:23 AM     (No. 9497048)

This was a mismash of Lib haters doing their thing...it´s all about bashing others.

Come up with any real solutions yet Libs? I thought not, it´s not in your DNA!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: strike3, 8/29/2013 12:13:46 PM     (No. 9497083)

#12 gets the posting prize.

MLK´s true message is embarrassing to these people because most are not capable or willing to work for The Dream. If it is not handed to them, they cry racism or injustice or whatever the complaint du jour is.

That assessment includes one Barry Soetoro Obama.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: JudithC, 8/29/2013 12:25:29 PM     (No. 9497101)

I checked in throughout this revolting display of arrogance, stupidty, obnoxious rhetoric, blatant lying, and extraordinarily repulsive people. As a safety measure, I had my vacuum cleaner nearby so I could snap it on and drown out the TV if I couldn´t get the remote fast enough.

Does anyone know if Moochelle had a cockroach crawl up her thong or if the look of rage she displayed from start to finish was inspired by having to sit so close to Oprah she could hear the big "O" laughing at her under her breath, or was it that she was sitting close enough to Caroline Kennedy to be able to hear the wooden wheels going around in her empty head? Whatever the reason, this ugly woman and failed fashion icon was one unhappy camper. Looked as though she was letting Barry have it as the climbed the steps.

Yesterday wasn´t a commemoration of anything, it was a boring and sickening display led by the best liar on the planet as he jutted his arrogant jaw into the air talking about marchin.´

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/29/2013 2:13:24 PM     (No. 9497276)

It seems no one was very poud of this so-called "MLK Commemoration". It was crudly put together, it was blatantly commercialized, and it was poorly attended. The speakers were uninspiring "Noen will be rememberd past the two day news cycle"- How sad. I thought the world of Rev. King. I thought his ideas were remarkable considering the era. Well, his message was hijacked, very much like the hijacking of the ideas of Jesus. Cruel men will make a buck or political advantage out of anything popular and good- and in doing so, they destroy these great gifts to human kind.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bob913, 8/29/2013 3:52:17 PM     (No. 9497409)

obama talked longer then Martin Luther King and ended up saying nothing that will be remembered.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 8/29/2013 9:51:23 PM     (No. 9497795)

If the Federal Government had not given all their drones the day off...There would not have been enough people present to hold a Badminton Tournament.

The one thing that Zippy does not understand yet. He is suffering from Extreme Political Over-Exposure. He talks too much; says noting of substance. He fades when the Photographers quit taking pictures.
Obama is an overdone Nothing Burger.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: artlover, 8/29/2013 11:24:33 PM     (No. 9497893)

I wonder how many of them who were there to hear that "great" speech went there on their welfare check.....and will go home to using their food stamps and Obama phone.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/29/2013 11:33:13 PM     (No. 9497901)

Did they clean up after themselves this time?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 8/29/2013 11:45:35 PM     (No. 9497911)

Hey, the thrill is gone! That original march didn´t help produce any great and good changes in the mindset of the crowd. Yep, we´re all disappointed. Yep, the thrill is gone. The experiment didn´t work....at all,

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Reply 31 - Posted by: badrad, 8/30/2013 5:50:35 AM     (No. 9498045)

All this for a d--- (you fill in the blank, LOL)

What a farce and the farcical social democrats (euphemism for socialists) have overextended.

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President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

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