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January 17, 2005

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here's a cute picture of Mike and Coretta in 1956.


Read Why This Day Matters, by Soonerland, at Dustbury.com. Link via Michelle Malkin.

Posted by annika, Jan. 17, 2005 |
Rubric: History


Thank God we didn't have another civil war back then. I will always have respect for MLK because of his non-violent approach to gain civil rights.

P.S. Don't tell anyone, but MLK's father and grandfather were supposedly life-long members of Lincoln's party.

Posted by: reagan80 on Jan. 17, 2005

P.S. Don't tell anyone MLK was

1) a serial adulterer
2) a plagiarist
3) a communist sympathiser
4) a supporter of affirmative action and
5) a vociferous liberal opponent of U.S. actions in Vietnam.

Conservatives should remember what a dirtbag this guy was, even if he did help bring about a salutary social reform.

Posted by: Roach on Jan. 17, 2005

Besides, according to his FBI file, he preferred blonds.

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 17, 2005


If all of that stuff is true, your post has better informed me about the guy's flaws. I'll subtract 2(out of 10) points from MLK on the respect scale just for the commie thing alone.

If the media could turn Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, and Jesse Jackson into demi-gods, I wonder what the truth is about the great satan, Sen. Joe McCarthy. Is Ann Coulter right? Was he unfairly FUBAR'd by the liberal media?

P.S. Joe Piss Capeaux is on Cavuto now.

Posted by: reagan80 on Jan. 17, 2005

I think Tailgunner Joe did as much to besmirch his reputation as anyone, but on the basic fact — there were, in fact, card-carrying communists in high government places — he got the premise, if not every last detail, correct. (Points to Ann for so noticing.)

As to the others mentioned, on that same scale of 0-10 (I'm leaving Dr King at 10, despite his manifest flaws), I'd give Mandela a 6 and Jackson a 4; Annan struggles to one and a half.

Posted by: CGHill on Jan. 17, 2005

Well CG, as much as i like skinny assed conservative blonds. One is originally informed by the 1950-something Buckley classic, "McCarthy and His Enemies" by WFB and his brother in law, L Brent Bozell. I have this in digital form if anyone requires it. I'm sure that bill won't mind. Miss Coulter arrived late to this fight, but she's welcome on the firestep.


Posted by: Casca on Jan. 17, 2005