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Old 02-08-2006, 12:06 PM   #16
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Well it does seem a bit "unseemly" but if Dr. King and Mrs. King has waited for the "appropriate" times to speak their minds and to call for action, where would we be today?
Perhaps further along?

I know partisian interjection gives joy for some. But it is not always the most productive choice of action.

But wisdom teaches you to pick your battles. Come out swinging at every turn and you won't get far.
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Perhaps further along?

Well wouldn't the "appropriate" time back then been never?
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Well wouldn't the "appropriate" time back then been never?


No.
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Come out swinging at every turn and you won't get far.
It was not merely partisan, one for thing. Whether you agree with the susbtance of his statement or not, it addressed an issue much larger than a political party.

Second, CSK's funeral is an incredibly powerful symbolic opportunity to reflect on her values and her challenges to our society (which like MKL went far beyond racial civil rights to include war and poverty), and the fact that we are still failing to meet them. Hence it was a completely appropratiate and effective opportunity to point that continued failure out.
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I think the funeral of a civil rights hero in a time of war and uncertainty is the MOST appropriate time to pass the torch for a call to action.

But if the overall tone of events was just to be critical to Bush, then I would agree that's not going to be productive.

That article is isolating a select few critical comments for people to continue wagging fingers in the other direction.
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:32 PM   #21
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No.
Well I wasn't sure what you were talking about.

I wasn't sure if you were speaking politically or in terms of manners.

I thought you were speaking in terms of manners at first but then you said this:

"I know partisian interjection gives joy for some. But it is not always the most productive choice of action.

But wisdom teaches you to pick your battles. Come out swinging at every turn and you won't get far."

And I thought otherwise.

If MLK didn't interject or come out swinging every turn, he wouldn't have gotten anywhere. If he only waited for those times when people wanted to listen to him, we'd still be there.
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Keep your eye out for Christians who are actually following the teachings of Jesus.

It's fun

We are all a mess, some don't get that truth yet.

>>>press on
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OK--this will piss most of you off: Bishop Long, of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, made a television appearance today and spoke of his disappointment of the political jabs inserted into what should have been words of praise and remembrance for Mrs. King.
Also, a member of the family on Coretta's side made a statement to the Neal Boortz Show (based in the ATL), this morning, announcing that the family was "quite upset" about the politicking shown at their mother's funeral.
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It won't change anyones vote
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CBS) Former President George H.W. Bush has expressed dismay and anger at attacks on his son, President Bush, at the funeral for Coretta Scott King.

"In terms of the political shots at the president who was sitting there with his wife, I didn't like it and I thought it was kind of ugly frankly," the former president said in an exclusive radio interview with CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer.

"Anybody that shoots at the president of the United States at a funeral, I just didn't appreciate that," Mr. Bush added.


Former President Bush also had praise for his friend, Bill Clinton: "I thought President Clinton was maybe the best. It was his crowd. They talk about Bill Clinton being 'the first black president,' well when you walk into that church with 12,000 or whatever it was, I mean it was very clear who that crowd loved and respected."
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Funerals aren't the place for political bickering.
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"As for what exactly a bad day for Bush might look like, oh, how about being a captive audience member at the funeral of a civil rights pioneer in front of thousands of people, none of whom voted for you except the woman sitting right next to you and possibly your dad."

'Daily Show' host JON STEWART
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Funerals aren't the place for political bickering.
But surely there must be a distinction between a 'Memorial service' and a burial.
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But surely there must be a distinction between a 'Memorial service' and a burial.
Ah, yes, the great "false distinction gives license for unprincipled behavior" argument.

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