- John F. Kennedy, 1960
This should never be forgotten. Ever.
like, not that i’m a JFK fan exactly? but doesn’t it make you sad that it is so hard to imagine a president saying this now?
I could give a fuck at this point what these people say: it’s what they DO that matters. I’ve heard enough pretty words from politicians over the last three years to last me an effing lifetime.
But even by those standards, Glenn Beck’s effrontery is monumental. Even by those standards, he goes too far. Beck was part of the “we” who founded the civil rights movement!? “No.” Here’s who “we” is.
“We” is Emmett Till, tied to a cotton gin fan in the murky waters of the Tallahatchie River. “We” is Rosa Parks telling the bus driver no. “We” is Diane Nash on a sleepless night waiting for missing Freedom Riders to check in. “We” is Charles Sherrod, husband of Shirley, gingerly testing desegregation compliance in an Albany, Ga., bus station. “We” is a sharecropper making his X on a form held by a white college student from the North. “We” is Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando and Pernell Roberts of “Bonanza,” lending their names, their wealth and their labor to the cause of freedom.
“We” is Medgar Evers, Michael Schwerner, Jimmie Lee Jackson, James Reeb, Viola Liuzzo, Cynthia Wesley, Andrew Goodman, Denise McNair, James Chaney, Addie Mae Collins and Carole Robertson, shot, beaten and blown to death for that cause.
“We” is Lyndon Johnson, building a legislative coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats to defeat intransigent Southern Democratic conservatives and enshrine that cause into law.
And “we” is Martin Luther King, giving voice and moral clarity to the cause — and paying for it with his life.
The we to which Glenn Beck belongs is the we that said no, the we that cried “socialism!” “communism!” “tyranny!” whenever black people and their allies cried freedom.
She said Fox showed no professionalism in continuing to bother her for an interview, but failing to correct their coverage.
I think they should but they won’t. They intended exactly what they did. They were looking for the result they got yesterday, she said of Fox. I am just a pawn. I was just here. They are after a bigger thing, they would love to take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person.
Damn straight, Shirley Sherrod.
The sooner people realize that Fox is racist as well as significantly politically biased, the better.
DeMint during a conservative church rally, declared gay men and single women shouldn’t teach according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
DeMint said if someone is openly homosexual, they shouldn’t be teaching in the classroom and he holds the same position on an unmarried woman who’s sleeping with her boyfriend — she shouldn’t be in the classroom.
“(When I said those things,) no one came to my defense,” he said. “But everyone would come to me and whisper that I shouldn’t back down. They don’t want government purging their rights and their freedom to religion.”
I love the clarifying of it being allowed to be homosexual, but not to be open about it. And I’m beginning to see why Senatorial hopeful Christine O’Donnell, who describes homosexuality as an “identity disorder,” cited DeMint as her inspiration.
Guess that whole centuries-old tradition of unmarried women being the largest percentage of teachers is out the window…
So two students at a High School in Illinois were voted the cutest couple in their High School Year book. Bill O’Reilly, of course, has a problem with it. He invites Laura Berman to talk about this subject but of course he interrupts her time and again.
During this debate Bill O’Reilly says more ignorant statements than I can count.
Personally, I think it’s awesome that the students at this High School voted for two girls because they thought they were the cutest couple and look at this freaking picture….They really are the Cutest Ever!
They are adorable!
And O’Reilly can go fuck himself. The only reason he has a TV show or even gets press is because he gets paid to say the dumb shit he says.
You can make whatever choices you want as long as it’s something I agree with!
I have Christian friends, so this isn’t directed at all Christians. Just the crazy ones. Also, Republicans (the majority). That example would be: Democrats recommend something, it’s Communism. Republicans recommend something, it’s morality.