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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:31 AM

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Reply This appeared on my Facebook page today (Original post)
Courtesy Flush Jan 2013 OP
CTyankee Jan 2013 #1
madashelltoo Jan 2013 #2
srican69 Jan 2013 #3
alfredo Jan 2013 #12
srican69 Jan 2013 #22
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #15
srican69 Jan 2013 #23
NOLALady Jan 2013 #24
2theleft Jan 2013 #26
tavalon Jan 2013 #17
lunatica Jan 2013 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2013 #4
secondwind Jan 2013 #5
samsingh Jan 2013 #6
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #7
Politicub Jan 2013 #8
bigwillq Jan 2013 #11
tavalon Jan 2013 #18
riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #9
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #10
tridim Jan 2013 #13
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #14
Uniblab Jan 2013 #16
MADem Jan 2013 #19
TxDemChem Jan 2013 #21
AsahinaKimi Jan 2013 #25
louis-t Jan 2013 #27

Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:32 AM

1. Wow, just beautiful!

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:34 AM

2. Love it!

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:45 AM

3. I think its a bit over the top ...

sorry to be a fly in the ointment.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:37 PM

12. It isn't. In my lifetime I witnessed Klan activities, including

Bombings of homes. Blacks had to step off the sidewalk so whites could pass. Blacks could not live in our town, go to school, or shop there. Blacks weren't allowed in town after dark, and ran the risk of harassment or arrest for merely driving through town. So yes it is a big fucking deal.


I got slapped for calling a black woman a lady. The lessons taught backfired.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:31 AM

22. Those shocking things are quite unimaginable to me ... maybe I spoke too soon

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Response to srican69 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:50 AM

15. Your indignation...

is duly noted. At least now we know where you stand.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:36 AM

23. No its not that .. I am a bit uneasy with quick deification of current leaders ...

I am very fond of our President and still have tons of hope on what he can get done on our behalf ... but to put him on the same pedestal as MLK is stretching things a bit.

Pat Metheny might be greatest jazz musician ever to have when we look back a 100 years from now .. but I am not willing to put him right next to Louis Armstrong in terms of his overall cultural impact .. not yet.


Hope this clears things a bit

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Response to srican69 (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:28 AM

24. MLK wasn't on anyones pedastal 50 years ago.

He was hated by many and they cheered his assassination.

If he were alive today, there are many who would regard him similar to the way they see Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

Barack may or may not earn that pedestal. We will see. But, I'm sure that his place in History is part of the dreams of MLK.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:36 AM

26. You do not have to be perfect to inspire change

in thoughts and attitudes. Is President Obama a perfect man? No. Is he a brave man, an inspirational man? Has he marked a significant point in the history of our country, one that many thought was never possible? Absolutely.

You do not have to like or agree with everything that he has done or will do, but you cannot take away from him the significance of what his becoming president has done and inspired in all minorities. And for those of us who are not minorities but believe we are all, in fact, equal.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:41 AM

17. It's sloganeering, so it's going to be a little dumbed down

But it's an easy correlation to make. Rosa Parks became the spark for the civil rights era, Martin Luther King had a dream and while the dumbfuckistan knuckle draggers are trying not to make it so, President Obama is something of a manifestation of Martin Luther King's dream, albeit not a perfect one. But that makes a lousy slogan so I think we can gloss over the caveat laden reality.

When I look at our President, I see his foibles and his successes, his failures and his hopes, dreams and political machinations. I see the content of his character and rarely, except when forced to slap the moronic racists, do I think about the color of his skin.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:59 AM

20. Well then MLK Jr.'s dream is actually coming true

At least for the majority of Americans. I see him the same way you do. And when I do see the color of his skin I never, ever forget that he's half white.

Maybe we should mention that more often. Get people to be aware of that fact all the time. Because I think he represents and governs for me, as a white person too.

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:09 PM

4. ALL the children. Saved, bookmarked, recommended, and kicked.

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:21 PM

5. This is a beautiful sentiment, and is not new.. It first came out when O was elected in '08.

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:22 PM

6. not bad

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:59 PM

7. so wonderful it brought tears to my eyes. nt

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:02 PM

8. And the gays at Stonewall fought back so we can love.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:23 PM

11. ....

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Response to Politicub (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:42 AM

18. Yes they did

And it is as important as it ever was.

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:25 PM

9. That is cool

way cool

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:21 PM

10. K & R

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:48 PM

13. Perfection! Bravo to the writer, and thanks for posting. nt

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:54 PM

14. Damned if that's not just about perfect! K&R

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:11 AM

16. Just beautiful!

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:54 AM

19. Yeah, I can give that a kick and a big rec...! nt

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:24 AM

21. Wonderful

Truly a great message

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:30 AM

25. very clever

Like

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:12 AM

27. Ayyyyy....LIKE IT!

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