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breakingpoint
War is a Racket - Smedley Butler
03:48 AM on 01/16/2012
I'm certain, MLK didn't do this http://wp.me/p30mf-3IO
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Mistinguette Grandison
No. Corporations are NOT people
11:07 AM on 01/16/2012
Leave Obama alone right now. You can disagree with certain policies, but don't expect him to be MLK. That's probably the problem there: we expected a progressive revolution rather than someone who was going to be who he said he was going to be: someone who reached across the aisle and did what he could to bring people together.
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breakingpoint
War is a Racket - Smedley Butler
03:20 PM on 01/16/2012
leaving Obama alone is why we're in this mess

they told MLK to leave Johnson alone after Kennedy after he did all the good he could for poor folks and MLK refused

you want to sit back and let it all slip away

you better read history
you better figure out pretty fast the reason we are in this mess is cause you sat back
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rhtfrj123
03:47 AM on 01/16/2012
You know I grew up with whites,blacks,hispanics,asians and had no idea BECAUSE they were humans the way i was raised.Why is so much put on race sex and so forth we are all HUMAN or did I miss something
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ninetailedfox
banning people.....so childish
04:44 AM on 01/16/2012
People of certain religions dont see people as humans.
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eaglescly
05:51 AM on 01/16/2012
religion its self is nothing christ and the cross is the anawer there has been millions killed because of religion churches burned people beheaded ect ask God to for give you and your tresspassings in faith you will see where religion is
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Justmyopinion
07:23 AM on 01/16/2012
What religion doesn't see people as humans ?
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Gottlieb
hated by left since 1973 and right since 1982
03:42 AM on 01/16/2012
I agree with Martin Luther King's dream for people as do many other progressive Catholics.

http://www.catholicsinalliance.org/thecommongoodforum.html
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05:37 AM on 01/16/2012
Progressive Catholics ? huh
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bigmaddy
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10:19 AM on 01/16/2012
I go to a evangelical church and as other members of my church I am a liberal Christian. So why would one be surprised that there are Progressive Catholics, after all some of us follow the teaching of Jesus.
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Warren Harrison
Defending All The Good America Stands For
01:39 AM on 01/16/2012
In my opinion the last thing Martin Luther King wanted was to be eulogized. He envisioned everyone as equal and desired that all men have the "self-evident" confidence in God and one another. Personally I think it is a mistake to have church services in honor of MLK. Church is for the worship and honor of Jesus Christ, not men or any man. MLK sought to see men changed just as Christ did, and he only wanted to be a servant for that cause. Nothing more.
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alexandra23
03:55 AM on 01/16/2012
No one has suggested or believes that Martin Luther King, Jr. should be "worshipped." That appears to be your personal perception. Honoring someone in a church-setting is a time-honored tradition in this country. Where do you see "worship" in this?
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sharon1122
06:25 AM on 01/16/2012
Putting a statue of him up is certainly not what he wanted either. Maybe people didn't get his message afterall.
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Warren Harrison
Defending All The Good America Stands For
11:24 PM on 01/16/2012
Really? Honoring someone? No. That is not what is happening here. Putting a statue up is honoring someone, praising them in a church is worshiping in the House of God. The Church is Christs alone an no other. It is Holy Ground, but then again, with the current attitude that God accepts whatever man desires to do in His Church, I can understand how men are blinded to the power and respectability of God. The seven churches in Revelation outlines this, if you really are interested.
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peebo
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07:28 AM on 01/16/2012
Do you think Jesus wanted to be worshiped and misinterpreted the way he is today?
01:09 AM on 01/16/2012
Happy martin luther kind day, or for us white people......happy monday!
03:48 AM on 01/16/2012
From one white guy to another:

Even if you can't recognize Dr. King's greatness, surely you can respect his amazing bravery.
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peebo
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07:29 AM on 01/16/2012
And what he did for humankind.
04:41 AM on 01/16/2012
I agree. Happy Monday to you too msc. Just another day, just another day of work :-)
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05:39 AM on 01/16/2012
No no no A.... day off for thr auto makers .....it's a union day off.
However a day of rememberance of a great man who had a dream.....
RIP MLK....
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Olethea
Life may be sweeter for this- I don't know.
07:56 AM on 01/16/2012
The stock market is closed.
12:40 AM on 01/16/2012
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day check out this awesome interactive mosaic of his face made from words from his speeches and sermons:

http://www.sweetspeeches.com/mosaics/Martin-Luther-King
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carolineeaton
I am a Goddess who runs with the wolves
12:13 AM on 01/16/2012
There are many spiritual paths that one can take, but very few actual examples of what one person can do within the realm of those paths. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of those rare examples. He made incredible sacrifices, and he helped not just one race, but many. He lifted us all up to higher plane of existence. Not many people are capable of that, and it is worth continuing his vision, which we continue to do in many aspects of our lives whether we are Baptist or not, whether we are conscious of it or not.
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dashcat
Sanspoof is my idol
07:06 AM on 01/16/2012
So many young people, who I assume have had terrible educations, have no idea of the danger that Dr. King faced every day. The danger that all black people faced everyday. It was a different time.

We celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday but we are really celebrating all the brave people who marched with him, all the brave people who got beat up by cops, who had dogs siced on them, who had fire hoses sprayed at them, who got shot and lynched and all the people who, like MLK, were killed for fighting for racial equality in this country.

And lets not forget Medgar Evers. Another very brave man.
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carolineeaton
I am a Goddess who runs with the wolves
07:32 AM on 01/16/2012
I know. Some people do not realize that this man (and yes there were others who contributed) brought this country out of the dark ages. He had the vision to know that Gandhi's peaceful protests were the answer, and he had the courage (and it was incredible courage because his life was personally targeted by assassins on more than one occasion, and his family was also in danger, and the U.S. government was not exactly "friendly" or that helpful either, but he had a faith like Gandhi's that kept him strong because, really, there was only a faint hope that he might succeed). Against all odds, he succeeded, and so did his people, but I think "all people" were his people, really, and because of that, his vision did succeed and continues to play out now, and into the future. But there were events and people before and after him that also contributed, too. There is no doubt that he was assisted greatly in his dream.
11:32 PM on 01/15/2012
I knew when I read this story I was going to see nothing but insincere comments about a man that lost his life not fighting, not being rude, disrespectful or obnoxious. But with the power of his words and peace protest that began to open the eyes of the many inequalities in America not only with the black community.
Yes he may have been an adulterer but all of those making it seem like you have never done anything wrong he may have been in the wrong in that aspect. But the pure downgrade of his accomplishments in the country is beyond disgusting I don't understand how even a celebration of a man's life brings so much negativity.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. without your efforts and drive to speak for what is right I may not have the freedoms I do today.
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dashcat
Sanspoof is my idol
06:21 AM on 01/16/2012
Just remember that great people are never pure people. Nobody is perfect but some of us have a perfect vision, a perfect idea and some of us are brave enough to stand up for those ideas and visions, even in the face of awful violence and threats.

Martin Luther King Jr was an imperfect man with an inspirational message, a perfect vision and the bravery to face institutionalized violence where ever he went. He inspired millions, he was human and he was brave.
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kndtloeser
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06:31 AM on 01/16/2012
The day he died was the day I cried. What a beautiful person so full of love for humanity. Today we celebrate the birthday of a man of peace. What could be better? He should still be here. We still need him to encourage us in our quest for love and peace.
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11:31 PM on 01/15/2012
The Tuskegee Airmen went through more and deserve to be honored.
What about General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.?
12:08 AM on 01/16/2012
Take the blinders off. The Airmen were heros to a one, So is Benjamin Davis. So was Rosa Parks. What is your point.
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12:44 AM on 01/16/2012
If you don't know, forget it, you never will
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12:56 AM on 01/16/2012
The point is: Where is the holiday for truly honorable and selfless men who risked their lives for All races?
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jep121212
The Octet Rule created life
01:12 AM on 01/16/2012
But they did not have impact the MLK had! They all deserve PROPS
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Holly Smoke
Humor is the best defense for absurdity.
11:18 PM on 01/15/2012
A Pissing Marine Day to memorialize the Afghan fiasco?.
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Mr Blutarski
was it over when the germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
07:17 AM on 01/16/2012
tu-pac biggie day,aka all felons day...........
10:48 PM on 01/15/2012
I have nothing ageist MLK and honoring him, but it’s seams that we do not honor other people that played a very important role in our history like Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad that helped free slaves, Rosa Parks and for not standing and letting a white bus rider take her seat, then leading the Montgomery bus boycott.
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Paul Replogle
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10:52 PM on 01/15/2012
You do if you rtead
11:12 PM on 01/15/2012
Rosa Parks? Try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudette_Colvin You're welcome.
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Olethea
Life may be sweeter for this- I don't know.
10:35 PM on 01/15/2012
Reading all the angry posts here confirms the visceral reaction I see from some right wingers towards our president.

Looks like there is more money in the account, but the check still can't be cashed.
12:43 AM on 01/16/2012
I'll take your indignation seriously when I don't see visceral comments from the left toward GOP or conservative figures.
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Olethea
Life may be sweeter for this- I don't know.
07:42 AM on 01/16/2012
And that's your problem. You think it's a contest about who can be more nasty. And you don't examine your own behavior for what it is: bigoted, racist, vile and unchristianlike.
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Mistinguette Grandison
No. Corporations are NOT people
11:13 AM on 01/16/2012
Who says that? We're not trying to make a competition out of it. All you end up doing us making a fool out of yourself.
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Olethea
Life may be sweeter for this- I don't know.
10:28 PM on 01/15/2012
I do not subscribe to religion, but I am always moved by Dr. Kings words because they speak to all of us. They are poetry, striking, lovely, pure and right. None of those words suffice, but they point in the right direction.

In the "I Have a Dream" speech, when he speaks about a promise articulated in the declaration and how the check has been returned, it's simply chilling.

We need to celebrate him.
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f1nesse101
freedom with peace and prosperity
10:04 PM on 01/15/2012
Martin Luther King Jr. was a noble man and a christian.
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11:46 PM on 01/15/2012
Good Republican as well.
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Theosarus
I haven't seen an armored car at a funeral yet!
09:12 AM on 01/16/2012
Dr. King refused to affiliate himself with any political party.