Thursday, February 09, 2006

Funeral of Coretta Scott King

I'm sure most of you saw at least the highlights of Coretta Scott King's funeral in the mainstream media. The clips of Reverend Joseph Lowery & Jimmy Carter were the main ones shown as they made specific references to Bush's actions as he & Laura were on the stage. I'll get to that in a minute. But it's important to hear/see more of the talk from Lowery. You can read a transcript on Democracy Now's site

If you're brave enough and a strong enough heart to listen to any of the right-wing media fools, then you'd have heard them complain about Lowrey, Carter, et al turning the funeral into something political. The left-wing media addressed that well enough - you can check out websites for Randi Rhodes, Stephanie Miller and such for that stuff.

From this whole scene, I had the following thoughts:

*This may have been the first time in this guy's entire political career that Bush has been in a room and "had" to listen to people call him on his crap. His crowds are always hand-picked and this is the only time I can think of where he hasn't had control over who is in the audience or who the other speakers are (in the US anyway). And yet he & Laura still have the audacity to be smarmy and give the stink eye.

(photo from AP)

*Could someone please explain to me why black folks love Bill & Hillary Clinton so much. Please? Look, that guy sold out blacks just like most other politicians have over the years and he's still looked on as a god in the black community. I just don't get it. I understand that we hate Bush so much that even the Harding administration may look good about now, but let's not engage in revisionary history just because we want this fool out of office. And Hillary? Well, we Greens will have our say about her come this fall.

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