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    Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary[W:101]

    The topic of civil rights is important to me so I want to post this news story.

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    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality.

    As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one of the city's main thoroughfares, in sprinkling rain, it was led by veterans of the 1963 march walking arm in arm.

    For many of them, the event was a passing of the torch to a new generation to take up the unfinished cause of the civil rights movement--the promise of equality "embedded in the founding of America," as Cheryl LaRoche put it.

    The local Washington resident was 17 when she drove down from New York to take part in the original march. Now she was here with her 17-year-old grandson, Jackson Price.
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    Re: Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    Don't understand why its all entertainers giving speeches. Are these honestly the "best" black leaders we can offer today? Ironic how the only black Senator wasn't invited.

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    Re: Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Don't understand why its all entertainers giving speeches. Are these honestly the "best" black leaders we can offer today? Ironic how the only black Senator wasn't invited.
    The entertainers are entertaining.

    President Obama will close out a day of speakers that will also include former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; Oprah Winfrey; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President Kennedy and Lynda Johnson Robb, the daughter of President; and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the last remaining living speaker from the 1963 march.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Don't understand why its all entertainers giving speeches. Are these honestly the "best" black leaders we can offer today? Ironic how the only black Senator wasn't invited.
    If Martin Luther King couod see the civil rights industry he would spit in their faces.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    You rogue radical Repubs will hate. It is what you do.

    You Can'tor even give it a rest for one day.

    Rev. MLK Jr, what would you say about your former Republican party today?

    What would Lincoln, T. Roosevelt and Eisenhower say?

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    Re: Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You rogue radical Repubs will hate. It is what you do.

    You Can'tor even give it a rest for one day.

    Rev. MLK Jr, what would you say about your former Republican party today?

    What would Lincoln, T. Roosevelt and Eisenhower say?
    Are you saying that MLK was a race hustler like Jesse Jacksin?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    No but you are! Misspelling Jackson's name; how childish. Can you answer the questions in the post?

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    Re: Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    No but you are! Misspelling Jackson's name; how childish. Can you answer the questions in the post?
    That's called a "typo", but of course you're going to assume the worst.
    Here's a question: what would MLK think about Sharpton's and Jackson's race pimpin'?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    It was the worst.

    Rev. MLK Jr. would not agree with the premise of "all the names flung around" today.

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    Re: Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    It was the worst.

    Rev. MLK Jr. would not agree with the premise of "all the names flung around" today.
    How impressed would MLK be with the Libbos using tge civil rights movement as a political baseball bat, to do nothing other than beat up their political opponents?
    Last edited by apdst; 08-28-13 at 08:58 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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