Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

The Valve Turners, the Plowshares and other protesters

I wanted to share some news about protest with you that was a bit less… gruesome than the recent protest in Prospect Park.  These are the Valve Turners, who’ve shut off oil pipelines and raised havoc with the companies pumping ‘unconventional oil’ (derived from the planet-wrecking practices of refining bitumen from shale and tar-sands). One […]

Enough, Already!

A diatribe against Second Amendment ‘freedom’ I’m fresh off anger over the disgraceful Senate vote against restricting individuals on the terror watch list from purchasing weapons. My librul friends are posting their disgust, while my tinfoil hat uh, friends, are posting things like this meme above. For the record: We did not get a Second Amendment because […]

Don’t know much about conspiracies: A thought for MLK day

I don’t have a lot to say here. This meme has been making its way around and being shared by my lefty friends in FaceBook, and it isn’t breaking into the national consciousness. For many ‘Muricans, MLK’s birthday is just a three-day weekend. I have written about conspiracy theories and conspiracy facts before. The ongoing civil disobedience […]

A liberal meme I’m sick of

“Never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was legal”: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Okay, I don’t want people to presume I’m dissing Dr. King. When this line appeared in “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” in 1963, it was surely inflammatory–as incendiary as anything ever said to a complacent American public. And it […]