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Bushie Feels The Heat at King Funeral

@ 11:27 PM (109 months, 5 days ago)

Check out the look on Laura's face at Rev. Joseph Lowery speaks truth to power at the funeral of Coretta Scott King.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery speaks during the Coretta Scott King funeral ceremony at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006. At rear is Pres. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. Lowery, who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr., took several jabs at foreign and domestic policies. 'We know there were no weapons of mass destruction over there, but Coretta knew and we knew there are weapons of misdirection right down here,' Lowery said, complaining that were far too many in the U.S. are living in poverty and without health care insurance. (AP Photo/Pool, Jason Reed)

Quote of the Day- 2/7/06

@ 11:16 PM (109 months, 5 days ago)

"You want to treat our friend Coretta like a role model? Then model her behavior."

- President William Jefferson Clinton, speaking at the funeral of Coretta Scott King!


Bush's Budget Would Trim Survivor Benefits

@ 11:13 PM (109 months, 5 days ago)

So the party of so-called family values want to trim down survivor benefits.

The budget that Idiot Son submitted calls for the elimination of $255 lump-sum death payment that has been part of Social Security for 50 years.

It also asks Congress to cut off monthly survivor benefits to 16 and 17-year old high school drop outs.

Speaking on Idiot Son's irresponsible budget, Sen. Chuck Schumer said ""They can't resist trying to cut Social Security and to cut a survivor's, a widow or widower's benefits; it just shows how warped the priorities are in this budget."

Bush Plan Would Trim Survivor Benefits



Karl Rove Blacklisting Hill Republicans

@ 09:45 PM (109 months, 5 days ago)

Well, color me surprised here (NOT)!!!

Insight magazine is reporting that Karl Rove has threated to blacklist any Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who might vote against the Bush Administration during the Judiciary COmmittee's investigation into the illegal spy program.

Congressional sources have told Insight that the White House will not provide any political or finanicial support to any Republican Senator running for re-election, who goes against the Administration's spy program.  The Bush Crime Team is running scared, afraid that if a handful of Republicans vote against the Administration, it could lead to a determination that the Bush Crime Team violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (originally signed into law by President Jimmy Carter).

OneCongressional source said "It's hardball all the way" while another said that Karl Rove is "lining them up one by one." 

This, of course, is Karl Rove's classic modus operandi. He runs the Bush White House like a mafia, threatening those Rethuglicans who would dare to even think about voting their conscience, and thus voting against the Administration.

Rove counting heads on the Senate Judiciary Committee



Coretta Scott King: A True Profile in Courage

@ 10:04 AM (109 months, 5 days ago)
Since the passing of Coretta Scott King last week, countless television programs, newspapers, commentators, etc have reflected on the life of this truly remarkable woman, and have given timelines of the major events in her life.
Let there be no doubt: Coretta Scott King was a trule profile in courage. 
One of my favorite stories about Mrs. King, is how she led the march on behalf of the sanitation workers in Mephis, Tennessee.
When Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he had been in Memphis to lead the march on behalf of the city's sanitation workers.  But Coretta Scott King somehow found it within herself to lead the march, even before she buried her husband.
It took a courageous woman like Coretta Scott King to find the wherewithall in herself, to be able to lead a march just days after the brutal murder of her husband, and to do so with such poise, grace, and dignity.
Just a few short hours from now, Coretta Scott King will be laid to rest, eulogized by her daughter, Rev. Bernice King.
And it is up to the rest of us to pick up her mantle.  We all stand on the shoulders of people like Coretta Scott King, and perhaps one of the best ways to pay tribute to her legacy is to display the same courage she did, to make this world a better place for ourselves, and the generations to come.