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A sad truth

January 23, 2013

Whoever put together the first page of the Sunday edition either had no eye for irony or was simply illustrating a sad truth about our countr....

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mikekerstetter

Jan-23-13 3:53 AM

Carole, your mistake is in assuming that gun ownership equates to violence against other people. For the overwhelming majority of legal gun owners, that is not the case.

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MrShaman

Jan-23-13 6:09 AM

"Whoever put together the first page of the Sunday edition either had no eye for irony or was simply illustrating a sad truth about our country.

Next to the heading about "Honoring King's Legacy" was another headline revealing that "Gun Sales Spike." - Carole Moses

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I can't help but think there was significant guffawing & back-slapping, at the SG layout-meeting, over what would be considered a lil' local-"humor".

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MrShaman

Jan-23-13 6:13 AM

"Carole, your mistake is in assuming that gun ownership equates to violence against other people. For the overwhelming majority of legal gun owners, that is not the case." - mikekerstetter

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I'm sure MOST people recognize it, for what it is...an alternative to testosterone-replacement therapy.

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idiottwo

Jan-23-13 7:03 AM

you seem to be linking gun sales to violence. I'll bet it more closely tied to unemployment, lower income, lower home ownership (lost pride), weaker families, thus more video game baby sitters. The gun sales linked to a fear of personal rights being removed.

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VinceKnauff

Jan-23-13 7:46 AM

Another sad part of that story is that it ignored how far the Democrat party has strayed from Dr. King's most famous quote where he hoped that his children would be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Wouldn't it be a better country if the Democrats actually followed Dr. King's wishes in that area?

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Sullivan11

Jan-23-13 8:09 AM

Ahh, you want irony. Here's some real irony:

MLK was a preacher but was also a womanizer. That's ironic.

MLK publically preached non-violence but he privately beat his wife. That's ironic.

While MLK accomlished some badly needed reforms (a gross understatement) he was a flaming hypocrit.

American Blacks rather consistently choose poor role models (think last November and four years before).

Blacks would do better by using someone with genuine integrity and guts to look up to. IMHO, Rosa Parks should be # one on the list.

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Fredzz

Jan-23-13 8:22 AM

VinceKnauff,

Yep...!

And then maybe we could get the Republicans to actually followed Dr. King's wishes in that area?

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 8:24 AM

"Blacks would do better by using someone with genuine integrity and guts to look up to. IMHO"

In sure the "blacks" appreciate your advice.

Maybe they should be more like the "wingers" and look up to someone who did things they really believe in like President Reagan. You remember him, he was the guy that raised taxes 11 times, provided a mass amnesty to illegal aliens, made the statement that people aren't truly free if the can't join a labor union, and also said:

“There’s no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.”

He also penned an op ed for the NY Times in 1991 titled "Why I'm for the Brady Bill".

You see, the "whites" only really worship historic figures that did things they agree with.

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Sullivan11

Jan-23-13 8:39 AM

Same ole Hayes.

Rather than responding to the topic of my comment -- MLK the hypocrit, you go off on a completely unrelated rant about a White prez you don't like.

I find people do that when they can't support their opinion with facts.

Yup, Hayes. Ya don't want to let your opinion be influenced by the facts.

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SteelerFan

Jan-23-13 9:14 AM

Vince, amen to your 7:46AM post.

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SteelerFan

Jan-23-13 9:16 AM

"American Blacks rather consistently choose poor role models (think last November and four years before)."

Add Jesse and Al to this.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 9:18 AM

"you go off on a completely unrelated rant about a White prez you don't like."

Why would you say I "don't like" President Reagan? He clearly has more in common with me than you.

As to your other question, MLK did in fact have several affairs with women, but never "beat his wife". Considering that moronic allegations like that only come from two places, racist websites and chain email, I didn't really feel the need to respond.

I think what's more interesting is why you would believe that.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 9:20 AM

"Another sad part of that story is that it ignored how far the Democrat party has strayed from Dr. King's most famous quote where he hoped that his children would be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Yes! I remember just a few weeks back when the Democratic party released their list of new committee chair assignments, and EVERY single one of them were white men....oh wait a minute, that was the Republican party.

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Sullivan11

Jan-23-13 9:29 AM

Hayes wrote, "As to your other question, MLK did in fact have several affairs with women, but never "beat his wife".

The fact the the PREACHER had several affairs makes him a hypocrit.

As for the wife beating, his closest aid, Rev. Abernathy, confirmed that before his death.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 9:32 AM

"As for the wife beating, his closest aid, Rev. Abernathy, confirmed that before his death."

That sir, is an absolute lie.

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CMReeder

Jan-23-13 9:50 AM

Yes Vince and we know how judgemental you are.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 11:13 AM

It's threads and letters like this that make me recall that the Republican party just, held a minority outreach seminar at a former southern plantation.

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VinceKnauff

Jan-23-13 12:43 PM

"Yes Vince and we know how judgemental you are."

Maybe in your judgement I am, Chuck.

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CMReeder

Jan-23-13 1:15 PM

It is not my judgement Vince it is my opinion.

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philunderwood

Jan-23-13 1:26 PM

That’s right Vince, Chuck isn’t given to judgments, that requires critical thinking, unlike opinions.

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philunderwood

Jan-23-13 1:30 PM

Dr. King should be remembered for what he contributed to equal rights, not for criticisms about his personal shortcomings.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 1:32 PM

Nice comment Phil.

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CMReeder

Jan-23-13 1:38 PM

"That’s right Vince, Chuck isn’t given to judgments, that requires critical thinking, unlike opinions."

Some people like Phil does neither they are just critical.

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rmiller

Jan-23-13 10:09 PM

Carol Moses,

It isn't the law abiding citizens you want to assert your position to. Your words would be better spent, albeit not heeded, on the criminals of society.

And, for this administration to compare himself in any manner to MLK is a miscalculation of large proportion.

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cheyenne

Jan-23-13 10:22 PM

The Republican party held a minority outreach seminar at a former southern plantation? B.F.D. Newsflash: slavery ended almost 150 years ago.

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