Left-wing blacks in Atlanta are hopping mad over President Bush's plan to lay a wreath at the MLK gravesite tomorrow, according to the NYT. They accuse him of playing politics with an American icon--but the truth is that by protesting Bush's small gesture, they're the ones playing politics. And looking like fools, too.
How did The National Review describe the late Doctor King while he was still with us? I'd ask that they reprint/post some of those old articles on Monday, in the interest of providing historical background, but that would require a level of intellectual honesty that I just don't think they're capable of.
I'd ask who these hopping-mad left-wing blacks were looking like fools to, but that's obvious.
Making the entire entry redundant. We always look like fools to them, apparently.
What else? Redpac has a photoblog that I promised I'd actually link. Was going to compare the right wing reaction to the City Pages piece on Lileks to their non-response to the actual hate mail that Margaret Cho has been getting from their ilk of late, but again, there's that intellectual honesty thing. And again, person of color, racist attacks are just par for the course for daring speak your mind. Grey taught me that. I suppose I should thank him. Or not. Let's go with not.
(Amusingly, the people who sent nastygrams are now asking that their email addresses be removed from Margaret's site, because they're getting messages they don't like. No, I don't think they see the double-standard either.)
Postponing the free for all and Talk Like A ****** Day until Monday, in honor of MLK Day.
Or because I just don't particularly feel like doing it today.
Update: The headline - "Protesters Chant and Boo as Bush Honors Dr. King." Very Ministry of Truth,no?
The quote, with emphasis added - "Black voters are among the Democratic Party's most loyal, and only about 8 percent of them voted for Mr. Bush in 2000." Them. Yes. What is wrong with them?
My reaction - wondering who on God's green Earth still seriously maintains that the media is "liberal."