I fucking LOVE Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery! GOD do I love him! Romantically. Yes, that kind of love.
"[Coretta Scott King] deplored the terror inflicted by our 'smart bombs' on missions way afar. We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But, Coretta knew and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war billions more, but no more for the poor."
-Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, at the Coretta Scott King funeral (VIDEO Available)
Our dimwitted President and his wife, Cruella DeVille, were sitting DIRECTLY behind the Reverend while he said this. And the Reverends words were met with a loud, long, thunderous STANDING OVATION.
That must have been some wakeup call for Bush. I hope. God do I hope. I'm sure his sycophants keep him in the dark as to how much of a fuck up he is.
Yeah but do you think her funeral was really an appropriate arena for that?
The only way that it could be more appropriate is if he had then mooned the president.
Hey, it was topical -- he was referencing the late Mrs. King's views.
I agree. It was topical. Hell, Lowery was even mellow about it when you consider his history of kick ass oratory. I would just turned to Bush and said, "you are a fuck up."
If it wasn't an appropriate arena then why did the whole arena stand up and cheer.
Its a shame with that camera angle. I would have LOVED to see Bush's reaction. God.
not TKwong (guest)
Nah, it won't be a wakeup call. Remember, George Bush doesn't care about Black people.
Here you go Pam, from the Reverends mouth...
TUCKER CARLSON: It's not hard to hear that [your remarks] and not draw the obvious conclusion that that's an attack on President Bush, which of course is your right to do, and I think completely fair. But again, it seemed very uncomfortable to say something like that in a funeral with the president right there. It seemed like bad manners.
REV. LOWERY: Well, I don't think so. I certainly didn't intend for it to be bad manners. I did intend for it to -- to call attention to the fact that Mrs. King spoke truth to power. And here was an opportunity to demonstrate how she spoke truth to power about this war and about all wars.
And I think that, in the context of the faith, out of which the movement grows, we have always opposed war. We've always fought poverty. And we base our -- our argument on -- on the faith, on the fact that Jesus taught us. He identified with the poor. "I was hungry; you didn't feed me. I was naked; you didn't clothe me. I was in prison; you didn't see about me." He talked about war. He talked about he who lives by the sword.
So I'm comfortable with the fact that I was reflecting on Mrs. King's tenacity against war, her determination to witness against war and to speak truth to power.
I don't really feel strongly about it, I was just curious to hear your opinions. imo, whether it was respectful is a moot point-- when you're in politics you should expect it, and I doubt any of the Kings were shocked or offended. Lowery made the decision to use the funeral as a soapbox--it was not altogether inappropriate, but not a choice I would have made.
I still love you pam, even if you are Bush's girlfriend.
Pam: is that an open offer to all guys who visit this site? 'cause if things don't work out between me and the Boss Lady...
As soon as I hop off George W's dick, you guys are all welcome to sloppy seconds. And/or thirds.