Friday, February 10, 2006

Democratic Political Funeral Rallies

I don't know why, folks, but "Blogger" has been wierd. I've made a couple of posts and I lost them both, including any comments you may have made. I'm looking into it, but so far, I'm at a loss to know.

As to what's happening in the news, I'm a bit stunned about the happenings at the "Corretta Scott-King Democratic Funeral Rally." I think Bush is a class act. As to Jesse, Al, Ted, et al, they are very small people. I was hoping that it wouldn't turn into a "Senator Paul Wellstone Democratic Funeral Rally," but, I was foolish to think that it could be otherwise.

The Bush hatred becomes more clear as time goes on.


At 7:35 PM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Could someone have gotten into your blog and deleted the stuff? I noticed some of your posts went missing...

At 12:34 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

I'm not sure. I don't think someone accessed my blogsite. I put in one post and in 10 minutes it disappeared. Then I place another one and by today, it was gone. I think blogger is entering the twilight zone...

At 8:37 AM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

I've had weird stuff happen on mine, too.

At 6:18 AM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

U said, "I think Bush is a class act."

I think that may speak volumes... but I'll ask anyway.

How can you expect speeches recounting the life of a CIVIL RIGHTS figure not to be critical of extremist right wing policies and leadership? Why would a right winger get upset because they CHOSE to attend the funeral of a left wing icon and then the free speech of those on the left was not censored?

I guess the shrubbists do get upset when their leader has to hear the uncensored and/or unfiltered truth. He does look awfully disturbed when his bubble is penetrated.

I'm glad this came up. It has exposed other right wing blogs, not yours, as the havens of racist hate they are.

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

You assume that what the lefties preached at the funeral is the truth. My point is that it was bad form. Plus, if this is a Democrat/Republican issue, it's clear to me that the Civil Rights movement has forgotten which party was responsible for putting the Civil Rights Act into place; yes...the Republicans. Look it up.

Funerals are for the family of the deceased, where one honors the deceased and places them in the loving arms of God for their peace and repose. It's hardly a place for a political rally.

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Happy V and Lupercalia Day, UL!

At 6:34 AM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

It has nothing to do with Democrats and Republicans. The history of the Democratic Party is one of evil and racism peppered with a few shining moments. In the mid 19th century the Repuglican were the liberals and the Democrats were the Conservatives. The GOP is so far from what Lincoln stood for that it is an abomination of exactly what it claims to be. The most detestible elements of the repthuglican party are former Democrats(Dixiecrats) of the south.

But the fact is you can not honor a civil rights figure without implicitly criticizng the current leadership on their apporoach to individual liberties. Even if they never spoke the truth about the bush administration directly, criticism exists by merely mentioning what is right, true and correct in the light of what these leaders do.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


This criticism was proper? Did you read what they said? It was political hackery at its finest which would fit well at a Democratic fundraising event. The fact that it occurred at Coretta's funeral IS COMPLETELY REPUGNANT.

At 1:30 PM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

I listened to the speeches in their entirety on Democracy Now. In this case you are right the truth is repugnant.

At 3:28 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

You're twisting my words. It won't work.

The fact that you listened to them doesn't prove that they are true. The truth in a political squabble is hard to parse given the complexities of the compounding fallacies woven by these sophisticates. To advance them as true at a funeral is hardly the place. If they (the libs) want to fight it out, have them take it outside and fight like men.

I contend that they chose this place to do it because it would have been inappropriate for there to be a political discussion on the topics these brave libs alluded to. These were acts of cowardice: hitting Bush in a place that would have been difficult for him to defend himself. It is as repugnant as a terrorist hiding behind a woman. In this case, Jackson, Sharpton, et al were hiding behind Coretta Scott-King. Emasculated cowards!

At 6:47 AM, Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

Now that is funny...When is the last time shrubco came out and faced his critics? Never! By your logic, hiding behind screened "how can I help you" town hall audiences is the ultimate in cowardice from a sitting US President. Even Clinton, who I thought was chickenshit, took on all critics. Hell, Lincoln had them on his cabinet. Of course Liberal like Lincoln are few and far between.

You obviously didn't hear Mrs. King's daughter's speech. She spoke of a cancer eating away at the nation just as it did her mother. The cancer she described, unlike her mother's, as resulting from greed and selfishness that as invaded our nation. I don't see how anyone can argue with her point or her right to say it at her mother's funeral. How can you argue with Jimmy carter pointing out the Mrs. King and her husband were vistims of illegal eavesdropping because he was considered a threat by the FBI. How can you argue with Joseph Lowery pointing out that she was as angry as the rest of the country that there were no WMD after she was promised there were?

Nobody force shrubco to go to a place that he was sure to be criticzed. Again, whenever anyone even mentions Martin Luther King they are implicitly criticizng everything people like GWB stand for.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


Apparently, according to you, it is fine to morph a funeral into a political rally and treat a sitting president as political punching bag. This is quite telling of you. And I'm sure you are not alone. I think millions of people think this is fine.

That said, all this proves my point. Democrats are using these types of funerals for political rallies. They show that anytime they can smear Bush, they will. Bush, on the other hand, came and gave a great speech, and praised Coretta and Dr. King, as he should have. The differences are telling.

As to your statements of Bush not facing his critics or he as the antithesis of what MLK stood for, they are simply ludicrous. I will not waste my time.

At 11:50 PM, Anonymous Kathleen said...

Hey, UL. Thought I's drop in for some sanity, but lo and behold, it's as nuts as ever. Hmmmmm. Wearily I say, at least you have not lost your passion. ;o)

At 12:06 AM, Anonymous Kathleen said...

Oops. That is I'D. Sheesh, I should have just gone to bed.

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Sanity is a condition of mind that is in touch with reality. If I'm out of touch, please, help me! If it's the topic that is insane, well, most issues we discuss here involves a clash between the sane and insane. Political funeral rallies seem pretty insane to me.

At 9:41 PM, Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Hi UL,

Re: Coretta King's funeral.

No one in her family and none of her closest friends objected to what happened and what was said at her funeral. No One!

The only complainers are the Republicans.

My opinion is that if the family isn't complaining then no injury was made.

The Republicans were upset because Bush was made uncomfortable.

That's part of the job when normal people are president. Bush is handled like a delicate child who must never see or hear any contrarian news and what he heard at the funeral must have been startling to his ears.

As I said, not one member of the King family objected to the speeches given at her service.

And that is all that matters. Not Bush's delicate feelings or what the Republicans think a funeral should be about.

That's my two cents.

How've you been?

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Hi Shaw!

Yes, Repubs are cranked. Yet, I don't know how much "pain" Bush felt. Haven't talked to him of late!

Hey! If the Dems want to have "Wellstone" funeral rallies, more power to them. We'll just sit back and watch.

As to me, I'm okay. Keeping my lips above water. I'm also at the midterm point of this semester and I'm getting slammed as usual.

How 'bout yourself?


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