Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Easy



Apparently.
On March 29, 1968, King went to Memphis, Tennessee in support of the black sanitary public works employees, represented by AFSCME Local 1733, who had been on strike since March 12 for higher wages and better treatment.
King was shot there a few days later.

10 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You should be posting duck video in this time of global depresseratin'.

It's not like I have a gas oven to stick my head in, you know.
~

vacuumslayer said...

I'd let you borrow mine...but then where would I go for my daily fix of pictures of Ohio fauna*?


*By fauna, I mean oddly-brazen squirrels, sparrows and bully-cats.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It's not like I have a gas oven to stick my head in, you know.

Based on that Alfred Hitchcock documentary, you should be able to get all those sparrows to do the job for you.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I also did a riff on a big ho piece.

Why the hell do they even care about co-opting MLK? It's not like they give a crap about black people.

Is it the MLK=Good
Conservative=Good
ergo
MLK=Conservative bullshit?

mikey said...

Sorry, but once again, they need to explain why collective bargaining is "inherently corrupt". They say it, but nobody ever asks them to defend it, or even explain it.

Just as nobody asked them how the provision of health care reduces "liberty".

Just as nobody asked them why the provision of services to less fortunate Americans is "socialism".

Just as nobody ever asked them exactly HOW allowing some other people to get married is harmful to marriage.

Just as nobody ever asked them to explain why they feel they have the right to force a woman they've never met, whose circumstances they do not and cannot know, to carry a child to term.

Until someone, somewhere, forces them to confront their own paranoia, illiteracy, ignorance, fear and bigotry, they will have no reason not to continue to spew it.

It just doesn't seem that hard to me.

Substance McGravitas said...

Sorry, but once again, they need to explain why collective bargaining is "inherently corrupt".

Volume discounts are the tool of the devil.

M. Bouffant said...

Yeah, wholesale's for Jews! Gentiles pay retail & love it!!

fish said...

they need to explain why collective bargaining is "inherently corrupt".

There is a small but valid argument that a public union that uses its resources to secure representation in the government that then goes and negotiates with that government for salaries and benefits, is a system that can be abused. This is clearly demonstrated as a major problem by the million dollar summer homes on the Cape that most Wisconsin teachers are able to maintain.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

Sorry, but once again, they need to explain why collective bargaining is "inherently corrupt".

Yet they have no problem with Walmart using its economic power to make sure they pay the least amount possible for the goods that they re-sell, even if it practically puts smaller vendors out of business.

vacuumslayer said...

Sorry, but once again, they need to explain why collective bargaining is "inherently corrupt".

But they did the same thing with that homoerotic paean to "Thor." They did all this complaining that the movie-going experience was somehow feminized, but didn't give any specific examples of how that was so. Or what "feminized" means exactly. Or why that would necessarily be bad. Probably 'cuz that would make them sound like they hate women.