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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:08 PM
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Peggy Noonan: MLK had lovely gravity and didn't talk about small, petty things. Er...what the fuck?
January 16, 2011 01:00 PM
Meet the Press Panel on MLK's Legacy

By Heather

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/meet-press-panel-mlks-legacy



David Gregory asked his panel to reflect on Martin Luther King's lesson of non-violent protest in the aftermath of the shootings in Arizona. Peggy Noonan couldn't resist trying to paint Dr. King as some lofty figure that was above the fray of talking about "small and petty things" although I'm not quite sure just what ideas she thought were too "small and petty" for Dr. King have concerned himself with. The Rev. Al Sharpton's response was a nice reminder of just what specific issues Dr. King did stand for -- issues we could use more people standing up for today.

NOONAN: I think Dr. King's manner as a leader, his lovely gravity and seriousness, and his adherence to talking about big things, not small things and petty things, was an unknown and per-- almost unnoticed contribution to his age. Lemme say quickly on education, I would be optimistic about it, too, because the biggest thing that has happened in the past year on education is the extraordinary success of two documentaries, Waiting for Superman and The Lottery.

The reaction to those films made leaders on both parties and leaders on the right and left come together in agreement that we can move forward on the schools if we do specific things. I think Obama should use it as his Nixon to China.

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SHARPTON: I think that-- we must use Dr. King's message of non-violence, yes. But also remember, he had concrete goals. He used those methods to get specific civil rights bills, specific voting rights act. So I think we can't just operate 40,000 feet in the air. We have to think high and then come to concrete resolutions. Education, protecting of the unemployed, we got to be concrete. Otherwise, Dr. King would have just been a dreamer. He was more than that. He changed reality.

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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:10 PM
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1. Ole Peg just loves to hear herself talk. Doddering fool. n/t
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:12 PM
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2. Drunk, as usual. Peggy, give it up and go into rehab...maybe Betty Ford's place?
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:13 PM
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3. Small and Petty things - like what YOU talk about, Peggy?
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:15 PM
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4. Apparently she was drunk and incoherant
as usual. :beer: :puke:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:16 PM
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5. she talks with her nose up in the air....her arrogance is palpable
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:19 PM
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6. She doesn't have a tenth of the talent of her son, Danny


Are you my pal, Mr scholarship winner?
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:25 PM
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7. Agreed...she'd be well served by SEEING the ball and BEING the ball.
:rofl:

:toast:
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:35 PM
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8. "I think Obama should use it as his Nixon to China." What drivel. She's like Harry Zinn
Edited on Sun Jan-16-11 09:36 PM by Monk06
in Getting Shorty..."This is my Driving Miss Daisy".
Quotidian nonsense raising superficial references
to the level of profound insight. It never works.

Maybe she should quote Plato. He seems to be a hot
topic amongst right wing illiterates these days.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:40 PM
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9. Oh, go back to your Ronald Reagan foot worship, Peggy.
I first saw President Reagan as a foot, highly polished brown cordovan wagging merrily on a hassock. I spied it through the door. It was a beautiful foot, sleek. Such casual elegance and clean lines! But not a big foot, not formidable, maybe a little... frail. I imagined cradling it in my arms, protecting it from unsmooth roads.


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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 10:24 PM
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11. OK, I know you wouldn't have posted that if she didn't say it, but...
...please tell me she didn't say that.

:spray:
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 10:28 PM
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12. She didn't say it; she wrote it in her book, "What I Saw At The Revolution."
Makes me scream-laugh every time.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 09:44 PM
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10. Yes, let's elevate MLK to some superhuman plane
So much easier to ignore him and the message he carried. Gosh Peggers, if I didn't know better, I'd think you were a complete dope.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 10:42 PM
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13. Why would anyone even bother to acknowledge Peggy Noonan is on the planet?
Leave alone quote her!?
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-11 11:31 PM
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14. Um, Peggy...
Edited on Sun Jan-16-11 11:34 PM by On the Road
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