Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Call the Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaambulence

Jeez, it was hysterical to watch the crying from the GoOPers yesterday about how Coretta Scott King's funeral actually reflected the things she stood for. The fact that those things stood in staunch contradiction to everything this administration advocates was missed by the majority of the talking heads and the "our feelings are more important than our freedoms" crowd.

Here's more:

"Wingnut crybabies are whining that W got dissed at Coretta King's funeral. What did they expect -- praise for his civil rights record? Honor for his warrantless wiretapping? Encomia for widening the gap between rich and poor? Heckofajob!s for his post-Katrina promise-keeping?"
- Marty Kaplan (read the whole post)

And, always a treat, Tucker Carlson gets slammed by the Rev. Lowry. (watch it here)

Carlson (paraphrase): "Why are you a meanie with bad manners?"
Lowry: ...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. ...

(baby picture from the EHP)