[U] From NASA — For Monday…

life-lewis-selma-2017UPDATED Sunday morning: I write on a King Weekend entirely unlike any I’ve seen in a generation.

This is a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day weekend that saw the President-elect choose to deride-by-tweet Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a senior Congressman whose skull was fractured by police during a civil rights march, in Selma, Alabama with Dr. King — over a half century ago. In fact, after Rep. Lewis exercised his right to resist the President-elect’s legitimacy (citing the Russian influence concerns), and said he would not attend the inaugural, Mr. Trump insulted him as a man who is  “all talk, talk, talk — no action or results.” Recall here that as Rep. Lewis was being beaten on the bridge in Selma, to win us all the freedom of our full civil rights, Mr. Trump was dodging the draft at a privileged private school, in upstate New York. [And that was only when Trump wasn’t discriminating against people of color — in his father’s rental empire. Talk? Meet action. . . .] untitledThis is also however, a weekend that saw Jennifer Holliday decide she could not be part of any endorsement of 45, or his policies — and after first waffling a bit — declined to sing on the night before the inaugural. So, I still remain optimistic.

I am optimistic because Rep. Lewis’s book has sold out in stores around the nation, in response to 45’s hateful, demeaning rhetoric. I am optimistic that people will simply turn off their TVs on Friday (as Cher has asked by tweet) — as ratings are the only numbers 45 seems to value. I am optimistic that the crowds arriving by over 1,200 buses cleared into DC for Saturday next — for the Womens’ Protest March — will dwarf the crowds delivered by those 200 buses cleared for the inaugural itself, on Friday.

I think Dr. King would say this is a time for peaceful, non-violent action — but a time for action, no doubt.




9 Responses

  1. If this works… Condor your other blogs are auto deleting anything I type into comments. FYI

    • I’ll check it — but I’ve got nothing in moderation… odd.

      Lemme ask WordPress…

      Sorry man!

      • Okay — on the two blogs I know you read, I’ve taken off the requirement to leave an email/name.

        Sorry about the issue — but I don’t see any from you in moderation, either. I did see, and approve, your two “tests” over the weekend.

        Do let me know if you can’t see those “tests” — because that would mean you have a glitch in your javascript render, on your end.

        If so, you may need to uninstall, and reinstall java — or just clear the cache on your browser.

        Hope this helps.

        Namaste, man.

  2. For the last few days it would accept and post the comment. Then seconds late I would refresh and it would delete the comment.

  3. Still happening FYI

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  5. Tried to share the above breaking news on the proper Shkreli blog. 🙂

  6. FYI I’m using several different devices. iOS App. Safari on iOS Safari on Mac. Odd the comments work on this blog but on the other blogs new comments post for a second then get deleted. Weird.

    • I’ve reset all the prefs, and just tested — each is letting comments in, from iOS and from Windows systems… if you need to, just post it here, and it may take a bit, but I’ll move it manually to the blog/thread it belongs to. Bummer man!

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