Wednesday, February 8

Appalling and despicable

Update 2/8: I thought this was all exaggerated. Having not listened much to the news these last few days I thought, "Oh, it can't be all that bad". Then this morning, I realized "yeah, it was that bad". I'm absolutely at a loss as to why Coretta Scott King's funeral was an okay time (in the libs' minds) to bash Bush. Where in their diseased brains did they find the chutzpah to insult the President while standing next to the casket of a dead woman?

The news this morning was showing exerpts of the various speeches, and from what I heard, Bush was his usual classy self and didn't play into the partisan crap going on around him. Yes, these lowlife scumbags were insulting this great President while he was in. the. room.

From FrontPage Magazine this morning:

Yesterday’s spectacle is perhaps the Left’s most disturbing recurring motif in recent times: profaning the sacred, specifically the dead. Democratic Party hacks turned Paul Wellstone’s memorial service on October 29, 2002, into a raucous political rally for Walter Mondale. Ron Reagan Jr. – who historically had a strained relationship with his father – cheapened his Republican father’s funeral by taking a shot at George W. Bush, saying his father “never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians: wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage…he accepted [his presidency] as a responsibility, not a mandate. And there is a profound difference.” One wag replied by saying, “Reagan wore his religion on his sleeve all the time!” Still, every conservative resisted the temptation to urge the election year mourners to “win one for the Gipper.” The Left knows nothing of this restraint (nor, observing their views on the sexual revolution and drug use, of any other kind of restraint).

Interesting backstory about the "Rev." Joseph Lowery who spoke up yesterday as well:

[Coretta Scott King] deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction over there. But Coretta knew, and we know, that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. For war, billions more, but no more for the poor!
Apparently this person is buddy buddy with some seriously nasty people. (Moammar Quadafi, anyone?)

And they wonder why they lose elections...

LaShawn Barber says "Shame on all of us". This is probably the first time I've disagreed with her on something.
Nothing is “sacred” or off-limits anymore. In my mind, funerals should be dignified and respectful services to honor the life of the deceased and help family and friends say goodbye, not political events. But the King family turned it into one, and bloggers became participants in the sideshow by adding to the partisanship. In my opinion, bloggers were just as disrespectful as the family and the politicians.
"Adding to the partisanship"? How can a blogger "add" to the sideshow? In my opinion, we're simply shining a spotlight on their inappropriate behavior and expressing our outrage. Thoughts?

2/7/06: And all at a funeral, no less

So Jimmy Carter thinks RFK trying to wiretap MLK to smear his reputation and break up his marriage is comprable to monitoring calls of people in America talking to suspected al qaeda terrorists.

Well, at any rate, I'm sure glad they brought this up at Coretta's funeral. They really did a service to her memory. I'm sure she was smiling down upon them from Heaven, feeling very honored.