Happy MLK and Inauguration Day

One man had a dream. One man had hope.

Through opportunity and hard work, we are better for it. 

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

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“Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?”

Did you watch the inauguration? 

 

11 thoughts on “Happy MLK and Inauguration Day

  1. I didn’t because I was writing, but I did hit the record button on the Sky planner so I can see it later. I wonder what MLK would have made of having a black president. Was that one of his dreams? Or did he believe that was a hope and not achievable? We have come such a long way, yet I still do not think it is enough.

    Now, off to make a cuppa and hit that play button!

  2. Listened on NPR. Best moment: when our station lost the feed, and the local announcer was heard fumbling with stuff and saying “Oh, foo!” before they got it working 🙂

      1. I was particularly struck by how well-trained they are. She clearly didn’t know her mike was on, but still–nothing came out her mouth that wasn’t FCC approved 😀

  3. I was talking to my mother on the phone during the ceremony and she was giving me a play by play on it even though I kept changing the subject. I would have been more impressed if the President had foregone all the pomp and poo-poo and announced that since we are in such bad economic times he was going to forego the monetary waste of this event. He could have just as easily done the ceremony from the Oval Office and televised it.

    1. Good point Arlee. Kind if funny how Brian Wiiliams keeps talking about how we all need to see this because its showing what America does well. Kind of sad commentary on America. Only thing we get right is a well funded party.

      1. I tuned in briefly to some kind of a fancy luncheon where all the dignitaries were feasting on fancy meals and patting one another on the back. Wouldn’t it had been an amazing statement to have seen all those folks in their working clothes dishing out meals to homeless and people in need? What a memorable photo op and a great statement to the world.

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