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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Slackers, Inc.

Slackers, Inc.

I just now got around to watching footage from Coretta Scott King's funeral. All I really should say is "watch it. now." But I'll add that if you don't, you will regret it. I also must say that the Maya Angelou segment is not to be missed.

Incorrigible as I am wont to be, I will also add that I really don't get all the Wingnutâ„¢ hystrionics over the proceedings. They talk and talk until they're blue in the face about how "inappropriate" some of the more political speeches were - including Reverend Lowery's. Let's ignore for a moment the week-long fetish that accompanied Reagan's funeral and all the attendant paeans to conservativism.

The most astounding thing about this apoplexy the right had over the political musings is the narcissism inherent in believing they are fit to make such judgements. Why do they feel entitled to define the norms for a culture they couldn't begin to understand? If you watch the video, the audience clearly applauds Lowery. Heartily. With cheers. Who the hell do O'Bierne and all the other hand wringers think they are to say that something obviously resonant with the audience members is "inappropriate?"

Do they ever stop to think about the things they say? Don't answer that.

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