Martin Luther King Jr., 40 years later

January 18, 2008 at 9:56 pm 3 comments

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Forty years after the civil rights leader’s death, how much have we progressed in race relations and civil rights as a nation? We still fall short of the mark — as evidenced by Sen. Hillary Clinton’s insensitive comparison of herself with LBJ, and by Mitt Romney’s anti-gay marriage stance. Bob and Susannah discuss in the latest “Running Gags”!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dr BLT  |  January 19, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks. Great blog post!
    Here’s a little something to get you celebrating about MLK and his legacy. It’s a song that pays tribute to Martin Luther King, from my forthcoming CD, Dr BLTributes:

    It Only Hurts When I Cry
    Dr BLT
    words and music by Dr BLT copyright 2008
    [audio src="http://www.drblt.net/music/ItOnlyDemo2.mp3" /]

    Stay Tuned at:
    http://www.drblt.net

  • 2. Martin  |  January 20, 2008 at 1:05 am

    The opening statement, We haven’t progressed much since Dr. King’s day … is ludicrous. Aren’t you concerned that some casual readers of your often excellent cartoons might mindlessly accept that statement and repeat it to others?

  • 3. Dom G.  |  January 21, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    The female character typically takes the pure-strain lefty view of things. None of the characters (aside from maybe the cat) exactly mirrors Tenorio’s angle.

    Even a casual *reader* should still be literate enough to understand that characters in context can be wrong. Writing down to the excessively literal minded defeats the purpose of writing, as the lower you write, the fewer readers you are likely to find, and more of the higher readers will be alienated.

    Dom

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