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  1. In October 1960, when King Jr. was arrested at a peaceful sit-in in Atlanta, Robert F. Kennedy, brother and aide to the Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy, telephoned the judge and helped secure his release. Although King Sr. had previously opposed John Kennedy because he was a Catholic, he expressed his appreciation for these calls and switched his support to Kennedy.
  2. Was Martin Luther King, Jr., a Republican or a Democrat? WRITTEN BY: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Political parties are always looking for endorsements from community leaders and other influencers. Having support from prominent figures can make or break a candidate or party. It’s no surprise that sometimes political groups will also try to claim affiliation with historical figures of note. One favorite subject is civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.—which party did he support? The official answer is neither. King talked very infrequently about his personal politics and was not formally affiliated with either political party. Nor did he explicitly endorse any candidate. In fact, he stated, “I don’t think the Republican Party is a party full of the almighty God, nor is the Democratic Party. They both have weaknesses. And I’m not inextricably bound to either party.” What’s more, the parties of King’s time were different from the parties we know today; policies and platforms have changed drastically over time. According to King biographer David J. Garrow, King was fond of some Republican politicians, such as Richard Nixon, although it is almost certain that King voted for Democrats John F. Kennedy in 1960 and Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Among the few times he ventured into open partisanship was to denounce Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, who, as a senator, had voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. King said in an interview, “I had no alternative but to urge every Negro and white person of goodwill to vote against Mr. Goldwater and to withdraw support from any Republican candidate that did not publicly disassociate himself from Senator Goldwater and his philosophy.” Although King supported Johnson’s presidential campaign, he later spoke out about his dissatisfaction with Johnson’s handling of the Vietnam War. That King was often tight-lipped about his personal politics does not mean that he was not passionate about politics generally. His commitment to social and economic justice for African Americans defined his career, and he frequently expressed skepticism toward capitalism generally. He famously said, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” King was intensely invested in expanding votership among African Americans, heading a group in the late 1950s that aimed to register new African American voters in the South. So, if you want to closely align your political practice with that of King, perhaps the best way would be registering to vote and ensuring that others have the right to do the same. Snopes: In response to the same claim in 2008, King’s son Martin Luther King III told the Associated Press that it was false. “It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican,” King said. “He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican. It is even more outrageous to suggest that he would support the Republican Party of today, which has spent so much time and effort trying to suppress African American votes in Florida and many other states.”
  3. I just started on Medicare. I never realized how much cheaper it is. When I was on insurance, I went to the Urgent Care. My share after insurance paid was $178.00. After I started Medicare, I went to the Urgent Care. Medicare was charged $85.00, and my share was $10.00.
  4. That's the word from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who announced Wednesday that he plans to declare an emergency and ban firearms around the state Capitol before a gun rights rally Monday that could draw thousands of armed people and militias from Virginia and out of state... Northam said at a news conference that intelligence from law enforcement agencies indicates that out-of-state militias and hate groups fueled by misinformation and conspiracy theories have "malicious plans" for the rally. "They're not coming to peacefully protest. They are coming to intimidate and cause harm," Northam said. Northam said he will declare a state of emergency in Richmond from Friday evening through Tuesday evening. Under the order, city, state and Capitol police will form a unified command, state employees are encouraged to stay home for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and all weapons will be banned in the Capitol Square. Northam said the decision was a response to threats, some of them made online in forums hosted by hate groups and white nationalists. The governor called on rally organizers to dissuade out-of-state groups from coming to the rally and encouraged a "peaceful day" for Virginians.
  5. Not really. Half an hour to download and print a bunch of stuff off a website. The badges are easy. I worked at a high school, and a kid was making forged parking tags with a printer and a laminater. He sold 20 of them for $50. He did pretty well with it until he got caught.
  6. The SPCA has stated that people are showing up with " fake badges" and that people should call the police. A color printer, and they are all set for funding beer night.
  7. The SPCA has said that they don't do this; and have asked people to call the people of it happens.
  8. Yes, but charities don't do this. It was just some people looking for beer money for Friday night. That is why people will not give money to people swarming cars at stop lights, with handwritten signs that say "Help Hungry Kids.". The only ones I give to are Fire Department's " Fill the Boot, " Kiwanis, etc.
  9. According to the SPCA, they have had problems with scammers going door to door. Virginia Beach SPCA has warned that scammers were going door to door, and stated that they never do this. SPCA urges caution with door-to-door solicitations The SPCA for Monterey County has received multiple reports of people soliciting door to door asking for donations to the humane society. These fundraisers are not being performed on behalf of the SPCA, and it appears they are fraudulent. The reports received by the SPCA were from Prescott Avenue in Monterey and Surf Avenue in Pacific Grove. All the instances took place this week. The solicitors told residents they were fundraising for the local humane society and asked for donations to end puppy mills. One solicitor was wearing a fake badge. Two residents reported the solicitors as demanding and aggressive. The SPCA urges residents to be cautious when answering door to door solicitations. Please contact your local police department if this happens or has happened to you.
  10. I don't really believe this story. The SPCA doesn't solicit door to door. No charity does that. WHO’S BEHIND IT: The ads look simple, if surprising: a watchdog group attacking the Humane Society of the United States because it doesn't fund shelters for kittens and puppies. The backstory is more complicated. HumaneWatch is the group whose name is on the posters, but read the fine print and you’ll see that the ads are paid for by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a nonprofit that gets funding from the food and beverage industry and that also has campaigned against PETA and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The Center is run by longtime D.C. lobbyist Richard Berman, whose firm and handful of affiliated nonprofits for years have targeted unions, as well as anti-smoking, anti-drunken driving and anti-obesity groups. WHY NOW? The ads are part of an anti-HSUS campaign that also includes Internet, radio and TV spots, though Berman says there’s no specific reason he’s pushing this month. THE ENEMY: Berman calls the Humane Society “perhaps one of the more deceptive groups” his organization tracks. The Center for Consumer Freedom, he says, has found based on HSUS tax returns that only 1 percent of the organization’s funds go to the local pet shelters it promotes—far less than it puts into executive salaries, pension plans and even offshore accounts. Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle calls the whole campaign “swift-boating on steroids,” pointing out that the HSUS doesn’t claim to be a shelter charity, and mainly funds national initiatives like wildlife rehab, sanctuaries, veterinary services, as well as lobbying, trade shows, training and a bimonthly magazine. It’s the Humane Society’s farm animal advocacy—lobbying against confining crates and the sale of horse meat, for instance, or encouraging companies to use ethically sourced meat—that Pacelle says has run afoul of Berman and the food and farming companies that back him.
  11. From Gallup: Analyzing Black Support for President Trump https://news.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/268517/analyzing-black-support-president-trump.aspx same stability holds true for Trump's approval rating among black Americans. Gallup averages show Trump with a 10% approval rating among blacks in 2017, 11% in 2018 and 10% so far in 2019. In short, Trump's approval rating among blacks has essentially not changed over time, despite blacks presumably having had plenty of time to observe the economic gains that Trump touts as the reason why they should be moving into his camp. Approval ratings for an incumbent president have a significant relationship to actual election outcomes. I think it is fair to say that Trump's progress toward a substantially higher share of the black vote than he got in 2016 is in severe doubt if he maintains a 10% black approval rating.
  12. Another staffer has disputed that. Warren inflated a comment about the personal attacks that could be expected from Trump. " Sanders said, before conceding he did tell Warren "that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist, and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could."
  13. CNN blasted for 'siding' with Warren after Sanders denied sexism charge CNN is being accused of "media malpractice" over its handling of the disputed claim that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told Sen. Elizabeth Warren., D-Mass., that a woman couldn't win the presidency during a December 2018 meeting. The liberal news network broke the story on Monday. The network cited unnamed sources close to Warren who claimed that the Vermont senator told her that he didn't believe she could win a presidential election because she's a woman. Sanders denied the claim, but Warren affirmed the report. At Tuesday night's debate in Iowa, Sanders was asked about the dustup by CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip. "CNN reported yesterday that- and Senator Warren confirmed in a statement-- that in 2018 you told her that you did not believe that a woman can win the election. Why did you say that?" Phillip asked. "Well, as a matter of fact, I didn't say it," Sanders sharply replied. "Anybody who knows me knows that it's incomprehensible that I would think that a woman cannot be president of the United States. Go to YouTube today. There's some video of me 30 years ago talking about how a woman could become president of the United States." Sanders then pointed to his attempt to "draft" Warren to run for president in 2016 and vowed to support the eventual Democratic nominee, including female candidates like Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. That exchange sparked intense backlash on social media. "Incredible. The CNN moderator asked Warren as if it were de facto true that Bernie told her a woman couldn't be president. I cannot believe a moderator did not ask her if it was true. She just said straight up what did you think when Bernie said that to you? I'm blown away." Daily Caller editor-in-chief Geoffrey Ingersoll reacted. "Wait CNN just refused to listen to Bernie and just took what Warren said was the truth? progressive commentator Hasan Piker asked, later adding "what CNN is doing tonight should be criminal." "The kids gloves the moderators have right now is exasperating. Both candidates are, in effect, calling the other a liar. And they're being allowed to just skate past it!" Washington Free Beacon reporter Alex Griswold exclaimed. "Seriously it is outrageous that CNN would take Warren's accusation as a statement of fact. Media malpractice," The Hill TV host Saagar Enjeti declared. "Senator Sanders, I do want to be clear here. You're saying that you never told Senator Warren that a woman could not win the election," Phillip followed. "That is correct," Sanders answered. "Senator Warren, what did you think when Senator Sanders told you a woman could not win an election?" Phillip then asked the progressive rival, which sparked audible laughs in the auditorium and a shake of the head from Sanders.
  14. I believe Bernie. I think she inflated a comment about Trump's misogyny into a statement that a "woman couldn't win.". News sources have been showing a clip from a 1988 interview where he clearly states that a woman could be president. He, also, said that he asked her to run in 2016, but she refused.
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