Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble
- MLK: Yes, today is Martin Luther King’s birthday, or at least when we celebrate it. David’s thoughts from 2007 are still potent today. Read them.  David also pointed up last year 
From Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech:
“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.”
About the only people who cite King’s quote on character are some whites. Race merchants like the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and BO himself, have made character off-limits.
Back babies are harvested by the abortion mills of Planned Pasrenthood, disarmed black citizen are gunned by by armed thugs, poor black children are trapped in failing schools and traditional marriage values are mocked. Is this really King’s dream? I, for one, doubt it. What say you?
How many today know Martin was a Republican? For so he was. How many among the left who sing his praises today, poke fun at the Christian (Lutheran) religion he preached, never knowing and not caring about his connection to it? That connection not only existed, but was at the center of all he did. It strikes me as tragic that the race huxters, and socialists of all stripes have managed to twist MLK’s words being all recognition, and have done so with such impunity. His message has been overrun by people who haven’t a clue, and less of a care about the values behind it. I say, that is indeed tragic. Tragic not for Martin, but for us.
- COAKLEY-BROWN Akfonzo Rachal at Pajamas Media today notes a number of things about that race  that the MSM would rather not tell us about.(Video) Meanwhile, same place, Rick Moran wonders  if the right will get behind the less than perfect candidates… such as Brown. Make no mistake; there are a number of people out there who are wondering why the conservatives are getting excited over Brown’s candidacy, given that he is an extraordinarily liberal candidate. I view Brown, in much the same way I viewed John McCain in the 2008 election. He’s an improvement over what the Democrats are offering, though granted in some areas not by much. Unfortunately, that’s how the right is going to have to view a lot of these things. We didn’t get into this mess overnight, and it’s not going to be anything but an incremental task getting us out of it. The trick right now is to push to the right incrementally, in the process teaching the lesson that the world doesn’t end when somebody other than the far left Democrat gets elected. The Democrats are understandably panicked. At this point the most recent polling I’m seeing shows Brown in the lead 51 to 46. By the way; that’s a wider lead than Brown had prior to Obama’s visit there. He’s just not nearly as popular  as he would like us to think. Indeed, Obama’s people are now telling him, that she’s toast.  There is little doubt in my mind that this is the coal mine canary. And what do the Democrats blame this impending loss on? George W Bush. And, no, I’m not kidding.  I mean, let’s ignore the fact that the last Mass three house speakers… all Democrats… have been indicted and have resigned… corruption. Let’s ignore the idea that giving Congressional Democrats another vote would be giving overt approval to Government takeover of healthcar, which is wildly unpopular.. even in the liberal bastion of The People’s Republic of Massachusetts. No… It’s all Bush’s fault, right? Tell me, please… Why are we taking Democrats seriously at all, anymore?
- BYE BYE OBAMACARE: There’s one big reason why the selection in Massachusetts is so important to the nation. The fact is that the attempted government takeover of our health care was already one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. A victory for Brown in Massachusetts would complete the task of burying that neo socialist monstrosity. That’s a point that even the press is starting to admit . The Democrats are throwing everything they have at this senate race, because they know that the election will the start of a movement away from central government. The momentum will have started moving against them, if they can’t get control of healthcare. And believe me, there is far more in the way of government largess in the pot on this one, then just health care.
- WHAT”S THAT CRUISE SHIP DOING HERE? There’s a number of people making some rather self righteous noises this morning about how Caribbean cruise lines still docking up against the private beaches in Haiti. Forgetting that amongst everything else there is economic devastation going on in that country right now, apparently there’s some people who would rather not see those beaches being used. The bottom line, however, is that there are huge numbers of people who work in the tourism trade there, and whose livelihoods depend on such commerce. Do we really want a stop the ships from docking there,thus killing off the only economic bright spot in the whole place, just so we can feel better?
- TRAGIC? Yes, it’s true, I have never seen anything that matches the desperation attached to the situation in Haiti. Other, of course, then the Jimmy Carter reelection campaign. But I think a direct comparison can be drawn between the response on this, and the response on New Orleans, and the serious breakdown in social order proceeding both situations. I went into that just a little bit yesterday.