MLK to the back of the busses filled with inaugural revelers

President Barack Obama plans to use a Bible that belonged to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he takes his oath of office, a powerful symbol of this year’s rare intersection of the civil rights movement and the nation’s first black president.

Monday is both Inauguration Day and the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. It is only the second time the two have fallen on the same day. Some say it’s only fitting the celebrations are intertwined.

“It’s almost like fate and history coming together,” said U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who worked alongside King in the fight for civil rights during the 1950s and ’60s and plans to attend the inauguration. “If it hadn’t been for Martin Luther King Jr., there would be no Barack Obama as president.”

Some King commemorations have been shuffled around to accommodate the inauguration


  1. Posted January 18, 2013 at 9:45 am |

    The Democrats need to be reminded during this holiday that the Right Honorable Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. was a life long Republican.

    They need to be thanked repeatedly for honoring a great Republican.

  2. Thunderbottom
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 9:47 am |

    “Some King commemorations have been shuffled around to accommodate the inauguration…” uh-huh – yep, it’s all about Barry…

  3. mech
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 10:19 am |

    Will there be any mention of the content of his character?

    Or even the line from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech?


  4. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 10:24 am |

    The hugest effect this will have for me? No mail delivery on Monday!

  5. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 10:33 am |

    Another grasping effort by our manchild to leach off some of the greatness of real men by association, hoping some will adhere to him.
    Then he opens his yooping mouth off teleprompter, and it all washes off in his sputtering spittle.

  6. bocopro
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 11:06 am |

    More appropriate might be for him to swear the oath with his hand on a copy of Das Kapital, then pepper his speech with quotes from W. E. B. duBois and Alex Haley while a choir of fatherless black ghetto children sing Kwanzaa songs in the background and copies of the Constitution printed on toilet paper are distributed as handwipes.

  7. Posted January 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm |

    Well shee-it, negro, I almost forgot it was this time again!


  8. geezerette
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm |

    While he takes away Americans rights.

  9. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm |

    The Second Amendment is a civil right, too.

  10. Fat Baxter
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm |

    Alabama’s more progressive, for once. While MLK Day is a federal holiday, it’s also celebrated as Robert E. Lee’s birthday, a state holiday.

  11. LLoyd
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm |

    The boy will MLK it for all he can. THIS is political capital.

    #2 Thunderbottom: that ‘reshuffle’ caught my brain too.