Thursday, September 4, 2008

This day, a really long time ago

As everyone was aware last week, a fact painfully drilled into our brains at every possible opportunity by the media, Barrack Obama gave his nomination acceptance speech on the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

This evening, John McCain will be giving his acceptance speech and, lo and behold, it too is also an important date in the struggle for civil rights here in America.

On this day, Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus (D) called out the National Guard to prevent nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.


Lemmonex said...

They make me cranky. That is all.

Shannon said...

Ha! Very observant. Also, in 476, Germanic leader Odoacer captured Ravenna and deposed Romulus Augustus. Take THAT!

FoggyDew said...

Time for a Sept. 4 treasure hunt methinks. Shannon is currently in the lead. One entry per customer.

Lem - my biggest complaint about the speech is that Palin sounds like Frances McDormand in Fargo. Kinda.

LivitLuvit said...

Well played, my dear.

[F]oxymoron said...

Interesting ... fact.

Regarding Palin's speech... With all those feisty, funny little jabs, I felt I was watching some crappy little stand up show at the Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse.

FoggyDew said...

Liv - Thanks. I always knew a sense of history would come in handy.

foxy - there did seem to be a certain snarkiness to the whole thing. Felt like I was watching a special edition of [A certain news channel] and Friends.