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If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.
Conspiracy Brews

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin

Not your average political discussion group!

July 25, 2015
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
at
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

*** Quotes of the Week ***

“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

Beverly Sills

Suggested Topics

— Should the historical markers be removed from old town?

— Another Domestic Terrorism attack…or was it inspired by international terrorism. Do you have an answer?

A Documentary will be shown on MTV (Jul 22) called “White People.” What do you think of the concept?
http://www.mtv.com/shows/white-people/

http://www.abqjournal.com/614609/news/mtvs-white-people-causes-a-stir.html

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/08/mtv-documentary-white-people-trailer

http://wapo.st/1J8gMAu

TBD NOTE: The following topic has been presented by one of our members as deserving a panel discussion of the sort we’ve had recently. Who would be good to be invited?

TBD I believe we are caught up in a well-orchestrated economy vortex and I think we need to spend time to discuss it at length. I think it is getting more and more difficult to see current events in black and white terms. There are several knowledgeable people that have better insights than I and I would appreciate a full discussion on this topic as soon as possible.

*** Light Quotes of the Week ***

“I only know two pieces; one is ‘Clair de Lune; and the other on isn’t.”

Victor Borge

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”

Anon.

“I strive to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am.”

Unknown

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Conspiracy Brews 12.13.14

If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.
Conspiracy Brews

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin

Not your average political discussion group!
December 13, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
at
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.
*** Quotes of the Week ***

                           “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

Suggested Topics

— What, the NM Supreme Court got it right?

— So, what do you think of the Congressional budget deal?

— What is your wish list for the Round House next year?

(Light Quotes of the week)

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

Albert Einstein

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas A. Edison

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Slow as molasses on a cold winter’s day

You can be sure Holder would not allow an ordinary citizen to delay as he has

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This Is His Day AND Our Day To Celebrate His Accomplishments

3. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights act...

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2011)

Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

I hope no American seeing the above has to wonder to whom and to what the title might refer.  The initials MLK have become the icon of  Martin Luther King the man, and his movement, that define a change in the history of this nation and its citizens’ attitudes about race relation issues and how we deal with those issues.  Or …  has it so defined?

Yes and no are the answers to the last five words in the above paragraph.  I believe the yes and no answers apply to the feelings and attitudes of most citizens.  Many of us are ambivalent about the importance of the man and his accomplishments.  Others place great importance on honoring both. If what I’ve said is true, there is the shame of our not being able to come together and believe as a nation that the holiday named for a man with relatively humble beginnings and giant accomplishments  is important to all of us.  Found below:  The link to poll results of one national  polling organization on the questions raised above.

Rasmussen Poll For MLK

Below, you will find the full length video of Mr. King’s, “I Have A Dream,” speech.

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From The Mouths Of ? — Does Anyone Check These Things?

Theodore Parker

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

From the Washington Post comes information about another monumental FAIL of this administration.  Jamie Stiehm on Saturday, September 4, 2010 posted an article that reveals more than those of POTUS’ staff  or POTUS himself (?) desire to be made public.  The revelation shows that someone does not know their history or they have a reading comprehension problem.  Follow on:

A mistake has been made in the Oval Office makeover that goes beyond the beige.

President Obama’s new presidential rug seemed beyond reproach, with quotations from Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. woven along its curved edge.

According to the story by Stiehm, some reporters were smug in their self-assurance (as the administration surely was) the attribution of each quote was spot-on.  Well NOT.  Major mistakes are woven into the warp and weft of the rug.  No doubt the mistakes will be expensive to remedy and if the administration members responsible for getting the quotes correct,  got them wrong, we sap citizens will pay more for what may amount to vanity on the part of some ignorant soul who should have known better.

Let us see more of what the article reveals:

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” According media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King.

But, it is not from Reverend King … not even close.  The quote came from someone who had a long connection with people going back to long ago Boston and a grandfather who  led the Minutemen at the Battle of Lexington.  Stiehm provides the following to explain:

For the record, Theodore Parker is your man, President Obama. Unless you’re fascinated by antebellum American reformers, you may not know of the lyrically gifted Parker, an abolitionist, Unitarian minister and Transcendentalist thinker who foresaw the end of slavery, though he did not live to see emancipation. He died at age 49 in 1860, on the eve of the Civil War.

Reverend King had a passing and worthwhile acquaintance with the words of Parker and used the quote on more than one occasion:

… Often he’d ask in a refrain, “How long? Not long.” He would finish in a flourish: “Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

It happens that another black, described as eloquent in  his speeches, and given credit for being an accomplished orator, also used the words of Parker quoted above.  Neither he, nor his biographer, David Remnick in his book, “The Bridge,” managed to assign the correct attribution.  We speak of  President Obama and Jamie Stiehm further says:

… Early in the narrative, Remnick, the editor of the New Yorker, presents this as “Barack Obama’s favorite quotation.” It appears that neither Remnick nor Obama has traced the language to its true source.

Parker said in 1853: “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one. . . . But from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice.”

So, we lay one puzzle’s solution to rest, thanks to Ms. Stiehm, but we still have to wonder how this oddity managed to sneak past the guard at the quote gate.

You can read more and gain some sincere appreciation of Ms. Stiehm’s work on this matter.  She is far more gracious regarding this silly error than I  have been, but then she makes the bucks, while I might look for flattened pennies on a railroad track.  Flap of the cap to her in any event.

Click here for the complete story.  Oh yes, here’s a blog that indicates that because King took Parker’s quote and rearranged it a small amount, it is in fact, King’s quote.  That Cuckoo won’t lay in any victim’s nest.