Monday, January 14, 2008

There's a Kind of Hush . . .

Yesterday broke a string of 76 consecutive days of posting on this blog. With primary season heating up, with the Missouri legislature back in session, with the Star featuring Funk on the front page, with a lazy Sunday stretching out in front of me, nothing grabbed me to write about.

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Blogger Spyder said...

Good for you! Well deserved break even if only a day.

1/14/2008 9:56 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Is that why it turned colder again?

1/14/2008 12:09 PM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

Well, that was Sunday. Today's Monday :-)

1/14/2008 12:52 PM  
Blogger les said...

Well, since Dan is a lazy (albeit mild) bastard this week, depriving us of a jump off point for shrill and raucous debate, let me throw in a Glenn Greenwald column somewhat tangential, but I think illuminating, to the Mo. court plan issues he's raised.

http://tinyurl.com/22ygyd

Do we really want the right wing noise machine driving judicial appointments?

1/15/2008 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hush should be over:
A national civil rights organization co-founded by Martin Luther King Jr. is pulling its 2008 national convention from Kansas City to protest decisions by the mayor.

Funkhouser said he was disappointed in the SCLC decision but remained committed to Semler. He said he was proud of his park board.

I thought Funk had said it was a mistake to appoint Selmer? Now he is saying he is proud of her?

Come one Dan, get the spin rolling and tell us why this is a good thing.

1/15/2008 11:36 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Reverend Mann and those who believe in the policy of separation rather than engagement are a disgrace, and should be ashamed of the damage they are doing to our city. Thanks for asking.

1/15/2008 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan on boycotts:

Rosa Parks and those who believe in the policy of separation rather than engagement are a disgrace, and should be ashamed of the damage they are doing to our city.

1/15/2008 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take my comment above back. That is a little over the top and I am SURE not what Dan thinks.

It is just a comparison, and in hindsight a bad one. Sorry dan, wish I could delete it.

1/15/2008 1:39 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Hah, anonymous - thanks for illustrating that I'm not the only one who can go a bit overboard in blog-writing. No offense taken.

And my position might be a bit strong, too, but I think the SCLC is overplaying its hand. I've talked to Funk about race, and, while I'm no MLK, I think I understand a bit about the topic. He is working sincerely and more effectively than anyone will give him credit for to bring money and attention to the east side. When I see Reverend Mann call on him to step down, and claim that he doesn't understand race, it hits a raw nerve for me.

I hate to see people behave like that - La Raza went away because a couple local "leaders" chose to push beyond all reason. Now, they are headed to a city that has elected a Minuteman! How ridiculous is that?! But the personal agendas and power plays matter more to some than the good of the city and their own communities, and that, frankly, disgusts me.

1/15/2008 2:12 PM  
Anonymous mainstream said...

I think it would be a good thing for Funk to start reconciliation efforts, maybe restarting new tone and basis for communicating that would begin with regrets and an an apology about our current situation combined with lots of MLK day visibility in KC.

1/15/2008 2:30 PM  

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