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Posted: 1/10/2006 5:51:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 6:00:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:54:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:



+87
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 8:06:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 8:12:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:
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Now this would be both funny and disturbing
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 8:43:19 PM EDT
How they must hate the fact that the cunty was named after a slave owner. So was George Washington.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:49:52 AM EDT



Reason number 2693 why I will never live in MLKing County.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:23:45 AM EDT
I could absolutely live happily if I never heard this mentioned again.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:57:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:57:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
I could absolutely live happily if I never heard this mentioned again.



Bump.



Is King County really named after MLK? I would have thought it was older than that. Much older.

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:21:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:23:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:24:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
Is King County really named after MLK? I would have thought it was older than that. Much older.




R.I.F.



? Which means?
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:26:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:16:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 4:23:08 PM EDT by XD_Fan]
" "It is fitting that in the year we will celebrate 20 years as Martin Luther King Jr. County, we will finally begin the process that will lead us to a logo that displays his image," Gossett said in a written statement. "

WTF? Is this revisionist history or what? "20 years as Martin Luther King Jr. County"

April 23, 2005 Seatle Times Editorial

"In 1986, King County Councilman Larry Gossett and then-Councilman Ron Sims had a dream to rename the county after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Logically, it was simply a change in county ordinance — done the same year Congress established King's birthday anniversary as a national holiday. Politically, it launched a protracted battle that ended this week when Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a bill renaming King County in honor of Dr. King. "

It hasn't even been a year yet. Gossett needs to give up whatever it is he's smoking.

ETA: From the Wikipedia: In honor of his inauguration as Vice President, the newly formed Washington Territory named King County for him, as well as Pierce County after President Pierce, in hopes of gaining speedy admission to the Union by currying favor with the new administration (Washington did not become a state until 1889). King County still exists, but the county council in 1986 passed a resolution "setting forth the historical basis for the "renaming" of King County in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." In May 2005, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation formalizing the prior resolution officially designating King County's name to be in honor of Reverend Dr. King. This has caused some backlash in the community due to allegations of significant financial liabilities for royalty fees now owed to Reverend Dr. King's family estate.

Some historians have speculated that King may have been gay, and that he had a long-term intimate relationship with James Buchanan (it is not disputed that the two lived together for a time in Washington, D.C.). It is also said that King's detractors in the Senate referred to him as "Miss Nancy." The theory is controversial and a source of debate among Buchanan and King historians. Historian and author James W. Loewen is one of the theory's better-known proponents.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:41:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:
photos.sleestak.net/albums/userpics/10001/burgerking.JPG


Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:18:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XD_Fan:
WTF? Is this revisionist history or what? "20 years as Martin Luther King Jr. County"




The County Council in 1986 changed the county's namesake from Alabama slaveholder and U.S. Vice President William Rufus DeVane King to civil-rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King. The state Legislature last year adopted the change.

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:27:38 PM EDT
"Some historians have speculated that King may have been gay, and that he had a long-term intimate relationship with James Buchanan (it is not disputed that the two lived together for a time in Washington, D.C.). It is also said that King's detractors in the Senate referred to him as "Miss Nancy." The theory is controversial and a source of debate among Buchanan and King historians. Historian and author James W. Loewen is one of the theory's better-known proponents."


Well............that certainly explains a thing or two....
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:40:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gwitness:
"Some historians have speculated that King may have been gay, and that he had a long-term intimate relationship with James Buchanan (it is not disputed that the two lived together for a time in Washington, D.C.). It is also said that King's detractors in the Senate referred to him as "Miss Nancy." The theory is controversial and a source of debate among Buchanan and King historians. Historian and author James W. Loewen is one of the theory's better-known proponents."


Well............that certainly explains a thing or two....







And I rub that in the face of every libtard I can . They picked a skirt chaser over a pole smoker!






And I know none of you guys prefer it still be named after the pole smoker..............Do you?

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:45:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:

Originally Posted By XD_Fan:
WTF? Is this revisionist history or what? "20 years as Martin Luther King Jr. County"




The County Council in 1986 changed the county's namesake from Alabama slaveholder and U.S. Vice President William Rufus DeVane King to civil-rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King. The state Legislature last year adopted the change.




By the same logic Cedar county is a done deal. CG signed a bill that basically modified the Washington Constitution. Counties did not have the ability to change the name of the county until then.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:54:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gwitness:
"Some historians have speculated that King may have been gay, and that he had a long-term intimate relationship with James Buchanan (it is not disputed that the two lived together for a time in Washington, D.C.). It is also said that King's detractors in the Senate referred to him as "Miss Nancy." The theory is controversial and a source of debate among Buchanan and King historians. Historian and author James W. Loewen is one of the theory's better-known proponents."


Well............that certainly explains a thing or two....



It also explains why 1Gunrunner is following it with such great interest...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:41:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 8:41:25 PM EDT by Rune75]
The King vs The King of the Undead

http://www.bubbahotep.com/images/store/largemini.jpg
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 8:56:51 PM EDT
When they got done remodeling the lobby of the King County Superior Court, I was surprised to see they'd installed a big old mural of MLK - on the floor. Seems like a weird way to honor a man, letting all those people walk all over him.

'Course, it's not the first time King County has made a weird decision.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:22:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 9:23:14 AM EDT by Master_Blaster]
Seems like all the MLK streets/drives/boulevards in Anytown USA are crime-riddled slum zones. Don't know why, but it seems to always go that way. Not sure what this might forshadow for the county.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:56:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 11:00:53 AM EDT by OdT]
Originally Posted By Gibby:



Reason number 2693 why I will never live in.......
RE-fixt


not too cool....
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:53:43 AM EDT
IBTL
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:55:16 AM EDT
IBTL +1
Way to fuck up a thread...
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:01:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:28:02 AM EDT
Happy MLK day for those of us who don't have to work today!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:36:53 AM EDT
^^^^^ Cheers! I love my gov'ment job =)
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