The Weekly Watch

MLK and the FBI

The mafia branches of the US government target people who threaten their power. The FBI began its persecution of Dr. King back in the fifties when he was involved with the Montgomery bus boycott. Hoover wanted to silence him calling MLK "the most notorious liar in the country."

Hoover, who headed the FBI for decades, obsessively despised King on a deeply personal level. He kept files on the civil rights leader in which he'd scribble hateful comments on memos he received about King, apparently for no purpose other than his own gratification and catharsis. On a memo about King receiving the St. Francis peace medal from the Catholic Church, he wrote "This is disgusting." On the news of King's meeting with the pope, he scribbled, "I am amazed that the Pope gave an audience to such a degenerate."

Not only did the FBI encourage him to commit suicide, but were also probably behind his assassination. Let's investigate the sordid story this week. (51 min)

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The wedding

I should likely make this an OT comment, but I am pretty spun up at the moment, want to say what I want to say while the music is in my head, the hugs are still warm, the kisses are still moist.
I met a man at a Christmas party 20 years ago, and we became best friends.

The Shallow Victories of the Environmental Movement in Texas

I was on line the other day looking for work, as I do everyday, and came across a job posting on Craigslist.org in the Non-Profit section for an entry level community organizer. The job posting was / is for a position with Texas Campaign for the Environment.

Right at the top of the job posting was this paragraph: