News Roundup – MLK, Cool Cars, Tammy Duckworth, Atlanta Hawks (Update)

Yesterday was Martin Luther King’s celebrated birthday. MLK was born on January 15th. Almost everyone has something inspirational to say about MLK. I would like to point out two things. First of all, MLK was stabbed in the chest by Izola Curry in 1958. He was taken to emergency surgery by skilled surgeons at Harlem Hospital. If King had died in 1958 there would be no March on Washington in 1963. There would be no Selma. There would have been none of the great achievements. You can read more about Izola Curry here. She is still alive. You can read about the doctors who saved King – here.

One of the things that MLK was fighting for was economic equality for Blacks, women and other Americans.  In some ways, Blacks have made great strides. In other ways, not much has changed in the nearly 50 years since his death.

Median Wealth

I mislabeled this chart in an earlier post. This is median wealth, not income as I had labeled it.

Cool cars at the Detroit Auto Show.

As I mentioned the other day, I’m really tired of Democrats not standing up for what we believe in. It seems that we continue to listen to media gurus who work and craft a message that no one loves. It continually leads to Democrats running stupid lifeless campaigns. I’m hopeful that Veteran Tammy Duckworth runs a real campaign and says outright that she will work for working Americans. It is that simple. Tammy Duckworth is a candidate whom I can support.

The Atlanta Hawks are playing lights out. The Atlanta Hawks. Wow. Who would have thought? They have made no major changes in the offseason. It appears that the Hawks are simply playing great team basketball and team defense. They simply don’t allow opponents to score.