Al, I think most of us who grew up listening to Luther are not trying to worship but just to acknowledge the passing of an era. Luther was really about helping the community rather than partisan political one upsmanship. I grew up listening to him as many, many did of my generation. His was a trusted voice for the promotion of many, many good things in the community. He was just a really good person. He was on the radio for over 70 years that alone is pretty remarkable.
Tomorrow is another day. I'm pretty sure Mr. Bennett has something else lined up for debate. LOL
Before there was a Weather Channel, before there was a local Doppler Radar, before there was a Paul Barys, Neal Paschal, before there was Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest, there was the voice of Luther announcing school openings or closings. If you didn't hear it from Luther you knew to get up, put your clothes on, get some warm food or cereal in your stomach to start the day and get to school. He was the first to be called to make the announcement and everyone trusted he got it right.
His was a warm voice on a cold winter's morning and a voice filled with laughter and cheer on a sunny Spring morning. Whether he was helping someone locate a lost pet or a lost wallet, he always made his listeners feel as if they were more than just a radio audience he talked to for ratings. To my knowledge the most political comment he ever made was to encourage people to vote. If there are any more Luther's out there I don't expect to hear them in my lifetime. After 92 years on this old earth he has more than earned ETERNAL REST. As another great would say "thanks for the memories."
No doubt Luther is in heaven broadcasting to help find lost souls instead of lost dogs. Godspeed Luther!!
No, not agitated Jack Dennis just not willing to passively accept any more interference with the privilege of voting. Most today that can vote but are too lazy to get up off their a$$es and go vote don't remember what it was like in this part of the country 50 years ago when just trying to REGISTER to vote could get you killed in the SOUTH. And people like you think those of us who do bother to vote should have to jump through some new politically motivated hoops to vote??? BULLSH!t!!!
Fairmon you are a liar if you think none of those people who died didn't die for the privilege of voting. In case no one ever taught you this VOTING IN A DEMOCRATIC ELECTION IS FREEDOM!!!! THOSE THREE YOUNG MEN WHO WERE MURDERED IN MISSISSIPPI WERE KILLED BECAUSE THEY HAD THE AUDACITY TO TRY AND REGISTER BLACKS SO THEY COULD VOTE., MEDGAR EVERS WAS MURDERED BECAUSE HE WAS LEADING A VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE TO ENABLE BLACKS IN MISSISSIPPI TO VOTE SO THEY COULD ELECT REPRESENTATIVES ON THE CITY COUNCIL WHO WOULD VOTE TO ABOLISH THE SEGREGATION THAT EXISTED IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI.
YOU DON'T HAVE AN EFFING CLUE IF YOU THINK NONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WERE DYING FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF VOTING IN THIS COUNTRY. LIKE I SAID I DON'T GIVE A D ABOUT WHAT THOSE POLL WORKERS ARE THERE TO DO. THE BEST THING THEY CAN DO FOR ME IS TO STAY THE HELL OUT OF MY FACE BECAUSE THE DAY ONE GETS IN MY FACE TO CHALLENGE MY RIGHT TO VOTE IS THE DAY I GO TO JAIL!!
Jack Dennis And you of course are taking the LOW ROAD as you usually do.
Like I said the day some old fart walks up in my face to challenge my right to vote or any member of my family that happens to be with me is the day I go to jail. I don't give a d if they are well intentioned or not. Too many people died in this country less than 50 years ago for people to have the privilege of voting. Not only were men and women killed but even CHILDREN were killed for that privilege and the argument that you have to have an ID to go to the Dr. is WEAK. TO MY KNOWLEDGE NO ONE EVER HAD TO GIVE UP THEIR LIFE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO GO TO THE DR.
The so-called free voter ID is not free when the state says you must have a birth certificate to prove you are who you say you ARE, then they turn around and charge you to get the birth certificate. NOTHING NUT JOBS write is going to change the fact that MONETARY REQUIREMENT TO GET A DOCUMENT THAT ALLOWS ONE TO VOTE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A POLL TAX. You fix it up any way you want but if Repubs want to win an election then they should put forth candidates that appeal to more than just angry, stupid, dumba$$ old white men who are scared sh!tless of Blacks, women, Hispanics, immigrants, gays, and anyone outside their comfort zone.
As for not voting for Mary Headrick as someone wrote, I intend to vote for her because I would cast a vote for a circus clown before I would that ignorant, lying, brown nosing ambulance chaser Fleischman. I had hoped he wouldn't be on the ballot but since he is any one would be better than Chuckie. My vote will not be so much for Headrick as it will be against Chuckie. Just the thought of him being sent back to represent the 3rd district is sickening.
When there is ANY type of MONETARY requirement as in getting a BIRTH CERTIFICATE for which one MUST pay in order to get the BIRTH CERTIFICATEfrom the state so it can be presented to get the photo ID required to vote then that FEE becomes a POLL TAX. You can fix it up anyway you choose but the 24th amendment to the US Constitution banned POLL TAXES as a requirement for voting. Repubs think they are smart because the photo ID is free if you already have a birth certificate to prove you are who you say you are but if you don't then the State is going to CHARGE a fee to get a duplicate birth certificate.
There are older people who probably have no idea where their birth certificate is if they even got one to begin with, now they have to spend money and possibly transportation costs just so they can do what they are entitled to do as citizens of this country. Like I said before, the day some old fart walks up in my face to challenge my right to vote or any member of my family that might be with me is the day I go to jail!!!
I beg to differ about whether or not these voter ID laws can impact NATIONAL ELECTIONS. G.W. Bush only won the entire state of Florida by 540 popular votes and that supposedly gave him all of Florida's Electoral votes. So yes, Voter ID laws can in fact discourage people from voting if they don't have the means to get an ID through no fault of their own. Telling someone you got 6 months to go get one is bullsh!t if they don't have the means in 6 months or 12 months.
Evidently he had to give up the robe with the pointy hood and the eyes cut out he wears into the woods when they set the cross on fire. LOL