This probably won’t strike anyone else as ironic, but it’s just weird for me to read something from Dick when he’s in a reverential mode:
Yesterday was the birthday of a renowned American visionary. He changed the way people look at humanity, and we will never forget his courageous fight for civil rights.
Today we thank Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for teaching us that everyone is equal, and nonviolent methods develop the most admirable outcomes.
He was one of the greatest orators in American history and we will never forget what he did for our country.
Please take this day to offer service to your community; giving back to your neighbor just as Dr. King intended. By doing this, we are allowing his legacy to continue to flourish today and for many years to come.
– Dick Harpootlian, SCDP Chairman
Just doesn’t sound like Dick. He’s widely believed to have only two gears: wiseacre and ticked off. Yet here’s a third…