The clips that were aired of Mr Wright’s speeches were damning. Speaking of white racism, and after accusing the government of selling drugs to blacks in order to jail them, the pastor once said that blacks should sing not “God Bless America”, but “God damn America”. He said of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”
1203: Gerry Holt BBC NewsOne protester with a megaphone is speaking to the crowd, although it is hard to hear what he has to say as he is drowned out by booing. An impromptu sing-song of Land of Hope and Glory receives a cheer, as does the raising of a banner saying: "Margaret Thatcher. She put the Great back into Great Britain." The pro-Thatcher contingent appears to be ruling the roost here.
cockalorum (KOK-uh-lor-uhm, -LOAR-)
1. A self-important or boastful person.
From Middle English cock (rooster), of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1715.
"Sam also has to deal with a cockalorum fellow actor who shares just enough to demoralize him." — Rohan Preston; 'Fully Committed' is Fully Glorious; Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota); Jul 25, 2003.
"Once a comic space cowboy full of cockalorum, Spider One has refashioned himself into an advocate for our nation's impressionable youth." — Friendly Fire; The Boston Globe; May 28, 2003.