Basil's blog discusses proper funeral behavior:
The folks that speak do their speaking about the dearly departed. Those that sing songs sing songs that they think the dearly departed loved, whether or not they had ever even heard the song. And everyone maintains a somber tone. After all, it's a funeral.
But, every now and then, some folks decide to act like they ain't had no proper raising and turn the funeral into something else.
Not at any funeral I've ever been to. But on the soap operas. And when some Democrats speak.
Recently, you might have heard about the funeral of Coretta Scott King. Four presidents showed up for that one....
Then they let Rev. Joseph Lowery and Jimmy Carter speak.
Both George Bushes and Bill Clinton were up there acting like it was a funeral. Joseph Lowery and Jimmy Carter acted like asses.
Now, I don't know much about what funerals Joseph Lowery has been going to, but Jimmy Carter is a Baptist and is from southwest Georgia. I'm a Baptist from southeast Georgia. There can't be that much difference between how one's supposed to act at a funeral.
I guess to some Democrats, the body of the deceased is just a stage prop, like the flowers.