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A People’s Holiday

A Brief History of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“This is not a black holiday; it is a peoples’ holiday,” said Coretta Scott King after President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law on November 2, 1983.

I Have A Dream

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Flashback Friday

Today I would like to share a story from a galaxy far, far away and long, long ago. Well, it was only about four years ago and across the ocean, but anyway…

When I was in England visiting Mike, one night we were in our bedroom with the window open. The pubs had just closed, and someone passing by outside our window had apparently been out on the piss. We deduced this when out of the silence we suddenly heard a man shout, “Fuck off back to Scotland, you bloody Scottish bastard!”

Mike and I fell over on the bed laughing our heads off! The (presumably) drunk man then broke out singing a tune I immediately recognized, although I couldn’t make out the words he was slurring. This is what he was singing:

Sound familiar, my fellow countrymen?

I thought it would be interesting for today’s Flashback to take a look at the roots of what served as a de facto national anthem of the United States for much of the 19th century.

Ironic, innit?

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On

This and That

So the work-at-home gig is going well. I haven’t actually worked in the nude yet, although I do spend most of the day in my pajamas. The most unexpected thing about this new arrangement is the fact that I feel slightly guilty about it. I know I’m doing the work correctly, but it just seems too easy; too relaxed. I keep thinking how odd it is that I’m actually being paid for it.

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