Jan 20 2014
Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther, Jr – a man strong in mind, heart and soul. And how do some retailers do it? FREE SHIPPING SITE WIDE!!! The good Dr. King.. how could he NOT be proud!
I have a dream that, the Al Gore internet will insure every man has a fridge, scarf, treadmill and, above ALL else, FREE SHIPPING!!
What will you do today? Will you sleep in? Will you head to the local mall or electronics store for a sale? Will you head to Seven Springs for a long weekend of skiing (just like Dr. King would have) and imbibing at the Foggy Goggle or will you head to some place like the August Wilson Center to learn more, or teach your kids more, about WHY we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today?
Sure, you’ll be TEMPTED to relax today and catchup on DVR’d programs and DIY home projects. If it’s above 40 degrees, a lot of you will spend 90-minutes in a car wash line to get the road salt residue off.
At least take a few minutes to talk about Dr. King and remember, this is NOT just a day to go get a discount on a new car, cheap linens at Sears, half off a new washer/dryer, sleep in, do work on the house or get drunk. (You’ve heard us say this before about Memorial Day.)
And for those of you NOT doing anything to reinforce WHY most of us have the day off today, for CRISSAKES, let’s at least say the whole name. It’s not MLK Day, it’s Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Yes! It’s even more important than your daily Consol – (con-SAWL or CON-soool) argument.
If you’re spending your day off at the mall, tallying up discounts and making fun of someone different than you, you’re missing the whole reason behind why you have today off, Ya Jagoffs!
(This is the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed April 4, 1968. The small square of concrete still contains the blood stains.)