Happy MLK Day! Or is it Merry MLK Day? In the spirit of racial healing, I should apologize for calling the people in my last post "cracka' ass crackers". I assumed they were rich white folks who got the city to tear down their neighbor's house because, in addition to being assholes, they were also predjudiced. Well, it turns out that they weren't rich white folks, they were rich black folks. So they were motivated solely by assholishness, not bigotry. So I apologize. There, I said it.
This has been a good day. The best thing about MLK day (besides getting the day off, with pay!) is the parking. I was able to get a haircut, attempt to return a gift (up yours, L'occitane , ya cheap bastards) and run some other errands in parts of DC where I would never be able to get a parking spot without paying $20 for a parking lot. Anyway, Dr King left many legacies of which he could be proud. There's the whole affirmative thing, which made it possible for white people to play in the NBA; the voting rights thing, which made it a crime to do what republicans did to black people in the last 2 elections (okay no one was prosecuted or anything, and probablly won't be because Jeb Bush is governor, but it's nice to know that it's technically a crime);and the whole day-off-with-pay-and-great-parking thing. I know you had a dream, Dr, King, and I'm glad it included plenty of parking.