Monday, January 17, 2005

Minnesota Town Lowers Temps to Celebrate MLK Day

Across the country and throughout the world, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was observed in many ways. Here are a few examples.

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco will pardon a woman who was arrested while trying to integrate a public swimming pool in 1963, to celebrate MLK Day.

In Iraq, a Catholic Arch-Bishop was kidnapped by insurgent MLK Day observers (a fitting hostage, as King was a Baptist).

And in Minnesota, the people of the small town of Embarrass (pop. 659) all opened their refigerators at the same time, effectively lowering the town's temperature to a crisp 54 degrees below zero. This act was performed in memory of MLK's visit to the burg in the summer 1954, on a day that they had a freak snowstorm.








2 Comments:

Blogger God of History said...

A note about MLK Day.

The first class of the Spring 05 semester a university professor of History told the 260 students of his American History class that they would not be required to attend class on CVD. Thats "Confederate Veterans Day!" Lets not forget that for the South, CVD has been celebrated in memory of those veterans who fought for their interpretation of the US Constitution as a "Liberal" document, elevating the rights of citizens to govern themselves through their directly elected State representatives over the potentially abusive Federal powers, and the potential it had of succumbing to Mob Rule (also known as a Democracy).

Here's to CVD - comprised mostly of non slave-holding men fighting to prevent the Federal Government from crushing the rights of the citizen.

It should be interesting to the reader to note that the 9th and 10th Ammendments were essentially removed from the "Bill of Rights" by the 13th and 14th Ammendments.

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