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Happy Lee/MLK Day

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JayFarrar, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the feds. In some Southern states it is also Robert E. Lee Day.
    Post your favorite memories of either holiday here.
    Mine: I got up, started working and wondered why the mail didn't come. Someone reminded that today was actually a holiday, but I had forgotten.
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    The joint celebration of King/Lee/Jackson Day in Virginia always made me embarassed to live in that state for as long as I did.
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Well the southerners couldn't let a celebration of civil rights and equality go unchecked.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member


    One of the prettiest places in the world on a nice, quiet morning.
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Way to go, micro. You've branded yourself a racist.
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I get your drift, TBF.

    But Arthur Ashe is there too. Just saying, on a nice, quiet morning, Monument Avenue is a beautiful place for a stroll, with all the statues and the row houses, with peolle having their morning coffee on the balconies on their stoops.

    I'd forgotten today was Robert E. Lee Day in the commonwealth.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I went to the rock hall for free today. Thanks, mlk!
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but Lee turned down command of the Union army not for his desire to keep slavery, but his passion for Virginia, yes/no?
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Yep. Southerners. All racists. And the only racists in America.
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Yeah, until you step in dog doo on the tree-lined median. But yeah, the Lee and Stonewall monuments are a sight to behold, even if you're a damned Yankee.

    And I lived all my life in a state that had an awkward marriage of Lee, Jackson and King. Somehow managed to survive the experience without hating black people. Apparently that makes me an anomaly.
  11. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    Don't forget Utah! http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/15/us/15utah.html
  12. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member


    And I don't care what city you're from, if you live on Martin Luther King Blvd., there's some violence going down!
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