Saturday, January 13, 2007

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I did a very unscientific poll on Dubya's announcement that he wants to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq. Got remarks such as... "is he nuts?", "he should send his daughters", "the 21,000 should refuse to go", "the 21,000 should go over there and escort the rest back home", and many more likewise comments.

The weather outside is...

What's happening? The Merrimac Ferry is still running! Lake Mendota is open, same for Winnebago. The ice depth chart for Lake Winnebago is not online yet. Strange - strange.

In the scheme of life here in the not-so-frozen tundra it goes like this:
  • After January 15th the temperature no longer stays below zero for 24 hours.
  • After February 15th the temperature seldom goes below zero.
  • After March 15th it still snows but melts within days if you don't shovel.

March 17th will be the day to watch this spring. Johnny Carson once remarked that there were only two places to be on St. Pat's Day...Dublin, Ireland and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. That was before UWO moved spring break to coincide with the Patron's Day of drinking green beer and doing property damage. This year UWO decided to keep class in session and here's my prediction:

A quiet night, lots of overtime for the gendarmes, and the usual complaining about that overtime.

The employees of the Salvation Army have a paid holiday Monday. Good for them. This should serve as an inspiration for other employers to do the same.

"A nation that continues, year after year, to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death" -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

I borrowed that from the Side Street. Thanks Jody. Jody brought up something that I'd never thought about. I always thought that Dr. King was speaking to everyone, not just blacks.


No comments: