That NEW Adage

A pressure-relief valve about God, and just about everything else.

“Thanks, Dr. King, for Everything. I’ll Call You When I Get Off.”

Don’t take this the wrong way… I thought this was ironic, and genuinely funny!

Today is, of course, the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday. A federal holiday which, I remember, was strongly protested back when the campaign was in full swing. A LOT of White folks saw no need for it. (The picture of the man is rosy in hindsight, but he was hated in his day!)

Kathy, my wife, works in tech support at a cellphone company. The personnel are pretty much all Black while the management is largely White. She is at work today. They are mostly off.

I play music for a living. Tonight, Monday, I play at BB King’s club. The band is pretty much all Black, while management and the mostly tourist audience is White.

There is an NBA basketball game being played here today. The players are… aww, YOU get it by now.

“Ain’t this supposed to be our day? Well, why are we all workin’, an’ all the White folks (who didn’t even want the Day in the first place!) are off?!?”

HiLARious! I’m not angry. I’m just saying…

January 21, 2008 - Posted by | Civil Rights, Humor, King Holiday, Martin Luther King, Race, Racism, Work


  1. I took the day after the holiday off to rest from the work I did yesterday. I ain’t bitter…but still…


    Comment by Rick T | January 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. I wasn’t given a choice. Wasn’t there a slogan a couple of years ago call a day on not a day off? What ever happen to it.?

    I remember hearing that, too.

    Comment by Ann Brock | January 24, 2008 | Reply

  3. I can’t believe racism still exist…!!!
    Just like substance abuse is classified as
    A disease when it’s consistent.
    Racisim should be officially defined as
    A mental illness…..!!!!

    Comment by Marsha Cleveland | November 1, 2011 | Reply

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