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CV! Part 107 – Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! – (Monday) BLACKLIVESMATTER!

CV! Part 107 – Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! (Monday)
BLACKLIVESMATTER! 
THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!
DONALD TRUMP REMAINS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD!
“I take no responsibility.” ~ Donald Trump on March 13, 2020 
Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes Against Children, and GENOCIDE!
Bad decision to try to overthrow the United States Government!

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POLICE BRUTALITY AND POLICE VIOLENCE IS AN EVERYDAY REALITY!
TRUMP USED THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, ICE, US CUSTOMS AND THE BORDER PATROL, THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, THE US CAPITOL POLICE, BILL BARR, CHAD WOLF, THOMAS HOMAN, TAE JOHNSON, AND OTHER FEDERAL OFFICERS TO VIOLATE AMERICAN CITIZEN’S FIRST AMENDMENT AND CIVIL RIGHTS!

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DON’T BELIEVE THE GOP TRAITOR’S LIES!
ALL GOP TRAITORS THAT STILL SUPPORT TRUMP AND THE BIG LIE
MUST BE EXPELLED, ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED!
EVERY REPUBLICAN IN OFFICE IS AN ACCESSORY

TO CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GENOCIDE AT THIS POINT!
ANYONE WHO SAYS JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS DIDN’T WIN
IS GUILTY OF TREASON AND SEDITION!

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EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – 
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – 
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!

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A bully hiding in a bunker using the military to bully the people who oppose him.
The police beat civilians, they beat the press, they beat the foreign press.
The police arrested and beat people exercising their First Amendment rights.

DO NOT TRAVEL! STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
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WARNING: I’m going to talk politics, civil rights, racism, police brutality, abuse of power, abuse of power under color of authority, murder, First Amendment, and personal freedom in this post.
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The REVEREND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
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Monday January 18, 2021 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
TWO MORE DAYS! TWO MORE DAYS!
DONALD TRUMP REMAINS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD!

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank G-d almighty we are free at last.”

NOTE: Today, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Trump’s Insurrection has closed down Washington DC and prevented access to the MLK Memorial on the National Mall. And all types of holiday events, activities, picnics, and/or parades have been affected (cancelled) by Trump’s Out-of-Control CoronaVirus Pandemic. Trump never conceded the election. Trump will not attend the inauguration and will fly to Florida tomorrow. Trump has not called Joe Biden.

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.  
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

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4:45pm: Recapping MLK Day.
We woke up really early AM and we were awake until morning.
We drank a cup of espresso  and ate a toasted croissant.
DRINK COFFEE. DRINK WATER.
The dogs went outside, got fed and went outside.
We got the newspapers and the mail.
The housekeeper came and cleaned and we isolated in the Home Office.
We took a nap. We woke up, drank another cup of espresso and ate another toasted croissant, and took the dogs outside again. And we watched too much news today.
And we took the dogs outside again. It was a beautiful summer day in January!

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And now it’s 5:00pm. TWO MORE DAYS. Just two more days.
We fed the dogs their supper and went outside again.
And we are placing an order for dinner from CPK – California Pizza Kitchen.

On The Menu: Southwest BBQ Chicken salad with avocado and a pepperoni pizza.
Cran-Raspberry-Orange juice and water to drink.

TO BE CONTINUED….

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.”

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It’s no accident that:
You learned about Helen Keller instead of W.E.B. DuBois
You learned about the Watts and L.A. Riots, but not Tulsa or Wilmington.
You learned that George Washington’s dentures were made from wood, rather than the teeth from slaves.
You learned about black ghettos, but not about Black Wall Street.
You learned about the New Deal, but not “red lining.”
You learned about Tommie Smith’s fist in the air at the 1968 Olympics, but not that he was sent home the next day and stripped of his medals.
You learned about “black crime,” but white criminals were never lumped together and discussed in terms of their race.
You learned about “states rights” as the cause of the Civil War, but not that slavery was mentioned 80 times in the articles of secession.
Privilege is having history rewritten so that you don’t have to acknowledge uncomfortable facts.
Racism is perpetuated by people who refuse to learn or acknowledge this reality.
You have a choice.

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“Nothing in the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

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JAMES BROWN! “The Godfather of Soul”
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“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
(NOW WE HAVE TO THROW THE MAGA AND GOP TRAITORS OVERBOARD!)

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“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
– the Preamble of the Constitution

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“Article I – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (The First Amendment)

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BLACK LIVES MATTER!
STOP POLICE BRUTALITY! STOP SYSTEMIC RACISM!

STOP KILLING UNARMED BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE!
We need PEACE OFFICERS not police.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Loretta Scott King leads the voting rights march
from Selma to the state capital in Montgomery, Alabama.
front row: civil rights activist Senator John Lewis (1940 – 2020), Reverend Ralph Abernathy (1926 – 1990), Ruth Harris Bunche (1906 – 1988), Nobel Prize-winner and diplomat Ralph Bunche (1904 – 1971), activist Hosea Williams (1926 – 2000).

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1968: A mule-drawn caisson with the body of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parades
from the Ebenezer Baptist church to Morehouse College for memorial services.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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BLACK LIVES MATTER!  
Hollywood, California – Summer 2020 

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BLACKLIVESMATTER!BLACKLIVESMATTER!BLACKLIVESMATTER!
STOP POLICE BRUTALITY! STOP SYSTEMIC RACISM!
STOP KILLING UNARMED BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE!

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“I just want to say – you know – can we all get along?
Can we, can we get along?” 
– Rodney King RIP on May 1, 1992

TRAYVON MARTIN – “NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!”
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February 26, 2012: Trayvon Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old African-American man from Miami Gardens, Florida. He was fatally shot and murdered by George Zimmerman.

MICHAEL BROWN!

African-American Teenager Michael Brown Killed by Caucasian Police Officer in Ferguson, Missouri. (Do you think this image should be censored on CNN?)

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ERIC GARNER! – “I Can’t Breathe!”

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Eric Garner RIP

GEORGE FLOYD! – “I Can’t Breathe!”

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George Floyd RIP

George Floyd is dead. He was murdered on video.
Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin killed him.
Chauvin was aided in this killing by three other Police Officers.

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I have privilege as a white person because
I can do most of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (BothemSean and AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (JonathanFerrell and RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (AltonSterling)
I can sleep (AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (TamirRice)
I can go to church (Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (CliffordGlover)
I can decorate for a party (ClaudeReese)
I can ask a cop a question (RandyEvans)
I can cash a check in peace (YvonneSmallwood)
I can take out my wallet (AmadouDiallo)
I can run (WalterScott)
I can breathe (EricGarner)
I can live (FreddieGray)
I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED* (GeorgeFloyd)
White privilege is real.
Take a minute to consider a Black person’s experience today.

BLACKLIVESMATTER! – SAY THEIR NAMES!

IT IS TIME FOR POLICE AND PRISON REFORM!
IT IS TIME FOR POLICE TO STOP KILLING UNARMED BLACK CITIZENS!
THE ENTIRE JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE REFORMED TOO!

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“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”

BREONNA TAYLOR!
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SAY HER NAME! ARREST HER MURDERERS! SAY ALL THEIR NAMES!

“HANDS UP! DON’T SHOOT!” – Read our previous Blog Post!

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After 50 years – Progress? St. Louis County Police in Ferguson, Missouri v. unarmed protesters

 

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Howard University Students “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri

STOP POLICE BRUTALITY! STOP SYSTEMIC RACISM!
STOP KILLING UNARMED BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE!

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

“The Greatest!” Happy Birthday MUHAMMAD ALI! (January 17)
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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
– Muhammad Ali

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

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BLACKLIVESMATTER!
SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY! SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY!
TRUMP IS A TRAITOR! TRUMP IS A LOSER! TRUMP IS A LIAR!
TRUMP MUST BE ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED!
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
TRUMP IS A LOSER. AND WE ALL KNOW TRUMP CHEATS AT GOLF TOO!

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President Barack Obama is photographed during a presidential portrait sitting for an official photo in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

EVERYTHING FOXNEWS SAYS IS A LIE! EVERYTHING FOXNEWS SAYS IS A LIE!
WE MUST CANCEL FOXNEWS!
BOYCOTT FOXNEWS AND ITS SPONSORS!
CHANGE THE CHANNEL. TURN OFF FOXNEWS!
FOXNEWS is still pushing the Big Lie, and Anti-Mask propaganda.
Arrest all of FoxNews’ on-air personalities and executives!
Arrest Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson immediately!

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.”

DO NOT TRAVEL! STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!
WARNING! THE COVID-19 VIRUS – UK VARIANT IS HERE IN THE USA!

EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – 
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – 
EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE! – EVERYTHING TRUMP SAYS IS A LIE!
DONALD TRUMP REMAINS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD!

SENATOR JOHN LEWIS RIP 
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Martin Luther King Jr Day 2020

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2020

MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
a Federal Holiday observed on the third Monday of January every year.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born on January 15, 1929 – Murdered on April 4, 1968

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“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

Abraham, Martin And John
written by Dick Holler in 1968
Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
Has anybody here seen my old friend John,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
Didn’t you love the things they stood for?
Didn’t they try to find some good for you and me?
And we’ll be free,
Someday soon it’s gonna be one day.
Has anybody here seen my old friend Bobby,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
I thought I saw him walkin’ up over the hill
With Abraham, Martin and John.

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“The time is alway right to do what’s right” – Martin Luther King Jr

On November 2, 1983, Ronald Reagan signed a bill making
Martin Luther King Day a federal holiday, effective January 20, 1986.

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.”
– Martin Luther King Jr

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“Man of the Year” TIME Magazine 1963

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
– Martin Luther King Jr

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NOTE: This Blog Post is going to get POLITICAL. If you are not into current politics, just scroll on by please, but understand that Trump and the Republicans are CRIMINALS.

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The United States has elected a CRIMINAL CON MAN with no morals or ethics. Trump is ignorant and can barely read. He doesn’t know history, politics, world geography, science or correct grammar. He surrounds himself with criminals and the worst people. He has ties to Putin and Russia. He has racists and White Supremacists working in the White House He is guilty of treason, fraud, obstruction of justice and sexual assault.

 

LYIN’ CHEATIN’ CROOKED EVIL DRAFT DODGING TWITTERTROLL DONNY!

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SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY!

Trump is an Ignorant, Racist, Sexist, Anti-Semetic, Pathological Liar!
Trump mocks the Disabled, war heroes, POWs, Veterans and Gold Star Families!
Trump disparages Women, Mexicans, Latinos, Muslims and African-Americans!
Trump sexually assaults women and is an alleged rapist!
Trump lies, cheats and steals from hard working people!
Trump insults world leaders and threatens our international alliances!
Trump has business dealing with Russia, China, Mexico, Cuba and Saudi Arabia!
Trump admitted to not paying Federal Taxes and still hasn’t released his TAX RETURNS!
Trump is responsible for the BIRTHER LIE and continues to insult President Obama!
Trump denies Climate Change and calls it a Hoax perpetrated by China!

LYIN’ CHEATIN’ CROOKED EVIL DRAFT DODGING TWITTERTROLL DONNY!

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“A president who’d all but call a senator a whore is unfit to clean toilets in Obama’s presidential library or to shine George W. Bush’s shoes” – USA Today’s Editorial Board

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Every Republican in office still supporting Trump
is an enemy of the United States conspiring with foreign enemies
to keep themselves in power.

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Today is Friday the 13th, 2017!

Today is Friday the 13th, 2017!

“I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair… Borne, like a vapor on the summer air!”
“Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair” by Stephen C. Foster

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The fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: “triskaidekaphobia” and the fear of Friday the 13th is “paraskevidekatriaphobia” or “friggatriskaidekaphobia”.

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.
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Friday, October 13, 1307: To free himself from his debts, Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar. He tortured them into admitting heresy and then burned many of them at the stake.

The first documented mention of the day can be found in Henry Sutherland Edwards’ 1869 biography of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (known for “The Barber of Seville” 1816 and “The William Tell Overture” 1829), who died on Friday, November 13th, 1868 in Paris, France:

“He was surrounded to the last by admiring friends; and if it be true that, like so many Italians, he regarded Fridays as an unlucky day and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that on Friday 13th of November he passed away.”

“Friday the Thirteenth” a 1907 book written by American businessman Thomas Lawson, may have further perpetuated the superstition. In the story, an unscrupulous broker takes advantage of the superstition to create a Wall Street panic on Friday the 13th.

On “Black Friday” September 24, 1869 a failed plot to corner the market at the New York Gold Exchange and left many wealthy investors broke. Jay Gould and James Fisk (aka The Gold Ring) tried to buy as much gold as they could to drive up the price. The plot was discovered, President Ulysses S. Grant released $4 million worth of gold into the market, the price of gold dropped and the speculators were ruined.

“When Black Friday comes I’m gonna dig myself a hole
Gonna lay down in it ’til I satisfy my soul”
“Black Friday” by Steely Dan

Biblical origins: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday. There were 13 guests at the Last Supper the night before the crucifixion. Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, has been named as “the 13th guest”.

Norse mythology traces the superstition back to a story of a banquet at Valhalla where Loki, the demi god of mischief came unannounced as the 13th guest and caused chaos.

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina,  17 to 21 million Americans suffer from Fear of Friday the 13th. Symptoms range from mild anxiety and a nagging sense of doom to full-blown panic attacks.

Many businesses (like airlines and casinos) suffer from severe losses on Friday the 13th. Most high-rise buildings, hotels and hospitals don’t have a “13th floor” and most airports avoid having gates with the number 13. In many countries, having 13 people at the dinner table is considered bad luck.

There is little evidence that Friday the 13th is actually an unlucky day. Studies have shown that Friday the 13th has little or no effect on events like accidents, hospital visits and natural disasters.

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Friday 13th is a lucky day in many Spanish speaking countries. Instead Tuesday the 13th (13 Martes) is considered the unluckiest day. The ancient Greeks also consider Tuesday (and especially the 13th) an unlucky day. Friday the 13th is also considered a lucky day for children to be born on.

Alfred Hitchcock, “the master of suspense”, was born on August 13, 1899. His directorial debut was the film “Number 13” in 1922.

There will be another Friday the 13th this year (2017) in the month of October.
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FULL MOON FRIDAY!
The “Wolf Moon” peaked at its full phase yesterday: Thursday, January 12 at 6:34am

Ask yourself: What did you want in 2016 but never found or accomplished?

Prepare for a new lunar month and year!
Take time to reflect on the past year under the clear light of the full moon.
Whatever your goals are, plan on how to get what you want most in this new year.

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Today, January 13th is
Stephen Foster Memorial Day!

“Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day!
I’ll bet my money on de bob-tail nag. Somebody bet on de bay.”
“De Camptown Races” (or “Gwine To Run All Night”) by Stephen C. Foster

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Stephen C. Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864)

Stephen C. Foster died on January 13, 1864 at the age of 37. Born on July 4, 1826 in Lawrenceville (now Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. He is known as “The Father of American Music.” He wrote over 200 songs, primarily parlor and minstrel music, including “Oh! Susanna” (the anthem of the California Gold Rush) “Camptown Races” “My Old Kentucky Home” (became the official state song of Kentucky in 1928) “Old Folks at Home” (became the state song of Florida in 1935 and the lyrics were modified as the times changed) “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair” “Old Black Joe” and “Beautiful Dreamer” (released after his death)Many of his songs had Southern themes, yet Foster never lived in the South and visited it only once in 1852. Three Hollywood films have been made of his life: “Harmony Lane” (1935), 20th Century Fox’s “Swanee River”  with Don Ameche (1939) and “I Dream of Jeanie” (1952). Stephen Foster Memorial Day is a United States Federal Observance Day according to Title 36 of the United States Code. It was made law in November of 1966 and was first celebrated in 1967.

“I came from Alabama with my banjo on my knee, 
I’m goin’ to Louisiana, my true love for to see, 
It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry, 
The sun so hot, I froze to death. Susanna dont you cry. 
Oh Susanna! Oh, don’t you cry for me! 
I’ve come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee.”
“Oh Susanna” by Stephen C. Foster

Al Jolson as E.P. Christy sings “Oh Susanna” from the film “Swanee River” in 1940
(in minstrel show blackface):

And Al Jolson performs “Swanee” in George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” in 1945:

Bing Crosby sings “Swanee River” from the film “Mississippi” in 1935:


Korean American Day 
#KoreanAmericanDay
Commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903 and honors their contributions to American culture and society. President George W. Bush issued a proclamation on the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Korean immigrant in 2003. The U.S. House and Senate passed simple resolutions in support of Korean American Day in 2005.

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The Flag of South Korea

National Peach Melba Day #NationalPeachMelbaDay
Peach Melba was invented in 1892 or 1893 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier while employed at the Savoy Hotel in London to honor the Australian soprano Nellie Melba. Made with peaches, vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce and topped with spun sugar, the dessert was originally called “Pecheau Cygne” or “Peach Swan” and was served inside a swan-shaped ice sculpture.

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Escoffier’s Classic Peach Melba (see the recipe below)

National Sticker Day #NationalStickerDay
R. Stanton Avery, born on January 13, 1907, was the original creator of the adhesive label with a removable backing.
National Blame Someone Else Day #BlameSomeoneElseDay
(always celebrated on the first Friday the 13th of the year)
and it’s
National Rubber Ducky Day #NationalRubberDuckyDay
(the earliest patent for a rubber duck toy was in 1928 by Landon Smart Lawrence)
Russian Sculptor Peter Ganine designed and patented a floating toy “uncapsizeable duck” in 1949 (US Patent 153426 & 153514, over 50,000,000 were sold) which closely resembles the rubber ducky we have today. The rubber ducky was inducted into the New York Toy Hall of Fame in 2013 (founded in 1998, the New York Toy Hall of Fame has only inducted 52 other toys). According to a 1973 “Sesame Street” calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is on January 13. Duckie made his debut in a February 1970 episode.

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Designer Rubber Ducky (made of hard plastic)

 

NFL PLAYOFFS on Saturday and Sunday!
Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons
Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys

And as of yesterday the San Diego Chargers are now the Los Angeles Chargers!

Monday is a HOLIDAY!

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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Monday, January 16, 2017 – Martin Luther King Day Federal Holiday
Commemorates the birthday of American civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (born Michael King Jr.) on January 15, 1929 and celebrates his life, achievements and civil rights legacy. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. The federal holiday was created in 1983 and first observed in January 1986. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was dedicated in 2011.

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View From The Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963

From the King Center website (www.kingcenter.org):
“On this day we commemorate Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation; a nation that has a place at the table for children of every race and room at the inn for every needy child. We are called on this holiday, not merely to honor, but to celebrate the values of equality, tolerance and interracial sister and brotherhood he so compellingly expressed in his great dream for America.”

MLK’s “I HAVE A DREAM” Speech
Delivered on August 28, 1963 at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C to over 250,000 people on the National Mall. the speech was originally written as a homage to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and was timed to correspond with the 100-year centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation.

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.”

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NOTE: Martin Luther King Jr. was named “Man of the Year” by TIME magazine in 1963, and was the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The full speech did not appear in writing until August 1983, 15 years after his death, when a transcript was published in The Washington Post. The Library of Congress added the speech to the United States National Recording Registry in 2002. The National Park Service dedicated an inscribed marble pedestal to commemorate the speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 2003.

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The first day of Chinese New Year is Saturday, January 28, 2017.

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Escoffier’s Classic Peach Melba Recipe

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Escoffier’s Classic Peach Melba Ingredients

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups water
1 ¾ cups sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp vanilla extract
4 peaches (fresh fruit is preferred, but canned peaches will work)
1 pint vanilla ice cream (or substitute frozen yogurt or dairy-free)

Raspberry Sauce:
1 ½ cups fresh raspberries
2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
½ tbsp lemon juice

Instructions:
1. Combine water, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a large saucepan. Heat on low until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil. Cook at boiling for about 3 minutes and then return to simmer.
2. Cut the peaches in half. Place in the sugar syrup and poach about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Test with a knife to determine if they are done and when finished poaching, place them on a plate to cool.
3. After the peaches have cooled, peel off the skin and remove the pits.
4. For raspberry sauce: combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until very smooth. Strain through a colander and into a bowl.
5. Assemble the dessert by placing 2 peach halves in a bowl along with a scoop of ice cream. Spoon raspberry sauce on top and serve immediately.


Happy National Rubber Ducky Day!
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman created a series of giant floating rubber ducks in 2007.
The ducks ranged in size and appeared in 25 cities around the world.

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Florentijn Hofman’s “World’s Largest Rubber Duck”


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