Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Now With Handy Self-Parodying Feature

Sometimes, I'm amazed [emphasis added]:
Speakers at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Burlington urged people to fight for justice and to embrace the growing MLK holiday tradition of serving others.

About 50 people gathered Monday in Burlington City Hall’s Contois Auditorium to mark the anniversary of the civil rights leader’s birthday, and to offer reflections about the importance of King’s legacy. Later, about a dozen people moved to a nearby bank to protest that it was open on the holiday.
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Bank officials said last week that the MLK holiday is important, but the bank has traditionaly stayed open on the holiday to serve its customers’ needs.

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