It's that time again, that extra day that comes around every 4 years called Leap Day. It's come and gone many times before and I never really paid much attention to it. All I know is that it has something to do with the Earth's rotation around the sun and all that other science stuff that often goes way over my head. Supposedly, this "extra" day helps with keeps us all in check with the solar calendar and yearly seasons. Who Knew? Anyway, in case you need more info I will include a link with some interesting facts about this kooky event. In the meantime, without further hesitation, Let the Games begin....
Sadie Sadie Married lady: If the Leap year thing didn't throw me, then the rumblings about whether Sadie Hawkins day is Feb. 29 or Nov. 15 was another strange blip on my radar screen. On behalf of all those forelorn people out there supposedly this is the time that the "women" can ask a man out on a date. All of this strangeness, if you want call it that, is founded in the Lil Abner folklore which was to result in "Sadie," the homeliest girl in the hills getting hitched. So, if you are looking for love, then it's your day to get busy.
IRS On the Line: It's in the mail, that the letter from the IRS letting you know, if you qualifiy,for the Stimulus TAX Rebate that's percolating in the government hopper. The good gov will be distributing the letters in the coming week advising recipients on the who, what, when, where and how to get the cash hook up. Ultimately, you will have to file your 07 taxes and to speed the process, it would great if you can do direct deposit. Believe me it really works!!
Hello..Is anyone in charge: I love getting your mail and I got a doosey from local activist BC who has assisted many in the HIV/AIDS community. His e-blast, was a clarion call that pointed out many short falls and a culture of ineptness ( my words, not his) in agencies that are charged with providing client services. I've heard from both past and present clients who basically have a "no confidence" attitude about the Arkansas AIDS Foundation under the guise of ConsortiaCare. In Monday's edition, I'll be further exploring AIDS in Arkansas...what's really going on? You don't want to miss it...
SQL on the Loose: Well, he's at it so more...Charles Knipp aka Shirely Q. Liquor. His dastardly minstrel show continues, albeit met with outrage and contention from advocates in cities where the production takes place. Knipp, who dresses in drag and black face. Yes, I said blackface, somehow is still criss crossing the country with his offensive "comedic" rhetoric and visage often in undisclosed locations and tickets being sold via the internet. Addding to the insulting caravan is his website teeming with other racially charged and earthy material. Including a recent mash up of L. A. activist J. Cannick's head on the body of a noted porn star. I've posted about this messy individual and made my objections known when he played Jester's in Hot Springs, Arkansas on at least two occassions. Joining me in citing this maddness was also the Center for Artistic Revolution, but unfortunately not many from the Black SGL community found the time for action. I guess they beleive that some one else will speak on their behalf on matters of this nature.
Facts a Leaping: As promised, here's a bit more about that crazy leap year phenom that most us don't really have a clue about. The year 2008 is a leap year. If you look at a 2008 calendar, you will see that February has five Fridays–the month begins and ends on a Friday. Between the years 1904 and 2096, leap years that share the same day of week for each date repeat only every 28 years. The most recent year in which February comprised five Fridays was in 1980, and the next occurrence will be in 2036. February 29, the leap day, has been associated with age-old traditions, superstitions and folklore. If you need more, then click it to: www.timeandate.com
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