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1 May 2006

Guess we won't cry

A possibly-appropriate song for the day:

When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall,
We used to love while others used to play.
Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by,
Someone else moved in from far away.

It's the first of May, as noted above by the Bee Gees, and some of those who have moved in from far away will take pains to remind us of that fact today.

Actually, I anticipate things will be rather quiet around town. Latino high-school students in the city are expected to take to the streets — after school hours. The city school district has put out no statement that I've seen. In fact, I didn't even see any rally notices at the local branch of Indymedia.

Which means, unless things change in a big hurry, that you're most likely to be affected if you're expecting a delivery from the Home Depot today.

Update, 8:50 am: KGOU reports that a pork processor in the Panhandle will close for the day.

9:45 am: Lonewacko points to this report that says Oklahoma LULAC is "not promoting a work stoppage." Director Ray Madrid: "It's not a good idea to risk either academic status or [one's] livelihood."

1:10 pm: KWTV interviews the leader of Hispanic Democrats of Oklahoma at the Capitol; he talks May Day before he talks immigration. [Brief ad before video clip.]

9:40 pm: AP reports about 4,000 turned up for a march through OKC's Capitol Hill; city schools report approximately normal attendance.

Posted at 8:00 AM to Soonerland


(Apologies if this comment got posted in the other thread. I don't know what's going on today.)

We went to Home Depot today, and the clerk actually advised us how we could save money by buying the amount of soil we need in bulk from someone else rather than buying several bags of it from HD.

The only time we've actually had better service at HD was ... our previous visit, when no fewer than three floor clerks were assisting with an electrical question.

I can't recall us ever having anything delivered from Home Depot. Lowe's yes, but not HD.

Posted by: McGehee at 3:56 PM on 1 May 2006

I got slammed by a comment spammer this afternoon; he only got five items through, but he was trying for a whole lot more, and the database got grumpy.

It is, of course, annoying that that bastard should be working today.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:34 PM on 1 May 2006

Well, the wrong-thread near-miss was a me error -- or near-error, I guess.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:16 AM on 2 May 2006