Plans are being made to promote a national holiday for Barack Obama, who will become the nation's 44th president when he takes the oath of office Jan. 20.
"Yes We Can" planning rallies will be at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the downtown McDonald's restaurant, 1100 Kansas Ave., until Jan. 13. The goals are to secure a national holiday in Obama's honor, to organize celebrations around his inauguration and to celebrate the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb 12, 1809
At 7:30 a.m. on Inauguration Day, Obama Cake will be served at the downtown McDonald's, and a celebration is scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 20 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th.
Sometimes I go out on jobs and interact face-to-face with customers. I would never dream of wearing any political buttons or pins in those situations. Which is why I was surprised when the drive-thru guy at the Hardees was wearing an Obama pin three days after the election.
Do what you want. Have the Obama symbol tattooed to your forehead if you are that devout. But don't expect me to buy a burger from you.
I'm sorry, Fly. My defiance is not sufficiently cheerful.