What a Difference a Day Makes – Playground of Pain, Tennis-cides, and Jacob’s Ladder

DATE: 2022-01-18
AO: Freestate
Q: Horshack
PAX: Winston, Deagle, Butter
FNGs: Dungeon Master
COUNT: 5
WARMUP:
• SSH x 25 IC
• Chinooks x 10 IC forward and reverse / narrow and wide
• Swing Billies x 14 IC
• Windmills x 12 IC
• Two laps with karaoke on the sides
• Alarm Clocks x 10
• Michael Phelps x 11 IC
• Harry Rockettes x 16 IC
• Cherry Pickers x 13 IC

THE THANG:
Playground of Pain x 3 rounds
1. Bear Crawler sets the pace
2. Squats
3. Dips
4. Step Ups
5. Australian Pull Ups (10 count before bear crawl)

Between Rounds
1. Jacobs Ladder 5-4-3-2-1
2. Tennis-i-cides x 2

MARY:
• Box Cutters x 9 Each Way IC
• Reverse crunches x 19 IC
• Plank-o-rama IC (Butter Style – leg up on the sides)
• Dolly Flutters x 16 IC (legs spread apart) to close

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
• Switching over to What’s App
• If you’re not on Slack, let Deagle know
• Thirsty Third Thursday – Irish Inn at Glen Echo at 6:30p
• First Saturday is Feb 5th – Adopt a Road Clean up after our beatdown

COT: What a Difference a Day Makes!

On this day in 1990, Mayor Marion Barry was arrested with a former girlfriend, “Rasheeda” Moore, in a sting operation at the Vista International Hotel by the FBI and D.C. police for crack cocaine use and possession. Moore was an FBI informant when she invited Barry to the hotel room and insisted that he smoke freebase cocaine. During the videotaped arrest, Barry says of Moore, “Bitch set me up…I shouldn’t have come up here…goddamn bitch” After he was convicted and completed his sentence, Barry still had a 75% approval rating of his constituents in Ward 8. In fact, Barry won another term as mayor then in 2004 a City Council seat getting 95% of the vote from Ward 8.

On the polar opposite end of Marion Barry, YESTERDAY, we honored Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who at the time just before his death, King’s public approval rating was the exact opposite at only 25%. In 2003, a colleague of King noted sadly that his soaring rhetoric of 1963’s March on Washington is what we remember most about King today. “Brother Martin spent a fair amount of time in jail, but his worst imprisonment may be how his own nation has frozen him in that moment in 1963.”

But after 1963, King became more focused on what he termed “the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism,” the civil rights leader began calling for a broader revolution in values. Over time, King began to transform his vision of racial equality into a broader one to end the War Vietnam & military adventurism.

When he saw President Johnson’s War on Poverty was floundering, he began the Poor People’s Campaign with an “economic bill of rights,” for the federal government to prioritize helping the poor with an anti-poverty package that included, among other demands, a commitment to full employment, a guaranteed annual income measure and 500,000 units of affordable housing.

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