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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Haven't you folks remade the country enough?
    ok ok we get it America is the great satan enough already!
    Yet with all her flaws, people from all around the world crave to come here. I do not think a lot of the people who live here really appreciate how good this country has been to them and the freedoms they have.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Yet with all her flaws, people from all around the world crave to come here. I do not think a lot of the people who live here really appreciate how good this country has been to them and the freedoms they have.
    : As President Reagan so beautifully stated: ''America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere." ....

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    : As President Reagan so beautifully stated: ''America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere." ....
    Yep, he was right. Turtledude or real close to that yesterday suggested that if Columbus day is done away with, to move it to April 15th and have a Tax Day Holiday. At least then we all would get a day off for all the taxes we pay. I liked that idea.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Yep, he was right. Turtledude or real close to that yesterday suggested that if Columbus day is done away with, to move it to April 15th and have a Tax Day Holiday. At least then we all would get a day off for all the taxes we pay. I liked that idea.
    All of us taxpayers like that idea, and they don't even have to do away with Columbus Day, either!

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    All of us taxpayers like that idea, and they don't even have to do away with Columbus Day, either!
    Down here Columbus Day is just another day except Banks, Post Office and government is closed. The kids go to school which is mystifying to me. The kids had the whole last week off and then go to school on a holiday. But that should not surprise anyone, the kids go to school on memorial day and veterans day too. Crazy
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Down here Columbus Day is just another day except Banks, Post Office and government is closed. The kids go to school which is mystifying to me. The kids had the whole last week off and then go to school on a holiday. But that should not surprise anyone, the kids go to school on memorial day and veterans day too. Crazy
    I'll get to babysit my granddughter, and we'll have fun baking chocolate chip cookies! win-win!

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    so this isn't your ****ing heritage either.
    have you any other demands?

    they will be dealt with as soon as all of America
    pledges eternal hatred for this Spanish\Italian genocide dude?

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I'll get to babysit my granddughter, and we'll have fun baking chocolate chip cookies! win-win!
    Save some for me. I had to take of our youngest grandson this afternoon. Almost two. Now I have two great granddaughters older than him. But there was 16 years between my oldest daughter and my youngest daughter. Then my youngest lived with us until she was 30. That explains that I guess.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Nobody is forcing you to celebrate anything. If you don't like it, ignore it. You have no right to tell other people what to do.
    1) I am not claiming anyone is forcing me to celebrate it.
    2) I do ignore it, usually. This (posts 1-2) caught my eye though.
    3) I do not claim a right to tell anyone else what to do, but we consider certain days "national holidays" and I find it acceptable to ask others if something (or someone) we currently celebrate is perhaps not worth celebrating. No force involved in that.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm not saying it should be or it shouldn't be, I'm pointing out that wanting to revoke and existing holiday because it hurts someone's feelings is childish.
    It has nothing to do with hurting feelings, it has to do with not honoring a terrible, terrible person. Would you oppose a Barrack Obama day?
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    have you any other demands?

    they will be dealt with as soon as all of America
    pledges eternal hatred for this Spanish\Italian genocide dude?
    What the hell are you talking about? You claimed we're all attacking America because we think Columbus day of all things is not a good idea, because Columbus was a gigantic asshole. Do you have any actual arguments as to why it should be a holiday?

    And you completely ignored the fact that it was only added 100 years ago. If we created a Barrack Obama day, should we accuse you of being anti-American if you oppose it? Your arguments are weak and nonsensical.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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