View Poll Results: Abolish Columbus Day, replace it with Bartolomé Day?

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Schools are now giving Wednesday off before Thanksgiving, costing some parents and inconveniencing a lot more..
    Other parents making the rules, the BOE, now have a 5-day weekend..
    Hell, lots of colleges have gone to fall break all week..even K-12..gd partimers
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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Days off are the 1st thing you plan around as a teacher..
    This Christmas vacation for schools K-12 looks great..Dec. 20 a Friday to Monday Jan. 6th..
    Some schools have an-service for that Monday, even better..
    Some poor bastards, however, have to come back on the 2nd..
    I am not looking at those 2nd sem. jobs..
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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Days off are the 1st thing you plan around as a teacher..
    This Christmas vacation for schools K-12 looks great..Dec. 20 a Friday to Monday Jan. 6th..
    Some schools have an-service for that Monday, even better..
    Some poor bastards, however, have to come back on the 2nd..
    I am not looking at those 2nd sem. jobs..
    Boo-hoo. I don't get any holidays off unless I schedule for them in advance. Also, I have to choose between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have to work one.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Now that I'm retired, I could give a **** about those overpaid and underworking teachers, except my wife of course..
    I even got to grade some Algebra papers this weekend..
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Boo-hoo. I don't get any holidays off unless I schedule for them in advance.
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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Now that I'm retired, I could give a **** about those overpaid and underworking teachers, except my wife of course..
    I even got to grade some Algebra papers this weekend..
    Let me tell you, I would KILL someone to get the summers off again like when I was a kid.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Because of Football, High schools now start in early to middle August..
    As well, if your HS kid wants to play in his/her sport, they MUST go to summer camp(s) at the HS..
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Let me tell you, I would KILL someone to get the summers off again like when I was a kid.
    Kids have so much more pressure on their time these days..
    And then there's that extension on their hand, texting .
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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Because of Football, High schools now start in early to middle August..
    As well, if your HS kid wants to play in his/her sport, they MUST go to summer camp(s) at the HS..

    Kids have so much more pressure on their time these days..
    And then there's that extension on their hand, texting .
    I don't care about any of that. I just want to have an entire summer off some day.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    When you retire dear..
    For now, treasure those days off..
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't care about any of that. I just want to have an entire summer off some day.
    Everybody's Workin for the weekend..
    I always tried to convince the kids to look at their hard work as "earning" their weekends..
    They told me I was full of **** .
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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Hey, dude, I just picked up Zinn, as well. Bodacious, bro~!!!

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Your problem is that you think I am saying something I am not.
    You are saying he discovered the land. We are talking about establishing America. So you are saying that he discovered the land where the modern day USA is. Don't try and be clever and say that he discovered the land that others used as a leaving place to discover the USA land or something, that would mean that my Ptolemy argument is correct.
    Just as I called it.
    "Your problem is that you think I am saying something I am not."

    You clearly have a real problem with assuming.





    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes it does, it was discovered due to someone else's navigational errors, and he never even realized what he had actually "discovered."
    And that still does not matter.
    It was still a discovery of great importance. Not just because the US came to be established because of his discovery, but for the world as a whole because of new exploration and trade.


    Although you may prefer Leif Ericson being credited, his prior discovery did not lead to the widespread knowledge and allow the exploration and trade that Columbus's discovery did.


    Accident, error, or not, it is still one of the greatest discoveries because of the above.


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    This person always seems to side with the criminal, killer or whatever. Really strange. Maybe he's a defense attorney and just getting some practice.
    Strange, as I was just pointing out factual information about the allegations against them showing that the claim made against them is false. Sounds like being on the side of the law there doesn't it?
    And I also was pointing out the factual information in relation to a false claim of rape against a 17 year old.
    Still sounds like I am on the side of the Law.


    Much like this thread, you are choosing to see things the way you want and not the way it is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Let me tell you, I would KILL someone to get the summers off again like when I was a kid.
    I don't believe you.
    “The law is reason, free from passion.”
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