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"President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 20, 2012 12:29PM
No disresepect to an particular presidents allegedly honored on this day, but is there anyone out there actually giving pause to think about any presidents today?
Considering it's a school holiday, the yung-uns sure aren't.
[www.snopes.com]




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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: chopper
Date: February 20, 2012 12:36PM
100%.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 20, 2012 12:39PM
Back when we was kids, we got Abe's (12th) and George's (22nd) both off, then somewhere along the line they got combined into a fun day Monday. So now I think about how our kids are getting jipped out of a president... but then again, we didn't have MLK day, so it evens out now.

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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: billb
Date: February 20, 2012 12:45PM
You could have gotten your fat tush onto a bus or train and gotten to the nation's capital and watched all the kiddies that don't think about President's Day march in a Parade they apparently know nothing about.



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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 20, 2012 12:50PM
I've actually never heard of the concept of President's Day as a day to honor all Presidents until today, via that Snopes link. I've always thought of it as the bastardization of Washington's Birthday as part of the Monday Holidays BS. Why all Mondays? Why not some Fridays? It would still be three-day holidays but it wouldn't screw up colleges with Monday classes always getting short-changed -- resulting in the inability to observe them all. Which is why I am at work today. :-(



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Agreed.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 20, 2012 12:50PM
I'd like to have Washington's Birthday back.

MLK and Geo both deserve their own holidays.

And if we don't stop to think about any of them at least once on their day, maybe we haven't learned history well enough.

Should we cancel holidays if enough people don't stop to consider the Why?

God knows the yung-uns could use the time in school.






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Re: Agreed.
Posted by: Black
Date: February 20, 2012 12:55PM
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God knows the yung-uns could use the time in school.

Would make a whole lot more sense to me having a day of exploration of MLK, or Abe, or GW in school than having a day of PSP, X-Box and Wii at home.




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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 20, 2012 12:58PM
there should be vice presidents day too



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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: DRR
Date: February 20, 2012 01:03PM
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mattkime
there should be vice presidents day too

Yeah but you'd only get a half day off.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 20, 2012 01:05PM
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DRR
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mattkime
there should be vice presidents day too

Yeah but you'd only get a half day off.

yeah, but you'd spend the other half of the day pretending to work ;)



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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: February 20, 2012 01:06PM
My vote goes for Labor Day. It's a oxymoron.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 20, 2012 01:09PM
Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the 4th of July are the only holidays that are really "celebrated" by large numbers of people. Labor Day is some peoples last day for big barbecues. New Years Day is used by some people to nurse a hangover.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: Grace62
Date: February 20, 2012 01:10PM
I think President's Day in its current incarnation makes a lot more sense than Columbus Day. I'd vote that one out.

As for school kids, my college son has class today. But school is out for Veteran's Day (if it falls on a weekday) MLK, President's Day, and Memorial Day. Having these days off does not shorten the school year, it only shortens the summer a bit. I think the kids and teachers appreciate the breaks.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 20, 2012 01:23PM
Would make a whole lot more sense to me having a day of exploration of MLK, or Abe, or GW in school than having a day of PSP, X-Box and Wii at home.

Agreed.






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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 20, 2012 01:24PM
yeah, but you'd spend the other half of the day pretending to work

LOL!






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 20, 2012 01:40PM
Interesting reading:

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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: hal
Date: February 20, 2012 01:41PM
An interesting history from the LA Times on Nat'l holidays and these in particular.

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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: decay
Date: February 20, 2012 02:01PM
my daughter crafted with duct tape this morning, now she's at her 2-hour swim practice.



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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: djroga22
Date: February 20, 2012 02:03PM
Well, we could make "Congresse's Day a national holiday...or is April 1 already taken?
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 20, 2012 02:24PM
around here, school vacation is scheduled annually to coincide with this holiday so, for school kids, it's sort of a non-holiday during vacation week.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 20, 2012 04:15PM
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decay
my daughter crafted with duct tape this morning
Which president?




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Re: Agreed.
Posted by: silvarios
Date: February 20, 2012 04:21PM
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Should we cancel holidays if enough people don't stop to consider the Why?

Why not? I've long advocated the somewhere between 18-15 day personal holiday plan. Allow grown people to determine what days of the year matter most to them and stop dictating important holidays. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, so why make them go unpaid on their favorite religious/cultural day while getting paid for the Christmas holiday (as but one example).
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: Maddog
Date: February 20, 2012 04:28PM
Let's combine this holiday with a day off after the superbowl and call it Super President's Day! That way we could all enjoy the super bowl and nurse the hangover the next day.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: haikuman
Date: February 20, 2012 04:29PM
I am pretty sure dumb people is the problem not presidential holidaze tongue sticking out smileygrinning smiley



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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 20, 2012 04:42PM
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Maddog
Let's combine this holiday with a day off after the superbowl and call it Super President's Day! That way we could all enjoy the super bowl and nurse the hangover the next day.

I like it.




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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 20, 2012 04:52PM
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Maddog
Let's combine this holiday with a day off after the superbowl and call it Super President's Day! That way we could all enjoy the super bowl and nurse the hangover the next day.

thumbs up



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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: hal
Date: February 20, 2012 04:57PM
Sounds like a line from Idiocracy...
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 20, 2012 05:03PM
Etsy's Weird Salute To Presidents Day:

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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 20, 2012 05:31PM
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Buzz
Back when we was kids, we got Abe's (12th) and George's (22nd) both off, then somewhere along the line they got combined into a fun day Monday. So now I think about how our kids are getting jipped out of a president... but then again, we didn't have MLK day, so it evens out now.

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I wish they would stop screwing around with holidays. I agree...Presidents day dumb. Give me the 12 and 22....AND my mail delivery! Silly. I was looking at the holidays the PO get...not you and and the guy on the street...but PO workers. Knock it off. Give me the old holidays back and deliver my mail.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: slbett
Date: February 20, 2012 09:04PM
Sad thing I see about this post is too many are more interested about it being a paid day off or not. Schools have long since been teaching to tests scores and stopped teaching the meaning behind the none religious holidays. Just wonder how many presidents a current high SKOOL student can name, or spell.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: decay
Date: February 20, 2012 09:19PM
just curious - aside from important events in history, why is it important to name all the presidents?

in what real-world, daily activity or job would that be necessary?

how about naming artists and their best works instead?



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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: slbett
Date: February 20, 2012 11:01PM
Who said all the presidents? I mentioned presidents because it is Presidents Day. What do important dates mean in everyday life? Knowing an artist and their work might help in an art museum, but elsewhere? Our schools also fail to teach kids geography. And for that matter, who cares who won American Idol or other shows. My statement refers to the decline in education in todays schools and what people or kids think is important now. Are we preparing them to enter the job market? Our schools are falling behind the rest of the world and colleges must teach remedial reading and math for incoming students far to often.

Each holiday means more or less to each of us. I, for one, believe Veterans Day and Memorial Day mean much more than just a day off. Thou not holidays, 9/11 and Dec 7th also have great meaning to me. I'm sure others feel different about these or other holidays.

So is it a just day off or a holiday? That's the question.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 21, 2012 01:08AM
but PO workers.

Federal employees, for the most part, also get those holidays.

That's why they're known as Federal holidays.

Same for some state employees. Oh, and county employees, too.

One thing about holidays that has bugged me for a long time is arranging many of them for Monday, so people can get a three-day weekend. To me, that trivializes them, and as slbett opined, most are more important to me than just a day off work.

At least we got Veteran's Day back to Nov. 11.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: February 21, 2012 07:05AM
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RAMd®d
One thing about holidays that has bugged me for a long time is arranging many of them for Monday, so people can get a three-day weekend. To me, that trivializes them, and as slbett opined, most are more important to me than just a day off work.

OTOH, I've found that 3-day weekends have been a blessing this year. I'm upset that there are no 3-day weekends coming up in March. I'm going to have to sacrifice a day or two of sick/vacation days to deal with family-matters.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 21, 2012 09:55AM
I've always found that a day off in the middle of the week, particularly on a Wednesday, is better for taking care of personal matters and errands. You go to work on Monday, and hey, tomorrow is Friday, You get a day off, and then you go to work on Thursday with another Friday coming up. It's also supposed to be very good for business productivity.
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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: davester
Date: February 21, 2012 01:05PM
Hey, we need MORE holidays, not less! The US has a pitiful number of holidays and vacation days compared to most everywhere else.



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Re: "President's Day"-- dumbest national holiday?
Posted by: guitarist
Date: February 22, 2012 02:32AM
I was eating breakfast with my six year-old granddaughter last week and I
asked her "When is President's Day?"

She is a really smart kid, and instantly replied "In  February!"

So, I asked "What does President's Day mean?"  I was  waiting for something
about Washington or Lincoln ... etc.

She  said, "That's when the President steps out of the White House, and if he sees
his shadow we have five more years of unemployment."


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