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What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: steve...
Date: October 13, 2014 02:32AM
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What are you doing on Columbus Day 2014
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62 votes were received.
Working - no holiday for me :-( 41
 
66%
Not working - have the day off :-) 4
 
6%
Everyday's a holiday when you're retired winking smiley 17
 
27%





October 11, 1492 – Christoper Columbus arrives in America





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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 13, 2014 02:34AM
A holiday that should be kept but renamed, maybe Redskin Day?
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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 13, 2014 04:09AM
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RgrF
A holiday that should be kept but renamed, maybe Redskin Day?

I don't imagine indigenous peoples in this hemisphere celebrate Columbus.

But a good reminder to me that there is no snail mail today.



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 13, 2014 04:54AM
Christopher Columbus Parade and Festival Federal Hill





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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: October 13, 2014 04:57AM
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Christopher Columbus Parade and Festival Federal Hill



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 13, 2014 07:47AM
do you mean whom.....???



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 13, 2014 08:39AM
I get to listen to elementary school teachers lecturing students on how Columbus was nothing but a murdering white devil who did absolutely nothing good for anyone, ever, and should be demonized, not celebrated.
(and yes, we have one who goes out of her way every year to make sure her students know how EVIL Columbus was, and how history would have been SO MUCH BETTER if he'd been strangled in the crib...).



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 13, 2014 08:57AM
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Paul F.
I get to listen to elementary school teachers lecturing students on how Columbus was nothing but a murdering white devil who did absolutely nothing good for anyone, ever, and should be demonized, not celebrated.
(and yes, we have one who goes out of her way every year to make sure her students know how EVIL Columbus was, and how history would have been SO MUCH BETTER if he'd been strangled in the crib...).

Most Pertinent evidence points to his having been Catalan, so Latino.
Maybe they are right. :-)
Thank goodness he never set foot on the mainland USA and never had anything to do with the indigenous people on this mainland.



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 13, 2014 09:51AM
I read the subject line and just assumed it was about Christmas.

Sunday was a cold, rainy day and it just got me in the mood for winter and Christmas.

So, you can strike that single (so far) vote for "Not working."
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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Mrs. M A V I C
Date: October 13, 2014 10:21AM
It's my birthday!!!
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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 13, 2014 10:24AM
No holiday for me. I've always like this comic:

[theoatmeal.com]



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: WI Boilermaker
Date: October 13, 2014 10:39AM
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Paul F.
I get to listen to elementary school teachers lecturing students on how Columbus was nothing but a murdering white devil who did absolutely nothing good for anyone, ever, and should be demonized, not celebrated.
(and yes, we have one who goes out of her way every year to make sure her students know how EVIL Columbus was, and how history would have been SO MUCH BETTER if he'd been strangled in the crib...).

I suggest a collection to purchase this teacher a one-way ticket back to Europe as a way that she can personally make amends to the indigenous peoples of the western hemisphere.
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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 13, 2014 10:51AM
Happy Birthday, Mrs. M!
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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 13, 2014 10:54AM
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Mrs. M A V I C
It's my birthday!!!

Happy Birthday!!
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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 13, 2014 10:56AM
Saying Columbus discovered the New World in 1492 is like saying I discovered beer in 1980.
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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: trisho.
Date: October 13, 2014 11:34AM
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btfc
Happy Birthday, Mrs. M!

Happy birthday!

As for what I'm doing today: I'm somewhere in between lines. I normally teach at a tech institution here in NYC and we're off today. I'm getting done a bunch of personal stuff that I haven't had the chance to do yet and have been putting off for a while that I need to get out of the way. Like switching all my bills to digital statements versus paper; I have about half and half right now. Calling my landlord, etc. All that type of junk.



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: steve...
Date: October 13, 2014 12:12PM
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Mrs. M A V I C
It's my birthday!!!

Happy Birthday!

As for the holiday, I think a Native American Day would be a good idea.





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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Jack D.
Date: October 13, 2014 12:37PM
Cutting and splitting wood.



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 13, 2014 12:43PM
Retired from my day job, so most days are already holidays to me. wiggle smiley

I might do some work over at my small biz. It's kind of drizzly, so I may not get much done. Perhaps straighten up the big barn and get snow removal equipment ready for Winter's onslaught.



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: October 13, 2014 12:54PM
I have never, ever worked at a place which gave Columbus Day as a holiday. I think it's just Federal and some states, I don't think private businesses bother with it do they?

EDIT: Although I did spend one Columbus Day on Cape Cod while visiting my folks and absolutely everything was closed including the mall. That was a couple of decades ago, so I've no idea if it is still such a big holiday.



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: October 13, 2014 01:10PM
I'm working, but just to make the holiday extra fun, I also went to the dentist.
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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 13, 2014 01:17PM
roaming with the buffalo.....???



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 13, 2014 01:19PM
My wife works in the Yakama Indian Reservation in a school. They don't celebrate Columbus Day.



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: October 13, 2014 01:38PM
Im'a work-ah today! But I had Ravioli for dinner last night:


and a grandma's pizza for lunch today:




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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 13, 2014 01:47PM
roaming with the buffalo:



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 13, 2014 02:52PM
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I don't imagine indigenous peoples in this hemisphere celebrate Columbus.


We are all Africans. Even American Indians.
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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 13, 2014 03:00PM
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Mrs. M A V I C
It's my birthday!!!

Happy Birthday! Does M A V I C know?



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 13, 2014 04:18PM
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WI Boilermaker
I suggest a collection to purchase this teacher a one-way ticket back to Europe as a way that she can personally make amends to the indigenous peoples of the western hemisphere.

I'm very much in favor of a balanced view of history... but folks like this lady take it WAY WAY WAY overboard the other direction.



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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 13, 2014 04:18PM
If he doesn't, he's in for a bad few weeks - starting today! grinning smiley
Happy Birthday Mrs. M A V I C!

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Mrs. M A V I C
It's my birthday!!!

Happy Birthday! Does M A V I C know?



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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: What are you doing this holiday?
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: October 13, 2014 09:27PM
All the best to you on your birthday, Mrs. M A V I C!!! smileys with beer
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