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How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 18, 2021 02:54PM
I figured there would be lots more overt Republican racist opposition.
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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: June 18, 2021 04:05PM
It's lip service. Makes it look like they're doing something when they're really not.




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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: hal
Date: June 18, 2021 04:31PM
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CJsNvrUrly
It's lip service. Makes it look like they're doing something when they're really not.

You can't call me racist, I voted for Juneteenth!
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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: June 18, 2021 06:07PM
Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: p8712
Date: June 18, 2021 08:27PM
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CJsNvrUrly
It's lip service. Makes it look like they're doing something when they're really not.

“Just avoid the cops on your way home from the Juneteenth celebrations. You know how they can be.” President Biden is reported saying immediately after he signed the bill. “We threw you a bone, what more do you want?” Aids attributed his remarks to a brief moment of truthfulness.
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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: Ted King
Date: June 18, 2021 09:09PM
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“Just avoid the cops on your way home from the Juneteenth celebrations. You know how they can be.” President Biden is reported saying immediately after he signed the bill. “We threw you a bone, what more do you want?” Aids attributed his remarks to a brief moment of truthfulness.

I did a Google search on both of those quotes and got nothing. Where did you get those quotes? (If you were being facetious - never mind.)



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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 18, 2021 10:01PM
Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 18, 2021 10:19PM
I wonder if 45* actually planned not to make it a federally holiday while promising to do so.

I would have assumed as much, but also wonder if he had actually tried, could he have got it passed.





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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: p8712
Date: June 18, 2021 11:16PM
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“Just avoid the cops on your way home from the Juneteenth celebrations. You know how they can be.” President Biden is reported saying immediately after he signed the bill. “We threw you a bone, what more do you want?” Aids attributed his remarks to a brief moment of truthfulness.

I did a Google search on both of those quotes and got nothing. Where did you get those quotes? (If you were being facetious - never mind.)

I guess my sense of humor is a little too dry. he never said these things. But he might as well have.
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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: Ted King
Date: June 19, 2021 06:59AM
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p8712

“Just avoid the cops on your way home from the Juneteenth celebrations. You know how they can be.” President Biden is reported saying immediately after he signed the bill. “We threw you a bone, what more do you want?” Aids attributed his remarks to a brief moment of truthfulness.

I did a Google search on both of those quotes and got nothing. Where did you get those quotes? (If you were being facetious - never mind.)

I guess my sense of humor is a little too dry. he never said these things. But he might as well have.

Sorry, I suspected that but wasn't sure. I guess my sense of humor has dried up. :-)



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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 19, 2021 12:35PM
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p8712

“Just avoid the cops on your way home from the Juneteenth celebrations. You know how they can be.” President Biden is reported saying immediately after he signed the bill. “We threw you a bone, what more do you want?” Aids attributed his remarks to a brief moment of truthfulness.

I did a Google search on both of those quotes and got nothing. Where did you get those quotes? (If you were being facetious - never mind.)

I guess my sense of humor is a little too dry. he never said these things. But he might as well have.

Seems unfair to Joe Biden.

A new federal holiday has a role to play but obviously doesn't fix social problems. Everyone is aware that we've got to work to do. That doesn't make the holiday designation less meaningful though.

I've always found it odd that there is no federal holiday to commemorate the end of the Civil War. Appomattox Day or something like that. We've never properly dealt with that and we are far from healing from it.

A Juneteenth holiday is a step in the right direction. People will learn something about slavery and emancipation that they would not have before. Black Americans have been celebrating this on their own and in a big variety of ways since the late 19th century. It's time the rest of the country joined in, and tried better to understand, and to heal.
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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: hal
Date: June 19, 2021 12:58PM
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RAMd®d
I wonder if 45* actually planned not to make it a federally holiday while promising to do so.

I would have assumed as much, but also wonder if he had actually tried, could he have got it passed.

what he says has nothing to do with intentions. He promised a complete healthcare proposal 'in 2 weeks', he promised to make his taxes public after he won the election, he will promise whatever his audience wants to hear.
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Re: How was the Juneteenth holiday passed so easily?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 19, 2021 03:21PM
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