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(Exploration Day)   Group works to change Columbus Day to acknowledge ALL explorers (Lewis and Clark, Jonas Salk, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, etc.)   (explorationdayusa.org) divider line 20
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2012-10-07 11:50:10 AM
3 votes:
Yeah, I'm down with that.
2012-10-07 02:41:09 PM
2 votes:
That's... actually not the worst of ideas. Columbus was not the one-dimensional villain that certain circles make him out to be today, but there are indeed many explorers who deserve to be honored for their achievements.
2012-10-07 02:10:10 PM
2 votes:
If we assume the point of Columbus Day is to honor Italian-Americans (as opposed to explorers), then I submit:

Toscanini Day

/Honors an actual Italian-American (not sure if citizen but whatever)
//Opera conductor = most Italian profession evar
///Fought Italian fascism
2012-10-07 12:22:27 PM
2 votes:
As long as it takes Columbus off of that list, I'm fine with that. There is no reason we should celebrate a mass murdering moron.
2012-10-07 12:09:18 PM
2 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Yeah, I'm down with that.


Actually, I think it's a great idea- celebrate the courage, audacity, and sense of adventure that explorers represent. It's what this country is supposed to be about anyway.
2012-10-07 11:50:08 AM
2 votes:
Columbus day isn't a highly celebrated day around my neck of the woods.
2012-10-07 04:20:09 PM
1 votes:
Columbus? Isn't he that guy that Native Americans discovered lost at sea in 1492?

Zebulon Pike Day, now there is one we need to frigth for.
2012-10-07 03:46:47 PM
1 votes:
Normally, I hate this kind of 'inclusive' nonsense; just leave well-enough along.

But this, THIS, is pretty damned good idea (unless we have to include all the sub-groups that had minor, if any, participation in the discoveries, i.e., the gay - if there were any, porters that carried L&C's stuff onto their boat, the women that brought food to the docks for Columbus, the gay women that drove trucks around Cape Canaveral, you know, crap like that cuz if they do, fark it).
2012-10-07 03:21:55 PM
1 votes:
I'm a fairly conservative, traditionalist History major who's nauseated by PC idiocy.

I think this is a great idea.

Now we just need to make it like New Years, St Paddys, memorial day, July 4th, Labor day and Halloween, as one of our alcoholidays.
2012-10-07 02:55:28 PM
1 votes:
Good idea.
2012-10-07 02:54:02 PM
1 votes:
The Italians won't allow it, they need their ethnic holiday that they claim isn't an ethnic holiday.
2012-10-07 02:18:45 PM
1 votes:
Sure, and while they're are at it -
Martin Luther King day shall become a 'Black Person from History Day' in honor of;

George Washington Carver
Malcolm X
Rosa Parks
Willie Mays
Bessie Smith
Rodney King
Micheal Jackson
2012-10-07 02:10:15 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: Oh God, don't give these "these politically correct libs are destroying Amerka!" retards more ammo. Figurative ammo, not the kind they make in their rec room.


As a gun-toting, reloading, Obama-voting, Southern white male angler working in the defense sector, I approve this message.
2012-10-07 02:05:49 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: As long as it takes Columbus off of that list, I'm fine with that. There is no reason we should celebrate a mass murdering moron.


Never realized he was intentionally mass-murdering people. You have a citation to where he claimed to want to kill off the natives and decided to use disease to do it? Since, you know, it was murder and all.
2012-10-07 01:31:22 PM
1 votes:
I like it. And I don't even get the day off.

Exploration Day or Explorers Day.

Not because any political correctness or anything but because Lewis and Clark and others deserve just as much as Columbus, who lets face it, got really farking lost.
2012-10-07 01:22:32 PM
1 votes:
I'm ok with this.
2012-10-07 12:36:54 PM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius


How about megalomaniacal genocidal maniacs? That would fit nicely too.


We could have a Pol Potluck dinner.
2012-10-07 12:06:08 PM
1 votes:

SFSailor: Amelia Earhart? Yeah, cuz hiding in the attic counts as exploring. Sheesh.


She wasn't hiding she was just too blind and deaf to know where she was
2012-10-07 11:59:27 AM
1 votes:
Amelia Earhart? Yeah, cuz hiding in the attic counts as exploring. Sheesh.
2012-10-07 11:46:02 AM
1 votes:
Oh God, don't give these "these politically correct libs are destroying Amerka!" retards more ammo. Figurative ammo, not the kind they make in their rec room.
 
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