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(Washington Post)   The sentient klan hood controlling Tucker Carlson warns the left is trying to cancel Columbus day and replace it with Juneteenth. OH THE HORROR, THE HORROR   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-07-02 8:31:47 AM  
Yeah, why should we celebrate freedom for an enslaved people, when we could celebrate the arrival of measles to the New World?

Gosh, this world is just so puzzling for Tuck...
 
2020-07-02 8:52:57 AM  
I just want that Monday in October off.  You can call it "Francis Vigo Day" or "Bruno Sammartino Day" if you're worried about annoying the Italians.

As a side note, I sometimes wonder why there aren't more formal holidays for "foreigners" who fought on our side in the American revolution: Lafayette, Pulaski, and (Ferris Bueller notwithstanding) Von Steuben.  Hell, you could make Von Steuben a twofer and make it a patriotic LTGBQ holiday too.
 
2020-07-02 8:53:16 AM  
Damn those are some crazy looking bastards.

So what if they did cancel Columbus Day? How would that affect anyone in any way? Do we give Columbus Day presents? Is there a Columbus Day tree? The moron crashed into the New World by accident. Someone else would have found it eventually.
 
2020-07-02 9:19:55 AM  
I'd be fine with that.
 
2020-07-02 9:31:11 AM  
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2020-07-02 9:32:26 AM  
And?
 
2020-07-02 9:41:06 AM  
As I understand it, Columbus was a moron and a terrible person.

So you can see why the GOP idolizes him.
 
2020-07-02 9:51:22 AM  
Wait, I thought yesterday they said that the GOP was pushing for this.
 
2020-07-02 9:51:30 AM  
Why do we get daily breakdowns of this Fox News show?
 
2020-07-02 9:52:03 AM  

hubiestubert: Yeah, why should we celebrate freedom for an enslaved people, when we could celebrate the arrival of measles to the New World?

Gosh, this world is just so puzzling for Tuck...


"Won't someone please think of the white people?"
 
2020-07-02 9:53:43 AM  
It gets even worse. I heard the Canadians cancelled Columbus Day and turned it into Thanksgiving.
 
2020-07-02 9:54:18 AM  
Election Day
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2020-07-02 9:56:39 AM  
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2020-07-02 9:57:07 AM  

sleze: Election Day
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This. If Republicans go along with making Juneteenth a holiday it is only because they are afraid of swapping Columbus Day for an Election day.
 
2020-07-02 9:57:20 AM  
Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.
 
2020-07-02 9:57:34 AM  

Driedsponge: [Fark user image 425x349]


Geeze.
Sounds a lot more in line with the teachings of Yeshua of Nazareth than what comes out of the televangelist's yobs.....so OBVIOUSLY a no go.
 
2020-07-02 9:59:54 AM  
Butchering the natives, taking adults to Europe as slaves, taking their pre-pubescent girls as sex slaves... Sounds like the kind of thing you'd want to defend continued celebration of once you're made aware, doesn't it?
 
2020-07-02 10:00:23 AM  
As I've been told, if we condem the past for . . .reads fine print. . . .slave trading and rape . . .someday we might be judged for eating at Applebees.
 
2020-07-02 10:02:55 AM  

RussianPotato: Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.


Is this you trying to get ahead of putting Stalin statues throughout my country?

And do you motherfarkers not have books?
 
2020-07-02 10:03:19 AM  
LOL, what the Radical Left might look like:
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It's almost a parody of the GOP's obsession with the GDP over anything else.
 
2020-07-02 10:03:45 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Butchering the natives, taking adults to Europe as slaves, taking their pre-pubescent girls as sex slaves... Sounds like the kind of thing you'd want to defend continued celebration of once you're made aware, doesn't it?


If we don't celebrate something we will forget it. Because the only way to teach is through veneration.
 
2020-07-02 10:03:55 AM  

RussianPotato: Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.


He's got a point.

I'm going to petition my city council to erect a statue of Adolf Hitler in the town square.
 
2020-07-02 10:05:30 AM  
His real name is Cristóbal Colón anyway.  We should be celebrating Colon Day.  A day for fans of genocide and proctologists! And people particularly enthusiastic about punctuation.
 
2020-07-02 10:08:38 AM  

plecos: And?


Hey, I came here to say that.
 
2020-07-02 10:09:32 AM  
Some times I really wonder how someone can be so invested in the Christopher Columbus thing that they nearly worship him despite the absolute atrocities he eagerly engaged in. The sex trafficking of young native girls, the mutilations of adult natives, the slavery, the actual genocide... How can you still want to revere and actually celebrate someone despite all that?

That's when I remember... They don't like Columbus despite those things - they like him precisely BECAUSE of them.
 
2020-07-02 10:09:38 AM  
Trying to find it, but saw a screen grab of his show last night where the chyron was this hyperbolic "why don't we cancel ALL the holidays then?!"
 
2020-07-02 10:10:41 AM  

Epic Fap Session: Why do we get daily breakdowns of this Fox News show?


So that we can all laugh out loud then recoil in horror?
 
2020-07-02 10:11:09 AM  
In most places Columbus Day has already  been replaced by Indigenous People's Day and 90% of people don't get it off.

What a horrible loss.
 
2020-07-02 10:12:23 AM  
There's a reason there's no holiday for the guy who invented the bow tie.
 
2020-07-02 10:13:33 AM  

Mugato: Damn those are some crazy looking bastards.

So what if they did cancel Columbus Day? How would that affect anyone in any way? Do we give Columbus Day presents? Is there a Columbus Day tree? The moron crashed into the New World by accident. Someone else would have found it eventually.


Point of fact, the Norse were in America much earlier than Columbus. Oh, and it was fully populated by millions of people who would be surprised to learn that the New World was only discovered in 1492.
 
2020-07-02 10:14:53 AM  
Why not cancel all holidays and instead go to a 4 day work week?  I think it's time to take the next step in capitalism.  It's been over 100 years since we went from the 6 day work week to the 5 day work week.  It's time to go to 4 and not worry about holidays at all.
 
2020-07-02 10:17:39 AM  

phlegmjay: Mugato: Damn those are some crazy looking bastards.

So what if they did cancel Columbus Day? How would that affect anyone in any way? Do we give Columbus Day presents? Is there a Columbus Day tree? The moron crashed into the New World by accident. Someone else would have found it eventually.

Point of fact, the Norse were in America much earlier than Columbus. Oh, and it was fully populated by millions of people who would be surprised to learn that the New World was only discovered in 1492.


But that didn't change the world.  That didn't unify the west and the east.  You don't get points or statues by discovering something and then NOT spreading the word.
 
2020-07-02 10:19:40 AM  
AAAARRGHHHHHH!?!!

Sorry to ~Aaarrghhh, don't want to steal your thunder, but AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!
 
2020-07-02 10:20:10 AM  

RussianPotato: Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.


can you get me a rewrite of this with trump* as the main character, it shouldn't need too many changes
 
2020-07-02 10:22:21 AM  

mongbiohazard: Some times I really wonder how someone can be so invested in the Christopher Columbus thing that they nearly worship him despite the absolute atrocities he eagerly engaged in. The sex trafficking of young native girls, the mutilations of adult natives, the slavery, the actual genocide... How can you still want to revere and actually celebrate someone despite all that?

That's when I remember... They don't like Columbus despite those things - they like him precisely BECAUSE of them.


In this case, the balance swings a little more toward ignorance than malice.

Columbus' atrocities aren't taught in school because it would be the equivalent of screening Saw for grade schoolers. So unless you've made an effort to look into it, you don't know. And many folks today are just used to having Columbus around because it's an anodyne tradition and people get cranky about giving up anodyne traditions.

And Columbus was propped up as a Catholic-American hero during a time of strong anti-Catholic sentiment, so he's got a few factional backers.
 
2020-07-02 10:22:56 AM  

IAmRight: Wait, I thought yesterday they said that the GOP was pushing for this.


They were. But that doesn't mean white supremacist Tucker Carlson can't milk it to stir up some racial resentment among his fellow conservatives.
 
2020-07-02 10:24:54 AM  
They also lost their shiat when the Genocidal white supremacist prick on the $20 was going to be replaced by someone who fought successfully against white supremacy. These are not clever people, they don't hide their bullshiat very well and only know to feign offense when you call em out on it.
 
2020-07-02 10:26:07 AM  
Tell you what, add Juneteenth, but change Columbus Day to something else.

Use Columbus Day to celebrate indigenous people, or puppies, or kittens, or anything else under the sun.  Hell, even make it about the sun.  I don't care.  But we should have more federal holidays.
 
2020-07-02 10:26:31 AM  

gunga galunga: RussianPotato: Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.

He's got a point.

I'm going to petition my city council to erect a statue of Adolf Hitler in the town square.


Why not just do what the Daughters of the Confederacy did, bring your own, put it up on public land, and then just have it there and cry to the media that you're being discriminated against and your first amendment rights are being violated any time someone suggests they don't want it and it ought to be removed?
 
2020-07-02 10:26:34 AM  

Chthonic Echoes: mongbiohazard: Some times I really wonder how someone can be so invested in the Christopher Columbus thing that they nearly worship him despite the absolute atrocities he eagerly engaged in. The sex trafficking of young native girls, the mutilations of adult natives, the slavery, the actual genocide... How can you still want to revere and actually celebrate someone despite all that?

That's when I remember... They don't like Columbus despite those things - they like him precisely BECAUSE of them.

In this case, the balance swings a little more toward ignorance than malice.

Columbus' atrocities aren't taught in school because it would be the equivalent of screening Saw for grade schoolers. So unless you've made an effort to look into it, you don't know. And many folks today are just used to having Columbus around because it's an anodyne tradition and people get cranky about giving up anodyne traditions.

And Columbus was propped up as a Catholic-American hero during a time of strong anti-Catholic sentiment, so he's got a few factional backers.


If you think Tucker Carlson doesn't know about the bad shiat Columbus did I have some COVID curing crystals to sell you.
 
2020-07-02 10:27:25 AM  

gunga galunga: RussianPotato: Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.

He's got a point.

I'm going to petition my city council to erect a statue of Adolf Hitler in the town square.


9/11 completely changed the world, time to put up a statue of Bin Laden in NYC.
 
2020-07-02 10:28:11 AM  
By "the left" he's talking about a group of GOP senators.
 
2020-07-02 10:28:12 AM  

RyogaM: Why not cancel all holidays and instead go to a 4 day work week?  I think it's time to take the next step in capitalism.  It's been over 100 years since we went from the 6 day work week to the 5 day work week.  It's time to go to 4 and not worry about holidays at all.


No, no, we'd lose too much money and as you can see, we already have too many days off. Why not just go to 6-day work weeks, no holidays, and you spend Sundays worshiping the Lord as intended?
 
2020-07-02 10:29:02 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Butchering the natives, taking adults to Europe as slaves, taking their pre-pubescent girls as sex slaves... Sounds like the kind of thing you'd want to defend continued celebration of once you're made aware, doesn't it?


I'm surprised the GOP didn't put his face on cash.
 
2020-07-02 10:29:36 AM  

fiddlehead: gunga galunga: RussianPotato: Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.

He's got a point.

I'm going to petition my city council to erect a statue of Adolf Hitler in the town square.

9/11 completely changed the world, time to put up a statue of Bin Laden in NYC.


Probably on Ground Zero would make the most sense.
 
2020-07-02 10:29:51 AM  
and by "The left" Tucker , of course means Oklahoma Senator Jim Lankford (R) and Wisconsin Sen Ron Johnson (could not BE any more R)  who have introduced a bill to do exactly that
 
2020-07-02 10:31:19 AM  
Does he realize that Columbus came from one of those Mexican countries?
 
2020-07-02 10:31:52 AM  

RussianPotato: Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.


F*ck man, we should also celebrate Epstein. Like Columbus, we can look past his enslavement of children for concubinage, and just look at his accomplishments.

Only do you think it makes a difference that Columbus enslaved 9 year olds for concubinage, while Epstein only enslaved teenagers? Because I think that might matter to some people. Also the brutal torture and mutilation of natives Americans.
 
2020-07-02 10:32:40 AM  

RussianPotato: Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.


So he was Trump of the 15th Century?
 
2020-07-02 10:33:21 AM  

IAmRight: fiddlehead: gunga galunga: RussianPotato: Columbus should be celebrated.  He was basically illiterate, had no seafaring experience, lied about his background, and he still hoodwinked most royal courts at the time and wound up the head of an expedition that completely changed the world.

His bluster and guile did more to change the world than anyone before or since.

Even in his own time he was recognized as a monster for his treatment of the natives and punished for it.

If being a single individual who completely changed the world isn't worth a statue, then nothing deserves a statue.

He's got a point.

I'm going to petition my city council to erect a statue of Adolf Hitler in the town square.

9/11 completely changed the world, time to put up a statue of Bin Laden in NYC.

Probably on Ground Zero would make the most sense.


Yes, we need a statue of Bin Laden at Ground Zero. Otherwise people will never learn about 9/11.
 
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