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Abolish Mother's Day
Creative Minority Report ^ | 4-8-10 | Matt Archbold

Posted on 05/08/2010 8:56:40 AM PDT by marcbold

On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation, declaring the first national Mother's Day. Nearly one hundred years later a brave group of anti-mother activists are standing up against this discriminatory and likely unconstitutional day.

The group expects to file a lawsuit in federal court to prevent national recognition of mothers. Activists opposed to Mother's Day wished to make it clear that they are not anti-mother only anti-Mother's Day but when asked to explain the difference became unclear.

When asked why the country should no longer recognize Mother's Day one man said he never knew his mother and has no knowledge of her and he questioned why the federal government is effectively forcing him to honor his mother who he's not even sure exists.

In fact, the group argues that there are many reasons not to force Americans to honor mothers including doing it for the children. The activists argue that children in schools that have activities or spend time making gifts in art class for mothers are left feeling awkward if they don't have a mother. They also pointed to a small but growing number of Americans who aren't particularly fond of their mothers.

The group also said that this "day-long nationally enforced mother worship" has no precedence in our country's founding documents. "Nowhere are mothers even mentioned in our Founding documents" said one activist. "Why do we all have to pretend to love our mother by order of the federal government?"

(Excerpt) Read more at creativeminorityreport.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Society
KEYWORDS: atheism; mother; satire

1 posted on 05/08/2010 8:56:40 AM PDT by marcbold
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To: marcbold

If you want a holiday worth celebrating, it’s got to be “April 10th Day”.

Because it is “National Chocolate Overindulgence Day!” (the exclamation point is part of the title.)

Its purpose is not just to eat chocolate, but to OVEREAT chocolate, until its muscle relaxant ingredient, phenylalanine, kicks in, and leaves you unwilling to stand up. For a typical adult, that is about 1 pound of REAL chocolate.

Since eating a pound of chocolate isn’t easy, it is best to mix and match various kinds of chocolate. But not too much other ingredients like fillings, because you don’t want to spoil your appetite.

It’s too late for this year, but be sure to mark it on your calendars for next year.

“April 10th Day”, “National Chocolate Overindulgence Day!”


2 posted on 05/08/2010 9:04:59 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: marcbold

Though I know some people who struggle on Mother’s Day they just avoid celebrating it.
Being a Mother of 3 children who I love with all my heart, I enjoy the little things about Mother’s Day. A hug, a phone call (from my Marine) is all I need.
I would hope that everyone has an “adopted” mother who they want to acknowledge.


3 posted on 05/08/2010 9:05:22 AM PDT by mrsloungitude (very proud mom of a United States Marine)
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To: marcbold

Last year on mother’s day, our young associate priest said Mass and he started his homily with, “Before I give my sermons on Sunday, my mother reads them...this week she said, K___, there is no mention of Mother’s Day. Mom, Mother’s Day is not a feast in the Church. K_____, there is no mention of Mother’s Day.” So, Father K______, thus wished all the mothers Happy Mother’s Day.


4 posted on 05/08/2010 9:06:02 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

LOL I didn’t know there were two Mother’s Days. :)


5 posted on 05/08/2010 9:08:15 AM PDT by mrsloungitude (very proud mom of a United States Marine)
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To: mrsloungitude

The only people I know who struggle with mother’s day are:
1. hate their mother
2. come from a split home and had the competition for attention/affection/acceptance from mother and stepmother
3. were abandoned by the mother, so have no one to look to

But adopting a female relative for that purpose would be healthier than demanding we end the holiday.


6 posted on 05/08/2010 9:17:35 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: marcbold

Ann Jarvis, who stsrted Mother’s Day, did have a mother...


7 posted on 05/08/2010 9:18:43 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: marcbold

This is a great example of malignant narcissism. “I’m offended/saddened/angered so you can’t do ______”. Huh?


8 posted on 05/08/2010 9:21:41 AM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: mrsloungitude

What i want for Mother’s Day is to be treated lovingly all year. If I can have that (and I do) then what else is there? :)


9 posted on 05/08/2010 9:21:53 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt)
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To: marcbold

I am just looking forward to celebrating everyone draw Mohammed day on May 20.


10 posted on 05/08/2010 9:28:22 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: marcbold
Satire?
 
I don't think so.  Not when this is real.
 

 
 

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11 posted on 05/08/2010 9:28:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: tbw2
The only people I know who struggle with mother’s day are:

Or if you lost your mother on the day itself. We have cousins that fall into that category.

12 posted on 05/08/2010 9:30:54 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: Responsibility2nd

More proof that the father os lies, a murderer from the start is directing the minds of these murderous vermin. Motherhood is the opposite of what this demonic abortion-loving crfowd promotes. They make money by slaughtering alive unborn children, worshipping/serving/promoting the antithesis of motherhood.


13 posted on 05/08/2010 9:31:24 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Desdemona

My father in law died on Fathers Day.

He was 88. And we looked at it as a blessing. He lived a good life and was tired and ready to go.

So what better day for Dad to do what he wants than Fathers Day?

Hope your cousins can make something positive out of that negative.


14 posted on 05/08/2010 9:35:39 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Shimmer1
When asked why the country should no longer recognize Mother's Day one man said he never knew his mother and has no knowledge of her and he questioned why the federal government is effectively forcing him to honor his mother who he's not even sure exists.

Then how did he get here? Someone had to give birth to this poor creature.

The federal government forcing him? To do what? How can they force him to celebrate Mother's Day if he has no mother to honor? This whole argument that he gave seems convoluted.

So... because even if he's not sure about celebrating Mother's Day, he wants everyone else not celebrate it? Good Grief!

Happy Mother's Day!

15 posted on 05/08/2010 9:35:39 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The story of how, come to think of it, it was my great-grandmother, died has gotten a lot of mileage. She went to throw back her drink and kept going. This was before my time.

OTOH, we skipped Mother's Day two years on a row due to my own grandmother's death. It was always a big deal as we combined it with her birthday and she died very close to the date. So, we skipped it for a couple years. True mourning will do that.

16 posted on 05/08/2010 9:42:06 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: mrsloungitude

I’m the same way. I have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren 10 and under. As long as they call me and wish me Happy Mother’s Day, I don’t need any more than that. My kids are always keeping in touch and are great kids all year ‘round, so Mother’s Day is just a little more special. But I don’t need gifts, just an acknowledgement.


17 posted on 05/08/2010 9:45:21 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: marcbold

If they want to make some headway, they need to get Obama to make a speech denouncing Hallmark.


18 posted on 05/08/2010 9:53:44 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Northern Yankee

Forcing him. (snort!) I see your point. My mom is a piece of work, i avoid her like the plague, but I am a different kind of mother to my boys. Should we cancel Mother’s Day because of my mother’s lacks??? Heaven forbid!


19 posted on 05/08/2010 10:04:07 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt)
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To: marcbold

I never needed a “Mother’s Day” or “Father’s Day” to love and honor my parents. Mothers and Fathers Days were just dreamed up by the retail industry to stimulate sales. I don’t want a gift on Mother’s Day. I just want to be with my children that day. That, to me, is the greatest gift.


20 posted on 05/08/2010 10:52:55 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: marcbold
In fact, the group argues that there are many reasons not to force Americans to honor mothers

When has the government ever forced anyone to honor mother's day? There is a day set aside for people who wish to honor their mother, if you don't happen to have a mother then you are not required to observe the day.

Just more liberal BS aimed at tearing down the morals and traditions of the USA.

21 posted on 05/08/2010 10:54:14 AM PDT by calex59
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To: marcbold

Is this satire? I can’t tell anymore.


22 posted on 05/08/2010 11:42:19 AM PDT by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government.)
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To: Excellence
Yes, it is satire ... from the author ...
It is satire. But kinda' telling that the world is so crazy that no longer can normal people tell the difference between satire and reality. --Matthew Archbold

23 posted on 05/08/2010 1:40:53 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Shimmer1

And, Shimmer, if nothing else, your mother brought you into this world, and it sounds that the world is better for that act. She may not have done any other good thing in her life, but at least she did that.


24 posted on 05/08/2010 2:35:51 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: SuzyQue

Thank you, I’ll try to remember that a little better. :)


25 posted on 05/08/2010 9:14:11 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt)
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