Skip to comments.Suppose there could only be 5 Federal holidays...and you got to choose them. Which would you pick?
Posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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... and no list would be complete without:
March 14th - S & BJ Day
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day
My dad knows a guy who worked for a machine shop. He was upset that the shop was open on Good Friday. He went to the owner and asked that it be made a holiday.
The owner said he could see his way to adding one paid holiday. But that it was not fair that it be Good Friday just because one person wanted that. So he said they would put it to a vote.
Long story short...they’ve been closed the first day of Pennsylvania Deer Season ever since.
Independence Day, July 4Western Civilization Holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, Last Thursday November
Christmas Day December 25New Holidays:
New Years Day January 1 (in a rational world these would be the same day)
Contributor's Day, April 15Just my take, actual day count varies between 5 and 7 depending on whether one includes the Friday after Thanksgiving, starts the year on Christ's birthday, etc.(the day we honor the civil and uniformed fallen in war, the innovators and entrepreneurs in peace, the past, present and future Uniformed Services, and the taxpayers)Taker's Day (AKA National Day of Contempt), Late August?(the day we show our appreciation of government drones, politicians, career criminals and chronic welfare recipients.
If you do, let me know; I got your back.
Usually I am sarcastic or succinct. In this case I intended to convey the message that you are trying to deal with (mostly) DemoRat politicians and lawyers while assuming they are trustworthy and genuine in their compliance and enforcement of the law.
For further reference, read my tagline.
And put an end to “Monday Holidays” - put all holidays on the traditional dates!
I propose a new one: Obama capitulation day
The day when we celebrate the end of the most destructive regime in US history
That’s easy! Monday thru Friday! These are paid holidays you understand.
October 25--Grenada Day--In 1983, President Reagan ordered US troops to invade Grenada and oust its red regime--a major Cold War turning point.
Obama Supporter’s Choice:
1-Karl Marx Day
2-Fag Day (replace Flag Day)
Blame Someone Else Day
4-Sanger Day (give a grandparent a eugenic gift cirtificate or your under age daughter a gift cirtificate for an abortion)
5-Give All Your Money to a Poor Democrat Day.
When Obama was elected, I actually heard talk that August 4, his birthday, would eventually become a national holiday as would November 4, the day he was elected.
THANK YOU, and bless you.
Thanksgiving, Xmas, New Year’s, Memorial and Independence Days.
I don’t get it. What motivates this, your hate of the Feds or your hate of holidays? You know it the only way that the hated gummint forces all employers to give you time off on a dozen of Mondays a year. In other countries, which are as productive as we used to be, workers have many more holidays.
Americans live to work, Europeans work to live, it has been said.
It is probable that we would have never seen the Revolutionary War to a successful conclusion without his efforts. And I'll bet 19 out of 20 Americans have never even heard of him. Damn shame.
You know, it’s odd. You hear over and over again how Jews ‘control’ the media and politics and secretly control everything that happens in the world, but you never hear something like this that is actually true. Without his commitment to the Patriot cause, we might still be an English colony.
Thanks ,the problem is government. Government has grown every year at every level. When has government shrunk , what year? never. every year, heck every day legislator heap more laws (Oppression ) on us and our businesses.Government at all levels needs to be scaled back and kept limited. And I think my plan is the only way. We need to spread the word to the common Joe.
This is Obama and the democrats/socialists plan: to grow government so much that no one will be able to create new private businesses and everyone will have to work for the government. They want total power, control over everything, and all of us. If the government owns everything then they have total power. Every year thousands of pages of new government laws and regulations are being heaped upon businesses AND individuals( for example the 3000 pages of Obamacare which already spawned 13,0000 pages of government regulations).Obama needs to be defeated. The media hides every evil thing Obama does. The problem is government. We need to reduce the size of government and repeal the laws that created all this government
See, there you go, succinct.
Presidents' Day - late Feb (honoring dead presidents ONLY)
Memorial/Veterans' Day - May
Independence Day - July
Patriots' Day - Sep 11
Thanksgiving - Nov
I know that's six. I like spreading them through the year with a couple of months in between. Choose holidays that unite us as Americans.Then 4 more floating holidays for religious observances, birthdays, etc.
I would choose Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Christmas, and maybe a Holy Day of Obligation.
New Years Day
1: Christmas Day even though it is not the actual birth day of our Lord.
2: Thanksgiving, It is always appropriate to thank God for our many blessings.
3: Independence day, For our own personal freedom.
4: Memorial Day, In remembrance of those who died for our freedom.
5: Veterans day, in consideration of the many sacrifices daily by those Vets who did and still do protect us.
George Washington’s Birthday
The top 5 Federal holidays, in descending order of popularity:
1. Independence Day
2. Christmas Day
3. Thanksgiving Day
4. Memorial Day
5. Veteran's Day
This matches my picks...!
The next three holidays, all of which were semi-popular, also in descending order:
6. New Year's Day
7. Washington's Birthday
8. Easter/Good Friday
Then, getting 2 votes:
9. Constitution Day
Finally a bunch that only got 1 vote each:
Ronald Reagan's Birthday
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Day After Thanksgiving
Free Republic Day
Interesting contrast with the list on Democratic Underground:
Labor Day is the most popular holiday at DU, it's barely on the radar here. Big surprise. Christmas Day is #2 here, but #7 at DU. President's Day is almost universally replaced with Washington's Birthday at FR, something not seen at DU. Finally, Easter/Good Friday gets a fair amount of votes here, but not a mention at DU.
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