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Suppose there could only be 5 Federal holidays...and you got to choose them.  Which would you pick?
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Posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT by Joseph Harrolds

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To: bgill
You need to add in Boob Belt Day.

... and no list would be complete without:

March 14th - S & BJ Day
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day

51 posted on 10/09/2012 10:54:10 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Then when would we have time to go shopping?


52 posted on 10/09/2012 10:57:13 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

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.


53 posted on 10/09/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Joseph Harrolds
Intrinsically American holidays:
Independence Day, July 4
Thanksgiving Day, Last Thursday November
Western Civilization Holidays:
Christmas Day December 25
New Years Day January 1 (in a rational world these would be the same day)
New Holidays:
Contributor's Day, April 15
(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.
Just 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.
54 posted on 10/09/2012 11:05:47 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1358 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Democrat_media

If you do, let me know; I got your back.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2942323/posts


55 posted on 10/09/2012 11:07:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Democrat_media
I understand what you meant, and your idea and reasoning are worthy.

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.

56 posted on 10/09/2012 11:10:44 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Memorial Day
Independence Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

And put an end to “Monday Holidays” - put all holidays on the traditional dates!


57 posted on 10/09/2012 11:10:58 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

I propose a new one: Obama capitulation day

The day when we celebrate the end of the most destructive regime in US history


58 posted on 10/09/2012 11:12:03 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Joseph Harrolds

That’s easy! Monday thru Friday! These are paid holidays you understand.


59 posted on 10/09/2012 11:13:23 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
Here are a few days I commemorate
60 posted on 10/09/2012 11:15:03 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Obama Supporter’s Choice:

1-Karl Marx Day
2-Fag Day (replace Flag Day)
Blame Someone Else Day
3-Mohammad 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.


61 posted on 10/09/2012 11:16:47 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: Leep

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.


62 posted on 10/09/2012 11:20:42 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Maceman

THANK YOU, and bless you.


63 posted on 10/09/2012 11:24:14 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Thanksgiving, Xmas, New Year’s, Memorial and Independence Days.


64 posted on 10/09/2012 11:30:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Joseph Harrolds

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.


65 posted on 10/09/2012 11:58:39 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: MestaMachine
Congratulations. Salomon is also an acceptable spelling for his surname.

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.


66 posted on 10/09/2012 12:09:58 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


67 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:59 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

IBTZ


68 posted on 10/09/2012 12:28:06 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Navy Patriot

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


69 posted on 10/09/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. Quantify limited government)
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To: Democrat_media
Thanks ,the problem is government.

See, there you go, succinct.

70 posted on 10/09/2012 1:19:48 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
New Year's Day - Jan

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.

71 posted on 10/09/2012 1:44:34 PM PDT by informavoracious (I am a Sedevacantist. I believe the chair is EMPTY.)
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To: Joseph Harrolds

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day


72 posted on 10/09/2012 2:21:27 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
For those who know me, there would be no surprise.

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.

73 posted on 10/09/2012 2:58:44 PM PDT by dglang
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To: Joseph Harrolds

Thanksgiving
Christmas
New Years
Independence Day
George Washington’s Birthday


74 posted on 10/09/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Joseph Harrolds; All
The results!

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:

Columbus Day
Ronald Reagan's Birthday
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Labor Day
Constitution Day
Armistace Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Free Republic Day
Contributor's Day
Taker's Day
President's Day
Patriot's 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.

75 posted on 10/10/2012 12:18:13 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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