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Justice Antonin Scalia, Named Grand Marshal of New York City's COLUMBUS DAY PARADE, 2005
Yahoo ^ | 09.23.05 | Columbus Citizens Foundation

Posted on 10/09/2005 4:47:36 PM PDT by Coleus

 

ANTONIN SCALIA, US SUPREME COURT JUSTICE,
NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF NEW YORK’S
COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

Justice Celebrated In Pageant of Italian-American Achievement

New York, NY, September 23, 2005 - Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, will be Grand Marshal of Manhattan’s 2005 Columbus Day Parade, Lawrence Auriana, president of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, announced today. The parade, which is produced by the non-profit Foundation, is the largest Columbus Day event in the world and will be held on New York’s Fifth Avenue on October 10, 2005. 

Courtesy of the Columbus Citizens Foundation"We are honored that Justice Scalia has accepted our invitation to be Grand Marshal of the 2005 Columbus Day Parade, the themes of which are justice and human rights," said Mr. Auriana. "Justice Scalia is the first American of Italian ancestry to serve on the Supreme Court. His majority and dissenting opinions command admiration and respect for their intellectual rigor among people from all sides of the political landscape. He is a great Italian-American whose achievements are a source of inspiration and pride."

In accepting the Foundation’s invitation, Justice Scalia remarked, "This is the top of the hill, to be Grand Marshal in your hometown. I marched down Fifth Avenue many times as part of Xavier High School’s Regiment. For an Italian kid from Queens, there could be no greater thrill than to march one last time, as Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Parade."


The Honorable Antonin Scalia

Justice Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey on March 11, 1936. He is the only child of S. Eugene Scalia and Catherine Panaro Scalia. His father, who was born in Sicily and immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager, received his Ph.D. at Columbia University and was a professor of Romance languages at Brooklyn College. His mother was the daughter of Italian immigrants and an elementary school teacher.

Justice Scalia attended Public School 13 in Queens. He was active in the Boy Scouts and elected to the Order of the Arrow. He later attended Xavier High School in Manhattan, a Jesuit military academy, and rose to be Lt. Col. in command of the marching band. He often carried his French horn to and from school on crowded rush hour trains, and he marched in many parades up Fifth Avenue. He was on the JV rifle team, a debate champion and interested in drama (he played the lead in "Macbeth"). He graduated first in his class and was valedictorian.

While at Georgetown University, Justice Scalia was president of the debate team and of the drama club. He spent his junior year abroad at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He received his A.B. in history summa cum laude in 1957 and was first in his class and valedictorian.

Justice Scalia received his LL.B. magna cum laude in 1960 from Harvard Law School, where he was Note Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He was a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University (1960 to 1961), which allowed him to travel in Europe.

After a six-year career, from 1961 to 1967, with the corporate law firm Jones, Day, Cockley and Reavis in Cleveland, Ohio, Justice Scalia became a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, where he taught until 1971. He took a leave from teaching to enter public service as General Counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy, where he helped to formulate policy for the growth of cable television. In 1972, he was appointed Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and in 1974 Justice Scalia was named Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.

In 1977, Justice Scalia returned to academia. He taught law at the University of Chicago from 1977 to 1982 and was also a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University and at Stanford University. He was chairman of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law from 1981 to 1982 and of its Conference of Section Chairmen from 1982 to 1983.

Justice Scalia received his first appointment to the judiciary in 1982. President Ronald W. Reagan nominated him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Four years later, President Reagan nominated him as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia was approved by the Senate in a unanimous vote. He took his seat on September 26, 1986.

Justice Scalia is married to Maureen McCarthy, whom he met while he was at Harvard Law School and she was at Radcliffe College. Justice and Mrs. Scalia have nine children - Ann Forrest, Eugene, John Francis, Catherine Elisabeth, Mary Clare, Paul David, Matthew, Christopher James, and Margaret Jane. Matthew served as an infantry captain in Iraq, and Paul is a diocesan priest.

Justice Scalia is passionate about music, especially opera, and plays piano and sings tenor. He plays poker and an aggressive game of tennis. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

Columbus Day Parade and Columbus Week Celebrations

The Columbus Day Parade celebrates Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition to the Americas and the important contributions Italian-Americans have made to America. The Parade has been organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation since 1929, and it includes over 100 floats and contingents from America and Italy. Recent Grand Marshals have been Mario Andretti (2004), Roberto Cavalli (2003) and Franco Zeffirelli (2002).

Related events that celebrate Italian and Italian-American heritage, tradition and innovation are held in New York City throughout Columbus Week, including exhibitions at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. From October 3 to October 10, the Foundation will present an exhibition about the United States Supreme Court and Justice Scalia and the discourse between Revolution-era Italian advocates for America, Gaetano Filangieri and Filippo Mazzei and American Founding fathers Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The exhibition will include the 1823 printing of the Declaration of Independence and the Connecticut Courant and Weekly Intelligencer’s printing of the Constitution of October 1, 1787, just four days after Congress submitted the document to the states. Also in the exhibition will be original letters documents by Franklin, Jefferson and George Washington.

Adjacent to the American historical exhibition will be "Lombardia: The Lake Region," an exhibition that explores the spectacular lake area north of Milan.


The Columbus Citizens Foundation (www.columbuscitizensfd.org) celebrates Italian-American heritage and produces New York City’s Columbus Day Parade. The Foundation supports cultural and educational programs and provides scholarships for elementary school, high school and college students. This summer, the Foundation awarded new, multi-year scholarships 224 students. During the 2005-2006 academic year, the Foundation will provide scholarship assistance totaling $2.1 million to 608 students.

Event: 61st Annual Columbus Day Parade
Date: October 10, 2005
Hours: 11:45 AM to approximately 3:00 PM
Start: Fifth Avenue and 44th Street
End: Fifth Avenue and 79th Street

For additional information:

Andrew Decker: T. 212.222.4688 • F. 212.222.3188 • Andrew.Decker@att.net
Giuliana Ridolfi Cardillo, Italian Cultural Institute: T. 212.879.4242 x 324 • gridolfi@italcultny.org

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The Crimes of Christopher Columbus

1 posted on 10/09/2005 4:47:38 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

Democrats to filibuster...


2 posted on 10/09/2005 4:48:41 PM PDT by pookie18 (Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...
There will probably be a significant number of people protesting Justice Scalia at this event and it is important that his supporters outnumber them!
3 posted on 10/09/2005 4:49:40 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus
There will probably be a significant number of people protesting Justice Scalia at this event and it is important that his supporters outnumber them!

Why?

4 posted on 10/09/2005 4:52:13 PM PDT by Huck ("I'm calling a moratorium on Miers/Bush/GOP bashing--but it won't be easy (thanks tex))
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To: Coleus
I can hear it now:

Intolerant Italian-American who hates minorities is grand marshal of parade honoring an intolerant Italian who murdered and enslaved minorities.

5 posted on 10/09/2005 4:55:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: pookie18; Coleus; trussell; NYer

... prayers up for his protection and safety.


6 posted on 10/09/2005 4:55:36 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Coleus
I think the people who honor Columbus will honor Scalia!

A little heartstopping tho, isn't it?

7 posted on 10/09/2005 4:58:25 PM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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8 posted on 10/09/2005 4:59:21 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

Not a good idea, he hsa demonstrated no aptitude for being a Grand Marshall, he has never written an op ed on it, he has no experience at same and there are a million others who could do a better job of it.


9 posted on 10/09/2005 4:59:31 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Coleus

There will probably be a significant number of people protesting the event.


10 posted on 10/09/2005 5:00:20 PM PDT by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: Huck

Why? 'cause a certain number of the red people still don't like white people. Or, could it be that a certain number of white people don't like America. Or, perhaps it's cause
too many wierd people have been denied the right to parade
in butt-less leather while showing off their life partners.
All of the above are short on the 'reasonable' gene.


11 posted on 10/09/2005 5:00:46 PM PDT by seenenuf (Progressives are a threat to my children!)
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To: Coleus
a significant number of people protesting Justice Scalia at this event and it is important that his supporters outnumber them!

In New York?

12 posted on 10/09/2005 5:01:49 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
In New York? >>

well, it's just a thought, wishful thinking I guess.
13 posted on 10/09/2005 5:05:04 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus; 4woodenboats; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; ..
Prayer ping.

Courtesy of the Columbus Citizens Foundation
My prayers going up for his safety.  

Blessings,
trussell


If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

14 posted on 10/09/2005 5:06:59 PM PDT by trussell (Hello, my name is Utter...Utter Chaos)
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To: jwalsh07
I'm more than a little concerned, myself, about his lack of paradial record.
15 posted on 10/09/2005 5:16:04 PM PDT by spinestein (Forget the Golden Rule. Remember the Brazen Rule.)
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To: jwalsh07
I'm more than a little concerned, myself, about his lack of paradial record.
16 posted on 10/09/2005 5:17:10 PM PDT by spinestein (Forget the Golden Rule. Remember the Brazen Rule.)
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To: Coleus
The Italians get the great scholar and intellectual giant of the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, in their NY Columbus Day Parade:

THe queer mafia gets the vomitous, evil Chucky "Schmucky" Schumer for their NY parade.


17 posted on 10/09/2005 5:18:41 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Coleus

I hope security is very high for this.


18 posted on 10/09/2005 5:18:48 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Coleus

Sorry to some of you Italians here but earlier in the year Discovery Channel ran a show with evidence that Christopher Columbus may not have been an Italian at all but a Catalan.


19 posted on 10/09/2005 5:28:47 PM PDT by David1
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To: jwalsh07
Not a good idea, he hsa demonstrated no aptitude for being a Grand Marshall,...

Do we even know if he has ever before attended a parade? I've not been able to find anything on it.

20 posted on 10/09/2005 5:32:06 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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21 posted on 10/09/2005 5:32:43 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: pookie18

"Justice Scalia is passionate about music, especially opera, and plays piano and sings tenor. He plays poker and an aggressive game of tennis. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing."

Is anyone ever described as an avid indoorsman? Did his mom always tell him as a kid to go outside and play avid- like shoot out all the car windows with pellet gun? And why no adjective for how he plays poker? If he plays an aggressive game of poker, does that imply he's a little too Sin City, wearing the shades and all? An aggressive game of tennis means he can beat the olds farts incapacitated by arthritis. No one else. If you believe in meritocracy like the conservative commentators, it's a little late for Scalia to learn what drum majors learned in high school.


22 posted on 10/09/2005 5:35:41 PM PDT by Elmer Gantry
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To: David1
they also ran shows stating that he was Jewish, born in a ghetto in Italy and also, that since he knew the seas so well, he may have been Portuguese.
23 posted on 10/09/2005 5:36:02 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: trussell; OldFriend

thank you.


24 posted on 10/09/2005 5:37:41 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: David1
Queen Isabella: Evangelizer of the New World

25 posted on 10/09/2005 5:44:28 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: David1
Sorry to some of you Italians here but earlier in the year Discovery Channel

You believe everything you see on TV?

To this Italian, Christopher Columbus is as Italian as Cannoli!

26 posted on 10/09/2005 5:44:32 PM PDT by apackof2 (There's two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works. Will Rogers)
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To: Coleus

Awesome!


27 posted on 10/09/2005 5:46:21 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Elmer Gantry

OK, he's an avid indoor poker player...


28 posted on 10/09/2005 5:46:37 PM PDT by pookie18 (Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: apackof2

Well, they did make a persuasive case over why he wasn't Italian and of Catalan. But whatever, I think I should research the matter more because I'm interested in it.

For now, here is this link:

http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/columbus/experts/questions.html

But I will research this more.


29 posted on 10/09/2005 5:48:47 PM PDT by David1
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To: Coleus
Here's a favorite stumper that I use: how many perople have specific federal holidays in the U.S. named for them? Obviously, Columbus, regardless of what you think of him, is one of them.

And can you name them?
Suprisingly, (perhaps not, really) I usually get one or two wrong guesses right off the bat.

TS

30 posted on 10/09/2005 6:18:36 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (By defiintion, we cannot have Consensus until you agree with me.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I'm surprised the PC elites still allow a Columbus Day parade.

I am confused though. NYC news last night showed a clip of Mayor Bloomberg marching in what they said was the city's Columbus Day parade on *Saturday.* Was that an error? I assume this was somewhere else in the city, and not THE big parade.


31 posted on 10/09/2005 6:27:39 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: trussell

This is great. I'll be praying for his safety and protection.


32 posted on 10/09/2005 6:34:31 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Tanniker Smith
Jesus Christ
martin Luther king
George Washington
33 posted on 10/09/2005 6:46:21 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus
Buzzz. You have the first two, but Washington's birthday has been renamed "President's Day" (rolling Washington and Lincoln into one, I think -- we still get Lincoln in New York. But we get specifically Lincoln and Presidents Days).

So the only American with an all-American holiday is Martin Luther King.

TS

34 posted on 10/09/2005 6:49:51 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (By defiintion, we cannot have Consensus until you agree with me.)
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To: jwalsh07

Weak analogy.


35 posted on 10/09/2005 7:01:15 PM PDT by krb (ad hominem arguments are for stupid people)
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To: jwalsh07


ROTFLOL!

My only question is... will he be safe?


36 posted on 10/09/2005 7:03:20 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

2005 Federal Holidays

Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes the following public holidays for Federal employees.  Please note that most Federal employees work on a Monday through Friday schedule.  For these employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday -- Saturday or Sunday -- the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).


Friday, December 31, 2004 * New Year's Day New Year's Day
Monday, January 17 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King
Monday, February 21 Washington's Birthday
George Washington
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Memorial Day - See Our Commemoration Page
Monday, July 4 Independence Day  Independence Day
Monday, September 5 Labor Day  Labor day
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day  Christopher Columbus
Friday, November 11 Veterans Day  Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day  Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 26 ** Christmas Day Xmas Day

* January 1, 2005 (the legal public holiday for New Years Day) falls on a Saturday.  For most Federal employees, Friday, December 31, 2004, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.  It does not matter that December 31, 2004 is in the prior calendar year.  (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)

Inauguration Day, January 20, 2005, falls on a Thursday. An employee who works in the District of Columbia, Montgomery or Prince George's Counties in Maryland, Arlington or Fairfax Counties in Virginia, or the cities of Alexandria or Falls Church in Virginia, and who is regularly scheduled to perform non-overtime work on Inauguration Day, is entitled to a holiday. There is no in-lieu-of holiday for employees who are not regularly scheduled to work on Inauguration Day.

This holiday is designated as "Washington's Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

** December 25, 2005, ( the legal public holiday for Christmas Day) falls on a Sunday.  For most Federal employees, Monday, December 26, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.  (See Executive Order 11582 of February 11, 1971.)


Federal Holidays Home Page

US CODE: Title 5,§ 6103. Holidays

§ 6103. Holidays

Release date: 2005-05-18

 

(a) The following are legal public holidays:
New Year’s Day, January 1.
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January.
Washington’s Birthday, the third Monday in February.
Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.
Independence Day, July 4.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September.
Columbus Day, the second Monday in October.
Veterans Day, November 11.
Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November.
Christmas Day, December 25.

37 posted on 10/09/2005 7:13:42 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: trussell

I join in prayer for his safety!!!


38 posted on 10/09/2005 8:08:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: krb
Weak analogy.

Probably, since it was a joke meant to spread a few smiles in a sea of frowns.

39 posted on 10/09/2005 9:07:04 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Hehehehehe....I see it now...sorry about that...


40 posted on 10/09/2005 9:14:51 PM PDT by krb (ad hominem arguments are for stupid people)
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To: trussell
Mine as well -- may God watch over him.

Carolyn

41 posted on 10/10/2005 5:01:51 AM PDT by CDHart (The world has become a lunatic asylum and the lunatics are in charge.)
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To: Coleus

Where will you be? I'm heading down for Mass at St. Patrick's now.


42 posted on 10/10/2005 5:40:38 AM PDT by AliVeritas ("A Proud Member of the Water Bucket Brigade-Keeper of MOOSEMUSS".)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Some neighborhoods and different boroughs have their own parades also.


43 posted on 10/10/2005 5:43:59 AM PDT by AliVeritas ("A Proud Member of the Water Bucket Brigade-Keeper of MOOSEMUSS".)
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To: Coleus

May God bless him!


44 posted on 10/10/2005 8:37:07 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Coleus
Monday, February 21 Washington's Birthday

Well, shut my mouth and call me Shirley.
Okay, you got me on that one. I haven't heard it called "Washington's Birthday" in NYC in years (it's also Lincoln's Birthday and President's Day)

45 posted on 10/10/2005 2:17:50 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (By defiintion, we cannot have Consensus until you agree with me.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
I haven't heard it called "Washington's Birthday" in NYC in years >>

Neither have I. The schools now call it presidents' day. But I don't think those in the south and those who cherish the 10th amendment include Lincoln's birthday in that holiday, probably the reason why it's still officially listed as Washington's birthday.
46 posted on 10/10/2005 3:10:54 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: firebrand; Clemenza; Cacique
this is the 2nd time Scalia marched in this parade, he also marched while a student at Xavier High School 50 years ago.
47 posted on 10/10/2005 3:13:46 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus

Cool. Never been a fan of this parade, but happy to see that Scalia is grand marshall.


48 posted on 10/10/2005 3:15:02 PM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Don't get stuck on Chuck. :-)


49 posted on 10/10/2005 3:31:15 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Clemenza; Coleus; AliVeritas

A friend reports NO Ferrer signs. Lot of "Italians for Bloomberg" signs. ***snork***


50 posted on 10/10/2005 6:12:23 PM PDT by firebrand
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