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Activist seeks national holiday (Follow-up to Topeka Capital-Journal "Obama Day" story)
The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | November 11, 2008 | James Carlson

Posted on 11/11/2008 3:02:49 AM PST by snowsislander

The local push for a national holiday commemorating Barack Obama's election to the U.S. presidency ricocheted around the Internet over the weekend, drawing criticism from notable conservative critics and nearly crashing The Topeka Capital-Journal's Web site with an influx of traffic.

The holiday drive is the brainchild of local activist Sonny Scroggins, who had planned to hold brainstorming sessions at the downtown McDonald's every morning and night until Obama's inauguration. He said "America grew up" on election night.

Scroggins, who is known for his sometimes quixotic crusades against social injustice, said voting results last week were among the "most profound things that have ever happened to humankind."

"I got Jesus, I got the Internet, and now I got Nov. 4, 2008," he said.

Once his idea was posted on the popular conservative Web site, the Drudge Report, it bounced around to other sites and was picked up by blogs from coast to coast and from Canada to the Netherlands.

Prominent conservative columnist Michelle Malkin mocked it on her Web site: "A national holiday in honor of The One? For heaven's sake."

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, for one, was receptive if not officially behind the idea. Hilary Shelton, the national vice president of advocacy, said Obama's election was of tremendous significance for "a community that was once enslaved."

"Certainly this very historic moment in our history is something that should be recognized, commemorated and celebrated," Shelton said.

The 145-word brief on The Capital-Journal's Web site Sunday found its way to the top of the Drudge Report, causing thousands of Internet navigators to flood the Topeka site.

By midmorning Monday, 30,000 people were viewing the story each hour. An average top-viewed story receives about 5,000 views each day. The influx of traffic, largely redirected from the Drudge Report, overwhelmed the Internet server and slowed down the entire site.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: bho2008; dearleaderobama; democrats; holiday; obama; obamaholiday; obamamania; obamatransitionfile
Follow-up to Sunday's story about "Obama Day".

A few more paragraphs into the article, the owner of the McDonald's franchise explicitly tells Mr. Scroggins "You absolutely do not have permission to do any kind of Obama planning" in her store.

1 posted on 11/11/2008 3:02:49 AM PST by snowsislander
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To: snowsislander

Will the liquor stores be open?


2 posted on 11/11/2008 3:08:29 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: snowsislander
"A national holiday in honor of The One?

Oh please, like National Black History Month, Martin Luther King day and Kwanza isn't enough.

If a Caucasian suggested a White holiday, what an uproar it would stir.


3 posted on 11/11/2008 3:09:49 AM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: snowsislander

“In America,” remarked Oscar Wilde long ago, “the young are always ready to give those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.”


4 posted on 11/11/2008 3:09:51 AM PST by IrishBlue06 (In America, the young are always ready to give those older the full benefits of their inexperience.)
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To: snowsislander
Scroggins, who is known for his sometimes quixotic crusades against social injustice

That is, he is a flaming nutbag.

5 posted on 11/11/2008 3:11:17 AM PST by ikka
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To: snowsislander
Scroggins, who is known for his sometimes quixotic crusades against social injustice

Seems there was someone else who was known for that? Oh that's right, Jim Jones, the Communist. He got a little over 900 to drink his Kool Aid and I figure this idiot has got better sheep to work with than Jim.

6 posted on 11/11/2008 3:14:54 AM PST by WildcatClan (If we are the one's we have been waiting for, we must be incredibly stupid.)
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To: snowsislander

FOR THE LAUGH

Conservative bloggers should launch a web-forum for the creation of a new religion whose Prophet would be B.Hussein OSAMABAMA...

Take the priceless libtard at their own words!
Oh yes WE WANT THE MESSIAH WE NEED HIM....


7 posted on 11/11/2008 3:15:43 AM PST by Ulysse
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To: snowsislander
"I got Jesus, I got the Internet, and now I got Nov. 4, 2008," he said.

December 26, 1860
December 7, 1941
September 11, 2001 ... and now

November 4, 2008

He's right. That is a date that will live in infamy.

8 posted on 11/11/2008 3:16:37 AM PST by MathDoc (Teach the children quietly, for some day sons and daughters...)
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To: Thrownatbirth

I sure hope so!


9 posted on 11/11/2008 3:17:33 AM PST by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: IrishBlue06
“In America,” remarked Oscar Wilde long ago, “the young are always ready to give those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.”

Well, appropriately enough, then, we have hired the inexperienced candidate, who has done nothing to deserve the job, and now some people want to commemorate the same callow candidate-elect before he has even served a single day in office.

It's not even putting a cart before the horse, it's arranging the cart before the horse is foaled.

10 posted on 11/11/2008 3:19:09 AM PST by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: snowsislander

The Obama family already celebrate this holiday.
Sasha and Malia love it.
Michelle always mashes Baracks face in some dough and makes a big old batch of “obama cookies”


11 posted on 11/11/2008 3:25:05 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: snowsislander; Doctor Raoul; firebrand; nutmeg; Little Bill; ElectricStrawberry; AnnaZ

I suggest May 1


12 posted on 11/11/2008 3:31:20 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: snowsislander

Do you think they will get the hint that most people will not be happy with this “Holy Day” sorry “Holiday”?

Gag gag!!!


13 posted on 11/11/2008 3:36:50 AM PST by SoldiersSister (SoldiersSister)
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To: snowsislander

I say Obama is so awesome, we should just declare his 12-year reign a stunning success, and he can go back home to Chicago NOW, and not bother with possibly messing up his legacy.


14 posted on 11/11/2008 3:41:54 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (1-22-13)
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To: snowsislander
The holiday drive is the brainchild of local activist Sonny Scroggins, who had planned to hold brainstorming sessions at the downtown McDonald's every morning and night until Obama's inauguration.


15 posted on 11/11/2008 4:09:09 AM PST by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: johnny7

Ugly People for The Messiah bumper sticker is on his car


16 posted on 11/11/2008 4:16:30 AM PST by BigEdLB (Let's get serious - there is only one choice - McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: snowsislander

Sonny Scroggins. Against genocide in Darfur but idolizes a man who supports genocide here.

17 posted on 11/11/2008 4:22:42 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Darkwolf377

The investiture of the Holy One may need to be moved to accommodate all the adoring masses.
18 posted on 11/11/2008 4:23:13 AM PST by BigEdLB (Six months from now there will be 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: johnny7

LMAO!!!! Please tell me that is NOT a human being.


19 posted on 11/11/2008 4:27:49 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: snowsislander

As Maha-Rushie said yesterday, there already is a Barry holiday, and it is April 15th.


20 posted on 11/11/2008 4:30:52 AM PST by Jackknife ( "The Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, and Firearms should be a department store, not a gov't agency.")
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To: snowsislander
Typical, feel-good Leftist BS.

We usually award a national holiday to those who have actually accomplished something. That would be not just winning an election (through voter fraud, voter intimidation, lying about your campaign finances, illegal campaign contributions very likely from foreign sources), but actually doing something good for the country in that office.

We have national holidays for the Washington and Lincolns, not your average leftist democrat politician who lied and stole in order to win.

21 posted on 11/11/2008 4:37:46 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are useful idiots. They are the pawns of Leftists.)
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To: Darkwolf377
i thought obama said he was going to be president for 10 years? i am still trying to figure that one out;)
pres. for 10, dictator and beloved leader for EVER? lol
22 posted on 11/11/2008 4:50:10 AM PST by CanadianMusherinMI (drill baby drill/mine baby mine!)
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To: raybbr
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23 posted on 11/11/2008 5:04:32 AM PST by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: raybbr
This guy looks like "Bubbles" from "The Wire"--after he puts a needle in his arm.

;-)


24 posted on 11/11/2008 5:12:15 AM PST by cgbg ("The Second Great Depression, popularly known as 'The Obamanation'....")
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To: snowsislander

So a bunch of guys bs-ing over at the McDonalds is a news story, now?


25 posted on 11/11/2008 5:38:59 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: snowsislander
Topeka was home of the Menninger Clinic for many years.

For the benefit of those who may not know, the Menninger Clinic is the world's finest mental health facility.

A few years ago, the Menninger Facility moved to Houston.

Think it's possible they left at least one behind?

26 posted on 11/11/2008 6:05:57 AM PST by Zakeet (Pray for B. Hussein Obama -- Psalm 109:8 (NIV))
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To: sportutegrl
So a bunch of guys bs-ing over at the McDonalds is a news story, now?

Apparently so; according to the story, "By midmorning Monday, 30,000 people were viewing the story each hour. An average top-viewed story receives about 5,000 views each day. The influx of traffic, largely redirected from the Drudge Report, overwhelmed the Internet server and slowed down the entire site."

27 posted on 11/11/2008 7:27:22 AM PST by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: Thrownatbirth
"Will the liquor stores be open?"

Just for sales of ripple and Colt 45.

28 posted on 11/11/2008 7:52:06 AM PST by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: RaceBannon
"I suggest May 1"

I would propose two days: May 1 for the commies and April 1 for the rest of the fools (useful idiots) who voted for him.

29 posted on 11/11/2008 7:56:28 AM PST by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: snowsislander

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the world on the behalf of Kansas. Except for a few urban areas, Kansas is reliably Republican. We do like to keep a few moonbats around, just to remind us what we need to vote for.


30 posted on 11/11/2008 8:23:30 AM PST by G-Bear (Obama 08-- Change you'll regret!)
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To: bonnieblue4me

I was wondering how May 1 could be improved upon, but you nailed it! Only Halloween would be next! a 3-fer!


31 posted on 11/11/2008 8:30:14 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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