Skip to comments.Activist seeks national holiday (Follow-up to Topeka Capital-Journal "Obama Day" story)
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 ...
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.
Will the liquor stores be open?
“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.”
That is, he is a flaming nutbag.
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.
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....
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.
I sure hope so!
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.
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”
I suggest May 1
Do you think they will get the hint that most people will not be happy with this “Holy Day” sorry “Holiday”?
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.
Ugly People for The Messiah bumper sticker is on his car
Sonny Scroggins. Against genocide in Darfur but idolizes a man who supports genocide here.
LMAO!!!! Please tell me that is NOT a human being.
As Maha-Rushie said yesterday, there already is a Barry holiday, and it is April 15th.