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  • California Bill Wants To Drop Washington/Lincoln’s Birthday And Replace It With Communist Holiday

    05/12/2018 8:00:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12 May 2018 | ROB SHIMSHOCK
    The California Assembly discussed Thursday a bill that would replace Abraham Lincoln or George Washington’s birthday with International Socialist Workers’ Day as a paid holiday. California Democrat Assemblyman Miguel Santiago introduced Bill AB-3042, which would allow schools to replace Washington Day and Lincoln Day with Presidents’ Day and install an “International Workers’ Day” — conventionally known as “May Day” — as a second holiday. “I’m aghast that a bill like this would be able to get through committee,” California Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper said to the Assembly. “Are we in competition to be the laughing stock of the United States?”...
  • Confederate flag's removal turns King Day into celebration (SC)

    01/18/2016 8:14:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2016 6:02 AM EST | Jeffrey Collins
    Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. In South Carolina, civil rights leaders planned a march to their state capitol as in past years when their rally highlighted calls to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds. The King Day at the Dome gathering began in 2000 with that call. Last July, organizers got their wish as South Carolina swiftly removed the flag which had flown at the capitol for more than 50 years after...
  • Obamas headed for Chicago next weekend (needs a break already)

    02/07/2009 6:54:48 AM PST · by milwguy · 54 replies · 1,206+ views
    suntimes ^ | 2/7/2009 | st
    President Barack Obama is planning two getaways to Illinois next week -- with a scheduled stop in Chicago with the rest of the First Family. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Obama family will return to Chicago for the President's Day weekend. Obama already was planning a one-day trip next week to Springfield to attend a banquet for Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
  • President, Mrs. Bush Honor "Lincoln: Seen and Heard" Performance

    02/11/2005 6:13:52 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 19 replies · 544+ views
    The White House ^ | February 11th, 2005 | President Bush
    For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary February 11th, 2005 The East Room 5:58 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you for that wonderful performance. Laura and I welcome you all to the White House. I appreciate the members of my Cabinet who are here, and former members of the Cabinet who are here. I thank Senator Bill Frist for joining us, as well as Congressman Mel Watt. Thank you both for coming. I appreciate Michael Steele, the Lt. Governor of the great state of Maryland, for joining us. I want to thank Bruce Cole, the Chairman of the...