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  • Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Ditching Columbus Day For Election Day Holiday

    11/19/2018 6:43:30 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 84 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 19, 2018 | Andy McDonald
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the incoming U.S. representative from New York City, has an idea that could make voting easier: Take Columbus Day off the federal holiday list and replace it with Election Day. In a tweet Saturday, the progressive Democrat wondered why Columbus Day is a federal holiday while Election Day, when we engage in perhaps our most important civic duty, is not. Columbus Day, after all, celebrates a man who never actually set foot in what is now the United States and who certainly did not “discover” America. Daily Mail editor David Martosko tried to make a joke about Ocasio-Cortez...
  • Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Language

    10/08/2018 6:15:43 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    SpanishDict. ^ | Columbus Day | Nicole B.
    In the U.S., today is "Columbus Day". Not much is done to celebrate it, although most schools and government jobs have the day off. It occurred to me that in part, it is due to Spain and Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus and the discoveries of the New World that has led most of us to even be interested in this site. Just think of how many millions of people speak Spanish now around the world as a result of this discovery. When you think of most of the continent of South America, Central America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic,...

    10/08/2018 4:18:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11:03 AM 10/08/2018 | Molly Prince | Politics Reporter
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts used Columbus Day to honor the country’s indigenous people rather than celebrate the anniversary of explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. “Today we celebrate Native American communities, [and] the pride [and] resilience of people reclaiming their history [and] traditions,” Warren tweeted on Monday. “We honor the contributions that Native people make to a country that has taken so much [and] keeps asking for more. #IndigenousPeoplesDay” Elizabeth Warren ✔ @elizabethforma US Senate candidate, MA Today we celebrate Native American communities, & the pride & resilience of people reclaiming their history & traditions. We honor...
  • If Columbus & the Founding Fathers can't be celebrated, then neither can the Democrat Party (Vanity)

    10/08/2018 10:45:10 AM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 20 replies
    If the "sins of the past" cannot be forgiven then neither can the party of slavery, Jim Crow, Welfare State, Internment Camps, Manslaughter and Sexual Assault (FDR, Ted and Bill), socialism, racial division and radical hatred without al
  • Anglosphere: Celebrating Wrong Italian? (Columbus vs. Cabot)

    10/08/2018 11:15:11 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | 12 Oct 2002 | James C Bennett
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A few years ago I chanced to be in Buenos Aires on Columbus Day. It is a major holiday there, during which no business is transacted. I spent the day wandering about town enjoying the celebrations. One plaza held a Columbus Day festival in which passersby could enjoy demonstrations and samples of music, dance, crafts and foods of all the various Latin American nations, and of many of the source-nations of Argentina's immigration. The interesting thing to me was the complete absence of anything representing the United States. This was not a coincidence. Columbus, and...
  • No Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio: What the city is doing instead

    10/08/2018 9:29:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 8, 2018
    The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans. Ohio's capital city, population 860,000, will be open for business Monday after observing Columbus Day probably "for as long as it had been in existence," said Robin Davis, a spokeswoman for Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther. City offices will close instead on Veterans Day, which falls on Nov. 12 this year. Native Americans and allied groups have long used Columbus Day to elevate issues of concern to...
  • This is not Columbus Day

    10/08/2018 8:24:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 8, 2018 | Betty Lyons
    Happy Indigenous People’s Day. That is what people are saying today in 90 cities and counties large and small across the country today, ranging from Los Angeles and Phoenix to Ithaca and Tompkins County in New York. Just last week, Cincinnati and Flagstaff, Ariz., joined the list of cities changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. New York City, where human rights shouldn’t take a backseat to local politics, is not on the list. It should be, and as indigenous peoples, we hope city leaders will begin the process of catching up with the rest of the nation.
  • Happy Goodbye Columbus Day

    10/08/2018 5:15:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    MOTUS A.D. | 10-8-18 | MOTUS
    I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m exhausted from the month-long circus. Police look on as protesters are arrested in the Hart Senate Office Building during a rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill on Oct. 4 So I’m laying low today in order to catch up on routine chores that have fallen by the wayside while the Circus was in town. Besides, today is the national holiday-previously-known-as-Columbus-Day but now known as Indigenous Peoples Day by Coastal Elites.Honestly, is there anything the Left can’t/won’t destroy?Anyway, tomorrow we’ll be discussing important issues again but till...

    10/08/2018 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/08/18 | NINA GODLEWSKI
    **SNIP** The post office will be closed so there will be no mail delivery Monday for the holiday. Those looking to send mail also won’t be able to, so anyone looking to mail something should be sure to get to the post office Saturday before it closes, their next chance will be Tuesday. The Department of Motor Vehicles offices in most states will be closed for the holiday as well. Some offices even closed early on the Friday ahead of Columbus Day. Schools aren’t required to close for the holiday, so those wondering whether they should head to the bus...
  • Rochester to declare first Indigenous Peoples' Day (Rochester, NY)

    10/03/2018 8:22:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    WHAM ^ | October 3, 2018
    Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A proclamation will be issued Thursday morning to establish the first-ever Indigenous Peoples' Day in Rochester. Mayor Lovely Warren will read the proclamation in the City Hall Atrium, and will be joined by members of the Native American and Italian American communities.
  • San Francisco Supervisors Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

    01/23/2018 8:53:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    San Francisco supervisors Tuesday voted 10-1 to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day despite a last-minute effort to delay the vote in response to objections from some members of the city's Italian-American community. Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who represents the North Beach neighborhood, where the annual parade on Columbus Day has long since been renamed as the Italian Heritage parade, asked the board to postpone a vote on the resolution after receiving a large number of emails from constituents. "I would like some time to figure out a path forward that works for our indigenous native peoples as well as...
  • America’s next alt-left holiday assault comes on Thanksgiving

    10/12/2017 6:55:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/17 | Lee Cary
    And should it come to pass – this alt-left Turkey Day protest – remember Saul’s Rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” The next holiday targeted by America’s alt-left will be Thanksgiving, November 23. October 19th passed with only minor damage to the latest target of the social warriors – Christopher Columbus – as Bob Lee statues across the U.S. welcomed the temporary reprieve. A few cities in the Lower 48 got deep into the spirit of anti-Columbus Day (CD) with a substitution: Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IDP).
  • Antifa’s Call for Nationwide ‘Deface Columbus Day’ is a Spectacular Flop Ignored by the Media

    10/11/2017 2:28:27 PM PDT · by tjd1454 · 26 replies
    Project Real News ^ | October 11, 2017 | ProjectRealNews - Staff
    In the run-up to Columbus Day, the violent, far-left organization Antifa announced a coordinated “call to action” to vandalize and damage monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer. The protests were intended to steal the media spotlight away from celebrations honoring Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World and the founding of arguably the greatest nation in the history of the world. In a communiqué threateningly titled “It’s Going Down,” the militant group stated: “The battles lines have been drawn and white supremacists are on notice. White nationalist statues are crumbling all over the US as our collective revolutionary power is...
  • Rescuing Columbus from the Savages

    10/11/2017 1:48:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 11, 2017 | Andy Schlafly
    On the 525th anniversary of the European discovery of America, the 90-foot tall monument in New York’s huge Columbus Circle escaped damage — but only because the NYPD maintained a 24-hour honor guard during the entire 3-day holiday weekend. Police protection was needed because the violent left-wing movement known as “antifa” had announced a nationwide campaign to “deface Columbus Day.” Statues left unguarded were not so fortunate. Around the nation in recent weeks, statues of Columbus have been toppled, splattered with paint or otherwise vandalized. In downtown Los Angeles, a Columbus statue in front of the county courthouse was shrouded...
  • Trump Embraces the Culture War

    10/10/2017 10:41:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 10, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    To attend the Indianapolis Colts game where the number of the legendary Peyton Manning was to be retired, Vice President Mike Pence, a former governor of Indiana, flew back from Las Vegas. With him in the stadium was wife Karen. In honor of Manning, she wore a No. 18 jersey as "The Star Spangled Banner" began. The Pences stood, hands over hearts. A dozen San Francisco 49ers took a knee. When the national anthem ended, Pence walked out. His limousine took him back to the airport to fly to LA. "A stunt! That plane trip cost taxpayers $250,000," wailed...
  • Christopher Columbus has a few bones to pick himself

    10/10/2017 6:34:14 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 10/10 | Peter lucas
    Flying from Rome to Boston on Alitalia on Columbus Day, I fell asleep and dreamed that Christopher Columbus was seated beside me. He had the window seat. “What did I do wrong?” he asked in my dream. “Why do people hate me?” “I’m not sure,” I said. “How did I go from a hero to a bum?”
  • Goodbye Columbus Day

    10/10/2017 5:01:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-10-17 | MOTUS
    Just a couple of last thoughts on the Left’s attempt to deep-six Columbus Day because he was a white imperialist pig whose sole intent in taking to the high seas was to find some poor indigenous peoples to oppress. Because that’s just what white guys do.As I mentioned yesterday, the Salt Lake City Council unanimously decided to join the trendy observance of Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, the same day as Columbus Day. Don’t worry, it won’t replace Columbus Day, which is a federal holiday, although they would if they could. Instead it will be...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Killing Columbus and never learning your history

    10/09/2017 11:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2017 | Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard,
    In Los Angeles County, the holiday of Columbus Day will soon vanish. The Board of Supervisors has replaced it with "Indigenous People's Day." The reason: Christopher Columbus was "oppressive." Kind of like the traffic in LA. The hate-Columbus movement is led by a woman named >Sheila Kuehl, who once upon a time played Zelda Gilroy in the classic 1960s sitcom Dobie Gillis. It is hard to imagine Zelda, Dobie and their pal Maynard G. Krebs protesting the great explorer back then but, hey, who knows? One thing is for sure, the wave of political correctness that has taken root in...
  • Bill de Blasio Booed At NYC Columbus Day Parade

    10/09/2017 11:59:09 AM PDT · by Hadean · 30 replies ^ | Oct. 09, 2017 | Noah Manskar
    The rain-soaked crowd demanded that the city's statue of Christopher Columbus stay put. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — It rained on Bill de Blasio's parade Monday — in more ways than one. Crowds along Fifth Avenue showered the mayor with boos during the rain-soaked Columbus Day parade, demanding that the city not touch the landmark statue of the holiday's namesake at Columbus Circle. De Blasio, a Democrat, has offered repeated assurances that the statue isn't going anywhere for now. A commission he appointed is reviewing the monument and others around the city that could be removed because they're symbols of oppression....
  • Columbus Day Parade NYC- GM Len Riggio hands out 20,000 copies of Constitution and DOI (vanity)

    10/09/2017 10:24:12 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 14 replies
    Me | 10/09/2017 | Me
    Watching the Columbus Day parade with Joe Piscopo and Maria Bartiromo (looking her usual gorgeous self). They held up a book put together by the parade's grand marshal Len Riggio which includes the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence. They are giving away 20,000 copies of this book. Another parade goer was interviewed and she held up the book and said, "this is what its all about." Maria is on the screen holding up the book, complimenting it, saying "i'm reading the Constitution.". Makes this American of italian heritage proud.