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Posted: 10/13/2002 9:51:09 PM EDT
Considering every goddamn ethnic group has its own parade in NYC, why the fuck is CNN challenging the Columbus day parage with the insult that this poll brings? Its a given that this is the Italian day parade without saying it outright. Additionally, it should not be CHANGED to the "Italians" parade, because it is about our pride in Columbus, not that we need a parade. If Americans think HE was to blame over dead indians, then people are fucking stupid. Sorry, but he didn't kill them himself, he merely had the BALLS to do what no European had the sack to do - SAIL OFF THE FLAT EARTH. You have three different spanish parades - Dominican day parade, PR day parade and today's spanish parade (who knows what today's was?), but yet they challenge Columbus because HE PERSONALLY wiped out the indians, right? Hit the [url]www.cnn.com[/url] poll if you like, I just wanted to rant over how fucking stupid I think people can be. (Mayor Blumberg, this parade isn't about you and your guests.) Ok, I'm done.
Link Posted: 10/13/2002 9:57:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2002 10:30:49 PM EDT
Here in California it has been replaced by "Indigenous People Day" (retch)
Link Posted: 10/13/2002 10:38:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 6:05:14 AM EDT
Happy Columbus Day! Yes, no worky worky for me. BTW, it's ALSO called Indian Heritage Day here. An attempt at political correctness no doubt botched by using the word "Indian." But hey, this is Alabama.
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 6:14:39 AM EDT
Happy Columbus day everyone! Apparently when attorney general's offices close, that says something about the importance of the day. I'll take the free day off, walk down the block to the parade and enjoy it! Oh yeah, in Columbus Circle last night there was a group shouting for a free Palestine. A bunch of terrorist looking assholes and pot smokin hippy wannabees that hopefully get their clock cleaned. Apparently they thought the cops would let them stay today! HAHAHAHA!
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 6:19:47 AM EDT
DFW people... hasnt the city of Dallas replaced Columbus day with Cesar somebody day? [:(]
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 6:21:16 AM EDT
Created: Sun Oct 13 22:37:29 EDT 2002 Do you think we should celebrate Columbus Day? Yes 40% 24313 votes No 25% 15577 votes Don't care 35% 21617 votes Total: 61,507 votes The really sad thing is that 61+ thousand people have visited the CNN site. Oh yeah, I voted "Yes" for the American Heritage.
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 9:16:13 AM EDT
Hell NO! Today is my regular day off. I went to the PO to do some sho[:)]...uh, mail a money order, and the damn place was closed for the holiday. That sucks.
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 9:22:00 AM EDT
This poll is wrong, and so is CNN. We should not have a day for either Columbus or Vespucci. We need a day for Bjarni Herjulfsson, the true European discoverer of North America in 980. [url]http://www.civilization.ca/educat/oracle/modules/rmcghee/page01_e.html[/url] The Norse were the first Europeans here.
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 11:29:17 AM EDT
Sorry, but did you or your parents play "Vikings and Indians?" Didn't think so! Regardless of whether they visited here, they did not inhabit or tame North America, the Europeans did. Specifically, Vespucci and Columbus. By the way, I'm Italwegian, so its not an ethnic preference of Italians over Norwegians, its just the fact that we're sitting here today because of Italians, not the germans, chinese, slavs, arabs, jews or irish!
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 11:49:53 AM EDT
I can't find the poll- they have changed it to something about Al-Queda --- Fuck all of you that don't like Columbus, and/or what he stands for. Long live Columbus Day!
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 12:03:32 PM EDT
More Communist News Network [b]Bullsh!t[/b] Ya' know, with all the PC-historical revisionism-half-truths that come spewing out of white-hating, whining liberals around the time of traditional holidays like Columbus day, Thanksgiving Day and Washington's Birthday, how's about we start "REVISITING" Labor Day and all the dark dirty secrets of the Union Movement in America! [;D] Hey, how's about we revisit the Marxist/Socialist foundations of Labor Unions in America and their still-strong ties to the Communist Party or even the Mafia (cough*theteamsters*cough)... ...or how FORCED membership in labor Unions in so many industries is so beloved by the hypocritical "pro-choice" Socialist/Democ[b]rats[/b]; ...or how the entrenched Teachers Union keeps illiterate, UnAmerican, ignorant, Ebonified teachers in the classrooms and wants to FORCE parents to send their kids to utterly and irrepairably failing inner-city schools; ...or how Unions STEAL money from their over-taxed, working-class members and then use that money to line the pockets of already-filthy-rich, fatcat, Liberal Democ[b]rats[/b] like Teddy Kennedy who then squeel like a stuck pig under a gate that the "working poor" need more welfare, all the while stabbing them in the back and robbing from their childrens' futures by heaping more and more taxes and regulations on them! Yeah, so when are we EVER gonna 'revisit' our annual Autumn-time glorification and celebration of the fucking Socialist Union Movement in this country. [pissed]
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