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    Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    Columbus was important but was he an honorable guy with an honorable accomplishment?


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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    I heard he got lost - but that's just the word on the street.



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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    Not to mention the dude never even set foot in any part of what is now the United States. Except for maybe Puerto Rico? I'm not sure about that one.



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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    I celebrate Leif Erikson day on October 9th.



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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrods79 View Post
    I celebrate Leif Erikson day on October 9th.
    I celebrate Leif Garrett day.



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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    There should be a Skoal day...

    Oh wait...you said Leif Garrett...not Levi....



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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrods79 View Post
    I celebrate Leif Erikson day on October 9th.
    Don't we all? My family recreates a Viking longboat out of cardboard boxes & then we all march around our neighborhood in our handiwork. My children love me.


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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    Needed a federal holiday in October and couldn't find a suitable alternative??


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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    Honorable guy by today's standards? No. I think the federal holiday is more about union negotiations than any kind of additional honor to be bestowed upon him.



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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    I don't know, but I need to get a job working for the Fed Gov't, so I can start getting all these days off work. I never even realized it was any sort of holiday today til I saw this post.



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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    It probably has more to do with you constantly complaining about being banned and the moderators than you posting about a topic.


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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    nope, this is my first complaint, but like i said...i'm staying out of this one


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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    I drove by the lake today, and I didn't see any lazy government workers honoring Columbus by boating today.



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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    Really? The guy discovered the new world. I'm afraid to even ask about Victory Over Japan Day.



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    Re: Why is Columbus Day a federal holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    I don't know, but I need to get a job working for the Fed Gov't, so I can start getting all these days off work. I never even realized it was any sort of holiday today til I saw this post.

    Federal employees get maybe one more holiday than most companies. They don't get the Friday after Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve, so that cancels out Columbus Day and Veterans Day.



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