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Happy Columbus Day!
« on: October 10, 2011, 11:49:36 AM »
This used to be a regular holiday back in my day that we would celebrate...but ever since the pc/multi-culti/diversity cult bad-mouthed old Christopher, it has fallen off the national radar. 

I propose to put it back on!

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So here's to you Chris!  The Vikings may have beat you to it, but you get the credit for having told people about it!

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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 12:20:13 PM »
No doubt Libertas. When I was a kid, we used to sing about CC in school, and he was revered as a bold adventurer to whom we owed the very discovery of the land upon which our nation exists.

Now he's just another evil White man of whom our children are taught to be ashamed, who killed inherently noble Brown people for greed and conquest.

At least my kids know better.

Happy Columbus Day!!!
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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 12:20:46 PM »


So here's to you Chris!  The Vikings may have beat you to it, but you get the credit for having told people about it!



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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 01:01:44 PM »

Now he's just another evil White man of whom our children are taught to be ashamed, who killed inherently noble Brown people for greed and conquest.


But they still won't deliver the mail today ! ::gaah::

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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 01:05:29 PM »
I've always been confused as to why the Italians claim Columbus Day.  The Spanish have just as much right to the day and the parade, if not moreso as Spain paid for the Italian's voyages to the New World.

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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 04:35:18 PM »

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Following the fall of the arab stronghold of Granada on January 2, 1492, there was a renewed impetus to remove Jews from Spain. On March 31, 1492, the Edit of Expulsion was signed. The deadline for Jews to leave Spain was August 3, 1492. Columbus and his crew boarded their vessels before midnight, and on the August 3rd sailed before sunrise.



Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there I hope you're having fun.
Band on the run, band on the run.
And the jailer man and sailor sam were searching every one

For the band on the run, band on the run, band on the run, band on the run


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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 06:05:05 PM »
Google doesn't have any cute graphics to acknowledge today.  Bing at least made an effort though you have to hover over the picture to get it.

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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011, 07:31:25 PM »

Google doesn't have any cute graphics to acknowledge today.  Bing at least made an effort though you have to hover over the picture to get it.



Monument to Christopher Columbus at Port Vell, Barcelona, Spain.

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daily images, the "i" will give information about the viewed image.



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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2011, 10:12:17 PM »

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Following the fall of the arab stronghold of Granada on January 2, 1492, there was a renewed impetus to remove Jews from Spain. On March 31, 1492, the Edit of Expulsion was signed. The deadline for Jews to leave Spain was August 3, 1492. Columbus and his crew boarded their vessels before midnight, and on the August 3rd sailed before sunrise.



Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there I hope you're having fun.
Band on the run, band on the run.
And the jailer man and sailor sam were searching every one

For the band on the run, band on the run, band on the run, band on the run



Welp, it's official.  I'm old, at least enough to know the lyrics to "Band on the Run".

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I've always been confused as to why the Italians claim Columbus Day.  The Spanish have just as much right to the day and the parade, if not moreso as Spain paid for the Italian's voyages to the New World.

Rick?  Shaddap.  The Italian did the work and so gets the recognition.  Capisce?   ;D
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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011, 02:33:46 AM »
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I've always been confused as to why the Italians claim Columbus Day.  The Spanish have just as much right to the day and the parade, if not moreso as Spain paid for the Italian's voyages to the New World.

Rick?  Shaddap.  The Italian did the work and so gets the recognition.  Capisce?   ;D

I understand the sentiment.  Just more picky food for thought:  When Columbus sailed to the New World, there was a Spain.  When Columbus sailed to the New World, there was no Italy.

It's like St. Patty's Day.  A conversation that may have taken place in old Eire:  "Say what?  They have a parade in America celebrating Irish drunks?  Saints and Begorra!  Let's emigrate and open up a bar."

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Re: Happy Columbus Day!
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 01:25:30 PM »
 :D
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