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Old 09-13-2012, 06:40 AM  
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Do you support changing Columbus Day to Explorers Day?

I guess Columbus history has grown icky over the years and Explorers would be more broad and honor guys like Neil Armstrong.



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OAKVILLE, MO -- Three locals are trying to change Columbus Day to Exploration Day.

The movement started in the living room of Karl Frank Jr. after TV reports of Neil Armstrong’s death. Frank—a Patch blogger and former Mehlville school board member—wanted to honor the astronaut's accomplishments.

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“I have never been a fan of having a Federal holiday named after Columbus's accidental conquest. Like my wife said when I mentioned this to her, ‘Why? Because saying he discovered America is like walking into a grocery store and saying you discovered milk?’” he said in a blog post about the effort.

Frank recruited friends Tom Diehl and Dr. Rod Wright. Diehl is a former Mehlville school board president and Wright is a political scientist and public relations specialist.

The group started a petition for the White House and needs 25,000 signatures by Sept. 27 for officials to review the petition. As of Monday night, their petition has 1,176 signatures.

The movement has officially gone national.

Wired’s Jeffrey Marlow wrote a story Sept. 7 calling for support because Columbus Day's popularity has been decreasing over the years.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan is also gathering votes for the group saying, “Christopher Columbus is to heroes what Pluto is to planets.”

Frank said Exploration Day would allow people to celebrate Columbus, but also any other explorer that’s made innovations in the physical or technological world.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #31
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I think it's a great idea as long as we can call the day after that "LibsWithTheirPantiesInABunch Day"
Prove that Columbus discovered anything.

How do you discover land that is already inhabited by people?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #32
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #33
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Prove that Columbus discovered anything.

How do you discover land that is already inhabited by people?

Prove that he didn't!

And the land was inhabited by Indians, not people.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #34
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I can only surmise there is only one person close to being a monkey, and that would be the buffoon who typed the above post.

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins risked their lives, riding risky technology to a destination no human had ever set foot on.

It was the realization of a dream that inspired mankind since stories have been written, and legends told. Many have stared up into the sky at night, and reached out a hand to touch that ghostly sphere that seemed as though it would always be beyond man's grasp.

Go back to building porches, drinking beer, and ripping rank farts while feeling immensely proud of yourself, and thinking of Neil Armstrong as a glorified "monkey".

I'm sure you'll ban me now, in your monkey-like pique.
K then, why not have a Lewis and Clark Day?
How bout a Neanderthal day? They actually crossed the bering straight first no?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #35
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If it would honor me when I'm looking for an open liquor store after 3am then I like Explorers Day.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #36
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I can only surmise there is only one person close to being a monkey, and that would be the buffoon who typed the above post.

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins risked their lives, riding risky technology to a destination no human had ever set foot on.

It was the realization of a dream that inspired mankind since stories have been written, and legends told. Many have stared up into the sky at night, and reached out a hand to touch that ghostly sphere that seemed as though it would always be beyond man's grasp.

Go back to building porches, drinking beer, and ripping rank farts while feeling immensely proud of yourself, and thinking of Neil Armstrong as a glorified "monkey".

I'm sure you'll ban me now, in your monkey-like pique.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #37
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My initial thought was, "Stupid politically correct people can go die of explorer-borne diseases in a fire", but then as I read about people mentioning Neil Armstrong and Lewis & Clark and others, I'm warming to the idea. I think the American persona, at least how we like to see ourselves, is as the leading edge, as explorers, whether it be physical exploration or science or culture or any other topic. Columbus fits that mold, but so do a lot of other worthy explorers.

I think I like the whole Explorers Day concept.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #38
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Prove that he didn't!

And the land was inhabited by Indians, not people.
**** off, you backwoods racist piece of shit.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #39
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No way ! But if you want to change Martin Luther King Day to James Earl Ray day I'm all ears.
That would be cool. I really liked him in Field of Dreams.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:43 AM   #41
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Anyone who celebrates the "explorers" that came to America need to read chapter one of A People's History of the United States. That shit will change your perception permanently.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #42
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BTW , I'm part Cherokee.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #43
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But the schools do close so you have to find someone to watch the kids so you can go to work. Its a sham. Its all a sham.
Our kids don't get Columbus Day off. The school chose to takes a day off the first Monday of hunting season instead..


BTW, for people that are interested in what the Americas were really like before the explorers got here and the effects that contact with explorers had on the native population, I highly recommend 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann. Really eye-opening.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:46 AM   #44
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The hell with Columbus Day. I say we need a brand new day called Steak, Beer and Blow job Day. That is a day most of us guys would look forward to, unlike "who give a rats ass Columbus Day." Are you listening ladies?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #45
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Whoopty shit, I'm Blackfoot.

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