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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, 11:33 AM   #76
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thinking of Neil Armstrong as a glorified "monkey".
depending on your views, all humans can be thought of as "glorified monkeys".
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:35 AM   #77
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The guy shat on anybody in his way to get what he wanted.
On second thought, Columbus is the perfect symbol for America.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:40 AM   #78
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Let another support day be added
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:42 AM   #79
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:55 AM   #80
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Surely you must have something else to say on the matter. Why not?
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:59 AM   #81
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Surely you must have something else to say on the matter. Why not?
One day is too big for more than one, Let Washington have his day back too! I'm still pissed over that one. This explains it fairly well for me...

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/presi...sidentsday.asp
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:00 PM   #82
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How about getting rid of the holiday all together.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #83
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How about getting rid of the holiday all together.
NO! we need more fed/bank holidays, they're clearly overworked/underpaid.

I agree we should call them something else though as they are far from Holy days. Call them Patriot days.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #84
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:08 PM   #85
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I support getting rid of it and having everyone at work on Monday where they belong.
We can have patriot day, where no one gets to take it off but you're allowed to go to work dressed as that individual.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #86
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We can have patriot day, where no one gets to take it off but you're allowed to go to work dressed as that individual.
I like this. I call Patton
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #87
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Not only did Columbo (his actual name) not discover America, he died never even realizing he'd been there.

I'm fine with changing it to Explorer's Day. The Italians will lose their minds over it, but who cares? Of course, I never get it off anyway, so they can call it "**** You Frazod Day" for all I care.
Aren't there already several of those?
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:15 PM   #88
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I like this. I call Patton
We already have take your kid to work day, now we should have take your Patriot to work day. ANyone showing up as Tom Brady would be shot in the face, just fyi.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #89
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Wait why move this to DC?
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #90
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Any truth to the rumor about changing MLK Day to "Street You Must Avoid At All Costs Especially After Sunset No Matter What City You Are In" day?
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