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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.



http://mehlville-oakville.patch.com/...e-columbus-day




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, 09:48 AM   #46
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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.
No it doesn't. You have to break a few eggs to make real mayonnaise.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #47
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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, 09:51 AM   #48
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And the land was inhabited by Indians, not people.
That's not racist, at all...
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:51 AM   #49
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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.
Oh the humanity!
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #50
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BTW , I'm part Cherokee.
You'd be better served making drunk and fat jokes then...
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #51
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:54 AM   #52
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K then, why not have a Lewis and Clark Day?
How bout a Neanderthal day? They actually crossed the bering straight first no?
Nobody was suggesting an "Armstrong Day", you moron. They were suggesting an "Explorer's Day", and that's when your comrade suggested Armstrong was more like a monkey than an explorer, so I responded to that. What the hell that has to do with Lewis and Clark or Neanderthals, I can't fathom.

Do you need an explanation in smaller words, or will that do?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #53
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Columbus was a first class chunt. i don't think he should have anything named after him. He didn't discover anything and he was a liar and a murderer.

The guy shat on anybody in his way to get what he wanted. If he were here i would take my meat tenderizer and decimate his nards.

And you can take Andrew Jackon that cob sucker off our currency as well. He looks like Kinickie from grease anyhow.

And if any of yall have a problem with what i say you can lick my poondingy.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #54
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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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no shit. I don't get bs holidays off like columbus (who was french no?) anyhow. Bwana, let me expand your idea though. Lets change the name of Saturday to Steak, beer, and blowjob day.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #55
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Columbus was a first class chunt. i don't think he should have anything named after him. He didn't discover anything and he was a liar and a murderer.

The guy shat on anybody in his way to get what he wanted. If he were here i would take my meat tenderizer and decimate his nards.

And you can take Andrew Jackon that cob sucker off our currency as well. He looks like Kinickie from grease anyhow.

And if any of yall have a problem with what i say you can lick my poondingy.
I like the cut of your jib. I've been low-level crusading for Jackson to get taken off the twenty for years.

Someone should write a movie about a time traveler going back and kicking all of history's biggest toolbags right in the junk. Columbus, Jackson, Burr, Edison - all of you form a line, 'cause the pain train is coming. It would make a mint.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:08 AM   #56
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Columbus was a first class chunt. i don't think he should have anything named after him. He didn't discover anything and he was a liar and a murderer.

The guy shat on anybody in his way to get what he wanted. If he were here i would take my meat tenderizer and decimate his nards.

And you can take Andrew Jackon that cob sucker off our currency as well. He looks like Kinickie from grease anyhow.

And if any of yall have a problem with what i say you can lick my poondingy.
Well alrighty then!

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:08 AM   #57
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I don't get bs holidays off like columbus (who was french no?) anyhow.
Italian, but the part near France, so you were close.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:10 AM   #58
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And the land was inhabited by Indians, not people.
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