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In the Northeast, Columbus Day means no school and sometimes no work (every other year as a floating holiday for lots of companies) . It's supposed to be nice tomorrow and I kinda wish I had no work/school. C'est la vie.
I didn't even realize it was Columbus Day today until this morning. First I tried to call someone over at the County offices and didn't get an answer. I then tried calling several other people over there but still got no answer. Where are all these lazy county workers today? Finally I walked over to my bank and found them closed with a sign on the door explaining why. Man, I can be really blonde sometimes.
In certain "progessive" cities, it is considered "incorrect" to celebrate the start of European colonialism (Columbus). So, these "progressive" cities have renamed the event "Indigenous People's Day" and a grand festival of White Liberal Guilt is had by all. (Not that I don't acknowledge the tragic dimensions of the massive movement of Old World peoples to the so-called New World, but ...these events are just so "academic-left.")
Columbus day... sunday... mapuche protests, nothing out of the ordinary... plus who doesn't have sundays off?
also the Esmeralda (navy's school ship) got back to Valparaiso yesterday, where a bunch of human rights people were protesting because they say that they used that ship as a prison and torture center after the 9-11-73... there were also protests worldwide on ports where they were going to dock but didn't because of this...