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View Poll Results: What should the Second Monday in October be named?
Columbus Day 8 80.00%
Discoverers Day 0 0%
Indigenous People's Day 1 10.00%
National Bosses Day 0 0%
Other (Please Specify) 1 10.00%
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:46 PM   #1
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Confused What should we call today?

With the pressure of PC and Christopher Columbus NOT setting foot on the American soil... should we still call it Columbus Day? Or have all voyagers be included and have it be Discoverers Day? Or since we should be more PC, have it be called Indigenous People's Day? Or since Government Buildings are closed...why not let it be National Bosses Day? Or make it a Monday we have off?

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Old 10-09-2017, 01:03 PM   #3
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Columbus Day has been celebrated for 200 years or more, on at least three continents. Politicians in the US saw many Italian immigrants celebrating, and decided to try to buy their votes by making the day a national holiday in 1937. Today, many of the politicians occupying the exact same offices have decided that Italians don't count anymore, and they can buy more votes by pretending they hate Columbus. There's no reason why this specific date is important to anyone else. It will only be changed to make it difficult for people whose families have celebrated Columbus for generations. They'll eventually switch it, then again and again. The goal is to make trouble, then pretend to be friends with one side. That's what politicians do.
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I voted other:

Take Monday off, enjoy a nice fall day !!

Call it Autumn break. But it really should be more than one day!
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I don't care as long as we still have the day off.
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I don't care as long as we still have the day off.

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With the pressure of PC and Christopher Columbus NOT setting foot on the American soil... should we still call it Columbus Day? Or have all voyagers be included and have it be Discoverers Day? Or since we should be more PC, have it be called Indigenous People's Day? Or since Government Buildings are closed...why not let it be National Bosses Day? Or make it a Monday we have off?

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Columbus did not set foot on American soil, true, but he did set foot on North America.

So I vote we keep Columbus Day.
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it already has another name - Canadian Thanksgiving, now go buy another turkey.
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Columbus Day. It has been an American holiday for a long time and some
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