On October 8, 2012, the Federal Office of Management and Budget observes the invasion of the Americas by Christophorus Columbus (aka Christoffa Corombo, Cristoforo Colombo, Cristóvão Colombo, Christovam Colom, and Cristóbal Colón), a Genoese private contractor working for the government of Castille. Federal employees have Monday off. Even at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
God Bless America.
“Recognizing and Celebrating First Peoples on Columbus Day: A Guide to Events Across Indian Country,” Indian Country Today Media Network
“1493: An Uncommon History of How Columbus Changed the World,” Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
“Columbus Day 2012: Hero, Villain or Both?” Calvin Lawrence, Jr., ABC News
Petition the White House to re-dedicate Columbus Day as Exploration Day – http://wh.gov/BsLY
Short link: http://wp.me/p6sb6-evS
Image (First Invasion of The Americas, after Dioscoro Teofilo de la Puebla Tolin) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.