Columbus Day

Columbus Day

On October 12, 2009, 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.

Of course, senators and congressmen have every Monday off. Every Friday, too.

God Bless America.


Note: Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 is Native American Day in South Dakota.

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,

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

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7 Responses to “Columbus Day”

  1. ListenToLeon Says:

    Awesome artwork! I love it!!!

    Thanks, Leon. It shows the birth of American Triumphalism in Art, and a another possible reason for the tragic decline of native peoples. — ml

  2. Susie from Philly Says:

    Great picture!

  3. Steve Says:

    Nice find, and I love the art….thanks for checking out my blog as well.

  4. Sunny Singh Says:

    Never knew there was a Native American day, nice post!

  5. ctmott Says:

    I like that picture and with McDonald’s clown..Well, it is free enterprise.
    Yes, I agree…God Bless America!

  6. Zeus Says:

    Ah, so that’s how McDonald’s got started. It’s nice to see that both capitalism and obesity have early roots in this country!

    Zeus: Columbus is said to have invented the Canoe-Thru window. – ml

  7. Edward Carson Says:

    This is great!!!

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