Columbus Day

Columbus Day

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.

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

God Bless America.

Note: Monday, October 8, 2012 is Native American Day in South Dakota. Next Saturday is Indigenous Peoples Day in Berkeley.

More:

“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

UPDATE:

Petition the White House to re-dedicate Columbus Day as Exploration Day — http://wh.gov/BsLY

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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

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