Posts Tagged ‘Columbus Day’

2nd Monday in October

October 8, 2018

In many parts of the United States the second Monday in October is recognized as a holiday. But just which holiday is it, anyway? Americans disagree. A Vox video.

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Happy Native Americans’ Day

October 10, 2016

Happy Native Americans' Day

On October 10, 2016, 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 Castile. Federal employees (and the mailman) 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 10, 2016 is Native American Day in South Dakota. That’s when Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle celebrate Indigenous People’s Day.

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Happy Native Americans’ Day

October 12, 2015

Happy Native Americans' Day

On October 12, 2015, 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 Castile. 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 12, 2015 is Native American Day in South Dakota. That’s when Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle celebrate Indigenous People’s Day.

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October Holiday

October 13, 2014

October Holiday
Today, October 13, 2014, 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 13, 2014 is Indigenous Peoples Day in cities from Seattle to Skowhegan. In Minneapolis, too. It’s Native American Day in South Dakota and Explorers Day in Hawaii.

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October 14, 2013: Federal Holiday

October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013: Federal Holiday

Today the Federal Office of Management and Budget observes the invasion of the Americas by Cristoforo Colombo, a Genoese private contractor working for the government of Castille. U.S. Government employees and contractors have Monday off, even at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Oh wait. The Republican Tea Party Caucus already shut down the government two weeks ago. Party at the Ted Cruz house!

Today is also Native American Day In South Dakota and Indigenous People’s Day in Berkeley, California. Think about it.

More:

“Native History: Columbus—Icon and Genocidal Maniac—Lands in New World,” Christina Rose, Indian Country Today

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Columbus Day

October 8, 2012

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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Columbus Day Cuisine

October 8, 2011

Columbus Day Cuisine

On October 10, 2011, 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.

To celebrate at home, discover America’s food with a Decolonizing Diet dinner party. Serve only pre-contact foods: corn, beans, squash, game meats, fruit, fish, peppers and more  — but no wheat, sugar, pork, beef, dairy, processed foods, and so on. Dr. Martin Reinhardt at Northern Michigan University and a crew of twenty-five will be chowing down on indigenous grub for a year. Next month, like-minded folks elsewhere will try eating that way for a weekDr. Devon Mihesuah (University of Kansas) has some suggested recipes here.

Note: Monday, Oct. 10, 2010 is Native American Day in South Dakota.

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1492 and all that …

October 8, 2010

1492 and all that ....
On October 11, 2010, 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. U.S. 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. 11, 2010 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, NotionsCapital.com

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Just Another DC Weekend

October 7, 2010

Just Another DC Weekend 

The IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting paralyzes the streets of Washington again this weekend as police defend our economic overlords from scruffy college kids and hippies playing drums.

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk begins at Nationals Park, travels into Maryland and back to Union Station, 60 miles in all.

Saturday pits the Festival of the Building Arts against the Taste of Georgetown.

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Columbus Day

October 12, 2009

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, NotionsCapital.com

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