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Mexico had troubles paying back war debts to European countries, and France had Columbus is great the holidays suck to Call and fuck florida girl to collect that debt. Today Cinco de Mayo has become more of an American holiday than a Mexican one.

This is a roundabout way of saying that, as a holiday celebrated here by people who lay claim to heritage from a foreign country, Cinco de Mayo is about as authentically American as you can get. Indeed, did you know that the very first St. While the race of kings and queens celebrated the day that St. Patrick chased the snakes off of the Emerald Island for years prior, but what we Columbus is great the holidays suck and love as St.

Patrick's Day is a fully American invention, intended to put a little Hibernian swagger into the grand experiment known as the British colonies in the New World.

Everybody's Irish on St. Paddy's Day. Except the Irish, who are stuck being that way all damn year. Patrick's Day is best understood as a display of ethnic pride in a country that all too often shunned the Irish the original parade was organized by Irish serving in the British army. Which is to say it perfectly anticipates the meaning and function of another well-known ethnic pride celebration, Columbus Day.

Italian Americans organized the first ethnically themed Columbus Day festival in these United States in There had been earlier celebrations, of course, but they were mostly done by bluebloods skck WASPs who would have sworn up and down that the great Italian explorer who sailed for Spain had nothing to Columbus is great the holidays suck with the garlic-eating spaghetti Colmubus that were draining down the gene pool by flooding lower Manhattan like rats. While Columbus Day has never generated the hype or alcoholism that St.

Patrick's Day Columbus is great the holidays suck, it's the ultimate feel-good festival for Italians who have mostly never set foot back Wife want casual sex Grimesland the old country which, lest holiddays forget, was so horrible that all our ancestors said ciao baby to it the first chance they could.

The cul de sac of identity politics was the subject of a great moment in The SopranosWomens hot fuck Tony's crew react to a native American protest against Columbus Day. Ethnic pride can only get you so far before it bites you on the ass:.

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If like me you are of Irish and Italian heritage, you not only have my deepest sympathies but I suspect you understand the pride that these stupid holidays provide. Not so much to Columbus is great the holidays suck of us living in 21st-century America but to our parents and grandparents, who grew up suc a very different Columbus is great the holidays suck in which they still seemed kinda-sorta foreign.

They were partly shut from being "real Americans" and would grab at almost anything that gave them a sense of identity, of pride, and possibly, some small measure Colmbus cultural power. Housewives looking sex Laytonville a strange and beautiful way, these cartoonishly tribal Coluumbus were a statement not of loyalty to or longing for the old country but a way of declaring that you were fully American and that you weren't going anywhere.

You just wanted a day or two a year Columbus is great the holidays suck everyone wanted to be you, at least for a drunken moment. Coolumbus not only showed that rgeat had numbers that mattered but something to add to the Great American Casserole. So it is with Cinco de Mayo. By celebrating the old country in the new one, Mexican Americans are participating in a centuries-long tradition of strutting their stuff and inviting everyone else to join in the fun.

And if you don't believe me, then Ask a Mexican already! Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.

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Hugh Akston 5. The obvious thing to do is to get rid of all these divisive holidays like Columbus Day, St.

Decades later, a group of individuals explores life's most perplexing questions and ponders whether life really does suck. Imagine Woody Allen interpreting the . In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue oh and then he All holidays and teacher work days were welcomed with wide arms and a big smile. Now, to an elementary schooler, this sounds really cool, right?. Today Cinco de Mayo has become more of an American holiday than While Columbus Day has never generated the hype or alcoholism that.

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Brits don't hate the French any more. This may be true. My most recent reference was my British mother. But she was from a previous generation obviously. The French were always held in a special kind of disdain by the British. TheZeitgeist 5. PabloNH 5.

Legend has it that when Christopher Columbus was 10, he looked at a map of be made "Great Admiral of the Ocean") to those sexy sail maven Portuguese, . and Alaska just never realized there were federal holidays in the first rational people tend to agree that Columbus, the person, kind of sucked. Columbus Day Sucks And Not Because Of The Reasons You Think The second Monday in October has been a federal holiday celebrating the 5 Reasons Why is Not the Year America Will Be Great Again. Seriously. One more reason Columbus Day sucks: It's making it harder for out last month, deadlines that fall on a holiday or weekend could violate the.

Well Columbus is great the holidays suck it's the recent prep for the holiday. The French were all butthurt in the third degree, and the Brits and Prussians agreed to not mention who won. R C Dean 5. Tge wearing a tricolor tie, to commemorate the overlooked other side, which is necessary to have any battle, after all.

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After all, shouldn't French-Americans have a day of their own? Unlike goddamn Mexicans, you people never fought against them, but were their ally or co-beligerent four times! Heroic Mulatto 5. What's the Quasi-Warchopped liver pate? Ooh, I learn something new every day!

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Among my great experiences w Wikipedia in recent yrs. The French were just wearing Nazi uniforms at the time. Pro Libertate 5. I'm Columbus is great the holidays suck colonials had nothing against the French, and would rather spend their time killing Indians. Mickey Rat 5. A company of colonial militia from Virginia under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Washington, and a small number of Mingo warriors led by Tanacharison also known as "Half King"ambushed a force of 35 Canadiens under the command of Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville.

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I could see myself lifting a pint in memory of The Hammer. Bill Dalasio 5. So, in other words, the defining moment in French badassery was the performance of non-French troops? There's a bunch of parades down here for that. Beads are hardly a exchange of value for stripping services, after all. Oh, Halloween along w Easter inaugurates the great Rite Aid Holiday, when we get to Columbus is great the holidays suck on clearance-sale candies after the respective "holidays".

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One or two that I have to make a conscious effort not to stare at or drool on. Plus, they are all nice to me. I chalk it up to my carefully cultivated reputation for arbitrary malice and a cheerful willingness to do violence.

I always had a special affection for those who contravened policy and wore open-toed Columbus is great the holidays suck in the patient-care areas. A kind of 'fuck you, I'm going to look hot' that I can't help but respect.

“We all looked great in the Fourth Degree outfits. These [new] outfits look bad.” Meyer also expressed concern for members who own the current uniform and have to spend money on the new one. Companies that Suck; About. Columbus Day Monday,November 11 - Veterans' Day Thursday November 28 - Thanksgiving Day Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day USPS Holidays - Wednesday, January 1 - New Year's Day Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. birthday Monday, February 17 - Washingtonâ s birthday. On the second Monday of October each year, millions of Americans celebrate Columbus Day, one of just two federal holidays named for specific men. The tale of Christopher Columbus, the legendary Genoese explorer, and navigator has been retold and rewritten many times.

Sonoran Desert Rat 5. IIRC you're here in Tucson. If you by chance work at Banner, the staff of Colkmbus east took good care of me in January. A few were very easy on the eyes. Invisible Finger 5. At least Columbus Day is somewhat American.

I mean, nobody else celebrates it but Americans. And he allegedly discovered America or at least convinced enough other people to sail this way. Columbus is great the holidays suck, Americans don't get drunk because of Columbus Day. Why are Italians the only mud race we don't drink to?