Archive for Monday, October 11, 2010

Post offices, banks observing Columbus Day

October 11, 2010

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Federal offices and Douglas County District Court are closed today in observance of Columbus Day.

Lawrence city offices and Douglas County administrative offices are open.

City offices in most area towns will be open.

The U.S. Postal Service will not make regular deliveries, and post offices are closed. FedEx and UPS will make regular deliveries.

Most banks are closed.

Comments

Maddy Griffin 7 years ago

Columbus Day should not be a federal holiday.Why does our government pay time and a half for no work done in honor of a murdering theif who did not discover anything? It should be named "Indigenous Americans Day."

Maddy Griffin 7 years ago

How on earth did you get profiling out of my post? Or are you just trolling again?

monkeyspunk 7 years ago

No, but 95% of the native population living in the Americas at the time wouldn't have been wiped out.

Flap Doodle 7 years ago

Relax and have a popsicle, gram. It's a cool and fruity treat on a national holiday.

Stuart Evans 7 years ago

why Christmas? Because of the myth told hundreds and hundreds of years ago, that reason and logic have since discredited? If we're having national birthday parties for invisible men, I want it to be about my made up friend.

dontcallmedan 7 years ago

Nixon was quite popular with the majority. For a while.

independant1 7 years ago

nope, gotta have xmas. it's the reason for black friday.

Gene Wallace 7 years ago

Spain finished exiling the Jews who had lived in that area way before 1BCE as Columbus sailed out of Spain. The Spanish Inquisition began at this time.

tao7 7 years ago

Boy that's wanted I needed today, a huge dose of sarcasm. Thanks Tinkywinky!

tao7 7 years ago

Why don't you include all the facts. Rape and pillage. 50% or more of indigenous populations wiped out by diseases. Killed them if they didn't convert. There's some facts for ya!! The guy was a barbarian and so NOT deserving of a holiday. Most states don't even recognize it as a holiday which should tell you something.

monkeyspunk 7 years ago

Corky, what is the % of Hispanola that is indigenous?

I'll help you. 0%.

Maddy Griffin 7 years ago

It's not recognized in Hawaii, South Dakota or Montana.But 3 out of 50 does not constitute "most".

Flap Doodle 7 years ago

Where's tushy? Usually he'd be on this sort of thread like a duck on a June bug

independant1 7 years ago

A more base analogy comes to my mind.

monkeyspunk 7 years ago

I agree with you on the disease front. The spanish did not intend to bring small pox and other diseases to the new world it was inevitable. But I do have problem with this statement:

"Europeans were the most civilized people giving the less civilized peoples their gift of public administration."

By what do you measure a level of civilization?

Government? Aztecs and Incas both had government. Literature? The Maya invented their own written language from scratch. Something the Europeans never accomplished. The Aztecs carried on the tradition of writing. Agriculture? Corn comes from N. America and was harvested. Laws? Incas and Aztecs, check. Disease? Syphillis. Religion? Again, check. Large Populations? At its height, Tenochtitlan had a population larger than cities in Western Europe. Only Rome was bigger. The Aztec capital was cleaner by most standards.

Apparently you measure "civilization" by possession of firearms, steel and a desire to use them indiscrimantly.

You should really attempt to educate yourself, it would help.

gatekeeper 7 years ago

Here's a fact. Columbus wasn't the first European to reach N. America. This shouldn't be a holiday. Hell, he didn't even reach the mainland. But we'll keep on teaching kids he "discovered" America.

monkeyspunk 7 years ago

" He brought civilization where none had existed. What a great achievement."

Wow, you are a collosal moron. That last sentence is so wrong and so ignorant, that it hardly deserves a response.

monkeyspunk 7 years ago

To clarify, I meant that "first sentence".

But anyone with any knowledge of history knows what I am refering to.

independant1 7 years ago

You forgot to say, Soviets beleived Lenin discovered america and invented the light bulb.

Maddy Griffin 7 years ago

Ah yes, the miseducation of America at work again.

Maddy Griffin 7 years ago

Imagine how much could be saved on the federal payroll since those who work are generally paid time and a half on federal holidays.How much could be saved if it was just another Monday?

Flap Doodle 7 years ago

I'm thinking that Dear Leader doesn't have the authority to make or unmake federal holidays. He could do some finger-pointing though. That's about all he's good for these days.

acg 7 years ago

Um, Obama doesn't have the power to do away with a holiday. All I know is that I needed to go do some stuff today at the bank and post office and both of them were closed and that's annoying.

tao7 7 years ago

Thanks you monkeyspunk! You rock! Tinky you need to pull your head out of the sand

gatekeeper 7 years ago

And that's your problem. God inspired migration. thanks for the laugh. You show how our education system has failed us.

booyalab 7 years ago

Well, not in Columbus' case,although he didn't exactly migrate. But the first settlers in North America were strongly motivated by their religion.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years ago

I beginning to believe that you're a parody of "conservatism" just like Tom. No one could be as stupid as your posts would indicate that you are.

Stuart Evans 7 years ago

it makes perfect sense that the bankers and the government would celebrate such a holiday. after all, it was the elite government and wealth holders who sent him on his voyages to rape and pillage the lands to further the wealth and conquest of Spain. Same crap, different century.

Jeremiah Jefferson 7 years ago

Isn't every day a holliday for the government?

Jeremiah Jefferson 7 years ago

Lol, thats a great flick man.. "Say When"

yankeevet 7 years ago

I thought Flip Wilson discovered America???

Mike Ford 7 years ago

christopher columbus was responsible for the enslaving and genocide of the Carib, Arawak, and Taino peoples in his time. He was a religious zealot and a hypocrite. Later invaders like De Soto met their fate at the hands of the Chickasaw peoples in the 1540's in Mississippi. I helped Baker students do a paper on the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the subsequent Trails of Tear of the Five Tribes last night and I hold these young students at a higher level of intellect than most of our resident posters.... oh well....

independant1 7 years ago

A really big holyday in NYC, Boston, Philly.

Nobody wants his cause near as bad as he wants to talk about his cause. (Will Rogers)

Flap Doodle 7 years ago

"grammaddy (anonymous) replies… Imagine how much could be saved on the federal payroll since those who work are generally paid time and a half on federal holidays.How much could be saved if it was just another Monday?" The same question could be asked about the MLK holiday.

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