Feb. 21st, 2017 06:29 am
supergee: (wink)
One advantage of growing old (perhaps the only one other than the alternative) is remembering that things weren’t always like this. I know that “under God” wasn’t in the Original Pledge of Allegiance as Written by the Founding Fathers because I can remember the discomfort of adding it. When the Duck Dynasty speaks up for the Eternal Verities, I remember when one of the Eternal Verities in their part of the world was beating the crap out of anyone who looked like them. And I remember when there was no Presidents Day.

There were two holidays: the birthdays of Lincoln & Washington. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that in large parts of the country Lincoln was the cruel federal oppressor who deprived them of their God-given right to own dark-skinned people, and they were not about to wish the sumbitch a happy birthday. Presidents Day was a compromise, or perhaps a sellout.

Charles Pierce has some thoughts on the holiday.


Sep. 9th, 2016 06:42 am
supergee: (shades)
Today is National Teddy Bear Day. My own heretical preference is shown in the userpic.


Jun. 19th, 2016 04:37 pm
supergee: (peace)
Happy Juneteenth, everybody!


Jun. 19th, 2015 05:17 am
supergee: (actual)
Happy Juneteenth, everybody!
Also, buy Tor books
supergee: (Santa)
Solstice: The sun is about to return; let us rejoice! Many years ago, some of those who celebrate the occasion falsely accused my ancestors of waging a War on Solstice when all we wanted to do was mind our own business. We kicked their ass, and we celebrate that victory as Hanukkah, but it's long past time for bygones to be bygones, so to those who celebrate Solstice, as well as to those who celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Yule, Newtonmas, and any other holidays I left out, and don't mind if others celebrate theirs, happy holidays.

Thanx to the late Joel Rosenberg for suggesting this line of thought.

June 16

Jun. 16th, 2013 02:05 pm
supergee: (joyce)
Happy Bloomsday, everybody
supergee: (Santa)
Merry Christmas or Newtonmas to those who celebrate it and don't mind other holiday wishes.


Jul. 4th, 2010 07:36 am
supergee: (liberty)
Happy fourth of July, everybody!
supergee: (cheer)
Happy Juneteenth, everybody

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] tx_cronopio for reminding me.


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