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boogiewoogie1978
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Juneteenth to become federal holiday
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President Biden is expected to sign a bill this afternoon establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

The President and Vice President Kamala Harris are expected to deliver remarks at 3:30 p.m. ET at the White House on the creation of the federal holiday.

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Enjoy your day off baws.


Bandit1980
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
Can they both take a holiday and jump into an erupting volcano?


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IslandBuckeye
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
Was just told this as work. Then I was asked if I want to work tomorrow. I said no as I exercised my white privilege. I am one of two whipeepo working in the department.


Update: the Gov did not declare today a holiday and it is off to work I go. No problem there, but it will be fun listening to my coworkers grumbling about his lack of respect for this newly minted sacred holiday.
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NC_Tigah
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
GOP were idiots not to do this several years ago when they could take credit.


Y.A. Tittle
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
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GOP were idiots not to do this several years ago when they could take credit.


LOL at thinking there would have been any "credit" to be had there. Trump did oodles more pandering shite than that, and it's all been already long forgotten.


Dam Guide
New Orleans Saints Fan
Nooga
Member since Sep 2005
14098 posts

re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
So do I get monday off since I don't work fridays, lol. I get it's saturday, but we usually get the closest day to it when it is on the weekend.
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DarthRebel
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
Honestly, it is a good Holiday to have and celebrate (properly).

Plopping that bad boy in the middle of gay month makes it even better.


bamarep
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Member since Nov 2013
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
Can we combine this one with Kwanzaa?


LSUfonte
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
Double pay tomorrow!! We need 26 federal holidays. One for each pay-period of the year.


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610man
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
This is a frickin joke, as is most of what is happening in our country today


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Mahomeless
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
LOL this is just another example of whitey using the black man to get what he wants, an extra day off.


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rsbd
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
Nah I’m good


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jimmy the leg
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
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Honestly, it is a good Holiday to have and celebrate (properly).


Celebrating the emancipation proclamation is not an issue for me.

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Plopping that bad boy in the middle of gay month makes it even better.


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BlackAdam
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Member since Jan 2016
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
So is this going to be a good federal holiday like Labor Day, or one of the crappy ones that we don't get off work but still don't get mail like President's Day?


MeatCleaverWeaver
Georgia Fan
Member since Oct 2013
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
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LOL at thinking there would have been any "credit" to be had there. Trump did oodles more pandering shite than that, and it's all been already long forgotten.



Yep, by and large, blacks will always be beholden to their bought & paid for race pimp community leaders and pastors. It doesn’t too much matter how well they are treated by Republicans or how bad they are treated by Democrats, they’re voting Dem.


Powerman
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
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So is this going to be a good federal holiday like Labor Day, or one of the crappy ones that we don't get off work but still don't get mail like President's Day?


You say this as if getting mail is awesome or something


WildManGoose
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
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Celebrating the emancipation proclamation is not an issue for me.
Except the proclamation was made on January 1st two years before Juneteenth. And the 13th was ratified six months after Juneteenth. It's odd to elevate a local Texas holiday to federal status, no?


Northwestern tiger
Minnesota Fan
Minneapolis
Member since Oct 2005
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
Federal government just called my wife to tell her that her interview for the citizenship (which was scheduled for tomorrow) has been canceled because of this new holiday. frick this system


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Indefatigable
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
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Celebrating the emancipation proclamation is not an issue for me.



June 19th has no connection to the Emancipation Proclamation or the actual abolition of slavery. None at all.

I don’t care if we add a holiday for the abolition of slavery—in fact, it’s something worth having a holiday for. Just don’t be ignorant about what the date is, and I’d prefer we didn’t use bastardized slang for the Holiday’s title.
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jimmy the leg
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re: Juneteenth to become federal holiday
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It's odd to elevate a local Texas holiday to federal status, no?


Yes.

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June 19th has no connection to the Emancipation Proclamation or the actual abolition of slavery. None at all.


It is my understanding that the news of the EP didn’t get to south Texas until June 19, hence that being the date chosen.
This post was edited on 6/17 at 2:48 pm


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