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Juneteenth bill passes House, set
to become 11th federal holiday

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Posted By: Imright, 6/16/2021 11:10:19 PM

A bill to make Juneteenth Independence Day a federal holiday passed the House on Wednesday and will head to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.The bill would make June 19 the 11th federal legal public holiday. Also known as Emancipation Day or Jubilee Day, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States marked by Major General Gordon Granger arriving in Galveston Bay, Texas, with 2,000 Union troops to issue an order on June 19, 1865, that said "all slaves are free" under the Emancipation Proclamation.President Abraham Lincoln issued the proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, to go into effect on Jan. 1, 1863.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/16/2021 11:18:28 PM (No. 817993)
Lets go for 366 holidays a year, so Leap Year doesn't feel left out...and the Communist/Socialists can be happy NO ONE is working and we will achieve Paradise! ... Morons!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Miceal 6/16/2021 11:19:30 PM (No. 817994)
Actually it was the day Lincoln freed the slaves in the States in rebellion. Which I think was illegal. Discuss...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher 6/16/2021 11:36:22 PM (No. 818015)
Juneteenth is a Saturday this year and it will probably be hot. Sounds like a bloodbath in the making in certain cities.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: TLCary 6/16/2021 11:42:25 PM (No. 818018)
Ahh. a holiday celebrated with annual block parties, black on black shootings, open season on Whitey and Asians, looting, and lots and lots of death. Wish I were being pessimistic, hyperbolic, or facecious, but these will be future headlines as sure as "It's Summer, It's Hot: GOBAL WARMING!".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: SALady 6/16/2021 11:45:28 PM (No. 818025)
This has been a state holiday in Texas since 1980. For the most part, most people totally ignored it. Blacks would have BBQ's and small parades in the black parts of towns. It was pretty uneventful. But the last couple of years, it has become a far too often case of riots and violence. Now the other 49 states will get to experience this "fun". On the positive side, I am shocked that they didn't take away Columbus Day from the federal calendar and replace it with this joke!!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: billsv 6/16/2021 11:56:03 PM (No. 818034)
Just we need. One more day government employees do not have to work
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Avikingman 6/16/2021 11:58:03 PM (No. 818036)
Juneteenth, let's hear it for literacy.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Proud Texan 6/17/2021 12:02:59 AM (No. 818039)
I personally am for making every day an official federal holiday. Keeping federal employees away from their "work" ruining our lives would be an improvement.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: snakeoil 6/17/2021 12:06:22 AM (No. 818042)
We should continue the tradition of getting rid of a holiday when a new one is introduced. Let's get rid of January 1, New Years Day. Nowhere on the Earth's orbit does it say "Start Here". Or Labor Day. I'm not a Communist or pregnant so why do I need Labor Day. Next expect Oprah's birthday to be a new holiday.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Venturer 6/17/2021 12:08:25 AM (No. 818044)
Just another Democrat bill to kiss the buttocks of their black voters.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/17/2021 12:16:42 AM (No. 818051)
Absolutely nonsensical bull squeeze. This is just outright pandering to blacks, not a single one of which currently alive was ever a slave in the US. Illinois just signed the same crap today, though I would imagine the Federal holiday will now supersede that. Other than trying to keep blacks on the dole, there is zero reason for this. The black grievance industry is very profitable for some, though, and they have no intent on ever letting tensions cool.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ribicon 6/17/2021 12:34:29 AM (No. 818059)
Sold into slavery by fellow blacks, remained in slavery for some 250 years, then finally set free not by their own initiative, but as a byproduct of Lincoln's war to "save the union." That's some claim to fame.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coach 6/17/2021 12:39:16 AM (No. 818062)
A worthy occasion to celebrate, but what a stupid name. Surprised they didn't 86 Columbus Day in conjunction
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Reply 14 - Posted by: YorkieMom 6/17/2021 12:56:50 AM (No. 818069)
Another stupid by our stupid politicians. Pander bears. 😡
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/17/2021 1:23:14 AM (No. 818074)
All of the world's problems are now solved!! Thank you Republicans for stepping up to the plate and demanding to solve the world's problems!! What... oh what would we do without your brave, unwavering leadership??? In the words of Mighty Mouse, "Here I come to save the day"!!! Mighty Mouse and Underdog all rolled up into one mighty force of unstoppable courage!!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 6/17/2021 1:25:02 AM (No. 818076)
Stop this racist nonsense.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Moritz55 6/17/2021 3:39:14 AM (No. 818095)
Here’s the Babylon Bee’s headline: “Congress Passes Law To Recognize Juneteenth, The Day Republicans Freed All The Democrats' Slaves”
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TXknitter 6/17/2021 3:49:21 AM (No. 818098)
Exactly #7. Its a PAID holiday for all the Congressmen and women plus a nice gift to all their many family members and friends who are all Federal employees too. The taxpayers who do not get the holiday off “paid” get to pay for it. The retired federal workers in my family said it first. It is not about remembering Jubeteenth.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: chance_232 6/17/2021 6:22:49 AM (No. 818137)
I don't have a problem with this one. Ending slavery was a huge deal. Its the day that the US ended its original sin, and paid for with the blood of several hundred thousand men and one president. To this day, several thousand years later, Jews celebrate their deliverance from Egypt. Not one person alive today was around for that event. Flame away....
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Reply 20 - Posted by: FunOne 6/17/2021 6:51:49 AM (No. 818148)
For those feral black folks, it is just another day of not having to go to work. So, how do they know it is a "holiday"?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/17/2021 7:23:39 AM (No. 818191)
Barf. Juneteenth this.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Redbone 6/17/2021 7:35:25 AM (No. 818201)
The emancipation Proclamation freed no slaves in Union states. In this age of superficial virtue signaling a holiday celebrating it seems appropriate.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: skacmar 6/17/2021 7:36:01 AM (No. 818202)
Great, another paid holiday for government and bank employees. Do we really need a paid day off for this?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: TJ54 6/17/2021 8:11:50 AM (No. 818235)
Pander, pander, pander. All because a Black thug was murdered in Minneapolis over a year ago
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Reply 25 - Posted by: downnout 6/17/2021 8:15:51 AM (No. 818243)
Another paid day off?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ROLFNader 6/17/2021 8:18:49 AM (No. 818246)
Give it a year or two and we can shorten it to " feral holiday".
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Jethro bo 6/17/2021 9:40:18 AM (No. 818350)
So the US taxpayer will now pay for over 2 weeks of 'holidays' along with regular vacation and sick leave for every last Federal employee. One wonders how much one day cost each taxpayer? So 2019 estimates there were 2.09 million federal employees. Lets say they work for the an average of $15/hr. So 8 hours would be $120 a day for 2.09 million which would be 250,680,000 a day we pay for their holiday. Now the vast majority of children don't pay taxes which was estimated at 73 million in 2019. So taxpayers would be ~ 257 million or roughly we get to pay a dollar each for one extra holiday for federal employees. Being a Federal employee isn't a bad gig if you can get it.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: udanja99 6/17/2021 9:45:45 AM (No. 818362)
Oh, great. Federal permission and a special day set aside to loot, shoot, riot and destroy. We should start a pool on how many blacks will be shot by other blacks on Saturday. I have no plans to even leave my house on Saturday and I live in a nice quiet neighborhood.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/17/2021 9:51:10 AM (No. 818374)
So federal employees, most of whom are 'working' from home, cough, cough, cough, will have another paid holiday where they sit home and do nothing. Residents in Chicongo are probably out scrounging up ammunition for the expected fireworks celebrations already. Since government doesn't work on Saturdays, will this mean the actual day of donuffin will be Fri. or Mon.?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: red1066 6/17/2021 10:00:26 AM (No. 818387)
Union troops who died by the hundreds of thousands led by a Republican president frees the slaves, and the slaves have been voting demoslut ever since. The slaves never left the plantation.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: navybrat 6/17/2021 10:17:01 AM (No. 818419)
Soon there will be more holidays than work days. How can anyone afford to hire employees or even have a business.
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