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Are you ready for the Juneteenth federal
holiday tomorrow?

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Posted By: FlyRight, 6/18/2023 7:09:55 AM

Monday, the nineteenth of June, is our newest federal holiday (just 2 years old), Juneteenth, and federal workers get yet another day’s pay without having to work for it. Since the federal workforce is heavily overrepresented with black workers (18.2% of the federal workforce versus 12.6% of the population), the words “disparate impact” come to mind, benefitting African Americans with a paid holiday that not too many other employees get, judging by the fact that I was able to book two appointments with service providers tomorrow before I even realized Monday was holiday.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: watashiyo 6/18/2023 7:32:53 AM (No. 1494389)
Another meaningless holiday for the entitlement addicts and Affirmative Action gravy train recipients.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley 6/18/2023 7:34:48 AM (No. 1494392)
I'm retired now, but when I was still working it was widely perceived as a joke. It was just an opportunity for a free day off or double time pay. Like several other politically based or racially based holidays, nobody celebrated it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: nwcudagal 6/18/2023 7:36:39 AM (No. 1494394)
"Juneteenth" sounds ridiculous. Just another made-up government employee paid day off.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man 6/18/2023 8:01:48 AM (No. 1494414)
Get boarded up.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: homefry 6/18/2023 8:03:43 AM (No. 1494422)
It would be a good day to stay away from people.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MSUDoc 6/18/2023 8:07:24 AM (No. 1494428)
Scott Adams was right.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rama41 6/18/2023 8:13:16 AM (No. 1494432)
It would be nice if Father's Day could also be celebrated on Juneteenth.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/18/2023 8:34:50 AM (No. 1494448)
I was Drafted into the Army in 1967...My Freedom Day was Juneteenth 1970 and I have celebrated it every year since them. PS. I want my Reparations, I was a Slave!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/18/2023 8:42:05 AM (No. 1494460)
How fitting that I have a dental appointment on Juneteenth. Pain and grief in one setting. Kind of like a funeral.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/18/2023 9:06:29 AM (No. 1494475)
If you remind someone that the post office is closed tomorrow, they will almost certainly say: For What?!?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Encore 6/18/2023 9:11:02 AM (No. 1494481)
“they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.” Now this might be worth celebrating!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/18/2023 9:19:16 AM (No. 1494495)
Wait till the Feds decide to make up holidays for all the 'brown masses' arriving from the south. Expect that Congress makes "Cinco de Mayo" a national holiday to satisfy the Mexican restaurant lobby who makes millions every year on this fake event. Wait till the Indians from India, not Native Americans, demand a holiday for some Hindu 'god.' Speaking of that, why do the blacks have TWO Federal holidays made up for them, while Native Americans have NONE? We can't forget our massive Muslim imports to these shores, courtesy of the Democrat globalist elites. They will most certainly be demanding a 'Mohamed Day; at some point Federal holidays that need to go away - 1) Juneteenth 2) Martin Luther King Birthday 3) Labor Day
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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99 6/18/2023 9:40:06 AM (No. 1494511)
#12, add on Presidents’ Day. There is no way I am honoring numerous presidents. We need to go back to Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays. I know that those are not paid federal holidays, but we still need to change it back.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rather Read 6/18/2023 9:48:46 AM (No. 1494522)
#12, in Mexico Cinco de Mayo is nothing, it's a Tex-Mex holiday that's celebrated only in America. My church has a very large Hispanic community and the holiday they celebrate is the feast of Our Lady of Guadeloupe, on December 12th. But that would be way too religious for the progs. They hate Christmas enough as it is.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: felixcat 6/18/2023 9:57:28 AM (No. 1494532)
Blacks have a month and now two federal holidays: MLK day and this ridiculous Biden panders to the blacks holiday and still - they lag in academics, two parent homes but excel in gun violence in cities in which they still elect over and over, Dem politicians who promise them a lot and deliver nothing.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Strike3 6/18/2023 10:56:21 AM (No. 1494583)
Enough of the black made up holidays already. Between this and Kwanza a guy has no idea what to wear. Holidays are meant to celebrate something; celebrating the obligation to support a large portion of the black race in America just doesn't bring out that festive feeling in me.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Italiano 6/18/2023 11:02:19 AM (No. 1494591)
I'd better get a good night's sleep tonight. I'll be working extra hard tomorrow.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared 6/18/2023 11:04:19 AM (No. 1494594)
Mis-spelled: it's Junteef. Miami businesses are buying plywood.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 6/18/2023 11:11:19 AM (No. 1494601)
In honor of the people who celebrate Juneteenth, I celebrate it 2 and a half years later.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: raphaela 6/18/2023 11:21:18 AM (No. 1494606)
Hm. Hubby will either cue up "Gone With The Wind" or "Gettysburg" tomorrow and probably request fried chicken. He's rather sensitive to those cartoon holidays.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: red1066 6/18/2023 11:25:34 AM (No. 1494609)
Funny how Father's Day and Juneteenth come back to back. One, as the old joke goes, was the most confusing day of the year in the Ghetto, and the other celebrates nothing since Jan. 1st 1863 is when blacks were freed by the emancipation proclamation and also by the end of the Civil War which occurred in April 1865.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Birddog 6/18/2023 11:50:49 AM (No. 1494639)
It became a State Holiday in Texas in 1980, prior to that it was a big "Family Reunion" date all across the state. Some places were former plantations that were gifted to the slaves by the owners on June 19, or soon after. Other locations were lakes, and the beaches in Galveston. Media makes much of it being two 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, but it was only 3 months after the last defeat/surrender of the last major Confederate army(Lee had already surrendered) Basically it "Celebrates" that the mail was late in being Delivered to Texas, by not delivering the Mail in the rest of the country. It was NOT the end of slavery in the USA, Joe Biden's Delaware( as well as parts of New Jersey. and Kentucky) were the last Legally hold slaves...not freeing them until Dec 19th. Joe Biden's Delaware prides itself on being “The First State” for ratifying the Constitution before any other, but it was among the last to ratify the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery, waiting until February 1901, more than 35 years after the end of the Civil War. The social programs instituted by Democrats destroyed the Black Family, and Juneteenth was a day of Family Reunions. Now it is a Skinfolk, not Kinfolk event...and ALL of your children belong to the Govt. not to their least that is what Joe Biden claims.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/18/2023 12:20:41 PM (No. 1494658)
I doubt most even realize, or know, why it took until June 19th 1865 for the posting of Emancipation in Texas.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 6/18/2023 1:10:42 PM (No. 1494715)
I'll be staying home. Those forced to travel about in large cities would be well advised to wear a bullet resistant vest.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: anniebc 6/18/2023 2:12:55 PM (No. 1494744)
It's ridiculous, but we pay for the holiday. It's optional where I work, so I take the day. I do it to make the kissers of the bent overs pay.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Venturer 6/18/2023 6:04:51 PM (No. 1494882)
The next big holiday to become endorsed will be addadicktome day foir the LGBTQ folks.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: mifla 6/19/2023 6:03:15 AM (No. 1495052)
If you live in a city ruled by liberals, getting ready means having a loaded weapon, locking all windows and doors, and staying inside all day.
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