FishFeast43 karma2020-02-05 19:14:13 UTC
But with brittle bones you could be a super villain in an M. Night Shamalayan movie so you may want to think this through.
Kidding. Thanks for the very interesting AMA
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FishFeast30 karma2018-10-08 14:50:12 UTC
From the wiki:
Many Italian-Americans observe Columbus Day as a celebration of their heritage, and the first such celebration was held in New York City on October 12, 1866. The day was first enshrined as a legal holiday in the United States through the lobbying of Angelo Noce, a first generation Italian, in Denver. The first statewide holiday was proclaimed by Colorado governor Jesse F. McDonald in 1905, and it was made a statutory holiday in 1907. In April 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus and New York City Italian leader Generoso Pope, Congress and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed October 12 a federal holiday under the name Columbus Day.
I've always looked at it as an "Oh shit, we need these Italian Catholic votes. Let's give them a day." Where is English-American heritage day or German-American heritage day? I guess the Irish-Americans have St. Paddy's Day but all in all Columbus Day as a national holiday seems to be about lobbying.
FishFeast8 karma2018-10-05 19:41:46 UTC
Is that dog wearing a red bandana? Confirmed gang member and therefore dangerous. Case closed.
/s of course. Good looking dog you've got there.
FishFeast5 karma2018-09-12 15:28:25 UTC
But this edition goes to eleven
FishFeast2 karma2018-10-09 15:35:39 UTC
I'm not familiar with that one. Thanks. I'll look it up.
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