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Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby lemur » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:58 am

THERE.

I said it..

its been bugging me forever.... eplaya is my confessional.. i just had to get it off my chest.

but hey!! theres this
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby Sham » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:03 am

It's all what you make of it. Get yourself up and out of the house and buy a car--dammit!
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby Bob » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:44 am

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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby ygmir » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:53 am

yeah, because, so many of the other holidays, really, really matter.............or, is it a good excuse for a day off, and we feel we gotta name it?
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby lemur » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:04 am

Bob wrote:Image


you mean i have to pay to suck on lincolns head ?
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby SquirrelHead » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:24 am

ygmir wrote:yeah, because, so many of the other holidays, really, really matter.............or, is it a good excuse for a day off, and we feel we gotta name it?


I don't get the day off for it. I just have to be jealous of the people that do get the fluff "holiday" off. It's all about shopping.
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby unjonharley » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:26 am

lemur wrote:
Bob wrote:Image


you mean i have to pay to suck on lincolns head ?


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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby The CO » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:51 am

I love Presidents day! What a coincidence! 4 US presidents with the same birthday!

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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby Rice » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:04 am

In Canada we have "Family Day" - At least it is honest on why we have the day off.

Happy Family Day all you crazy bastards <3
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby Bob » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:18 am

Sucks and blows living on the Monday-street-sweeping side of the street, which also happens to be the leeward side where most of the trash accumulates. And I just don't get anyone older than three tossing trash on the street. People are horrible. Somebody should do something.
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby groovehoops » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:21 am

Bernie is having a presidents day sale on his burning man tickets...
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby peyote2004 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:28 am

[quote="stretch80"]In Canada we have "Family Day" - At least it is honest on why we have the day off.

Happy Family Day all you crazy bastards <3[/quote]

But not all provinces recognise Family Day. I'm stuck at work today , because I work in the province of quebec :( The Federal Government does not recognise it either, so the federal offices in Ontario are open too.
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby Rice » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:37 am

peyote2004 wrote:
stretch80 wrote:In Canada we have "Family Day" - At least it is honest on why we have the day off.

Happy Family Day all you crazy bastards <3


But not all provinces recognise Family Day. I'm stuck at work today , because I work in the province of quebec :( The Federal Government does not recognise it either, so the federal offices in Ontario are open too.


I am sorry you live in Quebec ;) - I could not help myself (west vs east, Quebec separatists and all that {tee-hee})

Here in Saskatchewan, we have only had Family Day for a few years...
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby peyote2004 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:07 pm

Actually I live in Canada,as In Ontario..LOL. I just work in Quebec. My family always joke that I work in a "foreign land" :D
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby graidawg » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:28 pm

we don't have presidents day in england. then again we don't have presidents either.
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:13 pm

You do have the queen's birthday, which isn't even her real birthday...
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby ragabashpup » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:17 pm

I had to work today. I was in meetings for 6 hours out of the day. I think ma brain is fried.
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby Rice » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:18 pm

Wait, so ... Do you mean having a president is lame, or that having a holiday in February is lame?? Or is it having a holiday dedicated to your president thats lame??

So, when the US president changes, does the holiday get better/worse or remain the same??

Curious Canadian wants to know ;)
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby ragabashpup » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:22 pm

It's a federal holiday. Which means anything run by the government is closed. Most other people have to work though. Unless they can't find sitters for their kids or work for a semi cool company (unless it's unpaid). Then still some of them work and have their little people running around the office all day.
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby Rice » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:29 pm

ragabashpup wrote:It's a federal holiday. Which means anything run by the government is closed. Most other people have to work though. Unless they can't find sitters for their kids or work for a semi cool company (unless it's unpaid). Then still some of them work and have their little people running around the office all day.

So, federal holidays are unpaid in the US? Hmmm... So, not really a holiday for the people, just public servants. Sorry!

Family Day was a Statutory Holiday - paid.
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby ragabashpup » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:31 pm

Yes it's a paid holiday for all public servants I believe.

I like the idea of family day much better :)
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:39 pm

I would not be surprised to find out that people working for the one time great state of California got it off without pay... I know I'm biased, but civil service jobs are paid decently (although not as well as similar jobs in the private sector), and have benefits, and have retirement (although both the healthcare and the retirement are paid for, in part, from the moneys that they don't get but private does) and having solid middle class jobs gives the economy stability, and the culture stability as well. Crap, culture is the wrong word, but there is a greater benefit to these jobs than just for the employees... And not just economic either. Plus, they have been, historically, a great way for minority communities to work their way into the middle class...
So, I think that the state (any state, not just CA) who is forcing their civil servants to take off time without pay, is doing long term damage on a number of fronts...

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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby wh..sh » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:18 pm

peyote2004 wrote:Actually I live in Canada,as In Ontario..LOL. I just work in Quebec. My family always joke that I work in a "foreign land" :D


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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby International Incident » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:22 pm

Your labour laws suck.

And yes, we get a queen's birthday holiday - not on the same day as her b'day. Rumour has it that a lot is Australians voted against being a republic because they thought it would lead to one less paid holiday.
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:14 am

It's a GREAT DAY if you're a President.
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Re: Presidents Day is the Lamest Holiday

Postby The CO » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:22 am

peyote2004 wrote: because I work in the province of quebec :(


Taberfuckingnac! My condolences. Quebec is another country... even to Canadians.
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