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  •  I imagine... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...a few Italian-Americans will be offended by your renaming of Columbus Day. It doesn't get any mention where I am now, but when I lived in New York, it was more of an "Italian-American" Day than a celebration of Columbus.

    Today is also National Coming Out Day. You might want to consider removing or seriously editing this diary. Poor taste.

    Weenie liberals of the world unite! ...soccergrandmom

    by Giles Goat Boy on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 09:16:44 AM PDT

    •  Italian-Americans... (0+ / 0-)

      ...have a great many legitimate heroes to admire and celebrate, other than the monster who stumbled his way into the Caribbean in 1492. As for the supposed equation of syphilis with National Coming Out Day, I think it's clear that no such implication is intended here.

      •  You miss both my points. (0+ / 0-)

        I don't care who Italian-Americans celebrate, the point is that Columbus Day is often celebrated as more of an Italian-American heritage day than a celebration of Columbus, so referring to today as "Syphilis Day" is to misunderstand what Columbus Day means to many Americans.

        Obviously there is no implication that Coming Out Day was being called Syphilis Day, but the coincidental timing of the two should have been a signal that maybe writing a diary about "Syphilis Day" today was like shitting on someone's birthday cake.

        Weenie liberals of the world unite! ...soccergrandmom

        by Giles Goat Boy on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 11:47:48 AM PDT

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