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- Jul 5, 2006
If I had to take a guess, setting aside the lower hanging fruit, like any smaller state- or industry-based "holidays" found guilty, but if I had to take a guess as to the next BIG one, I'd say Thanksgiving Day is definitely in for a fight.A really good quote: "Hysteria is the most communicable disease known to us and we're now living through a pandemic of it"
Tucker Carlson: What holiday should be canceled next?
Have they passed Murphy's Law in Kangaroo land. Murphy's Law: A supposed law of nature, expressed in various humorous popular sayings, to the effect that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.Why is it that when catching a train home to then catch a bus only to have to wait for it because it's running late. And yet if the train arrives 5 mins late I can see the bus leaving on time therefore having to still wait for the next bus. Just saying.
Doc, I was born in Woonsocket, RI. At the time Woonsocket, RI was probably 50 to 70 percent French Canadian, Catholic, with a mix of Irish Catholic and Italian Catholic. My high school was 98% Catholic, including the teachers. How a cute little Catholic boy like me, became a ugly old Baptist preacher has bewildered my family for eternity. We use to have a whole week of festivities culminating with a big parade. As I understand it, they still celebrate it but no longer have the parade. At lease one reason for no parade is February in RI is cold, not to mention the ice and snow. The majorette’s legs would freeze. Who wants to see Majorettes with leggings?I know that Washington DC often has Carnival Balls. Perhaps you were thinking of them? Or there is St. Louis, which also celebrates it.
Since it is derived from a religious holiday (Ash Wednesday always follows Fat Tuesday, the translation of Mardi Gras), I would say that almost any deeply religious city would have a shot at it. I would say "Providence, RI" but I've been there and they are SO fuddy-duddy that the whole bloody town shuts down at 8 PM. Sidewalks are rolled up by 8:30 in the downtown area.
Oh be afraid, be very afraid ... It's ONLY a matter of time before Mardi Gras is found to be racist, and revealed that many people actually weep and mourn on that day unbeknownst to the rest of us for some obscure historical nuance.Local holidays? Just don't try to take away Mardi Gras from south Louisiana. The Cajuns are always looking for good bait for gator hunting.
What is a really sobering thought to me, is to imagine what is (and will be ... slowly revealed, over the coming months & years) the effect of people who either voluntarily or had to put off treatment of various conditions considered "less urgent", due to Covid situations.I half expect every death to be covid related these days. I guess people pass away from other issues too. He was a good guy.
Isaac, I know what you mean, I'm having a procedure in about a week. I have had a few since covid-19 started. You have to be a strong advocate for yourself and others. And find doctors you have faith in.What is a really sobering thought to me, is to imagine what is (and will be ... slowly revealed, over the coming months & years) the effect of people who either voluntarily or had to put off treatment of various conditions considered "less urgent", due to Covid situations.
Ranging from procedures that were deemed just a little less urgent, to just the voluntary putting off of highly advised treatments.
Within my family we've already put off something that really 'should' be done, but wasn't urgent...that family member simply was afraid to go into a hospital environment with everything going on and feeling like it was an infection "hotspot". In their case it won't probably have any ill effects, but I imagine there are millions for whom there will be at least some consequence.
Yeah ... that's interesting. A good read as far as the quotes they took from her resignation letter, I'll have to read the whole thing tonight.I like the way they called her a Nazi even tho she is mostly likely Jewish. https://www.foxnews.com/media/bari-weiss-quits-new-york-times-bullying
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