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Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:37 AM

President Obama Just Got His Very Own Holiday

Trump supporters in Illinois must be either simply fuming or else be planning moves to another state as their Republican Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed a bill on Friday declaring August 4th a new state holiday, Barack Obama Day.

Senate Bill 55, designating the birthday of the former president a state holiday, was passed by both houses of the Illinois legislature without a single dissenting vote. The new holiday is “set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities.”

The new holiday is strictly commemorative, meaning that banks will remain open, and no one will get any mandatory paid time-off from work, but instead it will be treated as a “day of acknowledgment and celebration.”

http://washingtonjournal.com/2017/08/06/president-obama-just-got-holiday/

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Reply President Obama Just Got His Very Own Holiday (Original post)
mfcorey1 Aug 7 OP
Mystery sage Aug 7 #1
Tanuki Aug 7 #4
MyOwnPeace Aug 7 #8
Metro135 Aug 7 #11
ailsagirl Aug 7 #16
Maraya1969 Aug 7 #23
Ilsa Tuesday #41
Maraya1969 Tuesday #43
MrScorpio Aug 7 #19
LoveMyCali Aug 9 #34
ChazInAz Aug 9 #35
syringis Aug 7 #18
Nay Aug 8 #30
tclambert Aug 7 #13
Maraya1969 Aug 7 #24
tclambert Aug 8 #25
Maraya1969 Aug 8 #32
jayschool2013 Aug 7 #15
calimary Aug 9 #33
syringis Aug 7 #17
drmeow Aug 7 #21
ecstatic Aug 7 #22
tymorial Aug 8 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 7 #2
Iliyah Aug 7 #3
Thomas Hurt Aug 7 #5
MontanaMama Aug 7 #7
Gothmog Aug 7 #6
murielm99 Aug 7 #9
TeapotInATempest Thursday #37
bucolic_frolic Aug 7 #10
Hulk Aug 7 #12
sandensea Aug 7 #14
syringis Aug 7 #20
Gothmog Aug 8 #26
c-rational Aug 8 #27
MyNameGoesHere Aug 8 #29
Historic NY Aug 8 #31
Doreen Aug 9 #36
Dream Girl Thursday #38
Hekate Friday #39
DFW Tuesday #40
Achilleaze Tuesday #42
weydowner 11 hrs ago #44

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:41 AM

1. Oh great Trump going to demand his own holiday as well

I can feel it.

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Response to Mystery sage (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:58 AM

4. I suggest April 1 to commemorate Trump

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 12:41 PM

8. I see what you did there!

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 12:58 PM

11. Or October 31st

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Response to Metro135 (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 02:25 PM

16. Either date will do

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:13 PM

23. February 29

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 03:55 PM

41. That's too often. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #41)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 04:24 PM

43. You're right. Let's make it the 30th

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Response to Metro135 (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 02:31 PM

19. No, no, no, no

I will not stand for that

Halloween is too sacred a time to sully it with Trumpian vulgarity.

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Response to Metro135 (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 02:02 AM

34. Please don't ruin Halloween for me

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Response to Metro135 (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 11:42 AM

35. Don't spoil Hallowe'en!

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 02:31 PM

18. It will be hard...

It is everyday 1st april since 20th january

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 10:17 AM

30. How about April 20? (Hitler's birthday)

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Response to Mystery sage (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 01:47 PM

13. Make it June 31st.

(If nobody explains it to him, he won't know.)

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Response to tclambert (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:14 PM

24. I don't know! Please splain

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 09:41 AM

25. Thirty days has September, April, JUNE, and November . . .

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Response to tclambert (Reply #25)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 01:30 PM

32. Well Duh on me.

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Response to Mystery sage (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 01:55 PM

15. May I suggest

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 01:50 AM

33. Welcome to DU, jayschool2013!

Declare it on Octember the eleventy-third!

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Response to Mystery sage (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 02:29 PM

17. Yep, the day fatbutt will kicked off

I'm not american. Otherwise, i would have strongly avocated, not only a State holiday but a National one.

The RelievedDay.

With gifts, special meals (avoid pumpkins however :chuckle, celebrations all around the country, fireworks and all, and all...

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Response to Mystery sage (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 10:18 PM

21. February 29th? eom

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Response to Mystery sage (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:07 PM

22. In NY? LMAO. When pigs fly. nt

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Response to Mystery sage (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 09:53 AM

28. The 1st of Neverember.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:54 AM

2. What a wonderful development!

He certainly deserves it.



Congratulations, President Obama!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 11:54 AM

3. K & R

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 12:15 PM

5. shouldn't have done that, now President Power Mullet will have to have one too.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 12:39 PM

7. "president power mullet"

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 12:19 PM

6. This is a well deserved honor

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 12:48 PM

9. I am happy that this happened,

but it may be a cynical action on the Ruiner's part. He is trying to save his governorship and get reelected. He is republican scum.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 01:13 PM

37. Agreed on all points.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 12:56 PM

10. Raumer is the Devil but I applaud his acknowledgement of bipartisanship and President Obama

At least he didn't go on a Twitter sugar tirade and throw every devaluation he could
at Obama. Maybe it's only because he's facing reality, but it is a step.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 01:02 PM

12. Sweet.

A day for FDR could also be commemorated in New York.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 01:47 PM

14. It's only fair

St. Ronnie has a massive Federal Triangle building and the DC airport (neither of which he cared about in the least) named after him.

Poppy Bush has at least one major Texas freeway and the Houston airport named after him (they should have named the Mena, AR, airport in his honor instead).

Obama definitely deserves this.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Mon Aug 7, 2017, 02:38 PM

20. He deserved it

He did a more than impressive job to fix the mess HE and not the OA, inherited.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 09:47 AM

26. This is a well deserved honor for President Obama

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 09:52 AM

27. Well deserved....Good for you President Obama.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 10:14 AM

29. I know what day my floating

Personal day off is now.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 10:18 AM

31. Something Donald Trump will never have.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 01:00 PM

36. Yeah Obama!!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 03:27 PM

38. They should also rename O'hare to O'bama

Heads would explode

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:55 PM

39. Mahalo Illinois!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 03:54 PM

40. Good for them

Every time I drive when I'm here in Dallas, I have to either cross or take a turn on the George Bush this or the George W Bush that.

Worse yet, when I visit my brother in northern Virginia (heading up there tonight), every day I have to drive by a sign announcing the entrance to the George Bush Center for Intelligence, an oxymoron if ever there was one!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 04:13 PM

42. If there is ever a Donald-Trump-republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief Day

It will be a day of mourning.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 04:48 PM

44. Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead

I think there will be a National Holiday when the Reign of Donald comes to an end. Break out the bottles of Champagne and the Party Streamers in advance because he will get the biggest crowds in US history, whooping and hollering down the whole centre of Washingron and New York. Unalloyed Joy will no longer be just a cliche.

Somehow I don't think it is a scenario he had in mind; the world will celebrate his passing with massive enthusiasm, especially - it seems - his own country.

(the title song from the Wizard of Oz was spontaneously used when Thatcher died, many years after she was deposed by her own party. That level of hatred and disdain shocked the so-called pundits and her dwindling adherents. Strange, but she was very moderate and restrained compared to the nth-raters that succeeded her - she was hated by many many English people but never never as much as this idiot in the White House)

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