Tag Archives: national holidays

Joey-X Day… my new favorite holiday

Today, thanks to Facebook, I discovered that two of the most influential men in my life share the same birthday. Both Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) and Joey Ramone (born Jeffrey Ross Hyman) started their journeys on May 19, and, in their honor, not only am I drinking a beer right now to their memories, […]

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Happy Mothers Day

After all, there’s no reason that victims of rape and incest shouldn’t be able to share this special day with everyone else… [Tonight’s post is brought to you by the phrase, “rape audit,” which was just introduced into the American lexicon thanks to our our friends in the Republican Party, who are apparently all for […]

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Happy Labor Day… you Socialist sons of bitches

As some of you probably know, Labor Day was first celebrated here in the United States in 1882. It wasn’t, however, made a national holiday until 1894, in the wake of a bloody strike by employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company, an Illinois-based manufacturer of luxury rail cars. It all began when the company, […]

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