June 30, 2017 Bill Still

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Is Columbus Day Bad?

Good morning, I’m still reporting on: Is Columbus Day Bad?, 1688
Synopsis: Believe it or not, one of the next things up on the chopping block is Columbus Day. Somewhere between the time I was in elementary school and the time my kids hit that mark, it was pretty well acknowledged that the Vikings of Iceland had discovered America about 500 years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.
But the Italians don’t care. They still turn out by the millions to the annual Columbus Day parade in New York City. Columbus Day is still a national holiday. It’s the one that sneaks up on you. Suddenly, you realize you don’t have to go into work on some Monday in October. It’s great.
This year, it falls on Oct. 9 – the closest Monday to Oct. 12th – the day Columbus and crew set foot in the Americas – the first Europeans to do so.
But guess what? There is now a movement to rename Columbus Day. Tucker Carlson took this on last night.