Re: Happy July 4th Independence Day!

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 07:28:18 MDT

Amara Graps wrote:
> From: Spike Jones (
> >As I watched the fireworks this evening I had to wonder:
> >what do they do in the countries that dont have 4th of July?
> >Do they need to add a July 32nd to make the calendar come
> >out right? spike
> Germany has Reunification Day on October 3.
> This country doesn't need another holiday...
> I have the sense, living here, that yet another religious holiday is
> taking place. Then add the various festivals, where people take off
> work anyway. It's hard for me to keep track of them all.

I recall in Lee Iacocca's autobiography that he recounted a conversation
with a UAW union cheif about the union supporting new holidays. The
union strategy was apparently to eventually get so many holidays on the
calendar that everyone will have a 4 day work week with 5 days of pay:
long a goal of unions and international socialists everywhere....

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Fri Oct 12 2001 - 14:39:42 MDT