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Happy Juneteenth!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Football_Bat, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I looked for last year's Juneteenth thread so I could LOL it chaz style, but I couldn't find it. :)
  2. boots

    boots New Member


    Two big things happened on June 19 that shouldn't be forgotten.
    In 1862, slavery was outlawed in U.S. territories
    In 1865, Uniont troops arrived in Galveston, Txas with news that the civil war was over and all slaves were free.
  3. Bucknutty

    Bucknutty Member

    Re: Juneteenth

    It's also the date of the Dragon Boat Festival in China, per my Simpsons monthly calendar.
  4. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    as of last week Massachussetts now recognizes Juneteenth as Juneteenth Independence Day in Massachusetts
  5. Somewhere, Charles Sumner takes another aspirin and smiles.
  6. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Now that's a quality reference. Nice work, F_B.
  7. If I'd have taken odds on who would have picked that one up, you'd have been 6-5.
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    But this time he's applying the beating to Preston Brooks.
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    What about Foster Brooks?

    (trying to tie together several threads and references)
  10. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    You're far too kind.

    What I don't get is why challenging Sumner to a duel was beneath Brooks' honor, but breaking a cane over his head was totally copacetic.

    I guess if you've managed to talk yourself into slavery being OK, you can resolve pretty much anything to your own satisfaction.
  11. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    Not a happy Juneteenth: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070620/ap_on_re_us/crash_assault_4;_ylt=Ag9TKLIgR7OQG9DeNg0kMowE1vAI

  12. boots

    boots New Member

    It's pretty evident that he fucked up.
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