Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday
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I am all for this, but we should also make the day we vote a national holiday where we shop at local businesses and then get wasted…
You had meat getting wasted.
Let’s borrow the Australian tradition of democracy sausage sizzles!
I'm not even gonna correct it. Just gonna have some meat and get wasted.
In Amsterdam "they" hit up Febo for fries with mayonnaise and a 1 euro mystery meat croquette, then get wasted. Or maybe that's just us tourists!
Yes. Let's do your thing.
Maybe don’t travel inebriated and stick to a rum ham when you meet
Don’t let your meat loaf...
When does this take effect? I doubt they're going to just give people the day off with a week's notice
When George Bush Sr died a federal “holiday” was announced with a few days notice.
Biden could make this Friday or upcoming Monday a federal day off
Trump declared most Fridays as Presidential Golf Holidays, granting himself a paid day off to test his endurance driving a golf cart.
That's not really a federal holiday, the federal employees get a paid day off so that federal offices can close. But all the contractors that work for the feds don't get paid. They get the day off though because the buildings are closed. Presidents will do the same with Christmas Eve when Christmas is on a Tuesday.
It's a Saturday this year
Federal holidays are always recognized on the closest business day if it falls on a weekend.
Ron Johnson opposed the bill.
Previously yes. But did not this time around
Awesome, great get togethers, eats and activities/history lessons!
Another holiday that I will have to work through.
Depending on where you work it might flip to holiday pay?
Of course Juneteenth will be a holiday. Half of the Senate wants to commemorate it while the other half wants to celebrate it.
What is there to discuss?
"Man has always assumed that he is more intelligent than dolphins because he has achieved so much--the wheel, New York, wars and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But, conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man -- for precisely the same reasons." Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
You know the saying all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Mostly not by choice, people have worked themselves into a kind of world-destroying stupidity.
People have been conditioned in a way that it is now a lot easier to destroy this Garden of Eden that evolved over millions and millions of years than it is to just relax and enjoy it.
It's time for humanity to collectively do less. Stop working so damn much.
Allow the natural joy and intelligence of the human system to fucking develop and flourish and save us from the hellscapes created by *work.*
Eradicate the oligarchs keeping humanity on a world-destroying treadmill.
Establish a 32 hour work week and immediately cut climate emissions by ~20%, at the mere cost of allowing the slaves a modicum of freedom and happiness.
It'll be interesting to see if the (supposedly) >25% of American workers contemplating a career change due to discovering a better work/life balance in the last year of flexible work actually follow through.
Buddies in the commercial real estate biz are predicting a 25% vacancy rate going forward. I personally have been interviewing with several companies wherein the on-site requirement is permanently either hydrid or fully remote at will.
It's hard to imagine sitting in a f'n car 10 hours a week to get to and from work again...
Can we get Cinco de Mayo & St. Patrick's Day, too (asking for some friends)?
(And I seriously ***do*** think it's cool that this was passed, I'm just saying *the more, the merrier*, yeah?)
Cinco de Mayo doesn't have anything to do with the United States, aside from Americans incorrectly believing it's Mexican Independence Day.
I thought it was a celebration of Cerveza? Like St Patrick's day is for the color green and beer.
Well another day to add to the list of days where people don’t have to work
Depends. Working for a community college district, we only got x number of days off.
So the board got a list of approved holidays from the state mostly (federal but also when the schools had spring break) .. then allotted our x days to most holidays but leaving some out.
Iirc they couldn’t do “Easter” since it’s religious non-federal, but could have a don’t show up to work day. Helped when Easter fell on the Spring Break date.
Another thing they had to try avoiding was absenteeism for “family” type holidays (“Easter Bunny fever”)
Figures they’d vote unanimously for a holiday for themselves!