(UPDATED) Juneteenth Is Official

Gonna guess Possum Hollar ain’t down with it:

Congress on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday, elevating the day marking the end of slavery in Texas to a national commemoration of emancipation amid a larger reckoning about America’s turbulent history with racism.

It is the first new federal holiday created by Congress since 1983, when lawmakers voted to establish Martin Luther King Jr. Day after a 15-year fight to commemorate the assassinated civil rights leader.

UPDATE 1: Yup, Possum Hollar represent, yo!

UPDATE 2: And here they are:

The 14 Republicans who voted against the bill were Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Mo Brooks (Ala.), Andrew Clyde(Ga.), Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Ronny Jackson (Texas), Doug LaMalfa (Calif.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Tom McClintock (Calif.), Ralph Norman (S.C.), Mike Rogers (Ala.), Matt Rosendale(Mont.), Chip Roy (Texas) and Tom Tiffany (Wis.).

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7 Responses to (UPDATED) Juneteenth Is Official

  1. Spocko says:

    But, but the PARTY OF LINCOLN!!!

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  2. Lets see if the states follow suit. When the AZ universities instated an official MLK holiday, our then gov Evan Meacham, who was a huge racist piece of shit, demanded they drop another state holidat from their calendar…which is why we no longer celebrate Columbus day.

    Governor Il Deuce is feeling his oats (he threw a temper tantrum issued an executive order blocking the universities from having a mask mandate, or even a vaccination mandate for students in the Fall! https://tucson.com/news/local/tim-stellers-opinion-ducey-slaps-the-arizona-universities-that-supported-him-on-covid-19/article_7f801800-ce04-11eb-8452-cbbdd20ad888.html )

    He’s eyeing a run for something in 2022, probably senate since he’s term-limited as gov, and needs to shore up has MAGAt creds…

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  3. MDavis says:

    They don’t like “Juneteenth National Independence Day”? I would have thought The “I” word would have been “Freedom” or “Liberty” or even “Remembrance. Independence suggests a loosing of bonds from the nation, rather than loosing the bonds of slavery.
    What mook named this thing?
    Although, it’ll get a nickname pretty quickly. Probably.

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  4. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Being a pessimist, I suspect that the Republicans who supported the legislation did so to prevent Election Day from becoming a national holiday.

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  5. We’ve been celebrating Juneteenth here in Buffalo for FORTY-SEVEN YEARS, yo.

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  6. beckymaenot says:

    I live in Georgia and outside of Atlanta- nobody knows what it is.

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