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Topic: Happy National Grandparents' Day!
Message: Posted by: Woland (Sep 11, 2011 08:44AM)
By proclamation of the President of the United States, today is National Grandparents Day.

[url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/09/presidential-proclamation-national-grandparents-day]I kid you not:[/url]

[quote] The greatest generation built America into a global force for prosperity, opportunity, and freedom. They taught us that with hard work, sacrifice, and a determined spirit, anything is possible. Today, we honor their contributions to our Nation and its proud story.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2011, as National Grandparents Day. I call upon all Americans to take the time to honor their own grandparents and those in their community.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.[/quote]

I am speechless.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Sep 11, 2011 09:35AM)
What a clueless man.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Sep 11, 2011 09:39AM)
Dear Mr. Obama...I'm sure Grandparents will appreciate that this 'day' be part of the Change promised...how about next year it's April 15th.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Sep 11, 2011 09:40AM)
He didn't pick the day, should that be part of what is troubling you. 'National Grandparents Day' is the first Sunday of September after Labor Day.

From what I can find it is also by law his DUTY to do this proclamation, according to what Congress and the Senate passed. See below.

--- From Wikipedia:

In February, 1977, Senator Randolph, with the concurrence of many other senators, introduced a Joint Resolution to the Senate requesting the President to "issue annually a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as 'National Grandparents Day'." Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day and, on August 3, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation.[2] The statute cites the day's purpose as: "...to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer".
Message: Posted by: Woland (Sep 11, 2011 10:07AM)
Not only clueless, but tone deaf and incompetent. How difficult would it have been for a competent White House to alert the Congress and pass a resolution moving the day one week for this year?
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Sep 11, 2011 10:17AM)
IF I had been in office...(gag) and read what I was signing...there WOULD have been changes at least to reflect the sensitivity of what the day has become. I would otherwise be correctly considered clueless. Obviously there was another clueless fool who should have known better and changed it prior to the current occupant.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Sep 11, 2011 10:20AM)
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On 2011-09-11 11:07, Woland wrote:

Not only clueless, but tone deaf and incompetent. How difficult would it have been for a competent White House to alert the Congress and pass a resolution moving the day one week for this year?
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For all we know he did, and the Republicans refused so as to make him look bad?

And I'm quite sure that every Republican and Democratic politician in Congress and the Senate was well aware of this day. They hardly needed "alerting". For whatever reason, none of them thought it important to change the date. You are welcome to make the case that they are all clueless. I'll buy that. But pinning it all on the President seems pretty disingenuous to me. (Of course, remember the old mantra, change the date and the terrorists will have won.)

As I imagine Doug was referring to above, Bush proclaimed National Grandparent's Day on September 11, 2005. Practically while the ruins were still smoldering! :rolleyes:

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-grandparents-day

One of my (American) niece's has her birthday today. I must remember to remind her to have it changed.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Sep 12, 2011 02:50AM)
Either change the date OR like I mentioned above...if a proclimation must be issued each year at the very least have it reflect the other significance of the day.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Sep 12, 2011 08:02AM)
To whom it may concern:

National Grandparents Day in 2016 is scheduled for Sunday, 11th September 2016.

Set your calendars. See you all back here then(?).
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 12, 2011 08:24AM)
To celebrate thousands of small investors took to the streets in the Bangladeshi capital at the Dhaka Stock Exchange.