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    Absolute nonsense. Another smokescreen to obscure that our elected officials do NOTHING of substance for the average working class American.
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    Have these nitwits in Congress have no shame?
    Line this clown up with the idiot who announced the new Tea Party dumb constancy plot. Obama wanted Kadaffi out of Libya so that he could install al Qaeda in power. I
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    @jessejaymes - Whoa now, let's think about this. Throw in Curt Kobain, James Brown, John Wayne, and another one and let's see if we can take off a whole week. No... Wait... No, that won't work. There won't be many off days at the start of the year. That's theoretically when we work to pay off the rest of the year. All the off holidays are in the last half.
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    @Rocker
    Sexual discrim. What about the chicks? Janis joplin, holly near (she'd love bein called a chick), joan beaz, joni mitchell, patsy cline)...
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    @PoliticalSpice - We'll have none of that now. We settle on 5 and get another week off. Ms Billie Holliday has to be in there somewhere though. And so the regular person isn't left out, we need a You Day that's all about You. LOL
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    I am so glad congress is focusing on the most important issues this country has faced in decades. How could we ever survive another year without an additional holiday. Thank you congress for working so diligently to make this country great. You all should be rewarded with a permanent vacation!
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    Word is that Elvis was stoned to the bone when that picture with Nixon was taken. I think that his life ended up to be more like an American Nightmare.
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    it depends... is there any particular reason for it?

    how about national support marriage equality day, or maybe national balance the budget day? what about national international mind your own damned business day?
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    We're paying congressman $175K a year to serve us like this? Sure Elvis is the King, but don't we have a cliff to worry about first?
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    Oddly, I find myself in agreement with House Republicans. They have much more important issues. Elvis gets enough commemoration already, and I don't think we should set a precedent of national holidays in honor of celebrities.
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    Marked by what? Deep-fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches, amphetamines, and blowing away TV sets? The man was a warbler of tunes, nothing more. Never let it be said that Congress can't sink any lower.
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    @Thunderchicken i stuck my foot through the tv when my oldest son was around 10... it was more than 5 years before my wife could talk me into letting her get another one.
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    Who cares? However, my view is that the congress should definitely spend some time on
    this subject as soon as our nation's fiscal and racial problems have been resolved. This
    sounds like something that Franken came up with.
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    Wow, with the "fiscal cliff" looming and high unemployment, congress has time to mull over a holiday for Elvis... yeah, that's getting our priorities straight...*sigh*
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    If they make an Elvis Presley Day, and don't solve the fiscal cliff, I think we need to pitch the lot of them. This is not a game folks.
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    The real reason repubs are opposed is cause tea arty finds nixon too liberal. Wasting congressional time, who are they kidding? How many times did they vote to repeal Obama care? They just don't like elvis cause they suspect he's he's an illegal...no i don't support the holiday ifea, but i love that by getting repubs to come out against it they are cementing the idea in voters minds that the repubs are the party that hates hispanics...
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