It’s May Day!!


May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. May Day falls exactly half a year from November 1, another cross-quarter day which is also associated with various northern European pagan and the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations.

As Europe became Christianized the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays as with Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and All Saint’s Day. In the twentieth century, many neopagans began reconstructing the old traditions and celebrating May Day as a pagan religious festival again.

It’s also International Workers Day but we don’t celebrate that because it’s associated with the godless commies. May Day is celebrated in different ways around the world. In parts of Europe people dance around the May Pole. In parts of rural Virgina people dance around with barnyard animals.

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53 Responses to It’s May Day!!

  1. DeniseVB says:

    It’s raining in nyc, wonder if that’s why no one’s shown up yet to shut down the city ? Do Revolutions have rain dates? 😛 Happy May DaY!

  2. driguana says:

    Happy May Day! May we all give praises and blessings to this beautiful planet we were given…..and maybe figure out some way to save it….and ourselves!

  3. votermom says:

    I am bemused by the revelation that Elizabeth Warren used to be native American back in the 80s & 90s.

    As an immigrant I have to say the USA is stark raving nuts when it comes to race.

    • elliesmom says:

      I really want to vote for Princess SummerFallWinterSpring, but she isn’t making it easy.

      • votermom says:

        I am trying to get these American race rules straight:

        – White parent + Kenyan parent = African American kid
        – White parent + Peruvian parent = White Hispanic kid
        – White parent + White parent = Native American kid
        – White parent + Eskimo parent = chillbilly kid

        Did I get it right?

        • yttik says:

          Crazy, isn’t it? 🙂

        • elliesmom says:

          I think so. I qualify for the DAR so I think I’m pretty native. My problem is that even if she’s telling the truth, she abused the system. Elizabeth Warren didn’t have anything happen to her anywhere in her life that entitled her to special status as a Native American. She’s supposedly running as the “upstanding citizen” candidate. This definitely tarnishes that. I got a GOTV call for Warren last night. I asked her volunteer, “What was Warren thinking?” There is no good answer.

          There is another woman in the Democratic primary, Marisa DeFranco. But I don’t think she has a snowball’s chance in hell of beating Scott Brown. MA is sadly under-represented by women. I live in the only district that has a woman in congress. She’s pretty much a milquetoast, but I keep voting to send her back to DC. Sometimes women don’t make it easy.

        • Lulu says:

          Well, under Elizabeth Warren standards I am royalty. Fat lot of good it has done me. I think when people get to Harvard they take an asshole pill or something.

        • Ha! You cut right through to the heart.

        • votermom says:

          Well, under Elizabeth Warren standards I am royalty.

          *curtseys to Lulu*

      • votermom says:

        Ah. Her campaign says her great-great-great-grandmother was Cherokee, making her 1/32 Native American.

        • DandyTiger says:

          According to Native American tribes I’ve been dealing with lately, you must be at least 1/4 Native American to be considered. Otherwise they think of it as a bit of a joke.

        • votermom says:

          Well, obviously the Native Americans you know are um, racist! Doncha know Elizabeth Warren is Native American in her heart?!!

          Iirc that’s what she said about when asked how she identifies with the 99% even though she’s worth a couple of million – she’s “middle class in her heart.”

          Seriously, Dems are beyond ridiculous now.

        • votermom says:

        • angienc says:

          My great-grandfather (much closer relationship than EW’s 5 generation tie to Native Americans) was from Madrid, Spain. That makes me 12% Spanish as it makes my dad 1/4 Spanish. I guess we should be claiming ourselves Hispanic now? Silly me, all that special status stuff I’ve been missing out on. My dad, actually, might be happy with that — he’s tired of getting gruff for being an old-white-male.

        • DeniseVB says:

          She should go on that tv show “Who do you think you are?”, if anyone can find those greats x 5, it’s them 😀

          My great-grandfather was a Sicilian mob boss, so I guess that makes me a Princess ? Heh.

  4. elliesmom says:

    Maypole dancing has strong roots here in Merry Olde New England. The “occupiers” might have had fun with that in Boston today if there were any creative types in the group.

  5. elliesmom says:

    Maypole dancing has strong roots here in Merry Olde New England. T

  6. votermom says:

    Very cool cartoon –

  7. elliesmom says:

    Did you read some of the comments after that article? I don’t think most people will accept 1/32 as an acceptable enough to declare oneself Native American. “Pinnocchiohontas” was a thread winner. Margery Eagan, a very pro-Democrat Boston Herald columnist, also had an article today. She’s not amused.

    • elliesmom says:

      This was supposed to nest under votermom at 7:18

    • votermom says:

      I don’t think most people will accept 1/32 as an acceptable enough to declare oneself Native American.

      I think it’s ridiculous, personally. If I used that logic I could probably declare myself a Viking. Or possibly a Samurai.

    • angienc says:

      I think it is pretty ridiculous too. Besides the fact that to claim special status due to a great-great-great-grandmother being Native American (5 generations ago) is pretty flimsy when you’re own life has been as “off the reservation” as can be imagined, there is the not-insignificant detail that she didn’t have any proof of this claim until now. This marriage certificate just came up. It is one thing to tell people about your family history during dinner/cocktail conversation based on family lore, but if you want to claim special status for it, you should have the research done/proof available before doing so.

    • While this is troublesome for Warren’s campaign, it’s SOP for the entitled classes. And that’s troublesome.

      • Lulu says:

        Exactly. They have to find things that make them SPECIAL even if it is bunch of baloney.

      • votermom says:

        So set up special rules ostensibly for actual disadvantaged groups and then use them for your own gain. It’s the Obama admin in a nutshell.

        • Well, that’s how they control the influx of the dirty masses into the pristine upper classes. It’s all about shrinking access. If you’ve got your own sons and daughters clogging up the pipeline with their dishonesty, that’s just fewer slots for the actual interlopers.

          BTW: Her “poor, working class background” looks to have all sorts of holes in it too, if someone wanted to go poking. She went to the top-ranked high school in Oklahoma and her family lived in the wealthy neighborhood surrounding it. She dresses it up by putting words like “low-paying” in front of her dad’s sales career, and to be sure, they had their share of setbacks, but their privilege wasn’t all that difficult for them to attain. And it made her path through Harvard and into the elite class pretty easy.

        • For example, here’s an inconsistency. Her Wiki and two articles linked as sources say her dad was a janitor or a maintenance man. But the video I linked above, in which Warren herself participated, says he was a salesman. So which is it? And why the inconsistency? Inquiring minds want to know. Has she been making a working class heroine image this whole time, or did she actually live it?

  8. DandyTiger says:

    Don’t knock dancing around with barnyard animals until you’ve tried it.

  9. HELENK says:

    this bunch does not look like the sharpest tools in the shed.

  10. HELENK says:

    police line golden gate bridge. bridge not shut down but ferries not running due to strike

  11. HELENK says:

    backtrack uses BO in a political ad geared to pet lovers for obama.
    I guess the dog considers himself lucky that there is no voice over saying ” Its whats for dinner”

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    more about that Forward thingy. 😆

  13. HELENK says:

    biden denies chinese defector asylum

  14. wmcb says:

    Goo see the pic. It’s a gas-masked Occupier aiming a bat at the head of Rebecca Black. WTF a young girl youtube singer has to do with corporate greed, I dunno. But the pic is damn disturbing.

    • Oswald says:

      It’s meant to be ironic.

      • wmcb says:

        Yeah, well, I don’t think violent imagery against random women is “ironic”. I think it’s sick.

        • Oswald says:


        • angienc says:

          Satire is probably a more apt description of what this attempts to be (I find the word “irony” is over &/or misused quite a bit these days). Nonetheless, still sucks as satire, IMO precisely because violence against women really isn’t seen as a shocking thing by most (they are more apt to find this humorous god help us all), so the alleged satire is a miss because it is doubtful it will shame society into improving itself (which is supposed to be the point of satire).

      • angienc says:

        And promotes/glorifies violence against women. But hey, as long as the gods of irony are allegedly being served, it’s all good.

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