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Jul 03, 2012


Mike Worcester

As someone who grew up in resort country (northern Cass County), I can attest to how people being able to take a long weekend or even--gasp!--a whole week off was our lifeblood.

This whole idea that we should work ourselves to death, literally, is such an strangely American concept. My Canadian friends are amazed that we do not have an equivalent of bank holidays so people can have an occasional long weekend.

As for Mr. Sutton's rant that Wednesday holidays are somehow....unpatriotic?....he should recall that Memorial Day and President's Day were moved to where they were to codify long weekends for Americans. Is he suggesting we do the same with Independence Day?

My solution? Let's make July 1 - 4 one long holiday so us and the Canadians can party together to celebrate our independence. :-)

Maria Jette

I think Tony Sutton should take the rest of his life off... preferably on some remote island without internet access. I don't even care if it's a lovely island-- I just never want to see him or hear anything from him again.

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