The Truth About Columbus Day


Columbus Day

With the bevy of activity in anticipation of a breakthrough compromise in the senate, we sit and hopefully enjoy two things. The government shutdown may soon be over and today is the official celebration of Columbus Day.

But who was Columbus, really? We know he's credited with discovering America. That remains a bit in dispute, but let's go ahead and give it to him. We give Washington credit for chopping down a cherry tree and Lincoln credit for never having told a lie. So what's a little legend among legends? Did it happen? Who knows. Does it matter? Not really.

But comic Hari Kondabolu takes exception with that. He's got his own take on Columbus and humorously uses historical facts to bear out his stance. So watch this video and ask yourself when it's over, does Columbus really warrant his own holiday?

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