Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos

Baldo

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    St. Brendan came from Ireland a lot earlier.

  2. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    well if you really want to split hairs the Amerinds, better known as Native Americans got here 15-20 thousand years ago.

  3. Mark Nelson

    Mark Nelson said, almost 4 years ago

    October 9th is Leif Erikson Day.

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 4 years ago

    As many have already posted, Columbus didn’t discover America for the Europeans. Several had been here hundreds of years earlier (St. Brendan almost a thousand years before).
    Columbus believed that he made it to Asia until the day he died. That’s why Native Americans were called “Indians” until just very recently.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 4 years ago

    I believe that Columbus Day should be replaced with Election Day as a national holiday.
    By the way, I’d like to wish our Canadian friends a happy Thanksgiving. They celebrate just as we in the States do, except for the fact that they celebrate it on the same day that we celebrate Columbus Day.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    Not sure if we should celebrate Columbus at all. He wasn’t the first, he got it wrong, and then when he did get here, he imprisoned and annihilated much of the people he encountered. The population of what is now Haiti was virtually wiped out.
    http://www.yale.edu/gsp/colonial/hispaniola/index.html

  7. lcdrlar

    lcdrlar GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    We celebrate it because his “discovery” opened the colonization of the continent by Europeans, and open trade routes to the vast resources of the “Americas” (actually named after Americo Vaspucci – hope I spelled his name correctly).

  8. Robert Tatro

    Robert Tatro said, almost 4 years ago

    I am fascinated by the theory that Chinese treasure fleets arrived in the Atlantic 70 years before Columbus. The book is “1421: The year China discovered America” by Gavin Menzies.

  9. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, almost 4 years ago

    @cdward

    I don’t and my children don’t get the day off from school.

  10. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 4 years ago

    I used to get the day off school, which was excellent because it was my birthday.

    The “Dia de la raza” holiday is excellent. It’s not really celebrating the guy who didn’t really discover America and bring conquering and disease, but it does celebrate the diversity of people we have in the Americas today, and for those of us in the Americas, well, I guess that’s the best spin we can put on those conflicting feelings we have nowadays between kind of wishing the indigenous peoples had been left alone in peace (or rather, fighting just amongst themselves from time to time) and the fact that we rather enjoy being alive and living in this beautiful place.

  11. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 4 years ago

    baldo shows intellegence sometimes

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    phritzg: And now they almost all fall on a Monday, so the usual week-end backlog is added to the holiday backlog. Back in my day, we didn’t even have vehicles, but had to take the bus. One bus driver accused us of putting a good pack mule out of work and we really couldn’t argue the point. I actually got to meet some post office pack mules coming out of Supai, AZ, once.

  13. hancel

    hancel said, almost 4 years ago

    Not at my Grandson’s school…their off school today and tomorrow to celebrate.

  14. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 4 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    “That’s why Native Americans were called “Indians” until just very recently.”
    -
    Actually, India at the time was called Hindustan. Columbus wrote of the American natives as “Una gente in dios,” or “A people in God.” “In dios” became “indians.”

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Baharat is the real name of “India” in one of the main languages. Did you know that Christopher Columbus in his four voyages never set foot on the continent itself?


    Some Native Americans or First Nations (Canada) celebrate today in opposition of the killer and enslaver of them.

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