Title: a political kind of valentine
created on 12 Feb 14

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1. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Outstanding remembrance!
2. chelydra wrote:
 Maybe the only historical figure who still makes his presence felt on a personal level, like a lost relative,
3. chelydra wrote:
 I think he deserves a valentine, by way of apologies for losing his own holiday (now called Presidents' Day, and moved to Monday).
4. mum23 wrote:
 stunning, especially the expression in his eye
5. Normal wrote:
 Assuming you intended Abe, we still (I think) celebrate 12 FEB in Illinois. You made him look as though we could talk to him.
6. mrozowski wrote:
 The NYSE still call's the holiday Washington's Birthday, not President's Day. Although the observance for Washington's birthday was officially set to the third Monday in February, the name was never "officially" changed by Congress. Poor Lincoln's birth
7. mrozowski wrote:
 day is only observed officially by schools these days. For more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washing
8. chelydra wrote:
 That's interesting, worse than I thought. I was astonished to learn Lincoln never had a federal holiday, because of Southern opposition remaining strong into recent times. I'd grown up thinking everyone loved him--it was like my shock at age 5 on discover
9. mrozowski wrote:
 My Texas heritage celebrated Juneteenth, June 19, which is the date the Emancipation Proclamation arrived in Texas. Most Americans celebrate it as being in recognition of all Presidents, even if the government doesn't.
10. chelydra wrote:
 Note #8 continued with: ... on discovering that some people don't believe in Jesus... The idea of Lincoln, Jesus, etc being local not universal heroes/gods of course meant everyone else was benighted and needed to be awoken, but it was (along with questi
11. chelydra wrote:
 -ons about Santa Claus) the start of prying opens that don't know they're closed. Never knew that about Texas either. Surprising.
12. chelydra wrote:
 Especially surprising because another shocker I just got recently was an old comrade informing me the Texas Republic was set up because Mexico prohibited slavery. That put Davy Crocket into the list of fallen angels too.
13. lesley_gene wrote:
 He certainly deserves the recognition! Good Likeness chelydra!
14. clorophilla wrote:
 Interesting, as here in Italy we do not know most of these your local matters...
15. clorophilla wrote:
 but the portrait is stunning and immediately recognisable!
16. clorophilla wrote:
 In Italy we have not such thing as a President day or celebrate any birtday of any great italian president or artist or scientist etc, although we may sometime remember this in our media (rarely)
17. Qsilv wrote:
 (smiling..) I remember being pretty stunned when I first saw the term "judeo-christian" ...like, wait... they weren't opposites at all, but part of a whole?!
18. Login wrote:
 A stunning portrait.

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