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Lame Duck Day

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

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When : Always February 6th

Hey, today is everything it's quacked up to be. Lame Duck Day is set aside to give recognition to people whose tenure in a position is running out.

Okay, so you are probably thinking that a "lame duck" is a duck with some sort of injury. If only that were the reason for toady! Rather, a "Lame Duck" by human, definition is a person who is in a position of some kind, and will soon be "shown the door". The best example is an incumbent politician who lost in the November elections. They usually remain in office until the beginning of January. It also applies to leaders, managers, etc, who are retiring or whose term of office is up.

During the interim period, a Lame Duck is usually far less effective, and frequently ineffective. After all, loyalties will soon shift. It's impossible to rally the troops to one more cause or project.

On Lame Duck Day...

If you are a Lame Duck: Enjoy those final days. Reflect upon you successes, and the joys and rewards the position provided to you. Kick back a little and have some fun today, and in the remaining days.

If you know a Lame Duck: Supporters should provide recognition and support. Non-supporters can cut the Lame Duck a little slack today. They will soon be gone.

If you are a duck and you are lame, seek medical attention.

Origin of Lame Duck Day:
On February 6, 1933, the 20th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. This amendment addressed presidential succession. Now there's a lame duck issue.

This Day in History February 6
Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution. (1788)
British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote. (1918)
The board game Monopoly first went on sale.(1935)
The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand. (1942)
Astronaut Alan Shepard hits three golf balls on the moon. (1971)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HANSBRINK 2/6/2013 10:34PM

  The board game Monopoly first went on sale.(1935)

Today I heard that they are replacing one of the board pieces. The Iron is out, to be replaced by a Cat.
Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron token
Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press8:15a.m. EST February 6, 2013

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 2/6/2013 6:28PM


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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/6/2013 6:18PM


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MARTYLYNN1 2/6/2013 1:44PM

    Haven't heard that term since I was in school!

Comment edited on: 2/6/2013 1:45:11 PM

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LITTLEWIND53 2/6/2013 1:02PM

    Never heard of it in quite this context before. A lame duck was always someone who was doing poorly performance wise, or did not excell at what they were doing.....

Thanks for the expansion of this definition.

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TWEETYKC00 2/6/2013 8:24AM

    Happy Lame Duck Day!

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PMAY0313 2/6/2013 8:13AM


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JUNEAU2010 2/6/2013 3:58AM

    Without as much gravity, I wonder if those golf balls are still in orbit somewhere...

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LWLAR7 2/6/2013 3:19AM

  Good Advice

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PATRICIAAK 2/6/2013 3:10AM

    It seems late. As most of the lame ducks are gone.

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