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Feb 6th is Lame duck day

Posted by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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Lame Duck Day

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.  


by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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ckroch
by Colleen on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:14 AM
Interesting.
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lillucky8
by Jen on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:29 AM
Oh my lol
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jennient3
by Jennie on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Uh ok. Lol
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AidanCamsMom
by Amanda on Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Interesting! LOL

143myboys9496
by Suzzanne on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:43 PM

 hmmm...should this be after election but before inauguration? LOL

lasombrs
by Sara on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:54 AM

you would think. Maybe there is a change in congress or senate this week or something? idk :/

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 hmmm...should this be after election but before inauguration? LOL


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