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January 12, 2010

Pearl Harbor Day Left OFF Calendars and Islamic New Year In It's Place

Pearl Harbor Day erased! Happy Islamic New Year

Explosive outrage as Dec. 7 remembers Muslims instead of Japan attack on U.S.


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Explosive outrage is being unleashed on a popular supermarket chain after it published a 2010 calendar marking the date of Dec. 7 with the Islamic New Year, while eliminating any mention of Pearl Harbor Day, commemorating the 1941 attack on the U.S. by Japan.

Joyce Kaufman, a talk-show host on WFTL Radio in South Florida, made the "date which will live in infamy" the centerpiece of her broadcast today, expressing outrage at Publix Supermarkets for its calendar omission.

"We have guys that are fighting Islamic fundamentalists right now in Afghanistan and guarding them from ruining what little freedom they have achieved in Iraq," said Kaufman. "And now I gotta celebrate their new year over here in my country when they're getting on airplanes and trying to blow up planes out of the sky in Detroit? I gotta have their New Year's Day on my calendar and not Pearl Harbor Day? We've lost our minds!"

Kaufman and many callers to her station called it a "slap in the face" to all those who fought for America's freedoms over the years.

"I'm done," she said. "I'm not walking into a Publix until there's a formal apology. I'm not walking into a Publix until the calendars have all been pulled. I'm not walking into a Publix until they reissue a calendar and re-evaluate what they put on their calendars. It's a free country, but I don't have to shop there."

Kimberly Jaeger, the media and community-relations manager for the Miami division of Publix, sent Kaufman an e-mail stating:

For several years, Publix has given away calendars with valuable coupons inside. Traditionally, our calendars have solely noted holidays. Due to the number of holidays in a calendar year, days of remembrance have not been noted.
This year, Islamic New Year happens to fall on Dec. 7 (like Chinese New Year, which is also a holiday, Islamic New Year rotates dates), is a holiday, and is noted on the calendar as such.
We regret that the day of remembrance – Pearl Harbor – is not noted, and as a result of customer feedback, we will add Pearl Harbor to next year's calendar. The calendars are no longer available at retail.

Livid Americans blast back over Pearl Harbor snub

Many 'incensed' by U.S. calendars promoting Islamic New Year Dec. 7th


A date which will live in infamy."

That's how President Franklin Roosevelt immortalized Dec. 7, 1941, the day Japanese forces stunned the U.S. with a sudden attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, prompting the U.S. to jump into the Second World War.

Just don't expect to find any mention of that on your calendar this year.

Nearly seven decades after the onslaught, many U.S. calendars produced by American companies are ignoring Pearl Harbor Day, and are displaying instead the Islamic New Year on Dec. 7.

Even calendars promoting the Holy Bible take note of the Muslim observance, while completely omitting the day on which more than 2,000 Americans lost their lives in the surprise attack.

"I have a Psalms calendar, which has a Bible verse on each month's picture, made by BrownTrout Publishers, Inc., and it also has Dec. 7 as the Islamic New Year. No mention of Pearl Harbor Day," said Donna Brandt of Marshalltown, Iowa. "I am incensed and will be giving the BrownTrout Publishers a piece of my mind! Thank you for calling my attention to this blasphemy."

Jim Jones of Waco, Texas, also bought a BrownTrout calendar, and says, "We are going to get rid of it. I think I am going back to the store where we bought it (Petsmart) and ask for my money back. I do not want to honor a bunch of fanatics who are trying to kill us infidels. My thinking is all Islamists, if they believe and follow the Quran, are fanatics, and I have no use for them."

WND obtained several calendars from a variety of publishers, including San Francisco-based BrownTrout, which bills itself as the largest calendar publisher in the world, producing about 1,000 separate varieties each year.

In its 2010 Bible calendar, which features a 1563 painting of the Tower of Babel on its cover, the Dec. 7 entry specifies "Islamic New Year," with Pearl Harbor Day completely absent.

Perusing the rest of its December page, the BrownTrout calendar notes Dec. 23 is the "Emperor's Birthday" in Japan, Dec. 26 is when Kwanzaa begins as well as St. Stephen's Day in Ireland, and Dec. 27 is a "Bank Holiday" in the United Kingdom. Popular observances such as Christmas Day and New Year's Eve are also included on Dec. 25 and 31, respectively.

"Pearl Harbor day is not a federal holiday," said Mrs. Wendover Brown, owner of BrownTrout, which excludes mention of Pearl Harbor from all its datekeepers. "It's a day of mourning which is not normally indicated as a holiday."

She admitted, "We've had many, many letters questioning our patriotism," and called it an "unfortunate overlap" that Islamic New Year, which is a floating, lunar-based observance, happens to fall on Dec. 7 of this year.
"I apologize to anyone who feels we were unpatriotic or dismissive of Pearl Harbor Day. We're not," she told WND. "We're a very patriotic company and we're very American. Tolerance is a good quality of the plurality of our country."
"We feel that the purpose of a calendar is to alert people when regular business is closed," she continued. "We certainly don't have a political agenda to impose. We apologize if our products have not reflected the wonderful country we all enjoy. We will be reviewing holiday citations on our products for future editions. We will promise to be responsive to what our consumers tell us."

Brown, 56, says her own brother is a 27-veteran of the U.S. Marines, and is about to retire next month from his post at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida.

She also points out that within 10 days of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, her company produced two special calendars to raise some $741,000 for the Uniformed Firefighters of Greater New York to help families of the heroes killed in the line of duty.

"We gave so much money to that fund, they said they couldn't take any more because they were having trouble distributing it," she said.

Mrs. Brown says the 2011 calendar is already being printed and does not include Pearl Harbor Day on Dec. 7, so the next possible chance to include it would be for the 2012 edition. The company does provide refunds to those who request them.

Meanwhile, popular 2010 calendars published by Blue Mountain Arts of Boulder, Colo., including "A Sister's Love is Forever" and "Mom, I Love You So Much," all cite Dec. 7 as the Islamic New Year without any citation for Pearl Harbor Day.

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Wild Thing's comment.........

This is so horrible that they did this.

This is what happens when a Muslim becomes President of the United States.

Publix has been known to be a conservative business so I trust they knew nothing about this till they found out about it from others letting them know. Publix is an outstanding grocery chain with courteous, motivated employees and conservative, responsible management. Publix even closes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter so its people can be with their families on those holidays -- and proudly advertises the fact.

BUT the people that make the calendars KNEW and they are to blame for making the decision to do such a thing.

My calendar I use is one that the USO sends me, it is perfect and has all the correct holidays and special days in it. I only use this one because it also lists the birthdays for the Army, Navy. Airforce, Marines and Coast Guard and other important military dates. They send it out sometime in September for the coming year.

In case anyone would like one, they send it when you donate to the USO, I have the link in my sidebar if anyone is interested.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at January 12, 2010 02:50 AM


Obviously someone at BrownTrout publishing is to blame for all of this. Did Publix get their calendars from the BrownTrout? If they did, it's time for some heads to roll. I think a lot of people are going to stop going to a grocery store who doesn't proofread what they're giving out. And shame on BrownTrout for advertising the Islamic New Year. This is an American company and Pearl Harbor day is way more important to us than some rinky dink moving holiday of the terrorists.

Posted by: Lynn at January 12, 2010 08:19 AM

I have 2 calenders from our local Mobil/convenience store and they list Dec. 7th as Pearl Harbor Day.

Posted by: Bob A at January 12, 2010 08:32 AM

Islam is less than 1 % of the population about 2.7 million people. This PC crap is garbage. We have to change our calendars, in honor of people who have our worst interest in mind, namely, they want us all dead, then obama wants us learn Spanish to speak to Illegals.

I don't think so.

The problem is the World War two generation is dying off at a very fast rate, soon that generation's children will be on its way out and there will be no one to remember The Sneak attack by the Japs on Pearl Harbor. WW 2 will be a vague memory of some bygone era. This is why they don't teach American History in High School. So who's going to remember ?

When I was a kid December 7, all the Flags in our town were raised to half-mast, there was a moment of prayer, in addition to the daily prayer and pledge, in school, Everybody was a veteran. Evan the Milkman and Iceman were Veterans of World War 2 and proud of it.

Today there is no such honor or pride. From what my parents told me December 7th was a terrible day for our country, 'we were sucker punched in the back by the goddam Japs', my dad. That, was everyones opinion. No PC crap then.

This is how they are repaid for their sacrifice ?
This is unforgivable.

Posted by: Mark at January 12, 2010 10:27 AM

So? If Publix is employee owned are they Muzzie? Do they get their goods from Minnesota? Sometimes it's just worth it to go down the street to a store that supports American Values, American producers and American suppliers.
Hugo Chavez pretty much killed my shopping at any 7-11 and for sure at Citgo. They may have changed but the fact remains, it took public opinion to make the change. The Kennedy clan hasn't loosened their liplock on Hugo. I still boycott Shell every chance I get, Communist loving Dutch bastards.

Posted by: Jack at January 12, 2010 12:04 PM

One of my calendars hs Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on it. The other calendar is blank.

It reminds me of the stamp celbrating El-Eid(spelling?) that the post office sells. Or the same thing that Best Buy put on their flyer at Chistmas time but without the greeting for Christmas. There is a bending over bakwards to placate the muslims in America. They sure don't seem to bend over backwards to recognize the freedoms or culture of America.

Posted by: TomR at January 12, 2010 02:34 PM

The left would be all over the Islamic religion just like Christianity except for the fact that the muslim religion promotes violence. Their fervent hatred of religion ends where the fatwah begins. They don't want to deal with the stuff the Dutch cartoonist has to face.

Posted by: Jim at January 12, 2010 04:26 PM

Don't take this wrong, but 50% of our youth DO NOT know what Pearl Harbor was all about, or when it happened, or what YEAR it occurred!
Half the nations college students DO NOT recall what YEAR 911 happened and this is why our nation is deteriorating from within...The leftards want it this way!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 12, 2010 06:04 PM

Wow great input thank you so much.

That is interesting about the various calendars
you have that some of you shared about. I was
wondering about if this was almost all the calendars or not.

Tom, yes it is like that stamp.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 13, 2010 12:21 AM

Recently, I read this at another blogspot, and offered these two comments that also apply here.
The first was:

I am a Publix shopper and have no intention of spiting myself over the dumb choices made by whomever sold Publix the Calendar. Being Florida’s largest private employer, and having a quality level above most other grocery chains, I enjoy their presence in the state. I am against the political correct act of sucking up to Islam, but I will be damned if the Cult that is Islam will cause me to shop anywhere other than my choice of places. Knowing how these things work, I am quite sure that Publix Inc. did not specify that the Islam date be included. If, when I find out more about it, I will offer the information to BNI so that she can inform us all on the facts. If you would stop shopping Publix, why did you begin to shop there anyway? I use them because I like them.
And the follow up is here:
Just checked with PUBLIX director of Marketing. Sez that all religions are featured on the Calendar, and that because this date fell on the same date as Pearl Harbor Day this year, the Islam date was used to be able to cover as many religious dates as possible. The director’s father was killed at Pearl Harbor and he didn’t like the deal either, but PUBLIX had nothing to do with the final deal on the calendar printing. It has now been taken of the counter, and it and its coupons will not find their way to the PUBLIX shopper this year.
So- Lets not all get into a Muslim Cartoon outrage, and just continue to shop as usual, whether it be Publix or whatever is your choice.
Myself, I find Y’all about as sensible as the Rag ‘eds who wanted to behead you and I over the Danish Cartoons. Irony is a bitch, isn’t it?

"Never Forget the Ft.Hood Texas 14 of 11/5/09!"

Posted by: Frankly Opinionated at January 13, 2010 10:26 AM