Turns out yesterday was Loyalty Day, established back in the Red-hating Fifties as a counter to the Communist/Labor May Day. Talk about a holiday past its sell-by date.
Fact I never knew: the May date of Labor Day is connected with the Haymarket bombing. Most scholars believe that the Haymarket bombing was the first recorded incident of urban terrorism on American soil.
Still just a boring day under the eye of Ashcroft.