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  • Pa. health secretary cautions against even small holiday gatherings as COVID cases continue to soar

    10/28/2020 1:20:43 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    pennlive ^ | 10/28/20 1:05 PM |
    The next “joys-of-life”targets in COVID-19′s sights?: Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas open houses and other traditionally indoor house parties. With new coronavirus case counts surging past springtime peaks in recent days, Pennsylvania’s state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine earlier this week made an appeal to Pennsylvanians, as they plan for this year’s holiday season, to think seriously about hosting or attending any events with people who you don’t already live with. “Unfortunately, in this time of the global pandemic of COVID 19, as we approach the holidays, we need to rethink those gatherings. We need to think about more and more gatherings...
  • Biden in 2009 having a big Thanksgiving dinner during H1N1 after Obama declared a national emergency

    10/28/2020 1:01:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    The White House Archives President Barrack Obama ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2009 AT 11:50 AM ET | BY DR. JILL BIDEN
    Cuomo, Phil Murphy, Dr. Rachel Levine and other Democrat governors are saying to not have large or even small Thanksgiving this year as Coronavirus cases continue to soar. But during the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic they saw things differently and you were allowed to enjoy the holiday season. Sleepy Joe having Thanksgiving with 15 strangers during H1N1 after Brack called for a national emergency. Sleepy Joe giving the blessing. From: DR. JILL BIDEN NOVEMBER 24, 2009 AT 11:50 AM ET On October 24, and the CDC said more than 1,000 had died from the flu. President Obama declared a...
  • Cuomo discourages Thanksgiving gatherings to contain COVID-19

    10/28/2020 12:06:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 28, 2020 | 2:14pm | Bernadette Hogan and Carl Campanile
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is discouraging New Yorkers from holding family gatherings on Thanksgiving to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. My personal advice is you dont have family gatherings even for Thanksgiving, the governor said during a conference call with reporters Wednesday.
  • Surgeon General Warns 12 States: Things Arent Looking Up for Thanksgiving Dinner

    10/26/2020 12:02:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Monday warned 12 states that things arent looking up for Thanksgiving dinner as the federal government continues to fight the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. In a tweet, Dr. Adams suggested three precautions to take to against the virus mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing to increase the chances of what he described as having a safe Thanksgiving holiday. He directed the note of caution to Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin.
  • California Gov. Newsom's Thanksgiving Rules Explained as Severe Restrictions Put in Place

    10/24/2020 8:30:08 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 18 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 10/23/2020 | Soo Kim
    Ahead of Thanksgiving next month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released new safety guidelines for all private gatherings amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Newsweek California Gov. Newsom's Thanksgiving Rules Explained as Severe Restrictions Put in Place Soo Kim 1 day ago Utility may cut power to 1M Californians to reduce fire threat How a 21-year-old CEO landed $3.5 million for software that he ori Newsweek logoCalifornia Gov. Newsom's Thanksgiving Rules Explained as Severe Restrictions Put in Place Ahead of Thanksgiving next month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health...
  • Should You Cancel Thanksgiving? What Fauci and Other Experts Say About Celebrating During COVID

    10/22/2020 6:32:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    newsweek ^ | 10/22/2020 | KASHMIRA GANDER
    In a year where COVID-19 has killed almost 220,000 people in the U.S., many families will be looking to Thanksgiving as a chance to regain some normalcy. However, meeting up to celebrate could place people at risk. Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House coronavirus task force member and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN earlier this month that while people in some parts of the country could have a "relatively normal" Thanksgiving, others should consider only meeting with immediate family.
  • For the first time since 1965, the Peanuts holiday specials are not scheduled to air on broadcast TV

    10/20/2020 12:56:00 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 125 replies
    MeTV ^ | 10/20/2020 | MeTV Staff
    The first time It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown aired on television, it preempted My Three Sons. As in, an original episode of My Three Sons. The date was October 27, 1966, and Douglas family fans had just seen Yvonne Craig play a meter maid the previous week. Instead, CBS viewers got the Peanuts crew. The idea of a Peanuts holiday special, and a Peanuts cartoon in general, was still relatively novel. Great Pumpkin was just the third animated special from the mind of Charles Schulz. A Charlie Brown Christmas has premiered one year earlier. The Christmas special was so...
  • California Just Declared War On Thanksgiving With Kafka-Level Regulations

    10/20/2020 6:19:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 10/20/2020 | Elie Reynolds
    Gov. Gavin Newsom just gave Californians more regulations for an early Christmas present and anyone hoping to celebrate the holidays with family better hope theres a gift receipt. Just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities, when most families gather with loved ones, Californias Democrat governor has issued a new set of regulations that bans gatherings of more than three households. Additionally, no indoor gatherings are permitted, so dont plan on eating around the dining room table unless you lug it out into your backyard.
  • 'We must be careful': Gov. Murphy discourages holiday gatherings as New Jersey COVID cases rise

    10/16/2020 6:21:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    6abc ^ | 10/15/2020 | Action News Philadelphia
    TRENTON, New Jersey -- With another nearly 1,000 new coronavirus cases reported Thursday in New Jersey, state officials are discouraging large indoor holiday gatherings, including Thanksgiving dinner. For many, it'll be a very different kind of holiday season. Sandy Kramer, of Mount Laurel, typically hosts 15 to 18 people at her Thanksgiving table. "I do the turkey and the stuffing. My daughter does the rest," said Kramer. But this year's crowd will be much smaller - just a few people. "We always have a good time. But maybe next year," she said.
  • The CDC Wishes You A Lonely Holiday Season. Make This Your Most Joyous Yet

    10/09/2020 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 9, 2020 | Georgi Boorman
    The CDC wants Americans to have 'virtual' Thanksgivings, staycation holidays, and gatherings with only your household to avoid spreading COVID-19. But loneliness is a scourge, too. Make this the most joyous holiday season yet. In a nation fatigued by social distancing and dying to escape loneliness, the inimitable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued recommendations for how to have a “safe” holiday season. Spoiler: A CDC-compliant season will not be “the most wonderful time of the year.”Our national public health experts have steered us confidently through some murky waters. After all, how else would we know that public...
  • Fauci said his daughters refuse to visit for Thanksgiving, telling him: 'You're a young, vigorous guy, but you're 79 years old'

    10/09/2020 7:11:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    BI ^ | Oct 7, 2020, 3:41 PM | Anna Medaris Miller
    Dr. Anthony Fauci's daughters won't spend Thanksgiving with him in Washington, despite him and his wife saying they'd love to host them. The women, who live in three different parts of the country, decided against the visit to protect their father from the novel coronavirus, Fauci said in a webinar hosted by American University. While there's no one answer to whether you should visit family for the holidays, experts recommend weighing the practical risks with the mental-health benefits. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The nation's top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, won't be spending Thanksgiving with his daughters...
  • Fauci said his daughters refuse to visit for Thanksgiving, telling him: 'You're a young, vigorous guy, but you're 79 years old'

    10/08/2020 6:27:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    businessinsider ^ | 10/07/2020 | Anna Mearis Miller
    The nation's top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, won't be spending Thanksgiving with his daughters this year, despite his and his wife's desires. "I have three daughters in three disparate parts of the country ... who we don't see very often," Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a webinar hosted by American University's Kennedy Political Union Tuesday. "We would love for them to come home for Thanksgiving." But the daughters, ages 28 to 34, didn't want to take the risk traveling would pose to their parents' health.
  • CDC makes recommendations for Thanksgiving 2020 gatherings: Keep them small and local

    09/28/2020 12:42:08 PM PDT · by lightman · 44 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 28 September A.D. 2020 | Linda Hasco
    Thanksgiving 2020, for many, may be celebrated in new ways this year, as Americans make adjustments to accommodate the risks involved with the coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued recommendations to guide Americans as they plan for one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. The agency stresses that these considerations are suggested to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19, and are meant to supplement - not replace - any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must comply. The CDC...
  • 1622: Not quite Squanto (Tisquantum), Pilgrim befriender

    05/31/2020 9:02:14 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 7 replies ^ | May 31, 2010 | Headsman
    On this date in 1622, or very close to it, the Patuxet Native American Tisquantum (better known as Squanto) was about to be yielded by Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford to Wampanoag chief Massasoit for immediate execution when the unannounced appearance of a strange ship fortuitously saved him. Squanto is most famous as the Indian godsend who saved the Mayflower Pilgrims at the Plymouth Bay colony from starvation by teaching those pious wayfarers how to live off the land in the New World. In that capacity, he made possible (and participated in) the First Thanksgiving harvest gorger in 1621...
  • Things to Be Grateful for

    04/02/2020 10:02:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 2, 2020 | Laura Hollis
    Even in the throes of a global pandemic, it's possible to find things to be grateful for. In fact, I would argue that we are doing things and appreciating things that we really should have been doing and appreciating all along. I'm sure everyone has their own list of things they're grateful for. Here's mine: 1. I'm grateful for private enterprise and American business. There is none better anywhere. Our news is filled with stories of companies such as Under Armour, Ford, GM, JoAnn Fabrics, My Pillow, and Vera Bradley that are pitching in to help make hospital gowns, ventilators...
  • Our COVID19 Silver Lining

    03/23/2020 6:39:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 23, 2020 | Terry Paulson
    Hidden in the uncertainty and fears of the public and the social isolation demands encouraged by the government, its too easy to lose sight of blessings that have emerged. May the hope and positive perspective provided contribute to your mental health and a constructive, optimistic attitude worth spreading. Even a country as blessed and successful as America is still vulnerable in a way that can totally disrupt our comfortable world. But wakeup calls can be beneficial. They get us all off autopilot and force us to look at our own habits and needed changes to fight any crisis. A byproduct...
  • Same week Congress approved First Amendment, it requested Washington declare Nation's first National Day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God

    12/12/2019 9:27:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | October 3, 2019 | Bill Federer
    The First Amendment was passed in the First Session of Congress, which was meeting in New York City. The first Ten Amendments, called the Bill of Rights, were intended to be "handcuffs" or limitations on the power of the new Federal Government. The Bill of Rights was signed by two individuals in the U.S. Congress: Vice-President John Adams, as President of the Senate, and Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, as the First Speaker of the House, who was also an ordained Lutheran minster. The PREAMBLE to the Bill of Rights reveals the intent of the States to prevent the Federal Government from...
  • Charles Blow Op-ed in the NY Times: The Horrible History of Thanksgiving

    12/04/2019 9:40:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/2019 | Charles M. Blow
    When I was a child, Thanksgiving was simple. It was about turkey and dressing, love and laughter, a time for the family to gather around a feast and be thankful for the year that had passed and be hopeful for the year to come. In school, the story we learned was simple, too: Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to give thanks. [SNIP] As Peter C. Mancall, a professor at the University of Southern California, wrote for CNN on Wednesday, Gov. William Bradford would say in his book Of Plymouth Plantation, which he began to write in 1630, that the...
  • What Will Your Wishbone Wish Be?

    11/27/2019 5:22:03 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 34 replies
    Years of Tradition | 11/27/2019 | blueunicorn6
    One of my favorite family traditions on Thanksgiving is the morning Crap Game. No....wait....thats Halloween. On Thanksgiving we break the bones of the old bird. Grandma cant be with us this year as shes in India hunting tigers or something, so well probably just break Uncle Steves little finger instead. Just kidding. Well break his index finger. No. We will pull apart the turkeys wishbone. I am told that this tradition originated with the Romans. They would sit around trying to guess what was under each others togas. Contrary to current thought, there were only two choices......a sword or a...
  • UPDATED: Newsweek fires reporter who wrote inaccurate story on Trump's Thanksgiving Day plans

    11/30/2019 4:53:16 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 30, 2019 | by Mike Brest
    The Newsweek reporter who wrote an inaccurate story about President Trump's Thanksgiving Day plans has been fired. The outlet's original story claimed the president only planned on tweeting and golfing during his holiday break, neglecting to mention his trip to Afghanistan. Newsweeks Jessica Kwong, whose Twitter handle identifies her as a political reporter "covering Trump administration and family," initially published the article Thursday morning, before the president's trip to Afghanistan was announced publicly. The story's initial headline was, How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more. Newsweek investigated the failures that led to the publication of the inaccurate report...