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  • Thanksgiving Prank - Pregnant Turkey (video)

    12/04/2014 12:57:32 PM PST · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 11-28-2014 | Nerissa Hawkinson
    An old prank but a good one.
  • Liberty, Prosperity and Humility on Thanksgiving

    12/02/2014 9:53:40 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    His letters ^ | 11/27/2014 | George Washington
    By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form...
  • Happy Thanksgiving, and Thank You, from Governor Palin(video)

    11/29/2014 7:38:41 PM PST · by jonrick46 · 10 replies
    The Sarah Palin Channel ^ | 11-27-2014 | Sarah Palin Channel
    Such a wonderful look into Sarah Palin's children and her Thanksgiving greetings. Video at link: https://sarahpalinchannel.com/video/happy-thanksgiving-and-thank-you-from-governor-pal-1231
  • A Nation of Problem-Solvers No More?

    11/29/2014 5:43:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    It’s easy for Thanksgiving to boil down to little more than turkey, football and travel delays, but many Americans strive to make it more meaningful. They try to take the focus off of our problems and to reflect on our many blessings. As well they should. Consider the example set by Abraham Lincoln. Our 16th president was in the middle of a bloody and protracted civil war when he issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation. “The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies,” it began. And frankly, we should be...
  • I was wrong about Black Thanksgiving: The Unbridled Spirit of Mammon

    11/28/2014 5:56:51 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 17 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/28/2014 | Steve Berman
    My father had a saying which he passed down to me, “I’m not always right, but I’m never wrong.”  A little more than a week ago, I wrote a post titled “Matt Walsh Deserves Black Thanksgiving” in which I took apart his arguments for ending early store openings on Thanksgiving day.  I did it without mercy and with the spite meter dialed up to eleven.  I’ve had a change of heart, and I am here to say I’m not right.  In fact, and not for the first time, I may actually be wrong. My epiphany happened just last night, after...
  • George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/28/2014 7:57:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 27, 2014 | George Washington
    On October, 3, 1789, George Washington issued a proclamation about the Thanksgiving holiday: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A PROCLAMATION Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; And whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of...
  • Greenfield: Being Thankful for the Left

    11/27/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Being Thankful for the Left Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog When we celebrate Thanksgiving, after being thankful for family and friends, for health and comfort, for food and shelter; we shouldn't forget to be thankful for the left. There is no light without darkness and without evil, the good often fails to find their own voice. It is in the presence of slavery that we remember the worth of freedom. Men and nations are forged in war; not only the war of shell and shot, but the war of ideas. War teaches...
  • Shoppers fight over TVs, tablets and BARBIES in Thanksgiving havoc

    11/27/2014 9:11:05 PM PST · by traumer · 40 replies
    Scuffles between shoppers have been breaking out across the country as bargain hunters fight over TVs, tablets and even Barbie dolls during the first of the holiday sales. Many big-box stores opened early Thursday night, in an attempt to dilute the chaos of Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving when stores usually start their reductions for the season. But several videos have now surfaced online showing that even on a holiday dedicated to sharing, some people will turn against each other to save money. One of the videos uploaded to YouTube Thursday night, show a handful of men and...
  • Thanksgiving and Chanukah

    11/27/2014 9:08:19 PM PST · by Phinneous · 2 replies
    Chabad.org / YouTube ^ | 2010 | Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, ZT'L
    A brief (8 minute) talk about the connection between Thanksgiving, its acknowledgement of G-d, America's religious freedom/founding, and Chanukah (spreading light.) Note: This is subtitled (the Rebbe, Rabbi Schneerson speaks in Yiddish) but it's worth listening, reading, and watching. He highlights our REAL American values so poignantly and perfectly-- and blesses Reagan to boot... a great end of the Holiday!
  • Behind the Scenes of a ZOT!

    07/28/2006 5:00:35 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 586 replies · 27,584+ views
    July 28, 2006 | rk
    ...Deep within the Mod's underground lair: . We have a possible troll sighting in sector 5. Need confirmation. Insert initial greeting program. ...Sending. .... To: I_Luv_Ann_Coulter! Welcome to Free Republic. Posted on 07/28/2006 9:03:56 PM EDT by Bob ... No response yet, Jim. ... Proceed with Enhanced Engagement Mode. ...Sending. ... To: I_Luv_Ann_Coulter! You signed up today to post this? Posted on 07/28/2006 9:10:12 PM EDT by max . To: I_Luv_Ann_Coulter! Go back to DU! Posted on 07/28/2006 9:11:02 PM EDT by carol . To: carol DU?? I've never heard of a DU. What's a DU??? Posted on 07/28/2006 9:13:22...
  • The Challenge: Thanksmissing

    11/27/2014 2:43:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: this piece was coauthored by Hagelin's daughter, Kristin Carey.God “gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike” (Matthew 5:45). Every one of us has been blessed by God, but so few of us recognize His hand on our lives. And those of us who do recognize His providence so rarely take the time to express our gratitude. All too often our thanks is missing. The Bible tells the story of a time when Jesus healed ten men from leprosy at a time. “One of them,...
  • Thanksgiving 2014 - Rainbow Shiny

    11/27/2014 2:06:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rich Galen
    It was the day before Thanksgiving; crisp and clear. I was giving the Mullmobile it's quarterly treat: A professional car wash. At Andy's Car Wash in Alexandria, you drop your car off, then go inside to pay. A woman and a little girl - about three-and-a-half - were paying ahead of me. It was a cold day, so the little girl was bundled up in the way little girls are on a cold late-Autumn day. Ignoring the advice of The Lad, ("Dad, just because you CAN talk to everybody in the world, doesn't mean you HAVE to talk to everybody...
  • Let's Give Thanks; The Nation Is on the Rebound

    11/27/2014 12:33:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Matt Towery
    Yes, there were the predictable riots in the streets of Ferguson, as thugs took advantage of the situation to loot stores and destroy property. And yes, our nation has suffered both from ill-conceived domestic policies and no real foreign policy over the past six years. Most of us haven't felt any personal "economic recovery" in our own pockets. But contrary to my often doom-and-gloom outlook, I have reason to suggest that we give much thanks this holiday season, because things are looking up for America. First, we have only two more years of Barack Obama. The American people have booted...
  • America the Bountiful: Be Thankful, We live in a time of unprecedented material wealth & well-being

    11/27/2014 11:51:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2014 | Rich Lowry
    We live in an age of miracles. Throughout all of human history, material progress essentially didn’t exist until around 1800. The economic trajectory was flat until the human lot began to improve in ways that would have been unimaginable in prior millennia. This change gave us the world as we know it. In her brilliant book on the transformation, Bourgeois Dignity, Deirdre McCloskey writes how the average person in the world subsisted on roughly $3 a day during humanity’s long economic stasis. Then, with the breakout, countries that experienced modern growth over the past couple of centuries saw their material...
  • Salon: 'Stop Eating Thanksgiving Turkey!'

    11/27/2014 10:26:20 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 27, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you about to enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey? Well, Salon writer Lindsay Abrams wants you to stop. Stop right now! Not content to give liberal ideology a rest even on this holiday, Abrams attempts to guilt trip her readers into giving up turkey for Thanksgiving. Her arguments against turkey are pretty much what we've heard before. That modern Thanksgiving turkeys are not natural in that they are too fat to fly or breed. Also we get hit with guilt trips about their living conditions. Of course, such turkeys would never even exist in the first place if they were not...
  • This Thanksgiving, Have an Attitude of Gratitude

    11/27/2014 10:20:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words "the pursuit of happiness" in the text. Happiness is a vapor that cannot be grasped; a temporary feeling based on transitory circumstances akin to the euphoria of a full-on sugar rush. Happiness is good for a time, but it cannot last. Life invariably intervenes. So many seem so unthankful about so much these days. Turn on the TV or read a newspaper and you will find complainers. Democrats complain about Republicans and the reverse. The poor complain...
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/27/2014 10:19:46 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-27-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Hope everyone has a great and safe day!
  • Annoy a Liberal Today: Ask Them To Be Thankful

    11/27/2014 9:38:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | John Ransom
    On this Thanksgiving Day I am truly thankful.IÂ’m thankful for my son Liam, my dog Lexie, the best sister and brother a guy could have, plus their families, niece and nephews all. IÂ’m thankful that, for me at least, Christmas runs from Thanksgiving to Three Kings Day. IÂ’m thankful too for living in San Diego, on the ocean, and for having lived in Denver, Palm Beach, Washington, DC, and Chicago. IÂ’m thankful that I get to write for a living. IÂ’m the luckiest guy I know. When I was 14 I knew what I wanted to do with my life,...
  • Thanksgiving Day Is For Thanking and Praising God – Just Ask Lincoln

    11/27/2014 9:32:48 AM PST · by millegan · 10 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    In the midst of the American Civil War, Lincoln noted that the country’s industry and population was still growing. In the document officially instituting Thanksgiving as a national holiday, he explicitly credited this to nothing else but God’s grace: "No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy." He then asked everyone in the country “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of...
  • The Simple Faith of Humble Men

    11/27/2014 8:06:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | William Kevin Stoos
    Then yet a thousand times more thankful should our people be for this nation’s bounteous wealth, her strength and liberty “Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand. And as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone to many. Let the glorious name of Jehovah have all the praise.” (William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth County, 1621) Thankful they assembled there, A humble Pilgrim band, To praise their God in silent prayer That He should bless their land. Through winter unforgiving, Through pestilence and war, Those grateful few yet...
  • Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! [FReepathon Thread LVI]

    11/27/2014 8:03:36 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 247 replies
    May we all have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day. We have many blessings to be thankful for. Our God who gave us life and nurtures us, our families, our friends, our country, our freedom, our men and women fighting to keep us free, and this day to celebrate and give thanks. Thank you, Lord. And thank you dear FRiends for all you do. God bless.
  • The Commercialization of Thanksgiving—and So Much Else

    11/27/2014 8:00:42 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 27, 2014 | JOHN M. GRONDELSKI
    Thanksgiving is rapidly competing with Christmas as a candidate holiday for the next cultural war. We know, of course, that December 25 is the holiday that dare not speak its name, having been transmogrified into “winter holiday” lest delicate ears be offended by “C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s.” Thanksgiving, so far, has managed to retain its name of religious origin (though we tend to speak publicly about what we are giving thanks for rather than to whom). The cultural war over Thanksgiving is being fought over: when can the sales begin?“Black Friday”—the day after Thanksgiving—has, over the years, become the unofficial launch of...
  • [VIDEO] Multiple arrests at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after protesters target route

    11/27/2014 7:56:09 AM PST · by redreno · 38 replies
    http://pix11.com ^ | Updated at 10:51am, November 27, 2014 | by Jeremy Tanner
    NEW YORK (PIX11) - Police arrested multiple people at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday after a protesters broke from their designated route and clashed with officers. Seven people were arrested, according to the NYPD after a group of people tried to overturn a trash can and run toward the parade route.
  • What's in Your Oven

    11/27/2014 7:04:30 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 13 replies
    11/27/2014 | VRWC
    A turkey walks into a bar with a pig under his arm...
  • Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

    11/27/2014 6:24:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/26/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    ....Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling." "It is a little puzzling that I do this every year, but I will say that I enjoy it because with all the tough stuff that swirls around in this office it's nice once in a while just to say, 'Happy Thanksgiving,'" he said.
  • The First NATIONAL Days of Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 6:28:42 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | Nov. 27, 2014 | Bill Federer
    After the victory of the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first National Day of Thanksgiving, November 1, 1777: "The grateful feeling of their hearts... join the penitent confession of their manifold sins...that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance...and... under the providence of Almighty God... secure for these United States the greatest of all human blessings, independence and peace." After John Paul Jones, commanding the Bonhomme Richard, captured the British ship HMS Serapis, the Continental Congress declared a Day of Thanksgiving,...
  • Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers

    11/27/2014 6:17:25 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 47 replies
    PetMD ^ | Unk | PetMD
    With the holidays approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. When polled, 56 percent of petMD readers admitted to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets. While this can be a wonderful way to add lean protein and fresh veggies to your pet’s diet, there are also hidden dangers in holiday fare. This year, before preparing a heaping plateful for your pet, consult a vet and consider these 10 tips to keep Thanksgiving a safe, healthful holiday for your dog or cat... More at: Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving...
  • How to Thank God as He Has Instructed – A Meditation on Thanksgiving Day

    11/27/2014 5:20:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-26-14 | Msgr. Charlels Pope
    How to Thank God as He Has Instructed – A Meditation on Thanksgiving Day By: Msgr. Charles PopeYour grace and mercy,brought me through.I’m living this moment,Because of you.I want to thank you,And praise you too.Your grace and mercy,Brought me through!On this feast of Thanksgiving (here in America) we do well to ponder how we ought to give thanks to God. Indeed, how can one adequately thank God, who is the giver of every good and perfect gift? Is it really enough to simply kneel and say a prayer of thanks? Perhaps we should run to Church and light a...
  • Snoopy, Nehemiah, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

    11/27/2014 5:16:57 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/27/2014 | Steve Berman
    I sit in the dark pre-dawn hour on Thanksgiving Day.  No turkey in the oven, kids and wife are asleep.  We will, as many families, be traveling to Nana’s house today for the turkey-day repast, followed by food coma football.  Being the cook in our house, I made a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert and a side dish of roasted root vegetables.  They are supplying the smoked turkey and dressing and all the other fixings.  It will be a glorious day. Our trip to Nana’s will be short by comparison—she lives less than 2 miles away.  Many families have much further...
  • Thanksgiving 2014

    11/27/2014 4:42:34 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 11-27-2014 | MOTUS
    For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson If you are like me, you have many reasons to be grateful and give thanks this year. Please join me in taking a moment on this day set aside to do so to reflect on how truly fortunate we are and give thanks. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy your day and the food, friends, family, furry and otherwise, that make it special.Because...
  • Economic and Religious Freedom: Mutually Reinforcing

    11/27/2014 2:49:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Samuel Gregg
    If there is one thing we have learned over the past 6 years in the United States, it is the mutually reinforcing nature of different expressions of freedom. No form of freedom--religious, civil, political, or economic--is of course absolute. But unjust infringements (intentional or otherwise) on one freedom can easily result in damage being inflicted upon other spheres of freedom.This is indisputably true, for instance, of religious and political freedom. All totalitarian and most authoritarian regimes usually end up seeking to severely restrict religious liberty. Sometimes this is for ideological or religious reasons. Some religions, for instance, embody very weak...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving on Food Stamps

    11/26/2014 11:37:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 26, 2014 | Staff
    Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program. Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year. As of this August, according to the most recent data released by USDA, there were 22,729,389 households on food stamps. That equaled 19.75 percent of 115,048,000 households in the country...
  • Grace & Mercy: The Preludes to a Thankful Heart

    11/26/2014 10:49:57 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 1 replies
    MSMB ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    What do you think of when you hear the words Grace and mercy? It is common in this day and age to think of the concept of grace as something of a prayer someone might say before they eat a meal, and mercy, as something of an act of restraint in wreaking loss, devastation, or retribution towards someone who committed an act against another person, or perhaps the inability to pay a debt owed to a certain person within a particular time frame. Without God’s grace and mercy, we could never truly experience a heart of thankfulness if we never...
  • A Progressive Guide to Thanksgiving Conversation

    11/26/2014 10:38:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 26, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In the great progressive spirit, here are a few tips on how to talk to — and morally improve — your family this Thanksgiving: 1. Your crazy uncle complains in passing that the construction on Redlands Avenue is limiting the flow of traffic to his hardware store, and wonders if the job could be completed more quickly. This must not be allowed to stand. Ask your uncle if he’s an anarchist and if he has heard of Somalia. If you missed Politics 101 at Oberlin, refer to the Fact Cards that you have printed out from Vox.com and explain patiently...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-27-14, Thanksgiving Day

    11/26/2014 8:24:33 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 27, 2014Thursday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a I, John, saw another angel coming down from heaven,having great authority,and the earth became illumined by his splendor.He cried out in a mighty voice: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great.She has become a haunt for demons.She is a cage for every unclean spirit,a cage for every unclean bird,a cage for every unclean and disgusting beast.” A mighty angel picked up a stone like a huge millstoneand threw it into the sea and said: “With such force will Babylon the great city...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2014!! ~ 27 November 2014

    11/26/2014 6:00:46 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 111 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2014!! ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source...
  • Spatchcock your Thanksgiving turkey and cut the cooking time in half

    11/26/2014 1:51:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 54 replies
    pennlive ^ | 11-21-14 | Sue Gleiter
    Spatchcocking a turkey is a beautiful way to cook the Thanksgiving Day centerpiece. While you won't end up with a traditional round turkey served on a platter, the method of spatchcocking will give you an evenly brown roasted turkey that will be the envy of all of your dinner guests. What is spatchcocking? Much like butterflying, spatchcocking involves cutting the turkey - basically removing the backbone - so it lays flat.
  • TEA PARTY OFFICIAL 2015 THANKSGIVING CHEAT SHEET

    11/26/2014 2:21:00 PM PST · by ealgeone · 39 replies
    self | 11-26-14 | ealgeone
    So when you're sitting around dinner this Thanksgiving and the liberal idiot in your family starts talking up Obama's "successful presidency" here are some fun facts for you to bring up. These compare to when odumbo began his regime. Decrease in the participation rate in the economy from 65.7 to 62.8 Number of food stamp recipients 32 million to 47.79 million. # background check for concealed carry permits 11.2 million to 21.1 million Number gun sales averaged 14 million between 2008 to 2011 and over 20 million between 2012 and 2013. Increase of federal deficit to 17 trillion compared to...
  • "A Very Ferguson Thanksgiving" (Sermon on Habakkuk 1:2-4, 9-11; 3:17-19)

    11/26/2014 12:28:16 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 12 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 27, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Very Ferguson Thanksgiving” (Habakkuk 1:2-4, 9-11; 3:17-19)I’m sure many of us were watching on our televisions the other night when we saw what was supposed to be a peaceful protest in Ferguson suddenly and not unexpectedly turn quite unpeaceful. Looters started breaking store windows and stealing what they could get their hands on. Arsonists began to torch buildings and cars and burn them to the ground. Rioters were running wild and not much was being done to stop them. Now suppose you were one of those business owners whose store was looted or burned. Or maybe you worked at...
  • Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!

    11/26/2014 5:05:16 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 69 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-25-2014 | Nicole Breedlove
    Thanksgiving has never been a celebratory holiday in my family. Whenever my family did cook we always gave thanks that all the Native Americans weren't wiped out when Columbus "discovered" America. My teachers made it seem like Thanksgiving was a holiday to look forward to. The New York City public education system told me what Thanksgiving was all about. I was very careful to regurgitate what they taught me when tested so I wouldn't get a failing grade. When I was older though I was told the truth by my family. Whenever someone asked what I was doing for Thanksgiving...
  • Winning Thanksgiving Arguments: Don't Bother (Barf and language warning)

    11/26/2014 9:03:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 26, 2014 | Richard Zombeck
    Every year around this time I perform the same ritual I've performed for years. In anticipation of family gatherings, holiday parties, and otherwise festive occasions, I comb through a year's worth of articles and factoids I've collected in Evernote or Pocket and prepare for battle. I spend hours arming myself with facts and evidence to fight back the impending and inevitable onslaught of baseless political claims sure to come my way from avid FOX News viewers and Ted Cruz fans. Earlier this week I had started to write a post containing a few of those facts. I was going to...
  • Thanksgiving Day Should Be Year Round

    11/26/2014 8:25:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    ProjectYM.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Father Mathew P. Schneider, LC
    Sometimes, meeting other people gives us perspective. The other day I was serving some homeless people in one of the men said that he was thankful to God that he was alive, and he asked us to bring more Bibles next time. The next morning I had to get up early and I was complaining interiorly about the alarm clock and my sore muscles.
  • Thanksgiving Story: The Pilgrims, Collectivism, and Free Markets

    11/26/2014 7:08:25 AM PST · by dleeper47 · 12 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | Nov 23, 2014 | David Leeper
    The undertold story of how the Pilgrims tried hard to live under what we could call communism and nearly starved to death. In 1623 they abruptly switched to private property and free markets and never went hungry again.
  • AP Warns Black Friday Means 'Perfect Storm' of Gun Buying

    11/26/2014 6:28:55 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/26/2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at Associated Press have a special reason to freak out over Black Friday: it’s a huge day for gun sales, and the background-checks system is severely tested. AP writer Nick Stroud even found space for the noting it’s a “perfect storm,” like the disastrous ship-sinking movie. The volume of sales means some purchasers “beat the system,” meaning there are only three business days for a background check:
  • ***THE OFFICIAL WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING SILLINESS THREAD***

    11/26/2014 5:22:07 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 55 replies
    I am thankful for the Friday Silliness Thread....especially when it comes early......(like on Wednesday, because Friday most people won't be around, because they'll be recovering from Thanksgiving....or worse......shopping!) So...here is some Thanksgiving humorHorn of Plenty When a music student brought his French horn to my shop for repair, he complained that the instrument “felt stuffy” and he couldn’t blow air through it. It’s not unusual to find partial blockages in brass instruments if small items get lodged in the tubing, but when I tested the instrument, the horn was completely blocked. After much probing and prodding, a small tangerine dropped...
  • A Remnant That Is Truly Thankful!

    11/26/2014 4:12:55 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/26/14
    My dear friends in light of our nation's godlessness, abounding moral relativistic thinking and secularism there is still a remnant (Isa. 1:4-9) throughout this nation today that still chooses to follow Almighty God and knows His Son as their personal Savior as the Holy Scriptures so teach (John 1:12). They are thankful daily for all that Almighty God has provided for them (in time and in ETERNITY) and they are found throughout the social classes today (1 Cor. 10:31). Sadly these are outcasts, rejected and scoffed at by the political parties of today and this godless nation. UNTHANKFULNESS has engulfed...
  • Thanks, Property Rights!

    11/26/2014 3:46:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | John Stossel
    This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights. People associate property rights with greed and selfishness, but they are keys to our prosperity. Things go wrong when resources are held in common. Before the Pilgrims were able to hold the first Thanksgiving, they nearly starved. Although they had inherited ideas about individualism and property from the English and Dutch trading empires, they tried communism when they arrived in the New World. They decreed that each family would get an equal share of food, no matter how much work they did. The results were disastrous. Gov....
  • Let's Do A Thanksgiving FReepathon and Money Bomb

    11/25/2014 8:04:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
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  • Prof. blames Thanksgiving on consumerism, suggests spirit of holiday is apologizing (to Indians)

    11/25/2014 9:01:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 24, 2014 | Caitlin Grimes
    The modern portrayal of Thanksgiving is filled with historical inaccuracies based on a consumer culture, according to a professor at Portland State University. Speaking at California State University at Fresno last week, Dr. Cornel Pewewardy gave a lecture to students titled “How the Grinch Stole Thanksgiving.” Pewewardy spoke about the historical and cultural implications of the holiday. “Like other holidays, including Christmas and Columbus Day, Thanksgiving is not based on historical accuracy, but rather on the importance and prevalence of maintaining a consumer culture”, Pewewardy, who is a member of both the Comanche and Kiowa tribes, said on Tuesday.
  • President Obama Versus George Washington on Thanksgiving

    11/25/2014 4:58:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, when "Fox & Friends" highlighted my most recent column, titled "Neutering Religious Holidays," liberals came out of the woodwork to try to defend President Barack Obama's record. So I decided to do a little research and see just how spiritual his past Thanksgiving addresses have been and compare them with the thoughts of our founding president, George Washington. In 2013, Obama's Thanksgiving address didn't give a single mention of the Pilgrims, their Christian devotion or thanks to God. He did, however, share his gratitude for the Native Americans and their "generosity during that first Thanksgiving." He gave a...