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  • 1622: Not quite Squanto (Tisquantum), Pilgrim befriender

    05/31/2020 9:02:14 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 7 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2020 | Terry Paulson
    Hidden in the uncertainty and fears of the public and the social isolation demands encouraged by the government, it’s 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....that’s Halloween. On Thanksgiving we break the bones of the old bird. Grandma can’t be with us this year as she’s in India hunting tigers or something, so we’ll probably just break Uncle Steve’s little finger instead. Just kidding. We’ll break his index finger. No. We will pull apart the turkey’s wishbone. I am told that this tradition originated with the Romans. They would sit around trying to guess what was under each other’s 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. Newsweek’s 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...
  • Buttigieg May Name Kaepernick as Running Mate [semi-satire]

    12/01/2019 9:39:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Dec 2019 | John Semmens
    Now that he’s leading in the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire Democratic presidential contender South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is reported to be mulling over possible running mates. Rumored front runner is former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Kaepernick is a man of unrivaled courage,” Buttigieg said. “His willingness to kneel while thousands of others stood for the National Anthem was beyond brave. It cost him his job and millions of dollars. That’s a far higher price than any other protester has paid. I think voters who believe in justice would relish the opportunity to elect him as...
  • Newsweek fires reporter who published inaccurate story on Trump's Thanksgiving Day plans

    11/30/2019 10:15:37 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 135 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 30, 2019 | Mike Brest
    The Newsweek reporter who published 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. Newsweek’s 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...
  • The Vagary of Gravery

    11/30/2019 6:20:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-30-19 | MOTUS
    With the Thanksgiving feast and Black Friday behind us and the weekend still stretching ahead I’d like to take the opportunity to relay one last holiday food disaster story.I should begin by explaining that I come from a long line of women who have pulled off Thanksgiving cooking capers worthy of anyone’s holiday blooper reel. I could go back for untold generations but my personal knowledge of this familial gene begins sometime in the late 50s with my Grandmother. She was mashing the Thanksgiving potatoes and inadvertently used eggnog instead of milk. It’s one of those rare clear memories I...
  • "I rather sleep with ISIS/MS13 than a Republican or a police officer"

    11/29/2019 2:10:38 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 159 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | November 29, 2019 | Guava Cheese Puff
    One of my female relatives went loco yesterday during Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. She screamed out loud that she would rather sleep with an ISIs member or ms13 than a Republican or a police officer. She hates police, she says that they murder minorities. I calmed her down. This is not the same crazy cousin from last year. This is another crazy relative.
  • Happy Thanksgiving! Fox News host mocks Elizabeth Warren’s dip in the polls, calls her ‘Pocahontas’

    11/29/2019 3:43:37 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    NYDN ^ | 11/29/19 | David Matthews
    How timely. Fox News host Pete Hegseth mocked Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s slumping poll numbers and called her “Pocahontas” during the “Fox & Friends” Thanksgiving episode. During the segment about a poll that showed Warren’s support at 14%, Hegseth criticized the senator for saying the polls were not concerning. "It's always what politicians say when they're losing. Don't follow the polls, it doesn't matter," the host asserted. "I just love how optimistic she was. You've dropped actually in half from where you were before," guest host Dean Cain said. "That's bad news." “It’s Thanksgiving so it’s only fitting...
  • Kaepernick Blasts US Government for Stealing from Indigenous People at Unthanksgiving Day Ceremony

    11/29/2019 2:12:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2019 | AMY FURR
    Colin Kaepernick celebrated “Unthanksgiving Day” by ripping the “US government” for having “stolen” over a “billion acres” from indigenous people, during an annual ceremony held in San Francisco, California, Thursday. “The US government has stolen over 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous people. Thank you to my Indigenous family, I’m with you today and always,” the former 49ers quarterback wrote in a tweet Thursday afternoon: Spent the morning at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on the 50 year anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz. The US government has stolen over 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous people. Thank...
  • Julián Castro's Thanksgiving message: Make hunger a national priority

    11/29/2019 11:45:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 28. 2019 | Suzanne Gamboa
    As Americans prepared to fill their bellies with Thanksgiving bounty, Castro called for making the issue of hunger a national priority and laid out his plan on how he'd do it if elected president. In his proposal unveiled Wednesday, Castro calls for making lunch free for public school students, ensuring college students are eligible for food stamp benefits and increasing food stamp benefits for children during summer months.
  • Donald Trump Mocks Newsweek for Fake Thanksgiving Headline

    11/29/2019 11:20:00 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2019 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump mocked Newsweek after they reported Thursday he spent Thanksgiving golfing and tweeting. In fact, the president was secretly traveling to Afghanistan to visit deployed American troops. “I thought Newsweek was out of business?” Trump wrote on Twitter, sharing a screenshot of the article and photos of him with the troops in Afghanistan posted by his son Donald Trump Jr. I thought Newsweek was out of business? https://t.co/3ro4eSJloo — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2019 “Fake news gonna fake!” Trump Jr. wrote. The Newsweek story, first published at 10:16 a.m., was later updated to reflect the president’s...
  • It's Black (Eye) Friday! Scrums of bargain-hunters do battle over cut-price goods in stores [tr]

    11/29/2019 7:40:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2019 | Tim Stickings
    Eager Black Friday shoppers charged into stores and battled over cut-price goods in a worldwide shopping frenzy today. The bargain craze, which originates in the United States where it marks the day after Thanksgiving, has taken off in Europe where customers browsed the aisles in Britain, France and Germany this morning. Some shoppers began their bargain hunting early, including in Brazil where customers were seen rushing to get their hands on Samsung ultra high-definition TVs. There were also frenzied scenes in South Africa where some shoppers had to take refuge from a doorway bundle, in Uganda where one woman was...
  • Afghanistan Thanksgiving: Trump makes the press look like boobs

    11/29/2019 8:01:08 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/29/2019 | Monica Showalter
    For the U.S. troops abroad, President Trump made a major personal sacrifice by skipping his own Thanksgiving in order to surprise them by helping to serve them theirs. Under cover of secrecy, he flew nearly 7,000 miles, met with them, praised and cheered them, took selfies with them, served them in the chow line, and generally gave the brave fighting men and women in the world's most forlorn hellhole something to smile about. It was a lovely presidential gesture, well in keeping with past presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who also made holiday trips to cheer the troops....
  • Hate Filed: How to shut down your Trump-supporting family member at Thanksgiving dinner

    11/28/2019 11:01:55 PM PST · by TECTopcat · 68 replies
    THe Hill ^ | 11/27/19 | MARIK VON RENNENKAMPFF
    First of all i cannot imagine the hate that must go into the thinking that you want to "shut down Trump supporters" ... at thanksgiving-really Thanksgiving?!. And I know these numbers don't make sense with record low unemployment but I need some help deconstruct job growth numbers: Here's article: Today hundreds of millions of Americans will sit down with close friends and family over heaping portions of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. After the usual small talk about chilly weather and the day’s football matchups, discussions will inevitably shift to politics. In a country bitterly divided over the Trump presidency...
  • What Happened to Liberal Outrage Over Black Friday?

    11/29/2019 4:56:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2019 | Ashley Herzog
    I’ll never forget the Friday after Thanksgiving, 2011. I was vaguely aware of the pseudo-holiday known as Black Friday, but I had seldom participated. On that day, however, I had to go to a local big-box store to get diapers and baby wipes for my then four-week-old daughter, Catherine. As the sun sank in the dreary November sky over Toledo, Ohio, I noticed traffic in this small Midwestern city had slowed to a crawl more than a mile from the mall. By the time I finally made it inside the store, it was a madhouse. The customers weren’t gleeful, joyfully...
  • Oklahoma police officer gets a Starbucks cup labeled ‘Pig’

    11/29/2019 5:31:53 AM PST · by conservative98 · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 29, 2019 | 3:34am | Joe Tacopino
    A police officer in Oklahoma was dismayed when he bought a coffee at the local Starbucks on Thanksgiving and noticed the name on the label was “Pig.” The chief of police the Kiefer, Okla. said one of his officers trekked to Starbucks to get some java for a dispatcher when he received the insulting label. “What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” Chief Johnny O’Mara said in a Facebook post that included an image...