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  • Native Americans mark Thanksgiving with day of mourning

    11/22/2018 12:16:17 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 22, 2018 | Yahoo/AP
    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) ó Thanksgiving is nothing to celebrate for Native Americans, who are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of Mourning observance. Thursday's noon gathering in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, will recall the disease, racism and oppression that the European settlers brought. It's the 49th year that the United American Indians of New England have organized the event on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving says he's not planning to celebrate Thanksgiving: 'F--- Thanksgiving'

    11/21/2018 9:24:27 PM PST · by Kazan · 69 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 11/22/1028 | By Jack Maloney
    The Boston Celtics' early season struggles continued on Wednesday night with a 117-109 loss to the New York Knicks. Down by as much as 26, the Celtics made a big comeback in the fourth quarter, but fell short, largely due to some clutch shooting by Trey Burke. Now just 9-9 on the season, there will be plenty to discuss in regards to the Celtics' inability to meet expectations. At the same time, there will also be plenty of discussion about one of Kyrie Irving's postgame quotes, in which he made it clear he doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving. MassLive's Tom Westerholm was...
  • College Library Prepares For Thanksgiving By Sharing Guideline On ĎDecolonizingí The Holiday

    11/14/2018 2:03:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    The article also includes also a list of resources for educators and family members that help them teach Thanksgiving in a ďsocially responsibleĒ way. One of the resources suggested was ďTen Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving about Social and Environmental Justice,Ē by Eve Bratman. . . ďMany Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers,Ē the groupís website says. ďThanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture.Ē
  • Holiday Guilt Trip: WashPost Promotes Native American Take on 'Hatesgiving' Food

    11/25/2017 8:01:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 25, 2017 | Tim Graham
    On Thanksgiving, Washington Post readers turned to the front page of the Style section for the annual ‚ÄúNative American‚ÄĚ lecture on ‚ÄúHatesgiving.‚ÄĚ It was a food article by Maura Judkis. The online headline was ‚ÄúNative American chefs lament 'Columbusing'of indigenous foods.‚ÄĚ Judkis began: Earlier this fall, Karlos Baca, an indigenous food activist known for cooking beautiful foraged meals using traditional Native American ingredients and cooking methods, was approached by a regional food magazine: Would he like to provide a recipe for their Thanksgiving issue? "Instead of getting a recipe from me, they got three pages of activism," he says. Baca,...
  • Colin Kaepernick makes surprise appearance at 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz

    11/24/2017 6:06:11 AM PST · by bgill · 36 replies
    SFGate ^ | Nov. 23, 2017 | Michelle Robertson
    Colin Kaepernick made a surprise appearance at the Alcatraz Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering on Thursday. A tradition since 1975, the annual dawn festivities, also known as Unthanksgiving Day, commemorate the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by American Indians, during which 89 American Indian activists and leaders occupied the island and former penitentiary with the demands that it be turned into an Indian cultural center and school. Between traditional dancing and speeches, Kaepernick delivered a message of resistance and hope to the thousands gathered on the island
  • This Thanksgiving, Don't Fear the Five-Letter Word

    11/22/2017 5:25:15 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    Esquire ^ | November 22, 2017 | David Litt
    ix Thanksgivings ago, as a junior White House speechwriter, I wrote a video script for President Obama. While not exactly destined for the history books, I thought it was a warm, generous celebration of the holiday. I was proud of my work. That is, until Fox News got ahold of it. It turned out I had forgotten to include a reference to God in the remarks. ďPresident Obama has caused outrage with his Thanksgiving speech,Ē declared Fox Nation, not mentioning that George W. Bush also frequently omitted the almighty from Thanksgiving. Not to be outdone, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro tweeted...
  • St. Paul school kisses Valentine's Day, other 'dominant holidays,' goodbye

    01/28/2016 10:37:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1/28/2016
    Valentine's Day is the first that will pass without notice at Bruce Vento Elementary. Celebrations of Valentine‚Äôs Day and the other ‚Äúdominant holidays‚ÄĚ are ending at one St. Paul elementary school, according to a letter from the principal addressed to families. Principal Scott Masini of Bruce Vento Elementary School, whose student body is overwhelmingly nonwhite, explained in the letter that ‚Äúmy personal feeling is we need to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of our student population.‚ÄĚ With Valentine‚Äôs Day a little more than two weeks away, Masini noted, ‚ÄúI have come to the...
  • DNC offers holiday guide for dealing with Republican relatives

    11/24/2015 5:14:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 89 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/24/15 | Kelly Riddell
    The Democratic National Committee sent an email Tuesday to supporters with advice on how to talk to their Republican relatives during the holiday season, referring them to a website aimed at debunking right-wing talking points.‚ÄúIt‚Äôs that time of year ‚ÄĒ full of food and fun and celebrating with family and friends. But we here at the DNC know that occasionally all that togetherness can lead to some¬†‚Ķ let‚Äôs call them ‚Äėlively‚Äô conversations about politics with one Republican uncle,‚ÄĚ reads the email, sent by Luis Miranda, DNC communications director. ‚ÄúSo I‚Äôm officially deputizing you to serve as a Deputy Democratic Spokesperson...
  • Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving

    11/28/2014 9:49:46 AM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Tradition, Family, & Property Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | John Horvat II
    Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving John Horvat II 26 November As we gear up for the Thanksgiving holidays, many are preparing to engage in a strange new ritual that is crowding out the traditional turkey and pumpkin pie. The ritual, of course, is the extension of Black Friday shopping into Thanksgiving Day. It is a practice so shocking that we might as well create a new holidayóun-Thanksgivingósince nothing could be more contrary to the intention of the real holiday than its present evolution. This year, media will again report on frenzied shoppers mobbing retail stores in search of super bargains....
  • NYC Ferguson protesters arrested en route to Thanksgiving Day Parade

    11/28/2014 4:08:57 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | By Georgett Roberts, Natalie Musumeci, Kenneth Garger and Josh Saul
    NYC Ferguson protesters arrested en route to Thanksgiving Day Parade By Georgett Roberts, Natalie Musumeci, Kenneth Garger and Josh Saul Donít mess with Snoopy! A mass of angry anarchists marched on the Macyís Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown Thursday, pushing back at police and barricades as they made their way toward the procession. Emboldened days after cops left them free to clog major Manhattan roadways, the throng pushed against police keeping them from the parade route a half-block away along Sixth Avenue. Seven were arrested as they knocked down metal barricades. Glass rained on the ruckus as a window was...
  • 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.
  • Vegans and Vegetarians Celebrate Tofurky's 20th Thanksgiving: Senator Cory Booker Talks Tofu

    11/27/2014 5:34:23 AM PST · by sergeantdave · 21 replies
    As Thanksgiving Day approaches, vegans and vegetarians have just one request. Please donít call it Turkey Day. Instead, hungry eaters on plant-based diets are advocating the consumption of fake bird options, such as Tofurky.
  • 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...
  • Obama Wants You To Thank His God - Government

    11/30/2013 7:31:48 AM PST · by massmike · 14 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 11/30/2013 | Don Feder
    Like the Golden Calf the Children of Israel made while Moses was receiving the law at Sinai, Obama is making a new God for the masses to worship Ė big government, the Golden Calf state. "Praise Washington from whence all blessings flow. Praise it all peons here below." The president's policies are designed to maximize dependency Ė government as the source of all blessings. Under Obama, the food-stamp rolls increased by 33% (to 44.7 million Ė a record one in seven Americans). The number now receiving Social Security disability payments reached 11 million. (Costs increased from $56 billion in 2000...
  • MSNBC's Farrow: 'Thanksgiving: Because Genocide Is a Lot More Festive 392 Years After the Fact'

    11/28/2013 8:32:13 PM PST · by chessplayer · 92 replies
    Ronan Farrow has made it crystal clear that he's going to fit in perfectly as a new MSNBC host. Ronan Farrow ‚úĒ @RonanFarrow Thanksgiving: because genocide is a lot more festive 392 years after the fact. As if that wasn't disgraceful enough, he followed it up Thursday with this: Ronan Farrow ‚úĒ @RonanFarrow This Thanksgiving, let's give thanks for what we have and also awkwardly apologize to the Native Americans we slaughtered to get it.
  • HuffPo Invokes Holocaust, 9/11 in Tirade Against ĎNational Land Theft and American Genocide Dayí

    11/29/2013 5:07:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 28, 2013 10:24 AM | Dan Gainor
    It happens every year. Someone on the left goes so overboard in their hatred for America that they canít even let Thanksgiving pass without their wacky comments. This year, Huffington Post author Nicole Breedlove didnít disappoint. Her piece bashed America under the headline: ďHappy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!Ē Breedlove doesn't miss a beatóslamming everyone from Columbus and to the Pilgrims while invoking images of the Holocaust and 9/11. She began her piece talking about how her family ďalways gave thanks that all the Native Americans werenít wiped out when Columbus Ďdiscoveredí America.Ē Because, of course, liberals assume Columbus personally killed...
  • Thanksgiving and Obamacare Donít Mix

    11/29/2013 2:02:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Diana West
    When Thanksgiving 2013 is over, will Americans remember it as the holiday when the Obama administration body-snatched their friends and family and turned them into Obamacare robots? Maybe it happened to your own loved ones. Maybe Cousin Sue brought her favorite cranberry Jell-O mayonnaise salad but when she opened her mouth she sounded like Jay Carney on a roll. As for Uncle Al, thereís a reason he kept asking ďHave you thought about signing up for health insurance on the new marketplace?Ē every time it was your turn at Scrabble. BarackObama.com told them to. Turning Thanksgiving into Obamacaring was clearly...
  • Cher Disgorges Moonbat Bile Upon Thanksgiving

    11/29/2013 3:25:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 11/29/2013
    Hereís hoping that all treasured Moonbattery.com readers had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. I trust it was spent more thankfully than Cherís: Pop diva Cher caused controversy [Wednesday] when she told her almost two million Twitter followers that she does not celebrate Thanksgiving.Cher, 67, told a fan that she believes Thanksgiving is a holiday that glorifies Ďa great crime.í That crime would be the birth and growth of American civilization, which allowed the part-Cherokee Cher a life of extravagant opulence that otherwise would never have been possible. She went on to say the day celebrates stealing land from Native Americans who...
  • Thanksgiving Is A Good Holiday To Come Out As Gay or Lesbian [And Be Shown The Door]

    11/22/2012 3:53:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Ned Martel
    Essay: Thanksgiving Is A Good Holiday To Come Out As Gay or Lesbian By Ned Martel November 21 Word to the wise: Thanksgiving is the proper holiday to tell your family that youíre a homosexual. Itís arguably secular, so youíre confronting tradition, not faith. Even though National Coming Out Day is in October, this is the day when gays and lesbians, newly announced or otherwise, are really driving it all home. This no longer needs to be such a big deal, even if this monthís election somehow emboldens waves of guess-what conversations Thursday night. Awkwardness is predictable, but expect the...
  • The War On Thanksgiving (Joseph Farah With A History Lesson On Thanksgiving Alert)

    11/18/2007 10:36:22 PM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 76+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/19/2007 | Joseph Farah
    "When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing Ė they believe in anything." That's what G.K. Chesterton told us, and it's true. Because so many of us no longer believe in the God of the Bible, we no longer have any standard for truth. Some even dispute whether there is such a thing as truth. That's how crazy it can get. The latest evidence of this assault on standards and truth comes in the form of confusion about what to teach about Thanksgiving in America's government schools. For instance, the Seattle school district sent out a letter...