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Posted on 11/24/2011 2:29:29 PM PST by Evil Slayer
From LA Times (link only)
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What did he say about Allah?
I hope everyone in the military hears about this. I am outraged!
Give the guy a break.
He spoke from his heart, how in the dickens can anyone expect him to be aware of God from there???
I'm thankful I'm not his supporter.
Remarks of President Barack Obama
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The White House
From my family to yours, Id like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Like millions of Americans, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will spend the day eating great food, watching a little football, and reflecting on how truly lucky we truly are.
As Americans, each of us has our own list of things and people to be thankful for. But there are some blessings we all share.
Were especially grateful for the men and women who defend our country overseas. To all the service members eating Thanksgiving dinner far from your families: the American people are thinking of you today. And when you come home, we intend to make sure that we serve you as well as youre serving America.
Were also grateful for the Americans who are taking time out of their holiday to serve in soup kitchens and shelters, making sure their neighbors have a hot meal and a place to stay. This sense of mutual responsibility the idea that I am my brothers keeper; that I am my sisters keeper has always been a part of what makes our country special. And its one of the reasons the Thanksgiving tradition has endured.
The very first Thanksgiving was a celebration of community during a time of great hardship, and we have followed that example ever since. Even when the fate of our union was far from certain during a Civil War, two World Wars, a Great Depression Americans drew strength from each other. They had faith that tomorrow would be better than today.
Were grateful that they did. As we gather around the table, we pause to remember the pilgrims, pioneers, and patriots who helped make this country what it is. They faced impossible odds, and yet somehow, they persevered. Today, its our turn.
I know that for many of you, this Thanksgiving is more difficult than most. But no matter how tough things are right now, we still give thanks for that most American of blessings, the chance to determine our own destiny. The problems we face didnt develop overnight, and we wont solve them overnight. But we will solve them. All it takes is for each of us to do our part.
With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, its easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about whats happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country.
If we keep that spirit alive, if we support each other, and look out for each other, and remember that were all in this together, then I know that we too will overcome the challenges of our time.
So today, Im thankful to serve as your President and Commander-and-Chief. Im thankful that my daughters get to grow up in this great country of ours. And Im thankful for the chance to do my part, as together, we make tomorrow better than today.
Thanks, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Notice how he only associates thanksgiving to other men giving him another chance, but never thankful to the grace of God.
Well he did mention he was unlike the presidents printed on the greenbacks. In God we trust, in Barry not so much.
But he's got a nice warm spot by the fire. ;-)
Tim Tebow, Michelle Bachmann and Herman Cain all gave thanks to God on Twitter today.
“With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, its easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about whats happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country.”
From the most divisive President ever...class against class, race against race, Democrats against Republicans! Yeah, coming together as one people. What a d..d Liar!
Maybe he could give us some inside fire chats?
I bet the WH had one of those evil halal Butteterball turkeys...
How to keep sulfer out of your eyes. Dodging pitchforks and cleaning poop from your cloven hooves. The reality show possibilities are endless.
Prez Zippy’s about as inspiring as the plastic bag of stuff I gathered when my dog defecated on the neighbor’s lawn.
The man is a Pathetic looser .
Michelle was heard to whisper, “All this for a damn turkey.”
See...that proves that they are extremists...out-of-the-mainstream of Americans...imagine...thanking GOD on Thanksgiving Day...
This concludes the daily DNC and Re-Elect BHO Tweets.
347 days until America can fire him.
I read some of the comments made beneath the article. I cannot believe how so many people can defend him, and the idiotic reasons they give for doing so.
...Damn, where did I put that bag of Kenya juju?
November 16, 2001
Nearly half a century ago, President Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed Thanksgiving as a time when Americans should celebrate "the plentiful yield of our soil . . . the beauty of our land . . . the preservation of those ideals of liberty and justice that form the basis of our national life, and the hope of international peace." Now, in the painful aftermath of the September 11 attacks and in the midst of our resolute war on terrorism, President Eisenhower's hopeful words point us to our collective obligation to defend the enduring principles of freedom that form the foundation of our Republic.
During these extraordinary times, we find particular assurance from our Thanksgiving tradition, which reminds us that we, as a people and individually, always have reason to hope and trust in God, despite great adversity. In 1621 in New England, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God, in whom they placed their hope, even though a bitter winter had taken many of their brethren. In the winter of 1777, General George Washington and his army, having just suffered great misfortune, stopped near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to give thanks to God. And there, in the throes of great difficulty, they found the hope they needed to persevere. That hope in freedom eventually inspired them to victory.
In 1789, President Washington, recollecting the countless blessings for which our new Nation should give thanks, declared the first National Day of Thanksgiving. And decades later, with the Nation embroiled in a bloody civil war, President Abraham Lincoln revived what is now an annual tradition of issuing a presidential proclamation of Thanksgiving. President Lincoln asked God to "heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and Union."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth.
GEORGE W. BUSH
In comparison to George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation:
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 of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
We are known by our works.
Easy to discern between Bush and Obama.
What an assinine remark to bring into a Thanksgiving statement. The rest of can be thankful that, among other great blessings from Above, we're another day closer to ousting this fool from office via vote.
Well, “thank one another” sounds like a very plausible socialist creed to me. And it’s not a very big step to there from the idea that God is only implied and not mentioned.
Amen to that! I don't believe in luck or coincidences, but the Lord's providence.
Sometimes gridlock is good. Ever thank God for gridlock?
When it comes to Washington DC, youbetcha!
I suppose one could thank God explicitly for luck without absolutely having to lapse into absurdity or blasphemy — as the bible puts it, the lot is thrown in the lap but the decision is from God.
He sure used the words “thankful” and “grateful” a lot. But who is he thankful TO?
Great post. Words still have meaning.
Yhat comment he made about “gridlock” was TOTALLY OUT OF PLACE AND DISGUSTING....a cheap poiticizing and divisive remark.
He is so awful on every level. I am so grateful for being an American...he just is not!
Great food, good friends, a day off, no IED’s in the streets, no bombs, no Sharia..just a lot of football....WHAT a great country!
51% of people in this country will defend him because they are getting a free ride. Look at his remarks again, he calls it mutual responsibility....when are these folks going to return the favor?
Remember when he visited Notre Dame and Georgetown, and his thugs covered up the crosses behind the stage with cloth so he would not have to see them?
I am beginning to believe that Obama is perfectly possessed by a demon.
Another first for the moron: the first US President in history to ignore God in his Thanksgiving Day address.
IN GOD WE TRUST.
Someone has to say it.
God shed His Grace on Thee!
Why would anyone expect Obama to mention God?
The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.
Is it just me or does he look like he has a smirk on his face?
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Worthy of note: issued the year of Gettysburg and Vicksburg
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 from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
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. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.