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  • The Miracle of Squanto’s Path to Plymouth

    11/27/2015 4:42:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-24-15 | Eric Metaxas
    The Thanksgiving tale of the Pilgrims and the Indian has an astonishing, less well-known back story. The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known. But Squanto’s full story is not, as National Geographic’s new Thanksgiving miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” shows. That might be because some details of Squanto’s life are in dispute. The important ones are not, however. His story is astonishing, even raising profound questions about God’s role in American history. Every Thanksgiving we remember that,...
  • Ted Cruz Just Proved Why He Is 100% More Capable of the Presidency Than …

    11/27/2015 4:06:33 PM PST · by Isara · 45 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 27, 2015 | Thomas Holmes
    Did everyone get all the turkey and mashed potatoes they could handle? Maybe a little more than they could handle? Super. Now, is everyone ready to vomit them back up? Never one to follow generally well-respected chestnuts like avoid talking about religion and politics over Thanksgiving, our tone deaf Commander in Chief steam rolled through that rule of thumb during his Thursday Thanksgiving radio address. What's even more insane is just how completely condescending and pretentious it sounds compared to Ted Cruz's. It's kind of a nicely wrapped contrast present between the Parties complete with a bow on top -to...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Black Friday

    11/27/2015 10:15:08 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-27-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Teen Shoots Uncle During Thanksgiving Dinner For Asking Him If He Had A Girfriend (Satire)

    11/27/2015 8:14:43 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 65 replies
    Huzlers ^ | 11/27/2015 | Staff
    RICHMOND, VA – An 18 year old teenager is being charged with attempted murder after shooting his uncle during Thanksgiving dinner because his uncle had asked him “do you have a girlfriend?” Cody Stone was arrested Thursday evening by Richmond police upon being found blocks away from his home where he had shot his uncle. Cody had apparently attempted to escape the home and authorities. Although critically injured with a bullet wound, Cody’s uncle is expected to live after being rushed and treated at the emergency room. According to family members, Cody was apparently infuriated upon being asked if he...
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Interruptus

    11/27/2015 7:40:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-27-2015 | MOTUS
    When it was finally served, dinner at the Big White consisted of the standard fare: Turkey, ham, prime rib, 10 sides and 6 pies (apple, banana cream, cherry, coconut, pecan and pumpkin). Doesn’t everybody go a bit overboard for Thanksgiving? Where’s the %#@! banana cream!Unfortunately the feast was held up as another nut job scaled the fence and forced a 3 hour lockdown. If I were a Syrian refugee, could I do this? Whew! That was a close call; have you ever seen Lady M when her blood sugar drops to dangerously low levels? Trust me, not a pretty sight.Fortunately...
  • Here's Something You Should Be Thankful For: Work

    11/27/2015 5:35:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Sure, that sounds counterintuitive. Thanksgiving Thursday is the first day of a (for most of us) four-day weekend, a time devoted to gorging on comfort food and nonstop viewing of college and professional football games. It's a time as well for contemplation, already primed by overfamiliar songs in shopping malls, of an even longer holiday season. I grew up in Detroit, where the auto assembly lines shut down entirely for last two weeks of the calendar year. Who needs work? The answer, I believe, is everybody. Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute where I'm a resident fellow, has examined...
  • Obama Thanksgiving dinner put on lockdown as man draped in the American flag jumps the White ...

    11/26/2015 4:17:56 PM PST · by Cecily · 93 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The Obama's Thanksgiving celebrations had to be cut short after a man draped in the American flag jumped the fence of the White House. President Obama and his family were tucking into their turkey dinner when they were put on lockdown so the Secret Service could conduct a sweep of the grounds following the security breach. CNN reports that Joseph Caputo - who was wearing a baseball shirt, gloves and the flag as a cape when he hopped the fence - was immediately taken into custody.
  • Thanksgiving and the Eucharist

    11/26/2015 6:16:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies
    CatholicExhcange.com ^ | 11-26-15 | Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
    November 26, 2015Thanksgiving and the EucharistMarcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. For Americans, the term "Thanksgiving" conjures up images of turkey and cranberry sauce, parades and bowl games. These "traditions" have come to mark an event made a perpetual institution of American life by President Abraham Lincoln.But why did Lincoln proclaim the last Thursday in November as a national holiday? Because it was clear to him that the blessings of food, land, family, and freedom enjoyed by Americans are all gifts from the Creator. But Americans, he realized, had forgotten this. A special day was needed for us to forget our differences and...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Song ~ 27 November 2015

    11/26/2015 6:01:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Songs 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. *Video* Johnny Cash - Thanksgiving Prayer We've come to the time in the season When family and friends gather near To offer a prayer of Thanksgiving For blessings we've known through the year To join hands and thank the creator And now when Thanksgiving is due This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you This year...
  • Meet John Howland, a lucky Pilgrim _ and maybe your ancestor

    11/26/2015 1:08:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    bigstory.ap.org ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | MARK PRATT
    John Howland may not be as famous as William Bradford, John Carver and Myles Standish, notable passengers on the Mayflower that landed in Massachusetts in 1620. Yet Howland, who boarded the ship as Carver's servant, probably had a greater impact on the history of the United States than any of them. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will sit down for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday unaware that they owe their very existence to Howland, who almost never even made it to the New World. Howland fell overboard in the middle of the Atlantic during a gale
  • Listen, Pilgrim, Maybe It Should Be Called Harwich Rock

    06/24/2013 6:29:03 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-24-13 | Peter Evans
    Another English Town Tries to Claim the Mayflower, and Tourism, From Plymouth HARWICH, EnglandA disagreement between two sleepy English seaside towns could make a splash across the Atlantic: by forcing a rewrite of American history. For 393 years, the southwest England town of Plymouth has been celebrated as the last port of call of the Mayflower before the ship carried the first Pilgrim settlers to what was to become the United States of America. But that is only part of the story. Plymouth's fame has come at the expense of this tiny town to the northeast of London. The reason:...
  • Thanksgivings First Rifle: The Mayflower Wheel-lock Carbine

    11/22/2012 5:19:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    guns.com ^ | 21 November, 2012 | Kristin Alberts
    Whats even more American than turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie these days? An Italian gun, thats what. The only known surviving firearm that crossed the wild Atlantic aboard the good ship Mayflower, settled with the pilgrims at Plymouth Colony and ultimately helped the first colonists not only survive, but prosper. Meet the Mayflower Gun. The GunAffectionately dubbed the Mayflower Gun and thought of as an American icon, the gun is actually an Italian-made wheel-lock carbine. This single-shot musket was originally chambered in .50 caliber rifle, though ages of heavy use have worn away the majority of the rifling. Given...
  • The Pilgrims and Christmas

    11/26/2011 11:05:31 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 19 replies
    blog ^ | 12/9/2010 | EHT
    The Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock in November, 1620. Can you imagine moving to a New World? Can you imagine moving anywhere for that matter right before the rush of the Christmas season? I cant. Maybe its just a woman thing, but I know what would have been on my mind had I been on the Mayflower. I would be thinking.......Here it is nearly the first of December, I have no home, and Christmas is just around the corner. I have shopping to do, the decorations need to be up (hope I remembered where I packed them), and then...
  • The Pilgrims were Debt Slaves.

    11/25/2011 12:25:26 PM PST · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 11-25-11 | Kerry Lutz
    That's right, the Pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower were debt slaves. The London Company, which financed the trip and the establishment of the Plymouth Colony, was a publicly owned business that insisted that the Pilgrims live and work in a communal or collectivist group, under the guise of lowering costs and speeding up repayment. Unfortunately, then as now, socialist/collectivist endeavors don't work out very well. That's because when it's "All for One and One For All," society breaks down and everyone winds up broke and starving. In the 1600's, economic thought was not very well developed and...
  • How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims

    05/06/2009 12:11:40 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 8 replies · 1,281+ views
    Hoover Institution ^ | 1999 | Tom Bethell
    When the Pilgrims landed in 1620, they established a system of communal property. Within three years they had scrapped it, instituting private property instead. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell tells the story. There are three configurations of property rights: state, communal, and private property. Within a family, many goods are in effect communally owned. But when the number of communal members exceeds normal family size, as happens in tribes and communes, serious and intractable problems arise. It becomes costly to police the activities of the members, all of whom are entitled to their share of the total product of the...
  • This Day in History, 21 November: The Original Mayflower Compact

    11/21/2006 6:11:35 AM PST · by xzins · 22 replies · 701+ views
    November 21, 1620 Original Mayflower Compact There are more than l60 independent nations in the world. Whether dictatorships or democracies, nearly all have written constitutions, but that of the United States is by far the oldest. This is something we can so easily take for granted. But it really marked a pivotal turning point in history and the way nations came to govern themselves. Signing the Mayflower Compact. How do you suppose the founding fathers ever thought of having a written Constitution? The idea of a written contract between the people and their government came from a tiny band...
  • The Pilgrims, a study in Socialism vs. Capitalism.

    11/01/2006 11:54:46 PM PST · by Exton1 · 15 replies · 4,543+ views
    When the Pilgrims came to America aboard the Mayflower to establish the Plymouth Colony, they did so under the requirement that "all profits and benefits that are got by trade, working, fishing, or any other means" were to be placed into the "common stock" of the colony and that "all such persons as are of this colony are to have their provisions out of the common stock." Sort of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" Socialism. But something happened at Plymouth in 1623 because "instead of famine now God gave them plenty," Bradford wrote...
  • This History Book is Different: It's True - Setting the Record Straight-(American myths & realities)

    04/27/2005 5:44:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,065+ views
    700 CLUB.ORG ^ | APRIL 27, 2005 | Gailon Totheroh
    My apologies for not bringing a should-be classic, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History," to the attention of our Internet readers in a more timely fashion. What Dr. Thomas Woods does is directly confront many of the falsehoods that are weighing down Americans with boatloads (dwarfing the Mayflower) of junk knowledge. Frankly, many well-meaning people, including many educators, have been sucked into thinking things "that just ain't so." In fact, I have been divested of quite a number of things in my head. The academic world has miserably failed the public in accepting, teaching, and promoting many "clichs," to...
  • Boom! Ted Cruz’s Thanksgiving Message is Presidential… Obama’s is Nothing but Stuffing

    11/26/2015 3:56:29 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 26 Nov, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Ted Cruz embodies the true spirit of America. Obama – what a turkey. Cruz addressed our rich history and how it began with the pilgrims who gave their lives to start our country. He speaks of fighting the Revolutionary War and winning against all odds, overcoming slavery and winning two World Wars to help free the world. He spoke of George Washington and his faith in God. Cruz praised the military, police, firefighters, first responders, parents, pastors and teachers. He spoke of sacrifice and honor. Above all, Cruz spoke of our religious freedom and our great country… all of that...

    11/26/2015 3:22:14 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    ATlas Obscura ^ | November 26, 2015 | ALLISON MEIER
    Tony Sarg & an elephant balloon (via printmag.com)As the procession of bands, balloons, and high-production spectacles makes its annual appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, let's time travel back to the 1920s to the innovative puppeteer who made the inflatable characters part of the American holiday.The Macy's parade started in 1924, but in 1927 its collaboration with Tony Sarg took things way up a few whimsical notches. Working with fellow puppeteer Bil Baird, a 60-foot balloon dragon, tottering Felix the Cat, hummingbird, and other buoyant wonders made their way down the Manhattan streets, and the crowds went wild.As Jimmy Stamp wrote at Smithsonian Magazine, these...
  • 'It was a massacre': Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about Thanksgiving(BARF ALERT)

    11/26/2015 12:22:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 71 replies
    The Dailymail.com ^ | 26 November 2015 | By Erica Tempesta and Valerie Siebert For Dailymail.com
    The celebration of Thanksgiving may be a beloved tradition, but one group of Native Americans has revealed what the holiday really means to them in a moving video series that dispels the historical inaccuracies and stereotypes associated with their culture. As part of Cut.com's One Word video series, a group of men and women from the Native American community have shared their thoughts on the words: Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus, reservation and redskins. And while many of the men and women agree that the 'redskins' is an 'offensive' and 'racist' term, the group shared different opinions about what it means to...
  • Blessed Thanksgiving to all. [FReepathon thread]

    11/26/2015 11:13:33 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 89 replies
    Hoping everyone is having a Blessed Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for. We thank God for this blessed day and this bountiful earth and for all His wondrous creations. We thank God for our families and friends and pray for their health, happiness and well-being. We thank God for our nation and our freedom and our leaders and our troops who sacrifice so much to keep us free, and we pray for them and their families. And we thank God for our many FRiends on Free Republic and for your love for God, family, country, freedom. Our continued...
  • Shaming Thanksgiving Shoppers - Because it Needs to be Done!!! - BULLHORNING BLACK FRIDAY ZOMBIES

    11/26/2015 11:05:50 AM PST · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mark Dice
    Shoppers camping outside of Best Buy on Wednesday evening Thanksgiving Eve got a surprise. OPERATION SHAME THANKSGIVING SHOPPERS HAS BEGUN! These Black Friday and Brown Thursday zombies need to be shamed. These parasites are ruining the Thanksgiving tradition in America.
  • 5 Ways to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner Sitting Across From Your Sanctimonious Left-Wing Relatives

    11/26/2015 9:47:35 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 72 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 26 Nov, 2015 | Megan Fox
    Anti-Socialism Plan When your twenty-year-old nephew emerges from his safe space and wants to start talking about the benefits of socialism and Bernie Sanders, immediately take his plate and redistribute his food to the dogs. Leave him with the green bean casserole and half a roll. If he complains, tell him he had an overprivileged plate and he's a greedy bastard for not wanting to share with the less fortunate animals in the house who don't have thumbs or the ability to work to buy their own turkey. Be prepared to use the safe space again.
  • It's Time to Give Up My Walkman for an iPod

    11/26/2015 9:32:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    The Left delights in their moral superiority about shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Progressives and Big Labor are petulant about the dirty dozen stores that will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, and mainstream media carps about the "Black Friday Creep" of businesses opening its doors earlier. I don't shop on Black Friday, and I am home all day with my family on Thanksgiving; however, I understand too that a modern economy never really sleeps. Why should it? How can it? Frank Sinatra sang about how capitalism’s most important city New York, New York is a city that never sleeps....
  • The Pilgrims and the U.S. Constitution

    11/26/2015 9:13:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    As we get ready to celebrate another Thanksgiving, there's one more thing to be grateful to God for---the U.S. Constitution and the political freedom it has brought. What many people don't realize is the link between the Pilgrims, authors of our Thanksgiving tradition, and our nation's founding document. When the founding fathers sat down in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 at the Constitutional Convention, they had almost 150 years of constitution-making on American soil to draw from. And devout Christians of earlier generations, who used the biblical concept of covenant as a model, were those who provided the precedents....
  • George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/26/2015 9:02:16 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    October 1789 | George Washington
    George Washington’s Thanksgiving 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...
  • Giving Thanks. No, for Real

    11/26/2015 8:38:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    It's Thanksgiving weekend, so let me suggest that you do something you may never have done before on this occasion: Give thanks. Not the kind that involves idly contemplating your good fortune. Not the kind that involves joining with family and friends around a groaning table to declare how lucky you all are. Not the kind that involves complimenting the hostess on the pumpkin pie. No, the kind that involves explicitly thanking someone who has done something valuable for you -- particularly the kind of thing you can never repay. Some years ago, on some occasion that caused me to...
  • Turkeys We're Not Thankful For (Excellent Commentary)

    11/26/2015 8:31:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com | November 26, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    To commemorate Thanksgiving and garner First Family photo ops presidents often host Rose Garden ceremonies, where they "“pardon" a turkey, before sitting down to dine on one of its cousins. In fact, Americans will eat close to 50 million of these tasty birds this year. We will roast this year's family bird in a Big Green Egg, with bourbon and barbecue sauce on and under the skin. Lip-smacking! Unlike their wild cousins, today's domesticated turkeys are bred for hefty portions of white and dark meat, atop legs that barely support their bodyweight. You might say they are big, bloated and...
  • Thanksgiving is a Time for Caring, for the Children of the Incarcerated

    11/26/2015 8:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Timothy Head
    The Thanksgiving season is upon us, and as most Americans look forward to spending this special time of year with family and friends, many other Americans, including 2.7 million children, are forced to spend the holidays without their mother and/or father, through no fault of their own. In all too many homes, there will be an empty seat at the Thanksgiving table. The U.S. criminal justice system incarcerates more citizens than any other country in the world including, incredibly, those with authoritarian (or worse) governments. That makes it impossible to ignore the high cost we pay as a society for...
  • Airline Passengers Get Astonishing Message they will never forget

    11/26/2015 7:52:33 AM PST · by austinaero · 28 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | Nov 26, 3015 | Ashley Edwardson
    "One of those patriots, a 21-year-old Army Soldier, will not be at the family table this Thanksgiving. He made his last trip home on October 16, his ashes carried by a family member. While boarding was about to begin, an employee of Alaskan Airlines asked travelers to help her honor the Soldier while she sang the National Anthem for him. Her tribute was recorded by a passenger on the flight and was later shared by another flight attendant."

    11/26/2015 7:48:27 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 11/26/15 | Bryan Fischer
    Socialism has never worked in the past. Socialism does not work in the present. Socialism will never work in the future. The reason is simple: socialism is predicated on a violation of two of the 10 commandments of God. The 8th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not steal.” The 10th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not covet.” And yet socialism is driven by covetousness – the greedy, grasping hunger of some for other people’s money – and built on theft – the use of government power to coercively lift money from the wallets of some in order to give it to others....
  • Watts Love Got To Do With It? Everything

    11/26/2015 7:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Thanksgiving is an outward act of inner gratitude. This holiday is more than pumpkins, turkeys, and commercially hyped Black Fridays. Thanking God for our blessings, giving selflessly and generously, and loving one another is at the heart of this day, which should be a daily occurrence. Being thankful is not always a natural response. People rescued from brokenness tend to have a better perspective on gratitude. I'm daily reminded of being saved from abortion. I was conceived in rape, yet given the incredible opportunity, through adoption, to love and be loved. Today, as an adoptive father, I have the awesome...
  • The Mayflower Compact

    11/26/2015 6:43:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 58 replies
    In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are under-written, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc. Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic, for our...
  • Give More Thanks, and Pass the Mayonnaise

    11/26/2015 6:55:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While a few members of my extended family celebrate Thanksgiving as a prelude to the sales that follow Thanksgiving, I think of it as the day before the turkey leftovers. To me, there is nothing better than a leftover turkey sandwich with mayonnaise, spicy mustard, icebox lettuce and tomato. We know the first American Thanksgiving story. Almost 400 years ago, the pilgrims and Indians came together to share their harvest. Since then, Thanksgiving has become a day of family gatherings, feasting and football. While growing up in Carrollton, Georgia, I looked forward to Thanksgiving weekend, when our small town put...
  • A Country to Give Thanks For

    11/26/2015 6:42:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    The Middle East is in total chaos. Terrorism is only getting worse. We've got big economic, immigration and racial problems we can't solve. And we're in the middle of a presidential election that looks like it'll end badly for the country -- no matter whom we elect. With all this trouble, tragedy and unhappiness around the world and at home, it's easy to forget the good things we have. Sometimes it takes an immigrant to remind us how lucky we Americans are. My dear friends Karel and Sandy know why they love the USA and why it is so special....
  • Washington's First Thanksgiving and the Foundation of Free Speech

    11/26/2015 6:33:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Erik Telford
    In September of 1789, a scant six months after the first legislative session in our nation's history convened, Congress passed a resolution recommending a national day of thanks. On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation, establishing the first national Thanksgiving and giving us one of the most concise definitions of purpose for the United States. In his proclamation, President Washington asked for Thanksgiving to be a day to recognize "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...
  • CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great...

    11/26/2015 5:55:13 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/25/15
    CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving:“On this Thanksgiving, as we gather with family and loved ones, we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation. Particularly this year, as we face many uncertainties - from the threats of terror to economic hardships - let us take time to thank God for all that he has given us and ask for his provision in our lives and our country.“When we...
  • George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/26/2015 5:54:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Issued at the request of Congress, Nov. 25 1789. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of God...
  • Obama can't even pardon a turkey without bashing Republicans

    11/26/2015 5:32:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-26-15 | Carol Brown
    Well it’s that time of year again when the President of the United States pardons a turkey. And Obama being Obama, he used the occasion to bash Republicans, referring to them as “a bunch of turkeys.” More specifically: “As you may have heard, for months there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House.” What an obnoxious, thin-skinned, adolescent, insecure, smug, petty, and more than anything, evil little man. Election Day 2016 can’t come soon enough. Let’s make sure we win. And preferably, win big.
  • The Giving Of Thanks

    11/26/2015 5:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    It's Thanksgiving, so happy Thanksgiving. As Americans we have a lot to be thankful for, even though we don't take nearly enough time to truly think about it. Along those lines, and with full knowledge that it is a national holiday and you're a.) fighting a tryptophan-induced coma; b.) watching football; and/or c.) preparing to stampede stores to take advantage of Black Friday deals, I'll keep this short. Here is a not-all-inclusive list of what I'm thankful for. 1) The calendar. Yes, it's been a long seven years, but there are only 14 months left of Barack Obama's presidency. It's...
  • Greta: Let's Thank Our Law Enforcement This Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 3:21:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    From FoxNews Greta, for saying what needs to be said about law enforcement this Thanksgiving Day. Thank-you law enforcement for keeping the peace this Thanksgiving Day.
  • The True Story of Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 6:26:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 25 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, back in 1992, I published a book called the See, I Told You So, and Chapter 6 was entitled "Dead White Guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving." But I would be remiss if I didn't say that we've done this story again in a different way for a different readership. The first in the children's book series, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims also discusses the first Thanksgiving. In that book, we actually time travel back to it, and the readers of the book are actually taken to...
  • "Thanking God for This Good Land" (Sermon for Thanksgiving Day, on Deuteronomy 8:1-10)

    11/25/2015 9:43:09 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 26, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    "Thanking God for This Good Land" (Deuteronomy 8:1-10) Today is the Day of National Thanksgiving. This is the day set aside for Americans to go to their churches and give thanks to God for his many blessings on our nation--which is why we are here today. And surely we have much to be thankful for, not least of which is this good land God has given us. So many natural resources, in such abundance! As we reflect on this, we are reminded of what Moses told the Israelites: "And you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land...
  • ‘Hannibal,’ PETA Warn People Eating Turkey for Thanksgiving Are Cannibals

    11/25/2015 7:27:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST | Katie Yoder
    PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving by comparing turkey to human flesh. It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren't many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated. Just in time for Thanksgiving, creator Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson of NBC's cannibal-themed show Hannibal joined forces with PETA to produce an ad against...
  • Ever thrifty, Dukakis ready for more turkey carcasses

    11/25/2015 7:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 25, 2015 | Matt Viser
    You’ve carefully stuffed, cooked, and carved the turkey. You’ve sliced up all the extra pieces, packing them in tin foil for leftovers. And you may think you’ve used every possible aspect of that turkey. You’d be wrong. Before you toss that last bit, Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass. For decades, inside his tidy kitchen in Brookline, the state’s former governor and onetime Democratic presidential nominee has had a quirky but endearing tradition that is legendary among family and friends. The man is renowned for his thriftiness — he drinks coffee bought in bulk at Costco, at...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2015!! ~ 26 November 2015

    11/25/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 166 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2015!! ~ 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...
  • How the Pilgrims Repented of Socialism and Gave Thanks:Rush Limbaugh's Revisionist History

    11/25/2015 5:30:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Faith and American History ^ | 11/25/2015 | Robert Tracy McKenzie, professor and chair of the Department of History at Wheaton College.
    As an alternative to the ubiquitous countdown to Black Friday, each weekday between now and Thanksgiving I will be posting brief essays on the history of the First Thanksgiving and its place in American memory. In my last post, I introduced you to a now long-forgotten work of fiction from the 1880s that invented much of what we think we "know" about the First Thanksgiving. In today's post I begin a two-part review of arguably the most popular modern-day recreation of that event. In what I can only attribute to God's sense of humor, the month after IVP released my...
  • George Washingtons Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/25/2015 4:54:37 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    October 3, 1789 | George Washington
    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...
  • I'm Thankful for Fracking

    11/25/2015 4:08:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Isaac Orr
    Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and many of us will spend time with our families eating too much food and strategically waiting for couch spots to open up so we can sneak in a quick catnap when our unsuspecting relatives abandon their posts for another slice of pie. It's a time when we are thankful for the friends, family, and food. We should also be thankful for fracking. Although many people may not know it, fracking has lowered the cost of energy and other goods and services, makes America more energy-independent, and it is done in an environmentally responsible way....