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  • Thanksgiving Day Wine Question (Total Vanity)

    11/18/2018 9:08:49 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 152 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/18/18 | michael.sf
    Thanksgiving Day is approaching and we are spending the day at our son's house with his family. Our other son and his family will be there as well. Usually I bring the wine, some whites for the Ladies and Reds, for us. For the red I usually bring a merlot based Bordeaux from my modest collection. Problem this year: Included in the festivities will be my sons father-in-law, a very likable guy and we get along great. The issue is, he prefers his Red, with a couple of ice cubes in it. I cringe at the thought of ice going...
  • low carb, nondairy thanksgiving dish )vanity)

    11/17/2018 7:15:37 AM PST · by jimfr · 75 replies
    does anyone have a nondairy, low carb thanksgiving dish or casserole recipe?
  • Monthly Cooking Thread November 2018 - UPDATE

    11/16/2018 4:40:43 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 113 replies
    Recently, the Lee Valley gardening newsletter featured a great Turkey Pot Pie recipe, to make delicious use of your leftovers: http://www.leevalley.com/us/newsletters/Gardening/3091/Article2.htm*************************************************** Freeper 'Nopardons' shared with me her recipe for Cranberry Sauce; the additions of liqueur and walnuts make an elegant and interesting twist. (I think that NP still says ‘ice box’ when referring to ‘refrigerator’, just as I do :-) Cranberry Sauce Chez Nopardons 1 package of Ocean Spray cranberries, rinsed and picked-over 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water 1 cup ( more or less...by taste ) of chopped ( I don’t chop them, I just break them up...
  • Amid Complaints, a Reason to Give Thanks

    11/16/2018 8:37:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Michael Barone
    "It's the worst of times." The words are Charles Dickens', from the opening paragraph of a novel set in the 1790s, but the sentiment is familiar today. Americans are divided as never before, we are frequently told, angrily at odds with one another, polarized politically, economically, culturally and in our entertainment preferences. Family elders fret about getting through Thanksgiving and the holidays without violent arguments, and more parents than ever say they'd be upset if their children were to marry across political lines. But are things really so bad? Last week's ceremonies commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the end of...
  • College Library Prepares For Thanksgiving By Sharing Guideline On ‘Decolonizing’ The Holiday

    11/14/2018 2:03:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 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 “socially responsible” way. One of the resources suggested was “Ten Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving about Social and Environmental Justice,” by Eve Bratman. . . “Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers,” the group’s website says. “Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture.”
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - November 2018

    10/31/2018 4:36:00 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 204 replies
    The First Thanksgiving, Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1914 When we were first married and hosting our first Thanksgiving dinner together, my husband and I salt-water brined our first Thanksgiving turkey. We were very pleased with the difference this made, and continued to do it. However, a few years ago we learned about the ‘Judy Bird’ - named after Judy Rodgers of the Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, who used the technique for chicken. This involves dry-brining the turkey in salt, and does away with the need to fill your refrigerator with a giant container of water right when you need...
  • Justice Official Demoted as House Investigators Subpoena Records of His Fusion GPS Meetings

    12/07/2017 3:49:20 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2017 | Kristina Wong
    A senior Justice Department official was demoted on Wednesday amid an ongoing House intelligence committee investigation into his contacts with Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the Trump dossier, according to Fox News. Bruce G. Ohr, who was until Wednesday associate deputy attorney general, met during the 2016 campaign with the author of the dossier, Christopher Steele, according to evidence obtained by committee investigators. Ohr also met “shortly after” the election with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, investigators also found. Congressional sources told Fox News that Simpson and Ohr met sometime around Thanksgiving last year, when President-elect Trump was...
  • MSNBC Caught Faking "Live" Thanksgiving-Morning After Show

    11/25/2017 7:34:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 252017 | Timothy Meads
    MSNBC has been caught faking the silliest piece of news. The network attempted to trick viewers that the hosts of “Morning Joe” were hard at work on Friday, airing a “live” morning after Thanksgiving show. In reality, the show was pre-recorded.As reported by the Washington Post, Mika Brzezinski, cohost along side Joe Scarborough, opened the show with playful banter.  “Day after Thanksgiving! Hoo! I’m stuffed. I always cook the turkey with the guts in it !” said Brzezinski.“Joe didn’t notice. He ate the bag,” joked co-host Willie Geist  “It was good! Well, you know, the game made up for it...
  • WATCH: Colin Kaepernick Participates in 'Unthanksgiving Day'

    11/25/2017 11:14:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/25/2017 | Debra Heine
    Former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick took his woke SJW act to Alcatraz Island Thursday to take part in what has become an annual event among Native American activists: the Alcatraz Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering, also known as "Unthanksgiving Day." Kaepernick made a surprise appearance at the event, telling the crowd, “[O]ur fight is the same fight. We’re all fighting for our justice, for our freedom. And realizing that we are all in this fight together makes us all the more powerful.” [Does one need to point out the absolute absurdity of people "fighting for freedom" in what is already...
  • ‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down From Thanksgiving 2016 (tr)

    11/24/2017 11:01:25 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 24, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    First of all, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and secondly, what was going on with the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants last night? Yes, the DC team ended up beating the Giants 20-10 but that was a terrible game on Thursday Night Football. A game that saw more national anthem protests as Giants defensive end Oliver Vernon took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. Otherwise, were it not for some worthy moves by the Redskins’ QB Kirk Cousins, there wouldn’t have been a lot to see from NBC and the NFL on the holiday night. Which...
  • Thanksgiving in Australia is a strange experience for an American

    11/24/2017 8:45:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna Kooiman
    I’ve enjoyed Thanksgiving as an American living in Ohio, North Carolina and New York. And now I enjoy living in Australia – a wonderful place except … Aussies don’t celebrate the wonderful holiday. This is quite understandable, given that Australia is a place far, far away – where back in the 1600s there were plenty of kangaroos, but neither Native Americans nor Pilgrims. What do you think of when you smell apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice? It’s something we don’t even have to think about as Americans, right? The holiday season, of course I’m willing to bet you’re getting a...
  • Thanksgiving help for the homeless: 'We haven't seen numbers like this since the Great Depression'

    11/23/2017 2:33:13 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 47 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/23/2017 | na
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  • A Thanksgiving Sampler

    11/23/2017 11:12:51 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 Nov 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers. Here are a few Thanksgiving thoughts from me over the years. First, from on the radio with Hugh Hewitt exactly a decade ago:HUGH HEWITT: "Thanksgiving," you write, "excepting the premature and somewhat undernourished Canadian version, is unique to America." You write that Europeans really just don't get this. MARK STEYN: No, it's very strange that Europeans don't quite understand what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about. You know, holidays in countries tend to be ancient religious holidays, obviously Christmas and Easter, or ones named for battles, or dead kings or queens, or whatever....
  • Dog owners post photos of their shame-faced animals after they ruin Thanksgiving dinner

    11/23/2017 4:16:36 PM PST · by mairdie · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 November 2017 | Sophie Inge
    It's that time of the year again. That's right - it's time to hide your Thanksgiving turkey before your four-legged friend finds it first. Despairing dog owners in the US have been shaming their greedy pooches on social media with signs detailing their crimes. In one photo, a hungry Rottweiler is shamed after taking a sizeable chunk out of a turkey while it was being roasted over a fire. In another, a brazen mutt called Scotty is seen cowering beneath a blanket next to a sign reading: 'I ate all the leftover turkey, peed on the bathroom mat and pooped...
  • Remembering Thanksgiving in Hell(Barf alert)

    11/24/2017 8:37:51 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Observer ^ | 24th November 2017 | John R Schindler
    Providing the American military with a reasonable facsimile of the traditional Thanksgiving feast, wherever our forces are deployed around the globe, is a longstanding practice of our Defense Department. Yesterday, the Pentagon served up nearly 100,000 pounds of turkey, plus all the usual trimmings, to U.S. military personnel in countries around the globe, including war zones like Afghanistan and Iraq. Some presidents have visited the troops serving in harm’s way—back in 2003, George W. Bush showed up in Baghdad by surprise to serve turkey to our troops—but Donald Trump, for his first presidential Thanksgiving, was content to address our military...
  • How Communism Almost Ruined The First Thanksgiving

    11/24/2017 7:41:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FEE ^ | 11/24/2017 | by Richard M. Ebeling
    This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe to make a new start in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What is less appreciated is that Thanksgiving is also a celebration of the birth of free enterprise in America.They wanted to erect a New Jerusalem, built on a foundation of communal sharing and social altruism.The English Puritans, who left Great Britain and sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower in...
  • President Trump and First Lady Melania Visit Coast Guard Station for Thanksgiving… (Must Viewing)

    11/23/2017 8:52:20 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 31 replies
    Cool ideo at Link
  • HOW AMERICAN JEWS ADOPTED—AND ADAPTED—THANKSGIVING

    11/23/2017 8:44:28 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 44 replies
    Tablet ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jenna Weissman Joselit
    No sooner had it become a national holiday than America’s Jews took to its growing repertoire of rituals with gusto. Thanksgiving was a day in which “all classes and masses participated and delivered the same Yankee Doodle with slight variations,” observed one San Francisco Jew in 1884. Much like their neighbors, America’s Jewish citizens prepared a sumptuous repast at home and saw to it that the underprivileged among them, especially those of their coreligionists in orphanages and old-age homes, were treated to a turkey with all the trimmings. [snip] Focusing on what they had in common rather than on the...
  • The First Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Trevor Thomas
    The Pilgrims (dubbed “Separatists” by the Church of England), and the Puritans who followed them, believed that the America was their spiritual destiny. Aboard the Mayflower were 102 passengers, fewer than half of whom were of Pastor John Robinson’s Separatist flock. On November 11, 1620, after a grueling two-month voyage, they dropped anchor at Cape Cod, and heeding the advice and wisdom of their pastor, the Pilgrims drafted a compact that would embody the same principles of government upon which American democracy would rest. It read: In the name of God, amen. We whose names are under-written…Having undertaken, for the...
  • Why Trump Won: Liberal Magazine Triggered That Washington Redskins Are Playing On Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 6:39:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    If there is one thing that is totally offensive this Thanksgiving holiday, it’s that the Washington Redskins are playing today. I’m not kidding. The liberal magazine The Nation was quite triggered about this and even reached out to Native American tribes to get a comment. Apparently, this move shows the NFL owners's “true colors, “or something. I’m hoping this a joke, or even satire, because no one cares about the Redskins name. No one. And it’s not going to change—ever. Yeah, I know all the posts about Thanksgiving being some genocidal holiday, or how history has given us the wrong...