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  • Thoughts on Thanksgiving (an Orthodox Rabbi discusses Thanksgiving)

    11/23/2011 6:58:54 PM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 15 replies
    President George Washington proclaimed Thursday November 26, 1789 as a day of national thanksgiving to God "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 in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degreee of tranquility, 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;...
  • The Real Story of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2011 6:17:58 PM PST · by bopdowah · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | November 23, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now time for a tradition, an annual tradition, and that is The Real Story of Thanksgiving from my book that I wrote back in the early nineties. I wrote two of them, actually. In one of the books I wrote, The Real Story of Thanksgiving. And reading from it has become something we do every year on the program because it's still not taught. The myth of Thanksgiving is still what is taught, and that myth is basically that a bunch of thieves from Europe arrived quite by accident at Plymouth Rock, and if it weren't for the Indians...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-23-11 ("Thanksgiving dinner + wingnut relatives = a horrible day")

    11/23/2011 4:26:02 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 44 replies · 1+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 23, 2011 | DUmmie Cyrano, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    It's a Thanksgiving tradition around these parts: the various threads about DUmmies dealing with their right-wing relatives at family gatherings. The dread of it beforehand. The plans for how to use the occasion to confront or convert. And the after-action reports of how it all turned out. Today we take up an "I'm dreading it" thread, i.e., this THREAD by DUmmie Cyrano, "Thanksgiving dinner + wingnut relatives = a horrible day." So let us now go over the river and through the woods to DUmmieland, in Cranberry Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, who,...
  • VANITY: Friend in Need of Thanksgiving Fellowship in IL

    11/23/2011 3:17:03 PM PST · by Buggman · 12 replies
    Vanity | 11/23/2011 | Michael Bugg
    I've got a friend who recently got into the trucking industry and is having to pay his dues, so to speak. He doesn't have a regular route yet and it's been a long time since he's been home to Georgia. He's extremely lonely right now. He will be in Illinois sometime tonight or tomorrow morning, heading from Arkansas to Chicago. Is there anyone in Illinois who would be willing to take in a "homeless" Messianic for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Thanks in advance and shalom.
  • How to properly deep fry a turkey

    11/23/2011 3:09:47 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Me | 11/23/11 | GeorgiaDawg32
    I normally put this up a few days in advance, but I gotta work, ya know? Feel free to cross-post this to other boards of which you may be a member. In keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit, I thought I'd put this up for those who are going to deep fry their turkey and especially for those who will be attempting to deep fry their first turkey. Make sure you use fresh peanut oil for the frying. You can reuse the oil up to 3 times (2 is preferable) if you're deep frying multiple turkeys. NOTE: If you have a...
  • Thanksgiving jihad? Butterball sells sharia friendly halal turkeys

    11/23/2011 1:28:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | Michael Stone
    Thanksgiving jihad? Butterball sells sharia friendly halal turkeys Thanksgiving is turkey time, yet many Americans are unaware that the turkey on the menu may be halal, meaning it is slaughtered according to the dictates of sharia, the religious law of Islam. On Monday, reports began circulating around the web that one of America’s largest producers of thanksgiving turkeys, Butterball, slaughters turkeys according to the dictates of sharia law. And apparently Butterball has confirmed the rumor: all Butterball whole turkeys sold in the U.S. are slaughtered in accord with halal, and thus satisfy sharia, Islamic religious law. Halal is a term...
  • Exclusive: Sarah Palin's Thanksgiving Message

    11/23/2011 2:03:00 PM PST · by onyx · 150 replies
    The Brody File ^ | November 23, 2011 | David Brody
    Sarah Palin has sent The Brody File some personal Thanksgiving reflections. She talks movingly about her young son Trig. It is truly a heartfelt letter that gives God all the glory. First As for Trig, Palin is showing that while there are some people who just talk the talk when it comes to being pro-life she actually walks the walk too. Enjoy! A Personal Thanksgiving Reflection by Sarah Palin: On Thanksgiving, my family's traditions will reflect the loyal, active, robust, big family life that shaped me. We're so fortunate to be together to share the making of another year's...
  • My Thanksgiving prayer

    11/23/2011 1:38:05 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2011-11-23 | Chuck Baldwin
    That first Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621 saw about 50 Mayflower Pilgrims and 100 native Indians come together for a celebration feast consisting of a variety of homegrown vegetables — including corn, squash, beans, barley, and peas — along with wild turkey and venison. The precise date is not known, but it is believed to have taken place in late October or early November. Historians record that the Massachusetts weather was crisp, but not cold — and the fall foliage dazzled America's newcomers with a cornucopia of color. These Pilgrims were mostly "Separatists," who had left Europe to seek...
  • Thanksgiving 2011 (Oliver North)

    11/23/2011 1:05:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 25, 2011 | Oliver North
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Anyone who wonders what to be thankful for this holiday season need only visit a nearby military base. On the eve of Thanksgiving, our Fox News' "War Stories" team came to this sprawling Marine base south of our nation's capital to shoot interviews for an upcoming documentary. What we saw and heard inspired us all. Nearly all the Marines here have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or both theaters of this decadelong war. They know the true meaning of duty, honor and sacrifice. Many of them have lost comrades in arms on bloody battlefields...
  • Save A Seat for Uncle Sam at the Thanksgiving Table!

    11/23/2011 10:41:53 AM PST · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-11-20 | Jacob Feldman & Mattie Duppler Corrao
    Thanksgiving is a time for reuniting with friends and family, but the government wants to be part of your celebration too. Whether you stay home or travel for the holiday, government is a significant contributor to the costs of the celebration. Of an identified $10 billion in spending that occurs during Thanksgiving weekend on the wine and beer, the gas and plane tickets, and the meal itself, government taxation composes 35.86 percent of those expenses—approximately $3.6 billion in revenues. Many of these Thanksgiving items are subject to the increased costs of income taxes, payroll taxes, corporate income taxes, and other...
  • OK everyone what is everyone's Tradition for Thankgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve/Day?

    11/23/2011 10:27:12 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 65 replies · 1+ views
    23 Nov 2011 | US Navy Vet
    I'll start, after the Thanksgiving leftovers are put away and the dishes are done we start the Chistmas Season off with viewing "A Christmas Carol" and "A Christmas Story".
  • Thanksgiving Proclamation, President George Washington, 1789

    11/23/2011 8:44:27 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 27 replies
    America's Party News ^ | 3 October 1789 | President George Washington
    [New York, 3 October 1789] 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...
  • Red Skelton on Thanksgiving

    11/23/2011 8:36:09 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 6 replies
    This taken from ”The Thanksgiving Turkey,” an episode of “The Red Skelton Show” where Red Skelton plays his Clem Kaddiddlehopper at the first Thanksgiving. At the very end of the episode, Red Skelton addresses the audience and says: “Now I have a little something to say on behalf of our American home. In the year 1620, a group of hardy, determined people crossed the Atlantic in quest of a land where they might live freely, and worship above a whisper. These Pilgrims found such a home, known as the United States of America, and history tells us that our...
  • Thanksgiving Family Dinner Debate: Conservatives Have Had Enough

    11/23/2011 8:30:23 AM PST · by writer33 · 97 replies · 1+ views
    The Right Elective Decisions ^ | 11/23/11 | Chris Davis
    Thanksgiving is here! Many people are preparing for that feast of turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie. Some are packing clothes and making plans for their flight or drive. Others, though, are spending time with friends and family, recalling the fond memories of better days during their childhoods, as well as their traditions and the pride of celebrating this America holiday. But most conservatives, however, are gearing up for that once-a-year visit from their liberal Uncle Phil or Aunt Sally. Amidst the conversation, in the past, they would’ve been forced—through dirty looks from their spouses or a gentle hand placed on...
  • 2011 NFL Turkey Week 12 Live Thread

    11/23/2011 7:10:23 AM PST · by Bender2 · 67 replies
    2011 NFL Turkey Week 12 Live Thread THU, NOV 24 Green Bay at Detroit 12:30 PM FOX Ford Field Miami at Dallas 4:15 PM CBS Jerry World San Francisco at Baltimore 8:20 PM NFL M&T Bank Stadium SUN, NOV 27 Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS EverBank Field Buffalo at NY Jets 1:00 PM CBS MetLife Stadium Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS Paul Brown Stadium Minnesota at Atlanta 1:00 PM FOX Georgia Dome Arizona at St. Louis 1:00 PM FOX Edward Jones Dome Carolina at Indianapolis 1:00 PM FOX Lucas Oil Stadium Tampa Bay at Tennessee 1:00 PM FOX...

    11/23/2011 5:01:14 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 60 replies · 4+ views
    I am thankful for the Friday Silliness Thread....especially when it comes early......(like on Wednesday, because Friday most people won't be around, because they'll be recovering from Thanksgiving....or!) is some Thanksgiving humor Horn of Plenty When a music student brought his French horn to my shop for repair, he complained that the instrument “felt stuffy” and he couldn’t blow air through it. It’s not unusual to find partial blockages in brass instruments if small items get lodged in the tubing, but when I tested the instrument, the horn was completely blocked. After much probing and prodding, a small...
  • George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/22/2011 11:36:01 AM PST · by Vision · 18 replies · 1+ views
    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 and 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...
  • DHS Issues Turkey Fryer Warning

    11/22/2011 11:22:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 22,2011 | Charlie Spiering
    The Department of Homeland Security is taking any threat seriously during the Thanksgiving holiday, including the ominous threat to our national security posed by turkey fryers. "How dangerous can turkey fryers be?" asks a warning issued on the official DHS Twitter account. "Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before placing in a fryer, or this may happen." The department linked to an ominous video highlighting the dangers of deep frying a turkey. "Use turkey fryers outdoors at a safe distance from buildings." the DHS tweeted, "Never use turkey fryers in a garage or on a wooden deck."
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'...
  • Butterball Turkeys are Halal (No, not kidding)

    11/20/2011 12:08:37 PM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 84 replies · 1+ views
    butterball ^ | N/A | butterball website
    ATTENTION: BUTTERBALL TURKEYS ARE HALAL: November 14, 2011 Thanks for contacting Butterball. Our whole turkeys are certified halal. However, if you would like to know about any other Butterball products, please email us back as to which products you are interested in using and we can get that information for you. Again, thanks for your interest in Butterball. We hope you find this information helpful. Sincerely, Wendy Howze Consumer Response Representative