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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 · 47 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 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...
  • (-:THE OFFICIAL WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING BECAUSE NO 1 WILL BE @ FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-)

    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 worse......shopping!) So...here 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
    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | 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 http://mwtrainlayout.com/joesweblog/?p=4401
  • America's Story (part 2) - Savages!

    11/21/2011 6:31:41 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 6 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | November 19, 2011 | smithsk
    November, many of us Americans may reflect on Thanksgiving. It is the quintessential American holiday. English pilgrims, seeking religious freedom, boarded the Mayflower at Plymouth, England to go west - crossing the Atlantic. And they landed at Cape Cod (Massachusetts) on Plymouth Rock in 1620. Half did not survive the winter. But with the providential help of Squanto from the Wampanoag tribe, the pilgrims cultivated the land and forged an alliance with the Native Americans - one that would last for more than 50 years. In 1621, the pilgrims celebrated the harvest with a feast - considered America's first Thanksgiving...
  • US soldiers mark last Thanksgiving in Iraq

    11/20/2011 9:18:15 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 55 replies
    AFP ^ | November 20th 2011 | W.G. Dunlop
    US soldiers gathered for an early Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday due to an impending switch to field rations at a base near Baghdad, saying they are glad they will soon be going home. The official Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is later this week, but the last "dining facility," or DFAC, at the sprawling Victory Base Complex (VBC) on Baghdad's outskirts closed on Sunday, as US forces prepare to depart. Soldiers and contractors, about 6,600 of whom are still at VBC, dined at tables decorated with colourful paper turkeys and "Happy Thanksgiving" signs hanging overhead. "We're going to do...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THANKSGIVING ~ 20 November 2011

    11/19/2011 5:06:59 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 134 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            PSALM 95:1-6 "O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let...
  • HOW CALVINISTS SPREAD THANKSGIVING CHEER Charity and predestination go hand in hand.

    11/19/2011 4:06:52 PM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2011 | Aaron Belz
    Next Thursday, as the rest of us tuck into our turkey feasts, hundreds of needy families in Southern California will open "Boxes of Love." Delivered by several churches led by Pacific Crossroads in Santa Monica, Calif., the boxes contain ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal for six. They allow impoverished families to skip food lines and neighborhood pantries and enjoy the holiday in their own homes. What's unusual about the Pacific Crossroads congregation—and what underpins efforts such as Boxes of Love—is its theologically conservative raison d'être. A member church of the Presbyterian Church in America, Pacific Crossroads is committed to Reformation...
  • King Phillip's War

    11/18/2011 3:30:26 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 17 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | November 18, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    King Phillips War 1675-1676 was a brief and extremely violent altercation between an alliance of Native American Tribes and the English colonists of southern New England. The war ended the relatively peaceful relations that were established over fifty years earlier by Squanto and the Wampanoag Sachem Massasoit with the Pilgrims in 1621, a peace that was exemplified by the First Thanksgiving of 1621. After the death of Sachem Massasoit in 1661, his eldest son Wamsutta became Sachem but he died shortly afterward under mysterious circumstances after leaving the home of Plymouth Colony Governor Josiah Winslow. His brother Metacom, known as...
  • The Pilgrims first harvest feast

    11/18/2011 3:27:35 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 6 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | November 18, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    The Pilgrims had landed in a cold and forbidding land with no friends and rocky soil. More than a third of their population died of starvation and exposure during the first winter. Adding to the misery was the effects of their contract with their merchant sponsors which required them to share all property and the fruits of labor in common. William Bradford illustrated the problems associated with this arrangement in his diary: The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that...
  • The Pilgrims set sail for America

    11/18/2011 3:25:00 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 7 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | November 18, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    The voyage to America for the Pilgrims was both a joyful as well as a traumatic undertaking. While the Pilgrims looked forward to building a new life in America, they were also leaving many members of their congregation behind in Holland. Many in the congregation chose not to make the trip or could not go for various reasons. This included the three year old son of William and Dorothy Bradford who they left behind with Dorothy’s parents in Amsterdam probably because they felt he was too frail to make the journey. William Bradford recorded the departure in his journal: ...With...
  • The Pilgrims in Holland

    11/18/2011 3:23:13 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 6 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | November 18, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    The English Separatist congregation, known to history as the Pilgrims, was known as the Scrooby Congregation before they made their way across the Atlantic in the Mayflower. Named for the Scrooby Manor, which was the Nottinghamshire English home of one of their leaders William Brewster, the congregation had gathered at the Brewster home for meetings and services while in in England. King James I, following the more lenient Queen Elizabeth I in 1602, rejected the demands of the separatists across England who sought independent religious congregations and who had accused the Church of England of being too much like the...
  • The Pilgrims in England

    11/18/2011 3:20:42 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 1 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | November 18, 2011 | Chuck Morse
    The Pilgrims, who established Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1620, and who we honor each year on Thanksgiving Day, started out as English religious dissidents who sought separation from the Church of England. The main feature of their faith while in England was their insistence on maintaining a congregation that was separate and independent from the hierarchy of the English Church. The simple and austere form of Protestant worship that the Pilgrims practiced led them to reject the Church of England on the grounds that the King of England’s church was too close in its practice to the Pope’s Roman...
  • Workers angry as Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving

    11/18/2011 9:45:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | 11/18/11 | Kavita Kumar
    Workers angry as Black Friday creeps into ThanksgivingBy Kavita Kumar St. Louis Post-Dispatch Friday, November 18, 2011 ST. LOUIS – Lyndsey Shaw has been on the front lines of Black Friday in years past, helping to open the Best Buy store in Brentwood, Mo., by 5 a.m. But when Best Buy decided to follow other retailers this year in moving up its opening time to midnight on Thanksgiving, Shaw worried she would have to miss her family’s tradition of going out to see Christmas lights after their holiday dinner. “We don’t usually get everything cleaned up and out the door...
  • Thanksgiving Ad Asks Kids: Would You Eat Your Dog?

    11/18/2011 8:39:36 AM PST · by Abathar · 98 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | November 18, 2011 | uncredited
    A new Thanksgiving ad campaign targeted toward children in schools is barking up a storm this holiday season. In a news release, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced this week that its new outdoor billboard advertising campaign will focus around a central message: "How would children feel if Fido and Fluffy were stuffed and roasted for Thanksgiving?" The ads feature the head of a Jack Russell terrier on the body of a turkey, and reads, "Kids: If You Wouldn't Eat Your Dog, Why Eat a Turkey?" The group said the billboards are going up near schools in Oklahoma,...
  • Toys R Us to kick off Black Friday at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night

    11/14/2011 1:37:39 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    SUNSentinel ^ | November 14, 2011 | Justine Griffin
    Toys R Us will kick off Black Friday sales at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, the earliest sale being offered by any major retailer, according to a news release.
  • The Real Thanksgiving - You will really enjoy this

    11/11/2011 7:39:24 AM PST · by Scythian · 41 replies
    Charles Kuralt ^ | Charles Kuralt
    You might have to turn your volume up a little. Charles Kuralt tells the story, an amazing story ... This is worth watching folks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adsc6kW1Spk
  • Turkey Dinner Costs Up 13%

    11/10/2011 7:27:40 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 11-10-2011 | Robert Wenzel
    Turkey Dinner Costs Up 13%Robert WenzelNovember 10, 2011 The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 13 percent this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF’s 26th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s food cost for 10 is $49.20, a $5.73 price increase from last year’s average of $43.47. The costs for nearly everything from cranberries to pumpkin pie are up. but it doesn't stop with the...
  • All New South Park! Episode 1515 "A History Channel Thanksgiving"

    11/09/2011 1:43:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    South Park Studios ^ | November 9, 2011 | Trey Parker and Matt Stone
    Thanksgiving is just weeks away and the dedicated people at The History Channel are getting close to discovering the truth on an all-new episode of South Park titled, "A History Channel Thanksgiving" premiering Wednesday, November 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. After watching a Thanksgiving special on The History Channel, the boys believe that aliens were involved in the original feast. But, questions remain... was the first Thanksgiving haunted? Is alien technology responsible for stuffing? The truth could changeThanksgiving for everyone.
  • OK everyone only 23 Shopping Days left until Thanksgiving!

    11/01/2011 10:03:03 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies
    01 Nov 2011 | US Navy Vet
    What is everyone's favorite Thanksgiving Recipe and/or Tradition?
  • Massachusetts Principal Takes Aim at Fall Holidays, Says They're Insensitive

    10/15/2011 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Massachusetts Principal Takes Aim at Fall Holidays, Says They're Insensitive Published October 15, 2011 | FoxNews.com An elementary school principal in Massachusetts has banned fall holidays, saying they’re insensitive, MyFoxBoston reported Friday. Somerville principal: Fall holidays are insensitive: MyFoxBOSTON.com Anne Foley, the principal at Kennedy School in Somerville, Mass., sent an email to teachers warning them about celebrating Thanksgiving, the Boston Herald reported. "When we were young we might have been able to claim ignorance of the atrocities that Christopher Columbus committed against the indigenous peoples," Kennedy School Principal Anne Foley wrote. "We can no longer do so. For many...
  • Somerville principal: Fall holidays are insensitive

    10/15/2011 12:15:19 PM PDT · by freespirited · 48 replies
    Fox Boston ^ | 10/14/11
    Columbus Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving are staples of fall, but one local elementary school principal says the holidays are insensitive and doesn't want them celebrated in school. The Somerville elementary school leader sent a controversial letter to teachers, saying they need to be careful about celebrating Thanksgiving, the Boston Herald reported. "When we were young we might have been able to claim ignorance of the atrocities that Christopher Columbus committed against the indigenous peoples," wrote Kennedy School Principal Anne Foley. "We can no longer do so. For many of us and our students celebrating this particular person is an insult...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: My FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

    01/20/2011 8:22:23 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 20, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    >A few days ago I was in the checkout line when I recognized the cashier. She was the same young woman from whom I bought a FREE 24 pound turkey the weekend before Thanksgiving. I remembered that her eyebrows jumped up a bit when the total price of my turkey rang up at only about 40 cents or something in that neighborhood (I like to owe a few cents so I don't feel completely guilty). Anyway, I mentioned to her that I bought my turkey from her prior to Thanksgiving but she didn't remember it. No wonder. Thousands of...
  • Chapel of Praise and Thanksgiving [Prayer/Devotional]

    01/04/2011 8:04:23 PM PST · by annie laurie · 18 replies
    1/4/2011
    Happy New Year, FReeper FRiends! This thread is my way of thanking God publicly for His great love and mercy to me, who spent years denying Him and pushing Him away. Through all my years of denials and hostility, He never gave up on me ... and in fact, has showered me with blessings and graces beyond counting. Today He gifted me with a small miracle after a few weak and pitiful prayers from me. I am humbled and I am so very thankful for ALL that He has given me (especially the gift of His only begotten Son), and...
  • Thanksgiving Meat May Promote Caveman Behaviors [ this is a problem? ]

    12/12/2010 7:50:16 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thursday, November 25, 2010 | Jennifer Viegas
    The sight of meat, such as a juicy roasted turkey on the Thanksgiving table, may promote caveman behavioral traits, according to new research recently presented at a McGill University undergraduate science symposium. The study adds to the growing body of research on priming and aggression, which holds that looking at an object possibly learned to be associated with aggression, such as a gun, can make someone more likely to behave a certain way. "I theorized that meat would elicit an aggressive response because it would be beneficial to our ancestor's adaptation in that it would place our ancestors in a...
  • There'd Be No Thanksgiving without the Profit Motive

    11/29/2010 11:21:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/29/2010 | Larry Reed
    "The worst crime against working people," so said Samuel Gompers, "is a company which fails to operate at a profit." Gompers, of course, is known by the history books as the father of the labor union movement in America. He was founder of the American Federation of Labor. It may seem incongruous for such an important labor figure to say such a thing about profit, but Gompers appreciated something back then that perhaps a few of today's labor leaders don't. An economy without profit is an economy in deep, deep depression. Profit and the self-interest motive behind it were under...
  • Angelina Jolie: Thanksgiving Celebrates "Murder"

    11/24/2010 4:32:35 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 60 replies
    While everyone is preparing to give thanks tomorrow, one of America's most famous families, the Jolie-Pitts, have decided to sit this Thanksgiving out.
  • First Lady: 'Have pie! Eat the dressing!'

    11/27/2010 9:34:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 1+ views
    First Lady: 'Have pie! Eat the dressing!' By Elise Viebeck - 11/27/10 11:36 AM ET First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged American families to enjoy their food over the holiday weekend and not to worry about "how much you eat." Obama, who is spearheading a nationwide campaign against childhood obesity, explained to 20/20 host Barbara Walters that "this is the time" to let go a bit. "I would urge people to use this time to come together, as families and community, and don't take it for granted. Be kind to each other and laugh a little bit. And don't worry about...
  • Thanksgiving Cold Snap Breaks Records Across Bay Area

    11/26/2010 1:25:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    CBS5 -San Francisco ^ | 11/26/10 | CBS/AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Bay Area residents are hoping for a warmer weekend after a Thanksgiving cold snap broke or tied cold-temperature records — some more than a century old — up and down the state. The National Weather Service reports that San Francisco’s low of 42 degrees on Thursday tied a record set back in 1892. Across the bay in Oakland, 36-degree daytime temperatures shattered the old record of 42. The mercury in Los Angeles dropped to 42, tying a 1946 record.
  • The First Snow Praising Our Lord

    11/26/2010 9:12:32 AM PST · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    422CHURCH.COM ^ | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010 | Pastor Danno
    Yesterday morning was Thanksgiving, and the first snow of the season. Across the street from our house is the historic Old Union Church building, Audubon Road at Pawlings, Audubon, PA, built in 1820. The old square building is crowned with a high pitched roof pinnacled in the center with a steeple. As the flakes began to fall, a man arrived who was readying the old sanctuary for its annual sacred use. I had never seen it used before living in this home less than a year. The flakes started coming down harder while more and more peoplearrived, resembling some natural...
  • Thank you?

    11/26/2010 8:29:21 AM PST · by bronkburnett · 8 replies
    Atlah Media Network ^ | 11/25.2010 | michael master
    The Kiplinger Letter of November 19, 2010 states that insurance premiums have increased 27% over the last 5 years (about 5% compounded per year). Because of this "insurance" legislation, insurance premiums paid by employees will increase 14% this year. The Kiplinger letter goes on to say that many companies are: 1. only offering health savings accounts. They are dropping their comprehensive insurance coverage and replacing it with only catastrophic insurance with health savings accounts for employees. 2. helping lower paid employees with payments and then charging more to those who make more. 3. "Dropping copays to 10% for those who...
  • Obama "Thanksgiving" Message: Organize and Fight

    11/26/2010 6:45:24 AM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 31 replies
    email | 11/25/2010 | Barack Obama
    When Michelle and I sit down with our family to give thanks today, I want you to know that we'll be especially grateful for folks like you. Everything we have been able to accomplish in the last two years was possible because you have been willing to work for it and organize for it. And every time we face a setback, or when progress doesn't happen as quickly as we would like, we know that you'll be right there with us, ready to fight another day. So I want to thank you -- for everything. I also hope you'll join...
  • God Returns to Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/26/2010 1:26:53 AM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 25, 2010 | Wes Barrett
    After a one-year absence, God has reappeared in the annual Presidential Thanksgiving proclamation. Last year the Obama White House caught heat from some groups when God wasn't mentioned in the president's first Thanksgiving proclamation. It was the first time the yearly proclamation failed to include the religious reference. But this year's uses the word God twice. " As we stand at the close of one year and look to the promise of the next, we lift up our hearts in gratitude to God for our many blessings, for one another, and for our Nation." the proclamation states. Then just...
  • True Origin of Thanksgiving

    11/25/2010 10:06:52 PM PST · by PrayAndVoteConservesInLibsOut · 11 replies
    Hidden Treasures Website ^ | May 4, 2006 | by Attorney David C. Gibbs Jr.
    For Christians, Thanksgiving means more than just turkey and football. Most of us have a vague notion that this holiday began when the Pilgrims invited their Indian neighbors to dinner to thank God for his provisions. But there really is much more to the story. The Atlantic crossing in the fall of 1620 had been an extremely difficult journey for the Pilgrims. For two months, 102 people were wedged into what was called the “’tween decks”—the cargo space of the boat, which only had about five-and-a-half feet of headroom. No one was allowed above deck because of the terrible storms....