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  • Thankful for Property

    11/21/2017 9:30:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | John Stossel
    Ready for Thanksgiving? Before you eat that turkey, I hope you think about why America has turkeys for you to eat. Most people don't know. Everyone's heard about that first Thanksgiving feast -- Pilgrims and Indians sharing the harvest. We like the drawings of it we saw in schoolbooks -- shared bounty. Fewer people know that before that first feast, the Pilgrims nearly starved. They almost starved because they acted the way some Bernie Sanders fans want people to act. They farmed collectively. But communal farming creates what economists call "the tragedy of the commons." Think about what happens if...
  • Thanksgiving travelers to stuff I-15 with up to 45-minute delays

    11/21/2017 7:15:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 20, 2017 | Lee Davidson
    Early Thanksgiving travelers are expected to stuff Interstate 15 with heavy traffic and delays this week. The Utah Department of Transportation is predicting heavy delays — of up to 45 minutes — on Interstate 15 along the Wasatch Front during the evening commute on Wednesday, as many people head out of town or escape from work a bit early for the holiday. UDOT said its engineers expect a 25 percent increase in traffic on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, compared to a typical weekday commute of about 200,000 cars per day. It expects heavier than normal traffic on Tuesday from...
  • Ms. Sanders, I’m thankful that Trump wasn’t president when I came to this country

    11/21/2017 1:07:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 21, 2017 | Fabiola Santiago
    In President Donald Trump’s first Thanksgiving in the White House, the Pilgrims are expendable — and so is the media’s dignity. Clad in cheerful holiday red, his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, walked up to the White House press corps podium Monday and ran through the reasons she’s thankful this Thanksgiving. Her list was basically a rundown of President Trump’s so-called “law and order” and “America First” policies, and she thanked the protagonists tasked with defending the country, our borders and our streets. The moment might have gone down as another superficial delivery of rhetoric versus substance, but then Sanders...
  • Reporter Asks Trump if He’s Going to ‘Pardon Any People’ at Turkey Pardon

    11/21/2017 12:46:09 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Nov. 21, 2017
    A reporter yelled out to ask President Donald Trump if he would "pardon any people" Tuesday as he performed the tradition of presidents pardoning a turkey before Thanksgiving. After Trump officially pardoned "Drumstick" at the White House, a reporter yelled the question out as onlookers applauded and drowned him out. A few moments later, the reporter again yelled, "Are you going to pardon any people?"
  • Millions of Dish customers lose CBS signals, face Thanksgiving without network's football

    11/21/2017 12:40:09 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Meg James
    Nearly 3 million Dish Network subscribers in 18 cities, including Los Angeles, have lost access to their local CBS television station — just two days before Thanksgiving, when many Americans want to watch NFL football. The blackout comes amid a contentious fee dispute between satellite TV provider Dish Network and CBS Corp., which owns the television stations. Customers in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, San Francisco, Denver and other markets also were hit by the blackout, which in addition to the local stations includes three CBS cable channels: CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel and Pop. Dish has nearly 400,000...
  • Inmates ask Trump to pardon people alongside turkeys

    11/21/2017 8:24:20 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 20, 2017
    Prison inmates and other clemency advocates are encouraging President Trump to pardon human beings alongside turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving. Trump will “pardon” a pair of birds Tuesday at the White House as part of an annual meat-industry event that people behind bars say is upsetting to watch. “It is one of the greatest insults to watch the president pardon two turkeys every Thanksgiving while I and so many other people suffer for non-violent drug conspiracy cases,” said Michael Pelletier, a paralyzed Maine native with a pending clemency request.
  • Slouching Towards Turkey Day

    11/21/2017 5:58:53 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-21-17 | MOTUS
    The Thanksgiving marathon is starting early for team MOTUS as we’re heading out today for the first of several stops between now and next weekend. So that means it’s officially recipe day!I’ll be making these little gems for the pre-Thanksgiving dinner hour. We’ll be with Raj’s clan for Thanksgiving where the phrase “if everyone’s in charge nobody’s in charge” may have been invented. Dinner is always “planned” for 2:00 pm but never really hits the runway until 6:00 pm or so – and that’s in a good year when whoever signed up for the main event remembers to put the...
  • CBS 'Big Bang Theory' Star Mayim Bialik: I Don’t Like Thanksgiving Because of the ‘Genocide’

    11/20/2017 10:49:18 AM PST · by drewh · 88 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 20 1017 | Corinne Weaver
    It’s that time of year again; one can smell the pumpkin pies, the turkeys, and the celebrities signaling their virtue at the expense of hallowed American traditions. Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik posted a video to Youtube on November 16 explaining the 4 reasons why she doesn’t like Thanksgiving. Buried underneath the milder complaints of “eating copious amounts of food” and the proximity of Thanksgiving to the Jewish traditional version of Thanksgiving, Bialik brought up a ridiculous reason to loathe an American holiday: “History is written by the winners. I grew up coloring pictures of pilgrims and indigenous people...
  • Inmates ask Trump to pardon people alongside turkeys

    11/20/2017 6:48:09 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 20, 2017
    Prison inmates and other clemency advocates are encouraging President Trump to pardon human beings alongside turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving. Trump will “pardon” a pair of birds Tuesday at the White House as part of an annual meat-industry event that people behind bars say is upsetting to watch. “It is one of the greatest insults to watch the president pardon two turkeys every Thanksgiving while I and so many other people suffer for non-violent drug conspiracy cases,” said Michael Pelletier, a paralyzed Maine native with a pending clemency request.
  • Everyone Should Contribute

    11/20/2017 5:06:31 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-20-17 | MOTUS
    Apparently a head charge for attending Grandma’s Thanksgiving dinner is now trending. Lmao y’all really don’t understand this $30 thanksgiving plate thing. My aunt charges us and cooks everything and we just eat.— Barty Crouch JEvr. (@beetaylora) November 1, 2017 Some have given this idea a thumbs down but it looks like up-votes are trending among progressives. They say it’s not fair for one family to do all the work and pay all the freight; they think everyone should contribute. Too bad they don’t feel that way about taxes.If they treated Thanksgiving the way they treat taxes your rich uncle...
  • By Having the Washington R*dskins Host a Game on Thanksgiving, NFL Owners Show Their True Colors

    11/19/2017 7:20:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 17, 2017 | Dave Zirin
    This NFL season has blazed new political trails as players have used their platform to stand up to racism in the face of a ferocious backlash. It has truly been a season of firsts. But there is another “first” on the immediate horizon that speaks to the league’s baldly reactionary history in regards to race.
  • Stark contrast: Trump-Obama Thanksgiving proclamations

    11/18/2017 10:18:51 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 16 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/2017 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – President Trump’s first Thanksgiving Day Proclamation released Friday stands in stark contrast to eight issued by his predecessor Barack Obama from 2009 to 2016. Trump invoked God six times in his first proclamation, emphasizing an American tradition whose inspiration comes from the Bible. The word “thanksgiving” is found 29 times in the King James Bible – always with the “thanks” directed to the Almighty Creator. By contrast, Obama’s eight annual separate proclamations during his years in office referenced God a total of five times, excluding quotes he referenced from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Ivanka Trump’s Suggestion For A Thanksgiving Table Decoration Is Driving Liberals Mad

    11/19/2017 7:16:40 AM PST · by drewh · 100 replies
    Uproxx ^ | 11.18.17 | Andrew Husband
    Despite all the thought and interior design ingenuity that evidently went into the Thanksgiving table decoration, however, Twitter can be a fickle place to share such things — especially when they’re shared by Ivanka Trump’s personal brand. Hence why, amid the dizzying array of sexual assault and harassment stories in the current news cycle, social media finally latched onto what stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt dubbed the “Blair Witch’s toilet” and ran with it. Which, considering precisely what Ivanka Trump HQ is evidently telling its followers to put on their dinner tables this Thanksgiving, just might be a sign of madness....
  • NYC for a Thanksgiving Without Liberals

    11/17/2017 12:59:07 PM PST · by firebrand · 53 replies
    moi | Nov. 17, 2017 | firebrand
    If anyone is still without a place to have dinner next Thursday, or is thinking twice about spending Thanksgiving with liberals, a group is meeting at a nice Upper West Side restaurant (no, that's not an oxymoron), conservatives only. Our tentative times are 2:30 and 7. Freepmail me to let me know if you are interested and which time is better for you.
  • Politics really is ruining Thanksgiving, according to data from 10 million cellphones

    11/15/2017 10:25:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Politics really is ruining Thanksgiving, according to data from 10 million cellphones By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story November 15, 2017 11:08 AM In the wake of last year's bitterly contested presidential election, "politically divided" families cut their Thanksgiving celebrations short by an average of 20 to 30 minutes. Republican voters were more likely to bail on Democratic families than vice-versa. And reductions in family time were steeper in areas that saw more political ads. Those are among the conclusions of a new working paper by M. Keith Chen of...
  • Thanksgiving Recipe/Idea Thread.

    11/12/2017 12:26:50 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 36 replies
    12 Nov 2017 | US Navy Vet
    Please post Ideas/Recipes here...
  • Weekly Cooking: Special Thanksgiving Edition

    11/08/2017 4:11:15 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 237 replies
    While the food is always the real ‘centerpiece’ of the Thanksgving table, décor can make any occasion more special and memorable. A recent newsletter recently led me to a really beautiful website, ‘Freutcake’, which had this unique idea for place ‘cards’ or holders at the table. The mini dried Indian Corn is available from dried botanical suppliers, and perhaps in your grocery florist area or local garden store; but you can also find them in pet stores, where they are sold in bags as a treat/enrichment for small pets. (And if you’re not into gilding things, they would be charming...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/02/2017 4:05:32 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 131 replies
    Thanksgiving is a time when people don’t seem to want ‘new’ - they want ‘traditional’, the food they’ve always associated with the holiday. But it’s also an opportunity to slip in at least one new and different dish, to perhaps broaden your guests’ gustatory horizons – and give the cook a little diversity in the annual labors ;-) My first introduction to anything vaguely ‘Indian’ was this Hot Curried Fruit that my Aunt used to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It seems to be a somewhat traditional ‘thing’ in Virginia and parts South; and whenever I’ve made it for office...
  • America’s next alt-left holiday assault comes on Thanksgiving

    10/12/2017 6:55:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/17 | Lee Cary
    And should it come to pass – this alt-left Turkey Day protest – remember Saul’s Rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” The next holiday targeted by America’s alt-left will be Thanksgiving, November 23. October 19th passed with only minor damage to the latest target of the social warriors – Christopher Columbus – as Bob Lee statues across the U.S. welcomed the temporary reprieve. A few cities in the Lower 48 got deep into the spirit of anti-Columbus Day (CD) with a substitution: Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IDP).
  • Yale University censors ‘hostile’ historic artwork

    08/17/2017 2:02:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.thecollegefix.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Matthew Stein
    Committee on Art in Public Spaces deems image ‘not appropriate’ Officials at Yale University recently censored a stone work of art on campus depicting an armed Native American and Puritan side by side, which has been described as a “hostile” image by the Ivy League institution’s alumni magazine. The stone carving was edited to cover up the Puritan’s musket, while the Native American’s bow was left as is, reports Yale Alumni Magazine. The decision to censor the carving was made by both head librarian Susan Gibbons and Yale’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces, the latter of which advises President...