Thanksgiving

Respectfully submitted for your consideration by Miri, excerpted from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122765806822958269.html

“In 1778, a Thanksgiving resolution drafted by [Samuel] Adams was approved by Congress on Nov. 3, setting aside Wednesday, Dec. 30, as a day of public thanksgiving and praise, ‘It having pleased Almighty God through the Course of the present year, to bestow great and manifold Mercies on the People of these United States.’

After the Revolution, Adams, who was eventually elected governor of Massachusetts, maintained the practice of declaring these holidays. In October of 1795, the 73-year-old governor proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 19, as ‘a day of Public Thanksgiving to God,’ recommending that prayer be offered that God ‘would graciously be pleased to put an end to all Tyranny and Usurpation, that the People who are under the Yoke of Oppression, may be made free; and that the Nations who are contending for freedom may still be secured by His Almighty Aid.’ [emphasis added]

A year later, Gov. Adams offered a similar Thanksgiving proclamation, declaring Thursday, Dec. 15, 1796, as ‘a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise to Our Divine Benefactor.’ He recommended ‘earnest Supplication to God’ that ‘every Nation and Society of Men may be inspired with the knowledge and feeling of their natural and just rights’ and ‘That Tyranny and Usurpation may everywhere come to an end.'”

To which I can only respond:  Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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21 responses to “Thanksgiving

  1. Thank you Miri for this look at history. Isn’t it amazing that 215 years later we are all praying for the same thing, “That Tyranny and Usurpation may everywhere come to an end.”

    Amen to that and Bless our Troops who are serving overseas.

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  3. Alittle humor…..tobrighten up your day

    Letter to President Calderon
     “Dear Mr. President: I’m planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me. We’re planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico ,   and we’ll need your help to make a few arrangements.   We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I’m sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind  telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I’m on my way over?   Please let him know that I will be expecting the following: 1. Free medical care for my entire family. 2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not. 3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.   4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers. 5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and   history. 6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school. 7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch. 8. I will need a local Mexican driver’s license so I can get easy access to government services. 9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico, but, I don’t plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won’t make any special effort to learn local traffic laws. 10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer. 11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my house top, put U S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals. 12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start. 13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy. 14.. I want to receive free food stamps. 15. Naturally, I’ll expect free rent subsidies. 16. I’ll need Income tax credits so although I don’t pay Mexican Taxes, I’ll receive money from the government. 17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov’t pays $ 4,500 to help me buy a new car. 18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I’ll get a monthly income in retirement. I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all the people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico .. I am sure that President Calderon won’t mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.   Thank you so much for your kind help. You’re the man!!”!       
                                      

    • Aone: Funny. Can I add a few?

      19. I will vote in all Mexican elections, as well as by absentee ballot in all US elections.

      20. I’ll be leading a political movement meant to negate the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and take back all lands occupied by the USA when Mexico lost the war. This would include Mexico City and, of course, oil and other natural resources. The movement will be called the “We Won, You Lost Re-Reconquista”, in honor of President Ronald Reagan. The movement will demand reparations from Mexico to recompense the USA for 161 years of not being able to benefit from the lands we won during the Mexican-American War.

      🙂

      btw, did y’all hear that Lou Dobbs might run for public office, possibly for POTUS, and now he says that he’s FOR AMNESTY? I swear I’m not making this up.

  4. Something for which to be thankful! Does this mean we’ll be seeing more of him on TV again? Lots of wee weeing at the WH! Oh, that’s right, they don’t watch the polls.

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday, Nov. 24 shows:

    That 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.

    Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove.

    Obama’s Presidential Approval Index rating is now -15. MINUS FIFTEEN!!!
    This is the lowest Approval Index rating yet measured for Obama

    Fifty-two percent (52%) of Democrats Strongly Approve
    While 68% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove.

    Among those not affiliated with either major political party,
    16% Strongly Approve and
    51% Strongly Disapprove

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

  5. Washington’s Original
    Thanksgiving Proclamation

    General Thanksgiving
    By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America
    A PROCLAMATION
    October 3, 1789

    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 favour; 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 PUBLICK 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 recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks 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 degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed;– for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;– for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;– and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

    And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions;– to enable us all, whether in publick or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

    GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

    (signed) G. Washington

  6. The Thanksgiving Act of 2009: A New Way to Celebrate
    November 25, 2009 – by Pam Meister

    With all of the brouhaha surrounding the health care debate, another bill was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama with little notice.

    Called the Thanksgiving Act of 2009, it makes major changes in the way Americans of all colors and creeds celebrate Thanksgiving in accordance with hope and change. So as Americans get ready to celebrate the big day — first by stuffing themselves full of food and then by sitting down in front of the television for a football game — they should note the provisions within the new legislation.

    To wit:

    Giving thanks to God, family, and friends for your blessings — or your great-aunt Edna for not making her signature lime Jell-O salad with fruit cocktail, coconut, and miniature marshmallows — is no longer allowed. We must now give thanks to Government (with a capital G) for all of the good things that the wise, all-knowing educated people who run the Government provide to all Americans through its beneficent generosity funded by taxpayer dollars.

    Over the river and through the woods — Thanksgiving travel to spend the day with family and friends has become an American tradition. Beginning this year, if you plan to travel to someone else’s home — even if it’s just across town — you must do so via public transportation or a pre-approved carpool. If you choose to use your own vehicle, you’ll be slapped with a special Thanksgiving travel tax, the money from which will go to save the planet.

    While turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce may still be served, it’s important that foods from various ethnic traditions be included at every American table, because for too long Thanksgiving has been a racist holiday that excludes too many multicultural customs. To that end, menus in all households should include foods such as falafel, dried Icelandic cod, General Tso’s chicken, sushi, curried lamb, tacos, and spotted dick. “Sustainable” ingredients purchased locally are also a must. A list of acceptable foods can be found at http://www.TellingYouWhatToEat.gov.

    continue reading::
    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-thanksgiving-act-of-2009-a-new-way-to-celebrate/

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Give special thanks to all the soldiers who have served and who are serving to keep us free and safe in the greatest country in the whole wide world! Love to all!

  8. Miri
    love your additions …. Especially #20

    bridge
    I heard today that if the approval rating goes under 42% . there never has been a recovery. Have you heard this? Did I get the %amount right.
    (I didn’t realize how close he was to the point of no return.

    I can no longer get the rasmussen poll results on my iPhone. It seems the site automatically gets forwarded to a new mobile site that doesn’t show the results! Isn’t that the weirdest??!!!??

    • I think Dick Morris gave the percentage of no return, but I can’t remember the percentage number either. I do remember him saying if O got into the 40’s it was bad…but I don’t know which poll he would use for the qualifier. O would become a lame duck with a certain number.

  9. Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the blog,
    Not a creature was stirring,
    And spam was not even clogged.
    Papoose was busy cleaning her room for the big day,
    While Newssleuth was eating Cheetos, ready to hit the hay.
    Peachy,was making cornbread, and reading bits,
    Even Miri was tired and wanted time to rest and call it quits.
    Bridgette was reporting, not moving a hair, “Oh Redpill ! ” she shouted, from the rooftops with care.
    “Renee is making pumpkin pie, and I can’t find AOne anywhere ! ”
    “Relax Bridgette” said Redpill, “All is all right”
    “Miss Tickly want home to moisturize, and Dave m locked up tight, so happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good night !”

    Happy Thanksgiving to all our dear friends here ! Have a wonderful holiday !

    • How did you know about the Cheetos?

      Happy Thanksgiving.

      peace, love and happiness
      Who said the 60s are over?

    • Renee, that’s priceless! Thanks for the laughs. How’d those pies turn out? Mine were fabulous, if I do say so myself!

      • Miri, Pie was beautiful and yummy ! I taught them how to cut leaves and berries with extra dough and place around the crust. They did a wonderful job ! My kids love to cook and trash the kitchen, but this was great !
        This year they cleaned up the mess too ! Priceless !

  10. Renee

    Ha ha. great poem….
    Happy Thanksgiving all.

  11. Renee, a poet too!!

    Happy Thanksgiving one and all.

    Peace. Blessings. Joy. Love.

  12. You must think this over, as you stuff turkey today. It is a good statement- sad but true.. An article about Sarah and other things to ponder. From Breitbart. I love this part !

    The second came in my e mail. A friend forwarded me a letter from a nice fellow named Mitch Stewart. Mitch is the director of a group of Obamites known as Organizing for America. He’s a career political operative turned community organizer for the former community organizer. This is a little peak into how governments create and “save” jobs. Maybe some future stimulus dollars will create a new PAC that raises money for Organizing for America and we can have a community organizer raising money for a community organizer who is raising money for the former community organizer. Soon one in every four Americans can be a fundraising community organizer! It takes so little training and you can work while you are standing in the government health-care line.

  13. God bless us, every one.

    God, pour out Your wrath on Evildoers.

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