posted on November 27, 2013 13:13
It’s the best holiday of all. It’s food, family, friends and football. It’s an all-too-brief pause before the mindless consumerism, stressed-out shopping and forced cheer of Christmas.
Only Americans could come up with Thanksgiving. Like July 4th, it’s all ours and All-American. July 4th is food, family, friends and the beach. But it’s for hot weather. Thanksgiving lingers between the waning days of fall and the coming cold of winter.
July 4th celebrates us declaring our independence. Thanksgiving celebrates some of us crossing the ocean to get here and surviving by the skin of our teeth, with the help of people who were already here and whom we then ran off, killed off and took the country away from.
You gotta love us. Most of all, you gotta love Thanksgiving. Eat up, enjoy and brace yourself. Christmas is coming.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 2:36 PM
Why don't I find it odd that you, Gary, would take Thanksgiving in America and make it out to be something it's not? You start off by saying it's "the best holiday of all" and then mud it up with incorrect rhetoric about why it's celebrated and then making those that formed this country out to be evil and wicked. Then, I guess because of your obvious anti-christian beliefs, you proceed to mud up Christmas. You obviously think that because the early settlers in America sat down with the Indians one day to have a feast, that's all there is to why so many Americans give thanks on this national holiday. But, although some people like yourself do not have any other clue why we have Thanksgiving Day in America and totally miss that it's a day to give thanks to our creator for our many blessings, a HUGE number of people know what this day is for.
From Wikipedia: "Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26. As a federal and public holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season."
I can smell the sawdust burning right now from your fellow liberal/progressive/socialist friends racking their brains trying to think up some kind of good response to what I've said here.
Friday, November 29, 2013 3:00 PM
Just a follow-up post. I know we "normal" posters here on the front page can't post "clickable" links for people to access just by clicking on them (gotta wonder why that is, actually, since we CAN do that on the Forum here). But, I'm going to post a link here that shows Gary's worst nightmare president giving a Thanksgiving speech. It would be just so interesting to see Gary "spin" this to we viewers here.
Here's the link. If you want to see the video of Reagan giving his Thanksgiving speech, you'll have to copy and paste it to your browser line...not my fault so don't hate on me for that, okay? :-)