LeavE the “Thanks” in “ThanksgivinG”

This is the week when Americans gather together to express our gratitude to the Almighty for the blessings He has bestowed on this nation of inexhaustible abundance and freedom.

Certainly the war in Iraq has taken a turn for the better, with the levels of terrorist violence and civic unrest down sharply as a result of the U.S. troop surge….

Here at home, we are blessed with a full-employment economy where more Americans are working than at any other time in our history. Indeed, we have labor shortages in many sectors — from health care to technology to agriculture…

Despite the problems of declining home sales and the credit crunch, 70 percent of Americans own their homes, more than at any time in our history. No other nation comes close to that level of home ownership…

So perhaps this Thanksgiving week provides an opportunity to take stock of what’s right with our country, instead of just focusing on what’s wrong.

Ah. Thanksgiving. My all time favorite holiday, hands down.
We’re talking family, food, (lots of food)…(more food).. and..um… football.


Someone please tell me how can that not be happy?

But let’s face it. Libs just caint be happy unless they are unhappy. bang-head-selfd.gif

I have an idea.
Just for one day:
Put down your angers, disappointments animosities and negativities.
Let go of the BDS. (Bush derangement syndrome). gnasher4.gif Or take yer meds.
Be thankful for what you have and for the myriad of opportunities that await you in this blessed Nation.

We can still choose to live by the “glass-is half-full” philosophy if we choose to.

Let’s be honest. The tin foil hat wearin Lefty Lib crowd live by the “all glass-belongs to the government anyways, so give me my-half dam-mit!”
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No wonder they live in a negativity fest.

If nothing else, you’d think the Libs would remember all the inventions of the past 3 decades or so…that we sooooooo take for granted.
Fed- Express was a new concept.

The ole Sony Walkman..heh. musice41.gif
The fax-machine, that we can barely function without.

Some of them must be old enough to remember the ole xerox machine. Remember those pink sheets of paper and having to stand and make one copy at a time.

Offices had virtually no computers. Heck no one even used calculators.
VCRs and laser disks?..um..Nope. computer21.gif

Me?..I’d settle on bein happy bout having hot and cold running water whenever I choose and toilets that flush.
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But no.
Not the Lib generation.
The irony of it all is that the most privileged generation that has ever walked this earth is the one incessantly grumbling and carping about how damaged and deficient our Country is.
Yea, a real bummer bein American eh.
Uh uh. Nothing to be grateful for. Not even never ending comfort. ipod12.gif

As for me, another suggestion.

Naw. just kiddin.

Enjoy your beloved family and friends. Help the lonely and needy and savor all the comfort food you can handle.

Roasted turkey, home-made stuffing, cream gravy, biscuits, slather on some mashed potatoes, assorted veggies (just to be a tad healthy heh), salads, cranberries and above all – desserts …mmmmmm…….pumpkin pie, peach cobbler, apple betty, pecan pie, and heck…don’t forget the whipped cream.

But remember one thing my sweet friends.
Our way of life in this precious country may be quite enviable, but it is also quite fragile. And we may just find out exactly how fragile, if we don’t wake up and start protecting and defending what is rightfully ours.

Thank you friends. I am so very grateful and blessed to have each and every one of you in my world.
Thank you for allowing me, in some small way, to be a part of yours.
May every day be one of thanksgiving.

God bless America.

Saving some stuffing for my friends over at Stop the ACLU, Perri Nelson’s Website, Rosemary’s Thoughts, A Blog For All, The Random Yak, 123beta, Right Truth, Leaning Straight Up, The Bullwinkle Blog, The Amboy Times, Big Dog’s Weblog, Conservative Cat, Nuke’s, third world county, The World According to Carl, Pirate’s Cove, Blue Star Chronicles, Wolf Pangloss, Wake Up America, CommonSenseAmerica, High Desert Wanderer, and Right Voices, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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  2. Debbie says:

    I just ate a huge meal, but our images are making me drool, ha. Seriously, it would be nice if everybody could put away their arguments at least for one day.

    Have a great Thanksgiving Angel.

  3. Sunflower Desert says:

    Be blessed this Thanksgiving Angel! Thanks for such a well thought out post. We will be missing our Tieki, but she’ll be home 3 weeks from Thanksgiving Day for Christmas break!

  4. MK says:

    Good on ya Angel, happy thanks giving, enjoy the day, the food looks real good, not much of a fan of that corn and carrot stuff, but the rest gets a thumbs up from me. :)

  5. kevin says:

    Dang, now I’m hungry.

  6. tapline says:

    I must be losing it…I thought I answered this post before?????Oh Well,,,,,Great post……I know it required a lot of work, to put this together and it is really great…..I have so much to be thankful for, but being Male,,,,I have a tendancy not to express myself too much in public…..My problem to a fault…..Seriously,,,,I have a great family. Not too many of the extended family left though, but we were very close during their lifetime. I think back to when my parents retired…Huh….retired they didn’t, they worked until they died. Myself, I have been blessed….I am retired with pensions and SSA. I have had 3 career paths and completed each one to retirement. So thankful…..I ramble…..stay well…..

  7. Rosemary's Thoughts says:

    Sunday Evening Bloglines 11.18.2007…

    This is a very good article which voters should read. … I do promote truth, whether or not it hurts. After all, which do you value more? Truth? Politics? With Romney, you have to wonder about both, IMHO. If you truly do stand with Romney, read Greg…..

  8. Rosemary says:

    Some of the fault lays with us. Thanksgiving is about thanking God in everthing everyday. I know I have not been a very good example of this. I also know that I have been selfish with my time, my ideas, my plans. Most of them I just go right on and do it, not once consulting my dear LORD. I do believe that having others’ see this behaviour, it does not aide in our efforts to show them the Love, the Grace, the Mercy or the Wrath of Almighty God.

    Dear God,
    I repent my selfishness and for leading astray any of your children. Please forgive me on this Holy day we have set aside to remember that it is You, not I, who is in charge. Thank you. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN.

  9. Rosemary says:

    Ya see that? I forgot to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! *how embarrassing*

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING ;)

  10. American Interests says:

    Thanksgiving aye…that’s why I came by…

    Angel, it’s almost that time, I am making the rounds to say Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Aurora says:

    Angel, nice post. We’ll be celebrating a little Thanksgiving here in Sydney, Australia but it won’t quite be the same with hot days coming on as they are. I hope you have a nice one. God bless America.

  12. In_spired says:

    Beautiful Thanksgiving post, Angel!!

    And a Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

  13. Rogue Gunner says:

    Thanks for dropping by my Blog, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Mack.

  14. Kevin says:

    The cooking starts this evening!

  15. Gayle says:

    A wonderful Thanksgiving post, Angel. Have a great one!

  16. JMK says:

    Great post!

    Gratitude is often in short supply, even among those who do take the time to appreciate things. But you nailed the Liberal mindset, in fact, it’s the mindset of the 24 hour news cycle – “the sky is falling” 24 hours of every single day.

    The other problem for many Liberals is that many of them are “secular humanists” who don’t believe in a Creator or God and thus have no sense of being Thankful for “blessings,” they see the world as entirely manmade.

  17. Stout Republican says:

    Stuffing must be cooked in the Turkey.

    Candied Yams are gross.

    Green beans deserve to be passed over.

    Mincemeat pie is not pie!!!

    Is Thanksgiving the only time when I actually want a Turkey breast slice over a a leg…how did that happen.

    Gravy is to Thanksgiving as Pasta Sauce is to Italian mother…it takes time, care, and proper ingredients. You are judged by your gravy…no mix packets allowed people.

  18. Joe Gringo says:

    Nothing like some good ‘ol rutabaga as well! We’re having 22 people at our home this thursday……….can’t wait. The Mrs. is a Méxican (12 years living in the USA) and here favorite holiday get together is Thanksgiving….it’s a great day!

  19. patrickdaniel says:

    Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING ANGEL!

  20. ChrisG says:

    Angel,

    Thanks for stopping by Flopping Aces. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!! I wish more in America (i.e., the American leftists) would see all that we have to be thankful for and all that must be done to ensure many more happy Thanksgivings.

  21. Brooke says:

    Truly we are blessed!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Angel!

  22. Daniel Ruwe says:

    Good post, Angel. We do have much to be thankful for.

  23. nanc says:

    a wonderful and peaceful thanksgiving to you and yours!

    watch those sweet taters…and pie…and especially the stuffing…

  24. cube says:

    It’s a good time to take stock of our blessings. I’ll be spending Thanksgiving surrounded by my family… they’re all coming to my house!

  25. Frasypoo says:

    Great post Angel,
    I am going to meet my best friend and she is joining us at my grandmother-in-laws house for lunch !
    I am grateful and very very thankful for all that I have
    My cup runneth over

  26. Incognito says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!!

    I’ll take everything but the turkey and the football..

    But I would love to know what that dessert thingy is with the meringue on top!!?? Email me what it is, please, if you have the chance..

    Many blessings to you and yours.

  27. Bar Kochba says:

    Its always good to give thanks.
    Gd bless America!

  28. middleclassguy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday with your family and friends and share the gratitude that you have each other. For this is what the holiday is about; thanksgiving for family and friends, thanksgiving for the bounty we share, and thanksgiving for the creator who providesfor us all.

  29. KaRLMm says:

    I have a policy…if someone else can say it better..let them.

    God Bless the USA
    By:
    Lee Greenwood

    If tomorrow all the things were gone
    I’d worked for all my life,
    And I had to start again
    with just my children and my wife,
    I’d thank my lucky stars
    to be living here today,
    ‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
    and they can’t take that away.

    I’m proud to be an American
    where at least I know I’m free,
    And I won’t forget the men who died
    who gave that right to me,
    And I gladly stand up next to you
    and defend her still today,
    ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
    God Bless the U.S.A.

    From the lakes of Minnesota
    to the hills of Tennessee,
    Across the plains of Texas
    from sea to shining sea.
    From Detroit down to Houston
    and New York to L.A.,
    There’s pride in every American heart
    and it’s time we stand and say:

    I’m proud to be an American
    where at least I know I’m free,
    And I won’t forget the men who died
    who gave that right to me,
    And I gladly stand up next to you
    and defend her still today,
    ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
    God Bless the U.S.A.

    I’m proud to be an American
    where at least I know I’m free,
    And I won’t forget the men who died
    who gave that right to me,
    And I gladly stand up next to you
    and defend her still today,
    ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
    God Bless the U.S.A

    Happy Thanksgiving Angel, to you and yours and mine……

  30. Angel says:

    THANKS THANKS THANKS SWEET FRIENDS! :)
    i WILL try to make the rounds if I ever get outta the kitchen! heh ;)

  31. arclightzero says:

    Thanks for the great message, Angel. You’re right, this should be a time to put everything else aside and try your damndest to make it a “glass is half full” time of year. I know I will be…

    And remember to think about those people in the military who can’t sit down and enjoy Thanksgiving. I was there once, and it’s the hardest thing to deal with.

  32. Darcee says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  33. Daniel Ruwe says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Angel!

  34. benning says:

    Wonderful post!

    Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, Angel!

  35. Always On Watch says:

    I know that I do my fair share of complaining about the state of our nation. But I’m so glad that I’m an American. Really.

    God bless America.

    Let us count our many blessings. Surely those blessings far outweigh any complaints we have.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Angel!

  36. Michael says:

    Yup, it’s good to remember that life’s not so bad after all.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  37. wordsmith says:

    Very nice post.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Angel!