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Must See Video: Drumming In A Snow Storm – Candy Cane Drumsticks, Elf Shoes And All!

Hat/Tip to Drum Talk TV. Awesome video, fun to watch and the drumming is pretty snazzy, too. Here’s a bit of holiday spirit for you, courtesy of Drum Talk TV fan Joey Muha! Please don’t pile on because he played the drums in a blizzard. No drums, cymbals or hardware were injured in the making of this video! .. . Post by Drum Talk TV.   . . . .

MUST See Video: #Ferguson Protesters Are Right, Watch This Shocking Act Of Police Brutality…

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers and the City of Lowell. Where are Sharpton and Jackson on this?? In an incredibly unique and quite clever way, the City and Police Department of Lowell, Michigan are doing their best to turn the tide of public opinion away from the stereotypical power hungry peace officer. Kudos to the City of Lowell PD!! . . . . .

Why We Eat Turkey On Thanksgiving Day

Hat/Tip to Ethan Trex at mental_floss.   When Americans sit down with their families for Thanksgiving dinner, most of us will probably gorge ourselves on the same traditional Thanksgiving menu, with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie taking up the most real estate on our plates. How did these dishes become the national “what you eat on Thanksgiving” options, though? THE PILGRIMS MAY NOT HAVE HAD TURKEY Turkey may not have been on the menu at the 1621 celebration by the Pilgrims of Plymouth that is considered the First Thanksgiving (though historians and fans of Virginia’s Berkeley Plantation might […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation Of Thanksgiving

  Proclamation of Thanksgiving   This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.” She explained, “You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our […]

A Look Back At Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

On behalf of myself and the entire staff here at Conservative Hideout 2.0, we want to wish you the warmest, fun-filled and enjoyable Thanksgiving. To that end, we’ve taken a break for one day, from reporting the news so that our staff could do the same. Happy Thanksgiving!!     Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – Top 10 Facts Secrets Behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! 25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York, 1939 (color 8mm film) . . .

The Grinch Who Moved Thanksgiving

  Over the river and through the wood, to Grandfather’s house we go…Ah, Thanksgiving, our loveliest secular holiday. Even the Masters of War can’t dislodge it – though FDR tried his damndest. George Washington issued the first National Thanksgiving Proclamation on November 26, 1789, but the early presidents, disproportionately Virginian and of a states’ rights disposition, regarded such proclamations as excessively Yankee and Federalist. Even John Quincy Adams, the ultimate codfish President, was reluctant to be seen as “introducing New England manners” by a public acknowledgement of Thanksgiving. The antebellum New England novelist and editor Sarah Josepha Hale is to […]

The Story of the First Thanksgiving 2014

  This is the annual CH 2.0 re-telling of the true story of the first Thanksgiving. By Matt Ross ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I heard  this story years ago, so I thought I’d post it. The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the […]

Veterans Day: 2014

Veterans hold a place in our society that is special. I know that they hold a place in my heart. My father served in WWII with the Marines in the South Pacific. The first action he saw was during the invasion of Okinawa. Later, he was 150 miles from the Japanese mainland when for the first time in his life he saw a mushroom cloud. Dad told me that his unit had already received orders to go the China coast in an effort to surround Japan. Thank God he did not have to go. My younger brother served in the […]

Mother’s Day in America: A History

Thanks to History.com for this fascinating history of Mother’s Day in America and around the world. Mother’s Day: Historical Precursors Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother […]

A “Mom” poem…of sorts.

How we feel about Mom through the years.   At 6Yrs, “Mommy, I love you.” At 10 Yrs, “Mom, whatever.” At 16, “My Mom is soooo annoying.” At 18, “I wanna leave this house.” At 25, “Mom, you were so right.” At 30, “I wanna go to Mom’s house.” At 50, “I don’t wanna lose you, Mom.” At 70, “I’d give up everything for one more day with my Mom.”   Hat/Tip Matt.    

Artists tell Easter story in shipping containers

South Shields, a coastal town in the northeastern part of Britain on the River Tyne, is celebrating Easter a bit differently this year. Artists and folks from the local community are turning heads with their use of shipping containers to commemorate the Passion of the Christ on Good Friday.   So Happy Easter to all our loyal CH 2.0 readers, sit back and enjoy this video.  

The Easter Bunny Hates You: The Prequel 2014

Yesterday, I ran a shocking and alarming story regarding the violent nature of the Easter Bunny. Following that post, I was troubled by the thought, “why?”  Why is the Easter Bunny so incredibly violent? Why has he lashed out at humanity?  And, come to think of it, where did he learn his advanced fighting skills? Well, the crack investigative team at the CH 2.0 took the challenge, and set out to answer these questions.  We have found a video that explains it.  Here it is… I strongly recommend that you avoid contact with the Easter Bunny at all costs.   If […]

Easter 2014: He is Risen!

Matthew 28:1-7 (New American Standard) Jesus Is Risen! 1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do […]

The Horrible Truth Caught on Video: The Easter Bunny Hates You 2014

We all think of the Easter Bunny as the kind woodland critter that hides candy for kiddos every Easter.  However, a shocking video has surfaced that will cause many to change their perception of the notorious Easter character. It’s awful to see a national icon go bad. I can only imagine what drove the normally docile Easter Bunny to such extremes.

Friday Frivolity: The Lament of the Chocolate Bunnies

Easter approaches, and as we get ready to celebrate, untold millions of chocolate bunnies are about to meet their end.   Here is a pic that I have titled, The Lament of the Chocolate Bunnies. Please, just remember the chocolate bunnies, won’t you?

New Years Eve in Times Square Live Feed!

Hello all, the site was down for much of the day, due to a data center problem that impacted several web hosts.  The site is back now, and it’s back to what I was going to do in the first place. We have something that I have never tried before; the live feed of the Times Square New Years Eve celebration… I’ll be posting some thoughts on the year that was later, so stay tuned for more! Enjoy!

NORAD Tracks Santa: 2013

For over five decades, NORAD has tracked Santa for children all over the US, and now, the world. For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south […]

Some Holiday Fun: Jeff Dunham and Peanut Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

How about some nice holiday fun?  Here is Jeff Dunham and Peanut reading, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Enjoy folks!