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Bad News For Al Gore: 28 In Arizona, Temps In The ’30s In Florida…Record Cold Spell All Across The U.S.

Hat/Tip to Jon Erdman at Weather.com. The only thing that is more mortally wounded than that bird on your Thanksgiving table is Al Gore’s Global Climate Warming Change fear factory. Record cold temperatures are being recorded all across the country. Waves of cold Arctic air are finding their way down into the “lower 48″ and wreaking havoc along the way. Record-Breaking November Arctic Cold   Long Lasting Cold Above is a European computer model of the Arctic blasts that are reaching their way deep into the Continental United States. With blocking high pressure aloft over eastern Alaska and northwest Canada, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving? A Message From the Turkey Liberation Army

OK, I know it’s a couple days off, but what the heck? Here is some good stuff from Manhattan Infidel!- Matt Free the Turkeys! As Thanksgiving approaches and millions of Americans prepare to travel to visit their loved ones it is time to ask the all-important question:  Thanksgiving, why? In keeping with Manhattan Infidel’s official policy of what happens in the crawl space stays in the crawl space providing a forum for diverse viewpoints I now present  the Turkey Liberation Army’s take on this holiday. To get this scoop I was blindfolded and driven to a turkey “farm” outside the […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

Hello Americans of all races, religions and sexual preferences!  I am Kathleen Sebelius the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. And yes, I am a human woman. No.  I am not a Romulan woman who’s had her ears scaled back.  I am a fully functioning human though many have mistaken me for a Romulan.  Silly isn’t it?  I mean I’m not even closely related to Vulcans like the Romulans are.  Look, I am not an animal, I am a human being!  So knock it off! Anyway.  What did I want to talk about? Oh yes. As you […]

Larry Hagman, Known Best as J.R. Ewing on Dallas, Dead at 81

Larry Hagman, best known as the despicable J.R. Ewing on the long running show “Dallas,” has died at age 81.  Dallas News has more… Larry was back in his beloved Dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” his family said in a written statement. “Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.” The role of J.R. transformed Mr. Hagman’s life. He rocketed from being a merely […]

SEIU Considers Work Stoppage on Thanksgiving: The “More” to the Story

So, the SEIU wants to do a work stoppage at one of the busiest airports, and on the busiest travel day of the year.  Typically, we’d just look at this as yet another, “union goons screw up everyone’s holiday to get what they want.”  But, there is more to it than meets the eye.  For the preliminaries, take a look at this from Stop the ACLU… (CBS LA) Employees at Los Angeles International Airport were considering plans Friday to walk off the job ahead on what is traditionally the busiest traveling day of the year. But, hey, they really, really […]

Thanksgiving Link-Around 2011

Here are some Thanksgiving links from our friends… Adrienne’s Corner Thanksgiving…   All American Blogger Happy Thanksgiving from All American Blogger!   Always on Watch Thanksgiving 2011   America’s Watchtower Happy Thanksgiving   An Ol’Broad’s Ramblings “Gracious Gifts of the Most High God”   Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead Happy Thanksgiving 2011   Bunkerville Happy Thanksgiving!   Capitol Commentary Thanksgiving: The Only Holiday Not Ruined   Caught Him With a Corndog Get Ready Turkey Lovers   Hot Air NFL Thanksgiving Day open thread   Just a Conservative Girl Something to be Thankful For – Life from Conception to […]

The Story of the First Thanksgiving 2011

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This is the annual CH 2.0 re-telling of the true story of the first Thanksgiving.  Given the type of society advocated by OWS, this story is more relevant today than ever.   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 […]

Sunday Links: Thanksgiving Edition

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Welcome to Sunday folks!  It was yet another long week, but we have a holiday coming up, so let’s take some time to reflect on that, as well as take a look at some great Conservative links.  I’m still in the process of getting the blog, and blogroll back  in order, so let me know if I have missed anyone. 4 Walls and a View 65 Things I am Thankful For   A Conservative Teacher Taxpayers Will Lose Nearly $40 Billion on Bailout Out GM?   Ace of Spades HQ Free Stuff   Adrienne’s Corner Newt Gingrich sums up Occupy […]

The Story of the First Thanksgiving

This is a re-post from last year.  I could think of nothing better to write, other than to wish all of you a Happy and “grope free” Thanksgiving! 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, […]

The First Thanksgiving

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 wonderful new abundant land He has given them. The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or […]