Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Day of Thanks

Thanksgiving, as it's name suggests, is the day we set aside to give Thanks. No religious affiliated holiday associated with the day. Just a day to say thanks for the good in our lives.

For us, Thanksgiving is truly a day of thanks. A secular day of thanks, sans family. Our daughter is home from college, where she is adjusting well and maturing nicely (other than she hasn't quite gotten the curfew when home routine quite down yet). We spend the day with a group of good friends, and our chef for the day is the best. A day of thanks for not having to cook or clean. Good food, good company, who could ask for anything more?

On the other hand, if you are stuck dining with family members who still have that conservative bend, keep these in minds as they whine about the state of affairs with a soon to be Democratic President in the White House, Ten things to know if you're having Thanksgiving with Republicans:

President-elect Obama won by 8 million votes.

President Bush is probably drinking again.

Many media conservatives are furious with President Bush.

Experts say that Al Qaeda's recent video shows that the terrorists are afraid of President-elect Obama.

President-elect Obama is cocky enough to think he can pull this "economic miracle" shit off.

The "socialist" takeover of America's banks happened on Bush's watch.

The "Democratic" Senate has been working with a one vote majority, and that vote is Joe Lieberman. If they get to the "Magic 60," that sixtieth vote is still Joe Lieberman.

The majority of rich Americans voted to have their wealth spread.

President Obama will probably only get to replace liberal judges on the Supreme Court.

Cheer up, the GOP still owns the "racist belt!"
And before you gather with your right wing relatives, you might want to brush up on a few handy facts, Talking Turkey: Ten Myths Conservatives Believe About Progressives.

And finally, I'd like to give Thanks to Sarah Palin. A conservative group, Our Country.PAC, put together a video of thanks to her. But I have my own thanks to offer. Win or lose my bet, she has provided untold mirth (and no doubt will continue to do so for some time). Here's another video of thanks:

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For some Thanksgiving memories, there's William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving tribute, the treats at Love to Eat Turkey, and last year's Thanksgiving Quote of the Day.

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