November 28, 2013, - 12:03 pm
Thanksgiving 2013: Thankful We Are Still Free; Worried About America’s Future (& Thankful Obama is Gone in 3)
Happy Thanksgiving, America! And Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends and readers.
American Thanksgiving Used to Look Like This . . .
What Thanksgiving Will Look Like in a Few Generations if We Continue with Biz as Usual . . .
Halal Thanksgiving Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns (& Norman Rockwell); Design by Debbie Schlussel (& Norman Rockwell)
On this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful I’m still free and that I live in the greatest country on earth. And while many workers complain about having to work on Thanksgiving for early Black Friday (or Brown Thursday or Grey Thursday–or whatever dark color they are using) sales, I’m thankful for those who really have no choice in the matter and are working today and every other day, the men of the U.S. Armed Forces, many of whom are overseas and away from their families, and a good number of whom are still risking life and limb for Muslims who hate us in Afghanistan. Let’s give thanks for them today and hope they are brought home to American soil very soon.
I’m thankful that I still have enough money to eat and sleep in shelter that I can afford to heat in the winter and cool in the summer. For many Americans who’ve lost jobs and wages to illegal aliens and lost full-time jobs to ObamaCare, that is no longer the case. Let’s pray for them and hope these twin Obamaconomy and ObamaCare debacles end soon. I’m thankful that I’m healthy and in one piece. Sadly, for many American middle-class families, come January, that may not be the case, as their
insurance policies are canceled and their healthcare premiums soar far past the point of affordability, with deductibles well out of the realm of the reasonable, all due to the implementation of Obamacare.
Again, let’s pray for this to end. Sadly, it appears we don’t have a prayer because even with disaster after disaster, from the Healthcare.flub website to the endless news stories of cancer victims essentially sentenced to death when ObamaCare is fully implemented, Democrats AND Republicans alike have done nothing to try to stop and/or reverse it–nothing but grandstand, that is. Next Thanksgiving or the one after that, for those of us who are still here after Obamacare is fully in place, we will really feel the bitter pill. Until then, enjoy this Thanksgiving with life in America as it once was and will never be again. And get a medical check-up before the year ends. It will probably be your last under good, capitalist doctors. The best and brightest don’t tend to go into professions heavily regulated by socialism.
I’m thankful, today, that I grew up in a more idyllic time–a time without reality shows and Kardashians and Miley Cyrus twerking and a blithering idiot named Kanye West elevated to King status. I’m thankful I grew up in a time when parents didn’t need to urge their children not to take naked pictures of themselves and send them out to the world. Even if there had been the internet and capability to do so then, we knew that the way to success wasn’t to become a porn star. The Kardashians and Miley Cyruses of the world have changed all that, with the steroids of the internet added.
I’m thankful that I grew up in decades in which women in hijabs–the Islamic garb of oppression–wasn’t a regular sight at the supermarket, movie theater, and everywhere else. In that day and age, as bad as the INS has been described, we didn’t open the floodgates to those whose religion preaches hate and death to all non-believers. Jihad, then, was over there. Now, it’s here, and we do nothing about it. Worse, we actually embrace and bend over backward for it. The numbers of Muslims and mosques in America have both doubled in the decade plus since the 9/11 attacks perpetrated by Arab Muslims. The message: attack us and mass murder 3,000 Americans, and we’ll willingly bend over and allow you to invade us by doubling your numbers via immigration in just a decade.
And while, as I said, I’m thankful that our armed military men are serving overseas on behalf of America, I’d be more thankful to American politicians if they dared have the leadership to guard and secure our own borders. Instead, they hypocritically send our boys to die or give limbs to Muslim enemies overseas, then do nothing to stop those enemies from invading and taking over from within. In fact, they–both Democrats AND Republicans (yes, that’s you, Paul Ryan and Marco Boob-io)–want to give illegal aliens instant amnesty and have done nothing to stop the current de facto amnesty, which began under Bush and was stepped up under Obama, under which few illegal aliens–including hardened criminals and known terrorists–are actually deported.
I’m thankful that I can still eat an actual turkey today (I prefer the White meat–the breast slices and the wings), and that the animal rights food Nazis haven’t been able to force me (yet) to their diet. And I’m grateful that the turkey I eat is still a kosher one, pursuant to my Jewish dietary needs. In many places around the world, the animal rights jihadists have succeeded in ending kosher slaughter of animals. By the way, as I always note, kosher is the original brine (we pre-salt all of our meat and poutry to remove the blood).
And, as usual, today–and every day–not only am I thankful for my freedom and the ability to say and do as I please on this site without government intervention, but I’m also tremendously thankful for you, my dear readers and friends, for your readership (which keeps growing each year), for your insightful and observant comments, for your news tips, and for your generous support–both morally and financially. All of that helps keep this site and my work going. I’m thankful for not just my freedom and health, but yours as well. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to do this. And without our brave men protecting America and serving here and overseas, I wouldn’t be able to do this. Without them, we wouldn’t have a First and Second Amendment to speak of. However, I’m sure I still would enjoy all of these things, if our troops were brought home from Afghanistan immediately. And a few brave Americans would be spared their lives or their arms and legs.
I’m thankful today–and every day–that I don’t live in a place like Iran. I’m not thankful that we are now making dumb deals worse than the Munich Agreement with Iran. All of the things I’m thankful for here in America today–those are things that Christians and Jews (and Zoroastrians and others) in Iran do NOT enjoy (some of them are even punished with death for practicing their faiths). Those are things that will also never again be enjoyed by the victims of Iran’s Hezbollah–including hundreds of U.S. Marines and Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem–will never enjoy, as they turn over in their graves and their ghosts cry out. As I noted yesterday, we are giving Iran carte blanche with nothing in return.
We are rewarding for no reason the Ayatollahs who held Americans hostage for 444 days and murdered hundreds more Americans. The deal isn’t even a quid pro quo, since America is giving the quid and the quo to the modern-day Hitlerian empire, and we get nothing in return (except smiles, winks, and snickers). And on top of all this, the Iranian/Hezbollah invasion and takeover continues to extend throughout South and Central America and all over Africa and the Middle East. We made a deal for an illusory crumb, while they continue to own the bakery.
And, so, given all this, I’m thankful that we only have another three years of Barack Obama as President. Sadly, what will come after him will be just as bad or worse. It will be Hillary Clinton or another Obama clone. Also sad is that we have a Congress of self-interested brats on both sides of the aisle who don’t have term limits and can be back as long as they want to, for life. We’ll have plenty more years, unfortunately, of the Harry Reids, John Boehners, Mitch McConnells, Marco Rubios, and Nancy Pelosis of America running Congress. Good luck with that. I will be thankful when America finally has enough and has the cojones to throw them all out (although the odds of America becoming a Muslim nation are far greater than the odds of America ever waking up on this or any other count).
To those who wished me a Happy Thanksgiving, Right Back Atcha! A repeated thank you for reading this site this past year, over the years before that, and, I hope, in the next year. Again, I am thankful for all of that and all of you.
I wish a joyous, delicious, fun Thanksgiving to you all! And I hope you will take the time beyond the turkey, stuffing, dressing, cranberry sauce, and all the other fixin’s to give thanks that our country is still free and that we are all alive and kicking. Give thanks that you still have a roof over your head and think of those who do not. Give thanks that you have family and friends, and remember that many do not. Those are my primary things to be thankful for, in addition to being a citizen of the greatest country on earth. Or at least what still is the greatest country but soon may not be, given the course on which we currently find ourselves.
While left-wing self-hating Americans want us to regress to their phony version of history–ie., that we are the oppressors of Indians, turkeys, “ObamaPhone” donees and users, and every other “victim” imaginable or unimaginable, don’t forget that the real oppression is going on elsewhere . . . all over the world today. Be thankful that you don’t live there. A large part of that real oppression is under Islamic totalitarian rule, some of it is under Communists and “former” Communists, and the rest is under lands soon to be controlled by Islamic totalitarian rule. I give thanks that we are not like them, that we don’t live under them. And I give even more thanks that WE. ARE. BETTER. THAN. THEM. Never forget that. . . and the fact that just plain turkey is better than fancy-schmancy-sounding turducken, which begins with “turd” for a reason.
If you are reading this site, you know that you and I still have the ultimate in freedoms: free speech. And though we have a pan-Marxist, Islamo-pandering President and unelected federal law enforcement bureaucracy infected with the same PC attitudes toward enforcing the law, and though times are tough for Americans all over, we are still citizens of the best damn country on earth. Most of all, I am thankful to be an American. Thank G-d for that!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! May G-d bless you all. And G-d Bless America.
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