November 22, 2006, - 1:07 pm


By Debbie Schlussel
To my readers and friends, who wished me a Happy Thanksgiving, I regret I cannot respond to each of you personally, but Right Back At Ya! A joyous, delicious, fun Thanksgiving to you!
On this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for you who regularly read my words. I will remember all of those who gave their lives so we can enjoy our turkey in freedom and without wearing a niqab; so that we can enjoy our lives as we wish and live freely. While left-wing self-hating Americans want us to recall their phony version of history–ie., that we are the oppressors, don’t forget that the real oppression is going on elsewhere . . . all over the world today. A large part of it is under Islamic totalitarian rule, some of it under Communists and “former” Communists.
And, finally, on Thanksgiving, I will also be thankful for the turkey and other animal products that I will happily consume. Remember: Thanksgiving . . . it’s not for vegetarians (or tofurkeys).
Enjoy that Turducken. And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


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30 Responses

We need to be in the habit of thanking G-d every day of the year, not just on Thanksgiving. The American holiday is probably derived from the Jewish autumn festival of Sukkos. The theme is the same: the only true home all of us have in life is one that is provided for us by a merciful and loving G-d. In that spirit, Happy Thanksgiving to every one!

NormanF on November 22, 2006 at 2:17 pm

I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, lovely Debbie and everyone else.
Thanks for the great columns and site.

Jeff_W on November 22, 2006 at 2:54 pm

Evil is what happens when good people do nothing. Thanks Debbie, for doing something.

dll2000 on November 22, 2006 at 3:10 pm

I am eternally thankful to live in the USA and for the freedom to express my opinions on great websites like this one. Thank you, Debbie for this site and for all your efforts on behalf of this great nation. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

FreethinkerNY on November 22, 2006 at 3:32 pm

A lovely and proud way to start the Thanksgiving holiday. The Rockwell painting brings back many fond memories. Thanks for your heroic work, Debbie!

Jeremiah on November 22, 2006 at 3:47 pm

As usual, well said.
Happy Thanksgiving to you Debbbie, and to all the right thinking, awake folks out there who come to sites like this in search of truth about our great country. A big deep south thank you from the foot of the Blue Ridge!

Southernops on November 22, 2006 at 5:10 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Debbie!
Lets all enjoy Thanksgiving while it is still known as “Thanksgiving” and not the Arabic “Shukran-Mabruk” or some stupid leftist politically correct equivalent.

anonymous twit on November 22, 2006 at 5:11 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Debbie,
We count you among the many blessings we hold dear–and one of those we will give thanks for tomorrow. May G-d Bless you and your family and give you a great holiday!

BB on November 22, 2006 at 7:29 pm

Debbie I’m beginning to get it: The Muslims want us dead and the Christians aren’t exactly sure that’s OK. Happy TG anyway.

Anonymous1 on November 22, 2006 at 10:56 pm

Thank you God for blessing America, the greatest nation on earth.
Keep her safe from her foes: the Liberals and the Muslims.
May the future Thanksgivings come and find America free from Islam and the Muslims.
Islam is Satan’s religion. It is a cancer spreading around the world. God, don’t let that evil cult spread in the Land of the Free.
For those of you who love and care about America, do all you can to help rid America from Islam and the Muslims. Your politicians are traitors, they will do nothing without your pressure. Only you can save America.
Do not be complacent.
Prove that you are grateful to this country.
Do not let America slip away from you.
For the first time in her history, America is in an imminent danger of losing her identity, her culture, and her inherited Judeo-Christian beliefs.
It is time to fight back.
It is time to take back America.
It is time to be thankful and grateful to America.
It is time to prove that we love the God who helped our ancestors build the greatest nation on earth. It is time to prove it by preserving the faith and the traditions of our forefathers.
Thank you Debbie for being a beacon of truth in a world full of hypocrisy, lies and cowardice.
God Bless America.
Happy Turkey Day! 🙂

Independent Conservative on November 23, 2006 at 12:00 am

So, Debbie: The “white man” didn’t terrorize native Americans? Your revisionism is pathetic.

mxmat2 on November 23, 2006 at 9:56 am

FYI – the Idians terrorized, raped, slaughtered, mutilated, kidnapped the Purtian colonists like the Paleos to the Jews now
RUSSIA really wants to be in the NEWS
all about nuclear arms
1. Dead radioactive russian dissident in UK
2. Sells arms and nuclear tech to Iran
3. Wants to deport Iranian dissedent refugee back to Mullah
Russia what do you have planned – china better be wary

Test Test on November 24, 2006 at 11:19 am

Thanks for the good works.
As to mxmat2’s comments, assuming I even need to respond to the rants of a gay former Catholic, who confuses sensationalism with knowledge, he should read a little US History, by someone other than Howard Zinn.
Then, he might note that the Indians were doing a great job of terrorizing each other, long before the white man arrived.
Were there atrocities? Of course, and these appeared on both sides. If I had to stick my neck out, I would opine that the Indians committed more of these, but since they usually consisted of small attacks, they are lost to history, unlike Wounded Knee.
Ironically, the Pilgrim’s experience with the local natives was very peaceful at first, until the more bellicose on both sides caused it to turn.
BUT–any reading of this time period that attempts to fix blame on only one side is the actual revisionism. As to pathetic, I think mxmat2 would serve quite nicely as the poster child for that adjective.

Red Ryder on November 24, 2006 at 11:23 am

Red Ryder,
I’m sorry. Do I know you? Where did you pull the “gay former Catholic” BS?!?
If you want to talk about revisionism, talk about the pilgrims who INTENTIONALLY gave the Natives blankets infested with small pox. Let’s talk about that.
You’re pathetic.

mxmat2 on November 24, 2006 at 1:24 pm

“If you want to talk about revisionism, talk about the pilgrims who INTENTIONALLY gave the Natives blankets infested with small pox. Let’s talk about that.”
The Pilgrims never did that. You refer to an alleged incident that happened almost 200 years after the Plymouth colony was established. Why are Lieberals always so ignorant of history? Is that why they have no wisdom? They learned nothing from the appeasement of Hitler by their fellow naive, gullible Lieberals back in the 1930’s. They want us to repeat the same mistakes in dealing with the Muslim Jihadist Warriors. Lieberals are hopeless cases. After all, you can’t wake the brain dead.

FreethinkerNY on November 24, 2006 at 7:11 pm

mxmat2Ă–youĂ­re sneering, calling Debbie and Red Ryder patheticĂ–but YOU KNOW whatĂ­s pathetic?
First, itís your overuse of the word ìpatheticî.
Ă–I mean canĂ­t you say something original?
SECONDLY, itĂ­s that picture of you, on your website profile, eating out of that troughĂ–or garbage bin.
ìWhite breadî boy itís too bad youíve distanced yourself from ìthat branch of religionî because you wouldíve remembered that sin of gluttony and been spared your ìfat boyî physique.
DonĂ­t look down on the Faith friendĂ–because there have been many Catholics who have lived great lives of sacrifice and purityĂ–while youĂ­ve only stuffed your face, and sneered at the world for 24 years.
You have yourself a good dayñ

The Canadien on November 25, 2006 at 12:04 am

FreethinkerNY and The Canadien–
Props on your comments. As I said, mxmat2 should read others besides Howard Zinn, although even Zinn, America-hater and crypto-commie that he is, did not place the alleged smallpox blanket incident with the Pilgrims.
Not sure what mxmat2 (Michael) is thinking. After all, he does link to his website, and one would have to conclude, after reading the posting from Justin that
“Michael’s mother said to him that she thinks “everyone should have a gay.” Well, guess what, honay, I’m one of Michael’s gays! And get this–he has a couple more!! Ooh, 2 for the nuts and one for the–oh, dear. Never mind! Sounds a little too freaky for even me! ”
Either it is all a scam, or mxmat2 is gay.
More importantly, it IS quite true that libs know precious little US History. Try talking to one–at any level–from high school kid to college professor, and you will be astonished.

Red Ryder on November 25, 2006 at 10:48 am

Red Ryder,
Your comment is about as foolish as mine pinning the small pox blankets on the pilgrims (Yes, I now retract that comment and pin it on the colonials who committed the atrocity more than a century later).
As for your asinine reading of the author bios on my site, it was just that: asinine. I happen to have almost as many gay friends as I do straight. Do you have a problem with that? Does having a gay friend automatically make one gay? I guess that means woman-loving Bill Clinton is gay since he’s friends with Elton John.
In a comical sense, yes, Justin is “one of my gays.” I’ve also got a few “lesbians” and “straights” with whom I’m friends. Your illogical inferences into my personal friendships and relationships is hilarious to say the least.

mxmat2 on November 25, 2006 at 11:10 am

Canadien (either you’re French or morbidly stupid for that incorrect spelling),
Thanks for the compliment. However, if you understood the circumstances under which that photograph was taken, you probably wouldn’t have responded so seriously. It was a joke. A complete joke. The photo was taken behind a family bakery. And, yes, I’ve been known to engage in a bit of gluttony from time to time. Better that than outright denial, like many of you right-wingers are when it comes to the War in Iraq.

mxmat2 on November 25, 2006 at 11:13 am

Mxmat2Ă–there is a reason why I refer to myself as a CanadienĂ–if you canĂ­t discover itĂ–oh well~
Living in a state that is only a ìfew yardsî from the Canadian border, youíd think one would know there is a drastic difference between French and English Canadie(a)ns and some of us highlight that ::distinction:::
SO YOUíVE been known to ìengage in a bit of gluttony from time to time.î Well, I donít know about thatÖdoesnít look a whole lot like you have ìtimeshareî fat to me. Your gluttony looks kindaí permanent.
You can fill your ìpie-holeî all you want, but when you refer to Catholicism as ìthat branchî of religion it only shows me that you have failed to grasp even the basic tenets of the Faith. Therefore, you should refrain from any commentary on Catholicism, indeed any religion, even indirectly, whatsoeverÖand Iíll be happy.
Now, run along nowĂ–and see if Mommy has any pie for you!

The Canadien on November 25, 2006 at 3:35 pm

Perhaps your idea of a joke differs from the norm.
If I had a gay friend who described my package on a website, and I were actually straight, I wouldn’t think of it as terribly humorous.
As to the smallpox blanket thing, it is highly dubious. Consider that the germ theory of disease was not introduced until the 1830’s. Of course, people were aware of contagion, but attributed it to the sick person directly and not to fomites (contaminated surfaces).
The other problem with the story would involve getting someone to handle knowingly contagious blankets, to get them to the Indians in the first place.
If the incident happened at all, it most likely occurred by accident.

Red Ryder on November 25, 2006 at 4:07 pm

When did my good gay friend ever refer to my package?!?! My security with myself would lead me not to give a damn if he did make such a comment, though. It seems you’re the one who’s uptight when it comes to sexuality.

mxmat2 on November 25, 2006 at 5:15 pm


hutchrun on November 25, 2006 at 10:51 pm

This is two (almost three… or if you’re on the East Coast, like I will be until next week, already three) hours late, but:
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your readers!!

Aakash on November 26, 2006 at 12:30 am

You ought to read your own website, or even this one, where I already posted from Justin’s comments–
“Michael’s mother said to him that she thinks “everyone should have a gay.” Well, guess what, honay, I’m one of Michael’s gays! And get this–he has a couple more!! Ooh, 2 for the nuts and one for the–oh, dear. Never mind! Sounds a little too freaky for even me!”
I would say that “nuts” and the “oh dear” would describe the male organ, don’t you think?
And, since he is referring to you, it is your package.
I only fixate on this passage, since you seem to deny that it is even on your own website.
I promise not to mention this anymore.
Please learn how to read before you post here again.

Red Ryder on November 26, 2006 at 1:02 pm

This is exactly the problem with literal-minded conservatives like yourself, Red. You and Debbie are nearly one in the same. Debbie sees a Hollywood film and overanalyzes it as if it’s a literal piece of social commentary. You read an obviously sarcastic writer bio on my site and you interpret it literally.
That’s OK. Not all of us can be so able to accept the views of others we detest.
And, yes…I do love the gays and lesbians. As much as I love the straights. And it has nothing to do with “2…nuts and one for the…” But then I don’t interpret everything I read literally like you do.

mxmat2 on November 26, 2006 at 4:19 pm

At least come up with an original cop-out.
The “I was just kidding…” gambit is getting kind of old, don’t you think?
As to Debbie’s “literal” interpretation of films, she always focuses on story/actor choices and why they were made.
In Deja Vu, perp was a Timothy McVeigh type, even though the actual terrorist act would have been much more in keeping with Al Qaeda. Why did the writers choose a “right-wing” perp? I use the quote marks because nothing in the script identified him as a patriot except him calling himself that.
SO–not only did they avoid the more obvious, if less PC bad guy, they didn’t even provide a back story for their supposed right-wing perp. No doubt, with their liberal bona fides intact, the mere mention of this sort of villain would be enough.
I have worked in the entertainment industry, and I assure you that all script choices, down to the most insignificant item, are carefully made.
Debbie is correct to point this out, and it has absolutely nothing to do with being “literal.”
She was one of the few critics who did mention this, and more’s the pity.

Red Ryder on November 27, 2006 at 10:39 am

RedÖwe need to ignore Mxmat2 and his buddiesÖand their perpetual ìkaleidoscope of adolescenceî.
The only sin for them (he and his goofball friends) is the sin of ìbeing seriousî ñ for any extended period of time. Life is just ìendless laughsîÖthere is no horrorÖthere are no tragediesÖfor these goofballs.
Did you read the latestĂ® on their site?
TEENYBOPPER JOKING on some ìbirdî radio station about Governor Ruth Ann Minner and her FREE funding of Colonoscopies for early detection of COLORECTAL CANCER.
Yup, thatĂ­s pretty funny Mxmat2! THAT WOMAN lost her husband to cancer in 1991, and one of the ways she is choosing to get involved and battle the ruthlessness of the disease is through generous, state funded, financial support of colonoscopies for the early detection of cancer. FREE TESTING for those who would otherwise go without. LAUGHS, right?
Mxmat2Ă–people that have cancer, or know someone with cancer donĂ­t really think itĂ­s anything to joke about.
Obviously, youĂ­ve NEVER had to say good-bye to someone on his or her deathbed as he succumbs to the disease.
And for cancer patients THE REALITY is lonely isolation from others, being very tired and sick, without relief, for long periods of time.
One day IF YOU grow up to be a man, youíll exercise a little restraint, and forethought, before you blurt out some new ìstupidityî in the quest for laughs.
Maybe one day youíll actually ìfeel somethingî for othersÖand have a little empathy for those MUCH LESS fortunate than yourself.

The Canadien on November 28, 2006 at 8:53 am

Well I guess you just don’t know me. Because what I do is make jokes about inappropriate situations. If you’ve heard me on the radio or seen me on television, you know this to be a universal fact. I’m so “callous” that I even found humor in my mother’s diagnosis of colon cancer earlier this year. Even she joked about it.
I guess it’s just the type of person I am. I never take myself too seriously and I’m not too friendly with people who do take themselves too seriously.
As for Governor Minner, her failures speak for themselves. She’s a Democrat, after all, so why are you even defending her? You know how I gauge that everything’s OK? My 80-year-old grandmother, who isn’t much of a fan of my antics, thought the Ruth Ann-colonoscopy joke was hilarious. When she told me even she laughed out loud, I knew everything was OK.
Don’t go all Kramer on me. Get a freakin’ life.

mxmat2 on November 28, 2006 at 10:49 am

Mxmat2Ă–just two commentsĂ–
Either you have AspergerĂ­s Syndrome (which would explain immediately why you are having difficulty understanding how to interact socially)Ă–or you are the PERFECT EXAMPLE of the reason why a boy should never be raised without a father.
Unless – of course – a silly – effeminate – ìninnyĂ® – was MommyĂ­s goal~
YOU run along nowĂ–and find yourself a father~~

The Canadien on November 29, 2006 at 8:01 pm

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