On Thanksgiving, Tradition Says We Should Thank…Science?

27 11 2008


Obviously not…But, liberals don’t like talking about G-D because it makes their diseased obsession with moral equivalence, really hard to maintain as a worldview.  Here’s some Founding Father’s talking about Thanksgiving and G-D.

Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson, in 1779:
[I] appoint … a day of public Thanksgiving to Almighty God … to [ask] Him that He would … pour out His Holy Spirit on all ministers of the Gospel; that He would … spread the light of Christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth … and that He would establish these United States upon the basis of religion and virtue.

President George Washington’s first federal Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789:
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.… Now, therefore, I do appoint Thursday, the 26th day of November 1789 … that we may all unite to render unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection.

President Abraham Lincoln, making Thanksgiving an annual national holiday in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War:
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people.

Not a founding father, but William Jennings Bryan,On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.”

“Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nov. 9, 1940

“As the harvest season draws to a close and our storehouses bulge with the bounty of the land, it is our desire to observe, in the custom and tradition of our forebears, a special day dedicated to giving thanks to God – a day on which to lay aside our daily tasks and cares and pay joyous homage to Him.”
President John F. Kennedy, Nov. 13, 1964


I Didn’t Get My Bacon Turducken

27 11 2008

But there’s so many things I’m thankful for.  Almost all of them can be traced back to America.  I shudder to think where things would be without her.

Here’s an important piece from Michael Medved about the widely accepted lies about America. Anyone wanna go out on a limb and guess who promulgated untruths about their own country?

Link and amazing construction of the turbaconducken.

Turkey Farms, Exactly Like America

27 11 2008

Male turkeys are bigger and lazier than ever, and artificially enhanced, supersized breasts are required.  There’s a lot more there, but we just wanted to wish everybody a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Interesting stuffing about genetically modified Thanksgiving meals…

In comparison with old-school agriculture, these changes border on breathtaking. Imagine your children reaching full maturity at 10 years old.  American consumers like white meat, so turkeys are grown with larger breasts.  According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, the largest wild turkey on record is 38 pounds. John Anderson, a longtime turkey breeder at Ohio State University talked about commercial and academic turkey-breeding programs, “We get 50 pounders at 20 weeks, but that’s at the top edge of our normal distribution. We’ve got some adult male-line birds that went over 80 pounds.”

More on the side dishes at the link.

Obama The Accomplished Duck Hunter

25 11 2008

The man who thinks civilian guns are only for hunting, has officially destroyed a struggling lame duck. Sarah Palin tried to be interviewed in front of the ongoing carnage, but Obama refused to provide a calm moment during his assault on the flailing fowl’s lair.

Maybe the NYT is right about Bush stepping down early as a gesture of “neighborliness.”

UPDATE: Chris Matthews and ABC agree with the NYT