It’s been quite a year,hasn’t it? It was a year without a summer. A year of outrage by liberals,led by the Boy Who Would Be King. The emotional ups and downs that comes with living life. We face trials and tribulations and glean joy from many sources.

As with most people,we’ve had some difficult financial times and the everyday stresses that come with getting through the day. This year I spent more time with my grandkids,went to some of their baseball games, and watched RJ Pistol excel on the gridiron, all of which was shared with family and friends. God has granted me another year to be with those I love. He saw us through the trials my beloved child bride had with her heart issues and she recovering well.

I am deeply grateful to my oldest daughter,who put me in touch with my estranged daughter and I met my grandson for the first time. We’ve spoken and had lunch several times and I look forward to sharing some time at Christmas with her, something I haven’t been able to do for too many years.

Not the least of all,I’m thankful to have my friends here,who lift me up on a daily basis. Doing these posts give me a mission in life. A mission to inform,provoke and,hopefully,make you laugh once in awhile. Sometimes DW complains I spend too much time doing this,but I’ve been ignoring her for more than 20 years,so why stop now?

This is the first year she hasn’t had to cook for the family,as we’re going to her daughter’s house for dinner. She’s looking forward to letting somebody else do the work.

I ended up with a lot of Thanksgiving pictures and I must warn you….one in particular is a bit disturbing.

Enjoy your day with friends and family.














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26 responses to “WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR

  1. Pistol Pete

    Obama among GQ’s ‘Least Influential’
    President Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) are among GQ magazine’s “30 Least Influential People of 2014.”

    The commander in chief takes the runner-up spot on the list, behind “the Tom Friedman of rock,” Bono, and his band, U2, in the magazine’s ranking of “people who took up vast clouds of oxygen, [but] gave us back nothing of use.”

    GQ takes aim at Obama’s summer getaway destination in Massachusetts, writing, “Why are you still on Martha’s Vineyard?! Missouri is BURNING. Putin is conquering Europe. The [Centers for Disease Control] is playing nude Twister with Ebola patients.”


  2. Pistol Pete

    Top Obama Bundler Arrested For Child Rape And Sodomy, Media Stays Silent

    Prominent Democrat Terrence P. Bean has been indicted for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend in a hotel room. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and charged with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
    Terry Bean is the co-founder of two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election bid. Bean is a revered character among the gay rights activist community and with the Democratic Party. He helped to form the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay And Lesbian Victory Fund. A search of the Federal Election Commission’s campaign-finance database turns up thousands in donations every cycle by Bean to the Democratic Party’s most powerful leaders, including Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Rep. Barney Frank, among others.


  3. Pistol Pete

    Andrew Klavan: How the Media See the Midterms


  4. Pistol Pete

    Obama Admits: ‘I Just Took Action to Change the Law’
    The White House has argued that President Obama’s executive amnesty order last week was made well within the existing law. But in remarks in Chicago tonight, President Obama went off script and admitted that in fact he unilaterally made changes to the law.



  5. Pistol Pete

    Schumer: President Obama and Dems were Wrong to Pass Obamacare Instead of Trying to Fix The Economy
    “The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed, but it was not the change we were hired to make,” Schumer said. “Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs, not changes in health care.”

    If Democrats had done the math, they would have realized that health care reform affected just a small portion of the electorate: 5 percent.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      Schumer has always been one of the most left of the left leaders. He’s dismissive of his constituents and does as he and his leftie cronies please. If he’s talking Ocare down now, it is only because it’s biting him on his own personal ass. I loathe this man and count it my great misfortune to live in his state.


  6. Pistol Pete


    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon adamantly denies that the White House pressured him to resist sending in the National Guard in response to violent protesters unhappy with the Michael Brown shooting decision.
    It is clear, however, that Nixon has been in close contact with President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as the chaotic situation unfolded. According to the White House, Jarrett spoke with Nixon the first night of the protests as well as the morning after.
    Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz confirmed that Jarrett received “updates” from Nixon, “promising to stay in close touch” as the situation continued.


  7. Pistol Pete

    Billy Joel Says Obama Invited Him for a Smoke during a WH Visit

    As has been observed here,anybody who has to chew nicotene gum in public is still smoking privately.
    The Hill is reporting that Bill Joel revealed President Obama offered him a cigarette during a recent visit. A source told the publication that during a D.C. visit, Billy Joel walked into the Jefferson Hotel, and described how not one but two high profile politicians offered him a cigarette during visits on Capital Hill.


  8. Pistol Pete

    #Ferguson Protester Lights Himself on Fire While Chucking Molotov Cocktail

    Here’s your feel good video of the day…
    A Ferguson protester lit himself on fire when he chucked a Molotov cocktail at a police car.


  9. Pistol Pete

    Turkeys: The Worst of the Democrats in 2014
    The Democratic Party had a really bad 2013. Somehow, it got worse.

    President Obama admitted in August that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in battling the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, just months after dismissing the organization as a mere “JV team.”



  10. Pistol Pete

    Pentagon Changes Term For Captured Jihadists To “Unprivileged Enemy Belligerents”…

    When it comes to Department of Defense doctrine on military treatment of detained persons, “unlawful enemy combatants” are a thing of the past. That term has been retired and replaced by “unprivileged enemy belligerents” in a new revision of Joint Publication 3-13 on Detainee Operations, dated November 13, 2014.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      This is right up there with banning the use of the word “private” to refer to military personnel holding the rank of Private and calling terrorist attacks “man-caused disasters.”


  11. Pistol Pete

    Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving on Food Stamps
    Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year.

    As of this August, according to the most recent data released by USDA, there were 22,729,389 households on food stamps. That equaled 19.75 percent of 115,048,000 households in the country at that time.


  12. Pistol Pete

    Dad Willie moved to tears by Sadie’s perfect performance

    At the other end of the spectrum from the upheaval in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, Sadie Robertson made viewers smile and her dad cry as during the dancing finale “Dancing with the Stars.”

    Willie Robertson was so moved he wiped tears from his face. See for yourself!



  13. Pistol Pete

    Former DNC Spokesperson Karen Finney Joins Media Matters

    Former Hillary Clinton deputy press secretary and DNC spokesperson finds a new way to expose the “lies, misinformation, and vitriol from conservative media.”
    Hillary Clinton’s former deputy press secretary and DNC spokesperson Karen Finney has found a new way to expose the “lies, misinformation, and vitriol from conservative media.” Politico reports that Finney has now joined the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America as a consultant and senior fellow.

    How convenient


    • chrissythehyphenated

      Media Matters should be known as the We H8 Fox and Rush Club. I visited their site once. It was ALLLL Fox said this OMG and Rush said that EEEEEEEEEK.


  14. Pistol Pete

    #Ferguson Mob Is in Running for TIME’s Person of the Year Award

    Ferguson protestors place in the top half of TIME magazine’s reader’s poll for Person of the Year.

    TIME’s editors choose the Person of the Year, “but that doesn’t mean readers shouldn’t have their say,” TIME’s website says.


  15. Pistol Pete

    Thieves Steal Holiday Packages Right Off People’s Front Door Steps


  16. Pistol Pete

    ObamaCare Offers Firms $3,000 Incentive to Hire Illegals Over Native-Born Workers

    Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.

    President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.


  17. Pistol Pete

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Recovering After Heart Procedure; Obama Assassins Considering Killing Her During Recovery

    Obama really wants her dead, because he’s afraid she will instead retire or die under a Republican president who will replace her with a conservative, so there is little doubt he and others on the left have been assessing whether or not and how to kill her while he’s still president.



  18. Pistol Pete

    Confirmed: Congress Can Defund Obama’s Amnesty

    The CRS found that Rogers’ claim was completely false. From the letter:

    In light of Congress’s constitutional power over the purse, the Supreme Court has recognized that “Congress may always circumscribe agency discretion to allocate resources by putting restrictions in the operative statutes.” Where Congress has done so, “an agency is not free simply to disregard statutory responsibilities. Therefore, if a statute were enacted which prohibited appropriated funds from being used for some specified purposes, then the relevant funds would be unavailable to be obligated or expended for those purposes.


  19. Pistol Pete

    A gift from me to you

    A Cappella Band’s Cover of ‘That’s Christmas to Me’ Is So ‘Beautiful’ Fans Actually Report Crying While Watching
    Pentatonix, an a cappella music group consisting of five members, published a cover of “That’s Christmas to Me” on Nov. 18 to rave reviews on the Internet.