Daily Archives: November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving News

So Much stuff:

Abe Lincoln Thanksgiving 1864: ‘It Has Pleased Almighty God to Prolong Our National Life Another Year’

President Abraham Lincoln issued the following proclamation on Oct. 20, 1864, setting aside the last Thursday in November as “a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God.”

Thanksgiving Tragedy
When they first arrived in Massachusetts, they acted like Bernie Sanders wants us to act. They farmed “collectively.” Pilgrims said, “We’ll grow food together and divide the harvest equally.”

Bad idea. Economists call this the “tragedy of the commons.” When everyone works “together,” some people don’t work very hard.
His answer: He divided the commune into parcels and assigned each Pilgrim his own property, or as Bradford put it, “set corn every man for his own particular. … Assigned every family a parcel of land.”

That simple change brought the Pilgrims so much plenty that they could share food with Indians. Bradford wrote that it “made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.”

Democrats Prepare to Enjoy the Holidays
Those Democrats sure know how to have a good time. While the rest of us are looking forward to family reunions and delicious turkey dinners, the Democratic Party is coaching its faithful on how to win political arguments. This is from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a “Guide to Thanksgiving With Your Republican Relatives.” Click to enlarge: Giving Thanks for the End of the Pro-Crime Presidency
Obama’s Thanksgiving gift to America: putting an unprecedented number of criminals back on the streets.
This Thanksgiving, Americans can give thanks for the termination of one of the most pro-criminal administrations in American history, though the damage done to the criminal justice system may far outlast outgoing President Barack Obama’s tenure in office.
To date, President Obama has now freed more than a thousand prisoners as part of his crusade against a criminal justice system he considers to be racist.

Pic of the Day: Looney Toons Now Selling Hillary Clinton Prayer Candles
Gee that borders on the offensively blasphemous…

Universities Offer Tips For Having A ‘Green’ Thanksgiving
First step is to mold the free-range tofu into the shape of a turkey.
In order to have a green Thanksgiving, students must also forgo the usual holiday gluttony and “eat mindfully” as well as regulating their intake of turkey and non-organic food.
“The meat industry is the number one source of methane gas, which is a major contributor to climate change,” Tip #4 reads. “Another major environmental impact of a meat-eating diet is the depletion of natural resources.”

Jimmy Kimmel Hosts a PC Thanksgiving Pageant on His Show

The pageant featured children portraying what a first Thanksgiving celebration with pilgrims and Native Americans would have been like had they been forced to adhere to current politically correct standards, Mediaite reported.
A girl who narrated the pageant first cautioned the audience to not clap.
“Please, don’t applaud! It’s insensitive to people with no arms!” the narrator said.

Repo Man Pays Off Elderly Couple’s Car, Gives It Back
The little Pomeranian dog loved to curl up on 82-year-old Stanford Kipping’s lap when he and his wife Patty, 70, went for a drive. But in recent months a sharp increase in the cost of prescription medicine and other bills were more than a match for the couple’s fixed incomes. With several $95 a month car payments left unpaid on their 1998 Buick, the repo man, Jim Ford of Belleville, stopped his tow truck in front of their house.
“When I got home that night, I said to myself, ‘They are a real nice elderly couple. I gotta do something. I can’t just take their car,’ ” Ford said.
Then he did something that surely broke the hard code of ethics for repo men; he decided that he would pay off the Kippings’ debt and return their car to their driveway.
Using the online service “GoFundMe” and depending on his friends in the repo business, Ford said he raised more than $3,500 in one night. After the fee for the service and after paying the $2,501 to the bank owed on the Buick, Ford tucked $1,000 in cash into an envelope. A co-worker at his business bought a frozen Thanksgiving turkey and Ford put it in the cab of his tow truck.

Man Tips Waiter $750 So He Can Fly His GF And Baby Home For Christmas
A Texas gentleman tipped his waiter $750 so that he could fly himself and his pregnant girlfriend home to Ireland for Christmas.
Twenty-two-year-old Ben Millar was serving customers one evening at a restaurant in Houston, when he struck up a conversation with a diner about the band U2.
The customer told Millar that he was recently in Ireland to the see band perform. Millar, a native of Belfast, Ireland, told the customer that he wished he could “go back there for a weekend and visit my family,” the Telegraph

Retailers prepare for post-election Black Friday spending boom, but did a Trump win boost consumer confidence or are people just relieved it’s all over?
Voters are expected to rush to the stores following one of the most contentious elections in history
The consumer confidence rose by 8.4 points from October to 85.2 now
It’s the biggest gain within a single month since December 2011
Experts are predicting a holiday spending increase of almost 4 per cent
Foresee survey predicts 20 percent of Democrats will be spending more in the coming weeks compared to 10 percent of Republicans
137.4 million consumers will make purchases either in store or online








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More Thanksgiving Funnies

These may not be as good as Bluebird’s, but still worth the price.










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Giving Thanks

It is at this time of year that people of faith feel most keenly about the blessings that have been bestowed upon them by the Creator of All Things. Most people feel thankful for family and friends, but we are most grateful for the Son of God who sacrificed Himself that we may have eternal life. No matter what challenges you face, you know in your heart if God brought you to it He’ll bring you through it.

Pity the liberal socialist who has replaced Almighty God with an false idol of a government monolith, providing them meager substance at the cost of their souls. Gratitude is hard to come by when you think everything is gotten without any personal sacrifice. The love of God has been replaced with arrogance and anger in their empty souls. That is why they can never be satisfied, no matter what they have. Without Grace you have basically nothing.

I am most thankful this year for the amazing doctors and staff at Rockford Memorial Hospital. I went in for an angioplasty Tuesday and everything went well. I had a 4-way bypass in 2004 and one of the bypasses had collapsed, restricting the blood flow. That was the origin of the extreme pain I would feel sometimes. The cardiologist put in a stent and everything should be fine now. They kept me overnight for observation and I came home yesterday. The third shift CNA is an older black lady and we became friends. I even talked her into getting me some coffee from the nurses station at 4AM, since they didn’t start serving breakfast until 6:30. We talked for some time about kids, grandkids, and a lot of things in general. I told her that God puts people in your life for a reason. We’ll probably never meet again, but I was thankful to get to know her for the time we had. I’ll always remember that cup of coffee. It’s funny how life works that way sometimes.

My daughter works in the billing department at the hospital and she brought the grandkids to see me after she finished work Tuesday. They weren’t used to seeing somebody like that, and I think they may have been a little grossed out when I described the procedure I had. We all hugged and are looking forward to seeing each other soon.

Not the least of what I’m thankful for is having a new president. It remains to be seen what kind of leader he turns out to be, but it’s a safe bet he’s worlds better than the alternative. I love all of you here so much it would have been most difficult to say goodbye rather than have to document any more years of a democrat reign of terror.


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The honey badger of corruption investigators

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is responsible for having put New York State’s senior Democrat AND senior Republican behind bars.


He’s also the guy who has been going after Democrat Anthony Wiener and the Clinton Foundation.

Now, his case to a grand jury has resulted in corruption indictments against eight top aides and associates of Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Clearly, Bharara gets stuff done.  But don’t hold your breath waiting on the MSM to report any of this.

“As a side note, I find it interesting that when aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are charged or convicted on something related to Bridgegate it consumes the news cycle for days on end. When the same thing happens to Andrew Cuomo it’s apparently a ‘local news story.’ Funny how that works, eh?” – Jazz Shaw at Hot Air



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Hoo-Rah! NASA is going back to being a SPACE agency!

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to encourage peaceful, civilian (rather than military) applications in  aeronautics and aerospace research.

NASA is an independent agency of the executive branch, meaning the current president gets to set its agenda.

  • In 1961, President John F. Kennedy told NASA to go to the moon.
  • In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon directed NASA to shift its attention to developing an entirely new type of space transportation system, a reusable Space Shuttle.
  • In 1984, President Ronald W. Reagan directed NASA to build a Space Station.
  • In 1990, President George H. W. Bush chartered a committee which recommended NASA aim for a balanced space program that included human space flight, robotic probes, space science, applications, and exploration, all within a tightly constrained budget.
  • In 2010, President Barack H. Obama told NASA to focus on inspiring children to get into science and math, reaching out to Muslims to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering, and making up crap to pimp the administration’s energy killing climate change agenda.

Hoo-Rah!  THAT is all about to change.  

  1. First off, President-Elect Donald J. Trump is a climate change skeptic.  This does not mean that he thinks the climate naturally stays the same.  Everyone knows it doesn’t.   What it means is that he doesn’t believe that man’s activities affect our climate and therefore that the punishing energy regulations the climate change activists have been foisting on us for 8 years should go away.
  2. Secondly, President-Elect Trump thinks an organization called the National Aeronautics and Space Administration should, you know, engage in aeronautic and space exploration.  What a concept!


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Thanksgiving Message from President-Elect Trump

President-elect Donald J. Trump asks everyone to join together under the shared resolve to Make America Great Again for all people.

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Trump named pro-life Governor Nikki Haley as his United Nations ambassador.  We hope and pray she can put a stop to the pro-abortion agenda that the Obama administration and other pro-abortion nations have tried to force on to the U.N.  Pro-life Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster will step up to take over the governorship of South Carolina.

Trump appointed another strong pro-life female, Betsy DeVos, to his cabinet as education secretary.  DeVos is also an advocate for school choice, a cause dear to my heart.

The CDC’s 2013 abortion stats are out, showing the lowest rate since 1971, two years before the U.S. Supreme Court forced legalized abortion on every state in the U.S.  Pro-lifers have been working hard getting laws passed, doing sidewalk counseling, holding prayer vigils in front of abortion clinics, and running pregnancy resource centers.

Happy Thanksgiving from Baby Bootz!!



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