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Thanks for our troops!

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This Thanksgiving, I’m fortunate to have my soldier home with me after his year-long deployment in Afghanistan. There are many troops who won’t be home this year to celebrate with their families and loved ones.

Please remember them in your daily prayers!

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DCG

Obama pardons turkey with left-handed mock cross

In 1989, President George H.W. Bush revived the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation Ceremony at the White House, wherein the president would “pardon” a turkey from being “executed”.

The Christian Sign of the Cross is made with two gestures:

  • A top-to-down vertical stroke: “In the name of the Father”
  • Then a left-to-right horizontal stroke: “And of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen”

Out of respect for the centuries-long Christian practice, no one makes the sign with the left hand. But yesterday, accompanied by his two daughters, Obama “pardoned” the turkey by using his left hand to make a mockery of the Sign of the Cross over the bird.

Not only did Obama use his left hand, his hand gestures also were not the true Sign of the Cross. I replayed this video several times to make sure I accurately saw what he did with his left hand:

Using his left hand, Obama first made an up-down vertical stroke, then a right-to-left horizontal stroke, then another up-down vertical stroke.

In other words, instead of the Sign of the Cross

Obama made a sign of the doublecross:

It’s his “F-You” to Christians.

H/t FOTM’s Maziel and Canada Free Press.

Update (Nov. 23, 2012):

This is also the 4th straight year that Obama’s Thanksgiving message makes no mention of God. [Source: Breitbart]

~Eowyn

PETA can get stuffed!

PETA Thanksgiving billboard asks kids: Would you eat your dog?

Fox News: A billboard that will be placed outside Nevada public schools is sure to make  for interesting Thanksgiving dinner conversation, that is, if kids let the  turkey make it to the table.

PETA plans to place a billboard that reads, “KIDS: If you wouldn’t eat your dog, why eat a turkey? Go vegan,” with a picture of a dog head on a turkey body, near Reno public schools.

Similar ads will be run outside public schools in California, and were placed  in Canada in September.

“Kids love animals, and if they thought about how turkeys feel pain and fear  just as dogs and cats do, they want to switch out those drumsticks for Tofurky,”  Marta Homlberg, associate director of Youth Outreach Campaigns for peta2 said in  a press release.

“This Thanksgiving, families can give turkeys something to be thankful for by  choosing delicious vegan meals.”

But not everyone is as excited about this billboard as PETA. The billboard  ran in Canada during the country’s Thanksgiving season and was met with  resistance from turkey producers. “It’s not classy, and not tasteful,” Bill Uruski, chairman of the Turkey  Producers in Canada told The Winnipeg Sun.

PETA is also offering free tombstones for kids to stick into the Thanksgiving  turkey. The tombstone reads, “Here Lies the Corpse of a Tortured Bird.” Children can visit the website and request a tombstone in the mail for free  as long as they tell PETA why they don’t eat turkey. There is also the option to  download the tombstone and tape to a toothpick.

“Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and kindness, and we should not  celebrate this by eating the decomposing corpse of a tortured bird,” Lauren  Stroyeck, a PETA spokeswoman told The Winnipeg Sun.

Have you ever tried Tofurky? I have (one of my nieces is vegan) and it’s the most disgusting, vile, and ugly piece of garbage I’ve ever eaten. This is what I’ll be having for dinner on Thanksgiving, the real deal!

Maybe if they really want to convince the kids, they can show them a picture of a person who actually ate dog meat.

DCG

Emergency 911 Call – Woman too Drunk to Get out of Car

Everett Woman Calls 9-1-1 After Trapping Herself Inside Own Car, Can’t Find Way Out

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http://myeverettnews.com/2011/12/02/everett-woman-calls-9-1-1-after-trapping-herself-inside-own-car-cant-find-way-out/

H/T  DCG

What Was Obama Doing With His Hand?

On Thanksgiving Day, continuing a White House tradition, the luckiest turkey in America was “pardoned” by Obama, to spend the rest of its natural life on some farm instead of roasted on a platter.

In “pardoning” the turkey, beginning at around the 4:25 mark in the video below, Obama did this weird thing with his hand over the bird. What the heck was that?

His gestures are vaguely reminiscent of a desultory blessing with a very desultory sign of the cross — but then it’s not. It’s like he couldn’t quite bring himself to actually make the sign of the Cross — which precisely is what one would expect from someone who’s not a Christian but of a “faith” hostile to Christianity.

Last year, after a ridiculously long, almost 6-minutes speech, Obama did a much abbreviated version of his hand thing, by simply thrusting his hand out toward the turkey (beginning at around the 5:53 mark):

Both years, his two daughters looked totally bored as Obama was orating. No wonder Moochelle was MIA from the turkey ceremony. LOL

~Eowyn

A Day late and a Turkey short.

 

A game warden was driving down the road when he came upon an old man carrying a wild turkey under his arm.

He stopped and asked the man, ‘Where did you get that turkey?’

The man replied, ‘What turkey?’

The game warden said, ‘That turkey you’re carrying under your arm.’

The man looks down and said, ‘Well, lookee here, a turkey done roosted under my arm!’

The game warden said, ‘Now look, you know turkey season is closed, so whatever you do to that turkey, I’m going to do to you.

If you break his leg, I’m gonna break your leg. If you break his wing, I’ll break your arm. Whatever you do to him, I’ll do to you. So, what are you gonna do with him?’

The old man said, ‘I guess I’ll just kiss his butt and let him go!’

May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy never have a lump,
May your yams be delicious,
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!..and don’t mess with old people.
~Steve~       H/T  Tina

 

 

Thank You, Lord

LTG

Thanks for our troops…

They serve to protect our country and our freedoms.  May God watch over those serving, putting their lives in danger for us. Many thanks for their sacrifices!

DCG

Happy Thanksgiving! / Open Thread below

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays in America. But unlike other secular holidays like Labor Day or the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that is explicitly religious in nature.

In 1789, in his first year in office, President George Washington called for a day of Thanksgiving because –

“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.”

In 1815, President James Madison issued a proclamation for “a day of thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness.” After Madison, however, Thanksgiving reverted to a regional celebration in New England for 48 years.

In 1863, magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale petitioned the Lincoln administration that “a day of Thanksgiving now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.” President Abraham Lincoln called on Americans that year to “fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore if, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.”

As a nation of faith, Americans have set aside this day to thank God for the many blessings He has bestowed.

We of the Fellowship of the Minds want to take this occasion to thank all our readers and especially our faithful regular commenters who contribute so much to our Fellowship with their trenchant observation, insight, righteous outrage, and wit.

Despite the corruption, incompetence, and decay of our government, we are grateful to be living in still the greatest country in the world. That is precisely why the Fellowship of Minds was founded nearly 2 years ago — as a small but fierce Voice of Opposition to the systematic and deliberate destruction of our beloved America.

Above all, we are grateful to the magnificent, loving, and most awesome Triune God for everything He has graced us with:

Food on our tables; a roof over our heads; clothing for our bodies; family and friends; productive work; soldiers who secure our freedom with their lives; the courage of our convictions; and the gift of life.

God bless you, and may God bless America,

~Eowyn and all the writers of the Fellowship

P.S. I know things are pretty bad these days, but please share with us just one thing you are thankful for. Also we would like your funniest/worst Thanksgiving story.

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless to all.

-Steve

The Fabulous Singing Turkeys

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