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Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:19 AM

What Should Americans be Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

I know it has been a rough year, but we still have things to be grateful for right? For me it is the ability to come on here and argue politics and issues. As much as we gripe,at least we can without having the storm troopers at our door.

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Reply What Should Americans be Thankful for This Thanksgiving? (Original post)
redstatebluegirl Nov 2013 OP
Aristus Nov 2013 #1
scheming daemons Nov 2013 #2
Johonny Nov 2013 #3
snooper2 Nov 2013 #4
Arcanetrance Nov 2013 #5
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ScreamingMeemie Nov 2013 #8
Arcanetrance Nov 2013 #13
redstatebluegirl Nov 2013 #11
Arcanetrance Nov 2013 #14
Coyotl Nov 2013 #6
LaydeeBug Nov 2013 #7
Courtesy Flush Nov 2013 #9
redstatebluegirl Nov 2013 #12
LanternWaste Nov 2013 #10

Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:21 AM

1. That Mitt Rmoney is not President!

I'm a huge fan of President Obama, and think he's doing an outstanding job, considering the staggering forces arrayed against him for the sole purpose of being against him. And I know not all DU-ers feel that way. And that's fine.

But we should be thankful that he's President, and not the Mormon Muttonhead.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:22 AM

2. That the GOP doesn't control the Presidency or Senate

 

The barbarians are at the gate, and the only thing standing between them and us is President Obama and the Senate.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:24 AM

3. That the 1% haven't decided to make Soylent Green the new Thanksgiving food of choice, yet

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:25 AM

4. fda ban on trans fats?

 

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:25 AM

5. I'm thankful my dad survived the multiple strokes he had this year

that's what I have to be thankful for

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:28 AM

8. .

Good health to your dad in this coming year.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:44 PM

13. Thank you and good health to you and your family as well

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:51 PM

11. What a wonderful thing to be thankful for!

Good health to you and your dad!

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:44 PM

14. Thank you good health to you and yours as well

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:27 AM

6. That their ancestors waged two centuries of genocide so they can live fat lives off stolen land.

 

Thank your grandpa's guns for that, and their religions for allowing killing pagans without guilt.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:28 AM

7. I am thankful for America's LIBERAL FOUNDING FATHERS. I am also thankful for my OWN father

 

I am thankful for some long needed Democratic unity, and hopeful to see more balls. (<<===I was going to say 'gumption', but what I really meant was balls. Sorry if it's rude) I am thankful for DU (sans the R S T L N E ers) I am thankful for every bully who gives me an opening. They won't be a bully for long. I am thankful for my Irish temper because it never lasts long but serves me when I need it.

I am thankful that America seems to be waking up to their tricks (at long last) and even right wingers seem to be running from their own platforms.

Maybe they will grow.

That takes courage.

I have hope.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:36 AM

9. For each of us, it's different.

I'm posting from a hospital waiting room, and am thankful that there's a good MRI machine in town. I'm thankful that my wife's cancer has not spread as much as we previously thought.

But to keep it topical, I'm thankful that she was just approved for medicare, so we have less financial stress in our future.

I have more to be thankful for every day.

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:53 PM

12. Peace to you and your wife Courtesy Flush!

Isn't it sad that in a country like this one, many of us have been one serious illness away from losing everything we have worked for. Thank goodness she has medicare!

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:47 AM

10. I think that as we have the opportunity to freely exchange ideas...

 

You're right about that. I think that as we have the opportunity to freely exchange any ideas, criticisms and/or dialog about our own governments-- on a message board viewed by tens of thousands across both the nation and the planet without fear of being legally silenced, prosecuted or persecuted for it, we're doing a lot better than we often give ourselves credit for.

However this year, my major thanks are on a personal level-- I have a job I don't dread waking up to, I was notified of another raise effective at the beginning of the year, I had the opportunity to buy my mother a gift she's been wanting her entire adult life, and one of my oldest and best friends will be staying at my apartment for the Thanksgiving weekend, where we'll catch up, watch movies, go out to dinner with friends, and enjoy some much needed time off.

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