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redstatebluegirl

(12,265 posts)
Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:19 AM Nov 2013

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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Aristus

(66,843 posts)
1. That Mitt Rmoney is not President!
Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:21 AM
Nov 2013

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.

 

scheming daemons

(25,487 posts)
2. That the GOP doesn't control the Presidency or Senate
Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:22 AM
Nov 2013

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

 

Coyotl

(15,262 posts)
6. That their ancestors waged two centuries of genocide so they can live fat lives off stolen land.
Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:27 AM
Nov 2013

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

 

LaydeeBug

(10,291 posts)
7. I am thankful for America's LIBERAL FOUNDING FATHERS. I am also thankful for my OWN father
Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:28 AM
Nov 2013

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.

Courtesy Flush

(4,558 posts)
9. For each of us, it's different.
Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:36 AM
Nov 2013

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.

redstatebluegirl

(12,265 posts)
12. Peace to you and your wife Courtesy Flush!
Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:53 PM
Nov 2013

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!

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
10. I think that as we have the opportunity to freely exchange ideas...
Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:47 AM
Nov 2013

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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