Thursday November 23rd – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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139 Responses to Thursday November 23rd – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    “Big Daddy?”

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  2. allhail2 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from beautiful WNC mountains

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  3. sunnydaze says:

    Here’s the original Thanksgiving Proclamation from Geo. Washington. Oct. 3, 1789:

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  4. Garrison Hall says:

    Les Paul along with Mary Ford pioneered multi-track recording. He was a pretty good guitar player, too.

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  5. citizen817 says:


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  6. Kathy says:

    May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump.
    May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump.
    May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize.
    And may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!

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  7. BakoCarl says:

    President Trump: “ . . . I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings.”

    Thanking God

    Thank God for your wealth,
    But even if you’re poor.
    You have God’s Spirit inside,
    And who could want more.

    Thank God for your health,
    If sick, then for your soul.
    For we have eternity
    With God – our bodies whole.

    Thank God for your friends,
    But even if you’ve none,
    You’ve got the very best –
    God’s given you His Son.

    Thank God for your family,
    But if an orphan you be,
    Because of faith in God’s Son,
    You’re God’s own adoptee.

    Thank God for your righteousness,
    But if your sins abound,
    They’re all covered by Jesus’ blood,
    Hidden away, never found.

    Thank God for your knowledge,
    But though you be a fool,
    You can be a fool for Christ
    ‘Til you see New Jerusalem’s jewels.

    Thank God for your strength,
    But if you’re weak and small,
    Your faith can move mountains,
    For God can do it all.

    Thank God for your happiness,
    But if you cry and mourn,
    Ours is the God of comfort,
    Rejoice, you’ve been reborn.

    Thank God if you’re the CEO,
    But if no one offers you pay,
    You can find enrichment
    At home when you pray.

    Thank God for your riches,
    But if you haven’t a dime,
    Store up riches in heaven,
    They’ll be there for all time.

    Thank God for your faith,
    But if your spirit’s poor,
    A kingdom will be given you
    When you’re at heaven’s door.

    Thank God for your honor,
    But if you live in shame,
    Christ has covered all your sin
    By His righteous Name.

    Thank God for your confidence,
    But if you’re mild and meek,
    You can soar on eagles’ wings.
    God gives you what you seek.

    Thank God for times of ease,
    But if you’re beset by trials,
    Remember God is with you,
    Holding your hand all the while.

    Thank God if you’re satisfied,
    But if you need something more,
    Christ offers you abundant life,
    Just knock, he’s at the door.

    Thank God for peace and safety,
    But if you look around and fear,
    Put all your trust in God,
    For His peace is always near.

    Thank God for your freedom,
    But if you are restrained,
    You have freedom in Christ
    And can count your loss as gain.

    Thank God for your long life,
    But if this is your last day,
    You’ll soon be home with our Lord,
    In His peace with joy always.

    Thank God for everything,
    For He has given us all.
    And then, we’ll live forever
    With Christ in heaven’s halls.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Thank God for BakoCarl poems.
      Thank God for all Treepers comments on TCTH, esp. here in open thread.
      Thank God our country is back for WeThePeople.
      Thank God for our wonderful MAGA President Trump.

      Thanksgiving Blessing to all of our wonderful Treepers. We Love you.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Thank You, Grandma, for reminding us of our blessings – BakoCarl, Treepers, and Our President – a Poet Laureat, a Blog Family, and a Grateful Nation – Thank You, Jesus!

        Psalms 107:1-6

        1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
        2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
        3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.
        4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.
        5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
        6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  11. ZurichMike says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from Switzerland! It’s a work day here, of course, so no turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, or pumpkin pie for me! 😦

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  12. Harry Lime says:

    Today you’re entitled to pig out! Get to it!

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  13. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Remember the wonders He has done,
    His miracles, and the judgments He pronounced,
    you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
    his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
    He is the Lord our God;
    his judgments are in all the earth.

    Ps 105: 5-7

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  14. Lucille says:

    Thanksgiving and Cursday celebrations began at midnight…

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  15. maggiemoowho says:

    Happy Turkey Day Everyone😃👍👍👍🦃

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  16. citizen817 says:

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  19. armie says:

    Baltimore Police Sergeant Alicia White has a reason to give thanks tomorrow. Notwithstanding the exonerating verdicts in the Freddie Gray trials, the Police department conducted a series of hearings on administrative grounds. The hearings for Lt. Rice and Officer Goodson both concluded their actions were correct. Today, Commissioner Davis decided the facts weren’t going to change in Sergeant White’s case and dropped the charges against her. She was the last officer facing discipline.

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  20. dogsmaw says:

    I seemed to have missed this story and would like to make sure it is remembered for all time. Sometimes we can learn from mistakes, but there are others that definitely will follow the footprints of their predecessors. We are living today with the results of the 60s generation folly and it will leave forever a scar in those of us that had to live through the horrible happenings.

    Special Report
    Charles Manson and the Weather Underground

    November 21, 2017, 12:05 am

    Let’s not forget Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, and the Four-Finger Salute.

    Just a sample from the article (please go read this important history):

    They planned attacks, planted bombs, and engaged in murder, all along fleeing the federal authorities as fugitives on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list. Ayers would change his name from town to town, chillingly visiting dead cemeteries where he borrowed the names of deceased babies from tombstones as his macabre aliases.

    Neither Ayers or Dohrn would get prison time. Quite the contrary, both spent the 1980s earning education degrees from universities like Columbia, and in the 1990s would become professors at, respectively, University of Illinois-Chicago and Northwestern.

    Dohrn and Ayers, of course, were back in the news again in 2008, when their friendship with an aspiring Illinois politician named Barack Obama was raised. A chilling symbolic moment in Obama’s rise was the political blessing he received in the living room of Bill and Bernardine in their Hyde Park home in 1995. (Even the New York Times reported on this on the newspaper’s front page in October 2008, albeit downplaying the incident. See: Scott Shane, “Obama and ’60s Bomber: A Look Into Crossed Paths,” New York Times, October 4, 2008.)

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  21. USA loves Melania says:

    I am thankful for a great First Lady.

    Beside every great man is a great woman.

    Thank you, Melania, for your sacrifices, your courage, your service to our country. You make looking good look easy. You’re the best. We love you! 🙂

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  22. citizen817 says:

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  23. smiley says:

    Happy Thanksgiving ❤


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  24. Lucille says:

    “Be still, my soul” by Naturally7
    Shot in beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland.

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  25. smiley says:

    The Departure of The Mayflower for England in 1621



    N C Wyeth ~ American painter & illustrator (1882-1945)

    The Moose Call

    grey oils (grisaille) on canvas

    ca 1904

    N C Wyeth


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  26. citizen817 says:

    From a darker period of American History

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  27. smiley says:

    gratitude, part 1


    THE END of Hurricane Season 2017…one more week 😀

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  28. citizen817 says:

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    • USA loves Melania says:

      Little Miss Sure Shot is one of my favorite people ever. A few years ago I went to the museum near where she was born in Darke County, Ohio. I also went to her grave in the northern part of the county and left some flowers. She was really cool and would be a great role model for young American girls (and boys) today. She taught lots of women how to shoot for self defense and she donated lots of money to charities.

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  30. citizen817 says:

    Funniest fight ever? 5 minutes

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  31. Dora says:

    Henry Mosler (1841-1920) Pilgrim’s Grace

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    • wondering999 says:

      In a college history class, one of the instructors — a woman out of New England — provided details of how much better the Pilgrims lived in the New World in comparison to the England they had left behind. The New World Pilgrims were much healthier, happier, with a better diet with more protein/meat; they had more children and more children lived; and they lived in more equality with their neighbors than they had had in England, where a caste of free-living aristocrats were granted many unearned privileges over others.
      The Pilgrims had a great deal to be thankful for; and so do we. One of my ancestors came over with the Pilgrims and I think on this person from time to time, grateful for the courage and hard work it took to resettle in a foreign land.
      Thank you Lord and may our country become, once again, the Pilgrim’s dream of an ethical city on a hill. Yes they were flawed like all humans, but what a great work the Pilgrims put together

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  32. citizen817 says:

    Wisconsin girl, 6, bags 6-point buck under state’s new hunting law

    A 6-year-old Wisconsin kindergartener bagged her first six-point buck on Sunday, one of the first children to do so after the state nixed its minimum hunting age.

    The 6-year-old took her rifle, aimed and pulled the trigger, striking the buck. They later found the dead animal by tracking a blood trail.

    ‘”She looked at me right away and said, ‘I’m not gutting it because that’s gross,'” Harris said.

    The father field dressed the deer and hauled it out of the woods.

    “He beams,” Lexie’s grandmother, Karen Zubke, said describing her son. “He’s so proud of her.

    Zubke said she’s glad her son believes his child doesn’t have to be a boy to hunt.

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    • amwick says:

      A child growing up with hunters will learn where food comes from, and may appreciate natural resources more than a kid on a sofa. This better than staring at an Ipod for hours. Not something I would do, but good for her.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        My father taught me to shoot, hunt and clean my game. “If you shoot it, you eat it.” He is one of the things for which I am most thankful.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        My DIL shoots and hunts. She and her brother went out with her father. My son was so impressed when he went some kind of bird hunting with her and she shot two birds, pheasants, I think. She found them, wrung their necks and threw them in her jacket pocket (I guess there is a big pocket for the game.) He was already totally smitten with her but he was over the moon after that. LOL

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      • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

        I’ve never been a hunter, but I can catch and clean my own fish! I reckon I could gut a critter if I ever had to. I like eating meat. So far I have enough hunters in the family to do the “gross” part, thanks to God!

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  33. citizen817 says:

    Wisconsin girl, 6, bags 6-point buck under state’s new hunting law

    A 6-year-old Wisconsin kindergartener bagged her first six-point buck on Sunday, one of the first children to do so after the state nixed its minimum hunting age.

    The 6-year-old took her rifle, aimed and pulled the trigger, striking the buck. They later found the dead animal by tracking a blood trail.

    ‘”She looked at me right away and said, ‘I’m not gutting it because that’s gross,'” Harris said.

    The father field dressed the deer and hauled it out of the woods.

    “He beams,” Lexie’s grandmother, Karen Zubke, said describing her son. “He’s so proud of her.

    Zubke said she’s glad her son believes his child doesn’t have to be a boy to hunt.

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  34. Dora says:

    A Sweet Taste of Thanksgiving Heritage

    Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, nineteenth-century author and magazine editor, campaigned for more than three decades to have Thanksgiving recognized nationwide. She wrote a letter to President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, urging him to secure the “permanency and unity” of its commemoration. When the final Thursday of November was officially declared a time of gratitude for our country’s bounty, its intermittent regional observance was already cultivating a rich culinary tradition.

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  36. Dora says:

    Puritans, Pilgrims And The Real Story How A Christian Indian Named Squanto Was Behind The First Thanksgiving

    The Puritans who came to Massachusetts on the Mayflower weren’t emissaries of religious tolerance. They actually left liberal Holland to push for “the glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith,” as it says right in the Mayflower compact. Turns out that Christianity was more important than multiculturalism to the heroes of Plymouth Rock. And Christianity, not multiculturalism, saved the Puritans. The first winter, half the new settlers died. That was because of drought and plague, and failure to understand the crops. Then Squanto showed up.

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  38. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
    Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)

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  39. duchess01 says:

    Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!

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  40. WeeWeed says:

    Happy Thanksgiving deplorable infidels!

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    • smiley says:

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, WeeWeed 🙂

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    • georgiafl says:

      Mornin’ Infidel WeeWeed!

      Tell me about it – one of our adult children and her family have gone gluten free and the other is on a pre-diabetic diet. Takes all the fun out of Thanksgiving.

      They don’t want or laugh at our generation’s cookbooks with lard, fat back ingredients and our cream of mushroom soup casseroles.

      Wonder if the baby formula and early feeding of rice cereal back when they were babies, their rebellious teen years, the mandate to be slim, caused this over obsession with food and ingredients? Or is it just part of our self-conscious, over-privileged, fashion-driven eating culture (organic field greens, balsamic, fiber, etc.)? Or was it some of the medications, immunizations?

      There are certainly more nut and milk, etc. allergies than I remember as a child/young adult.

      Some in our medical/mental health community are calling all this a new eating disorder.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        Mornin’ infidel Georgia!

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      • piper567 says:

        georgia…I believe this obsession with diet and exercise is yet another manifestation of folks dwelling on man rather than God.
        That being said, I will dwell on man a bit by Thanking you all for being a caring, praying, loving, multidimensional, and sharing community…
        I am so grateful for the many people here who care for one another, greet one another in the morning, manage their differences, share their finds, and understand the Source of our many blessings.
        This is a truly unique group of individuals who seem to revel in the assembling of ourselves each day, and appreciate and fully utilize this opportunity to uplift and edify one another.
        My life is enriched by you all, and I thank God daily for each and every one of you.
        Hope and pray this particular day, set aside for Thanksgiving, is one of joy for you, one of peace for you, and one of gratitude from us all toward Our Creator God.
        Love to you all.

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      • Kathy says:

        Happy Thanksgiving, Georgia … I starting to make a few gluten-free items after my niece’s son spent 3 weeks in the hospital. At the time, he was 18 months old (walking well and off soy formula) but had developed digestive problems and eventually became so weak he stopped walking altogether. At the hospital, he was administered an IV immediately (to rehydrate), and had blood drawn 1-2 times daily for testing. Scary times!

        During the first 2 weeks, a parade of medical specialists “diagnosed” him with all sorts of diseases/conditions followed by just as many “treatments” and medications — none of which made any difference. All the while, my niece was scouring the internet looking for clues and kept seeing Celiac Disease as one explanation for his symptoms. The doctors were against testing for CD whenever my niece brought it up until she threatened to remove her son from the hospital. Well, the test showed he was “off the charts” allergic to gluten, it was removed from his diet and — three days later — that little fella was back home!

        Up until then, I never would have believed wheat could be so harmful. For those with a true allergy, though, it’s considered poison. And others simply view gluten as a digestive irritant which, when avoided, leaves them feeling healthier. Either way, I’m never shy about discussing “diets” whenever we’re planning a gathering of family or friends at my home. And the guests with special needs/wants are always encouraged to bring something of their own to the table — to accompany any items I might have time to prepare — to make sure everyone’s mouth is happy.

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        • Ad rem says:

          Sorry Kathy….your comment was mistakenly directed to the bin. 😦


        • georgiafl says:

          I’m beginning to wonder if Soy or some ingredients in baby formula and/or immunizations are causing increases in allergies/sensitivities to gluten, nuts and even milk.

          We never heard of such things back in the 40s, 50s, 60s or even 70s when my babies were born.


        • georgiafl says:

          PS – you have the best attitude and loving heart – I bet folks love to come to your house! 🙂


  41. H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

    Y’all have a good one. By-the-way, have you ever heard of a turkey having a Happy Thanksgiving?

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  42. BigMamaTEA says:

    New Froglegs……

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  43. duchess01 says:

    Thanksgiving for the First Lady and Master Barron Trump

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  44. duchess01 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from The Ignorant Fishermen Blog

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  45. duchess01 says:

    In All the Talk about Clinton’s Uranium One Deal, Why Is No One Talking About the Malheur Documents Found by the Bundys?
    Posted on November 22, 2017 by Admin

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  46. Nikki/Chico says:

    Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
    Psalm 100:4-5 NIV

    I’m Thankful for all of you, God bless you.

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