The TRUE meaning of Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011

Does this seem unreal? Well so is your politically correct version of Thanksgiving
…This holiday I’d like to really celebrate Thanksgiving. Many people think it is a holiday that is about thanking the aborigine people of America for teaching us how to survive. This version of the holiday is a fiction. While it is true that the Pilgrims left England to escape religious persecution from the church of England, we fail to understand  the details. They didn’t go directly to America. They first went to Holland where they had freedom, but there was a threat that the Catholics would conquer and so the free market that was there in Holland and Amsterdam was under threat.  The free market is what created the wealth and tolerance for the Dutch.   The Catholic church did not want that type of tolerance. Today the Catholic church has sided with Occupy Wall Street and is against the free market again, just like they were when the Pilgrims, Jews and Protestants of Holland were threatened back in the seventeenth century, who were part of this upper middle class.  The Catholics wanted centralized control. They wanted to return to the hierarchy of a very socialist church. The pilgrims escaped to America and once there decided to have a feast to celebrate the end of a church season. This was the time of year when people spent a lot of time praying and at the end of all the ritual (which let’s face it is a huge waste of time and has little to do with freedom), they had a feast. Which was customary. Savages showed up at the feast and rather then face death the pilgrims decided to charm them by asking them to join their feast. So Thanksgiving is not about giving thanks to the Indians. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks to G-d for helping them fool the savages into having a good party. The idea that the Indians were invited or that the feast was even the Indian’s idea is a fiction. The Pilgrims survived and were able to build up their reserves so that they could protect themselves better so that they could eventually conquer (not exactly about freedom either). This conquering led to a lot of problems later… and that would be more market intervention.  The Holiday as we know it today was created by FDR and is an example of government intervention in the market. Previously the feast as we know it today was declared on different dates by the President. It should be noted that FDR created a lot of inflation by all his futzing around with the market and by the middle of the 20th century America had nearly all it’s cities burned down by minorities that were supposedly abused by the free market (actually no it was Socialism that was the problem). …and that is what Thanksgiving means to me. …and now Today:

(Barry Rubin)…the rich and greedy take advantage by exploiting their connections with government to get bailouts, subsidies, and special treatment. Thus, building up government even further has the exact opposite effect that it did a century ago.


according to the History Channel Thanksgiving as a holiday was created by FDR

November 26, 2010
Obama meets with a different breed of Turkey

According to the History Channel (that I was watching tonight) Thanksgiving as an official National Holiday was started by FDR during the depression as a means to encourage holiday spending. By creating Thanksgiving a week earlier (there was a religious tradition of church going and fasting till the meal) he thought he could manipulate the economy… much like some of the poor moves Obama is making today. The present date of Thanksgiving was corrected by Republicans who rightly thought manipulating the economy was a Communist threat. The errors of playing with the economy was not felt till decades later when the “Great Society” fell apart in the 60’s and 70’s and gave us the poverty that we all grew up around.

The real lesson of Thanksgiving is don’t fuck with things. ….oh but we had people who voted for “Change”

apparently there was a woman who used the Thanksgiving meal as a means to establish National unity during the civil war, but she was not successful.

The truth was that the Pilgrim story of Thanksgiving was manufactured from a letter found one hundred years ago.

The idea that the Pilgrims were eating Turkey, cranberry sauce and Pumpkin Pie is a myth. The Pilgrims didn’t have any sugar. Most likely they were eating duck and fish… with possibly bread made of corn. They would not of eaten lobster because the Massachusetts lobsters were not tasty.

the largest myth according to this TV show was that the Indians were invited….. in fact they showed up because the Pilgrims were shooting their guns in celebration. Rather then get their ass kicked in by brutal savages the Pilgrims shared their meal.

most of the tradition associated with the holiday comes to us from the government… the armed forces who used it to boost morale during wars and obviously idiot liberals who used it to boost holiday spending.

it was just a TV show… and I don’t believe everything I see on TV… but it was interesting.

I sure hope they rerun the show.

Thanksgiving is problematic for many on the left because it provides a positive view of American settlement and the interaction between European settlers and Native Americans. Which is why liberals will try to subvert the story of Thanksgiving by depicting the settlers negatively. This is almost universally common on television nowadays. And for those activists obsessed with what people eat, Thanksgiving with its obligatory heavy turkey dinner, is also a major target. So we get HRH Michelle Obama telling Americans what they can and can’t eat for dinner. The difference is that Americans eat their own food. Unlike Michelle and her husband who eat at taxpayer expense.

The protests over the TSA have also failed to lead to a serious dialogue about what we should be doing to fight terrorism. Instead junk catchphrases and people stripping to their underwear while flying have turned media coverage of the situation into a series of running gags. Drudge forced media coverage of the backlash, but he steered it into freakshow areas. The media responded by running stories to pick up some of the traffic, but the stories they ran were more about the publicity stunts, while their above board coverage defended the Obama Administration and the TSA. It’s a ridiculous situation when people can Tweet that they’re going to fly in their underwear and get major news organizations to go and film them, that does nothing to address the problem. Instead it quickly leads to viewer fatigue and disinterest. And that means the policies will stay in place.

Too much of the backlash has focused on what people don’t want, rather than what they do want. That has allowed the Obama Administration to frame it as a choice between security and privacy. When it’s actually a choice between good security and bad security. That isn’t entirely accidental. Too much of the coverage was led by sources who don’t think that there even is such a thing as terrorism. Drudge and other blogs linked to content from 9/11 Truther Alex Jones and Prison Planet. This was Jones’ most successful effort to embed himself among conservatives to date. For those such as Jones or Ron Paul, there is no terrorism. The whole thing is a government conspiracy. The way they fed the story, was the way it got told. And an opportunity to actually reform airline security was missed.

And so what should have been an upbeat time, a harvest festival and a reunion with friends and family, instead is tinted in haze. And that seems par for the course under Obama.




everyone gives a shit about thanksgiving

November 26, 2009
Thanksgiving can be plumbing nightmare

Photo by Andreas Fuhrmann

Andy Wallner, co-owner of Wallner Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, checks a toilet for leaks in the home of John Church and his son Bob Midgley on Tuesday. The Thanksgiving holiday is a busy time for plumbers.

Backed-up toilets. Clogged drains. A garbage disposal that was forced to gobble down as much as you did the night before.

Yes, it’s true. The day after Thanksgiving isn’t just the busiest day of the year for retail outlets. Plumbers around the country say their business booms around turkey day.

“Mostly it’s sewers backing up because so many people are there,” said Frank Flores, the owner of Modern Plumbing Company in Redding.

Flores said beyond a doubt Thanksgiving and the day after are his busiest days of the year.

It’s the same on a national level.

Frank Flores of Modern Plumbing puts in a new sewer line in a Redding home on Tuesday. Flores said he will be on call Thursday. "Last year, I was digging on Thanksgiving," Flores said. "Pretty much the same thing. It's one of those necessities you don't think about until it's not there anymore."

Photo by Andreas Fuhrmann

Frank Flores of Modern Plumbing puts in a new sewer line in a Redding home on Tuesday. Flores said he will be on call Thursday. “Last year, I was digging on Thanksgiving,” Flores said. “Pretty much the same thing. It’s one of those necessities you don’t think about until it’s not there anymore.”

Calls for service this Friday to plumbing giant Roto-Rooter will double over an average Friday, said spokesman Paul Abrams.

Indeed, the four-day Thanksgiving weekend represents a 21 percent increase above any other Thursday-through-Sunday period of the year.

“It’s kind of like your arteries sort of clogging up because you eat hamburgers and red meat all year,” Abrams said. “Thanksgiving is the heart attack.”

Local plumbers say piping problems are bound to happen after the country’s No. 1 feasting day.

But it’s not just human waste that can cause plumbing problems.

Patrick Wallner, co-owner of Wallner Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning in Redding, said garbage disposals and other drain problems lead to most of his service calls.

Potato peels and celery stalks can lead to nightmarish results when crammed down a disposal.

Wallner recounts one call in which he had to pull three balls of stringy celery goop out of a home’s roof vents.

“The string creates the biggest mess,” he said.

There are also problems with hot water heaters, which often go on the fritz when so many guests show up and begin straining seldom-used showers and sinks.

“We see water heaters going out left and right,” Wallner said.

everyone gives a shit about thanksgiving

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everyone gives a shit about thanksgiving

November 26, 2009
Thanksgiving can be plumbing nightmare

Photo by Andreas Fuhrmann

Andy Wallner, co-owner of Wallner Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, checks a toilet for leaks in the home of John Church and his son Bob Midgley on Tuesday. The Thanksgiving holiday is a busy time for plumbers.

Backed-up toilets. Clogged drains. A garbage disposal that was forced to gobble down as much as you did the night before.

Yes, it’s true. The day after Thanksgiving isn’t just the busiest day of the year for retail outlets. Plumbers around the country say their business booms around turkey day.

“Mostly it’s sewers backing up because so many people are there,” said Frank Flores, the owner of Modern Plumbing Company in Redding.

Flores said beyond a doubt Thanksgiving and the day after are his busiest days of the year.

It’s the same on a national level.

Frank Flores of Modern Plumbing puts in a new sewer line in a Redding home on Tuesday. Flores said he will be on call Thursday. "Last year, I was digging on Thanksgiving," Flores said. "Pretty much the same thing. It's one of those necessities you don't think about until it's not there anymore."

Photo by Andreas Fuhrmann

Frank Flores of Modern Plumbing puts in a new sewer line in a Redding home on Tuesday. Flores said he will be on call Thursday. “Last year, I was digging on Thanksgiving,” Flores said. “Pretty much the same thing. It’s one of those necessities you don’t think about until it’s not there anymore.”

Calls for service this Friday to plumbing giant Roto-Rooter will double over an average Friday, said spokesman Paul Abrams.

Indeed, the four-day Thanksgiving weekend represents a 21 percent increase above any other Thursday-through-Sunday period of the year.

“It’s kind of like your arteries sort of clogging up because you eat hamburgers and red meat all year,” Abrams said. “Thanksgiving is the heart attack.”

Local plumbers say piping problems are bound to happen after the country’s No. 1 feasting day.

But it’s not just human waste that can cause plumbing problems.

Patrick Wallner, co-owner of Wallner Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning in Redding, said garbage disposals and other drain problems lead to most of his service calls.

Potato peels and celery stalks can lead to nightmarish results when crammed down a disposal.

Wallner recounts one call in which he had to pull three balls of stringy celery goop out of a home’s roof vents.

“The string creates the biggest mess,” he said.

There are also problems with hot water heaters, which often go on the fritz when so many guests show up and begin straining seldom-used showers and sinks.

“We see water heaters going out left and right,” Wallner said.

everyone gives a shit about thanksgiving