George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Of 1789

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas 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; and – Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go. Washington


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Turkey Day plus one round up

I do not do my Rule 5 or links posts like I should anymore, but here you are, an overdue Link-A-Round. Click the links and be amazed at what you might see. some politics, some humor, some fun, and yes, just to antagonize Feminuts and overly Social Conservatives, some pics of hot women

A Nod to The Gods 

Soylent Siberia NSFW!

American Power

Bearing Arms

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

He’s Pretty Fly….


90 Miles From Tyranny

A Man, A Dog, and A Gun

A Trainwreck in Maxwell

A View From the Beach

Among the Joshua Trees

Angry Mike

Bare Naked Islam

Barking Moonbats

Blackmailers Don’t Shoot

Blazing Cat Fur

Blogsense by Barb

Bluebird of Bitterness

The Brenner Brief

Bring the Heat

Bob Belvedere

Captain’s Journal

Conservative Hideout

Cordite in the Morning

The Daily Pundit

Daniel Greenfield

Doug Giles

Doug Powers

Doug Ross


Fuzzy Logic

Gay Patriot

Grandpa John

Postal Dog

Big Fur Hat

I’M 41

Intellectual Froglegs

It Ain’t Holy Water


Lee Stanahan

Becca Lower

Mad Jewess

Maggie’s Notebook

American Perspective

Michelle Malkin


Motor City Times

New Media Journal

Nice Deb

Old Virginia

Pirates Cove

Pitsnipes Gripes

Proof Positive

Randy’s Roundtable

Reaganite Republican

Rio Norte Line


Say Anything

Sentry Journal

That Mr. G Guy

Classic Liberal

Last Tradition

Lonely Conservative

The Other McCain

The Right Scoop

Right Way

Theo Spark

What Would the Founders Think?

Wine Women and Politics



Zion’s Trumpet

Barn O Rama

Bro My God

Busted Coverage

The Chive


Double Trouble

Feral Irishman

Hookers and Booze

I Love Bacon


Miss K

TC Mag

Bad Sentinel



The Left’s “Thanksgiving is about Genocide” BS

Donald Douglas looks at the fanaticism of the Left where Thanksgiving is concerned. If you think about it these reactions are not surprising. Thanksgiving combines so many things the radical Left despises. Capitalism, faith, eating animals, and American cultural tradition. No wonder the Moonbats are squawking


 Twitchy rounds up some of the other vile leftist attacks on Thanksgiving today. See, “Cher refuses to celebrate Thanksgiving, calls it ‘beginning of a great crime’.”

Also, “MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow says Thanksgiving is really all about the genocide.”

More at Truth Revolt, “MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Calls Thanksgiving a Celebration of Genocide.”

But see Michael Medved, “Reject the Lie of White ‘Genocide’ Against Native Americans.” And Guenter Lewy, “Were American Indians the Victims of Genocide?

These examples prove that I am correct when I say Liberalism is an ideology for bitter, pessimistic people. They truly revel in believing negative things, hating America, and feeling like victims.


Men Working signs cause outbreak of Offendeditis

Here they go again, the perpetually offended, are always finding something inane to get their dander up. Via Lee Stranahan at Big Government

At Ohio’s Sinclair Community College, Elizabeth Verzi, the school’s Manager of Construction and Planning, ordered the crew to remove a Men Working sign that she called “sexist.”

The incident occurred the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, as an all-male construction crew from the company JCrane was working in an area of Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. The crew was told to immediately cease all work until the “sexist sign” was removed. Crew foreman Matt Peters initially thought the request was a joke, and the work continued. Sinclair employee Jim Fauzy appeared on site to say that the men needed to stop immediately until the Men Working sign was gone.

Breitbart News spoke to foreman Matt Peters, who confirmed that Liz Verzi told him in a meeting that the sign was sexist and should be replaced with a “Crew Working” sign. Peters quoted Ms. Verzi as saying, “That sign is sexist and it’s not up for discussion.”

The incident caused serious fallout. Jcrane, Inc. owner Jack Stull said in a letter that he would continue the work but would not replace the sign. “I’m through with appeasing, I’m tired of political correctness, and I’m no longer fearful of their media or their lawsuits,” he insisted. “I will stand for truth.”

The response from Mr. Stull is EXACTLY what is needed when these miscreants start whining that they are offended. Anyone with a clue would never see the sign as sexist. In other words, the problem here was not the sign. The problem, as it always is with PC, are the malcontents and their victim mentality. The more we, the normal people, stand up to them, the sooner they will shut the Hell up and let us alone. But, the more we appease their fanaticism, the more they will bully us.


Just when you thought the Well of RAAAACISM had run dry………

Here comes the most inane charge of RAAAAACISM yet. Those who prefer white meat in turkey, or chicken are RAAAAACISTS!

At this point it can’t be easy for liberals to push their absurd ideology ever deeper into self-parody. Yet they manage:

Just before Thanksgiving last week, the liberal site Slate dredged up a 2010 piece claiming that the reason Americans love the white meat on a turkey is because we are all racists.

Ron Rosenbaum pondered the timeless philosophical question of why some people prefer white meat.

“It was enough to make me wonder whether there could be a racial, if not racist, subtext here,” he wrote.

Before long Rosenbaum had worked himself into a full lather, spewing spittle as he raved:

“Despite its superior taste, dark meat has dark undertones for some. Dark meat evokes the color of earth, soil. Dark meat seems to summon up ancient fears of contamination and miscegenation as opposed to the supposed superior purity of white meat. I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that white meat remains the choice of a holiday that celebrates Puritans.”

Stupidity should hurt. This is Racial Obsession Syndrome taken to new lows.

One very bad man

Chris Kyle is a Navy Seal sniper, with over 160 kills to his credit

Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle has the nickname “the legend.” It’s a title given to him by his fellow soldiers. And once you hear his story, you’ll understand why.

Kyle is the “deadliest in U.S. history,” the New York Post says. So how many kills have earned him that designation? Just 160. He details many of them — and many other stories — in his new book, “American Sniper,” which hits bookstores today.

For example, he recalled taking out seven insurgents in Fallujah around Thanksgiving 2004:

It’s November 2004. Thanksgiving time. The second battle of Fallujah has launched, and Kyle is swaddled in silence atop an upturned baby crib, studying the enemy through a Nightforce 4.5-22 power scope attached to a .300 Win Mag rifle.

He’s feeling badass.

“We just got word that the president of Iraq said that anyone left in the city is bad — meaning, clear to shoot,” he recalled for The Post. “From that point on, every fighting-age male was a target.”

That was just fine with Kyle, who spent five weeks in the hideout, protecting Marines on the ground and bagging seven confirmed kills — adding to his official total of 160, making him the deadliest sniper in US history.

“After the first kill, the others come easy. I don’t have to psych myself up, or do anything mentally — I look through the scope, get the target in the cross hairs and kill my enemy before he kills one of my people,” Kyle writes in his new autobiography […] .

Excuse me, but didn’t you used to be Charles Johnson?

Ah, Charles Johnson, of Little Green Football fame, or lack of fame these days it seems. He used to be a big time blogger, one of the elites of blogging I suppose you might say. But then, well, he decided he should hate Christians, Southerners, Conservatives, anyone who did not completely agree with his narrow-minded view of the world. And POOF! Just like that he ceased to be relevant, except to himself of course. Stacy McCain, who is SILL relevant, has more

The terminal stage of narcissistic personality order:

Happy Thanksgiving to all LGF readers.
On this day, I’d like to thank 2007 me, who woke up and realized that the “counter-jihad” bloggers were in truth a bunch of bigots and fascists. And I’d also like to thank the 2009 me, who realized that the Republican Party was dangerously off the rails, and publicly jumped off their runaway right wing train. . .

It is sad that Johnson got so full of himself, that, well, he destroyed himself. As Stacy concludes……

……..for those readers whose reaction to such news is, “Oh, you mean Little Green Footballs is still online?”

If you didn’t discover the blogosphere until after 2007, of course, your reaction is probably, “Charles Who?”

He used to be somebody important, believe it or not.

Rule 5 Sunday Link-A-Round!

The Other McCain’s Smitty always did a fine job on Sundays, but, since he is serving all of us in Afghanistan, God bless him, I will do my best to help fill the void of hotness!

Bob Belvedere has Raquel Welch and Jennifer Aniston as well as honoring Turkey Day with vintage hotness!

Stacy McCain ponders looking up Kate Middleton’s skirt and the Purple Bikini that ate Mexico. He also has video of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders! He must be stunned that Auburn will soon win a National Championship! I offer Stacy my condolences and ask him to remember three letters! S.E.C.!

Wizbang threatens us all with the Rule 5 equivalent of germ warfare, nude photos of Sandra Bernhard! Please NO!

Noted pervert Donald Douglas is always a great source of Rule 5 hotness! Consider his Nude Cheryl Cole video and his flashback to a Lee Meriwether as Catwoman crush, and of course is all over Jennifer Aniston’s Purple Bikini! Oh, and did I mention his Jennifer Grey videos?

Who the Hell is Alizee Jacotey? I have no idea, but Blazing Cat Fur knows!

Bring the Heat brings the hotness of Amber Tamblyn nice

Jamie Jeffords has Mila Kunis!

Fountain Abbey has hotness, with an odd twist

Brea Bennet stars at Hell on Earth

Booze and Hookers features some nice behinds

Kind Shamus offers eye candy for men and women

Knuckledraggin My Life Away combines hotness, humor and social commentary all in one post!

That wild and crazy Robot Dude has a wild and crazy babe!

Paco checks in with Lucy!

Dan Collins has some random hotness!

LOTS and LOTS of HOTS at Pirates Cove!

Proof Positive had a Friday Night Babe!

Soylent Green has some after turkey feasting for your eyes

Wyatt has your WTF moment of the day: Harry Potter lingerie?

Mike has Adriana Lima explaining government de4struction

Theo has hot chicks with guns!

Lance offers up Rule 5 humor!

The Reb? Always a sure shot at Rule 5 greatness there!

Chris has Autumn Reeser

Yankee Phil has his own Rule 5 linkfest!

And that, my friends is the end!

If Ed can do it……….

Then so can I! Reading Ed’s past Thanksgiving column, I decided to post one I wrote in 2003. Hope y’all enjoy it.

A Liberal’s Thanksgiving

Doug Hagin 11-24-03

Thanksgiving! It means so many things. Turkey, giving thanks, turkey, football, more turkey, time spent with family eating turkey, reflecting on the blessings in our lives and of course Maalox moments from all the turkey.

This most American holiday has so many wonderful traditions, yet many people have genuine difficulties during this day. Many of the traditions of Thanksgiving surely must be disturbing to certain Liberals.

Surely this day must cause great offenses to those afflicted with perpetual offendeditis. So before we partake in our feasts let us take a somewhat sarcastic look at what Thanksgiving might mean to some way out Leftists.

First off, naturally, must be the animal rights types who surely suffer great consternation during Thanksgiving. I mean come on! Thanksgiving is much to do with people, whom animal rights types loathe, eating animals, which these same animal rights types love.

Now of course no one with any decency supports cruelty to animals but in the real world the most important jobs turkeys have is to be on the table in time for Thanksgiving. To most people this makes perfect sense. But to a PETA member this is blasphemous!

So every Thanksgiving animal rights types weep and gnash their teeth and curse all of us who eat these birds. While the rest of America is trying to justify that third piece of pecan pie while trying to stay awake for the Cowboys game, the PETA members are munching carrot sticks and crying for their departed turkey brothers. Now is this any way to enjoy a holiday?

Then of course there are the radical feminists who must also surely despise this holiday. Think about your typical stone-faced, perpetually angry, radical feminist and what they must surely suffer on this day.

They must endure women cooking meals. Feminists hate such stereotypical roles for women. The mere thought of women anywhere near a kitchen probably makes most feminists break out in hives.

So remember your favorite feminists as you enjoy your meal. Think of the anguish they must endure when they imagine women in kitchens, maybe even wearing aprons, cooking for their husbands, and families.

Any good feminist will tell you this is no more than slavery and certainly abusive and demeaning to women everywhere. No matter if the women doing the cooking really enjoy it. Feminists know what should offend women. And cooking for men is at the top of that list!

But wait, there is a double whammy for feminists on Thanksgiving. There is also football on TV. And football is a game played by and watched by men. And surely any sport enjoyed by so many men must be offensive to any feminist worth her salt. Not to mention the presence of cheerleaders at football games. More sexism and exploitation there! Pity the feminists on Thanksgiving.

Then there are the atheists who must really be irritated during this day. Not only do they suffer through a day when people are supposed to be thankful to God, who according to atheists does not exist, but also Thanksgiving marks the beginning the Christmas season.

And surely we have learned by now that Hell hath no fury like an atheist who hears the word God! Of course it might seem atheists are simply making too big a deal over their perceived offense.

Honestly it is pretty simple, if they do not believe in God, then why do they get upset when others do? I mean my uncle Earl thinks pro wrestling is real. Does not offend me. If atheists wish to believe there is no such thing as God then fine with me.

But many atheists seem to have been bitten by the offendeditis bug. So whenever they hear the word God, they go off on a tangent. Ranting and raving about separation of church and state, and grave threats to our Republic, sexism, racism, and any other ism they can make up. It is really entertaining if you can stand the hollering.

And the worst part for them is they know the days ahead will mean Christmas carols, manger scenes, Christmas trees, and many other symbols and traditions celebrating the birth of Jesus, who they also do not believe in.

And all the stress these poor, poor, non-believes must endure starts on Thanksgiving! So just imagine the angst they are feeling.

But perhaps there is a solution to all these folks problems. Why not get them all together on Thanksgiving? They can console each other while eating carrot sticks, burning bras, and ranting and raving about separation of church and state.

Anyway at least they would be out of our hair for one day. Heck, they might even see how silly they were being and finally relax. Now this would be yet another thing to be thankful for.

© Doug Hagin