Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

There have been several thanksgiving holidays throughout the history of the U.S., beginning in New England soon after the pilgrims landed. Thanksgiving became a national holiday by executive order of Republican President Abraham Lincoln (If you recall, the Republican Lincoln is the one who freed the slaves with the emancipation proclamation, reversing the 'dreadful' Supreme Court decision Dredd Scott of 1857. Say it with me, Republican = freed slaves; say it again, it's easy!). Please read below a portion of his politically incorrect speech given during one of the darkest hours of our nation's history:

"No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things (the blessings of freedom and bounty). They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy."

"It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union. "
--Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863.

What greatness Lincoln possessed!

May God bless you today, on this national day of remembrance of His blessings. For those of you do not acknowledge the existence of God, we'll give thanks to Him in your place for you and ask that you have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend. But more than that, that you will someday experience the indescribable joy of knowing and loving God who loves us more than we can know or imagine. Call it our conspiracy of love to you!

8 Comments:

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Isabella di Pesto said...

A Spell before Winter


After the red leaf and the gold have gone,
Brought down by the wind, then by hammering rain
Bruised and discolored, when October's flame
Goes blue to guttering in the cusp, this land
Sinks deeper into silence, darker into shade.
There is a knowledge in the look of things,
The old hills hunch before the north wind blows.

Now I can see certain simplicities
In the darkening rust and tarnish of the time,
And say over the certain simplicities,
The running water and the standing stone,
The yellow haze of the willow and the black
Smoke of the elm, the silver, silent light
Where suddenly, readying toward nightfall,
The sumac's candelabrum darkly flames.
And I speak to you now with the land's voice,
It is the cold, wild land that says to you
A knowledge glimmers in the sleep of things:
The old hills hunch before the north wind blows.

--Howard Nemerov


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Be safe, warm and well.

Isabella

 
At 10:34 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Thank you, Isabella! For you as well.

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Underground. ;o)

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger Zen Unbound said...

I am delighted, UL, that you find Abe Lincoln so laudable.

Indeed, I recently posted something from the new book on his presidency, Doris Goodwin's Team of Rivals over at one of my blogs, BuddhaWatch.

Yes, Lincoln was a Republican -- but can there be any doubt that if he were alive today, not only would he be a liberal Democrat, he'd be 197 years old.

 
At 6:41 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

I see that you're convinced that Lincoln would be a liberal democrat. Tells me a lot about you and your imagination.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger Tom said...

UL,

Liberal Democrats are popular in the North; racist Republicans are popular in the South

Liberal Democrats believe in fraternity, love, happiness and joy for everyone; Republicans think about putting an iron boot on somebody's neck.

Liberal Democrats honor dead soldiers; Republicans disallow pictures of soldiers' coffins.

Liberal Democrats was our soldiers to be fully equiped; Republicans, while profiteering, allow soldiers not to have body armor three years into a war.

Liberal Democrats want to preserve life; Republicans want to run up the death toll.

Liberal Democrats believe that every effort should be made to avoid war; Republicans believe that we should pretend that every effort should be made while really pursuing war.

Liberal Democrats are often military heroes; Republicans are cowards.

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Tom:

Oo,oo,oo, let me finish! And the Democrats lived happily ever after! A wonderful piece of fiction requires a storybook ending. Thanks for the entertainment, Tom.

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

oh, uh, Tom,

Why don't you publicize your blogsite so I can pester you with substantive logic to counter your inane drivel you post here. That sounds fair, eh?

 

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