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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thought For The Day

Why is it, those with the least are thankful the most?

Give Thanks To Those Who Made It Happen

Norman Rockwell captured the essence of that miracle that is America in this marvelous painting completed in 1943.

There is so much for which we should give thanks.

No Greater Authority

Regarding the separation of church and state myth, it would do us well to understand how Thanksgiving Day came about:

"I invite my fellow citizens 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." - Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863

A day set aside by our government to give thanks to God.

Let's Think This Through

Now I know there is a distinction to be made between what is being proposed in Arizona and what occurred down in Appalachia, Virginia, but is there a difference?

Luck runs out for 'Boss Hogg of Appalachia'
By Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

A former Virginia mayor, known as "the Boss Hogg of Appalachia," is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to more than 200 charges stemming from a scheme that included wooing voters with pork rinds, cigarettes and beer. (link)

Pork rinds may not provide the incentive to turn out and vote that a million dollars do but neither did my astronomically slender chance of unseating our feckless and woefully inconsequential congressman.

If I'm going to waste my time, I say: Break Out The Bud!

It Will Work Itself Out

Unlike many Americans, I don't get worked up over the "English as our official language" issue. Here's why:
Hispanics adopt holiday customs
Like Americans, many will eat turkey; others prefer chicken, pork
By Juan Antonio Lizama, Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff Writer

Latino immigrants quickly become familiar with the Thanksgiving tradition in the U.S., but many don't adapt easily to the traditional food. (link)
Getting past the turkey-as-godawful-meal issue, we have been inundated in recent years with Hispanic immigrants (legal and illegal) and there are pockets in many cities where Spanish is the language of choice. But just as was the case with my father, who spoke only German when he was young - in a region in northern Wisconsin that was comprised mostly of recent immigrants from das Vaterland - these people will assimilate.

Or they will clean public toilets forever. That's how it always works out.