Thursday, November 24, 2005
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I WISH EVERY FRIEND ON THE BLOGGING SCENE, A HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
ONE THING IS CERTAIN, IF YOU ARE GIVING THANKS, YOU ARE HAPPY.

Now I don’t expect the Bush Haters, America Bashing, God Hating and foaming at the mouth liberals to understand what I just shared. That’s their problem, not mine.

I ignore them, simply because they have done nothing for America lately, so they don’t need to be thanked. They stab our president in the back, and undermine the efforts our nations warriors are making. YOU KNOW, OUR WARRIORS? AS IN THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA WHO ARE PUTTING THEIR VERY LIFES ON THE LINE FOR AMERICA. THEY ARE RISKING ALL, FOR US, THE CITIZENS OF THIS GREAT NATION, DOING ALL OF THIS TO PROTECT US FROM TERRORISM.

AND I AM THANKFUL, VERY THANKFUL, THAT OUR NATION HAS BEEN SPARED ANOTHER TRAGEDY LIKE 9/11/2001.

It is no accident that we have been spared more attacks upon our kind nation. It has happened because we decided to fight instead of ignoring our enemies. No they won't go away if we ignore them, they become emboldened when we don't fight. President Reagan, (even in his diminishing state of mind) , could have done better than George the Elder, or the two Clintons in fighting terrorism. But we must play the cards we have been dealt.

If we are spared from more world wide terror on our own soil, it won't be the politicians, lobbyist or judges in Washington D.C. who have protected us………..IT IS THE WARRIORS OF AMERICA, RISKING THEIR LIVES, SO THAT I CAN SIT IN COMFORT AND BLOG AWAY.

THANK YOU, MY NATIONS WARRIORS.
THANKS, THANKS AND MORE THANKS.

Again this is a conditional thanks I'm giving. If you are one of our nations enemies abroad, I wish you only a swift death at our warriors hands. Thanks for watching out for us wonderful warriors.
To those enemies of America, living in this land of plenty. The wide-awake patriots are watching you. We will not let you harm our country or spit upon our returning heroes. That is a promise. I know you wish this whole Fight for Iraq's freedom would turn into a VietNam, It won't, we won't let our heroes be besmearched. No thanks to you today.

To everyone who loves America, and knows why America is blessed, I wish you a Happy and safe Thanksgiving.

I now repost a blog of from the past, about giving thanks.


Who Do We Thank?
Reposted, originally blogged at Sanity’s Bluff, May 8,2005

Like me, I am sure most of you had an uncle, or even your father who said something like this. “Why when I was a youngster, I walked five miles through the snow to school each winter day.”I chuckle a little because now I know the perfect thing to say when you hear something like that.
“But, Uncle Dave, do you think your parents would have made you take that 5 mile trek each day, if they had a 300 hp four wheel drive sport utility vehicle sitting in the driveway?
”Each generation has a tendency to view the next generation as inferior in many ways. I guess this is human nature. Yes, you know I am telling the truth about this. Having said all of this, I want to talk about the upcoming generations, the leaders of tomorrow. And it isn’t pretty.
The youth of today are in trouble. It has nothing to do with laziness, ignorance or political views.It has all to do with politeness, and more specifically the age old practice of thanking someone else when they do something for you.
Most of the young people today, never say thanks. I have witnessed many occasions when a young person should have given thanks, but did not. It has puzzled me so much and I have thought about it a lot. I’ll give you two recent events in my life to bring this point out. I took my daughter and one of her friends to a big concert a few weeks back. I bought the tickets, they cost $80 each and as I handed one of the tickets to the friend of my daughter, I expected a thank-you. But no words of thanks were given.
Here is another event of thanklessness. Not too long ago, after church I invited several people out with my family to a very nice restaurant, and paid the entire bill. The older couple I had invited, each thanked me in a sincere. friendly way for asking them to dinner. The friend of my daughter, that I asked to eat with us, gave no thanks, none whatsoever, even though she heard the older couple thanking me.I didn’t invite these people to dinner just to get thanked and boost my ego. I wanted to do it. It just rubbed me the wrong way.
I have noticed young clerks taking my money at the cash register, and not thanking me. This irks me, maybe I am oversensitive about all of this, but I don’t think so. Politeness is rare amongst our young people. Now, let me be clear about this…….I am a thankful person, so my daughter is also a thankful young lady. My parents made certain that I knew, politeness is not optional, it is to be practiced. Amazingly, I learned that politeness is rather enjoyable, and I hope my daughter realizes this also.When I notice my daughter being polite, let me tell you, I am as happy as a mortal can be. But my daughter is the exception today and not the rule.
I have thought hard and long about this situation, and want to share with you some of my reasoning……..as to why kids will not use that word, THANKS.
If we correctly diagnose the problem, we may be able to do something to once again have polite and thankful children growing up amongst us.
Here are a few observations.
Society today, and our schools in paticular, have failed our children. They have taken all of the things that make a person good and decent, and outlawed them. They have outlawed even the mention of God in public school. Even saying prayer at lunchtime is forbidden. God cannot be petitioned to protect the participants of sporting events at our schools. Valedictorians are not allowed to thank God, in the speeches they give.
If God is taken out of the human’s psyche, there is no reason to thank anyone for anything.
Imagine a world that has no God.
Yes we are almost there, but not quite.
The sun peeking up over the snowcapped mountains turns the dew on the roses in your garden to miniature rainbows, and as you walk among the lovely roses, you enjoy the sight.What if you didn’t know who to thank?
What if the doctor handed you your healthy newborn baby girl, and you held her close to your bosom and wanted to thank someone, but there was no one to thank?
What if a miracle happened and your spouse, against all odds, beat a cancer that the doctors said would surely kill them? But there was no one to thank.
What if you are strolling on a cloudless spring night, and you turn your eyes toward the skies, and notice millions of stars gleaming in the sky, but you haven’t a clue as to who to thank for the magnificent sight?
I don’t care how advanced a society is, a society that had no one to thank, would be a miserable place to live. And here we get to the real reason I share all of this. Teenage suicides are not rare anymore; it is just a sad fact of our day and age. Teenage, killers are numerous, like never before. In my own life, three members of my close family have been murdered by teenagers. Six years ago, two 14 year old boys, murdered my mother-in-law, and father-in-law in cold blood, in their home. Another teenager killed my younger brother twenty years ago. It would be easy to be like a turtle or clam, and clam up, hunkering down, and let it all play out. But that isn’t me.Something, my friends, has caused all of this havoc and mayhem we see today amongst our young people. I sincerely want to help the young people, and have come to some conclusions.
All young people need someone to thank.
Don’t kid yourself, young people want guidance, help, rules and someone to thank for the good feelings they have inside.

Here is the blame………..I give it freely and know I am right.

Our children are taught evolution in school. Not as theory, but as fact. The teachers tell our children, There is no creator of this lovely universe. It just sort of happened. So there is no one to thank. You can’t thank a big bang happening in a black hole, billions of years ago, for the marvelous things of life?The past is not important then. It just happened. No one is to be thanked, or praised.So, there is nothing to gain by looking back in time.
What about time today?
Everything good is ignored by the media today, and we are bombarded 24/7 with the glorification of things like this. Child molesters being worshipped because they can sing and dance. Sports heroes are glorified even after they beat their wives, and are not punished. They can take illegal drugs, and still be glorified. Porn stars can talk at our schools, but not religious figures. Gay activist can insist that their books are in the libraries of our schools, but religious books are banned.
If we send armies to free people in slavery, they are called killers, and the mass murderers are treated better today than those few still trying to help the people of the world.
Life is worthless, because we can snuff it out like a cigarette, up until actual childbirth.
Yes, abortion is one of the many things cheapening life, and promoting death. Remember the days when a woman was said to “be with child?” What a beautiful thought, a woman with child. Childbirth. All of this has been replaced today with death.
Our young girls are told……if you don’t want the pregnancy, (if you don’t want the living child in your body) no problem…….and they are told, Your parents don’t need to know. Yes, we have cheapened life. Today life is cheap.
Recently we witnessed the starving of an handicapped woman in Florida.
Life is cheap.
So you can see, there really isn’t anything to be thankful for concerning life today. Death is worshipped. Life is cheap.
You don’t have to thank death, it takes care of it’s own.
What about the future? It is all bleak say the newspaper and TV people. Global warming will kill us all. Yeah sure, forty years ago I remember being warned by the fear mongers, about the ice age that was sure to happen, and kill us all, if we didn't..
Yes, to all of my young readers, forty years ago, wacko scientist were writing articles about the ice age that was coming and that we were doomed. The constant ridiculous scenarios conjured up by the naysayers, about the future, give us nothing to be thankful about.
So our wonderful children are growing up with the past accidental,
today insignificant
and tomorrow endangered.
There is nothing to be thankful about. I am glad I was a child back in the days when there was something to be thankful about.I was, and still am, thankful that my creator made this marvelous universe, and I can be thankful, and enjoy it.
I realize that my creator has given me life as I live it today, and I am thankful, very thankful that I am, ALIVE
Not only that, I know the future is marvelous, to those who thank the creator……..So let me go out on a limb and say this, Thank you God.I’m praying for our young people.Join me.

8 comments:

Anonymous Helen said...

Have a wonderful holiday!
Peace............

Blogger Tired Tunia said...

Interesting post. I guess since I don't approve of Bush, am a democratic liberal (don't think I've foamed at the mouth recently, but maybe I will later today at the sight of Thanksgiving foods!) that I don't deserve to be wished a happy Thanksgiving. Can't we put aside our differences for one day and be thankful that we live in a country where, for the most part, we can write and speak our opinions freely? Anyway, go watch the Thanksgiving parade, some football, hope your turkey isn't dried out, Happy Thanksgiving.

Blogger manzkee said...

NICE post. Have a peaceful thanksgiving. PEACE!!!

Blogger web_loafer said...

Tired tunia, I qualified my observation, I doubt that you are a Cindy Sheehan clone. It is a small small portion of the Demoocratic Party that is working against America, instead of for America. And there are some whacko republicans that deserve no thanks today either. But that small percentage must be dealt with. There are liberals that want the best for our country. It isn't completely a political battle, it is a battle for America's Survival. I want the ones who wish harm to America, dealt with, even at home.
We are in dangerous times, I pray for my country, but will not budge an inch when it comes to enemies of my country.
I won't name names, but remember It is a small small percentage.

Blogger AubreyJ said...

Happy Thanksgiving,WL...
Don't eat tooo much this year. I know I'm going to hate myself by tonight!!!
AubreyJ.........

Blogger phred said...

We ALL have so much to be thankful for. But remember...it was bought with a price.

It is important the people should know what you stand for.
It is equally important that they know what you won`t stand for.
Mary H. Waldrip

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL.

Blogger joy said...

Thank you for your post. I have often wondered what happened to THANK YOU. I make this comment all the time to my husband. I am 31 and I always say thank you, alot of time when it is someone else that should be saying it. We have a 10 yrs that we have taught from the moment she could understand to say thank you and no thank you. I agree WE as a NATION have failed our children and OUR GOD! I am thankful every day and I tell MY LORD THANK YOU ALL THROUGH THE DAY> THANK YOU for this honesty

Blogger web_loafer said...

I AM JUST TWEAKING....WHOOPS...I was stuck in shouting mode....

Old men with bad hearing...often shout, but it is nothing personal.....we are just getting old and deaf.

Love you all......all those who make blogging enjoyable, you know, the ones who acknowledge that they visited a hick truck drivers blog and chuckled at the humor, considered the important stuff, and left comments at one of my blogs,

Written in the Queens Language, and.......

I love you all, and hope everyone who has every read something at Sanity's Bluff that made their mind ponder.....

I don't care which way you vote, how you put your pants on or what church you worship at...

Love you all,

And I guarantee you this....

If you should run across me on one of the 400 miles I drive tractor-trailer in America.......

I will be driving with all of us in mind, and if you stop at the same rest area as me, You could approach me and I would be friendly.

I may be suffering from the tragedy of trucking....hemorrhoids....or just received a ticket from one of the many money grabbing cities I drive thru....
If you treat me human....I'm a gonna love you, and probably talk your ear off.
Why is it so hard for some to realize the reason America is great?
John, the webloafer is way, way down on the list of making America great, but I'm on the list.
Truck driving.....400 miles each workday, 2,000 miles each week and over 100,000 miles each year.

I love every square inch of America, and thank all of my ancestors who made America more than a third world country, and I have not an ounce of quilt for being a part of the greatest nation ever created.

It was no accident that America is the Greatest nation, society or melting pot....ever....YOU HEAR ME? EVEN ROME IN IT'S HAYDAY WOULD BE A THIRD WORLD COMPARED TO THE NATION WE HAVE MADE.....

AND WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH FOR,

HEY STUPID SMELLY RADICAL MUSLIMS.......

AMERICA WILL NOT SUCCOMB TO THE 7TH CENTURY LIFESTYLE YOU WISH UPON ALL THE EARTH.

I'M SO TIRED OF PROCLAIMING....

ACTION....ACTION AND MORE ACTION.

WE MUST NOT ALLOW OUR DAUGHTERS TO BE MUTILATED PHYSICALLY, AND MENTALLY, AND WALK DOWN THE STREETS OF DETRIOT WITHOUT A CLITORIS AND HIDING THE BRUISES AND CUTS BENEATH THEIR BURKA.

AND OUR SONS MUST NOT BECOME BOMBS FOR ISLAM……

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