The Virtue of Thanksgiving

    The Virtue of Thanksgiving

    It’s safe to say the act of giving thanks is waning in our culture. The holiday comes and goes each year in much the same fashion, but truly giving thanks is almost foreign to us. However, thanksgiving is a virtue. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Cicero Current societal obsessions include social justice, gender inequity, and | Read More »

    Being Thankful in Barack Obama’s America

    Being Thankful in Barack Obama's America

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you’re having a blessed day with friends and family, spending time being as American as it gets: spending time with loved ones, remembering tradition, thinking about the settling of our great country, eating way too much and blaming your sudden exhaustion on a chemical found in turkey meat, and watching football. We do have plenty to be outraged about, to be | Read More »

    No, Huffington Post, the Pilgrims Were Not Refugees

    No, Huffington Post, the Pilgrims Were Not Refugees

    There are few things more amusing than watching the left contort themselves attempting to bootstrap an image that they imagine appeals to the mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, WalMart-shopping, rednecks out in fly-over country into whatever their pet cause du jour is. What makes this impulse so cute is the idea that if they relate to us in terms we’ll understand they will make their point and when they use | Read More »

    Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

    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 | Read More »

    My Thanksgiving Pet Peeve

    As we head into tomorrow, some of you are going to be plotting going shopping tomorrow evening. You just can’t wait. You can’t help yourself. I sure wish you would. You going shopping on Thanksgiving Day is depriving someone of a day of rest on a national holiday where we should be celebrating around a table with our families. As I get older, I appreciate | Read More »

    Thanksgiving for a Country Under God!

    Authors note: This was originally published on Nov. 26 2008 … offering it again as a repost…enjoy! George Washington was our first president to observe a day of Thanksgiving at the urging of congress in 1789 as a Nation. Although it wasn’t the first time that he rallied the colonies to collective observance. In 1777 he issued General Orders as Commander in Chief of the | Read More »


    Annually, I like to use today, as the most appropriate day, to tell you all how thankful I am for each of you. I know many of you pray for me and this site, and I very much appreciate it.I appreciate the front page contributors here who make me look good and, day in and day out, provide some of the best commentary in conservative | Read More »

    Thanksgiving 2013: Obama-Zombie Talking Point Survival Guide… OY!!

    Friends, I know, it’s Thanksgiving, and the LAST thing you want to hear from your tongue-pierced Anthropology major nephew is how unbelievably fantabulous ObamaCare is. Grandma’s stuffing is OUT OF THIS WORLD, to be cherished — no, worshipped; yet the White House, via Organizing For Action, is encouraging the Zombie Faithful to shanghai dinner.  So we must respond.  How?  Well, first, you might spit your | Read More »

    How The Internet Would Have Covered The First Thanksgiving

    These days, a thing hasn’t happened if it hasn’t happened to the internet. If you don’t read about a story online, does it exist? Here at RedState, we say absolutely not. So in order to make the first Thanksgiving more real, to bring it home for us all, we’ve compiled some screenshots that show …

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    Working on Thanksgiving Do-Gooders Need To Mind Their Own Business

    As more and more retailers announce they will be open on Thanksgiving, the blowback surges over the poor low-paid employees who have to work on Thanksgiving. Most of the people doing the whining will not be working on the holiday, but want to show their compassion for their fellow man. They make the   assumption that nobody wants to work on Thanksgiving. That simply is | Read More »

    The Annual Pardon

    The crowd gathered before the White House, screaming for the president of the United States to come out. He did so dressed in the traditional toga with a crown of laurels upon his head. Behind him, the Secret Service were holding two turkeys. “Which one should I release to you,” the president asked his nation. The crowds screamed “Give us Barabbas!” “Are you sure? He | Read More »

    The Onion explains (obliquely) why Democrats should ignore #ofa’s #obamacare Thanksgiving advice.

    Point (The Daily Caller): America’s families will soon get their turkey, potatoes and cranberries at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners — but some will also get a tableside political pitch for the Obamacare insurance network. President Barack Obama’s deputies at Organizing for Action are urging supporters to give an Obamacare pitch to their relatives during the most iconic of American family and religious events. “Take advantage | Read More »

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Not even on Thanksgiving morning do I get to sleep in. I have to get my Big Green Egg up to temperature, smear butter all over a turkey that I’ve had brining all night, shove a few fruits, vegetables, and herbs up its rear end, and get to smoking over some hickory and apple wood. Regular readers of the site know my wife is an | Read More »

    I Believe and Am Thankful

    I Believe and Am Thankful

    Marco Rubio is getting beaten up by the press for not decisively and convincingly saying he thinks the world is billions of years old. The press gave Barack Obama a pass for largely the same answer. This issue has become the new litmus test in the media for conservative politicians. Believing what was believed to be literally true for a few thousand years is now | Read More »

    Tom Turkey (NOT named by Ben Franklin after Thomas Jefferson)

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. On my blog (the food glossary, not the political glossary), I just added the origin of “tom turkey.” A myth has it that the bird was given this name by Ben Franklin, who wanted the turkey to be our national bird and (after losing out to the bald eagle) nicknamed the turkey after Thomas Jefferson. Just to set everyone straight: Entry | Read More »