Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and escape politics. Or is it? Which comes closest to Thanksgiving 2022 for you?

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Ken
7 hours ago

I started my thanksgiving day by going to my Church and thanking my Saviour for dying on the cross for me and all believers and for giving me a believing family. Then celebrated with that family by having a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!

Luke
1 day ago

In the same room with fifteen or so people who have spent over a million dollars on education and not one of them can articulate a rational conviction regarding a man with dementia who was fraudulently-elected. It is just maddening to see this and difficult to be around such ignorance.

Don
2 days ago

No political talk today. We had friends and family over, plus 3 great grandchildren who kept everyone busy and entertained. Our thanks were shared to our Heavenly Father for this blessed day.

Carol
2 days ago

We just enjoy being together and appreciate all of our blessings!

Dave
2 days ago
Reply to  Carol

That takes less than fifteen seconds, what do you do after that?

Tobyard
3 days ago

I have passionate spiritual and political views, but can express them without demeaning or attacking those with opposing opinions so I am for discussing any topic at the Thanksgiving table.

Dave
3 days ago
Reply to  Tobyard

…until you get a taste of what they ‘bring to the table’…

Just.
Say.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO‘…

Ken
4 days ago

Each and every human in this country, and around the world, should have an expression of their own opinion, whether it be political personal, and have the right of expression and their beliefs

Dave
4 days ago
Reply to  Ken

…and then Ken’s mother woke him up…

Dan
4 days ago
Reply to  Ken

Quite so. The problem I find often is the Democrats are so forceful with their rhetoric, they won’t allow other opinions to be spoken.

LC in Texas
5 days ago

It is a shame that discussions can not take place without emotion & fear overwhelming the situation.

Dave
3 days ago
Reply to  LC in Texas

Yea…it’s also a shame that we have what we have too…

Jeff
5 days ago

Personally, I don’t care what side of the political isle other people are on. We are all entitled to our opinion’s and beliefs. That’s what makes us individuals! Fortunately our family lean on conservatism. But still during any Holiday gatherings, we try to keep the politics to a minimum and rather enjoy each other’s company!!!

Dave
3 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

…ahuh…

The late Johnny Carson said it best (paraphrasing):

‘Thanksgiving is that time of the year where you remember why you only get together once a year…’

Ken
6 days ago

Many people just echo the crap they are led to believe by the major networks. I don’t want to fight what they believe is “fair and balanced” coverage.

Dave
3 days ago
Reply to  Ken

Hence, another reason to save time/money/gas/wear & tear and not go where that sort of garbage is preached…

John
7 days ago

Thanksgiving has lost so much meaning due to hate and ignorance from every angle. I do not get invited to family gatherings because of my known Conservative values. I do not bring anything political to bear but yet I am chastised. I cannot show my disgust for their ignorance. I just remain alone. I have no children and now in my 70s that is out of the question. I went to Vietnam in 1970 and when I came home the world was against us. I was happy to be home with people I grew up with and thought were my friends. Not so much. One girl I had dated before my service told me that it was too bad that I came home! I reenlisted and served on a destroyer in the North Atlantic, did NOT come home agai for many years. Only my sister talks to me from time to time.
I have so much to be thankful for?

Lieutenant Beale
6 days ago
Reply to  John

For what it’s worth John, as a fellow military man and a brother in arms, I salute you.
Thank you for your service. The “gubmint” treats so many of its veterans as if we’re nothing more than spent shell casings. Hold the line, hold on to your values, stay strong.

Dave
6 days ago
Reply to  John

I have so much to be thankful for?

For starters…

  1. Be thankful they don’t invite you to their butt-smelling contest, and;
  2. That you’re not involved with ‘Donna the Prima Donna’…
Lieutenant Beale
6 days ago
Reply to  Dave

I don’t know Miss Donna personally, but from reading her posts, I find she possesses good values, has shown some spunk and she is a woman of Faith. I will gladly have her on my team any day of the week.
(Even you, if you can find it within you to dial back the sarcasm a little)

Dave
6 days ago

I don’t know Miss Donna personally,

…and yet you go down the punch list of what you ‘know’ about her…

I’ll take ‘Contradictions’ for $10, Art…

but from reading her posts, I find she possesses good values,

So you believe…

has shown some spunk

So have I…but apparently that’s not allowed if I don’t toe the company ‘group think’…

and she is a woman of Faith.

So she says…

I will gladly have her on my team any day of the week.

‘Lonely Hearts’ columns are just chock-full of ‘believers’ like this…

(Even you, if you can find it within you to dial back the sarcasm a little)

Dial it back to the point that I say whatever the ‘group think’ says?

Uhhhhh…no thanks…

Lieutenant Beale
5 days ago
Reply to  Dave

Sorry Dave,

m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mme2Aya_6Bc

Dave
5 days ago

Bet you’re more sorry that it doesn’t make any sense…

Do you and Joe Biden room at the same VA hospital?

Lieutenant Beale
5 days ago
Reply to  Dave

Made you look. . . .Dave :-)

Dave
5 days ago

Yea, blogs are made for that I guess…

One would expect to learn something from a rebuttal post, didn’t realize that you subscribe to ‘Let It All Hang Out’…

Donna
6 days ago
Reply to  John

Thank you for your service and steadfastness, Mr. John. God bless you.

ReneeM.
6 days ago
Reply to  John

So sorry your family treats you like that. So shameful. But don’t dwell on that. If you have a roof over your head, shoes and clothes to wear, food to eat you are more blessed than so many people in this world. Thank you for your service. I was NOT one of those that shunned our military that came home. In fact, I wore a POW bracelet for years. Husband and I would shake your hand, hug your neck and take you out for a meal if we could.

Richard
5 days ago
Reply to  John

John, you are not alone. Hold onto those values as they will reign one day very soon when people will see the outcome of calling evil good

CHASM603
3 days ago
Reply to  John

John, welcome home. You are created in God’s image and are my fellow human, fellow American.51 YO, Reagan fan since I was delivering papers at 10 YO…I am no long a Republican but am a Constitutional Insurgent seeking to Restore Our American Republic..no tolerance from much of the Family who have been brainwashed to the point of ignorance or apathy…so I keep the circle tight, thank the Lord for another day to seek Truth and fight to preserve and restore Liberty. Be well John.

Donna
7 days ago

I can’t check any of the above. The liberals in our family are so strong in their beliefs that anything we could say, wouldn’t change a thing. We feel in order to maintain good feelings in the family, we don’t get into a political match with them because they are very set in their thoughts and feelings, and we feel it’s not worth it. I think by us not joining in with their side….they know where we stand…and peace in the family remains. If something said couldn’t change their views…not worth the energy. It’s just very disheartening to know they really don’t know what’s really happening…that it’s all about them and their rights…at the cost of losing ALL their rights. Very self-centered society that’s rising up….but there’s also a lot of people waking up as well!

Dave
7 days ago
Reply to  Donna

youtube.com/watch?v=xlw85hjjZt8″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener nofollow ugc”>DION – ”DONNA THE PRIMA DONNA” (1963) – YouTube

Lieutenant Beale
7 days ago
Reply to  Donna

Better to wake up than be woke :-)

EdS
7 days ago

CBF

EdS
7 days ago

CNF….Prayers are on the way.
Stay steady and remain strong.

CBF
7 days ago

Sad but true, our family is split into a conservative side and a very liberal side.
It makes talking about current events very difficult and politics are out of the question! I miss being able to express my opinions concerning what I believe as a conservative because I am then regarded as a crack pot or an uninformed bigot. It use to be ok in my family to have differences of opinions but now me and my wife run the risk of being ostracized from being able to even seeing our grandchildren if we offer our conservative views within the family! Some days I wish there were a “reset” button I could push that would take those children back to the pre-college days so I could change my attitude on even sending them to one of those “higher learning” institutions that brainwashed our kids from normal conservative Americans to the now “anti-
conservative left wing anti-white thinking”
almost communistic thinkers they have turned out today. It’s also sad to see them teaching that crap to their own children as well. Pray for me please!!

Lieutenant Beale
7 days ago
Reply to  CBF

In these posts I see a common thread that colleges are teaching students WHAT to think rather than HOW to think. I would love to be young again but retain my current level of knowledge and life’s experience just so I could engage these woke college “professors” and I would absolutely own them.

Donna
7 days ago

Lieutenant, the indoctrination that occurs at the college level has made its way to K-12 over the years, and it breaks my heart to see these innocent creations of God be so abused by those who are trusted with the care of our young people. I can only imagine how devastating the damage will be once the left has stolen the minds of so many.

El Ey
7 days ago
Reply to  CBF

Dear CBF, rest assured that although we’re strangers, I’ll include your initials CBF in my prayers. I’m sure that God knows who I’m talking about. It’s really sad that so many of the younger generation are now indoctrinated and brainwashed with very liberal ideology. Search for Prager University in the internet and you might come across articles that could provide you some comfort. Also, in today’s Fox News there is an article about this NYC heiress who has hired a “De-Programmer” for her daughter who has been brainwashed and liberally indoctrinated by an elite university. Please keep in mind that you are not alone. Never stop praying, miracles happen when you least expect it. May God be with you always.

Jona
7 days ago

I love my country and it breaks my heart as to how far we have descended. I’m the only one who “gets it” in my (extended) family and we try to avoid political discussions mainly because there is one person in particular who, in every gathering, has a martini too many and spoils everything.

Dave
7 days ago
Reply to  Jona

…and yet, you still go…

Whose fault is that?

SAW
7 days ago

My oldest son, graduated high school with honors in 2003 as a conservative thinker, attended church, went on group faith missions occasionally within his age group, etc.. His mother and I had divorced much earlier with joint custody and we both eventually remarried. She wanted junior to stay close to home living just outside of the Atlanta area and convinced him to attend Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta.

It seems like only yesterday when he came home from school, somewhat distraught, after about a week of college and told us about his new sociology teacher and their class discussions. She was a lady of color with very strong opinions and views.

However, during their class discussions if someone tried to offer a counter to her views she would cut people off, scoffing at their views stating they were not relevant anymore and would not be discussed! And, if they wanted to pass her class (a required class) they would need to change the way they think about what is actually the truth! This was 2004!

Junior had a full ride scholarship and eventually graduated, but then he found out the University was offering $8000 low interest student loans so he decided to stay on and work as a “student teacher” for new students and over three years racked up over $38,000 in loan debt and has only been paying the minimum ever since. Eventually, he married a wonderful lady of color, which we adore and they just shared with us this Thanksgiving that she is six weeks pregnant.
But, they are still waiting for the Dem’s to pay off his student loan debt.

Needless to say, our political opinions with both him and his younger brother are no longer tolerated and if we want to see them and any future grand children we do not speak on politics when together. Its mostly been this way ever since that school indoctrination. We had no idea what was already happening that far back!
He now works for the CDC in Atlanta and is a full bloodied liberal just as his younger brother, even though his younger brother went into the restaurant industry with no college and is now successful in the construction business.

On the other hand, their stepbrother which lived with us full time, graduated from the same high school, joined the National Guard for 16 years, went overseas multiple times as a combat medic and put himself through college using grants from the (NG) and has no school debt.

After the National Guard he continued pushing himself through college and is a now a young 36 year old doctor and my wife and I enjoy his company as much as we do our other sons but we can talk with him openly on all things, our opinions on life, politics, etc. and it is never personal!

Go figure!

Brian Keith Fitch
7 days ago
Reply to  SAW

Too often we compromise because we fear and lack the courage of our convictions. This experience is a major part of the story of we are now in. Passivity and comfort have won the day. We are headed for a cliff. Without revival, pain and disaster are our future.

Theologically speaking
7 days ago

I agree with you we have a real bad tendency of being passive, look at Congress ! Some know everything that is going on, but decide to
” take the high road ” than fight for the right ! So they end up compromising rather than doing what is righteous or right to do !
( WE NEED TO BE RIGHTEOUS AND NOT FOLLOW THE god OF WOKE !! )

Lieutenant Beale
7 days ago

Agreed. But until the Master returns, we need to grow a pair and FIGHT the god of woke. Give no quarter, fight to win.!!!

Dave
7 days ago
Reply to  SAW

Go figure!

I don’t need an abacus to know that answer to that…but somehow, you do…

Psst…ya got what you asked for…

Tim Brown
7 days ago

No option for me here. We don’t discuss politics nor even consider each other’s political sentiments

Theologically speaking
7 days ago

Our biggest problem in Thanksgiving is that we forget to whom we are supposed to give thanks to ! As the scripture says ” in all things give thanks, because all things work together for good for all that love Him ! ” This is all in scripture, but I did paraphrase out of memory…

Rob J
7 days ago

I don’t care, if I want to say it, it will be said.

That said, you have to be certain you can back up your BS when you start yappin’ …. that good ol’ Boy Scout motto >>> Be Prepared !

Canuckulator
7 days ago

You seem to have left out a much more important subject – religion, Christianity specifically. Politics are driven and controlled by how Christianity is veiwed and observed.
We (our country), get what we deserve.

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