Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2019 occurs on Thursday, November 28. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird – whether roasted, baked or deep-fried – on Thanksgiving according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity, and communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate.
For some scholars, the jury is still out on whether the feast at Plymouth really constituted the first Thanksgiving in the United States. Indeed, historians have recorded other ceremonies of thanks among European settlers in North America that predate the Pilgrims’ celebration. In 1565, for instance, the Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Avile invited members of the local Timucua tribe to a dinner in St. Augustine, Florida, after holding a mass to thank God for his crew’s safe arrival. On December 4, 1619, when 38 British settlers reached a site known as Berkeley Hundred on the banks of Virginia’s James River, they read a proclamation designating the date as “a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”
Some native Americans and others take issue with how the Thanksgiving story is presented to the American public, and especially to schoolchildren. In their view, the traditional narrative paints a deceptively sunny portrait of relations between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people, masking the long and bloody history of conflict between Native Americans and European settlers that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands. Since 1970, protesters have gathered on the day designated as Thanksgiving at the top of Cole’s Hill, which overlooks Plymouth Rock, to commemorate a “National Day of Mourning.” Similar events are held in other parts of the country.
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
There has been some discussion as too which was the worst president, Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama. Jimmy Carter was in over his head and did not know what he was doing. Barack Obama knew exactly what he was doing,
DESTROYING THE REPUBLIC.
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Here is video of Schiff and his anonymous second hand whistle blower abandoning the impeachment motor home to avoid the Trump Train.
The Editor: What is the title about, LL ?
Delicious Cat: It’s just an old movie title, but here is some yummy news.
If we keep Trump healthy and in office with a majority in the Senate, the Ninth Circuit might be returned to a Constitutional based court. The courts are the best way to return America to a Constitutional Republic. I sure hope RBG stays healthy.
Here is more yummy news. Maybe the British Press will turn up some more facts on Slick Willy in their investigation of Slick Andrew. The FBI isn’t going to turn up anything. Epstein was in federal custody when he was murdered–they probably are involved.
This should be on Bill’s tombstone.
Oh, Never Mind … I Thought You Said High Slime and Mr. Beaner’s.
Though the Democrat Impeachment Cult utterly failed to produce anything that even resembles reaching the stated threshold for impeachment, “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” after “having their heads handed to them on a platter by the Republican rock stars, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunez, John Radcliffe, Elise Stefanik and others on the House Intelligence committee; it appears the Democrats will Zombie Walk forward with an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives advancing it to the Senate for trial. This could/will happen sometime before the end of the year.
In the “Real Trial” in the Senate, practically none if any of the nonsense ( I heard, I assume, I presumed, my opinion, my concerns) from so called “Adam Schiff “witnesses would/will be allowed. This will be “Fact Based not Fantasy Based”. Adam Schiff style ludicrous parodies and stunts for the cameras and selectively stacking the deck with “his” witnesses while blocking others will not be tolerated for a minute. A 2/3 majority vote in the Senate is required to convict/remove the President.
Though the Senate could dismiss before a trial, I for one would welcome a Senate trial. I think most Americans would like to know the Real Truth, The Whole Truth and expose UNDER OATH Schiff, the whistleblower, the Biden’s and others for the corrupt treasonous liars they truly are. This is the most consequential and important political process any of us will ever see. Politically it does not get any bigger than this.
The Illegal effort to overthrow our President and our Government will either succeed or fail based on the outcome. The future of the Country is at stake. Until then…
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, we have, the IG, Investigator General, Michael Horowitz, Report on the FBI FISA abuses that occurred to launch the Russia hoax (expected release early December). The fake news media is already trying to downplay and minimize its importance, by claiming a “low level” FBI operative/agent/lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, allegedly falsified documents to obtain the FISA warrant to spy on President Trump and his campaign. That is a Big Deal.
The report allegedly will be a devastating indictment of FBI abuses of the most serious nature. However, the IG has no authority to prosecute only to “refer” for criminal prosecution/investigation to US attorney, John Durham that has already launched several related “Criminal Investigations”.
One of the primary task should/will be to see who ordered this “low level” operative to do the things alleged. This is serious business and should be very interesting. Some really big heads could/should roll.
While some high officials could face serious prison time. In my opinion to avoid prison time scores if not hundreds of the Democrat politicians will plead “Insanity”. Considering the overwhelming and convincing evidence it is assumed they will be placed in the custody of the Institute for the Politically Insane until they are no longer considered a threat to Our Citizens and Our Country.
This being Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for the Beacon and my readers, I am thankful for those patriotic Americans that recognize we can disagree but are blessed to live in the greatest country ever to exist. I am thankful for the wisdom of the founding fathers that laid the foundation that maintains our freedoms.
I am thankful for those Americans that have died so we can live free. And the sacrifices of all that serve in the armed forces and their families sacrifice to keep us free.
I am thankful for President Trump that works and fights everyday for Our country and Our citizens; and thinks jobs for Our citizens, and the safety of Our citizens are The Number One Priority and the sacrifices he and his family make. And I am thankful for God Blessing America and for me being blessed to be an American.
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Explanation: Is this one galaxy or two? This question came to light in 1950 when astronomer Arthur Hoag chanced upon this unusual extragalactic object. On the outside is a ring dominated by bright blue stars, while near the center lies a ball of much redder stars that are likely much older. Between the two is a gap that appears almost completely dark. How Hoag’s Object formed, including its nearly perfectly round ring of stars and gas, remains unknown. Genesis hypotheses include a galaxy collision billions of years ago and the gravitational effect of a central bar that has since vanished. The featured photo was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and recently reprocessed using an artificially intelligent de-noising algorithm. Observations in radio waves indicate that Hoag’s Object has not accreted a smaller galaxy in the past billion years. Hoag’s Object spans about 100,000 light years and lies about 600 million light years away toward the constellation of the Snake (Serpens). Many galaxies far in the distance are visible toward the right, while coincidentally, visible in the gap at about seven o’clock, is another but more distant ring galaxy.
Tomorrow’s picture: open space