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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Open

Some thoughts, and inviting reader comments, on a variety of topics today (a running list):
  1. Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers.  Which is an interesting point, because some of my readers are trolls and nutroot lurkers.  I even wish them a Happy Thanksgiving, because I'm that big a person.
  2. The job is not done, and don't you forget it, you bitter clingers.  One more term, one more term, one more term:  "It's Important He Finish What He Started."  (h/t HotAir)
  3. But, the good news is, you are allowed to eat pie, just not cake.  In 2012 we need to make them eat humble pie.
  4. They're protesting a possible pardon for a Christian woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam.  Worldwide outrage to follow.  Call the U.N. Human Rights Council.  SPLC to add a new person to the hate group list (the woman, not the people killing her).
  5. Hezbollah - so if we killed Rafik Harriri, no biggie, let's not destroy Lebanon over it.
  6. Can you believe it, that fool thinks Europe is a country, they speak Austrian in Austria, and we have 57 states.  That's what happens when you don't get a proper education.  And that person wants to be President, hah!  Such an ignoramus would ruin our economy, destroy our standing in the world, and get government agents to touch our junk.  We cannot let that happen.  Get Oliver Willis on the case, he'll stop this person cold.
  7. Everything you eat has been snuffed.  That includes vegetables - they have rights too, they just don't have lawyer, yet.
  8. Remember, you can order Sarah Palin postage stamps.
  9. Your "too good not to be true Stuxnet news of the day":  Stuxnet messed with Iran's air defense drill causing Iranian fighter planes to chase intruders which didn't exist.
  10. Israel still helping in Haiti, while most of the Israel-hating U.N. member nations have moved on.
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  1. More evidence that Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world. Unlike the other contenders, it already has the bomb. Remember this? When these guys take over, like they did in Iran, well, look out.

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Let's give thanks while we still can.

  2. Hey Legal, Have a wonderful day! I hope your day is filled with peace and lots of good food.

  3. Since it's Thanksgiving, and I've just put the 17-pounder in the oven for tonight's dinner, I thought this was as good a time as any to clear up some misconceptions.

    The Pilgrims were not Puritans, and the Puritans were not 'puritanical.'

    Who Were the Puritans?
    Puritans were not dreary, self righteous, religious prigs, obsessed with others sins. A self righteous Puritan is a contradiction in terms. They were humbly aware of their own sins and looked with mercy on the weaknesses of others.
    Puritans were a joyful people, who enjoyed feasting and believed God gave …wine that makes glad the heart of man… (Psalm 104:15). They called drunkenness a sin and warned of its dangers. However, Puritans allowed liberty in what the Bible permitted. They did not add human tradition to God’s Word.
    Puritans encouraged neither celibacy nor prudishness. They taught God created man as male and female, intending a man’s and woman’s sexuality for mutual enjoyment and to produce children. Mankind’s fall added an additional need; protection from sexual temptation. Puritans valued human sexuality, protected within Biblical marriage. Puritan courts are recorded ordering husbands not to neglect their wife’s sexual needs; demonstrating Puritans regarded neither sex as evil nor women as powerless accessories of their husbands.

    [emphasis mine]

    Happy Thanksgiving, and have some good ol' puritanical fun.


  4. @Kitty - thanks for clearing that up. How do I become a Puritan?

  5. Just taking a break while I have a chance from the meal preparation to wish Happy Thanksgiving to the good professor and his family.

  6. "Everything you eat has been snuffed."

    I'm reminded of the Tool song Disgustipated where Maynard James Keenan sings "this is necessary, life feeds on life, feeds on life..." and so on.

    Anyhoo, Happy Thanksgiving from Westport MA!

  7. I suppose being a Puritan is a state of mind ;~)

    If you've ever seen the 70s tv show WKRP In Cincinnati, then you'll recall their classic Thanksgiving episode Turkeys Away. "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."


  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Professor and to all the contributors.

    @Kitty: Best line from a sitcom EVER, IMHO. Thanks for reminding me.

  9. @Kitty Thanks for this--a perfect post on my blog this Thanksgiving day!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving. It is a beautiful day in Tampa Bay and I raise my traditional Thanksgiving margarita to all. I love that episode of WKRP!