Posted on Tuesday 20 November 2007

from Thanksgiving, 2006
This year, we’re still in Iraq, and the President and Vice President are still in the White House, but the elections of 2006 are just over and were glorious. As far as we have to go to reclaim our country, at least we have a chance now. I’m going to be sure to thank whatever God’s may be tomorrow. It’s still hard to believe that there’s a light at the end of this tunnel, but compared to this time last year… Well it’s just something to be really thankful for.

Looking back at last year’s post, I can see that I was hopeful after the Mid-Term Elections. I’m glad to remember how I felt then. While I hoped for more than we’ve gotten, when I review this year, the vector is pointing upwards. The Libby Trial, the U.S. Attorney firings episode, the passage of several bills [even if vetoed], Valerie Plame out talking, lots of things have gone the right way. But even though the concrete gains aren’t all I’d wished, it’s the general mood of the country that is what I’m most thankful for. For six years, the "spell" of Bush was upon the land. I feel differently this year. He may be in power. We may still be at war. But it is now widely acknowledged that he has been the worst President in our history. So even laboring under the continued yoke of his Administration and the inevitable consequences of his terrible leadership, it’s an open truth that he’s led us beyond poorly, dishonestly, and that his brand of Fascism isn’t going to endure beyond his tenure as he’d hoped. I even feel like the grip of the Religious Right is loosening. The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving was about the simplest thing – surviving a very difficult winter. We’ve survived too, just barely, a different kind of winter. Thanksgiving isn’t about disappointments or unmet expectations. I’m celebrating this year for what we’ve survived, and what haven’t lost…
    November 21, 2007 | 8:21 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving! There is a particular group of people who need our support and I don’t mean putting an American flag on the front of the house or on your lapel. They are our volunteer servicemen around the world but especially in Iraq and Afghan……. I like to point out another web site that I think is very supportive of our troops it’s a project of

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