Third Party & Independents Archives

November 24, 2004

Happy Turkey Day!

No, those are not well wishes for President Bush. But, we all have much to be thankful for if we will take just a few moments to recount our blessings. We are not living in a post nuclear holocaust world, yet. President Bush does want to be remembered favorably in history books. That has to be good for a thanks or two. And though our democracy is full of faults and malfunctions (mostly folks in Congress), we are still a long way from Orwell’s 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. And mad cow has not spread to turkeys yet, so, please enjoy family, friends, good food, and American abundance while we still have it.

Posted by David R. Remer at November 24, 2004 08:43 PM
Comment #37112

Happy Thanksgiving David.

I’ve been here for a year now, and it was one of your posts that attracted me to the sight. Even though we don’t see eye to eye on some things, I’ve always enjoyed your posts and your insights.

As I remember you have relatives in the Greenville area, so if you are ever over hear in SC come on out to the farm and see us! We’ve got a green broke gelding that needs some work :)


Posted by: George at November 24, 2004 09:13 PM
Comment #37115

David, Truely a pleasent holiday to you and yours. Thanks for the re-entry.

BTW, if Bush pushes the button, the history books won’t matter.


Posted by: Rocky at November 24, 2004 11:06 PM
Comment #37117

Re: being thankful for what we have

Imagine you lost everything. Then you got it all back. How thankful would you be? We should be that way tomorrow.

Thank you all for the comments that I have so enjoyed. Even when they were annoying, it was fun. No politics on this one. Just best wishes for all.

Posted by: jack at November 24, 2004 11:14 PM
Comment #37118

George, Rocky, and Jack, thank you all for an envigorating year of give and take, debate, and perspective. If you didn’t care, you would not be here at WatchBlog, and regardless of political differences, I am grateful that folks such as yourselves care enough to share ideas and perspectives in this space called WatchBlog toward an even better America and future for us all.

Posted by: David R. Remer at November 25, 2004 12:08 AM
Comment #37128


I hope this Thanksgiving finds you truly thankful for the immense blessings we have, especially in this country. Many of the little things that we take for granted, such as even having this medium to exchange ideas or being ableto express our ideas freely at all, are among the wishes and dreams of other populations.

As many problems as there are, both real and perceived, we have much to be thankful for.

I’m not sure whether Buddhists celebrate Thanksgiving any differently, but having been impressed with the content and style of your commentaries, I’m certain it will be celebrated with style.

Happy Holidays to all.

Posted by: joebagoTURKEY at November 25, 2004 07:07 AM
Comment #37147

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the Thanksgiving and Winter Solstice Holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

Best wishes as well for a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2005, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great (not to imply that the U.S. is necessarily greater than any other country), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

( TERMS and CONDITIONS - By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher. )
Actually, all, please have a “Happy Holiday” !

Posted by: Daniel at November 25, 2004 11:57 AM
Comment #37273

This is not a happy Thanksgiving for me due to a certain thing that happened on a certain date a couple days after Halloween. But I wish all of those out there who voted Bush a Happy Thanksgiving! You should be grateful that you got your man elected; at first I thought he had no chance at winning.

Posted by: warren at November 28, 2004 10:40 PM