Almost 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving 2014 on Food Stamps

THANKS BARACK OBAMA …

Welcome to Obama’s 2014 Thanksgiving for America. As reported at CNS News, nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program. Don’t worry though, the Obama’s wont go without, let them eat cake pie.

They don’t call him the Food Stamp president for nothing. But then again, he likes a government dependent class of people.

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As of this August, according to the most recent data released by USDA, there were 22,729,389 households on food stamps. That equaled 19.75 percent of 115,048,000 households in the country at that time.

In each of the two previous fiscal years, the percentage of American households on food stamps in the average was near 20 percent, hitting 19.4 percent in 2012, 20.4 percent in 2013.

As of August, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,484,828 individuals in the food stamp program.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2014 From Scared Monkeys … Thank You

MAY ALL OF YOU HAVE A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING …

Happy Thanksgiving

Please remember today, as you spend time today with family, friends and loved ones while feasting on turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry and pumpkin pie and maybe watching some traditional turkey day football, please take the time to think about what you are thankful for and give thanks to your blessings. We all have something to be thankful for, sometimes we just all too soon forget.  As President Ronald Reagan said on Thanksgiving Day 1986, “Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Rooted deeply in our Judeo-Christian heritage, the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation and our firm reliance upon Him from Whom all blessings flow.”

Thanks to all at Scared Monkeys who make it happen!

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1789:

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

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Daily Commentary – Monday, October 13, 2014 – Happy Thanksgiving to All My Canadian Friends

  • Always occurring on the second Monday in October, it is an annual Canadian holiday which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2013 From Scared Monkeys … Thank You To All

A special Happy Thanksgiving wish from Scared Monkeys …

As you spend time today with family, friends and loved ones while feasting on turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, cranberry and maybe watching some football, please take the time to remember what you are thankful for and give thanks. We all have something to be thankful for, sometimes we just all too soon forget.  As President Ronald Reagan said on Thanksgiving Day 1986, “Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Rooted deeply in our Judeo-Christian heritage, the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation and our firm reliance upon Him from Whom all blessings flow.”

Let us truly be thankful …

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I would be remiss if I did not say thanks to the many readers of Scared Monkeys both on the front page and in the forum who make it a joyous adventure. We do not all have to agree, that would make life pretty boring. But we do have to find a way to agree  to make America work. I am so thankful to the moderators, past & present, in the Monkey cage at Scared Monkeys.net, San, CBB, Bearlyhere and Nut44x4, who volunteer their time who keep the peace and add their incite to so many stories going on in the news. And MuffyBee, who although is no longer a mod, adds much content and comments to the conversation.  Thank you to Blink, at Blink on Crime who does such excellent and tireless work and crime sleuthing. I don’t say it enough Blink, but thanks for all you do and giving me a smack upside the head every so often. A special shout out and thanks to Dana Pretzer of the ‘Dana Pretzer Radio Show’ who brings us some of they best crime guests, and pundits in the game today and provides us with fantastic interview of crime and missing persons cases that is second to none! Even the ‘Elvis’ cup :-) . And a special thanks to Klaas, the oil that makes the engine work. Her hard work and caring of crime and missing persons cases is only outdone by here work behind the scenes. You are a treasure, thank you. THANK YOU TO ALL!!!

As I have always said, we don’t always have to agree, life would be rather boring if we all thought the same. Debate and sharing of ideas is a good thing, but we must try to be respectful.  However, what I have always found amazing is that so many people could come together, with different backgrounds, different thoughts, different ideas and work together toward a common goal on crime stories and missing persons. So many monkeys who truly care.  Have there been disagreements, you bet. Do we discuss things that create passions, you bet. But in the end, we can respect each other and know that we fight for a common cause to be victim rights advocates and demand JUSTICE!!!

A Happy Thanksgiving to All and God Bless!

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President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation to the United States in 1863:

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful years and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the Source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the field of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than theretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverance’s and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Abraham Lincoln

New York City Hurricane Sandy Victims’ Homes Looted over Thanksgiving Holiday

I guess there really is no honor among thieves …

As if the victims of Hurricane Sandy have not gone through and lost enough. Now it is being reported that storm victims in New York City and some of the most devastated areas have had their homes looted as well over Thanksgiving. One of the areas reporting looting is the Breezy Point section of Queens, NY that was one of the most devastated areas where hundreds of people lost their homes. Now we learn that others were robbed and looted on Wednesday or Thursday when many residents were away for the holiday.

Some residents of a New York City neighborhood that suffered fire and flooding during Superstorm Sandy say thieves looted their damaged houses over Thanksgiving.

The New York Post reports  that thieves struck at least three homes in the Breezy Point section of Queens.

The Post reports that there were 14 home break-ins in Breezy Point from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18. There were none during the same period last year.

Barack Obama’s 2012 Thanksgiving Message and Once Again Forgets to MakeReal Mention of God, Or Thank Him … You are No Lincoln

It’s an Obama world where it appears that thanking God on Thanksgiving is not an option or even a thought.

President Barack Obama released his Thanksgiving Day message Thursday and a once again he forgot to thank God. Interesting. Obama mentioned the right of freedom of religion and to worship as you please, but no reference to God, except “Because there but for the grace of God go I.” He went on to say that, “no dream is too big if they’re willing to work for it.” Work for it? What message has Obama ever sent that people should work hard for things? Instead he penalizes and punishes those who have worked hard and made something of themselves. Obama looks to tax the producers, the small business owner and redistribute their money to the moochers.

Today we give thanks for blessings that are all too rare in this world.  The ability to spend time with the ones we love; to say what we want; to worship as we please; to know that there are brave men and women defending our freedom around the globe; and to look our children in the eye and tell them that, here in America, no dream is too big if they’re willing to work for it.

We’re also grateful that this country has always been home to Americans who see these blessings not simply as gifts to enjoy, but as opportunities to give back.  Americans who believe we have a responsibility to look out for those less fortunate – to pull each other up and move forward together.

But did Obama really forget? Hardly, as noted by the Gateway Pundit, this is the fourth year in a row where Obama neglected to thank God during a Thanksgiving Day address. However, Obama had no problem while campaigning and BS’ing the American people to thank God and say God bless America. What I think I find most disturbing is Obama’s ends justify the means approach. Obama and his minions just ran one of the most heinous, divisive and vicious campaigns where they lied about their opponent and even accused him of murder.  Obama won reelection based on class warfare and dividing black from white, rich from poor, old from young, union from non-union and now President Obama. The most polarizing and divisive president ever now wants every one to come together as if he never ignited the fuse. This is the sign of a great politician who knows how to win an election at all cost and a lousy leader who just keeps individuals at each others throats. America has many things to be thankful for, Barack Obama is not one of them.

That’s especially important this year.  As a nation, we’ve just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy, and vital to our democracy.  But it also required us to make choices – and sometimes those choices led us to focus on what sets us apart instead of what ties us together; on what candidate we support instead of what country we belong to.

Thanksgiving is a chance to put it all in perspective – to remember that, despite our differences, we are, and always will be, Americans first and foremost.

There is a reason why Lincoln was a great president and Obama, not even close. Take a look at the Presidential proclamation from Lincoln in 1863 (VIDEO) and see if you cannot tell the difference. And if you cannot, you are hopeless. Check out what a great president said when division was wrought upon the United States rather than division from a president.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.   Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the field of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than theretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.   No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.   It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.

UPDATE I: Obama calls for religious freedom as Christians and Catholics accuse him of a war on religion.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2012 FROM SCARED MONKEYS

Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving from Scared Monkeys. 

On this day of  family, friends, football and food, please take the time to recall and express the things that you are thankful for. We all know that not everything goes perfect, we do not always get what we want and sadly there are those loved ones that are no longer with us this year. Through all the joy and hardship, we always find things that we can be thankful for. Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, God Bless!!!

We bring back a Scared Monkeys classic video circa 2009 … Sleuth and Thank you for being a friend

There may be no greater time than to remember President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation to the United States in 1863. There is a reason why certain presidents are considered great men.

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful years and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the Source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the field of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than theretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

In testimony wherof I have herunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

A. Lincoln

On a lighter note, it is a tradition for me to reference one of the funniest skits ever on what was one of the funniest comedy shows ever. Courtesy of WKRP in Cincinnati comes the every famous ”Turkey Drop” episode … “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” 

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Which One’s the Turkey? Obama Mocks Mitt Romney During Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning of Cobbler and Gobbler

It would appear that  Barack Obama is still lost in smallness …

President Obama took a swipe at Mitt Romney during the annual White House Turkey pardon event. Should we have expected any less from the most polarizing president ever? Obama pardoned two turkeys, Cobbler and Gobbler, but managed to seem hold a grudge against Mitt Romney and mocked him during the pardoning event. Obama told the audience he had one more “gift” to give before the country moved “forward.”

“So in the spirit of the season I have one more gift to give,” Obama joked in apparent reference to Mitt Romney’s claim after the election that Obama won by giving “gifts” to minority groups, Obama said he was going to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey, named Cobbler, and his stand-in, Gobbler.

“The American people have spoken, and these birds are moving forward,” he added.

Hmm, Cobbler and Gobbler best not get their hopes too high. It would appear that the turkeys that Obama pardoned last year are pushing up daisies. Peace, one of the two turkeys that Obama pardoned last year was euthanized Monday. Obama and Obamacare could not save the turkey and it may just be a sign of things to come for Obama’s second term.

Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death – days before the Thanksgiving holiday – was not suspicious.

Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had been dead after a weekend “illness.” But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird.

Daily Commentary – Thursday, November 22, 2012 – Thanksgiving on Food Stamps

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President Barack Obama Omits God from Thanksgiving Day Message … How Typical

WHAT HAPPENED TO THANKING GOD AND GOD BLESS AMERICA???

Why is anyone not surprised that President Barack Obama would provide a Thanksgiving Day message and omitting “GOD”. UNREAL. Take a good listen to this self-serving message where Obama does not reference “God”, but he mentions being thankful to doing his part. WOW. Most people wish you would stop doing your part and just let them be. Government is not the answer … “WE THE PEOPLE” are!

Obama stated that tomorrow would be better than today. Then Obama opined, no matter how tough things are right now, we still give thanks for that most of American blessings,  the chance to determine out own destiny. That is correct, Americans look forward to the 2012 elections to determine their destiny and rid themselves of you and the Democrat control

Obama stated that we are all our bother’s and sister’s keepers. Really? As the Gateway Pundit reminds us, since when has Obama been his brother’s keeper? Seems that if Obama was serious about being his brother’s keeper, he might actually start out with his own half-brother.

BTW, one of the Thanksgivings that Obama referenced in his above “non-God” referenced speech was that which took place during the Civil War. Take a good look at Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation from 1863 and the numerous references to God. However, why would Obama actually think there is a greater power than himself?

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy …

Other recent Presidential Thanksgiving Day messages:

President George Bush’s Final Thanksgiving Day Message

Americans are also mindful of the need to share our gifts with others, and our Nation is moved to compassionate action. We pay tribute to all caring citizens who reach out a helping hand and serve a cause larger than themselves.

On this day, let us all give thanks to God who blessed our Nation’s first days and who blesses us today. May He continue to guide and watch over our families and our country always.

Richard Nixon’s Thanksgiving Day message:

THE PILGRIMS at Plymouth had good reason to express their gratitude to God on that first Thanksgiving Day nearly three and a half centuries ago. Those who enjoyed the abundance of that first harvest had survived in a wilderness where suffering and want were their constant companions. Their faith in God’s mercy was strengthened and sustained in spite of hardship.

Throughout our history, Americans have celebrated this day in both a spiritual and festive fashion, rejoicing in the blessings bestowed upon them by our Creator.

Even former President Bill Clinton made references to God in his Thanksgiving Day message:

But across the years, we still share an unbroken bond with the men and women who first proclaimed Thanksgiving in our land. Americans today still cherish the fresh air of freedom, in which we can raise our families and worship God as we choose without fear of persecution. We still rejoice in this great land and in the civil and religious liberty it offers to all.

And we still – and always – raise our voices in prayer to God, thanking Him in humility for the countless blessings He has bestowed on our Nation and our people.

Let us now, this Thanksgiving Day, reawaken ourselves and our neighbors and our communities to the genius of our founders in daring to build the world’s first constitutional democracy on the foundation of trust and thanks to God.

Out of our right and proper rejoicing on Thanksgiving Day, let us give our own thanks to God and reaffirm our love of family, neighbor, and community. Each of us can be an instrument of blessing to those we touch this Thanksgiving Day – and every day of the year.

Take a good look at the VIDEO below of a real President, Ronald Wilson Regan, and his Thanksgiving Day message to America from 1985. How America longs for a President who cares more about the ideals that make America great and the Almighty, than himself. How small could a President be where they cannot thank the Creator and thank God for the gifts we have been blessed with.

 

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