Just a couple of the non-traditional Christmas songs I love to listen to during the holidays, what are yours? Love, just love the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. If you have never had a chance to see them live, please do so. Okay, I know White Christmas is not non-traditional … I just love it!!!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Canon
Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo
Snoopy’s Christmas vs. The Red Baron – The Royal Guardsmen
Bing Crosby – White Christmas
President-Elect Donald Trump released a video message for Thanksgiving Day to begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by a shared purpose and very, very common resolve.
We are very blessed to call this nation our home. And that is what America is: it is our home. It’s where we raise our families, care for our loved ones, look out for our neighbors, and live out our dreams.
It is my prayer, that on this Thanksgiving, we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by a shared purpose and very, very common resolve.
In declaring this national holiday, President Lincoln called upon Americans to speak with “one voice and one heart.” That’s just what we have to do.
We have just finished a long and bruising political campaign. Emotions are raw and tensions just don’t heal overnight. It doesn’t go quickly, unfortunately, but we have before us the chance now to make history together to bring real change to Washington, real safety to our cities, and real prosperity to our communities, including our inner cities. So important to me, and so important to our country. But to succeed, we must enlist the effort of our entire nation.
This historic political campaign is now over. Now begins a great national campaign to rebuild our country and to restore the full promise of America for all of our people.
I am asking you to join me in this effort. It is time to restore the bonds of trust between citizens. Because when America is unified, there is nothing beyond our reach, and I mean absolutely nothing.
Let us give thanks for all that we have, and let us boldly face the exciting new frontiers that lie ahead.
Thank you. God Bless You and God Bless America.
MAY EVERYONE HAVE A VERY HAPPY, JOYOUS, AND SAFE THANKSGIVING!!!
Please remember today on this Thanksgiving Day, as you spend time today with family, friends and loved ones while feasting on turkey, stuffing or dressing for those in the South, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry and pumpkin pie, or sitting back 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. Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Proclamation 106—Thanksgiving Day, 1863 – October 3, 1863
By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation
The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields 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 fields 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 heretofore. 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, tranquillity, and union.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 3d day of October, A. D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.
As always, I would be remiss if I did not interject some humor into the Scared Monkeys’ Thanksgiving Day wish. This remains to me one of the top 5 funniest comedy skits in a show of all time … from WKRP in Cincinnati, “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly”. The full show of The Turkey Drop can be seen HERE.
MAYBE SANTA SHOULD HAVE SAID HILLARY WAS ON THE NASTY LIST …
One again we are witness to LIBS losing their minds, not being able to get over an election loss and no sense of humor. At a mall in Florida, Santa found himself in hot water after he made the comment to two children that Hillary Clinton was on the naughty list. HO-HO-HO. Of course a leftist mom lost her mind and complained. The mall Santa was then reassigned to another location and was provided sensitivity training. What are the chances the mom would have been fine if Santa had said Trump? Honestly folks, with all the scandals and crimes in this woman’s past, exactly what list do you think lying, crooked Hillary is on?
Sanford mall Santa has to say his “ho, ho hos” elsewhere after telling two children that Hillary Clinton was on the naughty list.
Last week an actor playing Santa Claus at Seminole Towne Center angered a parent for telling an ill-timed political joke to two children, reported Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG.
“Do you know who is on my naughty list? Hillary Clinton,” said a Facebook post from the children’s mother, reported WKMG.
The children’s mom complained to mall management and posted it to Facebook, where the story went viral.
Veterans Day 2016 … Thank You for Your Service to Protect Our Liberty and Freedom … God Bless You All
VETERANS DAY 2016 … THANK YOU!!!
Today on the 1th day of the 11th month we offer our thanks to all who have served and who currently serve in our military who protect our liberties and our freedom. We know all too well that Freedom is not free. It takes a special individual who is called to service to protect our liberties and freedoms. We thank the brave men and woman of our Armed Forces who have fought to protect our way of life. They are our true heroes. They are our role models. So many of our World War II veterans pass away ever day, the American heroes who like those that followed them into military service have made us so proud. Please take the time today to than a Veteran for their service.
Thank you for your Service to Honor, Duty and Country. You have our never ending thanks for the sacrifices that you and your families have made so that we might be safe. Thank you and God Bless!
Toby Keith – American Soldier
Secretary McDonald, Mr. Hallinan, distinguished guests and, most of all, our extraordinary veterans and your families: The last time I stood on these hallowed grounds, on Memorial Day, our country came together to honor those who have fought and died for our flag. A few days before, our nation observed Armed Forces Day, honoring all who are serving under that flag at this moment.
And today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who honored our country with its highest form of service: You who once wore the uniform of our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. We owe you our thanks. We owe you our respect. And we owe you our freedom.
We come together to express our profound gratitude for the sacrifices and contributions you and your family made on the battlefield, at home, and at outposts around the world. But America’s gratitude to our veterans is something always grounded in something greater than what you did on duty. It’s also an appreciation of the example that you continue to set after your service has ended — your example as citizens.
Veterans Day often follows a hard-fought political campaign — an exercise in the free speech and self-government that you fought for. It often lays bare disagreements across our nation. But the American instinct has never been to find isolation in opposite corners. It is to find strength in our common creed, to forge unity from our great diversity, to sustain that strength and unity even when it is hard. And when the election is over, as we search for ways to come together — to reconnect with one another and with the principles that are more enduring than transitory politics — some of our best examples are the men and women we salute on Veterans Day. (more)