Thanksgiving in the United States can be traced back to a 1621 celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The puritans brought the tradition of a Day of Thanks with them when they came from England to the new world. The first nationwide Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1789 when George Washington declared November 26 "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God".
Although a specific time frame for the holiday was not set until 1941, America has been celebrating a day of Thanksgiving and praise for almost 400 years. It has only been in recent years that Thanksgiving has become little more than a placeholder between Halloween and Christmas. Retailers completely gloss over the holiday and almost refuse to acknowledge that it exists except for the acknowledgement that it is a day off of work so that people can rest up for a big day of shopping on Black Friday. However, this year retailers are going even further in their dismissal of the holiday by treating the holiday as simply a way to draw in more customers, make more money, and further commercialize an already over commercialized holiday season.Read more
Is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz putting words in Marco Rubio’s mouth again? It seems so.
Rubio, in an interview with Bill O’Reilly last week, he said ACA needs to be repealed, and Democrats need to stop being stubborn. Rubio then predicted that everyone should”check back in 8 weeks.” Wasserman-Schultz took that to mean he wants another shut down and took to Twitter to make her point.
Problem is, Rubio made no such comment.Read more
You can tell a lot about a person and his priorities when you look in his checkbook. In Hillary Clinton’s case, you can tell a lot about a person when you see where she ASKS for money. Yes, America, Hillary is all over Hollywood, asking for money, and encouraging people to illustrate national service and early childhood development in movies and television programs. Just reading that makes me want to turn off my television and get out the Monopoly board.
Gina Hall writes in The Business Journals, “Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton visited the Paley Center in Los Angeles on Friday to encourage writers and television producers to feature storylines about national service and early childhood development.”
Let me get this straight, Hillary and Chelsea want Hollywood to illustrate what a great job the government does in dumbing down our children? Further, they would love to see story lines involving children in service to the government? I'm sorry, that sounds a wee bit like a load of propaganda to me.Read more
There are times many times when one wants to repeatedly slam his head against the wall when he watches politics in play. When liberals are in action, the game is painful to watch...understandably so; they truly believe that the ends justify the means. Therefore, anything they say or do in the past is not applicable to the present.
Harry Reid and the enactment of the nuclear option on filibusters is a case in point.
Way back in history, when the Republicans controlled the Senate, they too considered enacting the nuclear option to overcome the resistance of those rascally Democrats. As could be expected, the
Democrats said the heavens would fall and the end of the republic would be at hand if the Republicans did something so nasty, so extreme. Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Joe Biden are all on record for opposing such a legislative maneuver.
Now, things are, of course, different.Read more
A courageous mother in Texas has taken on the fight against C-SCOPE--the Texas version of what is more widely known as "Common Core", and whether nor not you agree with her, this story is infuriating. Alice Linahan, who gives of her time with no compensation whatsoever for a cause she fully believes in, has had an ethics complaint filed against her for being compensated as an unregistered lobbyist.
This is illegal in the state of Texas.
State Board of Education elected official/Microsoft paid lobbyist Thomas Ratliff had the nerve to file a false claim against Linahan. Fortunately the charges have been thrown out.
It seems Mr. Ratliff was more concerned about his own financial gain being at risk than what is best for our children’s education. Mrs. Linahan is questioning his position and the obvious conflict of interest. (see link below)Read more