Thanksgiving

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Guy D
10/15/2013

Thanksgiving 3

Great having family over and laughing hysterically during the Lions game. That said... Its even better when everybody leaves.

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Victor83
11/24/2011

Thanksgiving 4

Let's see...happy Thanksgiving to the prick(s) who recently hit me with 4 D's and all the other mopes with absolutely no life outside RIA. Happy Thanksgiving to those who don't believe in God but celebrate the holiday anyway- guess they're "thankful" only to Roger Godell(?)
Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who obsess over Arydan and Ralph and what they have to say.
Did I miss anyone?
If so, happy Thanksgiving to you as well :)

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C.Charles
10/06/2011

Thanksgiving 4

Adam Sandler's "The Thanksgiving Song" says it all.

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Dreaming0616
10/06/2011

Thanksgiving 5

My typical Thanksgiving, I bake something the night before and sleep in the next morning. It seems this year I will be heading Numbah's Moms house for an early Thanksgiving, eat have fun with friends, and maybe watch some football. Then we will be heading to my parents house and spend time there eating a little and maybe having a few drinks. Good times...

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Dreaming0616
10/06/2011

Thanksgiving 5

My typical Thanksgiving, I bake something the night before and sleep in the next morning. It seems this year I will be heading Numbah's Moms house for an early Thanksgiving, eat have fun with friends, and maybe watch some football. Then we will be heading to my parents house and spend time there eating a little and maybe having a few drinks. Good times...

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numbah16tdhaha
10/06/2011

Thanksgiving 5

Get up kinda late, head to mom's around the time football is starting, and throw down the buffet style spread. Turkey, stuffing, taters, sweet pickles, deviled eggs... football with a nap mixed in. Pie after the game, usually. This year I guess I get a double dose since I'm being boyfriend-like and heading to the family gathering of Dreaming later in the day. I shall be stuffed.

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Littledragon
09/19/2011

Thanksgiving 4

Let us all get together every year to warmly commemorate the time a few pilgrims sat down to a nice, comfortable meal with a few Indians; enjoying a nice entree of tender turkey followed by a dessert of... a violent rifle shot to the face!

Other than the rape of the land, the slaughter of Indians, and the spread of that perverse religion, I rather enjoy Thanksgiving and am fully looking forward to stuffing myself with turkey and re-watching Nightmare before Christmas.

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LadyJesusFan77 7
11/25/2010

Thanksgiving 5

I feel that if you have your health and your family, there's a lot to give thanks for.

I will be having Thanksgiving with my family and some very close friends. Looking forward to a wonderful time.

Just wanted to get on long enough to wish everyone here on RIA a happy Thanksgiving. And if you don't happen to celebrate Thanksgiving on this particular date, wherever you're at, have a good day, anyway.

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Jamie McBain
07/04/2010

Thanksgiving 4

I love the smell of turkey, eating at a large table with the family, and best of all....
left overs!

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Jester002
01/21/2010

Thanksgiving 4

Here's where the battle for those New Years Eve resolutions start. It's not so bad if your not over weight because those people only gain about a pound. However, if your already a porker, the average gain is five pounds...

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Djahuti
01/19/2010

Thanksgiving 2

While I do "give thanks" on this day,as on all others,I don't have any illusions about the Pilgrims,the Injuns,or what happened afterward.For a quick snapshot of my sentiments,go to Youtube and find William S. Burroughs "Thanksgiving Prayer".

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Randyman
11/26/2009

Thanksgiving 5

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends on Rateitall. My family and I are especially thankful this year. I am recovering from a nasty bout with pneumonia. While not yet 100% I do feel well enough to take on a turkey.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic My favorite holiday. A chance to get together with my family, eat good food and have a good time. It's a time to reflect on all the things that have went on during the past year, good and bad. And count our blessings.

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EschewObfuscat ion
11/26/2009

Thanksgiving 4

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving 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 favorable 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 enable 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 3d day of October, A.D. 1789."

I love this holiday. It's my parents 60th wedding anniversary as well. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Chalky
11/25/2009

Thanksgiving 4

Happy Thanksgiving to all my rateitall friends!!
If it isn't Thanksgiving tomorrow where you live then I hope you have a Happy Thursday :)

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Rjohnson71
11/18/2009

Thanksgiving 5

Thanksgiving is only one week away. What do you have to be thankful for? I'm thankful for my good health and for my cats. Eight days from now I'm going to eat so much turkey and stuffing that I'll have to get larger size pants.

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irishgit
10/12/2009

Thanksgiving 5

Canadians do Thanksgiving too, albeit we do it October. In fact, as I write this, we do it today. Much the same kind of thing as our American friends, complete with football (CFL style) and gorging.  I'm hosting my kids today, and preparing roast leg of lamb, baked glazed parsnips, asparagus with cashews and macadamias, with the usual pumpkin pie for desert. Add some football, a few boardgames, and a dram or two of the creature, and it should be a nice day.

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jrichardma
12/24/2008

Thanksgiving 5

The only holiday you get to see family and friends, enjoy good food, and NOT have to worry about getting into debt.

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Ridgewalker
11/28/2008

Thanksgiving 5

Original (10/13/08): Happy Thanksgiving to all of you Knucklehead Brew-swilling, Eskimo-tossing Nucks...

For us 'Mercans: Thanksgiving in Washington

***Since the graphics won't stick, here's a link to the comic***

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LawndartChucke r
11/27/2008

Thanksgiving 5

  Thanksgiving:  A time to celebrate Life, Family, Health and so many more things. 

I am especially thankful for all the men and women in uniform protecting our country and Constitution.  Because of them I have the right to put liberals in their places and prove them wrong on every issue they try to throw my way.  THANK YOU UNITED STATES MILITARY!!!!!!!!!

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GenghisTheHun
11/26/2008

Thanksgiving 5

This is the American Holiday. It was and I would hope it shall continue as a great family holiday that people of all faiths or even lack of faith can celebrate.

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FranksWildYear s
11/26/2008

Thanksgiving 5

I'll echo irish's good wishes in your day of feasting and thanks, and would also like to thank Ridge for foregiving my snotty remarks when he extended season's greatings to me a few years back.

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Sierracore
08/09/2008

Thanksgiving 5

I love Thanksgiving.  I love to cook, and being in the kitchen with my mom is so fun.  We get up very early and my mom starts getting the Turkey ready to stick in the oven.  We always turn on the Rose Parade, even if we don't watch it.  Things are very different now, though.  I became a vegetarian.  But it still feels like Thanksgiving to me, even if I don't eat Turkey anymore.  It does get kind of boring year after year, especially if you have the same dishes.  It's something about food that brings people together.  :)

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ksyankeefan
10/28/2007

Thanksgiving 5

The three Fs. Food. Family. Football.  What's not to like?

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uncnc08
09/18/2007

Thanksgiving 5

Love this holiday the most.My brother and sister and I are all in separate colleges manage to get home.There is something about waking up on that morning and smelling turkey and watching the football games in the afternoon that  you just can't beat..

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CanadaSucks
04/12/2007

Thanksgiving 5

The best. Food. Family. Football. A gentle reminder of the ethnic cleansing of native American tribes. Long lines at the airport still don't drag down this holiday.

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puppyloverkb
01/09/2007

Thanksgiving 5

I love Thanksgiving because it gives me a chance to get together with my relatives. I hardley ever get to see them, and it is always nice to know, that at least one day out of the year gets to be spent with my family.

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BlessedBeSiame se
08/30/2006

Thanksgiving 5

Who doesn't love this day, it's a day of giving thanks for all that you do have! I always cook a huge traditional Thanksgiving dinner and have family and friends over. Don't forget the leftover turkey!!!

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gamerman
03/09/2006

Thanksgiving 5

One of my favorites. I respect the pilgrims and the Indians, but I never think about that on Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving, I'm thinking about two things: The Cowboys game, and food.

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sfalconer
10/10/2005

Thanksgiving 1

Lets face it folks this is an excuse for people to stuff themselves once a year and not feel to guilty about it. They should change the name to eat'in day. Besides the pilgrims sat down to eat with the natives, and then they ended up shooting them, not a great basis for a national holiday.

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Kairho
10/09/2005

Thanksgiving 1

The one time a year I have to visit the MIL. No wonder I don't like the holiday?

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texasyankee
05/16/2005

Thanksgiving 5

This is my favorite holiday. Nobody expects crazy outlandish gifts, as on Christmas, I get to do some of my favorite things which is cook, eat, get together with family and friends and watch some football on TV; what can be better?

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tocwelsh
01/06/2005

Thanksgiving 1

A great opportunity for all the family who hate each other to get together for a few hours,,,,,terrible holiday.....

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Mr.Political
11/26/2004

Thanksgiving 5

Well, now comes my favorite part- the left overs!!

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bibliophile
11/25/2004

Thanksgiving 5

I enjoy Thanksgiving even though I don't like to overeat. It's just too uncomfortable. But I love people, and especially being with people I love. I really do try to spend Thanksgiving reflecting on all I have to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is better than Christmas because there's all of the joy with much less of the stress. Personally, I would be thrilled if Christmas were not so much about presents. Thanksgiving just takes away so much of that stress. I too am hoping very much for the safe return of friends and extended family members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. I will be most thankful when they return home, though.

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kamylienne
11/25/2004

Thanksgiving 5

My absolute favorite holiday! This is a holiday that pretty much anyone can appreciate, and it's all about appreciating everything that you've got, which is really important. It's not about getting presents, it's about everything you already have. You get to spend the day with the people you care about, sit down and stuff yourself stupid . . . it even makes cleaning the whole mess up later so worth it! If there were a paradise for me, everyday there would be Thanksgiving! UPDATE: Not to bring people down right now, but here's a stinging reminder about what's there to be thankful for: one of my co-workers found out that her brother had died over in Fallujah a few days ago. I can't even begin to imagine the pain she and her family is going through right now, and I know this has to be especially hard during a holiday that emphasizes togetherness and family. It's easy to forget to not take for granted the people that are close to you; my thoughts to every family who's spending this holiday for the first time without their loved one.

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jgls
11/01/2004

Thanksgiving 5

by far my favorite holiday because it combines two of my favorite things, eating and football. would be the perfect holiday if sex was somehow worked into the mix, most likely after football and before eating. or maybe before and after football.

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Daccory
10/31/2004

Thanksgiving 4

As a traditional American holiday I would love to experience it but I always seem to fly home the week before it happens...I must alter my calendar next time.

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Seraph
10/05/2004

Thanksgiving 4

For me, this holiday has gone down a knotch or two since I've become a vegetarian, but some Thanksgivings my family does make a solid effort to provide a nice variety of food. I just like the feeling of Thanksgiving...very laid-back, comfortable, and well into the heart of Autumn (my favorite season). I usually have to pretend to be tired and full like everyone else after dinner, because on a diet of artichokes and yams and bread I don't feel all that full.

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WarGamefan93
12/07/2003

Thanksgiving 3

I have yet to figuire what all the hype is about. On Christmas you can eat just as much and there is so much more than food!

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abichara
11/27/2003

Thanksgiving 5

Thanksgiving is the ultimate feel-good American holiday. It's our chance to stuff ourselves with good food and have a lot of fun. Most of all, it's a time when we have to be thankful for all the things that we have. Many times, we forget that we are very lucky to have the things that make life pleasant. We ought to thank the Almighty everyday for everything that we have, but Thanksgiving is the time to reflect on the blessings that have been given to us.

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kolby1973
11/27/2003

Thanksgiving 5

First I would like to say I love Thanksgiving because I get to spend alot more time with family and friends than what I usually get to. And 2nd, I would like to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and even my enemies on RIA. Have a great day....

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MissPackRat4Je sus
11/26/2003

Thanksgiving 5

Thanksgiving (affectionately known as Turkey Day) is a very important holiday to me. Of course I like to gobble (get it?) that delicious grub down as much as anyone else. In actuality, however, that's not exactly what Thanksgiving means. All joking aside, Thanksgiving is knowing and realizing all the blessings God has given me, which is something that pretty much occurs on an everyday basis for me. I've got family and friends I love dearly, a roof over my head, clothes on my back, overall good health, and food to eat -- among COUNTLESS things! I am constantly reminded of the many people who are out in the cold with nowhere to go, nothing to eat, and are lonesome. There are people who are handicapped, sick, and have had tragedy upon tragedy -- yet some of them are still able to find true happiness. Now, I'm not saying I don't have occasional bouts of self-pity and blues because I do (we all do, sometimes). Nevertheless, I constantly see the things I have as compared to the things I don't have. So, if one has the important things in life -- hey, that's really what counts.

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freebird_0128
11/19/2003

Thanksgiving 2

I'm going to be honest and state my true feelings for Thanksgiving. I grew up in Michigan where its a huge deal-fresh snow, large meals and come on, the Detroit Lions play every year on this blessed day. I often find it hard to celebrate this though. Based on lies and urban legend, we tell tales of sharing the meal with the Native Americans. But then to repay their generosity, we moved them off their land and introduced them to horrible diseases. Having a strong conscience, I just can't celebrate the demolition of this nation's first people. Not to mention, it is prime example of America's gluttony. Do you think Cambodia has a similar holiday? I think not. They don't have the abundance of wealth and selfishness that we are plagued with. Maybe I'm reading too much into a mindless Hallmark idea, but if I'm going to celebrate-I wanna do so with a clear conscience.

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tvtator
11/19/2003

Thanksgiving 3

Eat a stupid bird(yes Turkeys are stupid so if any Turkeys are posting on RIA, my apologies) and too much other stuff, watch football(if you like that sport) or go to a movie, then the next day charge like rabid dogs to the after Thanksgiving sales.

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Spaz
08/21/2003

Thanksgiving 3

thanksgiving is ok...theres always a huge fall fair around that time that i love...i also loe the food and being with family, but i hate turkey! Giving thanks is important too.

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mandie2000
06/07/2003

Thanksgiving 5

Thanksgiving is a wonderfull holiday. It a time to eat great food and not feel bad about it. Famlies come together and you don't have to go to work or school. Each year Thanksgiving is almost being forgotten. The stores have out all the Halloween candy and as soon as that is over here comes the Christmas stuff, well what about Thanksgiving. This is an important holiday to be over looking. Each year Christmas comes sooner and sooner until we won't have a Thanksgiving. People just want it to be the day after Thanksgiving so they can go shopping.

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Redoedo
05/20/2003

Thanksgiving 5

This is definately one of my favorite holidays of the year. For me, every year, it is a time for celebration for one because it marks the beginning of that month-long road to Christmas. The Christmas lights start going up around Thanksgiving. Moreover, it is a time when I can sit around with my loved ones and eat great food, and as Wiggum said, its probably the last non-commercialized holiday out there as people do not have to buy each other gifts for Thanksgiving. It is merely a time for all Americans to reflect on their life and give thanks for all of the blessings in our life and our country, and hopefully, help out those not fortunate enough to celebrate the holiday with a huge feast.

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RebelYell1861
05/15/2003

Thanksgiving 5

I always liked getting a few days out of school and gorging myself with mashed potatoes, ham, and turkey.

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ChunkyLover53
02/11/2003

Thanksgiving 5

Thanksgiving, along with Independence Day, is a very important American holiday. It is the day we give thanks to the Indians who saved the Pilgrims from starvation.

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BIGBABY
02/08/2003

Thanksgiving 4

Time goes by so fast that all people care about is the food and football. Despite that, Thanksgiving is a good holiday becuaes of all the food! The extended vacation means were out of school!

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