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MoJoRiSin 11-27-2008 06:38 PM

Thanksgiving, not Thanksfeeling
Journal Entry: Mon Nov 24, 2008, 6:35 PM

To paraphrase the sermon from church this past Sunday ... There is a reason it's called "Thanksgiving" instead of "Thanksfeeling". If you are feeling thankful, take time to "give" thanks and share with someone/others.
Our Pastor read the following letter which has been circulated with any number of celebrity names on it.
I've yet to find the real source, but it's still a good read.

The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true given the source, right?

The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the president. In essence 2/3s of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change.

So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, ''What we are so unhappy about?''

Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter? Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job? Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?

Maybe it is the ability to drive from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state? Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter? I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family and your belongings. Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes , an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90 percent of teenagers own cell phones and computers.

How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world? Maybe that is what has 67 percent of you folks unhappy.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. , yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have , and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the President who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The President who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same President who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks?

The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me? Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad?

Think about it -- are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the "Media" told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day.

Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go.

They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ''general'' discharge, an ''other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable'' discharge after a few days in the brig.

So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans? Say what you want but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what sells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by "justifying" them in one way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this way -- Insane!

Stop buying the negativism you are fed everyday by the media. Shut off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country. There is exponentially more good than bad.

We are among the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative

source: http://ard-choille.deviantart.com/

monkeyknifightz 11-28-2008 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by MoJoRiSin (Post 402104)


Have you seen my wiener?:confused:

MoJoRiSin 11-28-2008 06:57 PM

^ cute, monkeyknife...
very cute

MoJoRiSin 11-28-2008 07:19 PM

(don't get too emotional over that one, a fairy is whispering in my ear::
"It was just a hunting tip"

MoJoRiSin 11-28-2008 11:46 PM

ha ha ha
my conductor (C)
was supposed to follow "magic"
however I was not looking at the last page
at the time

YsaPur EsChomuw 11-29-2008 02:57 AM


Originally Posted by Odbe (Post 345554)
This is like the word association and image association games, but instead you play both at the same time without trying to interrelate them.

That is, someone posts a word and an image, then you post a word in response to their word and an image in response to their image. Don't deliberately make them related, but you can get some weird coincidences.


MoJoRiSin 11-29-2008 04:34 AM

^ Ysa, thanks for covering my back (fixing the thread)
it is true, i did misread the directions
magic tracks =two feet in the snow
since birds can't walk in it and monkeys
don't do well in the cold
i had temporarily forgotten all about

YsaPur EsChomuw 11-29-2008 01:33 PM

It's all right really. Sometimes I get this eerie feeling that you don't read the thread descriptions, that's all.

MoJoRiSin 11-29-2008 06:10 PM

that's all folks ?

zero 11-29-2008 06:17 PM


MoJoRiSin 11-29-2008 06:32 PM

ysa, those urinals are obscene.

MoJoRiSin 11-29-2008 07:41 PM

When in 1 Corinthians 13:12 Paul tries to express the imperfection of mortal understanding, he compares our earthly vision to the dim and wavery view reflected by a typical Roman-era polished bronze mirror. Unfortunately, the classic King James translation rendered his metaphor rather confusingly as “For now we see through a glass, darkly.” By the time of the Renaissance, mirrors were made of glass and so it was natural for the translators to call the mirror a “glass,” though by so doing they obscured Paul’s point. Why they should have used “through” rather than the more logical “in” is unclear; but it has made many people think that the image is of looking through some kind of magical glass mirror like that in Lewis Carroll’s Through the looking glass.

MoJoRiSin 11-29-2008 07:46 PM

in mo's sefense
through a glass darkly popped into her head
(you know the Moody Blues) so she googlex it and

posted out of haste

however her fingers typed mirror ny accident
in lieu of glass

MoJoRiSin 11-30-2008 01:54 PM


MoJoRiSin 11-30-2008 10:44 PM

November is national novel writing month


nanowriMO : ) for short

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