By The Right Scoop


As I prepare to head to my mother’s house to eat Thanksgiving dinner, I wanted to write a quick post wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I also thought it would be great for you to share in the comments what you are most thankful for this year.

For me, I am most thankful that I still live in freedom, that I don’t live in a country where Christians are being persecuted, jailed, and even killed for their belief. America, I believe, was inspired by God and the world would be a much worse place without it. While we have a lot of work ahead of us, I am still very blessed to live in such a great country.

But as we well know there are still many Christians around the world that are suffering greatly right now, whose future seems rather dim, whether they be in Egypt or in Sudan or elsewhere. Let’s not forget them through this holiday.

Again I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and want you to know I am also thankful for all of you who read the The Right Scoop.

-TRS

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  • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

    to be honest with no family around, no job I can honestly say I dont have anything to be thankful for

    • TANGO40

      This is not a day for self-pity…

      Be thankful to God for giving you life…

      Happy Thanksgiving :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      Happiness is fleeting, so seek joy and contentment. Since I am a social hermit to some extent, I take solace in knowing that God is with me all the time. So many people suffer greatly in this world, so having a bed and food every day would be a big deal to some.

    • Rshill7

      Look up! You’re alive!

      • Conservative_Hippie

        Amen Rshill!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Be Thankfull you can share here. I’ll keep you in prayers ricci.

      • Rshill7

        Me too.

    • colliemum

      Ricci – I am sorry for your circumstances, but since you can type and read on a PC, I suppose you can see with your eyes, you are not blind.
      Is this not something to be profoundly grateful for?

      Might you not try and look at what you still have got for which you can give thanks?

    • sjmom

      Never give up, life will get better. Trust God, He loves you. :)

    • James1754

      Well you are above ground.

    • crosshr

      thanks for being straight forward ricci. you are in my prayers that things wiil take a turn to a brighter tomorrow. God Bless America and US ALL

      HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FRIENDS especially to you ricci

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Happy Thanksgiving crosshr!

        • crosshr

          same to you my Lady ABiC

    • BHliberty

      Phew ricci! So sorry for your situation! I’ve been there, been there indeed! It’s tough but you have some fine people here to lift your spirits! Hang in there and if you are in the Southern California area, you are more than welcome to join us for Thanksgiving! And thank you for your honesty!

      Happy Thanksgiving! I love this country!

    • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

      “It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.” ~W.J. Cameron

      • Rshill7

        That reminds me of this. Perhaps it inspired that writer as well:

        “All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.” (Proverbs 15:15 NIV)

        The writing of the carol “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” is very interesting too. Some folks might not know it is based on a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Heard_the_Bells_on_Christmas_Day

        OMG. I am within a half hour of gorging myself.

        • Is_Sense_Common

          Hoping you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Rshill7!

        • badbadlibs

          Thanks so much for the link. It’s a good reminder for me to do what I’ve been meaning to do for my family, that is compile a history of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. My husband’s grandmother’s maiden name was Wadsworth, of the above Wadsworth.
          I hope the “gorging” went well! ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

      every day above ground is a good day

    • theresaaa

      Be thankful you even have a family , people who love you . Be thankful you’ve been given another day .
      Last year about this time I was very depressed myself . I couldn’t find a new job after I was laid off , I have a 11 yr old grandson to provide for , holidays seemed like just another expense I couldn’t afford . Had to sell my car to get the gas turned back on .
      Then just before Christmas I found out I had breast cancer . Instead of wondering how I was going to pay for everything I began to wonder how long I’d be here , My grandson has never lived with anyone but me . We have a large family and I know he’d be loved and well taken care of .But how would he handle my death ?
      I had put off going to the Dr. so long … It looked bad .
      I under went surgery to remove the mass and about a third of my breast . Months of radiotherapy left me sick , weak , and almost bald . Some days I didn’t feel like I had the strength to pick my head up off the pillow .
      Then during one of my check ups they found I had contracted a MRSA infection in my breast , a wicked antibiotic resistant burrowing infection . Over the next 9 months I had 4 more surgeries to treat it . Finnally they took the entire infected area.
      Yet through it all I felt blessed . Family and friends were there through it all , our church took up donations to pay our rent and bills . My best friend paid to have my net turned back on and paid it for the next year . I can’t express how thankful I am to have so many angels watching over us .
      So far still no sign of cancer or MRSA has come back , I’m back on my feet and feeling stronger all the time .
      I still need to find work , still have the same problems I had before this happen the difference is now no matter what my troubles are I’m thankful for the time and another chance to work on them . I’m thankful I’m still here .

      • Patriot077

        God bless you, Theresa! I admire your courage and positive outlook – I’m thankful you are still here too. I know how difficult it is to live with the horror of cancer as some of my loved ones have suffered with it. Wishing you and your grandson the best Thanksgiving ever and continuing good health.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        God Bless you more theresaa!! You’re an inspiration. ((()))s

      • freenca

        Having dealt with the cancers of a loved one twice, you have come to the right place here at RightScoop, as there are more caring people here than you would believe. They will pray for you and have your back in any way they can! They are a wonderful bunch! They have helped to get me through my darkest hours! Times that I thought would be soo bad are made so much better for their caring, encouraging words and thoughts. And I also believe that their prayers have made a definite difference for us.
        Bless you and trust that the prayers of many are with you!

      • toongoon

        God bless you sister, I am sorry you have these continuing problems. But I am so inspired by your willingness to forge ahead and give inspiration to others. I will keep you in my prayers and ask for Gods healing hand to touch you.

        • theresaaa

          Patriot077 , AmericanborninCanada , freenca , toongoon ,

          Thank you all for your kind words , encouragement and prayers !

          I’ve found some of the nicest people here .

    • BikerHoop

      Ya know, ricci, I once had an attitude not unlike yours. Seemed everything I tried to do went wrong. The only saving grace was my wife and kids. Then one day something happened that changed all that.

      One day at work I was feeling a little off. Nothing serious, just some heartburn from some outdated meat-sticks I ate the night before. I’ll be fine. The burning sensation would come and go about every twenty minutes. A friend at work finally talked me into going home. Even though I drove in that morning I called my wife to come get me.

      By the time she got there I was fine, but went home anyway. I was home for over two hours when the sensation started again… but this time it didn’t go away. I told her it was time to take me to urgent care. By the time we got out to the car I told her, “Screw urgent care… take me to the emergency room.” To make a long story somewhat shorter, the next morning the doctors told my wife and kids they had no medical explanation as to why I made it through the night.

      You see, I had what is commonly called the ‘widow maker’. A heart attack that is caused by a severe blockage in the main artery going to the heart. In my case there were three blockages totaling 99%. The odds of surviving this particular incident are so slim it was given its nickname.

      So what’s my point? Simple. After that incident and the double bypass that followed I had a new appreciation for life. I was glad to just be able to simply put my feet on the floor in the morning… to be able to tell my family how much I love them… to be able to go to work or ride my motorcycle.

      My grandpa was a wise old man. He once told me something I’ve tried very hard to remember. “No matter how rough you think you have it, someone else is worse off.”

      If you look hard enough at your situation, I’m sure you can find SOMETHING to be thankful for. Sure, you’re situation is rough. But, there ARE jobs out there. It may not be exactly what you’re looking for, but will sustain you until things improve. Call any of the major trucking companies (or go to their websites). They are ALL hiring drivers and are having such a hard time they will train you. You’re income will start in the $35k-40k bracket (This is all assuming you’re of legal age to drive over-the-road).

      I wish you the best and hope you find a resolution to your situation quickly. In the meantime, don’t give up. Only losers do that, and you’re NOT a loser!

    • maynardb50

      Wife and I are having a baked chicken and some 99 cent stovetop dressing. Not a lot of money here either, but I sure enjoy being an American.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      ricci, I’ll say a prayer for you. Like rshill said, look upward!

    • 911Infidel

      Check this dude out. Think you got problems? His name is David Ring. He would say “I was born with cerebal palsy. What’s your problem?”

    • sybilll

      ricci, I wish you had told us of your lack of family sooner. One of us Scoopers would have welcomed you into our home. We are a family, and we take care of our own. In the next open thread, let’s discuss your employment options. We are a family, and that’s what we do. The least I can offer is my cyber {{{{HUG}}}}.

    • 12grace

      I feel compassion for you ricci, it sounds like you are in a lot of pain. Please know, that their is a loving G-d that will help you through your pain. Just talk to him.

  • TANGO40

    I’m thankful for having such a wonderful family… and I’m thankful for all of the Patriots that have served and who are still serving in our Armed Forces…

    God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    thankful that this election proved to me how lost we are.
    now I know for sure crashing it all is best way to go.
    no more band aids. excise the wounds.
    thankful I am now clear headed over it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      That is a good thing to be thankful for. So many people just struggle without understanding, and will be hit harder because of it, in the end.

  • badbadlibs

    From God I’m thankful for mercy, long suffering, forgiveness, the Cross of Calvary that made all blessings possible. I’m thankful He said He would never leave nor forsake those who belong to Him.
    I’m thankful for my family and the Lord Jesus who continues to bless, in spite of the current political conditions.
    I LOVE America and believe she was created by the God who calls Himself Love and demonstrated it on Calvary.
    God bless all my friends here on RightScoop, you guys/gals are the best.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Rshill7

      Oh boy, that’s a goodun’ :-)

      • badbadlibs

        Thank you, Rshill7! :)

    • BlueGood

      To all of my American Brothers & Sisters…please accept my heartfelt great wishes to you all for a very wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving.

      My prayers are with you….

      Den Zegen….(Blessings without end….)

      B.G.

  • http://twitter.com/nickmarschel straw man

    I am thankful for http://www.therightscoop.com. Enjoy your holiday scoop!

  • poljunkie

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    RScoop, Thank you for taking the time every day to maintain this fantastic meeting place. I have made many wonderful friends over the years- who I enjoy hanging out with. discussing with, laughing and crying with, and sharing tidbits of my life on a daily basis.

    Thanks also to Kenin, K-B and AB’s for doing such a fantastic job of keeping Tombstone safe.

    Im thankful that I have another milestone to share with family, in the best Country in the world. We will get thru this adversity, and come thru stronger.

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    Amen to your post, Scoop.

    We re-located from California 5 years ago but will be enjoying this day with some new friends [also Calif refugees] who live nearby.
    I forwarded the TRS link about the Nubas in Sudan to all our family to remember what we should be thankful for and never stop fighting for.
    That story haunts me…http://www.therightscoop.com/must-watch-islamic-jihad-in-sudan-life-in-the-caves-of-the-nuba-mountains/

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

    I am thankful for peace of mind and contentment. I am thankful for a warm house and food to eat. I am thankful for my bed at night, clean water to drink, and my health. I am thankful that there are many people who also seek righteousness in the world, though they are losing the battle. I am thankful for God’s plan of salvation and bible prophesy to know what is coming.

    • colliemum

      All what you say are indeed things to be profoundly grateful for – I say this because they are the same things I give thanks for every day.

      But I wouldn’t be so sure that the people who seek righteousness are losing the battle!
      God knows who they all are – and while it may look as if they lose the battle here in this world, in His eyes they are winning. We do not know how their battles are influencing the fate of the world according to His plan, so trust in Him because what might look like losing to us will look like winning to Him.

      • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

        We are winning the most important battle, which is eternal. The lord of this world will have his season, and then be gone.

  • Rshill7

    I’m thankful to have been born to a Christian family in America. For freedoms too often taken for granted. Freedom of thought, expression and religion. Freedom to start and run a business, which we’ve done for 14 years.

    I’m thankful for abundance enough for comfort. For Jehovah Jireh, which means, The Lord will provide. We actually inscribed those words into the cement foundation of our house before the walls went up, along with a Bible verse or two.

    I am very thankful for my kids, and that I was fortunate enough to find a precious life partner in my beautiful wife, who’s in the kitchen right now whipping up an absolute storm of tastebud ticklers and belly plumpers.

    I’m thankful for like-minded, and like-hearted, Patriots…all of you.

    Yay!

    Happy Thanksgiving friends. I just love ya’!

    Rs.

    • sjmom

      Back to ya. :)

    • toongoon

      Have a blessed day brother.

    • nibblesyble

      Back at ya!

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Scoop, I hope you, Ken, K-Bob and all of our Scoop family have a Blessed, happy and Safe Thanksgiving!!! I am thankful so much for this site, all the folks here, our Scoop family… I am thankful to our Troops!! I am thankful to our Lord, for He is in control, even when everything seems crazy.
    God Bless our Troops,God Bless Scoop. :-) Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

    • toongoon

      We almost had duck today, But I said “NO WAY”.

      Happy Thanksgiving sister.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        lol. Good boy!

  • colliemum

    Dear TRS – one of the things I am thankful for is this, your site, and the wonderful community here, which is more like a huge family.
    Thank you!

    I think this Holiday of Thanksgiving is a beautiful Holiday, and it should remind us all, not just all of you in beautiful America, that giving thanks is not just something we do every day in our prayers, but also something joyful which we can share.

    As always, there are the small things which I am grateful for.
    These last fifteen minutes we had the most violent rainstorm coming down. The raindrops jumped nearly four inches where they hit the road – it sounded as if a train was running across roofs and windows, and it looked as if smoke was driven down the road in the gale, so dense was the rain.

    So right now I am grateful that I am sitting in a dry house, warm, with the housewolf curled up next to me on the sofa, dozing and dreaming of dinnertime approaching … remembering that in other circumstances I might have none of this.

    I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving with all your family, a festive meal, happy hours, and that all will be well just for this day.

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that we are not France, yet. At the rate we’re going, I don’t know if that will be the case by next Thanksgiving, though.

  • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

    TERM LIMITS!!!

    • sjmom

      LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

      You mean like limiting Obamas second term to a couple of days? :)

  • tinlizzieowner

    I’m thankful I’m not off fighting a war in some filthy foreign country like I was Thanksgiving 45 years ago and saying ‘Thanks’ to my young ‘Brothers and Sisters’ who are doing that right now.
    I’m thankful God has let me live long enough to be able to take my grandchildren for rides in the ‘Tin Lizzie” today.
    http://dc363.4shared.com/img/Pod_RRHp/s3/IMG_001720_Small_2.jpg

    • colliemum

      Gosh – I’d love a ride in that ‘Tin Lizzie’, too!

      (Green with envy – no, mustn’t be envious, it’s bad, not done, not good form, get a grip, colliemum!)

      • tinlizzieowner

        That’s the leisurely ride. You want to get some adrenalin pumping? You need to take a ride in my Chevy V8 powered, 1960 Rambler. ;-) ;-)
        http://dc436.4shared.com/img/_W0ckKsx/s3/Eddies20Runbler2000220_Small_2.jpg
        I thank God that I’m still young enough at heart to drive this thing like a teenager.

        • Terrenceor

          When cars were more than transportation, but were freedom!!

          • tinlizzieowner

            It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see the Obama ‘machine’ put a luxury tax on ‘capitalist hobby cars’ like mine, if they didn’t outlaw them completely.
            The Model T is good for about 45 mph, I don’t know how fast the Rambler will go, even I don’t have the guts to find out, probably 140, 150 mph. I do know it shifts from 2nd to 3rd around 90 when you really stand on it. ;-);-)

        • colliemum

          Gosh – I’d love that, too!
          That car is seriously w-i-c-k-e-d, man – as my then teenage son would’ve said!

        • sjmom

          Gotta ask. My mom had a 1961 Rambler with push buttons instead of d, d2 etc on the column. Does yours????

          • tinlizzieowner

            There’s very little ‘Rambler’ left about mine. It’s got a Chevy 350 V8 engine. GM Turbo 350 trans with a floor shift.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Thank you tinlizzieowner.

      Awesome ride my friend :-)

  • Haywoodjbl

    I am thankful for a beautiful family, a son in law who is still safe on his sixth tour as an Army Ranger in Afg and a great wife who I have been married to for 32 years as of a few days ago.

    Scoop, I am thankful for this site which is such a great forum and site to share thoughts of our fragile Republic and how much we need to be on guard for those that would take it from us.

    Have a GREAT Thanksgiving and suggest that everyone should go to RUSHLIMBAUGH.COM to read his short version of the true story of Thanksgiving….it is well worth the five minutes.

    • poljunkie

      Wow 32 years! Congratulations! We will be celebrating 28 on saturday!

      Your Son in Law is a courageous man… our hat’s off to him, and he has our greatest respect.

      • Haywoodjbl

        Poljunkie, thank you for your congrats….We are very proud of our son, he is very courageous and gets bad guys on all of our behalf…thank you for your nice comments about him.

    • gunclinger

      RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!

      May God bless and continue to keep your son in law safe while in the rock pile.

      My son spent 2 deployments as a Ranger medic, 1st Battalion.

      Those guys are DOUBLE-TOUGH!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      THank you for your son Haywoodjbl!! Congratulations too :-)

  • deTocqueville1

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone and a special thanks to you folks at RS for all you do and the great work for the conservative/libertarian cause.

    • colliemum

      Happy Thanksgiving to you – and a question (yeah, ok, I’m nosey …): is this a Border Collie Cross I spy in your av?

      • deTocqueville1

        Hi colliemom, sorry for the late reply. Yes about an eighth black Lab. I had a whole pack of them (Borders, dad 100% pure with the yellow wolf eyes) for many years (seven) in my days on the farm. They drove off a pack of Timber Wolves from the wolves territory and it cost me many sleepless nights sitting on the front porch steps listening to the battle through the forest. But miraculously, they all came home one by one, sometimes with a nick and some blood. I swear when we went to the next farm those wolves cracked open the champagne and dined on some extra white tail deer. If you have never seen a Timber Wolf you must understand they stand 3 to 3.5 feet tall at the head with massive chests and huge heads. Very fierce but intelligent. The Borders were faster and always attacked from the back and side, just like the wolves would have done had they been as fast.

        • colliemum

          Thank you so much for that reply – never mind about ‘late’, I was fast asleep anyway, due to the time difference.

          What you write is totally fascinating! I’ve always thought that Collies have kept a lot of the original wolf behaviour, which can be seen in their herding activities. I never knew they’d attack wolves – the last wolf was killed in the UK around 1750 or so, so defense against wolves wasn’t needed. That’s why I am so fascinated by your description of your Collies going after those wolves, and using wolf hunting behaviour. Wow!

          So, which parts of the Labrador did your Collie X inherit? I had one who’d got all the greedy bits of a Lab – he was always ‘there’ when I opened the fridge door …!

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …have a great Thanksgiving RS .”(period)

    and may G-D Bless you.”

  • sjmom

    First, I am thankful to God for His goodness, mercy and love; for my family and all with which He has blessed us. I am also thankful for our nation because it is still the best nation God ever put into the earth. It was also the Lord who directed me here to the Right Scoop.

    Secondly, I am thankful to you, RS, for you have given me a home to express myself and my opinions in a friendly venue, my internet family.

    Last but certainly not least to all of my friends here at Right Scoop. Your wisdom, wit and friendship I treasure. So many times you have made my day brighter just by being here.

    May God richly bless one and all not only today but everyday. Enjoy your turkey everyone but save room for the pumpkin pie! :)

    “Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ” (2 Cor. 2:14)

  • GreenBeretWay

    8 – 15 lb. turkey
    1 cup melted butter
    1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is Good)
    1 cup un-popped popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHER’S LOW FAT IS BEST)
    Salt/pepper to taste

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter,
    salt, and pepper.
    Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan making sure
    the neck end is toward the front of the oven, not the back.

    After about 4 hours listen for the popping sounds.

    When the turkey’s a$$ blows the oven door open and the bird flies
    across the room,…. it’s done.

    And, you thought I didn’t know how to cook… !!
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.

    • tinlizzieowner

      That’s great! ;-) ;-)

    • poljunkie

      I was wondering what the pop corn was for!
      :-)

    • Rshill7

      Hey Green, here’s a lovely little song that makes me laugh every single time no matter how many times I hear it:

      Aaahahahaha!

      • sjmom

        LOL

      • Rshill7

        Ok, this is one more…a more serious one. I am really, really liking this guy lately.
        He is just awesome.

        To all my Scoop buds out there, especially anyone who might be a little depressed…just wait till this song/video gets going good.

        Oh yeah. That’s my kind of music right there. Give it a click one time.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          That made me cry mybear, but I loved it. Never heard it before. Thank you.

          • Rshill7

            I know right? This one by the same guy is even better than that one. Super good video too. This is the one that made me a fan…since yesterday :-)

            It’s also part of a soundtrack of a new movie. “Wreck It Ralph” I think. OMG. It’s like an anthem…so is that last one.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              That was great! I added it to my you tube favorites. I’ve never heard of this guy before. He’s different, and I like it. This one didn’t make me cry… it made me want to fight. But I’ve been fighting all week, and today I’m supposed to rest ;-) Not happening.
              xoxoxo myBear.

              • poljunkie

                Rest? How did you get out of cooking????

                :-)

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Sisiter in law ;-) I’m making the side stuff. Green beans are almost done, I “riz” my rolls over night and baked them this mornin’ and making the salad now. ((())))s

                • poljunkie

                  I make the entire dinner, and i’m the only one that ever eats the salad.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  lol. You’re a good’un pol. I eat salad too.. usually. Didn’t tonight though. But I was a good duck, didn’t have any potatoes, just stuffing ;-) turkey, greenbeans and squash cassarole. It was good and I am pleasantly full. xoxoxo

                • virginiagentleman1

                  And milady, I am seeking YOU out to return your sweet greetings!

                  A very HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and yours! VG

                • poljunkie

                  Thank you VG. I am sooo glad it sounds like you had a fantastic day.

                  :-)
                  Warmest greetings!

        • GreenBeretWay

          Really unique sound.The lead reminds me of someone just can’t quite put my finger on it though. Jagger/Steve Tyler?

          Well, this is it guys, that is all – five minutes in and I’m bored again
          Ten years of this, I’m not sure if anybody understands
          This one is not for the folks at home; Sorry to leave, mom, I had to go
          Who the f*ck wants to die alone all dried up in the desert sun?

          Awesome words.

          Thank you rshill. I enjoyed.

        • GreenBeretWay

          A buddy turned me on to this guy the other day.Thought you might enjoy.

      • freenca

        Now, that was F_U_N fun!!!

    • toongoon

      Just peel the meat off of the walls. Mmmmm, sounds to me!

      Happy Thanksgiving sir.

    • sjmom

      You made my day because I laughed so hard my husband, in the other room, could hear me.

      A recipe to remember. :)

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Happy Blessed Thanksgiving myGreenBeret.

    • colliemum

      Love it!

      :-)))

    • virginiagentleman1

      My Delta ‘son’ likes to tell me that you folks who wear the Green Beret have your own way of doing things! These baking instructions are PROOF POSITIVE of that!

      Happy Thanksgiving Warrior, and wherever you are in the world today, I pray that you are with people you love and who love you. VG and Family

    • freenca

      Thanks for YOU GreenBeretWay! You are a joy! Our freedom cannot survive without you and your brothers defending it. And if you want to actually eat a turkey next year, leave out the popcorn. HA HA! ;-)

    • Is_Sense_Common

      I found this recipe in my grampa’s kitchen after he’d passed. It made me laugh hysterically through tears. So glad you shared it here GBW! God bless you man!

  • DCGere

    Happy Thanksgiving all.

    Im thankful for our military. May God protect them all.

  • gunclinger

    This was a devotion sent to me:

    “Of course we’re supposed to be thankful on Thanksgiving. But it occurs to me that we’re not very good at this. By we, I don’t mean the editorial “we” by which I’m pointing the finger at the rest of Americans for being ungrateful while I ignore my own ingratitude. By we I don’t mean the “Church” by which I think the problem is the rest of those ungrateful brothers and sisters in the Lord while I silently pretend I’m not full of unhealthy entitlement.
    No, I’m talking about me and my own ingratitude. And of all people, shouldn’t it be me that’s the most thankful? Whose first language is one of thanksgiving? After all, it’s me who was sovereignly chosen to salvation, who was brought from death to life by the mercy of God at the cross. It’s me who is the recipient of God’s resurrection power, giving me new life, endowing me with the Holy Spirit, gifting me to serve God, and securing a beautiful eternal city where I’ll dwell with God forever.
    It occurs to me that, of all who should be grateful, Christians are at the front of the line. And yet it is us–it is me–who are the least grateful. We belly ache about the state of our country, posting our beefs on Facebook and Twitter, muttering them at the coffee shop and the water cooler. We complain about our jobs, our marriages, our children, our in-laws. We rail against the faults of the Church worldwide, the church local, and that cranky old neighbor next door. When we’ve exhausted these complaints, we moan about the weather.
    But our lips should resound with praise. Of all people, we who have been touched by the gospel, should know the depths from which we were rescued. We, of all people should recognize the simple gifts of beauty from a gracious God. Sunlight, oxygen, green grass, rows of harvested corn, breath, blood, life, and community. We, of all people, should enjoy the fruits of American prosperity: political stability, food, order, money, iPhones, clean shirts, education, books, coffee, and a warm coat.
    God’s people should speak first the language of gratitude. We should treasure, rather than bemoan, our closest relationships. We should overlook rather than highlight the flaws of those we love. We should embrace, rather than run away from, hard work and accomplishment and purpose.
    I wonder the effect on our culture if Christians first simply expressed the unadulterated joy of a man in prison: The Apostle Paul. Where others would complain, he said, “Rejoice.” Where others would give up hope, he said, “I’m content.” Where others would rail at God, he said, “To live is Christ, to die is gain.”
    Imagine the impact if this attitude prevailed among God’s people. Imagine the impact if it simply prevailed in me. “

    • sjmom

      Wow, so true. Thanks.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Amen. Thank you gunclinger. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

    • crosshr

      Imagine that I’m not going to church for the rest of the year after reading your full sermon gunclinger. you load me up to overflow, and here I go, football all Sundays, lol

      Happy Thanksgiving my friend

    • colliemum

      Thank you, and Amen – this is so true!

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Thank you so much for posting that, gunclinger. It really spoke to me – especially after a seemingly challenging day. God bless you, and please know that by posting this devotion, you have been a blessing to others. And for that, I am thankful! :)

    • toongoon

      Amen brother.

  • TLaMana

    I can not be thankful, only hopeful that the Mayans were right.

    • crosshr

      I’m trying watch and pray TLaMana. Whatever will be will be, but JESUS IS LORD OF ALL ! He’s my HOUSE OF REFUGE and thankfull for that today

      • nibblesyble

        Amen!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
      Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
      For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

      Psalm 100:3-5

      Happy Thanksgiving T.

      • freenca

        Seeing literal sheep in a pasture today had that effect on me. The baby lambs and their mother ewes proving the blessings of life. We need to go to the countryside more often, I think.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          The country is a good place to be :-) I’ve never seen sheep down here though… back home they were everywhere. (((()))) freenca!!

          • freenca

            (((()))) to you too ABiC!

          • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

            Free trade killed the American wool market, and most people quit raising them. We used to have a lot around here, but they are pretty much just a hobby animal now.

            My in laws used to raise sheep. They hired people who did nothing but sheer. Those animals were the dumbest animals I have ever been around. They are definitely a needy animal. If they get stuck in the mud, they just give up and die quickly. The yews would reject their own babies, and you have to hand raise them indoors. They call them “bummer” lambs. They certainly are a bummer, but really cute to watch in the field playing when they are young.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              I remember back home, I used to help one of the ladies I worked with deliever meals on wheels. There was an old run down farm just outside of town we delivered to the old lady there. One time in the winter, she told me to go look behind the stove (one of those old fashioned woodstoves with the pipe) There was a box with a baby lamb in there sleeping. It was adorable!!
              I know sheep are dumb creatures…. is it any wonder our Good Shepherd needs to take care of us so much? ;-) I’d give you a happy Thanksgiving greeting librtifriend, but it’s 1 am lol. So have a Blessed Friday :-)

              • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

                Bed time is here. Good night as well. Happy post Thanksgiving day.

        • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

          Man, sheep are dumb animals though.

          Sometimes those sheep just seem to have a death wish, because they don’t even try to survive.

          That is just the human sheep. The animals are interesting too.

    • colliemum

      The one thing anybody can be thankful for, whatever their circumstances, is the everlasting Love of Our Lord, the love wich is beyond understanding, which fills all of His Creation. It is there for you, even in the darkest places, the darkest hours.
      Praying that you will reach out to His love today.

    • freenca

      This morning I felt that way too, depressed and unhopeful, then I was warmed by the loving care of my most intimate friends and their relations and became once again faithful and renewed of the spirit that makes us us. Tonight I feel much better and am looking forward to further my hopes for another day, another hour, another minute, and another second. Seeing the youngsters and the grandsters restores my trust and happiness in the future.

    • gunclinger

      “I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.” – Psalm 69:30

      A while back, there was an episode of The Simpsons in which the family is celebrating Thanksgiving. When the time came to say grace, Bart Simpson bowed his head and said,

      “Dear God, we paid for all this stuff ourselves, so thanks for nothing.”

      The first time I saw this clip on TV I remember feeling a mix of emotions. On one hand, I was angry that such cynicism was being shown toward God and a day celebrating thankfulness. On the other hand, I couldn’t help but relate to Bart a little. I was at a time in my life when everything seemed out of control. I had no money, my life felt like it was stuck in neutral, and my future was looking pretty bleak. Why should I be thanking God for anything?

      If you’ve ever been in my situation, I want to point you toward a passage of scripture that helped me put things in perspective,

      “On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.’” – Luke 17:11-19

      It’s easy to spend our lives worrying and obsessing over the problems of life. It’s also easy to overlook a blessing in times of need, or forget to be thankful when troubled times have been put to rest. Be sure you don’t become one of the nine lepers, who were so happy to be cured that they forgot who cured them. This Thanksgiving, I encourage you to spend time remembering what God has done in your life.

  • poljunkie

    Do you guys remember this?

    The gang fromWKRP in Cincinnati …Ah, the 70’s

    • toongoon

      That was a great show. Blessings poljunkie.

      • poljunkie

        It was great, wasn’t it? Just what you picture a radio station to be like!!!

        Have a beautiful day!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      No one can forget that once they’ve seen it. Happy Thanksgiving Polsis. :-)

      • poljunkie

        Happy Turkey Day!!!

        I loved that show! All the characters were awesome. Dr Johhny Fever, Venus Flytrap. Mr Carlson. HAHAH

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Me too. Johnny was so cool! ;-) Thanks for making me smile today Pol.

          • Is_Sense_Common

            I always remember how he liked his coffee – like he liked his women: hot, black, & sweet. LOL!

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              lol YES!

    • Constance

      To this day, I can still remember when I watched this episode originally. I laughed long and loud. :)

  • James1754

    Happy Turkey Day to everyone. Have a safe and joyful Christmas and New Years. Enjoy the season.
    I am thankful for may family and friends. And a chance to fight another day.

  • toongoon

    I’m thankful for my family, those by blood, and those by conviction, you have all encouraged me in my resolve to act in changing the circumstances in which we now find ourselves. Your intelligence, wit, and friendship I hold dear. Thank you.

    A very Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Happy Blessed Thanksgiving toon!

    • virginiagentleman1

      I wish you and Miss Oyl a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving, Toon! God bless you brother! VG

  • Lee

    I am thankful for having the best neighbours in the world and that Canada borders on the United States ONLY.

    Happy Thanksgiving. G0d bless America.

  • Constance

    Although my family has all passed on, I am thankful for the memories I have. All the Thanksgivings of my life are filed away safely in my memory, and today, I can pull them out and revisit the people I love – mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles. I can see their faces and hear their voices and remember good and bad times. They have all left me, even though I am not old yet, but I remember – and I honor them today. I am also thankful for the internet – this wonderful tool that allows me to reach others who share my values. People like those here at RS. We are brought together across the country and the world, and we realize we are never alone. There are others like us, who truly care and understand the dangers we face at this time. God is working here. There is no doubt.

    God bless everyone today.

    • colliemum

      God bless you today, Constance, especially because you honour the memories of your family today.
      I share you gratefulness for the internet, being ‘alone’ in the old-fashioned sense because parts of my family also have passed, others live too far away. It is truly a wonder that we can share thoughts, jokes, ideas, our pain and our joy across thousands of miles. Hugs to you, dear sister – and I’m thankful that I met you here in this place.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Happy Thanksgiving sister. God Bless you. (((()))s

    • virginiagentleman1

      God Bless YOU Constance. You have a special place at all of our tables today, milady.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Marky_D

    Happy Thanksgiving friends from across the pond! I hope you all have a great well earned break and enjoy special times with your loved ones before getting back to fighting the fight – I’m still confident you can turn things around in your great country!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      God Bless Marky!

    • colliemum

      Hi Marky_D – greetings from this side of the Big Pond!
      How’s the weather been where you are?
      Hopefully you’re warm and dry, and not exposed to floodings!

      • Marky_D

        Hi Colliemum – sorry for the delay in replying! Yep, not too bad here – dry at home and only very minor flooding at the office. Hope you and yours kept your feet dry!

        • colliemum

          We did during the evening and night, although the gales and rain sounded as if being under attack.
          The playing fields this morning (out with the housewolf as usual) were another story: a total mud bath!
          Small dogs preferred to walk on the footpaths this morning …
          :-)

  • Pyrran

    Had an operation to remove my gall bladder 1 week ago. Thankful to have friends who got me to the hospital and thankful to be alive and kicking!

    Happy Thanksgiving All

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Wow Pyrran! I’m grateful too! God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving!

    • nibblesyble

      Nice! Happy to hear you are alive and kicking and have great friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        ((((((((())))))))s nibblesister!!! :-)

        • nibblesyble

          Right back at ya chicky! xoxox

    • virginiagentleman1

      We are glad you are back! Those CLOSE calls aren’t fun, I know!

      Happy Thanksgiving! Prayers of healing going up for you, pyrran! VG

  • Patriot077

    Today is spiced with special memories of huge family gatherings long ago and the delicious cooking smells of our sumptuous feasts. I am thankful that I was born into a loving family with parents who taught me and my siblings the value of hard work and perseverence. We learned resourcefulness by watching them make do with less, fix something that was broken, or find a new use for something rather than discard it. I’m grateful for God and his promises and the new babies recently welcomed into our family. I’m thankful that of all places God could have let me be born, I am an American.

    And pumpkin pie. :)

    God bless all our TRS friends and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Happy Blessed Thanksgiving Patriot!!

      • virginiagentleman1

        Really? Girlie? ROFL!
        Thanks for the e-mail…… buddy!

        • toongoon

          A special greeting to you sir. I hope you and your lovely wife enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving.

          • virginiagentleman1

            We did sir. Lots of family, food and football! Life is sooooooo sweet!

            Happy Thanksgiving! VG

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              lol! I am SO sorry myVirginaGentleman!!!! LOL! I got the mails mixed up!! Oh man. *blush*!!!!! :-(

              • virginiagentleman1

                That’s okay my buddy! ROFL!

                I got a huge laugh from it milady! No foul, no harm! lol!

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  :-) That’s why you’re such a sweetVirginiaGentleman :-)

    • poljunkie

      …With whip cream on top.

      Happy Turkey Day.

      • wodiej

        and on the bottom!

  • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

    So thankful for my faith, family and our dear military men and women who are sacrificing their lives for our great country! Our freedom is paid for by their sacrifice-God Richly Bless them on this day of thanksgiving!

    “The Lord has done great things for us, we are filled with joy.” Psalm 126:3

    Also thankful for The Rightscoop community! God bless all!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Cheryl.

  • Erdnay

    Yes, remember the Christians who are being pursecuted around the world but also remember the Jewish people who are under exteme pressure right now by those who resent their very existence and want to deny them their life, liberty and their country. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem”

  • Cindy09

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to you sweet Cindy!!

      • Cindy09

        Thank you so much, ABiC!! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving too with many more to come! God bless you and your family!

    • toongoon

      And also to you Cindy. :-)

      • Cindy09

        My best regards to you and your wife, kids and grandkids Toon!! We have so much to be thankful for! Have a blessed one! :)

        • toongoon

          Thank you sister. To you and yours as well. :-)

    • poljunkie

      Happy Turkey Day Cindy!!!
      :-)

  • nibblesyble

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my beloved Scoopsters…may your day be filled with great food, conversation, and of course celebration!

    • wodiej

      I second that!

  • 4Hoppes2

    Oh, the awe and wonder of the Miracle of the Mundane. From the very moment yesterday became today the innumerable amount of miracles to be thankful for is far too great for this mortal to grasp. May God bless all whose presence here and all who trust in the Lord.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I have been blessed. I just want people to have the same opportunities.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • pdxlady

    I am thankful and grateful for so many things. I feel so blessed reading all of the comments from my wonderful ‘extended’ (Scoop) family.

    Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

    “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thes. 5:16-18

    Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, my Scoop friends! Enjoy!

  • BikerHoop

    I’m thankful for the many blessings I’ve received from the Almighty… to have been born in this great country, to have loved and lived a life full of loving family and friends, to have had to honor to serve my fellow countrymen, to have had the opportunity to get to know many people heretofore unknown to me via the internet (yeah, that’s you guys).

  • toongoon
  • wodiej

    I am thankful for my God who is loving and without judgment. Who gives me faith and hope for without these there would be no reason to keep fighting for the freedoms we so often take for granted and many others do not have.

    I had a wonderful day w dear friends and my Mom. She said it was one of the best Thanksgiving’s she’d had in a long time.

  • puma_for_life

    I am thankful for John Fitzgerald Kennedy who said: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

    Obama said: Ask not what you can do for your country; ask what your country can do for you.

    Thank you John for sacrificing your life for your country.

  • conservative58

    Just had a nice Thanksgiving Day with my family!

    I’m thankful to God for ALL the many blessings in my life – family, friends, freedom, health, and so much more.

    We all have ‘ups and downs’ in our life, and I know a lot of us are feeling somewhat ‘down’ here lately. Whenever I’m struggling, I always try to remember the poem ‘Footprints’ and know that God will carry us through the difficult times. I thank God for always being there for us.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my Scooper friends!
    :-)

  • JeffWRidge

    What am I thankful for?

    Presidential term limits.

  • gametophyte

    Thankful I can respond the way I want to respond on this string and thankful others can respond the way they want to with no fear of government retribution.

  • gametophyte

    ricci; you have the freedom to post what you want to post on this site, you have people that care enough to leave you some words of encouragement, and if you dig a little you will find hope. Never give up.

  • tinker_thinker

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thankful I found the right scoop!

  • armyvet10

    I am blessed to have a wife of 29 years that still tells me I am well worth the aggravation I cause.
    I am blessed to have a daughter who does her best in school, and is a honest truthful person despite having a knucklehead for a dad, (that would be me).
    I am blessed and honored to have had the privilege to serve this country in the U S Army for over 20 years.
    I am blessed to have had a chance to not only complete high school, but obtain my bachelors degree in Business. (neither of my parents ever completed high school and all of this education was while I served in the Army, not an easy task, at least not for me)
    With all of these blessings, I am thankful that even with times being as difficult as they are, I can, with a most sincere heart, wish all a Happy Thanksgiving.
    To all who read this post, my wish for you are God’s love and blessings, and a thankful heart.

    God Bless you all and God Bless America.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      That was beautiful armyvet10. Thank you, I am grateful for your service. Happy Blessed Thanksgiving!

      • armyvet10

        Thank you ABIC for the kind words. (I hope using an acronym is ok) At a time when there is so much angst in the world we often forget how fortunate we are. During my years in the Army I was fortunate enough to have a sansei that helped me see things a little differently when I need to understand being gracious and thankful. During his instruction he would ask why I would become frustrated when I didn’t run as fast as I would have liked to, he would say “Why so frustrated, there are people in the world who can’t walk.” It forced me to look beyond my own struggles and see that these struggles we have can be used to strengthen us for the future. His teaching was to show his students that we should be empowered to overcome our limitations instead of empowering our limitations to overpower us. To re-tell this from a sermon I once heard, “Give no power to the dark one, he has more power than he needs.”

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          I welcome you to call me ABiC! All my good friends here do, or Duckie. Your teacher sounds like my pastor. He often reminds us, and includes himself (he is 91) that we might have aches, but at least we’re alive to feel them. That our feet might hurt, but at least we can walk… I like your quote there. It’s a good one,and one I need to remember. Thank you Armyvetfriend. :-) God Bless.

    • GiantM

      I couldn’t scroll down without saying something.

      Thank you for your service and your blessings brother. Well said.

      • armyvet10

        Thank you as well for the kind words, and may you and your loved ones find the blessings that God places in your path while traveling in this world. Love and peace to you and yours.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    I am thankfull for the vision of our Founders and what they stood for and fought for. I am grateful for those who are still fighting today even though it seems often times that we do not deserve it. I am thankfull for those who this week have helped me immensely in getting our Constitutional Freedom Party off the ground. Some folks have seen my comments this week, and Scoop, I’ve tried not to spam them ;-) So I am posting all the links here and now so folks can see what this is all about.
    Enough of us have been frustrated listening to the blame game coming from the GOP, and are sick of what the Republican party has become. We’ve been tired of fraud, bias and downright deceitful propaganda from the “press” and we are tired of our voices not being heard in an over grown government which is supposed to be representing us.
    So, instead of complaining, it’s time to get to work. Anyone who is interested in joining us, you can find out what we’re about here:
    http://constfreparty.blogspot.com/
    If you are on facebook, here’s our page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/246453535484363/
    and here’s our Youtube video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQWrMt3T6Ac

    If you are interested but not on facebook, please feel free to comment on the Declaration blog…
    and if you’re on twitter- I just got on today :-) Let me know how to find you.

    I am thankfull for our patriots.

    • Orangeone

      Wolfie tweeted to me a few days ago. I’m in! I’m on Twitter as @Orangeone4

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        are you on as orangeone sis?

        • Orangeone

          My handle is @Orangeone4

        • Orangeone

          I am not finding you on Twitter

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            I looked for you but there were a few orangeones. I’ll look again :-)

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            I think I just tweeted you (kitty?) Don’t mind me- I’m still learning lol.

            • Orangeone

              Yes, white kitty with black paws and pink background is my Avatar!

              • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                I said, Hey! :-D Sorry to be such a dork.

                • Orangeone

                  We’ve connected now!  PdxNancy helped me when I first started so paying it forward sis :)  We all have to learn.

  • GiantM

    I’m thankful I can “see” the screen in front of me, the ability type the words I’m typing and the friends made here.

    But most of all, thankful that I have my faith, my wife & children.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Happy Blessed Thanksgiving GiantBrother :-)

  • bjohnson55

    I am thankful I live in the country with the most freedom although that bar is being lowered every day Democrats are in charge. I am thankful God has shown this country more patience than it really deserves. I am thankful for my immediate family and the rest well I will let God take care of them…

  • UnCL3

    I am thankful that the God our fore-fathers believed in (and most of us believe in) is still in control….and that He is a God of wrath that will be dispensed to those deserving of it!

  • white531

    Good health, good friends, good family, and a free nation to enjoy them in.

    Let us try to keep all of them, and cherish them for what they truly mean, to all of us.

  • George Smith

    Hello, How are you ? I am thankful for my salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in him dying for my sins. As well as family, friends, food, clothing, and shelter as well as a job and our freedoms left us in our nation. And for his word, the Holy Bible and his grace and mercies in our lives. Sincerely ;

  • Army_Pilot1967

    I am especially thankful this year because this time last year I was recovering from brain surgery and had just gotten out of the hospital. Of all the body parts to cause me problems I never figured it would be my brain….my wife claims its in mint condition since I rarely use it. LOL. I’m grateful to the surgeon and staff for a successful operation; I’m grateful to the hospital staff and the physical therapists that helped me have a successful recovery. I’m so thankful to be an American living in this wonderful country of ours.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Whatever you went through Army_Pilot, I thank God it was successful- and it seems to me that it works great now :-)

      • Army_Pilot1967

        Thanks for your concern, ABC, I appreciate it. It was an experience I certainly don’t want to repeat. I want to be around a lot longer to participate in more good TRS exchanges. Thanks again.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          :-) God Bless you friend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.christian.942 librtifirst

    This is the Fed pushing for tax hikes, and spending cuts. Austerity is here.

  • George Smith

    And for the hope we can have in God through Christ who died for our sins and rose from the dead the third day, was seen of men, and went back up to heaven. And for the blessed hope that one day he will come for me again either at the catching up of the believers into heaven without dying or at death taking me to his heaven. And his atoning blood was shed for all my sins that I might be forgiven when I came to him as a sinner and prayed and asked him to forgive my sins and save my soul from eternal hell and take me to heaven when I died. Praise the Lord ! Sincerely ;

  • iHeartLife

    Happy Thanksgiving America! :D I’m thankful I can watch Agatha Christie’s Poirot on Youtube (hehehe), and books, and my backyard (it’s going into summer where I live so I can relax and lie out in the shade – woohoo!), my good health, for sweets and candy (lol), my drivers license,

    my freedom to live and love, and Truth who is Christ, and the saints who call on His name.

    Let peace reign in your house if you have liberal family and friends (just for this holiday at least).

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      God Bless you iHeart!! :-D

      • iHeartLife

        Aww! Thank you, my friend. A blessing in itself.

        You are the mother hen of RS, ABiC. Truly wonderful xoxo

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Talk about AWWW!!! :-D You’re sweet. Have a Blessed day iHeartLife!!

  • brendawatkins

    Everything! The good and the bad.. the great and the small things.

  • iHeartLife

    You must read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn. It’s story form of the Bible prophecy America is playing out since 9/11 and a warning to turn back to God as a nation.

    There’s also a documentary if you’d prefer that. Go to WND.com for the link.

  • joyfulgiver

    Happy Thanksgiving, Scoop and friends! I’m happy that we have this site to share our concerns and express our joys. Today we had our 26 annual Thanksgiving Dinner at a Southern California beach, BBQ turkeys and all the fixins’. It was the most gorgeous day of all!

    Read Psalm 100

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      mmmmm bbq… :-) Glad you had a Blessed Day joyfulgiver!!

  • fiznart

    I am thankful for life, liberty and to pursue my happiness in this wonderful country! I am thankful for “The Right Scoop”, I am thankful for family and friends who bring true happiness into my life. I am thankful to a loving God who has given us this wonderful world to live in, I am thankful to be alive. God bless us, everyone!

  • PVG

    Thanksgiving Blessings to all at RS!

  • http://twitter.com/Skylark57 LeonidasOfSparta

    I am grateful for every single day, for every opportunity to know God and to listen to His guidance. I am grateful that I live in a country where I may freely worship God as I do. I am grateful for the ways we all communicate with each other here at TRS (Thanks Scoop) so that we don’t feel quite so alone. Working in a school district it can feel quite isolated– a) believing in God; and b) believing our Nation is the last great hope of the world.

  • TitaniumEagle

    I’m thankful for more things, material and immaterial, than can be reasonably articulated into a comment on a blog. I’d just like to say that I hope everyone had a terrific and fulfilling day.

    Remember to celebrate Native American Heritage day tomorrow, too, as long as Elizabeth Warren isn’t invited.

  • Immigrant_from_Socialism7

    I made it to the greatest country and people on earth,because of GOD.And I can worship freely,and openly.
    America is still the great melting pot.
    I am grateful that I can do what I want,and SAY what I feel without fear of retribution,although the new healthcare law may change that.
    I am grateful that in America even if people don’t agree on all political points,AMERICANS,will help you, and the only question,both Democrats and Republicans,will ask…Do you have enough?
    How do you not see that America and Americans are the living embodiment of the word of GOD?
    I only wish more Native born Americans didn’t take where they live and where they were born for granted….but I am extremely grateful and very happy that you let me move here.
    Thank you very much.
    Happy Thanksgiving

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      From one immigrant to another: God Bless you,well said, Welcome to America and Welcome to TheRightScoop!

    • toongoon

      I am also thankful for those who have come to America who understand where we are headed and are a beacon of light to the rest of us. God bless you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    As the only survivor of my family for great Thanksgiving memories

  • chatterbox365

    I hope you (Scoop) and everyone else here had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    I am thankful that God placed me in the greatest country in the world. I am thankful for my family and friends and for each day I keep living.

  • NYGino

    I’m traveling this week without a laptop and right now I’m thankful to have access to one and am able to say to my fellow scoopers how grateful I am to have found TRS and enjoy the love, friendship and intelligence of all the wonderful people I’ve met here.

    I can’t begin to tell you how much you’ve become part of my happiness, enriched my worldview and allowed me to express myself in so many ways.

    I can only hope that I’ve given a small measure back to all of you.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      You’ve given in leaps and bounds NY… more so to a certain duck that you’d never imagine. (((()))s safe travels and hope you’re home soon. I’ve missed you! Happy belated Thanksgiving myNY!

  • IrishElk

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too NYGino! I’m finally starting to come back to the land of the living after a very busy Thanksgiving with all the kids and grand kids here. I’m recuperating after doing all the cooking. I have absolutely no complaints though. Life is good! I’m so thankful for my toongoon and our children and grandchildren. God has blessed us. Even though I always seem to come on after everyone’s gone home, I do wish all you fellow scoopers a very Happy Thanksgiving! Safe travels NYGino! :)

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Happy Thanksgiving a day late IrishElk! I love seeing you here on Scoop finally! :-)

  • tinlizzieowner

    I know I sure didn’t want to work overnight last night on a belly full of turkey but the gal who normally works that shift has a family to cook for and feed and my wife and I ate at my daughter’s house, so it was just the right thing to do to swap nights with her. Now, she can work the ‘combat’ (overnight) shift this weekend and deal with all the drunken idiots I usually deal with. ;-) ;-)

  • 12grace

    I have a very long list of things that I am thankful for…
    for starters, I am thankful to G-d for sending this son here to die for our sins.

    Most recently, I am thankful that our lives and home was spared the devastation of the recent storm that hit the Northeast, far to many people in my community, lost their homes and everything they have in the world. I pray that that those that were hurt by the storm, will not be forgotten just because the physical storm is over now.

    I am thankful for Right Scoop for it’s fine patriotic work it gives to help restore our precious, America.

    And I am thankful to the fine patriots that post on this site. You are my hero’s.