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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to Sarkazein.

George Washington gives thanks.

General Thanksgiving
By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America
A 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 favour; 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 PUBLICK 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 TWENTY-SIXTH 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 favours 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 publick 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 shewn kindness unto 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 third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

(signed) G. Washington

18 comments:

guy fauleks said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! This is the best holiday of the year.

Johnny Rico said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! Good times, good food, good hunting, good guns, and good family. Sometimes some good football too.

John Rico

BikerBard said...

"...good times...good guns..."
-REEK-O

Good grief!
Hope you killed something good!
And you're now a male, too! LOL!

Wolf's Head said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all, except the left, who would rather be pissing and moaning about something than enjoying life and God's blessings.

Johnny Rico said...

Tricycle Lard,

I am full of Tricycle Lard, I mean turkey, right now. And no, i am still as feminine as ever. Why would you ask o gender challenged one?

your ole buddy

Johnny Rico

Liberal POV said...

Guy

We can agree on something this is the best holiday of the year.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

BikerBard said...

Wolf's Head UHA:

God Bless Everyone!
(No Exceptions)

Happy Thanksgiving to the left and the right. Try to rise above your hatred, Wolfie! You are only confirming what we know about the people here on AWC, but we ALL deserve God's blessings. Even you. Your attitude is NOT very Christian, is it?

REEK-O
You are full of something, but it's not turkey! LOL!

Liberal POV: Happy Thanksgiving. Keep up the good work.

Liberal POV said...

BB

Thanks!

Simon Jester said...

I hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving.

I think it is funny that BB did not want to be prayed for, but is upset because Wolf excluded him from wishes for a happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a day to set aside to give thanks to God. If you do not want people to pray for you, then why would you want well wishing from somebody you did not like on a day that is to encourage people to pray? BB is talking out of both sides of his mouth. I do not think BB or Wolf's Head either one cares very much what the other thinks of him. I know if I were Wolf's Head, BB would not matter to me, because he does not matter to me now.

Still, the Christian thing to do is to pray for BB, whether he wants you to or not. Maybe someday he can be lead out of the wilderness.

Johnny Rico said...

Whoa!!! Tricycle Lard has GOD in his mind on Thanksgiving Day. Must be the result of the thrashing he has recived!!!

PS Got a bug problem?

Johnny Rico - philanthropist said...

3 days without a peep from libertards. Amazing. Ladies and Gentlemen (independents thinkers) and buffoons (liberal socialists), I think we have came to an impasse with the fringe left. They have plain ran out of comebacks or anything to say. You have shown them time and again that the liberal dogma is indefensible. Liberal Socialist Sheep POV and his puppet Cheerleader must also realize that and are in full retreat. I am kind of hoping that we can back off just a bit so we can keep them on the line a bit longer. The sport involved in bit@$ slapping Liberal Socialist Sheep POV and puppet lard is highly entertaining, and in a weird sort of a way, fulfilling.

So, Liberal Socialist Sheep POV and Cheerleader, if you two manage the willpower to log onto this site one more time, be it known that we feel sorry for you and really want you to come back. I for one will take it a little easier on you two in recognition of poor life choices, inadequate parenting and discipline, and mind-washing liberal exploitation you have had to endure since childhood. No one should have to be subject to such abuse. After all, a mind is a terrible thing to waste now isn't it?

I understand you two dolts, uh I mean friends, are simply needy souls who lost their way long ago. Let me help ya"ll to get back on that long lost path to being productive, personally responsible citizens.

This all starts with self-esteem, which you both lack. So what I want you to do is repeat the words "A person who is personally responsible for his actions is a superior human being." Do this 500 times tonight while laying in bed thinking your usual thoughts about how good it would be to think clearly like Sark, Jester, Faulks, and of course me.

Tomorrow I will have some more exercises that will help "exersise" those demons from your psyche. LOL!!!!

Your dearest ole pal of all

Johnny Rico

guy faulkes said...

Rico, as they fear you so much you are banned from Watauga Watch, I thought you might be interested in this. It is one of the few useful links I ever saw there.

http://www.journalpatriot.com/fullstory.asp?id=1843

Sorry for the off topic post.

BikerBard said...

Faux:

You are such a moron & you are welcome to keep Rico. He speaks well for your side. ROTHLMAO!

PS: You still hiding under other assumed names on WW? Coward!

guy faulkes said...

BB,

No, I have not posted on the Watch in some time as it has been boring. The only time I ever used another name was to prove to myself that you would agree with me on some issues if you did not know it was me. You did, thereby proving I own you. All I have to do is say anything to make you take the opposite opinion. As I know the extent of your foolishness, there is no need to continue the experiment.

Rico does speak well for our side. She is not as genteel with your feelings as the rest of us. Therefore, when she defeats you in a debate (as is inevitable), you sneak off with your tail between your legs. This is certainly proven by most of the threads on this blog. You and POV run from her as fast as you can go. The rest of us are more tolerant of your idiocies so you will continue to use the same lame tactics over and over. POV keeps repeating his same bumper sticker talking points with not support from any reputable source and you attack people without making a counter argument. Rico does not put up with your bull, so you run and hide.

What do you think of the fact Foxx may have opposition in the primary? Rico will probably like it. This is your only chance for Foxx not to be our Representative.

Wolf's Head said...

"but we ALL deserve God's blessings. Even you. Your attitude is NOT very Christian, is it?" BikeRetard

Well, I find it offensive when some commie queer uses Christianity to chastise someone else, and why should I live by Christian standards interpreted by a lazy moron who calls out "not Christian" when someone makes an statement they don't like?

BikerBard said...

Wolf's HUHA:
You need to spend more time in church. Ask for forgiveness for your cruel nature and lack of Christian values.

Faux:
Now- bark for me again! LOL!

Wolf's Head said...

Sorry BikeRetard, but as your version of "Happy" is having another man insert his penis up your rectum I find that I cannot wish you Happy "anything" until you change your evil ways.

Repent sinner!

Johnny Rico said...

Guy Faulks said:

"Rico, as they fear you so much you are banned from Watauga Watch, I thought you might be interested in this. It is one of the few useful links I ever saw there.

http://www.journalpatriot.com/fullstory.asp?id=1843

Sorry for the off topic post."

Guy,

Very interesting. I will have to get in touch with Mr. Smith and inquire as to his credentials. Thanks for the link and more on this soon.

John