Welcome login | signup
Language en es fr
OccupyForum

Forum Post: Happy Thanksgiving America!

Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 6:03 p.m. EST by THElardbutt (40)
This content is user submitted and not an official statement

From your friend, THE Lardbutt.

America has much for which to be thankful. The unequaled freedom enjoyed by our citizens has provided a harvest of plenty to this nation throughout its history. In keeping with America’s heritage, one day each year is set aside for giving thanks to god for all of His blessings. In this spirit, Thanksgiving has become a day when Americans extend a helping hand to the less fortunate. Long before there was a government welfare program, this spirit of voluntary giving was engrained in the American character. Americans have always understood that, truly, one must give in order to receive. This should be a day of giving as well as a day of thanks.

48 Comments

48 Comments


Read the Rules
[-] 3 points by PandoraK (1678) 10 years ago

Regardless of political affiliation, regardless of opinion, this Thursday traditionally is a day of Thanksgiving (relatively recent tradition).

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday. I wish one and all a Happy Turkey Day. Eat until you can't eat any more, who knows when there will be another 'fat cow'.

[-] 2 points by Joyce (375) 10 years ago

God bless all who truly love this Greatest Nation on God's green earth! Enjoy all that there is to be thankful for and take a break from the negative BS that much of OWS claims. We are an incredibly fortunate Nation with hard work ahead, yet, we shall prevail in making a stronger US better for all!

[-] 2 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

This Thanksgiving, when you gather with your loved ones to Thank "God" for all your blessings, think about those indian american people who only wanted to live their lives and raise their families but got annihilated in the process by the Pilgrims .They, also took time out to say "thank you" to Creator for all their blessings.

[-] 1 points by rockyracoon2 (276) 10 years ago

amen

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

Oh boo hoo! Welcome to history. There is no people on earth that haven't been conquered and occupied. Get over it.

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

O course that's the sad, dysfunctional reality of our history, but that doesn't mean it has to continue that way, it's time to start evolving instead of the opposite.

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

Perhaps.

[-] 0 points by Farleymowat (415) 10 years ago

Perhaps the U.S. Of A. may be next to get conquerd. We don't have too many who love us anymore, nice to see a happy LardButt posting.

[Removed]

[-] 0 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

I give thanks for your poor, poor soul, in need of prayer and spiritual nourishment. Happy Thanksgiving, P! May good things happen to you this coming year.

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

Harry Truman said it best: "The only thing new in the world is the history you jst don't know" Learn the real history of Thanksgiving to see that is all lies and BS, and give thanks that someone at least care to take you of your abhorent ignorance. That would be a real thanksgiving worth having. :-)

[-] 1 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

Ohh, it would be hard (really really really hard) not to be aware of all the historical revisionism, and I am sure there is some truth in it (some) as well

Today, today, though, we (THE United States) are a beacon and light and of hope, imperfect as we may be. The mere existence of something as abhorrently and amazingly wasteful as OWS is testament to the nation's wealth, tolerance, and imperfections.

Good luck with your OWSing!

Happy Thanksgiving! Or OWSing if you prefer!

Your friend, THE Lardbutt!

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

A beacon of light and hope? Have you been living under a rock? The US as a nation is nothing more than a surrogate of the US corporation both owned and controlled by big capital (international banking), all done legally under the UCC, maritime law. So much for an indoctrinated patriotic piece of chattel.

[-] 1 points by ramous (765) from Wabash, IN 10 years ago

Did you ever visit another country? We've got it better than anywhere.

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

There are other countries , much better than the the US. I've lived in many countries. Just look at our society and culture how screwed up it is, one of the most violent, a crappy health care system.....there's a good movie out there, google it "Zeitgeist Moving Forward", it will lay it out for you.

[-] 1 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

And yet people keep coming here. Imagine that. You Marxist scum really have swallowed the lefts propaganda hook line and sinker. Yes we have a lot of problems and yes our history is not blameless. Whose history is? If you feel so horrible about our nation then go live in Africa. You can be close to wonderful, innocent cultures there.

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

Ignorance is bliss. Those who kept on coming to the US (past tense) was because of the BS propaganda of "democracy and freedom", and the" land of the opportunity", this is all ruse. The US as a surrogate of the international banking elites, of which you are just chattel, send their military in collusion w/ allies to invade and plunder countries based on lies in orfder to appropriate and control the world resources their corporations covet. Africa is a slave continent, kept under poverty and ignorance by design by the Anglo American system of world domination for the banking elites, all under the pentagonese doctrine of Full Spectrum Dominance, so please spare me your utter ignorance and BS. Tx

[-] 0 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

All here have turkey, tofu-turkey, or turkey from their soup kitchens. Perturbed: I hope you are enjoying your soup kitchen tofu turkey on this day of thanks. We have conquered and liberated many. Now, we only have to retake the White House (easy task) and have a veto proof Senate (a few years away) to remake the country into the powerhouse it once was. The quest is on.

Turkey is Great! Turkey Akbar!

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

Wow. You have it ALL figured out, don't you. So you would agree with my contention that all immigration to this country cease? And the Anglo Americans(in other words Whites) are keeping Africa down? Allow such chattel to say that I am grateful to such a superior being for even deigning to speak to me. Thank ya Massa

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

It's all HISTORY for the record, now go do your homework love. :-)

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

You are going to debate history with me? Really now. Now answer the questions I asked you instead of side stepping them like all the rest of the left wing garbage.

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

I can't speak up for Marxism, not my cup of tea, but I can tell you this, to the elites in control of the world, they don't see us as divisions (marxists, capitalists, fascists, anarchists, communists, socialists, all the isms you can think of), to them we are all chattel slavery, livestock to be farmed.

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

You may be right there. Now tell me how my race keeps down black Africa?

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

What ? did you miss the genocide in Lybia under the lies of "humanitarian" intervention?It was a susccessful NATO invasion. Ghadaffi, contrary to the BS propaganda had his country in decent shape better than the US at many levels, good health care, no debts, but through proxies and "rebels" they armed and supported overthrew him and killed him, they're trying to repeat the formula in Syria. The CIA has long wanted to eliminate and replace Muammar Gaddafi. President Reagan bombed Tripoli, killing Gaddafi's infant daughter: the United States bombing of Libya (code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon) comprised the joint USAF, Navy, and Marines air-strikes against Libya on April 15, 1986. The US CIA brought down the Lockerbie Pan Am 103 flight over Scotland in 1988 and blamed this on Gaddafi. Rwanda and Uganda dictators are other examples, they continue to benefit from high-level military arrangements with the United States. Entebbe, Uganda is a forward base for U.S. Air Force operations in Central Africa. According to the Global Policy watchdog, there are 11 U.S. servicepeople permanently stationed in Entebbe. Sources in Uganda and the DRC confirm that weapons move freely through Entebbe airport from U.S. interests. The BBC reported March 23, 2004 that U.S. General Charles Wald confirmed that the U.S. is directly involved in the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. "I have met with [Uganda's] President Museveni,' Wald reported on the BBC. "I have heard personally that he is very pleased with the support we are giving him .... Its not just moral support .... But many things need to be kept a bit more private." Read: "The American Empire Secret History" by former economic hitman John Perkins. Also, watch Zeitgeist Addendum to learn how US foreign policy operates around the world.

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

You have not explained how the White Race keeps that entire continent down. And you need to locate a dictionary and memorize what the word "genocide" really means.

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

It's a pretty racist remark "how my race keep....." (previous post). The way I see it there's no "white, black jewish or Chinese problems but HUMANS problems. Now, you need to learn the history of plundering, exploitation and subjugation of Africa through out history by foreign powers, read about how the Rwanda genocide for example and how it was all supported by the US deliberate foreign policy in the region. Learn about AFRICOM in the region, Learn about Full Spectrum Dominance. You can google all this or read books about it. The reality of Africa is not what Hollywood movies or any TV, newspaper will tell you, be careful, that's all propaganda. Learn also how NGOs and Peace Corps are there to under the veneer of help help support the interest on corporations in Africa to plunder its recources , etc, etc, etc. Learn also how FOMENTING TERRORISM IN CONGO -- the powers that be plan to use the 28 November presidential elections as a tool for Kagame in Rwanda to seize and annex the eastern states (Maniema, Kivus & Orientale). Perhaps 1,000,000 Rwandan tutsis hold Congolese voter registration cards and will cross to vote for Rwandan agent Kanambe (Kabila); Kagame-Kanambe will provoke Congolese to attack tutsis; Rwandan military commanders in the FARDC will attack and kill non Tutsis and the east will be annexed amidst massive death and destruction. This is the AFRICOM-NATO-UK-ISRAELI plan to destabilize and further pacify eastern Congo. Do your homework.

Start with this link:

www.allthingspass.com/journalism.php?catid=55#

[-] 0 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

You sound like a sovereign citizen. Are you?

[-] 1 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

Sovereign? Ooh, no, I'm afraid not, I'll be honest to say I'm just a slave as much as you are. But who knows, may be, just may be OWS could be that little beacon of light that'll mature into something worth fighting along.... :-)

[-] 0 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

I agree I am a slave.

[-] -1 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

Uhhhmm.

OK.

I wll enjoy my perch (hard-earned, hard-won) above the ocean this Thanksgiving, while you slither beneath your rock.

Happy thanksgiving, P!

[-] 2 points by Pertemba (21) 10 years ago

Darwinistic sociopaths are as doomed as the dinosaurs, I'm afraid. By the time they may realize that we are all one, it might be too late...off to extintion they'll go. I truly hope so. ;-) Good night love.

[-] 1 points by xAnonymousx (32) 10 years ago

In the spirit of this truly American Holiday, I would like to say Happy Thanksgiving to all.....and please say a prayer........ For those in the streets by circumstance,and for those in the streets by choice, it is through your will and sacrifice that democracy has a voice....Thanks Anonymous

[-] 1 points by stuartchase (861) 10 years ago

I want you to go to this post. I want you to speak truth to power!. Say it once, say it twice. Say it loud. Say it proud. I'm down with the KTC. The Revolution starts here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGaRtqrlGy8&feature=related

http://occupywallst.org/forum/make-a-stand-join-the-clan/

The Revolution starts here! No one can silence the Revolution!

[-] 0 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

I am down with the KFC too: The Colonel makes excellent fried chicken! But not on Turkey Day!

[-] 1 points by stuartchase (861) 10 years ago

Actually, it's the KTC, and we would prefer it if you would say it at the KTC post. Thank you. :)

[-] 1 points by VERUM (108) 10 years ago

What I would like to really give thanks for are the brave individuals of OWS that have finally said enough is enough... and made a stand.

Your efforts are appreciated more than you know, and your movment may very well change history!

Thanks...

[-] 1 points by murderkingz (56) 10 years ago

VIVA LA HUELGA!!

http://youtu.be/ccj2BH25c0I

[-] 0 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

Viva El Pollo Frito!

[-] 1 points by Occupytheimf (134) 10 years ago

There should be 364 days of sharing 1 day off. Have a nice holiday friends!

[-] 1 points by WarmItUp (301) 10 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity to remind everyone to come out to the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade with your banners saying things like " I am thankful for OWS" "dear santa bring me a job" and other holiday related slogans

[-] 1 points by JohnMarsden (47) 10 years ago

I am thankful this movement is going nowhere.

[-] -1 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

Me too! Your friend, THE Lardbutt!

[-] 1 points by AmericanMachinist (24) 10 years ago

Happy thanks giving to you , Im sure there are lots of nice people here, and probably many in mature ones.

[-] 0 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

There may be many nice ones here. Happy Thanksgiving to the nice, the not so nice, and especially the naughty! Your friend, THE Lardbutt!

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 10 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving sir! And don't let these spoiled, Marxist dirtbags get you down.

[-] -1 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

I am entirely upbeat and hopeful!

Your friend, THE Lardbutt!

[-] 1 points by SierraPalmer (12) from Florence, CO 10 years ago

I am thankful that I am alive! I am thankful for all of the things that are taken for granted every day.

[-] 0 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

Wow, a nice person in OWS. Happy Thanksgiving SP.

[-] 0 points by THElardbutt (40) 10 years ago

A Yummy Turkey Recipe for Americans in America (or abroad on military bases all across the world).

yield: Makes 8 servings total time: 4 hr

A roast turkey glazed with a buttery cider syrup is burnished outside and juicy within. You'll have more than enough gravy to ladle over the stuffing, the smashed potatoes, and tomorrow's leftovers.

Ingredients For turkey: 1 (12-to 14-pounds) turkey at room temperature 1 hour, neck and giblets (excluding liver) reserved for turkey stock 1 apple, cut into chunks 1 small onion, quartered 1 small bunch thyme 1 cup water

For cider glaze: 1 cup unfiltered apple cider 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons

For gravy: 2 cups dry white wine Melted unsalted butter if necessary 1/3 cup all-purpose flour About 4 cups hot turkey giblet stock

Equipment: a 17- by 14-inch flameproof roasting pan with a flat rack; kitchen String; a 2-quart measuring cup or a fat separator print a shopping list for this recipeview wine pairings

Preparation

Prepare turkey: Preheat oven to 425°F with rack in lower third.

Rinse turkey inside and out and pat dry. Put turkey on rack in roasting pan and season inside and out with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Put apple, onion, and thyme in large cavity. Fold neck skin under body, then tuck wing tips under breast and tie drumsticks together with string.

Roast turkey and Make cider glaze: Add water to pan and roast, without basting, 1 hour.

Meanwhile, boil cider and sugar in a small heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved, until reduced to about 1/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in butter 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until emulsified. Let glaze stand until ready to use.

After turkey has roasted 1 hour, rotate pan 180 degrees. Roast, without basting, 40 minutes more.

Glaze turkey: Brush turkey all over with all of glaze and continue to roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into fleshy part of each thigh (test both; do not touch bone) registers 165 to 170°F, 5 to 15 minutes more (total roasting time: 1 3/4 to 2 hours).

Carefully tilt turkey so juices from inside large cavity run into pan. Transfer turkey so juices from inside large cavity run into pan. Transfer turkey to a platter (reserve juices in roasting pan) and let rest, uncovered, 30 minutes (temperature of thigh meat will rise to 170 to 175&Deg;F). Discard string.

Make gravy while turkey rests: Strain pan juices through a fine-mesh sieve into 2-quart measure and skim off fat (or use a fat separator), reserving fat.

Straddle roasting pan across 2 burners, then add wine and deglaze pan by boiling over high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, 2 minutes. Strain through sieve into measuring cup containing pan juices.

Put 1/2 cup reserved fat (if there is less, add melted butter) in a 4-quart heavy saucepan and whisk in flour.

Cook roux over medium heat, whisking, 3 minutes. Add pan juices and stock in a fast stream, whisking constantly, then bring to a boil, whisking occasionally. Briskly simmer, whisking occasionally, until gravy is thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve turkey with gravy.

What to drink:

Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Cider-Glazed-Turkey-356013#ixzz1eXh5YoRH