Archive for November, 2009

Turducken!?!

Posted in Food & Drink, Humor on November 26th, 2009

Much like Las Vegas, perhaps what happens on Thanksgiving should stay on Thanksgiving.

Turducken Recipe
Not Any Way of Making a Turducken That I’ve Ever Heard Of!

Enjoy! Given the stresses of both the times and the holiday, with its family obligations, hopefully a bit of humor will put things in perspective.

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Betraying Our Troops

Posted in Politics on November 26th, 2009

Once again the domestic enemies of America, who have though Americans’ unhealthy addiction to uncontrolled and unmitigated tolerance for anti-American sentiments, beliefs, and activities, have struck at our servicemen. Three US Navy SEALS successfully captured the subhuman, Muslim terrorist vermin, Ahmed Hisham Abed. Instead of receiving praise and gratitude for their actions, they’ve been charged as criminals!

From Fox News:

Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told FoxNews.com.

The three, all members of the Navy’s elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment called a captain’s mast and have requested a trial by court-martial.

Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named “Objective Amber,” told investigators he was punched by his captors and he had the bloody lip to prove it.

Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.

So what has happened, if the report given to Fox News’ Rowan Scarborough is accurate, is that a group from a SEAL team apprehended one of the most vicious of the Islamist vermin in Iraq and it got a bit roughed up in the process of it’s capture. For this the terrorists’ allies, the Liberals, have somehow coerced the US Military into bringing charges against the three Americans involved in the operation.

Being Americans, servicemen, and especially SEALS, the three have refused the safety of Administrative Punishment – in the Navy it’s called a Captain’s Mast – and demanded court-marshals. As always, the SEALS are willing to put themselves in harm’s way and offer themselves up as sacrifices in order to defend America against its enemies. Sadly, this time those enemies are the traitors within our nation.
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Harvest Prayer

Posted in Religion, Society on November 25th, 2009

In America it is time for Thanksgiving, a holiday that Americans celebrate every autumn. While its celebration is pervasive among Americans, it is often an almost reflexive habit. Much of the underlying meaning has been lost as our technologies and skills have increased and brought with them much greater security.

Thanksgiving was a Harvest Festival. Few, if any, in the Civilized World can truly understand the visceral significance of that fact – though many of the rest of the People’s of the Earth certainly still can.

Harvest Prayer

The crops have been harvested;
The herbs have been dried;
The game and the herds have been salted;
We will survive.

We give thanks to the Mother
Who has shared of her bounty.
We are grateful for her teachings and her fruit.
We will survive.

We give thanks to the Father
Who has shared of his flesh.
We are grateful for his teachings and his blood.
We will survive.

Grateful are we who face the Winter.
Through the gifts of the Mother and Father
We are prepared for the cold season.
We will survive and we are grateful.

~*~

We will survive! In agrarian societies who are isolated from trade the fall harvest was – and still often is – the difference between Life and Death, not just for individuals but for whole communities. Is it any wonder that the harvest was a holiday – a Holy Day – of joy, relief, and thanksgiving?

We Americans are secure and wealthy and Thursday’s feast will be rich and sweet on our tongues – but how much sweeter was that first Thanksgiving feast when the Pilgrims knew it meant that they could live through Winter and see the coming of Spring?

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