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My Thanksgiving thanks

My Thanksgiving thanks

Looking on the bright side.

Thanks to many for making this Thanksgiving so meaningful.

This is not an exhaustive list, but it’s a good start:

  • The Wife. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
  • The Kids. Three great ones.
  • Health, and Mandy’s recovery.
  • The U.S. of A. Still the place to be.
  • The Constitution and Bill of Rights. Beats any alternative I’ve seen.
  • Those who defend us against enemies, foreign and domestic.
  • Israel. The canary in freedom’s coal mine.
  • The Readers. Seriously. Not joking.
  • The Authors, past and present. You helped build that.
  • The blogs and websites that link to us. The continued kindness of strangers is appreciated.
  • Fellow Ithaca conservatives, all ten of you.
  • The hope that the part of the human spirit that yearns to be free can prevail over evil, in Iran and elsewhere. (video h/t Caroline Glick)(original here)

  • Western Civilization, or what’s left of it.


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I love and am thankful for brave people who insist on dealing with reality, and fighting.

Among many, many other things.

Thanksgiving is my favorite of all holidays, and it certainly should embody one of the very best of human impulses.

I’m thankful for the front line fighters … military, cops .. but also conservatives that live in the big cities or on campuses, where there is a real life assault on your liberties.

I’m remote and a half mile from the blacktop … even most locals don’t know I’m back here. Easy for me to pontificate from relative safety. I did some time in the guts of New Orleans, but was just an LIV.

Bless you that go head to head, daily. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving, Prof. J!!

Happy Thanksgiving – I’m not in Ithaca, but I am a Cornell Alum and a Conservative, so change that # to eleven. I cheer for you guys!

I visited my other University this fall – Michigan – another liberal hotspot. I was “amaized” at the increasing conservative activity on the diag. There was an anti-abortion thing going on and quite loud considering the location and the topic. And then, we were asked by a group of kids to take their picture. They were a bunch of Catholics handing out information and we were a bunch of old Catholic folks walking the campus. It felt great to help them. We declined the handouts, stating that there were others who needed to hear the Word.

Go Blue – even though I suspect that the UM-OSU matchup will not be in our favor.

    walls in reply to Liz. | November 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Hey Liz – I’ll join you and make #12. Happy Thanksgiving with many thanks to Prof. Jacobson and best wishes to all readers [even trolls] and all conservatives everywhere.

miklos000eosza | November 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I forwarded this as a Thanhsgiving to everyone I have an address for.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Prof J, to your great staff, to all the wonderful LI readers, and even to the trolls who drop by occasionally.

Happy Thanksgiving Bill. Our lists are similar to yours!

9thDistrictNeighbor | November 27, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Margo Fonteyn was with the Sadler’s Wells Ballet (precursor to the Royal Ballet) in London during the blitz. She survived on tins of sardines. Rudolph Nureyev was considered by the Kremin to have a bad attitude, but was too much of a sensation with the Kirov to be denied a trip to Paris. The rest is history.

Western civilization, can’t beat it.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

See you all in the re-education camps.

The wife and I have been spending a lot of time in the hospital lately (6 weeks of daily 2 hr. antibiotic infusions after a knee replacement went bad on her). I am extremely thankful for the hospitals, the doctors, the nurses, the pharmacists, the lab technicians, and the housekeeping staff who all keep doing their jobs even though they are all being squeezed by Obamacare. Also, I’m continually amazed by the modern equipment that’s available – much of it wi-fi connected. May all that continue…

I’m thanking the shit out of some awesome homemade nana pudding and pumpkin custard pie.. with raspberry cheesecake on deck.

I’m thankful for living in this country; for those in uniforms of every sort who keep us safe every day with very little thanks; for the Constitution and those who still respect it, and; first, last, and always for the wonderful woman who agreed nearly 45 years ago to share my life!