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George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 3:00pm 11/23/2017 at 3:00pm

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation written in 1789 is essential holiday reading. The colonies frequently set, “aside days of thanksgiving, prayer, and fasting in response to significant events,” according to Mount Vernon‘s historical sources.

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Cranberries may become America’s next fertilizer

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/23/2017 at 1:00pm
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Happy Thanksgiving.

This year, I wanted to take an in-depth look at cranberries, which are second only to the turkey drumstick as the favorite component of my holiday meal.

The little, red sphere of tartness turns out to be only one of three fruits that naturally occur in North America (the other two...

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What Legal Insurrection Loves Most About Thanksgiving

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 7:00am 11/23/2017 at 7:00am

From all of us at Legal Insurrection, to you, dear reader, we wish you the Happiest of Thanksgivings. May gratefulness and thanksgiving be your constant companions and may you enjoy the fullness and richness of blessings this life has so generously given.

We are truly thankful for you.

This year, our authors, editors,...

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President Trump officially pardons the Thanksgiving turkeys

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 8:30am 11/22/2017 at 8:30am
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Continuing the fun holiday tradition, President Trump pardoned two turkeys, named Wishbone and Drumstick, from becoming Thanksgiving dinner.

“I’m pleased to report that unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of the year, Drumstick has a very, very bright future ahead of him,” Trump said at the pardoning, with first lady...

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Did President Trump really rescind pardon of 5 Obama turkeys?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:30am 11/20/2017 at 8:30am
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I thought a great way to start Thanksgiving week at Legal Insurrection was to talk turkey about the American press!

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The Invisible Hand delivered your turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/24/2016 at 3:00pm

Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe, November 27, 2003, Giving thanks for the ‘invisible hand’:

Isn’t there something wondrous — something almost inexplicable — in the way your Thanksgiving weekend is made possible by...

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Philly Thanksgiving Advice: “Don’t Play Nice” With Trump Voters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/24/2016 at 1:00pm
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At this time of year, we’re bombarded with articles about “How to talk to your family about politics at Thanksgiving” and this year it seems like there have been more than usual. I guess we can chalk that up to it being such a hard fought election.

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From the LI Team: What We’re Thankful For

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8:30am 11/24/2016 at 8:30am

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year.

Setting aside an entire four-day weekend to actively and collectively practice gratitude is an incredible part of our cultural heritage.

Because I do so love Thanksgiving, I asked the LI team to share their thoughts on this special day. Here’s what we’re...

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George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 7:00am 11/24/2016 at 7:00am

This is my favorite time of year. For a brief while the world is grateful. People are kind and patient; willing to look beyond themselves. There’s a collective sense of gratitude. What better place to be than a country who, from her conception, devoted time to thankfulness.

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President-Elect Trump’s Thanksgiving Message to the Nation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 8:00pm 11/23/2016 at 8:00pm
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President-Elect Donald Trump released a video message for Thanksgiving, vowing to heal the wounds of the campaign and for the nation to come together:

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We are very blessed to call this nation our home. And that is what America is: it is our home. It’s where we raise...

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Keep Calm and Let Adele Save Thanksgiving

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 6:30pm 11/26/2015 at 6:30pm

If you will, forget the last few decades of Saturday Night Live before watching this. This sketch busts out of the disappointing mold SNL has fashioned for itself as of late.

Much has been made about the political tension at the Thanksgiving dinner table. It’s ridiculous, but “How to talk to _________...

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Thanksgiving Moment of Zen: Exploding Turkey Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 2:30pm 11/26/2015 at 2:30pm

This Thanksgiving, don’t be the guy who lights his house on fire in an attempt to deep fry a turkey.

Just…don’t.


The Ultimate Deep Fried Turkey Fails Compilation by worldwideinterweb

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TOTUS Gets a Presidential Pardon Just in Time for Thanksgiving

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:45pm 11/25/2015 at 2:45pm

Today is the annual pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey.

Watch the TOTUS (Turkey of the United States) receive an official meal pass.

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Please Don’t Discuss Politics at Thanksgiving Dinner

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:00am 11/25/2015 at 7:00am

Every year at the holidays, the left inevitably urges you to discuss politics with your Republican uncle and this year is no exception.

The Democratic Party even sent out the tweet below, via Twitchy:

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My Thanksgiving thanks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:30pm 11/27/2014 at 12:30pm
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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...
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Deep-fried fireballs scourge of Thanksgivings everywhere

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 7:00am 11/27/2014 at 7:00am

Sometimes, you just need to take a break from the #Fergusons and the #Grubers to watch idiots lighting their dinners on fire.


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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We promise to be serious later.

h/t BroBible