Our family has a tradition, at Thanksgiving Dinner, we go around the table and each of us says what we’re thankful for. We’re very proud of this tradition…as opposed to our tradition of going around the table and pouring gravy in each other’s laps…I still don’t get that one.
Here at PlanetPOV, we have a Thanksgiving tradition as well. On this day we use our magical elves to tell us what many of the well known figures in politics are grateful for…and by magic elves, we of course mean making claims of national security breaches to the FBI who then use the Patriot Act to seize private emails (everybody’s doing it now!). Unfortunately, it was difficult this year to find many Republicans who are thankful for much right now so you won’t see some prominent names such as Mitt Romney on the list though we have heard he is thankful for being able to amend deductions on tax returns:
WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR
“I’m thankful for sour grapes, sneers, fences that keep damn kids off your lawn, other people’s guilt over not serving in the military, whites-only country clubs and the Republican Party (if that’s not redundant).”
“I’m thankful for fried sticks of butter, tents that can be converted into underwear, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and the year 2016.”
“I’m thankful that the Endangered Species Act includes tortoises, I’m thankful for anchors, the freedom to deny reality, jowls, low info voters and tempting Hollywood paydays for Ashley Judd movie projects.”
“I’m thankful for The Civil War, the Crusades, Joseph Goebbels’ autobiography, rabies, large fear centers in the amygdala of the brain, hyperventilation, insincere smiles and giant piles of dung named Rupert.”
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
“I’m thankful for Republican debates, Bin Laden firing his travel agent, the hubris of rich white men, arithmetic and Americans who get angry when Republicans try to stop them from voting.”
Personally, I’m thankful that the majority of Americans have come together to re-elect Barack Obama as our President and share his principles of economic justice, taking care of those in our society who have earned it or desperately need it and seeing ourselves as part of a responsible and compassionate community of human beings. In particular when it comes to policies, I’m thankful for the Affordable Care Act being cemented in place and helping so many people (including some right here on The Planet). I’m thankful for the renewed focus on Climate Change, I’m thankful for the failure of the Kochs and Rove to buy this election for the plutocrats. I’m thankful for President Obama being in office to replace retiring Supreme Court justices and I’m thankful that the lying, unprincipled, elitist Mitt Romney lost big time.
I’m thankful for my family and my health, my remarkable friends here at The Planet and my wonderful “offline” friends as well.
I’m thankful for Kalima, KQuark and Bito who give so much to this site and make it possible for PlanetPOV to exist and stay in orbit every single day. I’m thankful for all of our brilliant and clever members who smarten me up and make me smile daily. I’m also grateful for all of our readers out there who make all of our contributions here so worthwhile.
From me and PlanetPOV to all of you, a very happy Thanksgiving and have a wonderful holiday and weekend with those you love and those who love you.