Addams family Thanksgiving

Which reminds me: Will Rogers, who was a Cherokee, said:

“I love being down here in pilgrim country. I bet you when the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and they had the whole of the American continent to themselves, and all they had to do to get another 160 acres was to kill another Indian, you know, well, I bet they kicked at the cost of ammunition. Now, I hope my Cherokee blood is not making me prejudiced, but it was only the generosity of the Indians that allowed the pilgrims to land in the first place. Suppose it was the other way around. Yeah, my ancestors didn’t come over on the Mayflower. They met the boat.”

And also:

“This is Thanksgiving. It was started by the Pilgrims, who would give thanks every time they killed an Indian and took more of his land. As years went by and they had all his land, they changed it into a day to give thanks for the bountiful harvest.”

8 Responses to Addams family Thanksgiving

  1. imhotep November 22, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Two types that shouldn’t be tolerated on Thanksgiving are liars and censors. After 60 years of struggle why hasn’t a state of Palestine been recognized? If you listen to the rhetoric of people like Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), Eric Cantor (R-VA), Steve Israel (D-NY) and of organizations like AIPAC the answer to that question becomes clear. In June 1964 after years of worldwide inaction on a Palestinian state the militant Plastinian Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed. Israel and the American Zionists immediately called it a “terrorist group.” In late 1987 the even more militant Hamas was formed in the wake of the PLO’s failure to have the world recognize a Palestinian state. They too were labeled a “terrorist organization.” Unless and until the U.S. makes Israel and the Zionists “do the right thing” terrorism and war will only escalate. Happy Thanksgiving one and all.

  2. brendancalling November 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. By the way, did you know that Will Rogers was VIRULENTLY anti-Palestine? He did fundraisers for AIPAC with Hillary Clinton. You can look it up.

  3. Izquierdo November 23, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    By the way, did you know that Will Rogers was VIRULENTLY anti-Palestine? He did fundraisers for AIPAC with Hillary Clinton. You can look it up.

    I looked it up and found that Will Rogers died in 1935, 12 years before Hillary Rodham Clinton was born, and 16 years before AIPAC was founded.
    Maybe you meant Carl Rogers, Buck Rogers, Roy Rogers or Mr. Rogers?

  4. susie November 23, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    I think Brendan was being funny.

  5. brendancalling November 23, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Buck Rogers was an anti-semite. His real name was Herman “Buck” Goerring.

  6. imhotep November 23, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Once again the United Sates has backed the wrong horse in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. We threw billions of dollars at Abbas’ PLA (PLO) in the West Bank. Hamas was declared a terrorist organization. While we were giving our support to Abbas, Netanyahu undercut him in every poosible way. The US now finds itself in the silly position of negotiating with Abbas about a two-state solution which Netanyahu pays lip service to while he builds new settlements in violation of UN Resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973). In the meantime Hamas has become the center of Palestinian power and Israel and the U.S. won’t even talk to them. Who’s running our foreign policy? AIPAC and the Zionists?

  7. brendancalling November 23, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Interesting fact: horses are, in fact, anti-semites. ESPECIALLY THE ARABIANS.

    I’ll stick with greyhounds, they’re just racist.

  8. imhotep November 23, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    brendancalling, did someone at one time or another tell you that you had a sharp wit? Before you write your next line keep this in mind: “Fools have a great advantage over the wise: they are always self-satisfied.” Have you ever read Napoleaon I?

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