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Scoot: Thanksgiving ? A Bipartisan Holiday!

Every day of the year we are reminded how divided America has become.  We are divided along political, religious, racial, sexual orientation and gender lines and from there we are further divided into countless subgroups.  The sad truth is we are hard pressed to justify calling ourselves the United States of America.
Thanksgiving should be appreciated as a bipartisan holiday.  The origin of Thanksgiving is not based on politics or religion, and this year Thanksgiving coincides with Chanukah, reminding us that this is one of those rare moments when we can all come together as Americans to give thanks and like the early settlers, celebrate what we have in common – not what separates us.

Actual documents may not provide solid proof of specific details of the first Thanksgiving, but notes passed along through history describe the first Thanksgiving.  In 1621, the new settlers from England and Native Americans came together to give thanks for the first harvest in the New World.  That first Thanksgiving was celebrated by 90 Native Americans and about 53 Pilgrims.  It is believed that Native Americans helped the new settlers survive in the New World and the settlers were grateful.

Pilgrims and Native Americans were two totally different groups with different customs, appearances and lifestyles.  If those two groups could come together to give thanks – then I would think conservatives and liberals, whites and blacks, Christians and Jews, male and female and straight and gay can all come together on this Thanksgiving with the same spirit of unity.

Daily we are reminded through the media all that separates us, and it is through the accent on our differences that attracts attention for the media.  It might not be sensational and it might not generate a lot of buzz on the airwaves, but it is important for us to step back from the harsh debates that separate us and take time to appreciate all we do have in common.  We may see different paths to our goals of happiness, but we all essentially share the same goals in life.

Even if it is for just one day – Thanksgiving Day – let us come together as families, friends and as a nation for the simple purpose of giving thanks.  It’s a human flaw to always think about what we don’t have in life, but it is an important human quality to appreciate all the blessings we receive.  Look not at those who have more – look at how much you do have.

Happy Thanksgiving!
P.S.  If we do come together this Thanksgiving like the Pilgrims and Native Americans did in 1621 – let’s hope and pray in the years to follow that we treat each other with a little more respect than they did!

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11/27/2013 5:48PM
Scoot: Thanksgiving – A Bipartisan Holiday!
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11/27/2013 6:26PM
Come on people now smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try to love one another right now.
11/27/2013 6:44PM
all over the world, join in, start a love train, love train
11/27/2013 7:47PM
From Scoot!
This is great! I'll play songs about coming together and loving one another as some of the bumper music in and out of breaks! Any other ideas for songs?
11/27/2013 8:35PM
Enjoying the decline!
Both political parties can go take a walk over a short pier. Both are corrupt, misandric. Enjoy the decline, ladies and gentlemen.
11/27/2013 9:42PM
San Francisco (Flowers in your hair) - Scott McKenzie - Why Cant We Be Friends - War - Peace Train - Cat Stevens - Love Train - The O'Jays - Come Together - The Beatles - Let It Be - The Beatles - What's Going On - Marvin Gaye - People Get Ready - The Impressions - Turn Turn Turn - The Byrds - Give Peace a Chance - John Lennon - Imagine - John Lennon - Get Together - The Youngbloods - People Got To Be Free - The Rascals
11/27/2013 11:52PM
Well, the liberal clowns are holding hands and chanting while Obama and Harry
Reid create more and more poverty and shared misery. When Democrats get caught and exposed in a way that even the stupid see how corrupt they are. Air heads blame everyone so as to make the DemoRATS feel less guilty. YOU DemoRAT ássholes OWN ObamaCare and the incompetent, petulant pùnk in the White House. Fùck you liberal B!TCHES. Hope you meet with a sudden death soon .... LOL ... laughing at you!
11/28/2013 12:07AM
And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, trollboy. Despite your gripes of losing freedom, you certainly have the freedom to come here and be nasty. But try giving it a break for 24 hours. Peace.
11/28/2013 12:13AM
Entertaining and funny.
On a serious note, you always have the crowd that thinks smoking weed and singing songs solves real problems. Of course it does not. Most Americans really have no clue what is being done to them in Washington. If most truly understood there would be riots and the Washington crowd would fear for their very lives and change would occur, but a corrupt media pumps propaganda across television screens daily and most people are simply too busy to take the time to discover truth. The country will have to be saved at some point or it will go the way of all once great nations. The World War II generation defeated the Nazis and Japan in the same amount of time that a very corrupt Obama Administration has spent 660 million building a website that does not work to promote a failed idea that dismantled the best health care system on the planet. It is maddening what is happening and thus, people are angry and outraged that so many dunces simply do not comprehend what is being done to us. Time to restore states rights and individual freedom. Central planning in Washington is tyranny.
11/28/2013 12:39AM
Lock up the mentally ill.
Anyone who believes anything Obama says belongs in a mental institution.
11/28/2013 1:28AM
Liberalism and human nature.
Liberalism caters to the lower nature in man by tempting and even encouraging people to accept the fruits of another person’s labor in exchange for NO work. Liberalism requires that a person see themselves as a victim deserving of wealth transfers fromothers in order to eliminate any guilt of receiving something for nothing.
11/28/2013 1:40AM
Fact Check Time
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/new-health-rankings-of-17-nations-us-is-dead-last/267045/ - Best healthcare system on the planet? You lie. 1 France 2 Italy 3 San Marino 4 Andorra 5 Malta 6 Singapore 7 Spain 8 Oman 9 Austria 10 Japan 11 Norway 12 Portugal 13 Monaco 14 Greece 15 Iceland 16 Luxembourg 17 Netherlands 18 United Kingdom 19 Ireland 20 Switzerland
11/28/2013 1:43AM
Liberal Businesses
Costco, Starbucks, Apple, Dreamworks - built by liberals. Making millions. Think they're getting "wealth transfers" or victims? Far from it. Open your mind.
11/28/2013 1:55AM
Sorry Leftist Clown YOU are wrong ...
There's a great deal of assuming going on there about what makes a decent health care system. In fact, only 37.5% of the weighting is actually about health care itself: the other 62.5% is about distribution and fairness, how equal or unequal it all is. You are a socialist and you and your ignorant crowd measure everything based on your perception. Note that this isn't a series of he said she said tales about waits at free clinics, or 18 weeks to get an operation in Britain, nor I fell over and had an MRI scan in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. These are the straight international statistics about which health care system does what around the world. The US, averaging out over all of us, those with private insurance, government insurance or no insurance, responds to our need to treatment faster than any other. Liberal ... YOU ARE WRONG AGAIN.
11/28/2013 1:58AM
Hey, Liberal Troll hope you choke to death on a piece of turkey .... LOL ....
we looking forward to celebrating your death. Have a relative let us know when you die. You are so angry all the time stomach cancer is in your future. You will die sooner with ObamaCare. The government will determine you are not worth saving .... LOL ....
11/28/2013 1:59AM
Corrupt Media ... Duke Rape Accuser Got 160 TV News Stories on Accusation, 3 on Murder Conviction
11/28/2013 2:05AM
Apple has their product made overseas to avoid high US corporate taxes ....
Liberal policies are driving business out of the US. Open your mind liberal ásshole. Worse, however, is the cost in jobs and manufacturing infrastructure. The current tax laws encourage companies to move jobs, factories and profit centers out of the country. They actually subsidize this with tax breaks! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/apple-avoiding-billions-a_b_3308952.html
11/28/2013 2:16AM
Well, Scooter, we got your little blog going now having fired up all the Obama
Zombies. You should get more than one or two responses from now on. Have fun.
11/28/2013 12:59PM
Today’s Democrat Party
The ignorant and the lazy quickly abandon the hard work that freedom demands and seek a king. In the end, they serve a tyrant.
11/28/2013 1:50PM
FACT: Conservatives More Liberal Givers ... Democrats much more greedy ...
There are lots of political myths with most being started by liberals who have to lie to get elected. People who reject the idea that "government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality" give an average of four times more than peoplewho accept that proposition. Democrats are only charitable with OTHER PEOPLES money. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/03/conservatives_more_liberal_giv.html
11/28/2013 3:56PM
Selling a lie.
The Democrats were successful at selling the lie that the US HealthCare System was broken and failing. Reality is that over 70% of all Americans were quite content with their insurance plans, doctors and care. Another 10% choose to not even participate for various reasons. The few who need some help certainly could have been helped quite a bit by the almost a billion spent by the Obama Administration building a website that does not work and selling a flawed bill. Obama has merely demonstrated that government cannot manage the healthcare system with any real competency. To be fair, Obama really cared nothing about the ACA, it was just a tool to create chaos and the destruction of private insurance companies so as to usher in single payer and secure the government’s sole control over 1/6 of the economy and the people.
11/28/2013 5:47PM
Truth Is
It's impossible to sustain an unbiased social safety net thru charitable organizations because conservatives give to groups that tend to exclude others. They'll give to help other working class caucasians in their denomination, but not to help Muslims, Hispanics, or single mothers who they want to judge. They give to charity - charity that fits their own biases. Liberals prefer a non discriminatory approach which they hope to accomplish in the framework of national policy, which is forbidden by law from exclusion on the basis of race, gender, or orientation. You don't get bonus points for only helping people like yourself.
11/28/2013 6:06PM
Obama Bùtt Licker
The fat cow Mary Landrieu is still licking Obama’s áss. Can she fool the voters again in 2014? Or will she get her sorry fat áss kicked. LOL.
11/28/2013 6:56PM
Failures of socialized medicine ..
Access to Services One of the largest drawbacks to universal health care is the access to services. Countries that already have universal care systems have complaints from citizens over lack of access to specialists and services. In 2006, 900,000 Britons were waiting for admission to National Health Service hospitals, according to L.A. Times articles. A Supreme Court justice in Canada, Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, stated that, "access to a waiting list is not access to health care." Competition America is a country based on the free market and competition. Pharmaceutical companies compete to get the newest drugs to market because of financial benefits it receives. If the country were to adopt a universal health care system, the government would insist that the product be shared and costs reduced, making it less profitable for the company. This would reduce the benefits of developing new products and ultimately reduce competition in the marketplace for new breakthrough medications. Government Involvement Universal health care would be run by the government. This means that every service would have to go through the bureaucratic red tape involved. Having seen how the U.S. government has handled other programs such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac citizens may be skeptical of government plans. Other government social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are in bad financial shape and need financial overhauls in the coming years. With a universal health care system, the government would decide what services you received and when you would be able to receive the services, which is a far cry from the system in place today.
11/28/2013 7:12PM
NHS and Canadian systems worked just fine until the economic downturn forced austerity on the part of the Conservative parties of Canada and the UK which is proven bad policy. Costs have been out of control in the US because of extortion and manipulationon the part of drug companies. Healthcare should not be a caste system - accessible to only those who can pay for the most exotic care while sending working families into bankruptcy, home loss, and other financial tragedy.
11/28/2013 7:12PM
The Nanny State is slowly collasping and there WILL be a terrible day of
economic reckoning brought to you by leftists in both parties. Amazing that the Tea Party is hated for simply wanting to stop, or at least slow the coming economic 911. You clowns thought ObamaCare would be utopia and roll out just as promised and you were wrong. The party will end sooner that you know. Printing 85 billion a month in borrowed money to prop up a lie and an incompetent president cannot go on forever and will not. The country is failing not because of corrupt politicians but because of the ignorance and indifference of the folks who put them there.
11/28/2013 7:13PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16K6m3Ua2nw - WORTH YOUR TIME.
11/28/2013 8:40PM
Tea Party
The Tea Party is disliked for their racism, obstructionism, and radical right wing views that are not in line with independents or moderates in this country. They are obsessed with guns, economic darwinism, and blaming minorities and aid recipients for their struggles in life. They are, by and large, rural whites who want to whine about the country's changed views.
11/28/2013 8:41PM
The true believers followed Hitler to their ruin ...
and the Obama Brown Shirts will follow Obama to their dilapidation.
11/28/2013 10:01PM
I suppose you believe in FEMA camps and death panels too. Maybe the Glenn Beck show is more your style, but I'll stick with the Scoot Show!
11/28/2013 11:10PM
Obama’s banana republic ...
At rallies, Obama routinely says he has important things to do and he’s not going to wait for Congress. Well, amending a statute after it’s been duly enacted is something a president may not do without Congress. It’s a gross violation of his Article II duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. A Senate with no rules. A president without boundaries. One day, when a few bottled-up judicial nominees and a malfunctioning health-care Web site are barely a memory, we will still be dealing with the toxic residue of this outbreak of authoritative lawlessness. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-the-democrats-outbreak-of-lawlessness/2013/11/28/3184b6f2-579b-11e3-8304-caf30787c0a9_story.html?hpid=z3
11/29/2013 12:08AM
Krauthammer is a Joke
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/obama-executive-orders-guns.html - http://www.factcheck.org/2012/09/obamas-executive-orders/ -http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/01/03/fox-attacks-obama-over-routinely-used-practice/185728
11/29/2013 1:30AM
This country is being destroyed from within. Obama is a traitor.
11/29/2013 9:30AM
Professor: Obama Should Be Allowed to Run for a Third Term ...
Wow, no wonder so many of our young people are messed up with IDIOTS like allowed to teach in schools. This ásshole thinks Obama can solve problems. REALLY? He is good at creating them. Liberals are so stupid---we need more late term abortions starting with this guy. http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/15481/
11/29/2013 11:51AM
Democrats are more racist than they realize ....
Obama has deceived the American people and told big lies—real whoppers and yet, he gets a pass from many people because apparently most Democrats are racist and refuse to hold Obama to the same standards of excellence and competence they would a white-skinned president. Obama is allowed to lie, abuse his opponents and taxpayers, and be incompetent because he is a black. He is not expected to be as capable as a white person—amazing Democrat racism. Those of us who point out his lies and failed policies actually have more respect for him because we are treating him the same.
11/29/2013 11:59AM
Democrat do have a terrible racist past and are still
enslaving blacks into poverty and government dependence. Very sad and hateful party.
11/29/2013 12:35PM
President, First Lady Visit Activists Fasting for Amnesty...
Hope the illegals DIE of starvation.
11/29/2013 12:38PM
The Liberal Troll just cannot stay away ...
No wonder the clown voted for Obama he/she is easily led around like a dog on a leash. LOL.
11/29/2013 3:38PM
President Barak Obama used the sexually vulgar expression ...
“tea-baggers” to refer to tea party members in a letter he wrote to a Texas grade school Teacher. The term “tea-baggers” has been used to ridicule the tea party, a group of American activists who advocate reducing taxes, shrinking the size of government, and returning to traditional family values. and the leftist clowns here think their Lord and Savior Obama is righteous ... LOL ... Obama has trashed people he hates his entire career. He is a pùnk and should be treated as such .. NOTHING to respect about the ásshole Obama. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/28/Obama-Refers-to-Tea-Party-Members-as-Teabaggers
11/29/2013 3:40PM
Poor Mary Landrieu ... she is a liberal WH0RE that cannot wait to
spread her legs for her Master Obama. She will fool the ignorant Louisiana ignorant, welfare crowd again in 2014 and go back to Washington and laugh her fat áss off at the hayseeds that believed her lies ... LOL.
11/29/2013 4:39PM
The thùg Obama got his ambassador killed, blamed a video, and then locked an
innocent man in jail to take the fall for Obama’s crimes in Benghazi ... http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/09/americas-first-political-prisoner-who-obama-wrongly-blamed-for-benghazi-out-of-jail-and-talking.html
11/29/2013 11:56PM
Here's an Idea
Try posting actual journalism instead of talking point blogs with no accountability.
11/30/2013 7:24AM
Apparently, the Obama administration negotiates with terror states the same way it designs health ca
... but nothing new for Bam Bùtt.
11/30/2013 9:35AM
The nasty B!TCH Mary Landrieu is still sucking Dirty Harry Reid’s diçk and licking his áss.
11/30/2013 1:19PM
Dirty Harry Reid’s reign of terror ...
will eventually come to an end. This Obama henchman will one day die choking in his bed and when the news is announced we will celebrate with a laugh and a good glass of Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits from France.
12/01/2013 11:16AM
Help save the Messiah!
Well, the Obama Zombies are more worked up than ever trying to save their lame duck Messiah. They are dancing, chanting, cutting themselves even more, and performing lude acts. LOL.
12/01/2013 12:04PM
Great: More Americans on Welfare Than Working Full Time ...
A new report from the Census Bureau showed a total of 108,592,000 people were on some sort of means-tested government benefits program in the fourth quarter of 2011, yet only 101,716,000 people were employed full-time for the entire year ... Great job Obama-Bùtt-Face! LOL Democrats love creating poverty and misery rather than jobs. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2013/10/25/great-more-americans-on-welfare-than-working-full-time-n1731984
12/01/2013 12:09PM
Well, either we have become a nation of mostly lazy, dumb ásses,
or Obama’s Marxist policies are destroying jobs. Actually it is both. Obama’s base prefers not to work and live off their neighbors and Obama is happy to make that happen.
12/01/2013 3:28PM
The United States is now known as Obamaville ..
the largest Nanny State on the Planet. The once great America is now a nation of mostly lazy losers living off the few productive citizens left that are resented and hated. Eventually, King Obama and his Prince Dirty Harry will turn most of the country into dependent dumb ásses … no wonder Russia and Iran laugh at America. America is weak and ripe for the taking. This country has been easily destroyed from within. ENJOY!!!
12/01/2013 3:36PM
If a person does not even have the discipline and character to work a job
or build a business to make an effort to support themselves, they would never defend their country. Liberalism destroys patriotism producing people with no spirit.
12/01/2013 4:14PM
Next time around
If all the people who don't want a liberal president in office don't go and vote they don't have anybody to blame but themselves. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next election. This last time some new voter groups emerged and many people that should have voted did not go and vote.
12/01/2013 6:10PM
You're an Idiot
You seem to ignore there's lots of hard working, wealthy liberals. You seem to forget this fact. As though all working people are Republicans or conservatives. And guess what? More hispanics, more young people, more women, more college educated voters = fewer votes for the GOP. You won't be getting the White House back anytime soon with your 1950s viewpoints. Or 1850s. Just keep hoping Ohio comes in for Romney! LOL!
12/01/2013 6:35PM
Obama to require surgery again to shorten nose after busy year of lying.
LOL ...
12/01/2013 6:42PM
Obama Lies Like a Marxist ...
In his first press conference as president in 1981, Ronald Reagan, who would lead the West to victory in the Cold War, startled the liberal press when he accurately described the mendacity of the leaders of the Soviet Union, who were seeking a "one-world socialist or communist state." Obama seeks to shrink the private sector to irrelevancy and create an all-powerful central state control from Washington. He is meeting opposition so he may not achieve his goal, but his Marxist beliefs are clear to see. http://cnsnews.com/commentary/terence-p-jeffrey/obama-lies-marxist
12/01/2013 6:55PM
Obama is a walking load of feces.
He takes a dump on the country every day.
12/01/2013 7:48PM
Use A Dictionary
Socialism Communism Liberalism NONE OF THEM ARE THE SAME THING.
12/01/2013 9:29PM
Private land ownership is what made America wealthy.
Privately owned land and capitalism save the bison from extinction and doubled the population of elephants. American Indians suffer generational poverty as a result of government programs that so-called take care of them. When Indians have property rights and owned their own lands they are much more prosperous. Government central control and elimination of profit fails. Liberals ideas FAIL and produce the opposite of what they intend.
12/02/2013 3:11AM
Hey Idiot
Indians prosper running casinos and other businesses. So which is it? Are they poor or not? Jacka$$.
12/02/2013 11:23PM
To truth is
When never ending programs are promoted to the extent that the people that pay taxes to fund these programs are financially strained to the point of not being able to provide for their own families what do you call fair about that? Workfare not welfare.
12/02/2013 11:38PM
Government programs
Government programs for long periods of time only cripple people. Government assistance was originally only meant to be for a short period of time to help a person get past a bad time and not a permanent lifestyle choice.
12/03/2013 3:46PM
Government & Wages
So you have Walmart encouraging people to sign up for food stamps because they won't pay a living wage - and you want to call the people "entitled" - why don't you go after the companies who make so many workers eligable for government benefits and encourage them to take them, thus shirking their responsibility to provide decent salaries? Walmart - another example of the CORPORATE entitlement mentality.
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