Thanksgiving open thread: giving thanks in 2007

I suppose I should encourage you all to discuss what you’re thankful for in the comments, but that’s probably pretty overworked this time of year. Save that stuff up for murmuring over your mashed potatoes and gravy.

Instead, what would you like to be thankful for next year? It might be fun to revive the list in a year and see which wishes came true. Or it just might be fun to wish wildly, shoot for the stars.

Me?

The first thing I’ll be thankful for is that I’m still around to give thanks.

And then — and let’s get the with the mushy stuff out of the way — I hope I’ll be again thankful for having such a fantastic family and dear friends, everywhere. I expect I’ll still be thankful I worked my *ss off for Tester and that I live in Montana and that I have an open and eclectic neighborhood…good health…lots of food…and that the Lions will actually be a decent team to watch for a change.

…but I also hope to thankful for having seen W and Cheney doing the perp walk on CNN, for Sean Hannity’s show being canceled, and for troop withdrawals from Iraq. I hope to thankful for a gripping battle in the AL East with the Yankees coming in third and missing the playoffs. I hope to be thankful for finding such a great child-care provider after our current one leaves in December. I hope to be thankful for a mild summer, not the (as of late) usual carbon-emission smoky scorcher. I hope to be thankful for having my first novel make it to all the best-seller lists and be nominated for the Pulitzer. (And yes, nomination would be enough.)

You?


  1. The Reds win the pennant! The Reds win the pennant!

  2. Squid

    I didn’t know the communists had a baseball team?

    The democrats can revive the so called Fairness Doctrine and get all the conservatives banned from expressing their opinions via the media. Then all you’d have to do is force taxpayers to fund Air America, since it couldn’t survive on its’ own, and force every radio station to carry it and you’d be in hog heaven, wouldn’t you?

    No hopes, from me, for anything bad to happen to anyone on this Thanksgiving Day….Y’all HAFNDT!!!

  3. Big Swede

    I’m thankful that at this time in the year back in the early 1600’s a small group of 50 pilgrims stood with their head bowed in prayer over a bounteous feast. A year before they had been twice as many but those had succumbed to sickness, exposure and starvation. But I more thankful that Gov. Bradford had the foresight to see that the “commune” style of government was failing and to be successful and reward individual effort settlers were given a plots of land to improve themselves. With its biblical roots thus began capitalism and the success that is America.

  4. Rocky Smith

    “…but I also hope to thankful for having seen W and Cheney doing the perp walk on CNN, for Sean Hannity’s show being canceled, and for troop withdrawals from Iraq. ”

    I doubt you’ll be seeing much of any of these. Keep wishing though. It’s starting to look like even Democrats know that we can’t cut and run. Just having Democrats win the election has the Sunnis and Shiites hacking at each other to see who will control things as soon as we leave. Sad.

  5. Man, Rocky, that’s hilarious. Tom Tomorrow just skewered that rightie spin in his latest comic. Good times…

    Republocrat: All right, Mister Smarty Penguin — if you think Iraq is such a disaster, what’s YOUR solution?

    Penguin: Oh, come on.

    The whole point here is that IS no good solution. But we can’t even move toward the LEAST BAD answer until we acknowledge the enormity of the problem!

    Republocrat: Just what I figured — more useless DEFEATOCRAT whining.

    ROFL!

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