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Black conservative leader Deneen Borelli, a senior fellow with the Project 21 black leadership network, says she’s not thankful - at least not yet - about Barack Obama becoming the next president of the United States.
“A black Jimmy Carter would be nothing to be thankful for,” notes Ms. Borelli, who serves on the board of trustees of the Opportunity Charter School in Harlem in New York. “But a black Ronald Reagan would be a precious gift to the nation.”
CHOICE OF JOES
One might argue that the 2008 presidential election came down to a preference of Joes.
The liberal bunch that publishes The Progress Report presents a list of 17 reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving Day, including: “We’re more thankful for Vice President Joe Biden and ‘Morning Joe’ than Joe Lieberman and ‘Joe the Plumber.’”
If Benjamin Franklin had had his way, none of us would be picking through turkey bones on Thanksgiving.
“I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country,” Franklin wrote in 1784. “He is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often lousy.
“The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.”
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Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne has extended an unusual invitation to members of the media to share Thanksgiving dinner with the nearly 500 inmates housed in the city’s jail.
“If you’d like to dine, let me know. It’ll be superb,” insists Harry Covert, the sheriff’s press information officer.
Prisoners at the jail, who in recent years have included al Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui and “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh, will be dining on turkey and gravy with stuffing, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, bread, cake and iced tea.
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