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The Editorial Board found much to be thankful for in 2012.
I'm thankful Obama won reelection. Can you IMAGINE the damage Willard Rmoney would've done as President? *Shudder*
Be "mindful" that this medal was awarded to a pope? I am thankful that Pope John Paul II was awarded this medal, but more thankful for the reason why he was awarded this medal, which in part was: "Pope John Paul II was a unique, substantial, and historic catalyst in the demise of Soviet communism and the emancipation of hundreds of millions of people from totalitarian rule;"
Yes, I'm really and truly grateful for the Vikings stadium. As a Minneapolis resident, I'm potentially on the hook to subsidize billionaire owners and millionaire players in their quest for profits off games I will never attend and have no interest in. Isn't graft heartwarming?
I'm thankful that we are not quite yet a socialist utopia and some stalwarts would rather bust their own tails rather than behave like prepubescent children by demanding that others pay for what they want( no, not need). Thank you to dems, reps, and libertarians that are not afraid of hard work.
I am thankful for the roof over my head, even if it is an old one. I am thankful for the social security benefit I receive every month, for without it I would have been homeless since 2008. I am mindful I am still without a good job even though I have 2 college degrees and no one wants to hire someone over the age of 50. I am thankful I still have relatively good health. And, I am thankful for the unconditional love my cat gives me. And I am thankful for the friendships I have. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
RalphMalph, I seem to remember reading a book or two by Mikhail Gorbachev about Perestroika and how the change which transformed the Soviet Union into the Russian Federation took place. Nowhere in that process was there any mention of a Pope, any Pope, being part of that process. I think too many give credit to people outside of Russia for the demise of the Soviet Union, when in actuality it was the Russian people themselves who, once they smelled the sweet smell of freedom would not allow anyone to take it away from them again. They are still struggling under Putin, but today's Russia bears no resemblance to yesterday's Soviet Union. Just go to Moscow in summer and witness the Europa Plus Live concerts which would have been banned under Soviet rule, and the explosion of a free market in the country, and you would know it was the Russian people who are responsible for the changes. Witness the growth of a new Russia which now wants to be a valuable part of the world community. I am not speaking of Putin or the government. I am speaking of the Russian people. I am sure they are thankful for what they now have.
Man this is bleak.
"Man this is bleak." .............. Maybe. The word that came to owatonnabill's mind is sappy. Every year we see these kind of editorials gushing over with politically-correct sentiments about this or that to be thankful for. In honesty, today was the Great American Holiday of Gluttony, followed closely by Greed (Christmas) and Drunkenness (New year's Eve). We sure do know how to see the real meanings in things, don't we?
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