Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Correspondence and Documentary

I'm catching up on emails and stuff that got ignored or put on the back burner -- or completely missed -- over the holiday/party/SAINTS AND RAZORBACK VICTORY weekend.  Among the emails was this little missive from the Young President, with whom I'm apparently now on a first-name basis. I'm happy to pass along his Thanksgiving message (italics mine):

Terry --

When Michelle and I sit down with our family to give thanks today, I want you to know that we'll be especially grateful for folks like you.

Everything we have been able to accomplish in the last two years was possible because you have been willing to work for it and organize for it.

And every time we face a setback, or when progress doesn't happen as quickly as we would like, we know that you'll be right there with us, ready to fight another day.

So I want to thank you -- for everything.

I also hope you'll join me in taking a moment to remember that the freedoms and security we enjoy as Americans are protected by the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces. These patriots are willing to lay down their lives in our defense, and each of us owes them and their families a debt of gratitude.

Have a wonderful day, and God bless.

Do you suppose he really wants to thank folks like me for everything I've done?  And, God bless?!?!  Now he finds God?  One thing's for sure -- I am indeed right there, ready to fight another day!


At least he threw in a little bone for the military -- I'm certain his Progressive Pals were thrilled about that.

I also thought I would share a little video I shot (mainly to show our survivors what our last seconds on this Earth looked like) while heading over the river and through the trees to Aunt Penne's house in Bismarck, Arkansas.  In a driving rainstorm, with vicious winds knocking smaller cars off the road, temperatures fluctuating madly, and green clouds swirling overhead:

It was not fun. We had a lot to be thankful for once we got there!


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  2. Wow. You 'n' Barry. Who'd a thunk it? Sigh. Even Michael Steele has quit sending me e-mails and letters. There's a reason for that, of course, which is MUCH too long to go into here. Let's just say I'm prolly on his shi'ite list now.

    Scary vid. I've been in similar circumstances and gave silent thanks to The Deity At Hand for seein' me through.

  3. Moogie ... thanks for stopping by, and for your support of military charities.

    It's refreshing to see so many thoughtful, positive Conservatives blogs such as yours.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Mr. Lonely.

    Yeah, Buck. Michael seems to have written me off, too. Haven't heard from him since the election!

    Thanks for posting the info about Military Families, Shouting. Yours is a wonderful blog!

  5. I'll give barry credit, oops, I mean I won't give barry any grief over that note. He said the right things. Once or twice a year he is actually correct about something.

  6. Eh. You're in a much more charitable frame of mind than I, Inno.

  7. Heh. No comment other than a big-ass grin to the above.