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Thought for Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008

Golden Oldie

We should be thankful for the good things we have
and, also, for the bad things we don't have.


(tftd will resume on or about Monday December 1, 2008.
Butch the Greater, aka FB#1, reminds us again this
year to 'watch out for the changing constant of
gravity during the next 45 days.')

Thought for Tuesday, Nov 25, 2008

Golden Oldie

An optimist is a person who starts
a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.

-Irv Kupcinet
PAX Proverbs Plus
- 11-27-03

Thought for Monday, Nov 24, 2008

Golden Oldie

General Thanksgiving

By the PRESIDENT of the
United States Of America

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge
the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to
be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore
His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houfes
of Congress have, by their joint committee, requefted
me "to recommend to the people of the United States
by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and
signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording
them an opportunity peaceably to eftablifh a form of
government for their safety and happiness:"

NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and affign THURSDAY,
the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted
by the people of thefe States to the fervice of that
great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author
of all the good that was, that is, or that will be;
that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our
fincere and humble thanks for His kind care and
protection of the people of this country previous to
their becoming a nation; for the fignal and manifold
mercies and the favorable interpofitions of His
providence in the courfe and conclufion of the late
war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and
plenty which we have fince enjoyed;-- for the
peaceable and rational manner in which we have been
enable to eftablish Conftitutions of government for
our fafety and happinefs, and particularly the
national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil
and religious liberty with which we are bleffed, and
the means we have of acquiring and diffufing useful
knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the
great and variousfavours which He has been pleafed
to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in moft humbly
offering our prayers and fupplications to the great
Lord and Ruler of Nations and befeech Him to pardon
our national and other tranfgreffions;-- to enable
us all, whether in publick or private ftations, to
perform our feveral and relative duties properly
and punctually; to render our National Government
a bleffing to all the people by conftantly being a
Government of wife, juft, and conftitutional laws,
difcreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to
protect and guide all fovereigns and nations
(especially fuch as have shewn kindnefs unto us);
and to blefs them with good governments, peace,
and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice
of true religion and virtue, and the increafe of
fcience among them and us; and, generally to grant
unto all mankind fuch a degree oftemporal profperity
as he alone knows to be beft.

GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York,
the third day of October, in the year of our Lord,
one thousand feven hundred and eighty-nine.

(signed) G. Washington

Source: The Massachusetts Centinel, Wednesday,
October 14, 1789


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Thought for Friday, Nov 21, 2008

"The student in question is performing minimally for his peer group and
is an emerging underachiever."

Thought for Thursday, Nov 20, 2008


The best thing about growing older
is that it takes such a long time.


But it takes less time the longer
you continue. -tftd

Thought for Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008

Emersons' Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we
can. Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.

Thought for Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008

Anger helps straighten out a problem as much as
a fan helps straighten out a pile of papers.

-Susan Marcotte
From the Masters:
6 Oct 2008

Thought for Monday, Nov 17, 2008

It is a good thing for an uneducated
man to read books of quotations.

-Winston Churchill
From the Masters:
24 Sep 2008

And you can quote me on that. tftd

Thought for Friday, Nov 14, 2008

The kind of humor I like is the thing
that makes me laugh for 5 seconds
and think for ten minutes.

-William Davis
From the Masters:
29 Aug 2008

Thought for Thursday, Nov 13, 2008

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness,
not because they never found it, but
because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

-William Feather
From the Masters:
20 Aug 2008

Thought for Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008


If you only have a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.


Thought for Tuesday, Nov 11, 2008

Golden Oldie plus New Message

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC


On Veterans Day we pay tribute to those
who have fought for our country from its
earliest days to the present. This day
reminds us of how important it is that the
men and women who wear this country.s
uniform know how grateful their fellow
Americans are for that service.

The holiday's birthplace is my
home state of Kansas. Over half a
century ago, a shoe store owner in
Emporia named Al King promoted the
idea of changing what had been
Armistice Day - honoring veterans of
the First World War - into a celebration
of veterans of every conflict, and every era.

What started in Emporia went national
in 1954, when Congress passed and
President Eisenhower signed a bill
making the November 11 holiday the
one we know today.

As important as it is to publicly recognize
the service of our troops returned from the
battlefield, it is more important - indeed a
sacred obligation - that we make sure
they receive the care, benefits, and
compensation they've so courageously
earned. This is one of the preeminent
challenges facing our nation. Aside from
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have
had no higher leadership priority.

-Robert M. Gates
Secretary of Defense
Excerpt from his
2008 Veterans Day message


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Thought for Monday, Nov 10, 2008

Habits are like comfortable beds;
they are easy to get into, but
difficult to get out of.

-Denis Waitley
From the Masters:
18Aug 2008

Thought for Friday, Nov 7, 2008


Don't let your mind wander --
it's too little to be let out alone.

Thought for Thursday, Nov 6, 2008

There is nothing more frightful
than ignorance in action.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
From the Masters:
3 Sep 2008

Thought for Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008

Don't buy more votes than you need,
I'm not paying for a landslide.

-John F. Kennedy pretenting to
quote a telegram from his father

Thought for Tuesday, Nov 4, 2008

Please take the time to make an informed vote today. Thanks tftd


Eight years ago I published the following tftd (dates adjusted).


Due to an anticipated voter turnout much larger than originally
expected, the polling facilities may not be able to handle the
load all at once. Therefore, Republicans are requested to
vote on Tuesday, November 4, and Democrats, Independents,
Green and Reform Party members, etc on Wednesday, November 5.

Please pass this message along and help us to make sure
that nobody gets left out.

-2008 Presidential Election Commission


tftd took some heat for this 'thought' as it might have kept some
people from going to vote. My response is that if they don't know
even what day to vote then perhaps it would be better if they didn't.

Thought for Monday, Nov 3, 2008

I predict that today will be remembered until tomorrow!

 Huanga @ cafenite - Thought For Today