Cartoon of the Day – Leader

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[Lisa Benson – GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Fire

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[Mike Lester – GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Violence

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[Dana Summers – GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Great

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[A.F. Branco]

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Poll: What holiday television event are you most looking forward to celebrating?

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Cartoon of the Day – Legacy

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Cartoon of the Day – Lame

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[Michael P. Ramirez]

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President Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

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 favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service 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 sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

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Cartoon of the Day – Terrifying

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Cartoon of the Day – Media

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[A.F. Branco]

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How To Talk To Your Liberal Family Members At Thanksgiving

[The YouTube]

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Cartoon of the Day – Unscathed

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[Glenn McCoy – GoComics]

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Cartoon of the Day – Sanctuary

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[A.F. Branco – Comically Incorrect]

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Counting the votes

January 6, 2017, 1:00 PM EST


Ladies and gentlemen, as Speaker of the House of Representatives, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the President of the Senate, the Honorable Joseph R. Biden.


Thanks, Pat.

Paul.


So, we vote now, right? I was thinking onions, mushrooms, and bacon. Oh, and extra cheese. What about you guys?


Mr. President, we’re here to …

Oh, is Barack here, too? I suppose that means no bacon.


No, I’m addressing you as president of the Senate. While the Senate is in session, as it is now with the House, you are presiding. So we call you Mr. President. And you call me Mr. Speaker.

“Paul Speaker?” That’s a funny name. Anyway, are you telling me that all this time, I didn’t need to worry about Barack watching me? Jeez. I wish someone had told me. So, is he here? Do we get bacon or not?


Mr. President, we’re not here to vote on pizza.

It’s one o’clock and it’s a Friday, Mr. Speaker. I’m thinking extra-large. There are more here than I realized. How many is this? About 50?


Well, the D.C. House delegate is here, so 536.

We better get two pizzas. And bread sticks.


Joe, we’re here to open the electoral votes to select the president.

You just told me I was president.


For Heaven’s sake, Joe, we’re picking the next president of the United States. Your term as vice president of the United States and as President of the Senate is up in two weeks, so we need to pick the next person for the job.

Didn’t I do a good job? I’ve seen my picture all over the Internet. I must be doing something right.


Listen, Joe, it’s time to open the votes and count them.

Oh, okay. I hope we get bacon. I’m tired of pepperoni. So, how do we do this?


The same way we did four years ago. You have the ballots in front of you. Open them in alphabetical order and read the total. Hand them to the tellers, who will record the totals. When all the states are counted, they’ll add them up and give you those totals, and you announce the next president and vice-president.

Alphabetical? So, we start with Delaware, right? Why is Alabama on top? Delaware is the first state.


No, Joe. Alphabetically, it’s Alabama, followed by Alaska. Delaware is, let’s see, 8th on the list.

No, that’s not right. Delaware is the first state. I know my algebra.


This is the order they want us to read them, Mr. President.

Okay then, Mr. Speaker. We’ll do it that way. But I do get extra cheese?


Joe, I’ve just been informed that an extra-large pizza with onions, mushroom, bacon — and extra cheese — has won. If you’ll follow me to your car, we’ll head over to … um … Amy’s … and introduce you.

Yay! Another job well done!

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