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Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:37 AM

'War on Thanksgiving' Goes From Fox News to Trump's Rally: 'People Want to Change the Name'

What fresh hell is this? A Fox News made up story now has Donny Dumb Ass pushing this bullshit at one
of his Bund Rallies. Do people really believe this shit? And what DUer started the war on Thanksgiving?

https://www.mediaite.com/trump/war-on-thanksgiving-goes-from-fox-news-to-trumps-rally-people-want-to-change-the-name/


President Donald Trump warned that an unnamed force wants Thanksgiving to be called something other than “Thanksgiving” at a rally Tuesday night, a belief that is likely derived from Fox News segments declaring a “war” on the holiday.

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“Some people want to change the name Thanksgiving,” Trump said at the beginning of his rally in Sunrise, Florida. “They don’t want to use the term Thanksgiving. And that was true also with Christmas. But now everybody is using Christmas again. Remember I said that?”

“People have different ideas why it shouldn’t be called Thanksgiving,” Trump continued. “But everybody in this room I know loves the name Thanksgiving and we’re not changing it.”

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This month, an article from HuffPost offered advice on how to have an environmentally friendly Thanksgiving dinner. That story sparked mass coverage at Fox News: it was covered on Fox & Friends, Fox & Friends First, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five, Fox News @ Night. It gave us this incredible graphic, spawning the War on Thanksgiving:

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Reply 'War on Thanksgiving' Goes From Fox News to Trump's Rally: 'People Want to Change the Name' (Original post)
Botany Nov 2019 OP
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #1
underpants Nov 2019 #10
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #20
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2019 #36
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #37
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2019 #38
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #39
rzemanfl Nov 2019 #2
Cirque du So-What Nov 2019 #5
rzemanfl Nov 2019 #19
Cirque du So-What Nov 2019 #21
rzemanfl Nov 2019 #22
Cirque du So-What Nov 2019 #24
rzemanfl Nov 2019 #27
Cirque du So-What Nov 2019 #31
rzemanfl Nov 2019 #33
BlueIdaho Nov 2019 #3
Botany Nov 2019 #4
BlueIdaho Nov 2019 #6
underpants Nov 2019 #14
lapfog_1 Nov 2019 #28
BlueIdaho Nov 2019 #34
The Genealogist Nov 2019 #7
Liberal In Texas Nov 2019 #8
Frustratedlady Nov 2019 #9
BlueIdaho Nov 2019 #35
beachbumbob Nov 2019 #11
Botany Nov 2019 #15
logosoco Nov 2019 #12
Hortensis Nov 2019 #17
Hortensis Nov 2019 #13
dalton99a Nov 2019 #16
OliverQ Nov 2019 #18
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2019 #23
gopiscrap Nov 2019 #25
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2019 #26
Botany Nov 2019 #29
roamer65 Nov 2019 #44
Johonny Nov 2019 #30
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #40
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2019 #32
Voltaire2 Nov 2019 #41
roamer65 Nov 2019 #43
DeminPennswoods Nov 2019 #42
madinmaryland Nov 2019 #45
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2019 #46

Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:41 AM

1. My life pretty much revolves around politics and has

for the last few years. This is the first I'm hearing of it.🙄

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:09 AM

10. I had to look it up this morning

I read a mention of it on an article about the rally. Finally found what he said and the background on Fox News.

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Response to underpants (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 11:22 AM

20. I swear they just make this shit up.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:33 PM

36. There are some people

whom call it "Indigenous People's Day" or are critical of the holiday because of our history of oppression towards Native Americans. But there's no widespread movement to do anything to it AFAIK (and frankly, I couldn't even care if there were).

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #36)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:40 PM

37. Actually, I have seen that. I think they got so much mileage out

of the war on Christmas, and God knows they need filler, for all crazy crap Trump does, that they won't cover.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:47 PM

38. Yeah

They're looking for the next distraction. I'd like to think that most people don't actually care about it one way or another, just like I've never actually met anybody IRL who genuinely believes that there's a "War on Christmas", although some of my podcast friends have taken to mocking the idea in a variety of hilarious sketches

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #38)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:53 PM

39. Yes, the mocking is funny. I couldn't care less either

way.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:41 AM

2. Bullshit. The War on Leftovers, though, is a real thing.

Think about it and let me know Saturday.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:01 AM

5. Saturday, huh?

Sounds about right for declaring victory on that front.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:32 AM

19. There is a secret weapon called "Hot Brown." Look it up.

If you use it, I will pray for your arteries. Damn delicious though. Wait, you shouldn't have to look it up. Watch for a link here on edit.

Here you go-https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/263453/the-hot-brown/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringContentType=Search&clickId=cardslot%201

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 11:36 AM

21. I've had that - at the Brown too

It is delicious. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 11:39 AM

22. Lucky you. A restaurant in Clearwater, Florida, O'Keefes, serves it. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 11:41 AM

24. Glad to see it's gotten around

I hope Derby pie catches on as well. It's basically traditional pecan pie with chocolate chips added. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:10 PM

27. Your reply made me hungry for this-

https://www.thekitchn.com/fudge-bottom-pie-267393

It used to have a different name back in the day. It will be on my list the next time I am in Wisconsin.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:30 PM

31. That looks wonderful

I don't believe I've had anything quite like that, but now I want to try making it.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:40 PM

33. It made college worthwhile. n/t

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:46 AM

3. Change the name to what?

This kind of blatant divisive lying is totally unacceptable from our government.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:58 AM

4. This comes from the place where lies are the currency of the realm.

"Trump’s apparent belief that Thanksgiving is under attack is likely derived from Fox News, his favorite television network and the originator of the War on Christmas."

From the article @ the link.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:01 AM

6. So this is the "War on Xmas" pre-season? Nice.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:17 AM

14. They must be high or lack of oxygen or hysteria or something

Back in the day my friends and I (usually late in the night) would often take something and starting “riffing it out” and end up with a joke that was 10 steps from the origin. If someone referenced it later we’d all laugh and anyone who wasn’t there at the genesis of it would have NO IDEA what we were talking about.

This reminds me of that...or the first 15 minutes of Hannity’s radio show which is truly bizarre.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:13 PM

28. According to MSNBC

last night... there was a completely made up story circulated on right wing web sites during the Obama era that Obama wanted to change the name to "Immigrant's Day" or "Celebrate Immigrants Day". There was never an effort to actually do this... it was completely made up.

Donny do-do and Faux are trying to resurrect this bullshit story.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:08 PM

34. Well, in all fairness

Them English immigrants would have died that first winter were it not for the generosity of the indigenous peoples. 😉

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:03 AM

7. His optics haven't been so well lately

Guessing this is another distraction to keep his deplorable base worshipping at his golden statue. Lie, lie, lie. Of Trump were to tell the truth, he'd probably go into anaphylactic shock.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:04 AM

8. Jeeze...being governed by the evil bastards at Fox News.

From their heads the on the air through their "talent" into Deadbeat Donnie's head and then it spews out at his rallies.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:04 AM

9. They got a lot of mileage out of Merry Christmas, so...

If they would come up with policies to improve the U.S. instead of talking points, we'd all be better off. I'm so sick and tired of their false issues...or, false errands, as Fiona would call it.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:10 PM

35. I prefer "Merry Xmas" .nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:11 AM

11. typical "straw man" ploy. Works well with ignorant and dumb people

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:17 AM

15. If you can stomach it watch the video @ the link.

The paid for "black Trump supporters" behind him are so over the top.

Millions of Americans watch this kind of crap and think they are seeing the truth.
Did you know that Hillary had somebody killed in order to hide Bill's cocaine ring?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:14 AM

12. I do not understand minds that wrap around things like this or the "war on Christmas"

Let's just pretend for a minute that everyone here on DU really did say there is no Thanksgiving or call it another name. Is that going to pollute the air we breathe and the water we drink? Is this why people are working hard at full time jobs and still having a hard time making the bills? Is that why the health care system in this country is such a mess? Is that what makes education so expensive that people have to go into deep debt?

This is such a stupid cheap distraction and it works so well for some people that they throw all logic and reason out of the window, refuse to see what is right in front of their face and vote for people who are destroying this country and the planet.
Perhaps to my list of things I am thankful for this year is the fact that I have never supported Republicans or any of their policies and I am going to spend the day with my family who also have love and care for their fellow beings.

Happy Turkey Day y'all!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:21 AM

17. :) It's cover for far less exalted motives than protecting

all that is good and right.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:15 AM

13. Lol, "What fresh hell is this?" nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:20 AM

16. The lying motherfucker would love to change Presidents' Day to President Trump's Day

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:22 AM

18. And Fox viewers eat this crap up, not even knowing it's entirely

 

made up. This is how Fox is destroying the country. Blatant lying and propaganda.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 11:41 AM

23. To Trump, from my Rep......



Text:

Rep. John Yarmuth
@RepJohnYarmuth

What the hell is he talking about? I have already wished more than 100 people Happy Thanksgiving, and I wish him one too.
+++
NBC News @NBCNews
President Trump also claimed that some people want to change the name of Thanksgiving, a controversy he appears to have created.
10:25 AM - Nov 27, 2019

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KY..........

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:04 PM

25. How about we declare a war on Black Friday instead

and quit glorifying rampant inane consumerism, instead?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:09 PM

26. It's just something to get warmed up for the Big One: The War on Christmas!

Then after that they can rest up for a bit until they have to deal with the War on Easter.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:20 PM

29. For the right wing christian evangelical process to work they have to persecuted in some way ....

... or another.

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Response to Botany (Reply #29)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 04:26 PM

44. That's why I think we should give them what they want.

Good old Revelation style persecution. Make their dreams come true.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:29 PM

30. If Trump changed the name Thanksgiving to Trumpalooza, they'd all be for it, so meh

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Response to Johonny (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:58 PM

40. Yeah they would.🙄

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:35 PM

32. On FB I'm seeing postings

that say Thanksgiving is such a terrible thing to celebrate because it glorifies the conquering and murdering of the people who were here when Europeans arrived. Okay, so the story of the First Thanksgiving has been largely mythologized, but the reality is many cultures have had either a harvest festival (which is what this really is) or a time set aside to be grateful and give thanks for something or another.

Earlier today I saw one that said we ought to celebrate the day without killing anything living, and had a photo of a vegetarian meal. It took a lot of self control not to point out that the plants were once alive also.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 04:12 PM

41. My nephew insists that it is native american genocide day.

He has a point.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #41)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 04:24 PM

43. It is.

90 pct of Native Americans were killed by diseases brought by Euros.

So many of them died that indigenous slave labor was difficult to find, so came another piece of sordid Euro history...the African slave trade.

Your nephew is spot on correct.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 04:19 PM

42. Thanksgiving was actually established by Lincoln

based on a suggestion by the owner of a popular magazine (sort of like Reader's Digest, iirc) to help heal the divisions of the Civil War.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 04:33 PM

45. Fucking teabaggers want to change it to tRumpsgiving. Fucking morons.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 05:52 PM

46. Happy ThugsGrovelling Day!

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