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11/22/2001 Entry: "For Which I Am Thankful And Occasionally Sarcastic."

On Thanksgiving:
[@begin sincere]
I am thankful for the delicious sushi dinner that Boyfriend and I shared today, because it reminds me that America is a nation with enough diversity to support such an unorthodox celebration of a national holiday.
I am thankful for my family, because I love them and they love me, and they understood when I said that no, I wouldn't be coming home for Thanksgiving because air travel even at the best of times is a sickening experience.
I am thankful for my online friends, who are mostly present even though today is a national holiday, and who are, in essence, the Other Half of my family. And I love them and they love me, which is always something to be thankful for.
I am thankful for the fact that I still have a vaguely functional country to live in, crazed or not.

[@begin mildly sarcastic]
I am thankful that I live in a nation that is based on freedom of religion, and as such graciously allows me the opportunity to be any kind of Christian I want.
I am thankful that I live in a nation that is based on freedom of speech, as long as I don't say anything that could be construed as unpatriotic or dangerous.
I am thankful that despite everything, I still have a reasonably uncastrated Internet.
I am thankful that despite everything, I have not yet suffered unduly for my crime of being a woman.

[@begin extremely sarcastic]
I am SO thankful that I live in one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.

Replies: add your comment: currently 7 comments

Mm..I'm liking the sarcastic comments. So true. So true.

Posted by Laura @ 11/23/2001 12:15 AM EST

'one nation, under God'. But which god? I vote for Odin. Or maybe Thor.

Posted by Jonny @ 11/23/2001 04:13 AM EST

Well....Amen to that. :3

Posted by Wolf @ 11/23/2001 10:54 AM EST

"I am thankful that I live in a nation that is based on freedom of religion, and as such graciously allows me the opportunity to be any kind of Christian I want."

I am so setting that as an IRC quit. *glomp*

Posted by Yscaldine @ 11/23/2001 12:25 PM EST

Jonny -- trust me, you don't want a nation ruled by Odin or Thor. It'd just get messy. VERY quickly.

My vote goes for Dionysus. ;)

Posted by D @ 11/23/2001 04:56 PM EST

Make that two votes for Dionysusİ

And I am totally with you on the whole freedom of patriotic speechİ I've got a friend who's having search warrants issued for his car, dorm room, computer, and parent's house, by the Secret Service, for saying the following: "George Bush should go back to Texas and fuck farm animals"İ Someone who he'd rubbed the wrong way got peeved and told the authorities he'd been making threats on the presidentİ So thereİ

And for the record, George Bush should in fact go back to Texas and fuck farm animalsİ The video would probably sell wellİ

Posted by Lack Thereof @ 11/24/2001 09:17 PM EST

I vote for a triumverate - Bacchus, because we need someone in the government who DOESN'T have a broomstick stuck up their ass and twisted sideways; Horus, because, as the Egyptian god of wisdom, he would make laws that actually made sense; and Thor, because everyone needs a warrior in the government. I don't think anyone would fuck with us if they knew Thor would go after them.
Just my two cents.
Oh, and since I'm here, bloody great entry as well, Moon.

Posted by Duo Maxwell @ 11/24/2001 10:57 PM EST

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