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I’m Thankful


Believe it or not, even petulant clowns can be thankful for a few things.

I’m thankful for three great kids and three really great grandkids (with more still to come I hope.) Despite my obvious failings as a parent my kids all turned out okay.

I’m thankful I live in the United States of America, which despite it’s numerous faults (past and present) is still the greatest nation on Earth.

I’m thankful for those amateur revolutionaries and political philosophers who created a political system based on principles of democracy and defined freedoms.

I’m thankful for the public school system, which helped me advance beyond my humble beginnings. That includes the free K-12 education I received, as well the low-cost community college and California State University systems. It also includes the student grants and loans I received.

I’m thankful for the 2010 San Francisco Giants, who finally repaid all my years of loyalty with a world championship. I’m thankful that the Raiders decided not to suck again this year.

I’m thankful for beer, bacon and Popeye’s fried chicken. I’m thankful for the blogosphere and to Riverdaughter for providing me a platform from which to inflict my opinions on dozens of other people the world.

I’m thankful to Bill and Hillary Clinton for all the things they had done for us.

Last but not least, I’m thankful for all of you.

Happy Thanksgiving!




19 Responses

  1. I’m thankful because I get to pig out on mashed potatoes and gravy.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. We’re thankful for you too! I’m also thankful for vodka, coconut rum, my vibrator and my cat. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Thanks Myiq; I think everyone here is thankful for YOU!!! (When do we get to see your real face?) LOL Have a good one with your lovely family.

  5. I am of course thankful for the Confluence. I am thankful for all 4 of my healthy and wonderful children. I am thankful for my friends and family who stood by me through my bout of PPD last month, especially my wonderful neighbors who are making dinner tonight!

  6. Happy Turkey Day, everyone!

    I’m thankful for the sane, clear-minded people on this blog and Obama for not meeting my nearly non-existent expectations. lol

    Now, I’m off to prepare Vietnamese style crepes and watch the Macy’s parade. Cheers all!

  7. Right back at ya.

    I’m thankful to my family and friends and the online community here at TC. You guys rock.

  8. I’m thankful that a certain clown isn’t asked to do many kids parties ;-).

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to petulant clowns everywhere, especially the Conflucian!

    The kid in the cartoon is right, one day just isn’t enough.

  10. I’m thankful to know you, myiq — and for Riverdaughter & all my Conflucian friends.

    I’m thankful to be able to help my aging parents.

    And I’m thankful for my husband (Mister) and our 3 kids.

    And The Confluence — I don’t know what I’d do without it.

  11. I’m thankful for myiq2xu’s rants and for Riverdaughter creating The Confluence. I’ve been a loyal follower since it all began more than two years ago.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving all! I knew that clown had a tender heart underneath all those scary pix. 🙂

  13. I am thankful for staying around 17 years after I was supposed to succumb to a nasty disease. I am thankful to my three sons who taught me a lot and whose success is due to their grandparents (clearly not me). I am thankful to my grandkids who introduced me to joys I never knew existed. Last and not least, I thankful to my wonderful wife.

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