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Frazz by Jef Mallett for November 22, 2020

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    RAGs  3 months ago

    Of course there’s going to be a Thanksgiving, it’s just that we may be celebrating it differently this year.

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    lee85736  3 months ago

    I wonder if we all will be thankful that 2021 was better than 2020. I hope all of us can do just that a year from now.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    There were a LOT fewer people whose survival wasn’t assured as there are now. And they were a lot more used to living simple… not that I consider either of those things ideal.

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    unfair.de  3 months ago

    Blackfacing is to pretend being black usually but not necessarily by paint and wigs and acessory. If you do it to impersonate native americans how is that called?

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    nosirrom  3 months ago

    1918 comes to mind. The 1918 flu pandemic virus kills an estimated 195,000 Americans during October alone.

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    We really don’t have much to be be thankful for, but it’s a good excuse to eat a huge dinner.

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    atajayhawk  3 months ago

    Way to go, Jef! Thanks!

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member 3 months ago

    But those people were suffering hardships due to an entrenched system of corrupt royalty and nobles, and their escape to a new continent was preferable to living under the yoke of oppression.

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    Deborah deTreville Premium Member 3 months ago

    The first Thanksgiving was in 1619 in Virginia, not 1621 in Massachusetts

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    e.groves  3 months ago

    I’m thankful for November 3rd, 2020.

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    HydrAtion  3 months ago

    Non-American here. Is the point of this that 1621 was a bad year for First Nation/Native American people?

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    Jhon Adam  3 months ago

    1619 anyone? AndThanksgiving seems to commemorate a heritage of false memory. … Newell, a Penobscot Indian and former chairman of the anthropology department at the University of Connecticut, the first official Thanksgiving Day commemorated the massacre of 700 Indian men, women and children during one of their religious ceremonies.” Maybe it depends on who you are and WHAT you are thankful for?

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    scherzo  3 months ago

    As my dad would say, “From the moment you’re born till you ride in the hearse / There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse.”

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    Bruce1253  3 months ago

    How about WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam? Huge impacts for the people involved and those at home.

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    DBrannonWriter Premium Member 3 months ago

    I bet Native Americans see 1621 as a bitch of a year, too.

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    Natarose  3 months ago

    Couldn’t have said it better myself

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    Teto85 Premium Member 3 months ago

    And winter of 1621-22 was just as bad. The puritans were stubborn.

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    Diane Lee Premium Member 3 months ago

    Trump’s plague isn’t going to magically disappear when Biden takes office. It is out of control and we can only wear our masks, stay away from other people and hope for the vaccine to really work. The way to make a plague disappear is to never let it get out of control in the first place. Trump cut the team that was supposed to do that out of the 2018 budget.

    Now, when we don’t have sunshine and lollipops by the first of March, the media will start picking at Biden’s administration. Mistakes will be made, and they will highlight them instead of the good being done— because they get better ratings.

    Since we will still be digging out of the mess the Republicans left in 2024, there is a good chance that people will be stupid enough to put them back in the White House, so they can create more mess for the next Democrat to get stuck with. It’s been happening over and over since FDR, and we wonder why things aren’t any better for the middle class than they were in 1950

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    Dgwphotos  3 months ago

    Two world wars and a country even more divided than today, to the point of a literal division and civil war. Yet we overcame all of the above.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    After Big Thanksgiving Dinners, Plan Small Christmas Funerals

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    T Smith  3 months ago

    Nah… 1621 was one isolated settlement. and Massachusetts wasn’t even their intended landfall. If the Pilgrims at Plymouth had completely died off, there were still existing settlements of English at Jamestown, Dutch at New Amsterdam, the Spanish at St. Augustine and French at Quebec.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member 3 months ago

    Uh, Caulfield – in case you hadn’t noticed…YOU’RE BLACK!!! And you’re wondering if we’ve ever gone through a year this rough?!?! Your parents and grandparents, and especially your great-grandparents if still alive, have a lot to teach you.

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    sufamelico  3 months ago

    @LEE, Thank you, and same to you ant others

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    Night-Gaunt49  3 months ago

    London 1666.

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    fixed in post  3 months ago

    Leningrad 1943. Magdeburg 1631.

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    Sojourner  3 months ago

    Thank you, Jef Mallett, for putting this year into perspective!

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    MITZI  3 months ago

    Jef: On behalf of the Wampanoag, thank you for this brilliant reference.

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