Thanks for making us thankful

Rocker wants to wish all of you a very happy and family-festive Thanksgiving. This day is, indeed, one that should make us appreciate what we have and who we are.

Many of us have much for which we can be grateful and, just for grins, Rocker would like to share a few thankfuls.

First, we’re thankful for healthy family and friends. These past couple of years has made us realize just how fragile life is on the third rock from the sun. It’s also brought to our attention how many want to control even our health habits. Yep, Rocker believes in following the science, but we don’t agree to follow many of these alleged scientists…especially the self-appointed ones.

How can we possibly express our thanks often enough to the men and women who serve this country in our armed forces? On this Thanksgiving, we can appreciate them and their sacrifice by including them in our prayers as we give thanks for all our blessings. They’re on guard while we’re celebrating. To the veterans, we give thanks for your service. God bless you all.

Rocker gives a special thanks for all members of Congress. Were it not for this group of 535, there’s a strong possibility we great unwashed might be considered the most irresponsible, incompetent meatheads on the planet. Oh, wait. We’re responsible for electing this bunch, right? Can you say culpable? 

Of course, there’s a real need to add many other D.C. types to this thankful list but there’s not enough memory on every smart device in the country to give proper recognition. As one country philosopher said, the only time the country’s moderately safe is when Congress isn’t in session and bureaucrats are out of the office.

Speaking of D.C. types, Rocker wants to offer big thanks to Hunter Biden, son of Hiz Prezzness. If his original works can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars each, that means our dog Koog has a real shot at artistic immortality.

Another group to whom Rocker is extremely grateful resides in Hollywood and its environs. We give thanks every time one of the “stars” pontificates on any subject. When most of these narcissists speak, we’re reminded we are not the dumbest occupants of the universe. These people consider themselves, and their state, the cultural and intellectual center of the world. That makes as much sense as proclaiming Sodom the moral hub of the ancient world. To celebrities, that city could be their trend setter.

We would be remiss if we didn’t give thankful shoutouts to the largest portion of our major media. We’re thankful to MSNBC for airing a report announcing Thanksgiving is really a celebration of white supremacy and genocide. We are thankful to see intolerance, ignorance and bigotry is alive and well at the network. We’ll let their ratings speak to the level of their competence. 

We’re thankful to the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, NBC/MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and countless others for turning elitist blind eyes and deaf ears to events that do not fit their vision of what’s news. Apparently the new credo among outlets such as these is “Ignore for the protection of the ignorant.” To their shock, however, the ignorant are ignoring the arrogant in ever increasing numbers. 

Rocker is ashamed that brothers and sisters in the profession have become opinionists rather than journalists and agenda promoters rather than impartial observers. One of Rocker’s mentors has dubbed this generation of media-ites as “urinalists” because they excrete more waste than information.

Closer to home, Rocker offers a huge thanks to local elected officials for a wealth of gifts that bemuse some while befuddling others. From the perspective of a semi-cynical political and social chronicler,  rivulets of comments often become oceans of commentary.  Actions speak louder than words and in the case of one public body, inaction hits a pitch that can break fine crystal. 

To alterphrase Will Rogers, we don’t make jokes about our government, we just observe and let government make jokes of themselves. Thanks, folks, for the material.

Last, but most importantly, we give thanks for a merciful God who has given us mortal life and, thankfully, eternal life through His Son. We thank Him for giving us a country that, despite what some say, is the greatest on Earth. May we remember that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

From our porch rockin’ chair to your dining room, hope you have a marvelous Thanksgiving. Thanks for listening.