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(Marketwatch)   Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah will fall on the same date in 2013: Nov. 28. Are you ready for Thanksgivukkah?   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Thanksgivukkah, American Jews  
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2013-10-06 12:54:40 PM  
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DominaNY: "Thanksgiving has nothing to do with genocide/oppression, unless you consider the mere presence of European immigrants in North America to equate to that, in which case, whatevs"

Hmm, anti-semitic AND insensitive to reality for millions of Native American's history and rude to women, all wrapped up in big ball of insecurity and lack of ability for critical thinking.

Nasty boy, now go flap to your hatred and pathetic sense of superiority.

Thanksgiving has EVERYTHING to do with genocide/oppression. DUH.

Well, no, I was just being rude to YOU, without respect to your sex. And not out of anti-semitism (I adore the Yiddishkeit). The "translated into English" wasn't because of the Yiddish, it was because you can't write very well, and you misspelled menurkey, which complicated my search to find out what you were on about. Don't screw with my googling, and I won't point out your literary shortcomings.

Also, you're gonna need to come up with a better argument tying Thanksgiving to genocide than "DUH." My argument is a) the Plymouth Colony settlers didn't displace any Native folk in that first year ashore, and they hosted the local Wampanoags at their harvest festival feast (the first actual "Thanksgiving" wasn't celebrated until 1623). b) Thanksiving is a secularized religious holiday that generically substitutes for a harvest feast. Unlike, say, Columbus Day, it doesn't specifically celebrate the European presence in North America; that's just associated with it because of the misremembered history of the "First Thanksgiving." Which was, as I said, a mitzvah.

So, you have any counter to that argument, beyond "duh?"
2013-10-06 12:33:52 PM  
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DominaNY: New York Jew here. 8-year old kid has parents do Kickstarter campaign which nets almost 50 grand so they can sell a menurky. Oy vey, that's a shonda. Translation: oh dear, that's shameful.

Let the commercialization of a festival that ignores the genocide of the Native American peoples NOT be mashed up with anything Jewish, we have more than enough anti-semitism in Amerika.

A bie gesunt to you and yours.

Translated into English, here's what she's on about. I think it's kinda cool.

Also, Thanksgiving has nothing to do with genocide/oppression, unless you consider the mere presence of European immigrants in North America to equate to that, in which case, whatevs. Thanksgiving commemorates an instance of Europeans and Natives peacefully coexisting.
2013-10-06 12:00:32 PM  
1 vote:
Release the Turkey Golem.
Rat [TotalFark]
2013-10-06 11:35:37 AM  
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© really?  no one else?
2013-10-06 11:31:45 AM  
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SithLord: I'd like to see Adam Sandler try to make a song out of that.

Those songs are the only funny things Sandler ever did.
2013-10-06 11:20:08 AM  
1 vote:
Future South Park episode.
2013-10-06 11:08:36 AM  
1 vote:
Note to self: Serve ham this Thanksgiving so the Kravitz neighbors don't stop by.
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