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Recently at Reason.tv: A Very Special Thanksgiving Message—Why we're so much more happy this year than last!

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It's that time of year when we all take stock of what we're thankful. And here at Reason.tv, we know that things are so much better now than they were a year ago. Of course they are. Aren't they? Aren't they?

1.20 minutes long. Produced by Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie.

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Originally released on November 25, 2009.

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  1. Did Gillespie have “FED” scrawled across his chest?

  2. Why did you delete the original comments when you bumped this?

    1. A fair question.

      1. Perhaps they wanted better comments.

        “Stupid commenters! Be more funny!”

        1. Yeah, my comments were too glib on the last one. It’s my fault.

          1. Well, I’ve killed off any chance this one had by posting three… uh, four times on it already.

        2. It’s okay, dude. I’m here now.

          Wait, that wasn’t funny.

  3. I like Nick’s shoes.

  4. Well, they’re free for the taking, apparently.

  5. Of course they are. Aren’t they? Aren’t they?…

    http://www.house.gov/apps/list…..9a_001.pdf

    http://www.house.gov/apps/list…..rayson.pdf

    Working on it.

  6. Well, that’s good to see, TP.

  7. Art-P.O.G.

    That’s the good news. The bad news is what they buried it in:

    Financial Stability Improvement Act of 2009 (H.R. 3996).

    1. Is there a reason Congress likes to make bills as large and complicated as possible before passing them? To hide earmarks or–?

  8. Wow, no way dude that actually makes sense to me. I like it.

    RT
    http://www.complete-privacy.se.tc

  9. Any chance we can get a do-over election? I’m just askin’….

  10. Next presidential election features at least one debate sponsored by “Dancing with the Stars.” True fact.

  11. For John Dillinger
    In hope he is still alive
    Thanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts
    thanks for a Continent to despoil and poison
    thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger
    thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin, leaving the carcass to rot
    thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes
    thanks for the AMERICAN DREAM to vulgarize and falsify until the bare lies shine through
    thanks for the KKK, for nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches, for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces
    thanks for Kill a Queer for Christ stickers
    thanks for laboratory AIDS
    thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs
    thanks for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business
    thanks for a nation of finks ? yes,
    thanks for all the memories all right, lets see your arms you always were a headache and you always were a bore
    thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.

    1. Thanks for all the junkie, fag, writers.

    2. For Ted Kennedy, in gratitude that he is no longer alive.
      Thanks for the domestic turkey and goose, destined to be eaten because meat is yummy.
      Thanks for half a continent to develop and populate into the richest country in the world.
      Thanks for those rascally Natives with their casinos and tobacco.
      Thanks for vast herds of polar bears now no longer on the endangered list.
      Thanks for the introduction of new packs of wolves and coyotes to keep the moose herds in shape.
      Thanks for the “assault rifle” which has exterminated many an American-hater; may it continue to do so.
      Thanks for the voter-intimidating Black Panthers, for the black gang rapists who raped and murdered a young boy and his girlfriend just for being white, for ugly man-hating baby-murdering dykes with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces; may they be an example to us all of what to avoid.
      Thanks for all the “So Many Christians… So Few Lions” stickers for exposing the bigotry, fascism, and hypocrisy of haters like Willy here.
      Thanks for the thoroughly natural AIDS, which maintains and propagates itself only via the sexual libertinism abstinence haters promote.
      Thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs; may they continue to oppress the many politically correct scolds who voted for them.
      Thanks for a country where we still have shotguns and pistols to use if we get sick of all those politically correct scolds for minding our business instead of their own.
      Thanks for the utter failure of HOPE and CHANGE, for which a poorer and sadder but also wiser and thriftier people now HOPE to exCHANGE the current squatters in the White House for someone more demonstrably pro-American.
      Thanks for the disillusioning of all the stupid voters too young to remember Jimmy Carter; may their dreams continue to shatter until they wake up.

  12. for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces

    Wow. I’ve seen a lot of those.

    1. In Hell, I hear they typically make the likes of you look at the likes of Helen Thomas for all eternity.

      1. Rod Parsley? Rod Parsley of World Harvest Church of the Columbus, OH Metro area?

        1. Think more like folk songs from Simon & Garfunkel here.

  13. What is there to be thankful for when all the world’s problems aren’t solved right at this moment?

    1. I’m thankful for douchebag trolls, who remind me how much I have when they show how empty their life is.

      1. I concur.

        It’s like when you have a wicked case of blasting diarrhea that you just piss out of your ass, and it makes you thankful for those normal pleasurable fudge dragons.

        Tony is that wicked case of ass pissing splattery.

  14. 1.20 minutes long. Produced by Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie.

    No, it’s one minute twenty seconds long. That works out to 1.33 minutes long, not 1.20 minutes.

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