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Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Nov 18, 2017 3:40 am
Last Updated:Nov 18, 2017 3:42 am

It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
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Todays Americana Question
Posted:Nov 17, 2017 6:17 am
Last Updated:Nov 18, 2017 3:40 am

Which President was the first to establish Thanksgiving as a legal national holiday to be held the 4th Thursday in November?
James Madison
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
I don't know
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Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Nov 17, 2017 6:10 am
Last Updated:Nov 18, 2017 3:39 am

The holiday feast dates back to November 1621, when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest celebration, an event regarded as America's “first Thanksgiving.”
Todays Americana Question
Posted:Nov 16, 2017 5:08 am
Last Updated:Nov 17, 2017 10:51 am

The Native American Indians who celebrated the First Thanksgiving dinner with the Pilgrims were from which tribe?
I don't know
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Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Nov 16, 2017 5:02 am
Last Updated:Nov 16, 2017 5:09 am

The Pilgrims did NOT eat bald eagle at the First Thanksgiving.
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Media Coverage Then and Now
Posted:Nov 15, 2017 5:27 am
Last Updated:Nov 16, 2017 8:43 am

CNN’s Jake Tapper did note something that is different between now and then, especially when women came forward to accuse Bill Clinton of sexual abuse. Those women were raked over the coals by the press. In a segment with Amanda Carpenter and Van Jones, Tapper admits that Bill’s accusers were treated terribly by the press.

JAKE TAPPER: You know something? And maybe it's the southern accent that reminds me of this, but I think we are and we've seen — we’ve seen some of this in the press. There was a story in The Atlantic called “Bill Clinton: A Reckoning.” Chris Hayes said something the other day and other people have.

But the accusers of Bill Clinton back in the '90s were never given the credence and treated with the same respect that these women are being treated and I think that there is something to be said about how society has evolved since then, but in addition, it's hard not to look back at that period and think, you know what? The media treated those women poorly.

Just to refresh a few select memories here,Clinton at a Arkansas hotel, he caught sight of a minor state employee named Paula Jones, and, Jones said, he sent a couple of state troopers to invite her to his suite, where he exposed his penis to her and told her to kiss it. Kathleen Willey said that she met him in the Oval Office for personal and professional advice and that he groped her, rubbed his erect penis on her, and pushed her hand to his crotch.

It was a pattern of behavior; it included an alleged violent assault; the women involved had far more credible evidence than many of the most notorious accusations that have come to light in the past five weeks. But Clinton was not left to the swift and pitiless justice that today’s accused men have experienced. Rather, he was rescued by a surprising force: machine feminism.

The notorious 1998 New York Times op-ed by Gloria Steinem must surely stand as one of the most regretted public actions of her life. It slut-shamed, victim-blamed, and age-shamed; it urged compassion for and gratitude to the man the women accused. Moreover it characterized contemporary feminism as a weaponized auxiliary of the Democratic Party.

Never write an op-ed in a hurry; you’ll accidentally say what you really believe.
Todays Americana Question
Posted:Nov 15, 2017 5:09 am
Last Updated:Nov 16, 2017 5:08 am

As we approach Thanksgiving, a few questions on the holiday seem in order.

Which wild bird was NOT on the Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving menu?
Bald Eagle
I don't know
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Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Nov 15, 2017 5:06 am
Last Updated:Nov 15, 2017 5:10 am

Ann Sothern played the assistant manager of The Bartley House, a posh New York City hotel. The stories usually were about the personal lives of the staff and guests.
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Mr Trump’s Approval Rating Skyrockets After Successful Asia Trip
Posted:Nov 14, 2017 12:45 pm
Last Updated:Nov 15, 2017 5:36 pm

President Donald Trump was in the Philippines on Monday as part of the final stop on a whirlwind, 12-day tour of Asia that included warm receptions by the gracious hosts of Japan, South Korea, China and Vietnam, according to Fox News.

Unsurprisingly, the devoutly anti-Trump mainstream media has chosen to nit-pick any and everything they can find wrong with his trip — from allegedly over-feeding fish in a koi pond in Japan to supposedly being “played” by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of an economic summit, and of course, Trump’s tweets.

But anyone who paid attention to the various events Trump participated in along his journey know that the trip actually went exceedingly well, as he was given honor respect at every stop and delivered powerful speeches that laid out his vision for U.S.-Indo-Pacific relations going forward.

Unlike the media, which has downplayed and dismissed the trip, it appears the American people realized how much of a success it really was. The president’s approval rating has trended upward over the duration of his being overseas, according to the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

The latest update of that poll showed that 46 percent of likely voters approved of the job Trump has done so far, as opposed to 53 percent who disapprove.

At each point along the trip, Trump emphasized his outlook on trade going forward — and it was decidedly “America First” — with a focus on fair and reciprocal bilateral trade between the U.S. and our many allies and friends in the region, not multilateral agreements unfairly stacked against the U.S.

Coinciding with that were at least 37 major business deals totaling more than $250 billion linked by an accompanying delegation of American business leaders in China alone, according to CNBC.

“American businesses are the most innovative in the world and, when given access, can compete with anyone,” stated Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who has been by Trump’s side throughout the trip. “I believe these deals can provide a solid foundation for a stronger relationship that is more free, fair, and reciprocal between the U.S. and China.”

Those business deals — and many others to follow, no doubt — will pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the U.S. economy, work to lessen the trade imbalance between the U.S. and China, among others, and help create an untold number of jobs for American workers over the coming years.

Without the use of a “magic wand” — ala a dismissive former President Barack Obama — Trump has helped unleash our nation’s economy through a combination of good faith negotiations and economic pressure, and if the polls tell us anything, the people are taking notice of that fact.

From article by Ben Marquis
Todays Americana Question
Posted:Nov 14, 2017 5:46 am
Last Updated:Nov 15, 2017 5:10 am

"The Ann Sothern Show" had a three-year run on CBS starting in 1958. What was the setting for this sitcom?
a cruise ship
a farm
a used furniture store
a hotel
I don't know
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