Nov
27
2014
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Give Thanks that this was not your Thanksgiving.

Look. These people?

Police in New York arrested a number of protesters on Thursday who were apparently part of a movement to disrupt the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in order to demonstrate against the failure to indict Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown. At least seven people were detained, according to the New York Post, which had warned in its front page today about a “plot against Snoopy.” The seven people who were arrested were apparently part of a group of people who overturned a trash can and tried to “run toward the floats,” according to WPIX-TV. “But an hour later, there was no sign of turmoil along the parade route,” notes theNew York Daily News.

Don’t be these people.  Not because they were ever likely to seriously disrupt the parade, mind you.  No, you don’t want to be these people because they’re, well, dweebs.

[I had more, but why enable them?]

Nov
27
2014
1

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everybody has somewhere to go, and that you’ve already gotten there because there will be Crazy People On The Roads.  Our own plans got reconfigured because of all the snow that got dumped last night on our idyllic West Virginia vacation spot; but, hey, no travel now and no cooking in a strange kitchen.

Nov
26
2014
13

Tweet of the Day, Good GOD But This Is True edition.

It’s as true a thing as a thing could be, in fact.

Nov
28
2013
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“The Thanksgiving Song.”

The Thanksgiving SongAdam Sandler

I’m still not really here. Go relax! Have some more pie. Or whiskey. Or embrace the healing power of “and.”

Nov
28
2013
1

Happy Thanksgiving!

…Now go back to your families and loved ones.

Nov
27
2013
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…Dang, but this was some good parodying by Caleb Howe, here.

Check it out.

Yeah, that’s my post.  Gimme a break: I’ve been packing and finding and cleaning and all that other stuff this afternoon.

Nov
27
2013
1

Ben Domenech asks: “…But for WALES, Activist Left?” #obamacare #thanksgiving

Ben Domenech has written an awesomely cranky prebuttal to Barack Obama’s looming War On Thanksgiving Dinner’s pro-Obamacare agitprop tomorrow… and I’m not going to quote from that.  I’m going to quote this:

I can’t believe President Obama made me write this, or made you have to read it. Come on, people, it’s the holidays – if you really can’t take a few days off from partisan politics, maybe it’s time to admit you have a problem. So please, do us all a favor, and ignore The Man’s push to spend Thanksgiving dinner talking about entitlement programs as our eyes glaze over. These administration folks don’t respect you – they lied to you in their talking points for years, and even now apparently think you’re too dumb to even talk to your family without their help. So if you find that as you ask for the gravy that you’re talking more about your BFFs Chait, Cohn, and Pollack than you do about friends you know in real life, may I respectfully suggest you consider making a New Year’s resolution to get a life outside of politics. Trust me: it’ll give everyone else something to be thankful about.

(more…)

Nov
26
2013
6

If you see this place-mat on Thursday, please be advised: your host hates you.

Or at least the person who set the table hates you.

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Serious attempts to avoid profanity after the fold. (more…)

Nov
26
2013
12

The Tasty, Tasty Thanksgiving Day Beverage Open Thread.

…tell me of the drinks that go well with your Thanksgiving Day feast.  Personally, mine is very simple, if possibly lame: pumpkin ale. I make no apologies for being one of those people, but you can feel free to tell me what I should be imbibing, instead.

Nov
25
2013
8

The Onion explains (obliquely) why Democrats should ignore #ofa’s #obamacare Thanksgiving advice.

Point (The Daily Caller):

America’s families will soon get their turkey, potatoes and cranberries at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners — but some will also get a tableside political pitch for the Obamacare insurance network.

President Barack Obama’s deputies at Organizing for Action are urging supporters to give an Obamacare pitch to their relatives during the most iconic of American family and religious events.

“Take advantage of downtime after meals or between holiday activities to start your talk,” says OFA’s marketing script, titled “Health Care for the Holidays.”

Counter-point (The Onion):

In an effort to ensure a smooth and enjoyable dinner with their relatives, siblings Jason, Alyssa, and Leslie Conroy reportedly sat down together Tuesday evening for a PowerPoint presentation covering all of the conversation topics that will be off-limits during the family’s Thanksgiving gathering. “As you can see here, we’re unsure whether or not cousin Jessica is actually college-bound, so we’re going to avoid that subject and stick to the key talking points listed in this table,” said Alyssa Conroy, 26, during the siblings’ 48-slide presentation, which reportedly featured pie charts breaking down the state and national voting histories of extended family members, as well as Venn diagrams illustrating what each relative knows about their father’s upcoming surgery.

(more…)

Nov
29
2012
6

Somebody had a brawl on Thanksgiving? INCONCEVIABLE!

I normally don’t stoop to reporting tawdry celebrity gossip – unless, of course, there’s a political angle to it – but the story about Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend getting the snot smacked out of him by Berry’s current fiance includes this, well, howler:

The fight took place during the American festival of Thanksgiving, traditionally the time for families to unite and celebrate their blessings.

HA! While the UK Daily Mail is not exactly incorrect about that, it is still being, shall we say, incomplete. Let’s just say that Festivus is not the only date on the American social calendar where there can be The Airing Of The Grievances, although I will admit that it rarely gets to the level of cracked ribs and stitches…

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