November 27, 2014

Early Thanksgiving Thread [krakatoa]
— Open Blogger

Happy Thanksgiving, my hordelings.

turkey-wanted-poster1.jpg

I have much to be thankful for. It is little baby Krak/t's first Thanksgiving, and each of her firsts bring so much of a sense of renewal to everything we experience as a family.

We were invited to Grandpa's house for this day, and there is lovely snow, and the promise of lots of company.

I have been conscripted into duty to cook the bird, and while I like to think it is because I am a good cook, but it may just be because I'm the only one who gets up this early.

Either way, I get all the tasty test bits as the bird cooks, and for that, I am very thankful indeed.

Finally, I am thankful to Ace for having provided this site we all take so much pleasure in.

If you are planning on any Amazon shopping today and throughout the weekend, help show your thanks by following his Amazon store link to start your search from.

Everyone Wins!

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1 Good Morning!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:23 AM (sj3Ax)

2 Happy Thanksgiving, Horde!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:24 AM (sj3Ax)

3 Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Posted by: HH at November 27, 2014 02:25 AM (Ce4DF)

4 Where is everyone??

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:25 AM (sj3Ax)

5 Happy Thanksgiving there Krak.

Everyone traveling please be safe.  Unless you see Ferguson Solidarity Protestors, then use your discretion and blinding sun to your advantage.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 02:25 AM (qtcbX)

6 Happy Thanksgiving, Anna!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:26 AM (sj3Ax)

7 Good Morning Morons.  Today is Thursday, November 27, 2014; Thanksgiving.  On this day in 1924 the first annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade was held.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:27 AM (u9gzs)

8 Happy Thanksgiving to all.


Or strangle the father-in-law.
Whichever works best,

Posted by: Dirty Dingus McGee at November 27, 2014 02:27 AM (9R4HJ)

9 Muzzie terrorists all over the world are calling on Ferguson rioters to join their cause.


http://is.gd/mH8954

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:27 AM (u9gzs)

10 A Pockeestani court has given an actress and her husband a combined total of 104 years in prison for blasphemous acts.  I guess some people think it is nice to be stuck in the 6th century.


http://is.gd/B4Ih5h

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:28 AM (u9gzs)

11 I thought this had always been common knowledge.  Scientists have discovered a "shield" around the earth that blocks harmful radiation.


http://is.gd/U7Iqfw

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:28 AM (u9gzs)

12 The Army is reviewing the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to determine if punishment is applicable.  I would think that since we have heard testimony from his fellow squad members that he voluntarily walked off his post and joined the muzzies that this would be a foregone conclusion. But I guess since Obama is a muzzie and this turd helped the muzzies there will be no punishment.   Also, it would make Obama look like the idiot he is.


http://is.gd/UaVn0L

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:28 AM (u9gzs)

13 Good Morning & Happy Thanksgiving, Vic.

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:28 AM (sj3Ax)

14 An Ohio legislator wants retail stores to be forced to pay triple wages for people forced to work on Thanksgiving day.  Huh?  I had to work Thanksgiving day in every job I held since graduating from High School and got no triple pay.


http://is.gd/NSfsbg

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:28 AM (u9gzs)

15 Obama's top picks for defense secretary have all turned down the job.  Gee, imagine that.  They don't want to be in charge of a group that Obama treats like shit.


http://is.gd/vz7zqN

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:29 AM (u9gzs)

16 May all your Holidays be. . ..

Posted by: Old Paine at November 27, 2014 02:29 AM (emzV0)

17 Happy Thanksgiving, Maroons....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 02:29 AM (3Mqol)

18 Im thankful for all the folks out there fighting for Justice!

Posted by: Bathhouse Barry at November 27, 2014 02:29 AM (RubNX)

19 Happy Thanksgiving Carol.


I saw a blurb on that last night Vic before a browser crash.  Thought the Van Allen radiation belts and all that were already known.  Hopefully we have a better shield that what was installed on the second Death Star.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 02:29 AM (qtcbX)

20 Some things are just wrong:


National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel received a huge pay raise this year while the teachers union lost more than 40,000 members.
Van Roekel, who retired this summer, was paid $541,632 during NEA's fiscal year ending Aug. 31 a $130,000 increase from last year, driven by a gross salary hike from $306,286 to $429,509. NEA membership dropped from 3,003,885 last August to 2,963,121 this August.



There should be no teacher's union anyway.  And this is further proof that unions really don't give a shit about their membership.  It's all for the union bosses. And guess where all that money is coming from?


http://is.gd/THcj7t

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:30 AM (u9gzs)

21 Ricardo, Are we red now?

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:30 AM (sj3Ax)

22 Ginsberg has surgery for a coronary blockage.  Pray that she lasts out Obama.


http://is.gd/xkMGS3

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:30 AM (u9gzs)

23 Scankles' super pac is getting ready to transfer a bunch of money to her.  IIANM this money was donated tax-free and therefore giving it to her for campaigning is of questionable legality.  But when have the Clintons ever cared about legality?


http://is.gd/VMMnGU

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:30 AM (u9gzs)

24 Looks like those Oakland rioters are leaving Ferguson and headed home as the snow and cold move in.


http://is.gd/b5nOJt

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:31 AM (u9gzs)

25 Obama's illegal amnesty is what killed that major tax deal, which I wasn't much in favor of.  From what I saw it was a mass of crony corruption for select companies.


http://is.gd/QCnNz1

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:31 AM (u9gzs)

26 The Black Panthers wanted to bomb the St Louis Gateway Arch and kill the St Louis DA.  They were foiled by an EBT card they wanted to buy a bomb with. What are the odds they will get charged with trying to use a weapon of mass destruction?  I would say pretty low while Holder is still in office.


http://is.gd/vqPbSk

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:31 AM (u9gzs)

27 Holder promises to harass the shit out of Ferguson police.  If I was in charge of them I would already be rounding up lawyers to sue the shit out of him for harassment. Of course everybody in charge there is a Democrat so that will never happen.


http://is.gd/acpBtl

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:31 AM (u9gzs)

28 Nobody ever said the NAACP applied logic to anything they do.


NAACP President: Brown's Stepfather Urging People To Burn This Bitch Down Was Not A Call For Violence


But I am sure the CNN talking head called him on this <sarc>.


http://is.gd/t7B2jU

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:32 AM (u9gzs)

29 Darren Wilson Allies Want Perjury Charges for Dorian "Hands up, Don't Shoot" Johnson


It's not going to happen people.


http://is.gd/0Nv4M6

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:32 AM (u9gzs)

30 "Are we red now?"


You got me, Carol.  Not sure what you mean?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 02:32 AM (3Mqol)

31 Mitt Romney is calling for Republicans to support amnesty.  I knew there was a reason I had to hold my nose to vote for him. No more RINOs.


http://is.gd/e5qm05

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:32 AM (u9gzs)

32 (Repost from ONT)

And in the department of 'Happy News'...

...I found out why the SJW idiots didn't try for a repeat of shutting down of I-75 in Cincinnati. The results:

$3000 fine... each
They're all guests of the County Pokey until Monday... NO Turkey Day release...
GPS jewelry during their parole term...

Pro-tip: There are NO SJW Judges in Hamilton County/SW Ohio...
...they wouldn't survive the next election cycle.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 02:32 AM (/mTq0)

33 CNN and Huffpo charged with recruiting and inciting rioters. But unfortunately it wasn't someone with arrest authority.


http://is.gd/VOFGjl

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:32 AM (u9gzs)

34 And speaking of Romney here is more proof that polls right now are worthless for 2016.   Any poll conducted now is nothing more than a name recognition survey which makes them even worse than the normal polls which more often than not are "push polls".


http://is.gd/6bQKPw

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:33 AM (u9gzs)

35 The Congressional Research Service says that congress does have the power to block funding for Obama's illegal amnesty.


http://is.gd/XLbLoV

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:33 AM (u9gzs)

36 Lets start the dysfunctional dinner pictures early.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Susan-Copich-Domestic-Bliss-8.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 02:33 AM (qtcbX)

37 HHS plans to aggravate shoppers to try to get them to sign up for Obamacare.


http://is.gd/inVOS6

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:33 AM (u9gzs)

38 Who would want to be Secretary of Defense with SCOAMT & his hatred & disrespect if The Military so open? He makes no attempt to hide it,

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:33 AM (sj3Ax)

39 DAY 751 712 to go (785 to Inauguration Day 2017) Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 27, 2014 02:33 AM (CMkNk)

40 The Supreme Court will hear the challenges to Obama's Hg rule.


http://is.gd/FABkSH

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:33 AM (u9gzs)

41 The union war against Walmart continues.  They plan a protest in DC with 50 DC area employees.   But they are not Walmart employees.    Go figure.



http://is.gd/YtHCHs

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:34 AM (u9gzs)

42 The New Black Panthers were too stupid, and too lazy, to build their own pipe bombs out of common household items available over the counter at Home Depot and other well known retail outlets.

Posted by: Old Paine at November 27, 2014 02:34 AM (emzV0)

43 Happy Thanksgiving, Horde!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 27, 2014 02:34 AM (l9IjQ)

44 My mom (God rest her soul), used to love to watch the Macy's Parade on tv when we were growing up. Probably because she was raised on Long Island, and I guess that was a really big deal. But the rest of us kids hated watching that damn thing.

But as we got older, mom introduced us to Irish Coffee. In our case, Baily's Irish Cream . So in the end, not a bad way to start Thanksgiving, even watching that stupid parade.

Posted by: HH at November 27, 2014 02:34 AM (Ce4DF)

45 J.J. 712 to go??

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:34 AM (sj3Ax)

46 Hmm... no Bergdahl report yet...

...it's still under 'review'.

Don't Gruber me dude...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 02:34 AM (/mTq0)

47 Heritage:  Ferguson Is a Repeat of Past Riots. Can We Make Sure It Doesn't Happen Again?


We could but we won't.  PC says black rioters and white communists must be given a free pass to riot.


http://is.gd/11x5iV

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:34 AM (u9gzs)

48 Ramirez


http://is.gd/49OkZq

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:35 AM (u9gzs)

49 Safe travels to all here as we celebrate the American trinity of family, food, and football.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 27, 2014 02:35 AM (u82oZ)

50 Looks like the commies from Oakland want to disrupt the Macy's parade in NYC today.  Too bad I will not get to see NYC cops beating the crap out of them.


http://is.gd/AaAmSa

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:35 AM (u9gzs)

51 The Daily Deals


http://is.gd/MlEMM0



That's it for today folks.   Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:35 AM (u9gzs)

52 We'll see if the cancer/bacteria invade Macy's and the Parade in NYC. I hope they do and get the asses handed to them, figuratively and literally. That'll be it for me for most of the day. G-d bless you all!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 27, 2014 02:35 AM (CMkNk)

53 Happy Thanksgiving there J.J.

Crossed the 51,600 word threshold last night so won NaNoWriMo a bit early, still writing, and came up with more story arcs in the meantime. 

Hope you have a great one.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 02:36 AM (qtcbX)

54 "The New Black Panthers were too stupid, and too lazy,"


They just ain't what they used to be.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 02:36 AM (3Mqol)

55 Happy Thanksgiving Carol

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:37 AM (u9gzs)

56 Good morning! I mostly lurk around here, but just wanted to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving and thank our host and our awesome cobloggers for everything they do for us. Also you regular commenters. I can't count how many times this year this site has picked me up and kept me going. Take care everyone, drive carefully.

Posted by: Emily at November 27, 2014 02:39 AM (7Rn+/)

57 CPT. Charles, That is good! Stay in jail, they are criminals. Thank you!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:39 AM (sj3Ax)

58 19  I saw a blurb on that last night Vic before a browser crash. Thought the Van Allen radiation belts and all that were already known. Hopefully we have a better shield that what was installed on the second Death Star.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 07:29 AM (qtcbX)


Yeah, I thought so too.  But this may be a case of the press just screwing up the story too and there is more to0 it than they listed.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:39 AM (u9gzs)

59 Good Morning Fappers and Fappettes across the Jackson Pollocked plain.


I'm thinking of serving my favorite dish today ... Miller Lite Souffle.  Thought I'd share the recipe.


Ingredients:
(12) 16 oz. Miller Lites


Directions:
Chill
Serve to self

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 27, 2014 02:39 AM (xWPj1)

60 I love crossing picket lines. I wish Walmart was striking in our area.

Posted by: redenzo at November 27, 2014 02:40 AM (WCnJW)

61 Oh the corporate logo for Chrysler is being changed.  No more pentagon, instead a generic FCA logo in baby blue.

FCA -> Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 02:40 AM (qtcbX)

62 36  Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 07:33 AM (qtcbX)


They must be expecting a shit-ton of guests for dinner.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:42 AM (u9gzs)

63 Anna ...


... a good bud of mine at work is always giving me shit for driving a Fiat (Ram 1500).

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 27, 2014 02:43 AM (xWPj1)

64 Ladies and Gentlefems, from Los Angeles California THE DOORS!

Posted by: Old Paine at November 27, 2014 02:43 AM (emzV0)

65 I'm thinking of serving my favorite dish today ... Miller Lite Souffle. Thought I'd share the recipe. Ingredients: (12) 16 oz. Miller Lites Directions: Chill Serve to self ...................... I tried that recipe last night, only I halved the ingredients.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 27, 2014 02:44 AM (UybxK)

66 Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. I'm grateful for Vic this morning, bringing us the headlines as usual, even on a holiday. Thanks Vic. Also grateful to the horde for providing all kinds of mischief and merriment each and every day. You guys are a treasure.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 27, 2014 02:44 AM (3B+O8)

67 How'd it turn out Molly ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 27, 2014 02:45 AM (xWPj1)

68 Ricardo, You called us Maroons?

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:45 AM (sj3Ax)

69

Happy turkey day!

 

WKRP in Cincinnati

 

Season 1   Episode 7  (197

 

Turkeys Away

 

"As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

-Arthur Carlson

 

It is still the funniest television show I've ever seen.-case

Posted by: case at November 27, 2014 02:46 AM (o00SF)

70 Posted by: J. J. Sefton at November 27, 2014 07:35 AM

Noo Yawkuhs never learn, do they?

Elect a steaming pile of left-wing idiocy like De Blasio who loves him some protesters on the march and then whinge because they mess up the Macy's Parade?

Oh, well, I guess they're no worse than all the loons who are still professing love for Choom Boy....

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 27, 2014 02:46 AM (yAC3X)

71 My youngest kitteh is looking at me with sad eyes.  She wants to know what she is getting for dinner.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:46 AM (u9gzs)

72 "You called us Maroons?"


Just a take-off of "Morons."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 02:46 AM (3Mqol)

73 67 How'd it turn out Molly ? Posted by: ScoggDog at November 27, 2014 07:45 AM (xWPj1) ................. Tasted pretty good! That's a recipe that's pretty hard to screw up.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 27, 2014 02:47 AM (UybxK)

74 Yesterday, I picked up 6 gallons of peanut oil, two fresh tanks of propane, and enough injection liquid and poultry rub to fry every turkey in sight. This morning, I will fire up the rig (54,000 BTUs of cooking bliss) and fry four turkeys for friends and family in the back yard before the great feast. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 02:48 AM (m8hf7)

75 Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!! My microwave died last night! But it went out in a blaze of glory and luckily the yams were done Looks like I will be shopping tomorrow after all Gotta have the microwave to heat leftovers next few days Stay warm and safe and well fed everyone.. It will be..82 degrees here today

Posted by: ginaswo at November 27, 2014 02:48 AM (+X1qa)

76 "It is still the funniest television show I've ever seen"


It is. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 02:48 AM (3Mqol)

77 So sad to hear about the Budweiser re-branding. Some traditions are really worth keeping. Looking at my "Clydesdale Kids" on the couch, the floor, the rollaway bed, etc., I am just so discouraged. Belgian company? Are they trying to change the draft horses to Belgians? Kid from college said that Budweiser was a good beer, especially compared to Coors and PBR -- started laughing and told her that their childhoods were also spent by me in training to keep those brown bottles out of their little hands. Draft horses, aside from strength, were also valued because they were easy to keep. Hope Bud rethinks its current marketing strategy. Rebranding is so 90s old skool.

Posted by: Mustbequantum at November 27, 2014 02:48 AM (MIKMs)

78 Grammie Winger, how are you feeling This morning?

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:49 AM (sj3Ax)

79 I can't count how many times this year this site has picked me up and kept me going. Take care everyone, drive carefully. Posted by: Emily at November 27, 2014 07:39 AM (7Rn+/) Welcome Emily! Come on in, grab a cold beverage and join in the discussions.

Posted by: Talibill at November 27, 2014 02:49 AM (in9qW)

80 75  Looks like I will be shopping tomorrow after all
Gotta have the microwave to heat leftovers next few days

Stay warm and safe and well fed everyone..
It will be..82 degrees here today

Posted by: ginaswo at November 27, 2014 07:48 AM (+X1qa)



The battery in my truck went out last night but I am not going shopping for a new one.  I will wait for Monday when it is supposed to get up to 69F.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:50 AM (u9gzs)

81 WKRP, inventors of turkey bombing.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 02:51 AM (qtcbX)

82 Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here at my home away from home. If you're traveling today do be cautious and say Hi to the family for me!

Posted by: Talibill at November 27, 2014 02:51 AM (in9qW)

83 Thanks Vic! Have a wonderful thanksgiving everyone.

Posted by: DrC at November 27, 2014 02:52 AM (XRYHY)

84 71 My youngest kitteh is looking at me with sad eyes. She wants to know what she is getting for dinner. ...................... That's cute. My dog has figured out I am not going to work this morning and has been harassing me for the last hour to take her for a walk. It's 9 degrees and dark out. Not gonna happen.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 27, 2014 02:52 AM (UybxK)

85 Happy Thanksgiving Day. Who's with me for a National Schadenfreude Day, perhaps in April. We could celebrate things like the young man who wrecked his new $1M car. Perfect moron holiday.

Posted by: Tmitsss at November 27, 2014 02:52 AM (Pa9vP)

86 Irish Seven Course Dinner: Six pints and a potato. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 02:52 AM (m8hf7)

87 74 Yesterday, I picked up 6 gallons of peanut oil, two fresh tanks of propane, and enough injection liquid and poultry rub to fry every turkey in sight. This morning, I will fire up the rig (54,000 BTUs of cooking bliss) and fry four turkeys for friends and family in the back yard before the great feast.


Glad to hear you're doing it in the backyard.  Before I lost all faith in humanity - I was actually a volunteer fireman.  Got to put out a garage on Thanksgiving because of one of those deep fryers.


This is must see TV today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYkRF_FmD40

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 27, 2014 02:52 AM (xWPj1)

88 Morning! Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 27, 2014 02:52 AM (/9Mak)

89 Good morning Krak and fellow morons! I just wanted to say how thankful I am for all of you. I hope you have a great day with your friends and family.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 27, 2014 02:53 AM (azs4h)

90 Oh man, that WKRP episode has probably got to be one of the best ever! Need to re-watch it today.

Posted by: HH at November 27, 2014 02:55 AM (Ce4DF)

91 Football schedule for today for those who still watch pro football.


» Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions
» Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
» Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:55 AM (u9gzs)

92 Ricardo, Maroons is Holiday Morons? J.J. Sefton, May God Bless you too!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:55 AM (sj3Ax)

93 "Six pints and a potato. "


We'll take anyone.  Except the Irish. 

Posted by: Howard Johnson at November 27, 2014 02:55 AM (3Mqol)

94 Hi carol!!! *waves madly* Maroons is bugs bunny term Often used affectionately

Posted by: ginaswo at November 27, 2014 02:56 AM (+X1qa)

95 2 18lb birds on the smoker since 0400. Irish coffees since 0401. Well more Irish than coffee but....

Posted by: Talibill at November 27, 2014 02:57 AM (in9qW)

96 Vic ... my money's on the Cowboys.  Still a week away from the traditional December Collapse.

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 27, 2014 02:57 AM (xWPj1)

97 In the 'Weird News' department, the local FOX news showed a vid of (upstate) NY family that's gained a wild turkey that's decided to self-domesticate...

...seen a lot of things in my life, but watching a wild turkey being petted like a dog is a new one on me.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 02:57 AM (/mTq0)

98 "Maroons is Holiday Morons?"


I guess so.  Heh. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 02:57 AM (3Mqol)

99 Glad to hear you're doing it in the backyard. Before I lost all faith in humanity - I was actually a volunteer fireman. Got to put out a garage on Thanksgiving because of one of those deep fryers. Posted by: ScoggDog at November 27, 2014 07:52 AM (xWPj1) Yep, frying turkeys is very dangerous. Congress will likely outlaw it soon. Until then, I am free, therefore, I fry.

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 02:58 AM (m8hf7)

100 Home for the Holidays the scene around the table always makes me LMAO Robert Downey Jr and Holly Hunter Planes Trains & Automobiles is another fave thanksgiving movie for us And of course, Miracle on 34th Street

Posted by: ginaswo at November 27, 2014 02:58 AM (+X1qa)

101 Emily, Don't lurk, we don't bite.

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 02:59 AM (sj3Ax)

102 97 In the 'Weird News' department, the local FOX news showed a vid of (upstate) NY family that's gained a wild turkey that's decided to self-domesticate...

...seen a lot of things in my life, but watching a wild turkey being petted like a dog is a new one on me.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 07:57 AM (/mTq0)


We had a wild turkey hanging out in our neighborhood for a whole Summer last year. He disappeared so I guess somebody finally decided to have turkey dinner in the Summer.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 02:59 AM (u9gzs)

103 Yep, frying turkeys is very dangerous. Congress will likely outlaw it soon. Until then, I am free, therefore, I fry.


When they outlaw turkey friers, only outlaws will fry turkeys.


They can have your frier when they pry it from your cold, dead hands.

Posted by: ScoggDog at November 27, 2014 03:01 AM (xWPj1)

104 Mr. Bean tries to cook a turkey.

http://youtu.be/bdks9im0wUo

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 03:02 AM (qtcbX)

105 Ginaswo, Do you have toaster oven? You can reheat in that.

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:03 AM (sj3Ax)

106 Mike Brown's odious mother clings to psycho cop myth to deny her failure as a parent. What a horrible woman.

Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 03:04 AM (MMC8r)

107 Heh... this'll probably be a common question today...

http://tinyurl.com/4tcqw

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 03:06 AM (/mTq0)

108 106 Mike Brown's odious mother clings to psycho cop myth to deny her failure as a parent. What a horrible woman.

Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 08:04 AM (MMC8r)



Both of those parents are worthless turds.  They had essentially abandoned him until they saw a way to make a buck.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 03:06 AM (u9gzs)

109 ...Too bad I will not get to see NYC cops beating the crap out of them.

Posted by: Vic at November 27, 2014 07:35 AM (u9gzs)

Ha!

Thanks Vic.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 27, 2014 03:07 AM (Knixy)

110 So I'm visiting my Parental Units and we're sitting there endlessly watching the news last night (they are both 80 - what else is there to do?), and a clip runs of Il Douche "pardoning" the White House turkey.

Has any previous president ever made the Catholic sign of the Cross, with the left hand, over the pardoned turkey before?

Yeah, I thought not.  This idiot did, though.

I just said to my folks:  "This Frigging Guy doesn't know the first thing about being either a Christian or an American.  I'm out!"  And I grabbed my laptop and worked until 2 a.m. 

Posted by: Sharkman at November 27, 2014 03:07 AM (Goin7)

111 @106, maybe it would have served her son well to have watched this video, http://tinyurl.com/pou43d3

Posted by: Molly k. at November 27, 2014 03:08 AM (UybxK)

112 From the Pilgrim spring Monument plaque I recently visited..... FIRST SPRING. found November sixteenth Anno Domini six hundred and twenty by an exploring party sent by the first Civil Body Politic. About ten a clocke we came into a deepe valley full of brush, wood-gaile and long grass, through which we found little paths or tracts, and there we saw a deere, and found springs of fresh water, of which we were heartily glad, and sat us downe and drunke our first New England water.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 03:08 AM (2cS/G)

113 It's a wonder he didn't bow to Allah.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 03:09 AM (u9gzs)

114 I finally got around to watching Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn respond to that reporter. WOW! I really like that guy.

Posted by: Talibill at November 27, 2014 03:09 AM (in9qW)

115 Sixteen, not six, derp.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 03:09 AM (2cS/G)

116 Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at November 27, 2014 03:09 AM (M6Vhk)

117 Anna, Thanks for Mr Bean video!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:10 AM (sj3Ax)

118 Cpt Charles, remember Steve Gallacci of Albedo?

He's now into large scale planes and marketing corrected items for planes like the FW-190D-9

http://tinyurl.com/nszxeb8

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 03:10 AM (qtcbX)

119 Happy Thanksgiving y'all from Wausau, WI.  Oh my goodness it is cold up here!!!

Posted by: NC Ref at November 27, 2014 03:11 AM (NcEb2)

120 Can't be said enough: Thank you Vic, for all your posts. Nothing better in the morning than a strong cup of coffee and a stronger dose of Vic. Thank you, Sir!

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 03:11 AM (m8hf7)

121 120  Nothing better in the morning than a strong cup of coffee and a stronger dose of Vic.

Thank you, Sir!

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 08:11 AM (m8hf7)


Been eating stuff all morning and I have had a few strong doses of Vic.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 03:12 AM (u9gzs)

122 Good morning and a very happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Off topic, I heard D-Lamp got a time out recently. Does anyone know what thread that happened on? Thanks.

Posted by: Taco Shack at November 27, 2014 03:12 AM (C+qQ0)

123 Happy Turkey Day Horde! I have been shanghaied to do the mashed 'taters so I can't stay long. Nice strong cuppa joe to start the day and the Horde to be thankful for, life is good.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 27, 2014 03:13 AM (V22Sh)

124 Don't lurk, we don't bite. Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 07:59 AM (sj3Ax) Also, it's very hard to find out what you taste like if you don't make a noise like a roast to attract some attention.

Posted by: Bumpersticker Notary Sojac at November 27, 2014 03:13 AM (MbqmP)

125 GGE, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:14 AM (sj3Ax)

126 I am very thankful for this day and every day I have left even though sick with the big C. I am so thankful for having time to spend with my family. And thanks, Ace, for this wonderful site. You are the best! I look forward to it every day.

Posted by: shelby at November 27, 2014 03:15 AM (QK3nd)

127 118 -- Anna -- Sure do

As a matter of fact, I still have RPG rule book he put out in parallel with his comic...

...always did wonder what happened to him.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 03:15 AM (/mTq0)

128 Damn, I dangled the bait and no one took it. ----------------------------------------- Ladies and Gentlefems, from Los Angeles California THE DOORS! ---------------------------------------- I saw The Doors open for Freedom! in '68 at Pescadero. It was a bleeping riot, it was crazy, man. Ok so it was early.

Posted by: Old Paine at November 27, 2014 03:15 AM (KXa3c)

129 Happy Thanksgiving there GGE.  How did the meet up go?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 03:15 AM (qtcbX)

130 I saw the Doors open for the Customers at WalMart in 2013.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 27, 2014 03:15 AM (NeFrd)

131 Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Posted by: shelby at November 27, 2014 03:16 AM (QK3nd)

132 Cpt Charles, first or second edition of the Albedo RPG?

We might be the only people with such a game.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 03:16 AM (qtcbX)

133 Taco Shack, It was in news dump Tuesday but d-Lamp comments disappeared. You can only see what people copied & pasted. It's hard to follow.

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:17 AM (sj3Ax)

134 Does anyone know what thread that happened on?

Thanks.

Posted by: Taco Shack at November 27, 2014 08:12 AM (C+qQ0)



I believe it was on a day thread the day before yesterday.  He had been warned to lay off the calls for attacking people and he ignored the warnings.  From the way DrewM worded it, it was only a temporary banning and he will be back.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 03:17 AM (u9gzs)

135 Posted by: Old Paine at November 27, 2014 08:15 AM (KXa3c)


First rock group I ever saw, back in the day in Tucson.


Not the best, by any means. Just the first.

Posted by: HH at November 27, 2014 03:18 AM (Ce4DF)

136 Happy Thanksgiving morons and 'ettes! Much to be thankful for, especially my wonderful Son of Crank

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at November 27, 2014 03:18 AM (Gosad)

137 Has any previous president ever made the Catholic sign of the Cross, with the left hand, over the pardoned turkey before? **** Popebama

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 27, 2014 03:18 AM (NeFrd)

138 BTW, Anna, that web comic I linked to is a total hoot...

...especially this story arc:

http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1045.html

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 03:19 AM (/mTq0)

139 Seamus, its Sir Poopbama of the Immaculate Merkin I

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 03:19 AM (qtcbX)

140 A happy and safe Thanksgiving to all the horde.

If you have wants I hope they are met, if you are slaked give thanks.

//The 10077 Family

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 03:19 AM (/4AZU)

141 Shelby, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:20 AM (sj3Ax)

142 I'm thinking of serving my favorite dish today ... Miller Lite Souffle.

I've made that a few times.  Usually I substitute beer for the Miller Lite, gives it some flavor. 

I still haven't decided what kind of pie I want to make this morning.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 03:20 AM (ImIut)

143 Happy Thanksgiving yall! the weather finally cleared up at ft bragg. Time for a moutain bike ride at smith lake before all the eating-too-much begins.

Posted by: fastlibrefall at November 27, 2014 03:21 AM (Cggva)

144 Happy Thanksgiving, shelby.  All the best to you.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 03:22 AM (ImIut)

145 Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 08:20 AM (ImIut)

Heh. Bud heavy souffle has more flavor and is more filling.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 27, 2014 03:22 AM (Knixy)

146 Happy Thanksgiving to the horde. Most of the time I'm grateful that all of you are here. This place is one of my official sanity checks. Thank God most of you are as insane as I am.

Posted by: Soona at November 27, 2014 03:22 AM (LpogY)

147 I wasn't dreaming of a white Thanksgiving, but here we are.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 03:24 AM (sdi6R)

148 All right kids. Off to spend the day in the real world with real people. Have a safe and blessed holiday!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, a solid man at November 27, 2014 03:25 AM (NeFrd)

149 143  A nearby moron. I knew there had to be at least one or two.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 27, 2014 03:25 AM (Knixy)

150 Heh. Apparently Taco Bell finally figured out that the Breakfast Waffle Taco wasn't a winner... behold the Breakfast Biscuit Taco.

(Call me old-fashioned, but I ain't gonna pour syrup on my scrambled eggs and sausage... not ever.)

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 03:25 AM (/mTq0)

151 It's supposed to,snow here again tonight.

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:26 AM (sj3Ax)

152 Morning, Glories! Just for today, the glass is half full.

Posted by: mindful webworker at November 27, 2014 03:26 AM (eDmrZ)

153

Time to make the donuts turkey.

 

Morning, fellow reprobates!  Happy  Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Count de Monet, Person of Pallor at November 27, 2014 03:27 AM (JO9+V)

154 Vic at November 27, 2014 08:17 AM (u9gzs) Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 08:17 AM (sj3Ax) ***** Thanks a million for that update. Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Taco Shack at November 27, 2014 03:28 AM (C+qQ0)

155 I went to bed before this showed up in the ONT: 475 My solution to the Ferguson issue. Let that black cop take one of those Occupooping, Guy Fawkes mask-wearing, anarchist punk-ass white-boy protesters out and shoot him dead. Eye for an eye. Tit for tat. White people won't riot, the rioting black assholes will stop rioting to celebrate, and we will have one less fucking Commie drawing breath. Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 27, 2014 02:20 AM (6P3Qb) Sounds like a reasonable compromise to me.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 03:28 AM (sdi6R)

156 Taco Bell for breakfast?

Isn't that a war crime?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 03:28 AM (qtcbX)

157 Happy Thanksgiving, all!
So many things to be thankful for! Looking forwards to a relaxed family celebration - and all I have to bring this year is pie! And an appetite....

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 03:29 AM (ABcz/)

158 Rickl, Where are you? I'm in Boston area & was surprised that it snowed enough here that I had to brush car off to see. I wore wrong jacket & no gloves too!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:30 AM (sj3Ax)

159 Reading Althouse comments this am before I attempt cleaning kitchen and attempting simple brunch dish. Does anyone else have the impression that a lot of the Brown nonsense -- totally against evidence and reality -- is to test market slogans and t-shirt sales after Martin case imploded? Sometimes my cynicism overwhelms me.

Posted by: Mustbequantum at November 27, 2014 03:30 AM (MIKMs)

160 Good morning fappers! Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 03:30 AM (mx5oN)

161 Happy Thanksgiving morons.

Thank you for a place to hang out and vent with like minded folks.

For all of you with turkey fryers...be careful.

Now off to cook and entertain 20+ loved ones.

Posted by: bossy barbara at November 27, 2014 03:30 AM (79RKq)

162 Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 08:25 AM (/mTq0) ***** Are you kidding? Syrup on sausage and eggs is great. You have a hearty breadfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs. Put the fried eggs on top of the pancake, sausage on top of that, and pour on the the syrup. Tastes great.

Posted by: Taco Shack at November 27, 2014 03:30 AM (C+qQ0)

163 Happy Thanksgiving there GGE. How did the meet up go?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 08:15 AM (qtcbX)



So far it looks like it went well, Youngest Son has only spoken about it in general terms so we haven't discussed it in depth. We do have a 500 mile trip back north tomorrow to go over it if he wants though.


It appears as if his birth father has had enough time to pull his head out, we spoke briefly when I picked YS up. I hope so anyway.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 27, 2014 03:30 AM (V22Sh)

164 Happy Thanksgiving, Morons. I have an Amazon question for those in the Horde who are smarter than I (which is pretty much all of you):

If I click on the Amazon link from this site, and order crap off my wish list, does Ace still get the commission? Or do I have to search anew (not a problem, but I am rather lazy).

Posted by: chiefjaybob at November 27, 2014 03:32 AM (cgH9o)

165 "Taco Bell for breakfast?"


It's fine.  So long you're close to home base.  For the following few hours.  And don't have to be anywhere anytime soon. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 03:32 AM (3Mqol)

166 156 Taco Bell for breakfast? Isn't that a war crime? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 08:28 AM (qtcbX) It's victimless.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 03:32 AM (mx5oN)

167 Posted by: chiefjaybob at November 27, 2014 08:32 AM (cgH9o)

Looks to me like some items go through the AoSHQ store and others will not. Look in the amazon address. If you see AoSHQ in the address bar I would guess Ace gets some credit.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 27, 2014 03:34 AM (Knixy)

168 Anna Puma, Big congratulations on finishing NaNoWriMo! That must feel great. That is one of my ambitions too. Signing out now to bake a cake from a German recipe that is all in grams and things. Fortunately I have a new measuring cup that has most of the ingredients on there in grams. It is a traditional birthday cake for a family birthday tomorrow so it must be done.

Posted by: Emily at November 27, 2014 03:34 AM (7Rn+/)

169 162 -- Taco Shack -- Gaah!

Syrup on scrambled eggs???

Now that is a War Crime...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 03:34 AM (/mTq0)

170 A squad of vol fire trucks blew   past a little before sundown yesterday.  Methinks a turkey fryer situation  went awry.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Person of Pallor at November 27, 2014 03:34 AM (JO9+V)

171 "for those in the Horde who are smarter than I"


Oh, don't go betting on that. 


*Hits self in the head with a hammer*


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 03:34 AM (3Mqol)

172 Lets all be thankful for those of us not home this Thanksgiving who are spending time in harms way throughout the shittiest localities in the world. God Bless our protectors.

Posted by: Talibill at November 27, 2014 03:35 AM (in9qW)

173 "Anyone see my Obamacare talking points for Thanksgiving dinner?" said no one this year. Breaking: "Republicans Announce Temporary Cease-Fire in War on Women so They Can Cook Thanksgiving Meal." Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 03:35 AM (m8hf7)

174 158 Rickl, Where are you? I'm in Boston area & was surprised that it snowed enough here that I had to brush car off to see. I wore wrong jacket & no gloves too! Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 08:30 AM (sj3Ax) I'm in the northern Philadelphia suburbs. It snowed during the day yesterday and tapered off in the evening. Maybe 2" tops, but it mixed with rain. There's a slushy accumulation on the pavement. I had to brush my car off before going home last night.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 03:36 AM (sdi6R)

175 170 Posted by: Count de Monet, Person of Pallor at November 27, 2014 08:34 AM (JO9+V)

A far too easy thing to do...

the Cajuns are rocket surgeons in their own way...

have a safe holiday CDM...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 03:37 AM (/4AZU)

176 Romantic feel good story of the day: http://tinyurl.com/km7dc4o if you're a Leftist. Otherwise Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 27, 2014 03:37 AM (u82oZ)

177 Lets all be thankful for those of us not home this Thanksgiving who are spending time in harms way throughout the shittiest localities in the world. God Bless our protectors.

Excellent idea!! Thankful for all of those who have defended our freedoms and kept us safe.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 03:37 AM (ABcz/)

178 165 / 166 -- Actually, their Breakfast Wrap* is pretty good...

...and more 'drive-friendly' than an Egg McMuffin.

*I prefer the Steak Wrap...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 03:38 AM (/mTq0)

179 Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I really do have a ton of stuff to be thankful for recently, not least of which is my aging parents continued good health, but with the world/country going to shit, I feel almost guilty about my good fortune. Oh, well, I can deal.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 03:38 AM (2cS/G)

180 Greetings and hallucinations fellow maroons. Hail, Fellow!, well met, on this day, this one day when I am released from my attic to share in the blessed bounty that has been bestowed upon us all. And so, a pint of stout to you all that ye may be healed of your discomfort, for it is this day all across America that people of all degrees of sanity commingle, one with the other to share equally in the harvest of booty, such as might be shared by those who have more than they need rather than hoarding it away for the dark dreary winter days soon to follow. I, for one, give thanks to the generous, and the pious, and the compassionate for without passion, we would all be lacking in spirit, some people say. Hail, Fellow!, another pint I say, for the day is long and there is much to be done this day of thanksgiving, before we are once again banished to the attic for another 364 days. It is good to be crazy on this day, is it not, this day of freedom!

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at November 27, 2014 03:39 AM (PgzLk)

181 @172


Here, here.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 03:39 AM (3Mqol)

182 Romantic feel good story of the day: She could do better.

Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 03:39 AM (MMC8r)

183 40 degrees and overcast in ETEX this am. Went out early for fritters and buns for Mrs E and her Auntie. Will commence cooking in a little bit. Should I have a drink first? Not handling firearms today.

Posted by: Erowmero at November 27, 2014 03:39 AM (go5uR)

184
In a video posted to his YouTube account Tuesday, Speaker John Boehner gave viewers an inside look on how he prepares his Thanksgiving meal, and more specifically, how he brines the turkey.

Boehner said it took him five years to perfect brining a turkey after finding a recipe online. The Speaker outlines every ingredient in the video, and calls 16 ounces of pure maple syrup "the real secret ingredient."

The Hill


Boehner still hasn't gotten around to commenting on the Ferguson decision or this week's riots and the collapse of law and order. But cooking tips?  Those he's got.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 27, 2014 03:40 AM (kdS6q)

185 I know someone that drowns eggs on ketchup!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:40 AM (sj3Ax)

186 Happy Thanksgiving, Shelby! Hope the big C doesn't prevent you from enjoying the tasty meal.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 03:40 AM (ABcz/)

187 176 Romantic feel good story of the day: http://tinyurl.com/km7dc4o if you're a Leftist. Otherwise Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 27, 2014 08:37 AM (u82oZ) Eh romance is Disney movie bullshit anyway. One could say that on his wedding night, he got major wood.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 03:41 AM (mx5oN)

188 Thanks, Golfman. I'll check on that.

Posted by: chiefjaybob at November 27, 2014 03:41 AM (cgH9o)

189 176 -- NaCly Dog -- WUT???

Actor = Attention Whore

Go figure...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 03:41 AM (/mTq0)

190 Morning everyone, I've given up on sleep and am thinking I will just do my best not to wake anyone as I make some coffee. I am the only early bird in this household. One year I tried a peanut butter pie that got great praise from my brother so that is now one of my annual contributions.

Posted by: MountainTurtle at November 27, 2014 03:42 AM (UzfiK)

191 " Should I have a drink first? Not handling firearms today."


Why not?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 03:42 AM (3Mqol)

192 184 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 27, 2014 08:40 AM (kdS6q)

What's their to say?

He is not the executive and all he could do is impeach the cocksucker fine gentleman in question and have Searchlight Stalker the honorable Harry Reid thwart justice...

if/when we ever get back DoJ then we will count coup.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 03:42 AM (/4AZU)

193 I thought I had gotten cynical, but yesterday my husband and son were watching Obama pardon the turkeys and they were making comments as if they were Sasha and Malia. Man, do those girls ever smile?
Guessing there won't be a lot of "thanks" around that table today...

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 03:43 AM (ABcz/)

194 192 184 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 27, 2014 08:40 AM (kdS6q) What's their to say? He is not the executive and all he could do is impeach the cocksucker fine gentleman in question and have Searchlight Stalker the honorable Harry Reid thwart justice... if/when we ever get back DoJ then we will count coup. Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 27, 2014 08:42 AM (/4AZU) That's pronounced "coop" by the way. I'd think you'd be saying thank you.

Posted by: King Barky at November 27, 2014 03:43 AM (mx5oN)

195 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at November 27, 2014 03:43 AM (QPSJl)

196 Good morning, Morons! It promises to be an interesting day at la maison de whippersnapper, since I woke up to find one of the horses had escaped last night. She's fine, and she didn't make too much of a mess- except for spreading around a nearby bale of hay.

We got 2-3 inches of snow and ice last night, so everything looks like a winter wonderland. It's pretty, but a little slippery. Good thing I'm not doing the driving today.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: right wing whippersnapper at November 27, 2014 03:43 AM (ThxKk)

197 It's supposed to,snow here again tonight. Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 08:26 AM

Haven't had any snow yet this season. None that has actually stuck, anyway.

Forecast says tonight and tomorrow will change that here. I'm not amused.

Posted by: MrScribbler at November 27, 2014 03:43 AM (yAC3X)

198 193 I thought I had gotten cynical, but yesterday my husband and son were watching Obama pardon the turkeys and they were making comments as if they were Sasha and Malia. Man, do those girls ever smile? Guessing there won't be a lot of "thanks" around that table today... Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 08:43 AM (ABcz/) I also noted that they look nothing at all like Barry. Sperm donor?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 03:44 AM (mx5oN)

199 Rickl, I had a few inches in less than an hour between 3-4. I ran into Target for 20 minutes max & had to brush car off again. There's snow/slush now on cars in street, mine is in driveway & I can't see it from here.

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:44 AM (sj3Ax)

200 193 Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 08:43 AM (ABcz/)

A table in need, held hostage by Turkey Ass-Mofo's greed...

//Sascha and Malia

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 03:44 AM (/4AZU)

201 176 Romantic feel good story of the day: http://tinyurl.com/km7dc4o if you're a Leftist. Otherwise Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 27, 2014 08:37 AM (u82oZ) Did he divorce the first tree?

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 03:44 AM (sdi6R)

202 Romantic feel good story of the day

How the hell does the tree consent?  OK, she didn't run away and change her phone number, but that's not exactly enthusiastic agreement to the union.

(This is a tax dodge, isn't it? Guy's just doubled his deductions without any additional expenditures...hrm...)

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 03:44 AM (ImIut)

203 Just finished making the stuffing (an olde closely guarded family recipe), then off to clean up, get dressed, corral the dogs, and then set out to daughter's house for a partial gathering of the clan.

Found out that a long lost grandson (long story don't ask) will be joining us for Thanksgiving.  I hope that it goes well, and I think it will (might be awkward at worst).

Some of the many things I have reason to be thankful for this year are the very existence of this site due to Ace carefully shepherding it along, and the mostly excellent, witty, and knowledgeable crew of Morons and Moronettes that infest this place.  Enjoy the day people, I am off to deal with family!

~H

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2014 03:45 AM (fL/7/)

204 there to say...

man my English skills are inversely proportional to how good the biscuits and hot choc are...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 03:45 AM (/4AZU)

205 201 176 Romantic feel good story of the day: http://tinyurl.com/km7dc4o if you're a Leftist. Otherwise Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 27, 2014 08:37 AM (u82oZ) Did he divorce the first tree? Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 08:44 AM (sdi6R) No, he just made her leave.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 03:45 AM (mx5oN)

206 When Dr. Jill gets up we'll get ready to watch the Christmas parades. It's a family tradition.

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 27, 2014 03:45 AM (lG2E3)

207 Boehner said it took him five years to perfect brining a turkey after finding a recipe online. The Speaker outlines every ingredient in the video, and calls 16 ounces of pure maple syrup "the real secret ingredient." Oddly, the four bottles of cooking sherry never make it into the bird.

Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 03:46 AM (MMC8r)

208 That Peruvian guy really gets around. Must be nice to be so poplar.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 03:46 AM (mx5oN)

209 My heart skipped a beat for a second there, whippersnapper, glad to hear the horse is fine. Knocking on wood right now, but I think it's been over a year since my last "horse escape". That one took hours of looking, cajoling, begging, not to mention all the running up and down hills, to get her back.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 03:47 AM (2cS/G)

210 Boehner still hasn't gotten around to commenting on the Ferguson decision or this week's riots and the collapse of law and order. But cooking tips? Those he's got.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 27, 2014 08:40 AM (kdS6q)


Proof that you can cook while drunk, but you can't lead while drunk!


Now I really am outtahere!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2014 03:48 AM (fL/7/)

211 Be back later... just remember to keep the dangly bits out of the turkey fryer. 

Posted by: CPT. Charles at November 27, 2014 03:48 AM (/mTq0)

212 207 Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 08:46 AM (MMC8r)

as I sincerely wish Barackus I the SCOAMF happy constant golfing, the nation would be best served indulging the House and Senate in every vice...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 03:48 AM (/4AZU)

213 Shelby - prayers your way Emily - welcome welcome, all are welcome in the light (Don't go into the light!!!!- poltergeist reference) Sun finally coming up here Time to get cookin' Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ginaswo at November 27, 2014 03:48 AM (+X1qa)

214 "Did he divorce the first tree?" Love Is A Many Splintered Thing

Posted by: Robert Goulet at November 27, 2014 03:48 AM (lG2E3)

215 Happy Thanksgiving to all my computer buddies.


Sun is out in NC.  I hope the Yankee horde is surviving.


Be safe, be careful


Posted by: Nip Sip at November 27, 2014 03:48 AM (0FSuD)

216 >>How the hell does the tree consent? OK, she didn't run away and change her phone number, but that's not exactly enthusiastic agreement to the union.

She had been pining for him for years.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 03:48 AM (ABcz/)

217 A nearby moron. I knew there had to be at least one or two.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 27, 2014 08:25 AM (Knixy)



Hey, I'M a nearby moron!




sort of...just not right now.



OK, off to peel potatoes now. Happy Turkey Day Horde, check with you all later.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at November 27, 2014 03:49 AM (V22Sh)

218 Guessing there won't be a lot of "thanks" around that table today...

There will be six pies, made with "high-fat European butter."

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 03:49 AM (ImIut)

219 Thanks, all, for reminding me to count my blessings. I finally came down with my kiddo's sickness he brought home from his weekend retreat. I had a bad feeling ever since a kid at my 'sleep house' was coughing up a storm. Had to cancel dinner party last night after all my preparations. Now the question is do I send hubby and healthy kid to gathering with or without my assigned side dish? I'll stay home, cough, and shop on Amazon via link. Thanks! Truly

Posted by: Justamom at November 27, 2014 03:49 AM (Sptt8)

220 Bye Hrothgar!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:49 AM (sj3Ax)

221 I hear he won her over with the line, "Hey baby, how's your aspen?"

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 03:49 AM (ABcz/)

222 I see you baby! Shakin' dat ash!

Posted by: Peruvian tree lover at November 27, 2014 03:50 AM (mx5oN)

223 The only thing about Boner that's tough as nails is his liver.

Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 03:50 AM (MMC8r)

224 I think Ace should send NC money.  My bet?  At least a third of the horde is in NC?

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 27, 2014 03:50 AM (0FSuD)

225 It'd suck to come back from your honeymoon with splinters.

Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 03:51 AM (MMC8r)

226 218 Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 08:49 AM (ImIut)

Don't forget my bowl of celebratory coke....

//Bronko Bama

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 03:52 AM (/4AZU)

227 >>There will be six pies, made with "high-fat European butter."

Da fuq?
Someone *really* needs to inform them they are not French royalty and to STFU about what we're eating.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 03:52 AM (ABcz/)

228 Nip Sip, It's cold & supposed to snow again tonight in Boston area. Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 03:52 AM (sj3Ax)

229 227 Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 08:52 AM (ABcz/)

Quite the contrary like England we are led by Queens....

Bronko and Michelle both.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 03:53 AM (/4AZU)

230 That Peruvian guy gives new meaning to "sportin' a woody."

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 27, 2014 03:54 AM (lG2E3)

231 Happy Thanksgiving to the Horde! Eat & drink well today.

Posted by: Darles Chickens at November 27, 2014 03:54 AM (fmrLB)

232 Carol,

I love snow on a holiday.  It makes it special.  Jealous. 

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 27, 2014 03:55 AM (0FSuD)

233 >>>>>Knocking on wood right now,<<<<<

Hey! Lay off my wife....

Posted by: Weird Peruvian Dude at November 27, 2014 03:56 AM (M6Vhk)

234 I 2nd that motion NipSip! If not money, a big ass bag of cheetohs.

Posted by: fastlibrefall at November 27, 2014 03:56 AM (Cggva)

235 Emily, good luck on NaNoWriMo.  It can be fun and you can meet new local people.

This is my third go at it.  First two times I was racing until the last moment to get 50k before deadline.  This time I am having to tell the characters to wait up and let me jot everything down. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 27, 2014 03:57 AM (qtcbX)

236 I'll be waiting Nip. Something about us Tarheels!

Speaking off NC morons, I bet Dan Forest is a Moron. Now, whether he knows it or not, IDK.

Do you know much about him?

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 27, 2014 03:57 AM (Knixy)

237 Morning morons and ettes! A turkey will be meeting its hot, oily fate later this afternoon

Posted by: EC at November 27, 2014 03:57 AM (doBIb)

238 Happy Thanksgiving everyone and to all active duty military. It's a little early for a toast but I'll be sure to pull one up to you all in a few hours.

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2014 03:58 AM (ahBY0)

239 Does Dan Forest have any sisters?

Posted by: Peruvian Guy at November 27, 2014 03:58 AM (lG2E3)

240 Posted by: fastlibrefall at November 27, 2014 08:56 AM (Cggva)

Don't know if you saw upthread. I work right around the corner in Hoke County.

However, I won't be seeing you while riding MY mountain bike. Heh.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 27, 2014 03:59 AM (Knixy)

241 Da fuq?

Bloomberg interview with new pastry chef.  She's not allowed to use white sugar, though, so it's all good.

http://is.gd/6DxIhr

There was another article somewhere bitching about the family being expected to pay for their own groceries, even on holidays, but I can't remember where I read it, and frankly I want to stay in a good, pie-focused mood.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 03:59 AM (ImIut)

242 I'm sure Reggie's getting an extra helping of high-quality protein this Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at November 27, 2014 03:59 AM (MbqmP)

243 239 Nothing gets past the Horde.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at November 27, 2014 03:59 AM (Knixy)

244 Right on Golfman!

Posted by: fastlibrefall at November 27, 2014 04:00 AM (Cggva)

245 Happy thanksgiving!! Justamom, send the dish. Share the love. Enjoy shopping. To all you morons and moronettes, I hope you have a wonderful day full of blessings, good food, and no food pyramids, unless you made one on your plate with turkey and ham as the base. Because that's how it's supposed to be. Thanks Ace, for giving us a forum to vent, educate, laugh, and pray for each other and this country. You are awesome.

Posted by: Moki at November 27, 2014 04:00 AM (bAB8f)

246

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and I hope you have a great day!

 

It's Friday here now so I can tell you how your day went...

 

Back to having a drink  in your honour  *cheers*

 

Although I'm very sad -  one of our top young cricketers was whacked in the head on Tuesday in a Sheffield Shield match  - the ball got him at the side of the neck and crushed one of the main arteries to the brain -  life support was turned off yesterday arvo and the cricket world is in mourning 

Devastating ...   http://goo.gl/jHfwDI

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 04:01 AM (YreXc)

247 233 >>>>>Knocking on wood right now,<<<<<

Hey! Lay off my wife....

Posted by: Weird Peruvian Dude at November 27, 2014 08:56 AM (M6Vhk)

OK so this reminds me of an old joke.



Strom Thurman, 90 some year old, always said he was fucking his 40 year old wife.  One of his fellow  Senators axed him how he got it up.  He said he hit it against the bed post twice  before he got in bed.   



So the Senator from NY went home and slipped in to his bedroom and hit his dick on the bed post twice.



His wife said, "Oh Strom is that you? "

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 27, 2014 04:01 AM (0FSuD)

248 >>....frankly I want to stay in a good, pie-focused mood.

Amen!  I still need to make pecan pie, nut that can wait....need moar coffee.
What pie are you having today?

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 04:01 AM (ABcz/)

249 Vic @ 108- Parents saw a way to make a buck.
When I was living in Lexington County, the following happened. A middle-age black guy was killed on the new Columbia post office construction site and his family got more money than he would ever have earned, enough to buy Caddilacs all around. And another black mother said 'the lord let my boy be killed in Vietnam and we got his insurance policy.' Sad, but those two were raised a 100 times better that the gentle giant was, and were better people.

Posted by: Erowmero at November 27, 2014 04:03 AM (go5uR)

250
Oddly, the four bottles of cooking sherry never make it into the bird.
Posted by: ---



"Vita - meata - vegamin..."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 27, 2014 04:04 AM (kdS6q)

251 Just up. Morning morons need to install the coffee Iv. Happy thanksgiving

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 27, 2014 04:04 AM (K4xGQ)

252 Bloomberg interview with new pastry chef. She's not allowed to use white sugar, though, so it's all good. Because brown sugar is diet sugar.

Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 04:05 AM (MMC8r)

253 Dessert will be moon pies. Paired with the Champagne of Bottled Beer. Bon appetite!

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 04:05 AM (m8hf7)

254 249  Posted by: Erowmero at November 27, 2014 09:03 AM (go5uR)


Odds are the guy who was killed was violating a safety rule too.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 04:05 AM (u9gzs)

255 Happy Thanksgiving to you all, Hordelings, and to Americans from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea!

Posted by: All Hail Eris at November 27, 2014 04:05 AM (QBm1P)

256 I just saw clip of SCOAMT pardoning turkeys. He is an idiot. If that was supposed to be sign of the Cross he's not s priest & if someone blesses themselves it's with right hand!

Posted by: Carol at November 27, 2014 04:06 AM (sj3Ax)

257 What pie are you having today?

Still trying to decide between chocolate cream and apple.  Or cherry.  All three isn't really an option, even though I have plenty of store-brand domestic butter.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 04:07 AM (ImIut)

258 Seconding the sentiment of those who are thankful for this little community of comments in little gray boxes. Just to know, not everybody in the world has forgotten what truly matters, is great support for marching on. Our holiday is kind of inside out this year. No major feast, no big family gathering. Visiting and noshing instead. For example, had a slice each of Daughter's pecan pie and apple pie last night. Both excellent.

Posted by: mindful webworker at November 27, 2014 04:09 AM (eDmrZ)

259 A turkey will be meeting its hot, oily fate later this afternoon Posted by: EC at November 27, 2014 08:57 AM (doBIb) Turkey fry! Yay!! Happy TG to you & yours EC

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 27, 2014 04:09 AM (K4xGQ)

260 Yesterday, someone said to me, Have a happy Thanksgiving, if you celebrate. WT_? Is there anyone that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving? Outside of Peruvia?

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 04:09 AM (m8hf7)

261 Happy Thanksgiving, moron and moronettes!

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 27, 2014 04:09 AM (9BRsg)

262 >>>>> chocolate cream and apple. Or cherry<<<<<

Eatin' Pie
Spo-Dee-O-Dee!

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at November 27, 2014 04:10 AM (M6Vhk)

263 We deliberately bought a racist turkey so it was okay to kill him. Social justice, ya'll.

Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 04:10 AM (MMC8r)

264 I really don't care if Left-handed people want to do a sign-of-the-cross left-handed.

Ignoramus ought to know the difference between a presidential pardon and absolution of sins.  Turkeys are sinless and therefore do not need absolution.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at November 27, 2014 04:10 AM (V70Uh)

265 Still trying to decide between chocolate cream and apple. Or cherry. All three isn't really an option, even though I have plenty of store-brand domestic butter. ................ I made a chocolate cream pie yesterday to take today. Also a lemon meringue but that one is staying at home.

Posted by: Molly k. at November 27, 2014 04:10 AM (UybxK)

266 " Just up. Morning morons need to install the coffee Iv. Happy thanksgiving"



Up and at 'em.  Do it Wisconsin style. 

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at November 27, 2014 04:11 AM (3Mqol)

267 Have a Secure, Well Regulated, Ecumenical, Inclusive, Diverse Day of Reflection or Thanks or Community Service

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 04:12 AM (2cS/G)

268 >>Still trying to decide between chocolate cream and apple.

Mmmmm...can't lose with those choices.
And who needs European butter for pie? Especially apple pie....

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 04:14 AM (ABcz/)

269 252 Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 09:05 AM (MMC8r)

Brown sugar is just sugar..

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:14 AM (/4AZU)

270 I'm thankful there will be Thanksgiving elbows here today. Hint, hint.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2014 04:15 AM (MQEz6)

271 Breaking: In Ferguson, rioters to focus their social justice mostly at pie shops' windows on Thursday.

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 04:15 AM (m8hf7)

272 246 Although I'm very sad- one of our top young cricketers was whacked in the head on Tuesday in a Sheffield Shield match - the ball got him at the side of the neck and crushed one of the main arteries to the brain - life support was turned off yesterday arvo and the cricket world is in mourning Devastating ... http://goo.gl/jHfwDI Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 09:01 AM (YreXc) Wow, that's terrible. I know of two baseball players who were killed in games, although there have probably been others. The most famous was Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians, who was hit in the head by a pitch in 1920. A few years ago a high school pitcher was struck in the chest by a line drive and his heart stopped.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 04:15 AM (sdi6R)

273 Brown sugar is just sugar.. It's not racist like white sugar.

Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 04:16 AM (MMC8r)

274 Happy Thanksgiving you wonderfully disgusting, filthy fappers.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at November 27, 2014 04:16 AM (Nfdkj)

275 Good call, eman. I was talking to a friend yesterday and he determined that today's football match-ups combined are the best T-Day games ever. He is a bit prone to overstatement, but on paper at least, they really are a bunch of good games.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 04:16 AM (2cS/G)

276 269 252 Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 09:05 AM (MMC8r) Brown sugar is just sugar.. Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 27, 2014 09:14 AM (/4AZU) Nope. It has brown stuff in it.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2014 04:16 AM (MQEz6)

277 Is there anyone that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving?

Proggs, some flavors of grievance studies majors.

Cow-orker I took to the airport yesterday immigrated (legally) from Korea with his family as a teenager, I asked if they were going to have American foods or Korean foods and he said they don't really do anything special, just enjoy the long weekend, but his mother would do some special cooking because he was home.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 04:17 AM (ImIut)

278 273 Posted by: --- at November 27, 2014 09:16 AM (MMC8r)

White sugar only got that way because of ethnic cleansing...

//Preznit Urkle X

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:17 AM (/4AZU)

279 269 Brown sugar is just sugar.. Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 27, 2014 09:14 AM (/4AZU) But it's less racist than white sugar.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 04:17 AM (sdi6R)

280 I was just reading a book on George Washington's retirement from the military.  His farewell speech included a line that said, "as you value your own sacred hone, express your utmost horror and detestation of the Man who wishes, under an specious pretenses, to overturn the liberties of our Country, and who wickedly attempts to open the flood Gates of Civil discord".

Well,  we certainly have no shortage of those characters these days, do we.  Starting in the Oval Office and flowing down from there.  Poor old GW must be spinning in his grave at what this country has become.  How sad.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at November 27, 2014 04:18 AM (/pOl7)

281 276 Posted by: eman at November 27, 2014 09:16 AM (MQEz6)

Brown sugar is the sugar of justice....

of course I'll go out on a limb and bet the Ogabes get Splenda b/c even their desserts are fake.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:18 AM (/4AZU)

282 should have read "sacred Honor"

Posted by: Mr. Natural at November 27, 2014 04:18 AM (/pOl7)

283 sugars of color

Posted by: mindful webworker at November 27, 2014 04:19 AM (eDmrZ)

284 280 Posted by: Mr. Natural at November 27, 2014 09:18 AM (/pOl7)

I miss the nation that wrought such men...

I was pondering on Francis Marion the other evening.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:19 AM (/4AZU)

285 softening the butter/herb mix to put under (and on) the turkey skin. Haven't done the turkey thing in a couple of years so hope this turns out tasty.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 27, 2014 04:20 AM (GDulk)

286 Happy Thanksgiving! Happy, happy, joy Joy, happy, happy, joy, joy The Lord is thanked

Posted by: Fewenuf at November 27, 2014 04:20 AM (zPNX5)

287 283 Posted by: mindful webworker at November 27, 2014 09:19 AM (eDmrZ)

Superior Sugar....that still somehow needs subsidy.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:20 AM (/4AZU)

288 260 Yesterday, someone said to me, Have a happy Thanksgiving, if you celebrate. WT_? Is there anyone that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving? Outside of Peruvia? Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 09:09 AM (m8hf7) Did you see the thread from yesterday afternoon about liberals politicizing Thanksgiving? It was hilarious.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 04:21 AM (sdi6R)

289 285 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 27, 2014 09:20 AM (GDulk)

best of luck Polli...

failing good taste drown the taste with good spirits.

Happy holiday

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:21 AM (/4AZU)

290 279 269 Brown sugar is just sugar.. Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 27, 2014 09:14 AM (/4AZU) Oh, I thought it was a song by The Rolling Stones.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2014 04:21 AM (MQEz6)

291 280, we have become unrecognizable from the nation that began under such promise.  And I fear the worst is yet to come in the next 2 years.  I only hope at our core that we can pull out of it beginning in 2017.  If there's anything left, that is.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at November 27, 2014 04:22 AM (/pOl7)

292 @ Drudge

Zero's  popularity poll with working Whites at 27% approval?

Now that's milking a Poll by ALLL the udders.


Posted by: Farm Boy From the Uper at November 27, 2014 04:22 AM (/WmRg)

293 Check your white sugar privilege.

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 04:22 AM (m8hf7)

294 290 279 269 Brown sugar is just sugar.. Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 27, 2014 09:14 AM (/4AZU) Oh, I thought it was a song by The Rolling Stones. Posted by: eman at November 27, 2014 09:21 AM (MQEz6) I know I'm doin' alright.

Posted by: Scarred old slaver at November 27, 2014 04:23 AM (mx5oN)

295 Bunch of palefaces gloating over the fact that their ancestors once slaughtered a race of noble savages. Something like that.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 04:23 AM (2cS/G)

296 Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: BlueFalcon inBoston at November 27, 2014 04:24 AM (A1Dcl)

297 @ 291
Cheer up, friend..

We are still a core nation of folks who fix things...

Posted by: Farm Boy From the Uper at November 27, 2014 04:24 AM (/WmRg)

298 295 Bunch of palefaces gloating over the fact that their ancestors once slaughtered a race of noble savages. Something like that. Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 09:23 AM (2cS/G) I guess rape, murder and cannibalism are noble pursuits if you have the right skin color.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 04:25 AM (mx5oN)

299 If you have not put the Turkey in the oven, you an idiot.



Put Dukes mayonnaise all over the bird.  It keeps it moist and the oil makes it good as shit.



Using Hellmans will ruin your turkey.  Don't try.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 27, 2014 04:25 AM (0FSuD)

300 297, very true.  That's what gives me hope.  Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at November 27, 2014 04:25 AM (/pOl7)

301

272  rickl

 

Yes it's so sad - being a cricket fan I've seen this bloke in action many times and it's a real shock

 

Just saw a bit of Sky news - looks like baseball style  helmets might be the way to go  (the bloke said they would offer better protection than the ones batsmen use now)   - as I  don't know much about baseball or what helmets the players wear I'll have to do some research

 

 

 

 

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 04:26 AM (YreXc)

302 happy thanksgiving day, everyone we got in to Wisconsin early yesterday and going to auntie Kathy's for dinner. baby boy bigby getting his first go round on his new sled today!

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at November 27, 2014 04:27 AM (F+xWX)

303 Brown sugar is sugar that is made from molasses rather than sugar cane.  Or it is white sugar with molasses added.  In the early days of the republic all sugar was brown sugar and it was so expensive it was kept under lock and key.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at November 27, 2014 04:28 AM (u9gzs)

304
Brown sugar is just sugar..

It's not racist like white sugar.
Posted by: ---




We prefer to be called Sucrose-Americans.

You racist.

Posted by: Domino X

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 27, 2014 04:30 AM (kdS6q)

305 Happy Thanksgiving, my fake internet turkeys. No, that's not quite right. So...I guess I shouldn't do the cook the turkey at 425 degrees when I'm wrapping it in bacon... Yeh. 350 it is. Got a bigger turkey than usual, because it was there, so this will take a while...

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 27, 2014 04:30 AM (0xTsz)

306 11 I thought this had always been common knowledge. Scientists have discovered a "shield" around the earth that blocks harmful radiation. http://is.gd/U7Iqfw Posted by: Vic at November 27, 2014 07:28 AM (u9gzs) Heh...... Sciency science sciencers discovering the lost knowledge of early '70s Grade Schoolers.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at November 27, 2014 04:30 AM (nIBL5)

307 Brown sugar is just sugar..

Beg to differ, mate!

Posted by: Mick Jagger at November 27, 2014 04:31 AM (ABcz/)

308 303 Posted by: Vic at November 27, 2014 09:28 AM (u9gzs)

I was making a pun of Just being "innately of justice"...

that said Vic what was it like when we transitioned from using molasses to sugar?

Just kidding.

Happy and safe Thanksgiving my friend...I hope you and yours are well.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:31 AM (/4AZU)

309

Bedtime here..

 

So Happy Thanksgiving Day to  everyone and have a great yesterday!

 

 

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 04:31 AM (YreXc)

310 What I meant to say was you mix white sugar and brown sugar and you get...salt....

//Ray "Willy Wonka" Nagin

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:32 AM (/4AZU)

311 All my friends/family in MA are posting pics of their snowy Thanksgivings. I'm glad I'm not in that weather, but it's cool to see all the nieces and nephews and cousins sledding, snowball fighting, etc. Reminds me of my parents generation's old Christmas Eve parties, often the only time of the year we'd see some relatives. Always a snowball fight, occasionally a real fight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 04:32 AM (2cS/G)

312 Happy Thanksgiving to all.  May your football teams win (unless they are the Iggles), your feasts bountiful and delicious and your family fights few.

Posted by: huerfano at November 27, 2014 04:32 AM (bAGA/)

313 Wife, and Lad want to play a pen and paper rpg...so away we go

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:33 AM (/4AZU)

314 306 11 I thought this had always been common knowledge. Scientists have discovered a "shield" around the earth that blocks harmful radiation. http://is.gd/U7Iqfw Posted by: Vic at November 27, 2014 07:28 AM (u9gzs) Heh...... Sciency science sciencers discovering the lost knowledge of early '70s Grade Schoolers. Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at November 27, 2014 09:30 AM (nIBL5) I think what was discovered was more details about the structure of the shield, not the fact there is a shield. Remember, science news headlines are written by the same kind of derfbags that write all the other headlines.

Posted by: eman at November 27, 2014 04:34 AM (MQEz6)

315 301 Just saw a bit of Sky news - looks like baseball style helmets might be the way to go (the bloke said they would offer better protection than the ones batsmen use now) - as I don't know much about baseball or what helmets the players wear I'll have to do some research Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 09:26 AM (YreXc) If he was hit in the neck as the article said, I don't think a helmet would have done much good. It sounds like a one-in-a-million freak accident.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 04:34 AM (sdi6R)

316 I guess rape, murder and cannibalism are noble pursuits if you have the right skin color.

Don't forget the environmental destruction.  Slash and burn, and move on when the soil's depleted.  Drive a whole herd off a cliff and leave the parts you can't use to rot.  Etc, etc.

OK, I gotta shut this computer off or it's all I'm going to get done today.  Eat well, everyone.

Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 04:34 AM (ImIut)

317 Remember, science news headlines are written by the same kind of derfbags that write all the other headlines. Posted by: eman at November 27, 2014 09:34 AM (MQEz6) They do have a gift....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at November 27, 2014 04:37 AM (nIBL5)

318 >>softening the butter/herb mix to put under (and on) the turkey skin. Haven't done the turkey thing in a couple of years so hope this turns out tasty. I was just looking at a recipe that mixed sage into butter and put in under the skin. It also had stuffing in the turkey and basting every half hour with maple syrup. Not going to do either of those, but am thinking about mixing a little maple syrup in with the butter.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 27, 2014 04:37 AM (0xTsz)

319

315  rickl

 

Yes a truly freakish accident and all of us cricket fans are in total shock

 

BTW  I've said goodnight here , and then went and  poured another glass of wine    *senile*

 

So I'll keep reading for as long is it takes to drink this wine....

 

 

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 04:38 AM (YreXc)

320 Woohoo! My bird just gave consent. Gotta go!

Posted by: USA at November 27, 2014 04:39 AM (m8hf7)

321 316 OK, I gotta shut this computer off or it's all I'm going to get done today. Eat well, everyone. Posted by: HR drinking coffee at November 27, 2014 09:34 AM (ImIut) Happy Thanksgiving, HR! Great picture in your nick.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 04:43 AM (sdi6R)

322 Here's a baseball batting helmet: http://www.rawlingsgear.com/Baseball/Baseball-Helmets/S100.html Some of them only have one earflap, on the side facing the pitcher. Thus there are left-handed and right-handed versions. Some history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_helmet It's amazing how long it took for them to be generally adopted.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 04:49 AM (sdi6R)

323 Watching Lillyhammer on Netflix. It's fcuking hilarious!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 04:49 AM (mx5oN)

324 310 What I meant to say was you mix white sugar and brown sugar and you get...salt.... //Ray "Willy Wonka" Nagin I thought it was 90 days.

Posted by: Snowman at November 27, 2014 04:49 AM (brIR5)

325

Now I have to do some research on your Thanksgiving holiday

 

Do you have a holiday on Friday as well?

 

And I've just looked up Wiki

 

The Aussie external territory Norfolk Island ,  celebrates Thanksgiving- thanks to American whaling ships which brought this tradition to the island

 

Never knew that...

 

 

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 04:51 AM (YreXc)

326 325 Now I have to do some research on your Thanksgiving holiday Do you have a holiday on Friday as well? Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 09:51 AM (YreXc) We might as well. Lots and lots of people take a vacation day on Friday. Not much work gets done that day.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 04:53 AM (sdi6R)

327 >>The Aussie external territory Norfolk Island , celebrates Thanksgiving-thanks to American whaling ships which brought this tradition to the island

That's cool - never knew that, either!

Here's a link to George Washington's Thanksgiving proclamation:
http://tinyurl.com/d4mne5s


Posted by: Mick Jagger at November 27, 2014 04:56 AM (ABcz/)

328 Here you go, aussie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving The date, the fourth Thursday in November, didn't become formalized until 1941.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 04:56 AM (sdi6R)

329

322  rickl

 

Thanks for that info - these are some pics of cricket helmets - definitely not as much protection as those given by the  baseball ones

 

http://goo.gl/t1ge4z

 

 

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 04:56 AM (YreXc)

330 Holder promises to harass the shit out of Ferguson police.

So it only takes one sacrifice to turn a neighborhood into a permanent blight nowadays.  Will Al Sharpton volunteer or is he running a real-estate scam.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 04:59 AM (DL2i+)

331 >>Do you have a holiday on Friday as well?

It's either the Black Friday Shopping holiday or the Travel Day from Hell.  Depends on if you stayed local for T-day.

Posted by: Mick Jagger at November 27, 2014 04:59 AM (ABcz/)

332 ONT:
Irregardless of politics Jackie Chan is the only guy I've ever seen beat people with a ladder and a refrigerator.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 05:00 AM (DL2i+)

333 Off rolling stone sock - hate when that happens!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 05:00 AM (ABcz/)

334 Oh the corporate logo for Chrysler is being changed.

Apparently Real Madrid is going to take the cross off the top of their logo for a branded credit card issued by a UAE bank.  Because bowing for muslims always works so well.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 05:04 AM (DL2i+)

335

327  Mick Jagger

 

Thanks so much , tiny doesn't work for me but I Binged it ands read the proclamation -  now I know what it's all about

 

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 05:04 AM (YreXc)

336

328  rickl

 

Thanks, it's a nice holiday - and I can understand the distaste you must all  feel at the politicisation of what seems to be a wonderful  celebration

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 05:06 AM (YreXc)

337 You're welcome, aussie!
Best to go to the source - our wonderful first president Washington!

Here's the intro from the Heritage page I had linked to:

Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th of November 1789 a day of 'public thanksgiving and prayer' devoted to 'the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.' Reflecting American religious practice, Presidents and Congresses from the beginning of the republic have from time to time designated days of fasting and thanksgiving (the Thanksgiving holiday we continue to celebrate in November was established by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and made into law by Congress in 1941).

In setting aside a day for Thanksgiving, Washington established a non-sectarian tone for these devotions and stressed political, moral, and intellectual blessings that make self-government possible, in addition to personal and national repentance. Although the First Amendment prevents Congress from establishing a religion or prohibiting its free exercise, Presidents, as well as Congress, have always recognized the American regard for sacred practices and beliefs. Thus, throughout American history, Presidents have offered non-sectarian prayers for the victory of the military and in the wake of catastrophes. Transcending passionate quarrels over the proper role of religion in politics, the Thanksgiving Proclamation reminds us how natural their relationship has been. While church and state are separate, religion and politics, in their American refinement, prop each other up.


Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 05:08 AM (ABcz/)

338 Posted by: Mama AJ at November 27, 2014 09:37 AM (0xTsz)

The syrup will make the skin nice and golden brown.

Sage butter sounds good. I'm thinking of melting the butter and injecting it under the skin.

I have no theory for why that would be better, but it sounds like fun, so......

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 27, 2014 05:09 AM (Zu3d9)

339

Lizzy AKA Mick Jagger!  LOL

 

Now I know what Black Friday is too...

 

I've learnt a lot tonight all because I stupidly poured another glass of wine and it was too nice and expensive to pour down the sink so I could go to bed!

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 05:09 AM (YreXc)

340 Good Morning Horde - Happy Thanksgiving to all. I'm a big lurker and just want to say I appreciate everyone here - you keep my level of insanity in bizzaro world, well, I'm not in a straight jacket - so there's that. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Posted by: lurkininnj at November 27, 2014 05:09 AM (T3Pu3)

341 If I ever become President, I ain't pardoning the turkeys. Fcuk them, they're the main course!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 05:09 AM (mx5oN)

342 Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 09:56 AM (YreXc)

I thought he was hit in the neck......

" vertebral artery dissection leading to subarachnoid haemorrhage"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 27, 2014 05:11 AM (Zu3d9)

343 My favorite turkey picture was the one where, instead of using tinfoil all over the breast to keep it from crisping too badly, the cook just put on a "bikini" of tinfoil over the bird to simulate tropical vacation tan-lines.

Funny as hell.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 27, 2014 05:11 AM (t//F+)

344 Happy Thanksgiving to all you crazy morons and ettes. I'm thankful to have so many truly funny folks to habg out with!

My holiday got off to a fantastic start: me, the wife & 2 of the kiddos were playing Scrabble last night. I played the word "exult", with the "x" getting doubled and then the whole word tripled. I then exulted

Posted by: THE TICK at November 27, 2014 05:14 AM (oKPYn)

345 This is a day for racists to sellebrate the hand out of smallpox blankets to the Native Indians of this once great and peaceful country. I personally will be dining on organic tofu and carrots, with vegan dressing.

Posted by: Dorcas Blimline at November 27, 2014 05:15 AM (HstNY)

346 Posted by: Kindltot at November 27, 2014 10:11 AM (t//F+)

http://tinyurl.com/mv9vta2

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 27, 2014 05:16 AM (Zu3d9)

347

342  CBD

 

Yes it was a hit in the neck...and it caused a vertebral artery dissection

 

Bloody tragic loss of one of our  top cricketers

 

 

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 05:17 AM (YreXc)

348 Posted by: Mama AJ at November 27, 2014 09:37 AM (0xTsz) Mixing in maple syrup sounds good. Not basting either, that's what the butter is for.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 27, 2014 05:18 AM (GDulk)

349 Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 10:17 AM (YreXc)

He sounded like a fine young man....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 27, 2014 05:19 AM (Zu3d9)

350 Over at another blog, one commenter encouraged all the readers to avoid political arguments today...

...and then claimed that Fox News is to blame for that phenomenon in the first place. Presumably because of all those conservatives who want to make Thanksgiving political.

We live in different worlds.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at November 27, 2014 05:20 AM (uaEZS)

351 Happy Thanksgiving. I haven't checked yet, has Salon.com posted their annual "Thanksgiving is a horrible day because white people are Indian killers and you're an asshole for celebrating it" article yet?

Posted by: Hamilton at November 27, 2014 05:21 AM (a3+wd)

352 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 27, 2014 10:09 AM (Zu3d9) Ack! Totally missed an opportunity to use my injector. This is why I should run proposed recipes by the Horde in advance. Too late now since turkey is in the oven.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 27, 2014 05:21 AM (GDulk)

353 There was a middle aged woman at work dressing like a vegan yesterday, Dorcas.

Actually she had flowered tights that were too transparent and you could see her cheeta print briefs, and some sort of sweat-shirt, and navy Reeboks with fluorescent pink laces.
This was not hot because she is built like a fencepost, has that personality of an iguana, and is middle aged. 
The outfit would have been cute on the 4 year-old who insisted on dressing herself, but the most charitable I could say was that she obviously dressed in the dark and has no-one to tell her she looked mentally ill.

I mentioned it to a lead-worker, and later in the day Ms. Iguana was glaring daggers and hydrofluoric acid at me, but I couldn't tell if her fashion faux-pas had been mentioned to her or not.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 27, 2014 05:22 AM (t//F+)

354 Totally missed an opportunity to use my injector. Heh. Heh heh heh. Heh heh.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 05:22 AM (mx5oN)

355 TICK, so your kids still beat you

Posted by: Jean at November 27, 2014 05:23 AM (labbd)

356 Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 10:22 AM (mx5oN) Yeah, yeah. I knew I was going to regret writing that but couldn't think of a better way to put it in a timely manner.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 27, 2014 05:24 AM (GDulk)

357 I wish the Redskins were playing today.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 05:25 AM (2cS/G)

358 I'm thankful for the bleating of pre-literate bandits and their handlers.

Posted by: Chief Squack-u-pie at November 27, 2014 05:25 AM (KG1MP)

359 Dear Dorcas Blimline (sock) - Sounds like an authentic way to celebrate!
Maybe you could make it more so by inviting a family or three of our newest undocumented American families to your table? As a bonus, you may in fact get the small pox (or mumps, EV-68, Chicuyunga) and assuage some of the guilt for our racist, patriarchal, European forefathers!
Cheers!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 05:26 AM (ABcz/)

360 356 Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 10:22 AM (mx5oN) Yeah, yeah. I knew I was going to regret writing that but couldn't think of a better way to put it in a timely manner. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 27, 2014 10:24 AM (GDulk) Couldn't resist. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 05:26 AM (mx5oN)

361 Hello, Horde! Me? I'm thankful just to be here to talk with my friends in little boxes, or to talk with anyone else. Since I used all my vacation time during recovery, CW Jr. and I are having Thanksgiving dinner here at home. Just the two of us with Cornish game hens, garlic green beans, and dressing (the doctors can, uh, stuff it today). Also, we made something passed down from my late mother-in-law. It's an appetizer made by taking a slice of deli ham, spreading cream cheese on one side, then wrapping it around a dill pickle and slicing it. They're delicious. When we asked here what they were called, she said they didn't have a name, so she said, "Let's call them 'Little Sh**ties". I think she would have liked the Horde.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 27, 2014 05:26 AM (rJUlF)

362 Re: sidebar news item about soldier saver serum. I hope they're right, but did anyone else think "Don't zombie movies start with something like that?"

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 27, 2014 05:27 AM (GDulk)

363 Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 10:26 AM (mx5oN) No problem. Wouldn't be the Horde if everyone let something like that pass.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 27, 2014 05:28 AM (GDulk)

364 Happy Thanksgiving horde. I am thankful for family, friends, living in the great state of Texas, the horde, Ace, and the AoSHQ.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at November 27, 2014 05:29 AM (J9cGj)

365 362 Re: sidebar news item about soldier saver serum. I hope they're right, but did anyone else think "Don't zombie movies start with something like that?" Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 27, 2014 10:27 AM (GDulk) Heh. That was exactly my first thought! My second thought was of Universal Soldier.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 05:30 AM (mx5oN)

366

Happy Thanksgiving Morons

 

I bring you greetings from the Arizona Stronghold of my Apache Brothers. We will be giving thanks in sunshine and 72 degrees at 5600 ft.

 

Wicked Pinto, wherever you are, Happy Turkey Day. Your insane ramblings helped set the tone for the train wreck that the AOS became.

 

Laceyunderalls you helped usher in the lovely moronette contributions we enjoy everyday.

 

Peaches we will always remember you as CB and all the gender questioning that comes with screen nics.

 

To the memory of mystry who helped us to become even more moronic, and showed us dignity and courage and love.

 

Laura, hope the hump is fine.

 

All you Connecticut snobs can kiss B___zers drunken ass. Just kidding.

 

Ace, thanks for the memories!

Posted by: solitary knight at November 27, 2014 05:30 AM (ifl6o)

367

Well goodnight again

 

And have a lovely   Thanksgiving Day everyone

 

Another thing I've learnt tonight - recipes for chocolate cream pies  * never heard of such a thing *

 

I'm going to shock everyone at Christmas when I produce a chocolate cream pie along with my customary trifle

 

Nightynight all

Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 05:31 AM (YreXc)

368 OK, off to make pie and do some online Christmas shopping!

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, all!
And thanks to Ace and the cobs for providing this oasis of sanity and snark in these crazy times. Cheers!!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 05:32 AM (ABcz/)

369 Posted by: aussie at November 27, 2014 10:31 AM (YreXc) Night, aussie!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 05:32 AM (mx5oN)

370 There's a piece at the federalist that says the kid who got shot with the fake gun is evidence that we have a cop problem. Maybe they could have handled it differently but I'd say a kid who thinks its cool to walk around a park pointing a fake gun at people goes deeper than a cop problem.

Posted by: Kenway at November 27, 2014 05:33 AM (qAYlQ)

371 Happy Thanksgiving to the Horde! I'm thankful for Ace and Teh Horde. Stay safe. Have Fun.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at November 27, 2014 05:34 AM (YCG8H)

372 It's a good day to be thankful, indeed.

Posted by: Hans Gruber at November 27, 2014 05:35 AM (Dwehj)

373 So, OK. Dressing (1 regular cornbread, 1with oysters added) made, turkey stuffed, ham in pan, and this coffee (3rd cup) has Canadian Club in it. Ready to pull some onions in the garden. Looks like a grateful Thanksgiving in ETEX.

Posted by: Erowmero at November 27, 2014 05:35 AM (go5uR)

374 I wonder about the bowler who delivered the fatal pitch. He must be absolutely torn up with guilt. He'll probably never be the same again. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a baseball player. When I was 9 years old, I was playing with my father in the yard. I was pitching, and he hit me right between the eyes with a line drive. Luckily I wasn't injured, but I was badly shaken up. After that, I was "gun-shy" whenever a ball came in my direction. Needless to say, that didn't help my fielding any.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 05:38 AM (sdi6R)

375 Spouse has decided to do something different with the turkey this year, not sure what it is but we'll find out soon enough.

Posted by: JEM at November 27, 2014 05:39 AM (o+SC1)

376 Goodnight, aussie, from the World of Tomorrow!

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 05:40 AM (sdi6R)

377 Treacher rocks! I love fatties!

Posted by: Baldy at November 27, 2014 05:40 AM (+35FH)

378 I see several of the marching bands in the Macy's parade have rangerettes with replica rifles. How long before Macy's tells them that rifles are not allowed as it 'sends a bad message'?

Posted by: biancaneve at November 27, 2014 05:41 AM (AJaBe)

379 Hello Horde. I'll be popping out soon, long drive to the family's house since they moved to the other side of the river. I'm thankful that some things are just nothing. Had a bit of a scare last night. Wife wasn't feeling that great, had tons of cramps, general malaise. We were out to dinner with the parents, mom who not only is a nurse but also given birth 3.5 times (the .5 was a C-section.) Left, got out the door and wife said "yeah this doesn't feel right at all." Went back in got mom who said "call the doctor just to be sure" (I've left some symptoms out because they were a bit embarrassing but mom got the full list.) Heard back quickly from the doctor, told wife to lay down, drink water call if various symptoms arise/come back, but that it was probably nothing. Indeed, turned out to be nothing, problably some plain old Braxton-Hicks combined with my wife getting a bit of the stomach flu that's been going around (setting up the general malaise feeling.) Scary moment though. She got some good sleep in last night and everything feels better this morning.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 6 (short) weeks! [/i] [/b] [/s] at November 27, 2014 05:41 AM (HDwDg)

380 I hope the Bears play football today but on the other hand I hope Detroit runs it up past 60 just for smiles. No need to stick a fork into them, they're way past done for this year.

Posted by: dartist at November 27, 2014 05:42 AM (ahBY0)

381 Re: softened butter under the skin. I stole from Chef Johns roasted turkey last year. Butter, salt, pepper, bird seasonings, rosemary and sage. Chopped and mixed shoved under the skin and rubbed all over. Works great on the smoker and comes out juicy! My two birds should be ready for the feast about 1600 this afternoon.

Posted by: Talibill at November 27, 2014 05:42 AM (in9qW)

382 It's a great day to be alive, Happy Thanksgiving! http://tinyurl.com/oymwsut

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 05:44 AM (u8GsB)

383 Just coming off a bender following my first job-performance review in a year and a half.

Despite "kicking ass" (reviewer's words) in what I was hired for, and then, additionally, assuming the duties of what otherwise would have been an completely separate, $40,000-a-year-plus-benefits employee (also a "kick-ass" performance), I got a 2% raise.

Company enjoyed a 35% increase in revenues, and my efforts were key to that.

I am thankful for my job, but damn, I begin to see where class envy comes from.

Sorry to gripe, but strangely, poverty and massive work hours lead to a distinct lack of real friends. Or wives.

Thankful for this forum and most of you people. Please be grateful for what you have today, and contrarily to some prominent cob-loggers here, don't assume poverty is God's righteous judgment on the non-industrious.

Thus endeth the self-pity.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 27, 2014 05:44 AM (yxw0r)

384 205 Did he divorce the first tree? Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 08:44 AM (sdi6R) No, he just made her leave. Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 08:45 AM (mx5oN) Well he he was board with her. That 205 was a Thanksgiving thread winner. Thanks for Vic, Ace, cobs, the Horde, and our service members. I am also thankful for health, and my wonderful wife, li'l flounder, and li'l flounder II here soon. Take care all.

Posted by: flounder at November 27, 2014 05:44 AM (sDapq)

385 Posted by: Anonymous at November 27, 2014 10:44 AM (yxw0r) Happy Thanksgiving and congratulations on a great performance review!

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 05:49 AM (u8GsB)

386 Seven minutes ago, I was informed that I had to make dinner & that we will have dinner at 4:00 PM. FML. If I had known that I was on the hook for The.Meal. I would have started cooking two days ago. I believe I'll start drinking now. g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2014 05:50 AM (KCxzN)

387 Fame usually only comes after death.

Posted by: Chief Sqwack-u-pie at November 27, 2014 05:50 AM (KG1MP)

388 So OPEC has pretty much declared war on American shale. Sell Houston real estate. Jim Roberts @nycjim 25m Oil prices plummet as OPEC decides against cutting production. http://usat.ly/1rqv7WH via @usatoday

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 05:51 AM (zwdxl)

389 Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 10:51 AM (zwdxl Cheap oil is good overall though. If OPEC wants to act more like a market and less like the cartel it is, that's a good thing on the balance I suspect. Plus as I understand it it's less shale driving US energy production and more fracking.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 6 (short) weeks! [/i] [/b] [/s] at November 27, 2014 05:52 AM (HDwDg)

390 388 Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 10:51 AM (zwdxl)

They have a pawn in the oval office.

Keystone XL is about increasing the efficiency of the Can-Am shale production and reducing the break-even point for Shale...

Jihadi Jim hates the notion of the US setting global energy prices...

so does Bronko Bama

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 05:53 AM (/4AZU)

391 Anonymous FWIW my husband's team set records and won natl awards, but they're also relegated to that type of pay raise. It's this economy and Obamacare. Health care costs ( his org is self-insured) have risen 40% in the past three or four years. Ppl are lucky to have jobs. Anyway, hang in there. See if they'll pop for some sort of creative compensation such as a professional development opportunity ( course, certificate, or conference).

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 27, 2014 05:53 AM (9BRsg)

392 I hAve YoUR tUrkEy. IF yOu WaNt hIm BaCk, lEaVe a BaG oF dOuGhNuTs aT tHe cOrNeR Of mAiN aNd pALm sTrEeT uNdEr tHe MaIlBoX. WiTh sPrInKleS. LoTs oF sPrInKleS

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire [/i][/s][/b][/u] at November 27, 2014 05:53 AM (0HooB)

393 General Turkey nominated to replace Hagel.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at November 27, 2014 05:54 AM (W5DcG)

394 389 Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 6 (short) weeks! at November 27, 2014 10:52 AM (HDwDg)

Fracking and Shale go hand in hand.....

The United States is in the position of resuming our historic domination of global oil markets....

and Donko and bronko MUST NOT allow that because they hate the United States.

End of story.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 05:54 AM (/4AZU)

395 Wife is out of town, no other relatives nearby, so I spent some of last night calling people, checking in. I've learned that calling everyone the day of a holiday is futile. They're all eating or driving or getting ready to eat or drive. A buddy said he'd bring me a plate from his daughter's T-day meal, but then upgraded the courtesy to an invitation to her house. So I'll be getting a home cooked turkey dinner, Southern style, whatever that means. His daughter is of, shall we say, a substantial build, so I don't expect any skimping on the good stuff, no vegan casseroles here.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 05:56 AM (2cS/G)

396 We're drinking mimosas using the asti leftover from yesterday's early Tday dinner. Drinking before 9 a.m. Yay!

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 27, 2014 05:56 AM (9BRsg)

397 Huh? -- fracking is used to unlock the shale. -- The theory of OPEC is they are trying to drive the price lower to bankrupt the America industry, then they can jack up prices later. They did the same thing in the 80s to crush the last oil boom, and American development took 20 years to recover.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 05:57 AM (zwdxl)

398 Maybe they could have handled it differently but I'd say a kid who thinks its cool to walk around a park pointing a fake gun at people goes deeper than a cop problem. Go around pointing a fake gun at people in Texas, and you won't have to worry about the police.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at November 27, 2014 05:57 AM (J9cGj)

399 Happy Thanksgiving to the Horde and their various support personnel. May your day be filled with family, friends, food, football and good times.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire [/i][/s][/b][/u] at November 27, 2014 05:59 AM (0HooB)

400 397 Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 10:57 AM (zwdxl)

A lot of folks think of shale as the production that was theorized in the ~70s and 80s wherein we would use whole processing, rather than the fracking to force out the oil from the tar sand....

at any rate all folks need to understand is the US' main strategic NEED is to reassert its domination over the pricepoints of the global oil market as a tool for coercion and diplomacy...

luckily we have granola munching communard fuckheads in charge of EPA, Foggy Bottom, and PA Ave....so that's not gonna happen and we'll allow goat fuckers the power.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:00 AM (/4AZU)

401 'Vegan dressing' = composting toilet runoff.

Surely the First Lady will find a way to include this in her "healthy" school lunch program.

Posted by: Punch a hippie for the Gipper at November 27, 2014 06:00 AM (ASWKi)

402 Happy Thanksgiving to lurkers and posters alike. *fist bumps all around*

Posted by: Piercello at November 27, 2014 06:00 AM (JybVy)

403 Happy Thanksgiving to all Done cleaning off all the cars and both kids stepped in cat puke so my day is made. And hot coffee is brewing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 06:01 AM (nzKvP)

404 I got a 2% raise You got a raise, you get to keep your job, you seem to be keeping good statistics on your contributions to the business, all good things that look good on a resume. Keep your chin up, rub some dirt in it, and walk it off.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash[/i] at November 27, 2014 06:01 AM (zxQ4h)

405 Posted by: AltonJackson at November 27, 2014 10:50 AM (KCxzN)

You got a whole foods nearby?  They have a skeleton crew working to distribute things to persons surprise ordered to cook dinner by 4.

Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:02 AM (Lbv/k)

406 395 His daughter is of, shall we say, a substantial build, so I don't expect any skimping on the good stuff, no vegan casseroles here. Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 10:56 AM (2cS/G) Sounds delicious. . . So does the food.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 06:03 AM (sdi6R)

407 Children playing Cowboys and Indigenous Victims is no longer allowed in public?

Posted by: Chief Sqwack-u-pie at November 27, 2014 06:03 AM (KG1MP)

408 Today those audrey hepburn pants of mine that I've been wanting to fit in perfectly again,  fit perfectly.

I need a Slate guide to talking to my pants about relevant pumpkin pie issues in the news.

Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:04 AM (Lbv/k)

409 Saudi has the lowest production costs. US costs are pretty high. Estimates I've read is that anything much below $70 makes most of the new US production unprofitable, so they'll shut down and wait till the price rises. From what I've read the sharp drop in prices has already led to scaling back of new drilling. My understanding is that if OPEC decides to push the price closer to $50 then they can destroy much of the new American production and drive them into bankruptcy. Halliburton just bought Baker Hughers, presumably in response to the sharp drop, looking for consolidation to survive however long OPEC decides to keep prices low. I'm no oil market expert, obviously, just stuff I've read.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 06:04 AM (zwdxl)

410 404 I got a 2% raise You got a raise, you get to keep your job, you seem to be keeping good statistics on your contributions to the business, all good things that look good on a resume. Keep your chin up, rub some dirt in it, and walk it off. Posted by: Snidely Whiplash at November 27, 2014 11:01 AM (zxQ4h) Yep. I've never asked for a raise in my life, and am always grateful when I get one.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 06:05 AM (sdi6R)

411 Happy Thanksgiving to all morons and 'ettes! I spent so much time fretting over JEF and what he and the left are doing to the country that I forget to thank God for what I do have. Even thought it's under constant attack from the left, this is still the greatest country in the world. So thank you, God, for making me an American and for the many blessings in my life.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at November 27, 2014 06:06 AM (+XMAD)

412 Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a blessed day with friends and family.

Posted by: ALH at November 27, 2014 06:06 AM (eM5mJ)

413 :shrug: I'll defer to those of you more informed on these issues.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 6 (short) weeks! [/i] [/b] [/s] at November 27, 2014 06:06 AM (HDwDg)

414 409 Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 11:04 AM (zwdxl)

That's all true, the idea is that US production can eventually reduce the US break-even....

so continually striving for increased efficiency must of course be destroyed....

We SHOULD be using continued and renewed Gulf production to firm up the viability of our energy congloms...

ship the NG and use coal to drive the Sauds to the table....

notice ALL these things are under attack by the Goreons.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:07 AM (/4AZU)

415 Really, anon, use the review to justify a request for some sort of resume-builder professional development opportunity. Sometimes that type of funding is easier for a manager to get. And it will help you if you decide to move on.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 27, 2014 06:07 AM (9BRsg)

416 My big oven broke, the touchpad went bonkers.    I have the microwave and a slow-cooker, and the Breville countertop oven.

I think I can pull it off,  especially since I bought two little smoked turkey breasts that will fit in the Breville.  No glorious brown bird on the table, but plenty of everything else.

Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:07 AM (Lbv/k)

417 ((((tsrblke)))) happy thanksgiving!

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 06:08 AM (u8GsB)

418 The stovetop works too.    Wondering if I should try to McGyyver the touchpad, or leave bad enough alone.

Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:08 AM (Lbv/k)

419 Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 11:07 AM (Lbv/k) The brown bird on the table is over rated. My family would carve it in the kitchen anyway to make things easier. Well horde, I'm out, hopefully today will be less eventful than yesterday .

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 6 (short) weeks! [/i] [/b] [/s] at November 27, 2014 06:09 AM (HDwDg)

420 Ouch sarah! Sounds like you have a plan tho. I love my Breville.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at November 27, 2014 06:09 AM (9BRsg)

421 I have friends in the oil industry in Texas and they were terrified of today's announcement. Low oil prices are good for America as a whole -- just not for somebody working in the American petro industry. The era of high prices has meant poor economic growth for America as a whole -- but good money for people in Texas and North Dakota.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 06:10 AM (zwdxl)

422 Saudi has the lowest production costs. US costs are pretty high. Estimates I've read is that anything much below $70 makes most of the new US production unprofitable, so they'll shut down and wait till the price rises. From what I've read the sharp drop in prices has already led to scaling back of new drilling. My understanding is that if OPEC decides to push the price closer to $50 then they can destroy much of the new American production and drive them into bankruptcy. Halliburton just bought Baker Hughers, presumably in response to the sharp drop, looking for consolidation to survive however long OPEC decides to keep prices low. I'm no oil market expert, obviously, just stuff I've read. Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 11:04 AM (zwdxl) Yup that lines up with what I have been reading also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 06:10 AM (nzKvP)

423 the touchpad went bonkers Assuming touchpad equals newer tech you might wanna try rebooting the electronics by throwing the breaker to the off position for about 30 seconds, then back on again.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash[/i] at November 27, 2014 06:12 AM (zxQ4h)

424 11 I thought this had always been common knowledge. Scientists have discovered a "shield" around the earth that blocks harmful radiation. http://is.gd/U7Iqfw Posted by: Vic at November 27, 2014 07:28 AM (u9gzs) ------------------ Did the study also find that this mysterious "shield" can only be maintained through generous gifts of money and power ot the UN?

Posted by: Stu-22 at November 27, 2014 06:13 AM (vd4oB)

425 421 Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 11:10 AM (zwdxl)

The oil price spike is what lead directly to the housing implosion.

That said Oil is a strategic resource, and the industry should be protected by the US government not attacked IMHO unless Barry and the EPA have perfected the Hopium/Unicorn Gas Hybrid powerplant...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:13 AM (/4AZU)

426 421 Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 11:10 AM (nzKvP)

Anything that causes the Sauds pain is a good thing IMHO.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:13 AM (/4AZU)

427 Just now lit the oven pilot in the camper. Ham goes in at 1100 ETEX time. After that, the dressing. Turkey gets baked in the house starting 1030. So it's wait and see time maybe read a bit of Stephen Ambrose's 'Undaunted Courage' about Meriwether Lewis. Perhaps have a drink, of Buffalo Trace. Never tried it before. Any of you?

Posted by: Erowmero at November 27, 2014 06:15 AM (go5uR)

428 Anything that causes the Sauds pain is a good thing IMHO. Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 27, 2014 11:13 AM (/4AZU) It's not going to cause the Saudi's pain, but our oil production companies.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 06:15 AM (nzKvP)

429 I love trees, too. But only saplings. Allegedly.

Posted by: Harry Reid, Searchlight Strangler at November 27, 2014 06:17 AM (vd4oB)

430 POPE FRANCIS DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN TO DIALOGUE WITH ISIS Breitbart Hey Popie, stick to religion and leave the rest to those who don't weary skirts

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 06:17 AM (nzKvP)

431 2% while KAATN, profits up, stocks up, possible hiring like crazy !? There's a lot of that going around. This year's review is going to be simple and quick. We're winning due to a, b, c thank you for the less than optimum raise. That administrative load of review related crap for this year, yeah that one. NO, it makes no difference and eats into my time to perform the magic that I do.

Posted by: Fewenuf at November 27, 2014 06:17 AM (zPNX5)

432 My understanding is that if OPEC decides to push the price closer to $50 then they can destroy much of the new American production and drive them into bankruptcy. ...
I'm no oil market expert, obviously, just stuff I've read. Posted by: Costanza Defense


Still, I'd have to think that the threat of all of that oil in the ground that COULD be tapped has to have a cautionary effect on OPEC.  You can't just flip a switch and start up the domestic effort, but it's there, like a sword (scimitar?) of Damocles. 

Posted by: pep at November 27, 2014 06:18 AM (4nR9/)

433 This is very bad news for places like Venezuela. Elsewhere I've read Venezuela needs prices around $120-$130 to balance their books. The last time OPEC hammered ultra-low prices they basically collapsed the Soviet Union. Though I'm not seeing people suggest they'll go that low. Russia is gonna have a lot less cash to fund it's war in Ukraine, if nothing else. OPEC Policy Ensures U.S. Shale Crash, Russian Tycoon Says: OPEC policy on crude production will ensure a crash... http://bit.ly/1tnjtHa

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 06:19 AM (zwdxl)

434 428 Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 11:15 AM (nzKvP)

When US production was not online the Sauds were getting "bonus money" through their cartel activities.

US production undercuts their profit margin and may reduce the cash they have to throw at their little pets like AQ and ISIS by drying up the bonus margin....

Anyway you know as well as I do that CinC Olafson would be engaging in economic warfare and destroying Saudi rigs and blockading their shipments....

but America chose a different path.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:19 AM (/4AZU)

435 Happy Thanksgiving to all!

So... Android 5 'Lollipop' is out. Any of you morons tried it out yet? Good? Bad?
What say you?

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 27, 2014 06:20 AM (MUdvs)

436 432 Posted by: pep at November 27, 2014 11:18 AM (4nR9/)

It drives the Sauds "bonus" margin down considerably....

Keystone XL and closer refineries to fields would increase the economic efficiency of North American continental production regardless forcing the two markets towards closer equilibrium....

At some point we are going to have to go to war with islam openly.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:21 AM (/4AZU)

437 My understanding is that if OPEC decides to push the
price closer to $50 then they can destroy much of the new American
production and drive them into bankruptcy.


Dude, oil prices are local to one country and never cross borders; everyone knows that.  Keystone Pipeline?  Hellooooo?

Posted by: Barackus the Malevolent at November 27, 2014 06:21 AM (4nR9/)

438 433 Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 11:19 AM (zwdxl)

All US electricity should be NG, Coal, and Nuclear based....

the US should be readying for the "global" market to start choosing sides.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:22 AM (/4AZU)

439 Hey Popie, stick to religion and leave the rest to those who don't weary skirts

I saw the Weary Skirts open for Toots and the Maytels back in '77.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 27, 2014 06:23 AM (MUdvs)

440 Just keep repeating: The Saudis are our friends... The Saudis are our friends... Well, their money has made friends in American politics and academia, anyway.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 06:24 AM (sdi6R)

441 423 the touchpad went bonkers

Assuming touchpad equals newer tech you might wanna try rebooting the electronics by throwing the breaker to the off position for about 30 seconds, then back on again.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash at November 27, 2014 11:12 AM (zxQ4h)


I did all the rebooting tricks.   I could pry it off the electronic control and try to insulate the ribbon,  that works for some people with this model. 

Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:24 AM (Lbv/k)

442 Did Obama pardon the turkeys?

Posted by: A nervous turkey at November 27, 2014 06:25 AM (l1zOH)

443 At some point we are going to have to go to war with islam openly.
Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 27, 2014 11:21 AM (/4AZU)


Rand Paul does have the right idea on that portion of the problem.
It's a go big or stay home issue.

Posted by: jwb7605[/i][/b][/u] at November 27, 2014 06:25 AM (ZALPg)

444 Saudis have the lowest production costs on the planet, from what I've read. When oil prices fall they suffer the least pain of anyone. Thy cynical take is that Saudis waited until US industry had become convinced the oil boom would last, take on a lot of debt to expand, and then drop the hammer. I know North Dakota held off for years on infrastructure spending -- worried that the boom wouldn't last. Then just in the last year or two they decided, ok, the economists tell us this will last another 20+ years, so they started spending billions on road and highway and infrastructure improvements. This could be the rug being pulled out from under them. It you want to destroy the US industry, you have to wait till they commit and go all-in.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 06:26 AM (zwdxl)

445 I looked out the window about 30 minutes ago and there were 14 of them there turkeys in my field. Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Picric at November 27, 2014 06:26 AM (QnQ+g)

446 The oil price spike is what lead directly to the housing implosion. There was a lot more to it than that, Sven. When you have the time, here's an unclassified report on what happened. Warning: it's really thick and contains some boring economic type stuff in places, but worth a read. http://tinyurl.com/pke95re And yeah, I've posted this before, mostly because IMHO everyone should read it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire [/i][/s][/b][/u] at November 27, 2014 06:26 AM (0HooB)

447 392 I hAve YoUR tUrkEy. IF yOu WaNt hIm BaCk, lEaVe a BaG oF dOuGhNuTs aT tHe cOrNeR Of mAiN aNd pALm sTrEeT uNdEr tHe MaIlBoX. WiTh sPrInKleS. LoTs oF sPrInKleS Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at November 27, 2014 10:53 AM (0HooB) I'll get my turkey back and then I'm coming for you.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 06:27 AM (mx5oN)

448 Keystone XL and closer refineries to fields would increase the economic efficiency of North American continental production regardless forcing the two markets towards closer equilibrium....

This sounds like a platform the GOP could successfully run on. They could use the slogan "Legalize American Energy", and it'd be a killer.

But they won't, because they're idiots.


Posted by: OregonMuse at November 27, 2014 06:27 AM (MUdvs)

449 Did Obama pardon the turkeys?

Yes. His entire felonious administration.

Posted by: Hans Gruber at November 27, 2014 06:27 AM (Dwehj)

450 Oh and I've never asked nor had to ask for a raise in my life either. Now the company is trying to get us geezers to retire early through some bait and switch BS. Not a RIF, they'll replace us, just an incentive to retire asap. Me thinks it might actually a move to grab a lower cost workforce before the real dip in available bodies (baby boomers retiring) takes hold and drives the price of labor up. Can't wait until the special snow flakes hit the fan of reality. Bwaaahaaa, yeah long hours and hard work and a near bottomless pit of BS to deal with will get you 2%. Welcome to party assholes. Thankful yes and rightly so.

Posted by: Fewenuf at November 27, 2014 06:28 AM (zPNX5)

451 446 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at November 27, 2014 11:26 AM (0HooB)

I've read it, and I live for boring economic stuff...

we are sitting on top of the best coal on the planet in the most abundancy in easy to extract areas on the planet....

so of course Giggles outlaws it through EPA edict...

I am gonna smile and focus on rolling some toons with the wife and lad.

Nice to know even that activity is more serious than the seriousness with which Obama and the mules takes US security.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:28 AM (/4AZU)

452 I looked out the window about 30 minutes ago and there were 14 of them there turkeys in my field. Happy Thanksgiving. Posted by: Picric --------------- For years I hunted turkey in low country SC, never got a shot. Now they wander through my urban yard by the flock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 06:28 AM (l1zOH)

453 Ginger for Thanksgiving Open Thread Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538005780285628416 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538006054161092609 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538006316422529024 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538006668391759872

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2014 06:29 AM (GrXXa)

454 Turns out Obama doesn't have the authority to pardon an animal. He did anyway.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 06:30 AM (l1zOH)

455 We'll see what happens. Many think this is OPEC trying to destroy to the competition in North America. CatoTheYounger @catoletters 6m Per Plan, OPEC Policy Ensures U.S. Shale Crash http://bloom.bg/1CkZgLB via @BloombergNews

Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 06:30 AM (zwdxl)

456 453 Ginger for Thanksgiving Open Thread Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538005780285628416 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538006054161092609 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538006316422529024 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/538006668391759872 Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2014 11:29 AM (GrXXa) I'd like to give them some stuffing.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 27, 2014 06:30 AM (mx5oN)

457 HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL???

Posted by: Al Sharpton at November 27, 2014 06:31 AM (KCxzN)

458 453 Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2014 11:29 AM (GrXXa)

I've got no soul to give KB....

and a Happy Thanksgiving to you

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:31 AM (/4AZU)

459 Thx kbdabear for the "Ginger Danger" PSA pix... C-;

Posted by: Fewenuf at November 27, 2014 06:31 AM (zPNX5)

460 I hAve YoUR tUrkEy. IF yOu WaNt hIm BaCk, lEaVe a BaG oF dOuGhNuTs aT tHe cOrNeR Of mAiN aNd pALm sTrEeT uNdEr tHe MaIlBoX. WiTh sPrInKleS. LoTs oF sPrInKleS ---------------- Damn. You had to cut up a LOT of Kaboom boxes for that ransom note.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 06:31 AM (l1zOH)

461 Did Obama pardon the turkeys? Posted by: A nervous turkey at November 27, 2014 11:25 AM (l1zOH) Yes and took a swipe at Republicans while he did it. The lowest classless POS Scumbag America ever had for a President.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 06:31 AM (nzKvP)

462 On trips up to Nelson County in VA,  once you get up the hill there are turkeys running into the street like crazy.  They are everywhere.

Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:31 AM (Lbv/k)

463 MH - Pellet gun?

Posted by: Fewenuf at November 27, 2014 06:32 AM (zPNX5)

464 The theory of OPEC is they are trying to drive the price lower to bankrupt the America industry, then they can jack up prices later.
Posted by: Costanza Defense at November 27, 2014 10:57 AM (zwdxl)


They realize they are going to destroy the Russians and the Venzuelans first, and the Russians don't plan to go quietly?

Posted by: Kindltot at November 27, 2014 06:33 AM (t//F+)

465 "Yes and took a swipe at Republicans while he did it. The lowest classless POS Scumbag America ever had for a President."
Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 11:31 AM (nzKvP)


Now that's just plain bad manners.


Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:33 AM (Lbv/k)

466 In order not to talk politics at Thanksgiving this year I am bringing my Computer and my daughter will teach me how to use Powerpoint for a presentation I have to give net week

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 06:33 AM (nzKvP)

467 I did all the rebooting tricks. I could pry it off the electronic control and try to insulate the ribbon, that works for some people with this model. Warranty might then be voided, if that matters. Only faint hope I could offer is somehow you've inadvertently reset oven into 'display' mode, where some of the 110 volt functions work, but the heavy lifting -- which requires 220 volts -- doesn't. I've had appliances delivered in showroom display mode and it's a pain in the ass to dig through the menus and turn it off.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash[/i] at November 27, 2014 06:33 AM (zxQ4h)

468 Yes and took a swipe at Republicans while he did it. The lowest classless POS Scumbag America ever had for a President. Posted by: Nevergiveup --------------- So..., SCOMF?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 06:33 AM (l1zOH)

469 454 Turns out Obama doesn't have the authority to pardon an animal. He did anyway.

Oh yeah, well I'll give him a car and a house.  **sob**

Posted by: John Boehner at November 27, 2014 06:34 AM (4nR9/)

470 Actually it's nice that it's snowing for the Parade in NYC today.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 06:34 AM (nzKvP)

471 OK, turkeybasters, it's time to trek to the kid's house for the festivities. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire [/i][/s][/b][/u] at November 27, 2014 06:34 AM (0HooB)

472 They realize they are going to destroy the Russians and the Venzuelans first, and the Russians don't plan to go quietly?
Posted by: Kindltot


Can't plan that now.  Planning my trip to the head. 

Posted by: Russians at November 27, 2014 06:35 AM (4nR9/)

473 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted by: Buckeye Katie at November 27, 2014 06:36 AM (1M/xn)

474 My big oven broke, the touchpad went bonkers. I have the microwave and a slow-cooker, and the Breville countertop oven. -------------- All of the tech is wonderful, when it works. Most of the time I would prefer mechanical switches and timers. Those, I repair, or work around. The electronnics in contemporary cars bothers me a lot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 06:36 AM (l1zOH)

475 472 Posted by: Russians at November 27, 2014 11:35 AM (4nR9/)

The blockage Tarevich Vlad it has been 11 years....

//Bathroom Planning Russians

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:36 AM (/4AZU)

476 You know the US and Russians are natural strategic partners if we are in fact shedding the whole "Anglosphere" thing Giggles is so in love with hating....

Between the both of us we could rock the world.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:38 AM (/4AZU)

477 Posted by: Snidely Whiplash at November 27, 2014 11:33 AM (zxQ4h)

Luckily, the warranty is already expired.    In fact the parts are not available except as hard-to-find old stock.   There is not much downside to hail Marys with my oven now,  since it is old. The rest of the oven is in great shape - its a convection oven that cooks brilliantly when its working - so I hate to toss it out even though in truth I would like something grander than what I have.  

Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:40 AM (Lbv/k)

478 Wife burnt biscuits so the day has not started well.


Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 27, 2014 06:40 AM (0FSuD)

479 i think we may just not have a thanksgiving dinner tonight just got a call

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 06:41 AM (u8GsB)

480 477 Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 11:40 AM (Lbv/k)

You can probably find a repair dude who can fix it...

we are perversely happy with our Nu-Wave turbo oven for light duty cooking....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:41 AM (/4AZU)

481 479 Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 11:41 AM (u8GsB)

I'm sorry to hear it....

we're having Lasagna....

Too hard to put the song and dance on for just three of us...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:42 AM (/4AZU)

482 Mike Hammer,  and the fail point is apparently a stupid printed ribbon.   Very fragile.
When we bought this house it still contained an old 50s big wide range with a hidden fryer in one of the eyes and it worked like gangbusters until the day it was hauled away.   I'm sorry I didn't keep it,  I think it would be working today.

Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:43 AM (Lbv/k)

483 479 i think we may just not have a thanksgiving dinner tonight just got a call Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 11:41 AM (u8GsB) That sounds ominous.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 06:43 AM (sdi6R)

484 phoenixgirl  - What happened? Is everyone ok?

Posted by: SarahW at November 27, 2014 06:45 AM (Lbv/k)

485 Wife burnt biscuits so the day has not started well. Happy Thanksgiving. Posted by: Nip ------------- Carbon is good for digestion. Eat them anyhow. I remember with much nostalgia many wonderful Thanksgivings in your neighborhood as a child. It was a slice of heaven.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 06:45 AM (l1zOH)

486 Mike Hammer, and the fail point is apparently a stupid printed ribbon. Very fragile. When we bought this house it still contained an old 50s big wide range with a hidden fryer in one of the eyes and it worked like gangbusters until the day it was hauled away. I'm sorry I didn't keep it, I think it would be working today. Posted by: SarahW ------------------ Our old Magic Chef (gas) had a griddle in the center, that was covered by an enameled panel. Convenient.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 06:48 AM (l1zOH)

487 481 Too hard to put the song and dance on for just three of us... Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at November 27, 2014 11:42 AM (/4AZU) Yeah, I'm just here with the cats. Later we'll share a Swanson's Hungry Man turkey dinner. That's the tradition 'round these parts. I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm quite content to spend the day quietly. I've even been known to rake leaves on Thanksgiving. Happily, that will not be the case today as the ground is covered with global warming. I could probably do some laundry, though.

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 06:48 AM (sdi6R)

488 someone is coming that has a highly infectious disease... lasagne sounds like a good option

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 06:49 AM (u8GsB)

489 Sarah - We have a Gibson refrigerator in the basement that my parents bought around 1954. Still works.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 06:50 AM (l1zOH)

490 Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 11:08 AM (u8GsB) THANKS! We're a day early but I think I'll go ahead and update the nic. SCARY!

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 5 (short) weeks! [/i] [/b] [/s] at November 27, 2014 06:50 AM (HDwDg)

491 I think Ace should send NC money. My bet? At least a third of the horde is in NC?

Posted by: Nip Sip at November 27, 2014 08:50 AM (0FSuD)



I can't wait to get home.  In Wausau WI now and my phone just said its 9 degrees outside.  Going down to 3 this afternoon.  I clicked my heels three times but it just made it snow.

Posted by: NC Ref at November 27, 2014 06:52 AM (NcEb2)

492 488 Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 11:49 AM (u8GsB)

Do your best, my prayers and heartfelt sympathy are towards you.

487 Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 11:48 AM (sdi6R)

Rickl we're never really alone here.

Enjoy your day as best as you can, and there's always us folks in the box...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077[/i][/b][/s] at November 27, 2014 06:52 AM (/4AZU)

493 "Okay, I'm bringing the cranberry sauce, Uncle Jim is doing the turkey, oh, yeah, and Aunt Mary, she'll be bringing the Ebola, so we're all set."

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 27, 2014 06:52 AM (2cS/G)

494 Happy Thanksgiving Mo-rons! I hope all of you are going to eat as well as I am today. Fuck diabetes with a pineapple! *shoots some insulin* Bring on the bacon and the garlic/horseradish mashed taters!! Cigars and scotch and football!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 27, 2014 06:53 AM (60Vyp)

495 For breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Cheerios dark chocolate crunch.  Which doesn't  taste anything like dark chocolate.

What a disappointing way to start  a Thanksgiving.  Thanks  a lot,  General Mills company, breakfast division. 

Posted by: BurtTC at November 27, 2014 06:54 AM (Dj0WE)

496 Happy Thanksgiving Day to all the Horde. Be safe and have fun. No politics. Just family and friends and laughter. Music. Giddy-up, football pre-show! Back to enjoying my day. *hugs* to all

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 27, 2014 06:55 AM (IXrOn)

497 216 >>How the hell does the tree consent? OK, she didn't run away and change her phone number, but that's not exactly enthusiastic agreement to the union. She had been pining for him for years. Posted by: Lizzy at November 27, 2014 08:48 AM (ABcz/) Yeah, but I hear that she has a great ash.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 27, 2014 06:55 AM (OMTVG)

498 rickl thanks....it's fine....the situation is so unbelievably complicated......

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl Happy Thanksgiving! at November 27, 2014 06:58 AM (u8GsB)

499 U.S. troops in Afghanistan enjoyed feasts of turkey and stuffing Thursday on what will be the last Thanksgiving in the combat zone for many service members. Since they cant be home for the holidays, our team is dedicated to bringing the holidays to them, Anthony Amendolia, with DLA Troop Support subsistence team in Philadelphia, Pa., said of troops serving abroad. As many as 24,000 U.S. service members are currently in Afghanistan. Whether theyre stationed on a remote base in Afghanistan, or a field hospital in West Africa, theyll be eating a traditional American Thanksgiving meal, Amendolia said. They deserve no less

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 06:58 AM (nzKvP)

500 I suppose claiming that a tree has the ability to get all pithy is just wrong.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 27, 2014 07:00 AM (t//F+)

501 rickl - Well..., Happy Thanksgiving. I think most people forget that it is a day to be thankful for what we have. It is easy to be drawn into an envy trap by looking around us, easy to forget that we enjoy security and readily available food, water and shelter. Honestly, I haven't *earned* any of those things, they have mostly been provided by others who came before and structured a stable prosperous society that made it all possible.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 07:00 AM (l1zOH)

502 Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Also, happy birthday to Danielle Stampe, better known as Slymenstra Hymen of GWAR. She turned 48 today.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at November 27, 2014 07:01 AM (5pg79)

503 I can't wait to get home. In Wausau WI now and my phone just said its 9 degrees outside. Going down to 3 this afternoon. I clicked my heels three times but it just made it snow. Posted by: NC Ref ------------------------------ No snow here..., yet. Higher elevations are getting some. 33 deg, Asheville

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 07:03 AM (l1zOH)

504 Yes and took a swipe at Republicans while he did it. The lowest classless POS Scumbag America ever had for a President. Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 11:31 AM (nzKvP) Probably because he isn't American. Can you imagine the scumbag he would be if he was in charge of some small African or S American country?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 27, 2014 07:03 AM (FMbng)

505 Probably because he isn't American. Can you imagine the scumbag he would be if he was in charge of some small African or S American country? Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 27, 2014 12:03 PM (FMbng) He'd be a dictator.... oh wait....never mind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 07:04 AM (nzKvP)

506 Can you imagine the scumbag he would be if he was in charge of some small African or S American country? ------------- Imagination not necessary. See : Venezuela

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 07:04 AM (l1zOH)

507 466 In order not to talk politics at Thanksgiving this year I am bringing my Computer and my daughter will teach me how to use Powerpoint for a presentation I have to give net week Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 27, 2014 11:33 AM (nzKvP) You don't know PowerPoint? But I thought you were a Naval officer?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 27, 2014 07:04 AM (OMTVG)

508 501 It is easy to be drawn into an envy trap by looking around us, easy to forget that we enjoy security and readily available food, water and shelter. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 12:00 PM (l1zOH) Well, I *am* a little envious of all the yummy delicious food everybody keeps talking about...

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 07:08 AM (sdi6R)

509 Remember that Maduro is also delusional and has to live up to the imagined glory of.....um, right.

*ahem*  Remember that Venezuela is dependent on fossil fuels.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 27, 2014 07:08 AM (t//F+)

510 I'm spending the day alone as well, by choice. Alone doesn't always mean lonely. Drove from MI to AR yesterday and overnight with my tractor and implements ... trip took a couple of hours longer than normal due to a GlowBull Warmening blizzard in central Illinois. Will celebrate T'giving by spending the day unloading the tractor and implements and finding places for them to sit ... Thankful for this wonderful place to (mostly) lurk and read the comments to my fellow demented morons. Thanks Ace and coblogs ... and especially Vic for a) being younger than some of us, and b) the VNN - best daily news aggregate

Posted by: WingNut at November 27, 2014 07:11 AM (A4AYO)

511 Well, I *am* a little envious of all the yummy delicious food everybody keeps talking about... Posted by: rickl ------------ Heh. Your Hungry Man will be better than some home made Thanksgiving dinners I've had. So, there's that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 07:11 AM (l1zOH)

512 511 Heh. Your Hungry Man will be better than some home made Thanksgiving dinners I've had. So, there's that. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 12:11 PM (l1zOH) I mentioned this picture last night, from an article in the right sidebar. https://ricochet.com/talk-progressive-niece-obamacare-thanksgiving/ Carving the turkey (which is the size of a chicken) with a butter knife? Lettuce and French fries on the plates? WTF?

Posted by: rickl at November 27, 2014 07:16 AM (sdi6R)

513 508 -

I have been giving this some thought this week,  and while there appears to be a moratorium on political talk, let's just say I have heard the word "tragedy"  misused a lot lately.

Tragedy is when you are minding your own business, and something terrible happens.  You can look back  afterwards and see how you might have done things  differently, but still, you had no way of knowing this was the outcome you could  expect.

Misfortune is something else.  That's  when I make a set of choices, and the outcome, which  I may not have expected, is a logical consequence of those  choices. 

Either way, when something terrible happens, people can be sad about it.  Locally (yes, I'm going to avoid the big topic)  we had a baseball player die a  month or so ago, which was not a tragedy.  It was a misfortune.  He was drunk out  of his head, and wrapped  his car around a  tree.  Very sad, but not a tragedy. 

If he had  rammed his car into yours, and you died, that would be  a tragedy.  You  did nothing to cause this. 

All of which is  a long way to get to my point.  Which is that, we can all look back on this year, think about what we did, the choices we made, and perhaps see some pattern  to it all.  We  are where we are today, mostly due to those  choices.  Have some of us experienced tragedy?  I'm sure we have.  Have some experienced misfortune?  No doubt. 

Please,  all of us  would be wise to do ourselves a favor, and separate the tragedies from the  misfortunes.  And maybe while we're at it, separate those things for which was are  thankful, between those  which are a result of our choices, and those that were given to us by chance or luck or the kindness of others. 

I happen to think this is a  recipe for happiness and contentment, and I wish all of you a Thanksgiving  holiday where you have an abundance of both. 


Posted by: BurtTC at November 27, 2014 07:21 AM (Dj0WE)

514 Having had a cup of coffee, it is time for my morning ablutions.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 27, 2014 07:25 AM (l1zOH)

515 I was reading the Tuesday thread about Ferguson. Lots of bad behavior, and stuff to turn you off the human race. Then I cam across the following gem: ************* 436 On WZ: Thug parents take their toddlers to help loot the liquor store. We adopted to girls after involuntary parental rights terminations because of drug abuse and general dirtbag behavior. The oldest was three when we got her. She already hated the police and, when we were driving down the street, told us that another car looked like the car her parents had stolen. Posted by: The Great White Snark at November 25, 2014 10:30 AM (XUKZU) ********* A pearl of a comment.

Posted by: Taco Shack at November 27, 2014 08:33 AM (C+qQ0)

516 #183 "A man's got to know his limitations."- Detective D.H. Callahan, SFPD, Ret.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at November 27, 2014 10:10 AM (/acWN)

517 #183 "A man's got to know his limitations."- Detective D.H. Callahan, SFPD, Ret.

____________

His limitations are limitless.

--Yogi Berra (I think)

Posted by: NC Ref at November 27, 2014 06:24 PM (A4RjN)

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