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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    by The Barbarian ( 56 Comments › )
    Filed under Uncategorized at November 22nd, 2018 - 8:25 am

     

    It’s a day of family, warmth, and home. And the meal that takes all day to cook and is so rewarding at the end.

    So let’s celebrate this uniquely AMERICAN holiday – because even our 4th of July isn’t so special – as anyone who has ever been in Paris on July 14th can tell you.

    If you have time, share a story of a crazy Thanksgiving, or of travel to get there. Of what you are most thankful for today.

    Me?  I’m grateful for the day of rain we got yesterday.  I saw stars in the sky for the first time in a week.

    And because it wouldn’t be me without the hint of smart-ass, I’m grateful my sister Patricia loves to cook. Because Football Savant Offspring thinks I can’t get a turkey right to save my life.

    Wishing the best to you and yours on this wonderful day.

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    56 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving”
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    1. 1 | November 22, 2018 9:15 am

      Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Blogmocracy land.


    2. eaglesoars
      2 | November 22, 2018 9:49 am

      I’m thankful Ben Franklin was not successful in making the turkey our national bird. Otherwise, we’d be eating EAGLES!! GAK!!

      Happy Thanksgiving, we’re having ham, because turkey is totally overrated and it destroys my oven, requiring 3 days to clean

      I’m thankful for fossil fuels, it’s 34 degrees and windy outside, a cozy 73 in here.

      Happy Thanksgiving.


    3. 3 | November 22, 2018 10:22 am

      Football Savant Offspring is grateful (other than the fact the I’m NOT cooking) that he’s out of the grocery store business – it’s the first Thanksgiving in 12 years that he does not have to work the midnight or day shift, and doesn’t have to leave dinner early. He now works at a place that gives him the Friday off as well, so it’s his first four-day weekend.


    4. 4 | November 22, 2018 10:25 am

      And as much as I love Norman Rockwell’s genius at capturing Americana at its finest, can I ask a question – does anyone really carve the turkey at the table? Even growing up, it was Dad in the kitchen with the carving (and later electric) knife.

      I’m waiting for next Thanksgiving, actually, when my granddaughter does the inevitable finger painting of her high chair tray with the mashed potatoes and gravy.


    5. rain of lead
      5 | November 22, 2018 10:44 am

      so we are not having turkey, a nice pork roast instead.
      the girl is doing the other cooking, not all sure what she is doing, she did bake a pecan pie that is looking tasty

      at the moment she is touching up the lights on the tree, ornaments to be added later

      momcat is grumbling that we’re not doing things right 🙂


    6. rain of lead
      6 | November 22, 2018 10:45 am

      although she did pass along good tidings to all


    7. 7 | November 22, 2018 12:31 pm

      Not sure this is going to work… But give it a try… its terrible… you might die laughing…

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/936123d7c136bcf0bc6ed831565341a4bbeb3ec6fe10c236b2dc55f832d1b373.jpg


    8. Possum
      8 | November 22, 2018 2:35 pm

      Well, as you probably guessed, I am spending thanksgiving alone because I am an asshole.

      However I am a sneaky asshole. Just went to the store ( Walmart ) and purchased three FRESH turkey breast thingies. You know, the turkeys that have had their arms and legs removed so it is just the tits and ribs. White Honeysuckle whatever that means.

      Total weight just over 17 pounds. Eat by date 11/30/2018

      Yesterday it was priced at $1.98 per pound.

      Today 30 cents. So I got 17 pounds of prime turkey tit for $5

      Wish I had a smoker…… But, I have a plan.


    9. Calo
      9 | November 22, 2018 3:05 pm

      @ Possum:
      Did you get me some so I can cook it up for my pups?


    10. coldwarrior
      10 | November 22, 2018 3:27 pm

      I’m at work in a food coma


    11. Possum
      11 | November 22, 2018 3:33 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ Possum:
      Did you get me some so I can cook it up for my pups?

      Calo, it is for your pups my friend. I put it all in the freezer and I will transport it to you in a cooler with ice tomorrow.

      Thinking if you put it in a big pot and simmered it slowly for an hour or so then it would be cooked enough to put through the mincer and bag.

      I always think of the pups….


    12. Possum
      12 | November 22, 2018 3:54 pm

      @ Possum:

      Thinking even more. Cook the turkey in a big pot of water for however long it takes then take the turkey out and put 10 pounds of rice in the water and cook that.

      Mix minced turkey and rice and then make sausages. Perfect doggy treats!

      Tomorrow morning before I go to “work” I am going to my little Walmart to check for ham. That is not for pups, ham has nitrites and other preservatives.

      Ham is for my lunches….


    13. eaglesoars
      13 | November 22, 2018 5:46 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I’m thankful for fossil fuels, it’s 34 degrees and windy outside, a cozy 73 in here.

      Texas Is About to Create OPEC’s Worst Nightmare

      An infestation of dots, thousands of them, represent oil wells in the Permian basin of West Texas and a slice of New Mexico. In less than a decade, U.S. companies have drilled 114,000. Many of them would turn a profit even with crude prices as low as $30 a barrel.

      OPEC’s bad dream only deepens next year, when Permian producers expect to iron out distribution snags that will add three pipelines and as much as 2 million barrels of oil a day.

      With one exception, I’ve really liked all the Saudis I’ve met, but you know, suck it.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-21/opec-s-worst-nightmare-the-permian-is-about-to-pump-a-lot-more?fbclid=IwAR0DLCELGtSLz0CjIdSfP6e12wXuZtBtAPdccobm9UFw23x2uppnmVpFPYY


    14. 14 | November 22, 2018 7:08 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      The Saudis are gonna have to get a supplemental source of income in order to support their lavish lifestyles. Maybe a GoFundMe page or two.


    15. 15 | November 22, 2018 7:10 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving to all Blogmockers, present and past.


    16. 16 | November 22, 2018 7:12 pm

      @ Bunk X:

      To you and yours as well Mr X.


    17. coldwarrior
      17 | November 22, 2018 7:24 pm

      http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alive

      an interesting read…I’m bored at work…we have no patients.


    18. lobo91
      18 | November 22, 2018 8:08 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Some music for you while you read:


    19. eaglesoars
      19 | November 22, 2018 8:12 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alive

      I’ll repost what I wrote this morning.

      If her models are correct, or even close [Valentina Zharkova’s work on the Maunder Solar Minimum to last for 300-400 yrs], it occurs to me that we have lived in the best circumstances ever known or likely to be known in human history. In my lifetime, my country was not touched by war, nationwide famine, draught, etc. We’re incredibly wealthy and free. Living into one’s 80s is not unexpected, when my parents were born the life expectancy was in the low 60s, which I’ve already passed. I’ve never gone hungry a day in my life, every night I sleep in a magnificent bed that emperors would have given rubies for and I sleep w/no fear of the night or the morning. I wake up w/in the family I’ve chosen for myself in a home that we’ve created in a country that has allowed us the means to accomplish it w/o worry that it will be confiscated or destroyed via the whim of a monster. I can thank or not any deity I see fit w/o a by-your-leave from anyone. And believe it or not, the sun is shining.

      It takes just a cursory read of history to realize in what impossible circumstances most people have lived and and many still do. Let’s face it, w/o running water, most of us here would contract some sort of illness that only modern medicine can treat. The veil between a pretty miserable life and an agonizing death is still very thin for an awful lot of people.


    20. coldwarrior
    21. coldwarrior
      21 | November 22, 2018 8:24 pm

      @ lobo91:

      gonna stream some of that for the drive home


    22. coldwarrior
      22 | November 22, 2018 8:24 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      electricity is key


    23. lobo91
      23 | November 22, 2018 8:28 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I love the new album


    24. yenta-fada
      24 | November 22, 2018 9:00 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving to the eloquent mockers and the necessary lurkers who make up this special little bypath on the miracle of the internet. I forget who said that any technology sufficiently advanced looks like magic.

      We are truly blessed to gather together and remember to give thanks to all of those, past and present, who make this a reality.


    25. yenta-fada
      25 | November 22, 2018 9:13 pm

      From Armstrong:

      “Trump’s argument that CNN was not banned, just Acosta and that CNN could send someone else. For the judge to declare that Acosta has a First Amendment right is one of the most absurd corrupt legal decisions you can possibly deliver. This decision calls into question the validity of the American court system and its inherent bias that infects the rule of law. Trump’s legal position was CORRECT. Acosta has ABSOLUTELY NO such First Amendment right to enter the White House. This ruling claiming it is a personal right of Acosta is nuts. Therefore, everybody reading this blog, including non-Americans, can all demand access at the White House for a press conference claiming they too have a First Amendment right.

      This decision is absurd and really there should now be demands for a swarm of people to enter the White House based upon that decision for it is stupid. CNN could have sent in another person. Acosta has NO personal right whatsoever or else we all do. It is judges like this who give lawyers a bad name. He should be impeached. If I were Trump, Acosta will be seated in the last row and he will NEVER get to ask a question since not everyone in that room gets time to ask a question. Let CNN take that back to the court.

      The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, not the freedom of Acosta to report what someone else says and then twist it around.”


    26. eaglesoars
      26 | November 22, 2018 9:32 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      If I were Trump, Acosta will be seated in the last row

      IIRC, when Obama threatened to ban Fox and the entire WH press corps and their parent networks backed him down?

      Did any of them do that for Acosta? No, they did not. CNN went to court, but none of the other networks stood behind them.


    27. eaglesoars
      27 | November 22, 2018 9:41 pm

      23 minutes ago from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

      My cousin and her husband gave me a ride home after our family’s Thanksgiving dinner tonight. As I was getting out of the car, her husband, a union welder in Queens, says to me: “Bye! Have fun in DC! Make sure you tax Wall Street for us!”

      ha
      ha
      ha

      https://twitter.com/Ocasio2018/status/1065791214715379718


    28. 28 | November 22, 2018 10:04 pm

      Whoa dogies… I started my cooking preparations at 3:30am, began cooking at 7am, finished at 2pm, ate much delightful food, for which I give thanks to the almighty through his son Jesus Christ, and am now, just plain tuckered out. And its only 7am here on the left coast. ]

      And yes… There was PIE….


    29. 29 | November 22, 2018 10:07 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      I forget who said that any technology sufficiently advanced looks like magic.

      Arthur C Clark…


    30. 30 | November 22, 2018 10:10 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      I forget who said that any technology sufficiently advanced looks like magic.

      Arthur C Clark…

      Oh and actual the quote is “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.


    31. 31 | November 22, 2018 10:32 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      A caller on Mark Levin’s show suggested just the opposite, that Trump should seat Acosta front and center and call on him first.

      As soon as Acosta starts up his belligerent lecturing, all Trump has to say is, “Thank you all for coming. No further questions. This Press Conference is now over,” and walk out. The other reporters would rip Acosta to shreds.


    32. eaglesoars
      32 | November 22, 2018 11:02 pm

      @ Bunk X:

      Oh I think he should blow up the whole thing

      Give press credentials to Alex Jones.

      BOOM!!


    33. eaglesoars
      33 | November 22, 2018 11:39 pm

      bedtime. nite.


    34. rain of lead
      34 | November 23, 2018 6:29 am

      morning y’all
      well survived black friday event at work, now chugging coffee after 4 1/2 hrs of sleep
      now I get to gow baack to do it some more

      gotta love retail


    35. 35 | November 23, 2018 8:05 am

      We only got 3 small loads of stuff in the truck and 4 in the car moved yesterday and we’re beat. But we made good progress on the garage, most of our books and garden stuff is gone, and 3 big book shelves.

      We’ll start with tubs and boxes in the basement today, clothes (oh God), another couple of book shelves, and maybe a few pictures. I have next Friday off so we’ll see where things are. Should be able to get help from some friends too.


    36. coldwarrior
      36 | November 23, 2018 12:59 pm

      there is no way in hell that that lady in the pic is holding that bird off the table like that.


    37. coldwarrior
      37 | November 23, 2018 1:00 pm

      college football open goes up tonight, big rivalry games Saturday too.

      ITS AN OPEN THREAD>


    38. coldwarrior
      38 | November 23, 2018 1:01 pm

      I’m waiting for my ass to get kicked here in the ED… rain of lead wrote:

      morning y’all
      well survived black friday event at work, now chugging coffee after 4 1/2 hrs of sleep
      now I get to gow baack to do it some more

      gotta love retail

      I’m waiting for my ass to get kicked here in the ED…

      we were slow the last 2 nights.


    39. AZfederalist
      39 | November 23, 2018 1:20 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      I’m waiting for my ass to get kicked here in the ED…

      we were slow the last 2 nights.

      Nobody burned themselves up frying turkey or carved their fingers off?

      /I’d say that’s a good Thanksgiving


    40. coldwarrior
      40 | November 23, 2018 1:54 pm

      b>AZfederalist wrote:

      Nobody burned themselves up frying turkey or carved their fingers off?
      /I’d say that’s a good Thanksgiving

      so far, no. amazingly.

      dull knives are a menace. turkey fryers are bombs.


    41. 41 | November 23, 2018 4:58 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Fucking sisters-in-law are a menace, mine violated my leftovers this morning. She cut all the turkey, ham and rib-eye off the bones and put them all in the turkey tray together, all mixed up. What kind of sick twisted barbarian did my brother marry?


    42. coldwarrior
      42 | November 23, 2018 4:59 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      THOU shalt NOT co-mingle the leftovers. Verily!


    43. Possum
      43 | November 23, 2018 5:27 pm

      4:20pm Friday I have no water supply to my apartment.

      I live in Houston. The Houston that is in the United States of America.

      The same Houston that is where Mission Control is.

      The same Houston that sent men to the moon.

      And YET AGAIN I have no running water…..

      I live a third world life in a first world country.


    44. coldwarrior
      44 | November 23, 2018 5:34 pm

      @ Possum:

      you don’t need water at 420.

      well except for yinz’s bong.

      😉


    45. Possum
      45 | November 23, 2018 5:43 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Possum:

      you don’t need water at 420.

      well except for yinz’s bong.

      LOL I need water at 4:20pm to wash last night plate and knife and fork.

      Cat water things are OK.


    46. Possum
      46 | November 23, 2018 6:05 pm

      Nobody in the apartment complex is going to complain about no water.

      Guess why.


    47. lobo91
      47 | November 23, 2018 6:28 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Nobody in the apartment complex is going to complain about no water.

      Guess why.

      Because they’re afraid of La Migra?


    48. Possum
      48 | November 23, 2018 6:39 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      La Migra

      Yep. I have to pay my rent using money order.

      No cash, checks or debit card.

      Money order only.


    49. eaglesoars
      49 | November 23, 2018 6:47 pm

      But Trump has a mental disorder

      Shouldn’t an important U.S. foreign policy goal of the next couple of decades be regime change in China?


    50. eaglesoars
      50 | November 23, 2018 6:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      sorry. That was from our favorite cuck, Thurston Howell, the Turd

      https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1066080100658147328


    51. coldwarrior
      51 | November 23, 2018 6:51 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ eaglesoars:
      why is that bastard so hell bent on starting world war 3


    52. lobo91
      52 | November 23, 2018 7:19 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      But Trump has a mental disorder

      Shouldn’t an important U.S. foreign policy goal of the next couple of decades be regime change in China?

      How the hell would that even work?


    53. eaglesoars
      53 | November 23, 2018 7:41 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      why is that bastard so hell bent on starting world war 3

      small penis

      lobo91 wrote:

      How the hell would that even work?

      I think we should put him in uniform and deploy him to – I dunno, what’s a shit hole deployment these days? Someplace where he could get some first hand problem solving with a totally corrupt gov’t and lots of tribes, And insects. Lots and lots of insects


    54. 54 | November 23, 2018 8:04 pm

      Best TV Theme song ever.

      https://youtu.be/VmhkkTFpteQ

      Wagons here, wagons there;
      There are wagons everywhere,

      On the land, on the sea,
      And they’re all in front of me.

      Wagons here, wagons there;
      You can see them on the air;

      And that’s why it’s called “The Theme to Wagon Train.”


    55. 56 | November 23, 2018 11:06 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I dunno,

      Write “Mohammad is a homosexual” on his forehead, but him in a fucking Tutu give him a squirt gun and a jar of Vaseline and drop his ass into Yemen.


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