Keeping political arguments out of the Thanksgiving get-together…

…(sigh) may be more difficult this year.


But at least the federal government isn’t actively promoting arguments about socialized medicine, so there’s that.


I’m in the happy situation in which only those family members I really like (yes, there are two, not counting offspring) have ever chosen to visit, and that not this week. Which means I’m getting together with friends for turkey pot pies, which I believe may be meant ironically. One of them gets really quiet when I mention Hillary, so I won’t.


If – may the gods forbid – your hosts insist on playing this embarrassing game where everybody has to name something for which they’re happy, just play along. It’s over quickly.

Actually the thought of meeting the neighbors for pot pies this year makes me a little sad, because it reminds me that when I got ready to go last year I had a helper. But I’ll get over it.

I hope contentious arguments at Thanksgiving feasts are only a figment of the internet, or at least that they don’t occur at your house. Enjoy!

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8 Responses to Keeping political arguments out of the Thanksgiving get-together…

  1. Mark Matis says:

    You mean TB isn’t willing to help you get ready for your Thanksgiving feast?

  2. Mark Matis says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Eric says:

    Happy turkey murder day.. 🙂

  4. coloradohermit says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Joel!

  5. Judy says:

    I hope your holiday is without drama. And there would be something wrong with you if you didn’t miss your old-partner-in-crime at times. Lift your glass in memory of him.

  6. SLee says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Joel!! Pets to Laddie.

  7. Andrew says:

    Eric, hopefully you’re not murdering your turkey today. A good turkey needs to ‘set’ a bit after death for the proper flavor. And to hang a bit to let most of the blood drip out. Not quite ‘hanging to rot’ ala ‘Shogun’ but…

    Ah, that brings fond memories of my dad hanging the ducks and turkeys on the fence and whacking them, and us kids chasing the zombie bodies around until the bodies realized they were dead. Good times, good times.

    Did you know if you lop the head off above the voicebox you can use the body as a sick version of a squeezebox? Fun things you learn when your bird doesn’t come from the freezer section.

    And on that note, let us all have the Thanksgiving we need, full of joy and friendship.

  8. MidwestMike says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Joel! I will raise a toast to you, Laddie, and in memory of LB. Enjoy the day!!!

To the stake with the heretic!