Discussion in 'Politics' started by Thread Manager, Nov 6, 2012.
AND, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2004.......yessirrreeee...
LMAO.... actually another 4 years of this, will at the least, be entertaining.
That Obama quote is so sad. Funny as hell, but sad.
It's possible Uncle Joe may have been referring to himself. Ya gotta love his way with words.
Lol, using black slang from, what, 30 years ago?
"He ain't no jive turkey, so cut him some slack, jack." -Joe Biden.
"Yooouuu daaaamn right. Ohhh yeah."
He should have ended his speech with "Oh no he di'int!" or "You go girlfriend!"
As per tradition...
UPDATE: PRESIDENT OBAMA PARDONS THANKSGIVING TURKEYS
I half expected Fox News to make a controversy out of this.
George H. W. Bush started this tradition. Not sure they could make much of a controversy out of a democrat continuing a tradition that started with a republican. Plus if they say its somehow bad then they are advocating the death of a turkey. Could be a funny controversy.
I could be wrong but I thought it started in the 40s or 50s. I Think Bush Sr just made the pardoning an "Official" tradition.
The origins of the tradition of pardoning the White House turkey are unclear. Many credit President Harry Truman with starting the informal and lighthearted tradition in 1947. However, the Truman Library says that no documents, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs or other contemporary records are known to exist that specify that he ever "pardoned" a turkey. The Eisenhower Presidential Library says documents in their collection reveal that President Dwight Eisenhower ate the birds presented to him during his two terms. President John F. Kennedy spontaneously spared a turkey on Nov. 18, 1963, just three days before his assassination, but did not grant a "pardon." The bird was wearing a sign reading, "Good Eatin' Mr. President." Kennedy responded, "Let's just keep him." President Ronald Reagan deflected questions in 1987 about pardoning Oliver North in the Iran-Contra affair by joking about pardoning a turkey named Charlie, who was already heading to a petting zoo.
Since 1989 when the custom of 'pardoning' the turkey was formalized, the turkey has been taken to a farm where it will live out the rest of its natural life. For many years the turkeys were sent to Frying Pan Park in Fairfax County, Virginia. From 2005 to 2009, the pardoned turkeys were sent to either the Disneyland Resort in California or the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, where they served as the honorary grand marshals of Disney's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2010 and 2011, the turkeys were sent to live at Mount Vernon, the estate and home of George Washington.
Regardless of when it was started, it was made an official tradition in the 80s. Fox news dont have much leverage to make this into a controversy.
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But seriously, it is such a silly tradition. I don't care who started it. It is so corny and dumb.
Shouldn't that be in the satire thread? By the way that video was funny. lol
Must be a slow day on the hype....lol
Yeah, it's stupid , but so what? It's harmless and people seem to like it so why not do it? In other words - meh. (Yes, Kel it IS a slow day, LOL)
Because it's Fox News. lol
They give us stuff like this
Keep up your desperate attempts to convince yourself anyone cares about your $.02 anymore, Sarah...
And at least a couple of posters remembered reading the same statistics in September, so the article is basically full of it.
More Fox-type misleading spin.