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I’ve made the above illustration my annual Thanksgiving pic where I get to appoint the year’s winning (losing?) turkey from the many, many turkeys that call themselves Republicans. Last year, Mitt Romney had the honor, supported by a rafter of turkeys which included Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum.

This year’s pick was an easy one, although Cruz did have stiff competition from Wayne LaPierre and John Boehner.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  May it be a good one.

Also, for the support you’ve shown this website through your readership…thank you.


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I looked back to what I posted a year ago on this Thanksgiving Eve and it turned out to be the above illustration. I’m posting it once again because it has more relevance now than it did twelve months ago. Could you imagine what a presidency under any one of these clowns would be like?

The middle class would be crucified and religious convictions would take precedence over science. The possibility of war in the Middle East would be greater than ever while women’s and gay rights would be under siege for the next four years. There would be no possibility of ever enacting the Dream Act and the Affordable Care Act would be slowly dismantled bit by excruciating bit.

A Republican win would have emboldened the Tea Party to carry on with their madness and strengthened the Koch brothers’ belief that if you pour enough money into it, even the White House can be bought.

Well, it didn’t happen. Common sense prevailed and you can rest assured that there will never be a President Bachmann, Perry, Santorum or Romney.

Yes, you have much to be thankful this holiday season.

May your Thanksgiving be happy and safe.


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On the Road to Recovery

Hard as I’ve tried to get into politics and news and photoshop over the last number of days, I can’t do it.

I’m reluctant to whine about my illness of late but the fact is that it’s got me down and out and there is little more I can do other than rest up, drink plenty of fluids and take my medication.  I’ve been battling a fever that’s taken me on a roller-coaster ride and makes it near impossible to focus on anything.

That said, I have caught up on all five seasons of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (great sitcom) and have come to know every fleck of paint on the ceiling of my bedroom.  Yippee.

Hope to get back into it all tomorrow.  And to all my Canadian friends and family…Happy Thanksgiving.


Thanksgiving Meatballs

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Given a choice between turkey and pasta…turkey loses every time.  Just came back from some friends where we had a food tasting. Chuck, who is half Italian and half German, was showing off his 20 pound turkey he had just pulled out of the oven. Exquisite. We weren’t staying for supper but he did serve up his pre-bird appetizers…meat balls and homemade ravioli.  OMG.

Next year, if I’m hosting, I’m considering sculpting a 30 pound meatball into the shape of a turkey. I can’t imagine anyone complaining.

If you would like to share your Thanksgiving menu, please do.  Hope you’re all having a joyous Thanksgiving.


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