Small Talk About Big Issues

Touching Base with Common Sense

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Table Photographer: Tallented, but unknown

Thanksgiving is, perhaps, my favorite holiday.  There is just something warmly special about family gathered around big tables, tasty stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, and of course a huge, golden-brown, steaming Turkey.  Add to that Pecan and Pumpkin pie, Grandpa telling stories, and Uncle James leaning back in his chair and unbuckling his belt in order to take in even more food.  Yep, I love Thanksgiving.

This year, however, I have read countless articles by people calling for a “Turkey-less” holiday.  They don’t want people to eat Turkey, claiming the Turkeys were inhumanely raised and killed.  These veganites would rather we sit around a table filled with soybeans and soybean by-products.  The interesting thing is the choice of eating meat or not eating meat is becoming a political issue instead of a personal choice.  Next thing we know, the politicians in Washington will be debating and trying to pass an anti-Turkey bill.

This Thanksgiving I am going to help devour a 20 lb., juicy Turkey.  I am going to look around the table with love and pride at  my family eating their fair share of Turkey.  At some point before I finish eating, I’m going to chuckle at the thought that the politically correct protectors of Turkeys are sucking on soybeans.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  May your day be filled with love and compassion.


November 25, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. You go John! I’m with ya on this one.

    P.E.T.A. = P eople E ating T asty A nimals

    Comment by Sam | November 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. John,

    You are right on track with you comments. The people in congress have devolved into parasites. They survive by feeding off of the host who happens to be the American People. They are incompetent in serving the american people and they ironically are incompetent as parasites. A successful parasite learns to feed off but not destroy its host. These idiots are sucking the life from the american people and when we are at our weakest they still want to take more. Well the host is aware of the parasites feeding off of it now. On Nov. 2 we can all take a dose of our freedom to vote and kill the bugs.

    Power to the Tea Party!

    Comment by Frank Mingione | November 1, 2010 | Reply

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