Pre Thanksgiving Open Thread

TalkLeft wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Don't forget to check in with your local radio station to find out what time they will play Alice's Restaurant. It was November 28, 1965 that Arlo was convicted of littering in Stockbridge, MA. You can read the backstory here.

I will be busy setting up my new Desktop computer. I spent 8 hours Sunday reading up on every feature of every Dell and HP, I ended up with a great deal on a very powerful Dell. Of course, now comes the agony of transferring stuff over and hoping it works. I used a program last time and it caused a lot of problems, so this year I will do it by hand. My 2 GB hard drive is filled on the old one, and windows installer hasn't worked in year and a half --which means I haven't been able to add or remove any programs. Black Friday is definitely the day to do swap it out.

It's also that time of year to ask those of you who appreciate TalkLeft to send us a little thanks, via paypal or snailmail

I'll be back to normal schedule next week, my last day of an 8 day court run was today.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone. This is an open thread, all topics welcome. (Alice's Restaurant is below.)[More...]

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    I hope (5.00 / 6) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 10:49:33 AM EST
    everyone here has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Back at cha! (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 11:22:52 AM EST
    Went to purchase a turkey and prime rib was $7.99 lb.  We are coloring outside all the lines now.  No sweets at dinner either.

    We are (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26:45 AM EST
    having dinner today at my sisters house.  The EMTs have to work tomorrow.

    Happy turkey day to everyone.


    People still get sick, have accidents 365/7/24 (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 11:35:38 AM EST
    so somebody has to be out there.  Thanks for being one of them.

    Oh, and we're having slow-cooked turkey, 250 degrees for 15 hours. The veggie is asparagus. No stuffing, no casserole, but we'll have pumpkin pie with the traditional ReddiWhip topping, and one Dutch Apple pie, served with Cookies and Cream ice cream.


    Prime rib (none / 0) (#9)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 01:59:29 PM EST
    here has been going for $6.49 during the holidays at Publix for the past several years. Turkeys were sold out all over the place this year until apparently they got a shipment last week. I was wondering if I was going to have to pay $2.69 a pound for turkey instead of less than $1.00 I usually pay. Okay. Found them at Target for 0.69 and then got my 5% discount for using my red card.  We are having pumpkin pie and pecan pie. I really should not have done the pecan but oh, well, I haven't made it in literally years. :)

    Lobster (none / 0) (#13)
    by Yman on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 03:08:46 PM EST
    We're doing a traditional Thanksgiving meal at my parents tomorrow, but a second one on Saturday.  Lobster is $4.99/lb, sooooo ....

    Thanks, (none / 0) (#15)
    by KeysDan on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 03:21:19 PM EST
    My favorite holiday, inclusive and celebrated by all.

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone (5.00 / 3) (#5)
    by MO Blue on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 11:48:10 AM EST
    Dinner at my daughter's house tomorrow. Both grandsons will be in the city for Thanksgiving. Always a treat to talk to Nana's Boys. They will always be Nana's boys even though one will 20 in Dec. and the other will be 24 in Feb.

    Have no idea what will be on the menu but since I don't have to cook I'm not sure I really care. ;o)

    Happy Thanksgiving (5.00 / 3) (#6)
    by jbindc on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 11:56:13 AM EST
    Hitting the road early in the morning headed for western PA.  I don't have to cook, so I am bringing a dessert and hope to see the Lions pull their heads out of their butts and beat the Bears!

    Go Lions! (none / 0) (#10)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 02:00:49 PM EST
    Happy Turkey Day! (5.00 / 6) (#7)
    by CST on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 12:27:27 PM EST
    Very glad I'm not working this year.  There is nothing more miserable, IMO, than working on Thanksgiving.  Even Christmas was somehow not as bad.

    The family is gathering in Boston, so I won't have to travel far, which is good considering the cr@ppy weather.  Grateful to be close to home this time of year.  Looking forward to spending time with my sister and nephews who are visiting.

    A special shout out to those who are far from home and don't have any place to go for the holidays.  We usually take in a some strays but this year because of the weather a few of them are staying home.  So I guess right now I'm just extra thankful to be able to spend that time with my family, and am also especially grateful that I actually like my family :)

    Happy Turkey Day, one and all! (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 01:29:01 PM EST
    I'm working a half-day today, and then we're off to the airport this afternoon and bound for Hilo. To everyone who'll likewise be elsewhere, please travel and arrive safely, and enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

    (And if you're hosting tomorrow and know a certain friend or relative who's going to be alone tomorrow, and you have some extra room at the table, please consider extending an invitation. I think you'll be glad afterward that you did.)

    And finally, to everyone else who's anticipating getting the jump on Black Friday by mobbing the big retailers and megamalls tomorrow with all the other preprogrammed human drones, please reconsider.

    I mean, really, what is so all-fired important that you absolutely, positively need to shop for it on Thanksgiving Day? Let's put a stop to this Überkapital insanity before it gets further embedded in our collective consciousness.


    I sent (none / 0) (#11)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 02:02:02 PM EST
    out an invitation to anybody who doesn't have a place to go but I didn't have any takers this year. Other years I have had a couple of stragglers. :)

    Happy T-day all! (5.00 / 2) (#12)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 02:16:12 PM EST
    My neighbor, who is Israeli, asked me about Thanksgiving:

    "So what's with tomorrow, it's that eating holiday?"

    Yes, it's that eating holiday!

    Book Burn (none / 0) (#14)
    by KeysDan on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 03:14:44 PM EST
    Kelvin Cochran, Chief of Atlanta's Department of Fire Rescue, was suspended for one month without pay, by Atlanta's Mayor because of  Cochran's self-published book, "Who Told You That You Where Naked."    Some are calling for the Chief's permanent departure.

    The Chief's magnum opus presents his Christian values that homosexuality is akin to bestiality and pederasty.  "Who Told You..." ran afoul of City rules for advance notification and distribution to employees at work--some of whom were concerned about intimidation and creation of a potentially hostile workplace for some.  Not to mention, of course, the worries of  those citizens who might need fire or other rescue.

    In the 'about the author' section of the book, Mr. Cochran identifies himself as Atlanta's Fire Rescue Chief and says that his first priority as Chief is to run the department "to cultivate its culture to the glory of God."  

    From the City's website, the Department's stated "core values" are "integrity, competence, excellence, honesty, predictability, accountability, and ism-free."  So, in the Chief's defense, it might be said that he is in alignment with departmental core values, since homophobia does not end in "ism."