Fucking Thanksgiving!

fucking-thanksgiving

Here’s hoping that your family is not intolerably political and itching for a fight, or that at least there’s enough tequila in the house to knock ’em out early. The staff at the Crawdad Hole recommends you keep ball-gags on hand, just in case.  Turkey legs and kitchen strings are useful if you need to make your own.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from us and ours at The Crawdad Hole! This is an open thread.

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104 Responses to Fucking Thanksgiving!

  1. Today I am thankful for co-bloggers who post stuff so I don’t have to.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Heh.

  3. DeniseVB says:

  4. DeniseVB says:

    • Dora says:

      It came out the other day that this alleged mayor will be spending $1.6 billion (that’s billion with a B) on the homeless next year.

      He is a POS and he is turning a beautiful city into a sh*t house!

      • CiscoKid says:

        And let’s not forget the illegal aliens.
        $1.3 billion in Chicago.

        • Lulu says:

          I am waiting with great anticipation on what the virtue signaling mayors spend on illegals when the federal dollar spigot is turned off. Will they raise taxes locally to continue the “programs”? Will they send photo-journalists to show the starvation and dying in the streets after the food stamp and Sec 8 cutoff riots? They are in a bind. This stuff is hidden from the public since they have fed dollars taxed from other parts of the country shipped in to pay for their favored illegals. The amount of money spent on their education, bennies, freebies, healthcare, reduced wages and unemployment (requiring more freebies and assistance to make up for people underpaid or unemployed because of the illegals) to citizens, rent hikes, fraud, crime, cost shifting and crushed opportunity for underprivileged citizens taken from them and given to illegals. These city mayors DO NOT want the money numbers made public. There will be a furor on how everyone in the country has been screwed when it starts coming out.

        • lateblum says:

          Yet Chicago still can’t pay its bills…

  5. Dora says:

    Quote of the day

    “Beyond a certain point a formerly great empire becomes so dysfunctional that smaller, more cohesive neighbors begin tearing it apart. Eventually the capacity for cooperation declines to such a low level that barbarians can strike at the very heart of the empire without encountering significant resistance. But barbarians at the gate are not the real cause of imperial collapse. They are a consequence of the failure to sustain social cooperation.” – Peter Turchin, in Ultrasociety

    • Rome always had barbarians at their borders. It wasn’t until the end that they were unable to deal with them.

    • Lulu says:

      The only failure in social co-operation I see currently is elites. It is there way or the highway. And barbarians at the gate INVITED in and sustained against the will of the people paying the taxes for them is a pretty good example of failure in social cooperation by elites. But I don’t think Turchin is talking about the elites refusal to cooperate (like accepting the election results) so his blah-blah is just more smoke being blown up the ass of the public with feel good bromides. More of the “cooperation” is good if you yokels do what we say and bad if elites are told to STFU and virtue signal your way into paradise doing good works paid for by yourself in say San Salvador. Currently I think “cooperation” ordered by elites for elites to benefit elites is bullshit. Why don’t you try it the other way Turchin? Why don’t you co-operate with say an election?

    • Seriema says:

      As an illustration, let us consider the process of decline and disappearance of classical Roman civilization. Though its basic landmarks are easily extrapolated to many circumstances of our contemporary world, unfortunately most people have now forgotten or are completely unaware of that important history lesson; and as a result they fail to see the grave risks now facing our civilization.
      [W]hat brought about the decline of the [Roman] empire and the decay of its civilization was the disintegration of this economic interconnectedness, not the barbarian invasions.

      To be precise, Rome was the victim of an involution in the specialization and division of the trading process, as authorities systematically hindered or prevented voluntary exchanges at free-market prices, in the midst of rampant growth in subsidies, in public spending on consumption (“panem et circenses”), and in state control of prices. It is easy to grasp the logic behind these events.

      – Jesus Huerta de Soto

      http://preview.tinyurl.com/z6oex9w

  6. DeniseVB says:

    This should STFU those fugly designers threatening to boycott Melania …..

    • Lulu says:

      There has only been one who was Mooch’s stooge who was brown-nosing the queen of shiny shit that I can tell. If designers only sold stuff to people they agree with on every tiny thing they would go broke. More fake news by the MSM.

      • DeniseVB says:

        MSM MADE it news because it attacked Melania and they didn’t have to. Left out one little detail….Melania never asked her.

        • Lulu says:

          It was kind of sad come to think of it. That French chick designer of ugly house-dresses and shiny shit was put up to it I would think. Whatever. Melania wears Gucci for sure and some of her tailored pieces look like Armani couture. Melania doesn’t need help dressing herself.

    • Somebody says:

      My husband is SO upset designers are coming to Melania’s defense. He was hoping the boycott would catch on and every designer would refuse to dress Melania. He was really excited that Melania might have to run around naked for 4 years, as if, men!

    • Venus says:

      Tommy Hilfiger is a smart man — as are all the designers who have more “accessible” lines. For all the haute couture fashion shows, design houses make their real money on the off-the-rack lines and those smart enough to have a third mass market line are REALLY making the money. It isn’t the elite buying the “Zac Posen for Target” clothing.

      Sophie Theallet is stupid enough to think she can make her money solely off of high end sales, but the fact is, most of that stuff is given away to celebs for publicity. Even Coco Chanel produced perfume to allow the masses to have access to her brand. And Theallet is no Coco Chanel.

      • DeniseVB says:

        So very true. I only buy designer “labels” at TJ Maxx or on Canal St. in NYC. I’d buy off the rack at K or Walmart “designer” brands, but they seem to think the largest tittie sizes are 32A. 😉

    • I’ve been saying that the 80s & 90s are coming back culturally speaking. Looks like Hilfiger is going to be one of the cultural generals leading that charge.

  7. Dora says:

    A fun look back at the parades.

    ==

    From Uncle Sam To Murakami’s Kaikai: A Look Back At Past Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloons
    http://gothamist.com/2016/11/22/macys_parade_balloon_flashback.php#photo-1

  8. mothy67 says:

    Good morning and a Happy and peaceful Thanksgiving to all of you.

  9. lyn says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    (Thank God my cats are apolitical.)

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  11. Dora says:

    Thanksgiving’s First Rifle: The Mayflower Wheel-lock Carbine

    What’s even more American than turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie these days? An Italian gun, that’s what. The only known surviving firearm that crossed the wild Atlantic aboard the good ship Mayflower, settled with the pilgrims at Plymouth Colony and ultimately helped the first colonists not only survive, but prosper. Meet the Mayflower Gun.

    http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/american_studies/thanksgivings_first_rifle.php

  12. DeniseVB says:

    This is charming, Dictator Trump will put reporters in cages like Russia and China does to their journalists, or something. The media still doesn’t get it.

    • lateblum says:

      If they actually engaged in

      “ . . . robust fact-based reporting without fear nor favor — on the issues.”

      It would be a very welcome change.
      But I don’t think that is really what she meant when she said it. I think she meant they should make every effort to convince us, the skeptical, that they are “fact-based and without favor”.
      Just my two cents.

  13. swanspirit says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May you all have abundant blessings , and many reasons to be grateful! I am thankful to know all of you and I count this place and all of you among my blessings!

  14. elliesmom says:

    I spent all yesterday afternoon with a friend who is distraught Trump won. You know what? His name never came up. I left her with a pumpkin cheesecake and a pineapple, apricot, and cranberry tart. She sent me home with some of the best quick breads I’ve ever had. We shared funny Thanksgiving stories. Talked about getting the house ready for Christmas. Gossiped about all the people in our lives we have in common. We gave some thought to another vacation together. It’s was a totally lovely day. Today I’ll be with other folks who voted for Hillary, but they accept the election is over. They want the protesters to go home and wait for Trump to actually do something “bad” to get upset. I think we’ll be OK. Sunday night the other family members who voted for Trump will be at our house. There will probably be a fair amount of gloating. 😉

    • lyn says:

      Always love your people stories!

    • Dora says:

      Hey, I’ll be distraught too if you send me over one of your pumpkin cheesecakes. 🙂

      • elliesmom says:

        Our senior center was a having a day before Thanksgiving bake sale. My friend said if I’d bake her a cheesecake, she’d pay me for it, and I could just donate the money. It seemed like a good deal. The tart was a bonus. Her banana bread is to die for, and I knew if I showed up on her porch, she’d give me one so I included delivery. 😉

  15. Dora says:

    Some of you might remember him. My Mother used to hate this man, as all Giants’ fans did.

    I think he was the pitcher the day that Bobby Thompson hist his famous home run. Mom was ecstatic that day. 🙂

    Old, old memories.

  16. Somebody says:

    I hope everybody has a wonderful Thanksgiving. No arguments or fighting at my house, we all voted for Trump as did our extended family except the ones in CA. The CA family won’t be here so we can laugh at them behind their backs, we’ll have to wait until Christmas to laugh in their face!

  17. DandyTIger says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    • DandyTIger says:

      Of course the actual first thanksgiving was in 1619 in Virginia. After establishing a permanent settlement in 1607, and many trips after, a captain brought instructions from the King to hold a thanksgiving, which they did on Dec. 4, 1619. Then some upstart New England creepy people did the same sometime later and got all the attention. Typical.

  18. AniEm says:

    Aftermath of the Election Dialogue – A conversation with our five-year-old granddaughter who has a slight speech defect and a fine mind:
    – MomMom, we had an election today in kindergarten and I got THE. WRONG. ANSWER. I voted for Hirrary and Trump won.
    – Well, an election isn’t exactly like a test. You just try to make the best choice. Why did you choose Hillary?
    – Because Layla told me Donald Trump is mean to sick people.
    – I don’t think that’s true because Donald Trump gave money for eye surgery to help sick children. Layla might not have known that. Sometimes big people don’t tell the truth in politics.

    So the civics question for Thanksgiving discussion is: how do we explain the lies and misconceptions of ‘big people’ to the little ones?

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Yes, Happy Trumpsgiving to All !

  20. Dora says:

    They’re getting ready to go. 🙂

  21. DeniseVB says:

    I really don’t give a flying fig whether Trump picks Romney for SoS or not. I like Romney despite him being such a jackass during the primaries (in that why didn’t you bash Obama this hard in 2012?? way). I’m just tired of the twit-fights among the Trumpers. Or are they, et tu Newt ?

    • elliesmom says:

      I was all-in for Mitt in 2012, and it had very little to do with not wanting Obama re-elected. I voted for him joyfully when he ran for governor in MA. While most people think MA is blue to its core, during my lifetime there have been many successful Republicans in the corner office, including Charlie Baker, who is governor now. I hope to see Charlie take a run at POTUS sometime in the future. If Trump thinks he can work with Mitt, and Mitt is willing to work with Trump, it’s says a lot about both men.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I won’t forget how Mitt saved the Salt Lake City Olympics that was doomed to failure. If personalities don’t get in the way, he’d make a great SoS.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        If Trump thinks he would be a good additional to his team and they are willing to work together – it would show that both are attempting to rise above pettiness. Both have done and said some dumb things – but neither it stupid. Both have a lot of real world experience. Mitt would certainly improve the image of the SOS that has been severely tarnished.

  22. Venus says:

  23. Kathy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving all..I love reading here everyday..feel like I know each and every one. I’m going into the ‘belly of the beast’ in a couple of hours. I will be the only Trumpster at Thanksgiving this year and have decided that I will just sit quietly with a big grin on my face.

  24. votermom says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to My Wonderful TCH Family!

  25. elliesmom says:

    We have wild turkeys crossing the hill behind our house. They’re looking very grateful.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. DeniseVB says:

    Sometimes I worry I’m turning into one of those slobbering Hill and Obots. But Trump deserves his accolades, he’s self-made and crazy wealthy on his own dime. Hill and Bam got wealthy off public service, as do most career politicians/criminals. I’m very optimistic 🙂

    • CiscoKid says:

      Trump appeals to us because of his love of country, patriotism to same and he’s a smart guy.
      Hills minions loved her because she offered free stuff, didn’t like the police and military, and was a extension of Obama who hates America.
      Watch for a Barry to close Gitmo before he leaves office.

  27. lateblum says:

    I came here today so wish all the TCHers the Happiest Thanksgiving ever !
    We have so much to be thankful for. Most of all, the support and friendship we offer to and receive from each other . . . and to everyone who just “lurks” (regardless of where you’re coming from).

    I also wanted to share an interview I heard this morning on the radio… A young-ish sounding woman was asked about her Thanksgiving plans for this year. She said, ” We usually go to my parents for Thanksgiving. But this year, due to the election, our feelings are so raw that “I don’t want our children to have to listen to my parents’ political point of view .
    Those poor, poor, kids! They have grandparents who have a different point of view from their parents. /s

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🍁🍂🌻🍂🍁

  28. DeniseVB says:

    This guy is amazeballs in his work ethic. He posted this 2 hours ago, on Thanksgiving.

    • CiscoKid says:

      See?
      There’s another reason we like him, he W-O-R-KS!
      No multiple vacations or golfing every week.

      • DeniseVB says:

        After reading about the secret service details, I realized just how much Presidents cost us when they wonder off the WH Plantation/Camp David. Millions because of advance teams needing to secure every posh hotel or mansion (let’s say the Obamas) need to lock down ahead of their arrivals. Dan Bongino (former SS) said Trump’s properties are a dream assignment, already have better security than gov’t protection. Less work and less time spent away from their family.

      • gracepmc says:

        He also cleverly applies a little pressure on AC Carrier.

        Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Blessings and gratitude.

    • 1539days says:

      I know about Carrier as it has a big presence in Upstate NY. New York State tried to offer them a big incentive (9 figures) years ago to keep assembling product in the US. Part of the problem is that Carrier makes a lot of sales in China. China negotiates their trade agreements were companies have to move at least part of their manufacturing to China to sell in China.

      I’m not sure what Trump has to offer Carrier other than sticks. If they don’t move some operations to China, the deal falls through. If the US puts pressure on China, they go to other companies in Europe. If Carrier can’t expand their market, they’ll have to close plants in the US, anyway.

      • DandyTIger says:

        One carrot might be that selling Carrier into China might be a major part of Trump’s negotiations with China.

      • Ann says:

        China negotiates their trade agreements were companies have to move at least part of their manufacturing to China to sell in China.

        So, the US negotiates their trade agreements were companies have to move (or keep) at least part of their manufacturing to (in) the US to sell in the United States.

        And could that be what Trump keeps referring to when talking about “our very bad trade deals”?

        • 1539days says:

          I rarely know what Trump means.

          If the definition of “our” means the Unites States, then he’s talking about things like TPP, NAFTA or the WTO. If “our” means the individual US companies that don’t make the deals he likes, then that would imply Trump wants to be Hugo Chavez and take over American companies and do his own deals.

          Carrier actually keeps the value added jobs in the US (scientists, engineers) because China is primarily interested in manufacturing. Carrier also manufactures in the US, there are just fewer places. Now, if the US started acting like China, Carrier would have to keep a low-capacity facility open in the US that would lose money, but would earn a net profit because they have to create make-work jobs to have government contracts, for example.

          Since they do more business in China than the US, they could also just move everything overseas.

  29. CiscoKid says:

    Example:
    From Conservativetribune.com
    Author responds to someone bitching about Melinia’s decision to stay in NYC while Barron attends school costing the taxpayers.
    According to Judicial Watch, President Barack Obama’s family spent at least $70.5 million during his first seven years in office on “personal or largely personal travel.” Just first lady Michelle Obama’s family trip five years ago to South Africa alone cost $424,000, as reported by U.S. News & World Report.

    Here’s the difference: Whereas the Obamas regularly flushed money down the toilet to embark on extravagant vacations, the Trumps simply wanted to raise their children well — the idea of which was apparently too much for the average liberal dingbat to understand.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Don’t forget, the Obamas are STAYING in DC so their Precious can finish high school. Totally disrupting a tony DC neighborhood for 2 years due to extra SS requirements.

      So far, still rumors, the O’s are renting/buying in Palm Springs and Hawaii too ? Cha-Ching.

      • CiscoKid says:

        I wonder if he realizes that his regime is over and that Trump will undo as much as possible, the damage that Obama has done to America?

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  31. Dora says:

    Here He Is! 🙂

  32. Dora says:

    Parade is over. Lots of security this year, but it all went well, so I guess it was worth it.

    • lateblum says:

      Will DiBlasio complain about how much it cost to protect tourists from terrorists this Thanksgiving.

  33. Underwhelmed says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, all. Be at peace, and try not to burp too loudly …

  34. DeniseVB says:

    Well, this explains a lot of things….lol !

  35. helenk3 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all here.
    this is one of my “safe spaces”. we do not all agree on everything but we listen and learn from each other. In today’s world that is really something to be thankful to have.
    enjoy the day, the football, the turkey dinner, the short nap after dinner and getting someone else to clean up the kitchen

  36. foxyladi14 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Friends, 😀

  37. kanaughty says:

    Thank you to everyone here!

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