Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

posted by The Sailor @ 6:28 PM Permalink

While it's probably too late for most of you, here is an excerpt of talking points for dealing with you conservetard relatives:
Talking Turkey: Ten Myths Conservatives Believe About Progressives

1. Liberals hate America.

For the record: Liberals love America. In fact, what makes us liberals is that we actually read and believed all those pretty words in the Declaration of Independence about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," and in the Bill of Rights about freedom of speech, religion, assembly, privacy, and all the rest of it.
4. Liberals hate our troops.

We love our troops. We love them so much that we want them brought home safe and sound to their families, as soon as possible.

5. Liberals are a bunch of elitists who hate decent working- and middle-class Americans. opposed to those sainted corporate men-of-the-people who fly around in private jets and pull down eight-figure salaries while closing plants and cutting 10,000 jobs at a time. That's what real populism looks like, you betcha.

Liberals are funny people. We think that sending well-paid American jobs overseas is a bad idea. We think the minimum wage should be big enough to cover life's necessities, with some left over. We think it's insane that over half the bankruptcies in the country are due to lack of adequate medical insurance.
The whole post is great, I urge you to read it all.

At least you'll be ready for Xmas dinner.

Cross posted at SteveAudio

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At 7:05 PM, Blogger JayV said...

A belated Happy Thanksgiving greeting to you and yours!

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Bill Arnett said...

Are you celebrating on your boat? Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Hari Krishna, and Happy New Year.

(The hari Krishna was for the follically challenged.)

At 4:41 PM, Blogger The Sailor said...

Thanks Bill & JV!

Alas, I live in a Midwestern state and we had to haul our boats as of November 1st.

I celebrated by working unpaid overtime on a grant to keep the coffers flowing.

(I'm not complaining; I have health care, a good salary and lots of vacation days.

And I don't have a GF and my boat's on the hard. I'm the logical choice and frankly I'd rather be in the lab than spending time with distant relatives I have nothing in common with.)

At 6:50 PM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

Well, at least you all didn't have to cook for a picky eater that demanded turkey, another picky eater who wouldn't eat garlic, gluten or meat, and a cuban and his buddy who wanted pork, con gris, tostadas con mojho and 2 different kinds of pie. All made in a tiny Brooklyn kitchen.

By the time I sat down to eat, I was in a coma.

Hark, the holidays have arrived.

At 9:36 PM, Blogger The Sailor said...

turkey, pork, con gris, tostadas con mojho and 2 different kinds of pie!

Screw work, next time I'm going to Vid's for dinner!

At 10:58 PM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

y'all are more than welcome. but be prepared: after the first bottle of wine, we become obnoxious.


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