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Support our Turkeys, Support our President

Posted in MEAT POLITICS with tags , on November 26, 2008 by chomposaurus

Yes, the President is pardoning some turkeys today – and no, that does not mean he’s pardoning most of his cabinet. Tradition dictates that the President pardon a few lucky Meleagris gallopavo each year. The turkey, it seems, receive the type of treatment that many of our returning veterans do not.

The two 20-week-old, 45-pound white turkeys were escorted up a red carpet by Willard bellmen, who pushed the birds on a cart through the lobby and up to Room 726… The Turkey Suite was sectioned off by baby gates, keeping the birds in the foyer, which was protected with plastic, paper and sawdust. They also won’t be sleeping alone — their trainer, Peter Gruel, will be staying in the adjoining room.

But while they couldn’t sit on the couch, the turkeys did have some perks. Chef Neall Bailey prepared “turkey treats” for them, made of cracked corn, soybeans, roasted hazelnuts, oats and raisins.

And the birds had better get a good night’s sleep, for after their visit to the White House, they will fly first class on United Airlines to Los Angeles, where one of them will be the grand marshal in Thursday’s Disneyland Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Sarah Palin Conquers the Turkeys

Posted in VIDEOS with tags , on November 25, 2008 by chomposaurus

In this disturbingly comical video, Sarah Palin and a reporter have a friendly chat after the governor’s traditional pardoning of a Thanksgiving turkey. What’s disturbing, however, is the fact that behind her several less fortunate gobblers are being graphically slaughtered by a jolly Alaskan farmer.