Democracy Has Prevailed.

November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!

Here are some of my Thanksgiving-themed blogposts for yinz to (rhetorically) chew on today:

  • My letter to Sue - December, 2 2020
    My memories and traditions circle almost exclusively around the non-historical aspects of the day. For me, it's about a big multi-course meal (many hours long) with a large loud multi-generational Italian-American family that's happy to be in each other's company on a chilly late November Thursday.

    The day begins watching a parade and ends watching football.

    Of course, I am not unaware of the historical myths surrounding the meaning of the day. But like Columbus Day, Thanksgiving sits at an intersection of a number of different (some overlapping, some discrete) narratives. We can't erase the sins of the past, that's for sure, and the dissonance at the core of the American Experience is the result of how we want (or perhaps need) to perceive our collective past grinding against the painful realities of that past.
  • Wendy Bell's Batshit Conspiracy Theory

    Well not exactly about Thanksgiving but worthy of a visit anyway:

    On Thanksgiving Day, Radio Karen aired Wendy Bell's explanation to her audience the only plausible explanation (as she saw it) for Donald Trump's election loss - a vast and mighty multi-level corruption.

    Yes, it's as batshit crazy and you can imagine.

    No, wait. Strike that. It's even more batshit crazy than you can imagine.

  • SEE? The Zombie Thanksgiving Story STILL Lives

    This a link to my debunking of the Thanksgiving-Socialism myth I wrote for The Pittsburgh Current.

  • Basted in Blood
    Again, while you CAN get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant, I'm not sure Cinder Calhoun approves.

  • Exercising My First Amendment Rights at Trump Tower:

  • Alice's Restaurant
    You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant
    You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant
    Walk right in it's around the back
    Just a half a mile from the railroad track
    You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant
Happy Thanksgiving!