Pardoning Motherfucking Turkeys


Is it just me, or is it unimaginably depraved that sick-fuck grandstanding scuzbucket politicians “pardon” turkeys on teevee before Thanksgiving, while sending human beings to their deaths at the hands of the state (admittedly, after conviction for heinous crimes)?

Comments

  1. Becca says

    It only started being sick when the man responsible for signing more death warrents than anyone else in the 20th century started doing it.

  2. Physiogroupie IV says

    Yeah, I don’t get it. You know they all go home and eat a gigantic serving of turkey later.

    Turkey coma. Mmm.

  3. Pinus says

    Governor Palin pardoned a Turkey…and then made some comments as Turkeys were being killed behind her. Awesome. I say down with pardoning, we have to get honest about where our food comes from. Meat comes from killing shit. Deal with it or eat beans.

  4. says

    DJ&MH: GREAT point.

    But the tradition is stupid. But at least it could give me a good water cooler joke that is yet unwritten dealing with both turkeys and Scooter fuck Libby.

  5. says

    distributorcap;
    I think a good argument can be made that tradition (govt or otherwise) has historically been the single greatest impediment to progress. Compared to the long line of stupid shit that has been condoned/embraced/propagated to inflict heinous abuse on large swathes of humanity, the turkey pardoning is nothing. It is ridiculously funny though.

  6. says

    PiT- there are Turkeys in Disneyland that would disagree with you

    (1) Do you REALLY believe that the pardoned turkeys are ACTUALLY sent to Disneyland? I’m guessing that the Disney turkeys have California accents (or Central Florida accents if sent to Disneyworld).

    (2) Is it humane to send living creatures to a bizarre fantasy land where they’ll get chased by children, teenagers, Japanese businessmen and adults dressed as oversized animals?

    Hahahahaha!

  7. Tigger says

    Actually, the turkey that is pardoned will die soon anyway. Not because it will become food, but because of the way food turkeys are bred. Basically, once they get past that “tender young” stage, their breasts are too big for them to be able to move around much, and they die of respiratory failure.

  8. Physiogroupie IV says

    Well, we’re all going to die some day. Doesn’t mean we should go around killing and eating people.

    But, I still maintain that pardoning turkeys is stupid. How about doing some real work if you’re an elected public official..?

  9. becca says

    (1) Do you REALLY believe that the pardoned turkeys are ACTUALLY sent to Disneyland?
    Yes. Yes I do. I could give you evidence, (http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=223&sid=1505392), but mostly there are some things I choose to believe because they make me happy and there is no harm if I’m wrong. So fuck you very much.

    As far as (2)- of course Disneyland isn’t humane. For anyone involved. Least of all Pilgram Mickey Mouse. But it might beat the alternatives…

    @tigger- apparently, they give them a special workout regime. More evidence of inhumane treatment, I know.

    @pinus- Palin in front of the “cone of death” was fantastic.

  10. says

    (1) Do you REALLY believe that the pardoned turkeys are ACTUALLY sent to Disneyland?
    Yes. Yes I do. I could give you evidence, (http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=223&sid=1505392), but mostly there are some things I choose to believe because they make me happy and there is no harm if I’m wrong. So fuck you very much.

    Hahaha. Do you believe in Santa Claus, the toothfairy and the Easter bunny too?

    **wipes tears of laughter from eyes**

  11. says

    Awwww, be nice! We all have our illusions. I for one still indulge in believing in a fair courts system. Very , very occasionally.

  12. says

    My parents just called from the land far, far away and said they had seen the footage of Palin’s turkey pardon/slaughter. They couldn’t figure out what the hell was going on and why a perfectly tasty turkey was being “pardoned”! I laughed so hard I thought my sides would burst.

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