On Thanksgiving 2010 we have a lot to be thankful for. So, let's
count our blessings this year and say grace for a high unemployment
rate, record deficits, homeowners underwater and foreclosed upon,
two wars still ongoing (yes, the one is still a war).
Thanksgiving 2010 is for sweater-dogs.
But, this is not all we have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving
2010. That is because this is an election year and a whole group
of turkeys have just been voted into Congress. Some of the same
turkeys got to stay in office.
No matter whether you're Republican, Democrat, Independent or Indonesian,
you can acknowledge that Washington DC gridlock will be even worse
for the next two years than it ever was in the past.
Just as the Pilgrims and Indians, however, made peace around Thanksgiving
time, so now shall we put aside our petty political differences
and talk about why Keith Olbermann from MSNBC was suspended this
year because he didn't get permission from the corporate mothership
before he made a private donate as a private citizen.
But, even though the heads of MSNBC may be turkeys, so we've seen
this past year, so are the heads of NBC as they kicked Conan to
the curb in favor of Jay. What were they thinking?
But, then again, this isn't a "Rant Against The Man or Corporate
Man" website, so let's be thankful for a few things this Thanksgiving
2010. The first thing we can be thankful for is toast. Toast is
good. It is actually browned bread.
Another thing to be thankful for is pants. Without pants we would
be the style of naked that gets us embarrassed or in jail or both.
Be thankful for sweaters.
Sweaters are good as they keep us warm. But, sweater-dogs are just
wrong so please by the love of God, do not humiliate your pup with
a sweater. Especially now that Halloween is over and you've had
your fun, please let your dog be a dog and not wear your sweater
and their secret resentment around.
And the final thing to be thankful for this 2010 Thanksgiving season
is the fact that no matter how dysfunctional your family is, you
can always find one that is more dysfunctional than yours. Serial
killer families have to be at the top of my list here.
So, say a little prayer for the serial killer families around the
world and enjoy your 2010 Thanksgiving feast. And your toast. And