The President's turkeys

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  1. b.c.

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    My clone/daughter was at the LAX seeing off a friend who was going home for TDay when they noticed a great commotion meandering through the terminal. There was a hubbub of security people, and onlookers, and photographers and their center of interest appeared to be two cages being trucked through the facility. Her friend, overtaken with curiosity ran to see what it could be. What indeed!!

    Turned out to be, to their utter disappointment, the President's turkeys (on diplomatic escort no doubt).

    The President's turkeys.... well...


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    They were stuffed a little earlier than usual this year...:smile:
     
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    I have a vague memory that the Presiden't official turkeys are traditionally pardoned. Which is odd as they haven't been convicted of any crimes. Of course Ford pardoned Nixon when he hadn't been convicted of a crime. But although Nixon was something of a turkey, nobody was planning to eat him.

    Life in the United States is a bit more complex than some - say, the typical Manchester Guardian reader - may fully grasp.

    I usually have a Thanksgiving hamburger, myself.
     
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    This year's presidentially pardoned turkeys, Flier and Fryer, were dispatched to Disneyland to be honored as the co-grand marshals of the Disney Thanksgiving Day parade.

    They'll live out their gobbling lives in the luxury of Disneylove on the complex.
     
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    It's not been published in that name since 1959 though that former title is still occasionally used in North America, probably because there are so many newspapers with the name Guardian. Or was your comment aimed at Guardian readers in Manchester only? Same paper, different demographic.

    Now, if you'd said the Manchester Evening News, I'd have been with you.:smile:
     
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