Happy Thanksgiving

This year I feel incredibly lucky at Thanksgiving.  Nobody at my feast will have voted for Donald Trump.


And they will all be relatives.

Didn’t I tell you that I’m lucky?  It’s true — I will gladly spend then next two days cooking for them.

But I know that not everybody is as lucky as me.  I feel your pain, I really do.  One of my brothers voted for Trump, as did a nephew and, I’m pretty sure, a great nephew.  But none of them are coming — they don’t usually come so I did not banish them.

It’s hard to talk to folks about this election and why we feel so strongly that the wrong side won.

It’s hard to talk about this election and not place all Trump voters into Hillary’s stupid basket of deplorables.

It’s hard to talk about this election to Trump voters and not slap them upside the head for being stupid, for placing our democracy at risk, for threatening the future of the planet either by a Trump tiff or by his unwillingness to accept that climate change is real and to do something about it.

For those of you who need assistance, I give you this video — with a shout-out to my friend Karen:



Not that it will change anything.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who are celebrating.


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35 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Yay for love and family and friends!

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  2. My son is sick so we will be missing out on Thanksgiving. It’s a Christmas miracle? We have to say “Christmas” for every holiday now–first executive order.

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  3. I’ll be one butter knife away from all of it. But, if you/we can’t talk about anything but politics at the holiday meal, then all is not right with the family. Happy Thanksgiving. ☺

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  4. A family I know is trying to ban any political discussion from the Thanksgiving table in the hope that it’ll keep them from carving each other instead of the turkey. I hope it works.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Elyse. Usually, there is a big crowd at my sister’s house. Howevah, my kid just moved to New Joisey, my mom just got out of the hospital and is in rehab, and my dad is in assisted living, and there’s no way we would be able to handle him. So, it will be my sister, my nephew and the 3 dogs. My sister and I will think of the Hairy Cheez Doodle as we take the guts out of the bird and stab it later on. I’m pretty sure the 3 dogs hate him, too, because they are wonderful judges of character.

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  6. Oh this was too good. Loved it. I did yell and stomp my feet about “T man” but- what’s going on with all these repubs on Fox news who still want to see “H” in the hoose-cow?

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  7. I heard someone today say to get someone to uninvited themselves, just start talking about the election. … of course my message is the counter. oh well – it takes a lot to make the world go around. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  8. Deb

    My daughter and me only this time, and we are so on the same page we can finish each others sentences. I would seriously consider just walking around with this video on a loop though, for anyone who needs some education. Have a great day Elyse!

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    • You cracked me up! I wonder if we can get it filtered into those places where you can’t get away from the TV and it’s always on bloomin’ Fox!

      Enjoy your daughter and your holiday!

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  9. Enjoy the cooking, Elyse. My wife refers to Thanksgiving as “Women’s Labor Day.”

    Our Thanksgiving table will include 4 Hillaryites and 2 Trumpers. Which is appropriate because this is California, where Hillary got nearly 2/3’s of the popular vote.

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  10. My dinner table: me, Jim, Son, Daughter. Small group. We are aligned. If we were to go to the big party (Jim’s family) 90% of them or more will have voted for trump. Logistics don’t allow us to join them this year but I’m not sure I’d want to.

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