November 19, 2023
Thank you, Ms. Vance. Excellent as always. Just one small edit, if I may. In your third (?) paragraph, you say Trump is 'uniquely prone to inciting violence with his CARELESS words.' (Caps are mine.)
His words are not careless. They are deliberate.
It may not be a sign, but the dog once again hauled his Trump stuffie out of his toy box, then proceeded to sling in around, growl at it and gnaw on its head. Then leave it sprawled on the floor of the living room. Every time he does that something bad happens to Trump. Thanksgiving is quiet at my house - just me and the dog. I make all the stuff *I* like for Thanksgiving - turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and apples, cranberry relish. No green bean casserole! And, of course, lots of football. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
OK, day before T-Day our son drives out to our premier PNW seafood vendor and buys several fresh Dungeness crabs and three dozen freshly harvested Shiguko oysters for a shellfish bash...served with a lovely vin d'Alsace, quite aromatic.
T-day is turkey on the barbecue, garlic-mashed potatoes, sheet-pan roasted veggies, and baked sourdough bread stuffing, all brought together with a rich brown gravy...wines are Provençal rosé and Gamay red, usually a Beaujolais Village or Morgon. Dessert is classic pecan and pumpkin pies...then we collapse.
What a rats nest of litigation! How does he sleep at night. Well, I probably know the answer to that…
Gag him. Keep him gagged!
This 14th Amendment business never seemed solid. Seems rather desperate.
All of the other suits seem to have merit. I keep hoping beyond hope that justice is served!
Thanks Joyce. That was a calming read! As calming as it can be considering everything that is going on. I bake cranberry bread every year around Thanksgiving and the Holidays. It tastes and smells so good and it really feels like the spirit is in the house. I'll tell you guys the recipe if you promise not to tell anyone... I use the recipe that it printed on the Ocean Spray bag and on their website. I get the orange zest and juice from my tree. I totally load the things up with love and care. That's it. Scouts honor. Okay... Cub Scouts. Still counts!!!
Thank you as always for your overview of the upcoming events
Here’s a little story for your Thanksgiving adventure collection. It was the first Thanksgiving I was making for my family, in a funky little apartment in the East Village, with a small funky stove
I went to check the turkey, carelessly pulled out the rack, and out it slid onto the floor. My husband and I grabbed it, stuck it back in the pan and back in the oven and said nothing to anyone. I think we had had one too many margaritas 😁
Thank you, as always, for your clarity. As for Thanksgiving I’ll share for most of my life I made (or ate my mother’s) oyster dressing stuffed into the turkey. Yum. But my children, none of whom were raised in New Orleans, don’t love it and prefer to eat all the mashed potatoes and creamed peas available. (“Enough carbs Mom!”) Instead I’ve made a dressing with homemade pumpkin bread, fennel and other yummy things. I’m trying apple and chestnut dressing made with challah. Love the sweet and savory. Kind of like life. Best wishes for a warm, lovely and deliciously filling Thanksgiving with your family.
This time of year a good, gooey apple pie and some cinnamon ice cream is my idea of nirvana!
Thanksgiving will be quiet this year. I take care of my 91-year-old mom, and we've generally just had a simple dinner of "the usual" Thanksgiving fare; turkey (or sometimes not, neither one of us are big fans), dressing, cranberry sauce, and some kind of potato. I will usually start hauling out Christmas decorations at some point and get that business going, which usually lasts all throughout the weekend because I am getting too old for all that 💩, and it takes longer now!
Unfortunately, this year we will be without Sarge the dog (see my avatar) because I had to have him put to sleep this past week. He developed pancreatitis, and at 14+ years old, nothing was working to help him, so it was an unavoidable decision. It's a downer for sure, but life must go on.
But, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Joyce, and to your whole family. I look forward to the chicken videos! And a very happy Thanksgiving to all of the Civil Discourse community!
Years ago when I lived in Yorba Linda on 7 acre of avocado and other fruit trees it seemed like we always had the Santa Ana winds and would be picking up fruit. That was almost a tradition. But the real one was my father making the pumpkin pies and making me a small amount of potato
stuffing as I didn’t like the regular kind . And can’t forget the “lively discussion “ when you got the family together.
Everyone have a wonderful thanksgiving!
Joyce, excellent summary of what's coming at us this week.
Wishing you and your loved ones a joyful Thanksgiving! Although I currently reside in the east, my roots trace back to the strong influence of my Arkansas-born and bred female relatives. While I certainly appreciate the traditional turkey and its accompanying delights, such as the delectable homemade cranberries prepared by my wife, my personal preference lies in savoring a delicious sweet potato pie rather than the customary pumpkin pie. The cherished art of crafting these mouthwatering sweet potato pies was passed down through generations of remarkable women in my family. First, my two eldest great-aunts acquired the masterful techniques from their mothers, who then generously imparted their knowledge to my mother, despite her being several years younger.
Be that as it may about Trump and Gag orders, I believe that if we as members of the "general public" were to have taken such liberties with name calling and insulting behavior directed toward the Bench, we would have found ourselves in an entirely different situation from Trump.
It's only 9:30 out here on the Leftist Coast and Heather posted early too. I just might get a full night's sleep tonight. Thank you for keeping us in the loop, Joyce and enjoy the Quad alignment.
As always, I'll be pullin' for the pullets.
We used to do an Italian-American supper starting with homemade ravioli and pasta sauce with antipasti. But in recent years we’ve cut back on the carbs and stuck with the traditional American feast. We always make refrigerator cloverleaf rolls which started with my mom making them for holidays years ago. That’s one carb we can’t seem to quit. Mom is from Tulsa and used to cook big family dinners. Gratefully she is still with us at 96, but I have taken over the roll-making task. My brother makes rolls for his family on the east coast. Joyce, wishing you and yours a peaceful Thanksgiving holiday. I am ever grateful for your legal explanations. Also love Sisters-in-Law podcast.
While getting my nails done, the person getting their nails done next to me stated to their nail tech, "Thanksgiving is a Jewish holiday." Happily, I did not burst into flames and torch the establishment....
My favorite Thanksgiving food is oyster casserole. I buy the same ingredients each year from the same grocery. It has been $34.26 for the past 6 years. This year it was $64.90. Like wow.
I wish everyone here a lovely not Jewish holiday.
I very much look forward to chicken videos and pics of pies!!
Happy Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday... Enjoy family one and all!!