Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:31 PM
SCALA13 (69 posts)
ThanksGiving Crises!Pardon Turkey found DEAD!
Just thought about posting an article to go with holidays.LOL
Washington (CNN) – Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious.
Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had died after a weekend "illness." But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird.
But pressed on details about Peace's death, and what was done with the carcass, Aloisi deferred. "Honestly, I work in marketing," she said, defensively. "We have a 500-acre facility."
The facility - historic home of President George Washington - includes a landmark mansion, farm, wharf and the Mount Vernon Inn.
Asked if the inn serves turkey, Aloisi hedged. "That's a good question. I assume so," she said.
The inn, in fact, boasts of "costumed servers" who serve "delicious regional and colonial cuisine" including a "Roast Turkey Dinner" for $17.50, according to the inn's web site.
And two new birds pardoned by President Obama will be put on public display until early January, and will then be retired to live out the rest of their natural lives, spared the feast.
Senators Lindsey Graham and McCain, should launch a Special Sub Committee. This spokesperson seems to be just telling suspected altered talking points from the inn. Please make sure this turkey did not meet an untimely end due to the President's health care system for avian members of the USA. Senile Repugs I swear.
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ThanksGiving Crises!Pardon Turkey found DEAD! (Original post)
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Response to bluedigger (Reply #3)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:48 PM
freshwest (53,601 posts)
5. That certainly seems to be the case. I was in the store and saw a display of frozen turkeys.
Some were so gigantic, I don't think they could have lived without breaking a leg. It happens with these domesticated birds, or so it's said. What a depressing thought.
Response to SCALA13 (Original post)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:27 PM
SidDithers (38,083 posts)
15. "the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious"...
There's a Mitchell and Webb for almost every situation. Get that turkey to Pet Hospital, stat!