8 thoughts on “One More Time

  1. Perfect! (No pardon for these critters). Happy Thanksgiving!
    We have much to be grateful for, after all.

  2. I find this to be an insult to turkeys everywhere!

    Are turkeys cold hearted killers? NO!

    They *are* supposed to be stupid, though.

    So there ya go.

  3. In honor of the Historic Thanksgiving:


    To have been delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1970

    Three hundred fifty years after the Pilgrims began their invasion of the land of the Wampanoag, their “American” descendants planned an anniversary celebration. Still clinging to the white schoolbook myth of friendly relations between their forefathers and the Wampanoag, the anniversary planners thought it would be nice to have an Indian make an appreciative and complimentary speech at their state dinner. Frank James was asked to speak at the celebration. He accepted. The planners, however , asked to see his speech in advance of the occasion, and it turned out that Frank James’ views — based on history rather than mythology — were not what the Pilgrims’ descendants wanted to hear. Frank James refused to deliver a speech written by a public relations person. Frank James did not speak at the anniversary celebration. If he had spoken, this is what he would have said:

    I speak to you as a man — a Wampanoag Man. I am a proud man, proud of my ancestry, my accomplishments won by a strict parental direction (“You must succeed – your face is a different color in this small Cape Cod community!”). I am a product of poverty and discrimination from these two social and economic diseases. I, and my brothers and sisters, have painfully overcome, and to some extent we have earned the respect of our community. We are Indians first – but we are termed “good citizens.” Sometimes we are arrogant but only because society has pressured us to be so.

    It is with mixed emotion that I stand here to share my thoughts. This is a time of celebration for you – celebrating an anniversary of a beginning for the white man in America. A time of looking back, of reflection. It is with a heavy heart that I look back upon what happened to my People.

    You can read the rest of Wamsutta James’ speech here.

    Under The LobsterScope

  4. So today is the day when retailers get “in the black” and sell a lot of stuff for the holidays. It appears, however, as I watch Bloomberg TV this morning, that this is not going to be the great income day for the stores that it has been in the past.

    The economy is having its effect on buyers as they spend less and less money on gifts and holiday entertainment. One article I read yesterday noted that many of the big retail chains have already started to sell off their overfilled warehouses full of items to discount brokers. This doesn’t usually happen until the buying season is over… and perhaps it is over already.

    Under The LobsterScope

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