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Butterball Fights Back in War on Thanksgiving
You didn’t know there was a war on Thanksgiving, did you?
There is. And 2014 sees turkey producer Butterball lobbing the first attack in that annual battle. In answer to PETA’s annual anti-turkey Thanksgiving campaign Butterball has secured certification from the Amercian Humane Society for their humane treatment of farm animals.
PETA traditionally uses the holiday of Thanksgiving to push their animal rights agenda. With billboards, magazine ads, television commercials, online events and high-profile protests PETA annually engages in a campaign each Thanksgiving to get Americans to eat something different each year.
There has been no indication that these efforts have resulted in fewer turkeys being sold and consumed each Thanksgiving.
But Butterball is tired of the bad press and has taken bold steps to secure something of a PR coup before PETA has a chance to launch their annual campaign.
Consumer Reports, which issues report cards on food labels, rates the American Humane Certified stamp “somewhat meaningful.” The label requires producers to follow basic standards, CR found: adequate food and clean water and ensuring that the animals are “free from pain and unnecessary stress.’”
It won’t be enough for PETA, of course. Soon you will see the annual “undercover” videos of conditions at turkey farms — likely a Butterball facility this year — that will show mournful turkeys crammed into tight spaces with nothing to do but eat, sleep and cannibalize each other. There will be a lot of talk about beak trimming, toe trimming and turkeys that are not allowed to be outdoors.
Details of the eagerly awaited Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York have been announced on the parade’s official website . Now in its ninetieth year, the parade is expected to draw over 3 million people and will wind through some of New York’s most iconic landmarks on Thursday November 27th.
Each year the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade features a wide variety of balloons and this year is no exception. There will be a festive SpongeBob Squarepants, Papa Smurf, Spiderman and Hello Kitty balloons to keep the kids entertained. Some of the balloons are up to four stories in height and are as wide as five of New York’s famous yellow taxis.
There are also plenty of weird and wonderful floats that will be cruising through Manhattan. There will be a Big Apple float designed as a replica of the city itself, with a separate float
representing Brooklyn Bridge. The Smurfs will also have their own float as will The Build a Bear Workshop, who will be bringing some international flavour to the parade with a float featuring bears representing different countries around the world.
It may be slightly early for Christmas but there will be a Santa Sleigh to bring some early Christmas cheer to proceedings, ideal for the many UK visitors in New York to take advantage of Manhattan’s unrivalled selection on shops. Delta Airlines will be contributing its own winter wonderland to the parade featuring on-float ice skaters.
In addition to the millions lining the streets of New York, an estimated 50 million people will watch on television. The parade will be shown live on NBC plus various other television networks globally.
The three hour parade will follow its traditional route, winding its way along a two mile route through central New York, beginning at 77th Street and Central Park West, then moving down to Columbus Circle. After wowing the crowds in Central Park South and traversing 6th Avenue and 34th Street, the parade finishes in front of Macy’s Herald Square around midday – perfect for anyone enjoying some Christmas shopping in The Big Apple.
(Man I love the season! –Publius)
Well, this is the day I switch over to Christmas. It has been a busy year and I really haven’t kept up with the political end of things. There are many bloggers and radio hosts that can show and speak to the idiocy known as Liberalism/Progressivism and the idiot known as obama much better than I, so for the most part with all that was going on here I stayed out of the fray to take care of the things in my life that were really important.
But, We saw that first cold (cool here) front and the shortening of days as well as the first Apple Cider and Pumpkin Spice from Starbucks so that tells me Autumn is here and Halloween. Thanksgiving and Christmas can’t be far behind. So with that in mind, and with things here well in hand, unless something really important happens in the world of politics that I feel I can add to with my limited smarts and wit, I will concentrate on the upcoming holidays.
Love you all, Politics in full 2 Jan 2015, but for now…………………………Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
Autumn Folklore and Verse
Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the moor. – Irish proverb
Trees snapping and cracking in the autumn indicate dry weather.
If, in the fall of the leaves in October, many of them wither on the boughs and hang there, it betokens a frosty winter and much snow.
Spring rain damps;
Autumn rain soaks.
Of autumn’s wine, now drink your fill; the frost’s on the pumpkin, and snow’s on the hill.
– The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1993
Autumn has caught us in our summer wear. – Philip Larkin, British poet (1922-1986)
Fantastic Fall Photos
Credit: Bill Paulino
Credit: TL O’Brian
by Staff Sgt. Kelley Perry
Ten years ago, you walked on our soil
Concealed in plain sight, destruction your goal
An army of cowards, a sentinel of shame
A life of anger, with America to blame.
Ten years ago, hatred grew wings
Evil grew a face, cowardice had a name
Targeting our businesses, our children, our homes
You prayed that our fallen would become our bygone.
Ten years ago, revenge took flight
Our rockets and bombs were stars in your night
The crack of gunfire, the rumble of tracks
The militia of cowards was under attack.
While notes of TAPS sound at home on our shores
The forces of vengeance arrive at your door
A people’s determination, a country’s resolve
The leader of cowards himself would soon fall.
Ten years later, America still stands
Freedom and liberty powering our great land
Scores of our warriors have laid down their lives
Your scoundrels their battle, our freedom their prize.
Ten years later, we remember the lost
The response to your acts has come with a cost
We celebrate our victories, we train for new fights
We chase faceless villains in day and through night.
Ten years later, our resolve is anew
The opponents of freedom remain in our view
Though we mourn those we lost, we find strength in our tears
And vow we shall never forget – these ten years.
- See more at: http://publications.geauxguard.com/we-remember/#sthash.u8H6iFT9.dpuf