Sunday Funday: Happy Thanksgiving Edition

thanksgiving native americanThis year Thanksgiving Day coincides with the 55th anniversary of President Kennedy’s murder. So for many of us Thursday will be a day of mixed feelings. 

While the media created fantasy of Americans on Thanksgiving Day is that of happy  people (mostly white) sitting down to a meal fit for a king, reality in America is much different. For one thing America is becoming much more of a melting pot every year. For many of these folks their access to achieving the American Dream has been thwarted through legalities and societal norms. 

The America that governed itself with the goal of the best for all people has become a society fractured in many ways with people who have no access to health care, are homeless, have been stripped of their rights to vote, and have become political footballs for the immigration wars. We are constantly on a war footing. We now have a president whose strategy is to split the country into those loyal to him and others.

On the other hand, all this splintering may save the lives of some turkeys this year.

Well, maybe winning the House moved us a step back from oblivion, but we still have to wait until after the New Year.

  1. Now that the election is over, Kim Reynolds decided to dump on what high level member of her campaign about his racist views?
  1. What very important basic unit of measurement has been redefined from a physical entity to its relationship to Planck’s constant to remove any chance the unit might change?
  1. What psychedelic drug was accidentally discovered November 16th, 1938? 
  1. The big news of the week involved Dear Leader NOT doing what?
  1. Freedom of the Press 1, Dear Leader 0! Whose White House pass was temporarily restored by a federal judge Friday?
  1. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Dear Leader inadvertently admitted he hired who to hamper the Russia investigation?
  1. New vote counts from what county in Florida were denied because they were reported 2 minutes late?
  1. An official from what cabinet agency was arrested Thursday for criminal ethics charges – essentially soliciting a bribe?
  1. What noted comic book titan died Monday at age 95?
  1. Which Iowa congress member declared war on the press Tuesday saying they “would not tolerate those who did not print the truth about them?”
  1. Senator-elect Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona will be the only senator to describe her religious affiliation as what?
  1. Sinema’s opponent Martha McSally may end up in the senate at the same time as Sinema. How?
  1. ”To be honest, I don’t do diplomacy or politics through tweets and comments.” This response went from what world leader to what other world leader concerning a criticism?
  1. Following a comment that recalled an era of lynching, what Senate candidate made another statement that seemed to support voter suppression?
  1. “Becoming” is the title of whose memoir published last week?
  1. The first Thanksgiving in America was held in 1621. How long had the Wampanoag lived in that area before the English arrived?
  1. What city that was incinerated by the Camp Fire in California had an ironic name?
  1. What two cities won the “Amazon HQ2 Sweepstakes” to get Amazon’s new headquarters?
  1. What day celebrated on 11/11 is now the world’s single biggest shopping day?
  1. Flying to the WWI ceremonies in France Dear Leader received a call from what world leader whom he then berated?

Weird News 1:  

GULFPORT, Miss. — A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi.

News outlets reported that the Gulfport Police Department said in a news release that 28-year-old Keith Cavalier told officers he intentionally crashed into the Harrison County Courthouse early Saturday because it was the best way to let them know his drug paraphernalia had been stolen.

Answers:

  1. Campaign co-chair Steve King
  1. The kilogram 
  1. LSD
  1. Going to commemorations for veterans or military dead from WWI
  1. Jim Acosta
  1. Matt Whitaker as Attorney General
  1. Broward
  1. The EPA
  1. Stan Lee
  1. Steve King. He mentioned the DM Register and Sioux City Journal in particular
  1. None
  1. After McCain died, Az Gov. Ducey appointed Jon Kyl to replace McCain. Kyl said he would leave at the end of the year, leaving the seat open once more for Ducey to fill. McSally is the odds on bet to be picked.
  1. Emmanuel Macron to our Dear Leader. 
  1. Mississippi senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith
  1. Michelle Obama. Given Melania Trump’s propensity to plagiarize Obama, it may be Melania’s book title in a few years.
  1. About 10,000 years
  1. Paradise
  1. New York City and Arlington, Va.
  1. “Single’s Day”
  1. Theresa May. Maybe there will be a Brexit between them?

Weird News 2:  

Akihiko Kondo’s mother refused an invitation to her only son’s wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn’t such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram.

“For mother, it wasn’t something to celebrate,” said the soft-spoken 35-year-old, whose “bride” is a virtual reality singer named Hatsune Miku.

In fact, none of Kondo’s relatives attended his wedding to Miku — an animated 16-year-old with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails — but that didn’t stop him from spending two million yen ($17,600) on a formal ceremony at a Tokyo hall.

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