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November 21, 2012

On presidential pardons vs. turkey pardons

gloridiamonds says: they are mad because he wants to kill a turkey? correct me if im wrong but this is so damn stupid. Animals are here for us to eat. WE are higher than them on the food chain so plz

» SFB says: Actually, that wasn’t my point at all. The issue is that this ceremonial pardon gets way more attention and consideration than the actual presidential pardons, which the president isn’t doing very many of. Doing it on Facebook makes the whole thing even more flip. I don’t care if you eat turkey — really, I don’t think anyone should give a flip about what’s on anyone’s table tomorrow. This, however, is just a weird tradition. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: cbsnews.com)

12:25 // 1 year ago
November 24, 2010

Turkeys more worthy of Obama’s mercy than humans

  • four number of turkeys Obama has pardoned since becoming president
  • zero number of people the president has pardoned so far source

» A fairly recent phenomenon: Although the pardoning of turkeys seems like a longstanding presidential phenomenon, it’s not. The first pardoning took place in 1989 under George H.W. Bush’s watch. And the shipping of turkeys to the White House only started in the 1940s, on Harry Truman’s watch. We’re guessing Truman killed the turkey himself.

16:48 // 3 years ago