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YouTube – Tom Turkey and Daffy – 1944

And helpful guide to preparing your turkey, the Swedish way!

You know what would be a great dessert with that? Chocolate mousse.

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On Veteran’s Day, an eerie fragment of World War I. Recorded on the battlefield and preserved for a brighter future which would never know war again:

Gas Shells Bombardment

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As I write this, it seems certain that our next President-Elect is Barack Obama. Assuming that’s the case, he has my sincere congratulations. I’m sure I’ll disagree, often vigorously, but I will stand behind him as I would any President. I’ll pray that God gives him the wisdom and courage to make the right decisions for our country.

And he’ll be my President too. I’m not going to act like a whiny baby (aka a Democrat, circa 2000) and stamp my feet and cry. Republicans have to re-engage, not withdraw and take cheap shots. I’m sure I’ll give into temptation now and then, but I won’t make a habit of it.  A weak President is bad for all of us, no matter what side of the fence we’re on, and I will not work to weaken any President this country elects.

McCain made a strong showing against nearly impossible odds and has nothing to be ashamed of. Palin will go far. We Republicans have another shot at it in 2012, and maybe the nation will be more receptive after a few years of one-party rule. With some luck the alliances we’ve formed with the PUMA faction of the Democratic party will be helpful in moderating the Democrats.

As for Mr. Obama, he’s wanted this for his entire adult life. He’s spent his entire career running a sprint to become President. Now his determination and formidable political skills have achieved it. But in the process he’s raised the expectations of his followers far beyond anything he can realistically achieve, and he’s made a lot of promises that he just can’t keep. As a wise man once said, he may find that the having is not so pleasing a thing as the wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.

What I’m most unhappy about is the lengths to which the media went to control the flow of information in this election. In Obama’s favor, of course. I’m very worried about having a media who’s comfortable in any President’s back pocket. We’ll see how that works out.

Anyway, it’s time for bed. Here are some closing thoughts with which I agree:

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