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President Obama Pardons Turkey Name "Courage", Pictures
http://www.upi.com ^ | Novemver 25, 2009 | Biggirl

Posted on 11/25/2009 3:50:39 PM PST by Biggirl

President Obama Pardons Turkey

U.S. President Obama waved his hand over Courage the turkey Wednesday, pardoning the bird from being the guest of honor on someone's Thanksgiving Day table.

"I hereby pardon Courage so he can live out his days in peace and tranquility" in Disneyland, where he also will serve as grand marshal Thursday in the Orlando, Fla., theme park's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Obama said he was showing mercy to the 45-pound bird at the behest of first daughters Sasha and Malia because "I was planning to eat this sucker."

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: courage; pardon; thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving Day Courage The Pardoned Turkey.:)=^..^=
1 posted on 11/25/2009 3:50:43 PM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
Well, I'll at least say this for him. He's at least making some attempt to keep with US Presidential decorum. From what I heard on the radidio, it sounded normal.
2 posted on 11/25/2009 3:53:17 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Biggirl

Did he bow to the turkey too?


3 posted on 11/25/2009 3:53:57 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Biggirl
Which one is Obama and which one is the turkey?
4 posted on 11/25/2009 3:55:09 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Biggirl

Congrats to dan rather for getting pardoned


5 posted on 11/25/2009 3:56:34 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: dog breath

This pardon the bird crap is getting silly. Kill the damn thing and eat it.


6 posted on 11/25/2009 3:57:15 PM PST by Radl
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To: dog breath

This pardon the bird crap is getting silly. Kill the damn thing and eat it.


7 posted on 11/25/2009 3:57:20 PM PST by Radl
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To: Biggirl
"...I was planning to eat this sucker..."


8 posted on 11/25/2009 3:59:27 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Mount Athos

Beat me to it! Next year its name will be “Kenneth.”


9 posted on 11/25/2009 4:03:20 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Biggirl

Courage is just lucky he’s not a Wagyu Turkey or Obama would eat him no matter what the kids want.


10 posted on 11/25/2009 4:06:36 PM PST by Argus (We've gone downtown to Clown Town, and that's where we'll be living from now on..)
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To: Biggirl
 Our Leader
11 posted on 11/25/2009 4:13:05 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: dog breath
Which one is Obama and which one is the turkey?

The bird is a noble fowl. The other is ignobly foul.

12 posted on 11/25/2009 4:19:55 PM PST by wvguy (Montani semper liberi)
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To: Biggirl
Having someone give him something named Courage is as close as he'll ever get to actually possessing it...
13 posted on 11/25/2009 4:20:22 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: wvguy

Excellent! That was very funny, I thought that if I pitched a good straight line someone would hit it out of the park!


14 posted on 11/25/2009 4:23:55 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Biggirl

“Obama said he was showing mercy to the 45-pound bird at the behest of first daughters Sasha and Malia...”

Why is he making it sound like this is just an Obama act of mercy and not something Presidents have done for years?

Congrats Courage on winning the Turkey lotto!


15 posted on 11/25/2009 4:27:40 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Biggirl

Did he bow to the turkey?


16 posted on 11/25/2009 4:27:51 PM PST by Tigercap
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To: Biggirl

Howz’ about pardoning the one-day slaughter of 3,300 innocent unborn children that get murdered in abortuaries in our country, Mr. Empty Suit. Just for one day at least!


17 posted on 11/25/2009 4:31:19 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Biggirl

Pappy Bush was the first President to “pardon” a turkey.


18 posted on 11/25/2009 4:33:36 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Retired Chemist

The next conservative president should have the turkey named Osama and NOT pardon it, but behead it himself.


19 posted on 11/25/2009 4:58:26 PM PST by Grig
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To: Grig

I like the way you think, Grig.


20 posted on 11/25/2009 5:08:37 PM PST by Dinah Lord
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To: Argus

I suppose it would have been most fitting for him to eat it alive and raw, since the media got the vapors over the turkeys being killed in the background of a Palin interview last year.


21 posted on 11/25/2009 5:28:20 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: rusty millet

That was the funniest video ever. She fired some people over that one for sure!!!!! We have not heard about it but I bet someone got the pink slip that day.


22 posted on 11/25/2009 5:46:04 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Biggirl
What??? A turkey named "Courage"??? Is this who they're talking about?


23 posted on 11/25/2009 6:31:21 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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This is the closest Obama will ever be to having courage.


24 posted on 11/26/2009 8:29:11 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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