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McCartney says skip the turkey on Thanksgiving
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Posted on 11/19/2012 4:38:42 PM PST by Sub-Driver

McCartney says skip the turkey on Thanksgiving

AFP - Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian, has joined a campaign by animal rights group PETA to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving this week.

The British rock legend, sporting a gray shirt with an "eat no turkey" design, is featured on the website of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"This Thanksgiving, Paul McCartney is urging you to say 'no, thanks' to turkey and 'yes' to a delicious, cruelty-free holiday meal," the group says.

More than 45 million turkeys will make their way onto American dinner tables on Thursday, and another 22 million are consumed at Christmas, according to PETA.

Each year, US presidents grant a pardon to one or two turkeys -- a tradition that only dates back to president George Bush in 1989, even though Thanksgiving was first celebrated by pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England.

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Buzz off, we can eat what we want.......

BTW, tomorrow I'll be picking up a nice fresh 26 pound fresh turkey.

1 posted on 11/19/2012 4:38:44 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Skip the turkey? Sooo skip listening to you on Thanksgiving?


2 posted on 11/19/2012 4:40:09 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

I myself plan on skipping turkey on Thanksgiving day this year. That may surprise some folks, but I’d like to ask each of you to join me. I view it as a matter of health.

Please join me by swearing off on listening to anything McCartney on Thanksgiving day.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 4:40:57 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thanks for the advice paul..I will now get a turkey and a chicken.


4 posted on 11/19/2012 4:41:23 PM PST by mirkwood (let it burn)
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To: DoughtyOne

Done!


5 posted on 11/19/2012 4:42:33 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

This has been the season of the dumbass rock star.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 4:42:46 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll have Paul’s helping of turkey.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 4:42:57 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: Sub-Driver

Paul, you shoulda skipped the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

It fried your brain.


8 posted on 11/19/2012 4:43:32 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: Sub-Driver

“More than 45 million turkeys will make their way onto American dinner tables on Thursday, and another 22 million are consumed at Christmas... “

No matter WHAT Sir Paul and PETA say!


9 posted on 11/19/2012 4:45:35 PM PST by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish we could, but we just re-elected him.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 4:45:53 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: Sub-Driver

I saw Sir Paul in concert about 20 years ago. Great concert but we had to sit through 45 minutes of a PITA lecture first.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 4:45:53 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess that the bacon cornbread stuffing is out too.

Can I still have my shrimp cocktail appetizer??

(Wow, 26 lbs!! How many people are you feeding??)


12 posted on 11/19/2012 4:45:53 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Huskrrrr

;^)


13 posted on 11/19/2012 4:47:59 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Sub-Driver

But, but we’re getting rid of greenhouse gas emitting varmits.


14 posted on 11/19/2012 4:47:59 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

Any time I see the word PITA I think of two different acronyms

People Eating Tastey Animals
Pain In The Ass

Interestingly enough BOTH apply to Paul.

I bet that Paul had on leather shoes, belt and a jacket, as well as was driven then in a limo with leather interior.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 4:48:10 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Sub-Driver

What will happen to all these feel good vegans when some fruitcake liberal expert proves that vegetables are thinking, feeling organisms? And PETA?, they are responsible for the deaths of more animals than any research facility or all of them combined. Anyone that donates to them are mentally challenged!


16 posted on 11/19/2012 4:48:35 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: Sub-Driver

Screw you Sir Paul.


17 posted on 11/19/2012 4:48:38 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Okay, you’re not invited then. There’ll be more room at the table for several wounded Iraqi and Afghanistan hero’s. It’s going to be a great time.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 4:49:02 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: mirkwood

” turkey and a chicken.”

A couple of turkey breastices and a honey-baked ham here. None of which will go to waste...including the ham bone which will eventually wind up doing the backstroke in a pot of navy bean soup.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 4:50:54 PM PST by moovova
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll play your music while I eat turkey.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!


20 posted on 11/19/2012 4:52:43 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Sub-Driver
Someday our kids will look back on the old fashion Obama era Thanksgivings we all shared.


21 posted on 11/19/2012 4:52:43 PM PST by Iron Munro (Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder - Our New Queen and King)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is what is on the buffet Thanksgiving Day where I’m eating (I don’t think Sir Paul would approve :-)

Roast Turkey Breast, Stuffing and Gravy

AND

Rosemary Roasted Leg of Lamb, Apple Mint Jelly

AND

Apple and Raisin filled Iowa Pork Loin
Dijon Mustard, Mushroom Demi Glaze


22 posted on 11/19/2012 4:53:16 PM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m taking his advice and doing a prime rib instead.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 4:53:52 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good idea Paul. Glad you reminded me. Instead, I’m gonna slaughter a pig. Capital idea, Paul.


24 posted on 11/19/2012 4:53:54 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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So if everyone skipped the turkey this year...does that mean that all those turkeys in the stores have died in vain?

What a waste.


25 posted on 11/19/2012 4:54:01 PM PST by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: Mastador1

What will happen to all these feel good vegans when some fruitcake liberal expert proves that vegetables are thinking, feeling organisms?

millions of fruitcake liberals proved that vegetables are thinking but clueless organisms on November 6


26 posted on 11/19/2012 4:54:59 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: DoughtyOne

LOL


27 posted on 11/19/2012 4:55:27 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: KosmicKitty

8. Big family.......


28 posted on 11/19/2012 4:56:17 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d like to send Paul a message to let him know I’m taking his advice: We’re having ham and prime rib.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 4:57:13 PM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: Sub-Driver

Worthless hypocrite.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 4:57:24 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: moovova

Brits! Another McCartney Gaffe stay in your Country and tell your Countrymen what to do!
Money does not buy brains!
You’re self evident of the fact!
Just another America bashing fool!


31 posted on 11/19/2012 4:57:24 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s just bitter because he lost a bundle in a divorce to a chick with one drumstick.


32 posted on 11/19/2012 4:58:26 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sub-Driver

FO Limey. Do something constructive, go find another peg-legged whore.


33 posted on 11/19/2012 4:58:54 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: AppyPappy

Paul McCartney and Wings?


34 posted on 11/19/2012 4:59:08 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Enterprise

;^)


35 posted on 11/19/2012 4:59:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Paul McCartney is the only Beatle that never made a song I could stand listening to. I continue to be amazed that people buy his stuff and I especially can't imagine anyone sitting through one of his concerts.

Then again I'm a Blues fan who grew up on Rock 'n Roll, so I never understood McCartney the Beatle being so beatless.

36 posted on 11/19/2012 4:59:51 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Sub-Driver

37 posted on 11/19/2012 4:59:55 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thanks, but no thanks...


38 posted on 11/19/2012 4:59:55 PM PST by babygene
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Love turkey the next day, toasted bread, sandwiches with cranberry, mayo,..etc


39 posted on 11/19/2012 5:01:05 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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There hasn’t been a single thing McCartney’s said or done since 1969 that I’ve seen as being worth 2 microseconds’ worth of consideration.


40 posted on 11/19/2012 5:01:15 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Paul McCartney, Obama, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Howard Dean, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, NOW, and the MEDIA all speak about respecting the rights of fish, fowl, and cattle.

But in the same breath, they fight WITH EXTREME URGENCY to protect the MURDER OF INNOCENT BABIES!

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Sorry if this upsets some of you, but this is what an ABORTION does to a child. There are even more horrible photos...but I won't post them now.

For humankind...ANY human...to elevate the lives of ANIMALS while simultaneously defending the actions that kill thousands of children every year is DISGUSTING AND HYPOCRITICAL.

41 posted on 11/19/2012 5:01:25 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ve had 10, but never went that big. Your gang must love turkey!

Hope you and yours have the best holiday and your turkey is tender and tasty!


42 posted on 11/19/2012 5:01:41 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUPM.


43 posted on 11/19/2012 5:01:49 PM PST by hdbc (1/20/13 End of an Error.)
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OK PAUL! I’ll have a nice big T bone istead! You happy now?


44 posted on 11/19/2012 5:02:08 PM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just got in from buying a 20 lb turkey, 4 chickens and 10 lbs of bacon. Good eats!


45 posted on 11/19/2012 5:02:08 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: John W

“Sir Paul”

Sounds like a good name for a pig. Is he related to Mrs Paul
fish sticks? ;-)


46 posted on 11/19/2012 5:02:15 PM PST by Average Al
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To: Sub-Driver

Bugger off McCartney!


47 posted on 11/19/2012 5:03:01 PM PST by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: Tijeras_Slim

He?s just bitter because he lost a bundle in a divorce to a chick with one drumstick

LOL!
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Me, I’m having a roasted peg leg turkey dancin’ like a puppet as a centerpiece.


48 posted on 11/19/2012 5:04:58 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe if vegetarians tended to be happy, healthy and well-adjusted people, I might consider what they have to say about their diet. But by and large, vegetarians seem to be an overbearing, unhappy pack of self-righteous scowls who always seem to be angry about something.

Don't need that kind of misery so pass the turkey drumstick and gravy. I prefer to be jolly.


49 posted on 11/19/2012 5:08:22 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Sub-Driver

English bustard go back to England FREE SCOTLAND


50 posted on 11/19/2012 5:16:00 PM PST by Garvin (When it comes to my freedom, there will be no debate. There will be a fight)
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