Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

GOBBLE AWAY: Thanksgiving All Day Open Thread

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Tell us today about your traditions, your travels, your favorite recipes, and your favorite Turkey Day disasters. Tell us about Thanksgivings with your biological families and your logical families, as Armistead Maupin so aptly puts in. Tonight I’ll dine with my logical family here in New York City and I’ll lift my glass to all of you.

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LIVE VIDEO: 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Billboard reports: There’s no better way to kick off the holiday feast than by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now in its 93rd year, this year’s parade will include performances by the likes of Celine Dion, Lea Michele, Idina Menzel, Kelly Rowland, Ozuna, Chicago and Natasha Bedingfield, plus brand-new balloons featuring Astronaut Snoopy, Spongebob Squarepants, Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs …

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Storms Cause Thousands Of Delayed, Canceled Flights

Yahoo News reports: A trio of storms packing heavy snow and hurricane-force winds wreaked havoc Wednesday for Americans on the move for the Thanksgiving holiday. On one of the busiest travel days of the year in America — an estimated 55 million people planning to drive or fly — highways in the West and Midwest were closed because of snow …

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Junior’s Contest: Ruin Thanksgiving To Own The Libs

Last night Donald Trump Jr. invited his four million Twitter followers to ruin their family’s Thanksgiving celebrations by “triggering” them with political talk. To spice things up, Junior is offering a free autographed copy of his book “Triggered” and a MAGA hat to whichever fan provides the most amusing photo or video of their ruined festivities. Junior is surely stung …

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Winter Storms To Snarl Thanksgiving Travel For Millions

CNN reports: Millions of Thanksgiving travelers in the US will get walloped this week by several storms, including a dangerous system threatening parts of the West Coast. From California to Michigan, more than 20 million people are under winter weather advisories, watches or warnings, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. And we’re still 26 days from the official start of winter. …

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High Winds May Ground Macy’s Parade Balloons

CNN reports: It’s a time-honored tradition for many to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but this year it could be missing a key element: its 16 giant character balloons. Officials in New York City may have to ground the iconic balloons due to windy conditions. They cannot be flown when sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 …

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Trump: On Thanksgiving I’m Most Thankful For Myself

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has said he is most thankful for himself, at the end of an extraordinary Thanksgiving Day phone call to US troops in which he railed against judges, immigrants and “bad” trade deals. Speaking from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Thursday, the US president told reporters he was most thankful for his “great family” and …

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GOBBLE AWAY: Thanksgiving All Day Open Thread

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Tell us today about your traditions, your travels, your favorite recipes, and your favorite Turkey Day disasters. Tell us about Thanksgivings with your biological families and your logical families, as Armistead Maupin so aptly puts in. Tonight I’ll dine with my logical family here in New York City and I’ll lift my glass to all of you.

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Macy’s Parade Features Its First Same-Sex Kiss [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: The cast of Broadway’s The Prom musical gave the LGBTQ community something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Actors, including leads Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, burst out of the theater and into the streets for Macy’s big holiday parade Thursday. Closing out their performance of the big number, Kinnunen and McCalla shared a kiss on …

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LIVE VIDEO: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

ABC New York reports: The 92nd edition of the iconic holiday event ushers in the season with its signature giant character balloons, floats, marching bands from around the country, whimsical performance groups, music’s biggest stars and the one-and-only Santa Claus. Since November of 1924, the Macy’s Parade has become synonymous with the start of the holiday season. For the 92nd …

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Arctic Blast Forecast Imperils Macy’s Parade Balloons

The Weather Channel reports: Another blast of cold air is expected to bring one of the coldest Thanksgivings on record for some Northeast cities. A strong area of high pressure from the Arctic Circle will descend southward across Canada and into the Northeast, sending temperatures plummeting toward levels you might expect on New Year’s Day, not Thanksgiving Day. New York …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Gets More Pardoning Practice

You KNOW he’s going to fuck this up somehow. President Trump will exercise his pardon power on Tuesday, sparing two turkeys named Wishbone and Drumstick from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. Trump’s first turkey pardoning is in keeping with a White House tradition of nearly three decades. The first official turkey pardoning was done by former president George H. W. Bush in …

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Turkeys Arrive In DC For Trump’s Pardon [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: These free birds are celebrating in style. Wishbone and Drumstick — the two lucky Turkeys chosen to be pardoned by President Trump — arrived at a luxury Washington D.C. hotel Monday to relax before their big public appearance. The birds were lounging on their beds and watching football in their two-bedroom suite at the Willard …

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Trump Issues Thanksgiving Message: I Pray To Both Corinthians That America Heals Its Divisions [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: President-elect Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving message out on YouTube tonight calling for peace and unity across America. “It’s my prayer that on this Thanksgiving,” he said, “we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by shared purpose and very, very, very common resolve.” Trump acknowledged that “emotions are raw and tensions just …

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An American Tradition: Black Friday Violence [VIDEO]

Via the New York Daily News: Call it Black-eye Friday. Brawling shoppers heralded the start of Black Friday madness at a Louisville, Ky., mall on Thanksgiving night, wrestling each other to the ground in a packed food court. The fracas knocked a woman to the floor as shoppers at Mall St. Matthews gawked at the sight of two unidentified men …

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Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Head Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below….. …

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President Obama Pardons TOFUS [VIDEO]

This afternoon, flanked by the First Daughters, President Obama performed one the silliest yet most-loved American traditions, the pardoning of the national turkey. “Abe is now a free bird. He is TOTUS – the turkey of the United States.” Another turkey named Honest, the potential chopping block stand-in for the talkable TOFUS, was also pardoned. The pardoning of the Thanksgiving …

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Obama: Enjoy Your Holiday As Usual, There Is No “Specific Credible” Threat Of Terrorism [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Obama said Wednesday morning there is “no specific and credible intelligence” suggesting Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq plan to strike the U.S. over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, just minutes after concluding a meeting with his national security team in the Situation Room. Obama’s comments, which were delivered shortly after noon in the Roosevelt Room …

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GOP Candidates Practice Turkey Pardoning [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Among the many duties of the president, the pardoning of a turkey on Thanksgiving stands as perhaps the most important. It is for that reason that conservative online publication IJ.com invited a few Republican presidential candidates to practice their turkey-pardoning skills, thereby making the case to the American people that they are truly Oval Office material. Retired …

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Guest Post: Carl Siciliano

“We won’t have a faggot in our house.” Those are the words M heard after his mother died of cancer. He was 16. His mom had loved and accepted him. But not his aunt and uncle. They took in his little brother, but left M to fend for himself in the streets. M lived in a town in Florida that …

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