Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rant #382: We Are All the Turkey

This rant, the last one for this week, is going to be short and sweet.

Sure, we will be eating turkey tomorrow as we celebrate Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays of the year.

But let's face it: as we come to the close of calendar year 2010, we are all turkeys to a certain degree.

The word "turkey" came to mean something else when I was growing up in the 1960s.

When you were called a turkey, it pretty much meant that you were a loser, somewhat inept, or somebody that was taken advantage of easily.

If you were called a jive turkey, that pretty much meant that you were a person that seemed to know what he was talking about ... but ultimately was what we now call a B.S. artist.

Now, getting back to turkeys ...

It seems we have been taken for a ride this past year. We have been promised many things by our government, but they haven't delivered.

Thousands are out of work, home foreclosures are up, and people are generally worse off than when a President they hated so much, and voted in two times to lead our country, was at the helm.

Gas prices are on the rise again, we are still at war, and the last time I looked at my paycheck, it was the same as it was when the previous administration was in power.

The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. We were told to tighten our bootstraps, but all I see are people like you and me doing that. I don't see the rich doing it.

So, friends, we are all turkeys, and have been given spiels by jive turkeys that we believed ... but using hindsight, we shouldn't have bought into.

So when you eat your turkey, it's not really cannibalism that you are participating in, it's survival.

And right now, most of us barely have our gobble gobble above water.

Have a nice holiday. See you next week.

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