A Thanksgiving Eve Tradition

25 November 2009

2009 Turkeys

If you grew up in the 1970’s or 1980’s in Chicago, Thanksgiving meant one thing – Channel 2’s Walter Jacobson’s Perspective for the year’s Turkeys. Since Walter, or “Skippy” as he was called, is not doing it anymore I thought I would take it over. Besides, he owes me. In 1988 when I was an intern at CBS Chicago, Walter was one of my journalistic idols. I met him in the hallway, introduced myself, told him I admired him and he looked at me and said, “Your name is Leo?” I was crest-fallen.

These turkeys of 2009 are in no particular order.

For having the temerity to shout “You Lie” to the president in the House of Representatives, Joe Wilson, you are a turkey.

Thinking that the missing ingredient of the 2009 Cubs was Milton Bradley, a malcontent hitter who has played for seven different teams in eight years and who ended the season suspended, Jim Hendry, you are a turkey.

You swore at an official causing a double fault and thus losing the U.S. Open, Serena Williams, you are a turkey.

The democratic senator from Connecticut Christopher Dodd received a sweetheart loan from troubled banking giant Countrywide , is the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and has received huge donations from the banking industry, you are a colossal turkey.

FOX News for pretending to be a news organization and not an entertainment organization, you are turkey.

While I am on the subject, Glenn Beck, for calling President Obama a racist yet three minutes later, you said you weren’t calling him a racist, you are a deranged turkey.

SC Governor Mark Sanford, you found true love in Argentina with your soul mate yet you were still married at the time and you were “hiking on the Appalachian Trial” when reporters caught you at the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, you are a world class turkey.

Baskin Robbins has a large chocolate Oreo shake that is 2,600 calories, 135 g fat (59 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats) and 263 g sugars which is more than the average thanksgiving dinner. You are a turkey that may kill anyone who attempts to drink it.

WSB-FM’s Jordan Graye you are a turkey for not leaving the much more talented WSRV-FM’s Kate McCarthey alone.

The city that works and has defined corruption for over 100 years and didn’t think that the IOC was corrupt? Chicago’s 2016 bid committee, you are a turkey.

NY Yankees bought the World Series with two admitted steroid users on the roster, you are a rich turkey.

The North Carolina DMV is a turkey but I won’t go into the details. All I can say is give the kid a break.

In 2004, NBC made a decision that looked great but in 2009, it blew up their face. Moving Jay Leno to 10:00 has been a disaster and now the Weather Channel is beating Conan O’Brien on the Tonight Show. For making one of the worst movies in TV history, you are a turkey

You will be leaving housewives in the lurch in three years Oprah, thus you are a turkey.

For wasting so much of my time, Facebook you are a turkey.

For wasting airtime, Jon Gosselin is eight times a turkey.

Speaking of wasting airtime, Attic Boy and Attic Boy’s attention starved father are turkeys.

For making your employees come in on Thanksgiving to work just so you can make one more dollar:  Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Walgreens, Radio Shack and Toys R Us are greedy bastard turkeys

Finally, for having the hubris to start a blog thinking I had things to say, I am a turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

2009 Turkeys

If you grew up in the 1970’s or 1980’s in Chicago, Thanksgiving meant one thing – Channel 2’s Walter Jacobson’s Perspective for the year’s Turkeys. Since Walter, or “Skippy” as he was called, is not doing it anymore I thought I would take it over. Besides, he owes me. In 1988 when I was an intern at CBS Chicago, Walter was one of my journalistic idols. I met him in the hallway, introduced myself, told him I admired him and he looked at me and said, “Your name is Leo?” I was crest-fallen.

These turkeys of 2009 are in no particular order.

For having the temerity to shout “You Lie” to the president in the House of Representatives Joe Wilson, you are a turkey.

Thinking that the missing ingredient of the 2009 Cubs was Milton Bradley, a malcontent hitter who has played for seven different teams in eight years and who ended the season suspended, Jim Hendry, you are a turkey.

You swore at an official causing a double fault and thus losing the U.S. Open, Serena Williams, you are a turkey.

The democratic senator from Connecticut Christopher Dodd received a sweetheart loan from troubled banking giant Countrywide , is the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and has received huge donations from the banking industry, you are a colossal turkey.

FOX News for pretending to be a news organization and not an entertainment organization, you are turkey.

While I am on the subject, Glenn Beck, for calling President Obama a racist yet three minutes later, you said you weren’t calling him a racist, you are a deranged turkey.

SC Governor Mark Sanford, you found true love in Argentina with your soul mate yet you were still married at the time and you were “hiking on the Appalachian Trial” when reporters caught you at the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, you are a world class turkey.

Baskin Robbins has a large chocolate Oreo shake that is 2,600 calories, 135 g fat (59 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats) and 263 g sugars which is more than the average thanksgiving dinner. You are a turkey that may kill anyone who attempts to drink it.

WSB-FM’s Jordan Graye you are a turkey for not leaving the much more talented WSRV-FM’s Kate McCarthey alone.

The city that works and has defined corruption for over 100 years and didn’t think that the IOC was corrupt? Chicago’s 2016 bid committee, you are a turkey.

NY Yankees bought the World Series with two admitted steroid users on the roster, you are a rich turkey.

The North Carolina DMV is a turkey but I won’t go into the details.

In 2004, NBC made a decision that looked great but in 2009, it blew up their face. Moving Jay Leno to 10:00 has been a disaster and now the Weather Channel is beating Conan O’Brien on the Tonight Show. For making one of the worst movies in TV history, you are a turkey

You will be leaving housewives in the lurch in three years Oprah, thus you are a turkey.

For wasting so much of my time, Facebook you are a turkey.

For wasting airtime, Jon Gosselin is eight times a turkey.

Speaking of wasting airtime, Attic Boy and Attic Boy’s attention starved father are turkeys.

For making your employees come in on Thanksgiving to work just so you can make one more dollar:  Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Walgreens, Radio Shack and Toys R Us are greedy bastard turkeys

Finally, for having the hubris to start a blog thinking I had things to say, I am a turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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2 Responses to “A Thanksgiving Eve Tradition”

  1. Susan Kathleen Says:

    Thumbs up.

  2. Richard Davis Says:

    You make Hunter proud!!!


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