Tomorrow: Poplar Spring Thanksgiving with the Turkeys

This Saturday is the annual Poplar Spring Thanksgiving with the Turkeys.  It’s a gigantic vegan potluck with hundreds of attendees.  And, of course, the turkeys get their fair shake at this celebration, eating first on tables covered with grapes and other snacks.  They’re even nice about it and let the chickens join in on the fun.

If you’re in the DC/MD area, try to make it.  It’s a mere $10 suggested donation (kids under 16 are free).  And, of course, bring a vegan dish to share!

Poplar Spring Thanksgiving with the Turkeys
November 22, 2008, noon-4pm

Poplar Spring Thanksgiving with the Turkeys 2006

Sarah Palin grants an interview in front of turkeys being slaughtered


I’m sure this will be all over the place (if it’s not already, I haven’t checked), but here it is… Alaska governor and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin being interviewed in front of turkeys being slaughtered:

This is one of those videos that you can’t watch without your blood pressure rising. Gov. Palin’s patented cocky attitude combined with painful irony starts right from the start, where she describes how running for office is “brutal” at the very moment that a turkey behind her, on camera, is being slaughtered. Blood covers the machinery and ground and a few seconds later, the limp-bodied turkey is carried off-camera.

Then, another turkey is brought in, struggling as she’s slaughtered. Gov. Palin spouts off about how “neat” it is to be able to “promote a local business” because “you need to be able to have a little levity in this job.”

She adds, “[It’s nice to] participate in something that isn’t so… heavy-handed politics that invites criticism. Certainly we’ll invite criticism for even doing this, too.” Gee, you think?

Gov. Palin ends with, “But at least this was fun.

Absolutely sickening.

(Thanks to Alex for the tip-off.)

Lisa: Lacto-Ovo No More?


Lisa: Vegan?

Does this screenshot from the latest episode of The Simpsons prove that Lisa’s finally gone vegan? Level 5, maybe?