COMMANDER IN FEAST!

15 Dec 2010

Believe it or not, The President meets with a turkey every year.  Well a few turkeys, but this one is special.  In honor of Thanksgiving, the Commander in Chief hangs out with a live domestic turkey of Broad Breasted White variety (wiki) and in grand American tradition, takes lots of pictures and dances at a disco and stuff.

George H.W. Bush (the one we like better) was the first leader to grant a presidential pardon to the turkey – in turn, saving the bird’s life from the other tradition many Americans enjoy – eating the crap out of a bird carcass and passing out on the couch.  You know you love it.  Or you did love it before you went Vegi.  Or, you really don’t love it and you love tempeh.  I love tempeh.

Here is a presentation of presidents and some turkey PR.  (1) A loose chronological examination (2) A Dubbya examination:

harry s. truman presidential turkey pardon

Harry S. Truman

ike-turkey1 dwight d. eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

kennedy-turkey john f. presidential turkey pardon

John F. Kennedy

richard m nixon turkey pardon

Richard M. Nixon

ford_pardoned_turkey

Gerald Ford

ronald reagan the actor?! back to the future pardoned turkey ceremony white house

Ronald Reagan

george h.w. bush turkey pardon first president to pardon

George H.W. Bush

clinton bill turkey pardon white house

Bill Clinton

George W. Bush turkey pardon

George W. Bush

president obama turkey pardon

Barack Obama

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Now, Just DUBBYA:

George W. Bush with a turkey pardon white house petting hanging out with his bird bro

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

george w. bush gobble gobble ya'll hanging out with a turkey turkey pardon white house

SEE ALSO: FIDEL’S YEARBOOK!

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In a country built on a dream, anything is possible.  A little girl named Mary Louise from Bay City, Michigan popped her musical cherry all over the world and became the age-less Pop icon Madonna.  A struggling animation artist named Walter created a mouse, grew a funny mustache and built an empire, despite rumors of being anti-Semitic, frozen and incapable of being able to grow a mustache.  The son of Duluth shop owner Abraham Zimmerman hitchhiked to The Big Apple and decided to call himself Bob Dylan.  A boy named Clint from Burbank, California grew up to be Ron Howard‘s brother.

Whatever your dream is – being Ron Howard’s brother, or being in a movie about 1940’s women’s baseball, producing a Christmas album with ironic context, or turning theme park rides into valuable film properties while you’re still frozen…WHATEVER it is, it’s possible.  Maybe.

For every story of missing the mark, falling short of the target and finding yourself on FAIL BLOG the day after you pooped yourself and blacked out in your neighbor’s doghouse – there are those individuals who defy all possible expectations, spit in the face of doubt and meet unbelievable potential to do and be someone that’s truly one in a million, or a few million, or more than that.  That being said, here are a collection of pictures of a few kids with potential – from FDR to Obama: Young U.S. Presidents.

Franklin D. Roosevelt young boy kid picture president

#32 – Franklin D. Roosevelt

president harry truman young picture

#33 Harry S. Truman

Dwight D. Eisenhour young picture

#34 Dwight D. Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy young boy picture life magazine

#35 John F. Kennedy

Lyndon B. Johnson president of the united states young picture photo

#36 Lyndon B. Johnson

Richard M Nixon As High School Student

#37 Richard M. Nixon

Gerald Ford president young photo

#38 Gerald Ford

Young Jimmy Carter in the military

#39 Jimmy Carter

reagan ronald playing football young picture

#40 Ronald Reagan

george herbert walker bush dke yale president skulls young picture

#41 George H. W. Bush

young bill clinton playing with the saxophone

#42 Bill Clinton

young george bush baseball uniform

#43 George W. Bush

young barack obama photo

#44 Barack Obama

Photo credit: Life, Corbis, AP

SEE ALSO: COMMANDER IN FEAST!

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STRIPES

16 Jul 2010

Hillary's Pants Wellesley College Clinton

NOW BACK TO THE GOOD STUFF

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Tounge Action

14 Jul 2010

John McCain Cindy McCain Gene Simmons Barack Obama Tounge Sticking Out

WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T CLICK HERE

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Guerrillero Heroico

14 Jul 2010

che guevara t shirt

Che Gurevera Original Photo

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Fidel’s Yearbook

07 Jul 2010

Fidel Castro High School Yearbook

SEE ALSO: A YOUNG PRESIDENT

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A Young President

25 Jun 2010

Barack Obama as a young boy

young picture of barack obama

SEE ALSO: JOHN MCCAIN “TONGUE ACTION”

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