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Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!


Good morning. From 4 AM through 7 AM it was 59 degrees in Miami.

Then go here to Zo's Fund for life and help Miami Heat Star Alonzo Mourning raise $250,000.00 to Save Omar. Zo says there are about to million people in Miami. If 25,000 donate ten bucks, Omar gets the transplant he needs. Celebrate the holiday and take ten bucks from your Black Friday shopping fund (that's two large drinks at Starbucks) and help save Omar. 

Breaking Blog Thanksgiving Day News: The Federal Government says DONT WASH YOUR TURKEY BEFORE COOKING IT.  The title of the post links to the article. 
Based on our dealings with the government, we will be washing our turkey twice as much this year.  Remember, Rumpole says one of the three great lies in the world is: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."  The second is "the check is in the mail." And the third has to do with an act not fit for discussion on a family blog. 

We have a jam packed blog for you this Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy. 
Keep up with cook/writer  Kim Severson as he blogs through 24 hours of Thanksgiving preparation and cooking here. It's everything blogging should be.

We've got some new gadgets on the side bar. Enjoy. 

Rumpole saves Thanksgiving:
The stuffing's stuffed; the mashed potatoes are mashed. The sweet potato pie is sweet. You have a house full of guests and turn to your husband and ask when the turkey will be done. He replies that he doesn't know, "when did you put 
it in?" You gasp!   You both forgot to cook the turkey!!!! Relax. Go here and watch this NY Times video. Roast turkey in 45 minutes. No kidding. It involves removing the backbone and flattening it out to give it more roasting area. It works. Take a gander. 



We're Thankful for:

1) Having a winning season with our football picks.

2) The FACDL List serve does such a good job keeping us updated on legal questions and issues.  

3) For the new Judges coming to the Justice Building. We have some cases in front of some of the Judges who are leaving, and lets just say.....whew!!!!

4) That we are still anonymous. 

5)  That not all our appellate panels have former Justice Building Judges on them.

6) That we don't have ANY cases North of the Border. 

7) Actually we're really really happy some Judges are leaving. Lets just leave it at that. May they go to civil and try and pull the same crap they did in the REGJB so that come election time they get multiple opponents. 


There are three NFL games this Thanksgiving Day and we have an unusual opinion on one of the them. Just four days ago the Philadelphia Eagles were manhandled by the Baltimore Ravens. Eagle QB Donovan was so bad he was pulled from the game. 

The Eagles are three point favorites over the high flying Arizona Cardinals.  It wasn't that long ago that Rumpole was being laughed out of the Association of Football Touts for declaring that the Seahawks were history and the division belonged to Arizona.  So why are the Eagles favored? A few reasons. Their not as bad as they appear. Arizona is not as good on the road as they appear. And when a line seems to beg you to take the one team, be a contrarian and take the other This game should be even based on the Eagle's performance a few days ago. It's worth 50 turkeys on the Eagles -3. 

Speaking of the Seahawks, they play Dallas in Texas. The line is cowpokes -14. The over/under is 47. No pick here but take the under if you must. 

The Titans, they of a one game losing streak go to Detroit for the Lions annual Thanksgiving day game. The Lions are 12 point home dogs. The over under is 44. Under 44 for 50. 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

RUMPOLE - you pick football games so well. What is your over/under bet on the DOW and STOCK MARKET for end of the year 12/31/08 values? are you over/under on DOW 10,000?

Optimistic about the future of the U.S. or do you think that it will take years to come back to prosperity, if ever? Should we just move to be a member of the Costa Rican Bar Association and move to the Del Rey Hotel and Club in downtown San Jose?

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Rump! Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is on. Im sipping on a strong french roast. All my brothers are home and we've revisited our family drama in conversation last night...and toasted it over a Christmas Ale. Moms cooking dinner and Dad will soon be babbling about the games. Im dressing to take the dogs for a walk. Then Ill head home to dive into an assortment of red wines including zinfandel, sirah and noir and overdose myself on triptophan. Everything is as it should be.
I give thanks to my family...and am most thankful that no matter what shit life serves us, we find a way back to each other on this day.
All my best to fellow bloggers and to you and yours Rump.
Don't forget leftovers can be taken to local food shelters.

Rumpole said...

Great Thanksgiving comment. I'm envious.

As to the other submitted comment- I don't allow discussion of people's private lives, especially on Thanksgiving. Whether or not two people have filed for divorce is normally not blog-worthy on my blog.

Rumpole said...

Daunte Culpepper playing QB for the Lions is just adding insult to injury IMHO.

Anonymous said...

No blogger can refuse the request for an update on Thanksgiving. Sort of like the Godfather on the day of his daughter's wedding. So here goes:

Blog update please on:
Gary Rosenberg; Jay Novick; Jay Kolski;

Anonymous said...

How bad are these Detroit Lions

old guy said...

Gary is in private practice. Jay N. is doing insurance defense. Jay K. is a Dade P.D.

Defense-lawyer-for-the-princess said...

Rump Happy Thanksgiving!
So much to be thankful for this year, my health, a good job, good home and family and this country for picking the right man for President.
(I have the princess by my side who promises a wild show on the pole after the game)

Enjoy your turkey and cranberry sauce, Rumpy!

Rumpole said...

Nah you can't call someone fat, especially on Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful for many things. And, I'm thankful that my life is good enough and that I'm not so bitter that feel the need to anonymously torch everyone someone says something nice about..........

BTDT

Anonymous said...

Name some of those Judge that you think will get opposition if they pull the same crap in Civil.

Anonymous said...

Can we have the REGJB investigated for deadly mold. The alarming number of Judge's and staff dying from Cancer all of who have worked year after year at the REGJB is scary.

What is in the air or water at the REGJB that is making people die of cancer?