Good morning. From 4 AM through 7 AM it was 59 degrees in Miami.
CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING: SAVE A CHILD'S LIFE!! Go here and watch the video of three year old Omar who needs a new kidney to survive.
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.