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Thanksgiving Dinner For Congress

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at 3:04 PM

If you could order a Thanksgiving dinner all members of U.S. Congress had to eat, what foods would you send them?

I'd likely order roadkill and sauerkraut mixed together with the hottest pepper imaginable heavily sprinkled over the top. Dessert would be baked hedgeapples stuffed with a triple dosage of some laxative.

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Bo, if I see you in a serving line during the Holidays, I might find a reason to pass your items up.

BUT for Congress, the laxative might be a real winner.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Nov 22, 2011, at 3:10 PM

Hey now Bo. Don't diss my sauerkraut. Sauerkraut and weiners, Sauerkraut and ribs, and who can pass up a good Reuben.

-- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Nov 22, 2011, at 6:12 PM

I'm with you leeiii, I like sauerkraut and pork must be the german in me. We yankee's eat it for our New Years Day dinner.

-- Posted by bellbuckletn on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 9:10 AM

I seem to recall Moe Howard in one of the Three Stooges episodes say, "I want burnt toast and a rotten egg because I have a tapeworm and that's good enough for him." Maybe that meal suits Congress. I'm sure it's good enough for them.

-- Posted by volfanatic on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 9:33 AM

Bo, thanks for the idea! My plan would include

Cow brains and mountain oysters.

-- Posted by caligal on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 5:22 PM

I would like to make all of them volunteer at a homeless shelter and they have to eat with the people.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 7:46 PM

For dessert, they could all use an extra large portion of humble pie.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sat, Nov 26, 2011, at 9:39 PM

I know Thanksgiving is over, but for Christmas - I think that Congress should have the same holiday celebrations as those who are living on the streets - either nothing to eat or very little.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 10:09 AM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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