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DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS PROPOSE MOVING THANKSGIVING DAY TO WEDNESDAY

imageWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Beginning next year, Thanksgiving Day will no longer be on a Thursday.  It will be on a Wednesday. That is, if Democrats can have their way.

Democratic lawmakers are proposing a new law that would reschedule one of the major U.S. holidays to better coincide with the various shopping ‘sale’ days attached to Thanksgiving week.

“Everything seems to be shifting a day earlier,” Senator Harry Reid said. “Black Friday now starts on Thursday, Small Business Shopping  Saturday now begins on Friday, and Cyber Monday now kicks off on Sunday.”

“It therefore makes sense to move Thanksgiving Day from Thursday to Wednesday,” Reid said.

For many, it would mean a 5-day holiday weekend that starts Wednesday.

If passed, the new law would also mean that there will be no stock trading on Wall Street for a full three days on Thanksgiving week, starting on Wednesday.

BLACK THURSDAY: ECSTATIC RETAILERS VOW TO TO DO IT EVERY YEAR.

Ready, get set, go!
Ready, get set, go!

MILPITAS, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – There was a time on Thanksgiving evening that the vast parking lot at The Great Mall in Milpitas, California would be eerily deserted, except for the one directly across from the movie theaters.  But Thanksgiving Day 2015 was different.  There was not a single parking spot left by 8pm.

This scenario played over and over in shopping malls across the U.S. as retailers experimented on opening their stores early Thanksgiving evening and not wait for the traditional Black Friday to sell their discounted merchandise.

It was a huge success and proved that Americans don’t really care about Thanksgiving or what it means.

As cash registers rang and rang all evening Thursday and into the early morning on Friday, a consensus among shopping malls, department and box stores has formed: consumers will now expect two days of black shopping next year and every year.

In America, there’s so much to be thankful for.  Thankful for what you have in the year just passed, and thankful for the things that you buy on Black Thursday and Black Friday this year.  It’s an unending cycle.

Perhaps we should pardon all turkeys every year and just focus the celebration on shopping and more shopping.

FILIPINA WHITE HOUSE EXECUTIVE CHEF CRIS COMERFORD DISAPPOINTS THE OBAMAS

imageWashington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – The First Family was very disappointed with Filipina Executive Chef  Cris Comerford over yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner at The White House.

Comerford, the first woman and minority to occupy the top culinary position, decided to go traditional for The White House Thanksgiving dinner this year, serving the Obamas with roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, mushroom gravy and cranberry sauce. The only non-traditional item she served was Michelle Obama’s favorite, egg custard pie (instead of pumpkin pie).

Shortly after dinner, Comerford was summoned by the President to the Oval Room only to be reprimanded for failing to serve lechona whole roasted pig that’s a signature dish in Filipino gatherings, especially during holidays.

“I only have two more Thanksgiving Days left in this House, and you still haven’t served me lechon,” Obama chided Comerford.

The president is known to love pork dishes, including the famous kalua pork from his native Hawaii.

“I’ve heard so much about this crispy and succulent Filipino roast pork (not necessarily referring to the pork barrel scandal that has recently plagued the Philippine government) and I’ve always wanted to try it,” Obama added.

Maybe, same time next year?