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Politics: Biden says pardoned turkeys will get ‘boosted,’ not ‘basted’

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“Instead of getting basted , these two turkeys are getting boosted today,” Biden joked. Biden was in a jovial mood when he appeared before White House staffers and their families in the Rose Garden to pardon the Indiana turkeys , who gobbled merrily throughout the event. And while they were given a reprieve from the fate met by millions of turkeys on Thanksgiving Day, Biden said their names — Peanut Butter and Jelly — reminded him of the sandwich he often enjoys for lunch. The pardoning comes as Biden ’s agenda has seen fresh signs of life

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday pardoned two Thanksgiving turkeys, saying that the white male birds were selected based on their “temperament, appearance and, I suspect, vaccination status.”

The two national Thanksgiving turkeys, Peanut Butter and Jelly, are photographed in the Rose Garden of the White House before a pardon ceremony in Washington, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh): Biden Thanksgiving © Provided by Associated Press Biden Thanksgiving

“Instead of getting basted, these two turkeys are getting boosted today,” Biden joked.

Biden was in a jovial mood when he appeared before White House staffers and their families in the Rose Garden to pardon the Indiana turkeys, who gobbled merrily throughout the event. And while they were given a reprieve from the fate met by millions of turkeys on Thanksgiving Day, Biden said their names — Peanut Butter and Jelly — reminded him of the sandwich he often enjoys for lunch.

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Two Indiana turkeys – one named Peanut Butter, the other named Jelly – will be counting their lucky feathers Friday morning. The two birds were selected as National Thanksgiving Turkeys and will be pardoned by President Joe Biden at an annual ceremony in the White House's Rose Garden. After the pardoning ceremony, Peanut Butter and Jelly will travel to Purdue University to live out the rest of their days in Purdue's Animal Science Research and Education Center, where they'll be given an enclosed, indoor space with access to a "shady, grassy area," according to a press release from the

President Joe Biden is scheduled to pardon the first turkeys of his presidency on Friday, granting clemency to “Peanut Butter” and “Jelly” and officially sparing them a trip to the White House kitchen. But what happens to these pardoned turkeys after they leave the White House? The Truman Library & Museum says President Truman was not the first president to pardon a turkey . Historians instead say Kennedy came close in 1963 when he sent back a turkey after that year’s ceremonial presentation (“Let’s keep him going,” Kennedy reportedly said ), although he stopped short of issuing an official

President Joe Biden walks past Peanut Butter, the national Thanksgiving turkey, after he was pardoned during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) © Provided by Associated Press President Joe Biden walks past Peanut Butter, the national Thanksgiving turkey, after he was pardoned during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The pardoning comes as Biden’s agenda has seen fresh signs of life, with the president signing his $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Monday and the House passing an even bigger companion bill — the $2 trillion social services and climate change bill — on Friday. That bill will have to make it through the 50-50 Senate before landing on Biden’s desk.

On Friday, Biden poked fun at his recent speeches on the infrastructure bill, declaring that “turkey is infrastructure” and that “Peanut Butter and Jelly are going to help build back the butterball as we move along,” a reference to his administration’s “Build Back Better” catchphrase.

Biden to serve justice for Peanut Butter and Jelly alongside a cornucopia of jokes at annual turkey pardon

  Biden to serve justice for Peanut Butter and Jelly alongside a cornucopia of jokes at annual turkey pardon President Joe Biden on Friday will gobble up his first opportunity to participate in a time-honored White House tradition: The annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon. © Alex Brandon/AP President Joe Biden speaks about the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Justice, and perhaps a side of cranberry sauce, will be served in the Rose Garden as Biden roasts two pardon contenders -- turkeys Peanut Butter and Jelly -- and spreads Thanksgiving cheer, making much ado about stuffing.

Biden ignores the fact that Turkey has been battling the PKK terrorist organisation which has taken the lives of tens of thousands Turkish civilians - but it is not fighting "the Kurds" as he clumsily puts it. It is widely known that the Biden campaign is under significant pressure from Greeks,Armenians and other anti- Turkish groups. If Biden is elected, will this break US- Turkey ties? I don't think that the relationship will break completely. Biden is a statesman, despite what his remarks to the New York Times might tell us.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will pardon two turkeys from Indiana named Peanut Butter and Jelly at the White House on Friday, carrying on a decades-old Thanksgiving tradition. The birds, perched on side-by-side hotel-style beds with crested headboards, were featured in a George H.W. Bush was the first president to officially offer a turkey pardon at the White House in 1989. Barack Obama's pardons featured jokes that often had his daughters rolling their eyes at his side. In 2020, then-President Donald Trump emerged from a self-imposed isolation he began after losing the

President Joe Biden pardons Peanut Butter, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Phil Seger, chairman of the National Turkey Federation and   Andrea Welp, turkey grower from Indiana stand with Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh): Biden Thanksgiving © Provided by Associated Press Biden Thanksgiving

“I’ve said before, every American wants the same thing: You want to be able to look the turkey in the eye and tell them, it’s gonna be okay,” he joked.

And he said that the two birds were now “Indiana’s power couple” — with apologies to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, who are from Indiana.

This year’s turkeys spent a busy few days in Washington, appearing before the media alongside members of Indiana’s congressional delegation before retiring to a suite at the luxurious Willard Hotel.

They’ll have a comfortable new home, too. Duly pardoned, the turkeys are now heading to Purdue University’s Animal Science Research and Education Center, where they’ll spend the rest of their days in an enclosed setting with access to a shaded grassy area, according to Purdue.

White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and others listen as President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony to pardon the national Thanksgiving turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) © Provided by Associated Press White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and others listen as President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony to pardon the national Thanksgiving turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The turkey pardon is traditionally an opportunity for presidents to crack jokes — often at their own expense — and usher in the holiday season.

In 2019, President Donald Trump joked about his impeachment inquiry, telling attendees that the turkeys “have already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff’s basement,” a reference to the congressman leading the investigation. And President Barack Obama riffed in 2014 about taking action “fully within my legal authority” to pardon the turkeys, a knock at Republicans who had criticized him for signing a raft of executive orders.

Presidents have pardoned turkeys since Abraham Lincoln, but President George H. W. Bush made the pardon the American tradition it is today by sparing a 50-pound bird in 1989.

The Thanksgiving turkey's history starts with dinosaurs .
Focusing on one dinner in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621 means we ignore the meal’s fascinating — and more far-flung — prehistory. © Provided by NBC News Powered by Microsoft News Many of the foods we enjoy on Thanksgiving and associate with Northeastern U.S. agriculture are the products of millions of years of evolution that took place all around the world, from South America to Asia. By taking the larger historical view, we can see how our feast is not just national but also global, and millions of years in the making.

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