An FDL tradition, music to roast turkey by:

Happy Thanksgiving!

(And Metafilter’s ultimate Alice’s Restaurant linkfest lyrics sheet)

As for tabletalk with your Republican dinnermates:

The holiday season is filled with food, traveling, and lively discussions with Republican relatives about politics — sometimes laced with statements that are just not true.

Here are the most common myths spouted by your family members who spend too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh — and the perfect response to each of them…

President Obama has increased the deficit.

Since President Obama took office, the deficit as a percentage of GDP has been cut by more than 50% . And by the way, if Republicans manage to repeal the Affordable Care Act, that’s actually going to increase the deficit by something like $109 billion over the next 10 years

Click through for the rest.

I’ll end with the wise words of Charles P. Pierce:

We are all pilgrims in a pilgrim country. We are all fugitives in a fugitive democracy. We are all fleeing where we were, but we also are fleeing toward something, a place and a time and a nation that in many ways remains a goal rather than a reality. This is what I give thanks for today. I give thanks for the courage of the people willing to undertake this journey before me; the people who made the journey in their minds while they were physically crossing the oceans. I give thanks for the fact that their journey enables mine, and that mine helps enable my country’s, and that, if we are true to ourselves, our journey as a political commonwealth will enable millions of others yet to come.

Read the whole essay.

I am thankful for many things, like you. Happy Thanksgiving.