Time For Presidential Turkey Pardons

Two days before Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump issued pardons to two hefty tom turkeys, one named Peas weighing 39 pounds and one named Carrots weighing 41 pounds.


More on this in commentary and analysis below.

Trump during his visit to Northern California to view the damage caused by the wildfires did not blame climate change for the deadliest wildfire the nation has seen in a century.

Trump said that the country of Finland does not have the same problem with wild fires because “they spend a lot of time on raking” leaves.

Trump standing next to California Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom during a press conference had this to say:

“You’ve got to take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important. You look at other countries where they do it differently and it’s a whole different story. … I was with the president of Finland and he said, ‘We have a much different—we’re a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation, and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things [making a raking motion]. And they don’t have any problem. … And when it is, it’s a very small problem, so I know everybody is looking at it to that end and it’s going to work out, it’s going to work out well.”

Trump brought up the same point about the need to rake leaves in an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace and said:

“I was watching the firemen the other day and they were raking areas, they were raking areas where the fire was right over there. … And they’re raking trees, little trees like this that are not trees, little bushes that you could see are totally dry. Weeds. And they’re raking them, they’re on fire. That should have been all raked out. You wouldn’t have the fires.”

When asked by Wallace if climate change could have contributed to the wildfires, Trump said:

“Maybe it contributes a little bit. …The big problem we have is management.”

The Camp Fire in Butte County has killed more than 171 people since it started on November 8, becoming the deadliest wildfire in the United States in 100 years.

More than 1,000 people are missing and 148,000 acres have been burned.

Entire small towns have been burnt to the ground with thousands of people evacuated and now homeless having lost virtually everything except for their lives.

Before his visit to California, Trump threatened on Twitter to take federal funds away from California if the state did not change its forestry management practices.



President Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed “really smart guy” who was called a moron by his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Turkeys have a reputation for being just plain stupid.

There is a very old myth that turkeys are so stupid that during a rainstorm, turkeys will stare up at the clouds with their beaks wide open, transfixed, with water running down their nostrils and throats until they drown themselves.

Last year during the total eclipse of the sun, Trump looked up at the eclipse without eye protection and with his mouth opened, very much like a turkey looking up at the rain.

When you call someone a turkey you are calling them a stupid failure of a person.

After the midterms and declaring victory and not admitting to defeat, Trump is looking more, and more like a stupid failure of a president.

Trump with his remarks about the California wildfires, denying climate change could have contributed to the wildfires and raking leaves establishes that he is a moron.

No doubt Trump already has his own personal presidential turkey pardons for himself and his kids already signed and ready to go, he just has not made them public waiting for the indictments and the the Special Counsel Robert Mueller report on Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election.

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Pete Dinelli was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent. He is a 1970 graduate of Del Norte High School, a 1974 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Pete has a 40 year history of community involvement and service as an elected and appointed official and as a practicing attorney in Albuquerque. Pete and his wife Betty Case Dinelli have been married since 1984 and they have two adult sons, Mark, who is an attorney and George, who is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Pete has been a licensed New Mexico attorney since 1978. Pete has over 27 years of municipal and state government service. Pete’s service to Albuquerque has been extensive. He has been an elected Albuquerque City Councilor, serving as Vice President. He has served as a Worker’s Compensation Judge with Statewide jurisdiction. Pete has been a prosecutor for 15 years and has served as a Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney, as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney and as a Deputy City Attorney. For eight years, Pete was employed with the City of Albuquerque both as a Deputy City Attorney and Chief Public Safety Officer overseeing the city departments of police, fire, 911 emergency call center and the emergency operations center. While with the City of Albuquerque Legal Department, Pete served as Director of the Safe City Strike Force and Interim Director of the 911 Emergency Operations Center. Pete’s community involvement includes being a past President of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Club, past President of the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, and Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.