My Thanksgiving Letter to Pamela Geller’s BFF in the Alaska Legislature: Rename the Turkey the “Winged Marmot”
November 24, 2011
Dear Rep. Gatto
A matter of grave concern has been brought to the American people by that tirelessly vigilant, level-headed Patriot, Pamela Geller. As you have been shown to recognize, we are truly fortunate to have such a clear view of the imminent threats posed to Americans as those taken up by Geller. Her views have been adopted here in the USA, and abroad.
Last legislative session, you had her testify on behalf of your House Bill 88, designed to stop the insidiously well-hidden move afoot here in the Mat-Su Valley to adopt Sharia Law as the basis of our legal codes. With so many less important issues like domestic violence, Alaska jobs, declining educational standards crowding your extremely vital bill out of the limelight it deserved, it hasn’t yet passed.
When do you plan on finishing up that bill in the 2012 legislative session? We need it soon! I think there’s a vacant building in Palmer and are several in Wasilla that could easily be converted into mosques overnight.
This week, Ms. Geller brought my attention to something that might even have a more profound effect on my daily life in Wasilla than Sharia Law. But in concentrating on only one aspect of the real problem here, she may have missed a far more important issue. First, here’s what Ms. Geller observed:
Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going to be serving halal turkeys to their families this Thursday. Turkeys that are halal certified — who wants that, especially on a day on which we are giving thanks to G-d for our freedom? I wouldn’t knowingly buy a halal turkey — would you? Halal turkey, slaughtered according to the rules of Islamic law, is just the opposite of what Thanksgiving represents: freedom and inclusiveness, neither of which are allowed for under that same Islamic law.
The same Islamic law that mandates that animals be cruelly slaughtered according to halal requirements also teaches hatred of and warfare against unbelievers, the oppression of women, the extinguishing of free speech, and much more that is inimical to our freedom. Don’t support it on this celebration of freedom. Join our Facebook group, ‘Boycott Butterball’.
Don’t buy a Butterball turkey for Thanksgiving.
You can read the rest of Ms. Geller’s powerful essay here. Ms. Geller has also formed a Don’t Buy Butterball Turkeys facebook group. I do hope you link to it in your next “Coffee With Carl” newsletter.
But I am afraid even the brilliant Pamela Geller sometimes misses important issues, as she concentrates so courageously on one aspect of such an overwhelming problem. She entirely refuses to address the issue of the name of the bird itself: Turkey.
How can we as Americans who support Israel in our every breath, motion, thought and action, stand idly by and refuse to consider renaming this bird while the country Turkey refuses to stand by Israel on every issue?
There are many alternative names you might consider. In honor of Sen. Linda Menard’s hallmark legislation from the 2009 session, you might consider the new name “Winged Marmot”
Other suggestions already put forward by Patriotic Americans have been “Freedom Fowl” and ‘Pilgrim Pullet.”
In Turkey they don’t even call turkeys “turkey.”