A look back at the first families getting ready to enjoy their prized Thanksgiving Turkeys (24 Photos)

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One of America’s older and more tender traditions dating back to 1947 involves the presidential pardoning of the turkey that takes place in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Although, In the case of President Dwight Eisenhower, who served two terms as president from 1953 to 1961, he reportedly ate the turkeys that he was given during his time in the Oval Office. True story.

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  • WeBeenBush_Whacked

    #21 Can't tell which one is the bigger turkey.

    • _HypoLuxa_

      In the words of the great Monty Python . . . . Get on with it!

      • Jimmy

        Yeah the guy that visits troops on Thanksgiving is the bigger turkey than the guy we have now that can't be bothered to do that stuff.

        • Macavoy

          dear political comments:

          • Frank

            The same logic that is behind all Obama voters when presented with logic.

    • Woop

      dont know why you've been voted down. in several of the pics the turkey looked like it has more brains than this fool. Must be a lot of rednecks on the chive this early. #19, #20

      • Get Mad!!

        Yo mama enjoys sprinkles on her ice cream, doesnt she… Yo mama!.. Sprinkles!!!

    • Bruce Williams

      Bush – The man in every photo op. Also the one who was burying body parts from dead/maimed soldiers in the landfill. No photo op there!

      • tom

        How about getting your shit together

    • The World

      Dear American Thumbs Downers,

      It seems you still fail to recognize this guy as the biggest fuck up in the history of your broken ass so-called political system. You can keep blaming you-know-who all you want for the situation you're in. I suppose there just aren't enough red necks left to vote in that guy with the anti-evil, secret underwear.

      • Get Mad

        Ill blame "you-know-who", you blame the other guy. This guy over here will blame you and the rest will blame me. Blame blame blame blame bla bla bla bla..

  • Alx


    • stian

      you suck

  • randall

    #24 I'll have the whit dress-ing, no turkey

    • JEREMY


  • tv_paul

    #17 Gobbler..that's what I called Monica Lewinsky.

  • 29er

    #11 Oh, the things I'm going to do to this Turkey.

  • 29er

    #23 Insert some sort of political rant about how he's going to give the turkey welfare and food stamps and then a billion dollars to start it's own corporation so we can get new jobs in the economy.

    • ejazzyjeff

      Only a liberal would imply that someone is going to make a snide remarks. It's call paranoia, relax it's a free country.

  • Greg

    #22 some more handouts… Need anything else, call me on your Obamaphone

    • ChrisDG74

      Ok. Not to defend the guy, because I can't(I voted 3rd party), BUT – the "Obamaphone" program was started by George W Bush in 2008. So, you mean "Dubyaphone".

      • guest

        It was started so poor people could have a land line. Obama expanded it to the point people on welfare can get multiple cell phones.

        • ChrisDG74

          Another tidbit of information:
          The program is paid for by telecommunications companies through an independent non-profit, not through tax revenue.

          • Sean

            OH NO Greg.

            He is using facts against you!! Time to call him a socialist

  • 29er

    #1 Good for you! Why do we need to pardon a turkey? Theys a good eats.

    • Nelson Muntz

      You shouldn't carve your turkey while sitting down, you'll screw it up.

      • a-nom

        I hope you're trolling. FDR had polio and as a result couldn't stand…

        • ElChippy


  • Steve

    #5 Hey Jim they said your really good at choking your Chicken… what to give this a try?

  • Joe

    If a video ao a baby and a lady saying cat and dog noises one more time this IPhone is getting smashed against the floor!!

  • TNT

    notice you don't see Obama with any of the troops ? go figure

    • dirtysteve

      And did seeing Dubya with the troops make it all better?

      'sorry for getting you in the shit here guys, have some turkey!

      Also, how many of the other presidents were with troops in those pics?

    • No?

      Maybe the bushs' felt obligated since they sent them there?

      • walter sobchek

        do you remember why?

        • Hypno

          Yes, because of made up intel and fake "Weapons of Mass Destruction" that never existed. Gobble Gobble!!

          • emailhobo

            If that's all you remember about the situation you are dumb.

  • Kodos

    The turkey was saved, but the women all got violated.

    And Teddy was already drunk.

  • baff

    #1 A real rug muncher

    • Big Joe

      Like a big lesbian mule.

    • Anonymous

      Wedding crashers, nice

  • D_Mouse

    #18 #19
    Clinton's turkey is much bigger.

  • Jon

    #19 #20 #21 Why is it Bush II always looks stoned in pictures?

  • Ride

    #1 #24
    A lot has happened to the world between now and then! 🙂

  • MacTheWrite

    #17 I did not have sexual relations with this turkey.

  • Jesse

    Clinton is still the only president to stuff two turkeys in the same year.

  • Andrew

    #23 #24

    Obama looks like he is using the force.

    "I find your lack of feathers disturbing…"

    • Kodos

      thought the O was a Trek fan??

  • nerfherder

    I dont mean to sound like a tree hugging hippy here, but look at the difference between the presidential turkey in #5 and #24. Nowadays even the damn president cant get a real turkey. Just a bloated, white genetically modified, hormone injected thing that can even stand on its own. what a bummer.

    • emailhobo

      You know what? After spending some time comparing pictures, I think you're wrong. Obama's bird is bigger it's just that it's sitting instead of standing. But generally I tend to agree with your point of view about today's food.

  • freddy boy

    #21 plus #22. Total compassion for the troops overseas = Zero.

  • Dr. J. Fever


  • verno

    Anyone notice a difference between the later steroid pumped franken-turkeys and the normal birds from the 50's?

  • Sailor

    You know, half of you, probably all civilians, like to cry about a "shitty" president and your freedom, but none of your lazy asses are willing to get up and protect it. How about instead of whining and complaining on the chive you actually go make a difference somewhere like the rest of us…..

    • AnyoneForCoffee

      Fella, you are a sailor.

      Come back when you serve on a front line instead of a boat.

      • emailhobo


        Your coffee; it appears to be served with shit in it.

  • Samantha

    guy on the very right … Will Ferrell???

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