Liberal talking points for your Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving: a time to stop and reflect on all we have been blessed with. To give thanks for family, friends, and country. But if you’re like a liberal, secular-socialist, god-hating elitist, you probably can’t wait until next Thursday so you can take the wind out of Uncle Bob and Aunt Judy’s sails by pissing all over the Thanksgiving narrative.

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Meanwhile, in Rutland… A pop-culture inventory of Vermont’s most astonishing city

By JIM SABATASO | WRITER [A version of this story appeared in the May 14, 2014, edition of the Rutland Reader] Rutland, Vermont! — A sleepy town with a proud history. Once home to the trains of industry and deep quarries of fortune, it’s hills and valleys are still a paradise for adventure seekers and…

Happy Hour History: The Martini

By JIM SABATASO | STAFF Editor’s note: This part of a series exploring the history of various cocktails the author likes to make for happy hour. Enjoy responsibly. For today’s lesson, we’ll be exploring the storied past of the Martini, a cocktail HL Mencken once called the “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet.” I couldn’t…