it was a rainy day, in the afternoon my father picked me up and together we went to market basket in search of a thanksgiving turkey. they didn't have any fresh turkeys, just frozen ones, and none reaching 20 lbs. so i said we should hold off, either wait until market basket get some new stock, or go elsewhere. afterwards we returned to belmont. we emptied the oven (typically used for storage) and baked a slab of barbecued ribs for dinner.
i helped my father order a 100ft spool of RG8X coaxial cable off of ebay before getting a ride back to cambridge. i looked for my glass ramekins but couldn't find them, leaving empty-handed with an empty pyrex dish.
the big news today was revelation that democratic senator al franken sexually harassed leeann tweeden back in 2006 when he was still just a comedian on an USO tour by "forcibly [kissing]" her without her consent. although it could've been easily brushed off as a he-said-she-said moment, the fact that she also had a photo taken of her sleeping on the military aircraft while franken pretends to grope her breasts over her flak jacket makes the allegations undeniable. franken did the smart thing by apologizing and saying he was asahamed of his actions and going a step further by saying an ethics investigation should be made and he'd cooperate fully.
tweeden is a regular contributor to fox news so read into that however you want, though it in no way excuses the sexual harassment. but when is a joke poking fun of women in a sexual way just a joke and when is it more serious than that? that's what i want to know. that tweeden said she's been haunted by the incident for the past decade makes me suspicion. in her line of profession - a public figure in the broadcasting and entertainment industry - she's never encountered anything worse than franken making fun of her by kissing her once without permission than pretending to grope her while asleep? of course this will be politicized, given how the republican party has been seen as the party of sexual harassers and pedophiles with trump as the president and all the recent news about republican senate candidate roy moore in alabama.