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RAMON PRESSON: PETA people picked a prickly pepper

I’m not making this up. This past week the PETA organization requested that we stop using the phrase “Bring home the bacon,” insisting that it is comparable to racist and homophobic language. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals recommends that we say, “Bring home the bagel.” Not kidding. And it doesn’t stop there. When you’re weary because your spouse just won’t stop harping about the same issue, you cannot say, “Please, stop. I heard you the first time. You’re beating a dead horse.” Instead, PETA wants you to declare that your loved one is driving you nuts because he/she is “feeding a fed horse.” And stop congratulating yourself for efficiently “killing two birds with one stone.” PETA would like you to stop making light of

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“petty” adjective. 1. of little importance; trivial. Synonyms: trivial, trifling, minor, small, insignificant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, negligible, paltry, footling, pettifogging adjective. 2. of secondary or lesser importance, rank, or scale examples:

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With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas season is now fully upon us. But let’s be honest. The Christmas season was fully upon us after Halloween. And no, this

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Full disclosure: this is almost a complete re-posting of my Thanksgiving column from 2012. When I read through previous Thanksgiving installments, I realized much of what I wrote

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