Saturday, March 10, 2012

John Barleycorn Soybean

So, I'm watching The Rachel Maddow Show just a little bit ago because throwing things at the television helps get my heart started in the morning, and in the closing segment she covered some "crime-related" odds and sods: The mysterious rash of looted reliquaries on the Emerald Isle, the solving of the of the Nine Foot Mystery in British Columbia and, finally, the three inmates mistakenly released from the LaPorte County, IN jail over the last month and a half.

During the last bit, while Rachel was talking, the picture cut away from local affiliate footage of the LaPort jail to a still shot of a smiling and waving Mitch Daniels. "Pretty bad news from your state if you're hoping to win your party's vice presidential nomination," intoned Rachel in voiceover.

LOLWUT?

I'm failing to see the connection; sequiturs don't come much nonner. Then again, our current national Priest Kings are held responsible for everything from the weather to the behavior of foreign peasants, so maybe it's only fair.

Once upon a time, back when we wore bones in our noses and used oak groves as churches, we revered the king until the harvest went bad, and then we killed the dude, because everything that happened to the tribe, good and bad, was his fault. At the rate we're going, we may as well just ditch the whole primaries and elections thing and go back to baking a bean into a sacred cake. At least then we'd have an easy return policy when we got a lemon.

15 comments:

Midwest Chick said...

Can we go straight to the sacrifice part and skip the year-king part?? Might make some folks think twice before running for office.

Nathan said...

Midwest Chick wins the internets.

Critter said...

not too far in the distant past we used things called "tar and feathers".

Brad K. said...

Tam,

If the point is that Mitch Daniels just wants to move away from Indiana, perhaps he should ask for donations on his own dime, and leave the Republican party fund raising for, um, better things?

Tam said...

Brad K.,

Somehow, that made even less sense than Rachel's comment.

I am lost. What do Republican party campaign donations have to do with bad record-keeping at the LaPorte County jail? That train of lily pads is just too long and convoluted for me to follow.

Jeffrey Quick said...

Back when I was a pagan. I worked out a sacred king system for the US, to be administered by the 9 Old Women of the Supreme Coven. You get one 7 year term in Congress. Then the Congresscritters get to run for Senate; any defeated are sacrificed to the gods. 7 years later, the senators get to run for President, with the same result for defeat. And of course the President only gets 7 years. He does, however, get all the sex, drugs and rock and roll he can handle.

Drang said...

I've tried to make the same point in conversation, only usually with fewer literary allusions, and the only people who see the point ("What do you mean the President isn't responsible for gas prices?!") are... pagans.

And one would think Romney would be sensitive to handling of the VP choice, given his family history.

Robin said...

Dumb snark is the best you'll find on MSNBC.

Old NFO said...

LOL, yeah MC wins! :-)

Matt G said...

"During the last bit, while Rachel was talking, the picture cut away from local affiliate footage of the LaPort jail to a still shot of a smiling and waving Mitch Daniels. 'Pretty bad news from your state if you're hoping to win your party's vice presidential nomination,' intoned Rachel in voiceover."

Perhaps Miz Maddow is confused between the duties of the Veep and the county Sheriff?

As for that position, I should think that any idjit with a jailer's license, 2 years/ experience, and a party affiliation would be a more viable candidate than the incumbant in LaPorte County, IN. If it were Marion County, I'd reckon bonus points for a DUI arrest.

Anonymous said...

Poor Rachel. Wait til she finds out the LaPorte County sheriff is a Democrat.

Justthisguy said...

This is off-topic, but I don't care. How can we talk about silly stuff like this when Captain Lex is dead? He and his jet went in on Tuesday and I still can't stop weeping for him and about him.

A genuine Christian gentleman and an hell of a fighter pilot, and husband and father, has left the planet.

Kristopher said...

"Then again, our current national Priest Kings..."

Bipartisans of Gor?

B.S. philosopher said...

So, I'm watching The Rachel Maddow Show

That's your problem right there. There are clinical studies that prove watching MSNBC can actually suck every IQ point clean out of your brain.

The only thing more brain-numbing is Fox and Friends.

Andrew said...

The "nine foot" news story was worth reading just for the vocabulary-builder, "disarticulate."