A Corrupt Butcher in Italy Takes a Page Out of the Dem Playbook


I was reading Drudge the other day, as I often do when I want to feel that sense of hopelessness that comes from a surfeit of bad news, and I came across a headline about a butcher getting arrested for selling meat that was a decade old. After avoiding it for a couple of days, I finally succumbed on a slow news day and followed the link. It was either that or read about something else disgusting that Obama & Co. either did or said. I chose the rotten meat story. Imagine my surprise when I realized that it was just like the stuff that Obama & Co. do and say! Come along, children, as we examine the evidence. Wear sturdy boots and don’t touch anything with your bare hands. And put some mentholatum just under your nose, I have heard it helps.

Along I went to the article in question and found a short, but revealing article about said butcher in Italy. Seems he was selling meat that was at least a decade old, as well as a host of other products that were both crawling with maggots and other parasites, and moldy into the bargain. “How revolting,” says I. “How familiar,” says the interior I. Intrigued by interior I’s comment, I thought about it for a bit. Of course! This reminded me of nothing so much as the all-too-familiar maneuvering of the Democrats whenever they are faced with the prospect of having to relinquish a single program, or drachma that funds one, from their tightly clenched fingers. A program that mostly funds their re-election campaigns or benefits the ones most likely to vote for them when the day comes to bus those hardy and independent spirits to the polling place. Or places, as the case may be in way too many states these days. But, what, you say, does this have to do with rotted Italian meat?

It has more in common than you might imagine. Think back to all the times when the GOP has dared to stand up and even barely threaten a single dollar of entitlement reform. Be it Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security benefits, Earned Income Credit, the money that flows to NPR and Planned Parenthood, the EPA, Obama’s re-election campaign coffers doing business under a variety of names, no doubt, the Left stands up and screams the same tired old crap they’ve been screaming since LBJ created Medicare in the first place. “The GOP wants your mother/grandmother/children to DIIIEEEEEEEEE!” Innocently wishing to save the Republic– and earnestly aware that they have been as much at fault in many ways themselves in getting it to this dire predicament– the GOP immediately flinches in the face of these charges and tries to either ignore them, answer them, or they just back down. The public, however, knows stale stuff when they hear it and smell it. Being told that not funding abortion clinics is the same as wanting women not to have cancer screenings and mammograms is stale beyond belief by now. It’s been trotted out so often that I doubt the Dems even have to write it out on teleprompters. It’s become part of their partisan DNA by now, “We will cry about murdering women every single time the GOP threatens our chance to murder babies.” Yeah. Don’t know about the rest of you, but that is pretty stale and ridden with rot to me.

I suggest they follow the course that the Italian police did and just see to it that the bad man is put out of business and can no longer sell his rotten wares to the unsuspecting public. (What? They didn’t have noses or eyes?) The butcher was getting by with selling his tainted goods by rubbing off the expiration dates on certain items. The Dems do that all the time, you know. Witness Obama the Senator heroically voting to NOT raise the debt limit when George W. Bush was POTUS. Then witness Obama the President heroically explaining why he was a bad, bad political boy way back in 2006 when he did that, and now that he’s the POTUS, why, perish the thought that anyone would do as he did back then and be political! Gads! He needs those good folks on the Right to be grownup enough to do the right thing, as he sees it now, and vote to let him spend just as much as he darned well pleases of all the money that we haven’t had for quite some time now. Because he spent it all. And then some. And then some more. But he has canceled out the expiration date on the principles he says he used to have in favor of the new ones he has now. (Sell it, Barry, no matter how much it smells.)

As to the parasites infesting the butcher’s odious items for sale, well, they are no different than those who infest the corrupt, but welcoming, confines of the Democrat Party. The thuggish union representatives, the dishonest campaign operatives and hacks who represent themselves as honest Americans who are interested in free and fair elections when they are interested in nothing of the sort. Indeed, when faced with a more or less free and fair election in Wisconsin most recently to elect a supposedly nonpartisan Supreme Court Judge, the “honest Americans” did their level best to steal the election. And they would have, too, if not for the latebreaking report of over 7000 votes for Judge David Prosser. How the “honest Americans” howled in anguish that all their efforts had come to naught, their little ship of bussing in voters and “vote early, vote often” had grounded itself way too early. Tough luck, kids, but every now and then the process actually works like it’s supposed to and the good guys get to win. No soup for you! But might I suggest the Italian biscuits over there in the corner? Ignore the weevils and other bugs. As one of your own might suggest, “Hey, bugs contain lots of protein.” Eat hearty, mates.

In conclusion, I would like to congratulate the Italian public and police for recognizing and dealing with their purveyor of rotten products much quicker than we have here in America.

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April 17, 2011 4:00 pm

I still find it hard to believe that the townspeople or the officials knew nothing about his business practices. So “if”some of them knew something was fishy, that kind of fits the way folks are who vote for the Dems and fall for their regurgitated lies, they want to stay in ignorance because it suits them.

Great inaugural post from you, Janis.

April 17, 2011 4:09 pm

Don’t forget it was under a Democrat that Food Lion bleached their bad meat, it has something to do with the attitude that Democrats display while in office, one of not giving a damn that transcends down to the populace.

redneck hippie
April 17, 2011 4:47 pm

Good dot-connecting, janis. The Ds and their messiah are purveyors of stale goods, and we need to ship them all back to where they came from, with no return address.

April 17, 2011 5:41 pm

This is strange for Italy, Janis, but the Chinese, while they do try to hide it from public view (tourist) nowadays still tout rotting meat in some open-air markets. In the old Aberdeen market in Hong Kong you could flick off the maggots then take in the aroma to if the meat was sufficiently seasoned.

But your segue was perfect, so perfect, maybe UP has found its Murrow. Or O’Rourke?

April 17, 2011 5:50 pm

BRAVO Janis!

Best controlled slow-burn rant I’ve seen in a long time and excellent analogy.

E Pluribus Unum
April 17, 2011 7:18 pm

You said it, sister. Try and squeeze one nickel away from their usery/thuggery/re-election racket and from the howling and caterwauling you would think you had cut their foot off.

And really, you have. Their very sustenance is the sweat off the brows of tax-paying, working Americans. And they consider it theirs for the confiscating.

April 17, 2011 11:46 pm

Stout stuff, Janis.

April 18, 2011 7:48 am

” those who infest the corrupt, but welcoming, confines of the Democrat Party.”

That right there is poetry Janis…

And a big high 5 on this one-well done.

April 18, 2011 10:03 am

Ah, janis…what an awesome piece. You have such a way with a turn of the phrase, and your renowned snark is even better when slowly dispensed.

Just outstanding, sister!

civil truth
April 19, 2011 2:30 pm

I’m still in hibernation for another week or so, but am briefly emerging to applaud your post here. Then again I love analogies, especially when wielded with rapier thrusts like yours.