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Will in Seattle 1

Locusts in honey are kind of yummy, if you roast them first.
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 4, 2012 at 3:43 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 2
Seek and ye shall find.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on May 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM · Report this
Irena 3
"Well, pray for rain or the death of locusts or what ever you people whisper into your hands".

Charles, that's devastating.
Posted by Irena on May 4, 2012 at 4:02 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 4
The rural folks don't need economic development. As long as Monsanto et al continue to get money to farm, and the city dwelling descendants of farmers continue to collect their farm subsidy on land they haven't seen in years, everything will be OK.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on May 4, 2012 at 4:32 PM · Report this
balderdash 5
Don't worry, everybody, it's cool, everything's cool. Multi-million-acre industrial corn and potato farms will still get huge subsidies. Farming is fine. Everything is fine. Eat your Big Mac and go back to sleep. Rural people aren't real people. They are only dreams, right, Charles? Dreams of an American era that never really existed, bitter about the fact that the world is waking up and leaving them behind. Or something.
Posted by balderdash on May 4, 2012 at 4:36 PM · Report this
tainte 6
you people? hi-larious!
Posted by tainte on May 4, 2012 at 4:47 PM · Report this
McGee 7
@1 You should credit George RR Martin for you absolutely unoriginal thought.
Posted by McGee on May 4, 2012 at 5:02 PM · Report this
laterite 8
lol @7; I was thinking, those locusts turned out to be poisoned. So go ahead, Will, and eat 'em up!
Posted by laterite on May 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM · Report this
the idiot formerly known as kk 9
Best Mudede post ever.
Posted by the idiot formerly known as kk on May 4, 2012 at 5:37 PM · Report this
It's not as simple as this...I grew up in a small town, the general culture was (and is) conservative, but it's not all-consuming. There's some centrists and even a few liberals.

And even if a lot of rural people would shut down their local farm programs & public schools and even social security, that should be resisted even by us city-folk. Just for common decency and to give the young and poor and old a chance at a good life.
Posted by ryanmm on May 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM · Report this

Mah...I got them there social network sets up...right now you can pull these tin cans and call up Ellie May over in Shankersville and ask if she Likes hamhocks.

OOOOOeeee....I'm gonna fix myself up for passel o' bloggin' tonight!
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on May 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM · Report this
WFM 12
Chuck, I challenge you to get by on a purely urban diet. Crows, squirrels, raccoons, blackberries, grass, etc. Only what lives & grows inside the city limits. You should let nothing grown or raised by a rural idiot pass your lips.
Posted by WFM on May 4, 2012 at 8:31 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 13
Hey, it's the country folk that vote the politicians like Steve King in. Let them reap what they sew

And I'm serious about the farm subsidy nonsense. I have a relative who gets her check from the government each year for the farmland she's been renting out for decades. It's intended for the person who actually farms the land, but she doesn't care.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on May 4, 2012 at 8:57 PM · Report this
"Let them reap what they sow" ha ha.
Posted by madcap on May 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 15
Oh poo. I knew that. I even looked it up to make sure I had it right.

Stupid auto-correct.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on May 5, 2012 at 6:07 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 16
@12: you're missing the point. the point is: stop being stupid hicks, because this was a good thing and your regressive politics ended it.
Posted by Max Solomon on May 5, 2012 at 8:23 AM · Report this

Considering the overwhelming bulk of American agricultural products are essentially manufactured by or for massive, corporate-owned mega-food producers (e.g. Acher-Daniels-Midland, Monsanto, Cargill) and NOT (as many rural folks would have you believe) on small-scale family farms, your challenge has little meaning, since even a majority of the "rural idiots" as you call them are subsisting on the same mass-produced industrial diet as everybody else.
Posted by COMTE on May 5, 2012 at 9:59 AM · Report this
Cue raucous laughter from the blue archipelago..........
Posted by RNBSN on May 5, 2012 at 7:07 PM · Report this
Fuck 'em. Fuck 'em in the asshole with a big rubber dick!
Posted by TheBadSeed131313 on May 6, 2012 at 11:00 PM · Report this

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