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Pork chopped: Rick Perry takes heat for barbecue blast | latimes.com

“Holy Smoke” co-author John Shelton Reed, a retired University of North Carolina sociology professor, said Monday that people in his state do not mess around with this form of cooking. “Barbecue,” he said, “is the third rail of North Carolina politics.”

Don’t laugh.

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How The Left and Right Raise Their Children | Information is Beautiful

Politicians Won’t Stay Bought | Peter Mehit

In a casual conversation someone quipped, “You know the real problem with politicians…they just won’t stay bought.” There was muted laughter. It’s too true to be funny.

Politician. The word has precise sound to it, as if your mayor had been called by God to run. As if people go into public service like it’s a ministry. For the good of all with pure, honorable intentions.  But the job is nothing like that. It’s a lot of arm twisting and ear bending by people all wanting you to do conflicting things. And in the end, nobody’s really happy with you. As Parker and Stone pointed out, the public sees you either as a ‘Giant Douche’ or a ‘Turd Sandwich’. Why would anyone want a such a shitty job?

Power.

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LeAnn Rimes Headlines Pricey ‘Swearing-In’ Event for GOP Freshmen

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss.

The tea partiers, who campaigned on fiscal responsibility, are participating in a party in their own honor. This is change that you can’t even say got started.

LeAnn Rimes, admitted adulterer, will entertain the family values confessing audience.

Now you may make the argument that their donors and lobbyists are paying for the party and not the tax payer, but that just makes the whole thing seem even worse.

The honorees are below. Grab any extra swag bags for me!

Jeff Denham, R-Calif.

Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn. (Tea Party)

Robert Dold, R-Ill. (Tea Party)

Renee Ellmers, R-N.C. (Tea Party)

Jeff Landry, R-La. (Tea Party)

Tom Marino, R-Pa.

Tom Reed, R-N.Y.

David Rivera, R-Fla.

Jon Runyan, R-N.J.

Steve Southerland, R-Fla. (Tea Party)

Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. (Tea Party)

Kevin Yoder. R-Kan.

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