Well, more like Liberal Blogger Afternoon on the Hill, but fine. Two things were said that tickled the shit out of me. One, Mike Turner remarked on my lack of cussing! He said, “You write how I talk, but you talk how I write. I haven’t heard you cuss once today!” Shoot. But when I was telling the story to the Butcher, he said, “That guy should hang around you when you’re trying to tell a story to Mom and Dad. You’re always saying ‘fuck’ around them and it’s embarrassing.”
So, there you go. I habitually cuss online and in front of my parents.
The second was when Addison Pate was rattling off a list of ways that conservatives see government and, in his list, he said “government as sin.” Folks, I have no idea if this is a real political theory or just something he said when he got caught up in his list, but it blew my fucking mind. I can’t wrap my head around it quite yet, but it felt so true that it shook me. I feel like I understand something now about Tennessee conservatives that I didn’t before and I have to give it some time to mull over.
The third thing that tickled me was that Mike Turner has, in his office, this piece of art that I now totally covet. It was a big distressed red square. Along the bottom, down one side, it said, “Absolutely.” Across the bottom it said, “Absolute power corrupts” and along the other said it said “Absolutely.”
In the middle were similar words (though I can’t remember for sure) and “let them eat cake.”
It warmed my heart to see something like that where a dude would see it every day and be reminded.