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Roots Of The Turd

Source: serenadraws.

Source: serenadraws.

I have already achieved greatness. I’m the inventor of the phrase “Roots Of The Turd.” (Copyright ¬© 2013 Tom B. Taker Video Productions. All rights reserved.) I googled it so it must be true. It’s mine. All mine! The phrase would not exist if I did not exist. My work here is done.

I’m not one to rest on my laurels, though, so I’ll expand on the phrase just a teensy bit.

The Wikipedia page on Karl Rove does not contain the word “turd.” True story! And yet, somehow, I know that “Turd Blossom” was the affectionate name given by George W. Bush to the man that made his presidency a reality.

Wikipedia does come through with a definition of the term itself:

“Turd Blossom” (or Sand Turd) is a Texan term for a flower which grows from a pile of cow dung.

Source: Wikipedia – Turd Blossom

As we will see, the name is fitting in more ways than one. It’s time to take true facts and get the Guru’s opinion of them. This is first in an ongoing series I’m going to call¬†Roots Of The Turd.
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Honey, I Shrunk my Ethics

HoneycombEarlier this month honey made the news. The headlines were ominous.

  • Honey laundering: When honey isn’t really honey (Los Angeles Times)
  • Your Honey Might Not Be the Real Thing, Says New Study (Associated Content)
  • Most honey isn’t really honey (Grist Magazine)
  • Sticky Situation: Most Store Brand Honey Isn’t Honey (AARP News)
  • Contaminated Honey Found In US Market (TopNews Arab Emirates)
  • Honey I Shrunk the Pollen! Honey Processing Masks Illegal Origins (Food Integrity Campaign)
  • Smuggled Honey Makes It To American Stores Under Cover Of ‘Ultra-Filtration’ (Huffington Post)

I decided to take it upon myself to become your tour guide through the complicated buzz of news coverage.

What gives?
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Made in USA

It takes two to tango. An asshole and a rube (AKA a participant willing to be deceived). This tango is known as business.

The “asshole” is the company that sells shit and lies about what it is.

The “rube” is that which wants the shit and is willing to believe the lies.

This is all pretty standard, really. It’s how the wonderful world of retail works. These are the little mirco win-win transactions of commerce that comprise the so-called “free market” that makes the world go round.
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