The War on Bacon

posted at 6:01 pm on October 10, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

Welcome! Let us explain.

Kelly Maher of Revealing Politics and I are doing a little talk show for 30-45 minutes, here, at 6:15 p.m. every day. We named it The War on Bacon. We figure, since the government is after trans fats, big sodas, salt, and most other sinfully delicious things, it won’t be long before they zero in on our favorite— bacon. So, as fans of pork products— how could I not be?— we are here to fight for it, in the most crucial fight of our time— The War on Bacon. Join the ranks of the Baconators and fight with us!

We talk a lot of politics, a bit of culture, a splash of sports, and in the end, strive to be a show Ron Swanson would want to watch.

You can download the audio for the show, here, or sign up for the RSS feed, or find us on iTunes!

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Axe on October 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

No bacon, no peace!!

whatcat on October 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Join the ranks of the Baconators

You should copyright that before Wendy’s does.

Christien on October 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The shortage of online bacon is REAL.

I’M DYIN’ HERE!!!!

Paul-Cincy on October 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

We the Baconeers, salute you!

HAExpert on October 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Join the ranks of the Baconators

You should copyright that before Wendy’s does.

Christien on October 10, 2012 at 6:07 PM

All free men, wherever they may live, are watchers of the War on Bacon, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words:

Ich bin ein Baconer.

Paul-Cincy on October 10, 2012 at 6:14 PM

No bacon, no peace!!

whatcat on October 10, 2012 at 6:05 PM

“There can be no peace, as long as Bacon lives!”

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Of all the bacon joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

HAExpert on October 10, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Missing the embed?

AZfederalist on October 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

OK, where do you click to watch. :|

Paul-Cincy on October 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Anybody see the box of bacon, yet?

Fallon on October 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

St. Crispy’s Day

WESTMORELAND

O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England
That do no work to-day!

KING HENRY V

What’s he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin:
If we are mark’d to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:
God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more, methinks, would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made
And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
We would not die in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian:’
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say ‘These wounds I had on Crispin’s day.’
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember’d.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember’d;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 6:17 PM

You tube feed is here, but they haven’t started yet.
http://www.youtube.com/user/mkandkelly?feature=plcp&v=Fmo-S83wFjs

HAExpert on October 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

This day is called the feast of Crispian

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I want to be a Crispian in the War on Bacon.

Fallon on October 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Show hasn’t started yet on YouTube either. The ladies are in “Makeup”, apparently.

TXUS on October 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

TEMS has a problem with the chat room, I understand. I hope it was not catching.

Russ808 on October 10, 2012 at 6:20 PM

You tube feed is here, but they haven’t started yet.
http://www.youtube.com/user/mkandkelly?feature=plcp&v=Fmo-S83wFjs

HAExpert on October 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Thanks! You just saved my bacon.

Paul-Cincy on October 10, 2012 at 6:20 PM

BACON, we have a problem!

HAExpert on October 10, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Nothing on thewaronbacon.com and the Youtube for today says the live event will start in a few minutes.

AZfederalist on October 10, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Oh, noes. The enemy may have breached the wall… To your posts!

Fallon on October 10, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Nobody puts bacon in a corner!

HAExpert on October 10, 2012 at 6:22 PM

This is not a drill!

Fallon on October 10, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Diss the bacon or question its motives, and you will be banned Spammed.

Christien on October 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Diss the bacon or question its motives, and you will be banned Spammed.

Christien on October 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Heaven helped me. I actually laughed out loud at that.

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Obama, defying gravity.

Fallon on October 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I want to be a Crispian in the War on Bacon.

Fallon on October 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Heh. “Crispians” are l33t Baconators. You get a special patch, plus you get advanced training, able to live on the bacon the wilderness provides for an indefinite period.

Also learn to camouflage among cattle. And flocks of chickens.

Axe on October 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

We the Baconeers, salute you!

HAExpert on October 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

haha. I’m a Baconeer meat Soldier in the War on Bacon. Mainly cause you girls are funny, smart and attractive.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Number of possible bacon jokes in the universe reamining

10^13 + or – 10^2

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Onward Crispian soldiers. We will prevail due to superior Baconeering.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

We will arm out Muskets with Baconets and stab the enemy in the face and get them all greasy.

SparkPlug on October 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM

I do not eat bacon, but I’ll defend to the death your right to!

Ira on October 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

The War On Meat Candy

FlatFoot on October 10, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Awright ladies, enough’s enough . . . . . . you have got to replace that picture with something that’s got real “sex-appeal”.

listens2glenn on October 10, 2012 at 8:53 PM

“I do not eat bacon, but…”

Ira on October 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Ok, what’s it gonna’ take to get you onboard?

I have a delish bacon-wrapped-pork-tenderloin-with-lemon-pepper-sauce recipe. Pig wrapped in Pig!

You bitin’ ?

Tsar of Earth on October 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM

I am fearful for the future of bacon. Certainly it will be targeted by all the government do-gooders like Bloomberg that insist on protecting us by depriving us of things they determine to be unhealthy. The real “kiss of death” may be that it could be offensive to the Nation of Islam – how terrible that they may have to gaze upon an Oscar Meyer advertisement!

rockncoal on October 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM