The War on Bacon

posted at 6:01 pm on October 24, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

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.

On the agenda tonight we will discuss how to deal with the family members and high school friends that are about to scream in all caps on your facebook page before unfriending you.

This is especially upsetting news for the Mustache surrounded by David Axelrod’s body as it had declared Obama “in the lead” following the first debate using the scientific polling method “I think.”

We will also be discussing news that the gender disparity is going from gap to “uncomfortable touching.”

Today in memes: Skateboarding Professors

Videos under discussion: Why does Obama suck so much for Ohio?

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Bacon Tree

There are two guys who have been lost in the desert for weeks, and they’re at death’s door. As they stumble on, hoping for salvation in the form of an oasis or something similar, they suddenly spy, through the heat haze, a small tree off in the distance.

As they get closer, they can see that the tree is draped with rasher upon rasher of bacon. There’s smoked bacon, crispy bacon, life-giving juicy nearly-raw bacon, all sorts. And the smell… oh, the glorious smell!”

“Look Pepe,” says the first man. “It’s a bacon tree!”

“You’re right!” says Pepe, “We’re saved!”

Pepe doesn’t wait another second. He runs up to the tree salivating at the prospect of food. But just as he gets to within five feet of the tree, there’s the sound of machine gun fire, and he is shot down in a hail of bullets.

His friend quickly drops down on the sand, and calls across to the dying Pepe.

“Pepe!! Pepe!! What on earth happened?”

And with his dying breath Pepe calls back: “Ugh, run, run!! It’s not a Bacon Tree after all…”

“…its a ham bush!”

Fallon on October 24, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Go back to the other picture!

The War On Meat Candy

FlatFoot on October 24, 2012 at 6:19 PM

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

I over egged the pudding and thought ‘The War on Bacon’ was a reference to your surname .

EnglishRogue on October 24, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Here is some bacon for you ladies. Ever notice how the new Mars rover takes more pictures of itself than of Mars? Barry might have had a bit on influence there.

Limerick on October 24, 2012 at 6:35 PM


There’s a reason why this post has 4 comments and everything else has 200+.

Seven Seas on October 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM


I couldn’t find the GM video on Revealing Polictics or on You-tube; could you post a link? One more thing when I am playing the latest War on Bacon, when HotAir does a refresh, it stops the video and I have to restart it. Any suggestions?

Action Jackson2 on October 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM