by Jim McCarthy

Bacon’s Rebellion has crested to the fully emancipated age of 21 (birthed in 2002). It seems appropriate now that the platform assume some contemporary dress to revitalize its imprint and impact upon state, regional, and local public policy as a “non-aligned portal” in Virginia’s (indeed the world’s) eyes.

For some years, conservatives have enjoyed utilizing a kind of Morse code (perhaps Esperanto is more apt) to depict foes on the left with pejoratives – libwits, snowflakes, among a few – which sadly lost their cachet in a short time. A search on the Bacon Rebellion’s site reveals that the term “woke’ has not been prominently featured since an article on December 19, 2022, suggesting perhaps a high-water mark for the term.

At the same time, the Republican National Committee, following its recent meeting in California, announced an effort to rejuvenate “election integrity’ as a campaign theme for 2024, likely to complement emerging proposals from its U.S. House majority to force spending reductions. While strict adherence to traditional values is highly treasured, free market competition demands change. The following is offered as an updated masthead for BR:

The raffish, roguish gent hints at an early 20th century iconography, sufficiently ethno-American to satisfy enduring conservative tastes. The addition of a “Sister Sheila” companion for universal audience acceptance might also be in order.

Jim McCarthy, a former New York attorney, resides in Northern Virginia.


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30 responses to “A Sharper Image”

  1. LarrytheG Avatar

    woke leftists … boring boring boring…

  2. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    https://thebullelephant.com/sunday-memes-my-beautiful-balloon/

    Belongs with the other silly memes, which so far Jim has not linked to on this lovely Sunday. So linked above. Good ‘un below:

    https://www.baconsrebellion.com/app/uploads/2023/02/Germans-Meme.jpg

    1. Thanks for filling in this week. No Bacon memes or Jeanine’s memes from me this week. I’m in Costa Rica looking for monkeys and macaws.

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Have you tried the Dallas Zoo? It’s closer and you can take samples.

      2. James McCarthy Avatar
        James McCarthy

        A CNN report indicates a balloon sighting over San Jose, Costa Rica. Look it up.

    2. Nancy Naive Avatar
      Nancy Naive

      In absence of the meme, I offer the following…
      https://au.yahoo.com/news/aussie-fishermans-536-fuel-blunder-bloody-expensive-mistake-231016294.html

      When is a boat not a boat? When it’s a tub.

      1. Lefty665 Avatar

        An open tub of around 60 gallons of gasoline, what could go wrong? Hope the relay for the bilge pump doesn’t spark when the contacts close.

        1. Nancy Naive Avatar
          Nancy Naive

          Little powerboat. No bilge pump. Self-bailing. But you’re right, it might’ve been glorious.

      2. how_it_works Avatar
        how_it_works

        Occasionally heating oil delivery people make a mistake and deliver the fuel oil to the wrong address.

        Sometimes the wrong address no longer has a heating oil tank in the basement….but still has the filler pipe outside the house.

        1. Nancy Naive Avatar
          Nancy Naive

          The absence of a two dollar tube of caulk.

          My starboard fuel tank filler is right next to my #5 water tank filler. Labeled and different sizes, nevertheless I always tighten one before opening the other.

          1. how_it_works Avatar
            how_it_works

            Then you get the truck drivers that put DEF in the diesel tank. If that happens they tell you not to start the engine otherwise it can be damaged.

          2. Nancy Naive Avatar
            Nancy Naive

            Pump my own, thank you. But you’re right, diesel do not like water. There are no less than 3 water traps in the polishing system.

    3. Nancy Naive Avatar
      Nancy Naive

      You will never be lost wherever you roam if you travel with a Muslim and a German.

      When the Muslim prays to Mecca, hand the German a rifle and he’ll turn toward Paris — Voila, triangulation.

  3. Donald Smith Avatar
    Donald Smith

    Pejoratives? Oh no, we’re saluting you! Don’t you remember, how just a few years ago, leftys were proud to be thought of as “woke”? What, has something changed? Some people are impossible to please…

    1. James McCarthy Avatar
      James McCarthy

      Youse guys have mastered Newspeak and Esperanto!!

      1. Donald Smith Avatar
        Donald Smith

        Bottom rail’s on top this time, isn’t it?

        1. Nancy Naive Avatar
          Nancy Naive

          Better’n kissing the 3rd rail.

    2. Nancy Naive Avatar
      Nancy Naive

      Invective.

      1. Selective invective.

      2. Effective selective invective?

        1. Nancy Naive Avatar
          Nancy Naive

          Elite populists… this all began when Mitt Romney donned a pair of blue jeans, shoved a corncob pipe in his mouth and drawled out, “Y’all cain’t trust this high falutin’ Chicago lawyer with his Harvard degree.”

          1. Elective effective selective invective?

    3. LarrytheG Avatar

      uh huh…. “woke” as in ? seems to have different meanings, no?

      1. Donald Smith Avatar
        Donald Smith

        “seems to have different meanings, no?”

        You mean, like…Confederate statues?

      2. James McCarthy Avatar
        James McCarthy

        Conservatives are woke, they simply haven’t awakened to the fact, yet.

  4. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    Congratulations to the new Party of Feelings.

  5. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    Here’s your “Sister Sheila”. A girl in the Outback with nerves of raw steel….

    https://au.yahoo.com/news/deadly-brown-snake-interrupts-smoko-215632423.html

  6. Not Morse Code, but:

    01·101
    01·010
    00·011
    11·010
    10·000
    01·110
    00·001
    00·100
    00·111
    11·100
    01·110
    00·101
    11·011
    11·101

    1. Matt Adams Avatar
      Matt Adams

      I wonder if Larry has ever figured it out?

      1. Probably. If he bothered to try.

        While I do not care for his politics, he is far from stupid, and it’s not like the code is particularly obscure.

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