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A Pea Party for the Tea Party

Younger Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:59 AM
"Cornbread, buttermilk, and good old turnip greens." And, the buttermilk is real churned buttermilk with flecks of butter floating in it. And, you cook a slice of fatback in with the turnip greens. As to fried chicken, I do not particularly care for it. When I was in college, we had a birthday dinner every month honoring all with birthdays in that month; I absented myself every month for fried chicken was the main dish. Once, a few days after my month's dinner, the college president, who shared the month with me, asked me why I was not present; I told him why.

Peas are all the rage when it comes to talking about the country’s fiscal woes.

You might remember that in July of 2011, when fighting over the debt ceiling, president Obama- right before he left for his 17th vacation at Martha’s Vineyard that year- complained about congressional inaction by saying that’s it time for the country “to eat its peas.”

From CBSNews:

"I've been hearing from my Republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficits in a serious way," Mr. Obama said. "What I've said to them is, let's go."

The president...