Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Can the Corn

Don Surber, one the best bloggers blogging, wrote a dead tree media op-ed piece today, quoting song and verse, on the government ethanol mandate. Referring to Everly Brothers songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Surber writes,
The duo also wrote the blue-grass classic "Rocky Top," a tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee that the singer pines for, including the moonshine.
"Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top, dirt's too rocky by far. That's why all the folks on Rocky Top, get their corn from a jar," one verse goes.
A jar is one place where corn belongs. Another place is on a cob. A third place is in a pig or a cow where the corn can eventually become bacon or a steak.
Corn does not belong in an automobile.
It's a corny requirement. Read it here, from the Charleston Daily Mail.
Rural ethanol plants, one of the"green" consequences of the political influence of corn state senators.  Young corn plants grow next to the Guardian Energy ethanol plant in Janesville, Minn (NPR).  How about scheduling the first Presidential primary in 2016 somewhere other than Iowa?

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