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Sooie, sooey, soo ee…

My friend, Al, a political enthusiast and noted commentator, has christened the 2016 election year, the Year of the Pig. 

Well, after all,  Hillary’s spouse is a cheating swine, Bernie lives on a pig farm, The Donald is a sexist pig, and Ted is simply pig-headed.  And, of course, they all want to cut pork from the budget.  Hillary and Bernie want to slash funds from those greedy capitalists on Wall Street while Trump and Cruz want to slash funds from that greedy federal  government. And, of course,  none of them are above wallowing in the mud to bring home the bacon and get elected.

Some  may not know that sooie, sooey, soo ee and other variations are pig calls arising from old mid-west settlements where wandering pigs needed to be “called”.   A hog or pig call is still used as a cheer by the University of Arkansas teams and is a registered trademark for its fans to call their hogs, yelling Woooo! Pig Sooie! 

I just know you needed that information.

Nonetheless, seriously, I wonder, will souie, sooey soo ee  be the clarion call of our times?

 

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Ben feared that greed-driven competition for the presidency would divide the new American government into factions. On the floor of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, he said,

“There are two passions which have a powerful influence on the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice; the love of power, and the love of money. …Place before the eyes of such men a post of honor, that shall be at the same time a place of profit, and they will move heaven and earth to obtain it.”

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I am an observer of our interesting world , sharing my passions and my outrages, and thinking of Incredible Ben, his amazing blending of a social and civic life with superb common sense.

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  1. Saira says:

    Great post! I love the pig connection–so true.

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