Welcome to Billy’s Brat Stand, musings by Billy Bratzenbier.
Billy Bratzenbier is a roving Sausagefest.com editor and has been described as a “sausage guardian.” His rants, ramblings and sausage diatribes are archived in the posts below.
First, lets toss out the dubious quote often attributed to Otto Von Bismarck about sausage making and politics. There’s no reliable historical source that documents that “Gesetze sind wie Würste, man sollte besser nicht dabei sein, wenn sie gemacht warden” was ever uttered by Otto.
Now with that moldy old false fact put aside, we can bring to your attention some notable thoughts on sausage and the human condition.
“Lawsuit: a machine, which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage.”
“Many men are like sausages; whatever you stuff them with, that they will bear in them.”
—Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
“A party is like a sausage machine, it grinds up all sorts of heads together into the same baloney.”
It’s fine if MSNBC and FOX have a war of words over whose leading us to Armageddon. Given recent history there’s ample proof neither political party could even lead us to Armageddon successfully – so color us doubtful.
But, the never ending heat wave across the whole country, too much television (who wants go outside?), and political hyperbole around the deficit is a toxic cocktail that’s been slipped into our drinking supply.
The last two weeks in talks with the leadership from both sides of the aisle has worn me out from the sausage making process. It was ugly, perverse and disgusting.
–Kent Antonius, Editor & Publisher
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