SHELBYVILLE, TN – Nephew Eugene was back at Pope’s in Shelbyville this morning. Basically the same bunch of Licker Folks, including Wallinda and the gang, was in there. And a couple of Big Shots from the Breeder’s Association at Lewisburg who happened to drop in.
One was “Merry” and the other one was “Beezle”, short for Beezlebub.
Merry took after Brother Dave Thomas saying he was trying to give the Flatters, “Sound Horse” people, who she calls the “Antis”, instructions on what to do when the PAST ACT fails. Merry quite proudly described herself as a Licker “insider”. She was real unhappy with Brother Dave and accused him of being a “fence straddler” and “playing both sides”. She said Dave was against the town of Shelbyville where he has resided for the past 51 years. Eugene found that amusing because self-righteous Merry lives up North somewhere near Milwaukee.
Brother Dave got a word in edgewise and he said he didn’t think telling people the facts was attacking the Lickers.
Dave said it was important to view the reality of the situation.
Wallinda who professes to be wise said that being informed is not wise.
Brother Dave fired back to not be informed was to be ignorant.
Wallinda then outdid herself and said that to be informed is not to know and to have knowledge is not to be wise.
Another Licker man named Geraldo piped up and said the “Antis” were taking what Brother Dave was saying and using it against the Big Lick racket. Geraldo said Brother Dave needed to stop putting out the facts and informing people if he wanted to work with supporting the Big Lick business.
Brother Dave tried to reason with them and said how could posting news and facts about the Walking Horse business be “AGAINST” the Big Lick business? He said he believed people wanted to be informed and that they appreciated facts.
Then a big necked blustery guy named Beezle strolled in like he owned Pope’s. Beezle is known for wanting to impress a couple of guys he works with named Stephano and Waldo. So Beezle constantly wanders around poking his nose into everything and voicing an opinion. Beezle reminds one of a Killy Loo Bird, one which insists on flying backward because it doesn’t care where it is going but is mightily interested in where it has been. Beezle usually sees things in a backward “Up Is Down” manner which Beezle sees clear as a bell, but no one else does.
Beezle was highly offended that Dave was publishing facts. He said Dave was putting out “negative” facts. He accused Dave of thinking he was the inventor of the wheel, when actually Beezle claimed that he invented the wheel and that just because wheels roll didn’t mean they actually rolled. Again, you must remember that Beezle sees things in an Up Is Down” perspective so you have to bear with him.
Beezle proclaimed himself as an expert on Polls. He was highly critical of a Poll which Brother Dave did showed the United States and World was FOR passage of the PAST ACT by 62% to 38%. Beezle also disagreed with a Poll of the members of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders members which voted 63% to 37% FOR passage of the PAST ACT.
Beezle said Brother Dave was in cahoots with Billy Go Boy.
Beezle then got real upset with Brother Dave for his latest Poll:
If the PAST Act becomes law, will you support the Walking Horse Industry?
is gone forever and the Paradigm Change takes place and this becomes the new norm:
Beezle scornfully said that Brother Dave was the best spokesman against the sore Big Lick horse which he calls the Performance Horse, but everyone in Tennessee knows that is a euphemism for Big Lick. And Dr. John Haffner says you can’t have the Big Lick without soring and pain.
The Beezle reached way back and chunked a “Killy Looism” right at Brother Dave when he said:
“You have single handedly caused the progress of things that would help to slow in their progress.”
Brother Dave wrote that down on a Pope’s napkin, and has sent it off to Parkview Pavillion in Nashville, and is awaiting a diagnosis for Beezle’s mental condition.
Meanwhile Dave and the rest of the world waits for the results of the latest poll.
The WHTA Boyz also say they want to know what this “Pole” shows.
As Beezle was finishing saying his piece, Wallinda flew out of Pope’s saying she had to hurry home to her computer and vote “No” as many times as she could against Dave’s Poll Question: If the PAST Act becomes law, will you support the Walking Horse Industry?
Nephew Eugene says he has never seen so many frowny faced confused conflicted people in his life in one place as he saw this morning at Pope’s in Shelbyville.