SHELBYVILLE, TN – The hatches are battened.
Storm warnings are out.
And the Lickers have decided to turn it up into the wind.
Facing what could be the last Big Lick Celebration, deep in the inner recesses of the Celebration Bunker a flag factory is busy at work.
The Shelbyville Lickers, buoyed by the re-election of sore Big Lick advocate Representative Scott Desjarlais, are about to get rowdy … as only the Lickers can.
The United States, first TWHBEA members, and now Congress, have lined up against the sore Big Lickers – 70% of the U. S. House co-sponsors the PAST ACT.
Yet the Lickers are ready to fight gojo by gojo, saran wrap by saran wrap, decertification by decerification, Dutch denial by Dutch denial. The Lickers know no shame and, if nothing else, they are truly dedicated to continuation of the sore Big Lick.
They are isolated, cut off, ostracized and maligned, yet they care not a whit.
The 2014 Celebration portends to be the (last) Charge Of the Licker Brigade.
THE CHARGE OF THE LICKER BRIGADE(Apologies to Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Shelbyville
Rode the hunched over Lickers.
“Forward, the Licker Brigade!
Charge for the ribbons!” he said.
Into the valley of Shelbyville
Something tells Radar that this Licker Charge is going to end up about like “Alfalfa’s – Little Rascals” recitation of “Charge of the Light Brigade”.
It has certainly started out that way.
Nephew Eugene is hoping to get a barn help job against this year, but so far nothing has worked out.
He’s still hopeful something will come through.