Ain’t American Tradition Wonderful?

Watching the Rose Parade. Seems these floats are made not only of flowers, but legumes,”fresh sweet” rice, cereal, seeds, fruits and vegetables, and other edibles (including Jelly Belly Jelly Beans on the Ronald Reagan float). Question – how many hungry people in Sudan, Haiti, or West Virginia could 1 float feed?

Nuts and Vegetables: normal use.

The all white talking heads (Bob Ewbanks?! Or maybe it’s his cremains) blather on about how much it costs to build the floats, transport the bands, and put on the whole spectacle. Just something very disgusting about it all. …


How about a Haitian boat float, which doesn’t float, filled with starving riders who get to attack and devour the other floats. Let’s see how the Salvation Army and Rotary, not to mention the “Christian” floats handle that!


Salute of the Carrots


About Stein Ink

Gertrude Stein's cousin. Writer, Reader, Knitter. STARR Restaurant Reporter and Virtual Travel Editor for the Tri-City Voice, serving communities East of the Bay (as in San Francisco Bay Area). Married with one wife, one small dog, and an irritable cat. Raised on the East Coast, where they have an "edge" not found out here in California. Two grown children: good men with families.
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2 Responses to Ain’t American Tradition Wonderful?

  1. April says:

    How many folks could the cost of one float feed? Probably about the same number as a date night for the POTUS and the First Lady in NYC. While very few were able to see the play or pour over the five star menu, lots of us got to glimpse at the lovely flowers, hear the bands and hope to someday join the fans along the route.

    • Stein Ink says:

      At least Mr. & Mrs. POTUS were eating their food, not just watching it roll by. And they were stimulating the economy along with their tastebuds . Thanks for your comment.

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