published Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Marceaux advises not to ‘buy any cheap sausage’


by Michael Stone
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    WSVM-TV - Jul 28, 2010 - Basil Marceaux, Republican candidate for Tennessee governor, states his case in a video on Nashville's WSVM. The video has gone viral, attracting followers and ranking high in various search engines.

The first thing Tennessee Republican gubernatorial candidate Basil Marceaux discussed on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” early Tuesday morning was how he injured his hand cooking sausages.

Marceaux, 57, told host Jimmy Kimmel that the reason he was injured was because the sausage was “cheap.”

“So don’t buy any cheap sausage,” Marceaux advised.

The sausage topic and others discussed on the show are sure to raise Marceaux higher into Internet stardom. He became an instant viral hit after appearing on WSVM-TV in Nashville in late July.

The Chattanooga resident said on the Nashville news station that he believes all citizens should carry guns.

He reiterated those thoughts to Kimmel, saying: “After reading the Constitution, it says we have a right to bear arms against our government.”

“But would people be required to bear arms? Would they have to have guns?” Kimmel asked.

“If they didn’t have one, they couldn’t represent themselves, protect themselves against the government, so I’ll probably fine them $10 if they (don’t have a gun),” Marceaux replied.

“Little investigators on the street with no power” would be the ones issuing the fines, he said.

Marceaux was the last of four guests on the show, appearing after NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and “The Bachelorette” stars Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez.

This isn’t the first time Marceaux was put into the national spotlight by TV. Shortly after he appeared on WSVM-TV, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” took a stab at Marceaux.

“Basil Marceaux dot com looks pretty impressive,” Colbert said, referencing Marceaux introducing himself as “Basil Marceaux dot com” on WSVM-TV. “I mean people always vote for the candidate they could have a beer with. And it looks like he had several even before (his statements on WSVM-TV).”

Marceaux assured the Kimmel audience, which was frequently heard laughing throughout the interview, that he would not put Lindsay Lohan to death “unless she killed someone.”

“Then I would have no choice,” he said.

Marceaux cited an 1866 law as the reason he would immune citizens of all “traffic stops.”

“I went back in the past, and I found the Civil Rights Act of 1866 that was adopted in the Fourteenth Amendment. It made it a misdemeanor to break the Constitution, a $1,000 fine and you’re in jail, for anyone. You turn them over to U.S. marshals, a freedom bureau agent, and that’s supposed to be a Marine today, civilian,” Marceaux said.

“All right, OK. I’m not sure I get that,” Kimmel responded.

Kimmel turned the discussion to “Mrs. Basil Marceaux.”

“She’s happy I’m running, but she’s not happy that ... she thinks I’ve put her life in danger by ... the stand I’m taking about turning Tennessee (into) a republic,” Marceaux said.

Marceaux said his campaign manager, who also is his son, agrees with his father 98.5 percent of the time.

One of the things Marceaux said the two disagree about is “murder(ing)” people for killing others. “No, no. He’s being ridiculous,” Kimmel said as the audience laughed.

Kimmel asked Marceaux if he would consider moving to California to become the state’s governor if he isn’t elected in Tennessee.

Marceaux responded: “I’ll be a governor of any state as long as I can fix it.”

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elakemom said...

This is embarrassing. This really does not help dispel the stereotype of Tennesseans as backwoods hillbillies. Reminds me a little of the weird man who used to hold the abortion signs back in the 80s but at least he had a purpose.

August 3, 2010 at 9:15 a.m.

What is embarrassing is that some folks will go to great lengths for a cheap laugh at other's expense. This man is obviously "not right" and I believe that if he were of another race/heritage/sex, other than a white southern male (a.k.a racist homo-phobe neanderthal) he would be coddled and protected by the bleeding heart liberals.

August 3, 2010 at 9:38 a.m.
Humphrey said...

Yes. The sad thing is, lately politicians have been saying so many things that are so crazy, the media can't seem to tell that someone is actually mentally ill and it really isn't funny to laugh at them.

August 3, 2010 at 9:56 a.m.
sandyonsignal said...

Why is this so embarrassing? I think he is just mumbling GOP Talking Points - Guns, Guns, Guns. I hope he gets more votes than Wamp.

August 3, 2010 at 1:48 p.m.
FreedomRing said...

What is embarrassing is that judgmental zombies like yourselves more than likely have never read the Constitution which Mr. Marceaux obviously has. He is correct that we are supposed to be a Republic and not a Democracy thank goodness. Though Basil isn't the most eloquent speaker, he is correct in his research and Constitutional stance. He may not have the coon by the tail, but he is definitely barking up the right tree. He's obviously WAYYY more knowledgeable than Wampypookums. The pledge isn't to the "Democracy for which it stands" but y'all have probably forgot that too. If you ever knew it to begin with. And regardless, he appears to have honor and decency which is more than any of our politicians in many years have had, probably since Congressman Davy Crockett.

August 3, 2010 at 2:05 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Well Mr.Basil you got you 1 hour worth of fame talking about not buying cheap pork and tolting guns around like the wild wild west.

But where was your agenda at ?

Moving to Cali huh like old LL Cool J * would say.

If you can't win local office in the city of Chattanooga TN how in the world do you even think you could win in my home state of CA ?

Fat chance and forever dreaming my friend.

August 3, 2010 at 3:11 p.m.
FM_33 said...

that he would not put Lindsay Lohan to death “unless she killed someone.”


Basil with Ms.Lohan you don't have to worry about ever killing her she doing a fine job of that herself with all that booze and cocaine that she does every day in LA.

August 3, 2010 at 3:14 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Marceaux cited an 1866 law as the reason he would immune citizens of all “traffic stops.”

“I went back in the past, and I found the Civil Rights Act of 1866 that was adopted in the Fourteenth Amendment. It made it a misdemeanor to break the Constitution, a $1,000 fine and you’re in jail, for anyone. You turn them over to U.S. marshals, a freedom bureau agent, and that’s supposed to be a Marine today, civilian,” Marceaux said.


Even the Chattanooga US Marshals had to laugh at this silly psychoic mess of a statement !

August 3, 2010 at 3:17 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Marceaux said his campaign manager, who also is his son, agrees with his father 98.5 percent of the time.

One of the things Marceaux said the two disagree about is “murder(ing)” people for killing others. “No, no. He’s being ridiculous,” Kimmel said as the audience laughed.


I bet if someone was to murder his son or wife (God Forbid If That Was To Ever Happen ) Mr.Basil would be just like Dirty Harry in a minute.

August 3, 2010 at 3:20 p.m.
FM_33 said...

“She’s happy I’m running, but she’s not happy that ... she thinks I’ve put her life in danger by ... the stand I’m taking about turning Tennessee (into) a republic,” Marceaux said.


Mr.Basil your wife is a wonderful person to stand by you and you should feel proud to be in love with such a woman.

I hope i can find one like that soon before Armageddon strikes.

August 3, 2010 at 3:24 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Marceaux introducing himself as “Basil Marceaux dot com” on WSVM-TV. “I mean people always vote for the candidate they could have a beer with. And it looks like he had several even before (his statements on WSVM-TV).”


LOL...i hope he did'nt have a couple of 24oz cans of that Colt45.

August 3, 2010 at 3:28 p.m.
SCOTTYM said...

"my home state of CA ?"

Now I understand.

August 3, 2010 at 4:43 p.m.
federaloffense said...

We should do it like Howard Stern did with American Idol and the "vote for the worst" movement, aka Basil Marceaux. I mean what harm could it do, right?

August 3, 2010 at 8:03 p.m.
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