The Mountain Xpress has a story that on first glance evoked a knee-jerk suspicion that it was going to be about something I’ll call The Herd. It’s the same creepy feeling I get when I’m around one of those Balph Eubanks who have mastered a series of Progressive talking points. In this conjuring of that invisible monster of darkness, the story is told of a girl who was fired from Hardees after taking a three-day vacation to campaign for $15/hour at McDonald’s Headquarters. The story is the kind of thing that drives one crazy, and it would except for some very good insights from a common tater named Dionysus.