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December 10, 2002

Oh, The Places We'll Avoid

Oh, The Places We'll Avoid

Some things continue to amaze me in this world, and one of them is the stupidity of our elected officials. Trent Lott is the latest idiot to open his mouth. Lott is without a doubt one of the most powerful senators in our nation's capital, and he just happens to be from the state that ranks last on all positive lists, Mississippi. The state bitches about its reputation, says it is not the state of the past, and then inevitably does something stupid that lets the rest of us know that things have not changed so much.

A couple of years ago, when I was residing in Mississippi, the state voted on changing its flag in order to have the confederate symbol removed. As my wife went to the polls an elderly woman pointed to the picture of the old flag (positioned next to a picture of the proposed new flag) and said, "You know what to do, honey." Well, we both voted to change the flag, but it was defeated SOUNDLY! We may have been the only two votes for the change so we laid low for a couple of weeks so we would not be found out. Now comes Trent Lott saying the world would be a better place if Strom Thurmond had won the presidency in 1948, a person who was very much for segregation.

Way to go Mississippi, take no steps forward and another one back. You want to make a change? Say that your state is embarrassed by Lott's comments and demand that he resign. Of course, if this happens lock your family up tight because Armageddon is coming. Lott is too powerful and can get Mississippi some benefits it might otherwise miss if he were not to be in office. For now the state will remain a place to make fun of, a place the rest of the nation views as a bitter group of people who believe the Civil War is still not over.

The Two Most Popular Bumper Stickers in Mississippi:
1. "Lee surrendered, I didn't"
2. "WWBD? (What Would Bubba Do?)"

I couldn't make these up if I tried.

Posted by Woundwort at December 10, 2002 12:52 PM | TrackBack
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