Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Where's Bill O'Reilly when you need him?

It looks like our Fox News friend may have been right after all. Christmas is under attack -- by people who haven't checked the calendar in about 140 years.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans in the Mobile suburb of Saraland raised hell and gave a rebel yell and generally refused to let anyone have a moment's rest until Monday night, when they received a guarantee that they could march, in uniform, in the city's Christmas parade this year. That's right: Middle-age guys in gray rebel uniforms will wave Confederate battle flags amid decorative floats topped by Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman.

The money quote from the Mobile Register's story: "[SCV] members argue the Confederate flags they throw are more sought after than candy or beads."

Merry Christmas indeed.


Blogger Nick Beadle said...

Beads? Hey now, let's not start saying things we can't take back.

I mean, waving the battle flag is nice and stupid and all, but I've never had anyone take their top off if I toss a Confederate flag at them.

Even the stars and bars.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Berenjena said...

Will the last unreconstructed rebel PLEASE turn off the lights?

10:37 PM  

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