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.

2 Comments:

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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