President Obama has ordered that flags across the country should be flown at half-mast this weekend in honor of Nelson Mandela. Actually, it’s more like he recommended it since there’s no penalty for non-compliance. Since there’s no penalty, the sheriff of Pickens County South Carolina has decided to thrust the Palmetto State back into the spotlight once again for being a boil on the backside of the Deep South.
Something must be in the water down in South Carolina, because they’ve had this same little independent streak for a couple of centuries now. “We’re gonna secede from the Union! We’re gonna fly our Confederate flag over the Statehouse! We’re gonna make Obamacare illegal!” What the hell kinda Ignorant Punch are they serving down there at Lizard’s Thicket and Maurice’s BBQ?
I was about 70% sure this was South Carolina just from the headline of the article. I put another 20% on West Virginia and 10% on Alabama, but this just felt like a Palmetto State occurrence to me, and sho’ nuff…I was right.
In South Carolina a teacher is accused of being an anti-gay bully, teasing and taunting a male student in class, calling the boy names such as “Gay,” “Gay Boy,” “Mrs. Pete,” and “Mrs. Peters.” The abuse became so bad the student became suicidal, eventually attempting to take his own life.
See, this is what happens when I stop focusing on South Carolina. I’ve spent too much time paying attention to what’s going on in Virginia so of course SC has to tap me on the shoulder and say “hey now, over here, still crazy, don’t forget.”
So I guess we’re back on this whole The President is from Kenya thing for some reason.
A kinder, gentler, more rational Republican party my ass.
I, for one, am not shocked at all. I like how everyone is all up in arms that a Republican candidate won his Republican district in a Republican state in the RepublicanSouth. As if one little affair could erase all that red paint down there.