Friday, May 27, 2005
MAYBE I SHOULD THINK ABOUT MOVING TO ARIZONA?
Well, my town made the national news today! A CNN blurb that stayed up all day, even. And what did we manage to accomplish that was of note? Someone erected and burned a couple of crosses. Oh boy. Now the whole town is in turmoil.
The mayor stated he can't remember any cross burnings since he's been here...like 1968 or something. Well, he's wrong. Circa 1981, a handful of rowdy boys from my high school burned a cross at a football game where we were playing the "black" high school. It didn't take long for the police to track down who was responsible....of course the boys were running their mouths as fast as their brains could fart. I knew one of the guys from the neighborhood....he was just a rowdy teenager who thought he was really pulling a killer funny joke. After the police got done with him, he was so scared straight that he's actually involved in police work somehow these days.
Which I am sure what happened last night has a similar explanation. Its the end of school and ignorance is blossoming like fresh honeysuckle in the woods. It was done by kids who need a good slap in the face and a couple of teeth knocked out. There is no underground Klan sneaking through the back streets waiting to string up any black people that stray into their path. Just some doofy kids with bad acne and way too much time on their hands.
And damn, they made it pretty embaressing to live in Durham, NC today. On a national level. Other embaressing things:
This bumper sticker was spotted today:
This one kind of confused me:
Spotted everywhere I turn:
"Get 'er done!" God, it makes me want to throw up. Its not funny anymore. STOP IT.
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