In case you’re wondering exactly why you should vote, or in case you’re sneaking sips of the heady nepenthe of victory already, I should remind you that inbreds, mouth-breathers and those with a surfeit of chromosomes still shamble among us, as in the case of the Jacksonville (FL) area:
After hearing about three hours of public comments, Duval County School Board members voted 5–2 to the retain the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. The board’s two black members cast the only votes to change the name.
Nathan Forrest was a slaver, and idolized by the same types of tard who seem to think that the Confederate flag is an emblem of history.1
Board member Tommy Hazouri voted to keep the name and said it is difficult to know “who the real Forrest is.”
No, not really, Mr. Hazouri. Forrest was a slaver, and a Klansman, and the school was named after him in the 1950s as a form of protest against desegregation. That the discussion about changing the school’s name broke as it did is not half so sickening as the fact there had to be any discussion at all.
This is what we’re up against, folks; and you can be sure that if you were to poll those seven board members, five of their presidential votes would not be going to “that one”, possibly because, as mealymouths such as Hazouri remind us, it’s “difficult to know” when one refuses to admit to one’s own bigotry.
It is the year 2008. It is time for this horseshit to cease.
1. Much as, one supposes, the Nazi flag is a mark of Germany’s national pride in its own heritage.
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