March 17, 2004

Darwin's Rhea, or the American Ostrich

In the words of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Great Googly Moogly!

The board of commissioners of Rhea County, TN have voted unanimously (8-0) to declare homosexual acts "against nature" and are seeking to ban gays from the county.

Yes, Rhea County, the seat of which is Dayton -- home to the Scopes Trial. The local Fundamentalist Christian Madrassah, in conjunction with the county, holds an annual festival featuring a reenactment of the trial.

The Confidence Man urges his readers to wander on over to the local Chattanooga news story and register their opinions in the online poll -- currently running at a strong 65% voting for shock/outrage/disgust over the Rhea County Commissioners' actions.

"American ostrich" does seem most apposite. These damn crackers are sticking their heads in the sand.

Of course, assuming such a posture leaves their hindquarters exposed ...

Perhaps Mr. Jibbenainosay would like to weigh in on this matter, as he has some, shall we say, intimacy with the locals therabouts ...

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