Saturday, November 13, 2010

Now that's authentic!

Arkansas celebrates the Civil War sesquicentenary
by electing an actual Confederate. 

League of the South member, Loy Mauchwho said that the Confederate battle flag is "a symbol of Jesus Christ above all else. It's a symbol of Biblical government"has been elected to the Arkansas statehouse from district 26. My little brother, longtime resident of Arkansas, says Mauch is famous for his letters to the editor bemoaning the war crimes of Abraham Lincoln (I'll bet there was nary a squawk about water-boarding, though).
The Arkansas Times reports that Mauch's local Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp "hosted a conference in Hot Springs called 'Seminar on Abraham LincolnTruth vs. Myth,' with a keynote address called 'Homage to John Wilkes Booth.'" 

Mauch apparently has a sharp eye for important municipal improvements. In a letter to the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, Mr. Mauch promoted a project to enlarge the Confederate monument in Hot Springs, a flag and statute at the fork of Central and 
Ouachita Avenues (from the same Arkansas Times article). 

Biblical government indeed! Slaves and all.

Oh Alabama Arkansas
Can I see you
and shake your hand.
Make friends down in Alabama Arkansas
I'm from a new land
I come to you
and see all this ruin
What are you doing Alabama Arkansas?
You got the rest of the union
to help you along
What's going wrong?
(with apologies to Neil Young)

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