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Chris mentioned to me this morning that he had seen a tshirt while he was in New Orleans, featuring the recent “chocolate” comments by NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin. Click on the logo to visit the website to acquire this and other fun things.

The tshirt was born after Nagin made comments during an interview on MLK Jr. Day. In part he said,

“It's time for us to rebuild a New Orleans, the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans. And I don't care what people are saying in Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day.”

Chris mentioned that Nagin's thoughts may have stemmed from other comments that had been made about keeping NOLA “white”, given the large evacuation of blacks following the devastation of Katrina. Makes more sense to me now.

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I got this email, and I just had to post it. This is funny (to me), especially the bill to bury books 🙂

Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 3:26 PM
To: lgbt-politics@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [lgbt-politics] 2005 Republican ‘Fire Oaths’

2005 Republican ‘Fire Oaths’
January 27, 2005
http://www.christiangrantham.com

Arkansas Rep. Roy Ragland (R-Marshall) hasn’t said what he’d do with existing Arkansas school textbooks that don’t explicitly define marriage as being between a man and a woman. His recent bill in the Arkansas House of Representatives to require textbooks to reflect the state’s constitutional definition of marriage failed, but maybe Ragland can adopt Alabama Rep. Gerald Allen’s (R-Cottondale) proposal to bury them.

HB1136 would require that public school textbooks containing a definition of marriage do so “only as a relationship between one man and one woman.” It also requires that textbooks be barred from “any definition of marriage that is contrary to the definition of marriage in the Arkansas Constitution.” [Bill Defining Marriage in Textbooks Stumbles – Arkansas Democrat – 01-25-05]

In the spirit of Republicans and their party’s evangelical base seeking to cleanse society of references to gays and lesbians across the country, I’ve re-written a few Nazi Fire Oaths they can all chant as they purge American culture of the plague of homosexuality.

Fire Oaths were written by the German Student Association for Germans to chant as they tossed offending works into the fires of Nazi book burnings. Following each chant, Nazi sympathizers would say the name of the works that brought shame on Germany’s purity and morality.

2005 REPUBLICAN FIRE OATHS

1) AGAINST: decadence and moral decay
FOR: discipline and decency in family and state
TO BE BURNED: SpongeBob SquarePants

2) AGAINST: equal marriage rights
FOR: defending the sanctity of marriage from homosexuals
TO BE BURNED: The United States Constitution

3) AGAINST: exposing American children to alternative lifestyles
FOR: portraying strong families with one mother and one father only
TO BE BURNED: Bert and Ernie, Tinky Winky, Buster the Bunny Rabbit