North Carolina Update

Ken AshfordGodstuff, IraqLeave a Comment

What a backwater state this can be sometimes. 

First, we had the Baptist preacher who kicked members of his parish out because they voted for Kerry (but, fortunately, there was a happy ending). 

And then we had another Baptist preacher who posted a sign in front of the church saying “The Koran should be flushed.” (Afghani deaths: Unknown).

And then, not to be outdone in the North Carolina Conservative Intolerance Competition, the Ku Klux Klan shows the love by burning crosses.

Fortunately, someone appears to have put the state in reasonably good light:

It was a culinary rebuke that echoed around the world, heightening the sense of tension between Washington and Paris in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. But now the US politician who led the campaign to change the name of french fries to “freedom fries” has turned against the war.

Walter Jones, the Republican congressman for North Carolina who was also the brains behind french toast becoming freedom toast in Capitol Hill restaurants, told a local newspaper the US went to war “with no justification”.

Welcome to the majority, Congressman.  Set yerself here and have a beer. [Source]