Saturday, April 07, 2007

New Castle Cans Confederate Proclamation

Our old friends in New Castle, Indiana, are at it again. It seems that Tom Nipp, the town's mayor and the same man who built a prison in town to help the local economy, named April "Confederate History and Heritage Month" in an attempt to boost tourism. However, this time Tom found the old adage "all publicity is good publicity" to be untrue, and after numerous protests, rescinded the proclamation just three days after making it, and just in time to halt the Good Friday lynchings reenactment. (Okay, that last item was satirical overstatement, but you get the point.)

"We had no idea that so many people would find the idea offensive," said Tom after nipping the promotion in the bud. "We did not expect the move to generate such controversy."

Really, Mayor Nipp? Then I nominate May to be "Famous Mafia Murders Month," and June to commemorate "Classic Irish Barroom Brawls."

1 comment :

Pristinus Sapienter said...

An Italian-American guy could wish 'Mafia hits' had something to do with translated Italian folk songs, huh?

Speaking of 'famous Irish brawls' of the potential nature - plus, considering how many of the hierarchy are as Irish as you - why no USCCB link on your suggested-link list? At least, add the link directly to The Catechism of the Catholic Church; and another for their stirring and sterling 'Fishers of Men'.

You know, just to be a good sport - maybe, if some bishops stop here and see the CCC link, they'll actually take time to read it. ;)