Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Great Americans Day!

Of course, it's actually Martin Luther King Day, but not, at the moment, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

BILOXI, Mississippi -- City leaders say they will hold a special meeting Monday after the city came under fire for posting online that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day" rather than Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich said the meeting will be used to update the city's Code of Ordinances after the city received backlash for not referring to Monday as MLK Day.

"In my opinion, that is the appropriate step to take, for the holiday to have the same name as the federal holiday," Gilich said in a statement, according to NBC News.

No racism down there in Mississippi, goddamn. No siree bob. That sort of stuff is long over.

So in their honor, I'm reposting the following obviously relevant song/video by an old band of mine.

Gerry wrote that song in 1994, inspired by watching the Ken Burns Civil War documentary. Thank god, nobody's gonna have to write another song like that anymore now that racism is a thing of the past.

And I would be remiss if I didn't add that no grown person should be nicknamed "FoFo," but that's an issue for another day.


edward said...

Dude, that's a step forward for Mississippi.
Here in Alabama it is still MLK/Robert E Lee Day.

steve simels said...

Well, that's depressing.

edward said...

True. But on the other hand, it's been in the mid-70's for the last week;>

steve simels said...