The rural county, which overwhelmingly supported Obama in last month's presidential election, has approved the second Monday in November as "The Barack Obama Day." Commissioners passed a measure that would close county offices for the new annual holiday and its roughly 40 workers will get a paid day off.Sponsoring commissioner Albert Turner Jr. said the holiday is meant to highlight the Democratic president-elect's victory as a way to give people faith that difficult goals can be achieved. (emphasis mine)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
A Barack Obama Holiday?!
Ok I just saw this and thought, what is this world coming to and this is a sad case of hero-worship run amuck but then I realized it's Perry County in Alabama and they still celebrate the Confederacy!
Ok somehow I think having a day off is not really going to give people faith. I do think taking a course of action and having a plan and support would be far more beneficial. Then I keep coming back to the fact Alabama is in the South, the whole Civil Rights battles that were fought there and that secessionist/terrorist General Lee is still celebrated as some sort of hero. Celebrating 'Bama in 'Bama is going to really annoy some people......so I'm smiling with glee about it now!