Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A New Holiday to Worship the Emperor.

I went to the Marion Military Institute that is mentioned in this story for my freshmen year of college.

The Town of Marion and the surrounding county is a boil on the butt of this county.

From the AP -

Alabama county celebrates official Obama holiday
By BOB JOHNSON (AP) – 3 days ago

MARION, Ala. — The sign going on the front door at the Perry County courthouse reads: "Closed for the Obama Holiday."

The rural, mostly black county has proclaimed Monday as an official holiday celebrating the election of the nation's first black president, Barack Obama. It's one of Alabama's poorest counties, but it's sparing little during five days of festivities.

County employees, as well as city workers in Marion and Uniontown, will get a paid holiday Monday as government offices close, culminating a series of events including an old-fashioned civil rights rally and march, a golf tournament, a weekend carnival and a parade Monday through Marion.

Read the rest of the article here if you can handle the nausea.

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