Monday, November 20, 2006

Two Tacos Short of a Combo Platter

I can’t resist one more political comment. Hot off the presses from the reddest of the red states:

In the 30,000-person town of Pahrump, Nevada, the town council voted last week, 3-2, to approve an ordinance that makes it illegal to display a foreign flag -- unless an American flag is flown above it. Scofflaws face a $50 fine and 30 hours of community service.

Pahrump resident Michael Miraglia proposed the ban because, he said, he got upset when he saw immigrant activists marching through U.S. cities last spring, waving Mexican flags. Mr. Miraglia told USA Today that he was especially miffed that "we had Mexican restaurants closed that day."

Apparently the good citizens of Nevada are so, well, stupid, that they are willing to trade their first amendment right of expression for easy access to a burrito combo platter. How much do you want to bet that Mr. Miraglia is a member of the Minuteman militia?

Screw these intolerant rubes. It’s not as if there is a shortage of American Flags in this country lately, or, for that matter a shortage of mentally stunted, intolerant, jingoistic flag wavers who clearly have no clue about what the flag is supposed to represent.

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