I reckon I should toss a few pennies in the thunder pot in regards to that poor gal who became so offended when she saw some decoration with a stem of cotton at Hobby Lobby. Somehow, just by seeing cotton, she felt threatened and was reminded of a time hundreds of years ago when slaves had to pick cotton. She demanded that the cotton decoration be removed. I don’t know what Hobby Lobby did to placate this thin-skinned woman.
As I was driving around a few days ago in search of diesel fuel for my tractor, I began to ponder over the validity of certain political figures who said, “There is no gas shortage.” And as I was putting regular gasoline in my truck, I was reading a sign on the pump that read “No Premium Gas”. On my way home, I drove by a convenient store that had its gas pumps taped off like there was a crime scene investigation going on.
This anti-Confederacy movement reminds me of a dung beetle. It starts with a little piece of poop and, as he rolls it, it becomes a huge ball of manure. These folks with their drawers all wadded up must think all their problems will be solved by destroying statues of Confederate soldiers and removing other reminders of a war that ended 152 years ago. Like the dung beetle, all they are doing is making a big pile of crap.
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