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Thursday, December 16, 2004

My "Ridiculous Item of the Day" -- 12/16/2004

I am growing SO tired of the Politically Correct mentality that is so pervasive today. Here is a story that reflects the PC mentality and also demonstrates the "Victomization" of many today. As one of the comments in Joe Kelly's Blog states. . .

This mom is only offended by this ridiculous song because she chooses to be offended.

Here is the story from Michelle Malkin:

By Michelle Malkin ยท December 16, 2004 05:17 AM

Didja see this? From Onalaska, Tx.:

The lyrics of a satirical Christmas song are brewing controversy at a local school. One parent says the words are racist. School officials in the town of Onalaska say it's just a big misunderstanding. The song is called "Leroy, the Redneck Reindeer." There are no direct references to racism in it, but one mom says discrimination is embedded in the lyrics. And she wants the song out of the school pageant.

The song is supposed to be performed by the third graders at this year's Christmas pageant at Onalaska Elementary School. Parent Jennifer Scott said, "I think it's ignorance, number one. Number two, it's very racist." Scott is outraged about the lyrics.

"They're just disrespectful, and I don't agree with the school choosing that particular song for their Christmas pageant," she said. A portion of the lyrics say, "Santa wrapped his bag with a Dixie flag, he was having the time of his life."

(Hat tip: Joanne Jacobs and Tongue Tied)

Update: Bill Faith at Small Town Veteran, is fed up with P.C. He posts and defends the controversial song's lyrics. Joe Kelley has similar thoughts.

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.