Sunday, May 18, 2008

Marietta Georgia is home to Obama '08 Curious Georgia t-shirt controversy

Indeed, this joint is known for Mike Norman's often provocative way of advertising. I think the selling of these shirts will end via copyright issues rather than from grappling with deep issues of free speech or racism or ...

I expect the Muscular Dystrophy Association doesn't want the donations promised by Mike Norman Mulligan's Bar and Grill in Marietta, Georgia. I suggest good Progressives (or even those poor lost souls on the right) could help make up the difference.

Young earth creationist James I. Nienhuis finds in this dust up a way to comment on Darwinists, biblically ignorant Christians, marxist political movements .... Huh? And I thought the titles to his posts were confusing!

Obi's Sister is on RedState suggesting

The usual suspects will show up with bullhorns and placards and try to smear a normal American for exercising his First Amendment rights. Personally, I think it's brilliant. Making an analogy between a presidential candidate and a childish, naive and inexperienced cartoon character (who has to learn all his lessons the hard way - where else would you get your weekly story lines?) is a stroke of genius. What better way to illustrate his complete and utter unsuitableness for the job? Do you want your next Commander In Chief participating in an on-the-job training program, struggling desperately to get their experience level a tick higher than the intern down the hall? Do you REALLY?

Only the people who think HARD about candidates and what they mean to the future of this country will get this. Use the brain God gave you, folks. Use it before you lose it.

I'm personally thinking Mr. Norman has asked for the attention. Those exercising their own 1st Amendment rights in response to Mr. Norman's marketing or stroke of genius or ... will be engaged in a "smear"? Indeed, please do use those brains folks. As for brainpower of the respective candidates, I'd stack Senator Obama's record at Columbia and then Harvard Law, where he became the first African-American President of the Harvard Law Review no less, up against St. John's struggles at Annapolis.

While I was a student down at Auburn University in the mid 1980s I recall introducing a friend's then girlfriend as being from Marietta and getting a swift rebuke. Marietta is known for the Big Chicken but I can't help but think of Newt Gingrich (sorry Doc) and anti-evolution stickers when I think of Cobb County. The story also has echoes of Lester "Ax Handle" Maddox as well. John Gunn

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