by John Grooms
Support within county government for the County Commissions Declaration of Tolerance, or whatever they wound up calling it, apparently isnt unanimous. This morning, Commissioner Bill James who raised the ire of many, including this writer, with his latest anti-gay rants sent us an e-mail, which he says was sent to him by someone at the County.
The e-mail consists of an emblem for a supposedly new gay male Army company, the "Fighting 69th Sodomites," shown below. The image was accompanied by text reading, in part, Sources credit the creation of the 69th to House member Barney Frank, who has reportedly been working 'very, very closely' with gay Pentagon officials. The emblem was created by a right-wing website, Scooters Report, which features visual jokes, many of which are incredibly racist depictions of First Lady Michelle Obama.
So isnt that great? Someone in county government has enough free time and confidence that they can send anything at all over the countys e-mail system to pass around images mocking entire segments of the population. The way we see it, if someone wants to e-mail this kind of bigoted material on their own time from their own e-mail devices, thats their right. But from a taxpayer-funded e-mail system? Nuh-uh. Hopefully, County Manager Harry Something is happening here but you dont know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones will get someone to look into it.