September 29, 2009

Just keep falling ...

How fall has the NAACP fallen over the years? This far: NAACP Protests Obama Joker Banner at Strip Club.

The banner hangs outside [Richmond, VA's] Club Velvet, and the club's owner, Sam Moore, said in a statement that the display is not intended to make a racial statement, but rather to express his displeasure with the Obama administration, according to WTVR-TV.

"This country is going to hell in a hand bag and the current administration is making things irreversibly worse," Moore said.

Some locals said they were offended by the banner, while others said it is a sign of freedom of speech.

Representatives from the NAACP, the Nation of Islam(!) and other groups gathered outside Club Velvet at noon Monday to protest what they called an affront against the nation's first black president and "veiled attacks on all African people."

First, any time the Nation of Islam is involved, any serious consideration of what they're miffed at should be discarded. Second, while the NAACP is -- or, at least used to be -- more reputable, this "veiled attacks on all African people" nonsense is yet another example of how the organization's [original] purpose has dissolved into rancor over petty, ridiculous racial grievances.

Posted by Hube at September 29, 2009 04:21 PM | TrackBack

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