File this one under … please tell me how people sitting around not working, not showing initiative and being idle shows anyone a way to give people faith that difficult goals can be achieved. Recognition is one thing; however, this is completely misguided.
The Perry County Commission in Alabama voted 4 to 1 to observe the second Monday in November as “The Barack Obama Day.” You mean it is not already a National holiday? What, they have not started printing money with Obama’s face on all forms of US currency? Honestly, how ignorant can some people be in their zest to praise The One, the Obamamessiah. Lost by the commission is fact that Obama Day will cost to the county much, which has a $2.2 million annual payroll and is one of the poorest in the state. In these tough economic times, this is how a state municipality wisely uses their money? Maybe they will get in line for a Federal bail out, after all it’s an important cause.
A small central Alabama county whose mainly black residents gave Barack Obama more than 70 percent of the vote on Election Day has created an annual holiday in honor of the president-elect.
The Perry County Commission voted 4 to 1 to observe the second Monday in November as “The Barack Obama Day.” County offices will close and its roughly 40 workers will get a paid holiday.
The sponsoring commissioner, Albert Turner Jr., said the holiday is meant to highlight the Democratic president-elect’s victory as a way to give people faith that difficult goals can be achieved.
The majority of the county’s 12,000 residents are black.
The county commission’s three black members and one of its two white members voted for the resolution.
Or wait, is there space already being reserved at Mount Rushmore for Obama’s face to be carved in stone even though he has actually yet to accomplish anything other than being elected President.