Remember when everyone was talking about immigration?
Yeah, that was so, like, three months ago, back before both parties stalled the debate and focused their energies on getting elected in November.
Well, we haven't forgotten, and, man, oh man, do we have a bit of scandal for you:
Over in Freeport, some folks at Velasco Elementary School actually had the nerve to acknowledge the existence of Mexico. Can you believe it?
The Brazosport Facts has the story:
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During a short school assembly Friday, several parent volunteers read a pledge of allegiance to the Mexican flag...
At about 10 a.m. Friday, students and parents gathered in the gym for an assembly commemorating Diez y Seis de Septiembre, Sept. 16, when Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain. The school's bilingual classes from different grade levels performed songs, [Principal Sam] Williams said. Everyone was given a small Mexican flag and a group of six or seven parents recited the pledge from a script, Williams said. The students did not recite it, he said.
Thankfully, KTRH host Chris Baker stepped up and defended our honor:
He criticized the principal for allowing anyone to recite a pledge to the Mexican flag in the midst of a national debate over illegal immigration. He also called for the principal's demotion.
"To blow it off as quote-unquote 'historical teaching methods' either shows complete arrogance or a lack of the ability to grasp the seriousness of the illegal immigration issue to Americans," Baker said at the beginning of his show.
Historical teaching methods, schmethods, we say. History began in 1776, back when our forefathers sprang forth, fully grown and incredibly handsome, from the fertile soil of Virginia. — Keith Plocek