Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh

In an interview with 60 Minutes for the release of the movie version of The Producers, Mel Brooks suggested that sometimes the most fitting response to hate is to laugh at its perpetrators.  With that in mind I give you Olaf Childress, who plans to transport a casket in a hearse – outfitted with magnetic Confederate battle flags – bearing a copy of the 14th Amendment from his southern Alabama home to the shores of the Potomac River for burial.

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7 comments… add one

  • Woodrowfan Dec 1, 2008

    Is he the same guy who gave you “Scalawag of the Month”??

  • Kevin Levin Dec 1, 2008

    I didn’t spend much time looking up information beyond the SPLC, but I do remember coming across a connection with that other organization which bestowed the honor on me.

  • Jarret Ruminski Dec 1, 2008

    My guess is that Mr. Childress did not vote for Barack Obama.

  • Jarret Ruminski Dec 1, 2008

    Also, expect future punk bands to adopt the name “politically incorrect hearse.” That’s not Civil War related, but I couldn’t resist!

  • Eric Wittenberg Dec 2, 2008

    Kevin,

    A couple of things….

    First, and foremost, thanks for tipping me off to 2008’s neo-Confederate grand champion. I crowned him on my blog this morning.

    Second, a quick review of his website indicates that he is, indeed, the fellow who bestowed the honor of Scalawag of the Month upon you. If you need some amusement, be sure to read his recounting of his being stopped by the Alabama Mossad on his website. It’s side-splitting.

    Indeed, if this idiocy wasn’t scary, it would be hilarious.

    Eric

  • Kevin Levin Dec 2, 2008

    Eric, — Thanks for following up on this story. I didn’t realize that it was the same clown.

  • Eric Wittenberg Dec 2, 2008

    Kevin,

    One and the same. And that shouldn’t come as any real surprise…..

    Eric

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