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.
Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh
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