Thursday, August 19, 2010
Today's winner is. . .
Oh, my God! It's Sharron Angle again!
What did Sharron Angle do now? Well, it's really what she did back in 1991.
I remember it like it was yesterday. . . . . . . .
(via the Parumph Valley Times)
The heart of the story starts in 1991 and, perhaps surprisingly, with the Tonopah High School football team.
Mired in a dismal season, the Muckers traveled to Laughlin that fall. To nearly everyone’s surprise, the relatively-new Clark County school defeated Tonopah. It was Laughlin’s first-ever football win.
Tonopah coach Randy Jones was so incensed that he told his team in the locker room following the game it was the blackest day in Mucker history.
Springing ahead, Jones came up with an innovative idea to fire up his charges for their 1992 homecoming game against Laughlin. Utilizing the “darkest day” theme, he suggested the Muckers could wear black jerseys to remember the previous year’s debacle.
Okay, so far, pretty innocuous story about a local high school football team, right?
. . . opposing the black jerseys was another group including Angle, a member, if not its leader.
They argued against our charges wearing black on religious grounds.
Religious, um. . .what now? What religious principle was violated by the team wearing different colored jerseys?
I cannot quote scripture as they did to justify their point but the gist of their argument was that black as a color was thoroughly evil, invoking the supernatural and especially the devil.
So, Angle was freaked out because the kids' jerseys were the color of evil?
You know, I could see a parent maybe being bothered by their son playing for, say, the "Blue Devils"
or maybe the "Blue Demons"
Or the "Sun Devils."
I could see where that might offend someone's religious sensibilities. But the color black? The color black is too evil to wear on a jersey? Don't most ministers wear black?
Anyway, in the world of football, everyone knows the color of evil is powder blue!
So, I guess the point is that Sharron angle is an irrational nut who has no business seeking any position of responsibility. And she may pull off the seemingly impossible. She may save Harry Reid's job.