Friday, December 16, 2011
Greg Davis, Mayor of Southaven, Mississippi, a man who ran on the old family values platform has been discovered with his hand in the cookie jar, or perhaps the lube jar. He was already under investigation for spending city funds for things ranging from exorbitant liquor purchases to lavish dinners. Seems this investigation turned up a recipt from a store in Toronto, Canada where the mayor was on a recruitment trip. The store, Priape, is a first rate gay sex shop that I have visited on several occasions. Lots of nifty toys, and tons of leather!
So now the mayor decides to come clean, so to speak. He holds a news conference where he admits to being gay and then says he will continue to govern the city and spend time with his family. I suspect that family time would be as interesting as an episode of "Real Housewives of Southaven". (although he is now divorced from his wife of 19 years)
It is really sad that people like Greg decide to hide their sexuality to advance their political career, only to be embroiled in this kind of crap. Had he been open about it, he might not have been mayor, but he would also have not deceived a town, his family and friends. He might have had a happy life and maybe even been successful in politics...albeit in another state.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Am I overreacting? I don't think so. Subtle messages like this are the product of people who either have no idea they are being offensive, (which I doubt) or intentional, (which I suspect). The advertiser is making a joke, and it is not very funny. The term "pansy" is so blatantly homophobic that the "joke" won't work without it.
If you find this not so funny, why not write the group that underwrites the billboard, the National Sport Shooting Foundation.
I received this letter from the National Sport Shooting Foundation regarding the billboard;
This was not placed or approved by us. It was taken down 2 hours after we were made aware of it
Mark E. Thomas APRManaging Director,
Marketing Communications National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.11 Mile Hill RoadNewtown, CT 06470-2359