Thursday, September 20, 2007

Grandma What have you Gone and Done?

I saw this story on the AP wire this afternoon that I wanted to share it. A controversy is brewing in Kansas City, as the mayor named 73-year old grandmother to the city's park board. However, Francis Semler's appointment has rightly drawn fire from both the National Council of La Raza and the NAACP for her membership in local Kansas chapter of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps. [Link] Both La Raza and the NAACP are now threatening to pull their respective national conventions that are scheduled to be held there in 2009 (La Raza) and 2010 (NAACP). This could cost the city upwards of $15 million dollars in convention business.

Semler said she would not resign and that it was, "the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard." [Link] She claims that she only joined the Minutemen because the Federal Government's failure to enforce the immigration laws. Last Friday the Kansas chapter of the Minutemen announced that they are going to hold their two day conference in Kansas City scheduled for this December. The conference is expected to drawn 300 people. I wonder if they'll have a screening of Birth of A Nation in the evening?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Grandma is defending her country. Something you neoChamberlists would know nothing about.