These press releases were sent to POINT. We didn't know whether to be amused or afraid. How 'bout you? (All emphasis, underlines and caps, are theirs.)PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 4, 2000 Contact: Maurice Bessigner (803) 791-5887 ext. 16
MAURICE SUPPORTS THE FLAG!
Longtime BBQ King and Businessman, Maurice Bessinger, announces in a news release today that he supports the Confederate Flag and states that if the Carpetbaggers and turn-coat politicians force the flag down, South Carolina will lose much and our heritage will be lost.
Maurice also believes that tourist dollars will be lost and property values will go down and our children and grandchildren will most likely fosake this generation as we will have forsaken our own past and heritage.
Bessinger says we must keep the Confederate Flag flying as a symbol for liberty and freedom. Bessinger states that we had the Confederate Flag in Korea on the front lines as we fought back the Chinese hordes. He said that his archeological study shows that the flag cross bars have been used as an oppostition to evil and tyranny by God's people for thousands of years! God forbid that we lower our Christian Flag!
CONTACT: Frances Bell, State Chairman Pho/FAX: (803) 648-3661
THE CONFEDERATE FLAG STAYS
HAVING BEEN SET BACK ON THEIR HEELS BY AN IMMOVABLE OBJECT -- SOUTH CAROLINA BACKBONE -- BLACK LEADERS ARE RESORTING TO DUNGHILL TACTICS IN THEIR EFFORTS TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FROM THE S.C. STATE HOUSE. WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER, THEY ARE NOW LINKING CONFEDERATE FLAG SUPPORTERS TO THE KU KLUX KLAN. A COMPOSITE IMAGE OF A HOODED KLANSMAN STANDING IN FRONT OF THE S.C. STATE HOUSE WITH THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, THE BRAIN(?)CHILD OF STATE SENATOR DARRELL JACKSON, IS BEING CIRCULATED AROUND THE STATE.
WHO, BESIDES THE BLACK LEADERS, ARE SUPPORTING -- DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY -- THIS OBSCENITY? THERE ARE MANY -- SOME ERUPTING LIKE PUSTULES THE PAST WEEK OR TWO:
1. THE NASTIES AT THE COLUMBIA (S.C.) CHAMBERPOT OF COMMERCE, WHO, FEELING THE PRESSURE FROM HIGHER-UPS, "DID THE RIGHT THING";
2. PREACHERS OF ALL PERSUASIONS -- SANS HEART, SOUL, OR GUTS -- WHO AT THE WORD "BOO" OR THE DROP OF A COIN TURNED THEMSELVES INTO POLITICAL HARLOTS;
3. EDUCATORS (AS SPINELESS AS THE PREACHERS), TERRIFIED OF BEING CONSIDERED POLITICALLY INCORRECT. USC PRESIDENT JOHN PALMS IS THE LATEST GROVELER.
INTONES POMPOUS JOHN: "THE FLYING OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG ABOVE THE STATE HOUSE IS HARMFUL AND THREATENS THE CIVILITY OF OUR UNIVERSITY." ONLY FROM AN EDUCATOR COULD SUCH GOBBLEDYGOOK FLOW. USC IS A TAXPAYER SUPPORTED UNIVERSITY, AND ITS PRESIDENT SHOULD STAY OUT OF POLITICAL FIGHTS. THE FELLOW SHOULD BE FIRED.
DURING THE SAME WEEK, THE CHICKEN LITTLE FACULTY OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE CALLED THE FLAG "OFFENSIVE TO A SIGNIFICANT SEGMENT OF OUR CITIZENS" AND CALLED FOR ITS REMOVAL. (THEY SEEMED NOT TO CARE ABOUT THE SENSIBILITIES OF AN EVEN LARGER SEGMENT OF THE POPULATION -- THOSE WHO WANT TO KEEP THE FLAG FLYING.)
FORTUNATELY, SANITY STILL REIGNS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. A MAJORITY OF ITS MEMBERS ARE STANDING FIRM: THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS TO STAY ATOP THE CAPITOL DOME. FLAG SUPPORTERS SHOULD CALL OR WRITE TO THANK THEM, AND TO WARN THE WAVERERS OR THE SELLOUTS THAT IF THEY CONTINUE IN THEIR COWARDLY WAYS, THEIR POLITICAL CAREERS WILL MOST CERTAINLY COME TO AN END AT THE NEXT ELECTION. (THE END)