February 1st, 2007

20111112, Marilee

Virginia State Song

Virginia killed "Carry Me Back To Old Virginia" 10 years ago because of the mentions of darkies and such. There's been two tries to pick a new song and both have frozen. Queen Elizabeth is coming to Jamestown this spring to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the colony and they want to have a state song to sing for her. I vote they change all the references to black folk to brown folk and that will reflect the current bills in the legislature.

Virginia's Republican-controlled legislature has six bills limiting help and increasing police action for illegal immigrants. One bill has passed in the house.

Or we could start a new song titles "Yes, Prejudice, That's Virginia!"