When the Morehead (Kentucky) based 5th Kentucky Infantry Camp #2122 asked for a spot in the Memorial Day Parade in neighboring Ironton Lawrence County (Ohio), they expected to be welcomed, as ususal. That warm welcome was not forthcoming, because Arthur J. Pierson, the parade’s grand marshal, flatly rejected the request.
Gutless to the core, Arthur refused to tell the 5th Kentucky Infantry Camp #2122 his reason. How the hell did this weasel become grand marshal of a parade that honors America’s fallen warriors?
The Blue Grass State group knows the reason and so will you, after I explain that they are members of the Morehead chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Apparently, the Morehead contingent’s color guard - two motor cycles, plus the Kentucky Confederate flag, and the Confederate battle flag - isn’t cool for school with a Korrectnik like Arthur.Pierson said later that it would not be right to fly the Confederate flag when there is only one flag – the United States flag. He also said he was concerned about the group wearing the Confederate uniform and otherUnwelcome in Ohio, the 5th Kentucky got a warm welcome from the organizers of the Morehead Memorial Day parade. That’s where this story might end, but the Free State of PIG isn’t finished with Arthur quite yet.
memorabilia. (The Morehead News)
Arthur is woefully ignorant of Memorial Day’s origins. For example, this gutless guttersnipe might want to pull his head out of his butt long enough to realize that one of Decoration Day’s (the original name for this event) earliest incarnations involved decorating the graves of all the Civil War’s honored dead. This bit of Arthur enlightenment happened on May 5, 1868, when General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, issued his General Order No. 11. General Order No. 11 decreed that on May 30, 1868, flowers be placed on all the graves of the honored, Civil War dead - Union and Confederate - in Arlington National Cemetery.
If the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic didn’t have any hesitation about honoring Confederate dead in 1868, then who the hell is this Buckeye Butthead to diss these fallen Sons of the South, 141 years later? For putting his own brain-fart front and center, Arthur J. Pierson is the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girlieman of the Week.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Girlieman of the Week Award: Buckeye State Belly Crawler
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