At risk of coming off as being "late to the party" on this topic, we'll put the spotlight on this morning's Standard-Examiner front page story, which reports about the ruckus created at Huntsville's 4th of July parade on Wednesday, when somebody... (nobody seems to know whom) rented a limo and rolled down Huntsville's main drag with what we'd label a "political parody float," with a faux President Obama and gaggle of youthful costumed "Secret Service extras" in tow.
Here's the full SE story... be sure to check out the irate reader comments, which as of this very moment already number 75 and rising...
|Dastardly 4th of July parody float|
|Obama imposter adds to the Huntsville merriment and mirth|
Maybe one of our more astute gentle readers can explain it all to us.
Update 7/7/12 7:05 a.m.: The Standard follows up yesterday's story with this one, proving up the old ax that there are at least
The parade entry featured a presidential-looking limo, with one banner that read: “Huntsville welcomes Obama: The Farewell Tour?” Another banner took issue with the recent Fast and Furious gun scandal, proclaiming, “Ask about our assault gun plan. Call Eric Holder.” [Link added].
The banner’s wording was reported incorrectly in Friday’s story about the float, based on information provided by several people who had been at the parade.Here's the incorrectly reported line from the original SE story:
But it was the banner on the back of the limo that some riled spectators say went too far. It read, “Plan B: Assault Guns.”The moral of the story?
Verify your facts before you allow your panties to get all bunched up.
That goes double for rookie S-E reporters who allow themselves to get way too worked up while the regular editors are out of the office for the holidays, wethinks.
Update 7/8/12 12:19 a.m.: Nice wrap-up on Wednesday's overblown Huntsville 4th of July Brouhaha, from where else? Our friends in the know at Ogden Valley Forum: