This is absolutely unconscionable:
A small central Alabama county whose mainly black residents gave the president-elect more than 70 per cent of the vote on Election Day has declared the second Monday in November Barack Obama Day.
The Perry County Commission voted four to one to observe the holiday. County offices will close and its roughly 40 workers will get a paid holiday.
Commissioner Brett Harrison said Wednesday he voted against the resolution because of the holiday costs to the county, which has a $2.2 million (Ã‚Â£1.5 million) annual payroll and is one of the poorest in the state. He said closing the courthouse would also idle some state employees.
This is an outrage! A fiscally responsible government employee? One who’s unaware that the best way to teach people the value of hard work is by paying people not to work? And a Democrat no less? How’d he get in there?
Guess which one of the five County Commissioners won’t be re-elected?