In a shocking display of the results of democracy in action back in the Volunteeer State, a small-town mayor in Middle Tennessee has apparently made an unbelievable ass of himself. As you might expect, the Smoking Gun is there with all the raw details for you to read. Wishing a cop "Happy James Earl Ray Day" and instructing local police to issue all the tickets they want to Hispanics becuase they're "all mostly illegal anyway" is a fine, fine example of the kind of Neanderthal politics that so distinguishes this most red of all red states.
Whew. We got out. Hopefully my folks don't encounter anything like this first-hand. Although I do remember my experience in the autoshop back in Knoxville just before we moved back here to California.