We live in troubling times. Our government has become a joke. The United States is pretty much a laughing stock around the world. An Ouija Board in Las Vegas can make you about as much money as the New York Stock Exchange. Gas prices are shooting to the moon. All the land I bought years ago isn’t worth dirt now.
Things are not as good as they used to be. And to top it all, some idiot University of Alabama football fan has poisoned the water oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn, Alabama.
I can understand why someone goes ballistic in traffic and shoots up a bunch or cars. I can understand why someone wants to kill a congressman. I can even understand why a terrorist might blow up something. But what possesses a man to go out and buy obscene amounts of herbicide, sneak into a small southern college town under the cover of darkness and spike the ground to kill three 130-year old oak trees.
The maggot recently claimed on an Alabama radio show he poisoned the trees after Auburn (which won the BCS College Football National Championship beating Oregon 22-19 in January) beat his beloved Alabama Crimson Tide 28-27 in November. The game was a particularly bitter pill to swallow for ‘Bama fans after the Tide jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first half.
If you know nothing about Auburn, you are wondering why the trees? Well, when Auburn wins a football game, everyone in the town gathers at Toomer’s and rolls the trees with toilet paper. I know it sounds stupid, but this is small town Alabama. I mean, don’t they float balloons down the street in Manhattan on freezing Thanksgiving days? Traditions are traditions and they shouldn’t be questioned.
Although the Auburn University President urged no retaliation for the barbaric act, I would bet you a dollar that some grave-robbing Auburn fans will be parading around the corpse of Alabama legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant in the back of a pickup truck soon at a Wal Mart near you.
Causes John Haslam Supports
I support the Constitution of the United States of America.
I support St. Jude's Hospital.
I believe in GOD.