Topic: "Wiccan I do for you?"(2)
Remember the "Runaway Bride?" The young lady who disappeared just prior to her wedding, then turned up in New Mexico alleging that she had been kidnapped by Hispanics? It turned out that she had merely gotten "cold feet," and went "walkabout" on her family & friends. Remember, also, dear reader, the attempted murder of Larry Flynt, the publisher of "Hustler," the very graphic obscenity occasionally dubbed a magazine? Frodo thinks of these two incidents because they both occurred within the confines of the same geographical sub-division of real property located in the State of Georgia. Especially, he says, since something else equally bizarre is now underway in this land of plenty.
It seems that one Mother, a resident of Loganville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, has felt the call to bring truth, justice, and the Book of Leviticus to all those who have been spared from her sense of salvation. She has determined that "Harry Potter" must be eliminated from the literary confines of the public school system. Since there have been several issuances in the "Harry Potter" series, our devoted Mom has prompted six hearings in her solo effort to ban these books. The cost to the taxpayers, so far, exceeds $4,000 in attorney's fees alone to her fellow residents of that far-out land of Gwinnett. The score now stands Taxpayers 6, Mom Zip.
Perhaps there is something in the water of Gwinnett County that seems to give credence to the wandering rationale of the infirm? The logic seems to be that whenever someone, nay, anyone, disagrees with you, then it is OK to shoot them, or to sue them, or to simply disappear. Frodo actually thinks that this insanity goes back to the very roots of Gwinnett County. The county, it seems, was named for a signer of the Declaration of Independence who bore the moniker, interestingly enough, Button Gwinnett. Obviously, his parents did not love him. Frodo believes that the obscurity of this individual, amongst all the nobility who signed that precious document, is the source of all the frustration that climaxes in one single political jurisdiction amidst endless strip shopping centers, patchwork interstates, and indistinguishable houses on innumerable cul-de-sacs. Frustrated residents-to-be were drawn together, perhaps by magic.
It deserves note that Gwinnett County is heavily Republican. No resident of Gwinnett County has ever met a tax, a levy, or an assessment that they felt was justified. There is a county-wide belief that public services and justice are the unpaid right to which they are individually due. The two greatest exports of the citizenry are traffic and sewerage, and both of them are everyone else's fault. If one did not know better, one would assume that the county leaders are Dennis Hastert, Dick Cheney, and Jerry Falwell. Frodo mirrors the landscape as closely resembling the single largest Super Wal-Mart parking lot in all of Alabama.
Frodo is very pleased to be in Gryffindor, the Loganville Mom deserves Slytherin.