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The good ol’ boys long for the good ol’ days

February 1960 sit in at Walgreen’s Nashville Tennessee. Pic via (Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean)

Nevermind the ongoing embarrassment a similar bill caused Arizona — the thought of having a chance to kick certain people out of diners has an appeal to some in the South, tradition and all that.

A bill moving swiftly through the Georgia House of Representatives would allow business owners who believe homosexuality is a sin to openly discriminate against gay Americans by denying them employment or banning them from restaurants and hotels.

Not only identical to Arizona’s awful attempt, but particularly rich coming from one of the ol’ cornerstones of the Confederacy.  Similar arguments were made in the 1950s and 1960s.  One could note they failed…eventually, though apparently stupid arguments are both immoral and immortal.

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In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

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