Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Welcome to Mayberry, FLA

By “Pintface” Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

As Florida lawmakers work on a $75 million package designed to entice film and TV productions to the state (the “Entertainment Industry Economic Development Act”), they have inserted a provision to ensure films that “exhibit or imply ... 'nontraditional family values'” do not benefit from the new initiative.

Said Rep. Stephen Precourt (R-Orlando): “(Shows with gay characters) would not be the kind of thing … we want to invest public dollars in (sic).” Precourt added that the films he’d like to see made in Florida would be reminiscent of Mayberry.”

This begs questions about exactly which aspects of Mayberry appeal to him:
Maybe that men were men, women were cloistered, and blacks were anywhere but in your neighborhood?

The Andy Griffith Show was a wonderful TV programme, but it was always a fantasy. It’s time for Precourt and his pals in Tallahassee to come back to reality – and lose the self-righteous attitude while they're at it.

PS: Liberal, gay, godless filmmakers: Y’all come back to Florida now, ya hear?


boneman said...

I dunno what to say.
You know me, some. The less politics are in any government, the batter.
But, that said, you know I tend to go on and on about related stuff. Well, how about a change of pace...
Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company. One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked, 'Father, my dog is dead. Could ya' be saying' a mass for the poor creature?'
Father Patrick replied, 'I'm afraid not; we cannot have services for an animal in the church. But there are some Baptists down the lane, and there's no tellin' what they believe. Maybe they'll do something for the creature.'
Muldoon said, 'I'll go right away Father. Do ya' think $5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?'
Father Patrick exclaimed, 'Sweet Mary, Mother of Jesus! Why didn't ya tell me the dog was Catholic?

Pete Bogs said...

boney - LOL

Jack K. said...


Boneman is on to something. Seen the joke before.

Unfortunately, some of the jokers in Tallahassee are of the same ilk, only much, much worse.

I still wonder what frightens them so much. Could it be their own fears of being drawn to such activities? Or, are they afraid their own similar proclivities would be "outed"?


Pete Bogs said...

jack - I'm sure you saw the CA rep who was arrested for DUI after leaving a gay club. He's someone who had repeatedly voted against gays. So, you may be onto something.

Nishant said...

Unfortunately, some of the jokers in Tallahassee are of the same ilk, only much, much worse.

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