Thank Allah for Term Limits

Poor Macon, Georgia. Not only does it bear the brunt of Georgia’s summer heat waves, year after year in a gracious but wilted sort of way, now they have to put up with this.

Some Macon residents have called for demonstrations and boycotts after the mayor of the middle Georgia city formally reached out to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with a declaration of solidarity.

Mayor Jack Ellis said the declaration — sent about two weeks ago by courier — was a message that local leaders can stand together despite disagreements at the highest reaches of government.

Some local leaders have blasted the mayor’s decision to support Chavez — who is a vocal ally of Iran and Cuba who has called esident Bush “the devil.”

Former mayoral candidate David Corr said the mayor’s comments were “an outrage.” And state representative Allen Peake — a Macon Republican — said the mayor’s action taints the town. He said “We need to be doing things in this community that show the tremendous positives of Macon.”

Ellis praised the controversial leader as a champion for the common man who could offer aid to Macon’s residents. Chavez has subsidized the cost of heating fuel for some American low-income citizens.

Ellis said “This is about a humanitarian effort. This is NOT about politics.”

Outraged Middle Georgians let their feelings be known. They have never been a batch of shrinking violets. It takes some real intestinal fortitude to live down there in all this heat.

The mayor’s decision prompted 20 pages of comments on The Macon Telegraph’s online message board before the newspaper decided to take it down. Some called for demonstrations and boycotts to express their distaste for the mayor’s move.

Ellis, a Democrat, is serving his second term as mayor and cannot seek re-election because of term limits.

But, ohhhhhhhh wait, but it gets even better.

He announced in February that he had converted from Christianity to Islam and was working to legally change his name to Hakim Mansour Ellis. He said he became a Sunni Muslim during a December ceremony in the west African nation of Senegal.

Yep. Yep. Yep. Now he’s a Chavez-lovin’-Muslim and proud of it. Dear heavens above. He is entitled to his opinion, yes, and even his choice of religions, yes again. But publicly supporting a foreign leader who wishes all of us dead and using his elected office to showcase that support brooks on sedition. And embracing the religion that dreams of the annihilation of all things American is truly frightening. Instead of boycotts and demonstrations, the townspeople should be considering impeachment – after all, his newly radical views no longer represent the town that elected him. Or maybe the next thing we hear about will be “Mandatory Burquas in Macon”. News at Eleven.



  1. Seth Kegley said,

    August 14, 2007 at 2:50 am

    Unfortunately, I am a citizen of Macon… you said it right, Thank God for Term limits…


  2. August 15, 2007 at 1:43 am

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  3. October 5, 2007 at 9:12 am

    […] Hugo’s little friend down in Macon, GA is making news again. To refresh your memory, remember this from the summer? Some Macon residents have called for demonstrations and boycotts after the mayor […]


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