Thursday, May 05, 2005

Now look what we started

Now that Texas has banned sexually suggestive routines by cheerleaders, a superintendent in Michigan has taken the next step and barred a junior high school band from playing the song “Louie, Louie.”

Benton Harbor Superintendent Paula Dawning cited the song's allegedly raunchy lyrics in ordering the McCord Middle School band not to perform it in Saturday's Grand Floral Parade, held as part of the Blossomtime Festival.

Raunchy lyrics? First off, nobody can understand the lyrics - not even the FBI which investigated the Kingsmen for supposedly offensive behavior some 40 years ago. Secondly, the actual lyrics are not the slightest bit raunchy.

Now these poor junior high band members are going to have to learn a new song before the big parade because their superintendent is an even bigger twit than your average Texas state legislator.

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