If You Leave Me Now, You’ll Take Away the Biggest Part of Me

24 07 2016

Baton Rouge

Let’s pick this up a few paragraphs in:

Meanwhile, the rich, white enclave of south Baton Rouge has launched a campaign to split off from the poor, majority-black north, into a new city called St. George.

Holden has fought the separation in every way possible, even annexing the land under the stores at the Mall of Louisiana to keep their massive sales taxes in the city of Baton Rouge if the secession is successful.

The break would prove devastating to the remaining city of Baton Rouge, according to a Louisiana State University economics study. It would also be a major blow to the legacy of a mayor who has preached unity.

And now, let’s set it to music.

“Preached unity.” Which, considering the revealed preferences of his actions, means that he’s begging white people to keep their checkbooks open, otherwise, the dindus are so fucked.

Ironically, Missouri’s city of St. George — It didn’t go away soon enough for me.


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