Jack Kemp, former Bubbalo Bill's Quarterback, presidential candidate, leader of Conservative economic priniciples, and one of the most popular politicians at the Hubbard City Cafe was recently honored with a moment of silence at the folk's regular coffee meeting. Billy Roy Micham said that was the least they could do to try to offset the disrepect that was being shown Jack in Washington, D.C. Jack Kemp passed away only three short months ago in May of this year. The folks were giving their somewhat undivided attention to the popular QB because of the following press release that was intercepted by Butch Jackson, local historian and semi-local philosopher:
Obama Gives Presidential Award to Kemp, Harvey Milk
Thursday, July 30, 2009 8:40 PM
President Barack Obama is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 people, including political ally Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, tennis legend Billie Jean King and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
The White House announced the list of recipients Thursday.
The medals, representing the nation's highest honor for a civilian, are the first to be awarded by Obama. He will present them at a White House ceremony on Aug. 12.
Other names on the list are: Race for the Cure founder Nancy Brinker, physicist Stephen Hawking, civil rights activist Rev. Joseph Lowery, and entertainers Sidney Poitier and Chita Rivera.
Former Rep. Jack Kemp, who died in May, and gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978, will receive posthumous awards.
Immediately Aunt Martha was asked to pen the following letter to Washington:
To: Obama (with a b)
From: The Hubbard City Cafe
What in the Hell are you doing now? To associate an all NFL Quarterback and good Conservative with people named Tutu, Chita, Teddy, and a man named Sidney is an insult to all real Americans.
What in the Hell is your idea of a Medal of Freedom? The only thing Teddy Kennedy ever freed was himself from that car in the ocean leaving that poor woman, Mary Joe, to drown. He then fled and freed himself from what should have been a life in prison.
What in the Hell did Harvey Milk do in setting an example for our children? We have a current movement in Hubbard to re-open the Movie Theatre just so we can ban that stupid Sean Penn movie about Milk and the all American City of San Francisco.
And lastly, who in the Hell is Joseph Lowery and what position did he play? Our googler says he was a supporter of "As an independent voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people". What does this guy have in common with Jack Kemp?
No real American hero deserves this treatment.