It's 2009, right, not 1959?
Somebody forget to change the calendar at The Valley Club, in Huntingdon Valley, PA.
And for that, we have to fiddle around, move a few things, to squeeze them into The Garlic's Ignorant Dolts roster.
Here's some of the headlines, so far, this evening;
Some lily white Neanderthals, at this "Duh Valley Club", engaged in outright, Bull Connors, No Coloreds Allowed, Separate Lunch Counters racism, at their, apparently, in some other universe, establishment.
Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion" ... Campers sent packing after first visit to swim club
The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The Valley Swim Club is a private club that advertises open membership. But the campers' first visit to the pool suggested otherwise.But, wait, it gets worse ...
"When the minority children got in the pool all of the Caucasian children immediately exited the pool," Horace Gibson, parent of a day camp child, wrote in an email. "The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately."
The next day the club told the camp director that the camp's membership was being suspended and their money would be refunded.
The explanation they got was either dishearteningly honest or poorly worded.Whoa, he didn't say that, did he?
"There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club," John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club said in a statement.
I mean, who was his PR/Crisis Management guru on that - George Allen?
For a quote like that, whether he knew about a pending media storm, or not, we are going to have to bend the Ignorant Dolt rules, and award John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club, a separate, his very own, all-by-himself, Ignorant Racist Dolt Award that he can proudly hang in the Duh Valley Swim Club trophy case.
And, dig this, from Duh Valley Club's "Community Page";
The Valley Club has been a staple in the Huntingdon Valley community, since it's chartering in 1954!
We continue to carry on that tradition by staying engaged with many of the events happening around Lower Moreland and the surrounding communities.
I guess, practicing racism is one of those traditions John Duesler, and Duh Valley Club have continued to carry on.
Either that, or they are not staying engaged, fell asleep at the wheel, so-to-speak, and haven't got wind yet of things like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, or, for that matter, slavery had been abolished.
City of Brotherly Love ... Private Club of Closed, Ignorant Minds
We can only hope that Governor Ed Rendell marshals every possible agency in the state to descend upon the Duh Valley Club - Health Inspectors, Pool Inspectors, OSHA, lawyers - just empty out the state offices, dig through every obscure, 200-year-old laws, and drain their pool, both literally, and figuratively.
But do, do let them display, tall and proudly, their Instant Racist Ignorant Dolt Crown and Sceptre...
John Duesler, chief Instant Racist Ignorant Dolt, might be able to use them as inspiration, for when he next has to issue a quote ...
(If you want to express your thoughts (or send this post) to John Duesler, and Duh Valley Club, here's their Contact Page, with address, telephone and email)
UPDATE - Bonus Links
Elon James White: I’m sorry, what? – Black Kids kicked out of pool for…being black?
Jeff Fecke: Party Like It’s 1959
Pam Spaulding: Black kids booted from Philly club's 'whites-only' pool
The Cajun Boy: It's Not Always Progressive in Philadelphia
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
It's 2009, right, not 1959?