Apparently, there's a town in Misery known as "Osceola." Who cares, right? Well, this quaint
methlab village must be the saddest place in America, because this week their "government" has finally determined why things have gone straight down the crapper for their township since the Civil War (even the "town" website starts off with, essentially, a plea for readers to know, "before the Civil War we actually were something! We promise!"): because the University of Kansas has the nickname "Jayhawks," of course!
The resolution can be read on the link- demanding we cease using the name at once, requiring that "Kansas" and "KU" are never capitalized within town limits (ouch! Anything but that, Miseryanites!), the whole resolution was pushed through by a "Son of the Confederate Veterans," or NAMBLA, etc.
KU's official response to the impotent petulance was pretty much a home run:
In an emailed comment on the resolution, KU News Service Director Jill Jess said: "A Jayhawk is a blue bird with a red head and a big yellow beak that wears boots. It would be hard to confuse it with anyone with terrorist intent, though we admit we have been terrorizing the Tigers on the basketball court for some time. Tigers have been known to kill people. Bears, too."
Love lumping Missouri State into this- nothing gets tiggers going quite like suggesting the two schools are on the same level.
Harmless bit of backwoods nonsense? Or part of the larger movement of the past several decades to try and make the Confederacy's treason more palatable? Most importantly, will this hurt our chances of getting an invite from the ACC?