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Now I know for sure that this place is screwed.



November 28, 2007



State sure slogan will 'shine' Term used to promote tourism is also considered a racial slur



BY JIM ASH

FLORIDA TODAY

With the controversial "The Rules are Different Here" campaign only a distant, painful memory, Florida tourism officials are about to take another risk as they reach out to minority travelers.

A national television campaign, set to launch in a few months, targets Hispanic and black vacationers with the one-word slogan: "Shine."



This is better than Dumb and Dumber.

http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbc...=2007711280314



Here's a picture of Florida Tourisms new spokesperson.



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Pass.
I AM AWESOME MAN
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She looks like a golliwog.



At least they changed the state song from the overlty racist and dated "Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)" to "Florida (Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky)" this past January.

It only took them 44 years. :rolleyes:

Way down upon de Swanee ribber,

Far, far away,

Dere's wha my heart is turning ebber,

Dere's wha de old folks stay.

All up and down de whole creation

Sadly I roam,

Still longing for de old plantation

And for de old folks at home.

Chorus

All de world am sad and dreary,

Ebry where I roam,

Oh! darkies how my heart grows weary,

Far from de old folks at home.

2nd verse

All round de little farm I wandered

When I was young,

Den many happy days I squandered,

Many de songs I sung.

When I was playing wid my brudder

Happy was I

Oh! take me to my kind old mudder,

Dere let me live and die.

Chorus

3rd verse

One little hut amond de bushes,

One dat I love,

Still sadly to my mem'ry rushes,

No matter where I rove

When will I see de bees a humming

All round de comb?

When will I hear de banjo tumming

Down in my good old home?

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