Not the show about bikers on FX, pic via SoxyLady at flickr.com

On December 20th in Charleston, South Carolina, the “Sons of Confederate Veterans” will hold a celebratory “Secession Ball” to mark the 150th Anniversary of the state seceding.

…ball attendees, who will pay $100 a ticket, will don formal, period dress, eat and dance the Virginia Reel as a band plays “Dixie.” The evening’s highlight will be a play reenacting the signing of South Carolina’s Ordinance of Secession 150 years ago, which severed the state’s ties with the Union and paved the way for the Civil War.

Okay, first, they’re reenacting signing ceremonies now? They used to limit this middle-aged activity for people too racist for SCA to Pickett’s Charge or for these folks the joy of ‘The Massacre at Fort Pillow’. But signing ceremonies? I guess the reenactor demo is getting old.

The last few times we heard from the ‘Sons of Confederate Veterans’ they were either successfully pressuring Obama to send a traditional commemorative wreath (sign of things to come) or unsuccessfully attempting to get the History channel to run an ad during ‘Ice Road Truckers‘ about the poor oppressed slaveholders of the antebellum.

How many Republican Congresspersons from ol’ Dixie are “proud members”? Or is it just all of them with a few Democrats thrown in?