Remember the New France stuff, about how south Louisiana, like Quebec, is supposedly all liberal and tolerant? Here’s the latest from deep Cajunland:

Library funding in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, may be diverted to a new jail thanks to a legislator who doesn’t approve of the library’s programs. Jail proponent and chair of the Lafourche Parish Council Lindel Toups supports a ballot measure that would take funding away from libraries.

“They’re teaching Mexicans how to speak English,” Toups told the local Tri-Parish Times, referencing Biblioteca Hispana, a Spanish-language section of one of the nine branch libraries. “Let that son of a bitch go back to Mexico. There’s just so many things they’re doing that I don’t agree with. … Them junkies and hippies and food stamps [recipients] and all, they use the library to look at drugs and food stamps [on the Internet]. I see them do it.”

Beautiful. I think Lindel Toups may have created a statement of such pure, uncut redneckery that it cannot be improved on, ever. We see your Rob Ford and we’ll raise you a Lindel Toups, Toronto! At least ol’ Lindel ain’t smoking crack, even though he sounds like he might be.

[H/T: Leinad]