UPDATE: We have an update for you on the canceling of the Krewe of Kolossos. It turns out there is more to the story than first reported. One of the reasons the parade is being cancelled is because of neighbors complaining about trash left behind after the parade and illegal fireworks being shot off.
PREVIOUS STORY: For five years the Krewe of Kolossos, a waterborne patriotic parade floated around the edge of Bayou St. John in New Orleans on July 4th. But thanks to Donald J. Trump, or more particularly Trump Derangement Syndrome, the popular parade has been canceled.
The founder, artist Katrina Brees, no relation to Drew by the way, said her heart is just not in it this year. She said on her Facebook page, “As a patriot, I’m not feeling it right now. The flag looks different to me this year and I’m not sure I want to wave it or wear it.”
Brees told nola.com that the symbolism seems off-base since the election of President Donald Trump. “When I think about wearing my flag dress and waving flags; I don’t know what it means this year,” she said.
She also told nola.com that the Trump-targeted lampooning she saw in Mardi Gras parades this year didn’t brighten her spirits.
“Even the humor, it just kind of upset me,” she said. “It wasn’t funny anymore.
It’s tough time for snowflakes like Brees. Millennials on college campuses have been calling for safe spaces to protect them from Trump supporters and Barbara Streisand blamed her recent weight gain on Trump and the stress he’s brought into her life.
There are some obvious symptoms to let you know if you have Trump Derangement Syndrome or TDS.
If you believe Mr. trump is more evil than Hitler, you may have TDS.
If you think the president should be impeached even if he’s done nothing impeachable, you may have TDS.
If you believe Mr. Trump and Vlad Putin are involved romantically, you may have TDS.
TDS is real and there is no known cure.
With no hope of a cure on the horizon for TDS it appears this 4th of July will be the first in five years without the Krewe of Kolossos floating along the shores of Bayou St. John. Thanks a lot Mr. President.
Dan Fagan is a former television news reporter, journalism professor, newspaper columnist, and radio talk show host. He grew up in New Orleans and currently lives there. He is a regular contributor for The Hayride. If you have a news tip for Mr. Fagan you can reach him at [email protected] or 504-458-2542.