Skip to comments.Lowell Observatory’s Putnam Wants to Name Asteroid for Trayvon Martin
Posted on 09/06/2013 3:13:08 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Albert Einstein. George Takei. Jerry Garcia.
All of those men and many others have had an asteroid named after them. And if William Lowell Putnam III, trustee of Lowell Observatory, has his way, another name will be added to that list: Trayvon Martin. The retired broadcast executive, alpinist, author and Flagstaff resident believes that Martin has not received justice.
It was an unusually warm night at Anderson Mesa south of Flagstaff on Oct. 2, 2000, when Lowell Observatory astronomers found the asteroid 2000 TM61. It was just one of hundreds that observatorys researchers discovered as part of their search for Near Earth Asteroids.
The minor planet was placed into a catalog and forgotten until shortly after Martin, 17, was fatally shot in Sanford, Fla. The unarmed teens death sparked nationwide protests and renewed the race debate in America.
It also sparked disgust with Putnam.
As I see it, the social fairness showed to Trayvon Martin was very sadly lacking, he said. Inasmuch as I am the sole trustee of an institution which has some naming privileges, I want to do my share to see that this lad is remembered in an appropriate manner.
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I want a black hole named after me.
I agree, lets name it the first asteroid we find that has a reasonable chance of impacting our planet and killing us all.
I say we name Uranus after Trayvon.
Knock yourself out, Mr. Lowell Putnam III - won’t change anything and he’ll still be dead.
It will be destroyed by a white-Hispanic meteorite of a larger size.
This can’t be serious. Satire, right?
Since ‘No Limits Nigga’ is dead, how about ‘Outta Space Nigga’?
Oh please, enough with the phony tributes. Let’s reserve names for someone of noteworthy accomplishment.
Let’s see, dense, rocky, wandering in (elliptical) circles, under the influence of things it cannot possibly understand, potentially murderous if it crashes and burns, yeah, I see the connection with Trayvon.
I suppose it won’t be long before the dumbass “white guilt” Trayvong crowd will be marching off to Mt. Rushmore with hammer and chisels. These pukes are disgusting idiots.
Maybe a hemerrhoid (SP) is more appropriate. (dang spelling. Now I’ll have to get out the prep H to see how to spell it)
P.S. This was posted earlier. I know cause I almost reposted my self earlier today until I did a search and found it already posted. Just sayin’. LOL!
It sounds as though “alpinist”, William Lowell Putnam the Turd has it in for “white” Hispanics. That will get your @$$ kicked in Flagstaff.
The only thing you can see through a telescope with your head up your azz is Uranus.
That would be the Rachel Jenteal black hole of stupidity.
It’s definitely real. Check out the linked article. Mr. Lowell comes from a long line of civil rights crusaders and is convinced that the Zimmerman-Martin matter is a civil rights issue.
I honestly feel that so many of these guys (Lowell, Sharpton, Ben Jealous, and so on) are bitter that they weren’t around when there were actual civil rights issues to fight for. So, today, they just make up civil rights issues today so that they can fashion themselves as some sort of civil rights leader, pretend that they’re more moral than others, and pat themselves on the back and blow-up their importance in their head.
Every time the media shows a picture of the Trayvon asteroid it’ll be a picture of when the asteroid was young like four billion years ago.
“You going to let her call you a black ho?”
If they can find an asteroid that’s primarily made of lead, I’m all for it.
They need an asteroid that erratically changes path and strikes other asteroids.
Since they named an amphibious transport after slimeball congressman John Murtha, obviously anything goes now.
Fair enough. A dead rock hurtling through space mindlessly on a self-destructive collision course with unknown worlds. Makes perfect sense.
Unfortunaely I don't think there are any recently discovered black holes, which might have been more appropriate.
Let's think about this drama queen for a moment. Anyone with "III" after his name has got to be one.
I would admire his honesty and empathy a lot more had he simply done it and kept his other hole shut.
With his grasp of reality, it would not surprised me if he quietly has already named other asteroids after Hitler, Pol Pot, Caligula and Vlad the Impaler...
Oh go ahead and do it, Putnam. Then name a comet for Zimmerman.
My proctologist wants to name a hemorrhoid after Trayvon Martin.
I have a hemorrhoid that I named after Trayvon.
Yes, let's show a proper respect for the "unarmed teen" who was shot because he tried to grab George Zimmerman's pistol so he could shoot Zimmerman.
Why not name the asteroid using Trayvon's own eloquent last words? Let's call the asteroid "You're gonna die tonight, motherf*****!" Sounds socially fair to me.
This cant be serious. Satire, right?
Funny - they claim they want justice and fairness, but hate that Trayvon got justice and fairness...
I honestly feel that so many of these guys (Lowell, Sharpton, Ben Jealous, and so on) are bitter that they werent around when there were actual civil rights issues to fight for. So, today, they just make up civil rights issues today so that they can fashion themselves as some sort of civil rights leader, pretend that theyre more moral than others, and pat themselves on the back and blow-up their importance in their head.
Just yesterday while going through the checkout line there’s a Time Magazine with one of those Zeus-like photos of MLK and the headline was “Founding Father”. Give me a break.
Human beings need myths - they provide a rallying point and a way of capturing a certain ideology or worldview. And of course the media is only too happy to play the role of the amplifier and the repeater.
Through the lens of the internet and the twittersphere we are literally watching the creation of a myth just like the Nazis did with Horst Wessel.
What are these future Native-black Savages trying to prove?
I completely agree with you. So many past events taught in schools and the media as “the evil white man vs. the innocent black man” were likely a lot more complicated, and I’d bet that in most incidents (as was the case in the Zimmerman matter) the narrative we get from the media is an intentional lie to create a civil rights myth.
Nevermind that, they need to name an ASS after him.