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Lowell Observatory’s Putnam Wants to Name Asteroid for Trayvon Martin
Arizona Daily Sun ^ | September 5, 2013 | Eric Betz

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 observatory’s 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 teen’s 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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1 posted on 09/06/2013 3:13:08 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I want a black hole named after me.


2 posted on 09/06/2013 3:14:46 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Ur-an-anus 420


3 posted on 09/06/2013 3:15:17 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I agree, lets name it the first asteroid we find that has a reasonable chance of impacting our planet and killing us all.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 3:15:23 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I say we name Uranus after Trayvon.


5 posted on 09/06/2013 3:16:00 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Knock yourself out, Mr. Lowell Putnam III - won’t change anything and he’ll still be dead.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 3:16:23 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It will be destroyed by a white-Hispanic meteorite of a larger size.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 3:16:43 PM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

This can’t be serious. Satire, right?


8 posted on 09/06/2013 3:17:32 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Since ‘No Limits Nigga’ is dead, how about ‘Outta Space Nigga’?


9 posted on 09/06/2013 3:17:42 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Oh please, enough with the phony tributes. Let’s reserve names for someone of noteworthy accomplishment.


10 posted on 09/06/2013 3:18:27 PM PDT by Boomer One
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 3:18:35 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


12 posted on 09/06/2013 3:22:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: muir_redwoods

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!


13 posted on 09/06/2013 3:22:47 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It sounds as though “alpinist”, William Lowell Putnam the Turd has it in for “white” Hispanics. That will get your @$$ kicked in Flagstaff.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

Satin Skittles.


15 posted on 09/06/2013 3:25:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The only thing you can see through a telescope with your head up your azz is Uranus.


16 posted on 09/06/2013 3:30:27 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MarineBrat

That would be the Rachel Jenteal black hole of stupidity.


17 posted on 09/06/2013 3:33:13 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Progov

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.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 3:33:59 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 3:38:09 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: MarineBrat

“You going to let her call you a black ho?”

(Film reference)


20 posted on 09/06/2013 3:38:34 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

If they can find an asteroid that’s primarily made of lead, I’m all for it.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 3:39:38 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They need an asteroid that erratically changes path and strikes other asteroids.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 3:40:57 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
There will only be one Trayvon Martin. Oh wait.......


23 posted on 09/06/2013 3:41:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

assrhoids


24 posted on 09/06/2013 3:46:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi; mickie; flaglady47; seekthetruth; Bob Ireland
Won't be long before they also name a US ship after that navel hero, Yo,man Trayvon Martin.

Since they named an amphibious transport after slimeball congressman John Murtha, obviously anything goes now.

Leni

25 posted on 09/06/2013 3:54:10 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Fair enough. A dead rock hurtling through space mindlessly on a self-destructive collision course with unknown worlds. Makes perfect sense.


26 posted on 09/06/2013 4:25:07 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Lowell Observatory’s Putnam Wants to Name Asteroid for Trayvon Martin

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...

27 posted on 09/06/2013 4:30:09 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: publius911

Oh go ahead and do it, Putnam. Then name a comet for Zimmerman.


28 posted on 09/06/2013 4:30:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi; MarineBrat; TurboZamboni; FreedomStar3028; Drango; 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten; ...

29 posted on 09/06/2013 5:26:53 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: MarineBrat
Lowell Observatory’s Putnam Wants to Name Asteroid for Trayvon Martin

My proctologist wants to name a hemorrhoid after Trayvon Martin.

30 posted on 09/06/2013 5:27:32 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I have a hemorrhoid that I named after Trayvon.


31 posted on 09/06/2013 7:05:20 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
“As I see it, the social fairness showed to Trayvon Martin was very sadly lacking,

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.

32 posted on 09/06/2013 7:11:29 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Progov

This can’t be serious. Satire, right?


Nope, the queers, commies, and kaliphrutes have over run that once fine town.


33 posted on 09/07/2013 12:56:43 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
“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.”

Funny - they claim they want justice and fairness, but hate that Trayvon got justice and fairness...

34 posted on 09/07/2013 3:14:54 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


I’m sure you’ve hit on a very important point but I would add to your point that the idea of “history as myth” is also part of this whole sorry tale. Probably since the days of the cave men, humans have been taking some event that actually happened and then embellished it for purposes of mythmaking to the point where it no longer had any factual resemblance to the original facts.

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.


35 posted on 09/07/2013 7:35:39 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What are these future Native-black Savages trying to prove?


36 posted on 09/07/2013 7:49:12 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

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.


37 posted on 09/07/2013 7:50:55 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Lowell Observatory’s Putnam Wants to Name Asteroid for Trayvon Martin

Nevermind that, they need to name an ASS after him.

38 posted on 09/07/2013 7:52:34 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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