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  • Meet Donald Trump Otiendo: Kenya’s First Trump-Era Baby

    11/12/2016 7:02:17 AM PST · by redtetrahedron · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/11/2016 | Frances Martel
    A couple in Kenya named their newborn child “Donald Trump” nearly three months before the Republican presidential candidate won the general election. Now, Felix Otiendo and Lorna Akoth are celebrating that their child is named after a winner.
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • Meet the Radical Professors Opposed to Renaming a Public Law School for Justice Scalia

    05/03/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 3, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    A group of undergraduate professors at George Mason University are leading the charge to oppose renaming the law school after late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A public Virginia university, GMU received a $30,000,000 pledge to rename the law school. However, the George Mason faculty senate -- which is not a law school body -- passed a resolution opposing the name change. The reasons the GMU faculty senate opposed the well-funded name change included the following: The memorializing of a Supreme Court Justice who was a significant contributor to the polarized climate in this country that runs counter to...
  • The Hypocrisy Behind the Student Renaming Craze

    03/24/2016 5:07:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>University students across the country -- at Amherst, Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UC Berkeley and dozens of other campuses -- are caught up in yet another new fad.</p> <p>This time, the latest college craze is a frenzied attempt to rename campus buildings and streets. Apparently some of those names from the past do not fit students' present litmus tests on race, class and gender correctness.</p>
  • Julianne Moore: rename my high school

    08/25/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Brandon Griggs
    The recent movement to scrub the American South of Confederate flags and names, which many view as pro-slavery symbols, has a new celebrity supporter: Julianne Moore. The Academy Award-winning actress has teamed with movie producer Bruce Cohen in launching an online petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, arguing that the name represents a "history of racism."
  • Movement To Rename Schools Widens To Reach Progressive Woodrow Wilson

    07/05/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Samurai_Jack · 32 replies
    The growing movement to find new appellations for buildings, landmarks and even bodies of water named after Confederate leaders has finally expanded to reach Woodrow Wilson, America’s 28th president, a model progressive Democrat and a world-class racist scumbag.
  • POLL - Should US military bases named after Confederates be renamed?

    06/24/2015 6:50:18 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 53 replies
    What do these US military bases have in common? They are all named for Confederate generals. There’s been talk for years about whether this is appropriate, and now in wake of Charleston and the South Carolina Confederate flag, it’s coming up again.
  • Wow: Bitter DC Dems Want 'Reagan' Removed from Airport Title

    04/03/2015 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In 1998, the Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA was renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – and local Democrats are still bitter about it. The Washington Post recently conducted a survey of Washington, DC area residents, asking them what they prefer to call the busy airport. The results show that while younger people tend to call it by its current title, Reagan National, older, liberal commuters refuse to utter the name of the conservative president. In total, 72 percent of Republicans surveyed said they refer to it as 'Reagan' or 'Reagan National,' while only 35 percent of Democrats acknowledged the airport by that name. Survey participant Jason West's eloquent explanation...
  • SATIRE /HOAX: North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

    11/24/2014 7:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Daily Currant Politics North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama Nov 17, 2014 Climate Change And Global Pollution To Be Discussed At Copenhagen SummitThe state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama. In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will...
  • N.J. town erupts after council votes to rename Kennedy Center as the Obama Center

    08/11/2014 11:10:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 96 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-11-14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The governing body of one New Jersey town voted in favor of renaming the local Kennedy Center after the current White House head — and calling it the Barack Obama Center — and some residents aren’t exactly happy. Philly.com reported that the renaming came at the request of Willingboro Township Mayor Jacqueline Jennings, after she recalled how the black population in the region reacted with excitement at the campaign and election of Mr. Obama. “I think that people have a sense of pride about him,” she told Philly.com. “We had so many new people register to vote, people who had...
  • Kit Carson Park in New Mexico renamed over American Indian concerns

    06/13/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 78 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/13/2014
    A northern New Mexico town council has voted to change the name of Kit Carson Park over concerns by critics that the famed scout and explorer was cruel to American Indians. The Taos Town Council passed a resolution Tuesday to rename the downtown park Red Willow following a presentation from activists, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Council member Fritz Hahn said one American Indian activist felt uncomfortable in the park, which is named after someone who egregiously hurt her people. "We have got to heal the wreckage of the past, and Kit Carson is part of that," Hahn said Carson, who...
  • Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

    01/19/2014 12:22:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2014 12:41 PM EST | Alan Scher Zagier
    A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.The urban decay along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Louis can be found in other major American cities, from Houston and Milwaukee to the nation’s capital. “It’s a national problem,” said Melvin White, a 46-year-old postal worker in St. Louis and founder of a 3-year-old nonprofit group that is trying to restore King’s legacy...
  • Forrest High: Board begins name-change process

    11/09/2013 11:46:28 AM PST · by shortstop · 46 replies
    Florida Times Union ^ | 11/09/13 | Denise Smith Amos
    Duval County School Board members voted unanimously Friday to start the process that likely would remove the name Nathan B. Forrest from one of its high schools. All seven board members voted to formally accept the written request of District 5 board member Constance Hall to begin the name-change procedure.
  • Florida school board votes to remove name of Confederate general

    11/10/2013 3:53:09 AM PST · by South40 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News (Reuters) ^ | 11/9/2013 | Susan Cooper Eastman
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Reuters) - A north Florida school board has voted unanimously to change the name of a local high school honoring a Confederate general who made a fortune as a slave trader and was linked to the Ku Klux Klan. "It's time to move forward with the renaming of Nathan B. Forrest High ... it's time to really put it to bed," said School Board member Constance Hall, who asked the Board to finally begin the process of changing the name on Friday. Hall and the board's other African American member were joined in the 7-0 vote by four...
  • Black Conspiracy Theory 101: Did A U.S. Congresswoman Call For Hurricanes To Be Named Blacks?

    09/20/2013 6:50:23 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 62 replies
    NewsOne ^ | 09/16/2013 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Why are U.S. hurricanes given names? Names are actually given to tropical storms but if they reach a sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour, then they are deemed hurricanes. These types of destructive storms are given monikers because naming them makes it much easier for meteorologists, researchers, emergency response workers, ship captains, and citizens to communicate about specific hurricanes in a clear manner. So after decades of hurricane and storm names, did a Black Congresswoman demand that African-American names be included? ... In July 2003, Sheila Jackson Lee (pictured), a Democratic member of Congress who represents the 18th...
  • Judge rules Tennessee parents can name baby ‘Messiah’

    09/18/2013 2:32:26 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    NEWPORT, Tenn.— A Tennessee judge said parents can name their 8-month-old baby “Messiah,” overturning the decision of another judge who thought the name was blasphemous. At a paternity hearing last month, child support magistrate Lu Ann Ballew was asked to decide Messiah Deshawn Martin’s surname. Ballew ended up changing the baby’s first name as well, saying that “Messiah” was a title reserved for Jesus Christ.....
  • Black Activist Urges Schools to Change Names from White Segregationist President

    10/05/2012 4:09:16 PM PDT · by rkoliver · 50 replies
    Black Activist Urges Schools to Change Names from White Segregationist President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Ted Hayes 424-222-6010 ted@tedhayes.us LOS ANGELES – Ted Hayes, homeless activist and host of the weekly radio talk show America’s Black Shield on WNJC 1360-AM in Philadelphia (www.wnjc1360.com ), is calling for for the School Districts of Portsmouth, Virginia and Peoria, Illinois to change the names of the Woodrow Wilson High School and the Woodrow Wilson Primary School, respectively, from a white segregationist U.S. president to a name that will honor a figure in the civil rights struggle for Descendants of Chattel Slaves (African Americans)....
  • After complaint, Miss. man allowed to change name

    09/26/2012 11:40:16 AM PDT · by WKB · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 09\26\2012 | HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press
    A Mississippi man has taken his wife's last name after the ACLU complained he was told by state officials that he would need a court order to do so because it was not traditional.
  • (Democrat Congressman) Filner Calls for Navy to Name Ship for Harvey Milk

    04/25/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | April 24, 2012 | Tony Perry
    Filner calls for Navy to name ship for Harvey Milk SAN DIEGO - Rep. Bob Filner has called on the Navy to name a ship after slain gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, who served as a Navy officer in the early 1950s. In a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Filner said naming a ship after Milk "would be a great tribute to Milk's support for equality and in keeping with effort(s) to promote equality in our military after the recent repeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy." Milk served as a diving officer...
  • Congressman Prefers Fallen Marine as Name on Navy Cargo Vessel

    05/18/2011 11:26:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2011 | Stephan Clark
    The Navy's weighing a decision to name a cargo ship now under construction after labor activist Cesar Chavez has drawn sharp criticism from one veteran lawmaker who says that a military war hero should receive the honor instead. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he understands the Navy's desire to honor Hispanic leaders, but the Navy may want to skip the politically divisive names and opt for an outstanding service member. "If this decision were about recognizing the Hispanic community's contribution to our nation, many other names come to mind, including Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael...