Friday, July 18, 2008

San Francisco voters weigh renaming sewage plant after Bush

Last night one of my students asked me, and the entire class, if any of us could remember the last time we were really proud of this country. I mentioned the historic significance of Obama's nomination as the only thing I could think of, and none of my students could offer anything else.

Then, on the way home, I heard about this on the radio:

San Francisco voters, never thrilled with George W. Bush, may give the
president a parting shot in November by naming a sewage plant after him.
A ballot measure aimed at deriding the Republican president by renaming
the city's newest sewage plant qualified on Thursday after organizers
submitted 7,168 signatures to the local Department of Elections, officials
"What we are doing is satire, part of the proud tradition of skewering political figures that dates back to the Revolution," organizers said on their website, here
"In our opinion it's well earned, for here you have a president who is oblivious
to the consequences of his actions, for which thousands have paid with their
lives." (
for more click here)

I am curious how you would answer the question: When was the last time the USA made you proud?


Randal Graves said...

In a non-sporting context?


Let me get back to you.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

April 12, 1981
John Young and Bob Crippen fly the first Space Shuttle Columbia.
Such hope, such promise, such a boondoggle. . . one fuck up after another ever since.