“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, June 07, 2010

Yeah, this ought to do the trick

This is on par with the stupidity and uselessness of renaming French Fries, "Freedom Fries" because we were angry with France at one point....

VIERA, Fla. — In lieu of recent events regarding the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill of the Gulf Coast of the United States, the Brevard County Manatees have announced that the club will be officially changing the name of “batting practice” or “BP” for short to “hitting rehearsal”.

“As an organization we feel that changing the term ‘batting practice’ and ‘BP’ to ‘hitting rehearsal’ shows that we are deeply concerned and hurt by the disaster on the Gulf Coast,” Manatees General Manager Kyle Smith said.

Hitting rehearsal? I'm sure the Gulf Coast fishermen, hoteliers, restaurateurs, etc., whose lives are on the brink of ruin because of the BP spill appreciate this touching gesture of solidarity. Why not just say the words "batting practice" if you're so offended by the term "BP"? Or better yet, help out with the clean up? Seriously, do these morons sleep better at night thinking they helped out by changing the name of a pre-game baseball ritual? Too bad the leaky hole can't be plugged with stupidity and thoughtlessness, 'cause there's plenty to go around in Viera.

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