Thursday, August 07, 2003

what is in a name?

from bill maher's weblog:

You know what? Some things AREN’T about politics or race. Like hurricanes, which have been named after women since 1953 and also after men since feminists made a big fuss about that in 1979. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is upset that this year’s crop of hurricane names include Larry, Wanda, and Juan but doesn’t include names such as Antwone, Keisha, or Jamal. It’s good to know that things are going so ship-shape in this country right now that a member of the United States House of Representatives has nothing better to do with their time than BITCH ABOUT WHY THE NAMES OF HURRICANES AREN’T MORE DIVERSE!


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