It is news like this that sucks all the oxygen out of real news, issues and problems….
Of all the messed up crap that is flowing through this world and we are centered on the name of a mountain…..this is a pathetic argument and shows the pettiness of some in this country. It is a diversion…….WTF?
What mountain you ask? Have you been in a coma?
Looks like North America’s tallest mountain won’t be Mount McKinley anymore. President Obama announced today that Sally Jewell, the secretary of the interior, has renamed it Denali—restoring a name that Alaska Natives and state residents have used for years, Alaska Dispatch News reports. “I think for people like myself that have known the mountain as Denali for years and certainly for Alaskans, it’s something that’s been a long time coming,” says Jewell. The “secretarial order,” released the day before Obama’s three-day trip to Alaska, appears to end a longstanding battle between Alaska and Ohio over who gets to name the 20,000-foot peak.
A gold prospector christened the mountain in 1896 after hearing that William McKinley—not yet a US president—had just won the Republican presidential nomination, the New York Times reports. But Alaska Natives had long called it Denali (which means “the great one” or “the high one”) and revered it in the creation story of Koyukon Athabascans, who have lived in Alaska long before the US existed. For decades, Alaska has filed a bill every year to change the peak’s name to Denali and saw the move blocked by legislators in Ohio, McKinley’s home state. Ohio officials haven’t yet said whether they’ll try to block the name change, the AP reports.
I tried to ignore this silliness but it has invaded into my comments and conversations…….
So I ask who gives a crap? No one I know cares one bit what this damn mountain is called……..but apparently someone cares……
Ohio, the home state of 25th president William McKinley, are peeved their man has lost the honor. John Boehner says he is “deeply disappointed,” Republican Sen. Rob Portman says it is “yet another example of the President going around Congress,” and Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs slams it as a “political stunt” that’s “insulting to all Ohioans,” reports Fox News. Gibbs, who says he will “determine what can be done to prevent this action,” argues the mountain can only be renamed with an act of Congress since a law was passed naming the peak Mount McKinley in 1917.
The only stunt here is those twats that are making this a big deal…..mostly notably Republicans.
McKinley his most notable accomplishment was a War with Spain and he was not Harding (arguably the worst president ever) and he was assassinated during his second term…..and there are the high points of his presidency….impressive huh? (And that is your historical reference of the day……you’re welcome)
This is the most pathetic story of the last week………
If Alaskans want the name change……… then screw Ohio!
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