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Scratch 'Harry Baals' off list of names for government center

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41480994/ns/us_news-weird_news/

Fort Wayne, Ind., officials against putting former mayor's giggle-inducing name on building

FORT WAYNE, Ind. ? A former Indiana mayor who won four terms in the 1930s and 1950s is proving less popular with modern-day city leaders, who say they probably won't name a new government center for him because of the jokes his moniker could inspire.

Harry Baals is the runaway favorite in online voting to name the new building in Fort Wayne, about 120 miles northeast of Indianapolis. But Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy said that probably won't be enough to put the name of the city's longest-tenured mayor on the center.

The issue is pronunciation. The former mayor pronounced his last name "balls." His descendants have since changed it to "bales."

Supporters said it's unfair that the former mayor can't be recognized simply because his name makes some people snicker. But opponents fear that naming the center after Baals would make Fort Wayne the target of late-night television jokes.

---------- Post added February-9th-2011 at 12:31 PM ----------

Its a shame because apparently Harry Baals is still well liked in places such as South Beach, Atlanta, DC, Philly and San Fran :rolleyes::D

A lot of former residents in those places......

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But opponents fear that naming the center after Baals would make Fort Wayne the target of late-night television jokes.

Oh no! a late night TV host makes a joke about Harry Baals Center, how will Fort Wayne, Indiana or the entire USA ever recover? We all know it is common practice for a person to commit suicide after being the butt of a late night TV joke, heck Letterman has like 400 wrongful death cases against him alone.

You know your politicians have an ego problem when they start projecting their ego to a freaking building. Do they think the buildings feelings will be hurt when it hears that it is the punch line of a joke followed by audience applause? That might be humiliating to a human, with emotions, but to a freakin building? come one now. And how bad will it be? one joke when they announce the name, and another joke when the sign is put up, if you include all late night shows, that would amount to about to less than 20 jokes in total. This could have all been avoided by leaving his name on the list, and even if you named it Harry Baals Center, it would probably take a year or so before anyone outside of Indiana would notice, because no one gives a s*** what name is slapped onto a Federal building.

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And then you have Major Wood.

http://www.wood.army.mil/MGLeonardwood.htm

Known for being aggressive and energetic as well as a Rough Rider.

I just can't make these things up. :D

---------- Post added February-9th-2011 at 08:14 PM ----------

Hahahaha. Faggots are funny.

/Sarcasm

If by funny you mean Trbl then I agree.

Actually I find them to not be very palatable

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_%28food%29

220px-Faggots-and-gravy.jpg

contrary to popular belief, Europeans did not abandon religion because they thought cooks in heaven were British instead of the other place. :)

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And then you have Major Wood.

http://www.wood.army.mil/MGLeonardwood.htm

Known for being aggressive and energetic as well as a Rough Rider.

I just can't make these things up. :D

---------- Post added February-9th-2011 at 08:14 PM ----------

If by funny you mean Trbl then I agree.

Actually I find them to not be very palatable

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_%28food%29

220px-Faggots-and-gravy.jpg

contrary to popular belief, Europeans did not abandon religion because they thought cooks in heaven were British instead of the other place. :)

Why do you not just post threads that say "I hate queers" and just be out with it? Wouldn't it be easier to be honest?

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Why do you not just post threads that say "I hate queers" and just be out with it? Wouldn't it be easier to be honest?

Why would I post something thats not true?

I think the Queers and the Queers supporters are okay to an extent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queers

Not a bunch of people I would hang around with in DC since I'd have to turn in my brutha card.

For being from a place known for Steers and alternative......... music as well nice gas Grills why the lack of love towards meatballs and punk rock?

Are you offended by outpouring of love for Harry Baals? You need to be more open minded and accept the fact that even Harry Baals with Dick Swett from NH will pop up, like Major Wood, in normal conversation. :):D

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I dont know if Larry wanted you to post something like that on here... :paranoid:

LOL! :ols: Well played.

I didn't bother to search -- are there any posters here named Craig? I bet there are.

Fortunately, the world is full of a dazzling and variegated array of Larrys and Craigs and Larry Craigs, so hopefully I'm in the clear.

Unfortunately, not all Larrys are upstanding and considerate citizens like our Larry.

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