Saturday, July 17, 2010

Byrd Droppings

 saw on Instapundit that a dorm named after William Stewart Simkins is being renamed.  It seems that Simkins was an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan. 

Good for them.  But let's not stop there.  Another KKK Kommunity Organizer recently passed away, and it would benefit our nation to rename the following facilities, also known as Byrd Droppings:

Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center
Robert C. Byrd addition to the lodge at Oglebay Park, Wheeling
Byrd Aerospace Technology Center
Robert C. Byrd Bridge between Huntington and Chesapeake, Ohio
Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Center
Robert C. Byrd Clinical Addition to the veteran's hospital in Huntington
Robert C. Byrd Community Center, Pine Grove
Robert C. Byrd Community Center in the naval station, Sugar Grove
Robert C. Byrd Drive, from Beckley to Sophia (Byrd's hometown)
Robert C. Byrd Expressway, U.S. 22 near Weirton

Robert C. Byrd Federal Building
Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse
Robert C. Byrd Freeway
Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope
Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, near Princeton
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia
Robert C. Byrd High school in Bridgeport
Robert C. Byrd Highway
Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex, Mineral County
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships
Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park, Hardy County
Robert C. Byrd Institute in Charleston
Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing
Robert C. Byrd Library and Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center
Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center
Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam
Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center
Robert C. Byrd Rural Health Center
Robert C. Byrd Scholastic Recognition Award
Byrd Science Center, Shepherd University
Robert C. Byrd Technology Center at Alderson-Broaddus College
Robert C. Byrd United Technical Center
Robert C. Byrd Visitor Center at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

The cost of new signage for these facilities could be covered with Porkulus funds.  This would be appropriate, since it was Pork that built all of 'em. 
After that, no more pork projects named for racist Democrats.  Ever. 
No more pork projects named for racist Republicans.  Ever.  Or left-handed people.  Or right-handed people.  Or anyone else. 
No more freebies.
That would solve the problem, wouldn't it? 


Anonymous said...

Washington Post eulogized Byrd as a 'Champion of the Constitution.' They must be reading another version of the Constitution.

Nick Rowe said...

There was a brief period in history when mighty warships, great edifices, and urban areas were named after shared VALUES and noble QUALITIES.

Naming things after the people, especially those who built them with appropriated funds, was the common practice of TYRANTS.

Only companies which are the accomplishments of great entrepreneurs deserve to bear their name, and many of those entrepreneurs weren't vain enough to use their own names.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

I can see it now....

The U.S.S. Kickback
H.M.S. Porkulus
Stimulus Row
etc etc etc