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OK, so it's not Mt. Rushmore...

San Francisco is to hold a vote on whether to rename one of its largest sewage treatment facilities after George W. Bush, in what supporters describe as “a fitting monument to the President’s work”.

More than 8,500 signatures have already been gathered in support of the plan — 1,300 more than the minimum required to get the proposal on the November ballot. The scheme was devised by an official-sounding group called the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco.

“On matters ranging from foreign relations to fiscal and environmental stewardship, no other president in American history has accomplished so much in such a short time,” says the group on its website. “We believe this is an appropriate honour for a truly unique president. If you think so too, join this grassroots movement to rename this important and iconic landmark in his honour.”

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Submitted by bringiton on

With any luck this measure will go through; there will be a ceremony, with a band and a plaque, and Dubya will be invited to speak. Promises to be quite an event, even though some people seem to be less than pleased:

Howard Epstein, chair of the San Francisco Republican Party, called the measure an abuse of the system and "loony bin direct democracy." He vowed to "use all means" to defeat the measure if it qualifies for the ballot. That includes those very expensive glossy mailers, he said.

"There's no use other than to make these nutcases feel good," Epstein said. "It's typical San Francisco crazies."

Why would he say anything like that? Let’s see who the organizers are:

Board of Directors

T. Wayne Pickering, chairman
Peaches Christ, entertainer, filmmaker, cult leader
Moses Koret, philanthropist
Chicken John, showman, mayoral candidate
Paul Festa, filmmaker, historian
Sister Selma Soul, community activist, nun
Tangie Rumors, public servant
Sister Porn Again, businessnun, restauranteur
Mary Kaye Hole, beautician, boutique anesthetics

I see nothing unusual at all in this list; just average folks out here. (You should see the real crazies.)

The most amusing part of this is that spokespeople for the sewage plant, while accepting that there is something humorous about it all, are opposed to naming it after Bush – because they think it the plant deserves better than that.

Submitted by lambert on

... that are key, not the plant.

Like those sacks of grain, stamped "CARE"?

Big sacks of shit, stamped "BUSH".

I agree we don't want to jinx the plant.

[x] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by jeqal on

How bad is their sewage treatment plant? Could send mixed messages. Could jinx the place.....I dunno...

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