Don't Offend the Indians
Lord knows there are probably only 50 that reside inside the Corporate boundaries, so each and every vote counts:
- A tragic chapter in Windy City history known to generations of schoolchildren as "The Ft. Dearborn Massacre" will be renamed by the Chicago Park District on Saturday.
With a military honor guard and Native American dancers, a patch of green at 18th Street and Calumet Avenue is to be dedicated the "Battle of Ft. Dearborn Park."
That apparent nod to political correctness won't go down well with many Chicagoans who, from bar stools to seminar tables, cherish their city's legend and lore.
Over at Shaved's site, the comments are running hot and heavy against this travesty. Shaved himself begins the fun with:
- The Great Chicago Fire will now be called The Great Chicago BBQ and Marathon Run (Many folks ran out of the city after the fire started)
The Eastland Disaster will now be called The Underwater Picnic
"Edmund Fitzgerald" sinking will now be called The little ship who thought she was a submarine
The fun continues in the comment section:
- The Bataan Death March will be now known as the Philippine 100K Fun Walk.
- The 2016 Olympics will for ever be known as the "Shortshanks Redemption".
We're sure the well isn't anywhere near drained for this subject. Contributors?
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