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  1. Real World

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    I'm sure most of you have seen this on the news already. Apparently the cities old mayor is named Harry Baals (balls) and in an online vote of who to name a new building in the city after, by a 10 to 1 margin they voted for Harry Baals. :singing:


    Harry Baals (Pronounced 'Balls') to Get Scratched

    February 09, 2011 12:40 AM EST
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    Harry Baals was a four-term mayor in the state of Indiana whose name may be scratched from the roster of options for naming a new government building--all because of the pronunciation of his last name.

    According to a report from MSNBC, Baals is the clear front-running name on a roster of options of names for a new Fort Wayne, Indiana government building. But despite receiving the most votes, he likely won't be given the honor.

    You see, Harry's last name was pronounced "Balls," and when you put that together with "Harry," the result is a bit of a humorous moniker.

    Fort Wayne's Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy made the following statement to the media and the people of Fort Wayne, explaining why their votes won't be honored.

    "We realize that while Harry Baals was a respected mayor, not everyone outside of Fort Wayne will know that," Malloy said Tuesday in a statement to The Associated Press. "We wanted to pick something that would reflect our pride in our community beyond the boundaries of Fort Wayne."



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    In all seriousness...that really sad RW. If that's the man's name and he's the person "we the people" want to name the building after, then so be it.

    I am DEAD serious.:mad:
     
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    What will be America's Loon Reaction to this, they only defend certain people and certain causes, if this guy is a White Christian Neo Con he's all done.
     

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