Thursday, February 10, 2011
INDIANA HAS NO BAALS
This is a sad, soul-crushing day.
A former mayor from Indiana; a respected historical figure who won 4 terms in the 1930s and 1950s is being denied his due honor.
That's right, the illustrious, esteemed name of Harry Baals will probably not grace a new Government Center in Fort Wayne.
This is nothing short of a travesty.
Despite the fact that Harry Baals is the overwhelming favorite of online voters (receiving three times more votes than the closest contender) resident killjoy and Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy is doing her best to squash this dream. Apparently, the will of the people isn't enough to make the "Harry Baals Government Center" a reality. Malloy explained in a statement to the Associated Press, "We realize that while Harry Baals was a respected mayor, not everyone outside of Fort Wayne will know that."
BOO! Not only is this woman no fun, but I'd say she's thwarting democracy! The people of Indiana have spoken! LET THERE BE HARRY BAALS!