Bristol Herald Courier's Editorial Board Wins Alpha Jackass of the Week
I linked to a story about a guy that named his daughter Sarah McCain Palin. The rage from the lefties over this is amazing. The Bristol Herald Courier's Editorial board even weighed in, condemning the name. Here is what the BHC board had to say.
Naming your child after candidates
Mark Ciptak of Elizabethton, Tenn., has been in the news this week for naming his daughter Sarah McCain Palin Ciptak. He said he decided to show his support for his favorite candidates by naming them after Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “I’m totally McCain all the way,” he said.
But Sarah McCain Palin is not the name Ciptak and his wife, Layla, originally agreed upon. He admitted to sneaking and filling out a second birth certificate form. The couple initially agreed to name the child Ava Grace. Ciptak has gotten plenty of attention for this stunt, but it’s his daughter who will have to go through life explaining her name. Foolish to name your child after political candidates; more so to do it without consulting the mom. The family has a year to file an affidavit requesting a name change. Let’s hope they go back to Ava Grace.
Is that some priceless bullshit or what? The BHC judging what you name your kid? Arrogant jackasses one and all! I am sure if the guy named the kid Hussein the BHC would have a different view. This could be the stupidest opinion the BHC board has offered up to its dwindling readership. I mean the Board actually included this judgement of a name? In the same article ridiculing a parents right to name the child what they want, we have this
Banning political clothing at polls
The State Board of Elections adopted a ban this week on clothing, hats, buttons or other items that directly advocate the election or defeat of a specific candidate or issue.
The ban is effective inside polling places or a perimeter of 40 feet from polling place entrances.
The American Civil Liberties Union argued the ban violates First Amendment rights.
The State Board of Elections said it has to weigh the right to free speech against the right to vote free of undue influence.
We say stop the people from handing out sample ballots on Election Day. Honestly, there is nothing more annoying. But wearing a hat, T-shirt or button to the polls on Election Day is protected by the First Amendment.
That is the BHC - They will defend your right to wear political clothing to the polls, but condemn your choice to name your child what you see fit. Alpha Jackass Award Indeed.