Theodore's World: Mark Steyn on Names for Hurricanes

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September 04, 2010

Mark Steyn on Names for Hurricanes

Mark Steyn on Sheila Jackson Lee's Concern About "Racist Nomenclature" for Hurricanes

Here is the incomparable Mark Steyn at his hilarious best talking about names for Hurricanes! He specifically comments on Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s objection about the “racist nomenclature” given to Hurricanes – no predominantly African-American names being given to Hurricanes. She had made comments about this a couple of years ago and because of there being a few hurricanes out there right now, it became news again. So Mark Steyn takes her concern and runs with it!

From the past that Mark Steyn was referring to:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, feels that the current names are too "lily white," and is seeking to have better representation for names reflecting African-Americans and other ethnic groups.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas

"All racial groups should be represented," Lee said, according to the Hill. She hoped federal weather officials "would try to be inclusive of African-American names."

A sampling of popular names that could be used include Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn, according to the paper.

Wild Thing's comment......

Mark Steyn is so good. When Rush is off for a day or a few days, I am always glad when his choice to be there is Mark Steyn.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 4, 2010 04:40 AM


Funny. What is not funny is the race baiters and criminals that seem to make up the Congressional Black Caucus. They are all season whiners and demanders. I hope the trials of Reps. Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters result in two less CBC members. Even so, I would expect they would be replaced by the exact same kind.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at September 4, 2010 09:55 AM

He 's always good.

Posted by: Mark at September 4, 2010 08:49 PM

Tom, well said, I agree too, I expect them to replace them with the same type of people.

Mark, thanks I am glad you like him too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 5, 2010 12:34 AM