Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin Might Have a WHAT Named in His Honor?
Posted on 09/09/2013 3:39:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
*A trustee for the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona wants to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin by naming an asteroid after him.
William Lowell Putnam III told the Arizona Daily Sun he wants to place Martins name on one of the hundreds of asteroids discovered by the Lowell observatory in 2000.
This is what the proposed citation for 2000 TM61 reads: Named in memory of Trayvon Martin (1995-2012), a student at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in Miami, Florida. Unarmed, he was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida, during an altercation with the neighborhood watch coordinator.
Putman had pushed for the asteroid name last year, but the Minor Planet Center turned down the premature submission. Now that the trial has ended and George Zimmerman was acquitted, he is trying again.
Putnam said he wanted to find some way to honor Martins legacy.
As I see it, the social fairness showed to Trayvon Martin was very sadly lacking, he said. Inasmuch as I am the sole trustee of an institution which has some naming privileges, I want to do my share to see that this lad is remembered in an appropriate manner.
Just don’t hesitate when it comes time to “nuke” it to keep it from destroying the Earth...
Did you know that in the early 70’s Soviet scientists were not allowed to attend conferences on Black Holes because the way it was translated into Russian?
Evidently it touched a nerve.
Where is that video of asteroids hitting earth... the one that was set to the Benny Hill theme song?
oh uh huh good one
Isn’t this one of those vanity names though? No real astronomer is going to use that name - the organization just takes your money and sends you a fake scroll.
This is beyond pathetic - it's depraved.
That "lad" would have beat your cracker skull to mush in ten seconds flat, you liberal idiot.
And he would have been laughing, too. He would have been saying, "You want to see stars, white astronomer? Here's some stars to look at" - wham! wham! wham!
Does the Trayvon asteroid beat the hell out of other asteroids?
They oughta rename “Purple Drank” as “Martin Punch”.
Asteroid Trayvon: Little substance, all flash, long tail.
They’re going to name one of those for his mama.....
They already named the planet Uranus after him.
That honor should be reserved until we identify an asteroid on a definite collision course. Then, in honor of the stand your earth doctrine, we should name it Trayvon I, even though it won’t be able to say “You got me” when we take it out.
Trayvon Martin High School.
Trayvon Martin Boulevard.
Trayvon Martin Bill to Ban Possession of Handguns.
Trayvon Martin alerts on your telephone.
Get ready for it. Saint Skittles will be everywhere.
This is the sort of feces-factory that, when being beaten to death by a angry mob of feral urban youths, will be crying out "Bush's fault" on every blow and kick.
William Lowell Putnam III is proposing just a mere little old asteroid be named after Trayvon?
Why heck, ever so often this guy comes on the radio with an offer that I can have a STAR named after me. This is usually around Christmas and is interspersed with radio ads for the CLAPPER (Clap on, clap off) and Chia pets.
All I gotta do is send this radio guy money and he will name a star after me and put it in a book to be filed with the Liberry of Congers. And that very book will be kept in a sealed vault on Funk and Wagnall’s porch for all time.
Not only that, but he’ll send me a heavenly map showing where my star is located. I’m not sure whether a deed for the star accompanies all this, but shirley (don’t call me Shirley!!) it would be included. Maybe even a star surface survey. Wow!
If I were Trayvon, wherever he might be, I’d be insulted. Why settle for an asteroid when he could have a STAR named after him?
We could have a contest of the best of what Trayvon Martin could be named ... start off by changing the name of Skittles to Tray-kittles.
The Lowell family are an odd assortment. The descent from their ancestor includes:
McGeorge Bundy (former National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson)
Tuesday Weld (actress)
Tennessee Williams (gay as a snake playwright)
T.S. Eliot (poet)
Elliot Richardson (US Attorney General, Nixon & Ford)
Just when I was trying to establish that maybe vain powers that be are imagination. No, they are all crazies.
I’m sure he saw stars when high on LSD
A sewage treatment plant gets my vote.
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