Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A reason to like San Francisco


Efforts to rename sewage plant after Bush

A group activists wants to rename one of San Francisco's wastewater treatment facilities the "George W. Bush Sewage Plant."

Members of the Presidential Memorial Commission tell the San Francisco Chronicle that they've already collected 8,500 signatures on a petition to put the proposal before voters this November. If it passes, the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant would be renamed when the new president takes office in January.

"It's a very simple yes or no question, and there's no real fiscal impact- just the cost of relettering the sign in front of the plant," organizer Brian McConnell tells the Chronicle. "This is the way the democratic process is supposed to work, even though it's a silly idea in some people's eyes."

As The New York Times notes in its story about the initiative, this is "an honor that Bush is unlikely to embrace."

There's only one problem with naming a Sewage Treatment Plant after George W. Bush:

Sewage Treatment Plants are useful.

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