Monday, April 16, 2012

Vote against "Faith!"

A nesting pair of eagles at the Davenport, Iowa Alcoa plant has hatched three healthy eaglets.  The pair are predictably named "Liberty" and "Justice."  They held a poll to name last year's singleton, and the winning name was "Freedom."  So far so good.

This year there are three eaglets, and Alcoa has narrowed the online poll to a selection of names, and one of the names is "Faith."


So tell your friends, even if they're not American, that the symbol of American strength should *not* be named "Faith!" and get them to vote here or here.  Keep in mind the sex of the eaglets has yet to be determined, so the choices such as "Orville, Wilbur, and Amelia" could result in a girl named Wilbur.  But it would still be better than spoiling the tradition of naming the eagles for valued American principles by naming one of them "Faith."

We chose the bald eagle as an American symbol for its ability to swoop down on a squirrel or duck or carp and rip it to shreds.  They do not pray they prey.

So vote for Orville, Wilbur & Amelia - famous flyers all, even if one wind up as a girl with a boy's name.  She'd rip you to shreds if you made fun of her.


B.R. said...

I love the face of the eagle in the picture.

"WTF? Don't name my baby that!"

LadyAtheist said...

So far, "Faith" is #3:
Faith 41.9% 11,840
Hope 42.4% 11,988
Spirit 49.4% 13,953

The next-highest is Majesty, with 5,285


B.R. said...

Eh, "Spirit" isn't that bad. At the very least, it doesn't have the same stupid Christard vibe that "faith" does. Faith? You might as well name it "Stupidity", or "Schizophrenia".

LadyAtheist said...

haha or "psychosis"