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I think Peter Griffin may have something to say about this!!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Thump, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    South Africa's Capital Renamed Tshwane


    *Sounds like a little naming rights quabble is about to ensue if Peter here's of this!


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    PRETORIA, South Africa - In a symbolic break with apartheid, officials in South Africa's capital voted Monday to rename the city Tshwane, retaining the name Pretoria for the city center only.

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    The decision was taken at a special meeting of the governing African National Congress (news - web sites)-dominated metropolitan council, the South African Press Association reported.

    "By embarking on this process and project of transformation, our country is making a clear distinction between the old and the new, the past and the present," Executive Mayor Smangaliso Mkhatshwa was quoted as saying during a four-hour debate.

    The city of 2 million, established by white settlers in 1855, was named after Andries Pretorius, a leader in the Afrikaners' "Great Trek" into the interior of the country. Tshwane, which means "we are the same," was the name used by some of the region's earliest African settlers.

    The South African Geographic Names Council is expected to approve the change when it convenes in October and begin the process of changing the city's name on maps.

    Monday's vote is the latest in a series of geographic name changes since South Africa's first all-race elections in 1994 ended decades of white-minority rule.

    The government says South Africans should not have to live in cities, towns and streets named after the people responsible for their racial oppression.

    Opposition councilors argued Monday that the process was a waste of money, and said the move to rename Pretoria threatens to split the capital along racial lines.



     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2005
  2. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    They will rue this day! Well start ruing already.
     
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    thats right near your house isnt it thump?
     
  4. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Quite close. Just a stone's throw from the toy factory.
     
  5. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    didnt they knock that down in approximately...........now!
     
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    They built a new one. At least that's what my African-American neighbor, Cleveland, told me.
     
  7. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    They torn it down when that jerk Peter Grifften killed the owner of the toy factory
     
  8. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    But the owner was French, gay, or both so it's okay.
     
  9. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    Isn't saying someone is gay and French kind of redundant?

    Also, after the toy factory was torn down, did Peter remain a fisherman, or did he ever find a new career?
     
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    how do all you guys know so much about the goings on in thumps town?
     
  11. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Man, you guys know so much it's like there's a show about it or something.:roll1:
     
  12. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Thump video tapes his whole life then edits it down to half an hour and plays it on the Cartoon Network every night at 11:00. It's great TV.
     
  13. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Thanks for the props man.

    It's hard getting that god damned baby to talk about his mother that way!
     
  14. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    so like, can the family understand the baby, or whats with that?
     
  15. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    We can definitely hear him b/c Lois responds to him at certain points.
     

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