Monday, September 24, 2007

The Eagles

As if, living in Wisconsin, I needed a reason to cheer for the Packers and who ever is playing against the Eagles . . .
In a New Orleans park, NRA celebrants erected an enormous pyramid on which were inscribed the names of more than 7,000 people and businesses who had taken the pledge; on top of the pyramid was a nine-foot eagle made of blue lights, while red and white bulbs spelled out "We Do Our Part." In Philadelphia, citizens were soon cheering for a new professional football team whose name was inspired by the general's icon: the Philadelphia Eagles. In Roanoke, North Carolina, "Shanghai Mickey" offered Blue Eagle tattoos for a mere 50 cents. In Atlantic City, beauty contestants had the Blue Eagle stamped on their thighs.

That is the NRA as in National Recovery Act. Who names a team after legislation? Who keeps it decades after the legislation was struck down by the Supreme Court?


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