Block Island

Will President Obama Revoke Block Island’s Name In Favor Of Its Native American Name?

On Sunday, the Obama administration announced that it was dropping the name of America’s highest mountain, Mt. McKinley, which named after U.S President William McKinley who was ASSASSINATED in 1901.

Officials from the Department of the Interior said:

“In changing the name from Mount McKinley to Denali, we intend no disrespect to the legacy of President McKinley. We are simply reflecting the desire of most Alaskans to have an authentically Alaskan name for this iconic Alaskan feature.”

Oh yea? Well the Washington Post wants to know if Block Island is on the umm… chopping block too.  After all, Block Island was originally known as “Manisses” by the Narragansett Indians. Block Island received its now know name after a Dutch explorer named Adriaen Block visited the island in 1614 and named it after himself.

So what do you think. Is it time for a change?

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Why’d they change it? I can’t say, people just liked it better that way.

And speaking of changed names; why did Constantinople get the works?

That’s no one’s business but the Turks.

In the meantime, is anyone else worried that Nero fiddles while Rome burns?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?