Friday, July 22, 2011

Idiot America Report: Bashing "Haboobs"; Next Up, Banning Algebra

The NY Times reports today that some residents of Arizona are offended at the use of the term "haboob" to refer to dust storms because of its Middle Eastern origin. Presumably, they will now be mounting a campaign to ban the teaching of algebra.
"I am insulted that local TV news crews are now calling this kind of storm a haboob," Don Yonts, a resident of Gilbert, Ariz., wrote to The Arizona Republic after a particularly fierce, mile-high dust storm swept through the state on July 5. "How do they think our soldiers feel coming back to Arizona and hearing some Middle Eastern term?"

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