Eugene: Park with torture name must go

The Eugene Water and Electric Board has changed the name of their park, “Lloyd Knox Water Board Park” to “Lloyd Knox Park” in order to avoid any reference to torture — most notably the use of water boarding which has been in the news. Now Eugene residents can live in peace, safety and serenity. Story here.

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  • eagle eye

    A good move by EWEB!

  • Now in Lane me down to rest

    A real Daniel Pearl of wisdom by the EWEB!

  • Paul Hobbs

    It wouldn’t be an issue if the Bush administration hadn’t gone “rogue” on the world community. It was an antiquated term–in fact probably not much discussed after it’s designation as a war crime post WWII. You can thank Bush and Cheney for that one.

    • Rupert in Springfield

      Well, I suppose we could also thank Nancy Pelosi for it as well as a whole bunch of other Democrats who knew of the technique and not only approved its use but wished for something harder at the time.

      Moral indignation is fine, however it is never taken seriously when it is applied according to party affiliation rather than concern over the deed involved.

      Of course if you have been calling for Pelosi’s resignation, my apologies for implying a disgusting level of partisan opportunism in using another’s suffering torture to score political points.

    • Hobbs, toke another draw from your bong

      Hobbs is full of bovine scatology!

  • Rupert in Springfield

    Ok so could we rename the covered bridge or the bridge over the top of the Leaburg damn the Ted Kennedy Mary Jo Kopechne memorial bridge?

    Teds gonna kick the bucket any day now and it might be nice to remember his most famous contribution to society.

    It would also pay homage to a woman who, though involuntarily, did make the supreme sacrifice for her country in restricting Teds presidential aspirations. She deserves to be honored.

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