The NH State House is now a gun free zone. In 2011, the Tea Party-controlled House voted to allow guns in the State House and the nearby Legislative Office Building. Today, the new leadership voted to re-impose the gun ban.
For those of you not on the edge of your seat after reading my title, I encourage you to read my diary about renaming Jew Pond in Mont Vernon NH.
I have come here to give you an update on what has happened since my diary and the outcome of our vote.
In light of the recent anti-Semitism diaries, I have my own story that is presently unfolding. My small town in Mont Vernon, NH has a 1/4 acre pond named Jew Pond. Although there are no signs with the name, the USGS map displays Jew Pond and the name is well known in town. It has had that name since the 1920s when Jewish people came from out of town to vacation at a local hotel. A University of NH student produced a documentary about the pond.
Mont Vernon's health officer has petitioned the USGS to change the name. On March 13th the town will vote on whether to rename Jew Pond.
The Jew Pond name change has brought attention to the town from the Roman Catholic Bishop of New Hampshire Peter Libasci, K. Jeff Fladen of the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, Derrek L. Shulman regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, and our US senators, Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen. All parties recognized the slur and have recommended changing the name.
There has been an animated discussion about renaming Jew Pond on the Mont Vernon Chatter Facebook page. Reading the posts and being part of the discussion have taught me much. They say every experience in life is an opportunity to learn. This journey for me has been no exception.
Recommended by molunkusmol
- 197 comments 325 Recs
- (illustration by DonkeyHotey) Ruh-roh - looks like Christie is cracking. From Talking Points Memo : New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) gave a speech on Wednesday full of ...351 comments 343 Recs
- I imagine you all have seen the current Recommended diary " In Defense of Shaun King ", within which there is much spirited discussion regarding alleged repeated factual errors in a multitude of ...363 comments 203 Recs
- kos, in your piece from The Hill declaring Clinton a "true liberal," and in your own front page post essentially making the same case, The optimist's case for Hillary Clinton , you spoke not one ...709 comments 284 Recs
- It was late 2012, on a week day, about 5:00am. I’d just sent my husband out the door with his lunch and was brewing myself a cup of tea to enjoy in front of the odious "Morning Joe," when he ...62 comments 217 Recs
- The corporate media would like you to think Bernie Sanders can't win the Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton. And they're doing their damnedest to make their own preference into a self-...286 comments 279 Recs
- Bernie poses for a selfie with a supporter in Manchester, NH, May 2. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his presidential primary campaign official Tuesday, May 26, with a public kick-off on the shores ...225 comments 261 Recs
- A portion of the 4-mile-wide oil spill near Santa Barbara, CA Campers at popular Refugio State Beach in California were alarmed by noxious fumes and notified authorities, who discovered ...101 comments 157 Recs
- That's the headline in The Hill. It is datelined May 19 at 6:11 pm, but I don't see any discussion of it here. Here is the gist of Markos' argument: Obama gave a very liberal State of the Union ...643 comments 112 Recs
- The National Association of Railroad Passengers has a blog post that gets right to the point. It is a perpetual wonder for many passenger advocates that Amtrak—which, it’s worth noting ...44 comments 132 Recs
- No current results.
- No current results.