In yesterday’s election, voters sent a strong message – Rhode Island’s name should not be changed. A proposition presented a call for the official name of the state to go from “the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” to just “the State of Rhode Island.” Many thought the “plantation” referenced politically incorrectness about Rhode Island’s role in slavery, and should therefor be nixed from the official state name. However, supporters of the original name argued that “Providence Plantations” was supposed to mean “settlement” when it was coined by Roger Williams, an opponent of slavery, in the 1600s. And about 80% of voters agreed – history reigns and Rhode Island’s name will not be changes, regardless of how “bad” it sounds. What we’re wondering is when’s the vote coming to get rid of “Island” in Rhode Island? If we’re trying to make the state’s name PC, shouldn’t we also try to make is geographically correct?
Ratty Vs. V-Dub, 4/25
Ratty: Turkey and Wild Rice Soup, Chicken Cutlet Parmesan, Vegetarian Sandwich Bar, Swiss Fudge Cookies
V-Dub: Minestrone Soup, Steak and Pepper Fajitas, Black Bean and Spinach Tacos, Refried Beans, Swiss Fudge Cookies
Advantage: V-Dub. Why would we need a vegetarian sandwich bar when sandwiches are customizable anyway?
Ratty: Carrot Ginger Soup with Agave, Lemon Sesame Chicken, Spinach with Toasted Sesame Seeds, Magic Bar
V-Dub: Bean Chili, Mac And Cheese Bar, Corn Pudding, Braised Rainbow Swiss Chard, Florida Key Lime Pie
Advantage: V-Dub. Cheesy as it may sound, there's really no food quite as comforting as mac and cheese.