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Hurricane Billy Ray Joaquin? What kind of name is that?  More political correctness run amok. I don’t know anyone named Joaquin. I looked it up, it is  Spanish and a common name for a baby. If I was a hurricane, I’d be embarrassed. If it is un-PC to name a football team the Redskins because it offends red skinned people, then why isn’t it un-PC to name a hurricane  a baby name? Talk about offensive.

We should go back to naming hurricanes names that do not insult them. I was perfectly ok with Agnes, Camille and Isabel. In 3rd grade, Agnes Johnson told Miss Douglas that I was the one who put the tack in her chair. Agnes was a mean, spiteful shrew, very hurricanesque. In 7th grade, Camille Lewis came after me like a spider monkey for getting ink on her white blouse, and when I was a senior in high school, well I can’t give the details of what I did (this is family oriented blog), but Isabel Cleaver’s keying my car and breaking all the windows was completely uncalled for.



Being the progressive, modern thinking guy that I am, I’m ok with hurricanes being named after guys, but let’s not give them pipsqueak,  non-offensive names. Let’s face it, hurricanes always hit the South, so why not give them good ole boy hurricane names, like Buster, Bubba and Earl, Jr.? Maybe mix in some double names like Billy Ray and Jim Bob. They should be named after NASCAR drivers or WWF rasslers, like Ric Flair, aka “the Nature Boy.” Ric would make an awesome hurricane.

Really, if a hurricane with a meek little Yankee name like “Shawn” or “Ian” flattened my house, I’d be really pissed off and offended. But if a Bubba or Billy Ray smacked into my house, I’d be forgiving. That’s all I have to say on the matter…..

Rob Smith

Rob Smith is a lawyer and Managing Director of Chartwell Capital in Richmond, Virginia. He is mean as a snake and likes to kick little puppies when he see them. He also enjoys making children cry and tripping old ladies. He is extremely superficial and shallow. His favorite pastimes/hobbies are pissing people off, littering and being obnoxious.

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