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nraacct

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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:58:51 PM

The Lehi City Council has renamed Morning Glory Road after a technology company planning to relocate to the street raised concerns about the name's sexual connotation.

Council members in the city about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City voted unanimously last month to change the name to Morning Vista Road.

Minutes from the meeting show that Xactware Solutions Inc., which provides software for the insurance industry, asked for the name change so that the road would fit with its "international corporate image."
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:53:38 AM

never knew this, always heard it called morning wood.
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:34:53 AM

Well I learned something new today. I always thought Morning Glory was a flower.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 2:08:17 AM

just one example of why the u.s. is going downhill
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:51:39 AM

Lessee, I own the CD, I've listened to it for what?, 21 years, got the words, read about the inspiration for the song, I've always known Morning Gory to be a flower and, nowhere is there such a connection as implied in the article even hinted at. WOW! And, what the flip has this got to do with fuel expenditures? People will now be able to drive on that street without compromising their sainthood? They'll no longer have to take the long way in order to preserve it, therefore saving gas? Maybe I missed something in the article.
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:14:26 PM

America's mind stays too much in the gutter!
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eschroth442
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:40:49 PM

more of the political correctness crap.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:49:39 PM


Please leave "us" all out of your concept of "we" on GB Jeff!

What else is new GT3186!!!

Its your state and local area BuckyTJones. You should be proud!
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:34:24 PM


Yet they are not worried about Lehi's association with plural marriage???

"Lehi, with a population of about 48,000 people, is named after a prophet in the Book of Mormon and is the former home of the Brown family that stars in the reality TV series, "Sister Wives." Kody Brown moved his wives and 16 children from Lehi to the Las Vegas area in January 2011 after Utah authorities began a bigamy investigation."

30 miles from SLC but in a time zone of its own. Now we all know Lehi, but it certainly will not improve Xactware's business reputation now with its 15 minutes of fame or is that infamy?

Thanks nraacct, you finally hit on a real 'chuckles' item.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:28:10 PM


Incredulous buzz kill by prudish zealots that read too much into nothing!

What would they do to Hooker Rd. in Boston or General Joe's statue, see http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/489077463/?
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wamster
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:37:09 PM

Morning Glory is a pretty flowering vine. That's the only term I'm familiar with.

The term "gay" used to mean happy but now has a different connotation. Times change.
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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:44:26 PM

Guess they would be shocked to visit Pickle Street,WV.

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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:51:54 AM

They should have called it Woody Lane.
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eomc17
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:27:57 AM

I had never heard of a weed called Morning Glory until today.
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fora_7
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:25:09 AM

That will make a big difference, duh...
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zwsn01
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:19:45 AM

Political Correctness is killing this country.
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DrGasPain
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:21:01 AM

What do they call the Morning Glory plant/flower in Utah?
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REBELFAN39
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:57:47 AM

Should have named it, Idiot Boulevard!
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millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:44:58 AM

What is real "driving" for that?
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dr047
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:18:51 AM


Say What?

Don't they have anything better to do?

Must be where Their Minds are.
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:49:48 AM

What a bunch of baloney.
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:46:06 AM

It did happen in CA, maybe 20+ years ago, Gay Ct, got changed to High Eagle Rd. Street was originally named after the local developers daughter.
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1GhettoWhipper
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:01:11 AM

go MORMAN power....
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:28:59 AM

What a bunch of crap.
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TurkishMan
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:00:00 AM

what is next
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 2:07:50 AM

software company is overly paranoid... name might actually have helped them...
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VDubBill
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:48:24 AM

What a bunch of pantywaists.

Australia is not renaming their Morning Glory meteorological phenomenon. I live near a city that has the Cummer Museum and I work near Dick King Road.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:48:11 AM

What was wrong with Morning Glory Road? One should think of the blossom.
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danindenver
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:43:28 AM

Never heard of this, before.

(What does Hugh Hewitt think of this?:-)

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Proofreader
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:29:55 AM

Yup. Not much to do with oil or gas - unless we think of the human variety (chuckle). But look at the reaction it's garnered! You learn something new every day, too. I never knew about the "sexual connotation" before I read this and while I'm straight as a pin, I'm far from being innocent regarding sexual terminology.
What the name change means is that Political Correctness has finally leaped over its own cliff. This is utter nonsense.

I taught in a school named Morning Glory P.S. and, at no time, did anyone ever make this sort of connection. The school was named Morning Glory due to the profusion of MG plants on and around the building site.

Awww...does this mean Pete's Donuts will now have to change the name of one of its most popular doughnuts?

Normally, I'd think it could only happen in California, but Utah seems to be getting pretty strange lately. And stuff like this is making Canadian PC (horribly prevalent in our society) look somewhat redneckish by comparison. Good grief!
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:28:14 AM

Thought it had a sexual connotation... but it is just a flower. IDIOTS...
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hadji812
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:18:05 AM

its a flower, but got to stay touchy feely now to keep the few happy
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CVA19
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:04:49 AM

Gag! Political and social correctness nauseate me.
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graceman
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:04:38 AM

WHAT?
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:45:08 AM

It's a flower!
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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:38:11 AM

Also agree... not gas or fuel economy related.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:35:31 AM

I totally agree with the 2 previous authors. This article has zilch to do with fuel prices or crude oil.
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:31:48 AM

Obviously, NRAACCT has no idea what issues we look for at GasPrices.com
Ridiculous!
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:27:05 AM

Makes me sick it has nothing to do with gas prices, but I had to read it.
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:23:55 AM

This is really mindless.
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MN1
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:07:17 AM

What next.
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:04:11 AM

some of these stories!
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:03:42 AM

amazing
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:53:36 PM

I don't think Google or IBM would mind the name. This just shows the lack of confidence of this Xactware company. They should be proud of the association with Morning Glory, which sounds aspiring and vibrance.
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:46:16 PM

Why is this article pertinent to Gasbuddy.com?
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:19:09 PM

how lame
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:15:50 PM

amazing
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charg3rguy1991
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:08:11 PM

honestly who thinks of this crap. That would be the last thing I would think about if I saw that name.
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:06:55 PM

Image? Software for insurance, does that mean my premiums will go up because these affiliate companies don't like street names?
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:04:50 PM

No wonder our gas prices went up today!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:00:03 PM

What a joke.
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