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Midway Airport in Chicago will be renamed Barack H. Obama International Airport
hillbuzz.wordpress.com ^ | December 30, 2008 | hillbuzz

Posted on 12/30/2008 6:46:29 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Behind the scenes work is already underway to rename Chicago’s Midway Airport after Obama — becoming the Barack H. Obama International Airport.

Apparently, there are those in the city, especially on the Olympics Committee, that want this done before October 2009, to give the IOC a little more incentive to award Chicago the 2016 games (despite the fact that here in Chicago it’s already considered a done-deal we’ll get the Olympics, and has been since November 4th). The Obamafication of Chicago begins with renaming Midway…and is partially designed to remind the IOC, in as loud a voice possible, that Chicago’s what gave the world Obama, and thus Chicago should be rewarded with the 2016 games, in “The One’s” adopted hometown.

Incidentally, for those wondering, Midway was named in 1947, after the Battle of Midway, but with so few veterans of WWII left, and so much for the city to gain by renaming Midway after Obama, don’t think for a moment the WWII honor will stand in the way here.

With 50 states competing for federal dollars, and Chicago competing for the Olympics (with Mayor Daley obsessed about winning those games), renaming Midway is part of a concerted effort to keep Obama focused on Illinois above all others. It’s also part of the Mayor’s scheme to privatize Midway airport…which he has been trying to do for a few years now, as privatization will give Chicago $3 billion in rent and cost savings. Currently, several of the major carriers flying out of Midway have been holding up the privatization deal (because they are concerned privatization will mean higher rent and other fees). The renaming is thus part of a rebranding and revamping that’s partially meant to force these holdouts to get on board. “What are you racist? You don’t want to stand in the way of an airport honoring our first black president, do you?”

It also, no doubt, will enable a great deal of private fundraising, to convert Midway into an Obama shrine while funding all the fancy improvements the Mayor wants for the airport but currently can’t afford. All those hopium laced contributions Penny Pritzker is so good at bringing in are expected to flow freely to Barack H. Obama International Airport.

Just watch. It will take a few months for the media to admit this is going on, but people we know in city government tell us this is the Mayor’s latest scheme (along with building room for the future Barack H. Obama Presidential Library and Museum into Chicago’s Southside Olympics plans, to guarantee Chicago lands that prize, and not Honolulu).


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: barack; barackobama; bho2008; chicago; mdw; namesake; obama; obamatransitionfile; obambi; obamessiah; obarf
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1 posted on 12/30/2008 6:46:29 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

H00boy...


2 posted on 12/30/2008 6:49:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Speechless ...yet again.


3 posted on 12/30/2008 6:49:51 PM PST by AirForceMom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Look for a BHO Highway or a Barack Obama middle school in your area soon.


4 posted on 12/30/2008 6:50:56 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: AirForceMom

What ever happened to someone having actually done something before things were named after them?


5 posted on 12/30/2008 6:51:27 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They have to be friggen nutz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 12/30/2008 6:51:48 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: mylife

Imagine the crime rate at the intersection of BHO Highway and MLK Blvd. Inversely proportionate to the property values, no?


7 posted on 12/30/2008 6:52:18 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perhaps this would then mirror the renaming of streets after Martin Luther King. Everything becomes a desolate failure.

So fine, go ahead with that.


8 posted on 12/30/2008 6:52:25 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
gag me. it used to be a great airport, too.

I guess there's no need for satire tags anymore, because reality has far too much mind-blowing satirical content.

9 posted on 12/30/2008 6:52:25 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Didn’t Daly have the runway tore up a few years ago.


10 posted on 12/30/2008 6:53:39 PM PST by Waco
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Well, when his socialist policies collapse in a mountain of debt and inflation hits Zimbabwe levels and Al Qaeda has an office in Georgetown they can rename it Midway/Ronald Reagan International Airport.


11 posted on 12/30/2008 6:53:46 PM PST by Patrick1 (conform and celebrate diversity¬Ö.or else!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Don't feel too bad. When I traded in my DC Metro card today, and added some money to it, the new card that popped out had a picture of Obama on it!

I'm not kidding!


12 posted on 12/30/2008 6:53:55 PM PST by magooey (Obama/Soetoro - the demagogue the Founding Fathers were waiting for)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Exactly. I just called my hubby at work, he is a huge history buff.
He is gagging.


13 posted on 12/30/2008 6:54:07 PM PST by AirForceMom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Take an airport named in honor of the great BATTLE OF MIDWAY and re-name it for the Obamanation????

That would be appalling!!!

There might be a chance to stop this, though — make it enough of a national embarrassment and even Obambi might insist that the name not be changed.

I’m always disgusted by naming or re-naming things after living politicians, anyway. All the Robert Byrd type stuff is particularly loathsome, since it is powerful pols using PUBLIC funds to honor their own fat a##es.

Rule should be that NO public funds can be used on infrastructure to honor ANY living pol — certainly not a pol currently in office!


14 posted on 12/30/2008 6:54:15 PM PST by Enchante (Bernie Madoff Learned His Ponzi-Investment Strategy from our Social Security System!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For awhile I had hoped for the best this term for our own personal financial sake, but the more I see of this false idolatry, the more I hope this fool falls flat on his face. The guy has done NOTHING in his life to this point to merit any of this. Obamabots should be seen as nothing more than certifiably insane.


15 posted on 12/30/2008 6:54:49 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: Waco

Or was that Meigs?


16 posted on 12/30/2008 6:55:02 PM PST by Waco
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To: Free ThinkerNY
O’hare should be named Blagovich International Airport then...
17 posted on 12/30/2008 6:55:12 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I can't wait for January 20, 2013")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Planes crash there regularly? Or pay for cover ups ?


18 posted on 12/30/2008 6:55:41 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: NonValueAdded

With out a doubt.

The property value is inversely related to the diversity, corresponding to the reciprocal of conservatism in the areas proposed.


19 posted on 12/30/2008 6:55:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL!


20 posted on 12/30/2008 6:56:18 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I keep looking for Snappleface somewhere in the article, but I can’t seem to find it.


21 posted on 12/30/2008 6:57:10 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Resist the Obamination!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; BillyBoy; Clemenza; AuH2ORepublican; darkangel82

Yeah, ‘kay...


22 posted on 12/30/2008 6:57:36 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Enchante

I’m going to make a sign and name the sewer in front of my house after him.


23 posted on 12/30/2008 6:57:51 PM PST by AirForceMom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t this special... naming things for “O” before he’s entered/left office... I’ve got an idea... how about putting “O’s” mug on joke money (like a $3 bill)?


24 posted on 12/30/2008 6:58:07 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Naming an anti-military president-elect after heroes of the one of the greatest naval American battles in history?

Chicago has truly lost it’s marbles. To that poster with the Metro card with the magic Negro on it, sharpie the picture after using it.


25 posted on 12/30/2008 6:58:16 PM PST by max americana
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To: magooey


26 posted on 12/30/2008 6:59:26 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: AirForceMom

I think I am going to throw up :(


27 posted on 12/30/2008 7:00:59 PM PST by bushwon
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Behind the scenes work is already underway to rename Chicago’s Midway Airport after Obama — becoming the Barack H. Obama International Airport.

Those in Chicago are required to make sure it doesn't happen.

It's happened before....

Cape Canaveral...

Cape Kennedy...

Cape Canaveral...

28 posted on 12/30/2008 7:01:38 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Is this for real???


29 posted on 12/30/2008 7:04:17 PM PST by KevinDavis (Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

30 posted on 12/30/2008 7:04:38 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: mylife
Look for a BHO Highway or a Barack Obama middle school in your area soon.

I can't wait to watch that fight in Atlanta...

31 posted on 12/30/2008 7:04:58 PM PST by AmericanGirlRising (Buying carbon credits will not get me into Heaven. I am second - http://iamsecond.com/#/home/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s the rush....do they expect him to be assasinated in the first few weeks?

Why not let him serve out his term, and then name some things after him.


32 posted on 12/30/2008 7:05:47 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: AmericanGirlRising

Umm... didnt yall have a Cindy McKinney Blvd?


33 posted on 12/30/2008 7:06:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Mine looks like the second one, without the "Inauguration Day Pass" on it. A co-worker who has been in the area for years nearly choked when he saw it!

Is this a cult of personality thing? It's really getting beyond weird.


34 posted on 12/30/2008 7:06:41 PM PST by magooey (Obama/Soetoro - the demagogue the Founding Fathers were waiting for)
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To: max americana
Chicago has truly lost it’s marbles.

I'm having a hard time thinking that Chicago holds the "trophy of spilled marbles" while awaiting confirmation of my states next Senator. YET!

35 posted on 12/30/2008 7:07:27 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Ouderkirk

Bite your tongue, as bad as I expect he is going to be, Biden scares the hell out of me... I am apalled at this fawning over oBambi all around us.


36 posted on 12/30/2008 7:07:36 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: EGPWS

I asked on a thread about taxing cow gas, what would be the on switch for a revolt? Which new tax or new law. How much will reasonable people take?
This would be it for me.


37 posted on 12/30/2008 7:07:43 PM PST by AirForceMom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He hasn’t done a blessed thing yet. Well, this move does help the economy. After tossing gazillions of instantly obsolete brochures that mention the airport, ther will be costs to the airport authority to reprint every brochure, website, ad, etc dealing with the aiport.
Street sign-makers, too, will benefit.

. Say, maybe we can get our cities to rename every street after whatever resident moved to the street most recently.


38 posted on 12/30/2008 7:07:55 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hasnt done squat yet


39 posted on 12/30/2008 7:08:22 PM PST by GeronL (long lost freeper)
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To: Trajan88
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40 posted on 12/30/2008 7:09:42 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AKA Kenya International


41 posted on 12/30/2008 7:10:41 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Won't be long:


42 posted on 12/30/2008 7:11:24 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: mylife

It’s the first left after Martin Luther King Parkway on your right, you can’t miss it. If you see the Robert F Kennedy Bridge you’ve gone too far.


43 posted on 12/30/2008 7:14:10 PM PST by jackofhearts (Unko bachana kaun chahega (Who will want to save them)??)
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To: mylife

I don’t know about that, but I found myself lost at the corner of Daisy Bates and MLK in Little Rock once. I knew them as 14th Street and High Street. I do find it fitting that High Street was remamed MLK.

In May 2000, a crowd of more than 2,000 gathered in Robinson Auditorium in Little Rock to honor her memory. At this event, President Bill Clinton acknowledged her achievements, comparing her to a diamond that gets “chipped away in form and shines more brightly.” In 2001, the Arkansas legislature enacted a provision that recognizes the third Monday in February as “Daisy Gatson Bates Day.” Thus, her memory (along with those of American presidents) is celebrated on that date as an official state holiday. There are streets in various towns in Arkansas, including Little Rock, which bear her name.


44 posted on 12/30/2008 7:15:01 PM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: jackofhearts

Thanks.

I wouldn’t want to end up in a “bad” neighborhood.


45 posted on 12/30/2008 7:15:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

I can hear it now...

Dear can you pick me at 7 pm tonight?

I’m landing at the BO Airport.


46 posted on 12/30/2008 7:16:09 PM PST by Cindy
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To: mylife
Look for a BHO Highway...

Awwww, I liked the old name for it, Skid Road.

47 posted on 12/30/2008 7:16:46 PM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: razorback-bert

I had to look it up. I had never heard of her.


48 posted on 12/30/2008 7:17:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: magooey
When I traded in my DC Metro card today, and added some money to it, the new card that popped out had a picture of Obama on it!

I'm sorry, you accidentally went to the machine that distributes food stamps.

49 posted on 12/30/2008 7:17:39 PM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: hunter112

;)


50 posted on 12/30/2008 7:18:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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