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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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