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Dems May Initiate Steps to Remove Reaganís Name from DC Airport
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 29 August 2009 | John Semmens

Posted on 09/01/2009 11:25:42 AM PDT by John Semmens

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board is said to be considering removing former president Ronald Reagan’s name from the City’s airport.

“National monuments should reflect an accurate picture of a society’s character and core values,” said Board Chairman H.R. Crawford. “Reagan symbolized a kind of ‘cowboy individualism’ that ran counter to the mainstream of American history. His political ascendancy was an aberration, a detour, so to speak, on the nation’s road to greater social consciousness. We shouldn’t be exaggerating that detour by having the City’s airport named after him.”

Crawford suggested that “if we have to personalize it, LBJ or FDR would be better namesakes for the airport. But even this still exaggerates the importance of selected individuals. In my opinion, a more fitting name for the facility would be ‘People’s Airport.’”

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TOPICS: Government; History; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: breakingpoint; camelsback; generationreagan; genreagan; peoplesrepublic; reagan; revisionisthistory; satire; socialconsciousness; stalinisttactics; straw
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1 posted on 09/01/2009 11:25:42 AM PDT by John Semmens
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When the commies took over in Russia didn’t they start by renaming monuments etc...


2 posted on 09/01/2009 11:26:41 AM PDT by GraceG
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You almost had me...


3 posted on 09/01/2009 11:27:17 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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Vomit!


4 posted on 09/01/2009 11:27:30 AM PDT by plumcrazy
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This could very easily be non-satire....but for now,thank goodness it is satire!


5 posted on 09/01/2009 11:28:21 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Sarah Palin......Gippercuda 2012!)
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Haha...this is going to get a lot of people.


6 posted on 09/01/2009 11:28:25 AM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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Its getting harder and harder to recognize satire...next thing you know they will be doing a story about ROSA BROOKS gaining entree to national defense....


7 posted on 09/01/2009 11:28:30 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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Sorry, did not see that this was satire!


8 posted on 09/01/2009 11:28:38 AM PDT by plumcrazy
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sad thing is, 50-55% of the voters out there would just nod as this were read to them...


9 posted on 09/01/2009 11:32:15 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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"“Second, lawyers are America’s heroes,” Dean contended. “You can’t turn on TV without seeing a lawyer fighting crime, ensuring justice, or rescuing the weak. Voters wouldn’t stand for a bill scapegoating this noble profession."

LOL!!!! I needed that today! Great satire!

10 posted on 09/01/2009 11:33:02 AM PDT by pvoce ('Good' sense and 'Common' sense are two entirely different concepts.)
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Hey, satire or not, this idea has made the rounds.


11 posted on 09/01/2009 11:33:14 AM PDT by RexBeach
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Cut it out, John, I was loading my shotgun when I saw your name on this!


12 posted on 09/01/2009 11:33:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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If I hadn't seen that it was you posting this, I'd likely have fallen for it hook, line and sinker.

Well done. ;-)

13 posted on 09/01/2009 11:34:15 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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Damn....you’re getting better - you had me into the second paragraph this time.


14 posted on 09/01/2009 11:34:40 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not an Obama "Administration"....it's a "Regime")
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a more fitting name for the facility would be ‘People’s Airport.’”

You know, like the Peoples Republic of Communist China, or the Peoples Republic of Communist America.
(It's a liberal thing.)

15 posted on 09/01/2009 11:35:19 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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Allegra ( Socks)

Secret's out......PINK socks.

16 posted on 09/01/2009 11:36:10 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not an Obama "Administration"....it's a "Regime")
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You got me. I was halfway through reading the Cowboy Individualism quote out loud in anger when I realized it was satirical.


17 posted on 09/01/2009 11:36:24 AM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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lol...You’re going to catch a bunch of people who didn’t read the topics or keywords. :)


18 posted on 09/01/2009 11:37:01 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (We knew a revolution was coming, but who knew it would be started by rowdy senior citizens! lol...)
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To: RexBeach

They were seriously talking about renaming the airport. Story was in the last year or so.


19 posted on 09/01/2009 11:37:47 AM PDT by listenhillary (We became community organizers and Obama and the Statists get p*ssed off at us?)
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Washinton, D.C. to be renamed "Ceasar Chavez Martin Luther King Sacagawea, D.C." or "Cechmalutkisac" for short"
20 posted on 09/01/2009 11:38:06 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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