Skip to comments.Dems May Initiate Steps to Remove Reaganís Name from DC Airport
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 Reagans name from the Citys airport.
National monuments should reflect an accurate picture of a societys 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 nations road to greater social consciousness. We shouldnt be exaggerating that detour by having the Citys 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 Peoples Airport.
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When the commies took over in Russia didn’t they start by renaming monuments etc...
You almost had me...
This could very easily be non-satire....but for now,thank goodness it is satire!
Haha...this is going to get a lot of people.
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....
Sorry, did not see that this was satire!
sad thing is, 50-55% of the voters out there would just nod as this were read to them...
LOL!!!! I needed that today! Great satire!
Hey, satire or not, this idea has made the rounds.
Cut it out, John, I was loading my shotgun when I saw your name on this!
Well done. ;-)
Damn....you’re getting better - you had me into the second paragraph this time.
You know, like the Peoples Republic of Communist China, or the Peoples Republic of Communist America.
(It's a liberal thing.)
Secret's out......PINK socks.
You got me. I was halfway through reading the Cowboy Individualism quote out loud in anger when I realized it was satirical.
lol...You’re going to catch a bunch of people who didn’t read the topics or keywords. :)
They were seriously talking about renaming the airport. Story was in the last year or so.
Screw social consciousness. Let the democrat base get it's own job and pay it's own bills.
I'm tired of carrying their weight, and so are millions of other Americans.
No more freeloaders!
Socialist revisionist history.
American innovation and independence is our legacy.
Personal liberty is a birthright. Socialism is slavery.
Hmmmmm, have the Dumocrats done this before? Didn’t FDR remove Hoover’s name from Hoover’s Dam? Maybe the Republicans should counter by getting Robert “Sheets” Byrd’s name off of every darn road, highway, bridge and medical center in the state of West Virginia. There is even a Robert C. Byrd High School! He should have the toilets named after him.
It fits the democrats rhetoric. Fooled me easy enough.
Generation Reagan PING
Almost had me too. What was satire yesterday can easily be truth today. Judging from what’s going on today the outrageous is no longer far fetched.
Damn it John. Stop that!!
Oops, it was satire. You got me. I got pretty worked up, too.
Again, its hard to tell this satire. I could believe this in a heartbeat... But I live near Atlanta which renamed Hartsfield to “Hartsfield-Jackson” after Maynard Jackson.
Fortunately, to me, its just ATL.
The federal government relinquished control of Dulles and National Airports in 1987, when President Reagan signed a bill creating the independent Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. However, Congress has continued to intervene in the management of the airports. On February 6, 1998, President Bill Clinton signed legislation changing the airport's name from Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, to honor the former president on his 87th birthday. The legislation, passed by a Republican-controlled Congress, was drafted against the wishes of MWAA officials and business and political leaders in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Opposition also came from Congressional Democrats and air traffic controllers, who viewed Reagan negatively after he fired en masse more than 11,000 ATCs who participated in the 1981 air traffic controllers strike. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority initially resisted renaming the Metro station serving the airport, citing a policy (adopted in 1987) that states that groups seeking to rename a station were required to pay the cost of replacing signage. Also, the federal legislation renaming the airport specifically provided that no expenditures were required by that law. Arlington County, which would have been responsible for funding the name change, declined. Congress responded by threatening the system with budget cuts. Metro ultimately renamed the station at its own expense.
Geh, pardon the formatting screwup at the start of my #30. I need to proofread better before hitting “Post”.
“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....”
Especialy since nothing we hear about the liberals surprises us anymore.
Fact: when the Dems took over the Congress in 2006, James P. Moran D-VA, aka “Wifebeater” promised to introduce legislation to remove Ronald Reagan’s name from the airport.
Watch for John Conyers D-MI aka the “Illiterate” to do something similar.
IIRC, what was once Cape Canaveral became Cape Kennedy before reverting back...
Satire, I know. But if Reagan were to comment, it would probably be “Meh.”
How petty can they get?
Typical liberal, when you can’t be greedy and grab other people’s money, be petty and try to write those who accomplished greatness out of history.
Their next step will be to remove the name of Jesus from the Bible and replace his name with “Mack Daddy the Zebra”.
If they ever do seriously consider renaming it, I have no doubt “Marion Barry Airport” will be right at the top of the list.
Nice job. I’m certain there are people in D.C. who really would like to change the name to something more politically correct. “Ché Guevara Field” for example. If we’re truly about to become a Third World country, then why not?
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