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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

1 posted on 09/01/2009 11:25:42 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

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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To: John Semmens

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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To: John Semmens

Vomit!


4 posted on 09/01/2009 11:27:30 AM PDT by plumcrazy
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To: John Semmens

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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To: John Semmens

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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To: John Semmens

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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To: plumcrazy

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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To: plumcrazy

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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To: John Semmens
"“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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To: John Semmens

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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To: John Semmens

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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To: John Semmens
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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To: John Semmens

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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To: John Semmens
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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To: Allegra
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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To: John Semmens

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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To: John Semmens

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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To: John Semmens
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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To: John Semmens
His political ascendancy was an aberration, a detour, so to speak, on the nation’s road to greater social consciousness

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!

21 posted on 09/01/2009 11:44:05 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: John Semmens

Socialist revisionist history.

American innovation and independence is our legacy.

Personal liberty is a birthright. Socialism is slavery.


22 posted on 09/01/2009 11:45:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: John Semmens

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.


23 posted on 09/01/2009 11:45:49 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: gimme1ibertee
This could very easily be non-satire....

It fits the democrats rhetoric. Fooled me easy enough.

24 posted on 09/01/2009 11:46:34 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: qam1

Generation Reagan PING


25 posted on 09/01/2009 11:46:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: BlueNgold

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.


26 posted on 09/01/2009 11:47:01 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: John Semmens

Damn it John. Stop that!!


27 posted on 09/01/2009 11:47:22 AM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: John Semmens

Oops, it was satire. You got me. I got pretty worked up, too.


28 posted on 09/01/2009 11:47:34 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: John Semmens

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.


29 posted on 09/01/2009 11:54:44 AM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
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To: John Semmens
It's a great satire, but the sad thing is, the folks who run Reagan National (is it called the Airport Board or is it actually the Washington Metropolitan *HAS* talked about removing Reagan's name from the airport and reverting it to just Washington National Airport. They're all DC Democratic hacks and never wanted his name on it in the first place--Congress shoved it down their throats. From Wikipedia's entry on the airport:

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.[3][4] 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.[3] 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.

}:-)4

30 posted on 09/01/2009 12:00:48 PM PDT by Moose4 (Ted Kennedy: "If they bring up Camelot, we get to bring up the lady in the lake.")
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To: Moose4

Geh, pardon the formatting screwup at the start of my #30. I need to proofread better before hitting “Post”.

}:-)4


31 posted on 09/01/2009 12:01:38 PM PDT by Moose4 (Ted Kennedy: "If they bring up Camelot, we get to bring up the lady in the lake.")
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To: jessduntno

“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.


32 posted on 09/01/2009 12:12:56 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Joan Kerrey

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.


33 posted on 09/01/2009 12:15:01 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Moose4

IIRC, what was once Cape Canaveral became Cape Kennedy before reverting back...


34 posted on 09/01/2009 12:20:59 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (John Adams: Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate)
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To: John Semmens

Satire, I know. But if Reagan were to comment, it would probably be “Meh.”


35 posted on 09/01/2009 12:38:15 PM PDT by wbill
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To: John Semmens

How petty can they get?


36 posted on 09/01/2009 12:39:47 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: John Semmens

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.


37 posted on 09/01/2009 1:40:57 PM PDT by TurtleUp (flag@whitehouse.gov <------- So this is how liberty dies - to thunderous applause!)
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To: elcid1970
I'll be much happier when I see a red district somewhere who name their sewage plant after Obama like San Francisco named theirs after Bush. That should push the left into an uncontrollable frenzy.
38 posted on 09/01/2009 2:07:04 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: John Semmens

Their next step will be to remove the name of Jesus from the Bible and replace his name with “Mack Daddy the Zebra”.


39 posted on 09/01/2009 2:20:49 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: John Semmens

Good one!

If they ever do seriously consider renaming it, I have no doubt “Marion Barry Airport” will be right at the top of the list.


40 posted on 09/02/2009 10:30:36 AM PDT by Moltke
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To: John Semmens

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?


41 posted on 09/02/2009 10:37:43 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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