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New Road To Bear President Obama's Name (Florida)
Central Florida News 13 ^ | 6-19-10

Posted on 06/19/2010 7:24:27 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

New Road To Bear President Obama's Name Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:46:24 AM

A new road being built through Orlando is being named after President Barack Obama.

Reported by Dave D’Marko

ORLANDO -- Is it too soon to name a road after President Barack Obama? A new road being built through Orlando will have his name.

Roads in Orlando honor some of our greatest presidents, from Washington to Jefferson and now Obama.

On Friday, Orlando leaders made President Barack Obama Parkway the first road under construction in the nation named after our 44th president, and surely one of the few in history to be named after a sitting president in his first term.

"I think it’s great if people want to support their presidential candidate, but I think it's a little soon," said Orlando resident Karey Graham.

"You don't have to be dead to be honored," said Charles Sledge from Orlando. “We need to honor people while they are living."

City leaders actually voted on the name shortly after the groundbreaking election, when they decided they wanted to break ground on a north-south connection from Conroy Road to Old Winter Garden Road.

While some might find the name controversial, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the benefits of the road are undeniable.

"Building these reliever roads is important for people being able to get to work or home and being able to save 10 minutes they can spend with their families. In this particular area John Young (Parkway), Kirkman (Road), I-4 always have congestion," Dyer said.

With the lack of north-south roads, people turn to these residential neighborhoods, sometimes causing even more problems. Two hundred jobs will be created to build the first $10.5 million phase of the road, which will connect with Metrowest Boulevard.

As for the timetable on the rest of the construction, and what will spring up around the new road, it's still about as uncertain as the legacy the Obama Administration will leave behind.

However, Commissioner Samuel Ings, who came up with the name for the road, knows what he'd like to see.

"One of my dreams would be when we get ready to cut the ribbon that our president, presidential limo and seal would be the first to travel along Presidential Barack Obama Parkway," Ings said.

So far Obama hasn't been contacted.


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Location of parkway:

http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedFiles/Stories/Traffic/On_The_Move/Obama%20Parkway%20Map.pdf

Just great.

1 posted on 06/19/2010 7:24:27 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Betcha they’re going to have to put up special security cams just to monitor those signs...


2 posted on 06/19/2010 7:26:07 AM PDT by livius
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To: My Favorite Headache
"You don't have to be dead to be honored," said Charles Sledge from Orlando. “We need to honor people while they are living."

But why honor the living who are dishonoring the honorable dead?

3 posted on 06/19/2010 7:26:43 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The country “Honors” people that accomplish something of importance to the country or the world. This guy has done neither.


4 posted on 06/19/2010 7:27:16 AM PDT by RC2
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To: livius

Those signs won’t last long.Mmmm...mmmmm...mmmm.


5 posted on 06/19/2010 7:27:19 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: My Favorite Headache

I feel like I am going to throw up.


6 posted on 06/19/2010 7:27:26 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: My Favorite Headache
If it is the road to nowhere, or if it leads to the city dump, then naming a street after the Wee Wee is perfectly appropriate.
7 posted on 06/19/2010 7:27:30 AM PDT by Zakeet (The Big Wee Wee -- rapidly moving America from WTF to SNAFU to FUBAR)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Give it a year and this road will be covered in pawn shops, Section 8 complexes, and crack houses.


8 posted on 06/19/2010 7:27:45 AM PDT by conimbricenses
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To: My Favorite Headache

Naming roads or other public works after an elected office holder, particularly while he is in office, should be prohibited.


9 posted on 06/19/2010 7:28:27 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: RC2

Hey, Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after just a month in office and won it.


10 posted on 06/19/2010 7:28:56 AM PDT by kabar
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To: thulldud

Do you think they can get all the signs up before the impeachment?


11 posted on 06/19/2010 7:28:56 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Wee Wee Way


12 posted on 06/19/2010 7:29:02 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go; FIRE OBAMA NOW !!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I haven’t kept up with local politics in Orlando. Have the Libs. taken over?


13 posted on 06/19/2010 7:29:23 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: conimbricenses

....and porn stores too.


14 posted on 06/19/2010 7:29:45 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: Zakeet

Please tell me this road leads to the sewer treatment plant.


15 posted on 06/19/2010 7:29:52 AM PDT by csmusaret (We have had Trickle Down and Trickle Up Economics. With Obama we have Trickle On Economics.)
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To: kabar

Yup....he accomplished getting it but didn’t do anything to deserve it.


16 posted on 06/19/2010 7:30:33 AM PDT by RC2
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To: My Favorite Headache

lol i was mad when i read the headline...hahhaha


17 posted on 06/19/2010 7:31:09 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: My Favorite Headache

They could name a whole neighborhood with all of his names, Barack Obama, Barry Sotero, Frank Marshall Davis, Jr., and as soon as we find out what name is associated with his social security number we can use that one too.


18 posted on 06/19/2010 7:31:51 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Pine Hills yes...downtown yes...Kissimmee yes...Apopka yes.


19 posted on 06/19/2010 7:31:56 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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I can imagine the amount of roadkill that will litter this stretch of road....


20 posted on 06/19/2010 7:32:18 AM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: My Favorite Headache

A sewage treatment plant would have been more appropiate to “honor” Barry H. After all, he tries to launder and spin a huge pile of $hit into something he thinks us astroturfing gun and god clingers will see as “hope and change”.


21 posted on 06/19/2010 7:32:59 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: My Favorite Headache

22 posted on 06/19/2010 7:33:00 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Gotta have some place for these.

23 posted on 06/19/2010 7:33:04 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: rfreedom4u

Will all the people he threw under the bus be on that roadside also?


24 posted on 06/19/2010 7:33:47 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: My Favorite Headache

What’s the little blue logo on the sign? An erupting oil well?


25 posted on 06/19/2010 7:34:19 AM PDT by hemogoblin (We're all on Flight 93 now.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Don't worry. This too shall pass.


26 posted on 06/19/2010 7:34:31 AM PDT by conimbricenses
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To: hemogoblin

Looks like the new blue state symbol for Liberals...like a blue plunger to keep all of their shit down from overflowing.


27 posted on 06/19/2010 7:35:48 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: Merlinator

I predict most residents will soon be referring to it as: “Go up one block and turn left on Obongo....”


28 posted on 06/19/2010 7:35:57 AM PDT by Nabber
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To: My Favorite Headache

Why? The Road To Hell Obama Highway is what I would name it.


29 posted on 06/19/2010 7:36:02 AM PDT by dforest
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To: rfreedom4u

I think central Floridians may have just acquired a new place to dispose of their old tires, car batteries, and broken appliances.


30 posted on 06/19/2010 7:36:07 AM PDT by conimbricenses
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To: My Favorite Headache

Post Turtle Avenue
Liars Place
Dewycheatum Street
Havetmy Way
Loser Lane

One question: Is the Obama parkway a toll road?


31 posted on 06/19/2010 7:36:37 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Palin: Because it's gonna take a woman to clean up this mess!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Obviously a dead end street.


32 posted on 06/19/2010 7:36:54 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: RC2

Based on potential. LOL. We are living in a parallel universe.


33 posted on 06/19/2010 7:36:54 AM PDT by kabar
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To: My Favorite Headache
If the Obama Parkway runs into a nearby swamp and ends there. I'd say the naming is right on the money. But if the road actually goes anywhere, then this is a mistake.

John / Billybob

34 posted on 06/19/2010 7:37:15 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.TheseAretheTimes.us)
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I think naming all roads that dead end at a land fills or volcanes could be named after Obama since he trashed our constitution and lead this country into hell......


35 posted on 06/19/2010 7:37:20 AM PDT by Kimmers (Waterboarding saves lives)
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What is that logo on the sign?
An Obama “O” with a gushing oil rig in the middle?


36 posted on 06/19/2010 7:37:46 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Palin: Because it's gonna take a woman to clean up this mess!)
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Will they nickname it the “Hershey Highway”????


37 posted on 06/19/2010 7:38:36 AM PDT by Pavegunner72
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To: My Favorite Headache
Almost as bad as this...

38 posted on 06/19/2010 7:38:44 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.


39 posted on 06/19/2010 7:38:44 AM PDT by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: conimbricenses
Give it a year and this road will be covered in pawn shops, Section 8 complexes, and crack houses.

Tune up your GPS. That's Martin Luther King Boulevard, Anytown, USA.

40 posted on 06/19/2010 7:39:59 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Time for Regime Change in America)
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To: My Favorite Headache

It runs from Hope to Hell.


41 posted on 06/19/2010 7:42:44 AM PDT by reg45
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To: Merlinator
....and porn stores too.

Nope, that's reserved for the Bill Clinton Parkway.

42 posted on 06/19/2010 7:42:54 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

A new “Road to Bear”? Where is Bear? Or is something we must endure?


43 posted on 06/19/2010 7:43:11 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: My Favorite Headache

Just following precedent set by wonderful role models like Napoleon, Sen. “Sheets” Byrd and Gov. Brendon Byrne of NJ, who presided over the construction of “Brendon Byrne Arena.”


44 posted on 06/19/2010 7:43:30 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Let me guess...Migrants from NY, NJ and other NE Liberal States? Am I close?


45 posted on 06/19/2010 7:45:05 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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Roads in Orlando honor some of our greatest presidents, from Washington to Jefferson . . .

From Washington to Jefferson? That totals three Presidents.

. . . and now Obama.

OK, that's a total disconnect. Obama is our worst President - not one of our greatest.

46 posted on 06/19/2010 7:46:05 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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They’ve already named an elephant after him. Some of us thought “Odumbo” would have been an appropriate name for the elephant. May I humbly suggest that they also change the name of the road to Odumbo Road. And they should make it a toll road.


47 posted on 06/19/2010 7:46:23 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Menehune56

Ah, Memorial Drive. They should rename it ‘Forgetful Drive’.


48 posted on 06/19/2010 7:47:47 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

And in the other direction - shouldn’t that be CAISSON Cove??


49 posted on 06/19/2010 7:49:12 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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They should rename Pensacola beach after the kenyan


50 posted on 06/19/2010 7:49:47 AM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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