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Little Rock airport renamed in honor of Bill and Hillary Clinton (X42: "We are humbled")
Chicago Tribune ^ | March 20, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 03/20/2012 2:11:06 PM PDT by presidio9

At Little Rock National Airport, it's two for the price of one. No, we're not talking about airfares, but Clintons.

The Arkansas capital's Municipal Airport Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to rename the airport in honor of the former president and the current secretary of State, a rare twin billing for the state's former first couple.

The change won't be official until the Federal Aviation Administration signs off. Adams Field, the designation for the airport's aeronautical operations, will remain the same.

"Bill and Hillary Clinton not only devoted years of service to Arkansas, but have served the nation as a two-term President, and as First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State -- that’s a legacy of which all Arkansans can be proud," Jim Dailey, chairman of the airport commission, said in a statement. "The Clintons continue to have a major impact on our state and our local economy, and we believe renaming our airport in their honor is a fitting way to recognize their service and their position in Arkansas and our nation's history."

The commission noted in its decision the draw that Bill Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock has become, as well as the economic development it spurred in the city's downtown. The Clinton Library is the state's top attraction for out-of-state visitors.

The former president released a statement saying that he and his wife "are humbled" by the decision.

"We are grateful for this honor and for all that the people of Arkansas have done for us. And we look forward to many happy landings at the airport in the years ahead,"

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


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1 posted on 03/20/2012 2:11:13 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Little Rock International Blue Dress and Cankles Airport. Nice ring to it.

Or The Dick and Dyke Flights.


2 posted on 03/20/2012 2:14:44 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: presidio9

Little Rock International Blue Dress and Cankles Airport. Nice ring to it.

Or The Dick and Dyke Flights.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 2:14:58 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: presidio9

Despite the 317 international, federal, and state officials, and the tens of thousands of citizens across the nation we were able to convince to support this, we are humbled that public officials would allow an honorable airport to be tarnished in this manner. After all, Hilary and I deserve it!


4 posted on 03/20/2012 2:15:48 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: presidio9

Pretty disgusting.

The impeached one and his enabler now honored for being such scum of the world.

I am sure there will be plenty of jokes from people having to use that airport.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 2:15:55 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: presidio9

Slick Willy’s is already a restaurant. I would not think that the airport could use the name.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 2:16:04 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: presidio9

Oh...Humbled...I can think of a lot of things to say...but...I might get banned.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 2:16:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: presidio9

The terminal.

8 posted on 03/20/2012 2:17:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: presidio9

“Now landing at Rapist and Abettor National. Please fasten your seatbelts and put your seats and tray tables in the upright position.”


9 posted on 03/20/2012 2:19:10 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: presidio9
You forgot the 'Ralf Alert', mate.

Great. As if Cankles doesn't have a big enough head (and bum) already! Hmm. BJ and HR (Human Resources) air-port. Come to think about it, they do rather go together now...

10 posted on 03/20/2012 2:19:30 PM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: presidio9

I guess this is rather fitting, since it’s probably the only entity in 1990s Arkansas, that had more skid-marks than the Clinton’s reputation and underwear.

That’s how I’ll always remember them...


11 posted on 03/20/2012 2:20:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: presidio9
The commission noted in its decision the draw that Bill Clinton's presidential library in Little Rock has become ...

... very famous in architectural circles as the only "double wide" library in the world.

12 posted on 03/20/2012 2:20:34 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: yarddog

“Pretty disgusting.”

But just think, you can purchase “pre-moistened cigars” in the “smoke shop” there. Arkansas, the Nation’s toilet! Just look at the crooks that have come from there! Orval Faubus, Wm. Fulbright, Webb Hubbell, and now the Clintoon’s.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 2:20:56 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: presidio9

I hope none of the aircraft using this airport go down there.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 2:21:17 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: presidio9

Impeached International I presume.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 2:21:32 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: presidio9
Dysfunctional Marriage Airport (DMA) seems an odd name to me.

But OK, I guess.

16 posted on 03/20/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Paine in the Neck

...please remember to pucker up and keep your knees locked together during your stay in Arkansas.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 2:22:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: presidio9

The Marriage-Of-Convenience National Airport.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 2:22:34 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: presidio9

Too many Dailey—Daly’s out there....


19 posted on 03/20/2012 2:22:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Deb
Clintoon ping. BJ Clinton: Post-Presidential Jokes
20 posted on 03/20/2012 2:23:33 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: presidio9

This is fertile ground for humor.


21 posted on 03/20/2012 2:23:33 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Some people tell me I worry too much.)
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To: DoughtyOne; All

I understand that there will be a 42 foot statue of the 80

or so dead bodies that accumulated under the Clinton

Administration.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 2:25:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: presidio9

Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to name the airport in Mena,AR after him?


23 posted on 03/20/2012 2:25:35 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: presidio9

Wow gee, a landing strip in Arkansas named after him. Not even a street in Harlem.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 2:26:39 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: presidio9

Will they name the airport in Menia, Arkansas after Clinton?

Will they name the airport in Waco, Texas after Clinton?

Will they name the airport in Ruby Ridge, Idaho after Clinton?


25 posted on 03/20/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: presidio9

Is Sky Blue dress doing to fly out of there? Are they going to name a “terminal” after Vince Foster??


26 posted on 03/20/2012 2:27:48 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: AbolishCSEU
International Blue Dress and Cankles Airport ...


27 posted on 03/20/2012 2:27:48 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Dysfunctional Marriage Airport (DMA) seems an odd name to me.

Netherlands Antilles already has a Franklin Delano Roosevelt airport.

28 posted on 03/20/2012 2:29:04 PM PDT by presidio9 (catholicscomehome.org)
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To: goseminoles
Is Sky Blue dress doing to fly out of there?

Yup, they gonna sew up one end and use it for a wind sock.

29 posted on 03/20/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

There has to be jokes somewhere about Hillary’s “wide-body” and Bill using the Gennfer Flowers hangar.


30 posted on 03/20/2012 2:33:32 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there something wrong with me? I think your photo is lovely, in an Andy Warhol kinda way.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 2:37:26 PM PDT by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: presidio9

Not possible for any narcissist to be humbled. It is just not possible. They can lie, of course; and do.


32 posted on 03/20/2012 2:40:03 PM PDT by cricket (. It is more than <i>the economy</I>. . .and Newt knows it.)
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To: presidio9

Not possible for any narcissist to be humbled. It is just not possible. They can lie, of course; and do.


33 posted on 03/20/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT by cricket (. It is more than <i>the economy</I>. . .and Newt knows it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Incredible. (Where IS this?)


34 posted on 03/20/2012 2:42:35 PM PDT by cricket (. It is more than <i>the economy</I>. . .and Newt knows it.)
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To: cricket

It’s actually an outdoor theatre in Sweden or some such.


35 posted on 03/20/2012 2:46:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: presidio9

Seems to me places should be named after you after you are gone, like Reagan and JFK.

I guess this is why Hillary being “interested” in Amelia Earhart is the number one story on Google Trends today. After all, it can’t be that Malia is being guarded by 25 secret service agents in a country so unsafe Americans have basically been advised not to go there, and suddenly she’s been in the epicenter of a 7.4 earthquake?

Or that gas shot up another 15 cents last night, and people are crying they can’t fill their tanks here at 4 a gallon.

Nope, it’s Hillary and her airport.


36 posted on 03/20/2012 2:47:09 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yeah, it was only going to be 74 feet high, but they decided it would be more fitting if Bill and Hillary were shown just having clawed their way to the top after crawling over those dead bodies.


37 posted on 03/20/2012 2:48:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Whoops, 36 to 42...


38 posted on 03/20/2012 2:48:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: presidio9
CLINTON NATIONAL, CLINTON NATIONAL
39 posted on 03/20/2012 2:50:50 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: DoughtyOne

Stay away from Obamamath : )


40 posted on 03/20/2012 2:54:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: presidio9

What if they get divorced? Does only one of them get to keep the airport?

Things just shouldn’t be named after living persons. It’s creepy.


41 posted on 03/20/2012 2:54:56 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: presidio9
“...we are humbled...’

For perhaps the only time in their lives.

42 posted on 03/20/2012 2:56:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (An erect Bill Clinton has no conscience.)
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To: presidio9

Hill-Billy Airport


43 posted on 03/20/2012 2:58:36 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: FrankR

“and his face was beet red!” (Paula Jones)


44 posted on 03/20/2012 3:00:26 PM PDT by dainbramaged (No more RINOS, for cryin' out loud!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

LOL


45 posted on 03/20/2012 3:23:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: presidio9

“can you pick me up? I’ll be landing at put some ice on it international at10:30”


46 posted on 03/20/2012 3:25:10 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

Great tagline!


47 posted on 03/20/2012 3:25:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now that's an Arkansas high-rise with a pool no less
48 posted on 03/20/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: presidio9

Call the thing WHiC, like wick. Or BHC, like Bic. Flick it, Slick.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 3:28:42 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Ramius
Things just shouldn’t be named after living persons. It’s creepy.

The entire convention of naming things has become overly politicized, and therefore out of whack.

I am no fan of Bill Clinton, but I can understand why Little Rock would want to honor a governor who went on to become president. OTOH, what, exactly did HRC do for the state?

Meanwhile, here in NYC, we just renamed the Triboro bridge for for Robert Kennedy, a man who served three years as NY senator, one of which was spent exclusively campaigning for president. Senator Kennedy, who was not from NY, established residence in the state because his brother had already taken the available seat in Massachusettes. He had no significant personal accomplishments as NY senator. The bridge was named after him because he was assassinated in California, and because of his last name. There is no bridge in NYC named for Nathan Hale, who gave up his one life for his country near 66th St. on September 22, 1776. There is no bridge named for Teddy Roosevelt. Ed Koch deserves the Queensboro Bridge (no pun intended). Robert Kennedy is far down the list of deserving NYers.

50 posted on 03/20/2012 3:30:47 PM PDT by presidio9 (catholicscomehome.org)
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