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« on: February 13, 2011, 04:13:20 pm »
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I call on all conservatives/sensible Atlasians/non-hacks to boycott the now-renamed airports in the Washington area. From now on, I shall only fly from Baltimore/Washington Airport for Washington air travel.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 04:14:34 pm »
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I'd like to join you, but in the spirit of economic prosperity, I won't.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 04:15:32 pm »
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Hooray for CIA-sponsored regime change!
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 04:20:26 pm »
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This thread shows up on the main board as "Boycott the Renamed ... [last poster]"
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 04:22:07 pm »
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This thread shows up on the main board as "Boycott the Renamed ... [last poster]"

It does XD
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 04:31:03 pm »
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     Alternatively, we could always rename other airports in honor of Barry Goldwater & Charles de Gaulle. Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 04:40:15 pm »
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     Alternatively, we could always rename other airports in honor of Barry Goldwater & Charles de Gaulle David Nolan. Tongue

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 04:41:37 pm »
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     Alternatively, we could always rename other airports in honor of Barry Goldwater & Charles de Gaulle. Tongue

NO!! I wouldn't support anything other than restoring the earlier names of the Washington airports.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 04:47:11 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 04:52:51 pm »
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NO!! I wouldn't support anything other than restoring the earlier names of the Washington airports.

You want it to just be Washington National Airport again? Interesting.
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 04:57:03 pm »
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NO!! I wouldn't support anything other than restoring the earlier names of the Washington airports.

You want it to just be Washington National Airport again? Interesting.

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The airport was named after the country's first president until 1998, when Republicans in Congress forced it to change its name against the wishes of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the people of D.C. and NoVA.
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2011, 05:13:33 pm »
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I said "earlier", that is, their names immediately before this bill passed, not "original".

The airport was named after the country's first president until 1998, when Republicans in Congress forced it to change its name against the wishes of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the people of D.C. and NoVA.

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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2011, 05:26:13 pm »
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Who is this Ronald Reagan guy you're talking about? This is Atlasia, we shouldn't name our airports after some fictional character.

Besides, he sounds like a HP anyway.
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2011, 05:27:16 pm »
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Who is this Ronald Reagan guy you're talking about? This is Atlasia, we shouldn't name our airports after some fictional character.

Besides, he sounds like a HP anyway.

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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2011, 05:28:17 pm »
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This is Atlasia, we shouldn't name our airports after some fictional character.
I'm glad you didn't support this bill then, considering the airports were named after two other fictional characters. Wink
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2011, 05:41:41 pm »
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Ah, so renaming it after Reagan wasn't a hack move? lol

It never ceases to amaze me how dumb some people are.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2011, 05:44:36 pm »
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I said "earlier", that is, their names immediately before this bill passed, not "original".

The airport was named after the country's first president until 1998, when Republicans in Congress forced it to change its name against the wishes of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the people of D.C. and NoVA.



You see that little red county at the top there? Arlington County? Yeah, that's where the airport is located.
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2011, 05:48:04 pm »
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I said "earlier", that is, their names immediately before this bill passed, not "original".

The airport was named after the country's first president until 1998, when Republicans in Congress forced it to change its name against the wishes of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the people of D.C. and NoVA.



You see that little red county at the top there? Arlington County? Yeah, that's where the airport is located.

So? Arlington County != NoVA. Reagan won NoVA as a whole, and handily. And even Arlington and Alexandria went to Mondale by only 5 points. So your argument about the 1998 name-change being passed "against the wishes of...NoVA" is dubious at best. Northern Virginians certainly disapprove of the current name more than they did the old one, I'm sure.
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2011, 05:50:10 pm »
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Can we get rid of everything named after Franklin Roosevelt in a Republican area?
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2011, 05:52:21 pm »
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Many people in Arlington still refer to it as "National" or "Washington National".  Very few call it "Reagan".  Just fyi.
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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2011, 05:58:50 pm »
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/library/airport/overview5.htm

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Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), who voted to change the airport name, said the action is symbolic. "Most of my constituents won't stop calling it Washington National," he said.

Although the battle over the airport name became partisan, the fiercest opposition came from the Washington area. Alexandria and Arlington leaders urged Congress to leave the name alone, as did the Greater Washington Board of Trade and former Virginia governor A. Linwood Holton Jr., who is a Republican.

Opponents argued that Congress was intruding on a 50-year lease it had granted to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which runs National and Dulles International Airport and raised millions of dollars for the airports' new terminals.
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Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), who voted to change the airport name, said the action is symbolic. "Most of my constituents won't stop calling it Washington National," he said.

Although the battle over the airport name became partisan, the fiercest opposition came from the Washington area. Alexandria and Arlington leaders urged Congress to leave the name alone, as did the Greater Washington Board of Trade and former Virginia governor A. Linwood Holton Jr., who is a Republican.

Opponents argued that Congress was intruding on a 50-year lease it had granted to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which runs National and Dulles International Airport and raised millions of dollars for the airports' new terminals.

So? Arlington/Alexandria "leaders" don't speak for the "people of NoVA", which is what your first post had.

You're also using a double standard, as you'll use the opinion of "leaders" when it comes to naming the airport for Reagan, but you voted to rename the airport for Walter Mondale when there was no local input at all!
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2011, 06:33:00 pm »
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Political leaders elected by the people don't speak for the people? Okay dude...

And considering that the local governments of Northern Virginia and DC are not represented in this game at all I don't really know how you expect us to listen to their input.
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2011, 07:00:06 pm »
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How about we rename Hartsfield-Jackson the Yelnoc International Airport?  Eh, eh? 
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2011, 07:00:53 pm »
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How about we rename Hartsfield-Jackson the Yelnoc Jake Matthews International Airport?  Eh, eh? 

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