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« on: June 02, 2005, 06:25:56 pm »

MADISON, Wis. - Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a Republican bill Wednesday that would have dedicated part of a highway in Wisconsin to President Reagan.

The measure would have designated the portion of U.S. Highway 14 from Madison to the Wisconsin-Illinois border as the Ronald Reagan Highway.

Doyle said in a statement that tradition demands highways and bridges in Wisconsin be named only for Wisconsin-born citizens or state residents. Lawmakers in the past have followed that precedent to avoid politicizing highway names, the governor said.


I found it funny that this was considered newsworthy.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2005, 06:33:38 pm »

Doyle's a Commie.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2005, 06:58:25 pm »

Doyle just guaranteed that 95%+ of Republicans will never vote for him.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2005, 08:26:13 pm »

Doyle just guaranteed that 95%+ of Republicans will never vote for him.

Yeah, politically a pretty dumb move on his part.  He's going to have a fight on his hands as it is according to poll numbers that I've been seeing.  Most people respect Reagan if they don't agree with him, and Doyle vetoing this will come across as petty and partisan.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005, 08:31:58 pm »

Doyle just guaranteed that 95%+ of Republicans will never vote for him.

Yeah, politically a pretty dumb move on his part.  He's going to have a fight on his hands as it is according to poll numbers that I've been seeing.  Most people respect Reagan if they don't agree with him, and Doyle vetoing this will come across as petty and partisan.

This is a year old. It only passed the legislature because the Republicans control both branches.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2005, 12:26:54 am »

Thank God for Doyle! The Republicans won't be satisfied until they named every airport, highway, coin, outhouse, henhouse and treehouse in this country after that terrible President. He was a human being, not a deity.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2005, 12:35:58 am »

Thank God for Doyle! The Republicans won't be satisfied until they named every airport, highway, coin, outhouse, henhouse and treehouse in this country after that terrible President. He was a human being, not a deity.

Yeah because there isn't a JFK boulevard, library, airport, school, park in most cities.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2005, 12:36:55 am »

Thank God for Doyle! The Republicans won't be satisfied until they named every airport, highway, coin, outhouse, henhouse and treehouse in this country after that terrible President. He was a human being, not a deity.

Yeah because there isn't a JFK boulevard, library, airport, school, park in most cities.  Roll Eyes

well HE was assasinated

Assasinated presidents are special, silly
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2005, 12:39:26 am »

Thank God for Doyle! The Republicans won't be satisfied until they named every airport, highway, coin, outhouse, henhouse and treehouse in this country after that terrible President. He was a human being, not a deity.

Yeah because there isn't a JFK boulevard, library, airport, school, park in most cities. Roll Eyes

well HE was assasinated

Assasinated presidents are special, silly

I must have missed the William McKinley Avenue...   Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2005, 12:42:18 am »

I think we should ban naming public places after people who have died less than, say, 50 years before? Then we could not have a JFK anything until November 22, 2013 or Reagan anything until, say, June 9, 2054. Just  naming things after living people would be like Saddam Hussein naming Baghdad International Airport after himself. We can't evolve into a personality cult.
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2005, 01:46:40 am »

Thank God for Doyle! The Republicans won't be satisfied until they named every airport, highway, coin, outhouse, henhouse and treehouse in this country after that terrible President. He was a human being, not a deity.

Yeah because there isn't a JFK boulevard, library, airport, school, park in most cities.  Roll Eyes

well HE was assasinated

Assasinated presidents are special, silly

I must have missed the William McKinley Avenue...   Tongue

I'm sure there are plenty of things named after McKinley, particularly from his time era.

Even Garfield has stuff named after him...
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2005, 02:28:16 am »

Howabout the highest mountain on the North American continent?

Or is that a different McKinley? Either way, it's a pretty big honour, and trumps anything named after Kennedy.
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2005, 09:09:03 am »



Or is that a different McKinley? Either way, it's a pretty big honour, and trumps anything named after Kennedy.

I doubt that that was named for McKinley but even if it was, it still doesn't match the number of things named after Kennedy and the unnecessary praise he receives for so many things.
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2005, 01:30:12 pm »

Something even dumber is the Minnesota Taxpayers League wants to rename the Floyd B. Olson Highway the Ronald Reagan Highway.

Yeah, that makes perfect sense, rename something named after one of the state's best and most beloved governors after a President who never even carried the state.
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2005, 02:38:00 pm »

Doyle's an idiot anyway good thing he's going to be voted out of office in 2006!
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2005, 03:08:41 pm »

Why was Wisconsin going to name a stretch of highway for a President who had no connection with the state?  And a highway?  That's a pretty dumb thing to have dedicated to anybody.  What, will Reagan forever be remembered as the "Highway President"?

Same thing can apply to anything outside Massachusetts named for Kennedy if you want.

Doyle just guaranteed that 95%+ of Republicans will never vote for him.

I'd say they'll be more torn between Doyle protecting the traditions of the state, and with further deifying a dead president.
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2005, 03:18:23 pm »

Doyle didn't want to be reelected anyway.
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2005, 12:22:44 pm »

Argh, just another 4,000 votes and we could have shut Mondale out of everywhere but DC!

Something even dumber is the Minnesota Taxpayers League wants to rename the Floyd B. Olson Highway the Ronald Reagan Highway.

Yeah, that makes perfect sense, rename something named after one of the state's best and most beloved governors after a President who never even carried the state.
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2005, 03:04:59 pm »

Argh, just another 4,000 votes and we could have shut Mondale out of everywhere but DC!

Something even dumber is the Minnesota Taxpayers League wants to rename the Floyd B. Olson Highway the Ronald Reagan Highway.

Yeah, that makes perfect sense, rename something named after one of the state's best and most beloved governors after a President who never even carried the state.

It just wasn't meant to be, Don. Sad
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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2005, 06:01:57 pm »

Rumor was that Reagan didn't campaign as much in MN as to not personally embarass mondale...

not that a 49 state victory wasn't enough.
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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2005, 07:11:17 pm »

Rumor was that Reagan didn't campaign as much in MN as to not personally embarass mondale...

not that a 49 state victory wasn't enough.

Reagan's pilot is the source on that, as I recall.  Reagan did not want to ampaign in MN, but was talked into scheduling one campaign stop there so his state staff could meet him.  He was forced to cancel it when AF1 was forced to divert.
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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2005, 12:53:15 am »

Howabout the highest mountain on the North American continent?

Or is that a different McKinley? Either way, it's a pretty big honour, and trumps anything named after Kennedy.

Pssst...you're supposed to call it Denali now...or else the Politically Correct Eskimo Police will kill you.

Did I say Eskimo?  Oh no... runs
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2005, 01:03:14 am »

Doyle said in a statement that tradition demands highways and bridges in Wisconsin be named only for Wisconsin-born citizens or state residents. Lawmakers in the past have followed that precedent to avoid politicizing highway names, the governor said.

So their aren't any MLK Aves or Blvds in Wisconsin, correct?
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2005, 11:08:17 am »

Obviously, Democrats, civil rights activists, and anyone that the liberals like are exempt from the no out of state rule.
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2005, 11:38:43 am »

Obviously, Democrats, civil rights activists, and anyone that the liberals like are exempt from the no out of state rule.

I'm sure they would like to name roads after an alcoholic hooker beater.
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