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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 12:10 AM
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Poll question: What should we rename Reagan National Airport after the liberation?
When we liberate Washington in 2004, what shall we rename Reagan National Airport to free us from the past?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 12:17 AM
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1. I voted for Thomas Paine
But I would be ok with a name like "Washington DC International Airport."
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 12:23 AM
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2. Buddy Hackett International.
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farmboxer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 12:27 AM
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3. Clinton International Airport!
Will Amerika ever be freed?
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 12:29 AM
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4. is there an FDR Airport yet?
if not, give him one, if not him, then Wellstone.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 12:31 AM
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5. I dunno I voted Wellstone
because he embodies the liberal spirit and he grew up near DC,
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Code_Name_D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 05:37 AM
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12. Actualy, Ragan Int used to BE JFK Int.
Edited on Mon Jul-14-03 05:38 AM by Code_Name_D
I say restore the origianl name.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 10:31 AM
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19. and JFK
used to be Idlewild (it's in NYC, by the way, Reagan WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT used to be simply Washington national.

thereby honoring both President Washington and the entire fucking nation.
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tokenlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 12:55 AM
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6. Revert to Washington National Airport
I refuse to call it Reagan airport. They really should wait until a respectable period of time has passed--ten or twenty years after death before they rename something. Of course if a tragedy is involved then perhaps they could waive it. But IMHO renaming stuff for Reagan was arrogance--sheer arrogance.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 08:18 AM
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13. Amen
Washington National it should be.

mind you, most of these names are not possible, since it is not, technically, an international airport, you cannot fly directly to a foreign country from DCA. In fact, until two years ago, you couldn't fly more than 1,500 miles non stop from DCA.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 09:48 AM
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17. uh, no ....
it was Washington National before it was Reagan.
RFK is in NY, there never was a JFK airport.


:hippie:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 09:54 AM
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18. JFK's a New York airport
Pretty sure, 'cos I've been through it a few times. Don't know if there's an RFK anywhere, but there should be.

I can't call Washington National the R-word, either. I never will. I know quite a few who similarly refuse. And I know a right-wing nutcase you gets a big thrill out of emphasizing the R-word whenever he's anywhere near us.
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Zero Gravitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 07:28 PM
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29. National Airport
I still call it National and always will. I travel to DC a couple of times a year and always call it "National".

Airline person "You're flying to Reagan National?", Me: "That's right, National Airport."
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laura888 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 08:29 PM
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32.  absolutely!
I also refuse to mention Reagan when referring to this airport!
thanks for posting!
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flama Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 08:36 PM
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33. I concur!
Sheesh! I sound like a f**king Supreme Court Justice!

I agree, tokenlib. It was Washington National Airport the first time I flew there and that's the name I will always recognize.

I also agree about renaming airports. Must they all be named after dead politicians? Lord help anyone who wants to rename O'Hare as Daly International Airport! The name Daly has greeted anyone who goes from the airport to the city on big green signs for most of my life. Let the dubious war hero, Butch O'Hare, keep his airport - Orchard Field.

While my feathers are riled, nobody had better think of renaming the airport in New Orleans either. It's the only one I can think of with an airport code that conforms to the pronunciation of the airport name and not the spelling or location.

You can be sure that I'll carry a picket if they decide to rename SRQ, TPA, MCO, or RSW as JEB Bush International Airport. Maybe my dog will march with a sandwich board sign. He likes to go to the airport as long as he doesn't have to get on a plane. (My dog really wants to be Governor of Florida. I'm sure he'd do a better job than J.E.B.)
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-03 11:12 AM
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34. works for me - Washington National

and, thanks to Bob Barr, signs in the entire subway system will have to be done over, too
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 01:40 AM
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7. Jimmy Carter International Peace Accord Airport
Or something like that.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 02:16 AM
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9. This sounds good to me
Jimmy Carter is an idol of mine, and, if you doubt me, check out my avatar. I truly believe that he was a great president and will be exonerated by history. He has done so much in recent years to promote peace throughout the world. He received a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize, after bringing together Begin and Sadat. I have been saying that Bush* should send him to help with the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but know Bush* is far too partisan. I will change my vote from Clinton to Carter, after reading your post. :-)
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 01:21 PM
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22. Mine, too
Edited on Mon Jul-14-03 01:22 PM by jobycom
He's the only hero I've ever had. And he was a much better president than he gets credit for. Not to mention his impressive career after office.

On edit: And it would be nice to see him replace Reagan this time. Good finally triumphing over pure evil.
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Sean Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 01:42 AM
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8. * Franklin Roosevelt International Airport
Edited on Mon Jul-14-03 01:43 AM by Sean Reynolds
I have no clue how he doesn't have an airport named after him.

Not only that but you've already got the AIRPORT CODE: FDR.

FDR to LAX....good ring to it!
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 03:47 AM
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10. I could go for this!
FDR has my vote, anytime! :D
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Interrobang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 03:41 PM
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24. Diversion: Why no standardized airport codes in the US?
How come *you guys* get to have airport codes that aren't standardized, huh? Is it because you think you're special and different, or is it because the FAA can't get its shit together? (Here in Canada ALL the airport codes start with Y, for some strange and unknown reason.)

Interrobang, writing from beautiful downtown YXU!

Sorry 'bout that... :)
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 03:57 AM
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11. The Big Dog
gets my vote but I'm not counting on liberation for along time. :-(
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 08:22 AM
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14. I vote Wellstone-we can name other things after Clinton
And we can name the next federal prison for white collar criminals "The Ronald Reagan Center for the Ethically Challenged".

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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 08:22 AM
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15. Washington National Airport
Works fine. Lasts a long time.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 10:37 AM
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20. Washington National Airport
A non-political name-- as it should be

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ed_vadem Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 08:28 AM
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16. Great idea for a poll!!! Wellstone is the perfect choice
:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:

I am proud that this post got me to 301 messages!!!
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 10:39 AM
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21. Frederick Douglass International Airport or Duke Ellington IA
Edited on Mon Jul-14-03 10:40 AM by CBHagman
I would love to name it after Cesar Chavez or Paul Wellstone, but let's stick to people associated with local history.

And that means that Clara Barton International Airport is also quite fine with me.

For what it's worth, though, the airport is actually in Virginia, so perhaps I should be focusing on Virginians of yore...
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 01:53 PM
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23. Frederick Douglas-- great choice! Is he from the area?
Certainly an American hero who needs more respect.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 03:49 PM
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25. He was born in Maryland
and worked in the District. I forget the name and location of his house, but I think it's either in Maryland or the District.

Still, I'd love to get into a cab and say, "Take me to Frederick Douglass, please." I never call National Airport by its congressionally imposed name.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 04:10 PM
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26. Am I the only one who....
...thinks it would be in very bad taste to name an airport after Paul Wellstone, who died in a plane crash?? :shrug:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 07:15 PM
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27. No worse than naming
an aircraft carrier after the president responsible for the most American troop casualties since Viet Nam.

But good point. It would be inappropriate, at least until some more time has passed.
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 07:18 PM
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28. Other...
Carter National Airport. Everyone else has plenty of things.
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 07:39 PM
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30. What I call it Now-National Airport
the best access to the capital
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Sick of Bullshit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-03 07:41 PM
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31. I wonder if there's a Ronald Reagan Air Traffic Controllers' Lounge
at RR Airport?
:shrug:
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