comair25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1195 times:
Seems like the good airport fokes at my good home of LIT are more engorged in renaming the airport after a couple most in the state despise than continuing development on the new terminal. Even after multiple citizens lobbied against the name change it only took 30 minutes for a unanimous vote. Seems like the citizens of Little Rock are not that important in the states decision making. For me its more than just a name change. Its a change in image. A negative one at that.
point2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2766 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1071 times:
I don't know of any other former POTUSs from Arkansas, and I think that it is just as appropriate to rename LIT after a former governor there who became a two-term POTUS as it was to rename DCA with Reagan, considering what Reagan did to the air traffic controllers.
As for these people who object, well..... it is still a free country I guess.
Thing is, Reagan was never impeached for having an affair. Hillary has no interest in the state and neither call this state home. Might as well rename LAX, Richard Nixon International. The Multi-Million dollar library was enough.
Polot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1007 times:
Quoting comair25 (Thread starter): Even after multiple citizens lobbied against the name change it only took 30 minutes for a unanimous vote. Seems like the citizens of Little Rock are not that important in the states decision making.
The article says nothing about the overall support (or lack thereof) of the name change amongst the Little Rock community. There are always going to people who oppose things like this, no matter who they are honoring, especially when it involves politicians. It is entirely possible that 95% of the citizens supported it and 5% didn't...would the commission then be ignoring the wishes of the citizens?
comair25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 990 times:
Look around. Its not that hard to find the disgust from the state. Maybe its one of those things where you have to live here. Its also entirely possible that 95% of the citizens don't support it and the airport commission is more interested in getting a donation for the new terminal they have been trying to build for the past 6 or so years. They don't live here. They do nothing for the state, but bring a negative image. Trust me when I say this, many and I mean many in Arkansas do NOT like the Clinton's. Arkansas owes those two nothing.
admins I'm pretty sure I'm being civilized and abiding by the forum rules.. Thanks for the friendly reminder.
seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 918 times:
Quoting comair25 (Reply 2): Reagan was never impeached for having an affair
Neither was Clinton. And, IIRC, he left office with a budget surplus.
Many people around the Bay Area are upset with one guy trying to rename Mt. Diablo to Mt. Ronald Reagan. The guy halted all road work in California, busted unions and carried massive debt. Should that really be honored?
einsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 897 times:
Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 5): Quoting comair25 (Reply 4):
Arkansas owes those two nothing.
Agreed. Especially when Hilary went off to NY and was a Senator for them. That must have made a lot of blood boil in Arkansas!
So I suppose Hawaii should have been mad when Obama,ran for Senate for Illinois, and then won the presidency, still being an Illinois Senator, and yet I haven't seen or heard anything negative from Hawaii regarding Obama.
Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 10): Nothing like winning re-election to President by 17 points to signify popular hatred.
Not only that, but being the last Democrat so far to carry what has been GOP territory. If that's popular hatred, I'd hate to see how a revolution looks like in the US.
"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."