John Wayne airport likely to be renamed

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  1. nra37922

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    I was going to say that by naming it Stormy Daniels International that the airport could either be described as sucks or blows and actually be right but the mods would crucify me...
     
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    JFK should go back to being Idlewild as it was when I was a child and went there once to see commercial airliners such as TWA's Lockheed Constellations, around 1948.

    Reagan should go back to Washington National. I used to fly into Washington National in the early 1990s a lot. Was sad when they renamed it Reagan.

    The Dulles brothers need to forgotten; change that airport name to something else. Maybe name it after Justice Robert Jackson.
     
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    I don't think they should do something like that renaming John Wayne Airport. John Wayne was well known for his motion pictures as a hero of our times and that out shadows that Playboy interview doing racist remarks that not too many people know about. That would wreck his image big time.
     
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    At least not in California.

    Edit: Dang it, just saw that this thread is over a year old.
     
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    So you want to name it after Trump then? I guess that would be Orange County Hairport. :)
     
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    Nipsey hustles real name before he became Nipsey.
     
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    I'm on board with naming all airports as their city. Makes way more sense.
     
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    I know I'm super late with this but you're right. Both both have been ****ed by Donald Trump.
     
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    A decent actor with some stupid, racist opinions but otherwise a decent fellow.
     
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    John Wayne nicknamed Duke, was an American actor, director, producer and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.[3][4] He was among the top box office draws for three decades, famous for his roles in Western films.

    Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison; in Winterset, Iowa, but grew up in Southern California. He lost a football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident, and began working for the Fox Film Corporation. He appeared mostly in small parts, but his first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's Western The Big Trail (1930), an early widescreen film epic which was a box-office failure. Leading roles followed in numerous B movies during the 1930s, most of them also Westerns, without becoming a major name. It was John Ford's Stagecoach (1939) that made Wayne a mainstream star, and he starred in 142 motion pictures altogether. According to one biographer, "John Wayne personified for millions the nation's frontier heritage."[8]

    Wayne's other roles in Westerns include a cattleman driving his herd on the Chisholm Trail in Red River (1948), a Civil War veteran whose niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers (1956), a troubled rancher competing with a lawyer (James Stewart) for a woman's hand in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and a cantankerous one-eyed marshal in True Grit (1969), for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959) with Dean Martin, and The Longest Day (1962). In his final screen performance, he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist (1976). He appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era, and made his last public appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979 before succumbing to stomach cancer later that year.

    These are the majority of the things that John Wayne is famous for. He might have been a Republican but he was an American and an American actor in the movies we enjoyed over the years. John Wayne is an Americen Icon and it should stay John Wayne Airport.
     
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    John Wayne shouldn't be known for any racist remarks or opinions. That would ruin an image of a man of fame.
     
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    He was an actor, not God. He lived during a time where people didn't think about it. Doesn't mean he wasn't a decent fellow.
     
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    Lorn Greene airport while there’s still some people alive who remember “Bonanza” :)
     
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    When will they get around to renaming cities like Austin, Houston Jacksonville, Jackson, Leesburg, and -- hell's bells -- Washington?
     
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    From wiki:

    ...George Washington was the preeminent Founding Father of the United States and a slaveowner...

    Why's Washington DC still named after this racist supremacist slaveowner he was?

    Would it not be grand to rename Washington DC into Tubman DC?

    And then there's Washington State, countless Washington Streets...
     
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    I have no issue with John Wayne, but if the city wants to rename their airport, so what, who cares
     
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    John Wayne renamed himself (his real name was Marion Morrison) so ...?
     
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    so what?
     
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    The intent is what matters. America is a fundamentally bad country and by doing away with history, Democrats are making America better; is what driving it all.
     
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    Well, he was no PRINCETON, that's for sure.

    RENAME PRINCETON NOW
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    Princeton has dropped Woodrow Wilson’s name from its school of public policy due to the racism of the 28th U.S. president. However, Princeton hasn’t come to grips with a more fundamental problem — the name of the college itself. Princeton, both the town and the school, takes its name from King William III, the Prince of Orange.

    The famous Nassau Hall, which is still in use, also honors the Prince of Orange, a descendant of the house of Nassau. So does “Old Nassau,” the school’s theme song. In addition, orange and black, the colors of Princeton, derive from the Prince of Orange.

    The problem is that the Prince, King William III, played a massive role in expanding the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

    When William became King of England in 1689, the renowned slave trader Edward Colston transferred a large part of his shares in the Royal African Company to the King in an effort to retain the monopoly over slave trade in the colonies. British merchants transported 76,735 slaves during the first nine years of William’s rule. This is a substantial number, but William’s impact on slave trade may be far greater than just owning shares in a company.

    In 1695, William dismissed the English Parliament to make way for a new legislature that was in general more amenable to his will. The new Parliament then proceeded to enact “An Act to settle Trade to Africa” in 1698. This Act formally ended the Royal African Company’s monopoly over the slave trade and opened slave trading to British merchants.

    This accelerated the growth in the number of slaves that were moved across the Atlantic. In 1697, the year before the Act was passed, merchants traveling under the British flag transported 10,180 slaves across the Atlantic. In the year 1700, this number reached 25,069. The number of slaves traded in British colonies in a year subsequently peaked at 49,897 in 1799. Between 1698 (the year the Act came into force) and 1810 (the year of the last recorded slave trade in the Commonwealth), British ships transported a staggering 2.88 million slaves from Africa to the New World, including the area known today as the United States. By way of comparison, Great Britain traded 379,552 slaves in total during its entire colonial history prior to 1698.

    The villainy of the Prince from whom Princeton takes its name far exceeds that of The Duke. Thus, if Duke's name needs to be removed from SNA, then Princeton’s name needs to be removed from the University. Now.

    The school began its existence as the College of New Jersey. Wokeness dictates that it revert to that name — assuming there are no racial overtones to “Jersey.”
     
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    Very apt and informative post. Remember that Wilson had more than a campus building named after him. He was also President of Princeton.
     
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    Hartsfield–Jackson in Atlanta, I only remember Jackson for saying that if there was a pothole call some number and he'd fix it, so I called the number and it got fixed really quick, so I have nothing but a good memory of him. It was a really huge pothole.
     

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