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Sat Nov 8, 2014, 06:55 PM

So why isn't more stuff named for FDR?

I can't think of much of anything named for the President who brought us so much.

In this age of Raygun this and Raygun that.

For that matter not much is named for Johnson either.

After the mid-terms it makes me wonder about the real values at play here in this nation.



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P.S. this might seem like a drive by, but I'll be back eventually.

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Reply So why isn't more stuff named for FDR? (Original post)
hootinholler Nov 2014 OP
L0oniX Nov 2014 #1
Enrique Nov 2014 #2
cyberswede Nov 2014 #3
Warpy Nov 2014 #5
Odin2005 Nov 2014 #11
Warpy Nov 2014 #12
LiberalElite Nov 2014 #9
SDjack Nov 2014 #20
LiberalElite Nov 2014 #22
UTUSN Nov 2014 #13
Drunken Irishman Nov 2014 #4
Raine1967 Nov 2014 #15
Raine1967 Nov 2014 #17
former9thward Nov 2014 #18
frazzled Nov 2014 #6
cherokeeprogressive Nov 2014 #7
Skidmore Nov 2014 #8
LiberalElite Nov 2014 #10
MineralMan Nov 2014 #14
Raine1967 Nov 2014 #16
Marr Nov 2014 #19
Ykcutnek Nov 2014 #21
librechik Nov 2014 #23
kelliekat44 Nov 2014 #24

Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 06:58 PM

1. Uhm ...because it embarrasses centrists and 3rd way'rs?

 

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 06:59 PM

2. he's on the dime, which is the best coin ever

but you're right, he's not on nearly enough.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 07:00 PM

3. Wasn't there talk of putting Reagan on the dime?

It sure would have been awkward for me to eschew dimes forever after, had they done so.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 07:19 PM

5. A lot of us know the history of FDR on the dime

It was because of the huge March of Dimes campaign collecting money to fund research into the polio vaccine and treatment for kids (and adults) who had caught the disease. FDR was crippled by polio and that is why he's on the dime, it was the perfect tie in to the campaign.

Replacing him with that bumbling old fraud Reagan would have been insulting on many levels.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:26 PM

11. HOLY FUCK, I never knew the March of Dimes connection!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:33 PM

12. That's why so many of us who knew the connection were PISSED OFF

and the "Reagan for Sainthood" people dropped it really, really fast.

Apparently they didn't know the connection, either.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:18 PM

9. Yes, back in 2003 -

At the time I wrote to a NYC newspaper that I thought Reagan should be put on a wooden nickel.

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 09:27 PM

20. George Washington should be on a new $500 bill, Ronald Reagan should be approved

to be on the penny, and before the RR penny is produced, the penny should be discontinued.

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Response to SDjack (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 09:53 PM

22. LOL!!! nt

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:39 PM

13. One of 2 contributions of Nancy (other one being Ron Jr) - she squashed the move n/t

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 07:11 PM

4. There are A LOT of things named after FDR.

 

Probably more than most presidents. Sure, he doesn't have an airport named after him (as Bush, Reagan and JFK do - and that certainly helps in the perception game), but at the local and national level, there's a great deal named after him.

1) He has a memorial in D.C., which most presidents don't have.

2) He's on the dime. JFK is the only president since who was placed on currency (beyond special coins) and that happened after his assassination - being placed on the half dollar.

3) There's the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt.

4) He has a room named after him in the White House (Roosevelt Room).

5) A good amount of schools named after him.

6) Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge in New York.

7) The FDR (Drive) in Manhattan.

8) There's the FDR State Park in Georgia.

9) Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown, New York.

10) Roosevelt Island in New York.

And I'm sure tons more.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:48 PM

15. That and more without this bullshit:

http://www.ronaldreaganlegacyproject.org
The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project was started in 1997 by Grover G. Norquist.

The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is committed to preserving the legacy of one of America’s greatest presidents throughout the nation and abroad.

One of the ways we work to further the legacy of Reagan is by asking the governor of every state in the nation to make a proclamation declaring February 6th, "Ronald Reagan Day." An average of 30 governors a year over the last few years have made such a proclamation, choosing to honor character over partisanship.

In addition to ensuring that every February 6th is known as “Ronald Reagan Day,” we work to encourage the naming of landmarks, buildings, roads, etc. after Ronald Wilson Reagan. We continue compiling a list of Reagan dedications that remind American society of the life and legacy of President Reagan. Each one of these dedications serve as a teaching moment for those who were not yet alive during his presidency or to grant those who remember him with the opportunity to reflect on his accomplishments. Whether it be the Ronald Reagan Parkway in Indianapolis, IN or Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA; each and every dedication will serve as a teaching moment for generations to come. Our goal is to eventually see a statue, park, or road named after Reagan in all 3,140 counties in the United States. The first project that RRLP worked to name after Ronald Reagan was National Airport, in 1998 renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:52 PM

17. Yes, FDR High School in Hyde Park NY.

Have a lot of friends who went there!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:56 PM

18. According to the White House

the Roosevelt Room is named for both Roosevelts. It was named for them by Nixon in 1969.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/interactive-tour/roosevelt-room

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:00 PM

6. FDR Drive in NYC

The Roosevelt Room of the White House
The Roosevelt Memorial in DC
The USS Franklin D. Roosevelt

Roosevelt Island, NY

And at least a half-dozen state parks

And yes, that dime

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:13 PM

7. Here's something that should CERTAINLY be named after him...

 

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:15 PM

8. My children attended an elementary school named after him.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:19 PM

10. This park in NYC was opened I think in the past year -

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:40 PM

14. There's lots of stuff. You just aren't aware of it.

Unless it's near you, you won't have heard of it.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 08:50 PM

16. St. Ronnie has a legacy project…

also known as bullshit rewriting of history. FDR didn't have that. http://www.ronaldreaganlegacyproject.org/

Mark my words, they are trying to do the same for *.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 09:00 PM

19. Because rich people despise him. /nt

 

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 09:33 PM

21. Here's a list...

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_things_named_after_Franklin_D._Roosevelt

Unfortunately, it pales in comparison to Reagan's list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_things_named_after_Ronald_Reagan

Now I'm pissed.

FDR was the greatest President we've had since Lincoln and no one is likely to reach that level of greatness for the foreseeable future.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 09:54 PM

23. Because the rich people who pay for such things hate him.

And he relished their hate.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 09:56 PM

24. Hundreds of schools named Roosevelt High. Also Roosevelt Blvds. nt

 

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