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Sun Aug 30, 2015, 06:32 PM

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, bestowing the traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska.

By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning "the high one," Obama is wading into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio. Alaskans have informally called the 20,320-foot mountain Denali for years, but the federal government recognizes its name invoking the 25th president, William McKinley, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term.

"With our own sense of reverence for this place, we are officially renaming the mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska Natives and the strong support of the people of Alaska," said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

The announcement came as Obama prepared to depart early Monday on a three-day visit to Alaska, becoming the first sitting president to travel north of the Arctic Circle. As part of his visit, Obama is attempting to show solidarity with Alaska Natives, and planned to hold a round-table session with a group of Alaska Natives just after arriving Monday in Anchorage.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/article/White-House-says-Mount-McKinley-to-be-renamed-6474781.php



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Reply White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 2015 OP
Hissyspit Aug 2015 #1
Gormy Cuss Aug 2015 #7
Hissyspit Aug 2015 #9
Hissyspit Aug 2015 #44
d_b Aug 2015 #2
47of74 Aug 2015 #3
Psephos Aug 2015 #26
blackspade Aug 2015 #38
razorman Aug 2015 #45
LanternWaste Aug 2015 #46
Psephos Sep 2015 #47
wolfie001 Aug 2015 #4
mountain grammy Aug 2015 #24
DinahMoeHum Aug 2015 #5
joe_stampingbull Aug 2015 #6
City Lights Aug 2015 #8
DRoseDARs Aug 2015 #10
47of74 Aug 2015 #11
DRoseDARs Aug 2015 #12
progressoid Aug 2015 #41
Sen. Walter Sobchak Aug 2015 #16
DRoseDARs Aug 2015 #18
Retrograde Aug 2015 #28
trillion Aug 2015 #31
trillion Aug 2015 #30
progressoid Aug 2015 #40
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2015 #42
Adenoid_Hynkel Sep 2015 #48
Hekate Aug 2015 #13
Va Lefty Aug 2015 #14
louis-t Aug 2015 #35
pokerfan Sep 2015 #49
Omaha Steve Aug 2015 #15
TexasTowelie Aug 2015 #17
glinda Aug 2015 #19
Geronimoe Aug 2015 #20
Xolodno Aug 2015 #21
dhill926 Aug 2015 #22
nichomachus Aug 2015 #23
UpInArms Aug 2015 #25
struggle4progress Aug 2015 #27
nichomachus Aug 2015 #43
trillion Aug 2015 #29
Cha Aug 2015 #32
OnionPatch Aug 2015 #33
Maeve Aug 2015 #39
GOLGO 13 Aug 2015 #34
dembotoz Aug 2015 #36
blackspade Aug 2015 #37

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 06:34 PM

1. I have to be honest...

I'm a former resident of Alaska. I thought we had done this a long time ago.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 06:55 PM

7. The national park name was changed but they left the peak name McKinley n/t

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:06 PM

9. O.k., thanks. That's why I was confused.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 06:35 PM

2. As an Alaskan, I am VERY happy to hear this

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 06:36 PM

3. If that's what the people of Alaska want then that's good

 

And yeah that was about what I was going to type too about Republican poutrage....

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:36 AM

26. And if the people of South Carolina want the Stars and Bars...

...you can see where this type of logic leads.

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Response to Psephos (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 10:41 AM

38. ??

There is no equivalency between the two.

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Response to Psephos (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:52 PM

45. Pretty much. Also, what is to keep one of his successors from changing it back?

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Response to Psephos (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 05:57 PM

46. Then for fairness, we'll rename the confederate battle flag.

Then for fairness, we'll rename the confederate battle flag. That's about as far as "this kind of logic" can take us.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #46)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:38 AM

47. When a sage points at the moon...

...fools look at his finger.
- Sufi proverb

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 06:40 PM

4. This is the right thing to do!!

....and if it pisses off a repuke, then it's a two-fer!

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Response to wolfie001 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 09:30 PM

24. Agree!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 06:51 PM

5. From what I've read, "Denali" is the original name anyway.

So I have no real issue with it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 06:53 PM

6. About time!

That worthless president had nothing to do with the mountain.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 06:57 PM

8. Excellent!

This is great news.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:13 PM

10. Dead for 114 years; not sure who'd have legitimate butthurt over it.

 

Let the 3 Ohioans who care (probably just historians that aren't THAT invested in the matter) rename a mountain in their state.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:19 PM

11. I bet John of Bronze is all bent out of shape about this.

 

I wonder if the weeping cheeto has gone back to a tavern to drown his sorrows?

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:21 PM

12. Oh dear, forgot he represents Ohio.

 

I bet his bitter tears taste delicious.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:18 AM

41. Yes he is...



"McKinley served our country with distinction during the Civil War as a member of the Army. He made a difference for his constituents and his state as a member of the House of Representatives and as Governor of the great state of Ohio. And he led this nation to prosperity and victory in the Spanish-American War as the 25th President of the United States," the speaker said in a statement. "I’m deeply disappointed in this decision.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/denali-mt-mckinley-alaska-barack-obama-republican-reaction-213178#ixzz3kPFJsFdX


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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:38 PM

16. RNC Official Furious At New Mexico Gov Disrespecting General Custer, By Meeting Indians

 

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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:44 PM

18. The first words I saw were "dumb horrible people everywhere"

 

As the page loaded, those appeared first.

A-yup.

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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:46 AM

28. What did Custer have to do with New Mexico?

Aside from his Civil War service, he served mainly on the northern Plains - a thousand miles or so from NM.

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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:56 AM

31. Wow. That brand of crazy never ceases to amaze.

 

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:53 AM

30. The trump racists(i mean republicans) will care. They can't stand the indians getting a name changed

 

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:17 AM

40. They're already bitching...

Obama just changed the name of Alaska's tallest mountain. That really ticked off Ohio.

http://theweek.com/speedreads/574605/obama-just-changed-name-alaskas-tallest-mountain-that-really-ticked-ohio

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:36 AM

42. This native Buckeye doesn't care. nt

 

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:54 AM

48. McKinley was known as a quiet, humble sort of fellow

 

and would have been fine with the feds calling it Denali

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:22 PM

13. Well done!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:27 PM

14. Cue faux news outrage

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Response to Va Lefty (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 09:55 AM

35. They'll claim Denali is an African name.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #35)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 05:22 PM

49. 'Denali' Is Not a Kenyan Word For 'Black Power'



Conservatives reacted accordingly when the White House announced President Obama‘s plan to rename Mt. McKinley, named for President William McKinley, after its traditional Athabaskan name, “Denali.”

Most of the criticism consisted of the usual accusations — Obama overstepping his power in the executive branch, ignoring the U.S. Congress (where a similar discussion has been ongoing for years), and a litany of other supposedly impeachable offenses.

However, perhaps the most volatile — yet otherwise unsurprising — bit of flack came in the form of a rather misinformed meme. The meme claims that “Denali” is a Kenyan word for “black power”:



http://www.mediaite.com/online/no-denali-is-not-a-kenyan-word-for-black-power/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:34 PM

15. PLEASE x post in First Americans

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:38 PM

17. Thanks, I'll go ahead and do that.

I don't recall ever posting in that group so it will be a first for me.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 07:53 PM

19. Save the Denali Wolves.


Maybe this will help?????

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 08:05 PM

20. It has been called Denali for long time

 

Alaskans have been calling it Denali, including Federal Park rangers, for over 20 years.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 08:06 PM

21. WTF?! I thought this was done and over...

I've always referred it as Denali and a National Park I want to visit. Now thinking about it....maybe that's how it got away with it. Park was named Denali....the mountain named McKinley. If McKinley created a national park that consisted of the area...yeah..I can see it. But he didn't.

Dahmn! and Shitzu!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 08:14 PM

22. good deal....

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 09:00 PM

23. So, he's taking away a good, honorable American name

And replacing it with some Muslim name -- figures.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 01:17 AM

25. did you forget that all important



Smilie?

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:02 AM

27. "Denali: it's not just a river in Egypt!"

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:12 PM

43. Nope

Left it off on purpose. I figured it was a good way to smoke out all the people who would be too stupid to realize it was satire.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:49 AM

29. 1. Awesome, 2. Queue the republicans against poltical correctness(meaning the racist and sexists who

 

want to use the n word and other slurs) act like they're all butt hurt over this.
Anyway, good job Mr. Prez!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 07:07 AM

32. Mount Denali: A Sacred Name Rightfully Restored



snip//

Julie Hirschfeld Davis: Mount McKinley Will Again Be Called Denali

President Obama announced on Sunday that Mount McKinley was being renamed Denali, restoring an Alaska Native name with deep cultural significance to the tallest mountain in North America. The move came on the eve of Mr. Obama’s trip to Alaska, where he will spend three days promoting aggressive action to combat climate change, and is part of a series of steps meant to address the concerns of Alaska Native tribes. The central Alaska mountain has been called Mount McKinley for more than a century. In announcing that Sally Jewell, the secretary of the interior, had used her power to rename it,

Mr. Obama was paying tribute to the state’s Native population, which has referred to the site for generations as Denali, meaning “the high one” or “the great one.” The peak, at more than 20,000 feet, plays a central role in the creation story of the Koyukon Athabascans, a group that has lived in Alaska for thousands of years. The White House also announced on Sunday that Mr. Obama was expanding government support for programs to allow Alaska Natives to be more involved in developing their own natural resources, including an initiative to include them in the management of Chinook salmon fisheries, a youth exchange council focusing on promoting “an Arctic way of life,” and a program allowing them to serve as advisers to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.


MOre.. & More Pics..
http://theobamadiary.com/2015/08/30/mount-denali-a-sacred-name-rightfully-restored/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 08:37 AM

33. I'm a native of Ohio.

I couldn't care less if there's a mountain named after McKinley. How absurd. Give Denali back its true name!

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Response to OnionPatch (Reply #33)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:14 AM

39. Seriously! From another Buckeye

And hey, can we start getting Reagan's name off so much stuff while we're at it?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 09:01 AM

34. If this angers & confuses the Repukes then I'm for it.

Denali now
Denali tommorrow
Denali forever.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 10:07 AM

36. maybe if he changed the name to mt denial to honor the gop on climate change



after trying to change the name of every damn piece of landscape for traitor ray guns they doth protest too much...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 10:39 AM

37. A good change.

I have always called it Denali except on tests way back in the day.
I prefer most Native American names for places like this. It adds a rich cultural overlay to our euro-centric society.
The old names have far greater meaning than their Anglo names.

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