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JM Ashby
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In other news, Ohio Representative Mike Turner (R) hasn't ruled out taking legal action against the Obama administration for returning Mt. Denali to its original name. Legislative action is also a possibility, he says.

"I'm sitting on main street in Dayton, Ohio," said Rep. Mike Turner. "I can tell you, the residents of this city are furious." [...]

"There are a number of avenues, all of which can be pursued," he said. "The question is whether the president even has the authority to do this."

I live on the south side of Dayton. I am not furious. I haven't seen any crowds with pitchforks or torches. I have a hunch that if I asked my neighbors who William McKinley is, they wouldn't know.

Meanwhile, a new ISIS propaganda video features Ron Paul for his criticism of the Federal Reserve. ISIS also believes we need to audit the Fed, apparently.

  • QFT

  • Draxiar

    A friend of mine that I’ve known since I was a kid lives in Alaska. We don’t agree on anything politically and he’s a Republican through and through (we agree to disagree). Even he said, “I don’t agree with much that Obama does but on changing the name back to Denali I very much do.” A little piece of my hell froze over when he posted that.

  • I’d be willing to bet money that part of the conservative “outrage” is the actual name itself.


    Sounds like an African word, doesn’t it? These asshats probably think Obama renamed the mountain for someplace in Kenya. And that bothers them because of their no-longer-in-the-closet racism. They probably have no idea of the history of the name or its origin.

    • GrafZeppelin127

      I think there’s a, Internet meme going around that Denali is “the Kenyan word for Black Power” or somesuch.

  • Christopher Foxx

    the residents of this city are furious.

    Such bullshit.

    Two thirds of Americans can’t find England on a map. Over 10% can’t even find the U.S. And he thinks people who can’t name more than a dozen US Presidents are “furious” about a person they don’t know and a mountain they can’t find?

    • GrafZeppelin127

      Remember, they’re being told to be “furious” by their favorite radio and TV personalities. Like “the spending” and “the debt” and “illegals” and “political correctness,” they get “furious” about things they hear about on the radio and TV, not things they actually perceive or experience first-hand.

  • Christopher Foxx

    “I’m sitting on main street in Dayton, Ohio,” said Rep. Mike Turner.

    Yeah, that sounds like a safe place to sit.

  • muselet

    “The question is whether the president even has the authority to do this.”

    Yes. SASQ.