In yet another of his "I must share my random whims with the nation" moments, Glenn Beck wants America to know that he's really cheesed off over having to drive past a street sign for Cesar Chavez Boulevard in Salt Lake City, which is just RIDICULOSE because there are no Messicans in Utah, by law. Unable to let a moment of butthurt like that go to waste, Beck took to his webby Blaze TV thing Monday to call on Real Americans to oppose Them and the way
The Dick Cheney Bypass.
The Red State Flyover.
In Turner Township, MN, the Michele Bachmann Turner Overdrive.
The Lindsey Graham Byway.
The Congressional Republican Exit.
Was down there in 2011 for a USAF Design Awards ceremony. Looked a bit down at the heels. Hope the port thing is working out for San Antonio.
Wait...like, aren&#039;t there already streets named after Washington and Jefferson in every city in America? In addition to both a city and state named Washington and a state capital named after Jefferson? Plus various other mountains, counties, etc.? And isn&#039;t the thing about memorials is they are actually named for things people can remember at the time they were built/named? Or is this another one of Beck&#039;s ideas that are dumb on purpose because he thinks he&#039;s the new Andy Kaufman and his public persona has just been a giant prank for the last 6 years? (Poe&#039;s Law FTW.)
Formerly known as Government Center, Boston.
But no shortage of streets, highways, parks, parishes, and counties named for that great American patriot, Jefferson Davis.
Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution barred from office anyone who had violated their oath to protect the Constitution by serving in the Confederacy. That prohibition included Davis. In 1978 Congress posthumously removed the ban on Davis with a two-thirds vote of each house and President Jimmy Carter signed it. These actions were spearheaded by Congressman Trent Lott of Mississippi. Congress had previously taken similar action on behalf of Robert E. Lee.
Isn&#039;t that adorable?
I bet a lot of people would be &quot;movin&#039; on up&quot; there if it were.
Rush Limbaugh Boulevard: Built for extra wide loads.
he&#039;s a loser, so why don&#039;t you kill him?
Until it was set aside as a polygamist fun zone in 1850.
As someone who lives near Northern Virginia, which has many, many roads named after traitors (yes, levying war against the US is treason, even if you are a butthurt confederate), his outrage falls on deaf ears. If we have to put up with friggin US Route 1 being named the &quot;Jefferson Davis Highway&quot; and US Route 29 being the &quot;Robert E. Lee Highway&quot;, and US Route 50 being both the &quot;Robert E. Lee/Stonewall Jackson Highway&quot; and the &quot;John Mosby Highway&quot;, he can put up with a little Chavez and King.
Only one way to find out....
In Alex Haley&#039;s <i>Autobiography of Malcom X</i>, the narrator says that he could always find a black neighborhood by looking for a school named &quot;Abraham Lincoln.&quot; See? Things are getting better!
It is, and shall always be, Washington National Airport. Some of us remember PATCO.