A Modest Gay Proposal
April 28, 2006 2:25 PM   Subscribe

Following in the footsteps of Gipper followers -- The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is on a mission to put the Gipper on the ten-spot and rename a road in every U.S. County after Ronald Reagan. Kenny Hill of AOL's gay blog Worth Repeating has his own mission: name a landmark in every state after Brokeback Mountain.
posted by chinese_fashion (34 comments total)
 
How about both 'em shut the fuck up, grow the fuck up, and stop acting like 10-year-olds?
posted by keswick at 2:28 PM on April 28, 2006


Awww keswick. Where's the fun in that?
posted by Floydd at 2:30 PM on April 28, 2006


Fuck Reagan.
posted by delmoi at 2:34 PM on April 28, 2006


Now? He's a little stiff.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:35 PM on April 28, 2006


Well, if you think about it, there's nothing more American than romanticizing cowboy movie actors.
posted by fugitivefromchaingang at 2:39 PM on April 28, 2006


Where am I? What am I doing here? Why do I taste like tin foil? Bluppersnack snak snkkkk!

Reagan, 1984
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 2:43 PM on April 28, 2006




If the story of Leo Wanta is true, then Mr. Reagan's currency trading operation deserves all the legacy it can get.
posted by rough ashlar at 2:57 PM on April 28, 2006


As a DC native, fuck attempts to reify Reagan's "legacy." As a Dem, I actually give him credit for certain things (anybody was an improvement over Carter), but small-government Gipper was not about the millions (yes, millions) of dollars it requires to rename an airport, a road, etc., and then have to rename every map and website and bus and train and airplane schedule out there.

It'll always be National Airport to me, so suck it Regan boosters.
posted by bardic at 3:02 PM on April 28, 2006


I gove Reagen credit for nothing.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:15 PM on April 28, 2006


Give.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:16 PM on April 28, 2006


How about if we split the difference and put a Western-themed gay bar named Reagan's in every county?
posted by Armitage Shanks at 3:16 PM on April 28, 2006


Or, just for fun, we can rename everything already named for Ronald Reagan after Nancy.
posted by wendell at 3:17 PM on April 28, 2006


I'm with Shanks on this one -- a brilliant compromise.
posted by undule at 3:23 PM on April 28, 2006


Iran contra.
posted by mullingitover at 3:26 PM on April 28, 2006


The only thing worse than the one would be the other.
posted by klarck at 3:51 PM on April 28, 2006


I'm going to have to agree with wendell on this one. Nancy Reagan Airport, yo.
posted by kalimac at 4:07 PM on April 28, 2006


I just threw up a little in my mouth.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 4:20 PM on April 28, 2006


So I guess this is a greenlight on the line of Ronald Reagan Adult Diapers I've designed?
posted by nyxxxx at 4:20 PM on April 28, 2006


nyxxxx, I think George W. Bush would be better branding for that product...
posted by wendell at 4:56 PM on April 28, 2006


posted by chinese_fashion: rename a road in every U.S. County after Ronald Reagan.

So when people ask, "How do I get to Ronald Reagan Avenue?" you can say, "I can never remember!"
posted by fandango_matt at 5:09 PM on April 28, 2006


I heard that in Cuba, Castro has statues of himself made that are created to look aged, in order to suggest to future generations that he has been honored and revered for decades before his actual tenure.

That's essentially the entire purpose of the Reagan Project: to dismiss any historical observation of just what an ungodly fucking monster him and his administration was by relying on the general apathy of the people to believe that if all the schools are named after him, he must have been great.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:35 PM on April 28, 2006


Reagan on the $10, if we get Martin Luther King on the $20.
posted by R. Mutt at 7:26 PM on April 28, 2006


Every COUNTY? Georgia alone has over 150 counties...

And people give Atlanta shit for all the streets with "Peachtree" in the name.
posted by BoringPostcards at 7:42 PM on April 28, 2006


The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is a project of Americans for Tax Reform. I guess they don't realize that changing currency and all those road names will take a lot of tax money.
posted by Lverner at 8:09 PM on April 28, 2006


BoringPostcards: I admit I'm one of the shit talkers about the amount of Peachtree streets in Atlanta. Seriously, guys, what's wrong with numbered streets? A grid is a beautiful thing.

Then again, I currently live on an exit of I-65 in Alabama that is a part of the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway. I feel dirty.
posted by hominid211 at 8:30 PM on April 28, 2006


Ronald Reagan Lunacy Project: 1981-1989.
posted by NewBornHippy at 11:27 PM on April 28, 2006


It'll always be National Airport to me, so suck it Regan boosters.

Especially after what he did to the Air Traffic Controllers in 1981 -- naming an airport after that asshole is at best, disrespectful.

I'm a DC native too (though like many other Washingtonians-by-birthright, I left the District at 18 and haven't lived there since). Washington as a city, and Washingtonians as a people, hated Reagan. DC even voted for Walter Mondale. It's embarrassing that the airport's good name has been so sullied.

OTOH, at least BWI was renamed to honour Thurgood Marshall. This probably made Reagan turn over in his grave.
posted by toxic at 4:23 AM on April 29, 2006


What does Snow Crash cost?"
"One point seven five Gippers," the guy says.
"I thought it was one point five," Y.T. says.
The guy shakes his head. "Inflation, you know. Still, it's a bargain. Hell, that plank you're on is probably worth a hundred Gippers."
"You can't even buy these for dollars," Y.T. says, getting her
back up. "Look, all I've got is one-and-a-half quadrillion dollars."
She pulls the bundle out of her pocket.

posted by fullerine at 4:38 AM on April 29, 2006


Malcom X on the $1. Who's with me?
posted by rusty at 7:18 AM on April 29, 2006


How about "The Ronald Reagan Memorial Shit Factory"? Every county has a sewerage treatment plant, right?
posted by sgobbare at 7:27 AM on April 29, 2006


Why don't they just get everyone t-shirts?
posted by Captaintripps at 8:55 AM on April 29, 2006


posted by rusty Malcolm X on the $1. Who's with me?

Will "In God We Trust" become "Don't Trust Whitey"?
posted by fandango_matt at 10:15 AM on April 29, 2006


fandango_matt: I would prefer "By Any Means Necessary"
posted by rusty at 11:56 AM on April 29, 2006


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