Alaska’s Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali by the Secretary of The Interior Sally Jewell who is, by the way, about as ugly and mannish looking as a woman can be.
“Generally believed to be central to the Athabaskan creation story, Denali is a site of significant cultural importance to many Alaska natives,” the White House said in a written statement. The change was announced on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska.
Wow….what a surprise! It’s about the Narcissist In Chief, whose goal is the elimination of all traces of American Exceptionalism, the destruction of our history, and the elimination of any sense of our origins which, no matter how you slice it, is White, Christian, and European.
“Denali is a site of significant cultural importance to many Alaska natives,” the White House said in a written statement.
Remind me again: what is the salient cultural achievement of the Alaskan natives?
McKinley sounds so American and tacky. Denali sounds foreign and exotic, like someplace in Asia. So of course Denali is better.
Add another clause to the free Mars constitution: The government doesn’t get to name things.
William McKinley was white, Republican and pro-business. He was assassinated by “an anarchist” one Leon Czolgosz. IOW, proto-commie crackpot.
Interesting that McKinely continued the tradition of appointing blacks to his administration and railed against lynching and the Klan.
But, Denali. An anagram for “denial,” which ain’t just a mountain in Alaska.
I’m indifferent on the name change. The problem I have is President Unicorn only did it to get a tongue bath from his cultist followers and spit in the eye of his true enemies (Conservatives).
And he is apparently GETTING the tongue bath he wanted. Sen. Murkowski (do I got that name right?) praised the pandering jerk for making the change.
BTW, When I was last in Alaska — a decade or more ago — the locals called the mountain Denali, not McKinley. Never found out if this was motivated by the same impulse that made me refer to L.A.’s MLK Jr. Blvd. as “Santa Barbara Ave.” (its original name) or out of respect for the Native Alaskans, but there you are.
This is a “thing” for Alaskans to decide and deal with. The feds can call it Mt. Vince Foster if they want, but that should carry no damn weight at all.
There is one small, bright spark in this: perhaps it sets a precedent for the day when everything named after Bubba Clinton and Barack Obama gets its proper name restored.
Quickly, see if Obama recently got any donation form geography text book companies, which are now eagerly reprinting new improved editions to force schools to buy!
Tsrblke, if it were anyone else but President Historic First©, I’d say you were spot on. Shrillery Clinton, for example, doesn’t do anything that doesn’t increase her net worth.
But the Savior of Mt Denali wasn’t in it for the money, IMO. Sefton and CBD got his motivation right. I guess when people simply and continually hand you money and all the perks appertaining thereto it has less meaning.
I, for one, advocate renaming Denali: make it Mt Choom.
I’m just shocked that it wasn’t renamed after Maya Angelou.
I actually care very little about this for multiple reasons. 1) It’s like naming stars, the government can do what it wants with official names, but honestly it’s going to be called whatever the fuck it’s called.
But more importantly, I think this is a combination of Obama’s “legacy spaghetti theory” and “stray voltage.”
Looking at the latter: Obama is doing this in part just to generate buzz that’s not about the Iran deal or the DJIA going nuts or the Colorado insurance market showing us what’s going to come nationally, etc. etc. etc.
He knows the sides will line up as they always do.
As for “legacy spaghetti theory.” He’s throwing anything at the wall to see what sticks.
Iran Deal, Cuba (both of which I think he knows will likely put him on the bad side of history, but YOLO, so roll the dice.) Now it’s “first president to visit Alaska” and “rename a mountain because caring.”
When this dies out and doesn’t put him on Mt. Rushmore, he’ll rename Mt Rushmore.
And when that doesn’t land him in the history books he’ll become the first president to make Air Force 1 a green vehicle, and when that doesn’t work….