Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I'm A'gin It

I have, in the past been critical of the penchant of people to name things after living Americans.  If you want to name a road or bridge after someone, wait until they are deceased and let their legacy be fairly judged. 

There has been a rush, lately, to name things after Barack Obama, and I caution discretion.  As heroic as he is to many Americans, it simply has been too soon to fairly judge his legacy.  However, there is one city in California who is rushing to name a road after Obama, and while I  think it is tongue-in-cheek, I still caution discretion.
Last week in the state of California, the Milpitas City Council voted 3-2 to rename Dixon Landing Road to Barack Obama Boulevard. As much I think the "Put-Obama’s-Name-On-Things" movement is inappropriate because of his terrible record, this latest effort actually is very fitting. Why? Because the road in question leads to the Newby Island Landfill, a recycling and composting plant notorious for causing a "putrid stench" in the area. 
Putrid stench, indeed.  Still, discretion.


Flugelman said...

Usta drive by that road every morning on my way over to NAS Moffett Field. That area did, in fact, have a very pronounced stench. Fitting, IMHO.

Old NFO said...

ROTF, yeah I know that road too, and yes it DOES fit!!! :-)