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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama Place

Posted by on Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 6:05 PM

In San Francisco some artists renamed—unofficially—SF's Bush Street in honor of our new president.

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Seattle also has a street named Bush.

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Bush Place is short, not quite two blocks, and if Obama's presidency is a success then he'll certainly deserve something a bit grander. But for the moment, as a gesture of, you know, hope and shit, why not rename Bush Place in honor of the new president now?

 

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Bush continues on, and so did the artists -- don't worry, it wasn't just two blocks.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/inau…
Posted by m on January 20, 2009 at 6:33 PM · Report this
2
It just occurred to me to feel sorry for unrelated people named Bush.
Posted by Fnarf on January 20, 2009 at 7:06 PM · Report this
3
Not the band, though. They deserve everything bad that happens to them.
Posted by Fnarf on January 20, 2009 at 7:06 PM · Report this
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I always feel bad for the Bush Foundation, as that name can't be good for their fundraising efforts.
Posted by Q*bert H. Humphrey on January 20, 2009 at 7:08 PM · Report this
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Oh, and that "Obama" typeface looks like DIN 1451 or something, much better than the ugly type San Francisco is actually putting on newly-replaced signs.

The real reason we shouldn't officially rename Bush Pl to Obama Pl or something is that we might want to pick a grander street (alternately, if things go too badly, we might want to pick something shorter). Assuming we're happy after 4 or 8 years of Obama, what street should be renamed? I vote for either 23rd or 45th, as both are rather large streets that only have a number for a name.
Posted by Q*bert H. Humphrey on January 20, 2009 at 7:14 PM · Report this
6
Brilliant!

And to continue the trend can we rename Cheney, WA as well?
Posted by Simone on January 20, 2009 at 7:18 PM · Report this
7
Only change the East portion of the road. The dead end bit along the freeway entrance can stay named Bush.
Posted by kinaidos on January 20, 2009 at 7:29 PM · Report this
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@6, renaming it won't help. Besides, Cheney, WA is pronounced "Cheeney" as opposed to former (fucking FORMER!!!!!) VP Cheney, pronounced "Chayney". Anyway, as I said, renaming it won't help. That place is a hellhole.
Posted by former eastern washingtonian on January 20, 2009 at 8:05 PM · Report this
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So's Bush Place...
Posted by How about a northend street? on January 20, 2009 at 8:13 PM · Report this
10

Obama is more of a name for a cul de sac.

There's no way out and no where to go.
Posted by Cul De Sack on January 20, 2009 at 9:45 PM · Report this
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@2: Don't feel sorry for us Fnarf, we cope.

(granddaughter of George Archer Bush)
Posted by amy! on January 20, 2009 at 9:55 PM · Report this
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Kinda hoping we don't name anything after him, as generally politicians only get that stuff after being shot or otherwise snuffed out.
Posted by NapoleonXIV on January 20, 2009 at 11:54 PM · Report this
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Represent, SF!
Posted by Cory on January 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM · Report this
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Kate Bush is awesome, for the record.
Posted by Jude Fawley on January 21, 2009 at 5:12 AM · Report this
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I've long wanted to cover the Republican St signs with "Democrat St" labels.

@ 14) Indeed.
Posted by Dominic Holden on January 21, 2009 at 11:11 AM · Report this

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