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Campos wants Harvey
Milk´s name on SFO

San Francisco Chronicle, by Marisa Lagos

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/15/2013 4:28:53 PM

A San Francisco supervisor wants to rename the city´s airport in honor of civil rights leader Harvey Milk, a change supporters said would send a global message about the importance and struggles of gays and lesbians for equality. Supervisor David Campos will introduce legislation Tuesday that would place the proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport as Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport before voters in November.(Snip) Campos said about 80 other U.S. airports are already named for individuals, none of whom are gay, and that SFO - which moves 40 million passengers annually, including 9 million international travelers

Setting right a terrible injustice; I never thought to wonder how many airports were named after homosexuals. Might I suggest naming toilet stalls in honor of Larry Craig, Jim "Gay-American" McGreevey, George Michael...?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/15/2013 4:33:56 PM     (No. 9118393)

Artickle says it could cost $250,000...
to erect this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/15/2013 4:41:42 PM     (No. 9118412)

More appropriately, Tastycake can rename the Twinkie after him when they close the deal and start up production.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NYBruin, 1/15/2013 4:45:36 PM     (No. 9118421)

I can´t get over the thought of the pilot telling us "In a few minutes, we´ll be touching down at Harvey Milk. . . ." Ick!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nigella, 1/15/2013 4:45:59 PM     (No. 9118422)

I lived in the Bay area when this happened. Milk was taunting Dan White at every turn and it drove him over the edge. Milk was a very evil Man and absolutely should not be considered some sort of Martyr. Makes me sick...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hammock, 1/15/2013 4:50:55 PM     (No. 9118430)

Milk may have been a jerk, but the "twinkie-fueled" murderer who killed him has already had his excuses made for him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fljack, 1/15/2013 4:51:08 PM     (No. 9118431)

Sean Penn playing angelic Harvey Milk? and something from Hollywood was a fraud. Milk was a nasty queer in reality? Shocked.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/15/2013 5:00:06 PM     (No. 9118458)

Renaming an airport after an admitted homosexual sounds kinda queer to me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/15/2013 5:02:36 PM     (No. 9118465)

I´ll fly to Oakland and take BART across if I have to.

Next thing you know, they´ll want to name an aircraft carrier after him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: laotzu, 1/15/2013 5:05:13 PM     (No. 9118476)

Isn´t there a tunnel they can name after him?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/15/2013 5:08:04 PM     (No. 9118483)

So they have the Dubya Sewage Treatment Plant and now this.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/15/2013 5:10:22 PM     (No. 9118492)

The rest of the supervisors will have to vote for it - they don´t want to appear to be ´homophobic´.

We live in a very intolerant age.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: keekng, 1/15/2013 5:15:15 PM     (No. 9118506)

It´s okay with me provided they put a picture of a Twinkie on the sign leading to the airport.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 1/15/2013 5:15:41 PM     (No. 9118507)

Excuse us, but wasn´t Harvey an ´associate´ of Jim Jones? The ´poison kool-aid as an instrument of religious enlightenment´ guy?

Maybe a hospital HIV wing would be a more appropriate namesake...

It grows a bit tedious watching gays try and ´glorify the struggles´ of a lifestyle that the CDC notes is now behind 1000 adolescent males a year contracting HIV. So much for ´normal and healthy´, eh San Fran?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 1/15/2013 5:17:00 PM     (No. 9118512)

Correction to above...that´s 1000 adolescent (12 to 21 is the CDC spectrum) per MONTH contracting HIV. Not ´yearly´...

Carry on!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 1/15/2013 5:35:42 PM     (No. 9118547)

´Civil rights leader´???
Since when has sexual orientation been a civil right?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/15/2013 6:00:53 PM     (No. 9118595)

Official snack of SFO...

Harvey Milk with Twinkie.
He´d like you to dunk it.

You have to break some eggs to make an omelet.
So I´m not gunna cry over spilled milk if they do this.
I think they will sour on the idea, however.

Dislike Milk?
Don´t have a cow, man!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/15/2013 6:01:17 PM     (No. 9118596)

Don´t care what they name the airport-- I won´t be using it. I have been on a personal boycott of San Francisco since 1997. It´s a very permissive city. Seems as though anything, any outrage goes. The bums in Union Square and surrounding streets were aggressive, would not take no for an answer.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JimS, 1/15/2013 6:32:09 PM     (No. 9118655)

San Francisco sucks anyway, so why not?
An appropriate name for their airport

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 1/15/2013 7:17:03 PM     (No. 9118748)

Such limited vision Campos. Rename the whole place Harvey Milktown.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/15/2013 7:27:21 PM     (No. 9118757)

Only 2% of gay men reach the age of 60. They all practice suicide by lifestyle. Milk just had a little help in being part of the 98%.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ohyababy, 1/15/2013 7:39:17 PM     (No. 9118779)

I live in SF and in my opinion Campos is doing everything he can to ruin this city - he´s the worse Supervisor I have ever seen. His last grand idea was for all everyone under 18 to ride public transit for free even though the transit system is running huge deficits. Some background on this idiot - he arrived in SF as an illegal alien and then somehow got his citizenship. Also, he is a gay man and is terming out of his position on the SF Board of Supervisors and is now looking to become a state legislator. He´s counting on the hispanic and gay communities to put him into his new office. Just say NO to Campos on everything.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: toddh, 1/15/2013 8:07:52 PM     (No. 9118819)

#13 It will have the Reverend Jim Jones Terminal. (Pun attempted.)

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Reply 23 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/15/2013 9:14:45 PM     (No. 9118890)

I found San Francisco to be an unappealing city too. Dirty and full of homeless men. For such a liberal city, why are humans living on the streets? They can glorify whomever want. I feel badly for the sane folk who live in the Bay Area.

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