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Aug 31 2015

Obama Decrees Name Change for Mount McKinley

The next time we have an American president, among his first priorities should be renaming Mount McKinley back to Mount McKinley:

Ohio lawmakers reacted angrily Sunday to the White House’s announcement that President Obama would formally rename Alaska’s Mt. McKinley — North America’s highest peak — “Denali” during his trip to The Last Frontier this week.

This ham-fisted decree is yet another example of Obama’s characteristic overreach. A supine Congress and collaborating Supreme Court have convinced him that he is a dictator.

“Mount McKinley … has held the name of our nation’s 25th President for over 100 years,” Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, said in a statement. “This landmark is a testament to his countless years of service to our country.” Gibbs also described Obama’s action as “constitutional overreach,” saying that an act of Congress was required to rename the mountain, because a law formally naming it after Ohio’s William McKinley was passed in 1917.

A prospector named it Mount McKinley even earlier, in 1896, 5 years before McKinley was assassinated.

Even Democrats are irritated:

“We must retain this national landmark’s name in order to honor the legacy of this great American president and patriot,” Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, whose district includes McKinley’s hometown of Niles, in eastern Ohio.

But McKinley is a Dead White Male. The Dead White Males who built this country are slated for the Memory Hole.

Denali means “the high one” in an Indian language. Given that Obama’s only executive experience prior to the media making him POTUS was as president of the Choom Gang, he might be renaming the mountain after himself, like he did with his dog Bo (B.O.).

Hopefully the new official name for Mount McKinley will be ignored. I’ve been up Squaw Peak in Phoenix a couple hundred times since Janet Napolitano politically correctly renamed it “Piestewa Peak” in 2003; never have I heard anyone refer to the mountain by its government name except on television.

Just as dogs feel compelled to mark every bush and fire hydrant, more of this can be expected before we are finally rid of Obama. Maybe next he will rename the Mississippi “Harvey Milk River” or Texas “Sharptonia.”

On tips from Wiggins, Bodhisattva, and Torcer. Hat tip: The Hemingway Report.




78 Responses to “Obama Decrees Name Change for Mount McKinley”

  1. Karin_A says:

    I will be ignoring this little diktat. Mt. McKinley certainly is a beautiful mountain.

  2. Karin_A says:

    I will be ignoring this little diktat. Mt. McKinley certainly is a beautiful mountain.

  3. Appalled By The World says:

    Next on the agenda-God is to be renamed Obama because Obama is more divine (in his own mind anyway).

  4. Appalled By The World says:

    Next on the agenda-God is to be renamed Obama because Obama is more divine (in his own mind anyway).

  5. Jester says:

    Hmm….. why, oh why, do the oligarchical collectivists in charge want to purge President McKinley’s name from history? Not because (as they’re implying) that he was a white male. Oh, no no no. Let’s look at the history, shall we? In actuality it’s because McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals. Now why, oh why, would the Obama Regime be against that? http://izquotes.com/quotes-pictures/quote-in-politics-nothing-happens-by-accident-if-it-happens-you-can-bet-it-was-planned-that-way-franklin-d-roosevelt-157958.jpg

  6. Jester says:

    Hmm….. why, oh why, do the oligarchical collectivists in charge want to purge President McKinley’s name from history? Not because (as they’re implying) that he was a white male. Oh, no no no. Let’s look at the history, shall we? In actuality it’s because McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals. Now why, oh why, would the Obama Regime be against that? http://izquotes.com/quotes-pictures/quote-in-politics-nothing-happens-by-accident-if-it-happens-you-can-bet-it-was-planned-that-way-franklin-d-roosevelt-157958.jpg

  7. Dan Northrup says:

    Seriously, the mountain isn’t even in Ohio. McKinley never even saw it. So name it Denali. However, is it the presidents job to name mountains?

  8. Dan Northrup says:

    Seriously, the mountain isn’t even in Ohio. McKinley never even saw it. So name it Denali. However, is it the presidents job to name mountains?

  9. SNuss says:

    It is, if Obama says it is. It’s listed in the Constitution, next to the “separation of Church and State”, and abortion rights.
    sarc/off

  10. SNuss says:

    It is, if Obama says it is. It’s listed in the Constitution, next to the “separation of Church and State”, and abortion rights.
    sarc/off

  11. kerri says:

    Not surprising from these folks. They hate everything America stands for.

    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008
    “We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” — Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008

  12. kerri says:

    Not surprising from these folks. They hate everything America stands for.

    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008
    “We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” — Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008

  13. maudieNmandeville says:

    Mt. Daesh.

  14. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    Mt. Daesh.

  15. Hungjumper says:

    Well at least he hasn’t given it away as part of reparations……..yet.

  16. Hungjumper says:

    Well at least he hasn’t given it away as part of reparations……..yet.

  17. Steven Yarnell says:

    Over a hundred years? Sorry, but the Ohio guy is wrong. “Over” would make this year 2018 rather than 2015. Still, I understand his feelings over the ham-fisted dictatorial move by comrade Obummer!

  18. Steven Yarnell says:

    Over a hundred years? Sorry, but the Ohio guy is wrong. “Over” would make this year 2018 rather than 2015. Still, I understand his feelings over the ham-fisted dictatorial move by comrade Obummer!

  19. Beef says:

    One of the powers of the Presidency is you get to decide the name of everything in the country? WTF?

  20. Beef says:

    One of the powers of the Presidency is you get to decide the name of everything in the country? WTF?

  21. KHarn says:

    It was unofficially named by a prospector in 1896.
    I sometimes miss part of the article, too.

  22. KHarn says:

    It was unofficially named by a prospector in 1896.
    I sometimes miss part of the article, too.

  23. depwavid says:

    Hmmm…. how much did Government Motors bribe Obutthole for the free advertising?

  24. Depwavid says:

    Hmmm…. how much did Government Motors bribe Obutthole for the free advertising?

  25. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Is there anyone in the US that would ask the Village Idiot where that power is enumerated in the US Constitution?

    After he’s gone, and he will be gone, it’s that same Constitution that will have him and his cohorts behind bars.

    Well, I can dream.

  26. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Is there anyone in the US that would ask the Village Idiot where that power is enumerated in the US Constitution?

    After he’s gone, and he will be gone, it’s that same Constitution that will have him and his cohorts behind bars.

    Well, I can dream.

  27. TheChaoticStorm says:

    Can’t agree with you here. I grew up in Alaska and almost everyone I knew called it “Denali”. We all knew that Mt. McKinley had two names.

    The state of Alaska has been pushing for this change since 1975. The mountain was originally named Denali and is a sacred site. Naming it “McKinley” was actually viewed as insulting. As far as I know, McKinley had no connections to Alaska whatsoever.

    IMO a state should be able to name whatever landmark that exists inside its own borders whatever it wants.

    Overstep by Obama? Of course. However, this needed to be done a long time ago.

  28. TheChaoticStorm says:

    Can’t agree with you here. I grew up in Alaska and almost everyone I knew called it “Denali”. We all knew that Mt. McKinley had two names.

    The state of Alaska has been pushing for this change since 1975. The mountain was originally named Denali and is a sacred site. Naming it “McKinley” was actually viewed as insulting. As far as I know, McKinley had no connections to Alaska whatsoever.

    IMO a state should be able to name whatever landmark that exists inside its own borders whatever it wants.

    Overstep by Obama? Of course. However, this needed to be done a long time ago.

  29. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    Denali was the original name, the name which the indigenous people called it. It should have never been changed in the first place. The Koyukon tribe named this mountain Denali which means “the high one” in the Athabascan language long before white people stepped on these shores.

    The Alaskan people have been petitioning Congress for 40 years for this. The people wanted it, and it should have never been renamed in the first place. McKinley had never even been to Alaska. If Ohio is in a snit about it, they can name something after him in their own state.
    TWO REPUBLICAN Senators had petitioned Congress for the name change.

    Here are two great quotes on the matter from Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski (a Republican):

    “I have nothing against President McKinley whatsoever, but I would rather have this peak be called by the name it has gone by for centuries by Alaskans than a man who never set foot in our state. This is the tallest mountain in North America and we deserve to have this Alaskan landmark bear an Alaskan name.”

    ““For centuries, Alaskans have known this majestic mountain as the ‘Great One.’ Today we are honored to be able to officially recognize the mountain as Denali. I’d like to thank the president for working with us to achieve this significant change to show honor, respect and gratitude to the Athabascan people of Alaska.”

    Give it up, people.

  30. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    Denali was the original name, the name which the indigenous people called it. It should have never been changed in the first place. The Koyukon tribe named this mountain Denali which means “the high one” in the Athabascan language long before white people stepped on these shores.

    The Alaskan people have been petitioning Congress for 40 years for this. The people wanted it, and it should have never been renamed in the first place. McKinley had never even been to Alaska. If Ohio is in a snit about it, they can name something after him in their own state.
    TWO REPUBLICAN Senators had petitioned Congress for the name change.

    Here are two great quotes on the matter from Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski (a Republican):

    “I have nothing against President McKinley whatsoever, but I would rather have this peak be called by the name it has gone by for centuries by Alaskans than a man who never set foot in our state. This is the tallest mountain in North America and we deserve to have this Alaskan landmark bear an Alaskan name.”

    ““For centuries, Alaskans have known this majestic mountain as the ‘Great One.’ Today we are honored to be able to officially recognize the mountain as Denali. I’d like to thank the president for working with us to achieve this significant change to show honor, respect and gratitude to the Athabascan people of Alaska.”

    Give it up, people.

  31. DJ says:

    I think we should name it Bill Cosby mountain. Named after the height of America’s icon of moral depravity.

  32. DJ says:

    I think we should name it Bill Cosby mountain. Named after the height of America’s icon of moral depravity.

  33. 762x51 says:

    Another royal decree from the boy who would be king, so what? I have no intentions of obeying any of President Buttplug’s edicts so I don’t care.

  34. 762x51 says:

    Another royal decree from the boy who would be king, so what? I have no intentions of obeying any of President Buttplug’s edicts so I don’t care.

  35. 762x51 says:

    Murkowski is a fucking Progressive, a liar, a cheat and a thief. No one cares what she wants. No one was stopping the cuckold tribe from calling it another name in their dead language, doesn’t merit a name change. Twelve Indians in AK want it changed so 330M people have to deal with it, pay for records to be updated, maps, etc.

    Go fuck yourself asswipe.

  36. 762x51 says:

    Murkowski is a fucking Progressive, a liar, a cheat and a thief. No one cares what she wants. No one was stopping the cuckold tribe from calling it another name in their dead language, doesn’t merit a name change. Twelve Indians in AK want it changed so 330M people have to deal with it, pay for records to be updated, maps, etc.

    Go fuck yourself asswipe.

  37. 762x51 says:

    I’m having a t-shirt made using that picture.

  38. 762x51 says:

    I’m having a t-shirt made using that picture.

  39. 762x51 says:

    I give this royal decree all the weight of Bruce Jenner’s name change.

  40. 762x51 says:

    I give this royal decree all the weight of Bruce Jenner’s name change.

  41. 762x51 says:

    When she said it, no one asked, “how the hell do you change history”?

    Now we know, you just make up what you wanted it to be and replace it. Progressives don’t “change” history, they replace it, with fantasy.

  42. 762x51 says:

    When she said it, no one asked, “how the hell do you change history”?

    Now we know, you just make up what you wanted it to be and replace it. Progressives don’t “change” history, they replace it, with fantasy.

  43. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    My, what an eloquent and dignified response!

    Perhaps you missed the part where I wrote that the Alaskan people (not just the indigenous) have been trying to restore the name since 1975?

  44. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    My, what an eloquent and dignified response!

    Perhaps you missed the part where I wrote that the Alaskan people (not just the indigenous) have been trying to restore the name since 1975?

  45. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    He didn’t, the Secretary of the Interior signed off on the restoration of the name on the 28th. It was all done through legitimate channels, all the president did was make the announcement.

  46. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    He didn’t, the Secretary of the Interior signed off on the restoration of the name on the 28th. It was all done through legitimate channels, all the president did was make the announcement.

  47. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    It wasn’t even an overstep, all he did was make the announcement. And, you’re right, McKinley had never even stepped foot in Alaska. The Secretary of the Interior signed off on the name restoration on August 28th. It was all done through legitimate channels.

  48. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    It wasn’t even an overstep, all he did was make the announcement. And, you’re right, McKinley had never even stepped foot in Alaska. The Secretary of the Interior signed off on the name restoration on August 28th. It was all done through legitimate channels.

  49. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    No, of course not. Senators from Alaska have been petitioning Congress since 1975, and the Secretary of the Interior signed off on the latest petition on August 28th. It was all done through legitimate channels. All the president did was make the announcement.

  50. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    No, of course not. Senators from Alaska have been petitioning Congress since 1975, and the Secretary of the Interior signed off on the latest petition on August 28th. It was all done through legitimate channels. All the president did was make the announcement.

  51. bob e says:

    why didn’t he name it ‘mount coke’ or ‘mount pimp’ or ‘mount me’ big boy ..

  52. bob e says:

    why didn’t he name it ‘mount coke’ or ‘mount pimp’ or ‘mount me’ big boy ..

  53. bob e says:

    too bad they didn’t have a newspaper .. or could read ..
    they could’ a got a patent on the name. what did they call the canoe ??
    should we change the name of every boat to whatever that name is ??
    times the number of people who invented it .. ??
    why don’t we just call it ‘mount barack ‘ so all remember what a gay, fraud,
    black pimp we had as president ..

  54. bob e says:

    too bad they didn’t have a newspaper .. or could read ..
    they could’ a got a patent on the name. what did they call the canoe ??
    should we change the name of every boat to whatever that name is ??
    times the number of people who invented it .. ??
    why don’t we just call it ‘mount barack ‘ so all remember what a gay, fraud,
    black pimp we had as president ..

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  56. Rudolph says:

    Preemptive strike. Call it Mt. Lois Lerner and he’ll leave it alone.

  57. Rudolph says:

    Preemptive strike. Call it Mt. Lois Lerner and he’ll leave it alone.

  58. 762x51 says:

    You want eloquence, read Shakespeare.

    Your opinion of my dignity means less to me than the dog crap on my neighbors lawn.

    Ask anyone of the regular posters on this forum if they think I give a rats ass about some dirty progressive scumbag or what they think. I have nothing but contempt for the likes of you, or any dirt ball who would applaud the acts of an enemy of the United States like Barack Obama. People like you are nothing more than a useful idiot to him and a target to me.

    I’m not interested in a conversation, discussion, debate or argument with you any other vile Progressive tool.

    See you on the battlefield.

  59. 762x51 says:

    You want eloquence, read Shakespeare.

    Your opinion of my dignity means less to me than the dog crap on my neighbors lawn.

    Ask anyone of the regular posters on this forum if they think I give a rats ass about some dirty progressive scumbag or what they think. I have nothing but contempt for the likes of you, or any dirt ball who would applaud the acts of an enemy of the United States like Barack Obama. People like you are nothing more than a useful idiot to him and a target to me.

    I’m not interested in a conversation, discussion, debate or argument with you any other vile Progressive tool.

    See you on the battlefield.

  60. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    I do read Shakespeare in fact.

    Can’t rebut the facts I’ve presented, so you’re going to resort to more purile name-calling because the name of a mountain was restored through proper channels and merely announced by our current president. What a sad life you must lead.

    How tiresome, more spewing of filth and insults. I am fully capable of playing the “I’m going to degrade you game”, but I choose not to do so.

    So, you have contempt for veterans now, too? Yes, this “dirt ball” is an Army vet. This “dirt ball” is also not a democrat, nor a progressive, so, you’re wrong on all counts, I’m afraid. Hardly surprising.

    And, now, I’m a “target” to you, and you wish to see me “on the battlefield”? The battlefield is my home turf, little boy, and I was a sniper.

    Bring it on, sweetheart, for you know not with whom you fuck.

  61. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    I do read Shakespeare in fact.

    Can’t rebut the facts I’ve presented, so you’re going to resort to more purile name-calling because the name of a mountain was restored through proper channels and merely announced by our current president. What a sad life you must lead.

    How tiresome, more spewing of filth and insults. I am fully capable of playing the “I’m going to degrade you game”, but I choose not to do so.

    So, you have contempt for veterans now, too? Yes, this “dirt ball” is an Army vet. This “dirt ball” is also not a democrat, nor a progressive, so, you’re wrong on all counts, I’m afraid. Hardly surprising.

    And, now, I’m a “target” to you, and you wish to see me “on the battlefield”? The battlefield is my home turf, little boy, and I was a sniper.

    Bring it on, sweetheart, for you know not with whom you fuck.

  62. 762x51 says:

    Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and T. Roosevelt didn’t have any connection to South Dakota either but their faces are on Mt. Rushmore. Kennedy had no connection to FL. but Cape Canaveral was renamed to Cape Kennedy after his assassination.

    If you locals want to call it Denali, knock yourselves out, who cares? But you are being used by Barry as a distraction from what he is really doing in AK.

  63. 762x51 says:

    Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and T. Roosevelt didn’t have any connection to South Dakota either but their faces are on Mt. Rushmore. Kennedy had no connection to FL. but Cape Canaveral was renamed to Cape Kennedy after his assassination.

    If you locals want to call it Denali, knock yourselves out, who cares? But you are being used by Barry as a distraction from what he is really doing in AK.

  64. 762x51 says:

    I’m not interested in your “facts” or anything you, as a tool of the little dictator’s administration, have to say. The FACT remains that you are willingly being used by an enemy of the United States. He may be YOUR president, but isn’t mine.

    If you really were a vet, you would recognize an enemy and follow your oath to defend the CONSTITUTION against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC. By allowing yourself to be used by this enemy government you violate your oath, if you ever took one.

    I’m a veteran also and not only do I still train every week, I operate in the field with a group comprised of former Force Recon snipers, ODA operators, some Rangers and a bunch of USMC OIF/OEF combat veterans.

    If you think I’m afraid of you, you are wrong. If you really want to continue to support a traitor and an enemy of the United States, then I have no problem facing you on the battlefield.

    I have a mission coming up in a couple of weeks but I’ll be happy to accommodate you when I get back.

  65. 762x51 says:

    I’m not interested in your “facts” or anything you, as a tool of the little dictator’s administration, have to say. The FACT remains that you are willingly being used by an enemy of the United States. He may be YOUR president, but isn’t mine.

    If you really were a vet, you would recognize an enemy and follow your oath to defend the CONSTITUTION against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC. By allowing yourself to be used by this enemy government you violate your oath, if you ever took one.

    I’m a veteran also and not only do I still train every week, I operate in the field with a group comprised of former Force Recon snipers, ODA operators, some Rangers and a bunch of USMC OIF/OEF combat veterans.

    If you think I’m afraid of you, you are wrong. If you really want to continue to support a traitor and an enemy of the United States, then I have no problem facing you on the battlefield.

    I have a mission coming up in a couple of weeks but I’ll be happy to accommodate you when I get back.

  66. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    Yeah, whatever, blah, blah, blah. I’m too old to be impressed by much of anything.

    Not surprised that you’re not interested in facts, most people like you aren’t. *shrug* All it does is make you appear ignorant. Not my problem.

    I did take the oath, and I do support the Constitution. If you had actually read anything I wrote, you’d see that I never said I supported this president. What I support, in this case, is the will of the Alaskan people who petitioned the Senate since 1975 to restore the name of their mountain.

    McKinley had never even set foot in Alaska, he had nothing whatsoever to do with the state. If Ohio is so bent out of shape about it, let them name something after him in Ohio.

    It was all done through proper channels, all the president did was announce it, but you don’t care, you’re just full of righteous indignation because “Obama said it”. The forty years of the ALASKAN PEOPLE petitioning for a name restoration doesn’t matter a whit to you, does it?

    Oh, sorry, that’s another fact. Go ahead and believe the lies so you can continue with your rage. @@

  67. Sherilyn A. Milko Herron says:

    Yeah, whatever, blah, blah, blah. I’m too old to be impressed by much of anything.

    Not surprised that you’re not interested in facts, most people like you aren’t. *shrug* All it does is make you appear ignorant. Not my problem.

    I did take the oath, and I do support the Constitution. If you had actually read anything I wrote, you’d see that I never said I supported this president. What I support, in this case, is the will of the Alaskan people who petitioned the Senate since 1975 to restore the name of their mountain.

    McKinley had never even set foot in Alaska, he had nothing whatsoever to do with the state. If Ohio is so bent out of shape about it, let them name something after him in Ohio.

    It was all done through proper channels, all the president did was announce it, but you don’t care, you’re just full of righteous indignation because “Obama said it”. The forty years of the ALASKAN PEOPLE petitioning for a name restoration doesn’t matter a whit to you, does it?

    Oh, sorry, that’s another fact. Go ahead and believe the lies so you can continue with your rage. @@

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  70. Bodhisattva says:

    Squaw Peak, AZ: Other historic names included Squaw Tit Mountain.

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