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(Wisconsin Gazette)   Will a pilot ever come in for a landing at Harvey Milk International Airport in San Francisco? Maybe   (wisconsingazette.com) divider line 45
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2013-01-15 09:37:49 AM
Not going to happen.
 
2013-01-15 11:25:37 AM
Only if they do some proper interior redecorating of the airport.

borg: Not going to happen.


Indeed. I don't think *any* city is gay (or even tolerant) enough to allow such a thing. And I'm sure there are other reasons to not re-name the airport, too.
 
2013-01-15 11:27:57 AM
Of course, with that all having been said, I'd be willing to come out in support of the name change.
 
2013-01-15 12:07:46 PM
You'd think they would name a train station after Harvey Milk.
 
2013-01-15 12:10:39 PM
"Landing?" Is that what they call it now?
 
2013-01-15 12:10:40 PM
How about the Harold Francis "Harry" Callahan Memorial Int'l Airport?
 
2013-01-15 12:11:07 PM

blatz514: You'd think they would name a train station after Harvey Milk.


Or a fleet of milk trucks.
 
2013-01-15 12:13:20 PM

AcneVulgaris: blatz514: You'd think they would name a train station after Harvey Milk.

Or a fleet of milk trucks.


or the new Twinkies' distribution center.
 
2013-01-15 12:13:54 PM

xanadian: Only if they do some proper interior redecorating of the airport.

borg: Not going to happen.

Indeed. I don't think *any* city is gay (or even tolerant) enough to allow such a thing. And I'm sure there are other reasons to not re-name the airport, too.


Not sure about that. The pro name change side will have a lot of very vocal support in SF. The anti name change side will have a hard time arguing against it without sounding bigoted. It's not like the airport is currently named after someone else who's memory would be slighted.
 
2013-01-15 12:19:03 PM
I thought those people usually avoided coming on landing strips. And what if the runways are covered in santorum?
 
2013-01-15 12:20:55 PM
"or to be a young Pakistani, where it is illegal to be gay, look up at the monitor and see the name of a gay icon and feel, 'I am not alone'"

1. Seriously?
2. Would someone in Pakistan even know who this was?
3. In over 500 visits to airports, I've never once seen the name of the destination airport listed on the monitor. It's always the city name.
 
2013-01-15 12:26:05 PM
"[T]he city would become home to the world's first airport honoring an openly gay person, said Milk's nephew, Stuart Milk."

Have we now reached the point where we're kind of stretching the "first [previously underrepresented/persecuted minority group] thing"? First black President, of course. First female astronaut, why not. First gay airport?
 
2013-01-15 12:26:25 PM
With everything else going on in SF, THIS is something they need to "fix"?

FABULOUS...not
 
2013-01-15 12:29:58 PM

aprentic: It's not like the airport is currently named after someone else who's memory would be slighted.


True 'nuff.

When they DO change names of something that's already named after somebody, that pisses me off.

Mall of America Field, I'm looking at you. farkers.
 
2013-01-15 12:30:26 PM
"or to be a young Pakistani, where it is illegal to be gay, look up at the monitor and see the name of a gay icon and feel, 'I am not alone'"

Or how about being a young American woman and flying to Benazir Bhutto Airport in Pakistan and feeling "I am not alone"
 
2013-01-15 12:31:24 PM
I don't really care if they change the name or not, but I don't know why anyone would be up in arms against it unless they were anti-gay on some level. It seems mundane.

maxpeck: With everything else going on in SF, THIS is something they need to "fix"?

FABULOUS...not


What else is going on in San Francisco? Aside from everything being overpriced, it's a pretty remarkable city.
 
2013-01-15 12:34:59 PM
How about a compromise? Name it after two great San Franciscans - Milk-Eastwood Airport.
 
2013-01-15 12:35:45 PM
Not that there is anything wrong with that.
 
2013-01-15 12:39:46 PM
With the fog that is always hanging out over the runways, I'd think naming it after Jerry Garcia would be a better bet.

/Fine with naming it "Milk".
//I'll always still call it "SFO" anyways.
///Not like anyone calls SJC "Mineta".
 
2013-01-15 12:40:24 PM
something something metal cylinders entering and exiting
 
2013-01-15 12:40:42 PM
I submit that in honor of the new Harvey Milk International Airport, we rename "PMITA" to "HMITA."

You can figure it out.
 
2013-01-15 12:48:26 PM

Wayne 985: I don't really care if they change the name or not, but I don't know why anyone would be up in arms against it unless they were anti-gay on some level. It seems mundane.

maxpeck: With everything else going on in SF, THIS is something they need to "fix"?

FABULOUS...not

What else is going on in San Francisco? Aside from everything being overpriced, it's a pretty remarkable city.


They also have plenty of time to ban circumcision (failed) and happy meals (succeeded).  So apperantly all other problems are solved and San Francisco is a regular utopia.  So why not take another meaningless action and rename an airport?

/not a big fan of the city or its government
 
2013-01-15 01:09:41 PM

badLogic: or the new Twinkies' distribution center.


*snert*
 
2013-01-15 01:27:33 PM

gingerjet: Wayne 985: I don't really care if they change the name or not, but I don't know why anyone would be up in arms against it unless they were anti-gay on some level. It seems mundane.

maxpeck: With everything else going on in SF, THIS is something they need to "fix"?

FABULOUS...not

What else is going on in San Francisco? Aside from everything being overpriced, it's a pretty remarkable city.

They also have plenty of time to ban circumcision (failed) and happy meals (succeeded).   So apperantly all other problems are solved and San Francisco is a regular utopia.  So why not take another meaningless action and rename an airport?

/not a big fan of the city or its government


This is a goofy argument. It's like saying I shouldn't bother getting a haircut when I have a sprained ankle. Or that I shouldn't trim my nails when I have a stomach ache.
 
2013-01-15 01:29:22 PM
gingerjet

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2013-01-15 12:48:26 PM

Wayne 985: I don't really care if they change the name or not, but I don't know why anyone would be up in arms against it unless they were anti-gay on some level. It seems mundane.

maxpeck: With everything else going on in SF, THIS is something they need to "fix"?

FABULOUS...not

What else is going on in San Francisco? Aside from everything being overpriced, it's a pretty remarkable city.

They also have plenty of time to ban circumcision (failed) and happy meals (succeeded). So apperantly all other problems are solved and San Francisco is a regular utopia. So why not take another meaningless action and rename an airport?

/not a big fan of the city or its government


Well, I lived there for years. I love SF. I feel I was lucky to have lived there. IMHO, the prettiest city in the country. Great place as a hetero single male - good bar and foodie scene. Everything NYC can offer, except conveniently smaller and less douche baggery.

Only thing I didn't care for was the overly left and out of touch politics by the Board of Supervisors. Ban all gun ownership, ban all cars from the heaviest traffic thoroughfares in the city, get rid of the Blue Angel airshow and/or fleet week, pointless foreign policy resolutions. Dopey stuff.

I can say that these folks get re-elected by a vocal minority. Most people being transplants just roll their eyes and go on with their business as best they can.
 
2013-01-15 01:31:07 PM
Keep milking your 15 minutes, Harvey. Keep milking it.

:-D
 
2013-01-15 01:34:22 PM

Wayne 985: gingerjet: Wayne 985: I don't really care if they change the name or not, but I don't know why anyone would be up in arms against it unless they were anti-gay on some level. It seems mundane.

maxpeck: With everything else going on in SF, THIS is something they need to "fix"?

FABULOUS...not

What else is going on in San Francisco? Aside from everything being overpriced, it's a pretty remarkable city.

They also have plenty of time to ban circumcision (failed) and happy meals (succeeded).   So apperantly all other problems are solved and San Francisco is a regular utopia.  So why not take another meaningless action and rename an airport?

/not a big fan of the city or its government

This is a goofy argument. It's like saying I shouldn't bother getting a haircut when I have a sprained ankle. Or that I shouldn't trim my nails when I have a stomach ache.


For the record, I'm not in favor of banning happy meals or circumcisions. I simply see the bolded point a lot and disagree with its premise in broad terms.
 
2013-01-15 01:40:40 PM

aprentic: xanadian: Only if they do some proper interior redecorating of the airport.

borg: Not going to happen.

Indeed. I don't think *any* city is gay (or even tolerant) enough to allow such a thing. And I'm sure there are other reasons to not re-name the airport, too.

Not sure about that. The pro name change side will have a lot of very vocal support in SF. The anti name change side will have a hard time arguing against it without sounding bigoted. It's not like the airport is currently named after someone else who's memory would be slighted.


Well for one thing SFO isn't in San Francisco it isn't even in the same county plus it's been tried before and failed. Anyone remember when "Sea-Tac" changed it's name to Henry "Scoop" Jackson airport for about a month.
 
2013-01-15 01:43:08 PM
What about Harriette Mank?
 
2013-01-15 03:35:14 PM

SirEattonHogg: How about the Harold Francis "Harry" Callahan Memorial Int'l Airport?


If you want to go there, I'd suggest the Frank Bullitt International Airport.
 
2013-01-15 03:40:58 PM

borg: aprentic: xanadian: Only if they do some proper interior redecorating of the airport.

borg: Not going to happen.

Indeed. I don't think *any* city is gay (or even tolerant) enough to allow such a thing. And I'm sure there are other reasons to not re-name the airport, too.

Not sure about that. The pro name change side will have a lot of very vocal support in SF. The anti name change side will have a hard time arguing against it without sounding bigoted. It's not like the airport is currently named after someone else who's memory would be slighted.

Well for one thing SFO isn't in San Francisco it isn't even in the same county plus it's been tried before and failed. Anyone remember when "Sea-Tac" changed it's name to Henry "Scoop" Jackson airport for about a month.


SFO is in San Francisco's city and county boundaries. If you look at the geopolitical map of the Bay Area, there is a thin strip of San Francisco that runs parallel to the bay water down from Candlestick Point area to the airport. San Francisco is responsible for the maintenance of SFO, as well as makes money off of SFO.
 
2013-01-15 03:48:36 PM
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I left my luggage in Tony Bennett International Airport...
 
2013-01-15 03:53:29 PM
www.mst3kinfo.com
or a much longer name
 
2013-01-15 03:56:42 PM

maxpeck: With everything else going on in SF, THIS is something they need to "fix"?


I'm pretty sure there isn't a great deal of legislative bandwidth being tied up in this issue.
 
2013-01-15 04:55:18 PM
dericwater

SFO is in San Francisco's city and county boundaries. If you look at the geopolitical map of the Bay Area, there is a thin strip of San Francisco that runs parallel to the bay water down from Candlestick Point area to the airport. San Francisco is responsible for the maintenance of SFO, as well as makes money off of SFO.


Maybe you are right but I was wondering this issue as well and looked up wiki which says its actually in San Mateo county, but SF County owns the entity that owns/operates SFO. Source is wiki quoting SF Weekly.
 
2013-01-15 06:24:05 PM
It appears that Identifiers FAB, SUK and BUT are already taken.
 
2013-01-15 06:34:12 PM

wutchamacallem: It appears that Identifiers FAB, SUK and BUT are already taken.


I was flying to Fresno airport last week and snickered at its code FAT
 
2013-01-15 06:52:37 PM
The Rainbow of Doom will be right at home:
i.stack.imgur.com
 
2013-01-15 08:40:04 PM
Not going to happen because they aren't that interested in landing strips.

Of course the airport would be popular for touch and go's...
 
2013-01-15 11:43:52 PM
Why is it that baggage check in goes so smooth at SFO Harvey Milk Airport?

Most of the passengers packed their shiat the night before...
 
2013-01-16 01:53:04 AM

beefoe: 2. Would someone in Pakistan even know who this was?


Are you serious? It doesn't have the impact for me cause I'm not gay, Harvey Milk is a martyr for gay people. And actually as a chlid of the west coast, I respect the idea that people need to be left the fark alone... to fark or not. East Coast or South you're either for or against something. In the west more often you're "I don't care"
 
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2013-01-16 02:07:01 AM
Come drop in.
 
2013-01-16 05:22:29 AM
"He added that the airport "is a global entry point to North America..."

Indeed.
 
2013-01-16 05:58:25 PM
2 problems, all runways would be renamed 69, they would always be wanting to foam the runway
 
2013-01-16 06:25:34 PM

VIDEOWALLART: 2 problems, all runways would be renamed 69, they would always be wanting to foam the runway


Better foam then santorum
 
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