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View Poll Results: Should Central be renamed for George W Bush?
Yes 4 8.16%
No 18 36.73%
Never 27 55.10%
Wait til after he's dead to determine his legacy 0 0%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-29-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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We have a winner! This will give us an intersection of the Bush Turnpike and the Bush Expressway.

Don't we have enough confusion with things like "Take North Dallas Tollway south"?
Ok, what is it with people in this thread not doing their research? Its not the entire highway. It's a small stretch around Knox and SMU Blvd.

*Again I'm still not for it as it seems like a giant unneeded waste of time, but this is how the general public gets misinformed quickly and makes incorrect, uneducated and rash decisions.

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Old 03-29-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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I can hear the Cali transplants (no pun intended) now.. take the Bush north, then the Bush fly away to the Bush west.

Maybe call it the Gov Bush...

'Take the Gov to the Prez...'

But really, federal employees don't need local landmarks named after them. The guy now has his own bookstore, leave it at that.
LOL, but this applies to SoCal transplants only.

In NorCal, we just say the number,


NorCal people like myself say "Bush to 75" while SoCal people say "The Bush to the 75."

But I agree, two highways (even if one is a turnpike) called "Bush" would confuse people, especially considering they have a major intersection.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Given Central is the biggest mess in Tx, I think it's perfectly fitting. Plus think how much fun it would be making up nicknames. The Shrubway. The Dumbway. The Chimpway. They could plant lots of shrubs.

But then Dick will feel snubbed by Shrub. I'll also lobby for 35 to be the Halliburton Highway.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Its not the entire highway.... *Again I'm still not for it as it seems like a giant unneeded waste of time, but this is how the general public gets misinformed quickly and makes incorrect, uneducated and rash decisions.
You're right, there will be no corner of Bush and Bush. I stand corrected.

While we're politely pointing out misconceptions, let's talk about this misinformation that...

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Originally Posted by bencronin04 View Post
It's a small stretch around Knox and SMU Blvd.
When in fact, it's several miles of U.S. 75 - hardly a "small stretch".

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Sec. 225.0331. PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH EXPRESSWAY. (a)
Notwithstanding Section 225.001(c), the portion of U.S. Highway 75
in Dallas County between its intersection with Interstate Highway
30 and its intersection with Park Lane is designated as the
President George W. Bush Expressway. The designation is in addition
to any other designation.
To that, I have to say that I agree with this poster:

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Ok, what is it with people in this thread not doing their research?
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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If we, the ones that at least read enough to participate in this forum, are uninformed and confused, what about the ignorant masses?

Please do not rename any portion of Central as Bush Freeway.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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Never. This isn't a politics forum, so I won't go into details, but there's enough bad blood between Bush Jr and the general populace that this is a horrible idea. I'm not even happy the guy chose to live in Dallas. He should have retired to his ranch... Lord knows he spent half his presidency on vacation there.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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Given Central is the biggest mess in Tx, I think it's perfectly fitting. Plus think how much fun it would be making up nicknames. The Shrubway. The Dumbway. The Chimpway. They could plant lots of shrubs.
That might ALMOST make it worth it...lol!
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Ok, what is it with people in this thread not doing their research? Its not the entire highway. It's a small stretch around Knox and SMU Blvd.

*Again I'm still not for it as it seems like a giant unneeded waste of time, but this is how the general public gets misinformed quickly and makes incorrect, uneducated and rash decisions.
To be fair, the first SEVERAL articles I read about the proposal did not mention it being a small stretch but just Central in general.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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To be fair, the first SEVERAL articles I read about the proposal did not mention it being a small stretch but just Central in general.
I blame the media.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Central Expressway was originally named after the Houston and Texas Central Railroad, so Central Expressway actually has some history unlike lots of things in Dallas.
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