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Old 01-20-2013, 05:41 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Going off topic - Airport. Harvey Milk.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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they should leave the name alone, it's San Francisco, not Harvey Milk town or Wayne town or any of that. they can name streets or buildings after someone.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: SW MO Aux Arcs
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they should leave the name alone, it's San Francisco, not Harvey Milk town or Wayne town or any of that. they can name streets or buildings after someone.
Agreed! SFO is...well....SFO and well known as such. Harvey Milk, not so much outside of SF. Not a nationally or internationally, widely known name.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Again, one could say the same of Norman Mineta.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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I laughed my ass off when i heard about this issue.

JUST NO. NO. NO.
it'll never happen. tourists will be confused.
SF natives will be irritated. OAK will seem easier. and then OAK will get all the business.
Because Harvey Milk International will be in MILLBRAE, and nothing of it will seem San Franciscan.

can we just do a statue/day/school/park/playground/monument/book-day?
i love celebrating but let's just keep life easy.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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Agreed! SFO is...well....SFO and well known as such. Harvey Milk, not so much outside of SF. Not a nationally or internationally, widely known name.
I agree with Curmy. Keep the name that's known internationally.

It's why we here in Fresno changed the name of our airport to Fresno Yosemite Airport. Luring unsuspecting tourists to Fresno donchaknow.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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A proposal to rename San Francisco’s airport after the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk, has been dropped, and the lawmaker who proposed it will aim to have a terminal named after Milk instead.

US: Plan to rename San Francisco airport after Harvey Milk is scrapped - PinkNews.co.uk
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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yeah, great idea. "Milk Terminal" has a much nicer ring than "Terminal B"
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Where the Wild Things Are
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Hey, great tourism tie-in actually. "Got Milk?" Find it at SFO."
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:34 PM
 
Location: the illegal immigrant state
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im wondering what the insane cost will be to rename the airport
another waste of money because some overpaid activist politician wants to be reelected
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