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Jeremy B.
(requiem) - F

Locale: Northern California
Support the Emperor Norton Bridge! on 09/07/2013 18:12:13 MDT Print View

This is for Californians, but there's legislature in the works to name the Western span of the Bay Bridge for Willy Brown. I'd like to encourage those so minded to support the petition for naming the entire bridge for Emperor Norton, who back in 1872 decreed the construction of such a bridge, and also a tunnel, across the bay.

https://www.change.org/petitions/re-name-the-bay-bridge-the-emperor-norton-bay-bridge

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Support the Emperor Norton Bridge! on 09/07/2013 18:15:29 MDT Print View

Who's Willy Brown?

Oh him. So many more deserving.

Edited by kthompson on 09/07/2013 18:40:20 MDT.

Jeremy B.
(requiem) - F

Locale: Northern California
Re: Re: Support the Emperor Norton Bridge! on 09/07/2013 20:07:41 MDT Print View

Yep, anyone with the free time can show up at the state capitol bright and early Monday (9:30 am, room 3191) to help defeat the Willy Brown bill. (It's been fast-tracked, and also goes against the Senate committee's naming policies.)

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Support the Emperor Norton Bridge! on 09/07/2013 21:09:38 MDT Print View

The only public buildings which should be named for politicians are prisons.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Support the Emperor Norton Bridge! on 09/07/2013 21:15:12 MDT Print View

"The only public buildings which should be named for politicians are prisons."

Rather narrow minded, that. What about public toilets?

Sharon J.
(squark) - F

Locale: SF Bay area
Re: Re: Re: Support the Emperor Norton Bridge! on 09/07/2013 22:26:28 MDT Print View

"What about public toilets?"

What about a bit further down the pipeline?

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2008/11/05/george-w-bush-memorial-sewage-plant-defeated-in-san-francisco

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Re: Support the Emperor Norton Bridge! on 09/07/2013 22:28:52 MDT Print View

hmmm... not bad idea, if we can't put Bush and Cheney in prison we could at least name sewage plants after them

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Support the Emperor Norton Bridge! on 09/08/2013 17:47:37 MDT Print View

"Rather narrow minded, that. What about public toilets?"

And landfills?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Support the Emperor Norton Bridge! on 09/08/2013 18:10:48 MDT Print View

What a waste of public funds. People are going to call it what it is. Like Effing Bridge. As in, I'm stuck in traffic again on this effing bridge

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
toilet. on 09/08/2013 20:12:32 MDT Print View

I might name a public toilet after Willie Brown... seems fitting for a career criminal.

Something like the "Oak Canyon Trailhead Willie Brown Memorial Pit Toilet" has a nice ring.

Edited by DaveT on 09/08/2013 20:15:40 MDT.