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Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library
Washington Times ^ | 1/30/2013 | William Kelly

Posted on 01/30/2013 6:40:42 AM PST by SueRae

CHICAGO, Illinois, January 25, 2013 - A new Cold War is brewing here in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and it has nothing to do with the frigid temperature. The apartment building at 832 E. 57th Street was once the Chicago home of a boy who would become a President. No, it’s not Barack Obama of Hawaii. It was at the apartment’s first floor window that a young Ronald Reagan looked out upon the world. But some powerful Chicagoans are planning to demolish Reagan’s historic home. Is it politically motivated? Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel behind the move? Reagan as a child. It was a different world back in 1915. Reagan's family had moved here from Tampico, Illinois. His father had gotten a job at the famed Marshall Field’s – now only a memory. A coin-operated gas lamp was the only home’s only source of heat. But it didn’t stop a young “Dutch” Reagan from dreaming. Young Reagan would watch the horse-drawn fire engines galloping wildly down the streets to save the day and he decided that he, too, would become a firefighter. It was here, too, that he survived a bout with pneumonia – he had the fight in him even then. You can almost imagine him skipping down these streets, playing with his brother Neil, whose nickname was “Moon.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: barry; chicago; generationreagan; il; illinois; muslimtrophy; revisionisthistory; ronaldreagan; stalinisttactics
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Oh HELL No!!!!! Despicable cretins. This is a deliberate provocation to even CONSIDER it.
1 posted on 01/30/2013 6:40:48 AM PST by SueRae
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To: SueRae

“Is it politically motivated?”

Uh... let’s check the ol’ forest lavatory for bears...


2 posted on 01/30/2013 6:43:32 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SueRae

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3 posted on 01/30/2013 6:46:12 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: SueRae

While it probably is politically motivated, not every building that every president ever lived in needs to be preserved.

The home that John Adams had in Boston is long gone but his birthplace and the family house still exist.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 6:46:12 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: SueRae

Sort of the way St. Petersburg was changed to Leningrad? The radicals cannot help but try to rewrite history as though it never happened.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 6:46:57 AM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: SueRae

The symbolism is not wasted on the Left. This is their triumphant boot-heel on the throat moment.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 6:52:47 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: KeyLargo
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7 posted on 01/30/2013 6:54:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SueRae

Let HI host the Obama library! No one will want to see it, so it might as well be in some obscure part of the world. To even think of bulldozing over Reagan’s boyhood home is pure chutzpah! Not that the Obamas and Rham are not full of it...


8 posted on 01/30/2013 6:54:47 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: SueRae

Here we go again, the headline doesn’t match the story.

There is no Obama library, and no site has been chosen for it. The University of Chicago Medical Center want’s to tear down the building for THEIR OWN parking lot.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 6:56:11 AM PST by DManA
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To: Shery

Jakarta would be a more logical place for the Obama library. Researchers who visited the library would be able to listen to the Muslim call to prayer, which Obama thinks is the most beautiful sound on earth (other than his own voice, one would assume).


10 posted on 01/30/2013 6:59:31 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: DManA

want’s = wants


11 posted on 01/30/2013 6:59:34 AM PST by DManA
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To: Shery

Lets hope and pray they do not destroy the home located at the birthplace of the Fairway King! I’m looking forward to the trip to Kenya to visit it!


12 posted on 01/30/2013 7:00:21 AM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: SueRae
Isn't this what Muslims do at the site of a victory? Don't they erect a mosque to celebrate their victory? Hmmmmmm....
13 posted on 01/30/2013 7:00:29 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: SueRae

I thought the Obama library was going to be in Honolulu?


14 posted on 01/30/2013 7:06:03 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Westbrook

I know, but being American culture is largely more materialistic than symbolic, alot of times the message is lost and often they end up screwing themselves in the process.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 7:10:59 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: SueRae

I rather like the symbolism - Obama once again turning anything connected with American greatness into nothing more impressive than a parking lot.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 7:15:07 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: DManA; SueRae
Here we go again, the headline doesn’t match the story.

It's in the ballpark.

"While the university is planning to kill Reagan’s home, University of Chicago is also aggressively lobbying to be the site of President Barack Obama’s presidential library."

17 posted on 01/30/2013 7:15:46 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: SueRae

How many of the places where President Reagan lived as a child are proposed or should be preserved for recognition? Reagan was born in 1911 Tampico, Illinois and his family moved around to various locations during the next eight years before moving back to Tampico, Illinois. Should those locations which includes the one discussed in this article be preserved also? This structure in Chicago was a place he lived for a year or so when he was between three and four years old.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 7:20:10 AM PST by deport
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To: Cyber Liberty; SueRae
I thought the Obama library was going to be in Honolulu?

It's Obozo, he'll sign an executive order for a library in each of the 57 states.

19 posted on 01/30/2013 7:20:32 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Cyber Liberty
I thought the Obama library was going to be in Honolulu?

I suggest a site about 200 miles west of there.

20 posted on 01/30/2013 7:21:48 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: newheart

The good news is, the city is now known as St.Petersburg, once again. Thanks!


21 posted on 01/30/2013 7:25:00 AM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: Shery

I know the PERFECT place for the Obama Presidential Library.

It is on the Big Island of Hawaii, at a place called “South Point”. One has to go off the main highway and drive 13 miles on a badly paved one lane road to a desolate rocky point that is plagued by high winds. An rusting, abandoned wind farm blights the landscape, where a few cows attempt to coax a weed or two from between the fallen wind vanes.

Rusted wire fences line the road, warning people of the dangers and prohibiting entry.

This is the only road to the Olivine Green Sand Beach, so if you really want to see the unusual beach, the best way to view it is from the air.

I have heard that yet another “Green Energy” company has purchased the wind farm, but will probably abandon it as its predecessors have done.

A Wonderful Place to celebrate Barry’s Legacy!


22 posted on 01/30/2013 7:29:37 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Let’s be safer, lets go farther left to the Pacific Trench.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 7:30:29 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: SueRae

Obama isn’t worthy to shine Reagan’s shoes, much less turn anywhere he lived into a parking lot. Why isn’t his library being built in Kenya?


24 posted on 01/30/2013 7:35:05 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: SueRae

In my hometown, there was a street behind the university that was lined with 100 yr old oak trees and stately mansions. The AAs in the city petitioned to name that street MLK Blvd. None of them even lived near there but they just wanted to rub it in people’s faces.

It didn’t pass but I think it may almost have. For being only 13% of the population, they sure act like they own the joint.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 7:35:29 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SueRae

Chicago has provided the pond scum that has spawned and kept alive the communist party in America since there were communist. I believe it was in the late 1800s that a policeman was killed in a Chicago communist riot.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 7:37:07 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Agreed.


27 posted on 01/30/2013 7:54:26 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SueRae

I lived three blocks from there at 54th and Maryland. Anything west of Cottage Grove would be a problem for folks like me. The campus is starting to get too close for comfort.


28 posted on 01/30/2013 8:03:28 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: SueRae

Obama is so horrible that he makes Clinton look like a saint.


29 posted on 01/30/2013 8:09:09 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: SueRae

Shouldn’t his library be built in Indonesia or Kenya?


30 posted on 01/30/2013 8:13:30 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: duffee

Are you talking about the Haymarket affair in 1886? Anarchists threw a bomb at police.


31 posted on 01/30/2013 8:17:12 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

I’m not sure if that’s the one or not, I thought it was later.


32 posted on 01/30/2013 8:24:56 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones)
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To: cotton1706

Yep. Tempest in a teacup, a dirty teacup.


33 posted on 01/30/2013 8:27:46 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SueRae
is this a joke, i mean really? a parking lot?
34 posted on 01/30/2013 8:44:47 AM PST by johnsondavid841
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To: SueRae

Typical muslim practice... building what amounts to a “victory mosque” over conquered territory.

Those bastards are pushing this intentionally. Pricks.


35 posted on 01/30/2013 8:48:11 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Verginius Rufus; StarFan; NautiNurse; Black Agnes; GOPsterinMA; raccoonradio; kristinn; BufordP; ...
Jakarta would be a more logical place for the Obama library. Researchers who visited the library would be able to listen to the Muslim call to prayer, which Obama thinks is the most beautiful sound on earth (other than his own voice, one would assume).

BINGO

36 posted on 01/30/2013 9:25:56 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: SueRae

Everything hussein does is with the intent of “in your face” to conservative Americans. This is just another example.


37 posted on 01/30/2013 9:42:15 AM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high cap piece a chance.)
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To: SueRae

How many people here knew that it existed before reading this?


38 posted on 01/30/2013 9:42:29 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: SueRae

Comparable to the muzzies wanting to put a giant mosque near ground zero. It’s a muzzie thing.


39 posted on 01/30/2013 9:43:09 AM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high cap piece a chance.)
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To: crosshairs

Rahm is certainly out of control isn’t he?


40 posted on 01/30/2013 9:50:37 AM PST by MWestMom (Will Americans stop someone who views our children as "collateral damage" in their quest for power?)
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To: liberalh8ter
Isn't this what Muslims do at the site of a victory? Don't they erect a mosque to celebrate their victory? Hmmmmmm....

First thing that crossed my mind and an illegal alien muslim too.
41 posted on 01/30/2013 9:56:51 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: SueRae

Doesn’t really matter, some crappy apartment in a dying city? Who is really going to go there (especially with the gun ban they have)? Not me and not any body I know. Sure the Lib’s there are trying to rub it in the face of conservatives but it’s the ideas that matter not some apartment.


42 posted on 01/30/2013 10:14:53 AM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: SueRae

Kinda like building Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount.


43 posted on 01/30/2013 10:17:34 AM PST by blindsangamon
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To: DManA
There is no Obama library, and no site has been chosen for it.

When it's chosen, you won't be told where it is, and if you got in there you wouldn't be allowed to read anything.

44 posted on 01/30/2013 10:50:26 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: SueRae

Why doesn’t Obama put his library in Hawaii?

Isn’t that what all presidents do?

Their home state?

LOL!

This move tells a lot about Obama’s lack of a home state.


45 posted on 01/30/2013 10:53:33 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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two of Mo-Hammed’s brothers:

Hussein (”maybe a little blow”)
Hasan (Fort Hood)

- just coincidences?

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46 posted on 01/30/2013 11:04:29 AM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---Barak Hasan Obama II--- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----)
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To: SueRae
I found the part about the coin operated gas lamp interesting.

Found this: http://www.hutchnews.com/Localregional/Armstrong-s-meters--1

47 posted on 01/30/2013 11:27:51 AM PST by swamp40
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To: Salvation; Black Agnes

LOL.

You’re right.
No home state!


48 posted on 01/30/2013 11:29:21 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SueRae

BFD, are y’all kidding me? Reagan lived there only a couple years as a very small child, this property has no historical significance IMO. Or maybe the Army Air Corps barracks that George Bush lived in during WWII should also be preserved as a historical monument?


49 posted on 01/30/2013 11:52:47 AM PST by WP Lonestar (No matter where you go, there you are)
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To: Salvation; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; ...
Oh, oh. Too bad, so sad. 0hbummer doesn't have a Home State.

Why doesn’t Obama put his library in Hawaii?

Isn’t that what all presidents do?

Their home state?

This move tells a lot about Obama’s lack of a home state.

50 posted on 01/30/2013 11:53:34 AM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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