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Someone Is Trying to Rename Klyde Warren Park ‘Barack Obama Park’

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ds/2012/12/large.jpeg” alt=”” width=”600″ height=”338″ /> Photoshop, at its finest. Source: Barack Obama Park’s Facebook page

Carol just directed my attention to possibly the loneliest Facebook page in the history of Facebook pages, the one dedicated to renaming Klyde Warren Park ‘Barack Obama Park.” As of this morning, it had one “like.”

The main thrust behind the page: “Who @KlydeWarrenPark was responsible for the decision to name ‘a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors’ after a 10-yr-old boy?” Answer: the dude who donated more money than all of us, combined. A series of tweets – from an account with 11 followers – continues to tell the story.

So where are we now, third-class? Gasp, fourth-class?

  • FredMaple

    this is hilarious!

  • Liz Johnstone

    I’m in love with this Photoshop job.

  • BradfordPearson

    Maybe the two can co-exist: DOUBLE-DECK PARK.

  • alonso_quixano

    I guess his/her crusade will soon lead us to rename the Meyerson Symphony Center, The Winspear Opera House, The Wyly Theatre, The Nasher Sculpture Center, The Perot Museum… to name a few :-)

  • MCC

    The producers at 4, 5, 8, and 11 have to be salivating over this. This couldn’t be a more perfect filler item for the local newscasts. I can’t wait for the follow on viewer feedback segments too.

  • Brentstone J Squashbottom

    The funny thing is, this guy is right. Klyde Warren hasn’t done a damn thing for Dallas except have a couple of filthy rich parents who don’t know the proper spelling of “Clyde.” The city really should have vetoed a name like this. That and “Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.”

  • Bobtex

    If there is any vetoing of names, yours should be first.

  • Daniel

    If I had a billion billion dollars, I’d give it to the city and make them call it the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Park & Shiny Uptown Jamboree Holler. I’m guessing it’s no surprise that I don’t. Have a billion billion dollars. But I still have my dreams and my dignity. Well, my dreams. Well.

  • Daniel

    If I had a billion billion dollars, I’d snap my fingers in their face and demand that they change the name to Chili Cheese Dog Bridge, and if they didn’t, then I’d stamp my pretty little foot and simply refuse to have a billion billion dollars anymore. And then what would they do? Oh, I’d make them dance to my tune, all right!

  • Anonymous

    The BOP!!! The BOP is here, get used to it.

    But don’t get used to whatever that ridiculous name is now on the sign at The Park. It will change. Might take time, and new name might not please everyone, but it will be better than a child’s name.

  • BarackObamaPark

    The BOP!!! The BOP is here, get used to it.

    But don’t get used to whatever that ridiculous name is now on the sign at The Park. It will change. Might take time, and new name might not please everyone, but it will be better than a child’s name.

  • BarackObamaPark

    The park is gender neutral. And concert halls and museums are very different things than parks and other public spaces. But your point is still noted, and somewhat valid.

  • BarackObamaPark

    Our PR team used GIMP, rather than Photoshop. But we are in love with it too!!

  • BarackObamaPark

    We don’t watch a lot of TV, especially local newscasts, but keep us updated on any developments. John McCaa seems cool.

  • Liz Johnstone

    I was really more attracted to the lack of perspective correction.

  • Neighbor

    I like to call it Klyde Park. Kind of like Hyde Park but much smaller.

  • texpat

    GIven that the park was financed with stimulus funds, Barack Obama is actually a more legitimate name than Klyde Warren.