The state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama.
In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nations 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday.
When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will be especially rich in toxic waste from the local petroleum and medical industries.
We wanted to do something to honor the president, says Republican State Senator Doug Perlman, who was the lead sponsor of the bill. And I think a pile of garbage is a fitting tribute to Obamas presidency.
We originally planned on naming it after a nearby mountain. But then someone jokingly suggested we name it after Obama. I never thought and idea like that would actually pass. But I was pleasantly surprised.
The president is hardly popular in North Dakota. The most recent poll in December 2013 found that Obama has a 35% approval rating in the state, although that figure may have fallen further in the year since. Yet even considering the political climate, seasoned observers are surprised that two Democratic lawmakers voted for the bills passage.
I supported Obama because I thought he would end the wars in the Middle East;says Allison Mitchell, a progressive Democrat from Grand Forks. But he decided to fight new wars abroad instead of fighting for single-payer health care and jobs here at home.
I guess people expected me to oppose this landfill thing because I’m a Democrat. But honestly I don’t really care anymore. Maybe this small act of protest will wake him up.;
Ordinary citizens in the state also seem to approve of the governments choice.
I cant think of a better name, says Joe Blough, a plumber from Minot. Its darkly colored and it’s full of shit. That pretty much sums up Obama.
Now I can see it, The Eric Holder Center for shit stirrers, or the Biden poop processing plant, maby we can get a Nancy Pelosi Institute of Turds, or after we pass the turd then you can see that it smells like, or the Harry Reed sewer divers, things continue looking up, Reed will be powerless in 25 days, the witch Pelosi already is, Holder is now counting his time in weeks left to go, ( he needs to go to jail, but watch Obama pardon him) and Obama, well that prick has a bit more than 755 days before his ass is out, and when he is out, he should be invited to be buried one day in his namesake pile of filth, worms and flesh eating creatures, where he deserves to be with all the others including Hilliary, and Sharpton.