The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

A Sign of Stupidity

Mar 18, 2002

The Washington D.C. Metro is changing the signs, maps and pylons systemwide. They’ll now read, “Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.”

Was anyone confused as to what airport is sitting across the Potomac from the nation’s capital? No! But someone in Congress thought it would be a good idea – a good idea, which will cost in excess of $400,000. The District has no better way to spend $400,000?

The irony here is that the new signs will probably confuse lots of people who today call the airport “National.”