OMAHA, Nebraska - In a surprise move, the Omaha city council has voted 5 to 3 to change the town's name from Omaha to Obamaha.
Councilmen Leon Waynard who led the move said that there are several very good reasons for the name change. First and foremost they decided that they wanted to honor what they consider to be the greatest American president since George Washington.
He said that merely naming an elementary school, a library, or a basketball court is not enough.
Councilwomen Flossie Cottonfish, who along with Waynard spearheaded the move added that renaming the city in honor of the sitting president will benefit the city tremendously.
When asked to elaborate, Councilwomen Cottonfish said that she has already spoken to one of President Obama's aides and informed her of the name change from Omaha to Obamaha.
She commented that the aide, a Ms. Perpetua Faranola told her, in the strictest confidence, that the town of Obamaha (Omaha) has instantly been moved up in the very secretive "Priorities List of Cities" from number 191 to number 1.
Faranola said that she has already instructed the White House mailing department to FedEx a check made out to The City of Obamaha. She disclosed that the tax-free check was made out in the sum of $900 million.
Councilwoman Cottonfish said that the money will be used to buy Omaha steaks, or rather Obamaha Steaks for the poor and elderly, as well as it will go towards the purchase of laptop computers for the cities 112 lap dancers.
Mayor Oceanette Overpick added that regarding Omaha business and street signs, part of the money will also go towards the purchasing of hundreds of B's and A's.
Even the people from Mutual of Omaha, the insurance firm, are already in the process of changing their corporate stationary letterhead to read Mutual of Obamaha.
Overpick said that overall the name change is certainly a win-win situation for all concerned. She did disclose that there were those who staunchly opposed the name change, but they are all in the process of moving to the nearby towns of Lincoln or Fremont.
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