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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:42 AM

Nauseating billboard .......

As I was driving home yesterday, I noticed a large billboard on one of the main roads in my small area of Tennessee.

Wish I could have snapped a picture to post, but I didn't have my camera.

It said in big bold red letters:

OBAMA OR AMERICA
YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH

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Reply Nauseating billboard ....... (Original post)
Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 OP
sharp_stick Oct 2012 #1
Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 #2
bongbong Oct 2012 #3
Brickbat Oct 2012 #4
pstokely Oct 2012 #6
Brickbat Oct 2012 #8
HughBeaumont Oct 2012 #7
Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 #5
reflection Oct 2012 #9
Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 #10
reflection Oct 2012 #12
reflection Oct 2012 #13
Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 #15
reflection Oct 2012 #17
Tennessee Gal Oct 2012 #18
Chiyo-chichi Oct 2012 #11
siligut Oct 2012 #14
gollygee Oct 2012 #16

Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:43 AM

1. I wish I could afford a billboard or two

I'd buy the space right next to the one you saw. It would have a finger pointing at it with the text. This guy is an idiot!

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:46 AM

2. I like that idea!

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:17 AM

3. Another phrase to use

 

"Romney or the Middle Class: you can't have both"

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:18 AM

4. We have one here in Minnesota that says "TIRED OF SOCIALISM?"

I laugh my ass off every time I see it. It's right in the middle of some good farmland.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:15 PM

6. Is it on a high traffic road

probably cheap ad space

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Response to pstokely (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:27 PM

8. Yes, the major north-south interstate.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:17 PM

7. When is this magic "So-Shul-ism" going to happen?

32 years of corporate rule has given us the evil opposite of Democratic Socialism.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:33 AM

5. People who spend their money on these type things have no

idea what they are talking about. Their opinions are based on ignorance, racism, guns, or abortion. Probably a combination of all of those.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:33 PM

9. My boss saw that billboard also.

I know exactly the one you're talking about and where it is. He showed me a picture of it on his cell phone. We both had a good laugh. I'm more liberal than him, but he's fairly reasonable.

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Response to reflection (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:36 PM

10. Post the picture if you can!



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Response to Tennessee Gal (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:37 PM

12. I'll ask him if he's still got it on his phone.

It was approximately 2-3 months ago. Standby

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:14 PM

13. He no longer has it, BUT

he pointed me to this news piece that talks about it.

http://www.voanews.com/content/voters_in_appalachia_struggling_to_identify_with_presidental_candidates/1500353.html

FF to 1:06, unless you want to see Tea Partiers playing banjos. (No, that is not a joke)

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Response to reflection (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:53 PM

15. WOW! That is interesting, but that is in Roane Co. - East Tennessee.

The one I saw is in Middle Tennessee. It has the same message, but no flags. It is just the written message.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:28 PM

17. Ah, so there is more than one.

What a waste of money. Has anyone ever been swayed by a billboard?

(On a side note, I drove to St. Louis a few weeks ago and was dumbfounded by the sheer numbers of anti-abortion billboards that littered the highway. I know I saw close to a dozen as I got near the city. I guess they think repetition will make their argument more palatable.)

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Response to reflection (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:38 PM

18. Yes, we know of two now. I just wonder how many more there are like it around the country.

I can't imagine spending money on something like that, but apparently there are some fairly well off people around that are filled with hatred.

It is quite sad.

I am being very careful about what I say publicly. In a heavily red state you never know what someone might do.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:42 PM

11. An enterprising person with a can of spray paint could make that billboard read

OBAMA FOR AMERICA
YES WE CAN!

Just sayin'.

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Response to Chiyo-chichi (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

14. On my bucket list

Paint over a billboard. The logistics aren't as easy as they look in the movies.

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:54 PM

16. We do have both

Idiot. These people are acting like he's running for his first term.

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