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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:24 AM

Right wing billboards along I-94?

PZ Myers, biology professor at the University of Minnesota at Morris, writes:

Itís another travel day for me ó there have been too many of these lately, and no respite in sight ó and I just now got off the road, the usual I94 to the Minneapolis/St Paul airport, and I noticed a remarkable change in the character of the billboards as I passed Albertville and entered the outer ring of middle class suburbs that surround the city. Suddenly, in addition to the usual billboards advertising gas, food, hotels, and the evils of abortion (seriously, people, donít get too excited about those sporadic atheist signs, because Pro-Life Across America has saturated the rural Midwest, at least, with Smiliní Baby ads), I saw jewelry stores, Colorado ski vacations, and cosmetic surgery ads everywhere. I had entered Michele Bachmannís district.

The place was also full of billboards touting the perfidy of Amy Klobuchar (Democrat, donít you know), urging me to vote for the anti-gay marriage amendment, and even more irritating, ads claiming that Minnesota is number one in voter fraud, and we must do something about it.


I don't know what skiing and cosmetic surgeries have to do with the nature of Michele Bachmann's district, but I see Myers's point.

Oh, the George W. Bush "Miss Me Yet?" billboard also was posted north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, at I-35 instead of I-94 though.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:29 AM

1. George W. Bush "Miss Me Yet?" --- Only if Robme wins. GW is a GEM next to Rmoney.

AGAINST Amy Klobuchar (Democrat, donít you know) - YES I DO KNOW.

Urging me to vote for the anti-gay marriage amendment -- NEVER.

..and even more irritating, ads claiming that Minnesota is number one in voter fraud -- WHAT? BULLSHIT.


I think that LAST SET HAS TO GO. I'm sure it is FALSE advertising.

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:42 AM

2. I want those billboards DOWN. NOW. NOT IN MY STATE.



http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2012/08/cases-voter-id-election-fraud-found-virtually-non-existent

Cases of voter-ID election fraud found 'virtually non-existent'

By Natasha Khan and Corbin Carson, News21 | 08/13/12

In Minnesota, there have been 10 total cases of reported fraud and no cases of voter impersonation reported since 2000.

"A News21 analysis of 2,068 alleged election-fraud cases since 2000 shows that while fraud has occurred, the rate is infinitesimal, and in-person voter impersonation on Election Day, which prompted 37 state legislatures to enact or consider tough voter ID laws, is virtually non-existent."


http://washingtonexaminer.com/york-when-1099-felons-vote-in-race-won-by-312-ballots/article/2504163#.UH-jX4bWqtk
August 6, 2012 | 8:00 pm

"Minnesota Majority took the information to prosecutors across the state, many of whom showed no interest in pursuing it. But Minnesota law requires authorities to investigate such leads. And so far, Fund and von Spakovsky report, 177 people have been convicted -- not just accused, but convicted -- of voting fraudulently in the Senate race. Another 66 are awaiting trial. "


I've got to check this out with Sec State Ritchie's office.

I want those billboards DOWN. NOW.

NOT IN MY STATE.

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 02:46 AM

3. The whole recount was video taped (for OUR protection - thanks UPTAKE!)

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:41 AM

4. Washington examiner =RW source, just a precaution

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Response to alp227 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:53 AM

5. OH, yeah, but I think that's where they (Bachmann or whoever) are getting their "numbers"

I sent Ritchie's office the comparison and I asked directly. Have there been this many cases reported and prosecuted? Are 66 still waiting to go to trial?

Sec of State's office should have those numbers and I've asked what can I do as a citizen to bring those billboards down or sue the people who put them up for defaming Minnesota's good name.

I don't for a minute think there is any truth to it.

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