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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:34 AM
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Just bought the material to freeway blog for around $5.00
Used bed sheet from thrift store $.50
14 in. plastic cable ties - $1.63
Kyrlon indoor/outdoor cherry red spray paint - $2.67
Duct tape - $1.00

I'm gonna run the duct tape along the long side of the bed sheet and then back it on the other to prevent rips. I'll burn grommets through the duct tape "stays" by heating a large nail and poking it through the duct tape. I'll make about four grommets and use the plastic cable ties to fasten my banner to the rail of a freeway over pass. I'm going with cherry red. because that catches peoples attention in an "alert" sort of way. Now the message:

ARREST
George W. Bush
THE WAR
CRIMINAL


Any other message suggestions are welcome.

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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:40 AM
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1. Get something to weight on the bottom if the bottom end is not attached.
Sew good sized fishing sinkers or some metal nuts to the bottom. Otherwise the wind will be constantly whipping it around and make it unreadable much of the time.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 11:47 AM
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2. Good tip.
Thanks :hi:
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 03:51 PM
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3. Another tip, find a rural overpass over an Interstate.
Not one where there is an exit or ramps with gas stations and convenience stores. So people don't tear it down. The people driving on the interstate who see it won't be able to find the overpass on rural back roads where the next exit maybe 10-20 miles down the road. That and the people driving over the overpass probably won't see your handiwork hanging over the side.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 04:37 PM
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4. You can buy a real grommet tool at Home Depot for less than $8
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Prod...

No burning involved...just fold the sheet corner over to give some additional strength and put the grommet through the double-layer of sheet.
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CK_John Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 04:40 PM
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5. Suggest you budget in the money for bail. n/t
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 05:39 PM
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7. Care to tell me what law would be broken?
waiting...
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CK_John Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 05:59 PM
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9. I would get legal advice, if you are that naive. n/t
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 07:00 PM
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10. So, no real facts, just insults.
Are you a GOP operative? :rofl:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 09:16 PM
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16. LOL!
Welcome to DU by the by! :hug:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 09:15 PM
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15. And you should grow a pair.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 10:08 PM
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22. I've done this many times in several states and never had a problem
Get in - get out. No problem!

As long as they allow the "Welcome Home (insert soldiers name here)" signs on the overpasses and flags, they can't object to political speech now, can they?


Don't know what your problem with it is, and if you have inside knowledge, why not share instead of bark "I know something you don't know"? :wtf:
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 09:49 PM
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21. In California it probably falls under the freeway graffitti laws--arrest, fines, etc. But go for it!
I don't mean to discourage you, because I love the freeway blogger concept as free speech. Just be fast and surreptitious is all.

Gives new meaning to "Go play on the freeway" doesn't it? :hi: Have fun!

Hekate

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 09:14 PM
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14. Get the fuck out! No damage, no harm, free speech! Try it you might get a thrill.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 04:43 PM
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6. Watch this first- he explains the best materials to use and why
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 05:48 PM
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8. Please take pictures and post them!
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 07:10 PM
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11. Good job arcadian!
Excellent idea! And very effective.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 07:10 PM
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12. Here is what the freeway blogger inspired us to do...
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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 09:07 PM
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13. I would add...
I would add this if theres room:


The President is NOT above the law.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 09:20 PM
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17. And he's an asshole who is not a president, just an appointee!
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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 09:28 PM
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18. True true.
Hahaha that made me laugh, seeing that again.

Its been a while.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 09:39 PM
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20. :)
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 09:32 PM
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19. That kind of protest works better than "marching" these days...Civil action by
"stealth." Thanks for the post.. Doesn't cost much...and if one is clever...well...
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-28-08 10:12 PM
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23. Cut air holes in the sheet
BIG ones. That will allow the wind to pass through and not put too much strain on the sheet.

Although, cardboard and bungie cords are better, faster to attach, last longer, and less chance that they will fly off and land on a windshield too.

Just visit a local store that handles large appliance and they will be more than happy to give you all their cardboard shipping packages. Make one big sign or a brazillion little ones out of a regrigerator box!

Happy blogging!
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