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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 10:12 AM
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Yard Sign With Candidate's Name On It Electrifies Congressional Race
JASPER, INA blue corrugated plastic sign bearing the name of candidate Todd Young has invigorated and galvanized voters in southeastern Indiana's 9th District congressional race, catapulting the Republican to an all but insurmountable lead over his opponent, Democratic incumbent Baron Hill.

The 24-by-18-inch signboard, which political pundits have called an "instant game changer" since its appearance on Jasper, IN's Jackson Street last Friday, features a red, white, and blue color scheme, four stars above Young's name, and the slogan "Promise of a New Tomorrow." It also includes the word "Vote" and a check-mark-filled square next to the candidate's name, a strategy expected to triple turnout at the polls as throngs of voters rush to support Young.

"When I drove by the sign two days ago, I had to pull over to the side of the road and catch my breath," said Jade Williams, 34, a lifelong Democrat and former supporter of Baron Hill. "I'd never felt such a profound connection to a candidate before. Then I saw the powerful red line under his name and knew I had to drive to City Hall immediately and register as a Republican."

http://www.theonion.com/articles/yard-sign-with-candida...
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 10:15 AM
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1. k and r--you nearly owed me a monitor--thank goodness I had put my coffee down.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 10:32 AM
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4. It's getting harder to see the difference between satire and the real M$M nt
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 10:19 AM
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2. I am a yard sign...
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 10:25 AM
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3. I like that sign! nt
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 10:36 AM
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5. Heh--I want that one!
And damn, I love your sig pic even more with the squirrel!
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Sylvarose Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 10:58 AM
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6. OMG you had me going!
This IS my congressional district and I as like "No F*cking Way! WTF? Young over Hill?" I mean yeah I know this is hotly contested district that's very "purple" but...Young over Hill..by that much????

Hahahahahaha!!! Then I saw it was the Onion. LOL!

sr
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 02:23 PM
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8. It's so close to the M$M spin isn't it?
How the media froths and creams over every little thing their darling Republicans do.

Like a mommy proudly discussing her baby's first solo poopie.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 11:25 AM
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7. Damn you! nt
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