Sunday, April 15, 2007

Great sign, or the greatest sign?



















I am going with GREATEST...

H/T to Alice at GOTV
, and please read the original post so you can check out all the love for this kind of freedom of speech in the comments.

7 Comments:

Blogger Dannyboy said...

Eh, not a big fan. Though I agree with the general message, you got to think of the possibility that kids could see that sign.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous PM said...

I understand your concern, but my girlss are 7 and 10 and already knew the word from the schoolyard. (When we encounter a swear word, say, in a movie, we explain what it means and that it must never be said in the classroom, etc.)

Perhaps "Bush is human excrement" would also have been good.

I also like the reversal -- George Bush is a shitting sack of lies.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or, "George Bush is a spying sack of shit."

I can't cut the guy any slack for what he's done to Iraq, our civil liberties, etc.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Phriendly Jaime said...

Dannyboy, I never figured you for a "BUT THE CHILDREN!!!!" type of guy...

8:55 AM  
Blogger Partisanpoet said...

Great Sign!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Freewayblogger said...

I run the sites freewayblogger.com and tales of the freewayblogger where we collect pictures of free speech like this. While I was a bit skittish about the scatology, I had to post that sign for its overall dramatic effect and the simplicity of the message.

The main purpose of my sites and these endeavours is to get people to simply place text near traffic. It's far and away the best way to get a message out to a lot of people in modern urban society. One sign, cleverly placed, can reach 200,000 people a day, and trust me, I've had signs stay up for weeks. Sometimes months.

Ever since all those flags went up after 9/11, the freeways have been fair game for political expression. Maybe every cop on the beat doesn't know this, but I've found them to be fairly non-confrontational about it and, since I choose the time, place and manner of posting, rarely run into them. I've had to deal with cops seven times with no consequence beyond having to take down the sign, and I've put up over 4,000 signs now.

Everyone should try this. Soon. Cardboard, paint and something to say - that and a bit of cleverness and you can reach more people in an hour than you'll meet in your life. -Scarlet P.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Steph said...

I WOULD SAY NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR POLITICAL BULLSHIT. ITS A TIME TO PULL TOGETHER AND PUT OUR ENERGY OUT THERE FOR THOSE WHO WERE SO TRAGICALLY TOUCHED BY THIS SCREWED UP IDIOT.

3:19 PM  

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