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    Mccain is loving this, you know.

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    Slow down your little knees a-jerking. There isn't anything racist about that billboard. If it were an anti-McCain or Palin billboard depicting them wearing bunny fur hats and 'redneck' flannel - no one would be screaming "racism". GROW-UP PEOPLE! This ain't kindergarten!


    There is nothing inaccurate about that billboard. Obama's voting record and own mouth have proven all of those statements true.


    What's disgusting is the number of posters on this forum that do not have the intelligence to be able to express themselves without using vulgarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJJ76 View Post
    There isn't anything racist about that billboard.
    Clearly, you failed to notice the caricature on the right hand side.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustJJ76 View Post
    If it were an anti-McCain or Palin billboard depicting them wearing bunny fur hats and 'redneck' flannel - no one would be screaming "racism".
    Well, duh. Wearing a fur hat or flannel has nothing to do with RACE so naturally people would not be screaming "racism".

    Quote Originally Posted by JustJJ76 View Post
    GROW-UP PEOPLE! This ain't kindergarten!
    Same to you with highly polished brass knobs on.


    Quote Originally Posted by JustJJ76 View Post
    There is nothing inaccurate about that billboard. Obama's voting record and own mouth have proven all of those statements true.
    Nothing inaccurate? Really? How can you say that with a straight face?

    Gun Regulations:

    "The efforts by law enforcement to obtain the information required to trace back guns that have been used in crimes to unscrupulous gun dealers. As president, I intend to make it happen. We essentially have two realities, when it comes to guns, in this country. You've got the tradition of lawful gun ownership. It is very important for many Americans to be able to hunt, fish, take their kids out, teach them how to shoot. Then you've got the reality of 34 Chicago public school students who get shot down on the streets of Chicago. We can reconcile those two realities by making sure the Second Amendment is respected and that people are able to lawfully own guns, but that we also start cracking down on the kinds of abuses of firearms that we see on the streets. Source: 2008 Democratic debate in Las Vegas Jan 15, 2008"



    Taxes:

    Uh, no.
    snopes.com: Proposed Tax Changes

    Same sex marriages:

    "Opposes same-sex marriage, " Same-sex Marriage - Issues - Election Center 2008 - CNN.com

    Abortions:

    The real WTF moment here. You think this is true? You think he's going to get out there and FORCE women to abort? Are you quite mad?
    His positions

    So, there is absolutely NOTHING ACCURATE on there at all.


    Quote Originally Posted by JustJJ76 View Post
    What's disgusting is the number of posters on this forum that do not have the intelligence to be able to express themselves without using vulgarity.
    Like the person who just urged people to grow up? Like the person who implied that people on this board are immature through the use of the word "kindergarten"? Yes, that is disgusting.
    Fuck.

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    Caricature prompts racism allegations

    Highway billboard attacking Obama inspires heated newspaper letters.

    Chad Livengood • News-Leader • October 10, 2008

    A billboard in West Plains showing a caricature of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wearing a turban and using his middle name -- Hussein -- in quotes has sparked outrage and accusations of racism.
    The sign, located south of West Plains on U.S. 63 across from the Dairy Queen, says: "Barack 'Hussein' Obama equals more abortions, same sex marriages, taxes, gun regulations."

    Outrage over the sign triggered West Plains resident Becky Estes to write a letter in Monday's edition of the Daily Quill newspaper saying "such a tasteless display merely reinforces the wide-spread belief that Ozarkers are ignorant country bumpkins."

    "People don't like it. They're embarrassed by that sign, ashamed by that sign, horrified by that sign and outraged by that sign," Estes told the News-Leader on Thursday.

    Estes' letter sparked responses from locals and out-of-state former residents in Wednesday's newspaper. The person who created the sign remains anonymous.

    "I can find nothing wrong with this sign/cartoon, which is truthful by Obama's own statements," wrote James E. (Jay) Gentry Jr. of Mountain Grove. "If this is upsetting to Ms. Estes, then she should do some hard thinking about what is forthcoming if he is elected."

    Raymond Fine, 74, of West Plains, said the sign is a form of free speech.
    "If they can burn a flag, then they can put a sign up like that," Fine told the News-Leader.

    Lesa Hall, a Democratic voter from West Plains, said it's not the message she takes issue with -- it's the use of Obama's middle name and the hand-drawn picture of him wearing a white turban.

    "My offense was the stereotype and the racism that I felt that the billboard presented," said Hall, a teacher at the Junction Hill Middle School.

    A spokeswoman for Obama's Missouri campaign, which has an office in West Plains, dismissed the sign as a distraction.

    "Missouri voters aren't going to fall for these kinds of distractions," said spokeswoman Jean Weinberg. "The stakes are too high in this election."

    Obama has said he supports a women's right to choose whether to abort an unwanted pregnancy, but opposes same-sex marriage. He does support civil unions to give equal legal rights and privileges to those couples, including access to a partner's health care benefits, property and adoption rights.
    Obama's tax proposals call for a tax hike on the richest 5 percent, but tax cuts for all other workers.

    On the subject of gun control, the Illinois senator has voted against conceal carry weapons laws, voted to ban certain types of guns used for hunting and supported increasing federal taxes on ammunition, according to his congressional and state senate voting records.

    Throughout the presidential campaign, Obama has fought Internet rumors that he's Muslim. Hussein, an Arabic name commonly associated with the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, is Obama's middle name. His Kenyan father was Muslim, but Obama grew up in a Christian family.

    Howell County Democrats are upset about the sign.

    "Not only is it lying, but it's also in poor taste," said Jim Vokac, president of the Howell County Democrats Club. "It certainly is free speech, but it's poor taste. It does reflect poorly on the area."
    Caricature prompts racism allegations | News-Leader.com | Springfield News-Leader

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    Clearly, you failed to notice the caricature on the right hand side.



    Well, duh. Wearing a fur hat or flannel has nothing to do with RACE so naturally people would not be screaming "racism".


    Same to you with highly polished brass knobs on.




    Nothing inaccurate? Really? How can you say that with a straight face?

    Gun Regulations:

    "The efforts by law enforcement to obtain the information required to trace back guns that have been used in crimes to unscrupulous gun dealers. As president, I intend to make it happen. We essentially have two realities, when it comes to guns, in this country. You've got the tradition of lawful gun ownership. It is very important for many Americans to be able to hunt, fish, take their kids out, teach them how to shoot. Then you've got the reality of 34 Chicago public school students who get shot down on the streets of Chicago. We can reconcile those two realities by making sure the Second Amendment is respected and that people are able to lawfully own guns, but that we also start cracking down on the kinds of abuses of firearms that we see on the streets. Source: 2008 Democratic debate in Las Vegas Jan 15, 2008"



    Taxes:

    Uh, no.
    snopes.com: Proposed Tax Changes

    Same sex marriages:

    "Opposes same-sex marriage, " Same-sex Marriage - Issues - Election Center 2008 - CNN.com

    Abortions:

    The real WTF moment here. You think this is true? You think he's going to get out there and FORCE women to abort? Are you quite mad?
    His positions

    So, there is absolutely NOTHING ACCURATE on there at all.



    Like the person who just urged people to grow up? Like the person who implied that people on this board are immature through the use of the word "kindergarten"? Yes, that is disgusting.
    Fuck.

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    Caricature prompts racism allegations

    Highway billboard attacking Obama inspires heated newspaper letters.

    Chad Livengood • News-Leader • October 10, 2008

    A billboard in West Plains showing a caricature of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wearing a turban and using his middle name -- Hussein -- in quotes has sparked outrage and accusations of racism.
    The sign, located south of West Plains on U.S. 63 across from the Dairy Queen, says: "Barack 'Hussein' Obama equals more abortions, same sex marriages, taxes, gun regulations."

    Outrage over the sign triggered West Plains resident Becky Estes to write a letter in Monday's edition of the Daily Quill newspaper saying "such a tasteless display merely reinforces the wide-spread belief that Ozarkers are ignorant country bumpkins."

    "People don't like it. They're embarrassed by that sign, ashamed by that sign, horrified by that sign and outraged by that sign," Estes told the News-Leader on Thursday.

    Estes' letter sparked responses from locals and out-of-state former residents in Wednesday's newspaper. The person who created the sign remains anonymous.

    "I can find nothing wrong with this sign/cartoon, which is truthful by Obama's own statements," wrote James E. (Jay) Gentry Jr. of Mountain Grove. "If this is upsetting to Ms. Estes, then she should do some hard thinking about what is forthcoming if he is elected."

    Raymond Fine, 74, of West Plains, said the sign is a form of free speech.
    "If they can burn a flag, then they can put a sign up like that," Fine told the News-Leader.

    Lesa Hall, a Democratic voter from West Plains, said it's not the message she takes issue with -- it's the use of Obama's middle name and the hand-drawn picture of him wearing a white turban.

    "My offense was the stereotype and the racism that I felt that the billboard presented," said Hall, a teacher at the Junction Hill Middle School.

    A spokeswoman for Obama's Missouri campaign, which has an office in West Plains, dismissed the sign as a distraction.

    "Missouri voters aren't going to fall for these kinds of distractions," said spokeswoman Jean Weinberg. "The stakes are too high in this election."

    Obama has said he supports a women's right to choose whether to abort an unwanted pregnancy, but opposes same-sex marriage. He does support civil unions to give equal legal rights and privileges to those couples, including access to a partner's health care benefits, property and adoption rights.
    Obama's tax proposals call for a tax hike on the richest 5 percent, but tax cuts for all other workers.

    On the subject of gun control, the Illinois senator has voted against conceal carry weapons laws, voted to ban certain types of guns used for hunting and supported increasing federal taxes on ammunition, according to his congressional and state senate voting records.

    Throughout the presidential campaign, Obama has fought Internet rumors that he's Muslim. Hussein, an Arabic name commonly associated with the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, is Obama's middle name. His Kenyan father was Muslim, but Obama grew up in a Christian family.

    Howell County Democrats are upset about the sign.

    "Not only is it lying, but it's also in poor taste," said Jim Vokac, president of the Howell County Democrats Club. "It certainly is free speech, but it's poor taste. It does reflect poorly on the area."
    Caricature prompts racism allegations | News-Leader.com | Springfield News-Leader

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    Oh for fuck sakes... ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJJ76 View Post
    Slow down your little knees a-jerking. There isn't anything racist about that billboard. If it were an anti-McCain or Palin billboard depicting them wearing bunny fur hats and 'redneck' flannel - no one would be screaming "racism". GROW-UP PEOPLE! This ain't kindergarten!


    There is nothing inaccurate about that billboard. Obama's voting record and own mouth have proven all of those statements true.


    What's disgusting is the number of posters on this forum that do not have the intelligence to be able to express themselves without using vulgarity.

    If you don't like it, then get the fuck out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJJ76 View Post
    Slow down your little knees a-jerking. There isn't anything racist about that billboard. If it were an anti-McCain or Palin billboard depicting them wearing bunny fur hats and 'redneck' flannel - no one would be screaming "racism". GROW-UP PEOPLE! This ain't kindergarten!


    There is nothing inaccurate about that billboard. Obama's voting record and own mouth have proven all of those statements true.


    What's disgusting is the number of posters on this forum that do not have the intelligence to be able to express themselves without using vulgarity.
    You come in here declaring that there's nothing wrong with that billboard and you're questioning our intelligence. Yeah, okay.

    I'm sure Sarah Palin thanks you for your support.

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    Obvious troll.

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    I'm sure it's really just Levi, with a gun to his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    So who owns the property where the board sits? Who installed the board? Is a permit required to place a sign of that size? If so, who applied for the permit? Why has the local government allowed this to remain in place?

    Join me in sending a message to the West Plains City Council to let them know what you think about this:

    City of West Plains - City Council
    i emailed them!
    ETA: here's the response i just got from the mayor

    This response is in regard to your email to Mayor Evans about the sign on Route 63 SE of West Plains. This sign is not within the city limits of West Plains and we have no authority to do any thing about it.
    Royce Fugate
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    Last edited by msdeb; October 14th, 2008 at 02:27 PM.
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    I got the same response, same guy, same words. Nice canned response, boys.

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    This is the scariest election I've ever seen - I really understand how Hitler types come to power now.

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    That is revolting. JustJJ76 go to hell, you sick idiot.

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