Interesting happenings up in Massachusetts (originally from Patriot Ledger)
(Mediaite) A few homemade billboard signs in Hanson, Mass., have generated considerable controversy for their inflammatory anti-Obama messages.
Sitting on the property of motorcycle accessories distributor Sullivans Inc., one large sign shows President Barack Obama with a caption that reads: "Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot."
"Obama One Big Ass Mistake America, Vote Mitt Romney for 2012!" it reads below the main headline. The communist symbolic images of the hammer and sickle are on the president's shirt collar.
Several feet away, another sign shows a pouting young girl giving the middle-finger to the president. "Thanks, Obama," begins the caption in bold red letters, and then continues in child-like penmanship: "You've spent my lunch money, my allowance, my inheritance, 35 years of future paychecks and my retirement. You jerk."
Personally, I think the billboards are a bit over the top. The first one would have worked better if it had said Illinois instead of Kenya (don't forget, Obama claimed he was from Kenya in a biography). The one with the little girl could have done without the middle finger, and possibly the "you jerk." Though, Lefties have no room to complain considering the way they treated George W. Bush. And other Republicans.
Others say the signs go too far. "That type of statement is real real redneck," one resident said. "It's regressive and not progressive."
Oh, good, answering with an inappropriate slur. And, what's "progressive" done to this country? Pure misery. Over to the Patriot Ledger
Sullivan's attorney, Roger S. Davis of Quincy, cited free speech when asked about the signs Wednesday.
"First amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It's called freedom of speech," Davis said.
Robert Sullivan is the business owner who put the signs up. The city is attempting to get him to take them down, saying that he didn't have the proper permits (to put them up on his own property, no less) and that they create a driving hazard. Many people think the signs are funny, some don't. And, of course
Brown, who saw the signs while riding his bike through Hanson on Sunday, said he thinks the sign calling Obama an "idiot" from a Kenyan village is racist.
Or, it could be that Obama is an idiot as a president, and listed himself as being from Kenya. Bummer.