reply to post by crimvelvet
Amazing how the Racism Card took over the thread and ran away with it when the real news/question is Did the US Government and Washington State
get into a tussle over the signs.
I agree the racism is a total non-issue, the signs are just caricatures, and are not racist. Arguing about whether it's racist or not is not the issue
I disagree with you over the point of "US Government versus Washington State" because there is no credibility to the notion that the feds "petitioned"
to remove the signs, nor any credibility to the notion they are going to withhold money from Washington. There is also no
to the notion that Washington State has even acknowledged these signs, much less threatened to secede from the union over it.
You all are being played here by a fabricated headline.
Signs like these depicting any number of politicians crop up all the time. Unless the sign violates a zoning law
, or depict obscene material,
they're usually left alone. My hometown has a few like signs these "ranting" political diatribes painted on the side of buildings that border a
highway that have targeted our local political leaders for years, no one bats an eye at them other than to get a chuckle or two. They're on private
property and are protected by the 1st amend.
Again, the original source article at "forum.punjabijunktion.co.in" only posts images of the signs
and makes no claim of a "Feds versus
bruhaha. However, someone at "Dailypaul.com" has decided to copy the forum post at punjabijunktion and included the fabricated
"The federal government is now petitioning to have these signs removed or Washington state will be denied additional monies for
Show me one verifiable source for that
This is just another bogus headline designed to work up the right-wing and it seems to be working, apparently NO ONE in the right-wing blogosphere can
be bothered to confirm such ridiculous claims before running around in an outrage and repeating the claim in spite of a lack of sources
was the gospel truth.
If you want to be outraged over the sign for how they depict Obama - fine.
If you want to be outraged over the claims in these signs - fine.
If you find them hilarious - fine.
If you want to be outraged over the feds threatening Washington State to remove the signs and Washington State in turn seceding from the union - well,
buddy, you need to learn to discern a troll post and rumor-mongering when you see it, otherwise you'll be in a perpetual rage over false headlines.
I can see the OP has since amended his original post title. It was "Washington State may secede from Union over Obama images posted along highway". -
It was that claim that was a fabrication.
edit on 24-8-2011 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)