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Anti-Obama Billboards The Talk Of Hanson (Massachusetts!!)
WBZ-TV ^ | August 30, 2012

Posted on 08/30/2012 1:41:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Free speech or offensive?

Those are two viewpoints regarding three political billboards in Hanson that are getting the attention of everyone who drives by Sullivans Inc., a motorcycle accessories distributor off Route 27.

One shows a little girl raising her middle finger next to the message:

“Thanks Obama. You’ve spent my lunch money, my allowance, my inheritance, 35 years of future paychecks and my retirement. You Jerk. Vote Mitt Romney For 2012!”

The finger is now covered in packing tape.

Some people say the sign makes them uncomfortable.

“It’s being offensive,” one man told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Thursday. ”I think you can send out the message without being this drastic.”

Others say it’s free speech...

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Massachusetts; Campaign News; Issues
KEYWORDS: 2012; massachusetts; obama; romney
Was that "one man" John Francois by any chance? Hahahahaha!!
1 posted on 08/30/2012 1:41:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Class, here’s your homework assignment for tonight: compare and contrast the reactions to this billboard, and any “Pride” parade of your choice.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

free speech. plain and simple.

has nothing to do with good taste or upbringing.

we are free, not free from being offended.

personally, the use of children in vulgar displays turns me off, if she were just pouting, the message would be better.
IMHO
tt


3 posted on 08/30/2012 1:45:56 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It’s being offensive,”

Øbama is offensive.

4 posted on 08/30/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe it’s the truth of the sign that offends this Obama voter.

Obama and truth are strangers.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 1:47:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Why all the concern about being “offensive”? nobama and his anti-Free-America mi9nions ar5e uber-offensive for what they continue to do to America.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 1:50:58 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: teeman8r

Remember the day, not that long ago, when almost no one would’ve questioned his right to put up a sign, no matter how much someone else disagreed with it?


7 posted on 08/30/2012 1:54:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

8 posted on 08/30/2012 1:56:48 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Some people say the sign makes them uncomfortable.

Oh, the huge manatee!

9 posted on 08/30/2012 2:11:21 PM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
That billboard is not offensive.
THIS is offensive.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 2:19:07 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; freekitty; vette6387; IrishMike; unkus; gonzo; MamaDearest; onyx; bitt; Yehuda; ...

Perhaps Code Pink (wackos) in their vagina costumes are more acceptable to Liberals voters?


11 posted on 08/30/2012 2:19:28 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If you want to know who controls you, find out who you are not permitted to insult.”


12 posted on 08/30/2012 2:48:54 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Free speech.

There’s no right against being offended, and liberals need to be offended often.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 2:52:06 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Personally I think it would be as effective without the finger, but I agree if it's private property the owner has the right. This part irritates me the most: According to town officials, owner Robert Sullivan did not get a necessary permit from the building commissioner to put them up.

Now THAT's offensive.

14 posted on 08/30/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Could've gotten the same message without using a child's middle finger on a billboard.

"Okay, sweetie, now give the camera the finger. That's it! And again....."

I wouldnt have liked it if they'd done it, either.

15 posted on 08/30/2012 3:05:17 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

lol


16 posted on 08/30/2012 3:12:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: teeman8r

Yes, the vulgarity was not needed to get the point across, a little hand wiping away a tear would have been preferable. They should have added a handkerchief to the board to make her look like she was using it to wipe away a tear.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 3:24:15 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am old enough to remember when a billboard showing a child shooting the bird would have been brought down immediately by conservative Americans.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 4:37:31 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

I remember a college art exhibit displaying Bush 41 sitting on the can. You should have seen all the first ammendment defenders come out of the woodwork. Had it been a Dem...not so much.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 5:06:29 PM PDT by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: ansel12

Especially if it criticized you lord and master, right?


20 posted on 08/30/2012 5:39:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Noumenon

You called? .................................... FRegards

21 posted on 08/30/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

The ‘code-Pinkos’ were hillarious ............................ FRegards


22 posted on 08/30/2012 5:46:12 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A personal attack?

What about that post would make you lash out in a personal manner, conservatives are not pleased with the degradation of our culture, especially involving children being used vulgarly on billboards.

Do you really want to mock Christ in your post as well?


23 posted on 08/30/2012 5:49:19 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12
Well, it may not be "art" by liberal standards, but it's still protected speech.
24 posted on 08/30/2012 5:52:17 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: ansel12

I wasn’t “mocking” Christ in my post, genius, that’s why I didn’t capitalize Lord and Master. Not a MENSA member, are you? And since there are two teams and you’re against ours, I have to assume you love Obama.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 5:55:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why the non stop persoanl attacks?

This post should not have have you lashing out in a personal manner.

“”I am old enough to remember when a billboard showing a child shooting the bird would have been brought down immediately by conservative Americans.””

If you disagree with my post, then tell me why, but lay off the personal attacks.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 6:13:38 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

It’s the cumulative effect of all your asinine, disruptive posts. We’re trying to save this country from a second Obama term and you’re doing your damndest to get him re-elected. Of course we take it personally. Many of us have kids and don’t want them to live in some kind of Soviet or Nazi America. You, on the other hand, seem to have no problem with that. I will fight you and anyone like you with every fiber of my being. Now do you get it, Steven Hawking?


27 posted on 08/30/2012 6:44:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You cannot start stalking a freeper with your personal vendetta and carry it throughout every thread, post 18 was a perfectly normal post, a perfectly normal conservative position, and perfectly appropriate to this thread.

Do not carry your personal grudges throughout freerepublic.

post 18--I am old enough to remember when a billboard showing a child shooting the bird would have been brought down immediately by conservative Americans.

28 posted on 08/30/2012 6:51:47 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12
Hahahahahaha! [gasp!] Hahahahahaha! That's got to be the funniest sh^t I've seen in days! YOU complaining about someone, anyone else here and calling someone a stalker! Too funny [wipes tear away from eye]. You might want to look up "irony" in the dictionary, kimosabe.
29 posted on 08/30/2012 7:05:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Post after post of personal attack, yet nothing related to the thread, or my post.


30 posted on 08/30/2012 7:12:52 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Go cry to Jim, I have other fish to fry.


31 posted on 08/30/2012 7:18:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and in your own yard too... now associations and group think are sinking our great nation...

political correctness has no place in american exceptionalism.

thank you for your service.

t

question? does the 2nd Division try harder?


32 posted on 08/31/2012 5:14:24 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

i see the finger was added later. out of proportion for the little girl...

but still, she’s angelic and being exploited by the finger...

give her a tear and make obama’s actions objectionable.

t


33 posted on 08/31/2012 5:17:11 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: teeman8r

34 posted on 08/31/2012 7:08:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

The lesbian cadres there are devoted vagitarians, and they will find themselves more than welcome there..


35 posted on 09/02/2012 11:15:42 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Lancey Howard

That poor kid! Love the expression. Time was, taking him to such an event would have been a clear case of child abuse.


37 posted on 09/03/2012 10:18:42 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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