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Farmer Creates Corn Maze Out of Sarah Palin's Image
My Fox Detroit ^ | 9/26/2008 | My Fox Toledo

Posted on 09/26/2008 1:52:24 PM PDT by GVnana

From MyFoxToledo Reports

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WHITEHOUSE, Ohio -- From the helicopter you can see it clearly, Republican vice-presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's face in a corn maze (video: MyFoxToledo).

Duke Wheeler of Whitehouse, Ohio, who owns the Butterfly House and surrounding farm, said he did it to bring people to the farm this fall.

"She created a lot of excitement and we would like to see a lot of excitement out here at the maze," Wheeler said.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdetroit.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: election; mccainpalin; palin; sarah; sarahpalin
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"Sarah America" as seen in Whitehouse, OH.

(I think this qualifies as activism?)

1 posted on 09/26/2008 1:52:24 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 09/26/2008 1:53:40 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: GVnana

That’s amazing.


3 posted on 09/26/2008 1:55:03 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Always Right

That’s an amazing maize maze!


4 posted on 09/26/2008 1:56:23 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: GVnana

Farmer Creates Corn Maze Out of Sarah Palin’s Image

huh???

How about
Farmer Creates Sarah Palin’s Image Out of Corn Maze


5 posted on 09/26/2008 1:56:40 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It’s kinda corny aint it?


6 posted on 09/26/2008 1:58:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: GrandmaPatriot

I’m just using the original title...


7 posted on 09/26/2008 1:58:35 PM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: GVnana

I saw that. I’m just commenting on the title. Not commenting on you.


8 posted on 09/26/2008 1:59:44 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: GVnana

I thought only ALIENS could create such geometrical impossibilities with their advanced knowledge./s


9 posted on 09/26/2008 1:59:56 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: GVnana

Rural Ohio lends Sarah Palin an “ear”


10 posted on 09/26/2008 2:01:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: word_warrior_bob
I thought only ALIENS could create such geometrical impossibilities with their advanced knowledge./s

Good point.

Where's the image of 0bama?

11 posted on 09/26/2008 2:06:20 PM PDT by null and void (Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.-F. de La Rochefoucauld)
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To: mylife
eerie too
12 posted on 09/26/2008 2:10:16 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

L0l!


13 posted on 09/26/2008 2:13:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: GVnana

Maybe it was aliens and he is taking credit for it. lol - pretty awesome though. Good for him, he’s not worried where his McCain/Palin sign is.


14 posted on 09/26/2008 2:13:59 PM PDT by JPII Be Not Afraid (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: GVnana

15 posted on 09/26/2008 2:18:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: mylife

I hope this farmer doesn’t “stalk” her..... ba-da-bum-bump


16 posted on 09/26/2008 2:22:25 PM PDT by Kimmers (Liberalism: Where fun goes to die)
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To: DoughtyOne

That’s a much better picture, it gives a sense of scale to the whole thing.


17 posted on 09/26/2008 2:26:46 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: DoughtyOne

That’s pretty good hand writing for a guy that couldn’t see what he was doing...


18 posted on 09/26/2008 2:31:12 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

I heard it was done using GPS technology.


19 posted on 09/26/2008 2:42:22 PM PDT by kkalman
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To: Publius6961

Thanks. I had hoped I could do better than this, but I couldn’t find one.


20 posted on 09/26/2008 2:43:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: Bigh4u2

Yes, he knew what he was doing didn’t he. I’ll bet he pulled string to make a grid during the process.


21 posted on 09/26/2008 2:44:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: DoughtyOne
Sarah Palin Corn Maze
This one shows the surrounding houses.
22 posted on 09/26/2008 2:52:33 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: An American!

Good deal...


23 posted on 09/26/2008 3:03:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: GVnana

“If you build it, they will come.” “Sarah America”.. I love the sound of it!


24 posted on 09/26/2008 3:13:48 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: DoughtyOne

Too cool!


25 posted on 09/26/2008 3:17:29 PM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: GVnana

Thank you.

As the farm appears in MapQuest.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Whitehouse&state=OH&address=11455+Obee+Road&zipcode=43571#a/maps/l::11455+Obee+Rd:Whitehouse:OH:43571-9205:US:41.538268:-83.814921:address:Lucas+County/m:sat:15:41.539312:-83.816753:0::/io:0:::::f:EN:M:/e


26 posted on 09/26/2008 3:23:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: All

Some of you may be interested in the above post. It does not show the Palin corn field graphic. It’s a before shot.


27 posted on 09/26/2008 3:24:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: DoughtyOne

That’s not far at all from the Toledo Airport. Pretty easy access off of I-80.


28 posted on 09/26/2008 3:34:24 PM PDT by stayathomemom ( nowanemptynester)
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To: Kimmers

Oooohhh!


29 posted on 09/26/2008 3:38:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: DoughtyOne

My bet is that he took a photo, used a computer to convert it to a line drawing, then overlaid the image on a map of the field, then used that map on a GPS navigator to drive through the corn.


30 posted on 09/26/2008 3:41:09 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: stayathomemom

I don’t know that area at all, but backing out I was able to see the area on the map, and you are exactly right. It appears to be a little over two miles south of the Toledo Express Airport.

Thanks for the mention.


31 posted on 09/26/2008 3:41:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: GVnana; Jeff Head; Issaquahking; blackie

Beautiful!

They’re looking for a mudhole to scrape out an image of Katie Couric.


32 posted on 09/26/2008 3:46:01 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Ramius

That’s an interesting premise Ramius. At the current time, it’s my understanding that the GPS system is only accurate to within ten feet. I’m not sure it would be accurate enough to accomplish the task here, but I wouldn’t totally rule it out.


33 posted on 09/26/2008 3:46:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: AuntB

LOL!


34 posted on 09/26/2008 3:47:21 PM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: word_warrior_bob

I thought only ALIENS could create such geometrical impossibilities with their advanced knowledge./s

yeah, me too. What is this all about?

It is probabaly Bush’s fault. (\s)


35 posted on 09/26/2008 3:48:03 PM PDT by John Galt's cousin ("Gutsiest move I've ever seen, Mav" - Top Gun, 1986)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thanks, DoughtyOne. It’s BIG. How many acres do you suppose?


36 posted on 09/26/2008 3:50:30 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: GVnana
Here's the rest of the article:

It wasn't an easy process.

"We contracted with an artist in Idaho who drew the picture and entered it into a GPS system, flew in and cut it with a John Deere tractor," Wheeler said. "It took him about 8-10 hours to cut it. We saw it from the helicopter it's just a great image of her. I think she'd be proud."

Wheeler expects thousands to come out and check out the corn maze, Butterfly House, and other activities he has planned for the season.

37 posted on 09/26/2008 3:52:24 PM PDT by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: AuntB

Wild guess, 2.5 to 5. Perspective is tough in a shot like this, it may be as much as ten, but I don’t think so.


38 posted on 09/26/2008 3:55:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: Ramius

Check post 37 out.


39 posted on 09/26/2008 3:59:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Wild guess, 2.5 to 5. Perspective is tough in a shot like this, it may be as much as ten, but I don’t think so.”

I think it’s a lot bigger. I had 6 acres, flat like this. Am looking at that view...not nearly the land in the article.
Look at the long row of trees on the side...those are big trees.

Anyway, I hope everyone that flies out of the nearby airport sees it!


40 posted on 09/26/2008 4:01:56 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: DoughtyOne

Heh. So it is.

Cool.


41 posted on 09/26/2008 4:11:42 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: AuntB
You got me curious. I used Gmaps pedometer and estimated it to be 10 to 11 acres, if I did the math right.
42 posted on 09/26/2008 4:20:39 PM PDT by stayathomemom ( nowanemptynester)
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To: AuntB

Land in the countryside of out nation in semi-developed areas like the farms in this region have a rough criss cross of roads at about one mile intervals.

My fist guess was a mere hypothetical looking at the relationship of the house to the property. When you said you thought the property was probably larger, I went to the aerial view and looked that road grid.

You’ll note the property the grid is on, is oblong. If you’ll look at the grid in the next section to the right, I think you’ll get a pretty good look at what a square mile would be.

I took the grid the property is on, extended it out on the top to match the grid on the right, and cut it in four sections. One square mile would be 640 acres. One quarter mile could be 160 acres. The precise property the maze graphic was on, was approximately equivalent to 1/3.5th of the width and height of those 160 acres. If you take 3.5 x 3.5, you’ll come up with 10.75 such equal parts to the 160 acres.

Dividing the 160 acres by 10.75 equal parts reveals each is the equal to approximately 14.88 acres.

The graphic sits on about 14.88 acres, if the original assumption that the grid in that locality is found to be the customary 1 mile square.


43 posted on 09/26/2008 4:21:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: GVnana

I’d sure like to get lost in that for a while...


44 posted on 09/26/2008 4:23:06 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 81 days away from outliving Sam Sheppard)
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To: SamAdams76

I’m sure liberal punks are on their way to ruin it tonight ...


45 posted on 09/26/2008 4:24:03 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

:<(

You’re more than likely right.


46 posted on 09/26/2008 4:27:33 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: AuntB

Sorry I didn’t proofread that better...

Land in the countryside of our nation in semi-developed areas like the farms in this region have a rough criss cross of roads at about one mile intervals.

My first guess was a mere hypothetical looking at the relationship of the house to the property. When you said you thought the property was probably larger, I went to the aerial view and looked at the road grid.

You’ll note the property the grid is on, is oblong. If you’ll look at the grid in the next section to the right, I think you’ll get a pretty good look at what a square mile would be.

I took the grid the property is on, extended it out on the top to match the grid on the right, and cut it in four sections. One square mile would be 640 acres. One quarter mile could be 160 acres. The precise property the maze graphic was on, was approximately equivalent to 1/3.5th of the width and height of those 160 acres. If you take 3.5 x 3.5, you’ll come up with 10.75 such equal parts to the 160 acres.

Dividing the 160 acres by 10.75 equal parts reveals each is the equal to approximately 14.88 acres.

The graphic sits on about 14.88 acres, if the original assumption that the grid in that locality is found to be the customary 1 mile square.


47 posted on 09/26/2008 4:28:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: AuntB

Perfect!!


48 posted on 09/26/2008 4:36:41 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: GVnana

So unique and original ~ just like Sarah Palin. “;^)


49 posted on 09/26/2008 4:37:12 PM PDT by b9 ("Maybe you should revisit your assumption..." ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: GVnana

A maize maze! Amaizing!


50 posted on 09/26/2008 5:23:34 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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