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Bloody Sunday…And “Make America Great Again”

Wow…A sign of things to come.

Billboard featuring Trump slogan uses ‘Bloody Sunday’ image

The billboardA billboard in Mississippi featuring Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and photos from "Bloody Sunday," one of the most violent attempts to stop the Civil Rights movement in 1965 is drawing criticism from state and local officials. Photo: Twitter

A billboard in Mississippi featuring Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan and photos from “Bloody Sunday,” one of the most violent attempts to stop the Civil Rights movement in 1965 is drawing criticism from state and local officials.

The billboard near Pearl, Miss., and put up by a group called For Freedoms, says “Make American Great Again” – Trump’s campaign slogan – and features as art images from “Bloody Sunday,” one of the most violent days of the Civil Rights movement.

The original photo dates to March 7, 1965, when police and protesters faces off over voting rights in heavily segregated Selma, Ala. Future U.S. Rep. John Lewis was among those beaten by police and 14 people were killed.

Hank Thomas, one of the artists behind the billboard, told WJTV that he knows Trump likes attention and sought to use the art to have an impact on the political landscape.

“I really want us to start to ask harder questions like well what do you mean when you say make America great again? That has not yet been asked,” Thomas said.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant called the billboard reprehensible.

Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers asked Lamar Advertising to remove the billboard, even though it isn’t vulgar and is protected freedom of speech.

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2016 in Second American Revolution

 

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Ronald Reagan and Religion Billboard

Seems some clever folks have found a way to push back against the right wing extremist “Religious Freedom” laws being passed by Republican dominated legislatures around the country…

Reminding them of what their Saint Raygun said. One would have hoped many other organizations could have found the money, or cleverness to do the same to battle right wing facsism as will be on full display in the Chumph convention.

Freedom from Religion Foundation billboard (Photo via FFRF)

This Ronald Reagan billboard outside the Republican convention is going to infuriate conservatives

Former President Ronald Reagan’s son and namesake Ron Reagan is literally the poster-person against religion. While the younger Reagan has been doing ads on news channels for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, it will be his father’s words that will hover over the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July.

“We establish no religion in this country… Church and state are, and must remain, separate,” the billboard will read.

The quote is part of a longer statement Reagan made in 1984 to Temple Hillel and Community Leaders in Valley Stream. “We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs,” Reagan said. “And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.”
Co-President of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Annie Laurie Gaylor, said in a statement that this particular message was important at this point in history.

“The RNC needs to be reminded that our nation is predicated on a godless and entirely secular Constitution,” she said. “The fate of our Establishment Clause hangs in the balance of the election. We’re not voting for the next president — we’re voting for the next Supreme Court justice.”

The local chapter director, Marni Huebner-Tiborsky, agreed that the message is an important one for Republican leaders to remember. “This billboard couldn’t be any more timely, and is definitely needed to remind our political leaders and the public that political campaigns should stick to a secular platform, where real change can happen,” she says.

Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump met with religious leaders last week and unveiled his evangelical advisory committee with former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Trump does not have an extensive track record with religion other than to attack others for their beliefs. Though this was enough for evangelical James Dobson to call Trump a “baby Christian.”

 

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Making America White…

"Make America White Again" billboard in Polk County, Tennessee (Amy Hines Woody/Facebook)

The above is an actual campaign billboard by a Chumph supporter running for office in Tennessee.

‘Make America White Again’: Tennessee candidate faces boycott over Trump-inspired racist billboard

Rick Tyler, an independent Congressional candidate for Tennessee’s 3rd district, is facing a boycott of his restaurant business after he advertised his candidacy with racist billboard messages like “Make America White Again.”

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Tennessee resident Amy Hines Woody expressed her outrage by posting a photo of the “Make America White Again” sign, WTVC reported.

“This disgusting bunch of bigotry was erected about 20 minutes from our house,” she wrote, noting that Tyler owned Whitewater Grill in Ocoee. “Please, if you are the decent and loving people I know you to be, boycott this business.”

A Web address on the billboard redirects to Tyler’s campaign website, which explains that the candidate chose a sign that “is difficult to ignore and its message comes across as authoritative and influential.”

Tyler also suggests that his billboard is based on Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

“Of great significance, as well, is the reality of the Trump phenomenon and the manner in which he has loosened up the overall spectrum of political discourse,” he noted. “The Make America White Again billboard advertisement will cut to the very core and marrow of what plagues us as a nation.”

A second sign used words from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech along with an illustration of the Confederate flag surrounding the White House.

Tyler said that he planned to put up other billboards, including “Fight federal tyranny / Stop the Muslim invasion” and “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be miscegenators.”

The candidate told WRCB-TV that he did not hate people of color, but wanted to return to a “1960s, Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime; no mass immigration.”

But after the Kiwanis of Ocoee and others joined the boycott of Tyler’s restaurant, the “Make American White Again” billboard mysteriously disappeared.

Follow the article link to see a video of Rick Tyler explain how America is supposed to be 85% white…

 

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More of That Tea Bagger Hyperbole

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North Iowa Tea Party displays billboard comparing Obama to Hitler.

To the old Disney Tune…

R – a – c-i-s-m-T-E-A.

Party!

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2010 in Stupid Tea Bagger Tricks

 

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PETA Plans a Little Wood Cutting… Tiger Woods That Is…

PETA plans to release a billboard featuring Tiger Woods, despite not having any advertising or contractual relationship with Tiger…

Indeed, the ad is for …”Wood cutting”.

PETA's Tiger Billboard

PETA wants to stop little tigers from getting wood

According to PETA –

“Tiger has no formal affiliation with the organization and has not previewed or endorsed the ad but the image and the idea were too good to pass up when it comes to helping find homes for animals who will otherwise be left out in the cold,” PETA explained in a statement.

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2010 in Nawwwwww!

 

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You Thought Tiger Had Problems?

Ex-mistress puts Oracle executive on the spot

Thia Billboard was posted in Times Square in NYC

Huge billboards depicting the married software executive with YaVaughnie Wilkins, his former mistress, appeared this week in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco, setting tabloid tongues wagging.

The billboards with the words “You are my soulmate forever!” appeared to be an attempt by Wilkins to embarrass Phillips after their relationship ended and he returned to his wife.

“I had an 8 1/2-year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins. My divorce proceedings began in 2008. The relationship with Ms. Wilkins has since ended and we both wish each other well,” Phillips, 50, said in a statement released through a spokeswoman.

The spokeswoman would not elaborate on the status of Phillips’ marriage.

The billboards also featured the address of a web site, http://www.charlesphillipsandyavaughniewilkins.com, that contains more than 1,200 photos of Wilkins and Phillips together from 2001 to 2009, some 65 karaoke tracks and about 35 articles written by Wilkins, according to its designer, Bela Kovacs of San Jose, California.

“She (Wilkins) told me it was a gift to Charles,” Kovacs said. He said the site was put up online in late October, where it gathered little attention until the billboards appeared.

The billboard in New York was dismantled on Friday.

Wilkins could not be reached by telephone or email for comment. A spokeswoman for ClearChannel, which operates the billboards, said the company had no comment.

Phillips, who is also a member of Oracle’s board of directors, joined the software company in 2003. Prior to that, he worked for Morgan Stanley investment bank.

In February 2009, Phillips was appointed to the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board to help provide the Obama administration with economic advice.

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2010 in Nawwwwww!

 

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