What does YouR BillboarD SaY?

“Billboards calling for Americans to “Stop the Invasion” of illegal immigrants have popped up along major highways across the country and soon could find their way to Central Florida.
With passions running high on both sides of the immigration debate, some groups are generating media attention by advertising their opinions on billboards and bus shelters as well as on the Internet..

Billboards the latest venue for immigration debate continues…
war veterans and members of other organizations opposed to illegal immigration, launched billboards in New Mexico and Colorado that feature three U.S.-labeled soldiers’ helmets on rifles planted bayonet-first in an image of the United States. Their message: “Mr. President. They Didn’t Die for Open Borders…

We want to bring attention to this travesty. U.S. veterans are being turned away from medical help, while illegals are being tendered services.”

Billboards:
Sometimes known as visual pollution,sky trash, the junk mail of the American highway or litter on a stick.

Typically displaying scantily clad women with some cyrptic message and advertisement, billboards line the highways and are placed on the sides of buildings all over America. More than 500,000 Billboards are estimated to be on American highways.

We know Billboard ads are designed to catch the driver’s attention and create a sharp impression immediately, usually as he or she “zooms” by…..hopefully leaving the driver pondering the ad long after they have driven past it.

So, instead of exploiting women to sell cologne this time…Billboards are being utilized to drive a point home…all the way home.

Others using Billboards to speak:
A Fort Lauderdale, Florida advertising agency launched a billboard campaign (including the inside and outside of buses) that included 17 different messages from God. This non-denominational campaign started in September sponsored by an anonymous client.
Billboard Messages from God
1. “Let’s Meet At My House Sunday Before the Game” – God

2. “C’mon Over And Bring The Kids” – God

3. “What Part of “Thou Shalt Not…” Didn’t You Understand?” – God

4. “We Need To Talk” – God

5. “Keep Using My Name in Vain And I’ll Make Rush Hour Longer” – God

6. “Loved The Wedding, Invite Me To The Marriage” – God

7. “That “Love Thy Neighbor” Thing, I Meant It.” – God

8. “I Love You…I Love You…I Love You…” – God

9. “Will The Road You’re On Get You To My Place?” – God

10. “Follow Me.” – God

11. “Big Bang Theory, You’ve Got To Be Kidding.” – God

12. “My Way Is The Highway.” – God

13. “Need Directions?” – God

14. “You Think It’s Hot Here?” – God

15. “Tell The Kids I Love Them.” – God

16. “Need a Marriage Counselor? I’m Available.” – God

17. “Have You Read My #1 Best Seller? There Will Be A Test.” – God

Soooo…sweet readers…Billboards as arsenal for a cause.
What say You?

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19 Responses to “What does YouR BillboarD SaY?”

  1. ABF says:

    Didn’t I see the ACLU attacking these billboards somwhere? ..

  2. kkKKKaAArRRllLL mMmM says:

    MY BUMPER STICKER CAN BEAT UP YOUR BUMPER STICKER!!!!!

    IF IT IS O.K. WITH “”HIM”", IT IS O.K. WITH me…

  3. David says:

    Anyone recall the Burma Shave signs of the 50s? Each line of a 5/6-line piece of doggerel (usually ending in line six with “Burma Shave”) was on a separate snall roadside sign, so that reading them was simple time-lapse roadside entertainment.

    An example:

    “He tried
    To cross
    As fast train neared
    Death didn’t draft him
    He volunteered
    Burma-Shave”

    Updated for today?

    “He tried
    To cross
    Undercover
    Got shot dead
    He’ll not recover
    Guarded Borders.”

  4. third world county says:

    Guard the Borders Bonus Post…

    This is an open trackbacks post. Link to this post and track back. After yesterday’s resounding success with SPAM “poetry” for Academia Nut Fruitcakes, here’s some more “creative genius” (and I almost typed that with…

  5. kevin says:

    I’m not a big fan of billboards for reasons already mentioned, but at least these billboards are up for a good cause.

  6. 4thelittleguy.com says:

    I don’t see any problem with them…but I hate the ones with videos…they distract me while I’m driving.

  7. elmers brother says:

    they put a billboard up like the one in the picture here recently

  8. Always On Watch says:

    I don’t mind billboards, especially on a road trip. They break up the boredom.

    I guess my attitude is this: If I want to read it, I will. If not, I won’t. So billboards for a good cause are fine with me.

  9. Always On Watch says:

    Maybe I should sponsor one with the tag line “Go ye forth and collect fatwas.” LOL.

  10. Old Soldier says:

    Billboards are unseeming, yet they can be useful. Adds like the “God” comments and the “secure the border” board can send a powerful message and cause public opinion to sway in that direction. I guess if they must litter our highways and pathways they may as well be useful.

  11. Angel says:

    Thanks y’all for your inputs! :)

  12. Gayle says:

    Yay! Any way that the message can be put out there is a good thing. Using billboards is an excellent idea and I’m all for it.

  13. Brooke says:

    Check this billboard out!

    http://www.butlersheriff.org/illegals/Illegal-Poster.jpg

  14. The MaryHunter says:

    You go, Sheriff Jones! If a more local law enforcement stood up as he’s doing, we could be well on our way of rounding up those millions of illegals.

    Good find, Gayle!

  15. cube says:

    We have plenty of laws on the books RE: illegal immigration that need to be enforced. As far as billboards go, I hate them unless they have a good message. Pornographic advertisements, like we see way too much of in Florida, are not good messages.

  16. K T Cat says:

    I love these billboards!

  17. Lady Jane says:

    I love these billboards! I don’t think I have ever seen any in person, however. Perhaps some day? :)

  18. benning says:

    If the ugly billboards of the local “Morning Zoo” radio show is fine (is there anything busier than all the crud those stations try to cram onto a billboard?), then why not? I’d rather see that then those ugly, and stupid, green-lettered Democrat campaign signs again. And we will, you know!

    Let ‘em post!

  19. Angel says:

    Thanks friends for your kewl and interesting slant on things…great way to start the day…that a tallllllllllll cuppa of java of course..heh :)