October 18, 2006

Signs of the Times

Here in Virginia, we have a hotly contested Senate race underway between incumbent George Allen and challenger Jim Webb. Emotions run high, as evidenced by this enormous sign displayed down the street and around the corner from our home.




Someone has too much time on their hands.

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17 comments:

Sam said...

Is that razor wire on the border of the sign???

the only daughter said...

Or is it twinkle lights?

Sounds like our state's governor's race.

creepylesbo said...

Maybe it's actually the person who lives behind the sign who took it down - especially if it flashes garishly when they're trying to sleep/watch TV. Maybe they're not pro-whoever, maybe they just don't like their lives invaded by inconsiderate politicians.

weese said...

i cannot WAIT for this election to come. i am so tired of the phone calls, the commercials, the signs, the flyers.

[i approved this message]

Anonymous said...

I have a "Webb For Senate" Sign in my front yard.

If someone were to steal it, they had better hope like hell I never find out, because a serious beating and a criminal charge would follow.

Elizabeth said...

Go GF, kick some sign stealin' ass.

I'm voting Kinky this election. Although we've been told that a vote for the original Texas Jewboy is a vote for the Repubs. I don't care. Can it really get any worse down here than it alread is?

tiff said...

VA is a werid state for politics, ain't it? NC is, I don't know, kind of apolitical so far to me. Not at all like living in CT, in which many many peoples got all hot and bothered at every election. Would that it were that way down here...

WordsRock said...

LOL sam, no not razor wire but that would be a good deterrent to sign theft.

The only daughter got it right: it's twinkle lights. The extension cord runs to the house about 100 yards behind the sign. creepylesbo (interesting name!), the sign doesn't face any houses. I can't imagine the lights bothering anyone.

GF, are the Allen/Webb signs fairly equally distributed in your neighborhood?

weese, I'm with you. I want it over and done. We get a double dose of politics living so close to DC, tiff makes NC sound like a nice refuge.

eb, sure it can get worse. I don't even have to flex my imagination much to envision it.

Jennifer said...

Tiff, how long have you been here (NC) and what part; I ask only so maybe I can relocate there. Southern politics are alive and well here in my Carolina hometown; of course, the hostility is projected with polite surface decorum. But don't be fooled; the deep seeded anomosity runs like a polite river through it, complete with mudslinging, backstabbing, and undermining.

The pre-taped phone calls from local politicians clogging my voice mail are driving me insane.

Kat B. said...

What I love is how it lights up at night.
My friend and I were driving by and saw it. I immedietely thought of you!

Anonymous said...

At least it sounds like your politics are a lot more interesting than ours...

(yeah, blogger fixed the beta no-beta thang. happy happy.)

Anonymous said...

"GF, are the Allen/Webb signs fairly equally distributed in your neighborhood?

Can you believe it? I am the only person on my entire street with a sign in the yard.

there is one guy up the street from me, Chuck, who has a W sticker on his car, and
I know that he votes a straight Republican line (straight Republican... get it?).

I counter his Republicanism with my Howard Dean sticker, and my "Veterans For Jim Webb" sticker.

Eyes said...

That's hilarious -- and really sad. It just shows what we all know -- nothing is fair and done by the book in politics. It's all about cheating!

Trop said...

Margaret Cho called our house the other day.

George Allen is a doofus. How any one can vote for him is beyond me. Worse, he's still being considered for President in 2008. Has the country not yet figured out that when a doofus occupies the White House, everyone suffers?

bazl said...

I live in PA and have been getting tons of calls to vote for Santorum, when I told the last caller that I wouldn't vote for him, he mocked me—repeating what I said in a snide, childish manner before hanging up on me. WTF is up with these people?

Elizabeth said...

It can get worse? Not really. There has to be a certain balance and even the most evil of American politicians know this.

Even though the passage of the Military Commission is one of the last nails in the coffin of our democratic republic, the perception of democracy seems to be in place for most people.

In order to keep the economy booming, that perception of democracy has to be intact. They'll throw everyone a few civil rights here and there to keep the perception going.

You can fret about it getting to be like Afghanistan but then how much money does Afghanistan have? El zippo. They may want to take away your rights but they also love money.

Anonymous said...

Someone with way too much time, but it is sort of funny