Saturday, January 28, 2006

Marin, Sonoma, East Bay, SF
















These signs appeared yesterday on the 80, 280, 580 and 101 Freeways.
Busy Day.

16 comments:

fiat lux said...

I drive either 280 or 101 every weekday & have seen some of your work. Rock on.

Ben Brodie said...

Wow. This is great. And its more than just about being anti-war. Its about shaking people up and changing everyday things. Every time someone sees something they don't expect, they must react. That reaction is a little revolution going on inside themselves. You are forcing people to see something different in their world of concrete highways and unchanging scenery. Changing the scenery changes lives. Keep it up!

AJ said...

Right on. Keep up the great work. You got guts kid....

Anonymous said...

Go to France,surrender monkey.

Michael said...

Somebody ought to post a sign over the Michael Savage billboard in downtown SF...

I saw a sign on 280. Good work!

kim said...

anon. is a chicken#+@&. Can't post his own name? You really that afraid of free speech?
I've posted dozens of signs in honor and in brotherhood with Scarlet.
more power to those to of us who use our Bill of Rights!

H-Town said...

WOW! What a rebel you are! Man, I have a whole new outlook on the war now that some nameless dipshit posted signs around town saying the war was a lie.

Anonymous said...

Kim, I don't see any names posted on those signs on the freeways. What does a name mean on the internet anyway? You put "Kim" on your post. Wow, you are sure brave! (posted with much sarcasm) By the way, I am not the anonymous person who posted that childish comment.

H-town, I love your sarcasm, and totally agree!

I think it is very easy to take a stand on the Iraq war. It is easy to say "no war" because it is true that with war innocent people are killed and that is terrible! It is also easy to say the Iraqi war is a just cause. Our troops have overthrown a corrupt leader who killed tens of thousands of innocent people! It is easy to hate Bush and throw a sign up on the freeway. However, it is difficult to come up with real solutions to real problems. It amazes me how many people are quick to criticize leaders, but do not have realistic solutions. I would be willing to bet that most, if not all, of the people putting up these signs fall into this category.

Freewayblogger said...

Two Word Solution for ya:
Saudi Iraquia.

Why not just hand it over to our good buds the Saudi Royal Family? They're uh, Democratic enough, right? Or maybe hand it over to the Emirate of Kuwait... Turnabout Being Fair Play, and an Emirate's CLOSE to being a Democracy, isn't it? After All, we shed American Blood to Return the Emir back in '91, Lovers of Democracy that we are...

Or just have everyone erase the "Q" on their maps and change it to an "N", which is pretty much how things are turning out as it is.

Problem Solved.

Mana said...

Rock on. I don't agree with you entirely but I think that is awesome that you have enough courage to post what you want to and do what you believe in. You're awesome. Keep it up.

Dr Haisook said...

Interesting post...!

Anonymous said...

You know, my husband is a soldier, and has been deployed multiple times for this war which you call a lie...until you know first hand exactly what it is like over there since the war has started, you don't really have room to condemned the war...my husband tells us that the Iraqi people love us over there and are thankful for what we have done...of course I can see how many people have become blind to this when the only source most of us have of the war is from the news, which will say anything to make Bush (and the war)look bad in the first place...I pray everyday for my husbands safety, especially now that he reenlisted for another 6 years, but you have to remember, just like my husband, anyone who is a U.S. soldier is one my choice, not force or draft, they choose their job, and instead of condeming what they are doing, you should be supporting them...it is hard to have to leave your family for a year or more, and come back to americans who tell you what a bad person you are for saving lives...yes innocent people are being killed everyday of the war, but how many more would be being killed if not for the war?

Michael said...

It's difficult to have a reasoned political debate with somebody who thinks people who are anti-war are also against our troops. What about all our troops who have served in Iraq who are anti-war? Are they anti-themselves then?

Next time try engaging the reasons why people are anti-war instead:
- bush misled us into a war
- Iraq was not an imminent threat, it did not have any WMD or a serious WMD program, and was therefor a huge waste of American lives and resources
- bush bungled the occupation, didn't send enough troops, and didn't foresee the insurgency
- the war has radicalized the Arab world against us and made America less safe; we create more terrorists over there every day just by being there than we kill or capture in combat

Anonymous said...

Michael - it'd be dangerous if you knew anything about how policy was actually designed. Whiel I do agree with the crux of your argument, you ares seriously lacking in factual knowledge. The pres. decisions about troop strength were formed by military advisors who denied field commanders' requests for more troops. Bush followed military advice, which is protocol. So, your argument is completely without merit. Have a great day - read a book on politics, or watch an episode of West Wing.

Anonymous said...

Michael, if you look at the majority of troops who are anti-war, they are so because they don't want to be deployed. They signed up for the military in a time of peace figuring that is how it was going to be, it would be an "easy" way to get money, besides leaving for the occasional training, they stayed home and had an "easy" life (at least compared to now)(I know this from friends who are in the military, and my husband when he joined 9 years ago) Now that they actually have to do the job they signed up for (not forced into) they want to complain about it (My husband and his friends are NOT anti-war), this is why they are anti-war, not because of the politics or whatever, but to save their own butt. They don't want to do the job they themselves signed up for.

wtheproblem.com said...

Anonymous said...
I pray everyday for my husbands safety, especially now that he reenlisted for another 6 years....my husband tells us that the Iraqi people love us over there

Hey Anon,
Just curious. Why should we trust what your husband says? He's a career man. Why would he say otherwise? It just dosen't make sense for him to say he thinks things aren't going well. I'm sure he'll make an excellent soldier, general, weapons lobbyist, or Republican Congressman. But I don't look to people who can't finish a sentence without using the word "sir" to give me the news. It's 2006 and that old BS about a biased news conspiracy is crap. There's just too many sources, internet and government included, to say that the truth about Iraq isn't being reported. Most of the bad news I see is being reported by government agencies that are controlled by Republicans. Iraq is going bad, get over it. It's not your fault.

Check out:

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/article_1094030.php/Poll_Iraqis_want_US_withdrawal

Here's a clip:

The most disturbing finding of the poll deals with terrorism and violence against the U.S. military. Eighty-eight percent of Sunnis and 41 percent of Shias said that they approved of insurgent attacks on American forces.

'Support for attacks against the U.S. military may not be prompted by a desire for the U.S. to withdraw,' Kull reasoned, 'but rather, they may be motivated by the belief that the U.S. will never leave.'

This distinction becomes clearer when the poll numbers are broken down by the foci of the attacks: 47 percent of the public approves of attacks on U.S. forces but only 7 percent support attacks on Iraqi government security forces and 1 percent approve of attacks on Iraqi civilians. Pollack disagreed, saying that he had yet to meet an Iraqi who encouraged the insurgence. 'They don`t approve of terrorism but they understand where the emotion is coming from. There is the idea that Americans should expect such attacks. Clearly,' said Pollack, 'the perception is that attacks on U.S.-led forces are not viewed as terrorism.'


I'll even go as far as to say that members of the military have more to gain than members of the press when it comes to lieing about the war.
The Legacy of George W. Bush: Everyone lied but me.

wtheproblem.com