Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thank You Mr. President



After a year of bashing from the corporate media and their tea party stooges, President Obama managed to pass health care reform.
While I don't pretend to know every nuance of the bill, whom it helps or how it could be better, I do feel a bit of thanks is in order for the man who pushed it through.
These signs went up in Berkeley, San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma Counties and were seen by at least a hundred thousand motorists and, depending on how long they stay up, possibly a couple hundred thousand more.

Using cardboard, paint and an overhead projector, they took about four hours to make and cost practically nothing. (Buying a Prius really cuts down costs as well.)
Thanks to the Supreme Court, who apparently doesn't understand that most Americans can't afford to buy TV commercials, we can look forward to a political landscape where individual free speech is all but drowned out by corporate advertising, making this sort of low-cost/high-profile activism even more relevant in the future.

For some history, how-to and legal notes, visit

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently the war is over?

malonetravels2 said...

Keep up the great work! Thanks for reusing cardboard and the Prius!

C. Sykes said...

Thank you, Freeway Blogger!

You've made a Dailykos diary (by Kos, no less) and a lot of folks are seeing your work from that site.

malonetravels2 said...

Great job, learned of this at Dkos! Thanks for your work to end the occupations.

Anonymous said...

Yay! This inspired me! :'] Made me tear up a bit!

Good job!! Keep up the great work!!

EmilyPeacock said...

Awesome and well done!

THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT!

Thank you Freewayblogger.

You brought tears to my eyes and a big grin to my mouth.

Aunt Snow said...

Thank you for doing this. I've been a fan of yours for years.

Ralph said...

THE EVENTS IN WASHINGTON, DC THIS WEEK, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO SOCIALIST MEDICINE, HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE ARE NOW IN COUNTDOWN MODE!!!!!!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE RAPTURE-READY, THIS MINISTRY URGES YOU TO ACCELERATE YOUR PLANS TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR PETS POST-RAPTURE!!!!!!!


THOSE OF YOU WHO WILL BE LEFT BEHIND ARE URGED NOT TO TAKE THE MARK!!!!!

10... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I've missed your signs!

Freewayblogger said...

Thanks Y'all, it felt good to be back in the saddle, and especially good to be applauding the actions of a President for a change.

Thanks to Kos, C&L and DU for linking, and thanks again to you all. Your comments and mail inspired me to go out and get some more cardboard...

Stay classy Ralph: I love it when parody becomes indistinguishable from the real thing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to make and post these signs!

Matt Osborne said...

I've been wondering what happened to you.