Friday, August 31, 2007

Bay Bridge Closure

The Bay Bridge will be closed throughout Labor Day Weekend.
These are some of the signs I'll be putting up on the 80, 580, 280, 880 and 101.

For me this is like the Superbowl. Shutting down the Bay Bridge, particularly over Labor Day weekend, will result in hundreds of miles of some of the most spectacular traffic jams the Bay Area has ever known. Might as well make use of it.

Today's Signs (without flags)

FB - 1469
USA - 1306

Today's Signs (with flags)

"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." -Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence." - Aristotle

" A man does what he must—in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—and that is the basis of all human morality." -John F. Kennedy

"The best politics is right action." -Mahatma Gandhi

FB - 1455
USA - 1306

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Here are some updates on the freewayblogging cases in Illinois and Ohio. I don't know if my example will be brought up in either case, but I sort of hope it is. The problem with making political signposting illegal, apart from being utterly unconstitutional and, indeed, a knife plunged into the very heart of everything this country's supposed to stand for, is that it's practically unenforceable.

With thousands of miles of roadside at your disposal, you pick the time, place, and manner of posting. Following my methods, the act itself takes less than ten seconds. Up until then you're just a person carrying a folded piece of cardboard, after that you're just a person walking away.

Corny as it sounds, the greatest weapon a freewayblogger has in their arsenal is faith in America. I can do what I do with no fear of getting caught because, simply, I don't fear getting caught. I was taught that this was a country where expressing my political beliefs as effectively as I can is not only my right, in times of crisis it's my responsibility, and I'd be glad, even honored, to defend that view in court.

But not until I absolutely have to.

FB - 1438
USA - 1306
(Signs posted since January 1st.)

Washington State

FB - 1426
USA - 1306