Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beltway Blogger Strikes Again!

Signs appeared yesterday around the Beltway in Springfield, Annandale, Arlington, Falls Church and Vienna, Virginia. They are posted safely (on the inside of the fencing,) by a private citizen in full accordance with the first amendment right to free speech.

I made the McCain stencil using a small overhead ("art") projector, and a printout from Google images. I projected the image onto the back of a campaign sign, traced it and then cut it out with a boxcutter.

For those of you who think that putting on a bumper sticker, wearing a T-shirt, or planting a campaign sign in your yard is going to make any difference, then I've got news for you: it's only there to make you feel good. If you drive all day, maybe a hundred people will read your bumper sticker. If you put up a campaign sign, it will blend in with all the other ones. But if you paint your own message and put it up within view of the highway, up to a hundred thousand people a day will read it. Put up a few around your city and you will have beaten your local newspaper in readership. -Beltway Blogger

Special thanks to the other freewaybloggers who sent me some suggestions for good, short anti-McCain slogans that can be read from inside a speeding SUV.


Anonymous said...

Bravo!! Great McCain head! I have my next one in mind for Friday nite: McCAN'T

HUTCH IS ON said...


Thanks yet again for carrying it on,
from all your pals at ImpeachThem

Anonymous said...

Glad you hit my area - I'll be looking for them!

Anonymous said...

I love the concept of freeway blogging. I think it’s a brilliant use of citizen powered communication to the masses. But I want to point to those signs and say to my kids “That’s what our great country is all about.” But I hesitate to do that with the F-bomb in there. I get the point and making a harsh statement, but it could have the same impact with out the F-bomb and be more acceptable to more people. Let’s raise awareness and stand for better discourse at the same time.

Again, I love the message, I love the medium, but I don’t want people to dismiss it because of a poorly chosen word.

Beyond that, excellent work and keep it up.

Anonymous said...


Freewayblogger said...

Just to clarify, this isn't my work, but that of a Rogue Operative!

Anonymous said...

Kos has this linked at dailkos. Your stuff is clever, and you guys are great.

Anonymous said...

Very nice - well done.

Anonymous said...

Keep the pressure on!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work! I think seeing the sign with the "F" word WAS ok because it added to the impact of your message. It is not done it emits shock value. People will remember it!!! I'm proud of you and what you are doing! Patty