Owner of Phoenix Trump billboard: It will stay up as long as Trump is president

Owner of Phoenix Trump billboard: It will stay up as long as Trump is president
Owner of Phoenix Trump billboard: It will stay up as long as Trump is president

If I have to deal with rando anti-abortion or bible passage billboards driving around, then they can deal with this.

I'm kind of amazed how good of a replacement a dollar sign is for a swastika.

Near my town there's a big sign saying "BIBLICAL MARRIAGE - 1 MAN, 1 WOMAN" right next to a bunch of white crosses labeled "Field of the fallen unborn", so this is very refreshing.

My Dad spews this "Sanctity of Marriage!" bullshit whenever we debate politics. But he's twice divorced because he cheated on both wives, one of 30 years, and the other 10.

Then he claims to have a problem, a mental problem. An Addiction.

Apparently he's addicted to divorce and giving away half his stuff because he can't resist the strange.

I hope she can license the design out to other people around the country. It would be great to see these in large cities and small towns alike, all across America.

Huh. I never drive by Grand Ave, but I might just make the trip to check it out. If there are 'Jesus saves' and 'Abortion kills' signs all over Arizona freeways, they can deal with a 'Trump sucks'.

The best thing about this is how it triggers all of the pro-Trump snowflakes. These types of anti-Obama billboards (if you don't believe me do a quick Google search). As long as it doesn't violate local bylaws, then have at it!

It's pretty on the nose, but there's some good subtext with this.

Ugh, this is why Trump won. Why do liberals have to be so intolerant of people that disagree with them!? ... Libs are Fake Americans! /s

Have you like.... told him that exact statement?

My parents said that marrage is about having children. My mom and my step dad got married at 45 with no intentions of having children.

I asked them where my half sister/brother is. They got really quiet really quick. I then followed up with you got married because you love each other end of story. They havent really been touting the same tunes since then.

Missouri, what a surprise!

A gofundme to put these all across America seems like it would do well.

Haha. I just looked them up. Socialist, communist Kenyan Muslim, who wanted to destroy the 1st and 2nd amendments while raising gas prices huh?

Good thing those folks survived those 8 years of calm growth.

Also love the Russian hammer and sickle. I'm sure those folks are equally worried about Russia now.

Abe Simpson said it best.

My parents, generally well-meaning and adjuster people, tried to tell my sister that "sex is only permissible after the wedding" she calmly countered the she was born five and a half months after my parents married. People are usually blind to their own hypocrisy

jesus christ. what state is that?

I also like the mushroom clouds with the clown face in it.  Here is the original

I also like the mushroom clouds with the clown face in it.

Conservatives are upset about this but there was a billboard calling Obama a "Marxist Dictator" right outside of Manhattan, KS for a long time

Or maybe along the drive to maralago

Modern politics: Be intolerant. Call out someone's intolerance when they do not tolerate your intolerance. Everyone loses.

Except anyone who does something to the billboard will be intruding on someone's property and will be subject to laws and the justice system if they actually try to do anything.

I find it deeply amusing that Republicans have spent the last 8 years worrying about what Obama might do, theoretically, maybe.

Meanwhile the same people tell us to not judge Trump by what he is literally doing as we speak. There's no theoretical possibility that he's going to implement a travel ban, or destroy the USA's standing on the world stage, or turn the government into a bunch of cronies...

One of the reasons I moved to Maine is the ban on billboards. Imagine only seeing evergreens lining the highway!

I outed him to my Mom in '04. It was a difficult decision but I wouldn't have done it any other way. He was being a total ass and acted like it was nothing. His bullshit had to stop. If I could afford a therapist, I'd talk about it, its been a burden since.

Can we start a fund to get more of these around Arizona?

Some idiot will deface it sooner or later.

Maybe someone will do the standard edgy defacement and draw a swastika on... it.... huh.

Or mabye they'll make the guy on the billboard look foolish by... uh... hmmm

My most conservative aunt and uncle right here. Total shotgun wedding, everyone knows by now but it was a quiet family secret.

Shortly after that made the rounds, my grandparents had their 50th anniversary in September and it finally clicked to me that my dad was turning 50 in December.

I had to live with 8 years as President Obama depicted as Hitler and Satan in my town. There were two booths set up outside our library and post office for all 8 years, year round. Those guys were assholes but had the right once they moved onto the correct piece of property at each location. This must be accepted as well.

Just moved back to Alabama. Literally the first billboard when I crossed the state line was an anti-gay marriage message. I saw that and a truck full of chickens and knew I was back home. fuck

How could you deflate its value by defacing it? What would the defacing of this billboard look like? I think that anything they could write on it would only strengthen it

I can't tell whether or not you agree with me, so I'm just gonna call you a fascist to be safe.

Yeah we've got that crazy shit everywhere in Georgia. I would kill to see some anti-Trump billboards here.

"Max Power, great name." "Thanks, I got it from a hair dryer."

That's what cracks me up about this. Throughout Obamas presidency, anytime I'd see over the top anti-obama pictures while driving around I'd just laugh and think "Ok that person is clearly nuts.". Trump supporters on the other hand, see anti-trump pictures and think "Waaaaah!". They're as thin skinned as their savior.

Between BOBS PORNO EMPORIUM, Hooters, and the concerning frequent bible verses on billboards, the whole drive is just one big study in southern acceptance of things.

Trump supporter here, free speech is free speech, if the owner can make the payments on time, no one should be allowed to demand he take it down. Free speech cuts both ways. I don't like the content of it one bit but it's entirely legal and his money.

Is that not fitting?

This is going to end up like the he will not divide us fiasco and

The flag they stole and replaced with a trump hat was on private property as well, someones home in fact.

Matt Groening's is "I call the big one bitey," per the DVD set notes.

Or rather we could build one so high that Trump will see it every time he flies down there. It would be taller than his wall too, so it'd really strike his ego.

Exactly. In the middle of nowhere.

Towns and cities have so much surveillance in business areas, private and government, it would be difficult to obscure your location far enough to where you don't get caught on camera with plates or uncovered face. You can't just walk around ski masked unless it's Halloween week. High profile target is harder to hit. But honestly, boredom and/or curiosity are such powerful forces of creative innovation so who knows. I hope they make it funny or creative when they do eventually vandalize it

Arizona Every Red State Every State

I saw one once that had a black background with white letters that filled the board that said: HELL IS REAL. I'll never forget how fucked up that was to see. I can't imagine having a kid and having them see that. How do you properly explain that? How do you explain Trump to a kid?

Edit: There are a lot of pictures of it on google.

is it pro or anti trump?

I wish family members would stop letting this crap get swept under the rug. It's the only way they can hang on to their bullshit. Make it stop already. Let the chips fall where they may. I don't understand families like this. They're based on a foundation of bullshit.

Vermont is another. I knew something was off as I drove into the state for the first time but didn't realize it was the lack of billboards until much later.

Non-trump supporter here. I just want you to know that you are a unicorn in an ocean of people who refuse to take laws, the Constitution, and opinions other than theirs into account.

I know you and I don't agree about the presidency, but either way, you have my respect for, well, being respectful.

Thank you very much. I didn't know Trump supporters like you existed.

I'm so grateful this level of crazy isn't infecting us in the UK. I've always found it interesting that your public schools are secular whilst ours have religious denominations with religious studies as part of the national curriculum. Yet the majority of people don't particularly care about religion here. In fact, politicians have to hide or downplay any deep religious conviction (like Blair did) because it's not politically advantageous to be seen as a bible basher.

Holy shit dude, 24 years and that's your line?

Maine, Alaska, Hawaii, and I think one other has billboard bans. I lived in Alaska for a bit, and it's so great to not have those things all over the place!

god that is scary af

"The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it." - P.J. O'Rourke

But you're the fascist because calling people fascists is something only a fascist would do

You can find similar and worse in pretty much any bible belt state. People wear their ignorance on their sleeve. It's so frustrating being from a state that voted for Trump.

"Hussein"

That's actually his middle name. No need for the quotation marks.

Well, also, Trump has actual nazis and nazi sympathizers in the White House; which I don't think Obama did.

There's one in my town that says "ABORTION CAUSES CANCER" along with a picture of a fetus

a work of art

Try to find a sliding scale therapist if you can. You did what was best for your mom/family

If Cards Against Humanity could dig a big hole, we could do this.

In the wise words of Jeff Goldblum: "4chan uhh... finds a way."


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I believed you, but I looked anyway. 2/10 Would not do again.

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I believed you, 2/10 Would not do again.

It's not so much the money, it's keeping up with vandalism without getting assaulted by three Duck Dynasty dudes named Junior.

You didn't have several religious awakenings through history + a 1970s/1980s takeover of the right by Religious Fanatics.

Before the middle cold war, Religious Fundamentalism largely stayed out of society once they saw that the battle was lost, they separated themselves into their own weird version of things where they checked their doomsday checklists and waited for Jesus to come bring things back to rightness.

Nothing says fuck like a truck full of chickens.

I'm estimating there's about a 99% chance the fetus pictured is developed well past the point that it could be aborted without special circumstances too.

My favorite line from that whole show.

An ugly billboard for ugly times.

It would take a large amount of creativity to deface this in a way that looks good for Trump.

Michigan here. Only a Trump state because 80,000 fewer people voted in Wayne County (overwhelmingly Democratic, that's where Detroit is) in 2016 compared to 2012. Trump's margin here was only 10,000 votes. It's still infuriating.

The drive from Atlanta into Florida is just as bad.

Fuck.

Wouldn't that make you a fascist?

This. My in-laws are divorced and back together again (don't get me started) but they always spout off about the "sanctity of marriage". To which I usually say "divorcees don't get to make the sanctity of.marriage argument". To which they reply "we aren't divorced. We are still married because our church doesn't recognize divorce". To which I reply "can you file a joint a tax return?"


Karen Fiorito on Twitter: "#WorkInProgress #billboard #TRUMP #art #artist #activist #ActivistArt #PoliticalArt #ComingSoon #Politics #FightThePower #PowerToThePeople 

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Billboard in Phoenix depicts Trump, Nazi-like symbols

Santa Monica, California, artist and activist Karen Fiorito was behind the two-sided billboard.

Fiorito was commissioned to do the piece by La Melgosa, a gallery in Phoenix that "supports the arts community in Phoenix," Fiorito said.

La Melgosa commissioned Fiorito to do a similar anti-President George Bush billboard in 2004 when she was a graduate art student at ASU. When approached with this opportunity, she accepted and said this billboard piece is "even more powerful" given the current political climate.

"I was given the opportunity to just say what I want," Fiorito said. "And that's what I did."

The artist said she has a "real fear" of the direction of the country politically under Trump. She said the dollar signs imitating Nazi swastikas originally were designed by New York artist Hugh Gran for her 2004 billboard, but she believed they were appropriate for use in this piece as well.

"I felt that those really symbolize politics and money and power," Fiorito said.

Fiorito first shared the billboard on her Facebook, twitter and Instagram pages. She added a hashtag TheResistance in a tweet, making reference to the social media anti-Trump movement.

"So this happened today. Still awaiting the backlash, death threats and the like," Fiorito said on her Facebook page Buddha Cat Press.


2005 artwork "Shox News"

Karen Fiorito on Twitter: "#WorkInProgress #billboard #TRUMP #art #artist #activist #ActivistArt ...

Billboard in Phoenix depicts Trump, Nazi-like symbols

Santa Monica, California, artist and activist Karen Fiorito was behind the two-sided billboard.

Fiorito was commissioned to do the piece by La Melgosa, a gallery in Phoenix that "supports the arts community in Phoenix," Fiorito said.

La Melgosa commissioned Fiorito to do a similar anti-President George Bush billboard in 2004 when she was a graduate art student at ASU. When approached with this opportunity, she accepted and said this billboard piece is "even more powerful" given the current political climate.

"I was given the opportunity to just say what I want," Fiorito said. "And that's what I did."

The artist said she has a "real fear" of the direction of the country politically under Trump. She said the dollar signs imitating Nazi swastikas originally were designed by New York artist Hugh Gran for her 2004 billboard, but she believed they were appropriate for use in this piece as well.

"I felt that those really symbolize politics and money and power," Fiorito said.

Fiorito first shared the billboard on her Facebook, twitter and Instagram pages. She added a hashtag TheResistance in a tweet, making reference to the social media anti-Trump movement.

"So this happened today. Still awaiting the backlash, death threats and the like," Fiorito said on her Facebook page Buddha Cat Press.

2005 artwork "Shox News"

The issue between Republicans and the rest of our country is that we already had faith in our government as a whole. That it could withstand these issues.

If Trump does get what he wants, and it destroys our country they'll blame that our faith in our government was always misplaced.

If Trump can't get what he wants, and it doesn't destroy our country they'll blame that the power we've given our government was always the problem.

While that's true, I think they felt it needed to be emphasized somehow. Maybe they thought it would shout "See, he's one uh dem Moslems!".

Remember when Fox "Faux" News was calling all his appointments Czars? I don't remember if it was to de legitimize or for fear mongering, I suspect it was for both. Now... Well, I don't get Faux News anymore, but I hear they're a bit more Pro-Russia now that their ЯЭpuЪlicДИ president has taken office. I hear they hated that Obama did nothing about Crimea, but they remain silent about this administration not doing shit. Oh, well. Hypocrites gonna hypocrite.

Get out to the rural areas of California sometime. You might be surprised.

Back when the University of Missouri was in the Big 12, when the basketball team came to KU, that clip would be in the pump up video for the crowd before the game. Always a hit.

Yeah, my dad does the same shit and he's on number 5. The current one is a 23 year old he basically bought from the Philippines. He makes me fucking sick with his shit.

Not in Alaska, they don't allow billboards

Don't forget "free orange juice 10 miles ahead" then 6 miles before that one, there's another one, with cheap, watered down orange juice, trying to sell you Disney tickets

My dad has cheated on my mum multiple times. I know the feels and you can talk to me if you need to.

Link for the lazy

EDIT: The design specifically

"Hi Lisa! Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!"

Kick fucking ass.

So they recognize the difference between legal and religious marriage.

It'll only work against them. I wouldn't worry.

Which is funny cause they did.

Cards Against Humanity, the maker of the game of the same name, announced last week it would be celebrating Black Friday by digging a giant, pointless hole in the ground. The company named it the Holiday Hole, and said it would dig the hole for as long as people were willing to pay for it. The dig lasted for days and ended on Sunday.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/27/503502142/people-donated-nearly-100-000-to-dig-...

Alaska: where you can't have billboards, but you can drive a truck with a vertical sheet of plywood in the back with a gigantic rant about the shitty car dealership that sold you the shitty truck.

I miss Alaska.

The Hitler Stash is all the kids can talk about these days.

'Suspect is hatless, I repeat, hatless'

Doubt it'll happen, she stole the clown mushroom cloud from an old Twisted Metal advert.

Sorry to hear that. As a California resident, I'm shielded from most crazyass rhetoric so I feel bad for those who have to actually put up with that stuff in real life.

Over here, our "liberal bubble" exists, but it's one born from living and growing up with diversity with no tolerance of prejudice. When being accepting of others is "default", it's hard not to have a visceral, disgusted reaction by those who go out of their way to be intolerant.

do i like it or not? (asks this new station) well, who the fuck cares if i like it or not, it's up there and will stay up there as long as the owner wants it. freely expressing opposing opinions and views are one of the things that makes this country great. i really don't care what you're for or against, just the fact that you can openly speak about it is the important thing.

Take a look at the video for Disturbed's cover of Land of Confusion. It's got a very similar style to it.

They have these sorts of billboards in every state. Do any kind of big road trip in America and you see them everywhere, it's not confined to the crazy backwards states.

I drove from Iowa to Missouri to Kansas today, the bullshit I saw on the billboards...oooh weee!

Alaska is not real.

Nice!

I love it.

this artist is tight as f. true patriot there.

Conservatives are the only ones that spout the "tolerant left" as if it is supposed to be an insult. Blah blah blah tolerant left. Glad you picked up your buzzwords from /sub/t_d.

For the record, we are not going to tolerate stupidity. Deal with it.

I love the "Is this news" and "the tolerant left" bullshit these days. I am guessing we are dealing with people that are too young to remember Bush saying "You're either with us or against us." Followed up with 8 years of obstructing Obama.

Get the fuck out of here with that bullshit. You made your bed, lay your fat ass down and nap in what you and your leaders have created.

This garbage about tolerant left and kumbaya went out the window decades ago. Suck it up, you pathetic snowflakes.

What are you some kind of commie? You're choosing nature over money? That's not very American. Cut down the trees and put up a billboard selling the lumber, that's the American way.

That billboard might replace the RESIST banner as my new favorite visual from this year

We are going to see the first air strike by US military on our own soil targeting this billboard

Hwy 49? Driving rural Missouri always turns into a Bible study course.

If trump gets hung for treason, his supporters will say "FAKE NOOSE!"

I'm all for calling Trump out with a billboard but this design solves nothing.

It's just going to paint the left in a negative light that we compare Trump to hitler.

We should instead have a digital billboard that counts all of the money Trump wastes on security at Trump tower or when traveling to Florida. It would be even better if you put Obama's spending next to it for perspective.

We should have a billboard with his tweets about Obama playing golf next to the number of golf trips Trump takes. Show his hypocrisy first and foremost.

Use the quote where he acknowledges his healthcare bill being bad for his supporters.

Attack his policy and hypocrisy, don't just compare him to Hitler and not have an actual message.

Ah, that and the other ones are always such a treat to see. If I'm not mistaken, those are the ones along I-70 heading east, no? I see them every time I drive back to Mizzou from home. A lot of them have some toll free number, I think it's "1-800-FOR-TRUTH" or something. I've always been tempted to call just to see what they say seeing as how all their billboards are so cryptic.

The last time I drove through the south, the billboards were all Jesus, titty bar, or steak house.

Can confirm, definitely 1-800-FOR-TRUTH. Don't forget the anti-evolution billboards.

all across America

That would be fucking awesome. If I had was in the 0.01% - I'd pay for it.

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Dyslexia plus too much whisky = typo and mistake city!

Eh, I'm all in favor of political activism, but I just don't like the design of this billboard. The swastika/dollar sign thing is kinda clever, but on the whole it's just ugly.

I'm sorry for what you have to deal with. It must be really hard to be even a little bit left when everyone around you is so far to the right. Stay strong. It's a fight worth fighting.

The last 15 years don't count though.

It is almost as if They Live was a warning, like 1984. WHo would have thought a Rowdy Roddy Piper movie would be prophecy.

The reformation took place centuries ago. its not even comparable as a event directly influencing events as the revival efforts of the 1700, 1800 and 1900s.

If anything, having a centralized state run church encouraged the attitude of "going through the motions" while, without a state run church, "free market Churches" were able to spread and grow in influence. The fact that a breakway denomination of Fundamentalists or liberals is in theory as equally valid a church as the remnant original helps, a breakway of the CoE is not nearly as equal as it's parent.

Its great not having billboards here. It would take too much of the scenery away.

You might be surprised. I have driven past tons of empty billboards in major traffic corridors. With company signs up more or less begging people to consider using them to advertise. Some money is more than no money. And that likely matters to them more than the message.

Kickstarter? Crowdfunded?

It's "alternative geography"

While passing through Oregon one day, we came across a billboard that read "The Pope is the Antichrist." I guess crazy comes in all colors?

That's a famous one on I-71 between Cincinnati and Columbus. I pass it every time I make that trip. It's so well known, it was on the gameday poster for an Ohio State - Cincinnati football game.

well....They have a state run church and the English reformation.

Same in Maine.

Some money is more than no money. And that likely matters to them more than the message.

Trump campaign, in a nutshell.

That and buying up the plot and getting permits in podunk counties to build said billboards. I've never tried, but here in Florida I imagine the owners of existing billboards are hesitant to sell ad space for stuff like this.

You could totally draw a curly mustache on it.

Agreed

You'll find that all over the bible belt, and far afield. There's a series of "Christian messages" (which amounts to god said X types) along Kansas highways including the turnpike.

Not just bible belt...you will see them everywhere. Even in Washington. Maybe not Hawaii though.

You're halfway there. Keep driving!

Brexit tho.

(The thing about state religion is that it destroys religiousity. Darwninan competition in the U.S. means the most persuasive and viral religions win.)

Is this hwy 55? I see one of those on my way to Memphis.

After eight years of Muslim Obama signs? This shit's too subtle.

Was it the one on I-65 followed by Jesus is Real?

I never drove past it, but this billboard was like, two hours from where I live, made a splash in the regional news. It was during the 2008 election, and I remember even the handful of McCain voters I knew laughed their asses off at that billboard's utter foolishness.

That means a trumper, probably full of Dutch courage, going up a ladder. Go for it!

No kidding, I've seen stickers of that crap at gas station pumps. So annoying.