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  1. 11 Feb '10 05:57 / 1 edit


    http://tinyurl.com/y9rhm67

    (Yahoo News)

    Mystery swirls around George W. Bush 'Miss me yet?' billboard
  2. 11 Feb '10 07:57
    Mystery swirls around George W. Bush 'Miss me yet?' billboard


    Tue Feb 9, 4:58 pm ET

    For all of the wonderful things life in the Internet age provides us, there are some notable drawbacks. One of them is that email and popular social media tools like Twitter and Facebook provide powerful launching pads for unchecked rumors and popular myths. Often these rumors and myths are proven false by websites like Snopes.com and FactCheck.org, but not this time.

    The Internet has been abuzz with rumors that if you drive down Interstate 35 near the town of Wyoming, Minnesota, you'll see a billboard bearing the image of a smiling George W. Bush accompanied by the question "Miss me yet?" The online rumors were confirmed by this image:

    (Photo courtesy of ABC News.)

    Many initially thought the picture was a hoax created through Photoshop. But now multiple people have confirmed its existence. The mystery surrounding the billboard quickly morphed from a "Fact or Fiction?" story into a genuine "Whodunit?" Who paid for the ad, and what was their motivation? Are they Obama supporters sarcastically hoping to remind disgruntled liberals about how things were under Bush, or are they Bush supporters sincerely hoping to remind voters of the past administration?

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  3. Subscriber kmax87
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    11 Feb '10 14:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    Mystery swirls around George W. Bush 'Miss me yet?' billboard

    ................ or are they Bush supporters sincerely hoping to remind voters of the past administration?

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    That Sarah Palin, she's devious....Given enough time victims will rue their peace and long for their days of torment. She's a Bible scholar, she knows all about the Israelites and how even after being delivered from bondage(uninsured wage slave lackeys), complained bitterly on their journey towards the promised land(Scandinavian Socialist Utopia) often longing for a return to the 'fleshpots of Egypt' (dog eat dog rat race corporatism)

    Remember well the story of the exodus. They didn't like the LAW(Universal Health Care) instead choosing to erect a golden calf (economic rationalism-libertarianism- laissez-faire capitalism) and what happened?

    God allowed them to wander in the desert for 40 years until all those who had been liberated from Egypt had died in the desert never to see the promised land.

    I think there's a lesson there for us all possums!
  4. 11 Feb '10 17:00
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    To get some answers, Yahoo! News tracked down Mary McNamara, the general manager at the Minneapolis office of Schubert & Hoey Outdoor Advertising, the company which owns and leases out the billboard space.

    "The ad was purchased by a group of small business owners who wish to remain anonymous," McNamara said. However, McNamara did offer this political bombshell: "Some of the people in the group who paid for this were Obama supporters."

    McNamara told us that the message the group hoped to convey was one of "Hope and change, where is it?" She went on to say that she has yet to receive any negative feedback about the ad, which has been up for about a month, and added that some have even contacted her office offering to donate money to keep it up.

    However, not everyone is buying McNamara's portrayal of the group's ideological makeup. Cindy Erickson, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party in Chisago County, where the billboard is located, suspects the ad's funders are conservative activists posing as Obama supporters.

    "I don't have any idea who did it, but my thought was that they're Tea Party people," she said. "Regardless, it's been the subject of many conversations around here."

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  5. 11 Feb '10 17:22 / 7 edits
    I have to say, it is a pretty funny add. Having said that, I miss "W" about as much as I miss a bullet in the head. I think Obama is preferable only because he is such a radical in terms of spending and redistribution of wealth and as such a better rallying point for real change. With "W" it was the same, only, on a smaller scale thus not drawing as much attention. In short, its nice to see that the voters have awoken!!