Another billboard mystery in Minnesota?

posted at 11:36 am on March 15, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Somehow, I think people will miss this man more than the one featured in the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard that appeared outside the Twin Cities in Minnesota last month.  Another anonymous advertisement has appeared on the roadside of a major interstate freeway in the outer-ring suburbs of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolis area, on I-94 just outside of Albertville on the way from St. Cloud to Minneapolis.  This ad recalls a President that never got his due in Minnesota:

Who paid for this ad?  There are no indications on the sign itself, just as with the previous “Miss Me Yet?” sign with George W. Bush.  Ronald Reagan never won Minnesota in either of his two national elections, but clearly someone recalls him fondly.  It’s not cheap to pay for this kind of advertising, and it would be interesting to discover who’s behind this one.

Update: This is not a photoshop.  I contacted Franklin Outdoor Advertising, who confirmed that they have this sign up at I-94.  It was funded by a private effort, but the person to whom I spoke did not know who specifically that includes.

Update II: Also, just for some background, the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard was purchased through one of Franklin’s competitors.

Update III: Not sure why people are still insisting that this is a photoshop, but maybe King Banaian’s eyewitness account will help:

Ed posts about a sign on I-94. I saw it for the first time on Saturday morning as I drove to the Twin Cities for meetings and eventually the MOB party. …  It gets very good visibility after you come out from under the Albertville overpass on the road traveling east. I did not realize how fresh the sign was, but Saturday was the first time I saw it.

King also recalls Reagan’s speech at Westminster in 1982.  Be sure to read it.

Update IV: Local alt paper City Pages picks up the story, and gives proper credit back to Hot Air.  Hart Van Denburg also gets confirmation from Franklin.

Update V: CBS News’ Brian Montopoli picks up the story as well:

A billboard has appeared in Minnesota featuring a photograph of former President Ronald Reagan and the words, “Remember real hope and change?”

The billboard, first reported by Ed Morrissey at the blog Hot Air, is reminiscent of the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard that appeared in Minnesota last month.

The CBS folks believe that the photo I used has been retouched in some way, although it looks more like the process of converting it to JPG format has created some irregularities.  CBS also confirmed that the billboard exists with Franklin’s owner, Keith Franklin.   I’ll ask friends in the area to take a fresh picture of it and send the raw file back to me.


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I think people will miss this man more

Understatement of the year.

itsnotaboutme on March 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM

This makes me more excited to be visiting Minnesota (and driving from Minneapolis to St. Cloud) this week. :)

Red Cloud on March 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Hell, yeah, I miss that feller. Every day since we elected this Obamination to office I keep wishing we could clone the Gipper’s DNA and let the libs take that to the chops!

*sigh*

Mad Mad Monica on March 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM

keep ‘em coming!

Guardian on March 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Ronald Reagan never won Minnesota in either of his two national elections,

WOW! and i thought pa was bad…

SHARPTOOTH on March 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Looks photoshopped.

strictnein on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

I do believe this is the #1 billboard ad that should be posted in every town, city, province, and on every roadway and highway, from the West Coast to the East Coast!

pilamaye on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

I miss him, and it’s kind of revisionist history, because at the time I was against him (I grew up; it was college in Boston…sorry).

ParisParamus on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

We’ve already got another Jimmy Carter in office, I pray there’s another Reagan out there to replace him in’12.

cartooner on March 15, 2010 at 11:42 AM

I love stuff like this that either educates people, or takes our message to everyone. We spend too much time preaching to the choir.

David Shane on March 15, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Looks photoshopped.

strictnein on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

I agree, the billboard looks too clear. It doesn’t look like it has the same depth as the rest of the picture.

MobileVideoEngineer on March 15, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Ronald Reagan never won Minnesota in either of his two national elections

No big deal. Reagan won New York twice.

Emperor Norton on March 15, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Looks photoshopped.

strictnein on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

I agree.

rightside on March 15, 2010 at 11:44 AM

but clearly someone recalls him fondly.

Me, me, me.

I’m reduced to hoping that Dear Liar is simply another Jimmah Carter.

rbj on March 15, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I really miss Reagan.

Chip on March 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Looks photoshopped.

strictnein on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

I agree. Lettering is much sharper than everything around it.

GoldenEagle4444 on March 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

I’d bet a paycheck it’s photoshopped.

Black background is too black for daylight… even with the sun behind.

Look at the word real…. is not anti-aliased well enough.. see the stair-stepped edge.

rightside on March 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

First pres I ever voted for in ’84. What a great man.

Midas on March 15, 2010 at 11:47 AM

“Looks photoshopped.

strictnein on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM”

I think Ed took this one himself. He certainly could.

I’ll be traveling that highway later this week and check it out myself.

notropis on March 15, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Mister Obama, tear down this bill!

Christien on March 15, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Even Dan Rather could tell you this thing is shopped. Look at the text.

LibTired on March 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Some pretty bad photoshopping there.

year_of_the_dingo on March 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Ronald Reagan never won Minnesota in either of his two national elections

Forever a stain on the state of MN. Can we shorten this up and put it on the MN license plates?

WashJeff on March 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM

If it’s a photoshop, it should be pretty easy to check, since Ed told us exactly where the billboard is located….

notropis on March 15, 2010 at 11:51 AM

My sister saw this last night on her way home from St. Cloud and emailed me about it. I was hoping it would show up here.

I voted for Reagan for the first time as a junior in college after a Lebanese student explained a little politics to me-I was completely clueless. He started with, “I love this man!” and continued to explain conservatism to me. Sounded right 30 years ago, sounds right today.

2L8 on March 15, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I’d bet a paycheck it’s photoshopped.

Black background is too black for daylight… even with the sun behind.

Look at the word real…. is not anti-aliased well enough.. see the stair-stepped edge.

rightside on March 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

You owe me a paycheck. See the update.

Ed Morrissey on March 15, 2010 at 11:52 AM

I’m reduced to hoping that Dear Liar is simply another Jimmah Carter.
rbj on March 15, 2010 at 11:45 AM

We can only Hope that it will change to that.

I’m afraid he will be several orders of magnitude Worse than all of the other presidents combined.

Obama could easily turn out to be a euphemism for something that REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, SUCKS.

As in: That movie was really bad – it Obamaed!

Chip on March 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM

I’d bet a paycheck it’s photoshopped.

Black background is too black for daylight… even with the sun behind.

Look at the word real…. is not anti-aliased well enough.. see the stair-stepped edge.

rightside on March 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM
You owe me a paycheck. See the update.

Ed Morrissey on March 15, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Woohoo – lunch is on Ed today!

Midas on March 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM

I do believe this is the #1 billboard ad that should be posted in every town, city, province, and on every roadway and highway, from the West Coast to the East Coast!

pilamaye on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Should replace all the Economic Recovery Act signs.

fourdeucer on March 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Lookin’ good

John the Libertarian on March 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

and to think that Lindsey Graham somehow compared himself to Ronald Reagan as being a RINO,too. Lindsey Graham, you are no Ronald Reagan (not even close)!!!!!

mobydutch on March 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

They should have a T-shirt of that, have “Remember real hope and change?” on the front and Reagans face on the back. That way when your walking down the street, and some Obama-bot sees it, it’ll annoy the hell out of them lol.

jaboba on March 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

You owe me a paycheck. See the update.

Ed Morrissey on March 15, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Still not buying it. Anyone near there that can take a photo from a sharp angle?

rightside on March 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

You owe me a paycheck. See the update.

Ed Morrissey on March 15, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Must be a really crappy printer then. The word real is fuzzy and everything else is pretty clear. Who has a printer that is that clear, but it can’t do italics without being fuzzy?

Maybe you should go out and actually take a picture of it yourself and see if you get a picture that looks exactly like that.

MobileVideoEngineer on March 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

The aliasing in the lettering doesn’t mean DICK, people. All it means is that the photo itself was compressed too much in JPEG format. You can see the same thing anytime there are straight lines between two contrasting colors in a JPEG, and why such pictures are usually rendered in GIF.

gryphon202 on March 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM

I’ll wait for Ed’s personal photo to post….then I’ll believe it’s not shopped.

GoldenEagle4444 on March 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM

You owe me a paycheck. See the update.

Ed Morrissey on March 15, 2010 at 11:52 AM

D’oh!!! :-)

KeepOhioRed on March 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Hank Hill said it best:

“God, I miss voting for that man.”

Doorgunner on March 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM

You owe me a paycheck. See the update.

Ed Morrissey on March 15, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Ed, rightside spoke like a masterful politician. Note the phrase “I’d bet a paycheck it’s photoshopped”. That means “I would bet a paycheck…” which indicates potential but incompleted action.

If he’d said “I bet a paycheck…” you’d have him firmly held by the base of his snarglies but he used the “would” word, so you have all the potential promise that entails.

unclesmrgol on March 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM

As in: That movie was really bad – it Obamaed!

Chip on March 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM

It’s already used in my houshold: “Great dinner hun, now I need to go take an Obama”.

bernzright777 on March 15, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Simpsons did it.

Daggett on March 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Yeah, miss Reagan in one breath, and in the next ask yourself, “What would Reagan encourage America to do in this situation?” He’d reach down deep and remind you that there’s a pair of bootstraps down there, he’d remind you that government is the problem, and he’d wittily encourage you into action. Nostalgia is one thing, but action is completely another.

We all learned something from Reagan—he was great, but he left a huge piece of himself in all of us–and now it is our chance to find it, use it, and use it effectively.

The example set by the 300 Spartan warriors–all of whom perished at Thermopylae–was that a critical and courageous few that make a valiant stand, will rally the thousands to action. That action eventually beat the Persian army and Xerxes back to Persia and led to their downfall in ~450 BC. Today, we can do the same. Reagan stood against tyranny, Reagan set the example of freedom and liberty, so did Sam and John Adams, and Jefferson, and Washington, and Thatcher, and Paine, Lincoln and countless other Patriots. Today, there are hundreds, thousands, and millions of people with a piece of Reagan, and a piece of King Leonidas in their hearts.

Today—we stand, shield to shield. And we stand firm.

ted c on March 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Still not buying it. Anyone near there that can take a photo from a sharp angle?

rightside on March 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Are you truly betting a paycheck on this?

unclesmrgol on March 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

That is great!

Way to go Minnesota!

gophergirl on March 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

It’s already used in my houshold: “Great dinner hun, now I need to go take an Obama”.

bernzright777 on March 15, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Whew, that Obama must be at least 2 Courics.

Daggett on March 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Brutal.

Just, freakin’ brutal. Brings a tear to the eye, too.

victor82 on March 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM

I do believe this is the #1 billboard ad that should be posted in every town, city, province, and on every roadway and highway, from the West Coast to the East Coast!

pilamaye on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

If Sarah runs, she could get a bunch of those billboards that show two different images. Put this on one and her face with “Now’s your chance to get it back” on the other.

Kafir on March 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Ronald Reagan never won Minnesota in either of his two national elections, but clearly someone recalls him fondly.

No surprise there from the idiots who elected Al Franken.

orlandocajun on March 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Looks photoshopped awesome!

forest on March 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Not shopped. Wow. Is the sign lit up or something? Those letters look way too bright to be real.

LibTired on March 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Alright, who dumped the Olbermann and didn’t flush?

GoldenEagle4444 on March 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

I officially declare that I simply do not understand Minnesota.

joe_doufu on March 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Still not buying it. Anyone near there that can take a photo from a sharp angle?

rightside on March 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

So you’re not denying that the billboard is there, you just think that someone found it easier to take a picture of it, blank out what’s on it, then photoshop the picture and words back into it?

Why?

notropis on March 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

I miss him so much I could cry.

SueM on March 15, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Looks photoshopped.

strictnein on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

I remember thinking the same thing about the Dubya billboard.

Consider a few things: Layout of billboard was done in photoshop or better. allowing for very vivid lettering which wouldn’t be typically used in normal billboard ad. New digital printing may have been used. Digital camera may have color correction software as well… put the 3 together, it doesn’t quite look as expected to our analog eyes

phreshone on March 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

unclemrgol

“I’d” also means “I had.”

Christien on March 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM

I officially declare that I simply do not understand Minnesota.

joe_doufu on March 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

If 45% of the state’s population voted for Al Franken, then no one else in the state might have any sense?

If Mondale won his own state by fewer than 3800 votes, no one in Minnesota supported Reagan?

notropis on March 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Today—we stand, shield to shield. And we stand firm.

ted c on March 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

I totally agree with you, but I ask again: What do we do? We are rapidly approaching the point where not answering that question is not an option. And I don’t want to hear “vote them out in November,” because that’s a given—but by then it could be too late. Reagan did everything he could to prevent us from getting where we are now. But now that we’re here… What do we do?

WesternActor on March 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Consider a few things: Layout of billboard was done in photoshop or better. allowing for very vivid lettering which wouldn’t be typically used in normal billboard ad. New digital printing may have been used. Digital camera may have color correction software as well… put the 3 together, it doesn’t quite look as expected to our analog eyes

phreshone on March 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM

As my post above said… it must not be a very good printer then because the italicized word “real” looks fuzzy compared to everything else.

MobileVideoEngineer on March 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

He’d reach down deep and remind you that there’s a pair of bootstraps down there,

ted c on March 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Only if I’m wearing my Luccheses — otherwise, no bootstraps.

unclesmrgol on March 15, 2010 at 12:10 PM

I have a vintage “President Reagan: Bringing America Back” bumper sticker from the ’84 campaign. (It’s the rectangular bumper version of this sticker.)

I’ve been considering putting it on my car. I live in Austin TX, where the Obama stickers have slowly been disappearing over the last several months.

Maybe this is the week. We have the maximum number of out-of-towners in this week for the SXSW film/music convention, too. If people see it go home to their liberal cities wondering/worrying about Austin trending GOP, that would be hilarious.

Missy on March 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

joe_doufu on March 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Oh, and I’ve lived here, off and on, for over 20 years, and I still don’t understand it, either. ;-)

notropis on March 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM

I totally agree with you, but I ask again: What do we do? We are rapidly approaching the point where not answering that question is not an option. And I don’t want to hear “vote them out in November,” because that’s a given—but by then it could be too late. Reagan did everything he could to prevent us from getting where we are now. But now that we’re here… What do we do?

WesternActor on March 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM

You’re right, “vote ‘em out” is a singular solution.

First, stand firm and fear not. Second, pray. Third, keep your personal debt low–pay off vehicles, sell unnecessary stuff. Seek opportunities to throw sand in the gears of the machine, write columns for the newspaper, challenge authority, question their assumptions. By simply standing up over the last year, we have pushed this crap sandwich back in their faces–we are obviously doing something right.
Fourth, read the founders, and read who the founders read–Paine, Jefferson, Blackstone, Locke, Bastiat—and relearn the same lessons they learned.

The opportunities shall reveal themselves, as long as you keep your shoulder to the bumper. The truck never got shook loose by staring at it by the roadside—let’s keep on it and keep pushing, something will give and it ain’t going to be We the People.

Courage

ted c on March 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM

I officially declare that I simply do not understand Minnesota.

joe_doufu

Me neither, but all those yankees “up there” talk funny so I just thought that was the reason.

E9RET on March 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

“I’d” also means “I had.”

Christien on March 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Agreed, but that would indicate the pluperfect (action completed in the past), and we see no previous indication of betting before his comment. In addition, we always use the past tenses in subordinate clauses to the pluperfect — as in “I’d gone to the store but the item you wanted wasn’t in stock.”

Or, as someone in the Princess Bride once said, “Iocane powder. I’d bet my life on it!”.

unclesmrgol on March 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Funny how the text in the picture is exactly 35pt, Arial Narrow Bold once you de-skew it…

year_of_the_dingo on March 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

I love it. Man, have things changed in such a short time!

stonemeister on March 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Are you truly betting a paycheck on this?

unclesmrgol on March 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Hell no! LOL

rightside on March 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I’m from Wisconsin, so, yeah. I always knew there was something wrong with Minnesota.

alflauren on March 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Ed, you’ll be shocked, shocked I say, to learn I am unemployed!

rightside on March 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Not shopped. Wow. Is the sign lit up or something? Those letters look way too bright to be real.

LibTired on March 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM

It’s a sign wrap — the most advanced technology used on non-LED signs, and the same stuff you now see on a lot of cars. The entire sign is printed on a thin film of plastic, coated with a shiny dust and graffiti repellant and then erected by being stretched over the frame.

unclesmrgol on March 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Simply. The. Best.

1980 was the first Presidential Election in which I was age-eligible to vote, and I cast it happily for him.

D2Boston on March 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Funny how the text in the picture is exactly 35pt, Arial Narrow Bold once you de-skew it…

year_of_the_dingo on March 15, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Signs are now printed by computer — see my comment above.

unclesmrgol on March 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I think we need a real Photoshop expert’s input on this. Where are crr6 and Grow Fins?

OT: Mark Steyn is filling in for Rush today and he’s doing the show live from a tiny radio station here in New Hampshire. Said station is in a college town, and is also right down the road from another college named Dartmouth.

The Leftists up here are losing their lunches as I speak.

Del Dolemonte on March 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

I believe this is photo-shopped. I did a gamma increase on this picture to view the dark level pixel noise in the shadows. There are lots of Mosquito noise in the shadows of the real picture but no noise in the blackness of the billboard.

Electrongod on March 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

You’re right, “vote ‘em out” is a singular solution.

First, stand firm and fear not. Second, pray. Third, keep your personal debt low–pay off vehicles, sell unnecessary stuff. Seek opportunities to throw sand in the gears of the machine, write columns for the newspaper, challenge authority, question their assumptions. By simply standing up over the last year, we have pushed this crap sandwich back in their faces–we are obviously doing something right.
Fourth, read the founders, and read who the founders read–Paine, Jefferson, Blackstone, Locke, Bastiat—and relearn the same lessons they learned.

The opportunities shall reveal themselves, as long as you keep your shoulder to the bumper. The truck never got shook loose by staring at it by the roadside—let’s keep on it and keep pushing, something will give and it ain’t going to be We the People.

Courage

ted c on March 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Thanks again for your great comments. I would just say, though, that I don’t think I (or most of us) need the refresher on America’s founding principles. It’s the Democrats in charge now who not only don’t understand them, but are flaunting them or outright exploding them at every turn. I have nothing but respect for the rights and ideals on which the country was founded, but how to use that to fight what’s happening now… I just don’t know how to make that leap. The whole health care thing has freaked me out so much, I’ve spent way more time than I should have thinking how I can take myself out of the loop (“go Galt,” basically), but I’m not sure I have the resources or wherewithal, or frankly the desire. I loathe what’s happening and I don’t want to be a part of it, but I love the country—or what the country used to be—and I don’t want to leave it. So what’s left? I don’t know… There don’t seem to be any real answers to this, easy or otherwise. But I certainly hope you’ll keep up your cheerleading—you have no idea how much I need it right now.

WesternActor on March 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

This is not a photoshop. I contacted Franklin Outdoor Advertising, who confirmed that they have this sign up at I-94. It was funded by a private effort, but the person to whom I spoke did not know who specifically that includes.

I wonder how long the contract is for the signage? I used to work in outdoor advertising in Iowa and we had a minimum of 30 days for our signs.

ted c on March 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

1980 was the first Presidential Election in which I was age-eligible to vote, and I cast it happily for him.

D2Boston on March 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Ditto.

Jeff2161 on March 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM

1980 was the first Presidential Election in which I was age-eligible to vote, and I cast it happily for him.

D2Boston on March 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Same here, but it was ’84 for me. yer old – yeah, i went there. :)

Midas on March 15, 2010 at 12:27 PM

It’s already used in my houshold: “Great dinner hun, now I need to go take an Obama”.
bernzright777 on March 15, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Whew, that Obama must be at least 2 Courics.
Daggett on March 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Several Courics at least…

Chip on March 15, 2010 at 12:27 PM

WesternActor on March 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Hang in there, we’re in a thunderstorm, but, just like all thunderstorms, they do blow over. If anyone is equipped to deal with this kind of stuff, it’s Americans. We have the template for success, and the first step of simply standing up and making our voices heard is the most courageous one. Look at the successes we’ve had–list ‘em. This bill has gone nowhere, it’s gotten worse, public opinion is hugely against it. Second, Scott Brown in Mass. Third, Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie—-those are real victories, and they are merely the first skirmishes in this campaign. Those are the effects of everyone with their shoulder against the bumper. Every little thing counts, every email, every letter, every call, every attendance at a rally—and, just to remind you as to the value of small things keep in mind this ditty:

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

Every nail counts…..Every vote counts. There is a letter or an email inside your head that, if written, would change a “yes” vote to a “no” vote for some congressman.

Write. it.

ted c on March 15, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I would love to see these go up all over the country.

milwife88 on March 15, 2010 at 12:31 PM

I love it!! In MN some people have these green bumper stickers that say, “Wellstone!” in white lettering. I saw one on 94 one day that looked exactly the same but said, “Reagan!” I had to give the guy the thumbs up when I passed.

foxforce91 on March 15, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Tom Perriello’s server is “busy”

huh, fancy that.

ted c on March 15, 2010 at 12:33 PM

It’s already used in my houshold: “Great dinner hun, now I need to go take an Obama”.

bernzright777 on March 15, 2010 at 12:00 PM

The wife and I went to dinner last night at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I had a lengua burrito and later learned from the proprietor that he was dropping lengua from the menu due to a lack of interest. His inventory wasn’t moving rapidly enough.

Later, the obvious implications of out dated inventory became apparent as I was overcome with a screaming case of projectile Obamarrhea.

oldfiveanddimer on March 15, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Same here, but it was ‘84 for me. yer old – yeah, i went there. :)

Midas on March 15, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I was three years shy of voting age that year but I did go see Reagan speak in person in October ’84, at a campaign rally in my hometown. It was momentous.

Missy on March 15, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Later, the obvious implications of out dated inventory became apparent as I was overcome with a screaming case of projectile Obamarrhea.

oldfiveanddimer on March 15, 2010 at 12:34 PM

‘lengua’ – is that ‘tongue’?

Maybe that was your first mistake, lol.

Midas on March 15, 2010 at 12:40 PM

This pic could be a mock-up of the real billboard..

So.. both could be true.. this a photoshop and it indeed existing by the highway..

Zippy_Slug on March 15, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Maybe that was your first mistake, lol.

Midas on March 15, 2010 at 12:40 PM

When I was a child, my father introduced me to lengua with this story ……. A lady inquires the special of the day. The waiter responds that the special is a lengua sandwhich. Completely grossed out the lady says: “I’d never eat anything that came out of a cow’s mouth – I’ll take a fried egg.”

oldfiveanddimer on March 15, 2010 at 12:48 PM

oldfiveanddimer on March 15, 2010 at 12:48 PM

lol

Midas on March 15, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Somewhat related – whoever put together the Facebook fan page “Being Conservative” has also made some wicked awesome “Reagan for President” shirts. Only $15, I believe.

lonesome_pine on March 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Love it!! Where can I purchase the bumper sticker and T-Shirts?

TN Mom on March 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Goin’ up to “the lake” via 94 this coming weekend to check on how the cabin fared over the winter. I’ll be sure to give the Gipper a two toot salute!

Bruno Strozek on March 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM

My, do we ever need him now. He would be out front calling the empty suit on all this chicanary. In fact this group of Chicagoans would not dare pull this crap if he was still alive.

FireBlogger on March 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Man that pic of Reagan just brings tears to my eyes.

He was a helluva guy.

HondaV65 on March 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Even Dan Rather could tell you this thing is shopped…

LibTired on March 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Probably not. He still doesn’t know what a font is.

TugboatPhil on March 15, 2010 at 1:03 PM

This pic could be a mock-up of the real billboard..

So.. both could be true.. this a photoshop and it indeed existing by the highway..

Zippy_Slug on March 15, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Or taken with a real camera… with the Focus sharp on the ad itself, thus the background fuzzy.

Romeo13 on March 15, 2010 at 1:04 PM

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