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11/02/2009

Great, now the park's grass has as many holes as 'yes on one's rhetoric!

by Jeremy Hooper

This morning, while walking past Portland's Deering Oaks Park, I noticed a familiar sight: That overdecorating, overzealous "yes on 1" supporter who's been creating what look more like cemeteries than effective fields of campaign signage. But I noticed that unlike some of his last ventures, today's handiwork seemed to be painstakingly pre-planned. In the few minutes I watched in amazement at the exercise, I literally saw him pick up and move certain signs four or five times before he found what he felt to be its proper place. It was weird, to say the least. But then again, so is gunning for gay people's love.

Well little did I know that this gentleman actually had a grand schematic in his head. And now, dear readers, he has revealed it for your pleasure:

Ya see it? It says "yes." You know, to court that all-important blimp, pigeon, and kite vote.

Sheesh, doesn't he know the rules:

One sign = thoughtful

Two signs = adamant

Hundreds of signs in an overwrought design = your own campaign is forced to feign excitement over your nutty endeavor, as if they're a child on Christmas morning who asked for an Xbox but instead got a box with an "x" cut out of it!

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Your thoughts

Could put a big slash through whole thing made out of NO ON 1 signs!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Nov 2, 2009 11:04:14 PM

As far as I can tell, Deering Oaks Park is a CITY OWNED PUBLIC park. Acording to the Portland City web site, they have summer concerts there sponsered by the Recreation and Facilities Department. Would there be a possible violation of some city ordinance regarding the display of anything, not just political signs on city property with out proper permission by the city that this would be in violation of? If this is on Youtube, then there is proof that the signs are/were there and perhaps someone/some group needs to be reported as to the violation.

There is information regarding park use and reference to application procedures and also reference to policies and procedures on the city web site, but not enough detail to see if political signs are prohibited.

Posted by: Bob Miller | Nov 2, 2009 11:04:46 PM

Nothing says "loser" like having to resort to grade-school gimmicks to keep people's attention.

Posted by: fuzzypony | Nov 3, 2009 2:35:24 AM

I had great joy in distorting similar sign arrangements on public spaces here. Same color posters too? Do you think they are connected?

Posted by: pantherq | Nov 3, 2009 11:52:00 AM

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