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alliexxxlove alliexxxlove 4 years
Fake artists. I wonder whose pockets they are in? Fuck Obama and anyone who thinks they know what he "stands" for. Any president who incurs more debt than all other presidents combined deserves a bullet between the eyes for his lies. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I think that in order for it to be "Big Brother"-ish, it would have to be propaganda that is pushed by people in power. IMO, this stuff is people that are expressing themselves and what matters to them. Those people who put signs in their own shops, the paintings of homemade quality, those are hardly big brother. And Organic's "probama" image just proves the point of how far people are willing to go to slam Obama for things that have nothing to do with him.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
Street art should be just that...street ART... not street CRAP that no one wants to look at because it's offensive, racist, or just plain ugly/TACKY. As for Barack, I think it's cool to express your feelings. But I personally don't want to see his face on almost every wall when I travel through certain areas. Just as long as they don't overdo it, then I'm fine with it for now.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
What's the deal with all the recycled stories today?
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Actually, the style of much of the Obama material echoes old Nazi and Stalinist Russian propaganda. That part of it that creeps me out, too. (That is not a statement about his political policies, just the art style.)
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
"Seeing Obama's face plastered all over the city streets is a little too Big Brother for my taste." I have to agree with that. A little bit creepy. It is nice that people are so inspired by a political figure but imagine seeing Bush's face so huge everywhere? Wouldn't that just creep you right out?
janneth janneth 8 years
Passion for Obama seems to explode from people. Whereas I picture McCain fans trudging to the polls deliberately, one foot in front of the other.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
If this is not on public property, and is with the permission of the property owner / renter, then I have no problem with it. In most cases (local zoning laws and housing regulations aside), ugly and tasteless are not against the law. If it is *not* with the consent of the owner, I think the campaign should pay for restoration, and it should be done within two calendar days. If this is acceptable as a marketing tactic, then I reserve the right to get a big Sharpie marker and go around putting "N" in front of any Obama poster I see.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Or the bay area! Is Cal the only school that just has t-shirts that say, "Fuck [the other team]"?
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
That family should move to Austin, where you can have sexually explicit campaign signs.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
TS, I'm assuming it's illegal because of the wording of the article. And still, just some of it is illegal.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Well, maybe they should change the code. It's their fence.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
True Song, in reading that I understand why, they were violating some code about how big political signs could be....but it still sucks that the kid took all that time to do something so passionatly.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Why are we assuming this is illegal? My guess is a lot of people would give permission for this to be done on their property. It's just a few notches up from a lawn sign. On the other hand I find it more upsetting that a family who painted a mural on their own property was ordered to take in down.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I'm not normally a fan of street art, but I like this. It reminds me of paintings of MLK and such. I don't even see these as political advertising, but as a marking of the fact that Obama was even a candidate. I would welcome this even if they were done post McCain winning. Obama running, even for those who aren't going to vote for him, is extremely emotional and significant to the minority population in America. Or at least it is to me, so in that respect this is art.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I still don't like graffiti. Call it "street art" all you want, but if it's painted on someone else's property without their permission, it's still vandalism. The ones that are within the law, however, are cool.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
I found another example of probama graffiti.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
A huge pic of McCain painted on somewhere would be blindingly white!
Michelann Michelann 8 years
The key word there would be 'most'. And if you read the article, you'll see they mention that the campaign has distanced itself from some of it, because, like it points out, graffiti is illegal. If it's done with the owner's consent, that's fine, but I have a right to dislike it, and to take my business elsewhere. If it's done in violation of the law, we should condemn it regardless of whether it supports our own candidate. And again, legal or not, a 20 foot tall portrait of Obama is a little bit 1984.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
If you had read the accompanying article, you may have discovered this gem: "In several cases, the Obama campaign has been directly responsible - although it has very carefully kept plausible distance, for the purposes of "street cred" and obeying the law. (Graffiti, of course, is illegal)."
stephley stephley 8 years
If you look carefully at the pictures, most aren't of 'defaced private property' - carefully painted murals, posters arranged and posted on a storefront in a very organized manner, a painting hung on a wall, a sign IN a hotdog store window. And if you read the accompanying article, staying within the law has been an important consideration.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I dont have time to go and paint a wall for my candidate, i must not really give a rip.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Seeing Obama's face plastered all over the city streets is a little too Big Brother for my taste. But I guess some people don't mind Big Brother as long as they feel like he's a nice guy.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Yeah, starting with energizing us to deface private property.
stephley stephley 8 years
I think it's great that there is so much enthusiasm for a candidate finally - it could re-energize this country and get us through the hard times ahead in a really positive way.
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