Wednesday, November 5, 2008

MANDATE TO ALL POLITICIANS:




I have a mandate for all politicians, winners and losers- Pick up your damn yard signs! I would like to see a law passed that Politicos are responsible for picking up their yard signs and recycling them. I know I had an I.A.M. for Obama (International Association of Machinists) sign that I took of my fence and put in the recycle bin this morning. I call upon all politicians to do the same. One of the sad facts is the campaign workers put them on public and private property; along roads, on fences etc. and make no provisions to remove them- I have seen signs stay for a number of years. And this goes beyond being democrat or republican, red state or blue- When you are organizing to put up yard signs why not make an organized effort to remove them after the election? Just my two cents worth.

6 comments:

DP Nguyen said...

That's definitely true. Election is over, time to clean up

Fake Plastic Fish said...

Ha! As I walked toward my office today, I passed a NO On Prop 8 sign that just seemed to be mocking me at this point. Prop 8 has all but passed, taking away civil rights from Californians. If the owners of the sign don't take it down, I will. Or maybe I should just leave it there as a reminder of our failure.

Chile said...

I totally agree. I hate seeing signs for months afterwards. (That goes for defunct yard sale signs too that make me waste my energy biking down a street!)

Robj98168 said...

The funny thing is Chile- they passed a law in Seattle that posting signs on telephone poles is Illegal. Makes you wonfer sometimes, don't it?

FPF- That seems to be the worst when a sign remminds you that your candidate/proposition did not win. On Prop 8 I still blame Ah-nuld

Robj98168 said...

PS- I meant to say when your candidate/issue didn't go they way you want- I know that I wanted NO on prop 8!

ib mommy said...

I see how you are..... posting a photo from Virginia to illustrate your point!

I should have taken a photo of the 15 Obama signs I had in my yard one day. I have to admit I felt really guilty about giving them out to volunteers because I knew they would go right in the garbage after the election:(