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Anti-Obama Billboards in New Orleans

posted by Donna Calvin

See previously posted other Anti-Obama billboard at Watchwoman “HUM☺R – Or maybe it’s for real?” – - - Click here ▬> http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall/?p=5675

But don’t miss the hilarious ones in this post!  ~~~  Be sure to go all the way to the bottom. ~~~ There’s four of them included!

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Anti-Obama sign in Uptown neighborhood draws controversy

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wwltv.com - Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News

NEW ORLEANS — There are several political signs attracting all kinds of attention in one Uptown neighborhood.

On Wednesday, crowds gathered at the corner of Calhoun and Coralie streets, looking at several signs depicting President Barack Obama as either a dunce, a puppet or a crying baby in a diaper.

“It disrespects the nation — and President Barack Obama represents our nation,” said Skip Alexander, as he looked at one of the signs. “He represents everybody, not some people.”

Dozens of protesters came by the house in the 1500 block of Calhoun throughout the day, demanding the sign come down.

“He wouldn’t do that to [President] Bush, I’m sure. It’s just insulting. It’s insulting,” said C.C. Campbell-Rock. “He’s going to have to take them down.”

“This is nothing put pure racism,” said Raymond Rock. “This is a disgrace.”

The home is owned by Timothy Reily, who declined to be interviewed about the signs. Former Mayor Ray Nagin showed up at the house and went inside to speak with Reily. He emerged later and would not comment on what they discussed.

Some neighbors tell Eyewitness News that Reily has been putting the signs up for months. Some of the protesters learned about the signs through a local radio station on Wednesday morning.

“He can put up a sign if he wants to. It doesn’t bother me,” said Harold Gagnet, a neighbor.

“I think it’s fine. It’s on his property,” said Katherine deMontluzin. “He can say whatever he wants.”

The signs have created such a firestorm of controversy, though, that police came to the scene– called in by City Council Member Susan Guidry. She represents the district where the home is located. Guidry said she was concerned about public safety and was trying to figure out if the sign was even legal. She also said she spoke to Reily, but didn’t get far.

“We have to determine that there is a zoning law that prohibits perhaps the size of the sign, perhaps the way that it’s erected, that it is leaning over onto public property,” Guidry said. “Whatever we can use, we will, but of course, we do have to balance that with First Amendment rights.”

Yet, the signs remain in place, fanning the flames of a free speech debate on both sides of the fence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I.Morris

posted January 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm


I live in New Orleans. None of these racist dummies can hold a candle to Obama! He is a very intelligent man (something they’re not)! The South still lives in the 40′s and 50′s. With that said, me, my family and everyone one of our friends will stand STRONG behind our President! OBAMA 2012!



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Jon. Black

posted October 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm


Funny…when Mayor Ray Nagin said New Orleans would be a “chocolate city”, that wasn’t racist. But an anti-obama sign with NO reference to race, IS. What an upside down sick country we’ve become. It’s NOT against the law to offend someone. If you’re offended by the signs…don’t look at them! I was offended by the idiot Nagin. I just didn’t vote for him.



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Mark Allen

posted October 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm


Justin–you are making a blanket statement, a generalization, based on one person saying the signs should come down. You also are jumping to the conclusion that the speaker is a liberal, even though you know nothing about their political positions.

Make rash generalizations without thinking won’t solve anything.

Also, he may have the right to say what he wants, but that doesn;t mean what he is saying is being done in a constructive way. Sure, he can put up what he wants. If I type a bunch of expletives here and call someone from the other end of the political spectrum names, make bad puns about John Boahner’s name, and post cartoons of Rick Perry in a Nazi uniform, will you defend my right to do it?

Even if I have the right, does that mean it’s not disrespectful?



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Justin

posted September 30, 2011 at 10:39 am


It is funny how liberals are always espousing standing up for peoples rights. I guess they only care about the rights of people that share their same beliefs. Once your beliefs do not align with theirs, your rights do not matter. The things is the First Ammendment gives him the right to say what he feels. You may not like it, but you have the same right. I also find it funny that becuase he is making a political message, he is racist. Does the color of the owner’s skin who is posting the signs matter.



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