I live in a part of California that has started to trend Democratic in registration, but is still dominated, both in the editorial slant of the local paper, as well as in elected offices, by Republicans.
Thus, when I walked my neighborhood yesterday, I found one Obama-Biden yard sign—and three McCain-Palin yard signs.
And I also was frankly appalled at the plethora of “Yes on Proposition 8” (the anti-gay marriage proposition on the California ballot) yard signs. There were perhaps seven of those scattered about through the neighborhood.
Not to be outdone, I decided to make this homemade Obama sign and put it on my family’s yard:
Things can be different.
POST UPDATE OCT. 23.
Unfortunately, yesterday, someone knocked down my homemade sign TWICE. I was at work, and my wife put it back up BOTH TIMES.
But then she drove to her office at work to get something, and when she came back, the sign was gone.
As a form of protest, perhaps anybody who reads this can say, “I’ll make a sign and put it on my yard,” then post here that you did so.
As for me, look at the tree BEHIND the sign. Notice that it sheds its bark and has a nice, smooth surface. By this weekend I intend to WRITE “Obama 08” on my tree.
They can’t steal my tree, can they?
That’s going to be my form of pushback to the person who violated my free speech rights.
I’ll post a picture of the new tree sign when I do it.
POST UPDATE II (OCT. 23, 08)
Below is my new “Obama 08” sign. They can’t steal my tree, can they?