.by Anura Guruge
To whoever who had the good sense and humor to put it up, I say: kudos, bravo and thank you.
We drove by this afternoon around 4. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I cracked up. So clever. So cute.
But, I was so bummed. We have at least four (4) working, ‘good’ digital cameras in the house, not to mention two (2) new Google Nexus 7 pads with cameras. Was there even ONE of those in the van. NO. I didn’t have my cell phone — which isn’t news. My cell phone and I are not often together, since I am not a slave to any device. Deanna had her phone but the cameras on both our cell phones are rubbish.
This sign is not going to last long, unless, of course, it was put up by the ACS Administration.
If somebody could get me a picture, so I can post it here, I would be most grateful. I will even give you U.S. $5 for it.
Thanks. Made my day. I laughed. I love pranks like this.
So Pleased At The Paucity Of Political Signs Littering Alton Ahead Of Tuesday’s Elections. Thank You.
.by Anura Guruge
I had noticed and I was glad. There are hardly any political signs this year. How refreshing.
Yes, of course the main proponent of these resource squandering signs is not running for office. If he was, we would have had pesky red on white signs popping up all over Alton since Christmas.
I applaud all the candidates for showing restraint and common sense.
2012 was the watershed year for political signs. Here on outwards I hope candidates will appreciate that signage does not win elections.
If the President was elected on the basis of displayed signs, Mittens would have won by a landslide.
As some of you know I slog up Prospect Mountain Road quite a few times a week, huffing, puffing, wheezing and coughing. Well there were a number of houses that had signs out. NOT a single one of those candidates won! As some of you also know I have an annoying habit of being ‘cute’. As it happened, I was puffing up the hill the day after the election when I saw a person taking down all of his signs. So I go up to him and ask, innocently as I can: “Did any of these folks win?” He thinking that I had not heard the news went onto patiently explain to me (the village idiot) as to the outcome of the election and what an injustice had been done. I never told him that Devanee and I, after spending 10 hours campaigning on our feet on the day, stayed up till 2:30 am watching the results on TV and celebrating. This guy still thinks I had no idea who had won the election — not even the President! No idea that I was on the phone with the Laconia Obama HQs at 11:15 making sure that THEY had heard that we had won.
The day of the NH Primary we drove from Alton to Belmont to stock up on our stash of sparklers and noise makers. We wanted to celebrate if Jane Cormier won. Driving through Alton and both Gilmantons was an eye-opener. I counted the signs. Jane was ‘outsigned‘ 8 to 1. But, if I recall, she was (like) 78% to 22%. So, obviously, the signs didn’t make much of a difference. Yes, the kids put on quite a show the next evening.
Lets hope that this a sign of things to come. The end of the resource squandering political signs. Trust me, making those plastic signs burns up a lot of energy. In today’s social networking word you don’t need yard signs. What you need is visibility on the Web. Virtual signs.
So lets applaud all the candidates and wish Steve Miller & Lorring Carr all the best — though Mr. Carr is already a lock.
I Am Looking At The Lamborghini Veneno But A Bit Worried That It Might Not Do Too Good In Snow Or On Our Dirt Road.
.by Anura Guruge
It is the road clearance that I am really worried about. Looks a bit too low for snowy roads and I have to say it is a tad too expensive to use as a snow plow.